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The Little People (1972-73) / The Brian Keith Show (1973-74)

The Little People (1972-73) The Brian Keith Show (1973-74)
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THE LITTLE PEOPLE (season 1) / THE BRIAN KEITH SHOW (season 2)
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Miguel Productions (Brian Keith)
in association with
Warner Brothers Television

for
NBC (Fridays 8:30 pm, season 1, 1972-73)
NBC (Fridays 9:30 pm, season 2, 1973-74)
Created by & Executive Producer Garry Marshall
Produced by Bruce Johnson
Produced by Brian Keith (season 2 - to be verified)
Filmed in Hawaii

US Situation Comedy series 1972-74   46+ episodes x 30 min color (15-Sep-1972 to 30-Aug-1974)
Starring
Brian Keith as Dr Sean Jamison
Shelley Fabares as Dr. Anne Jamison, his daughter

Sean Tyler Hall as Stewart (Alfred's friend)
Victoria Young as Nurse Puni (Brian Keith' real wife)
Moe Keale as Officer Moe O'Shaughnessy
*
Nancy Kulp as Mrs Millard Gruber (landlady) (season 2)
Roger Bowen as Dr. Austin Chaffee (allergist) (season 2)
Michael Gray
as Ronnie Collins (student doctor) (season 2)
Stephen Hague as Alfred Landis (neighborhood youngster) (season 2)

Premise:
In the Hawaiian island of Oahu, a Pediatrician (Brian Keith) and his daughter (Shelley Fabares) run a free clinic.

Bobby Keith (son of Brian and Victoria), who was very young at the time can be seen in a few episodes.

Writers Austin & Irma Kalish who wrote many episodes of "FamilyAffair" contribute to many episodes in this series.

Many episodes Directed by Earl Bellamy

The Little People (season 1 title) (1972-73)

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NBC Fridays 8:30 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] The Little People: TONSILS FOR TWO
15Sep1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Guest cast:
Benton Sen .......... Jimmy
Pat Herman .......... Head Nurse
Synopsis:
A 6-year old patient is afraid of the ordeal - and so is Dr. Jamison who's been putting off his own tonsillectomy for months.

1.02 [--] The Little People: LITTLE BOY FLU
22Sep1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Guest cast:
Evan Williams ........ Scott
Melendy Britt .......... Mrs. Wells
Bernie Kopell ......... Sam
Synopsis:
Father and daughter have a serious disagreement over treatment of a patient. Dr. Jamison and Anne also wind up in the middle of a domestic dispute.
A mother wants Dr. Jamison to forbid her son, who is suffering from the flu, from a sailing trip with his father. Dr. Jamison declares that medically
the boy is healthy enough for the trip. Anne disagrees.
Synopsis 2:
Psychological hangups in this tale about a boy who gets sick every time his dad plans to take him sailing.

1.03 [--] The Little People: THE NOISE OF MUSIC
29Sep1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Guest cast:
Elayne Heilveil .......... Betty
Phil Vandervort ........ Jack
Synopsis:
Dr. Sean Jamison becomes concerned about the fate of an infant being reared amid a rock trio.

1.04 [--] The Little People: THE LOVERS
06Oct1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Guest cast:
Dianne Loomis .... Linda
Seth Sakai ............. Bartender
Synopsis:
Dr. Sean Jamison provokes the emnity of his staff and the visit of a former girlfriend which adds to his misery. After a harmless kiss on the beach
Ronnie becomes infatuated with Anne.

1.05 [--] The Little People: THE STORK IS ALIVE IN HAWAII
13Oct1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Guest cast:
Sue Berger .... Mrs. Van Pelt
Sue Davis ..... Mary Lou
Synopsis:
Anne battles misconceptions about conception and runs up against an indignant PTA.

[--] 20-Oct-1972 preempted


1.06 [--] The Little People: THE BIRTHDAY BOY
27Oct1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Guest cast:
Alan Tam ............ Thomas
Synopsis:
Happy Birthday? Not for Dr. Jamison. His peskiest patient just got himself trapped in a mine shaft.
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Anne Jamison, Puni and Ronnie frantically plan a novel surprise for Dr. Jamison's birthday, not realizing how unusual it will be.

