Powered by i.TV
September 2, 2015

eight is enough

'Today Show' Reunites 'Eight Is Enough' Cast (Well, Most of Them)

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 1st 2010 1:02PM
Eight is Enough'Today' is doing a special series of reunion shows, getting some famous TV families together again. First up: the cast of 'Eight Is Enough,' who appeared on the show this morning (video after the jump) to talk about their time on the show, what went on behind the scenes, what the dinner scenes were like, and how the show compares to what is on TV today.

Note: Meredith Vieira's intro to the interview is over the top. I really don't think that the end of the Vietnam War played such a crucial part in the show's success. And did they actually have to introduce each cast member separately and have them walk on stage to their chairs?

The cast members who appeared were Dick Van Patten, Betty Buckley, Grant Goodeve, Dianne Kay, Laurie Walters, Willie Aames, and Connie Needham.

Read More

'Eight Is Enough' Cast: Where Are They Now?

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 1st 2010 12:30PM
Where is the cast of 'Eight Is Enough' now?

Long before there were Octomoms and reality TV shows featuring dozens of children there were the Bradfords of ABC's 'Eight Is Enough.' The sitcom was based on the life and book of syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden and his real-life eight children. 'Eight Is Enough' aired for five seasons from 1977-1981. The cast reunited on 'The Today Show' March 1, prompting our trip down memory lane.

Read More

Greatest TV Dads

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 8th 2009 6:00AM
John GoodmanReal-life dads are sometimes preoccupied with their careers and distracted by life's many complications. Happily, on TV, all dads have plenty of quality time to share with their kids, while dispensing encouraging words and occasional tough love.

Maybe that's because TV dads never spend much time at work. (We're pretty sure everyone's fathers would sign up for that!) Step into the wonderful make-believe world where every day is Father's Day, and join us as we count down our 20 favorite TV dads.

Read More

Buy some of Willie Aames' stuff

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 27th 2009 10:09AM
Willie AamesWillie Aames has had it tough as of recent. After his time as a celebrity (including high-profile roles on Eight is Enough, Charles in Charge and the voice of Hank in the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon), he then spent some time as BibleMan (and if you ever saw BibleMan, you'd understand why that was a bad thing), had an argument with his trainer on Celebrity Fit Club, and tried to commit suicide after his wife left him. Now he's apparently selling some of his possessions in a garage sale in suburban Kansas City.

Why do I have the feeling that this is going to lead to him being on another reality television show like his Charles in Charge co-star, Scott Baio? They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, but I have to wonder.

The article lists some of the items he's selling, but it neglects to specifically mention the autographed picture of Scott Baio, the magic bow that shoots fire-arrows and the magic Bible.

Read More

Who is that guy in the RBS commercials?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 4th 2006 2:20PM
I saw this ad a few times last year, and they're starting to show it again, during tennis and golf matches (is that the right term for what golfers play? Matches?), and I think the lead actor in the commercial looks really familiar.

I'm talking about the ads for the Royal Bank of Scotland. The ones where the scout leader is talking about money and the other guy is sinking into quicksand. The scout leader looks a lot like Brian Patrick Clarke, who played baseball player Merle "The Pearl" on Eight Is Enough ("There's a plate of homemade wishes, on the kitchen window sill ..."). Of course, it's been over 20 years since I've seen an episode of the show, but I think this actor and Clarke would be the right age. And, by the way, I'm both proud and disturbed that I actually remembered the actor's full name without even doing a search.

I just checked Clarke's IMDB listing, and he has been in a few TV shows lately (CSI: Miami, Judging Amy), and the pic sorta looks like the guy in the RBS ads (and a little like Ed Begley, Jr.), but I don't know if it's him or not. Readers?

Read More

    Follow Us

    From Our Partners