Gimme a Break

Gimme a Break

1981, Comedy
A rotund housekeeper keeps order from California to New York.

Episode Guide

  • Gimme a Break - Mama's Date (Season 6 Episode 25)
    Season 6 Episode 25:

    Mama's Date

    Nell's (Nell Carter) mother (Rosetta LeNoire) is seeing a man (guest star Bill Henderson) from her past.

  • Gimme a Break - Someday My Prince ... (Season 6 Episode 24)
    Season 6 Episode 24:

    Someday My Prince ...

    Nell is courted by an African prince who invented chocolate chip cookies in his home country.

  • Gimme a Break - Save the Church (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:

    Save the Church

    Nell learns that her father's church is about to be demolished.

  • Gimme a Break - Parents Week (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Parents Week

    Nell works on a plan to encourage Sam and Eric to stay in college.

  • Gimme a Break - Parents Week (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Parents Week

    Sam announces plans to leave college, get married and move to South Dakota.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey the Gigolo (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Joey the Gigolo

    Nell convinces Joey to make friends with her boss's daughter.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey's Hero (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Joey's Hero

    Nell donates her blood to a television hero who turns out to be a bigot.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey's Teacher (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Joey's Teacher

    Joey's teacher sues Nell for $2.1 million after he falls in her apartment.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey's First Crush (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Joey's First Crush

    Joey confides in Grandpa when he develops an infatuation for Maggie.

  • Gimme a Break - The Window (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    The Window

    Nell quits her job to stay at home and care for Matthew and Joey.

  • Gimme a Break - The Window (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    The Window

    Nell considers giving up her promotion to pay closer attention to Matthew and Joey.

  • Gimme a Break - The Loan (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    The Loan

    Nell and Addy's friendship is strained when Addy fails to repay a loan.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell's Secret Admirer (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Nell's Secret Admirer

    Nell discovers that she has had a secret admirer since her high-school days.

  • Gimme a Break - Christmas in New York (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Christmas in New York

    Marty ruins Joey and Matthew's Christmas by telling them there's no Santa Claus.

  • Gimme a Break - The Scam (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    The Scam

    Maybelle's savings are stolen when Nell falls for a major scam.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey the Gambler (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Joey the Gambler

    Nell and Marty teach Joey a lesson about the evils of gambling.

  • Gimme a Break - Harry the Hamster (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Harry the Hamster

    Nell joins an animal-rights group after Joey rescues a hamster from an experimental lab.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell the Boss (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Nell the Boss

    Nell and Addy learn that mixing business with friendship is a bad idea.

  • Gimme a Break - I Love New York (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    I Love New York

    Nell regrets moving to New York after experiencing a series of setbacks.

  • Gimme a Break - The Apartment (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    The Apartment

    Nell and Addy begin their search for an apartment in New York.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell Goes Back to New York (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Nell Goes Back to New York

    Lonesome Nell decides to travel back to New York City to see Joey.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey Meets Matthew (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Joey Meets Matthew

    Joey's father wants his sons Joey and Matthew to live with him.

  • Gimme a Break - Below Sea Level (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Below Sea Level

    Joey's in for a surprise after he and Nell fly to New York to visit Addy.

  • Gimme a Break - Sam Goes to College (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Sam Goes to College

    Nell is left alone at home with the last girl leaves for college.

  • Gimme a Break - Sam Goes to College (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Sam Goes to College

    Sam's crushed when her college scholarship doesn't come through.

  • Gimme a Break - The Purse Snatcher (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    The Purse Snatcher

    After Nell's purse is stolen at a restaurant, the eager young manager and his inept assistant attempt to trap the thief.

  • Gimme a Break - Found Money (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    Found Money

    Nell urges the family to spend her inheritance money, but the check bounces.

  • Gimme a Break - Katie's Korner (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Katie's Korner

    When Katie develops problems in both her personal and professional lives, Nell worries she may be considering suicide.

  • Gimme a Break - Getting to Know You (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Getting to Know You

    Nell's plans for a romantic dinner date are dashed when she must baby-sit a large group of children.

  • Gimme a Break - Family Reunion (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Family Reunion

    Nell meddles in her sister's marriage when she expresses her woes.

