Open All Night (1981)

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Open All Night is a situation comedy on ABC. It premiered on November 28, 1981, and ran until March 5, 1982. The show centered on Gordon Feester and his oddball family who lived and worked in a convenience store. It was somewhat based on the British series Open All Hours. Jay Tarses was co-creator, writer, and director of the show.

Cassandra Peterson made a guest appearance on one episode. David Letterman also made a guest appearance, and made a sly reference to his daytime talk show, which was canceled a year before.

  1. Jay Tarses


Series Cast

  1. George Dzundza as Gordon Feester

    George Dzundza

    Gordon Feester

    12 Episodes

  2. Susan Tyrrell as Gretchen Feester

    Susan Tyrrell

    Gretchen Feester

    12 Episodes

  3. Sam Whipple

    Terry Hoffmeister

    12 Episodes

  4. Bubba Smith as Robin

    Bubba Smith


    12 Episodes

  5. Jay Tarses as Officer Steve

    Jay Tarses

    Officer Steve

    12 Episodes

  6. Clyde Phillip Taylor

    Dr. Cavanaugh

    12 Episodes

  7. Bever-Leigh Banfield as Officer Edie

    Bever-Leigh Banfield

    Officer Edie

    12 Episodes

  8. Joe Mantegna as Customer Who Asks For Change

    Joe Mantegna

    Customer Who Asks For Change

    12 Episodes

  9. David Letterman as

    David Letterman

    1 Episode

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Season 1

1981 | 12 Episodes

Season 1 of Open All Night premiered on November 28, 1981.

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Open All Night


Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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