Just the Ten of Us

ABC (ended 1990)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 23

    Slaughter House Ten

    Aired 5/4/90

  • S 3 : Ep 22

    Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em

    Aired 4/27/90

  • S 3 : Ep 21


    Aired 3/30/90

  • S 3 : Ep 20

    Ratboy Lives

    Aired 3/16/90

  • S 3 : Ep 19

    Cindy Breaks a Date

    Aired 2/23/90

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Bonner

    Father Frank Hargis

  • Deborah Harmon

    Elizabeth Lubbock

  • Jamie Luner

    Cynthia "Cindy" Lubbock

  • Heather Langenkamp

    Marie Lubbock

  • Bill Kirchenbauer

    Coach Graham T. Lubbock

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  • show Description
  • It all began on April 20, 1988, during an episode of Growing Pains entitled "How the West Was Won". When Mike Seaver's favorite teacher, Coach Lubbock, loses his job, Mike and Boner discover that the coach has nine mouths to support. So what happens? Coach Lubbock uproots his family and moves them to Eureka, California, where he becomes the coach at St Augustine's Academy, a Catholic school. The twist? It's an all-boys school, and he has five daughters to enroll. Sexcapades abound, but a lesson is always learned. The Lubbock clan included Graham's wife, Elizabeth, a Catholic woman with a lot of faith and values; J.R, a pre-teen delinquent who delighted in watching scary movies and terrorizing his sisters; Sherrie, the resident pre-teen brainiac; and toddlers Harvey and Melissa. The main focal point of the series were the beautiful Lubbock Babes: repressed and nun-like Marie, the eldest child; loopy Cindy, the space-cadet; Wendy, the flirtatious daughter with the blond tresses; and Connie, the "literary" one. During the second season, the four teen daughters formed the singing group "The Lubbock Babes," and began headlining at a local eatery. Also seen were Graham's boss, Father Hargis, the self-centered & absent-minded head of the school; Sister Ethel, the scatterbrained little old nun; Duane Johnson, the head of the athletics department; and Gavin Doosler, St. Auggie's resident doof who fauned over the Lubbock Babes. Over the course of the show's run, half of the minor guest stars returned as different characters. Although the series was not considered very successful, it seems to be well remembered and loved. A lot of people remember it because after it got canceled, USA picked up the rights and aired reruns daily for six years.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Elizabeth: Well, honey, I think you can write. Connie: Yeah, you also think JR is normal.

    Notes (9)

    • This episode was aired on TVLand in the summer of 2000 as part of its "Summer Sunday Showcase". The Showcase featured random episodes of series from the TVLand archives that viewers could watch and then vote for their favorites on tvland.com; the winners getting the most votes getting a place on the TVL line-up. "Just the Ten of Us" won over the other shows aired that night "It's a Living", "My Sister Sam" and "She's the Sheriff", however JtToU ran for only a two month period before being replaced on the TVL line-up.

    • Slight changes were made here and there after the first few episodes, but the biggest change came in the character of Marie. After this episode, she became repressed and nun-like, but when they walk into their new home and Marie sees a knife sticking out of the counter, she says: "This looks like something out of Nightmare on Elm Street!" The actress that plays Marie, Heather Langenkamp, was the star of the first and third installments of the Elm Street series -- and Wes Craven's New Nightmare was loosely based on the stalker she gained while playing Marie Lubbock. Additionally, several other actresses in the series also appeared in the horror franchise. JoAnne Willette was a credited extra in the second Nightmare. And, Brooke Theiss starred as Debbie in the fourth movie.

    • From this point on, a lot of episodes revolve around the "Lubbock Babes" singing act.

    • Brooke Theiss (Wendy) only appears in the final scene of the episode watching the ending of the play, and doesn't have any lines.

    • Bryan Genesse, who plays Blitz, is now married to Brooke Theiss (Wendy).

    • Frequent guest star Michael Gilbert Lewis played different characters in several episodes of this series, often portraying a cop. In this episode, he gets promoted to a detective, but he gets demoted back to cop status in the subsequent "Ratboy Lives" episode.

    • This episode aired on a Saturday following the airing of Part 1 on Friday. Though, this was the lowest rated episode ever due to it airing on Saturday night.

    • In the diner, on customer says he's "going all the way to Nickel Mountain tonight". "Nickel Mountain" was the name of Heather Langenkamp's first movie.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Episode title: Strangers in the Night The title is taken from the Frank Sinatra song by the same name.

    • Episode Title: She Works Hard for the Money Title refers to the 1983 Donna Summer album and song by the same name.

    • Marie: "Dominique"
      Marie sings en francais the theme from "The Singing Nun" for the Pope.

    • The title of this episode is a reference to a novel written by the late Kurt Vonnegut Jr. titled Slaughterhouse-Five.

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Pretty fun

    By jbran, Nov 04, 2005

  • Lightweight but enjoyable.

    By Mad_Buck, Aug 24, 2005

  • Nice TGIF show

    By Jagger1966, Aug 06, 2005

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