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January 6th, 2000

TV Show of the Day: Just the Ten of Us

Do you remember this show? Sure you do! It all started when Growing Pains – the highly-successful ABC sitcom of the 80s – needed a spinoff to, er, extend its success. Coincidentally, there was a character at the high school the Seaver kids attended named Coach Lubbock. Add in a backstory (he’s married with seven kids and one on the way) and, bammo! It’s a spinoff.

The whole thing was the usual 80s cheeseball but, man, I still like it. I wish I could watch it now. I remember the big old house they bought very, very far from Growing Pains’ locale (original, that!) along with the entire intro. I even typed out the song with my pal Liz on AIM one night. It’s scary when you remember a show so well; it’s even scarier when you remember the theme song to a show so well. – pm

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday February 27, 2000 -- 3:10:19PM
That show always made me sad. I guess it was a combination the fact that I was home alone on a Friday night, and all the the adversity that a family of ten must throw at the parents. Bill Kirchenbauer (I think that's his last name) wasn't a bad stand-up comic, either.



FROM: Melissa
DATE: Thursday May 3, 2001 -- 8:59:11PM
I loved that show!..infact back in I think 92 or 93 they started showing re-runs of it on the cable USA network.I'm so lame I used to tape them.Sadly enough I still own a cassette of "Nelson After the Rain" too.



FROM: Melissa
DATE: Thursday May 3, 2001 -- 8:59:26PM
I loved that show!..infact back in I think 92 or 93 they started showing re-runs of it on the cable USA network.I'm so lame I used to tape them.Sadly enough I still own a cassette of "Nelson After the Rain" too.



FROM: Bob Jones
DATE: Monday July 16, 2001 -- 2:55:40PM
I loved this show. I had taped it back when it aired on USA but I had lost the tapes, I really wish I could get them back.



FROM: Shir
DATE: Saturday August 25, 2001 -- 2:11:02AM
Does anyone know the names of any of the songs that the Lubbock Babes sang at the pizza place, because i loved all of them, especially the one they are singing while that man dies...please email me if you can help me with that



FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday September 7, 2001 -- 5:37:21PM
Amazingly, an episode of JTTOU just showed up on TV Land. Aaah, memories!



FROM: Just Dave
DATE: Friday September 7, 2001 -- 6:10:32PM
It's true! I just caught the last ten minutes of the TVLand feature. I remembered when the series was originally on the tube. I sure had a crush on the redheaded daughter (who's name escapes me).



FROM: Missy
DATE: Monday September 10, 2001 -- 10:00:42AM
does anyone know where i can find the word or who wrote the theme song to "just the ten of Us"



FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday September 10, 2001 -- 10:33:40AM
I bet it was Alan Thicke.



FROM: Adam Marshall
DATE: Thursday October 11, 2001 -- 1:19:46PM
I loved this show. I wish that they would bring back the reruns where i live. Do'h!!!!



FROM: marisa
DATE: Monday November 5, 2001 -- 1:03:37AM
Are there any pictures at all of any of the cast members before and after.........................??????????????????????



FROM: Tiffany
DATE: Friday December 14, 2001 -- 8:42:23PM
Does anybody have copies of any of the episodes they could copy and sell? If so, I would be interested.



FROM: Lacey Fry
DATE: Thursday March 14, 2002 -- 3:31:21 pm
Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a video of every episode that was aired. Please help me and let me know if anyone has one.
thanks



FROM: Jonathan Bauch
DATE: Wednesday June 26, 2002 -- 10:32:17 pm
IVE BEEN HEARING TV LAND WILL RERUN JUST THE TEN OF US AND PERFECT STRANGERS THIS AUGUST.
SO KEEP CHECKING ON IT. I HOPE THEY DO SHOW IT ! THIS SHOW WAS ONE OF THE BEST IVE SEEN. ITS A SHAME THEY DONT SHOW IT ANYMORE.



