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Ed. Weinberger
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1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   1986  
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Complete series cast summary:
Sherman Hemsley ...  Deacon Ernest Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Clifton Davis ...  Reverend Reuben Gregory 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Anna Maria Horsford ...  Thelma Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Roz Ryan ...  Amelia Hetebrink 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Jester Hairston ...  Rolly Forbes 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Barbara Montgomery ...  Casietta Hetebrink 88 episodes, 1986-1990
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The new head of Philadelphia's First Community Church, Rev. Rueben Gregory, finds dealing with the headstrong, opinionated and unethical Deacon Ernest Frye - who works as a lawyer when not tending to church business - isn't going to make his job an easy one.

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Trivia

In real life, Clifton Davis is an ordained Baptist minister. See more »

Quotes

Thelma Frye: [crying] I never want my children to feel so much love!
Rev. Reuben Gregory: Pregnant.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) See more »

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Shine on Me
Composed by Andraé Crouch
Performed by Vanessa Bell Armstrong
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One of the most hilarious African American comedies ever!
2 July 2003 | by Darlawood80See all my reviews

I remember seeing this show about the age of six. Never watched it much until the show ended. The characters in the show crack me up! For a 1980's comedy gives me back real good hilarious memories. I wish the show was still on. I'd be laughing forever.


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27 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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(110 episodes)

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