The Five Mrs. Buchanans

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 1994 on CBS
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To Mother Buchanan's initial delight, Bree joins the Buchanan clan. Her three sisters-in-law-to-be are initially displeased with her tacky antics and naivety, which have Mother Buchanan thinking she can control her new daughter-in-law. But when Bree politely refuses to wear Mother Buchanan's wedding dress, the war is on! It's up to Alex, Vivian, and Delilah to explain to the girl the inner workings of the family. Alex explains that Mother Buchanan would qualify for sainthood if it weren't for one tiny factor: "she's a bitch!"moreless

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  • Seldom does a pilot truely set up the series. This was written by Marc Cherry & March Wooten 10 years before the housewives got desperate!

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    This is the story of 3 sister-in-laws that are married to brothers each different from the other. Alex (Judith Ivey) is the intelectual, Deliahla is a former stripper and Vivian (Harriet Harris) is the hometown girl that is the wannabe socialite.



    Then the forth and youngest brother arrives with a girl that he met on vacation in California. Bree (Charolette Ross) worked at Disneyland.



    Enter Mother Bucannan (Eileen Heckart). Mother Bucannan is the matriarch of the family and rules four her sons with an iron fist.



    In this episode we meet the three Mrs. Buchannans ready to meet the future Mrs. Bucannan. Although they are all different, they have a common enemy that unites them, Mother Buchannan. When she arrives at Bree's wedding shower the one liners fly.



    This is a bright well written show that should have lasted longer than the 17 episodes.moreless
Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Delilah Buchanan

Judith Ivey

Judith Ivey

Alexandria "Alex" Isaacson Buchanan

Eileen Heckart

Eileen Heckart

"Mother" Emma Buchanan

Charlotte Ross

Charlotte Ross

Bree Larson Buchanan

Harriet Sansom Harris

Harriet Sansom Harris

Vivian Buchanan

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