Gimme a Break! The series starred Nell Carter as the housekeeper for a widowed police chief Dolph Sweet and his three daughters. The sitcom takes place in Glenlawn, a fictional suburb located in California. Five episodes into the sixth and final season, the show changed locales from Glenlawn to New York City, when Nell, concerned for Joey's welfare after he moved there with his absentee father, traveled there to check on him. She subsequently assumed guardianship of Joey and his younger brother Matthew played by Joey Lawrence's real-life brother Matthew Lawrence at their father's request and was forced to permanently relocate there after Chief Kanisky's father Stanley John Hoyt sold the family's Glenlawn home.
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TV Schedule. Sign In. Gimme a Break! Add Image S1, Ep1. Error: please try again. Recently widowed Police Chief Carl Kanisky returns home to find his household in a mess.
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To save this word, you'll need to log in. Log In Definition of give me a break informal 1 — used to tell someone to stop bothering you or treating you unfairly "Aren't you finished yet? I only started 10 minutes ago! I doubt he even graduated from high school! Accessed 24 Aug. Comments on give me a break What made you want to look up give me a break? Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible. Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free! Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?
Gimme A Break was an '80s sitcom that helped to redifine family and television. It's real. It's funny. It's real funny. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Skip to main content.