1.07 [--] The Little People: AND THEN I WROTE CITIZEN TABO *Also listed as "Citizen Taboo".
03Nov1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Directed by Richard Lang
Guest cast:
Sarah Edlin ......... Rhoda Beth
David Namaka ... Judge
Charles Gilbert ... Fisherman
Synopsis:
A little boy resents his new baby brother, which is a natural and common situation. But Dr. Jamison notices that the child's resentment of the baby is very intense and deep.

1.08 [--] The Little People: THE VET SET
10Nov1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Guest cast:
Ronnie Schell .......... Victor
Synopsis:
Dr. Jamison misinterprets a rush call to the children's zoo, believing his patient is a child, and runs into a series of misadventures with a chimp.

1.09 [--] The Little People: SOUND ADVICE
17Nov1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Directed by Howard Morris
Guest cast:
Elayne Heilveil ..... Betty
Sally Lee ................ Grace
Phil Vandervort .... Jack
Ron Brackin .......... Dancer

1.10 [--] The Little People: THE LOVE BITE WILL BUG YOU
24Nov1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Directed by Richard Lang
Guest cast:
Carole Kai ...... Lady Whittaker
Zulu .................. Chief Hanamakii
Synopsis:
Puni gets arrested, seems she and some other women are trying to protest pollution, caused by the empire of Lady Whittaker and the women manage
to get Sean arrested too. Then he meets Lady Whittaker, who turns out not to be British but an island, and love blooms.

1.11 [--] The Little People: KICKING THE HABIT
01Dec1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Guest cast:
Allan Melvin ..... Bill Landis
Synopsis:
Dr. Sean Jamison discovers that kicking a bad habit can have humorous as well as frustrating results.
Sean finally convices Alfred's father to set a good example and stop smoking. Then he has to kick the habit himself when some of his little patients stage a smoke-in.

1.12 [--] The Little People: TAKE IT OFF, TAKE IT ALL OFF
08Dec1972 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall
Directed by Richard Lang
Guest cast:
Douglas Mossman .... TV newsman
Synopsis:
Dr. Jamison literally faces the naked truth as he tries to prevent a four-year-old from disrobing in front of boys.

1.13 [--] The Little People: SPLISH SPLASH, I WAS TAKING A NAP
15Dec1972 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Merlin Olsen .... Himself
Jon Bryan
Synopsis:
A young football player has a great future - if only he could stop wetting the bed.
Synopsis:
One of Puni's many cousins has an emotional problem that Anne has been unsuccessfully trying to cure. So it's up to Sean to bring abou a cure by finding
someone famous who had the same problem.

1.14 [--] The Little People: PUNI B. DEMILLE *Also listed as "The Christmas Pageant".
22Dec1972 NBC Fri
Synopsis:
Puni is in charge of the annual Christmas pageant and she is determined to make it bigger, more colorful, more spectacular, better than ever.
Which means no one can count on playing the role he played last year and that includes Sean. He is always Santa Claus, grumpy though he may be.

[--] 29-Dec-1972 preempted

1.15 [--] The Little People: THE MATCHMAKER
05Jan1973 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Allison McKay ......... Mary Ellen
Synopsis:
Dr. Jamison is forced into the role of cupid, but his arrow goes awry in a romantic misadventure.

1.16 [--] The Little People: HONEST SEAN DRIVING AGAIN
12Jan1973 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Reta Shaw ............. Miss Gormley
Synopsis:
In a comedy of errors, Sean's practice and love life take a back seat when his driver's license expires and an unyielding examiner flunks him on his test.

1.17 [--] The Little People: MALPRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
19Jan1973 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Dick Van Patten .......... Jerry
Bradley Schofield ....... Todd
Peter Leeds .................. Schofield
Synopsis:
Sean is about to be best man for his lawyer friend's wedding. He also treats a 13-year-old singing idol for a sore throat.

1.18 [--] The Little People: THE BESTEST DOCTOR IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD *Also listed as "Sean, the Movie Star."
LP45242
26Jan1973 NBC Fri
Synopsis:
Against his better judgment Dr. Sean Jamison stars in a movie being made by one of his little patients.


1.19 [--] The Little People: STEWART'S ALLERGY *Also listed as "Man's Best Friend - His Allergy".
02Feb1973 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Sean Tyler Hall
Michelle Kino
Stephen Hague
Robin Mann
Synopsis:
A mysterious allergy, a dognapping and a misunderstanding about sharing the patient load create complications for Dr. Jamison and his daughter.
Taking away a child's pet is Anne's thankless task - Stewart is allergic to his new puppy.

