Aired: 1991 (ABC) 1992 (CBS)
DAD: Dwight Davis (Randy Quaid) / Widower
DAD’S JOB: School Principal
KIDS: Robbie (Trevor Bullock), Charlie (Luke Edwards), Ben (Nathan Watt)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead
STAND-IN “MOM”: Gunny Davis (Jonathan Winters) / Grandfather
This show was mostly a premise for Jonathan Winters to do improv for most of the half-hour. Winters used the three kids as an audience for discussions of his childhood, his raising of Dwight (Quaid), and impossible stories about the Marines.
A semi-regular girlfriend for Dwight was introduced as Robbie’s algebra tutor, Cosmo Yeargin (Patricia Clarkson) after the move to CBS. It didn’t help the show survive, though.