1 9 9 1 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
This noisy multigenerational comedy featured gruff Walter Collins (Brian Keith) and his busybody wife, Emily (Cloris Leachman) realising every grandparent’s dream – showing the next generation how to raise their kids.
Walter’s divorced son, Matt (Christopher McDonald), a sportswriter, was frequently on the road and had custody of 11-year-old Zach (Matthew Lawrence) only on the condition that his grandparents would be around to help raise him.
Walter and Emily squabbled incessantly but still managed to smother the kid with attention as long-suffering Matt looked on helplessly. Hartley (Edan Gross) was Zach’s pal, with whom he sometimes got into trouble.
Sandy Baron and Shelley Berman appeared occasionally as Walter’s buddies from his salesman days.