CTVA US Comedy - "The Bing Crosby Show" (CBS)(1964-65) co-starring Beverly Garland

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The Bing Crosby Show (1964-65)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, John King, Rina Fox
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Bing Crosby Productions, Inc. (BCP)
for
ABC (Mondays 9:30 pm EST)
Produced by Steven Gethers

US Comedy series 1964-65  28 episodes x 30 min bw
starring

Bing Crosby    as Bing Collins     
Beverly Garland as Ellie Collins   
Diane Sherry    as Joyce Collins  (daughter) 
Carol Faylen    as Janice Collins  (daughter) 
Frank McHugh    as Willie Walters (live-in handyman)   
Premise:
Domestic comedy about a middle-aged couple with two teenage daughters
and a long staying friend.

Other Bing Crosby Productions for television include
"Ben Casey", "The Breaking Point", "Slattery's People" and "Hogan's Heroes"

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ABC Mondays 9:30 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: A FINE ROMANCE
14Sep64 ABC Mon
Synopsis:
Stung by daughters Janice's description of their marriage as "dull", Bing
and Ellie decide to rekindle their supposedly lost fire. [RF]
*Note: Bing sings "It Had to Be You"

1.02 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: EXACTLY LIKE WHO?
21Sep64 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Gary Crosby ........ Don
Synopsis:
Joyce can't wait for the family to meet her new boyfriend Don: she
claims he's the living image of Bing. [RF]

1.03 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: A BIT OF FRESH DANISH
28Sep64 ABC Mon
Synopsis:
The outspoken Dr. Olga Dannebrog shakes up the Collins household. [RF]

1.04 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE GREEN COUCH
05Oct64 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Roger Ewing ........ Eddie Fox
William Bramley .... First Officer
Harry Lauter ....... Second Officer
Vincent Gardenia ... Desk Sergeant
Synopsis:
Ellie's worried about the teenage dive that Joyce frequents, but Bing
doesn't share her concern. [RF]
*Note: Bing, Joyce and the Wellingtons sing: "Saturday Night".

1.05 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: HOOP SHOTS
12Oct64 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd
Synopsis:
Joyce announces her engagement to a basketball player. [RF]

1.06 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: FLASHBACK
19Oct64 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Dorothy Neumann .... Aunt Lena
Synopsis:
The Collinses watch home movies taken when Bing met Ellie and Willie. [RF]

1.07 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE EDUCATION OF BING COLLINS
26Oct64 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Macdonald Carey
Synopsis:
Joyce is not happy about the prospect of her cultivated history teacher meeting
her "lowbrow" parents. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A cultivated teacher---whom Joyce is afraid to introduce to her "lowbrow" parents. [RF]

[--] 02Nov64 - episode "Genius at Work" postponed - see 30Nov64

1.08 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE DOMINANT MALE
09Nov64 ABC Mon
Synopsis:
Joyce's boyfriend Don maintains that women rule the world
---and challenges Bing to prove otherwise. [RF]

1.09 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEA 'N' WILLIE
16Nov64 ABC Monday 9:30pm
Guest Cast:
Elisabeth Fraser ......... Bea Latham
William Zuckert .......... Fred Latham
Synopsis:
Willie is smitten with the daughter of the local lumberman, but Willie's
so shy that the Collinses feel obliged to do some coaching from the
sidelines.
Songs: "My Wild Days Are Over," "Cutie, Who Ties Your Tie?" and "You
Can't Get Along with 'Em Or Without 'Em." [TA]


1.10 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE LIBERATED WOMAN
23Nov64 ABC Monday 9:30pm
Guest Cast:
Glenda Farrell (as Aunt Lulu)
After reading a book on woman's need for self expression, visiting
Aunt Lulu begins coaching the Collins girls in dramatics.
Bing sings: "You'd be so nice to come home to" [TA]

 1.11 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: GENIUS AT WORK
30Nov64 ABC Monday 9:30pm (copyright date 30Nov64)
(postponed from 02Nov64)
Guest Cast:
Thomas Gomez ........... Prof. Zdueramott
Herbert Anderson ....... Prof. Erie Cook
Charles Francisco ...... Missing Man
Synopsis:
Bing and Ellie order their brilliant - but chronically messy daughter Janice
-to shape up - a world famous mathematician is coming to stay. [TA/JK]
Songs:
"I got a right to sing the blues", "John Peel"

1.12 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE YADWIN REPORT
07Dec64 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Don Penny .......... Harold
Synopsis:
The Collinses seem so happy that Joyce's boyfriend can come to only one
conclusion: Their marriage is doomed. [RF]
*Note: Bing sings "You're Just in Love".

