The Torkelsons - Season 1

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NBC (ended 1993)

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Episode Guide

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Educating Millicent
    Educating Millicent
    Episode 12
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For Love or Money
    For Love or Money
    Episode 4
    10/12/91
    9.7
    Millicent deems it necessary to be regularly employed, giving Dorothy Jane the job of looking after the other kids.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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