1 9 7 6 – 1 9 7 7 (USA)
23 x 30 minute episodes
This CBS sitcom – produced by Norman Lear – was set in Washington DC and starred Richard Crenna as Richard Barrington III and Bernadette Peters as Charley Drake.
Problems were frequent for couple Richard and Charlotte – the main one being that Richard was 49 and Charley was less than half his age at 23.
But age difference wasn’t the only problem for the 49-year-old political columnist and the vivacious 23-year-old freelance photographer. They were also at opposite ends of the political spectrum: He was an arch-conservative and she was a liberated liberal.
Love managed to keep them together despite the stormy outbursts that occurred when the subject of government and governmental policies came up.
Al (J.A. Preston) was Richard’s equally conservative African-American assistant; his girlfriend Lucy (Lee Chamberlain) was a reporter for CBS News.
Charley’s roommate Ginger (Judy Kahan) was involved with a married Congressman; Wayne Joplin (Jack Dodson) was a liberal senator and friend of Richard’s who usually sided with Charley.
When Richard became a special assistant to President Carter, Ginger became his secretary and Carter aide Lanny Wolf (Michael Keaton) was added to the cast.
Richard C. Barrington III
Charlotte (Charley) Drake
Senator Wayne Joplin