What breed of dog is Dreyfuss?
He was half St. Bernard and half Golden
Retriever. What is the real name of the dog who played
The role was predominantly played by a dog named Bear.
However, Bear's brother Julio occasionally stood in as Dreyfuss.
How did Empty Nest do in the ratings over the
According to The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network
and Cable TV Shows - 1946-Present
, the show finished it's first two seasons
in the number 9 spot in the Nielsen ratings, it's third season in the number 7
spot, it's fourth season in the number 22 spot, and it's final three seasons
below the top 25 (but an actual number isn't given). Why
did Kristy McNichol leave the show?
Kristy was battling a chemical
imbalance akin to bipolar disorder and left the show to get her problem under
control. The departure was originally supposed to be temporary but Kristy was
afraid her health would suffer if she returned to the show. She did return for
the final episode. Is Empty Nest available on video
So far Empty Nest
has not been released in any
format. However, Nest
's sister series The Golden Girls
released in season sets in 2004; that entire series has now been released.
Can you provide copies of episodes to fans?
sorry to say that I cannot. The best place to find copies of the show is at
online sites such as eBay
. A collection of episodes tranferred to DVD from
VHS is commonly available on the latter site.What are the lyrics
to the Empty Nest theme song?"Life Goes
Life goes on
And so do we
Just how we do it is no mystery
We fill the days
We find a thousand different ways
the answer can be hard to find
That's something I will never be
For anything you need
Rain or shine
I'll be the one
share it all as life goes on
We share it all as life goes on
Goes On" was written by George Aliceson Tipton and John Bettis. The theme for
seasons 1-3 is credited as being performed by Billy Vera and the Beaters. The
4-7 version is credited as just Billy Vera performing.I saw an
episode of The Golden Girls about the empty nest syndrome. Was it the
original pilot for Empty Nest?
Yes. The "Empty Nest" episode
of The Golden Girls
16, 1987 and starred Rita Moreno, Paul Dooley, Geoffrey Lewis, David Leisure,
and Jane Harnick. For more information about the original pilot, visit
the Series History
section of the web site.What was Sophia's explanation for moving back into Shady
Pines during season six, and were the whereabouts of the other Golden
Girls characters ever mentioned?
When Sophia showed up on the
Weston doorstep at the start of the '93 season, she simply said she missed the
old neighborhood and decided to move back, adding that "now that I see all of
you, I can't imagine why." After The Golden Girls
ended in 1992, Estelle
Getty, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan starred in the spinoff series The
, in which Sophia, Rose, and Blanche operated and lived in a
Miami hotel. Neither the hotel nor Blanche and Rose were mentioned on Empty
; however, Sophia's daughter Dorothy (Beatrice Arthur's character) was
mentioned occassionally. None of the characters made appearances on the
show during Estelle's time there.