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Accidental Family (1967-68)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York, Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive
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ACCIDENTAL FAMILY
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Sheldon Leonard Production
for
NBC (Fridays 9:30 pm EST)
US Comedy series 1967-68 16 episodes x 30 min color
Starring
Jerry Van Dyke as Jerry Webster
Lois Nettleton as Susannah Kramer
Teddy Quinn as Sandy Webster, Jerry's son
Susan Benjamin as Tracy Kramer, Susannah's daughter
Ben Blue as Ben McGrath, Susannah's Uncle
Larry D. Mann as Marty Warren, Jerry's agent

Premise:
Jerry Van Dyke plays recently widowed Las Vegas comic Jerry Webster.
Lois Nettleton plays divorcée Susannah Kramer who agrees to take care
of the comic's son Sandy aswell as her own daughter Tracy on the
comic's farm in California.

"Accidental Family" theme composed by Earle Hagen

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NBC Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Accidental Family: EVERYWHERE A CHICK CHICK (pilot show) [UCLA]
15Sep67 NBC Fri
Sheldon Leonard production / producer, Sy Gomberg
director, Sheldon Leonard ; writer, Mel Shavelson.
Editor, Bob Lewis; photography, Frederick Gately; music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
Jerry Van Dyke, Lois Nettleton,
with: Teddy Quinn, Susan Benjamin, Larry D. Mann, Ben Blue,
Guest Cast:
Herbie Faye, Dave Madden, Sammy Shore, Charles Lampkin.
Synopsis
After winning custody of his 8-year-old son, Las Vegas comic Jerry
Webster heads for his farm in California. Parenthood takes on an extra
dimension when Jerry meets his farm hands - a young divorcée, her
little girl and an ex-vaudevillian. [TA/UCLA]

1.02 [--] Accidental Family: HOT KID IN A COLD TOWN
22Sep67 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Robert Emhardt ........ the Judge
Herbie Faye ........... Irv
Sammy Shore ........... Sammy
Susan Carr ............ Charlotte
Synopsis:
Jerry dies a little when Sandy arrives in Las Vegas for his dad’s birthday.
Just as a chorus girl pops out of the cake, Sandy pops out of the closet-and
up pops the stuffy judge who awarded Jerry custody of his son. [JB]

[--] Pre-empted 29Sep67

1.03 [--] Accidental Family: IF YOU KNEW MARTHA
6Oct67 NBC Fri (posponed from 29Sep67)
Guest Cast:
Joyce Van Patten ........ Aunt Martha
Herb Edelman ............ Howard
Synopsis:
Broken locks and detachable doorknobs are hard to explain when Aunt Martha
finds Jerry and his pretty tenant farmer retreating-in embarrassing
disarray-through a bedroom window. [JB]

1.04 [--] Accidental Family: MINNESOTA TRACEY
13Oct67 NBC Fri


1.05 [--] Accidental Family: IT HURTS ME MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU [UCLA]
20Oct67 NBC Fri
Sheldon Leonard production / producer, Sy Gomberg
director, Bob Sweeney
writers, Saul Turtletaub, Bernie Orenstein.
Editor, Bob Lewis; photography, Archie Dalzell; music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
Jerry Van Dyke, Lois Nettleton,
With: Teddy Quinn, Susan Benjamin, Larry D. Mann,
Guest Cast:
Hamilton Camp.
Synopsis:
Equal parts of whimsy and profundity are served up as Sandy and Tracy
snitch food for a diminutive chap who says he's a leprechaun. [UCLA]

1.06 [--] Accidental Family: HALLOWEEN'S ON US
27Oct67 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
David Fox .............. Brian
Richard Steele ......... Harold
Danny Bonaduce ......... Danny
Synopsis:
Jerry and his pixie pal Dewey try to make young Sandy’s Halloween party a howling
success. Unfortunately, their comical efforts to bridge the generation gap are
close to collapse. [JB]

1.07 [--] Accidental Family: THE MAKING OF A VEGETARIAN
3Nov67 NBC Fri (postponed from 06Oct67)
Guest Cast:
Arthur Batanides ....... Joe
Pat Carpenter .......... Alice
Stanley Farrar ......... the judge
Synopsis:
Sandy and Tracey enter their pet lambs in a farm fair contest, touching off a
furor of parental competition wilder and woollier than the shaggy contestants. [JB]

