Gimme a Break!

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 5, Episode 17 The Gun

First Aired: February 1, 1986

Joey finds the Chief's gun and accidentally shoots Nell in the foot, but Nell's more concerned with Joey's reactions to the incident. Joey Lawrence. Sam: Lara Jill Miller. Mama: Rosetta LeNoire. Julie: Lauri Hendler.

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