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Eight is Enough
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TV Series
    (March 15, 1977-August 29, 1981)
    Dick Van Patten as Tom
    Diana Hyland as Joan (1977)
    Betty Buckley as Abby
    Mark Hamill as David (1977)
    Grant Goodeve as David (1977-1981)
    Lani O'Grady as Mary
    Susan Richardson as Susan
    Laurie Walters as Joannie
    Kimberly Beck as Nancy (1977)
    Dianne Kay as Nancy
    Connie Needham as Elizabeth
    Willie Aames as Tommy (1977-1981)
    Adam Rich as Nicholas
    Joan Prather as Janet
    Adventures of the Bradfords, a married couple of twenty five years with eight unique children aged six to twenty-four
    Reunion special #1: 'Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion' (1987)
    Reunion special #2: 'Eight Is Enough Wedding' (1989)
    Based on the book 'Eight is Enough' by Thomas Braden
    Actress Diane Hyland, who portrayed Joan (the mom), died of cancer after the fourth or fifth episode of the show was filmed. This forced the writers to work around her, They first said Joan was away, and by the second season, they made her dead and the father, Tom, was now a widower.
    For a few episodes, Tom was the middle-aged widower learning to date again. He quickly found Abby and married her in a two-hour TV special (November 9, 1977).
    The then unknown Mark Hamill gained super stardom as Luke Skywalker in 'Star Wars' and decided to abandon his role as David and was replaced by Grant Goodeve.
    Lani O'Grady
    killed herself in a drug overdose (2001).
    Siblings Susan and David got married in a double wedding episode. Susan's husband was Merle the Pearl Stockwell, a pitcher for the New York Mets.
    In a 1996 hoax, a minor magazine reported that Adam Rich was shot to death.
    It has been argued that the series ripped off 'The Brady Bunch.'
    The series tended to show good family values.
    The parents would offer guidance but would allow the children to experience and make their own decisions.
    The phrase 'Eight is Enough' became a catch phrase and the punchline to a few off colored jokes.
    The series was parodied in Mad Magazine #201 as 'Eight is Too Rough' (September 1978).
    After the series went off the air, it spawned two reunion specials.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 42 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 28 Votes: 60.71% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 26 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 61 Votes: 67.21% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 41 Votes: 51.22% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 60.47% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 85 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 138 Votes: 63.77% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 229 Votes: 59.39% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 376 Votes: 60.64% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 249 Votes: 68.67% Annoying
 
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