Dwight Davis, a widower and grade-school principal, is raising three sons with help from his wacky father Gunny. After the series moved from ABC to CBS, the oldest son and his friend were ... See full summary »
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1992   1991  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Randy Quaid ...  Dwight Davis 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Luke Edwards ...  Charlie Davis 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Tamayo Otsuki Tamayo Otsuki ...  Elaine Yamagami 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Nathan Watt Nathan Watt ...  Ben Davis 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Jonathan Winters ...  Gunny Davis 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Debra Mooney ...  Mrs. Rush 28 episodes, 1991-1992
Bonnie Hunt ...  Gwen Davis 18 episodes, 1991-1992
Giovanni Ribisi ...  Skinner Buckley 16 episodes, 1991-1992
Patricia Clarkson ...  Cosmo Yeargin 13 episodes, 1991
Trevor Bullock Trevor Bullock ...  Robbie Davis 13 episodes, 1991
Rigoberto Jimenez Rigoberto Jimenez ...  Rigo 12 episodes, 1991
Debra Jo Rupp ...  Ms. Higgins 10 episodes, 1991
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Dwight Davis, a widower and grade-school principal, is raising three sons with help from his wacky father Gunny. After the series moved from ABC to CBS, the oldest son and his friend were dropped (it was explained that the oldest son had become a foreign-exchange student), and Dwight's sister was added. Also off the show was Dwight's love interest, Cosmo, who left to join a convent; added to the cast was Skinner, son of Dwight's college pals who are now psychologists working in Latin America. Appearing occasionally was Dwight's love interest Erika. Written by Tony Meier <discokid@aol.com>

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Three generations of laughs under one roof!

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Co-Stars Jonathan Winters and Bonnie Hunt appeared together on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to promote the show. See more »

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Just a appreciation, not a review
6 March 2001 | by JARA-3See all my reviews

I loved this show. The feeling of family was so real. The characters were so not cookie cutter. The sense of the Northwest, even for such a cheesily produced program as a sitcom, was palpable. Dennis Quaid was solid, yet wacky. I fell in love with Patricia Cookson at once. When they added Bonnie Hunt, I fell even more in love with the show. Even the kids were terrific, and I hate kids. Best of all, Jonathan Winters was given the freedom to be both Gunny Davis and whoever the gunny thought he ought to be, at any given moment. A rich wonderful rewarding experience!


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27 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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