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My Living Doll (1964-65)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Robert Leszczak
Chris <noidguy@mindspring.com>
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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MY LIVING DOLL
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Jack Chertok production
for
CBS (Sundays 9:00pm EST) (eps. 01-12)
CBS (Wednesdays 8:00pm EST)(eps. 13-26)

US  Situation Comedy series 1964-65 26 episodes x 30 min bw
release date 27Sept64
starring
Bob Cummings
as Dr. Robert McDonald (psychiatrist) (first 22 episodes only)
Julie Newmar
as Rhoda Miller/AF709 (female robot)
Jack Mullaney
as Dr. Peter Robinson (physicist)
Doris Dowling as Irene Adams/McDonald (Bob'sister)
recurring:
Herbert Rudley as Dr. Cooper (Bob's boss) (#3, #4 verified)
Henry Beckman (as Dr. Carl Miller) (#1, #3 verified)
Jan Arvan as Dr. Foster (1965)

Premise:
A psychiatrist gets custody of a glamourous female robot.
Rhoda is an extremely sexy young woman living with womanizing Air Force
shrink Bob McDonald. What Bob knows and the rest of the world does not
is that Rhoda's real name is AF709, and she is actually a sophisticated
(yet naive) robot. Bob's job is to teach Rhoda how to be a "perfect" woman,
and keep her identity secret from the world--especially lecherous neighbor
Peter.
When actor Bob Cummings left the series in early 1965, his character was
written out of the series, and Peter was given the duty of taking care of
Rhoda.

Background:
Jack Chertok also produced:-
"The Lone Ranger" (Not all seasons)
"Steve Donovan, Western Marshal" (1955-56) 39 eps.
"The Lawless Years (1959-60) 52 eps
"My Favorite Martian" (1963-66) 110 eps.
Directors include:
Lawrence Dobkin, Ezra Stone  
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CBS Sundays 9:00pm Eastern

[01] My Living Doll: BOY MEETS GIRL
27Sep64 CBS Sunday (rerun possibly 24Mar64)
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Henry Beckman (as Dr. Carl Miller)(recurring)
Synopsis #1:
In the series premiere episode, Bob (Robert Cummings) meets AF709,
a female robot (Julie Newmar) and unwillingly accepts her as a
houseguest. [CHRIS]
Synopsis #2:
Dr. Carl Miller tells Bob that project AF 709 is missing from the space
agency lab. AF 709 happens to be a girl robot, and "she" is walking
about
wearing only a sheet. [TA]

[02] My Living Doll: RHODA'S FIRST DATE
4Oct64 CBS Sunday (rerun 31Mar64)
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Robert Lieb (as Dr. Rochlin)
Jon Silo (as waiter)
Dr. McDonald continues to be amazed at Rhoda the robot. [TA]

[03] My Living Doll: UNINVITED GUEST
11Oct64 CBS Sunday
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Herbert Rudley (as Dr. Cooper)(recurring)
Henry Beckman (as Dr. Carl Miller)(recurring)
Synopsis #1:
Reading "Alice in Wonderland" has had a peculiar effect on poor Rhonda:
She's afflicted with spells of dizziness. [TA]
Synopsis #2:
Rhoda is malfunctioning and Bob's boss (Herbert Rudley) from the
space lab pays a visit. [CHRIS]

[04] My Living Doll: LESSON IN LOVE
18Oct64 CBS Sunday
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Cliff Horton (as Charlie Clabber)
Herbert Rudley (as Dr. Cooper)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Irene programs Rhoda to act like a lady in love, and Rhoda takes the
information to her transistorized heart. [TA]

[05] My Living Doll: RHODA AND THE V.I.P.
25Oct64 CBS Sunday
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Lisa Gaye (as Laura Cartwright)
Les Tremayne (as Gen. Alfred Cartwright)
Jan Burrell (as Miss Thomas)
Synopsis:
Bob's escourting a visiting general's daughter to a reception for the
VIP, and he gives strict orders that Rhoda's not to leave the apartment.
[TA]

