Empty Nest is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from October 8, 1988, to April 29, 1995. The series, created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris, starred Richard Mulligan as widowed pediatrician Dr. Harry Weston, whose two adult daughters return home to live with him. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 most-watched programs, it was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions in association with Touchstone Television. Empty Nest was part of NBC's Saturday night block of programming, during its first four seasons it aired at 9:30pm ET, directly following The Golden Girls. An early version of the series appeared in the 1987 Golden Girls episode "Empty Nests" and was intended to act as a backdoor pilot for the spin-off, to begin during the fall 1987 TV season. In the episode and Renee Corliss, were introduced as the Girls' neighbors, a middle-aged couple suffering from empty nest syndrome, their teenage daughter Jenny, who had left for college, Renee's brother Chuck appeared.
The Corlisses had an annoying neighbor played by David Leisure. The series did not go ahead as planned and the premise was extensively revamped with a new cast before Empty Nest debuted in 1988; the set of the Corlisses' house, was the same as the one that became the Weston residence. The show revolved around pediatrician Dr. Harry Weston, whose life was turned upside down when his wife, Libby and two of his adult daughters moved back into the family home in Miami. Early episodes established. Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty all guest-starred as their Golden Girls characters, Mulligan appeared on The Golden Girls. In seasons, Getty would join Empty Nest's cast as a regular. Eldest daughter Carol was a neurotic, high-strung recent divorcée, while middle daughter Barbara was a tough undercover police officer; the two sisters bickered and vied for the attention of their father, whom they called "Daddy." The Westons' large dog Dreyfuss was prominently featured. In 1992, McNichol left the show and the youngest Weston daughter, joined the cast.
Her character had been mentioned as being away at college. Rieffel left after one season, for the show's final two seasons only Carol remained of the Weston children. McNichol returned for the series finale in 1995. Another main character was the Westons' neighbor, Charley Dietz, a womanizing cruise ship employee who barged into the house unannounced to borrow food or make sexist comments. Charley had a love-hate relationship with Carol. Harry's job was another major focus for the show. For the first five seasons he worked at a hospital, where he was assisted by wisecracking Southern nurse Laverne. In season six Harry retired going to work for a struggling inner-city medical clinic run by the tough-talking Dr. Maxine Douglas. Laverne, having been fired by Dr. Weston's replacement, came to work there as well. Other characters who joined the cast were Carol's boyfriend, Patrick, an artist, as eccentric as she. Patrick convinced the Westons to let him use their empty garage as his new painting studio and, when his relationship with Carol became serious, he moved in altogether.
Their romantic bliss was short-lived. However, this was. Estelle Getty reprised her Golden Girls character Sophia Petrillo during Empty Nest's final two seasons, it was explained. Richard Mulligan as Dr. Harry Weston Judith-Marie Bergan as Libby Weston Dinah Manoff as Carol Weston Kristy McNichol as Barbara Weston David Leisure as Charley Dietz Park Overall as Laverne Todd Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo Paul Provenza as Patrick Arcola Lisa Rieffel as Emily Weston Marsha Warfield as Dr. Maxine Douglas Bear the Dog as Dreyfuss the St. Bernard Golden Retriever mix In 1991, Empty Nest spawned its own spinoff, Nurses, a sitcom about a group of nurses working in the same hospital as Dr. Weston; the three series represented one of the few times in American television history that three shows from the same producer, all taking place in the same city and explicitly set up with the characters knowing each other from the beginning, aired on the same network in one night. On at least two occasions, Harris wrote storylines which carried through all three series as fictional crossovers.
