Dear Aunt Agnes
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Created in 1985, Dear Aunt Agnes was a children’s show that aired on TV Ontario. The show debuted on Tuesday, Jan 7, 1986. The show’s premise was that a divorced mother called her Aunt Agnes to come and take care of her children so that she could take a job in another country. Agnes Peabody was a lovable 65-year-old eccentric who moved in with her pre-teen nephew and teenage niece. Agnes was not fond of, nor understood the seemingly modern amenities of her new home. Agnes was also very fond of Elvis Presley.
The show was designed for eight- to twelve-year-olds with a conscious effort to create a non-traditional family situation in which children are given the responsibility for a lot of their decisions.
Dear Aunt Agnes was canceled after two 13-episode seasons which aired that same year. It aired in reruns for a couple of years before returning in 1989 with new batch of episodes in which Andrew and Alex were all grown up. In this last season, the problems the kids encountered reflected their age, tending to deal with issues that affect teens.
Another character, a twenty something, single male named Gary, lived in the upstairs apartment.
The exterior of the house was filmed at 121 Crescent Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.