FROM: Natallie
DATE: Thursday July 18, 2002 -- 6:14:08 pm
Oh...I just loved Just the ten of us!!! I was also wondering where some picture of the cast were? ~ Jonathan I hope you are right about TV LAND & the return in August...I will be waiting! Glad to know that there are others out there who still remember these good ol' dayz =)



FROM: Ryan B
DATE: Wednesday August 28, 2002 -- 8:56:13 pm
Please be right about it, even though it's august 29th already and no JTTOU



FROM: Sara
DATE: Friday September 6, 2002 -- 5:18:50 pm
where can i have the theme of the show????i need the lyric, please, from Spain



FROM: Scott
DATE: Tuesday October 22, 2002 -- 5:51:29 pm
If anyone knows the music to any of the songs the Lubbock Babes sang at Danny's Pizza, please let me know, the ones I know are below.

-Born To Be Wild
- The Ballad of Sweeny Todd
- Dancin' In the Street
- Rock Around The Clock
-Twist and Shout

I'm looking for any songs not listed above, but in particular the Ballad that Cindy sings the night of their debut and the piece they were singing when Rick Potter died during their encore. Please email me the song title and the original artist, Thank You.



FROM: Aimee
DATE: Tuesday December 10, 2002 -- 10:46:28 pm
Any word on if TV Land is still going to show re-runs? I too have taped almost every episode and recently busted them out and have been watching them. I can't believe I'm not the only one who loved that show!



FROM: Elizabeth Carter
DATE: Wednesday December 11, 2002 -- 9:21:01 pm
ATTENTION TO "GROWING PAINS" FAN!!!!!!!

If you REALLY REALLY want to request for "Growing Pains" to be on air on any tv channels, all we need to either email or call TV Land or any channel you prefer, and DEMAND that all of us want to watch "Growing Pains". And ALSO ask them WHEN they will release the DVD in "Growing Pains". So, they really need our attention, and they NEED to know what we WANT from them. I hope it works!!!! Please let me know how it goes!

Elizabeth
Mesa, AZ



FROM: aisha
DATE: Thursday December 12, 2002 -- 3:11:55 pm
I can't beleive other people remember this show too!! It was one of my all time favorites. I thought Marie was the prettiest of all, and just recently I found out connie was in her thirties during the show. If anyone has any copies of the shows I would love to buy them. Just email me.



FROM: erin
DATE: Thursday December 26, 2002 -- 11:58:43 pm
please please please help me!! this show was the best ever made!! i watch it every day, my tapes at least i have most of the episodes but would die to get all 47 episodes!! i need to know the lyrics also!! i know the song is doin' it the bst i can it was sung by bill medley and lyrics by john bettis music by steven dorff but i need to know the worlds to the last part!! please send them to my email please!! thanks long live the 80's!!

erin ekwrocks@aol.com



FROM: Anne
DATE: Monday February 10, 2003 -- 3:11:51 am
if anybody knows where i can get some of the JTTOU episodes, please let me know. I love this show.. it was sooo funny! Thanks!



FROM: Anne
DATE: Monday February 10, 2003 -- 3:17:06 am
ps. i think i remember 2 of the songs that the Lubbock Babes sang, but im not quite sure of the song titles:

- Dance With You (or maybe Just To Dance With You)
- This Girl



FROM: juan
DATE: Tuesday April 8, 2003 -- 6:22:06 pm
i loved the show, too! i've seen every episode, and i still have some of the ones i taped. i'm a fan of heather langenkamp's (marie), and that first drew me to the show, but i'll have to admit, the show was just what it was... good, fun entertainment. i also used to love watching the lubbock babes perform. i think "do you wanna make something of it" was probably my favorite song they did. by the way, did all you JTTOU fans out there know that 3 out of the 4 babes starred in a freddy krueger movie? that's right, of course, heather langenkamp was nancy, but brooke theiss (wendy) played debbie the "cockroach" girl in the fourth installment, and joanne willette (connie) played one of the girls on the back of the bus terrorized by freddy in the opening sequence of the second installment...just thought i'd let you know. :-)



FROM: donna martin
DATE: Tuesday May 27, 2003 -- 11:58:32 am
It was my favorite show and one night BOOM! it was gone and I never did find out why. I have been looking for some place or thing to tell me the reason.
My husband said it was probably because it mad some Catholics mad. I guess I can see it would but, hey! we all have "baggage".
Thanks for listening.
DM



FROM: SEAN
DATE: Tuesday May 27, 2003 -- 4:26:29 pm
Just the Ten of Us was awesome! I loved it! my brother and I'd watch it every week! It was so cool how three of the Lubbock babes were in Elm Street films, and the humor was raunchy and colorful! it was way better than Growing Pains!



