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The Eyes of Grandma Tan 

Bao's mother, recently arrived from Hong Kong, moves in with the Tans. "Grandma" solely speaks Cantonese but is trying to learn English. Everyone in the household needs to make adjustments ... See full summary »

Director:

Jason Furukawa

Writers:

Gary Harvey (creator), Warren Jeffries | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Helena Yea Helena Yea ... Grandma Tan
Jim Tai Jim Tai ... Ricky Tan
Justine Wong Justine Wong ... Ruby Tan
Colin Foo ... Bao Tan
Gabrielle Rose ... Toni Mastroianni-Tan
Fred Ewanuick ... Nick Papathanasiou
Zak Santiago ... Hal Garcia
Shirley Douglas ... Pauline Dubois
John Cassini ... Yuri Kukoc
Margot Kidder ... Elaine Wainwright
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Dedrick Jason Dedrick ... The Not As Tall Troubadour
Marc Emery Marc Emery ... Himself (archive footage)
Vicki Gabereau Vicki Gabereau ... Herself (archive footage)
Gabrielle Miller ... Bobbi Briggs
Tom Saunders Tom Saunders ... The Tall Troubadour
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Storyline

Bao's mother, recently arrived from Hong Kong, moves in with the Tans. "Grandma" solely speaks Cantonese but is trying to learn English. Everyone in the household needs to make adjustments to get used to Grandma, but Ricky seems to have the hardest time. Grandma, despite her glaucoma, spends much of her time as the new pair of eyes at the store, and cannot help but comment directly, albeit in Cantonese, about all the store's customers, including Elaine Wainwright, who she accuses of being a shoplifter. There indeed has been a string of thefts at the store, so Yuri installs an antiquated and only half functioning security camera. Grandma ends up being more perceptive than anyone gives her credit and better eyes for the store than the camera. Meanwhile, Ricky, the aspiring karaoke star, is asked to sit with Grandma during a time he wants to sing in a karaoke competition. He decides to ditch Grandma for the competition - which he ends up winning - but Grandma, alone, gets into a near ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (Canada) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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