Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sherman Hemsley ...  Deacon Ernest Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Clifton Davis ...  Reverend Reuben Gregory 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Anna Maria Horsford ...  Thelma Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Roz Ryan ...  Amelia Hetebrink 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Jester Hairston ...  Rolly Forbes 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Barbara Montgomery ...  Casietta Hetebrink 88 episodes, 1986-1990
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some very different ideas of how do things. The parishoners, seeing that the best path probably lies between the two, play the two squabbling men off each other to keep things on a more or less even keel. Adding to the fray is the Deacon's daughter Thelma, who gradually becomes attracted to the new Reverend. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

27 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Niet te geloven See more »

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Runtime:

(110 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Montgomery left the series after she was offered a starring role on the ABC sitcom Married People (1990). See more »

Quotes

Thelma Frye: [crying] I never want my children to feel so much love!
Rev. Reuben Gregory: Pregnant.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) See more »

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Shine on Me
Composed by Andraé Crouch
Performed by Vanessa Bell Armstrong
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One of the most hilarious African American comedies ever!
2 July 2003 | by Darlawood80See all my reviews

I remember seeing this show about the age of six. Never watched it much until the show ended. The characters in the show crack me up! For a 1980's comedy gives me back real good hilarious memories. I wish the show was still on. I'd be laughing forever.


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