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Gimme a Break! (1981-1987)



Gimme a Break!

(1981-1987)

30 minutes

Comedy / Sitcom

Created by Mort Lachman and Sy Rosen

Cast: 

Nell Carter as Nellie Ruth 'Nell' Harper  
Lara Jill Miller as Samantha 'Sam' Kanisky 
Lauri Hendler as Julie Kanisky  
Kari Michaelsen as Katie Kanisky  
Dolph Sweet as Chief Carl Kanisky  
John Hoyt as Grandpa Stanley Kanisky 
Joseph Lawrence as Joey Donovan 
Telma Hopkins as Addy Wilson  
Howard Morton as Officer Ralph Simpson 

137 episodes aired on NBC from October 29, 1981 to May 12, 1987.

After chief of police Carl Kanisky’s wife Margaret dies, he hires her friend Nell Harper to housekeep and take care of his three daughters Katie, Julie, and Samantha. She becomes like a mother to the children, and later, to a foster son, Joey Donovan. 

Gimme a Break! Intro

Episodes:

Season One
 
1.      Katie the Crook 10/29/1981

2.      A Good Man is Hard to Find 11/5/1981
 
3.      The Second Time Around 11/12/1981

4.      Mom's Birthday 11/19/1981

5.      Do or Diet 11/26/1981

6.      A Man in Nell's Room 12/3/1981

7.      Your Prisoner is Dead 12/10/1981
 
8.      Julie's Rejection 12/17/1981

9.      Julie's First Love 1/7/1982

10.     Nell's Ex 1/14/1982

11.     Katie the Cheat 1/21/1982

12.     The Emergency 2/4/1982
 
13.     Nell Goes Home 2/11/1982

14.     Samantha Steals a Squad Car 2/18/1982

15.     Grandma Fools Around 2/25/1982

16.     Hot Muffins 3/11/1982

17.     Sam's Affair 3/18/1982
 
18.     The Robbery 3/25/1982

19.     An Unmarried Couple 4/1/1982

Season Two
 
20.     Nell Goes to Jail 10/2/1982

21.     Brother Ed and the Hooker 10/9/1982
 
22.     Sam's Imaginary Friend 10/16/1982

23.     Grandpa's Visit 10/23/1982

24.     Take My Baby, Please 10/30/1982

25.     Porko's II 11/6/1982

26.     The Chief's Gay Evening 11/13/1982
 
27.     Katie Steals Julie's Jock 11/27/1982

28.     Sam Faces Death 12/4/1982

29.     Nell Goes Door to Door 12/11/1982

30.     Love Thy Neighbor 12/18/1982

31.     Love, Kidney 1/6/1983
 
32.     Julie Smokes 1/13/1983

33.     The Centerfold (1) 1/20/1983

34.     The Centerfold (2) 1/27/1983

35.     The Custody Suit 2/10/1983

36.     The Return of the Doo-Wop Girls 2/17/1983
 
37.     Eddie Gets Married 2/24/1983

38.     Grandpa Robs a Bank 3/3/1983

39.     Greenlawn Street Blues 3/10/1983

40.     Nell and the Kid 4/28/1983

41.     Nell Gets Sick 5/5/1983

Season Three
 
42.     The Groupie 9/29/1983

43.     The Way to a Man's Heart 10/13/1983

44.     Katie's Commitment 10/20/1983

45.     Joey (1) 10/27/1983
 
46.     Joey (2) 11/3/1983

47.     The Mayor 11/10/1983

48.     Melissa 11/17/1983

49.     Nell's Friend 12/1/1983

50.     Grandpa's Rebellion 12/8/1983

51.     A Kanisky Christmas 12/22/1983
 
52.     Herbie 1/5/1984

53.     James Returns 1/12/1984

54.     Samantha's Protest 1/19/1984

55.     Flashback 1/26/1984

56.     Knock Three Times 2/2/1984

