Gimme a Break!
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Gimme a Break!

Year:
Duration:
30 min (137 episodes)
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
6.3
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1981-10-29
Filming Locations: Metromedia Square - 5746 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Nell Carter
Nellie Ruth 'Nell' Harper
Lara Jill Miller
Samantha 'Sam' Kanisky
Lauri Hendler
Julie Kanisky
Kari Michaelsen
Katie Kanisky
Dolph Sweet
Chief Carl Kanisky
John Hoyt
Grandpa Stanley Kanisky
Joseph Lawrence
Joey Donovan
Telma Hopkins
Addy Wilson
Howard Morton
Officer Ralph Simpson
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Trivia
Dolph Sweet's final episode aired on 11 May 1985, three days after his death.
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Nell and the Kanisky family lived at 2938 Wells Drive.
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A running gag throughout the series involved the Kaniskys' goldfish, Gertrude. The fish died in the first episode only to keep coming back in subsequent episodes.
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Goofs
In Season 1 Nell's mother's name is Emma Harper in later seasons her mother's name is Maybelle Harper.
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The front door of the set has a brass mail slot, but exterior shots are of a door with no slot.
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Quotes
Samantha: What's a cliché?
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Katie: Dad, it's hard for Nell to stick to her diet when you're stuffing your face like that.
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Chief: Joey, this is your brother Matt.
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Photos from cast
Michael Dudikoff Art Bonilla Jane Daly Dawn Merrick Ebonie Smith Alvernette Jimenez