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…)

Season 6, Episode 19 Joey's Hero

First Aired: February 11, 1987

Joey's admiration for the host of a children's show disturbs Nell when she discovers the man's a racist. Captain Jerk: Paul Williams. Joey: Joey Lawrence. Nell: Nell Carter. Addy: Telma Hopkins. Mama: Rosetta LeNoire.

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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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