Oct. 29, 1981
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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Gimme a Break!

Nell Harper, a black housekeeper, agrees to move into the Glenlawn, Cal. home of her late friend Margret Kanisky after she passes away to keep house for her husband, chief of police Carl Kanisky, and their 3 daughters, Katie, Julie and Samantha.

Gimme a Break! Season 3 (1983-1984)

3x01 3 3x01 The Groupie
Nell runs interference for the girls, who plan to crash a secret Andy Gibb recording session against Carl's orders.
Sep. 29, 1983
3x02 3 3x02 The Way to a Man's Heart
Nell falls for a man at the Weight Winners Club, but she's afraid she may lose him to Vanessa.
Oct. 13, 1983
3x03 3 3x03 Katie's Commitment
Carl's a bit steamed to hear Katie is dating a college man, but really blows his stack when the fellow proves to be a faculty member.
Oct. 20, 1983
3x04 3 3x04 Joey (1)
An orphan loses some of his charm when Nell and the girls mind him for a few days.
Oct. 27, 1983
3x05 3 3x05 Joey (2)
When a social worker comes to take Joey to the orphanage, Nell tells her he's run away again.
Nov. 03, 1983
3x06 3 3x06 The Mayor
Hoping to gain the new mayor's ear, Carl takes him home for dinner. But the mayor only has eyes for Nell.
Nov. 10, 1983
3x07 3 3x07 Melissa
Nell decides Carl has been a widower long enough.
Nov. 17, 1983
3x08 3 3x08 Nell's Friend
Nell's old friend Addy drops by, wearing a Phi Beta Kappa key and an air of complacency, as she refers to Nell as a "stereotypical domestic in a white household."
Dec. 01, 1983
3x09 3 3x09 Grandpa's Rebellion
Grandpa returns from Poland after Grandma's death to find the family has moved his things into their home.
Dec. 08, 1983
3x10 3 3x10 A Kanisky Christmas
Nell's plans to give Joey a Christmas with the family meet with resistance: They've all made plans.
Dec. 22, 1983
3x11 3 3x11 Herbie
After an earthquake, Samantha fears everyone's going to die, but Nell sees a more imminent danger: A 14-year-old urging Samantha to learn about love before it's too late.
Jan. 05, 1984
3x12 3 3x12 James Returns
Upset because her ex has remarried, Nell goes out with the girls. She runs into the other love of her life, who's now divorced.
Jan. 12, 1984
3x13 3 3x13 Samantha's Protest
Carl has to arrest his family and Nell when they side with Samantha to protest the destruction of a landmark.
Jan. 19, 1984
3x14 3 3x14 Flashback
Nell reminisces with the girls about a visit with their mother that resulted in an arrangement to take care of them after her death.
Jan. 26, 1984
3x15 3 3x15 Knock Three Times
Nell is left hypnotized so that she falls into a trance every time she hears three knocks.
Feb. 02, 1984
3x16 3 3x16 Valentine
Valentine's Day finds Nell dishing out Cupid's counsel, but her advice is way off target.
Feb. 09, 1984
3x17 3 3x17 The Big Apple (1)
Nell and Addy win a trip to New York and set off for the Big Apple, where they meet up with Mayor Ed Koch.
Feb. 16, 1984
3x18 3 3x18 The Big Apple (2)
After they see the man from the airport, Nell and Addy try to ditch the bag containing the cocaine.
Feb. 23, 1984
3x19 3 3x19 Rodeo
Despite feeling under the weather, Grandpa takes Joey to a rodeo, where the weather worsens his condition.
Mar. 08, 1984
3x20 3 3x20 Katie's College
When Nell decides to change Katie's mind about not going to college, she jeopardizes her friendship with Addy.
Mar. 15, 1984
3x21 3 3x21 The Center
Grandpa attends a dance at a senior citizens' center that's being shared by a group of teens whose youth center burned down.
Apr. 19, 1984
3x22 3 3x22 Class of '84
Nell loses her night-school diploma when it's revealed she wrote a book report for another student.
May. 03, 1984
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