Easy Street (TV series)

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Easy Street
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Created byHugh Wilson
Andy Borowitz
StarringLoni Anderson
Jack Elam
Lee Weaver
Dana Ivey
James Cromwell
Arthur Malet
Opening theme"Easy Street" performed by Linda Jackson
ComposerParmer Fuller
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Executive producersHugh Wilson
Andy Borowitz
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companyViacom Productions
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 13, 1986 (1986-09-13) –
April 29, 1987 (1987-04-29)

Easy Street is an American sitcom television series created by Hugh Wilson and Andy Borowitz, starring Loni Anderson that aired for 22 episodes on NBC from September 13, 1986 to April 29, 1987.


The series stars Loni Anderson as L.K. McGuire, a onetime showgirl who manages to nab a young wealthy husband, Ned McGuire, only to have him die and leave her fending for herself against his embittered sister, who's out to get L.K. out of the picture and away from her inherited money. Meanwhile, L.K. reconnects with a down-on-his-luck uncle, Bully Stevenson (Jack Elam) who has been on and off the streets of Los Angeles. L.K. invites him and his pal, Ricardo Williams (Lee Weaver), to move into her vast mansion, to the horror and consternation of her snobbish in-laws, Eleanor and Quentin Standard (Dana Ivey and James Cromwell).

Quentin tends to be a bit more tolerant and friendly to L.K. and her family, but the snobbish Eleanor can't stand them, and does everything possible to get rid of them all. Arthur Malet co-stars as Bobby, the McGuire's butler.



Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
1"Pilot"Hugh WilsonUnknownSeptember 13, 1986 (1986-09-13)
L.K. McGuire invites her Uncle Bully and his friend and roommate, Ricardo Williams, to come live with her at her deceased husband’s mansion. Also living at the mansion: her deceased husband’s sister and her husband, who aren’t happy with the new arrangement. While Quentin tries to make the best of the situation, snobby Eleanor wants them all out of her brother's mansion.
2"Pride Goeth Before a Cheap Hotel"Sam WeismanSheldon BullSeptember 20, 1986 (1986-09-20)
Bully decides to move back to the retirement home because he feels he’s taking advantage of L.K. if he stays with her.
3"Two-Party System"Sam WeismanSheldon BullSeptember 28, 1986 (1986-09-28)
Eleanor doesn’t invite Bully and Ricardo to her elegant anniversary party.
4"Comes a Horse"Tony SingletaryAndy BorowitzOctober 5, 1986 (1986-10-05)
When Eleanor doesn’t let Bully and Ricardo ride her horse, they go out and buy their own.
5"Man Overboard"Alan BergmannBarbara HallOctober 12, 1986 (1986-10-12)
L.K. couldn’t be happier, but Eleanor is horrified when one of her friends has a crush on Bully.
6"Spoonlighting"Hugh WilsonBruce RasmussenOctober 26, 1986 (1986-10-26)
Eleanor makes Bully feel like he has to buy L.K. an expensive gift for her birthday.
7"Are We Not Men?"Hugh WilsonBarbara HallNovember 2, 1986 (1986-11-02)
A bad book review depresses Quentin, and snobbish Eleanor feels it’s a waste of time to try to cheer him up.
8"Be-Bop Man"Peter BaldwinRichard DubinNovember 9, 1986 (1986-11-09)
Ricardo gets a royalty check for a song he wrote.
9"Charity Begins at Home"Tony MordenteAndy Borowitz, Sheldon Bull, Barbara HallNovember 16, 1986 (1986-11-16)
When the orchestra cancels out on Eleanor’s fundraising event, L.K. decides to change things around to make the event a little more entertaining.
10"Like That Brave Little Gal in the Philippines"UnknownUnknownNovember 23, 1986 (1986-11-23)
Panic runs through the house when it’s learned that one of Ned McGuire’s companies is losing a million dollars a month.
11"My Dinner With L.K."UnknownUnknownNovember 30, 1986 (1986-11-30)
Bully and Ricardo set L.K. up on a date.
12"Demon Child '86"UnknownUnknownDecember 7, 1986 (1986-12-07)
Eleanor gets tricked into babysitting her friend’s spoiled teenager for the weekend.
13"Friends for Life"UnknownUnknownDecember 14, 1986 (1986-12-14)
L.K. isn’t happy to learn that Eleanor invited a dictator to stay at the house.
14"Frames and Dames"UnknownUnknownJanuary 11, 1987 (1987-01-11)
While Quentin comes up with a get rich quick idea, L.K. fills in on Bully and Ricardo’s bowling team.
15"The Check Is in the Mail"UnknownUnknownJanuary 18, 1987 (1987-01-18)
While Eleanor’s busy hiring a press agent, Bully wants to give money to a down-on-his-luck boxer he read about in the newspaper.
16"The Mad Gardener"Hugh WilsonHugh WilsonJanuary 31, 1987 (1987-01-31)
Eleanor, Quentin, and L.K. are scared of the gardener and none of them has the courage to fire him.
17"Will Power"UnknownUnknownFebruary 8, 1987 (1987-02-08)
A furious Eleanor finally decides to contest her brother's will and wants to leave L.K. with nothing.
18"Too Many Cooks"UnknownUnknownFebruary 15, 1987 (1987-02-15)
Bully and the new chef (Dom DeLuise) compete to see who can make the best chili.
19"Our Kind of People"UnknownUnknownFebruary 22, 1987 (1987-02-22)
Eleanor and Quentin sell the house next door to someone they think will be the perfect neighbor.
20"The Country Club"UnknownUnknownMarch 1, 1987 (1987-03-01)
L.K. sends Bully and Ricardo to the country club to exercise. As it turns out, that’s the only thing they don’t do there.
21"Maid in Italy"UnknownUnknownMarch 31, 1987 (1987-03-31)
The new maid becomes homesick and is unable to function.
22"Spring Fever"UnknownUnknownApril 29, 1987 (1987-04-29)
Spring arrives and love is in the air in the McGuire mansion.

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