[06] My Living Doll: SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLEW
(video title - Moviecraft).
(a.k.a "The Marrying Millionaire")
(a.k.a "Marriage for Charity Donation")(copyright title)
01Nov64 CBS Sunday
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Gene Raymond (as Walter J. Armbruster)
James Milhollin (as George Wilson)
Olan Soule (as Mr. Reed)
Francesca Bellini (as Stella)
Synopsis #1:
Bob uses Rhoda as bait to get a donation from a wealthy man, but
the man is smitten with Rhoda and wants to marry her [CHRIS]
Synopsis #2:
Bob is chairman of a psychiatric clinic's fund-raising drive, and he
and Rhoda call on the donor with the greatest potential: millionaire
playboy Walter J. Armbruster. [TA]

[07] My Living Doll: THE LOVE MACHINE
prod. no. 6255-07 (copyright date 18Nov64)
08Nov64 CBS Sunday (CBS re-run aired 05May65)
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Jackie Joseph ................. Mary Jo Franklin
Joan Huntington ............... Jill Snowden
Synopsis:
It would take a computer to find the right girl for Peter, and Bob has
just the electronic wizard. He furnishes Rhoda with information on
250 girls working at the space lab.

[08] My Living Doll: BEAUTY CONTEST
prod. no. 6255-10
15Nov64 CBS Sunday
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Jonathan Hole ................. Mr. Whitson
Marian Collier ................ Madelyn Sawyer
Carol Veazie .................. Mrs. Cavendish
Dick Wilson ................... salesman
Irene secretly enters Rhoda in a beauty contest, to which Bob is
a judge. [CHRIS]

[09] My Living Doll: NOT SO COMIC, COMIC
22Nov64 CBS Sunday
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Larry Hovis ................... Herbert Wentworth
Lurene Tuttle ................. Mrs. Wentworth
Jackie Russell ................ Marianne
Chet Stratton ................. Magician
Synopsis:
Bob's friend Herbert Wentworth would rather be a comic than a
pharmacist, but Bob's been asked to persuade the young man to
stick to filling prescriptions. [TA]

[10] My Living Doll: MY ROBOT, THE WARDEN
29Nov64 CBS Sunday (copyright date 29Nov64)
prod. no. 6255-09
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Robert Gallagher .............. Bradford Kent
Synopsis:
Bob's working feverishly on a magazine article, and he instructs Rhoda
to make certain that he finishes on time. [TA]

[11] My Living Doll: THE RHODA GAMBLE
06Dec64 CBS Sunday
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Tom D'Andrea .................. Dave Duren
Roger C. Carmel ............... Smiling Louie
Kip King ...................... bellboy
Synopsis:
Bob's trying to cure a compulsive gambler, and Rhoda's mathematical
skill is just what the doctor ordered - it gives her the ablility to
correctly predict the fall of the dice. [TA]

[12] My Living Doll: FOREIGN RELATIONS
13Dec64 CBS Sunday
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Michael Jackson ............... Dr. Karandas
Bartlett Robinson ............. Howard Vines
Joyce Vanderveen .............. Anna Singh
Synopsis:
When Dr. McDonald meets a colleague from the Far East at the airport,
there's much talk but no communication - Rhoda instructed the
intrepreter not to show up. [TA]

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"My Living Doll" moves from CBS Sundays 9:00pm to CBS Wednesdays 8:00pm
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[13] My Living Doll: DOCTOR IS IN
16Dec64 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm (CBS rerun 16Jun65)
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Ross Ford ..................... policeman
Tyler McVey ................... Police Chief
William Frawley ............... Detective Gladwin
Harry Lauter .................. Detective Shane
Synopsis:
Bob has the chance to lunch with an attractive lady doctor, so he asks
Rhoda to cancel his luncheon with the chief of police.
The part of Dr. Chase is played by psychologist Loriene Chase. [TA]

[14] My Living Doll: I'LL LEAVE IT TO YOU
23Dec64 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Charlie Ruggles ............... Jonas Clay
Hope Summers .................. Edwina
William Allyn ................. Waldo
Synopsis:
Meek millionaire Jonas Clay intends on leaving his fortune to anyone -
anyone but his domineering sister and he wants Bob to certify that he's
of sound mind. [TA]