1.20 [--] The Little People: BREAK A LEG
09Feb1973 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Zulu ................. Chief Hanamakii
Synopsis:
The young owner of a skateboard suffers reprisals when he lends the device to a careless friend and Dr. Jamison trips over it.

[--] The Little People:
16Feb1973 NBC Fri


1.21 [--] The Little People: THE FUNDRAISER *Also listed as "Sean's Midas Touch".
23Feb1973 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Ronnie Schell .......... Dr. Lang
Jackie Coogan ........ Mr. Plimpton
Synopsis:
Dr. Jamison's attempts to raise money for a children's hospital prove disastrous until his daughter gets the local veterinarian involved.

[--] The Little People:
02Mar1973 NBC Fri
pre-empted for a musical special of Peter Pan.


1.22 [--] The Little People: THE POSTMAN COMETH *Also listed as "The Man Who Came to Luau".
09Mar1973 NBC Fri
Written by Garry Marshall & Bob Brunner
Directed by Howard Morris
Guest cast:
Richard Ward ............ Nathaniel Johnson
Synopsis:
A retired Postal employee insists a pediatrician is a foot doctor and he wants Sean to treat him. He even goes as far as to claim he's Harry Belafonte on the telephone.

[--] The Little People:
16Mar1973 NBC Fri


1.23 [--] The Little People: THE GENERATION GAP
23Mar1973 NBC Fri
Written by Jack Elinson & Norman Paul
Directed by Howard Morris
Guest cast:
Ed Binns ............. Sgt. Marshall Clark
Sean Kelly .......... Boy
Synopsis:
A hard-nosed Army Sergeant seeks help for a problem that doesn't exist.

1.24 [--] The Little People: SEAN MEETS DOUBLE X-7 *Also listed as "Bad Medicine".
30Mar1973 NBC Fri
Written by Steve Zacharias & Michael Lesson
Directed by Richard Lang
Guest cast:
Michael Morgan ........... Kenny Phelps
Hester Lewellen ........... Mrs. Phelps
Synopsis:
A 10-year-old with a super imagination infilfrates Dr. Jamison's office disguised as a secret agent and causes pandemonium when he makes things disappear.

The Brian Keith Show(season 2 title) (1973-74)
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NBC Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern

 2.01 [25] The Brian Keith Show: DOCTOR CHAFFEE, I PRESUME
LP46103
21Sep1973 NBC Fri (rerun 02Aug74)
Written by Garry Marshall & Bob Brunner
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Roger Bowen .......... Dr. Chaffee
Synopsis:
Jamison's new office mate is a prim allergist who is trying to adjust to the chaotic routine of the clinic.
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Jamison meets his new officemate, a prim allergist who is horrified by the clinic's chaotic routine.

2.02 [26] The Brian Keith Show: THE CAMP DOCTOR
LP46104
28Sep1973
Written by Irma Kalish & Austin Kalish
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Don Over ............. Uncle Bob
Pru Beck ............. Aunt Jane
Synopsis:
Jamison answers an emergency call to what he thinks is a children's camp and finds a nudist camp instead.

2.03 [27] The Brian Keith Show: AUSTIN MOVES IN
LP46109
05Oct1973
Written by Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Roger Bowen .............. Dr. Austin Chaffee
Nancy Kulp .................. Mrs. Gruber
Synopsis:
When Chaffee starts to date Anne, Jamison fears that the prim allergist might become his son-in-law.

2.04 [28] The Brian Keith Show: THE PINEAPPLE LEAGUE
LP46110
12Oct1973
Written by Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Carolyn Stellar ...... Mrs. Corrigan
Dawn Lyn ............... Patti Corrigan
Kwan Hi Lim .......... Steve Matsamura
Nancy Kulp ............ Mrs. Gruber
Synopsis:
A girl wants to play baseball, but the boys object.

2.05 [29] The Brian Keith Show: INFLATION
LP46099
19Oct1973 (rerun 28Jun74) NBC Fri
Written by Bruce Shelly & David Ketchum
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Roger Bowen .......... Chaffee
Pat Morita ................. Ishi
Joan Young ............. Mrs. Barnes
Marybeth King ........ Alice
Synopsis:
Chaffee is ready to fire nurse Puni when she starts making mistakes in the office.
Synopsis 2:
Puni's secret moonlighting may cost her her job at the clinic. She is so exhausted during the day that she can't seem to do her work.

