CTVA US Comedy - "Big Eddie" (CBS) (fall 1975) Sheldon Leonard, Sheree North

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Big Eddie (1975)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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BIG EDDIE
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Deezdemandoze/ Persky-Denoff production
for
CBS Saturdays (eps 1-3) (23Aug75-06Sep75)
CBS Fridays (eps 4-10) (19Sep75-07Nov75)
Created by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff
Produced by Hy Averback

US Situation Comedy series 1975   10 episodes x 30 min color
starring
Sheldon Leonard as "Big" Eddie Smith
Sheree North as Honey Smith (wife)
Quinn Cummings as Ginger Smith (grand-daughter)
Billy Sands as Monte "Bang Bang" Valentine (cook)
Alan Oppenheimer as Jessie Smith (brother)
Ralph Wilcox as Raymond McKay (trusted employee)

Premise:
Big" Eddie Smith was the new owner of New York's Big E Sports Arena.
Smith was also an ex-gambler who was trying not to get sucked back into
the racket, while dealing with the various crazies and eccentrics that
crossed his path. He lived with his ex-stripper wife Honey and their
granddaughter Ginger.

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 CBS Saturdays (eps 1-3) (23Aug75-06Sep75)

 [01] Big Eddie: MAN OF THE YEAR
23Aug75 CBS Sat
Starring:
Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Sheree North (as wife Honey)
Quinn Cummings (as grand-daughter Ginger)
Billy Sands (as cook Monte "Bang Bang" Valentine)
Alan Oppenheimeer (as brother Jesse)
Ralph Wilcox (as trusted employee Raymond
Guest Cast:
Roberet Lussier (as Greene)
Synopsis:
Debut: Sheldon Leonard, a movie heavy turned TV producer
( "I Spy), plays Big Eddie Smith, a gambler turned legitimate
entrepeneur as the owner of a sports arena. In the opener, a
reporter attempts to get the low-down on the checkered past
of Eddie and his retinue: [JK]

[02] Big Eddie: ONE NATION INVISIBLE
30Aug75 CBS Sat
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Guest Cast:
Buddy Lester (as Herbie Mottram)
Elliott Lewis (as Judge Elliott)
Synopsis:
To show how the law guarantees justice for everyone, Big
Eddie helps his granddaughter sue the merchant who sold
her a defective toy. [JK]

[03] Big Eddie: HELLO POPPA
6Sep75 CBS Sat
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Guest Cast:
Jack Carter (as Jackie)
Cliff Norton (as Sergeant Brooks)
Ed Peck (as Danny Riley)
Ron Silver (as Enzo)
Synopsis:
An engaging young man from Italy claims that Eddie is
the long-lost GI who married his mother-- and fathered him
during World War II. [JK]
["Big Eddie" moves to Fridays beginning Sept.19. 1975 "
Doc" a comedy series about a New York GP, makes its debut
in this time slot next week.]


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CBS Fridays (eps 4-10) (19Sep75-07Nov75)
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[04] Big Eddie: TOO MANY GRANDMOTHERS
19Sep75 CBS Fri (New day and time)
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Guest Cast:
Eva Gabor (as the glamorous Countess Margaret)
Synopsis:
Big Eddie is surprised by a visit from his first wife, a Hungarian
aristocrat who has the kind of designs not designed to please
his current loving spouse (Sheree North). [JK]

[05] Big Eddie: WHO AM I?
26Sep75 CBS Fri
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Synopsis:
Honey wrestles with an identity crisis-- and by Eddie with a
marital crisis-- when she has to write a sociology- class paper
on "Who Am I ?" [JK]

[06] Big Eddie: CRASHING VIOLET
03Oct75 CBS Fri
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Guest Cast:
Alice Ghostley (as the butter-fingered Violet Klabber)
Synopsis:
A smitten Bang Bang persuades Eddie to hire a maid: the waitress
who lost her job because she dropped a plate of beans on Bang
Bang's head. [JK]

[07] Big Eddie: EDDIE MAKES A SPEECH
10Oct75 CBS Fri
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Guest Cast:
Ron Feinberg (as the principal)
Synopsis:
A chum from Eddie's rough-and -tumble school days is now a high-
school principal, and he'd like Eddie to say a few words to kids who
are even rougher than they were. [JK]

[--] 17Oct75 postponed to 31Oct71

[08] Big Eddie: ONE OF OUR RED SHOES IS MISSING
24Oct75 CBS Fri
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Guest Cast:
Sandy Ignon (as Nikolai Vanoff)
Stanley Brock (as Deborin)
Synopsis:
The Smiths risk creating an international flap by harboring a Soviet
dancer who wants to defect. [JK]

[09] Big Eddie: ALONE TOGETHER
31Oct75 CBS Fri (Postponed from 17Oct75)
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Guest Cast:
Harvey Lembeck (as surprise visitor)
Synopsis:
With granddaughter Ginger off to a slumber party, the Smith's look
forward to an undisturbed evening of champagne, caviar and romance
The only obstacle remaining is their live-in retainer Bang Bang. [JK]

[10] Big Eddie: A DATE WITH EDDIE (final episode)
07Nov75 CBS Fri
Starring: Sheldon Leonard (as "Big" Eddie Smith)
Guest Cast:
Ronny Schell (as the clown)
Synopsis:
Eddie is in the doghouse. After asking his granddaughter out on
her first big date, he has to stand her up. [JK]

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