Paper Moon

Jim 1970s

Aired: 1974

DAD: Moses Pray (Christopher Connelly) / Widower(?)

DAD’S JOB: Con Man

KIDS: Addie Pray (Jodie Foster) (8)

WHERE’S MOM?: Missing – Dead maybe.

STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown

From the movie of the same name. Dad was a con man who sold Bibles in depression-era Kansas. Addie was his world-wise 13-year-old daughter who was actually a lot tougher than Dad. Mostly operating outside the law, they did show subtle affection for each other.

In keeping with the mood of the movie version, Paper Moon was shown in black-and-white.

Audiences didn’t like it very much, so the Pray family got cancelled after just four episodes.