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Harper Valley P.T.A. 

Sitcom based on the 1978 film of the same name.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Barbara Eden ...  Stella Johnson / ... 30 episodes, 1981-1982
Fannie Flagg ...  Cassie Bowman 30 episodes, 1981-1982
Jenn Thompson Jenn Thompson ...  Dee Johnson 30 episodes, 1981-1982
Anne Francine ...  Flora Simpson Reilly 30 episodes, 1981-1982
Rod McCary ...  Bobby Taylor 30 episodes, 1981-1982
Bridget Hanley ...  Wanda Reilly Taylor 30 episodes, 1981-1982
George Gobel ...  Mayor Otis Harper Jr. 29 episodes, 1981-1982
Suzi Dean Suzi Dean ...  Scarlett Taylor 18 episodes, 1981-1982
Mills Watson ...  Uncle Buster 17 episodes, 1981-1982
Mari Gorman ...  Vivian Washburn 13 episodes, 1981
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Sitcom based on the 1978 film of the same name.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

16 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(36 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Originally scheduled for September, 1980, airing on Tuesdays, but because of a writers' strike, the show didn't go into production until November, 1980, and didn't begin airing until 16 January 1981 on NBC TV. See more »

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Cheesy, but still has its moments!
25 February 2010 | by LVmomtSee all my reviews

This is a movie from childhood I remembered fondly enough I had to Netflix it. Harper Valley's PTA decides that widowed door to door makeup saleswoman Stella Johnson is not proper enough for the image the school wishes parents to project. She dresses too sexy and has a social life*gasp*. The PTA sends home a nasty condescending letter via Stella's daughter and of course Stella's upset-which causes her to begin a mission to expose the towns hypocrisy. The hi-jinks involved exposing the PTA are pretty seventh grade, but this was the same era that produced the Duke boys wreaking havoc on Hazzard-actually, this movie has a very similar feel to the Dukes Of Hazzard. This day and age there are still people who frown upon single mothers being beautiful and sexy so I suppose it could still get a laugh or two.


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