FROM: Jorge
DATE: Saturday June 28, 2003 -- 11:37:00 am
If someone has these episodes, please email me. I would like to put them on DVD.

Thanks.



FROM: Kartano-man
DATE: Thursday July 17, 2003 -- 1:37:59 pm
One of my favorite shows back in the day! I have two VHS tapes filled with episodes from when USA aired it in 1991-92 and still watch them from time to time. I had a HUGE crush on Jamie Luner ("Cindy") and I recently rented a movie which featured Brooke Theiss ("Wendy") in it ... it's called "Quicksand."



FROM: nedra walthall
DATE: Monday July 28, 2003 -- 1:43:35 pm
what are the lyrics to the show's theme?



FROM: AMY
DATE: Sunday August 17, 2003 -- 9:45:18 pm
does anyone have these shows for sale? they should really release this on a dvd boxed set. Right??



FROM: Becca
DATE: Friday October 10, 2003 -- 4:40:29 pm
I loved this show so much! I am glad to see that there are more people out there than me that enjoyed this show. Has it been on TV Land yet?



FROM: erin
DATE: Monday October 13, 2003 -- 2:48:41 am
please somebody please e-mail me the lyrics to thye theme it's killing me i have every episode on tape and i can't for the life of me figure the last part of the theme!! please oh please



FROM: Kerry
DATE: Friday October 31, 2003 -- 1:22:27 am
Does anyone have any VHS or DVD episodes for sale?



FROM: Eric
DATE: Wednesday November 5, 2003 -- 1:03:36 pm
I would be very interested if anyone had episodes



FROM: Martha Weed
DATE: Saturday November 29, 2003 -- 7:43:16 pm
Please help me find tapes of the "Perfect Strangers" TV shows



FROM: Melissa
DATE: Tuesday December 30, 2003 -- 9:09:11 pm
Is anyone has tapes please email me. I was in the 4th grade when the show originally aired. Me and my friends used to pretend we were the Lubbock babes at school. We made a chubby guy in our class be the dad. We would even act out the singing parts at my house. Ok I am sure you all think I am crazy but I was only 10. I would love to buy tapes from anyone who has them espically the singing episodes.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday December 30, 2003 -- 10:32:18 pm
Nearly four years ago, I would have never have guessed that this would become a platform for tape trading and "Perfect Strangers" episodes.

I love the Internetting.



FROM: Doc Brown
DATE: Tuesday January 13, 2004 -- 8:01:36 am
JAMIE LUNER!!!! I has such a mad crush on her. I taped every episode ( back in the 80's) One night my cable went out & I needed to have all the episodes on tape, so I took my old tv ( rabbit ears TV) placed my camcorder infront of the screen to tape the episode. SAD BUT TRUE. Also if they ever do a movie on the life of the WWF McMahons Jamie Luner has to play Stephanie.



FROM: Justin
DATE: Thursday February 19, 2004 -- 7:43:06 am
I need to purchase these episodes from anyone who may have them. Please email me and let me know. Thanks SO much.



FROM: angela
DATE: Saturday March 13, 2004 -- 7:20:26 pm
i too am a huge fan of just the ten of us and would love to buy copies of the series. i have been trying to email the network and see if they could either re-run the show or put the episodes for sale but my emails keep coming back so if anyone can get through to the networks let them know that there are others that are desperately waiting to see the show as well.



FROM: Danielle
DATE: Wednesday March 24, 2004 -- 12:26:56 am
ya know, just recently i randomly thought about JTTOU- it was my favorite show and , yes, I too taped every episode. I am so shocked to see that so many others have too! I lost my tapes and am so upset about it! What I would do to kick back and and enjoy the show all over again, it would bring back so many memories! I see many people have requested copies of tapes and I'd really like if anyone can help me out as well with that. I really would appreciate it! TYTYTY!



