Gimme a Break!

Gimme a Break! (1981)


  • Genre: Comedy, Family
  • Creator: Morton Lachman, Sy Rosen
  • First Air Date: 1981-10-29
  • Last Air Date: 1987-05-20
  • Total Seasons: 6
  • Total Episodes: 137
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: Reeves Entertainment Group
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: NBC
star 6.7/10
From 23 Ratings

Summary

Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom which aired on NBC for six seasons, October 29, 1981, until May 12, 1987. The series stars Nell Carter as the housekeeper for a widowed police chief and his three daughters.

  • Keywords: suburb, housekeeper, single father, sitcom, domestic worker
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    Gimme a Break! Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1981-10-29
    19 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1982-10-02
    22 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1983-09-29
    22 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1984-09-29
    25 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1985-09-14
    24 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1986-09-24
    25 Episodes

    Gimme a Break! Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Katie the Crook30 min
    Season 1Episode 2A Good Man is Hard to Find30 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Second Time Around30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Mom's Birthday30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Do or Diet30 min
    Season 1Episode 6A Man in Nell's Room30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Your Prisoner is Dead30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Julie's Rejection30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Julie's First Love30 min
    Season 1Episode 10Nell's Ex30 min
    Season 1Episode 11Katie the Cheat30 min
    Season 1Episode 12The Emergency30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Nell Goes Home30 min
    Season 1Episode 14Samantha Steals a Squad Car30 min
    Season 1Episode 15Grandma Fools Around30 min
    Season 1Episode 16Hot Muffins30 min
    Season 1Episode 17Sam's Affair30 min
    Season 1Episode 18The Robbery30 min
    Season 1Episode 19An Unmarried Couple30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Nell Goes to Jail30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Brother Ed and the Hooker30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Sam's Imaginary Friend30 min
    Season 2Episode 4Grandpa's Visit30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Take My Baby, Please30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Porko's30 min
    Season 2Episode 7The Chief's Gay Evening30 min
    Season 2Episode 8Katie Steals Julie's Jock30 min
    Season 2Episode 9Sam Faces Death30 min
    Season 2Episode 10Nell Goes Door to Door30 min
    Season 2Episode 11Love Thy Neighbor30 min
    Season 2Episode 12Love, Kidney30 min
    Season 2Episode 13Julie Smokes30 min
    Season 2Episode 14The Centerfold (1)30 min
    Season 2Episode 15The Centerfold (2)30 min
    Season 2Episode 16The Custody Suit30 min
    Season 2Episode 17The Return of the Doo-Wop Girls30 min
    Season 2Episode 18Eddie Gets Married30 min
    Season 2Episode 19Grandpa Robs a Bank30 min
    Season 2Episode 20Greenlawn Street Blues30 min
    Season 2Episode 21Nell and the Kid30 min
    Season 2Episode 22Nell Gets Sick30 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Groupie30 min
    Season 3Episode 2The Way to a Man's Heart30 min
    Season 3Episode 3Katie's Commitment30 min
    Season 3Episode 4Joey (1)30 min
    Season 3Episode 5Joey (2)30 min
    Season 3Episode 6The Mayor30 min
    Season 3Episode 7Melissa30 min
    Season 3Episode 8Nell's Friend30 min
    Season 3Episode 9Grandpa's Rebellion30 min
    Season 3Episode 10A Kanisky Christmas30 min
    Season 3Episode 11Herbie30 min
    Season 3Episode 12James Returns30 min
    Season 3Episode 13Samantha's Protest30 min
    Season 3Episode 14Flashback30 min
    Season 3Episode 15Knock Three Times30 min
