History Series / TheHoganFamily

8th Jun '16 6:35:09 AM Briguy52748
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Fall 1987. Enter Sandy Duncan, the petite actress with plenty of comedic timing, to take over ... not as Valerie Hogan (as the character was McLeaned) but as Michael's kid sister, Sandy. Sandy took a job as guidance counselor at the high school David attended; the series was re-titled ''Valerie's Family'' with the subtitle ''The Hogans'' used in the main titles. The focus of several episodes during the 1987-1988 season was on Val's passing and their grief, but none made such a profound impact as the episode "Burned Out", in which a crappily made lamp sparks fire and engulfs much of the house. Many keepsakes and mementos of the family's were destroyed in the attic and second floor, but the piece having the greatest emotional effect was a charred framed photo of Valerie, which David breaks into tears over upon discovering it while exploring the charred house. It was also at this point that Mrs. Poole moved up to being a regular character, even appearing in the opening credits for the first time.

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Fall 1987. Enter Sandy Duncan, the petite actress with plenty of comedic timing, to take over ... not as Valerie Hogan (as the character was McLeaned) but as Michael's kid sister, Sandy. Sandy took a job as guidance counselor at the high school David attended; the series was re-titled ''Valerie's Family'' with the subtitle ''The Hogans'' used in the main titles. The focus of several episodes during the 1987-1988 season was on Val's passing and their grief, but none made such a profound impact as the episode "Burned Out", in which a crappily made lamp sparks fire and engulfs much of the house. Many keepsakes and mementos of the family's were destroyed in the attic and second floor, but the piece having the greatest emotional effect was a charred framed photo of Valerie, which David breaks into tears over upon discovering it while exploring the charred house.burned out second floor. It was also at this point that Mrs. Poole moved up to being a regular character, even appearing in the opening credits for the first time.
13th Nov '15 5:38:56 PM twilicorn
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[[caption-width-right:258:The Hogans circa 1986.[[note]]Clockwise from top left: Michael, Valerie, David, Mark and Willie[[/note]]]]
10th Oct '15 1:03:41 PM NTC3
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29th Jul '15 8:18:20 AM parislover
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* PlayingGertrude: Edie [=McClurg=], who plays Mrs. Poole, is actually ''17 years younger'' than Willard Scott, who plays her husband. Edie was born in 1951, Willard in 1934. In addition, guest actor Kathleen Freeman was born in 1919 and thus was only 15 years older than Willard ''despite having played his mother'' (in the season 3 episode "Mother Poole's Visit").

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* PlayingGertrude: Edie [=McClurg=], who plays Mrs. Poole, is actually ''17 ''11 years younger'' than Willard Scott, who plays her husband. Edie was born in 1951, 1945, Willard in 1934. In addition, guest actor Kathleen Freeman was born in 1919 and thus was only 15 years older than Willard ''despite having played his mother'' (in the season 3 episode "Mother Poole's Visit").
27th Jul '15 1:42:25 PM twilicorn
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* MultiPartEpisode: "Paris", the three-part season 5 opener. The CBS premiere, entitled "California Dreamin'" and introducing John Hillerman to the cast, was a two-parter.

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* MultiPartEpisode: "Paris", the three-part season 5 opener. The CBS premiere, entitled "California Dreamin'" and introducing John Hillerman to the cast, was a two-parter.two-parter, as was the earlier "Boy Meets Girl"/"Boy Loses Girl" from 1989.


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** Happened again when John Hillerman joined the cast after the CBS move, playing Michael and Sandy's father. John was born in 1932, Josh Taylor in 1943, Sandy Duncan in 1946. You do the math.
25th Jul '15 4:41:24 PM twilicorn
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* MultiPartEpisode: "Paris", the three-part season 5 opener. The CBS premiere, entitled "California Dreamin'" and introducing John Hillerman to the cast, was a two-parter.
27th Jun '15 8:14:37 AM twilicorn
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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Season 4's "The Naked Truth" centers around a nude painting of Sandy that is on display at an art gallery (where Mark and Willie are touring as part of a school trip). Viewers only see the painting from angles showing the shoulders upward, but it is very clear, by Mark and Willie's stunned reaction, that the painting shows far more. Sandy learns about the painting and demands that its painter – an old college boyfriend, who had painted another student's nude body, but then painted on Sandy's head instead – fix the situation immediately. (He does… by painting a dress on the bottom half. He admits he had fantasized about her in college and wanted to advance their relationship.)



* ShouldersUpNudity: Season 4's "The Naked Truth" centers around a nude painting of Sandy that is on display at an art gallery (where Mark and Willie are touring as part of a school trip). Viewers only see the painting from angles showing the shoulders upward, but it is very clear, by Mark and Willie's stunned reaction, that the painting shows far more. Sandy learns about the painting and demands that its painter – an old college boyfriend, who had painted another student's nude body, but then painted on Sandy's head instead – fix the situation immediately. (He does… by painting a dress on the bottom half. He admits he had fantasized about her in college and wanted to advance their relationship.)