FROM: Steve Marshall
DATE: Monday April 12, 2004 -- 3:01:35 am
Reading these comments has been a real kick. I co-created Just the Ten of Us and I'm amazed that so many people remember it fondly. We were canceled while we were a ratings winner. But ABC could only say, "We just don't like it so we're canceling it." I think someone is selling episode collections on e-bay now. Who knew? Thanks, all of you.



FROM: StageFrightz
DATE: Wednesday April 21, 2004 -- 1:30:12 pm
Loved it! (Still do.) They cancelled it because they didn't like it... wonderful.... (grumble)



FROM: Misty
DATE: Thursday May 6, 2004 -- 6:22:32 pm
Doin' It the Best I Can

Lyrics by JOHN BETTIS

Life is a race and I know I can win it,
'Cause I'm learnin' the rules of the game.
If I can stay on the ball, take it minute by minute,
I just might make the hall of fame.
What can I say?
I'm doin' it the best I can,
Leanin' on nobody but me.
Oh, seein' it from where I stand,
Nothin' comes easy.
(Nothin' comes easy.)
Oh, I'm always bringin' home second places,
At the end of every one of my days,
To a house filled with all of their faces,
That keeps me doin' it the best I can.
Yeah, I'm doin' it the best I can.
I'll keep on doin' it the best I can.
(Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo.)




Vocals by BILL MEDLEY
(of The Righteous Brothers)



FROM: dee
DATE: Thursday May 6, 2004 -- 10:35:52 pm
i saw JTTOU on tv land (east coast) and got soo excited then i checked tv lands schedual to see when it was coming on again and the only reason why it was on was b/c they were showing all the shows that the cast from friends were on...so i got excited for nothing...i think we should all write to TVLAND and tell them how we feel...i did!



FROM: Kelly
DATE: Friday May 7, 2004 -- 5:25:15 pm
I just saw JTTOU on Tvland last night because Matt LeBlanc was on it. I really loved this show back in the day and none of my friends remember it, its so nice to see others who enjoyed the show as well. I wish TVland would rerun the show on a normal basis. Reruns of Charles in Charge would be nice too :)



FROM: bim
DATE: Thursday May 13, 2004 -- 5:24:44 pm



FROM: Misty
DATE: Tuesday June 1, 2004 -- 11:16:14 am
I found this web site that you can go listen to theme songs from these show from the late 80's early 90s. It is really neat!

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavendar/sheppard/513/page2.html




FROM: Beth
DATE: Monday June 21, 2004 -- 3:39:21 pm
I really loved this show also. Its such a shame that it was canceled; its even more of a shame that those of us who are admirers of the show can't get copies of it. In an age where we are releasing DVD's of a TV show that didn't even make it through one season ( i refer here to the release of My Big Fat Greek Life on DVD), its frustrating that a show that lasted two great seasons might never see a release date. I have every episode on VHS tapes, but the quality is so poor that it gives me a headache to watch most of it. Is there any way to touch-up VHS tapes so I could possibly salvage this precious viewing material? If anyone has good copies of this show, I'd be interested in buying!



FROM: Jason
DATE: Monday July 5, 2004 -- 2:44:28 am
I'm so glad a number of people loved this show as much as I did. It goes down as one of my two or three favorite shows of all time.

I have all episodes on tape and counted only 45 instead of 47 (where am I missing the other two?).

Also, I have a major, major problem with those who say J10 was insulting to Catholics, or stereotypical, or other nonsense like that.

You want to read something strange? The show has been off the air for 14 years (a huge loss to us all), and I have been able to watch only one network series since then: the first 3 seasons of "Frasier." Why? Because everything else totally sucked!!

My apologies if this is rambling, but there is just so much to say. As with one of the e-mailers above, Marie was my favorite Lubbock daughter.

