Dwight Davis, a widower and grammar school principal, has the task of raising his three sons, along with the help of his wacky father Gunny. After the series moved from ABC to CBS, the ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Randy Quaid ...  Dwight Davis 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Luke Edwards ...  Charlie Davis 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Tamayo Otsuki Tamayo Otsuki ...  Elaine Yamagami 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Nathan Watt Nathan Watt ...  Ben Davis 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Jonathan Winters ...  Gunny Davis 29 episodes, 1991-1992
Debra Mooney ...  Mrs. Rush 28 episodes, 1991-1992
Bonnie Hunt ...  Gwen Davis 18 episodes, 1991-1992
Giovanni Ribisi ...  Skinner Buckley 16 episodes, 1991-1992
Patricia Clarkson ...  Cosmo Yeargin 13 episodes, 1991
Trevor Bullock Trevor Bullock ...  Robbie Davis 13 episodes, 1991
Rigoberto Jimenez Rigoberto Jimenez ...  Rigo 12 episodes, 1991
Debra Jo Rupp ...  Ms. Higgins 10 episodes, 1991
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Dwight Davis, a widower and grammar school principal, has the task of raising his three sons, along with the help of his wacky father Gunny. After the series moved from ABC to CBS, the oldest son and his friend were dropped and Dwight's sister was added. Also off the show was Dwight's love interest, Cosmo, who left to join a convent. Added as well was Skinner, a son of some of Dwight's college pals who moved in. It was explained Skinner's parents were psychologists working in Latin America. Also the oldest son was said to have become a foreign exchange student. Appearing occasionally was Dwight's love interest Erika. Written by Tony Meier <discokid@aol.com>

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27 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A shame it was cancelled!
16 January 2002 | by CraWillSee all my reviews

One of my most prized homemade VHS tapes is a compilation of 7 or 8 Davis Rules episodes from 1991-1992. What a great show! Set in the Seattle area, the stories incorporated aspects of Northwest life that made the area seem very attractive to someone from West Tennessee!

The chemistry among the characters seemed so relaxed, understated and, therefore, real. Having Bonnie Hunt and Jonathan Winters in the same show is just too good to miss. Unfortunately, it was perhaps off beat enough that not enough people appreciated it. You can keep "Friends" and "Seinfeld"..."Davis Rules" was much better!


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