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Captain Nice (1967)
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CAPTAIN NICE
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Buck Henry Production
for NBC (Mondays)
Executive Producer Buck Henry
Produced by Jay Sandrich
US Comedy series 1967 15 episodes x 30 min color
09Jan67-28Aug67
Starring
William Daniels as Carter Nash/Captain Nice
Alice Ghostley as Mrs. Nash, mother
Ann Prentiss as Sgt. Candy Kane
Liam Dunn as Mayor Finney
William Zuckert as Chief Segal
Byron Foulger as Mr. Nash

Premise:
A secret formula turns a mild mannered chemist into a crime fighter.

Background:
This series and a similar one on CBS called "Mr. Terrific" (1967)
both debuted the same evening, 9 January 1967.
Both shows aired their last episode on 28 August 1968

Music by Jerry Fielding

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NBC Mondays

 1.01 Captain Nice: THE MAN WHO FLIES LIKE A PIGEON
09Jan1967 NBC Mon
written by Buck Henry
directed by Jud Taylor
director of photography W. Wallace Kelley
guest cast:
Kelton Garwood ........ Omnus
Arthur Malet
Synopsis:
High above Bigtown, U.S.A., a caped super hero in a baggy costume flies
in search of evildoers. Tonight, we learn how police chemist Carter
Nash developed his special formula. One quick swallow, and zap--Carter
Nash becomes Captain Nice! Satirist Buck Henry, the co-creator of Get
Smart, devised this half-hour comedy about the mother-dominated crimefighter. [RF]

1.02 Captain Nice: HOW SHEIK CAN YOU GET?
16Jan1967 NBC Mon
guest cast:
Larry D. Mann ......... Sheik Abdul

1.03 Captain Nice: THAT THING
23Jan1967 NBC Mon (rerun 15May67)
guest cast:
Johnny Haymer ......... Dr. Von Keppel
Frank Maxwell ......... General Rock Ravage
Synopsis:
Captain Nice battles a monster of his own making: a caterpillar that
turned into a super bug after downing some of Carter's super juice. [RF]

[--] 31Jan67 - preempted?

1.04 Captain Nice: THAT WAS THE BRIDGE THAT WAS
06Feb1967 NBC Mon
written by Al Gordon & Hal Goldman
directed by Gary Nelson
director of photography Frank Phillips
guest cast:
Edward Binns .......... Al Spencer
Phil Roth ............. Hal Porter
Sabrina Scharf
Georgia Schmidt
Synopsis:
Carter's lab analysis shows why Bigtown's new bridge collapsed: it's
made of oatmeal! What's worse, the conniving contractors are holding
Mayor Finney until they get paid. [RF]

1.05 Captain Nice: THE MAN WITH THREE BLUE EYES
20Feb1967 NBC Mon
guest cast:
John Dehner ........... Medula
Florence Halop

1.06 Captain Nice: IS BIG TOWN BURNING?
27Feb1967 NBC Mon
guest cast:
Gene Reynolds
Vic Tayback ........... Lipton

1.07 Captain Nice: DON'T TAKE ANY WOODEN INDIANS
06Mar1967 NBC Mon
written by Treva Silverman & Peter Meyerson
directed by Richard Kinon
director of photography Frank Phillips
guest cast:
Joe Flynn ............ Dr. John Edgars
Joseph Perry
Ben Wright
Synopsis:
In Bigtown, Carter is marked for death by a deranged explorer whose
faithful servant is an Amazon Indian--armed with a blowgun and poisoned darts. [RF]

1.08 Captain Nice: THAT'S WHAT MOTHERS ARE FOR
13Mar1967 NBC Mon
written by Martin Ragaway
directed by Gary Nelson
director of photography Frank Phillips
guest cast:
Felice Orlandi ..... Lucky
Dennis Cross ....... Larkin
Marvin Brody ....... Baker
Byron Morrow ....... Councilman
Synopsis:
Mrs. Nash decides to steal the fabulous Selma diamond after an economy
move sweeps her son Carter off the police force. [RF]

