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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Rebel Without a Cousin

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    You Always Hit the One You Love

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Will You Still Feed Me?

    Aired 11/12/93

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Salon, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehn, Goodbye

    Aired 11/5/93

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, All You Gotta Do is Call ...

    Aired 10/29/93

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Scolari

    Dr. Jonathan Lerner

  • Giovanni Ribisi

    Elvis DeMattis

  • Doris Belack

    Lillian Lerner

  • Pamela Reed

    Denise Lerner

  • Nancy Cassaro

    Sheila DeMattis

  • show Description
  • Dr. Jonathan Lerner (Peter Scolari, "Henry 'Hildegard' Desmond" on Bosom Buddies, "Michael Harris" on Newhart (1984-1990), "Ken Ballantine" on Mommies, and "Wayne Szalinski" on Honey I Shrunk the Kids) architect wife Denise Lerner (Pamela Reed), tv lover son Jeffrey Lerner (Christopher Miranda) and daughter Nicki Lerner (Ashlee Levitch) move back to Philadelphia after living in California. The Lerner's have decided to return to live near their family (father Dr. Sid Lerner (Alan North, Police Squad!), hair dresser mother Ruby DeMattis (Rhoda Gemignani), Denise's sister Sheila (Nancy Cassaro) and juvenile delinquent nephew Elvis (Giovanni Ribisi)). Denise cannot understand why anyone would move back to Philly after escaping it, Nicki Lerner cannot adjust to Philly (culture shock), Jeffrey can't get his face out of the tv, Ruby cannot stop picking on Sheila, Dr. Sid cannot stop telling Dr. Jonathan how to be a doctor, and none of them can stop bickering. Creatorss other Creations David Crane & Marta Kauffman also created Dream On (1990), The Powers That Be (1992, David Hyde Pierce), Friends (1994), and Veronica's Closet (1997, Kristie Alley). Executive Producers Other Credits see also creators and production company section Executive Producer Kevin S. Bright also is credited as Supervising Producer for In Living Color (1990). Executive Producer for Dream On, Veronica's Closet, Jesse, and Joey. Bright also Directed Dream On, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr, Friends, Veronica's Closet, Jesse, DAG, and Joey. Executive Producers David Crane and Marta Kauffman are also both credited as Co-Executive Producers for Dream On. Both are credited as Executive Producer for Friends, Veronica's Closet and Jesse. Both are also credited as Writers for Dream On, Sunday Dinner, The Powers that Be, Friends, and Veronica's Closet. Aired September 24, 1993-November 12, 1993 September-October... 1993 Friday 08:30 pm-09:00 pm October-November.... 1993 Friday 09:30 pm-10:00 pm CompetitionSeptember to October 08:30-09:00pm: ABC: Boy Meets World FOX: Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. NBC: Against the Grain October to November 09:30-10:00pm: ABC: Hanging with Mr. Cooper FOX: The X-Files NBC: Movie Awards Young Artist Award Ashlee Levitch nominated in the category: Best Youth Comedienne of 1994. Production Company: Bright Kauffman Crane Also credited as production company for: Couples (1993; no listing because only pilot aired on ABC on 07/02/1994 (3 couples living in a brownstone in New York City; starred: Megan Mullally, Robert Clohessy, James Naughton, Jonathan Silverman, Helen Slater, Mariangela Pino)), Friends (1994), Veronica's Closet (1997), and Jesse (1998).moreless

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    • Michael McKean and Wendie Malick take a break from their work on Crane and Kauffman's other show (in 1993) Dream On to guest star. Wendie Malick also went on to play Nina on Just Shoot Me!(.)

    • a.k.a. "Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, All You Have to Do is Call..."

    • Loretta Devine went on to star in The PJs (1999), Boston Public (2000) and Wild Card (2003). She had previously starred in Sugar and Spice (1990), and A Different World (1987). 2004 Credits: Movies: Crash; Woman Thou Art Loose.

    • June Gable also had long running reoccurring work on both Dream On (author Libby) and Friends (agent Estelle), both Crane & Kauffman shows.

    • This show was scheduled to appear on television on October 22nd, 1993 but was bumped. And eventually never aired.

    • Scheduled to air on November 19, 1993.

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    Allusions (1)

    • The title "Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall - All You Gotta Do Is Call" is a line from the James Taylor song "You've Got A Friend"

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