CTVA US Comedy - "The Corner Bar" (ABC) (summer 1972, summer 1973)

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The Corner Bar (1972-73)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
references:
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THE CORNER BAR
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Alan King Productions, Inc.
for
ABC (Wednesdays)(season 1, 21Jun72-23Aug72)
ABC (Fridays)(season 2, 3Aug73-7Sep73)
Executive Producer Alan King
Produced by Howard Morris

US Comedy series     Summer 1972, Summer 1973   10+6 episodes x 30 min Color

Starring: (season 1, Summer 1972)
Gabriel Dell as Harry Grant, owner of "Grant's Toomb"
J.J. Barry as Fred Costello, cabbie, token bigot
Bill Fiore as Phil Bracken, token drunk
Joe Keyes as Joe, the cook, token black
Vincent Schiavelli as Peter Panama, token homosexual
Shimen Ruskin as Meyer Shapiro, waiter, token Jew
Langhorn Scruggs as Mary Ann

Starring: (season 2, Summer 1973)
Anne Meara as Mae, co-owner of "The Corner Bar"
Eugene Roche as Frank Flynn co-owner of "The Corner Bar"
J.J. Barry as Fred Costello, cabbie, token bigot
Bill Fiore as Phil Bracken, token drunk
Shimen Ruskin as Meyer Shapiro, waiter, token Jew
Ron Carey as Donald Hooten, token Actor

Premise: (season 1 Summer 1972)
The misadventures of Harry Grant, the owner of "Grant's Toomb",
a restaurant-bar on 137 Amsterdam Avenue in New York City.
Premise: (season 1 Summer 1973)
The story of Mae and Frank new co-owners of "The Corner Bar"
as they struggle to run it amid numerous staff and clientele
problems.
                                  
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ABC Wednesdays (21Jun72-23Aug72)

1.01 The Corner Bar: POLITICS
6-21-72 ABC Wed

1.02 The Corner Bar: FLANAGAN'S WAKE
6-28-72 ABC Wed

1.03 The Corner Bar: QUARANTINED
05-Jul-72 ABC Wed
Guest cast:
Betty Walker ....... Henrietta
Steve DeLucca ...... Health Official
Synopsis:
Six characters in search for relief: Harry and the gang are quarantined
in Grant's Toomb - with a female version of Captain Bligh. [RF]

1.4 [--] The Corner Bar: HARRY THE HOOD [verified -RL]
7-Dec-72 ABC Wed
Alan King Productions /Executive Producer Alan King
Producer by by Howard Morris
Written by Norman Barasch & Carroll Moore
Directed by by Dave Wilson
Guest Star: Alan King
Cast:
Gabriel Dell
J. J. Barry
Bill Fiore
Joe Keyes, Jr.
Vincent Schiavelli
Mark Gordon as Duke
Paul Mace as Al
Joe Hamer
Shimen Ruskin
Synopsis:
"Grant's Toomb", the Corner Bar, is vandalized. A rock comes through the stained
glass window while the bar is open for business. A couple of hoodlums then
"offer insurance from further crimes." Harry doesn't want to pay these weasels
anything and wants to get out of this shakedown. His initial scheme, a tape
recorder to record the criminals' word for evidence fails. Then, as luck would
have it, Alan King stops into the bar and offers to help by pretending to be
"the godfather." The plan works and the hoodlums flee. [RL]

1.05 The Corner Bar: COOK'S NIGHT OUT
7-19-72 ABC Wed

1.06 The Corner Bar: BONNIE'S BUNDLE
7-26-72 ABC Wed

1.07 The Corner Bar: THE GENERATION CANYON
8-2-72 ABC Wed

1.08 The Corner Bar: THE SEXY LANDLADY
09Aug72 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Anne Meara (as Jennifer)
Andrew Duncan (as Prescott)
Synopsis:
Harry vs. a starved widow (played by Anne Meara). The woman is
his new landlady and she's willing to trade a lease renewal
on the bar for a marriage proposal. [JK]

1.09 The Corner Bar: THE NAVY REUNION
8-16-72 ABC Wed

1.10 The Corner Bar: (No Title Available) (final episode of season 1)
23Aug72 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Barney Martin (as Toohey)
Paul Price (as Simon)
Synopsis:
Workers at "Grant's Toomb" Unite! Meyer, Joe and Mary Ann are caught
between loyalty to their striking Union and to Harry. The predicament
finds them picketing- but urging customers to cross the line. [JK]

  [--] 30Aug72 pre-empted Winter Olympics 
[--] 06Sep72 pre-empted Winter Olympics      


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ABC Fridays (3Aug73-7Sep73)
Starring:
Anne Meara as Mae, co-owner of "The Corner Bar"
Eugene Roche as Frank Flynn co-owner of "The Corner Bar"
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J.J. Barry as Fred Costello, cabbie, token bigot
Bill Fiore as Phil Bracken, token drunk
Shimen Ruskin as Meyer Shapiro, waiter, token Jew
Ron Carey as Donald Hooten, token Actor

2.01 The Corner Bar: FATHER'S DAY
03Aug73 ABC Fri
Return:
Another round at this Manhatten bar which serves up
ethnic humor and familar character actors.
The new faces:
Anne Meara and Eugene Roche as co-owners Mae and Frank.
Regulars:
J. J. Berry (as Fred), Bill Fiore (as Phil), Ron Carey (as Don)
This week:
Frank is conned into thinking he's the father of a 20-year-old
Korean with extravagant tastes. [JK]

2.02 The Corner Bar: TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH
10Aug73 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Henderson Forsythe (as Engleman)
Frank fights his own battle of the bulge, the hefty bartender has to
lose 15 pounds or fork over an extra $300 for his insurance. [JK]

2.03 The Corner Bar: MIXED DOUBLES
17Aug73 ABC Fri
*** no synopsis ***

2.04 The Corner Bar: FIFTY GRAND
24Aug73 ABC Fri
Feds's $50,000 mistake: he unwittingly took a briefcase belonging
to hoodlums. Now they're holding the other patrons hostage until
he returns. [JK]

2.05 The Corner Bar: THE SPACE ON THE BAR ROOM FLOOR
31Aug73 ABC Fri
The spce on the barroom floor is all that is left after kidnappers make
off with the bar itself. Frank andsMae must raise $2000 ransom if they
want to see the centerpiece of theiir tavern again. [JK]

 2.06 The Corner Bar: AUNT BLANCHE
(final episode)
07Sep73 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Mae Questrel (as Aunt Blanche)
Synopsis:
What's brewing at the bar is trouble when Mae's Aunt Blanche becomes
 the new chef. Her cooking is fine, but her nagging is driving everybody crazy. [JK]
[Last show of the series. Next week: "Adam's Rib" a romantic
comedy series premieres in this time slot.]


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