This memorable sitcom took place in a fictional Los Angeles, California suburb called Glenlawn. The late Nell Carter played the part of Nell Harper, a housekeeper for the Kanisky household. Nell also served as a confidante to the three daughters, 17-year-old Katie, 15-year-old Julie, and 13-year-old Samantha.

In the episode entitled 'Baby of the Family', Sam tries everything she can to tear up the relationship Joey has with the family because she wants to remain the "baby". She has tried many stunts during the show to drive Nell crazy and so we give the one that drives Nell over the edge.

The show ran from 1981 through 1987 and it was in the third season that a foster child was introduced, Joey, played by Joey Lawrence. This launched Joey's career.