57.     Valentine 2/9/1984
 
58.     The Big Apple (1) 2/16/1984

59.     The Big Apple (2) 2/23/1984

60.     Rodeo 3/8/1984

61.     Katie's College 3/15/1984

62.     The Center 4/19/1984

63.     Class of '84 5/3/1984

Season Four
 
64.     New Orleans (1) 9/29/1984

65.     New Orleans (2) 10/6/1984

66.     Nell's Birthday 10/13/1984

67.     Grandpa's Secret Life 10/20/1984
 
68.     Sam's First Love 10/27/1984

69.     Who Dunnit? 11/3/1984

70.     Breakdance 11/10/1984

71.     Daddy's Little Girl 11/17/1984

72.     Carl's Delicate Moment 11/24/1984
 
73.     Julie's Lie 12/1/1984

74.     Baby of the Family 12/8/1984

75.     TV or Not TV 12/15/1984

76.     The Spirit of Christmas 12/22/1984

77.     Grandpa's Will 1/5/1985
 
78.     The Answering Machine 1/12/1985

79.     The Gift 1/19/1985

80.     Alabamy Bound (1) 1/26/1985

81.     Alabamy Bound (2) 2/2/1985

82.     The Earthquake 2/9/1985

83.     The Lookalike 2/16/1985

84.     Cat Story 2/23/1985

85.     Police Mamas 3/23/1985

86.     Monkey See, Monkey Do 3/30/1985

87.     Friendship 5/4/1985

88.     Julie's Birthday 5/11/1985

Season Five
 
89.     Joey's Train 9/14/1985

90.     Ship of Fools (1) 9/21/1985

91.     Ship of Fools (2) 9/28/1985

92.     The Man From Zoron 10/5/1985
 
93.     Addy's Goodbye 10/19/1985

94.     So Long, Jonathan 10/26/1985

95.     Mama 11/2/1985

96.     Sam's Little Girl 11/9/1985

97.     The Elevator 11/16/1985

98.     Nell's New Car 11/23/1985

99.     Nell's Gifted Child 11/30/1985

100.    Katie's Apartment 12/7/1985

101.    Snippets 12/14/1985

102.    Second Chance (1) 1/4/1986
 
103.    Second Chance (2) 1/11/1986

104.    Bienvenido, Jonathan 1/18/1986

105.    The Gun 2/1/1986

106.    A Lesson for Nell 2/8/1986

107.    Pride and Prejudice 2/15/1986
 
108.    Family Reunion 2/22/1986

109.    Getting to Know You 3/29/1986

110.    Katie's Korner 4/5/1986

111.    Found Money 5/3/1986

112.    The Purse Snatcher 5/10/1986

Season Six
 
113.    Sam Goes to College (1) 9/24/1986

114.    Sam Goes to College (2) 9/24/1986

115.    Below Sea Level 10/1/1986

116.    Joey Meets Matthew 10/8/1986
 
117.    Nell Goes Back to New York 10/15/1986

118.    The Apartment 10/29/1986

119.    I Love New York 11/5/1986

120.    Nell the Boss 11/12/1986

121.    Harry the Hamster 11/19/1986
 
122.    Joey the Gambler 11/26/1986

123.    The Scam 12/3/1986

124.    Christmas in New York 12/10/1986

125.    Nell's Secret Admirer 1/7/1987

126.    The Loan 1/14/1987
 
127.    The Window (1) 1/21/1987

128.    The Window (2) 1/21/1987

129.    Joey's First Crush 1/28/1987

130.    Joey's Teacher 2/4/1987

131.    Joey's Hero 2/11/1987
 
132.    Joey the Gigolo 2/25/1987

133.    Parents' Week (1) 3/31/1987

134.    Parents' Week (2) 4/7/1987

135.    Save the Church 4/28/1987

136.    Someday, My Prince . . . 5/5/1987
 
137.    Mama's Date 5/12/1987




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