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The Bob Crane Show (1975)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Rina Fox , SD Gaynor,  Charnetha Kimbrough
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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THE BOB CRANE SHOW
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MTM Enterprises, Inc.
for
NBC (Thursdays)
Produced by Norman S. Powell and Martin Cohan

US Comedy series 1975 13 episodes x 30 min color
(06Mar75-19Jun75)
starring
Bob Crane as Bob Wilcox
Trisha Hart as Ellie Wilcox (wife)
Erica Petal as Pam Wilcox (daughter)
Ronny Graham as Mr. Ernest Busso (landlord/inventor)
Jack Fletcher as Dean Lyle Ingersoll (Dean of the Medical School)
Todd Susman as Marvin Susman (medical student)
James Sutorius as Jerry Mallory (medical student)
Harold Gould as Dr.Strauss (recurring)

Premise:
A 42 year-old insurance salesman quits to pursue a medical career at
the City Medical School of University Hospital in Los Angeles.

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NBC Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern (06Mar75-19Jun75)

1.1 [--] The Bob Crane Show: MID-TERM BLUES
06Mar75 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Kenneth Mars ....... Jack
Will Seitzer ....... Schmidt
Gene Blakely ....... Professor
Robert Riesel ...... Delivery Man
Synopsis:
The pressures of med-school exams have Bob wondering whether he
made the right decision. [RF]

1.2 [--] The Bob Crane Show: NOT WITH MY MOTHER YOU DON'T
13Mar75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Audra Lindley ........ Amanda
Harold Gould ......... Dr.Strauss (recurring)
David Spielberg ...... Leonard Freemont
Synopsis:
Bob has difficulty accepting the fact that his widowed
mother has moved in with her boy friend. [JK]

1.3 [--] The Bob Crane Show: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING BOB
20Mar75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Dean Santoro ......... Dr. Field
Bruce Kimmel ......... Herbie
Kay "Ding" Dingle .... Jane
Synopsis:
Bob accompanies his friend Martin to the psychiatrist
but learns he's the one with the problems. [JK]

1.4 [--] The Bob Crane Show: ELLIE'S SISTER
27Mar75 NBC Thur
Featuring:
Todd Susman .......... Marvin (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Sharon Spelman
Synopsis:
Bill fixes Marvin up with his recently divorced sister-
in-law (Sharon Spelman),who finds the medical student a bit
too inhibited for her tastes. [JK]

1.5 [--] The Bob Crane Show: ONE SUMMER OF MISERY
03Apr75 NBC Thur (Network rerun 19Jun75)
Guest Cast:
Jack DeMave .......... Mike
Michelle Clair ....... Alfred
Synopsis:
Bob and Ellie face a three-month separation when he is chosen
for a summer-study program and she is unable to take an extended
vacation during her peak selling season. [JK]

[--] 10Apr75 Pre-empted: World Premiere Movie "Conspiracy of Terror"

1.6 [--] The Bob Crane Show: BUT I LOVE MY LIFE
17Apr75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Trisha Noble
Harold Gould ......... Dr. Strauss)(recurring)
Marty Braddock ....... Smitty
Synopsis:
An attractive medical student (Trisha Noble) with a yen for older
men sets her sights on her study partner,happily married Bob. [JK]

1.7 [--] The Bob Crane Show: ACUTE BUSSOPHOBIA [SDG]
24Apr75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast
Dick Balduzzi ......... Petri
Joan Pringle .......... Nurse Hodges
Lorry Goldman ......... Burton)
Synopsis:
Busso's high blood pressure has Bob worried.The old man has
not agreed to an examination since the 30's. [JK]

1.8 [--] The Bob Crane Show: GRIN AND BARE IT [SDG]
01May75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Bobbi Mitchell ....... Mary
Synopsis:
With real estate sales down and rent up,Ellie suggests that she
supplement her income by posing nude for her art class. [JK]

1.9 [--] The Bob Crane Show: A CASE OF MISDIAGNOSIS
08May75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
John Astin ........... Lowen
Ed Winter ............ Dr.Patterson
Carol O'Leary ........ Miss Francis
Synopsis:
Comedy serves a serious theme when a renowned architect finds
that public reaction to his declaration of homsexuality is
decidedly mixed. [JK]

1.10 [--] The Bob Crane Show: THE LYLE PRINCIPAL
15May75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Marian Mercer ........ Miss Chandler
Elizabeth Kerr ....... Miss Turner
Synopsis:
Ingersoll's actions take an irrational turn after his promotion
to dean of the medical school. [JK]

1.11 [--] The Bob Crane Show: AN AMERICAN FIASCO
22May75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Barry Gordon ......... Gordon
Carol Ita White ...... Nadine
Harold Gould ......... Dr.Strauss (recurring)
Will Seltzer ......... Schmidt
Christopher Barrett ... Reporter
Synopsis:
Bob's daily routine is the subject of a documentary by two young filmmakers. [JK]

1.12 [--] The Bob Crane Show: THE DOCTOR SINGS THE BLUES
29May75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Brett Somers
Harold Gould ......... Dr.Strauss (recurring)
Synopsis:
Dr. Strauss turns to Bob for comfort and companionship after his
wife (played by Brett Somers)leaves him for her hairdresser. [JK]

1.13 [--] The Bob Crane Show: CAMPUS CAPERS (aka THE EMBEZZLER)
05Jun75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Jo Ann Plug .......... Mary Jane Daggett
Jack Bannon .......... Officer Hager
Synopsis:
When money is embezzled from the insurance company that employed
Bob, he's suspected of being involved in the caper. [JK]

1.14 [--] The Bob Crane Show: SON OF CAMPUS CAPERS
12Jun75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
John Hillerman ...... Dean Harrington
Gloria LeRoy ........ Lola
John Ritter ......... Hornbeck
Ronni Richards ...... Miss Campbell
Synopsis:
The Wilcox's are entertaining the new dean and his wife,who was a
girl friend of Bob's during their undergraduate days. [JK]

[--] 19Jun75 rerun of "Summer of Misery" (first aired 03Apr75)
[Last show of the series.]

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1978 TV Pilot
From: Crossroads Productions, Inc. (xroadsjo@ca.rr.com) Sent: 03 June 2009
In 1978, I produced a TV Pilot (never aired) entitled "The Hawaiian Experience!"
starring Bob Crane. It is the last TV show he did before his death in 1978.
I would like to post the info. and credits on your website.
Sincerely, John Orland

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