RUBBLE, Barney and wife, Betty
Bedrock, 70777 (pop. 2500)
Barney is a quarry worker. Betty [nee Betty Jean McBricker] is a homemaker.
Barney bought Betty's wedding ring at The Buddy Buddy Credit Jewelers. Barney
and Betty adopted a towheaded little boy with super strength named "Bam Bam."
When Bam Bam grew up, he married his next-door neighbor Pebbles Flintstones They
had twins: Roxy, a towhead who inherited her father's strength and Chip, a
redheaded boy. Before Barney worked at Slaterock Quarry with his pal Fred
Flintstone, he had a jobs with the Pebble Rock and Gravel Company; in the
Granite Building working for Mr. Granite; for a furniture repossession firm;
with some kind of Government job possibly "top secret"; and later joint ventures
with pal Fred Flintstone as travel agents and private investigators. Note:
Barney grew up at 142 Boulder Avenue in Granitetown.
(Rumpole of the Bailey)
Horace is a portly, aging barrister who defends clients at the 'Old Bailey' in
London. When he goes to court he carries a red bag that contains his wig and
robes. The red bag (awarded by a Queen's Counsel) signifies a lawyer has
performed exceptionally as a junior barrister in some legal case. Regular novice
barristers carry their robes and wig in a blue bag.
(Grace & Favour)
c/o Millstone Manor
Village of Great Tender
Mr. Rumbold is a former employee of Grace Brothers Department Store in London.
He retired to the country with a group of his former employees when they
inherited the Manor in lieu of a pension upon the death of "young" Mr. Grace.
RUSH, Henry & wife, Muriel
(Too Close for Comfort)
Buena Vista Street
San Francisco, CA
Henry draws the cartoon strip "Cosmic Cow" for Random Comic, a subsidiary of
Wainwright Publishing. Muriel is a former band singer turned freelance
photographer. They live in a red Victorian building that once was an infamous
brothel. At age 42, Muriel gave birth to a baby named Andrew. The Rush's pretty
daughters [Jackie and Sarah] rent a downstairs apartment for $300 a month.
Henry's hippie niece April lived with the Rush's for a year. Monroe Ficus is
their annoying neighbor. In 1986 the Rush's moved North to Mill Valley when
Henry purchased The Marin Bugler, a weekly newspaper.
728 Elm Street
Widow Lily writes an advice column for the Gazette. She lives with her married
daughter Ruth and her husband Matt. Her later address is 728 North Palm Drive.
Buck is a bachelor and the guardian of Tia, a boy-crazy sixteen year-old who
attends Monroe High School; Maizy, a wisecracking seven-year-old who attends
Livingston Avenue Grammar School; and Miles, a smart-alecky ten-year-old who
also attends Livingston. Buck was given custody of the children five months
after his brother Bobby and his sister-in-law Margaret died. Tia calls Maizy
"Sprout" ; Maizy calls Miles a "wuss"; and Miles calls Maizy "Freckle Butt" [she
has a birthmark on her rear end - Maizy calls them beauty marks.]. Buck loves
the Chicago Cubs and drives a dilapidated smoke-belching sedan [license:
521-214] that complements Buck’s portly, cigar-smoking, beer-drinking persona.
He hangs out at Rafe’s Place, a local pool hall. The kid’s grandmother is
Margaret Hogoboom. She lived in Southbrook Indiana. Note: The series is based on
the movie Uncle Buck.
RUSSELL, Samantha & sister, Patti
(My Sister Sam)
c/o Russell Scouts Photography Studio Apartment 5-C
1345 Benchley Street
San Francisco, CA
Sam's neighbor, Jack Kincaid, lives next-door at Apartment 5D.
(Hangin' with Mr. Cooper)
653 Hamilton Street
Vanessa shares the house with two friends [Mark and Robin] to cut down on
expenses. Mark is a substitute teacher; Robin is a music teacher. When Robin
left, Mark’s cousin Geneva and her daughter, Nicole took up residence. Vanessa
and Mark eventually marry.
465 Hampton Drive
Blossom is 13-years-old. She plays the trumpet, sleeps with her Alf doll, keeps
a video diary and attended Crestridge School for Girls and then Tyler High
School. Her father Nick is a divorced musician [he remarried a British woman
named Carol with a six-year-old daughter named Kennedy]. Blossom’s mother
Madelyn left Nick after 20 years of marriage to become a singer in Europe.
Blossom’s slow-witted, skirt-chasing brother Joey likes to say "Whoa!" [he later
proposed to girlfriend Melanie]. Blossom’s eldest brother Anthony, a paramedic,
is a recovering drug addict. He married a black girl named Shelly and had a
child named Nash Metropolitan. And Blossom’s grandfather, Buzz Richman is a
free-spirit going through mid-life crisis. Blossom’s best friend is 13-year-old
Six Dorothy Le Meure. She talks extremely fast and has a boyfriend named Vinnie
RUTHERFORD, Fred & Clarence
(Leave It To Beaver)
Fred is Ward Cleaver's boss. He lives with his son, Clarence, a.k.a. "Lumpy,"
who is a friend to Wally Cleaver.
RYAN-MACBRIDE PRIVATE DETECTIVE ORGANIZATION
c/o Pete Ryan & Frank MacBride
1019 Florida Street
Los Angeles, CA
Maggie Philbin is their secretary.
c/o Riptide Detective Agency
Pier 56 Slip No. 7
King Harbor, Los Angeles, CA
Nick is a former Vietnam veteran turned private eye. His partner is Cody Allen.
Their arsenal of gadgets included a motorboat called "Ebbtide," a pink
helicopter dubbed "The Screaming Mimi," and a klutzy robot called Roboz created
by electronic genius Murray "Boz" Bozinsky.
RYNNING, Captain Tom
Arizona Territory (early 1900s)
Tom is the captain of a police force of twenty-six men who maintained law and
order in the turn-of-the-century Arizona Territory. His recruits included Ranger
Clint Travis. Note: Historically, this group of "26" men was established by a
legislative act of 1901. It consisted of one captain, one lieutenant, 4
sergeants and 20 privates.