Mulligan and Manoff had appeared as father-in-law and daughter-in-law in the show Soap, created by the same production team as Empty Nest. The show's theme song was "Life Goes On", written by John Bettis and George Tipton and performed by Billy Vera. For the first three seasons, the song was presented in a slower, more melancholy yet comical arrangement; the original opening titles sequence showed Harry Weston taking Dreyfuss for a walk around town, with still images of the other regular cast members shown as th
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that ran on CBS from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning 6 seasons. The show starred Lucille Ball, her real-life husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, it followed the life of Lucy Ricardo, a middle class housewife in New York City, who either concocted plans with her best friends to appear alongside her bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo in his nightclub, or tried numerous schemes to mingle with, or be a part of show business. After the series ended in 1957, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials, it was first known as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and in reruns as The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour. Following the end of that, Ball divorced Arnaz and appeared in three other sitcoms into 1986. I Love Lucy became the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, it was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings; as of 2011, episodes of the show have been syndicated in dozens of languages across the world and remain popular with an American audience of 40 million each year.
A colorized version of its Christmas episode attracted more than 8 million viewers when CBS aired it in prime time in 2013—62 years after the show premiered. The show, the first scripted television program to be shot on 35 mm film in front of a studio audience, won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations and honors, it was the first show to feature an ensemble cast. It is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms in history. In 2012, it was voted the'Best TV Show of All Time' in a survey conducted by ABC News and People magazine. Set in an apartment building in New York City, I Love Lucy centers on Lucy Ricardo and her singer/bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo, along with their best friends and landlords Fred Mertz and Ethel Mertz. During the second season and Ricky have a son named Ricky Ricardo Jr. whose birth was timed to coincide with Ball's real-life birth of her son Desi Arnaz Jr. Lucy is naïve and ambitious, with an undeserved zeal for stardom and a knack for getting herself and her husband into trouble whenever Lucy yearns to make it in show business.
The Ricardos' best friends and Ethel, are former vaudevillians and this only strengthens Lucy's resolve to prove herself as a performer. She has few marketable performance skills, she does not seem to be able to carry a tune or play anything other than off-key renditions of songs such as "Glow Worm" on the saxophone, many of her performances devolve into disaster. However, to say she is without talent would be untrue, as on occasion, she is shown to be a good dancer and a competent singer, she is at least twice offered contracts by television or film companies—first in "The Audition" when she replaces an injured clown in Ricky's act, in Hollywood when she dances for a studio benefit using a rubber Ricky dummy as her dancing partner. The show provided Ball ample opportunity to display her considerable skill at clowning and physical comedy. Character development was not a major focus of early sitcoms, so little was offered about her life before the show. A few episodes mentioned that she was born in Jamestown, New York corrected to West Jamestown, that she graduated from Jamestown High School, that her maiden name was "McGillicuddy", that she met Ricky on a boat cruise with her friend from an agency she once worked for.
Her family was absent, other than occasional appearances by her scatter-brained mother, who could never get Ricky's name right. Lucy exhibited many traits that were standard for female comedians at the time, including being secretive about her age and true hair color, being careless with money, along with being somewhat materialistic, insisting on buying new dresses and hats for every occasion and telling old friends that she and Ricky were wealthy, she was depicted as a devoted housewife and attentive mother. As part of Lucy's role was to care for her husband, she stayed at home and took care of the household chores while her husband Ricky went to work. During the post war era Lucy took jobs outside of the home but in these jobs she was portrayed as being inept outside of her usual domestic duties. Lucy's husband, Ricky Ricardo, is an up-and-coming Cuban American singer and bandleader with an excitable personality, his patience is tested by his wife's antics trying to get into showbiz, exorbitant spending on clothes or furniture.
When exasperated, he reverts to speaking in Spanish. As with Lucy, not much is revealed about his family. Ricky's mother appears in two episodes. Ricky mentions that he had been "practically raised" by his uncle Alberto, that he had attended the University of Havana. An extended flashback segment in the 1957 episode "Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana" of The Lucille Ball–Desi Arnaz Show filled in numerous details of how Lucy and Ricky met and how Ricky came to the United States; the story, a
An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the central nervous systems, they are distinct from anesthetics, which temporarily affect, in some instances eliminate, sensation. Analgesics include paracetamol, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as the salicylates, opioid drugs such as morphine and oxycodone; when choosing analgesics, the severity and response to other medication determines the choice of agent. Analgesic choice is determined by the type of pain: For neuropathic pain, traditional analgesics are less effective, there is benefit from classes of drugs that are not considered analgesics, such as tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs provided pain relief in common conditions such as muscle sprains and overuse injuries. Since the side effects are lesser, topical preparations could be preferred over oral medications in these conditions.