2.06 [30] The Brian Keith Show: SEAN, THE ALLERGIST
LP46105
26Oct1973 (rerun 26Jul74)
Written by Paul West
Director Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jan Sterling ............ Mrs. Wheeler
Calvin Weil .............. Ormiston
Jane Adrian ............
John Akana ............. Boy
Synopsis:
A blow from a falling coconut puts Dr. Chaffee temporarily out of commission, leaving crusty Dr. Jamison to handle the allergist's fussy, high-society patients.

2.07 [31] The Brian Keith Show: SEAN, THE SWINGER
LP46102
02Nov1973
Written by David P. Harmon
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Carole Wells ........... Candy
Synopsis:
Women are pursuing Jamison because someone spread the false word that he's a swinger.

2.08 [32] The Brian Keith Show: SUNDAY FISHY SUNDAY
LP46108
09Nov1973
Written by Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
Guest cast:
Matthew Bunson ........... Billy
Gilbert Kauhi ................... Zulu
Synopsis:
A string of mishaps keeps Jamison from going fishing.

2.09 [33] The Brian Keith Show: THE BIG BUILD UP
LP46101
16Nov1973
Guest cast:
Victor Buono ......... Palmer
Nancy Kulp ........ Gruber
Roger Bowen .... Chaffee
Synopsis:
Jamison's landlady plans to build a huge medical center and ruin the doctor's paradise.

2.10 [34] The Brian Keith Show: UNCLE TIMOTHY
LP46107
23Nov1973
Written by Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
Guest cast:
David Wayne ........... Uncle Timothy
Nancy Kulp .............. Gruber
Roger Bowen .......... Chaffee
Synopsis:
The clinic is in an uproar when mischievous Uncle Timothy comes to visit.

[--] The Brian Keith Show: DOUBLE DATE
30Nov1973
Written by Bruce Shelly & David Ketchum
Directed by Howard Morris

*Possibly postponed. Not listed in any tv listings.

2.11 [35] The Brian Keith Show: DOCTOR TAKE FIVE
LP46106
07Dec1973 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Sandra Gould ................. Sue
Yankee Chang ................ Palilio
Douglas Mossman ........ Tour Guide
Synopsis:
Jamison becomes a celebrity after he delivers the island's first quintuplets.

2.12 [36] The Brian Keith Show: THE THUNDERBALL SYNDICATE
LP46100
21Dec1973 NBC Fri
Written by Paul West
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Ed Fury ............... Jeff
Nancy Kulp ........ Gruber
Roger Bowen .... Chaffee
Synopsis:
Jamison and his friends buy a bull, which is supposed to make them rich by way of stud fees.

2.13 [37] The Brian Keith Show: HERE COMES THE WHAT?
LP46097
11Jan1974 NBC Fri
Written by Irma Kalish & Austin Kalish
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Heather Lowe ................. Shawna
Christopher Connelly ... Mike
Ann Conrad ..................... Angie
Danielle ............................ Joanne
Alan Drassner ................ Hotel Manager
Douglas Mossman ........ Tour Director
Synopsis:
Is the institution of marriage outdated? Jamison is drawn into the controversy after a marriage-shy couple ask him to officiate at their non-legal ceremony.

2.14 [38] The Brian Keith Show: SEAN THE DAD
LP46092
18Jan1974 NBC Fri (rerun 10May74)
Written by Bruce Shelly & David Ketchum
Guest cast:
Alan Krassner ................. Chief Great Moose
Kimo Kahoano ............... Long Quill
Danny Kamekona .......... Crooked Elbow
Synopsis:
A hectic return to parenthood, complete with father-son club meetings, awaits Jamison after he agrees to care for a boy whose parents are going away.
Synopsis 2:
Jamison faces a hectic return to parenthood when he agrees to care for a boy whose folks are away on a trip.

2.15 [39] The Brian Keith Show: MAKE ROOM FOR SEAN
LP46093
25Jan1974 NBC Fri (rerun 14Jun74)
Written by Gerry Renert & Jeff Wilhelm
Guest cast:
Alfred Goldman ............. Russ
Robert J. Kersch ........... Dave
Synopsis:
Staying at Anne's apartment while his own is being painted, Jamison has a hard time adjusting to his daughter's lifestyle.
Synopsis 2:
Staying in Anne's apartment while his is being painted, conservative Jamison is having a hard time adjusting to his daughter's uninhibited life style.

