CTVA US Comedy - "Blondie" (CBS) (1968-69) Patricia Harty, Will Hutchins, Jim Backus

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Blondie (1968-69)
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BLONDIE   (1968-69)
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King Features, Kayro Productions
for
CBS (Thursdays 7:30 pm EST)
Based on the comic strip of the same name

US Comedy series 1968-69   13 episodes aired x 30 min color
Starring

Patricia Harty as Blondie Bumstead (wife)
Will Hutchins as Dagwood Bumstead (husband)
Jim Backus as J.C. Dithers (boss)
with:
Peter Robbins as Alexander Bumstead (teenage son)
Pamelyn Ferdin as Cookie Bumstead (daughter)
Henny Backus as Cora Dithers
Bobbi Jordan as Tootsie Woodley (neighbor)
Bryan O'Bourne as Mr. Beasley

Background:
Cancelled mid-season and replaced by
The Queen And I (1969) starring Larry Storch
A previous version of "Blondie" by NBC ran for the first nine months
of 1957 and starred Arthur Lake and Pamela Britton 

Directors included: Norman Abbott (first 7 productions)
Writers included: George Tibbles

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CBS Thursdays 7:30 pm Eastern

[01] Blondie: SAYANORA DAGWOOD
prod. no. 1 (filming dates not known)
26Sep68 CBS
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Edward Andrews (as H.H. Hilton)
Melinda Fee (as Honey Hilton)
also:
Pat Morita
When Mr. Dithers takes credit for Dagwood's architectural plans
for a millionaire, Dagwood's suspicions make Blondie suspect her
husband is unfaithful.

[02] Blondie: MY CAMP RUNNETH OVER
prod. no. 8 (filming dates 4-6Sep68)
3Oct68 CBS
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Guest Cast:
Stuart Nisbet (as Ernie)
The Bumsteads' plans for a perfect camping weekend go up in smoke
when Dithers and his wife invite themselves along on the trip.

[03] Blondie: BLONDIE - FLOWER CHILD
prod. no. 4 (filming dates 24-26Jul68)
10Oct68 CBS
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Corey Fischer (as Big Cat)
Lloyd Batista (as Doggie)
Chris Averill (as Undine)
(Chris Averill: Will Hutchin's then wife; Carol Burnett's half-sister)
Blondie goes mod as she tries to unload the family's "outtasight"
second car to a group of hippies.

[04] Blondie: THE GLADIATORS
prod. no. 9 (filming dates 11-13Sep68)
17Oct68 CBS
Written by Danny Simon
Directed by Gene Nelson
Goaded by Dithers, Dagwood teeters on the brink of self-destruction
after launching on an exhausting physical fitness regime to prove
that he has that old Bumstead vitality.

[--] 24Oct68 - pre-empted

[05] Blondie: ANGEL IN DISGUISE
prod. no. 10 (filming dates 19-24Sep68)
Directed by Bruce Bilson
31Oct68 CBS
Guest Cast:
Larry Bishop (as Biker Gang Leader)
Alida Ihle (as Spider)
Dagwood, racing his son's mini bike to Dither's house with a set
of plans, inadvertently fall in with a gang of tough hot-rodding
motorcyclists who dig Dagwood the most.

[06] Blondie: DITHER'S DAMNED DOG
prod. no. 2 (filming dates 10-15Jul68)
7Nov68 CBS
Directed by Norman Abbott
The Bumsteads are horified to discover that "Baby Doll", the
Dithers' pampered pedigree poodle, left in their care has
disappeared.
("Blondie's Masquerade" originally scheduled for this date, postponed until 19Dec68)

[07] Blondie: DAGWOOD THE WHEELER DEELER
prod. no. 6 (filming dates not known)
14Nov68 CBS
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Joe Flynn (as Bryan Hathaway)
Chanin Hale (as Mrs. Hathaway)
Also:
Lloyd Kino
With Dithers vacationing, Dagwood is in charge - and on the spot.
A prospective client has suddenly popped in with a million dollar deal.

[08] Blondie: BLONDIE'S GOOD CITIZEN
prod. no. 3 (filming dates 17-19Jul68)
21Nov68 CBS
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Spring Byington
After reporting the license of the car speeding away from a minor
hit-and-run, Dagwood is aghast to learn that he has pinned the rap
on his boss's wife and now may lose his job,

[--] 28Nov68 - pre-empted

[09] Blondie: BLONDIE'S BIRTHDAY
prod. no. 13 (filming dates 9-14Oct68)
5Dec68 CBS
Directed by Gene Nelson
Guest Cast:
Cliff Norton (as Buck Watermeyer)
A client with a penchant for practical jokes lands Dithers and
Dagwood in hot water. Thanks to Buck Watermeyer, Cora Dither's ring,
which she gave Dithers to have repaired, is delivered to the
Bumstead home - on Blondie's birthday.

[10] Blondie: MARRIAGE MENDERS
prod. no. 5 (filming dates 31Jul-2Aug68)
12Dec68 CBS
Directed by Norman Abbott
No Guest Cast details
When Dithers moves in with the Bumsteads, baggage and bad habits,
after a quarrel with his wife, Dagwood and Blondie try to get them back together.

[11] Blondie: BLONDIE'S MASQUERADE
prod. no. 11 (filming dates 26-30Sep68)
19Dec68 CBS
Directed by Gene Nelson
Guest Cast:
Cliff Norton (as Buck Watermeyer)
Also with:
Robert Shayne
When Blondie learns that Dagwood and Dithers are planning a practical
joke on her, she launches a counter-offensive, donning a man's suit
and fake beard to scare the man who's posing as a traffic cop. But
it boomerangs when Blondie is stuck with the beard.

[12] Blondie: ONCE UPON A GURU
prod. no. 7 (filming dates 14-16Aug68)
26Dec68 CBS
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Steve Franken (as David Dithers)
The Bumsteads open their home and hearts to Dithers' nephew David,
a bearded drop-out, whose addition to the payroll threatens Dagwood's
job, except that he doesn't care one whit to be part of his uncle's uptight organization.

[--] 2Jan69 pre-empted

[13] Blondie: PICK ON A BULLY YOUR OWN SIZE
prod. no. 14
9Jan69 CBS
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Guest Cast:
Bruce Gordon (as Gordon Colby)
Lindsey Parson (as Charlie Colby)
Also with:
Bruce Lee
Dagwood and Alexander are both being bullied by fellows larger
than they are, so Dagwood enrolls in a crash course in Karate.
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[--] Blondie: THE DYING SWAN (never filmed)
provisional prod. no. 8

[--] Blondie: DAGWOOD'S PRIVATE WAR (only partially filmed)
prod. no. 15
Directed by Peter Baldwin
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[--] Blondie: RUN BUDDY RUN (Easter Episode)
prod. no. 12 (filming dates 2-7Oct68)
originally scheduled for 14Nov68 CBS
Directed by Gene Nelson
Dagwood is tricked into appearing at Mrs. Dithers benefit party as an Easter bunny.

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