All's Fair is an American television sitcom from Norman Lear that aired one season on CBS from 1976 to 1977. The series co-starred Richard Crenna as a conservative political columnist and Bernadette Peters as a liberal photographer, and their romantic mismatch because of age and political opinions. The program also featured Michael Keaton in an early role as Lanny Wolf. Peters was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role.
Crenna and Peters
|Created by||Bob Schiller|
|Developed by||Norman Lear|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||24 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Metromedia Square, Los Angeles, California|
|Running time||approx. 0:30|
|Production company(s)||T.A.T. Communications Company|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||September 20, 1976 –|
April 30, 1977
In Washington, D.C., an older (49) conservative columnist Richard C. Barrington (Richard Crenna) and a young (23) liberal photographer Charlotte (Charley) Drake (Bernadette Peters) become romantically involved. The complications of their politics and the age difference provide the story lines. They are "separated by politics, generation gap, manners and living styles".
Barrington is a gourmet cook who lives in a luxurious Washington townhouse, and Drake is a vegetarian. Barrington has a girl friend, a literary agent (Salome Jens), when he first meets Drake. The style of the show is "almost constant hysteria, the rapid pacing set to the sounds of argumentative shouting."
Source: Nostalgia Central
|Nº||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||PC||Tape date|
|1||"Strange Bedfellows"||TBA||TBA||September 20, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|2||"Jealousy"||TBA||TBA||September 27, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|3||"A Perfect Evening"||TBA||TBA||October 4, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|4||"Living Together"||TBA||TBA||October 18, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|5||"Discovery Day"||TBA||TBA||October 25, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|6||"Election Eve"||TBA||TBA||November 1, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|7||"The Gang Leader"||Bob Claver||Karen Bachar (s),|
Dixie Brown Grossman,
|November 8, 1976||112||November 1, 1976|
|8||"Happy Anniversary: Part 1"||Bob Claver||Michael Loman||November 15, 1976||109||October 12, 1976|
|9||"Happy Anniversary: Part 2"||TBA||TBA||November 22, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|10||"The Weekend"||TBA||TBA||November 29, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|11||"The Leak"||TBA||TBA||December 13, 1976||TBA||TBA|
|12||"True Confessions"||Bob Claver||Sylvie Adelman (s),|
Bob Van Scoyk (s/t),
Bud Wiser (s/t)
|December 20, 1976||114||December 7, 1976|
|13||"Love and Marriage: Part 1"||TBA||TBA||January 3, 1977||TBA||TBA|
|14||"Love and Marriage: Part 2"||J.D. Lobue||Bud Wiser||January 17, 1977||113||November 10, 1976|
|15||"Lucy's Job Offer"||Bob Claver||Howard Ostroff||February 7, 1977||116||December 21, 1976|
|16||"President Requests: Part 1"||Bob Claver||Tom Whedon||February 14, 1977||115||December 14, 1976|
|17||"President Requests: Part 2"||Bob Claver||Tom Whedon||February 21, 1977||116||December 14, 1976|
|18||"In Name Only"||TBA||TBA||February 28, 1977||TBA||TBA|
|19||"Save the Yak"||TBA||TBA||March 7, 1977||TBA||TBA|
|20||"Remembrance"||TBA||TBA||March 14, 1977||TBA||TBA|
|21||"The Dick and Vanessa Show"||TBA||TBA||March 28, 1977||TBA||TBA|
|22||"The Jailbirds: Part 1"||TBA||TBA||April 23, 1977||TBA||TBA|
|23||"The Jailbirds: Part 2"||TBA||TBA||April 30, 1977||TBA||TBA|
|24||"Charley's Father"||TBA||TBA||May 30, 1977||TBA||TBA|
The reviewer for Knight News Wire wrote that the show "looks like the best new comedy series of the year...The show looks sound in both writing and acting ... the characters spend a lot of time shouting. Lear seems to have decided ... that high-decibel dialogue is necessary to hold the attention of a large audience."
The reviewer for Copley News Service wrote that he did not believe in the relationship (between Crenna and Peters). However, he wrote that "it works. It works because Crenna is an expert farceur and Peters is, well, cute and full of the old ginger. It works because the dialogue has crackle and wit. ... Peters has spunk and spirit and a bawdy and snappishly delightful wit ... a well-paced, intelligently conceived and altogether trenchant comedy and I don't see how it can miss."
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