    Season 3Episode 16Valentine30 min
    Season 3Episode 17The Big Apple (1)30 min
    Season 3Episode 18The Big Apple (2)30 min
    Season 3Episode 19Rodeo30 min
    Season 3Episode 20Katie's College30 min
    Season 3Episode 21The Center30 min
    Season 3Episode 22Class of '8430 min
    Season 4Episode 1New Orleans (1) (a.k.a.) Joey Goes to New Orleans (1)30 min
    Season 4Episode 2New Orleans (2) (a.k.a.) Joey Goes to New Orleans (2)30 min
    Season 4Episode 3Nell's Birthday30 min
    Season 4Episode 4Grandpa's Secret Life30 min
    Season 4Episode 5Sam's First Love30 min
    Season 4Episode 6Who Dunnit?30 min
    Season 4Episode 7Breakdance30 min
    Season 4Episode 8Daddy's Little Girl30 min
    Season 4Episode 9Carl's Delicate Moment30 min
    Season 4Episode 10Julie's Lie30 min
    Season 4Episode 11Baby of the Family30 min
    Season 4Episode 12TV or Not TV30 min
    Season 4Episode 13The Spirit of Christmas30 min
    Season 4Episode 14Grandpa's Will30 min
    Season 4Episode 15The Answering Machine30 min
    Season 4Episode 16The Gift30 min
    Season 4Episode 17Alabamy Bound (1)30 min
    Season 4Episode 18Alabamy Bound (2)30 min
    Season 4Episode 19The Earthquake30 min
    Season 4Episode 20The Lookalike30 min
    Season 4Episode 21Cat Story30 min
    Season 4Episode 22Police Mamas30 min
    Season 4Episode 23Monkey See, Monkey Do30 min
    Season 4Episode 24Friendship30 min
    Season 4Episode 25Julie's Birthday30 min
    Season 5Episode 1Joey's Train30 min
    Season 5Episode 2Ship of Fools (1)30 min
    Season 5Episode 3Ship of Fools (2)30 min
    Season 5Episode 4The Man From Zoron30 min
    Season 5Episode 5Addy's Goodbye30 min
    Season 5Episode 6So Long, Jonathan30 min
    Season 5Episode 7Mama30 min
    Season 5Episode 8Sam's Little Girl30 min
    Season 5Episode 9The Elevator30 min
    Season 5Episode 10Nell's New Car30 min
    Season 5Episode 11Nell's Gifted Child30 min
    Season 5Episode 12Katie's Apartment30 min
    Season 5Episode 13Snippets30 min
    Season 5Episode 14Second Chance (1)30 min
    Season 5Episode 15Second Chance (2)30 min
    Season 5Episode 16Bienvenido, Jonathan30 min
    Season 5Episode 17The Gun30 min
    Season 5Episode 18A Lesson for Nell30 min
    Season 5Episode 19Pride and Prejudice30 min
    Season 5Episode 20Family Reunion30 min
    Season 5Episode 21Getting to Know You30 min
    Season 5Episode 22Katie's Korner30 min
    Season 5Episode 23Found Money30 min
    Season 5Episode 24The Purse Snatcher30 min
    Season 6Episode 1Sam Goes to College (1)30 min
    Season 6Episode 2Sam Goes to College (2)30 min
    Season 6Episode 3Below Sea Level30 min
    Season 6Episode 4Joey Meets Matthew30 min
    Season 6Episode 5Nell Goes Back to New York30 min
    Season 6Episode 6The Apartment30 min
    Season 6Episode 7I Love New York30 min
    Season 6Episode 8Nell the Boss30 min
    Season 6Episode 9Harry the Hamster30 min
    Season 6Episode 10Joey the Gambler30 min
    Season 6Episode 11The Scam30 min
    Season 6Episode 12Christmas in New York30 min
    Season 6Episode 13Nell's Secret Admirer30 min
    Season 6Episode 14The Loan30 min
    Season 6Episode 15The Window (1)30 min
    Season 6Episode 16The Window (2)30 min
    Season 6Episode 17Joey's First Crush30 min
    Season 6Episode 18Joey's Teacher30 min
    Season 6Episode 19Joey's Hero30 min
    Season 6Episode 20Joey the Gigolo30 min
    Season 6Episode 21Parents' Week (1)30 min
    Season 6Episode 22Parents' Week (2)30 min
    Season 6Episode 23Save the Church30 min
    Season 6Episode 24Someday, My Prince . . .30 min
    Season 6Episode 25Mama's Date30 min
    • Nell Carter

      as Nell Harper
    • Lara Jill Miller

      as Sam Kinisky
    • John Hoyt

      as Stanley Kanisky
    • Joey Lawrence

      as Joey Donovan
    • Telma Hopkins

      as Addy Wilson
    • Matthew Lawrence

      as Matthew Donovan
    • Paul Sand

      as Marty
    • Rosie O'Donnell

      as Maggie O'Brien
    • Rosetta LeNoire

      as Maybelle Harper
    Production Morton Lachman Producer
    Production Rod Parker Producer

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