The Torkelsons

Season 1 Episode 1

Fence Neighbors

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Sep 21, 1991 on NBC
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Fence Neighbors
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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.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Connie Ray

    Connie Ray

    Millicent Torkelson

    William Schallert

    William Schallert

    Wesley 'Border' Hodges [Season 1]

    Rachel Duncan

    Rachel Duncan

    Mary Sue Torkelson

    Lee Norris

    Lee Norris

    Chuckie Lee Torkelson

    Olivia Burnette

    Olivia Burnette

    Dorothy Jane Torkelson

    Jeanine Jackson

    Jeanine Jackson

    Appliance Saleslady

    Guest Star

    Lynn Milgrim

    Lynn Milgrim

    Lillian Roberts

    Guest Star

    Richard McGonagle

    Richard McGonagle

    Howard Roberts

    Guest Star

    Michael Landes

    Michael Landes

    Riley Roberts

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Millicent: Mi casa es su casa. That's the international declaration of hospitality.
        Ruth Ann: We read it on the picante sauce!

      • Steven Floyd: You like this boy Dont'cha? (shoves Dorothy Jane)
        Dorothy Jane: Don't hit me, I'm a lady.
        Steven Floyd: You like this boy! (shoves Dorothy Jane)
        Dorothy Jane: Don't hit me, I'm a lady.
        Steven Floyd: You like this boy! (shoves Dorothy Jane)
        Dorothy Jane: Don't hit me! (shoves Steven Floyd to the ground)
        Chuckie Lee: She's a lady!

      • Ruth Ann: I just mailed in my entry form for this year's Little Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant!
        Millicent: Well, this is sure to be your year, Ruth Ann.
        Dorothy Jane: Why do you encourage her?
        Millicent: Well, she hardly needs encouragement. She's got beauty, she's got poise...
        Ruth Ann: And I've got legs! I've got legs that go on forever, don't I, Mama?
        Millicent: You sure do! I can hardly keep you in your room.

      • Chuckie Lee: Hey fence neighbor!
        Riley: Yes?
        Chuckie Lee: What do you think of my sister?
        Riley: I think she's nice.
        Chuckie Lee: Well, you just better, because she's my sister!
        Riley: Well I do.
        Chuckie Lee: Well, you just better!

    • NOTES (1)

      • Elizabeth Poyer (Ruth Ann) and Benj Thall (Steven Floyd) were replaced after this pilot episode by Anna Slotky and Aaron Michael Metchik. All the other lead actors and actresses stayed on as casted.

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