Track stars Phyllis(Phyl) and Mikhail(Mikhy)are on opposides sides of the Cold War but meet and marry. Mikhy defects and they move in with Phyl's father Max, where Mikhy must navigate the ... See full summary »

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Buddy Arnold
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Rick Lohman Rick Lohman ...  Mikhail 'Mikhy' Orlov 6 episodes, 1980
Murphy Cross ...  Phyllis 'Phyl' Wilson 6 episodes, 1980
Larry Haines Larry Haines ...  Max Wilson 6 episodes, 1980
Michael Pataki ...  Vladimir Gimenko 6 episodes, 1980
Jack Dodson ...  Edgar 'Truck' Morley 6 episodes, 1980
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Track stars Phyllis(Phyl) and Mikhail(Mikhy)are on opposides sides of the Cold War but meet and marry. Mikhy defects and they move in with Phyl's father Max, where Mikhy must navigate the American cultural landscape. Russian agent Gimenko trails him, trying to convince him to return to the Mother Country.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 May 1980 (USA) See more »

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Elmar Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Rick Lohman and Larry Haines played grandson and grandfather on the daytime drama Search For Tomorrow. See more »

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A cute short-lived sitcom that may have been better than its short life
19 November 2006 | by burg3623See all my reviews

I must admit I was only 9 when this show aired, however it really sticks with me. It was a show that poked fun at an Eastern Block person suddenly thrust into life in the US.

What I remember most were two things. First was how the main character "Mikhy" would address his father-in-law, he would say "dead, pup, Mix" - of course he was calling "Dad, pop, Max." I also vaguely remember something about him running up a credit card because he thought it was free money, or your typical "isn't it great in the West, they give money away for free?" gag.

Anyway, it didn't last long, but I think I remember it because Mom did the whole "Dead, pup, mix" thing forever after the show was gone.

All in all a cute show from what I remember, which is more than one can say for a lot of sitcoms that survive much more than 6 episodes. I don;t think it was all too deep, but Mom and I liked it.


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