[15] My Living Doll: MECHANICAL PERFECTION
30Dec64 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Joseph Mell ................... Mr. Lucas
Marjorie Bennett .............. Mrs. Carter
After comparing herself to the faultless Rhoda, demoralized Irene
feels woefully inadequate. [CHRIS]

[16] My Living Doll: POOL SHARK
06Jan65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm (rerun 7Jul65)
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Cliff Osmond .................. Fat Sam, pool player
Nestor Paiva .................. Patrone
Guy Marks ..................... Knuckles
Richard Angarola .............. Stephano
Synopsis #1:
Peter owes money to Fat Sam for losing at pool, but Rhoda saves the
day when she outplays everyone. [CHRIS]
Synopsis #2:
Peter owes a small fortune to a pool shark, but he very cleverly signed
Bob's name to the IOU. [TA]

[17] My Living Doll: RHODA'S FORGERY
13Jan65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Edward Colmans ................ Mr. Sloan
John Abbott ................... Felix
Ben Wright .................... Dealer
Synopsis #1:
Rhoda copies a Picasso so accurately that an art dealer believes it to
be the real thing. Bob McDonald tries in vain to convince the dealer the
painting shouldn't be passed off as an original. [TA]
Synopsis #2:
Dr. MacDonald tells Rhoda to copy a Picasso - and she does, right down
to forging the signature. [TA]

[18] My Living Doll: THE KLEPTOMANIAC
20Jan65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Tom Tully ..................... Detective Faber
Templeton Fox ................. Matron
Kay Stewart ................... demonstrator
Nancy Howard .................. perfume saleswoman
Marianne Stewart .............. jewelry saleswoman
Synopsis #1:
Bob's first mistake is having Rhoda ask Irene what she'd like for a
birthday gift, and his second is taking Rhoda along to help pick it
out. [TA]
Synopsis #2:
Rhoda, unaware that department stores are places where people purchase
things, helps herself to gems from a jewelry counter. [TA]

[19] My Living Doll: THE LIE
27Jan65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Linda Scott ................... Monica Bird
Synopsis:
Peter follows Bob's advice about facing up to his fears by taking a
giant step: He tells a young miss that he's an accomplished sky diver. [TA]

[20] My Living Doll: ROBOTIC ASTRONAUT
03Feb65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Les Tremayne .................. Gen. Shaw
Johnny Coons .................. Dr. Uhley
Tom Peters .................... Staff Sergeant
Eleanor Berry ................. lady astronaut
John Newton ................... technician
Hoke Howell ................... GI
John Clarke ................... Ted
Synopsis:
Bob takes Rhoda along when he goes out of town to interview a group of
women applying for the astronaut program. [TA]

[21] My Living Doll: THE WITNESS (a.k.a "Day in Court")
10Feb65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm (CBS Rerun 11Aug65)
Starring: Bob Cummings, Julie Newmar
Guest Cast:
Parley Baer ................... Judge
Sherry O'Neill ................ blonde
Harry Fleer ................... bailiff
Joseph Perry .................. policeman
Len Wayland ................... Stone
Synopsis 1:
Rhoda testifies in traffic court when Bob and Peter have an
accident. [CHRIS]
Synopsis 2:
Bob gets off to an inauspicious start as chairman of a road-safety
committee by crashing into his neighbor's car. [CHRIS]

[22] My Living Doll: RHODA MEETS DR. ROBINSON
17Feb65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
(Bob Cummings - possibly exits or NOT in this episode)
Jan Arvan ..................... Dr. Foster
Nora Marlowe .................. Mrs. Moffat
Dr. McDonald (Bob Cummings) has been called to Pakistan and Rhoda
the robot has a new caretaker: Peter Robinson (Jack Mullaney) who's
alarmed to find that the 'girl' of his dreams is really a cybernetic
wonder. [CHRIS]

[23] My Living Doll: RHODA THE ESCORT
24Feb65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Julie Newmar, Jack Mullaney
(Bob Cummings - NOT in this episode)
Guest Cast:
Susan Wendell ................. Angela Carruthers
Michael Panaieff .............. Boris Megalamanikoff
Ray Dennis .................... triangle player
Synopsis:
Peter and Rhoda escort ballerina Angela Carruthers to a TV interview
show. [TA]