1.08 [--] Accidental Family: THE SECRET LIFE OF JERRY WEBSTER [UCLA]
10Nov67 NBC Fri
Sheldon Leonard production / producer, Sy Gomberg
director, Earl Bellamy
writer, Jack Sher.
Editor, Bob Lewis; photography, Archie Dalzell; music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
Jerry Van Dyke, Lois Nettleton,
With: Teddy Quinn, Susan Benjamin,
Guest Cast:
Dick Sargent, Sammy Shore, Rosemary Eliot, Sabrina Scharf.
Synopsis:
Jerry gets some fanciful notions at the prospect of a weekend alone
with Sue. Alas, his waking moments deliver only rude reality. [UCLA]

1.09 [--] Accidental Family: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE PLAYGROUND [UCLA]
17Nov67 NBC Fri
Sheldon Leonard production / Sy Gomberg
director, Bob Sweeney
writers, Treva Silverman, Peter Myerson.
Editor, Newell Kimlin; photography, Archie Dalzell; music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
Jerry Van Dyke, Lois Nettleton,
With:
Teddy Quinn, Susan Benjamin,
Guest Cast:
Sid Melton, Ellen Corby, Richard Steele, John Aniston, Kelly Van Dyke, Laura Barry.
Synopsis:
Jerry learns the hard way that 'like father, like son' ain't necessarily
so. After Sandy flops in the school pageant auditions, Dad tries to
bring the show--and Sandy--up to professional snuff. [UCLA]

1.10 [--] Accidental Family: WHAT IS THIS ---THANKSGIVING OR A NIGHTMARE?
24Nov67 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Jim Backus ........... Uncle Fred,
Henny Backus ......... Aunt Helen,
Edward Andrews ....... Sheppard
Mable Albertson ...... Mrs. Sheppard
Synopsis:
Sue’s plan for a calm Thanksgiving with her parents is blown sky high
by the unexpected arrival of Jerry, his Las Vegas pals-and her own
incredible aunt and uncle. [JB]

1.11 [--] Accidental Family: THE WOODSMAN [UCLA]
01Dec67 NBC Fri
Sheldon Leonard production / producer, Sy Gomberg
director, Bob Sweeney
writers, Bill Idelson, Sam Bobrick.
Editor, Newell Kimlin; photography, Archie Dalzell; music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
Jerry Van Dyke, Lois Nettleton,
With: Teddy Quinn, Susan Benjamin, Ben Blue
Guest Cast:
David Ketchum, Richard Steele, Robert Nash.
Synopsis:
Jerry risks life, limb and humiliation to go on a hike with
Sandy's scout troop. Bugging him on: Sandy's insufferably superior
scoutmaster. [UCLA]

1.12 [--] Accidental Family: THE RETURN OF MR. EX
08Dec67 NBC Fri
Guest
Jeremy Slate .......... Hank
Jesse White ........... Fenton
Synopsis:
Jerry makes the mistake of getting chummy with Sue’s charming-and phony-ex-husband.
They’re so chummy that, despite Sue’s protests, the deadbeat is moving in to
write a book (or so he says). [JB]

1.13 [--] Accidental Family: THE LUSH LIFE
15Dec67 NBC Fri

1.14 [--] Accidental Family: THE TREASURE OF SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
22Dec67 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Tony Martinez ........ Pancho
Synopsis
Despite Sue’s vigorous protests, Jerry allows a silver-tongued hired hand to talk him
into digging up the farm in search of buried bandit gold. [JB]
*
Guest cast: (possibly a different episode)
Lloyd Gough ........... Bennett
Marsha Hunt ........... Mrs. Bennett
Synopsis :
Teetotaling Sue downs a martini she thought was water, turns a posh party on its
ear and leaves Jerry to distract their host, a TV sponsor he's trying to impress. [RF]


1.15 [--] Accidental Family: SANDY GETS TOUGH
29Dec67 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
David Ketchum ......... Jennings
Jackie Joseph ......... Mrs. Jennings
Gary Dubin ............ George
Robert Lussier ........ Chorus Boy
Synopsis:
Worried about Sandy's lack of aggression, Jerry launches a get-tough campaign
that reaps exactly what he sowed: a son turned bully and a storm of protest
from angry parents. [RF]

1.16 [--] Accidental Family: WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN DADDY'S BED (final show) [UCLA]
05Jan68 NBC Fri
Sheldon Leonard production / producer, Sy Gomberg
director, Don Appell
writers, Bill Idelson, Harvey Miller.
Editor, Newell Kimlin; photography, Archie Dalzell; music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
Jerry Van Dyke, Lois Nettleton,
With: Teddy Quinn, Susan Benjamin,
Guest Cast:
John Byner Arlene Golonka, Paul Stewart.
Synopsis:
Dewey's plan to get a comely girl into show business has Jerry facing
two hazards: the possibility of losing Sue and/or tangling with the
gangster boyfriend of the attractive aspirant" [UCLA]
 
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