  • Gimme a Break - Pride and Prejudice (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Pride and Prejudice

    Nell and Addy claim racism when their job applications are rejected.

  • Gimme a Break - A Lesson for Nell (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    A Lesson for Nell

    Nell's determined to terminate Grandpa's relationship with a much younger woman.

  • Gimme a Break - The Gun (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    The Gun

    Nell is injured when Joey accidentally shoots her with the chief's gun.

  • Gimme a Break - Bienvenido, Jonathan (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Bienvenido, Jonathan

    Jonathan and Julie are reunited when he returns from an archaeological dig.

  • Gimme a Break - Second Chance (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Second Chance

    Nell has a mutiny on her hands when she's unable to book a concert date for her fledgling rock band. Guest star: Gary Collins.

  • Gimme a Break - Second Chance (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Second Chance

    Nell drops out of college to become the manager of a rock 'n' roll group.

  • Gimme a Break - Snippits (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:


    Nell and the Kaniskis reflect upon happier times during the Christmas holiday.

  • Gimme a Break - Katie's Apartment (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Katie's Apartment

    Though living on her own, Katie still feels as if she's being hounded by Nell.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell's Gifted Child (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Nell's Gifted Child

    Nell overreacts when tests reveal that Joey is a gifted learner.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell's New Car (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Nell's New Car

    Nell's purchase of Addy's car causes hostility when the vehicle turns out to be a lemon.

  • Gimme a Break - The Elevator (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    The Elevator

    Nell and Addy become stranded in separate elevators in a department store.

  • Gimme a Break - Sam's Little Girl (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Sam's Little Girl

    Samantha shirks her duties as a Big Sister to date a handsome new neighbor.

  • Gimme a Break - Mama (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:


    Nell's patience is tested when her cranky mother comes to visit.

  • Gimme a Break - So Long, Jonathan (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    So Long, Jonathan

    Jonathan refuses a grant to travel to Mexico because Julie can't go along.

  • Gimme a Break - Addy's Goodbye (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Addy's Goodbye

    Addy takes a job in New York and then doesn't invite Nell to the going-away party.

  • Gimme a Break - The Man From Zoron (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Man From Zoron

    Joey's life is saved by a man claiming to be from another planet.

  • Gimme a Break - Ship of Fools (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Ship of Fools

    Nell loses her singing voice and has to foot the bill for the ocean cruise and for her guests Joey and Addy.

  • Gimme a Break - Ship of Fools (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Ship of Fools

    Nell accepts a job singing on a cruise ship with her ex-husband.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey's Train (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Joey's Train

    Nell and the Kaniskis have trouble dealing with the death of the chief.

  • Gimme a Break - Julie's Birthday (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    Julie's Birthday

    Julie and Jonathan hope to solve the problems in their sometimes-rocky relationship by running off to Las Vegas and getting married.

  • Gimme a Break - Friendship (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:


    When Nell begins to feel that Addy is spending less time with her, she relies on a rather simple-minded friend for companionship.

  • Gimme a Break - Monkey See, Monkey Do (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Monkey See, Monkey Do

    The chief's stubbornness prompts Nell, Katie, Julie and Samantha to leave the house.

  • Gimme a Break - Police Mommas (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Police Mommas

    Nearly the entire Glenlawn police force succumbs to an outbreak of food poisoning, so Nell and Addy sign on as temporary cops.

  • Gimme a Break - Cat Story (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Cat Story

    A flood threatens Glenlawn and Simpson's out there looking for his cat.

  • Gimme a Break - The Lookalike (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    The Lookalike

    After Nell settles for celebrity look-alikes for a church benefit, the real Sammy Davis Jr. shows up.

  • Gimme a Break - The Earthquake (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    The Earthquake

    During an earthquake, Nell (Nell Carter) is stranded in the library with a hearing-impaired woman (guest star Phyllis Frelich).

  • Gimme a Break - Alabamy Bound (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Alabamy Bound

    Nell's trip to Alabama provides a big surprise -- her mother announces she's decided to move to California.

  • Gimme a Break - Alabamy Bound (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Alabamy Bound

    Nell learns that her newlywed sister is planning to move and will no longer be able to care for their mother.

