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Nell travels back to New York after receiving a letter from Joey. She ends up ruining Addy's date with a lawyer. Nell is trying hard to get Joey back from Tim. Nell and Joey decide to fly to New Jersey to help Samantha move into the dorm. While on the east coast Nell visits Addy who is living in New York now. There's nothing happy for Nell about her birthday, until she learns it isn't the birthday she thinks it is. Watch the video. Title: Gimme a Break! This series took place in an apartment building numbered The cast would frequently be sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, involved in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plotline.
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Gimme a Break! There were a total of episodes over the course of 6 seasons. Howard Morton was upgraded to the regular cast after recurring for the first two seasons and Joey Lawrence joins the cast starting with Joey Part 1. Telma Hopkins was promoted to the regular cast after having a recurring role in the third season. In the season finale, Jonathan Silverman joins the cast as Jonathan Maxwell. Nell finds out that it's Parents' Week at Littlefield College in New Jersey, and she is upset that Samantha didn't invite her to attend it. However, she decides to go anyhow. When she arrives at the college, Samantha is stunned to see her, and Nell begins to barge in on the students' lives. She sits in on an English class of Sam's, and Professor Dudley gets upset with her when he mentions the title of his book and she tells him her publishing company turned it down a while back. Afterwards, she meets a boy named Keith who wants to switch his career from teaching to fashion design, but cannot stand up to his father, who is actually Professor Dudley.
Actress-singer Nell Carter provided the heart and soul for this much-loved NBC family series about a black woman who cares for a white police chief's daughters after the death of their mother. Though some of the show's humor was derived from jibes about Ms. Carter's size and the clash of parenting styles between the no-nonsense Chief stage veteran Dolph Sweet and Carter's warm, sassy Nell Harper, Gimme a Break also addressed more serious and emotional subjects with surprising warmth and drama. The debut episode, "Katie the Crook" which is featured on this three-disc set, along with the other 18 episodes from the season , does a fine job of touching on the tougher issues, as the Chief's three daughters Kari Michaelson, Lauri Hendler, and Lara Jill Miller each react to the mother's untimely passing in realistic manners. Other episodes in the first season offer a good blend of humor and pathos, including "Mom's Birthday" in which Nell allows the family to celebrate their mother through home movies , "The Emergency" a rare TV storyline about teen birth control , "Your Prisoner Is Dead" the Chief is traumatized after killing a drugstore burglar, and considers retirement , and "Nell Goes Home" Nell is rejected by her ailing father during a trip to Alabama. Much of the credit for the show should go to the cast, especially Ms. Carter and Sweet both who have since passed away , though veteran character actor John Hoyt deserves mention as the family's grandfather; their enthusiasm for and skill behind the roles is undoubtedly a large reason why Gimme a Break still enjoys a following. The first-season set includes a preview of the show's second season the episode "Nell Goes to Jail" , as well as episodes from Charles in Charge and Kate and Allie , two other popular family sitcoms from the '80s.