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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 28

    War & Peace (2)

    Aired 5/4/96

  • S 6 : Ep 27

    War & Peace (1)

    Aired 5/4/96

  • S 6 : Ep 26

    Taking a Gamble

    Aired 4/27/96

  • S 6 : Ep 25


    Aired 4/20/96

  • S 6 : Ep 24

    Nothing Personal

    Aired 4/13/96

  • Cast & Crew
  • George Clooney

    Detective James Falconer

  • Paul Rudd

    Kirby Quimby Philby

  • Robert Klein

    Big Al Barker

  • Swoosie Kurtz

    Alexandra "Alex" Reed Halsey Barker/Barkerowitz

  • Nora Dunn

    Norma Lear

  • show Description
  • Sisters introduced us to a group of sisters, Alex (Swoosie Kurtz), Georgie (Patricia Kalember), Teddy (Sela Ward), Frankie (Julianne Phillips) and Charley (Jo Anderson & Sheila Kelley). They dealt with life, love, children, death, divorce, marriage and virtually everything else. All through they were held together by their mother, Bea (Elizabeth Hoffman). The show became a hit with viewers. In the first episode we saw Teddy write the word 'Slut' on her sister Frankie's car, and in the last episode we saw the sisters deal with the death of their mother. The audience got to know and love these sisters... During it's run, Sisters earned one Emmy, which went to Sela Ward in 1994. In total, it received 5 Emmy nominations. Sisters was nominated for two Golden Globes during its six season run: in 1993 (for Best Series-Drama) and in 1994 (for Best Drama Actress-Sela Ward). Kurtz was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1995 and Ward was nominated in 1996. Some episode descriptions from "A sister is one who reaches for your hand and touches your heart."moreless

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  • Quotes (25)

    • (In reference to a strange woman they say at their father's grave site) Frankie: The groundskeeper says she puts red roses on his grave once a week. Georgie: Every week? Alex: Well, she's obviously a former patient of daddy's, whose life he saved one dark and stormy night, when her appendix burst and the ambulance couldn't get to her because of the blinding blizzard. So he drove her to the hospital himself and preformed the operation by the light of an emergency generator. Georgie: That is a brilliant deduction, Alex. Even Sherlock Holmes would be impressed. Frankie: Not to mention the AMAs. Teddy: Call me crazy - but when you gently place red roses on someone's grave every week, it usually means there more between you then an emergency appendectomy.

    • Frankie: (While Frankie is leaving) Be sure to give Mitch my best. Oh, on second thought I already did!

    • Georgie: Dr. Reinholdt is only trying to make things more pleasant. Teddy: Pleasant is exactly the word I would use when I think of Evan going bald or puking his guts out Georgie: Do you have to be so emotional? Teddy: At least someone is! You‘re acting like a ritual stepford mother! It’s not normal. you should be crying, not taking notes! Georgie: Don’t tell me what I should be doing. I’m not like you - a loose cannon going off every five seconds! If you want to know why I’m not crying - it’s because I don’t have the time. I have to keep my head clear, my eyes open, and my ears tuned - I have to understand, see, and hear everything that’s going on. I have to figure out with these doctors talking what they are actually saying. If you want to see me cry, you’ll have to come around some Tuesday in July when I have time, because I don’t know!

    • Teddy: You know, for a family who isn’t speaking to me, I sure do get asked a lot of questions.

    • Frankie: (After informing Alex of her Ex-husband's new friend) Gee, I thought you might be upset by this… Alex: Upset? Frankie, Frankie… Wade and I have made our peace. I have been baptized in the fountain of wisdom. I have been spiritually reborn Frankie: (Sigh) I'm really glad to hear you say that. Because she's raven haired ravishing and younger then springtime.

    • (After discovering he's the baby's father) Mitch: Yeah, everything's still the same as it was a minute ago. Except the world just flipped upside down and I almost feel off.

    • Naomi: (Drinking water) They say if you drink 8 of these a day you'll live forever. But what they don't say is that you'll be spending most of that time on the john.

    • Teddy: I’ve always preferred to moving onto new mistakes, rather then make the same ones over.

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    Notes (33)

    • You actually get to see Teddy "working" in this episode

    • This episode begins with the men, Wade, John, and Mitch, in a sauna instead of the usual 4 sisters.