  • Gimme a Break - The Gift (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The Gift

    Nell warns Katie about accepting an expensive gift from a man, then fails to heed her own advice.

  • Gimme a Break - The Answering Machine (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Answering Machine

    Nell learns she's made a big mistake about the voice of a strange woman on her boyfriend's telephone-answering machine.

  • Gimme a Break - Grandpa's Will (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Grandpa's Will

    Grandpa is down in the dumps when he realizes that he has nothing to leave anyone in his will.

  • Gimme a Break - Spirit of Christmas (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Spirit of Christmas

    Nell and Addy spend a friendly, sentimental Christmas together until a battle starts over Addy's handsome neighbor.

  • Gimme a Break - TV or Not TV (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    TV or Not TV

    Nell tries to bring the family closer by forcing them to give up television for an entire evening.

  • Gimme a Break - Baby of the Family (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Baby of the Family

    Seeking revenge because Nell wouldn't let her go on a coed camping trip, Samantha "helps" Joey prepare a song for Nell's church choir.

  • Gimme a Break - Julie's Lie (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Julie's Lie

    Nell and Addy's plans to spend a quiet weekend at a ski resort are dashed when they encounter an all-too-familiar face.

  • Gimme a Break - Carl's Delicate Moment (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Carl's Delicate Moment

    Carl is sued for sexual harassment by a policewoman he refused to promote.

  • Gimme a Break - Daddy's Little Girl (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Daddy's Little Girl

    A handsome older man sweeps Nell off her feet, then she learns he's Addy's long-lost father.

  • Gimme a Break - Breakdance (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:


    Nell learns that Joey has been cutting school to spend his afternoons break dancing at the beach.

  • Gimme a Break - Who Dunnit? (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Who Dunnit?

    Feeling responsible for the death of a jogger who saw their auto accident, Nell and Ray Parker Jr. plan a benefit concert for his widow.

  • Gimme a Break - Sam's First Love (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Sam's First Love

    Teenage Samantha falls in love for the first time, but her family sees the boy in a very different light.

  • Gimme a Break - Grandpa's Secret Life (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Grandpa's Secret Life

    Nell's (Nell Carter) efforts to stop Grandpa (John Hoyt) from marrying an heiress (guest star Rue McClanahan) are thwarted by the woman's father (guest star Milton Berle).

  • Gimme a Break - Nell's Birthday (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Nell's Birthday

    As a surprise birthday gift, Joey and the girls alter Nell's birth certificate so that it appears she's a year younger than she thought.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey Goes to New Orleans (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Joey Goes to New Orleans

    Nell's relationship with Charlie is threatened by her worries about Joey's reaction to his father.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey Goes to New Orleans (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Joey Goes to New Orleans

    At the New Orleans World's Fair, Joey meets a man he believes is his father and Nell gets reacquainted with an old flame.

  • Gimme a Break - Class of '84 (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Class of '84

    Nell may not realize her dream of graduating from high school after she's accused of cheating on a class project.

  • Gimme a Break - The Center (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Center

    Grandpa joins a senior citizens center just in time to be involved in a battle between two generations.

  • Gimme a Break - Katie's College (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Katie's College

    Nell isn't too happy when Katie announces that she's opening a boutique instead of going on to college.

  • Gimme a Break - Rodeo (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:


    Joey learns an important lesson after he pesters Grandpa into taking him to the rodeo.

  • Gimme a Break - Big Apple (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Big Apple

    Nell and Addy find themselves in the middle of a drug bust. Guest star: Tony Randall.

  • Gimme a Break - Big Apple (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Big Apple

    While on vacation in New York, Nell and Addy encounter the mayor, a group of street singers and a supply of cocaine.

  • Gimme a Break - Valentine (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:


    On Valentine's Day, Nell's decision to hand out advice to the lovelorn nearly ruins her relationship with her boyfriend.

  • Gimme a Break - Knock Three Times (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Knock Three Times

    Nell makes an appointment with a hypnotist after she misplaces Mrs. Kaniski's engagement ring.

  • Gimme a Break - Flashback (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:


    At the request of the Kaniski kids, Nell tells the details of how she met their mother and later became their guardian.

