Gimme a Break!

Genre: Comedy
Premiere: 1981 - 1987
Network: NBC
Sessons: 6
Full Episodes: 137
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Full Show Summary

Nell Harper is the black housekeeper of the Kanisky family which consists of Carl, the father who is also the Chief of Police, and his three daughter, Julie, Katie, and Samantha. Now Nell sometimes has to act as a surrogate mother to the daughters cause their has passed away and as a buffer between the girls and their father, cause Carl is not exactly in touch with his feminine side. Later, Carl's father, Stanley would move in with them after his wife died. And the family would also take in a boy, Joey. There were a few changes in the show's fifth season, Carl had passed away and Katie got married to Jonathan. And during the show's fifth season the show was overhauled, Nell, Joey, Samantha, and her friend, Addy moved to New York and Joey learned that he has a brother, Matthew, who moved in with him and Nell.
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Last Episode, 12 May 1987: Season 6, Episode 25: Mama's Date
  • Episode Guide
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Date Aired Gimme a Break! Episodes
Season 1
29 October 1981 Season 1, Episode 1: Katie the Crook
05 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 2: A Good Man is Hard to Find
12 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 3: The Second Time Around
19 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 4: Mom's Birthday
26 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 5: Do or Diet
03 December 1981 Season 1, Episode 6: A Man in Nell's Room
10 December 1981 Season 1, Episode 7: Your Prisoner is Dead
17 December 1981 Season 1, Episode 8: Julie's Rejection
07 January 1982 Season 1, Episode 9: Julie's First Love
14 January 1982 Season 1, Episode 10: Nell's Ex
21 January 1982 Season 1, Episode 11: Katie the Cheat
04 February 1982 Season 1, Episode 12: The Emergency
11 February 1982 Season 1, Episode 13: Nell Goes Home
18 February 1982 Season 1, Episode 14: Samantha Steals a Squad Car
25 February 1982 Season 1, Episode 15: Grandma Fools Around
11 March 1982 Season 1, Episode 16: Hot Muffins
18 March 1982 Season 1, Episode 17: Sam's Affair
25 March 1982 Season 1, Episode 18: The Robbery
01 April 1982 Season 1, Episode 19: An Unmarried Couple
Season 2
02 October 1982 Season 2, Episode 1: Nell Goes to Jail
09 October 1982 Season 2, Episode 2: Brother Ed and the Hooker
16 October 1982 Season 2, Episode 3: Sam's Imaginary Friend
23 October 1982 Season 2, Episode 4: Grandpa's Visit
30 October 1982 Season 2, Episode 5: Take My Baby, Please
06 November 1982 Season 2, Episode 6: Porko's II
13 November 1982 Season 2, Episode 7: The Chief's Gay Evening
27 November 1982 Season 2, Episode 8: Katie Steals Julie's Jock
04 December 1982 Season 2, Episode 9: Sam Faces Death
11 December 1982 Season 2, Episode 10: Nell Goes Door to Door
18 December 1982 Season 2, Episode 11: Love Thy Neighbor
06 January 1983 Season 2, Episode 12: Love, Kidney
13 January 1983 Season 2, Episode 13: Julie Smokes
20 January 1983 Season 2, Episode 14: The Centerfold (1)
27 January 1983 Season 2, Episode 15: The Centerfold (2)
10 February 1983 Season 2, Episode 16: The Custody Suit
17 February 1983 Season 2, Episode 17: The Return of the Doo-Wop Girls
24 February 1983 Season 2, Episode 18: Eddie Gets Married
03 March 1983 Season 2, Episode 19: Grandpa Robs a Bank
10 March 1983 Season 2, Episode 20: Greenlawn Street Blues
28 April 1983 Season 2, Episode 21: Nell and the Kid
05 May 1983 Season 2, Episode 22: Nell Gets Sick
Season 3
29 September 1983 Season 3, Episode 1: The Groupie
13 October 1983 Season 3, Episode 2: The Way to a Man's Heart
20 October 1983 Season 3, Episode 3: Katie's Commitment
27 October 1983 Season 3, Episode 4: Joey (1)
03 November 1983 Season 3, Episode 5: Joey (2)
10 November 1983 Season 3, Episode 6: The Mayor
17 November 1983 Season 3, Episode 7: Melissa
01 December 1983 Season 3, Episode 8: Nell's Friend
08 December 1983 Season 3, Episode 9: Grandpa's Rebellion
22 December 1983 Season 3, Episode 10: A Kanisky Christmas
05 January 1984 Season 3, Episode 11: Herbie
12 January 1984 Season 3, Episode 12: James Returns
19 January 1984 Season 3, Episode 13: Samantha's Protest
26 January 1984 Season 3, Episode 14: Flashback
02 February 1984 Season 3, Episode 15: Knock Three Times
09 February 1984 Season 3, Episode 16: Valentine
