Mr. Sunshine (1986 TV series)


Mr. Sunshine (1986 TV series)
Mr. Sunshine
Genre Situation comedy
Written by David Lloyd
Peter Noah
Emily Marshall
Directed by John Rich
Starring Jeffrey Tambor
Barbara Babcock
Leonard Frey
Cecilia Hart
David Knell
Nan Martin
Theme music composer Randy Edelman
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11
Production
Executive producer(s) John Rich
Henry Winkler
Editor(s) Marco Zappia
Running time 30 min.
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run March 28, 1986 (1986-03-28) – May 24, 1986 (1986-05-24)

Mr. Sunshine is the title of an American sitcom that aired on the ABC network for a season beginning in 1986.

The series followed the trials and tribulations of Paul Stark (played by Jeffrey Tambor), a blind university professor. Co-stars were Barbara Babcock and Leonard Frey.

The series was controversial during its run, attracting criticism from interest groups claiming that Mr. Sunshine poked fun at the visually impaired by using the lead character's disability as a focus for much of the show's humor. Supporters of the series said the show treated the character and the disability respectfully.

Episode list

Title Airdate
1 "Pilot" March 28, 1986
2 "Mrs. Swinford Takes the Plunge" April 4, 1986
3 "The Evaluation" April 11, 1986
4 "Strictly Personal" April 18, 1986
5 "Educating Swinford" April 18, 1986
6 "The Theater Calls Grace" April 25, 1986
7 "Too Many Cooks" May 2, 1986
8 "Fear of Falling" May 3, 1986
9 "Leftwich in Love" May 10, 1986
10 "Great Expectations" May 17, 1986
11 "Take My Ex-Wife, Please!" May 24, 1986

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