1 9 8 8 – 1 9 9 0 (USA)
48 x 30 minute episodes
Five young girls found heaven in an all-boys school, to their doting father’s alarm, in this appealing spin-off from Growing Pains.
Coach Lubbock (Bill Kirchenbauer) was introduced as Mike Seaver’s favourite teacher on Growing Pains. When he was abruptly fired he moved his burgeoning family to Eureka, California, to accept a position at St. Augustine’s Academy, a Catholic boys’ school where every one of the 600 students wanted a date with those lovely girls of his.
The chubby, bald coach sputtered and fumed, but the kids were always up to something.
The large brood included Graham’s credulous (and fertile) wife, Elizabeth (Deborah Harmon); studious, conservative eldest daughter, Marie (Heather Langenkamp); spacy Cindy (Jamie Luner); blonde flirt Wendy (Brooke Theiss); Connie (JoAnn Willette) – the “literary” one; eight-year-old genius Sherry (Heidi Zeigler); and young hustler JR (Matt Shakman), who always seemed to be overshadowed by his sisters, the four oldest of whom even formed their own singing group – The Lubbock Babes.
Toddler Harvey and baby Melissa rounded out the ten.
Father Hargis (Frank Bonner) was the absentminded head of the school, Sister Ethel (Maxine Elliott), the scatterbrained little old nun and Duane (Dennis Haysbert), the head of athletics. Lots of heartfelt lessons on dating, saving money (nobody had any), and the importance of family and faith were learned by all.
Coach Graham T. Lubbock
Constance “Connie” Lubbock
Graham ‘JR’ Lubbock Jr.
Father Robert Hargis
Coach Duane Johnson