  • Gimme a Break - Samantha's Protest (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Samantha's Protest

    The chief investigates a sit-in at a mission school that's about to be demolished -- and the protesters turn out to be his daughters and Nell.

  • Gimme a Break - James Returns (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    James Returns

    After she learns that her ex-husband has remarried, Nell rekindles an old romance with her second love who just divorced his wife.

  • Gimme a Break - Herbie (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:


    Sam's in a slump because a conniving teenage boy is anxious to compromise her principles.

  • Gimme a Break - Kaniski Christmas (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Kaniski Christmas

    Nell wants Joey's first real Christmas to be special, but her hopes are dashed when everyone has other plans.

  • Gimme a Break - Grandpa's Rebellion (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Grandpa's Rebellion

    When Grandpa returns from a trip to Poland he discovers that his belongings have been moved into the chief's home.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell's Friend (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Nell's Friend

    Nell's enemy from her high-school days stops by for a visit and infuriates Nell with her snobbish attitude.

  • Gimme a Break - Melissa (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    Romantic sparks fly when the chief starts dating a wonderful woman, but a secret threatens to end the relationship.

  • Gimme a Break - The Mayor (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Mayor

    When Greenlawn's mayor arrives at the Kaniski home for dinner, Nell becomes the target of his amorous advances.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:


    Nell's idea to take Joey in as a foster child doesn't go over too well with the chief.

  • Gimme a Break - Joey (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:


    Nell and the Kaniskis learn that the cute 6-year-old boy who's collecting for "charity" has a criminal motive.

  • Gimme a Break - Katie's Commitment (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Katie's Commitment

    The chief explodes when he learns that Katie's latest boyfriend is in college -- not as a student but as a professor.

  • Gimme a Break - The Way to a Man's Heart (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Way to a Man's Heart

    Nell spots a handsome man in her "Weight Winners" class, but another woman steps in and makes the first move.

  • Gimme a Break - The Groupie (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Groupie

    Katie thinks a piece of Andy Gibb's clothing will provide her with the ticket she needs to get into a popular clique.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell Gets Sick (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Nell Gets Sick

    When Grandma Kaniski decides to take over for an ailing Nell, she manages to disrupt the well-organized home.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell and the Kid (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Nell and the Kid

    Nell tries to save a young shoplifter from the misery of being sent to prison.

  • Gimme a Break - Greenlawn Street Blues (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Greenlawn Street Blues

    Samantha spends a day observing the chief at the police station as research for a school essay.

  • Gimme a Break - Glenlawn Street Blues (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Glenlawn Street Blues

    Samantha spends a day at the police station.

  • Gimme a Break - Grandpa Robs a Bank (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Grandpa Robs a Bank

    A series of misunderstandings leads bank officials to believe that Grandpa's holding the place up.

  • Gimme a Break - Eddie Gets Married (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Eddie Gets Married

    The chief's brother Ed begins having second thoughts on his wedding day.

  • Gimme a Break - Return of the Doo-Wop Girls (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Return of the Doo-Wop Girls

    Nell wants revenge on her former singing partners who left her behind 15 years ago. Guest stars: the Pointer Sisters.

  • Gimme a Break - The Custody Suit (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Custody Suit

    The late Mrs. Kaniski's snobbish sister threatens to gain custody of the girls.

  • Gimme a Break - The Centerfold (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    The Centerfold

    The mayor hands the chief an ultimatum: Either he reinstates the policewoman who posed nude in a magazine or he loses his job.

  • Gimme a Break - The Centerfold (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Centerfold

    Despite public outcries, Carl fires a policewoman from the force after she poses nude for a national magazine.

  • Gimme a Break - Julie Smokes (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Julie Smokes

    The chief angrily searches the house and interrogates the girls after he finds a cigarette butt in his laundry.

  • Gimme a Break - Love, Kidney (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Love, Kidney

    The chief discovers that his brother's kidney condition is serious and that he'll need a transplant to survive.

  • Gimme a Break - Love Thy Neighbor (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Love Thy Neighbor

    Nell takes a neighbor to court after she is bitten by their dog.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell Goes Door to Door (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Nell Goes Door to Door

    Nell tries her hand at selling vacuum cleaners in a get-rich-quick deal headed by a shady character.

