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Complete series cast summary:
Wendie Jo Sperber ...  Charlene Gilbert 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Lesley Boone ...  Marlene Gilbert 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Susan Peretz ...  Darlene Gilbert 22 episodes, 1990-1991
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The series follows a trio of plump siblings who had other things on their mind besides their weight: like work, relationships, popularity, and starting a family. The ladies also shared a small one-bedroom apartment in New York City, which added to the comic friction. The Gilbert sisters include Darlene (Susan Peretz), the eldest, who was a dog groomer and recently divorced (her husband had an affair with their weight loss counselor); Charlene (Wendie Jo Sperber), the middle sister, who was a make-up artist for a commercial photographer, and was the most active one out of the three; and Marlene (Lesley Boone), the youngest sister, a former toll collector (and later an actress in a pantyhose commercial and a soap opera), who was seen as a dreamer with a naive, yet trusting, personality. Also in the cast was Charlene's boyfriend, Ronnie Underwood (Rick Overton), a restaurant owner. He disappeared at mid season, as a result putting all three sisters on the dating market. At that time, the...

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13 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Jamais deux sans trois See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Terrific!
12 February 2000 | by npollottaSee all my reviews

This short lived show was a breath of fresh air in the stale and pre-packaged atmosphere of TV-land. Not only did it feature (very) beautiful women with real figures, but it actually contained fresh plot ideas mixed with wonderful oddball humor. Wendie Jo is always a delight, and Rick Overton (a true genius) steals every scene he is in. Great stuff.


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