Each different type of analgesic has its own associated side effects. Analgesics are classified based on their mechanism of action. Paracetamol known as acetaminophen or APAP, is a medication used to treat pain and fever, it is used for mild to moderate pain. In combination with opioid pain medication, paracetamol is now used for more severe pain such as cancer pain and after surgery, it is used either by mouth or rectally but is available intravenously. Effects last between four hours. Paracetamol is classified as a mild analgesic. Paracetamol is safe at recommended doses. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are a drug class that groups together drugs that decrease pain and lower fever, and, in higher doses decrease inflammation; the most prominent members of this group of drugs, aspirin and naproxen, are all available over the counter in most countries. These drugs have been derived from NSAIDs; the cyclooxygenase enzyme inhibited by NSAIDs was discovered to have at least 2 different versions: COX1 and COX2.
Research suggested most of the adverse effects of NSAIDs to be mediated by blocking the COX1 enzyme, with the analgesic effects being mediated by the COX2 enzyme. Thus, the COX2 inhibitors were developed to inhibit only the COX2 enzyme; these drugs are effective analgesics when compared with NSAIDs, but cause less gastrointestinal hemorrhage in particular. After widespread adoption of the COX-2 inhibitors, it was discovered that most of the drugs in this class increase the risk of cardiovascular events by 40% on average; this led to the withdrawal of rofecoxib and valdecoxib, warnings on others. Etoricoxib seems safe, with the risk of thrombotic events similar to that of non-coxib NSAID diclofenac. Morphine, the archetypal opioid, other opioids all exert a similar influence on the cerebral opioid receptor system. Buprenorphine is a partial agonist of the μ-opioid receptor, tramadol is a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor with weak μ-opioid receptor agonist properties. Tramadol is structurally closer to venlafaxine than to codeine and delivers analgesia by not only delivering "opioid-like" effects but by acting as a weak but fast-acting serotonin releasing agent and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
Tapentadol, with some structural similarities to tramadol, presents what is believed to be a novel drug working through two different modes of action in the fashion of both a traditional opioid and as an SNRI. The effects of serotonin and norepinephrine on pain, while not understood, have had causal links established and drugs in the SNRI class are used in conjunction with opioids with greater success in pain relief. Dosing of all opioids may be limited by opioid toxicity, but opioid-tolerant individuals have higher dose ceilings than patients without tolerance. Opioids, while effective analgesics, may have some unpleasant side-effects. Patients starting morphine may experience vomiting. Pruritus may require switching to a different opioid. Constipation occurs in all patients on opioids, laxatives are co-prescribed; when used appropriately and other central analgesics are safe and effective, risks such as addiction and the body's becoming used to the drug can occur. The effect of tolerance means.
When safe to do so, the dosage may need to be increased to maintain effectiveness against tolerance, which may be of particular concern regarding patients suffering with chronic pain and requiring an analgesic over long periods. Opioid tolerance is addressed with opioid rotation therapy in which a patient is switched between two or more non-cross-tolerant opioid medications in order to prevent exceeding safe dosages in the attempt to achieve an adequate analgesic effect. Opioid tolerance should not be confused with opioid-induced hyperalgesia; the symptoms of these two conditions can appear similar but the mechanism of acti
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom starring Mary Tyler Moore and created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. Moore starred as Mary Richards, an unmarried, independent woman focused on her career as associate producer at the fictional WJM news program in Minneapolis. A central female character, not married or dependent on a man was a rarity in American television in the early 1970s, leading to numerous publications citing The Mary Tyler Moore Show as groundbreaking television in the era of second-wave feminism. Edward Asner co-starred as Mary's boss Lou Grant, alongside Valerie Harper as her friend and neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern and Cloris Leachman as her landlady Phyllis Lindstrom. Other co-stars throughout the series' run included Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, Georgia Engel, John Amos and Betty White; the Mary Tyler Moore Show is best remembered for its realistic and complex characters and storylines, in contrast to the simplistic characters and plots seen on broadcast television at that time.