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* ShouldersUpNudity: Season 4's "The Naked Truth" centers around a nude painting of Sandy that is on display at an art gallery (where Mark and Willie are touring as part of a school trip). Viewers only see the painting from angles showing the shoulders upward, but it is very clear, by Mark and Willie's stunned reaction, that the painting shows far more. Sandy learns about the painting and demands that its painter – an old college boyfriend, who had painted another student's nude body, but then painted on Sandy's head instead – fix the situation immediately. (He does… by painting a dress on the bottom half. He admits he had fantasized about her in college and wanted to advance their relationship.)See NakedPeopleAreFunny.
22nd Jun '15 5:44:50 PM twilicorn
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* TheShowMustGoOn: One of the more famous meta examples.
22nd Jun '15 5:42:52 PM twilicorn
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Fall 1987. Enter Sandy Duncan, the petite actress with plenty of comedic timing, to take over ... not as Valerie Hogan (as the character was McLeaned) but as Michael's kid sister, Sandy. Sandy took a job as guidance counselor at the high school David attended; the series was re-titled ''Valerie's Family'' with the subtitle ''The Hogans'' used in the main titles. The focus of several episodes during the 1987-1988 season focused on Val's passing and their grief, but none made such a profound impact as the episode "Burned Out", in which a crappily made lamp sparks fire and engulfs much of the house. Many keepsakes and mementos of the family's were destroyed in the attic and second floor, but the piece having the greatest emotional effect was a charred framed photo of Valerie, which David breaks into tears over upon discovering it while exploring the charred house.

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Fall 1987. Enter Sandy Duncan, the petite actress with plenty of comedic timing, to take over ... not as Valerie Hogan (as the character was McLeaned) but as Michael's kid sister, Sandy. Sandy took a job as guidance counselor at the high school David attended; the series was re-titled ''Valerie's Family'' with the subtitle ''The Hogans'' used in the main titles. The focus of several episodes during the 1987-1988 season focused was on Val's passing and their grief, but none made such a profound impact as the episode "Burned Out", in which a crappily made lamp sparks fire and engulfs much of the house. Many keepsakes and mementos of the family's were destroyed in the attic and second floor, but the piece having the greatest emotional effect was a charred framed photo of Valerie, which David breaks into tears over upon discovering it while exploring the charred house.
house. It was also at this point that Mrs. Poole moved up to being a regular character, even appearing in the opening credits for the first time.



* ContentWarnings: The second-season episode "Bad Timing" -- one of the first [[DomCom American DomCom episodes]] to address "safe sex" -- had these aired before the show's opening credits, as well as during commercials (either "safe sex" [=PSAs=] or birth-control products). The episode itself, where David and his [[GirlOfTheWeek girlfriend]] consider having sex and use the word "condom" in the discussion, was an honest, if not frank, discussion many teen-age couples have about sex, and as such, got high praise from the public. (And yes, David and the girlfriend decide not to have sex.)

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* ChristmasInJuly: An accidental example: the above-mentioned Christmas episode first aired in July 1991, when Creator/{{CBS}} was intent on burning off the remaining episodes.
* ContentWarnings: The second-season episode "Bad Timing" -- one of the first [[DomCom American DomCom episodes]] to address "safe sex" -- had these aired before the show's opening credits, as well as during commercials (either "safe sex" [=PSAs=] or birth-control products). The episode itself, where David and his [[GirlOfTheWeek girlfriend]] consider having sex and use drop the first primetime usage of the word "condom" in the discussion, while doing so, was an honest, if not frank, discussion many teen-age couples have about sex, and as such, got high praise from the public.public and was even given an official VHS release for teachers and health educators. (And yes, David and the girlfriend decide not to have sex.)



* HouseFire: "Burned Out", a VerySpecialEpisode produced for Fire Prevention Week. The episode (financed and sponsored by UsefulNotes/McDonalds) was well-recieved by viewers and critics for beautifully presenting a reality some families face in dealing with grief: losing a loved one, and not long thereafter a fire destroys most, if not all, of the mementos of that person. The storyline is sparked (literally) by a poorly made lamp stored in the attic developing a short circuit and starting a fire, which remains small enough for several hours until the Hogans are getting ready for bed. Sandy smells smoke and alerts Michael, who upon investigation immediately evacuates the house; the fire eventually spreads through the rest of the house and causes major damage. The Hogans stay with the Pooles ([[Series/{{Today}} Willard Scott]] had a guest role as Mrs. Poole's husband, Peter) while their home is repaired. A full recap of the episode can be found [[http://allisonswrittenwords.blogspot.ca/2014/10/HoganFamilyBurnedOut.html here.]]

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* HouseFire: "Burned Out", a VerySpecialEpisode produced for Fire Prevention Week. The episode (financed and sponsored by UsefulNotes/McDonalds) was well-recieved well-received by viewers and critics for beautifully presenting a reality some families face in dealing with grief: losing a loved one, and not long thereafter a fire destroys most, if not all, of the mementos of that person. The storyline is sparked (literally) by a poorly made lamp stored in the attic developing a short circuit and starting a fire, which remains small enough for several hours until the Hogans are getting ready for bed. Sandy smells smoke and alerts Michael, who upon investigation immediately evacuates the house; the fire eventually spreads through the rest of the house and causes major damage. The Hogans stay with the Pooles ([[Series/{{Today}} Willard Scott]] had a guest role as Mrs. Poole's husband, Peter) while their home is repaired. A full recap of the episode (with screencaps) can be found [[http://allisonswrittenwords.blogspot.ca/2014/10/HoganFamilyBurnedOut.html here.]]
22nd Jun '15 8:56:04 AM twilicorn
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* AbsenteeActor: Possibly due to the [[TheTalk subject matter]], Jeremy Licht does not appear in "Bad Timing".
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