When a slot opens on the TV schedule, the sitcom relocation agency considers putting the Nielsens back on the air, but Mike decides to sabotage their plan.


Doug Rogers


Michael Patrick King, Rick Mitz (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Charlotte Booker ... Honey Nielsen
Stephen C. Bradbury ... Lloyd Nielsen (as Stephen Bradbury)
Peter Benson ... Mike Duff
Julie Benz ... Babs Nielsen
Eric Kushnick ... Sidney 'Skunk' Duff
Danny Gura ... Chucky Nielsen
Susan Cella ... Elaine Duff
Ann B. Davis ... Alice Nelson
James Michael Detmar ... Inspector (as James Detmar)


The Nielsens have a chance to go back on the air, as a time slot has opened up and gives them a chance to return to their 1950s black-and-white TV world. But it's on the night before Mike has finally gotten Babs to go out with him. In desperation, he confesses the truth about the Neilsons to Elaine, who doesn't believe him, but she warns Honey to keep her family away from Mike after learning that he is around their house too much. This is a threat to their ability to return to television. Mike later steals the Turner-izer device, but has a nightmare about the consequences and returns it, bidding his 1950s friends a fond farewell. Honey realizes she can't abandon Mike, so she improvises a new script for the family to follow, with herself as a smoker, Babs as a mother, Lloyd as a transvestite, and Chucky as a tattooed delinquent. The SRP representative is not pleased, and gives the slot to the be-loathed Brady Bunch rep, Alice. Written by Larry B.

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23 August 1991 (USA) See more »

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Mike Duff: Look, please don't tell anyone because I promised I would never tell anyone and the Nielsens are not real people. They're characters.
Elaine Duff: You're telling me.
Mike Duff: TV characters! Mom, they were a sitcom in the 50s and when they went off the air, they were sent here to New Jersey.
Elaine Duff: What the hell are you talking about?
Mike Duff: Mom, they live in black and white except when they're turnerized. They're friends are Lenny and Squeaky and Grandpa Munster. I've seen them. And now that's all over and tomorrow they're gonna ...
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References Dragnet (1951) See more »

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