It Takes Two (1982)

ABC (ended 1983)


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It Takes Two (1982)

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A surgeon and his lawyer wife have a difficult time juggling their careers and home life. At home they have to cope with the occurrences of their two teenage children, a boy and and a girl, as well as the zany adventures of the grandmother. The theme song was written by George Tipton, entitled, "Where Love Spends the Night", and sang by Paul Williams and Crystal Gayle (2 versions were recorded and aired at different stages of the series). Tipton wrote the theme song to many comedies of that era, including NBC's "Nurses". Lyrics: "Where Love Spends the Night" Show me your future and I'll show you mine We saw love at first sight You found a home with a view in my arms That's where love spends the night Off to the Races and off to the moon Passionate love can be over so soon How many times have we lost it and then Hopelessly fallin' in love once again Show me your future, I'll show you mine That's where love spends the nightmoreless
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  • Enjoyable comedy that ended way too soon

    This show had its moments and it dragged a bit, but for the most part it was right on. The actors were just growing into their characters by the time the show ended after just one season. Richard Crenna was strong in his character, which came a long way from the earliest shows when he almost appeared more dominating but yet flaky, giving audiences the impression that he was a tough attorney rather than a sensitive surgeon. Patty Duke (Astin) was charming as his wife; Helen Hunt was good as their daughter (though I feel that I might have a different opinion had she not go on to play almost the same strong character that I loved as 'Jamie' in "Mad About You", as at times she almost seemed too old and mature to be playing that part, though she was probably only 18 at the time); and Anthony Edwards was fine as the occassional, drop-in son, but he was hardly on enough to make a good determination. The stand out had to be - hands down - the late Billie Bird, playing 'Ma'. She would come across with some zingers that on the surface were not funny, but the way she delivered them tickled your funny bone to the max. If there weren't some problems with a few of the episodes early on, I think this comedy would have gone on for years and be one of those 80s classics that people still watched today.moreless