It was the subject of consistent critical praise and high ratings during its original run, receiving twenty-nine Primetime Emmy Awards, including for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row, for which Moore received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series three times. The series launched three spin-offs: Rhoda and Lou Grant. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show number six on its list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time." Mary Richards is a single woman who, at age 30, moves to Minneapolis on the heels of a broken engagement. She applies for a secretarial job at fictional television station WJM, but, taken, she is instead offered the position of associate producer of the station's six o'clock news. She befriends her tough but lovable boss Lou Grant, newswriter Murray Slaughter, buffoonish anchorman Ted Baxter. Mary becomes producer of the show. Mary rents a third-floor studio apartment in a 19th-century house from acquaintance and downstairs landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, she and upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern become best friends.
Characters introduced in the series are acerbic, man-hungry television cooking show hostess Sue Ann Nivens, ditzy but sweet-natured Georgette Franklin, as Ted Baxter's girlfriend. At the beginning of season 6, after both Rhoda and Phyllis have moved away, Mary relocates to a one-bedroom high-rise apartment. In the third season, issues such as equal pay for women, pre-marital sex, homosexuality are woven into the show's comedic plots. In the fourth season, such subjects as marital infidelity and divorce are explored with Phyllis and Lou, respectively. In the fifth season, Mary is jailed for contempt of court. While in jail, she befriends a prostitute. In a highly-rated sixth season episode, Betty Ford made history, becoming the first First Lady to make a cameo appearance on a television sitcom. In the show's final seasons, it explored humor in death in the episode "Chuckles Bites the Dust" and juvenile delinquency. Mary dates many men on and off over the years, is engaged twice, but remains single throughout the series.
In 1995, Entertainment Weekly said. The fictitious address was 119 North Weatherly, but the exterior establishing shots were of a real house in Minneapolis at 2104 Kenwood Parkway. In the real house, an unfinished attic occupied the space behind the window recreated on the interior studio set of Mary's apartment. In January 2017, the house was marketed for a price of $1.7 million. Once fans of the series discovered where exterior shots had been taken, the house became a popular tourist destination. According to Moore, the woman who lived in the house was "overwhelmed" by people showing up and "asking if Mary was around". To discourage crews from filming additional footage of the house, the owners placed an "Impeach Nixon" sign beneath the window where Mary lived; the house continued to attract multiple tour buses a day more than a decade. Mary Richards, a single native Minnesotan, moves to Minneapolis in 1970 at age 30 and becomes Associate Producer of WJM-TV's Six O'Clock News, her sincere, kind demeanor acts as a foil for the personalities of her co-workers and friends.
Lou Grant is the Producer of the news. His tough and grumpy demeanor hides his kind-hearted nature, revealed as the series progresses, he is referred to as "Lou" by everyone, including Mary's friends, with the exception of Mary herself, who can bring herself to call him by his first name rather than "Mr. Grant", he was married to Edie. Murray Slaughter, the head writer of the news makes frequent quips for Ted Baxter's mangling of his news copy, Sue Ann Nivens' aggressive, man-hungry attitude, he is close friend. Murray is married to the seen Marie, has several children. Ted Baxter is the dim-witted and miserly anchorman of the Six O'Clock News, he make
Dorothy Zbornak is a fictional character from the TV series The Golden Girls, portrayed by Beatrice Arthur for seven years and 180 episodes. Dorothy was the strong, sarcastic, sometimes intimidating, arguably most grounded of the four women in the house. Though tough, she is friendly and does genuinely care for the other girls. In the 1000th issue of Entertainment Weekly, Dorothy Zbornak was selected as the Grandma for "The Perfect TV Family." Dorothy Petrillo was born in New York City, was the daughter of Italian immigrants Sophia and Salvatore Petrillo. Dorothy states in one episode. In the third-season episode, "Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself", Sophia says Dorothy was conceived in 1929, after Sophia's and Salvatore's first argument as newlyweds. In the show's final season in 1992, Dorothy's age is stated as 62. Dorothy was nicknamed "Pussycat" by her mother, "Spumoni Face" by her father. Dorothy has two younger siblings: brother Phil, a cross-dresser, who died in the show's run. In the fourth-season episode "Foreign Exchange", Dorothy wondered whether she is the biological daughter of the Petrillos, since Dominic and Philomena Bosco claimed that the hospital switched babies.
