The Torkelsons

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NBC (ended 1993)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Fence Neighbors
      Fence Neighbors
      Episode 1
      9/21/91
      9.5
      A homespun family led by a single mom tries to get by, but teenage daughter Dorothy Jane isn't thrilled when her mom's forced to take in a border to make ends meet.
    • The Cotillion
      The Cotillion
      Episode 2
      9/28/91
      9.6
      Dorothy Jane hopes for a fairy-tale resolution to a school-dance, but she has no dress, no date, and Riley, her Prince Charming next door, seems oblivious.
    • A Kiss is Still a Kiss
      10/5/91
      9.4
      Dorothy Jane would like a romance between Millicent and the new pastor but when he comes calling, its only to report that Steven Floyd nearly turned a hayride into a roll in the hay.
    • For Love or Money
      10/12/91
      9.7
      Millicent deems it necessary to be regularly employed, giving Dorothy Jane the job of looking after the other kids.
    • Poetry in Motion
      Poetry in Motion
      Episode 5
      10/19/91
      9.7
      A blackmailing Ruth Ann reveals Dorothy Jane's private poems of passion to the world, but the unveiling ends up emboldening lovelorn Dorothy Jane.
    • An American Almost in Paris
      10/26/91
      9.0
      Dorothy Jane wants desperately to bid adieu to Oklahoma and say bonjour to Paris, and she might if she's selected the winner in a student-exchange competition.
    • Men Don't Leave
      Men Don't Leave
      Episode 7
      11/2/91
      9.6
      Randall Torkelson blows in from Texas after more than a year away, but his arrival is an ill wind to Dorothy Jane, and she may be the last gasp of his marriage to Millicent.
    • Thanksgivingmesomething
      11/24/91
      9.6
      Pastor Langley and his assistant will be guests for Thanksgiving, prompting Dorothy Jane to push Millicent to play up her femininity.
    • Return to Sender
      Return to Sender
      Episode 9
      11/24/91
      9.9
      Wesley's estranged former daughter-in-law who, along with his granddaughter, is reunited with Wesley thanks to some good-hearted butting in by Millicent.
    • I Fought the Law
      I Fought the Law
      Episode 10
      12/1/91
      9.6
      Millicent stands up for the American way, and the right to sell homemade pickled goods, by insisting on operating her annual roadside stand without a license.
    • A Sigh is Just a Sigh
      12/8/91
      9.7
      Steven Floyd goes to bat for Millicent by beating up a school big mouth - but she doesn't know that until after she's chewed him out and he's run away.
    • Educating Millicent
      12/22/91
      9.7
      Millicent had her reasons for not finishing high school, but there's no good reason why she couldn't take an equivalency exam now.
    • Double Date
      Double Date
      Episode 13
      1/9/92
      9.4
      Radio "Love Professor" Kitty Drysdale wires into the affairs of Dorothy Jane and Millicent's hearts and jump-starts their dating lives.
    • The Ice Princess
      The Ice Princess
      Episode 14
      1/12/92
      9.3
      Dorothy Jane resolves to become the kind of girl who makes guys melt, and she looks to the school's resident ice princess for guidance.
    • Swear Not By the Moon
      1/19/92
      9.6
      Never was there a story of more woe (except maybe one) than of Dorothy Jane's trial playing Juliet in the school play opposite her Romeo, Riley Roberts.
    • Say Uncle
      Say Uncle
      Episode 16
      2/16/92
      9.4
      After seeing Dorothy Jane crush the love sick Kirby yet again, Millicent tells her daughter to be nicer to Kirby even if she doesn't love him back. Kirby takes Dorothy Jane's kindness as a sign that she's in love with him and pursues her even more than before. Dorothy Jane decides to see if Millicent could live up to her own advice by introducing her to Kirby's repulsive Uncle Herby, who has a big crush on her.moreless
    • The Long Goodbye
      The Long Goodbye
      Episode 17
      5/2/92
      9.5
      Randall Torkelson returns with a big hello for Millicent and the kids, but Dorothy Jane is fretting over college-bound Riley, who didn't say goodbye.
    • The Egg and I
      The Egg and I
      Episode 18
      5/23/92
      9.5
      Dorothy Jane and Kirby learn parenthood isn't all it's cracked up to be when a school assignment requires them to care for an egg.
    • It's My Party
      It's My Party
      Episode 19
      5/30/92
      9.6
      Dorothy Jane is exposed to the perils of popularity when she throws a party to increase her social standing, but leaves a new friend standing out in the cold.
    • Aunt Poison
      Aunt Poison
      Episode 20
      6/13/92
      9.2
      When Millicent's aunt dies, she inherits her two things: A strange riddle & a cranky hound dog. But Millicent would rather have the answer to why her aunt refused to speak to her for years.
  • Season 2
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