History Series / EightIsEnough

25th May '16 2:15:42 PM twilicorn
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* TheOtherMarty: David, the oldest son, was played by Grant Goodeve for most of the series. In the pilot, he was played by none other than [[Franchise/StarWars Mark Hamill]]!
8th Sep '15 4:43:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Abby Bradford, who at age 30 is only a few years older than Tom's oldest children. (In the fall of 1977, David Bradford had just turned 23, while his sisters Mary was 22 and Joanie was 21.) In real life, Laurie Walters, the actress who played Joanie, was ''six months older'' than Betty Buckley, the actress hired to play her stepmother, Abby.


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* PlayingGertrude: Abby Bradford, who at age 30 is only a few years older than Tom's oldest children. (In the fall of 1977, David Bradford had just turned 23, while his sisters Mary was 22 and Joanie was 21.) In real life, Laurie Walters, the actress who played Joanie, was ''six months older'' than Betty Buckley, the actress hired to play her stepmother, Abby.
24th Jul '15 7:45:50 PM Willbyr
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24th Jul '15 7:43:12 PM Willbyr
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An American comedy-drama series running from March 15, 1977 until August 29, 1981 on {{ABC}}, centered around the Bradford family with eight children living in Sacramento, California.

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''Eight is Enough'' is an
American comedy-drama series running from March 15, 1977 until August 29, 1981 on {{ABC}}, Creator/{{ABC}}, centered around the Bradford family with eight children living in Sacramento, California.



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24th Jun '15 8:38:44 PM Zyffyr
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* {{Mad}}: ''Eight is Too Rough''
24th Jan '15 3:28:10 PM garrisonskunk
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* {{Mad}}: ''Eight is Too Rough''
2nd Jan '15 2:23:19 PM jmparker78
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* TheOtherMarty: David, the oldest son, was played by Grant Goodeve for most of the series. In the pilot, he was played by none other than [[Franchise/StarWars Mark Hamill]]!
4th Jun '14 8:41:41 PM jamespolk
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* HeyItsThatGuy: In the pilot episode, Mark Hamil played the oldest son David.
* DawsonCasting: Laurie Walters, who was 30 when the series began; her character, third-oldest child Joanie, was 20 and in college.
19th Mar '14 10:09:15 PM Mdumas43073
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** David who would be divorced sometime in the 1980s was remarried in a 1989 TV reunion movie, "An Eight Is Enough Wedding."

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** David who would be divorced sometime in the 1980s was remarried in a 1989 TV [[ReunionShow reunion movie, "An movie]], ''An Eight Is Enough Wedding."
Wedding''.
19th Mar '14 10:08:31 PM Mdumas43073
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* ActorExistenceFailure: The actress who played Joan Bradford, Diana Hyland, died of cancer after only appearing in four episodes.

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* ActorExistenceFailure: The actress who played Joan Bradford, Diana Hyland, died of cancer after only appearing in four episodes. So Tom [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim became a widower]] in season 2.
* BasedOnATrueStory: As stated above, it was based on the family of newspaper columnist Thomas Braden.



* BasedOnATrueStory: As stated above, it was based on the family of newspaper columnist Thomas Braden.
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