Nobody's Perfect (TV series)

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Nobody's Perfect
Genre Situation comedy
Directed by Norman Abbott
Robert Douglas
Gary LaPoten
Starring Ron Moody
Cassie Yates
Michael Durrell
Victor Brandt
Tom Williams
Renny Roker
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Norman Barasch
Producer(s) Lew Gallo
Chris Hayward
Edward Montagne
Arne Sultan
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Universal Television
Original network ABC
Original release June 26 – August 28, 1980

Nobody's Perfect is an American sitcom television series, broadcast on ABC, about a bumbling police detective; it aired for two months in 1980, for a total of eight episodes (it was originally intended for their fall 1979 schedule as Hart In San Francisco, but the network pulled it several weeks before its premiere, postponing it until the summer of 1980). In the UK this program is known as Hart of the Yard, due to the existence of a British comedy also called Nobody's Perfect (which, bizarrely, stars an American living in England). It was broadcast in France only once in 1984 on TF1 under the name Cher Inspecteur (Dear Inspector). In Germany it was known as Hart auf Hart (Worst comes to worst).


British Detective Inspector Roger Hart (Ron Moody) is transferred from Scotland Yard to a police precinct in San Francisco, where his constant bumbling wreaks havoc upon his fellow officers, particularly his new partner Detective Jennifer Dempsey (Cassie Yates) and his superior Lieutenant Vince de Gennaro (Michael Durrell). However, Hart proves to have a great many skills which help him to solve crimes and catch criminals.

Each half-hour episode includes a number of slapstick moments, such as when Hart accidentally knocks Dempsey off a pier and into the water twice in one day. Also, each episode has a laugh track.



Title Directed by: Written by: Air date
1 "Hart in San Francisco" Robert Douglas Chris Hayward,
Arne Sultan
June 26, 1980 (1980-06-26)
2 "The Hart Is Good for Jogging" Norman Abbott Ken Hecht July 3, 1980 (1980-07-03)
3 "What's on Third?" Robert Douglas Bill Greer,
Kathy Greer
July 10, 1980 (1980-07-10)
4 "The Return of the Ocelot" Robert Douglas Chris Hayward,
Arne Sultan
July 24, 1980 (1980-07-24)
5 "You Gotta Have Hart" Tony Mordente Peter Gallay,
Mike Marmer
July 31, 1980 (1980-07-31)
Two underworld stooges kidnap Dempsey in the belief that she's their boss's disgruntled girlfriend, who intends to testify against him.
6 "Daddy's Day" Norman Abbott Donald Ross,
Sandy Veith
August 7, 1980 (1980-08-07)
7 "It Was a Very Good Year" Robert Douglas Chris Hayward,
Jordan Moffet
August 21, 1980 (1980-08-21)
8 "Hart in Jail" Norman Abbott Ken Hecht August 28, 1980 (1980-08-28)

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