    • Note about the Sauna Scene: There are only 3 men for 4 sisters, that’s because Mitch has technically been the “main man” for two sisters, Frankie and Teddy.

    • The whole story line of this episode is taken directly out of the headlines. Battles over censorship, those who have won some more notable cases; Hugh Hefner and Larry Flint.

    • Patricia Kalember (Georgie) does not appear in this episode.

    • Patricia Kalember (Georgie) does not appear in this episode.

    • At the time this episode was filmed both Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy starred together in the ABC sitcom Step by Step.

    • Patricia Kalember (Georgie) and Garrett M. Brown (John) do not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (15)

    • This is the first episode where they do a new show trick. There is a break in the scene and it cuts to one of the main characters, expressing how they really feel about the situation. And then it goes back to the rest of the scene.

    • The actress portraying “Tiffany Blue” is Kim Johnston Ulrich. Who plays Ivy Winthrop on NBC's daytime drama Passions, a role she originated in 1999.

    • When Teddy walks into Georgie’s house, she leaves the door wide open. Seems odd there was no concern of “letting the A/C or heat out” - but no one appears to close it. And after she makes a phone call, and dashes out of the house upset - there’s no door shutting or slamming sound. But yet, Georgie also stops herself from yelling something to Teddy when she runs out - why? The door was open, she COULD have heard you.

    • When Alex admits to getting a tattoo with Victor, she says she has no memory - specifically from pain. However, when a person gets a tattoo, it hurts for days and possibly even weeks later.

    • Sela Ward won an Emmy for this episode.

    • In this episode, Mitch resurrects the “Lobster Bouquet”. Since he’s in the seafood business, instead of bringing a dozen roses, or a more traditional gift for the love of his life -he brings them a lobster wrapped up.

    • There is a clearly visible scar on John’s right temple, when he’s talking to Georgie in the car about Cat’s trail.

    • The ending of this episode does NOT show Teddy waking up. It only shows, in Teddy’s mind, her younger self, as well as the younger Georgie & Alex, finding their way out of the woods. Of course, this implies Teddy WILL wake up from her coma.

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    Allusions (16)

    • Teddy: (To Alex in reference to talk show debut) Break a leg.

      Anyone who is in theater is well aware that saying "Good Luck" is bad luck, so instead, meaning the same thing, "Break a leg".

    • Title: “Kick in the Caboose”

      The title of the episode, is a slang term referring to something happening and it changes your outlook on the situation. It is said first by the Bimbo sisters, owners of the Sweet Sixteen. The later various sisters say the same phrase when referring to their own dilemmas in their personal lives.

    • Title: “Deja Vu All Over Again”

      It’s first said by Mitch’s mother, in reference to Frankie and Mitch’s wedding reminding her of Mitch and Teddy’s wedding. And she also curses the marriage, declaring it would never work. That’s got to be bad luck in some wedding rule book.

    • Title: "One to Grow On"

      Very common phrase, basically meaning good luck.
      It’s a very touching scene when Bea adds another candle to Evan’s birthday cake. He’s turning 10 years old, and Bea adds an eleventh candle as “one to grow on.”

    • Episode Title: A Kiss is Still a Kiss

      The title of this episode comes from the song "As Time Goes By" from the film Casablanca. The lyrics are "You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss..."

    • Episode Title: Freedom Just Another Word

      The title of this episode is part of a line in Janis Joplin's song "Me & Bobby McGee". The lyrics are "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose".

    • The title of the episode is from the "Crosby, Stills and Nash" song "Teach Your Children".

    • Episode: “A Bolt from the Blue”

      It’s a play on a famous saying, based on Simon’s last name - Bolt.

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  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Forget DVDs Hulu/Netflix/Amazon prime, please

    By ktbear2, Nov 12, 2013

  • Put it on DVD now!!! I have a petition going to get it on DVD. Please go to the link below and sign it, please, please, please, please, please - I also have a Facebook group. Link on petition!!!

    By KolyaSmith, Sep 14, 2011

  • Bring it to dvd!!! I looked forward all week long for this show. I was so disappointed when it went off the air. A wonderful cast, great story lines and very enjoyable to watch.

    By Jeral38, Oct 12, 2007

  • I have brothers and no sisters and I feel like they all are my sisters (smiles) COME ON DVD!

    By Marsie1976, Feb 23, 2007

  • The 90's version of brothers and sisters

    By bleedforlove, Feb 20, 2007

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