[24] My Living Doll: A PARIS ORIGINAL
03Mar65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Julie Newmar, Jack Mullaney
(Bob Cummings - NOT in this episode)
Roger C. Carmel ............... Lazlo
Maurice Marsac ................ Maximilian
Bonnie Jones .................. Ann
Richard Angarola .............. Jeffrey
Karl Lukas .................... Harry
Buddy Lewis ................... Joe
Synopsis:
A fashion photographer wants to take Rhoda to Paris for an important
showing - but Peter's against the idea. [TA]

[25] My Living Doll: RHODA'S SUNTAN
10Mar65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Julie Newmar, Jack Mullaney
(Bob Cummings - NOT in this episode)
Ned Glass ..................... Harry Barnes
Joseph Mell ................... Carl Schmertz
Harry Lauter ............... Lieutenant Conlon
Synopsis:
Rhoda has spent the day at the beach and the sun's rays have adversely
affected her systems - any source of light changes her to a very
destructive robot. [TA]

[26] My Living Doll: COMIC INTERFERENCE
(last new episode)
17Mar65 CBS Wednesday 8:00pm
Starring: Julie Newmar, Jack Mullaney
(Bob Cummings - NOT in this episode)
Eddie Foy, Jr. ................ Harry Moffatt
Laurence Haddon ............... Bill Gazzari
Suzanne Tara .................. Watusi dancer
Phil Arnold ................... Zakendorf
Synopsis:
The housekeeper's brother, a nightclub comedian, has booked himself
into Peter's apartment - for an indefinite stay. [TA]

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CBS Summer Reruns Wednesdays 8:00pm 24Apr65-8Sep65
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[--] 24Mar65 re-run of #1 "Boy Meets Girl" (from 27Sep64)
[--] 31Mar65 re-run of #2 (from 4Oct64) probably "Rhoda's First Date"
[--] 07Apr65 re-run of #3 "Uninvited Guest" (from 11Oct64)
[--] 14Apr65 re-run of #4 (from 18Oct64)
[--] pre-empted for New York's World's Fair special.
[--] 28Apr65 re-run of #6 "Something Borrowed, Something Blew" (from
01Nov64)
[--] 05May65 re-run of #7 (from 08Nov64)
[--] 12May65 re-run of #8 "Beauty Contest" (from 15Nov64)
[--] 19May65 re-run of #9 (from 22Nov64)
[--] 26May65 re-run of #10 (from 29Nov64) possibly "My Robot, the
Warden"
[--] 02Jun65 pre-empted for Gemini Space Flight special
[--] 09Jun65 re-run of #12 (from 13Dec64)
[--] 16Jun65 re-run of #13 (from 16Dec64)
[--] 23Jun65 re-run of #14 "I'll Leave It to You" (from 23Dec64)
[--] 30Jun65 - unknown
[--] 07Jul65 re-run of #16 "Pool Shark" (from 6Jan65)
[--] 14Jul65 re-run of #17 (from 13Jan65)
[--] 21Jul65 re-run of #18 (from 20Jan65) possibly "The Kleptomaniac"
[--] 28Jul65 re-run of #19 (from 27Jan65)
[--] 04Aug65 re-run of #20 (from 03Feb65)
[--] 11Aug65 re-run of #21 "The Witness" (from 10Feb65)
[--] 18Aug65 re-run of #22 (from 17Feb65)
[--] 25Aug65 re-run of #23 (from 24Feb65)
[--] 01Sep65 - unknown
[--] 08Sep65 re-run of #25 (from 10Mar65) (final re-run)

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Julie Newmar and Chertok Productions are seeking original films of "My Living Doll". They have 11 and want
to do a dvd set, but still need 15 more. They’re especially interested in the later episodes after Bob Cummings
was fired from the show. It’s basically a plea for original "My Living Doll films". Any help in this
quest would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks, Bob Leszczak <bobo45rpm@verizon.net> (7-May-2011)

"Still looking ... for the missing "My Living Doll" 16 mm prints from the TV Series (CBS 1964-65).
Are they in someone's garage, an air-force station in Germany?
I'd love to hear from you."
Julie Newmar
And here is the link to my account:
<http://www.facebook.com/jnewmar> (May 2011)

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