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 7 Mama

First Aired: November 2, 1985

Nell's mother is in town for a cataract operation, and the family's on pins and needles---especially Nell (Nell Carter). John Hoyt, Lauri Hendler, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller, Telma Hopkins.

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