Gimme a Break!

  • 1981
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A feisty housekeeper named Nell helps a widowed police chief raise his three daughters in a sassy sitcom that mocked stereotypes by showing a loving relationship between a black woman and a white family. Over time the household residents changed and the location shifted from California to New York, but Nell was constant, always there to dispense wisecra (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 4 Mom's Birthday

First Aired: November 19, 1981

To assuage painful memories, Carl takes the family out on his late wife's birthday. Nell Carter. Sam: Lara Jill Miller.

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  • Premiered: October 29, 1981
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A feisty housekeeper named Nell helps a widowed police chief raise his three daughters in a sassy sitcom that mocked stereotypes by showing a loving relationship between a black woman and a white family. Over time the household residents changed and the lo… (more)

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