The Stockard Channing Show (1980)

The Stockard Channing Show


Susan Goodenow was a recent divorcee whose ditzy friend/neighbor Earline got her a job working as a consumer reporter for the local Los Angeles TV show The Big Rip-Off. Headlining the show was Brad Gabriel a tightly-wound journalist who was convinced everything was toxic and bad. Flamboyant Gus Clyde, a former Broadway entertainer, was the station owner; Alf was a burnout hippie who landed a job as a security guard at the station after the health food store he owned was targeted by The Big Rip-Off; and Mr. Krame was Susan's landlord. Plots often revolved around Susan's attempts to expose corporations who were swindling consumers, which afforded Channing plenty of opportunities to don various disguises and personas.