Controversial talk show host Geraldo Rivera guests as himself in the “Dirty Harry” episode of “Empty Nest.”
Written by Pat Dougherty and directed by Renny Temple, Carol Weston (Dinah Manoff) convinces her father, Harry (Richard Mulligan), to appear on Geraldo’s talk show, which is themed “Adult Children Who Live With Their Lovers Under Their Parents’ Roof.” When Carol and her boyfriend Patrick (Paul Provenza) back out of the taping at the last moment, Harry is left to his own resources to fend off the harassing talk show host. Geraldo finds that his nose is a prominent target when Harry breaks it after Geraldo sticks it a little too far into the Westons’ personal business.
In addition to Mulligan, Manoff and Provenza, “Empty Nest” stars Kristy McNichol, David Leisure, Park Overall and Bear.
“Empty Nest” is a Witt-Thomas-Harris Production in association with Touchstone Television. Paul Witt, Tony Thomas, Susan Harris, Arnie Kogen and Robert LaZebnik are executive producers.
Touchstone Television is part of Walt Disney Pictures and Television.
Part of the show’s fifth season press kit, released August 1992.