Our House

Our House 80's TV Show

Our House was a family drama that ran from 1986 to 1988 on NBC, and was essentially about the challenges faced by the Witherspoon family as they faced the challenges around three generations living in the same household.  Wilford Brimley starred as Gus Witherspoon, Deidre Hall as Jessica Witherspoon, Shannen Doherty as Kris Witherspoon, Chad Allen as David Witherspoon, and Keri Houlihan as Molly Witherspoon.  Although the show received good reviews, it was not a major hit.  Some argue that it had stiff competition by running in the same time slot as 60 minutes.

Fans of this show will remember that after the death of his son, Gus Witherspoon (Brimley) took his daughter-in-law and three grandchildren into his California home until they could get on their feet.  The kids were not happy about having to leave their lives in Indiana for California, and they soon learned that old Gus could be somewhat of a curmudgeon.  Gus eventually softens in his approach to discipline, and the kids begin to recognize his wisdom.  The show was primarily about the family's adjustment to the new living arrangement and the accompanying lessons in morality.  Each segment would end with a freeze frame which was placed on an overview of the house, and by the end of the show, each room was filled with an image that told the story.