However, in the third-season episode "Mother's Day," Sophia Petrillo's mother is played by Bea Arthur, so it is implied that Dorothy and Sophia are biologically related. In that episode and three others with flashbacks to Dorothy's young adulthood, Dorothy Zbornak was portrayed by a tall, dark-haired actress named Lynnie Greene. In the episode "Clinton Avenue Memoirs," Dorothy was shown as a young child jealous of the attention that her parents were giving to her baby brother Phil, until her father tells her that he loves her much, she was a "bookworm", an over-achiever in high school. Yet, she suffered from low self-esteem, in part because one previous boyfriend was abusive, while another one stood her up on the night of her prom. In reality, he did show up, but was disrespectful toward Sophia, who did not like the way he was dressed or his attitude, turned him away, without telling Dorothy. Dejected, she accepted a date with Stanley Zbornak because she "felt she couldn't do any better", she became pregnant on a date when Stan drugged her drink, knocking her out, resulting in a shotgun wedding to Stan in 1946.
Stan and Dorothy moved to Miami, but divorced after 38 years when Stan fell for a stewardess named Chrissy and ran off to Maui with her. In the first-season episode "The Return of Dorothy's Ex," Stan mentions how they bought property together when honeymooning in Miami. Dorothy and Stan were mentioned to have been married for 38 years at the time of their divorce, which occurred some time shortly before the show's 1985 premiere, it is stated in the first-season episode "Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding" that Dorothy and Stan had been separated for two years at that point, insinuating that the marriage ended some time in 1983. They would make several attempts to reconcile, but never got back together. Dorothy worked as a high school substitute teacher of English and American History for over thirty years, her teaching career is important to her, since she learned French for an exam for her teaching position. When she was in college, she taught part-time at a school for the blind, she taught a night-school course for adults wishing to complete their high school equivalency, including Rose Nylund.
One of her former students hired her to teach business executives for his company, but they showed no interest in her teaching, she realized that she liked teaching younger, impressionable students. Dorothy had summer and part-time jobs, which included tutoring Mario and working alongside Blanche at the museum. Rose Nylund's boyfriend helped her get a job as a writer for the television show that he starred in titled Mister Terrific Show, she appeared on the show's segment as a character named "Mrs. School Teacher" before she quit, she acted with her mother in a pizza commercial, but it was aborted when Sophia tasted the pizza for the first time and hated it and walked out. While mocked as a manly and sexually unattractive woman by her two roommate friends and her mother due to her height, deep voice and somewhat severe features, Dorothy is in possession of many talents. In one episode, she is able to upstage Blanche at the latter's favorite bar, the Rusty Anchor, with her singing, winning the admiration of Blanche's many suitors.
At another point, remembering how funny she could be in high school, Dorothy tries her hand at doing stand-up comedy, in the end winning over her audience by poking fun at her own life and bringing up such subjects as menopause with its hot flashes. She is very humble, it is rare that she brags about herself. Dorothy can be comedically sarcastic towards her less-than-sophisticated roommate and man-obs
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated d/b/a OCLC is an American nonprofit cooperative organization "dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs". It was founded in 1967 as the Ohio College Library Center. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the largest online public access catalog in the world. OCLC is funded by the fees that libraries have to pay for its services. OCLC maintains the Dewey Decimal Classification system. OCLC began in 1967, as the Ohio College Library Center, through a collaboration of university presidents, vice presidents, library directors who wanted to create a cooperative computerized network for libraries in the state of Ohio; the group first met on July 5, 1967 on the campus of the Ohio State University to sign the articles of incorporation for the nonprofit organization, hired Frederick G. Kilgour, a former Yale University medical school librarian, to design the shared cataloging system.
