Down to Earth (1984)

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Down to Earth (1984)

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The premise of this fondly remembered sitcom from the '80s, which ran on WTBS (before they dropped the "W") was best summed up with some words from the theme song... "Back in the days of Valentino, we know a maid named Ethyl was so bright and alive. But she was struck down by a trolley, golly; said goodbye in nineteen-twenty-and-five. Ethyl in Heaven awaited patiently to earn her wings and be an angel fancy free. Sixty years later the opportunity to help a family came. Back down to Earth to teach the Prestons lessons -- Richard, Lissy, Dwayne, and J.J. too..." In an attempt to earn her wings, Ethel is placed with the Preston family, where she acts as maid. Richard Preston, a widower and realtor, is the head of the clan. Duane is the class-conscious teenage son and Lissy is the teenage daughter. The youngest of the Preston clan is J.J., the only one who knows that Ethel is an angel, since she was the answer to his prayers. Over the years, there were a number of cast changes. First and foremost was ditzy next-door-neighbor Candy Carlyse, who popped in from time to time for comic relief. Initially, angel Mr. Divine watched over Ethel's shenanigans; but soon Mr. Lester Luster replaced him (though he was quickly dropped from the series too). They were later replaced with Jake, Ethel's former fiance (whom she left at the alter), a con-man who wound up turning his life around and becoming an angel. After Jake was dropped from the series, wacky Stanley McCloud watched over Ethel. It's also notable that this is the second series in which Dick Sergeant replaced a main character (the first being Bewitched). In the first season, Richard Preston was played by Stephen Johnson.moreless
Ronnie Schell

Ronnie Schell

Lester Luster (Season 2)

Marla Rubinoff

Marla Rubinoff

Candy Carlysle (Season 2-)

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Duane Preston

Rip Taylor

Rip Taylor

Stanley McCloud

Dick Sargent

Dick Sargent

Richard Preston (Season 2-)

Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Richard Preston (Season 1)

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    • Down To Earth
      an angel sent to earth to sort out the prestons well i enjoyed that especially as it starredhttp://www.geocities.com/kylerichardso...
      01/03/08
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