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  • Nick at Nite
  • 1991-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 30 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy
The Nielsens (named after the Nielsen ratings) are a family of fictional characters from a 1950s sitcom that's been canceled; they've been relocated to the real world, which is different from the world they know. They use a device called a Turnerizer (named after Ted Turner) to switch between color and black-and-white within their home. Mike Duff, the teenage son of the family next door, is the only real-world person who knows their secret. In most episodes, there are guest appearances by actors from classic TV shows, playing their characters; e.g., Gale Gordon appears in episode 1 as Theodore J. Mooney (from The Lucy Show).

14 episodes

1x01 Meet the Neilsens

  • Series Premiere

    1991-07-19T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

The Duff family decides to go and give their new neighbors a visit. Coach potato Mike Duff notices something strange about their new friends, the Nielsens. They seem to look exactly like the stars from a 1950's sitcom.

1x02 Make My Bed

  • 1991-07-26T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Honey takes measures after she's robbed at home.

1x03 Fur Flies

  • 1991-08-02T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Lloyd tries to break up Honey and Elaine's friendship after the women are arrested at an anti-fur protest.

1x04 Hi Mom, I'm Not Home

  • 1991-08-09T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Elaine's upset when Mike wants to celebrate his birthday with the Nielsens.

1x05 Grey Skies

  • 1991-08-16T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

An unemployed Lloyd feels he's losing his manhood.

1x06 SRP

  • 1991-08-23T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Mike jeopardizes the Nielsens's chance to return to TV land.