Mr. President

Jim 1980s

Aired: 1987-88 FOX

DAD: Samuel Arthur Tresch (George C. Scott) / Separated

DAD’S JOB: President of the United States

KIDS: Cynthia (Maddie Corman) (16), Nick (Andre Gower) (12)

WHERE’S MOM?: Left mid-series to "find herself"

STAND-IN "MOM": Lois Gullickson (Madeline Kahn) / Sister-in-law

Barely makes it to the list, but passes the Mike Brady Clause. Mr. President tracked the home life of the American President and his family. The wife, Meg (played by Carlin Glynn), disappeared during the run of the series, just under halfway through the entire life of the series. President Tresch hired his sister-in-law Lois (who had the hots for him) to watch his kids. The show plodded along but never really developed its audience when it was moved to the network basement of Saturday night in the second season. A shame, really – the jokes were pretty fun and full of wit.