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The Golden Palace
The Golden Palace is an American sitcom produced as a spin-off continuation of The Golden Girls that aired on CBS from September 18, 1992, to May 14, 1993, with reruns airing until August 6, 1993. While not as popular as its predecessor, the series produced a total of 24 half-hour episodes spanning over one season. CBS cancelled the program in 1993; the Golden Palace begins. With Dorothy Zbornak having married and left in the previous series finale, the three remaining roommates decide to invest in a Miami hotel, up for sale; the hotel, however, is revealed to have been stripped of all of its personnel in an effort to appear more profitable, leaving only two employees: Roland Wilson, the hotel's manager, Chuy Castillos, the hotel's chef. This requires the women to perform all the tasks of the hotel's staff; the series focused on the interactions between guests at the hotel and the hotel's staff, as well as between the Golden Girls and the previous hotel staff. Guest stars were frequent, including recurring characters that had appeared on The Golden Girls, such as Debra Engle and Harold Gould as Rebecca Devereaux and Miles Webber, other celebrities.
Bea Arthur reprised her Dorothy Zbornak role for a two-part storyline in which she visits the hotel to check up on her mother. Following the cancellation of the series, Sophia returns to the rebuilt Shady Pines retirement home, appearing as a cast member in the seasons of Empty Nest. What became of Rose and the hotel is left unresolved; the Golden Palace aired on CBS, changing networks from NBC, which had aired The Golden Girls on Saturday nights for its entire run. Susan Harris, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas all pitched their Golden Girls successor series to NBC in early 1992, as a way to continue the saga of Blanche and Sophia after Bea Arthur's departure from the role of Dorothy. NBC entertainment chief Warren Littlefield committed to airing The Golden Palace, with a 13-episode order for the 1992–93 season. However, CBS soon entered the picture and fueled a bidding war for the new series, offering a full season order. Witt and Harris tried to get Littlefield to improve his NBC deal, but he refused to extend his episode order, citing that the declining ratings of The Golden Girls in its seventh season made it risky to give the spin-off a longer commitment.
The producers thus went with CBS, which agreed to market The Golden Palace as a show with its own voice separate from that of its parent show. CBS used The Golden Palace as one of four comedies assembled on Friday night in an effort to combat ABC's TGIF comedy block; the premiere garnered solid ratings, the show won its timeslot for its first few weeks, but viewership fell for the entire block as the season progressed. CBS had scheduled the show for a second season, but cancelled the show the night before they announced their 1993 fall schedule; the only one of the four aforementioned shows to get picked up for the 1993–94 season was Bob, which hired Betty White to join its revamped cast. Twenty-four episodes of The Golden Palace were produced. British comedian Alexei Sayle was hired for the series in the role of the hotel's chef, to be portrayed as Eastern European. Sayle was replaced by Cheech Marin. Syndication of the series is handled by Disney–ABC Domestic Television. Although the series has never been syndicated as a stand-alone series, during the time it owned the rights to The Golden Girls, carried The Golden Palace on several occasions, running the series in rotation as a de facto eighth season of The Golden Girls.
Betty White as Rose Nylund is a jack-of-all-trades in the hotel. This series has Rose being of a notably stronger will than her previous incarnation. Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux served as the main operator of the hotel, her character traits her promiscuity and vanity, are toned down in this series, although she retains her Southern charm and chipper demeanor. Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo is the hotel's 87-year-old co-chef. In this series, her character is beginning to show signs of senile dementia, is somewhat kinder and gentler than in the original series. Don Cheadle as Roland Wilson is a straight man to the rest of the cast, he is one of only two staff members retained from the previous ownership. Cheech Marin as Chuy Castillos, is the other co-chef, the other staff member held on from the previous ownership, he nearly quits after getting into a fight with Sophia over Italian vs. Mexican food, but comes back and remains with the staff for the rest of the series run. Billy L. Sullivan as Oliver Webb is Roland's foster child for episodes one to six and fourteen.
A streetwise, arrogant preteen, Oliver was written out of the series early on, with the character's birth mother retaking custody of him in episode 14. The Golden Palace on IMDb The Golden Palace at T