1.13 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: JANICE AND ME ON A SATURDAY SPENT WITH RANDOM INPUTS no. 1.
14Dec64 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Robert P. Lieb ..... Kortner
Synopsis:
Janice joins forces with an electronic-music buff to prove that Bing's
notions of music are antiquated. [RF]
 
1.14 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW
21Dec64 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Roger Ewing ........... Eddie Fox
Synopsis:
The Collinses, their guests, the singing Wellingtons, and assorted carolers
celebrate the holiday season in song. [JK]
Songs:
"White Christmas", "Christmas Candles" - sung by Bing Crosby
"Do you hear what I hear?" - sung by Bing Crosby & the Carolers
"We wish you a merry Christmas", "La Pinata" - sung by All
"Christmas is Coming" - sung by Willie & the Wellingtons
"Mistletoe Kiss" - sung by Joyce, Willie & the Wellingtons
"Aryle, the Christmas Stocking" - sung by Joyce & Janice
"God rest ye merry gentlemen", "Silent Night" - sung by the Carolers [JK]

 [--] 28Dec64 preempted for Carol for Another Christmas Special [RF]

1.15 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE SOFT LIFE
11Jan65 ABC Mon
Synopsis:
The family decides to vacation in the great outdoors, but Bing
prefers the comforts of a posh cabin. [RF]

1.16 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: BUGGED BY THE LOVE BUGS
18Jan65 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
The Standells (Larry Tamblyn, Gary McMillian, Emilo Bellisimo, Joseph Dodd)
as The Love Bugs
Gary Morton .......... Stanley Hatcher
Pam Austin ........... Clarissa Roberts
Synopsis:
Bing becomes a virtual pariah in his own home - just because he turned down
two free tickets to a rock 'n' roll concert. [JK]
Songs:
"The Break Song", "Everybody do the Ringo" "Someday you'll cry" "Come here"
- sung by The Standells as The Love Bugs
"Kansas City" - sung by Bing Crosby & the Love Bugs [JK]


 1.17 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: ARE PARENTS PEOPLE?
25Jan65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Pam Austin ......... Clarissa Roberts
Ken Murray ......... Yates
Synopsis:
Joyce wants to tour Mexico---without a chaperone. [RF]

1.18 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THAT'S THE WAY THE SUKI YAKIES
01Feb65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
James Shigeta ...... Joe
Nobu McCarthy ...... Mitsuko
Synopsis:
Bing admires the way Japanese wives pamper their husbands---but Ellie's
sure that he'd soon grow tired of it. [RF]

1.19 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE GIFTED CHILD
08Feb65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Arthur Franz ....... Fearnley
Mary Gregory ....... Miss Rogers
Synopsis:
Ellie is frantic when she learns the school sent Janice to a psychiatrist. [RF]

1.20 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE IMAGE
15Feb65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Kathryn Crosby ..... Stephanie
George Gobel ....... Jabowski
Pat Harrington Jr... Ed
Synopsis:
Ellie's an accomplice in a scheme to improve Bing's public image. [RF]

1.21 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE KEEFERS COME CALLING
22Feb65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Frankie Avalon ..... Ted Keefer
Vikki Carr ......... Ruth Keefer
Kathy Garver ....... Mary Benson
Synopsis:
Bing and Ellie help teenage newlyweds adjust to married life. [RF]

1.22 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: OPERATION MAN SAVE
01Mar65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Joan Fontaine ...... Mrs. Taylor
Dennis Day ......... Mr. Taylor
Synopsis:
The Taylors, become involved in Ellie's attempts to organize
the household. [RF]

1.23 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: ONE FOR THE BIRDS
08Mar65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Phil Harris ........ Barney Jenks
Synopsis:
Bing's former vaudeville pal comes to visit with a new partner ---a trained crow. [RF]

1.24 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: REAL ESTATE VENTURE
15Mar65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Ruth Roman ......... Amanda Rankin
Willard Waterman ... Appleby
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Appleby
Synopsis:
Ellie's convinced that she's a born saleswoman, thanks to realtor Amanda Rankin. [RF]

1.25 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: THE TEST
22Mar65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Paul Hartman ....... Examiner
Synopsis:
Bing insists that Joyce learn the rule book for her driver's exam, but
he's much more lax about his own test. [RF]

1.26 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: MOONLIGHTING BECOMES YOU
29Mar65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
June Dayton ........ Amy
Stanley Adams ...... Wojanowicz
Synopsis:
Bert Snyder leads a double life: music professor at the university
and jazz singer in a cabaret. [RF]

1.27 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: WHAT'S A BUDDY FOR?
05Apr65 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Lloyd Nolan ........ Harvey
Pat Rosson ......... Toby
Synopsis:
Bing takes over a boys' baseball team that has yet to win its first game. [RF]

1.28 [--] The Bing Crosby Show: CONFORM, CONFORM, WHOEVER YOU ARE (final episode)
12Apr65 ABC Mon
Synopsis:
Bing and Ellie break with the party tradition of New Year's Eve to seek
solitude in a mountain cabin. [RF]

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Bing Crosby show special : no. 1
year not known
Bing Crosby show special : no. 2
1959
Bing Crosby show special : no. 3
1959
Bing Crosby show special : no. 4
1960
Bing Crosby show special : no. 5
1960
Bing Crosby show special : no. 6
1961
Bing Crosby show special : no. 7.
1961
Bing Crosby show special : no. 8.
1962
Bing Crosby show special : no. 9.
1962

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