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Episode #1.4 

NFL quarterback Dennis Phillips turns out to be Jodie's boyfriend; Danny makes several hilarious attempts on Burt's life, while the oblivious victim is happily making a sandwich.

Director:

Jay Sandrich

Writers:

Susan Harris (created by), Susan Harris | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Baio ... Billy Tate
Diana Canova ... Corinne Tate
Billy Crystal ... Jodie Dallas
Cathryn Damon ... Mary Campbell
Robert Guillaume ... Benson DuBois
Katherine Helmond ... Jessica Tate
Robert Mandan ... Chester Tate
Richard Mulligan ... Burt Campbell
Arthur Peterson ... The Major
Kathryn Reynolds Kathryn Reynolds ... Claire
Jennifer Salt ... Eunice Tate
Bob Seagren Bob Seagren ... Dennis Phillips
Robert Urich ... Peter 'The Tennis Player'
Ted Wass ... Danny Dallas
Rod Roddy Rod Roddy ... Announcer (voice)
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NFL quarterback Dennis Phillips turns out to be Jodie's boyfriend; Danny makes several hilarious attempts on Burt's life, while the oblivious victim is happily making a sandwich.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Internal scenes of the Tate's front hall shows external windows to the right of the front door, yet the external shots show that there is an entire wing of the building there, making it physically impossible for external windows to be located on what must be an internal wall. See more »

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Episode 4
18 April 2010 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

This episode introduces NFL quarterback Dennis Phillips (Bob Seagren), Jodie's secret boyfriend, who's been seeing a woman to keep up his public image, the main reason that Jodie has decided to get his sex-change operation. Chester's blackmailing secretary Claire tags along on his luncheon with Pigeon (Marianne Bunch), ending that relationship and demanding that he divorce Jessica and marry her or face jail time for unscrupulous business transactions (stock fraud and manipulation). Jessica tries to break things off with Peter but winds up sleeping with him again, against Mary's advice. Corinne is revealed to have been adopted, and Jessica believes that she inherited her habit of staying out all night from her real mother. Billy convinces his girl Molly (Olivia Barash) to go steady with him, and we never see her again (she doesn't like hamsters). Danny makes several hilarious, and unsuccessful, attempts on Burt's life, while his oblivious victim is happily making a sandwich, in one of the series' funniest sequences, a real tour-de-force that highlights the superb job of casting by creator-writer-producer Susan Harris.


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