  • Gimme a Break - Sam Faces Death (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Sam Faces Death

    Samantha starts worrying about death when the chief is accidentally shot.

  • Gimme a Break - Katie Steals Julie's Jock (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Katie Steals Julie's Jock

    Sibling rivalry flares when Julie tutors a handsome quarterback whose mind seems to be on Katie rather than the books.

  • Gimme a Break - The Chief's Gay Evening (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Chief's Gay Evening

    The chief learns one of his officers is homosexual.

  • Gimme a Break - Porko's II (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Porko's II

    Nell and her fellow dieters drive an overweight lecturer into deep depression.

  • Gimme a Break - Take My Baby, Please (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Take My Baby, Please

    Katie's friend announces she has decided to give her baby up for adoption.

  • Gimme a Break - Grandpa's Visit (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Grandpa's Visit

    Grandpa manages to turn the Kaniski home upside down when he moves in and tackles household chores.

  • Gimme a Break - Sam's Imaginary Friend (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Sam's Imaginary Friend

    Samantha tests everyone's patience when she insists that her imaginary friend actually exists.

  • Gimme a Break - Brother Ed and the Hooker (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Brother Ed and the Hooker

    The chief isn't too thrilled when he discovers that his brother is going out with a prostitute.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell Goes to Jail (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Nell Goes to Jail

    Nell's thrown behind bars after creating a disturbance at the phone company.

  • Gimme a Break - An Unmarried Couple (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    An Unmarried Couple

    An unmarried, pregnant friend of Katie's arrives for a visit.

  • Gimme a Break - The Robbery (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Robbery

    The quick-thinking Nell thwarts the plans of burglars who chose the Kaniski home as their next stop.

  • Gimme a Break - Sam's Affair (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Sam's Affair

    Samantha's first kiss prompts her to ask questions about the facts of life, but no one takes her curiosity seriously.

  • Gimme a Break - Hot Muffins (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Hot Muffins

    Katie's singing group accepts an offer to appear at a Hollywood nightclub.

  • Gimme a Break - Grandma Fools Around (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Grandma Fools Around

    On their 55th wedding anniversary, Grandpa Kaniski uncovers his wife's long-kept secret.

  • Gimme a Break - Samantha Steals a Squad Car (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Samantha Steals a Squad Car

    Upset that no one's listening to her problems, Samantha storms out of the house and takes off in a squad car.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell Goes Home (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Nell Goes Home

    Samantha and Nell learn the true meaning of family love after Nell's father dies.

  • Gimme a Break - The Emergency (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Emergency

    The chief finally comes to the realization that Katie isn't his little girl anymore.

  • Gimme a Break - Katie the Cheat (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Katie the Cheat

    Katie asks Julie to help her in school by taking an exam in her place.

  • Gimme a Break - Nell's Ex (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Nell's Ex

    Nell's smooth-talking former husband arrives at the Kaniski home and leaves with $1,000.

  • Gimme a Break - Julie's First Love (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Julie's First Love

    Julie's late-night date with an electronics wizard costs her a stiff punishment.

  • Gimme a Break - Julie's Rejection (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Julie's Rejection

    Julie tries for membership in an exclusive club.

  • Gimme a Break - Your Prisoner Is Dead (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Your Prisoner Is Dead

    The chief has second thoughts about his job after he fatally wounds a drugstore robber.

  • Gimme a Break - Man in Nell's Room (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Man in Nell's Room

    Nell packs her bags after she and the chief have a heated argument about her personal life.

  • Gimme a Break - Do or Diet (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Do or Diet

    Mouth-watering food commercials and the Kaniski's refrigerator prove to be irresistible temptations for the dieting Nell.

  • Gimme a Break - Mom's Birthday (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Mom's Birthday

    Nell sets out to lift the family's spirits on the late Mrs. Kaniski's birthday.

  • Gimme a Break - Second Time Around (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Second Time Around

    A high-school sweetheart re-enters the chief's life.

  • Gimme a Break - A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    The chief tries to improve Nell's love life.

  • Gimme a Break - Katie the Crook (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Katie the Crook

    The chief is in for a surprise when Katie is hauled in on a shoplifting charge.