1.09 Captain Nice: WHATEVER LOLA WANTS
20Mar1967 NBC Mon
written by Arne Sultan
directed by Richard Kinon
guest cast:
Barbara Stuart ......... Lola
Dick Wilson
Ron Foster
James Gammon
Julie Parrish
Synopsis:
Carter's reputation as a sober crimefighter gets a dunking when he's
found drunk in the street. His soused condition is part of a
saloon-owner's setup for a jailbreak. [RF]

1.10 Captain Nice: WHO'S AFRAID OF AMANDA WOOLF?
27Mar1967 NBC Mon (rebroadcast 07Aug67)
written by Mike Marmer & Stan Burns
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
guest cast:
John Fiedler .......... Gunnar
Madlyn Rhue ........... Amanda Woolf
Noah Keen, Jay Lanin, Sabrina Scharf, Paul Condylis
Synopsis 1:
In an attempt to smash big-time crime in Big Town, Carter fights off the
flattery of Amanda Woolf, girl friend of a mysterious mob leader. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The overly affectionate Amanda, a girlfriend of a mysterious mob leader,
is cutting into Carter's crime fighting time. [RF]

1.11 Captain Nice: THE WEEK THEY STOLE PAYDAY
03Apr1967 NBC Mon
written by David Ketchum & Bruce Shelly
directed by Gary Nelson
director of photography Frank Phillips
guest cast:
Victor French .,....... Anthony
Pat Harrington Jr. .... Arthur
Sabrina Scharf
Lois Roberts
Sheldon Allman
Synopsis:
Carter has a run-in with some clever crooks, who pulled a payroll heist
and substituted counterfeit money to conceal the crime. [RF]

1.12 Captain Nice: IT TASTES OK, BUT SOMETHING'S MISSING
10Apr1967 NBC Mon
guest cast:
Dick Curtis ......... Bostic
Simon Oakland ....... Harry Houseman
Johnny Silver ....... Small Man

1.13 Captain Nice: MAY I HAVE THE LAST DANCE?
17Apr1967 NBC Mon
written by David Ketchum & Bruce Shelly
directed by Charles Rondeau
director of photography Frank Phillips
guest cast:
Marlyn Mason as Receptionist
Celeste Yarnall as Rosalind
Deanna Lund
Lindsay Workman
Burt Mustin
Synopsis:
Candy prances into trouble at a Big Town dance studio in an effort
to clear Carter of a robbery charge. [RF]

1.14 Captain Nice: ONE ROTTEN APPLE
24Apr1967 (rebroadcast 28Aug67)
written by Peter Meyerson & Treva Silverman
directed by Gary Nelson
director of photography Frank Phillips
guest cast:
Bob Newhart ........ Lloyd Larchmont
Jo Anne Worley ..... Rusty
John Milford ....... Lionel (Drunk)
Charles Grodin ..... News Vendor
Shirley Boone ...... Ellie
Margaret Teele ..... Babsy
Phyllis Davis ...... Secretary
Synopsis:
Lloyd Larchmont, the self-proclaimed "hippest man in the world".
Nice tries to protect Larchmont, whose life is being threatened
by someone from his fabulously successful key club. [RF]

1.15 Captain Nice: BEWARE OF HIDDEN PROPHETS (final episode)
01May1967 NBC Mon
guest cast:
John Dehner ......... Medula
Joseph Campanella .. Kincade
Beth Brickell ...... Renata
Synopsis:
Carter needs the help of a phony mind reader to break up a gang of art thieves. [RF]

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Summer Reruns NBC Monday (08May67-28Aug67)
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[--] 15May67 rerun of 1.03 "That Thing" (first aired 23Jan67)
[--] 07Aug67 rerun of  1.10 "Who's afraid of Amanda Wolf?" (first aired 27Mar67)
[--] 28Aug67 rerun of 1.14 "One Rotten Apple" (first aired 24Apr67)

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