Davis Rules

ABC (ended 1992)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 16

    The Girl with Someone Extra

    Aired 5/13/92

  • S 2 : Ep 15

    Brother Can You Spare a Dime

    Aired 5/6/92

  • S 2 : Ep 14

    Ferry Tale

    Aired 4/22/92

  • S 2 : Ep 13

    A Foggy Day on Puget Sound

    Aired 4/8/92

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Everybody Comes to Nick's

    Aired 3/25/92

  • Cast & Crew
  • Randy Quaid

    Dwight Davis

  • Patricia Clarkson

    Cosmo Yeargin

  • Giovanni Ribisi

    Skinner Buckley (1992)

  • Jonathan Winters

    Gunny Davis

  • Bonnie Hunt

    Gwen Davis (1992)

  • show Description
  • Grammar school principal Dwight Davis has disciplinary problems around the clock in this light comedy. As if the kids in school weren't enough, he's a single dad with three boys. The biggest kid of all, however, is Dwight's eccentric father, who lives with them and regularly dispenses outlandish advice.Dwight Davis, a widower, has the task of raising his three sons, along with the help of his father Gunny. After the series was cancelled by ABC, CBS picked up the series and made some changes. The oldest son and his friend were written off (they became foreign exchange students) and Dwight's sister moved in. Dwight also became the guardian to the son (Skinner) of his old college friends. It was explained Skinner's parents were archaeologists located in Latin America. The show featured a multitude of talented actors, including acclaimed character actor Randy Quaid, the legendary Jonathan Winters, a young Bonnie Hunt, and an even younger Vonnie Ribisi.The show was nominated for 2 Emmy awards--one for lighting. And, Jonathan Winters won in 1991 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The show was produced by the Carsey-Werner Company.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Cosmo Yeargin: Are you gonna be in a parade?
      Gunny Davis: (takes a step towards Cosmo)"Would you like to be on my float?

    Notes (3)

    • Patricia Clarkson does not appear in this episode.

    • This series premiered after Super Bowl XXV. After the show was over, ABC presented the remaining Super Bowl halftime that was pre-empted live due to a news report about the Persian Gulf. So viewers got to see the halftime show that featured New Kids On The Block.

    • This episode garnered lighting designer, Jo Mayer, an Emmy nomination in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement in Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series.

    Trivia (1)

    • Randy Quaid and Patricia Clarkson previously appeared together in the film "Everybody's All-American" in 1988.

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