Monday, July 27, 2009

Memory Monday: Gimme Me a Break!

“Gimme Me a Break!” was one of my favorite television comedies during the 1980s. It ran from 1981 to 1987. It was the story of widower and Chief of Police, Carl Kanisky, his three daughters, Julie, Katie, Samantha, and their African American live in nanny, Nell Harper. Nell had been a friend of Carl’s deceased wife and he asked her to help care for his daughters after the death of their mother.

I would have watched this show during my college years (1981-1985) and a few years thereafter. The main reason I probably liked this show was because of the main character, Nell Harper whose real name was Nell Carter. I loved it especially when she sang on the show. I also enjoyed the original theme song that ran during the first few years of the show. I did not care too much for the new theme show that the show had in its later years.

For more about this sitcom, visit this website: Gimme Me a Break!

“Gimme Me a Break” Original Theme Song

“Gimme Me a Break” Both Original and Revised Theme Songs


Anonymous said...

You're right about Nell Carter's singing. I don't think I ever saw this show, but I do remember seeing her on tv. Wasn't there a Broadway show - musical - that made her career?

Greta Koehl said...

Wow, I'm having a flashback - I hadn't thought about this show for a long time. It's funny, I can remember most of the TV shows I watched as a little kid, but I have a hard time remembering some of the shows from the 70s and 80s.