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Composer(s)  Pete Rugolo
First episode date  15 September 1977
Number of seasons  2
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Sitcom
Country of origin  USA
Final episode date  21 June 1979
Number of episodes  44
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Written by  Douglas Arango Phil Doran David Garber Kevin Hartigan Barry Meadow
Directed by  Peter Baldwin Bud Yorkin
Starring  Victor French Kene Holliday Richard Paul Harvey Vernon Barbara Cason Vernee Watson
Network  American Broadcasting Company
Cast  Victor French, Kene Holliday, Vernee Watson‑Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Richard Paul
Similar  Chico and the Man, The Jeffersons, What's Happening!!, Maude, AES Hudson Street

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Carter Country is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 15, 1977 to August 23, 1979.

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Carter Country is set in the fictional small town of Clinton Corners in Georgia (presumably near the part of the state from which U.S. President Jimmy Carter hailed, thus the title) and features Victor French as police chief Roy Mobey and Kene Holliday as city-bred, college-educated, black Sergeant Curtis Baker.

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It also features Richard Paul as Mayor Teddy Burnside, Harvey Vernon as racist officer Jasper DeWitt, and Barbara Cason as town employee Cloris Phebus. DeWitt was shown to be a member of the local branch of the Ku Klux Klan and he often made disparaging comments against minorities, but was still a loyal and honest law enforcement officer. In several episodes it is hinted that his racist attitude is an act and that he joined the KKK in order to keep an eye on their activities. Additional comic support was provided by Texas-born actor Guich Koock who played the part of goofy deputy Harley. Vernee Watson rounded out the cast as the mayor's educated secretary and a love interest for Baker. The plot centered around the stereotypical racism of the Deep South, and was often characterized as being an irreverent, comedic version of the movie In the Heat of the Night, especially with the aspect of an educated, African American man coming to the small town South to work as a police officer.

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The character of Mayor Burnside coined a minor catchphrase with his manic "Handle it, Roy, handle it!", used when delegating various details to Chief Mobey such as fixing a parking ticket. If Mobey protested or asked any further questions, Burnside would stifle further discussion with a dismissive hand gesture and a further "Handle it, handle it, handle it!"

Burnside often introduced himself to members of the public as "Teddy Burnside, your mayor by a landslide."

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