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The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts

The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts (a.k.a. L.A.T.E.R.) is a syndicated television sitcom about a college professor and his family. It was intended to be a spoof of soap operas in the same style as Soap and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, but it failed to get the ratings that the other two shows had; it was canceled after 65 episodes, which had been broadcast five days a week over three months in 1980.

The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts
Also known asL.A.T.E.R.
GenreSituation comedy
Created byEllis Marcus
Ann Marcus
Written byEllis Marcus
Ann Marcus
Directed byTracey Roberts
Starring(See article)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes65
Production
Producer(s)Leonard Friedlander
Running time30m
Release
Original releaseJanuary 7 (1980-01-07) –
April 4, 1980 (1980-04-04)

Cast and charactersEdit

  • Renny Temple – Eddie Roberts, a professor at Cranepool University
  • Udana Power – Dolores, Eddie's wife, who's an aspiring major league baseball player
  • Allison Balson – Chrissy, Eddie's daughter
  • Stephen Parr – Tony Cranepool, a faculty colleague

Episode listEdit

Title Air date
1"Coming to Grips with One's Sexual Problems"January 7, 1980 (1980-01-07)
2"Love Me or Leave Me"January 8, 1980 (1980-01-08)
3"Those Were the Days"January 9, 1980 (1980-01-09)
4"Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, How About TSU?"January 10, 1980 (1980-01-10)
5"Dolores and Chrissy Return"January 11, 1980 (1980-01-11)
6"Stress Is as Stress Does"January 14, 1980 (1980-01-14)
7"School Busing Program Begins"January 15, 1980 (1980-01-15)
8"Racial Warfare, Film at 11"January 16, 1980 (1980-01-16)
9"Contraception with Exception"January 17, 1980 (1980-01-17)
10"Cranepool U Gets Ping-Pong Balled"January 18, 1980 (1980-01-18)
11"Trying to Get the Feelings Again"January 21, 1980 (1980-01-21)
12"Lots of Secrets"January 22, 1980 (1980-01-22)
13"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"January 23, 1980 (1980-01-23)
14"The Truth and Nothing But the Truth"January 24, 1980 (1980-01-24)
15"Tell Me Where It Hurts"January 25, 1980 (1980-01-25)
16"A Remedy for Sexual Dysfunction"January 28, 1980 (1980-01-28)
17"Will the Real Samantha Higgins Please Stand Up"January 29, 1980 (1980-01-29)
18"It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House"January 30, 1980 (1980-01-30)
19"Getting to Know You"January 31, 1980 (1980-01-31)
20"And in This Corner"February 1, 1980 (1980-02-01)
21"Cranepool U Announces Tenure Recipient"February 4, 1980 (1980-02-04)
22"Monkey Business at Cranepool U"February 5, 1980 (1980-02-05)
23"Wait 'Til the Guinness People Find Out"February 6, 1980 (1980-02-06)
24"Trying to Solve Problems"February 7, 1980 (1980-02-07)
25"There's Definitely a Foul at the Kluck O'Rama"February 8, 1980 (1980-02-08)
26"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"February 11, 1980 (1980-02-11)
27"Eddie and Dolores and Herb and Marcia"February 12, 1980 (1980-02-12)
28"Do Unto Others as They May Do Unto You"February 13, 1980 (1980-02-13)
29"Pass the Aspirin, Please"February 14, 1980 (1980-02-14)
30"Trying to Deal with a Kidnapping"February 15, 1980 (1980-02-15)
31"Trying to Outkid a Kidnapper"February 18, 1980 (1980-02-18)
32"How Do You Spell Relief"February 19, 1980 (1980-02-19)
33"Playing the Waiting Game"February 20, 1980 (1980-02-20)
34"Getting Beneath the Surface"February 21, 1980 (1980-02-21)
35"Time to Go to Confession"February 22, 1980 (1980-02-22)
36"True Confessions"February 25, 1980 (1980-02-25)
37"A Senatorial Hearing of a Lesser Degree"February 26, 1980 (1980-02-26)
38"Everybody's Got a Problem"February 27, 1980 (1980-02-27)
39"The Ups and Downs of a Relationship"February 28, 1980 (1980-02-28)
40"Some Good News and Some Bad News"February 29, 1980 (1980-02-29)
41"Child Custody and TSU Side Effects Are Issues of the Day"March 3, 1980 (1980-03-03)
42"An End to the Gay Old Life?"March 4, 1980 (1980-03-04)
43"Hot News for Everyone, Film at 11"March 5, 1980 (1980-03-05)
44"Winging It at the Kluck O'Rama"March 6, 1980 (1980-03-06)
45"Home, Sweet Home"March 7, 1980 (1980-03-07)
46"There's No Business Like Porn Business"March 10, 1980 (1980-03-10)
47"Trying to Understand the Legalese"March 11, 1980 (1980-03-11)
48"Gertrude's Day in Court"March 12, 1980 (1980-03-12)
49"The Press Is After Gertrude"March 13, 1980 (1980-03-13)
50"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder"March 14, 1980 (1980-03-14)
51"Nervous About a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity"March 17, 1980 (1980-03-17)
52"Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You"March 18, 1980 (1980-03-18)
53"A Gay Experience on Television"March 19, 1980 (1980-03-19)
54"Do You Promise to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth?"March 20, 1980 (1980-03-20)
55"Perry Mason Would Have Been Proud"March 21, 1980 (1980-03-21)
56"A Paternity Suit for Eddie"March 24, 1980 (1980-03-24)
57"All in the Family"March 25, 1980 (1980-03-25)
58"An Encounter Session for Eddie's Parents?"March 26, 1980 (1980-03-26)
59"A Request to Call off the Strike"March 27, 1980 (1980-03-27)
60"Confession Time at Cranepool U"March 28, 1980 (1980-03-28)
61"Here Comes the Bride"March 31, 1980 (1980-03-31)
62"Take Me Out to the Ballgame"April 1, 1980 (1980-04-01)
63"Love Conquers All"April 2, 1980 (1980-04-02)
64"Telling It Like It Is"April 3, 1980 (1980-04-03)
65"One Shocking Revelation After Another"April 4, 1980 (1980-04-04)

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