Mr. Shepherd – San Antonio, TX

Mr. Shepherd is a heavenly guide (Ricardo Montalban) who supervised a recently deceased honeymoon couple on the syndicated fantasy HEAVEN HELP US (1994).


Dying in a private plane crash that smashed into the side of the San Antonio Marriott on their honeymoon (hanky-panky at the wheel led to their untimely demise), Doug Monroe, a pitcher for the Florida Marlins (John Schneider) and his new wife, Lexy Kitteridge-Monroe (Melinda Clarke) learned they had died and now must serve as apprentice angels to earn their wings before they can enter into heaven.

This is the story of two people who fell in love, got married, said goodbye to their friends, then took off on route to a romantic honeymoon hotel. But they couldn’t wait. Before they checked in, they checked out. Checked out of life, that is. Still undecided where they would spend eternity, they are in my care and all I can say is Heaven Help Us.

His name is Douglas Monroe. He was a major league knuckle-ball pitcher. Her name is Lexy Monroe. She was an accomplished photographer with a promising career. And I am their guardian angel, Mr. Shepherd. Together, their job is to help those on earth who need them most. Each time they succeed, they come that much closer to their final destination of eternal bliss. Now if can only stop them from fooling around.”

Based in a luxurious apartment on phantom thirteenth floor of the hotel in which they had crashed, Doug and Lexy seek out those in need of their services.


Most of the time Doug and Lexy were invisible to the real world, but they materialized, if they became angry or had impure thoughts.

Mr. Shepherd
c/o Doug & Lexy Monroe
13th Floor
Marriott Hotel
San Antonio, TX

Heaven Help Us (IMDB)
Heaven Help Us – Excerpt/Intro (Video)


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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