As for you, Steve Marshall -- THANK YOU for co-creating a show I really looked forward to each week. Do you, by chance, have a color photo of the cast? Bill Kirchenbauer and Deborah Harmon were top-notch in their roles.

One e-mailer on a totally different site wrote "Just the Ten of Us was crap from the very beginning..." I say, screw those people! They didn't seem to have a problem with other sitcoms that were spinoffs; why are they ragging on J10?

The episode with Matthew Perry (called "The Dinner Test") is perhaps my favorite. Regrettably, there is one episode I absolutely refuse to watch: "The Voice of God." It seemed to me that, in the episode, Eureka's citizens were making fun of Elizabeth's speaking with God.

If anyone wishes to share their favorite J10 memories with me, please feel free to e-mail me at jgross@countrymedia.net Thanks!!



FROM: Audrey
DATE: Friday July 30, 2004 -- 3:45:12 pm
Could anyone that is willing to make copies of all the episodes for sale please post their email addresses? I keep trying ebay but can never find it for sale. Thanks!



FROM: Julie Perzan
DATE: Monday August 16, 2004 -- 3:40:06 pm
I would love to purchase a video of JTTOU episodes. Please email me if you are willing to sell. Thanks!



FROM: Becky
DATE: Wednesday August 25, 2004 -- 10:24:58 am
PLEASE if anyone out there has copies or are willing to make copies of the episodes, I would be very willing to pay whatever the price is!!!!! This was the best show of all time!!!!



FROM: Donna Martin
DATE: Thursday December 16, 2004 -- 11:07:09 pm
This used to be my favorite show and then all of a sudden it was GONE! What the heck happened!?!?
It wasn't fair! But then I guess tv isn't fair. Only to the sponsers!



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DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 2:05:12 pm



FROM: Michelle Strunka
DATE: Wednesday January 5, 2005 -- 3:31:19 pm
I am looking for the episode where the girls all imagine another life for themselves. The episode was called Rock-n-Roll Fantasy and I need this episode for a wedding present, kind of a joke-but extremely important. If anyone has any idea where I could come across one it would be fabulous!



FROM: Carol
DATE: Tuesday January 18, 2005 -- 6:01:58 pm
I would also like the episodes.



FROM: Regina Brown [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday January 24, 2005 -- 2:00:17 pm
I like to talk alot about different things



FROM: Jen
DATE: Tuesday February 1, 2005 -- 1:20:59 pm
Is it still on TV Land? I used to love this show as a kid and would love the stroll down memory lane.
At the time, I used think it was even funnier than "Growing Pains" and always looked forward to that Friday night line up on ABC.



FROM: Brad
DATE: Tuesday February 1, 2005 -- 3:48:52 pm
I always thought I was the biggest JJTOU fan in the whole world. I also taped all the episodes but only two have survived after all of this. I really wish I could buy copies so I could see my favorite television family ever!



FROM: Shaun
DATE: Tuesday February 1, 2005 -- 10:59:09 pm
does anyone know the name of the song cindy song in the ep where they all dreamed of leaving the pizza parlor the one with the skit of wendy and the butler also the original artist that sings the song it goes something like ......still got your fire still got your heat still feel your love from my head to my feet...... thanks



FROM: carla
DATE: Sunday April 10, 2005 -- 3:03:46 am
I love this show. I was just 8 or so when it started. I even watch the reruns on USA. I would kill for this on dvd and would watch it if anyone bothered to show such a good program. Of course I probably really liked it originally because of the Night mare on Elm Street connection. but who cares, it was a good show.



FROM: Sam
DATE: Thursday April 14, 2005 -- 10:54:29 pm
If anyone has the tapes of this show I would love them!!

sammyann3@hotmail.com



FROM: Don
DATE: Monday April 18, 2005 -- 12:41:08 pm



FROM: Allison
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005 -- 12:38:25 am
If you want Just The Ten of Us in DVD...go to TVShowsOnDVD.com and vote for it. I does a lot of good.



FROM: jamie
DATE: Sunday May 22, 2005 -- 5:43:12 pm
the red heads name was jamie lunar



FROM: mat
DATE: Thursday May 26, 2005 -- 11:56:06 pm
what did the opening sequence look like?



