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The 5 Mrs. Buchanans 

Four sisters-in-law struggle to deal with small town life and their overbearing mother-in-law.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Judith Ivey ...  Alexandria 'Alex' Buchanan 17 episodes, 1994-1995
Beth Broderick ...  Delilah Buchanan 17 episodes, 1994-1995
Harriet Sansom Harris ...  Vivian Buchanan 17 episodes, 1994-1995
Charlotte Ross ...  Bree Buchanan 17 episodes, 1994-1995
Eileen Heckart ...  Mother Emma Buchanan 17 episodes, 1994-1995
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Set in fictional Mercy, Indiana, this comedy centers around four completely different women who have only two connections to each other: they each are married to a Buchanan boy, and they each cannot stand their mother-in-law. Alex, married to Roy, is a Jewish feminist from New York City. Vivian, married to Ed, is an uptight, wannabe socialite with two children from hell, twins Lyndon and P.J. Delilah, married to preacher Charles, is a somewhat ditzy former stripper from Corpus Christi, Texas. Bree, newly married to Jesse, is a perky Californian who used to work at Disneyland. They constantly are trading barbs with the cruel but hilarious Mother Buchanan, who tries as hard as she can to make their lives a living hell through meddling and manipulating, her two specialties. Written by Jason Hones <onedones@aol.com>

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Release Date:

24 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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The Five Mrs. Buchanans See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eileen Heckart found inspiration for her portrayal of Mother Buchanan from her own domineering mother-in-law. See more »

Quotes

Delilah: Charles hasn't let me French kiss him in I-don't-know when. Last time I sucked one of the fillings clean out of his tooth.
[Alex and Vivian stare at her.]
Delilah: I was very popular in high school.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) See more »

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Well written and well acted
27 February 2003 | by evergreen_12See all my reviews

This show was great, and I don't understand why they didn't give it a chance. Instead they decided to cancel it after only 17 episodes. The whole cast was terrific and Beth Broderick and Eileen Heckart played their roles especially well. The episodes were always well written and well acted and to sum up; This show was hilarious, and it shouldn't have been cancelled so fast.


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