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Mr. T and Tina 

Taro, a single father, relocates because of business from Japan to Chicago. Conservative Taro wants a traditional nanny for his children Aki and Sachi. But he gets Nebraska born Tina, who challenges his orthodox ways.

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James Komack
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1976  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Susan Blanchard ...  Tina Kelly 6 episodes, 1976
June Angela ...  Sachi 6 episodes, 1976
Gene Profanato Gene Profanato ...  Aki 6 episodes, 1976
Pat Suzuki Pat Suzuki ...  Michi 6 episodes, 1976
Ted Lange ...  Harvard 6 episodes, 1976
Miriam Byrd-Nethery ...  Miss Llewellyn 6 episodes, 1976
Jerry Fujikawa ...  Matsu 6 episodes, 1976
Pat Morita ...  Taro Takahashi 5 episodes, 1976
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Taro, a single father, relocates because of business from Japan to Chicago. Conservative Taro wants a traditional nanny for his children Aki and Sachi. But he gets Nebraska born Tina, who challenges his orthodox ways.

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1976 (USA) See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Pat Morita who played Arnold on "Happy Days" signed his contract pick-up option to continue for another 2 or 3 seasons, however soon after signing he was offered his own TV Series which developed into "Mr. T and Tina" which aired only 5 episodes. See more »

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I remember this piece of---work
27 November 2005 | by amherst5282See all my reviews

I may be wrong, but as I recall this was another "summer replacement" series. I don't think it lasted more than a couple of episodes ...There were the straight-laced and exasperated Mr. Takahishi (Mr. T), the brainless white-girl housekeeper (Tina) and the crazy uncle (Uncle Matsu) who did things like throw cherry blossoms in the toilet while reciting Haiku, among other characters. In the tradition of "Ivan the Terrible," it was shot on what looked like a set about 12 feet in size, for about 50 bucks. LOts of racist stereotypes, bad and pretty boring. The 70s were full of such short-lived garbage -- now with Pat Morita gone (a pretty good actor when given appropriate roles), maybe it will be released in a "best of..." DVD!


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