16 February 1984 Season 3, Episode 17: The Big Apple (1)
23 February 1984 Season 3, Episode 18: The Big Apple (2)
08 March 1984 Season 3, Episode 19: Rodeo
15 March 1984 Season 3, Episode 20: Katie's College
19 April 1984 Season 3, Episode 21: The Center
03 May 1984 Season 3, Episode 22: Class of '84
Season 4
29 September 1984 Season 4, Episode 1: New Orleans (1) (a.k.a.) Joey Goes to New Orleans (1)
06 October 1984 Season 4, Episode 2: New Orleans (2) (a.k.a.) Joey Goes to New Orleans (2)
13 October 1984 Season 4, Episode 3: Nell's Birthday
20 October 1984 Season 4, Episode 4: Grandpa's Secret Life
27 October 1984 Season 4, Episode 5: Sam's First Love
03 November 1984 Season 4, Episode 6: Who Dunnit?
10 November 1984 Season 4, Episode 7: Breakdance
17 November 1984 Season 4, Episode 8: Daddy's Little Girl
24 November 1984 Season 4, Episode 9: Carl's Delicate Moment
01 December 1984 Season 4, Episode 10: Julie's Lie
08 December 1984 Season 4, Episode 11: Baby of the Family
15 December 1984 Season 4, Episode 12: TV or Not TV
22 December 1984 Season 4, Episode 13: The Spirit of Christmas
05 January 1985 Season 4, Episode 14: Grandpa's Will
12 January 1985 Season 4, Episode 15: The Answering Machine
19 January 1985 Season 4, Episode 16: The Gift
26 January 1985 Season 4, Episode 17: Alabamy Bound (1)
02 February 1985 Season 4, Episode 18: Alabamy Bound (2)
09 February 1985 Season 4, Episode 19: The Earthquake
16 February 1985 Season 4, Episode 20: The Lookalike
23 February 1985 Season 4, Episode 21: Cat Story
23 March 1985 Season 4, Episode 22: Police Mamas
30 March 1985 Season 4, Episode 23: Monkey See, Monkey Do
04 May 1985 Season 4, Episode 24: Friendship
11 May 1985 Season 4, Episode 25: Julie's Birthday
Season 5
14 September 1985 Season 5, Episode 1: Joey's Train
21 September 1985 Season 5, Episode 2: Ship of Fools (1)
28 September 1985 Season 5, Episode 3: Ship of Fools (2)
05 October 1985 Season 5, Episode 4: The Man From Zoron
19 October 1985 Season 5, Episode 5: Addy's Goodbye
26 October 1985 Season 5, Episode 6: So Long, Jonathan
02 November 1985 Season 5, Episode 7: Mama
09 November 1985 Season 5, Episode 8: Sam's Little Girl
16 November 1985 Season 5, Episode 9: The Elevator
23 November 1985 Season 5, Episode 10: Nell's New Car
30 November 1985 Season 5, Episode 11: Nell's Gifted Child
07 December 1985 Season 5, Episode 12: Katie's Apartment
14 December 1985 Season 5, Episode 13: Snippets
04 January 1986 Season 5, Episode 14: Second Chance (1)
11 January 1986 Season 5, Episode 15: Second Chance (2)
18 January 1986 Season 5, Episode 16: Bienvenido, Jonathan
01 February 1986 Season 5, Episode 17: The Gun
08 February 1986 Season 5, Episode 18: A Lesson for Nell
15 February 1986 Season 5, Episode 19: Pride and Prejudice
22 February 1986 Season 5, Episode 20: Family Reunion
29 March 1986 Season 5, Episode 21: Getting to Know You
05 April 1986 Season 5, Episode 22: Katie's Korner
03 May 1986 Season 5, Episode 23: Found Money
10 May 1986 Season 5, Episode 24: The Purse Snatcher
Season 6
24 September 1986 Season 6, Episode 1: Sam Goes to College (1)
24 September 1986 Season 6, Episode 2: Sam Goes to College (2)
01 October 1986 Season 6, Episode 3: Below Sea Level
08 October 1986 Season 6, Episode 4: Joey Meets Matthew
15 October 1986 Season 6, Episode 5: Nell Goes Back to New York
29 October 1986 Season 6, Episode 6: The Apartment
05 November 1986 Season 6, Episode 7: I Love New York
12 November 1986 Season 6, Episode 8: Nell the Boss
19 November 1986 Season 6, Episode 9: Harry the Hamster
26 November 1986 Season 6, Episode 10: Joey the Gambler
03 December 1986 Season 6, Episode 11: The Scam
10 December 1986 Season 6, Episode 12: Christmas in New York
07 January 1987 Season 6, Episode 13: Nell's Secret Admirer
14 January 1987 Season 6, Episode 14: The Loan
21 January 1987 Season 6, Episode 15: The Window (1)
21 January 1987 Season 6, Episode 16: The Window (2)
28 January 1987 Season 6, Episode 17: Joey's First Crush
04 February 1987 Season 6, Episode 18: Joey's Teacher
11 February 1987 Season 6, Episode 19: Joey's Hero
25 February 1987 Season 6, Episode 20: Joey the Gigolo
31 March 1987 Season 6, Episode 21: Parents' Week (1)
07 April 1987 Season 6, Episode 22: Parents' Week (2)
28 April 1987 Season 6, Episode 23: Save the Church
05 May 1987 Season 6, Episode 24: Someday, My Prince . . .
12 May 1987 Season 6, Episode 25: Mama's Date