2.16 [40] The Brian Keith Show: PLAY IT AGAIN, SEAN
LP46094
01Feb74 NBC Fri
Written by Perry Grant & Dick Bensfield
Guest cast:
Pitt Herbert .................. Sloan
Synopsis:
Music hath charms for Jamison, but piano lessons don't, as he learns when he becomes a student.

[--] The Brian Keith Show:
08Feb74 NBC Fri
pre-empted

2.17 [41] The Brian Keith Show: THE ULTRA MARINE
LP46091
15Feb74 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Robert Sterling .............. Linc
Nancy Kulp .................... Gruber
Roger Bowen ................ Chaffee
Synopsis:
Anne falls in love with her father's old buddy from the Marines.

2.18 [42] The Brian Keith Show: SEAN-DO THE MAGICIAN
LP46090
22Feb74 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Greg Scott Dela Cruz .... Billy
Haunani Minn ................. Joan
Tori Brenno ..................... Amy
Synopsis:
Six fatherless kids want Jamison to be their new dad.

2.19 [43] The Brian Keith Show: THE TITANIC SAILS AGAIN
LP46089
01Mar74 NBC Fri (rerun 09Aug74)
Written by David Ketchum & Bruce Shelly
Guest cast:
Dub Taylor ................... Harry Rhodes
George Herman .......... Kimball
Sue Blu ......................... Gloria
Peter Carew ................. Hulani
Jack Morris .................. Old Man
Synopsis:
Jamison is given a half-ownership in a catamaran, but the boat is so dilapidated that it's taking all the doctor's time and money to make is seaworthy.

2.20 [44] The Brian Keith Show: NO MAN IS AN ATOLL
08Mar74 NBC Fri
Written by Perry Grant & Dick Bensfield
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jack Elam ...................... Tuttle
Synopsis:
A camp-out on a deserted island goes awry when Jamison and friends run into a feisty hermit.

2.21 [45] The Brian Keith Show: A STAR IS SEAN
LP46098
15Mar74 NBC Fri
Written by Bob Brunner
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Dick Patterson ............... Stanley Wollick
Danielle Jamison ........... Rita
John Auyong .................. Kenny
Scott Kingston ............... Moki
Bobby Keith .................... Little Boy
Synopsis:
An eccentric young filmmaker is creating chaos in the clinic as he attempts to make a documentary on children's medicine.

[--] 22-Mar-1974 pre-empted by Bell System Family Theatre presents The Red Pony starring Henry Fonda & Maureen O'Hara.

2.22 [46] The Brian Keith Show: CLASSMATES
LP46096
29Mar74 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Ellen Weston ........... Linda Garrett
Sean Mullen ............ Maitre D'
Tina Santiago .......... Mother
Synopsis:
Dr. Anne is stunned when she learns that her old college friend is now a call girl. What's even more upsetting is the innocent Dr. Chaffee falling for the woman.


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Summer Reruns: NBC Fridays (05Apr74-30Aug74)
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[--] 05Apr74 rerun of #2.10 "Uncle Timothy"
[--] 12Apr74 - no details
[--] 19Apr74 rerun of #2.19 "The Ultra Marine"
[--] 26Apr74 rerun of #2.4 "The Pineapple League"
[--] 03May74 rerun of #2.8 "Sunday Fishy Sunday"
[--] 10May74 rerun of #2.16 "Sean the Dad"
[--] 17May74 rerun of #2.2 "The Camp Doctor"
[--] 24May74 rerun of #2.15 "Here Comes The What"
[--] 31May74 rerun of #2.12 "Doctor Take Five"
[--] 07Jun74 rerun of #2.18 "Play it again Sean"
[--] 14Jun74 rerun of #2.17 "Make Room for Sean"
[--] 21Jun74 - no details
[--] 28Jun74 rerun of #2.5 "Inflation"
[--] 05Jul74 - no details
[--] 12Jul74 rerun of #2.22 "No Man is an Atoll"
[--] 19Jul74 rerun of #2.7 "Sean The Swinger"
[--] 26Jul74 rerun of #2.6 "Sean the Allergist"
[--] 02Aug74 rerun of #2.1 "Dr. Chaffee, I Presume"
[--] 09Aug74 rerun of #2.21 "The Titanic Sails Again"
[--] 16Aug74 rerun of #2.14 "The Thunderball Syndicate"
[--] 23Aug74 rerun of #2.23 "A Star is Sean"
[--] 30Aug74 rerun of #2.9 "The Big Build Up"


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