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One Day at a Time 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1975–1984)
The misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis.
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Complete series cast summary:
Bonnie Franklin ...  Ann Romano / ... 209 episodes, 1975-1984
Valerie Bertinelli ...  Barbara Cooper / ... 209 episodes, 1975-1984
Pat Harrington Jr. ...  Dwayne F. Schneider 204 episodes, 1975-1984
Mackenzie Phillips ...  Julie Cooper / ... 123 episodes, 1975-1983
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Storyline

This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the building superintendent (Dwayne Schneider), who treats them like family. Together, these four main characters face life's challenges together. Written by Kate Tripper

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A mother who's trying to double as father. Two headstrong daughters. A series of the world's least likely (and most amorous) men. The result is a bubbling mixture of small chuckles and big laughs that just won't quit. (season 1) See more »

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Comedy

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TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Day at a Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(209 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The Brady Bunch (1969)'s Christopher Knight makes an appearance in season two, episode five, "Barbara's Emergence", as one of Barbara's classmates who is hitting on her. Eve Plumb, also from The Brady Bunch (1969), makes an appearance as Melissa Layton, Sam Royer's date in season eight, episode seven, "Lovers and Other Parents". See more »

Goofs

It's clear that the external shot of the the building where Ann Romano and her daughters live does not match up with interior set used during the series. The Spanish style windows do not match up with the windows shown inside the apartment, for example. See more »

Quotes

Julie Cooper Horvath: She's one of the most independent women I've ever met.
Ann Romano Royer: She's not independent, she one of the most dependent women I've ever seen.
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Connections

Spoofed in One Way at a Time (1981) See more »

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And They Didn't Call Him Super For Nothing
8 May 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows, at least for the first few seasons that it was on. This was one of the first shows that dealt with divorce and more importantly how it effects the children. Bonnie Franklin did a wonderful job as Ann and Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli were great as Julie and Barbara respectively. However, the character that really made the show was immortal Dwayne F. Schneider played by Pat Harrington. He brought a wonderful sense of humor to offset the more serious moments of the show. However complaint I do have a few complaints about the show. One is that I think that once Julie was written out of the show it should have ended there. Another is that like so many other shows that struggled for ratings, they fell into the trap of bringing on the cute kid character in the form of Alex. Also, if Ann was truly trying to be the modern independent woman, why did she wind up getting married towards the end of the show?


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