FROM: tiffany
DATE: Thursday June 23, 2005 -- 11:53:38 am
i loved this show, i wish it would re-air,so i could enjoy it once again.



FROM: Danni
DATE: Sunday July 24, 2005 -- 2:21:49 pm
Wondering if anyone has copies of the show for sale? Thanks!



FROM: jaime
DATE: Friday August 19, 2005 -- 1:07:46 am
they need to put this show on dvd.



FROM: Mick
DATE: Tuesday November 8, 2005 -- 11:18:51 am
I used to love this show too! I was in the 5th and 6th grades when it was airing and it was my favorite. I used to watch the USA network reruns too. I remember when it used to be on that a lot of holy roller parents were upset with the sometimes raunchy jokes and the skimpy clothes that the daughters would wear, and I think that might have been one reason they cancelled it (it was on ABC after all). I really really hope it comes out on DVD.



FROM: Allison
DATE: Monday November 14, 2005 -- 12:29:05 pm
Go to TVShowsonDVD.com and vote. It works when a lot of people vote.



FROM: Dave
DATE: Thursday January 26, 2006 -- 2:29:09 pm
Can someone direct me to the opening credits video....I loved that opening



FROM: Ashley Hansen [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday March 12, 2006 -- 5:34:07 pm
My Aunt Brooke played Wendy Lubbock on the show!!



FROM: Monica Garrison
DATE: Monday April 17, 2006 -- 9:43:08 pm
Hi! I, too, loved watching these shows on USA channel in High School. I taped most of the shows on VHS including commercials. SOme are not the best of quality but I would be willing to share.

Does anyone know when they will be putting these on DVD???

Thanks!!!!!

(Praying for Just the Ten of US on DVD ......... soon!!!!)



FROM: Cialis [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday June 6, 2006 -- 3:27:12 am
Cool site i like it
cialis
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FROM: Rashawn
DATE: Monday July 24, 2006 -- 9:48:54 pm
If anyone at all has tapes or whatever of this show, please PLEASE e-mail me. I would love to have it and I'm willing to buy, Please let me know if you can help, thanks!



FROM: dana
DATE: Monday August 7, 2006 -- 12:38:09 am
im looking for episodes of just the ten of us if someone has them and would sell them im willing to pay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



matt leblanc November 7, 2006, 5:16 am

the words to “still got your fire” from what i can make out on a casette i tape

cindy
when we first meet it felt just like forever,
you where the spark and i was the flame,
i couln’t keep our tensions from raising,
just wisper in your head.

connie
Now we both know what god can do to lovers,
the sparkling rage, and then i await.

merry
But in my heart felt average of a lover,
my love burns brighter for you every day.

chorus
Still got your fire, still got your heat.
give me your love from my head to my feet,
still want your touch, give me a kiss,
you know this time won’t always be like this.

cindy
Don’t be affraid where never gonna burn out.

connie
Just hold me close and i guarantee

merry
Your gonna love the way it’s gonna turn out

wendy
I”ll make you fell as hot as love can be

chorus
Still got your fire, still got your heat.
Give me your love from my head to my feet.
still want your touch, give me a kiss.
You know this time won’t always be like this.

cindy

Love you more than you’ll ever know, in a way
i’ll never let you go.

Chorus
Still got your fire, still got your heat.
Give me your love from my head to my feet,
Still want your touch, give me a kiss.
You know this time won’t always be like this.
Still got your fire.

David Tompos November 9, 2006, 2:36 am

I think This show is awesome, it was one of my favorite show and I give anything for it to be release on DVD. The parts I like is when the little girl in glasses always mad to her brother.

Jen April 17, 2007, 3:54 pm

I adored this show! I wish it would get enough votes for DVD!

Leslie August 27, 2007, 5:48 am

WOW this is awesome…Im watching Just the ten of us right now…I have a few episodes on tape, but boy would i love to have them on DVD!!! Before i found this page, I was trying to figure out some songs they lubbock babes sang, and here i found a few…thank you all! LOVE this show!!!

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