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Out of the Blue 

Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Shane Keller Shane Keller ...  Shane Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Jimmy Brogan ...  Random 12 episodes, 1979
Dixie Carter ...  Marion Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Tammy Lauren ...  Stacey Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Clark Brandon ...  Chris Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Olivia Barash ...  Laura Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Jason D. Keller Jason D. Keller ...  Jason Richards 12 episodes, 1979
Hannah Dean Hannah Dean ...  Gladys 11 episodes, 1979
Eileen Heckart ...  The Boss Angel 10 episodes, 1979
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Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently getting in (and out) of trouble, thanks to Random's magic. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 September 1979 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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(9 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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With two adult characters in the house (Random & Gladys), Dixie Carter's Aunt Marion character had little to do, so she was let go - which infuriated costar Eileen Heckart. The gimmick for Heckart's Boss Angel character was that she sported a different hat each week, and she'd caused such a fuss over Carter's dismissal that the costumer presented her with a witch's hat to wear that week, which greatly amused Heckart. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Out Of The Blue
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Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Way Out Of The Blue
26 May 2007 | by parkerr86302See all my reviews

As a teenager, I watched the show for the 9 weeks it lasted. It wasn't really a spin-off of HAPPY DAYS, but the producers wanted TV viewers to think it was, so about a week before the first episode of OUT OF THE BLUE aired, Random the Angel did a cameo on HAPPY DAYS. Then, for good measure, they had Robin Williams guest-star on the first episode as Mork, from the then-popular series MORK AND MINDY. This might be interesting today for Williams' fans, but most have not seen it. As far as I know, none of the 9 episodes has been seen since they first aired.

Most people clearly were not taken in by the phony attempts to tie the series in to HAPPY DAYS and MORK AND MINDY, but since I was an ignorant teenager who loved both shows, I was gullible enough to swallow it, and I watched. The short-lived show was pretty forgettable, but the main problem for me was that only the children on the show knew who Random really was. Over the years, I have grown tired of the overused plot situation wherein the children know something is magical, but the adults don't believe them. That's a pretty poor message Hollywood has sent to kids for decades---that adults won't believe you when you tell them the truth.

I am surprised as many people remember this failed series as there are, judging by the posts on this board. Actually, a DVD set might actually sell today to nostalgia buffs, but don't expect it anytime soon. It is rare for TV flops to go on to a new life in video-land.


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