Rags to Riches

NBC (ended 1988)



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A self made millionaire from Hoboken Nick Foley needs to change his image fast. To acquire a family image this playboy needs to do a complete 180. In a stroke of genius deduction he decides to adopt six orphan girls. He takes them to live in his Bel-Air mansion. After his idea backfires in a complete deal breaker, he realizes it wasn't that important anyway and he asks the girls to stay permanently.

The show was set in 1961 and focused on the girls misadventures and problems they faced growing up in the 60s from small dances to the Cuban Missile Crisis. This show was a first in television history as it was the first and only to incorporate music into the plot line. A television musical featuring music from the 50s and 60s rewritten to fit the plot.
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  • The OG Glee

    This show was my first addiction as a gay boy. We taped every week and once when we were away my grandmother was in charge of recording an episode, and of course she forgot. I had one of the biggest kid/tween tantrums of my lifetime. This show spoke all of life to me and even watching Glee as an adult I can't help but think of Rags To Riches being one of my greatest memories from childhood television. NBC really screwed up by saying goodbye to this show. Long live the series finally on dvd! Oh I knew I was gay, the girl playing Patty was a first crush. :) Cheers!moreless
  • I was devastated when this show ended!!!!

    I was IN LOVE with this show. Every character was perfectly cast and the music element was a super bonus! I am dying to watch it and was hoping I would find the videos on here :-(

    Oh why did it have to end!!!

    On another note... I'm sure this is one project Mr. Bill Maher would hope does not surface!
  • The best critically acclaimed musical dramedy of the late 1980's.

    The pilot episode took place in winter 1961. In the pilot episode, Nick, a millionaire, who adopts six orphaned girls. The sixth girl is Nina, who appears in the pilot episode, was written out of the show explaining that Nina reunited with her birth mother. I remember the series finale ended, where it took place during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when Diane celebrates her sweet 16th birthday party. It started when I was six years old and a kindergartner and it ended when I was seven years old and a first grader in grade school.moreless

    I just purchased Seasons 1 and 2 off Amazon.de (Amazon Germany). They were very reasonable. The quality, while not blue ray quality, is very good and consistant, sound quality excellent. The language tracks are German AND ENGLISH. Worth the 24 year wait, highly recommend. Under full title - FULL HOUSE RAGS TO RICHES. Hope this helps all those waiting for this release.
  • This show is kind of a like Annie in that a millionaire adopts six girls to come live in his mansion with him. It is filled with great stories and music.moreless

    This show was so awesome and refreshing. There is nothing like it today! The music and theme are so fun. It really can't compare to anything on television now.The characters are unique and inviting, while the music grabs the viewers' attention. A cast full of colorful characters and lively music make this show what it is. The time period is historical, yet it is interesting to viewers. It is a musical show that truly entertains the audience. It is a shame that it only lasted one year. It may have lasted longer in today's society, which is probably more open to this type of programmingmoreless

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Comedy, Drama


Family Dramas, Family Comedies