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Old 08-09-2010, 02:03 AM   #1
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Earning herself Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Nell Harper, Nell Carter brings this classic '80s sitcom to life. Gimme a Break! centers on the spirited, but by no means typical, Kanisky family consisting of widowed Police Chief Carl Kanisky, his three daughters Katie, Julie and Samantha, and their feisty housekeeper-turned-surrogate mother Nell.

Joining the Gimme a Break! clan in its Third Season is Joey Donovan, a six-year-old orphan played by a pint-sized Joey Lawrence. This budding con artist is soon taken in by Neil and becomes one of the show's leads in a cast that kept growing with the additions of The Chief's dopey subordinate Officer Simpson (Howard Morton), Grandpa Kanisky (John Hoyt), Julie's boyfriend and eventual husband Jonathan (Jonathan Silverman), Joey's younger brother Matthew (Joey's real-life kid brother Matthew Lawrence), Nell's mother Maybelle (Rosetta Le Noire), street-smart kid Maggie (Rosie O'Donnell), plus Nell's girlfriends (Alvernette Jimenez) and Addy (Telma Hopkins).

With her strong opinions and humorous maternal instincts, Nell's role extended far beyond that of a normal housekeeper, giving Gimme a Break! its punchy premise and helping to redfine the meaning of "family."

This box set includes every episode from Gimme a Break's six season run and features guest appearances from Sammy Davis Jr., Don Rickles, Danny Glover, Rue McClanahan, Whitney Houston, Helen Hunt, The Pointer Sisters, Milton Berle, Andy Gibb, Tony Randall, James Cromwell, Ray Parker Jr., Paul Williams and Pat Sajak.

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i just got it im watching season 3 premier im so excited right now about time this show comes on dvd.
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