As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet and making the best of bad times. Her oldest daughter ... See full summary »

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Lynn Montgomery
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Connie Ray ...  Millicent Torkelson 20 episodes, 1991-1992
Olivia Burnette ...  Dorothy Jane Torkelson 20 episodes, 1991-1992
Lee Norris ...  Chuckie Lee Torkelson 20 episodes, 1991-1992
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ...  Mary Sue Torkelson 20 episodes, 1991-1992
William Schallert ...  Wesley Hodges 20 episodes, 1991-1992
Aaron Michael Metchik ...  Steven Floyd Torkelson 19 episodes, 1991-1992
Anna Slotky Anna Slotky ...  Ruth Ann Torkelson 19 episodes, 1991-1992
Paige Gosney Paige Gosney ...  Kirby Scroggins / ... 12 episodes, 1991-1992
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As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet and making the best of bad times. Her oldest daughter Dorothy Jane is a sensitive dreamer who finds solace by talking to the "man in the moon". Dorothy Jane's siblings: Steven Floyd, Ruth Ann, Chuckie Lee, and Mary Sue; easily get themselves in and out of trouble. Written by <KarenARW@netcom.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La familia Tórkelson See more »

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Walt Disney Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (33 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Series creator Lynn Montgomery claims to have gotten the name "Torkelson" from a real-life Steven Floyd Torkelson, who had showed her his bug collection, and shared his first kiss with her thirty years earlier. See more »

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Cute sitcoms canceled get added to Disney Channel lineup
9 August 2005 | by jennifermize455See all my reviews

The Torklesons, and later Almost Home, were sitcoms originally aired on NBC, and later, canceled mid-season. We faithfully watched each week, until the bitter end.

I was so excited when The Disney Channel -years later- acquired the reruns (Disney went through a phase -before they started producing their own sitcoms- where they aired episodes of several good family shows other networks had dropped or canceled mid-season).

These little-known shows were much-enjoyed by my family. We were able to tape each episode as it aired later on the Disney channel and still play them, marathon-style, on rainy days. Most people are unaware that a very young Brittany Murphy got her start here (as well as a few other sitcoms from that era).


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