CTVA US Comedy - "Doc" (MTM/CBS) (1975-76) starring Barnard Hughes

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Doc (1975-76)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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DOC
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MTM Enterprises, Inc.
for
CBS
Produced by Norman Barasch, Carroll Moore, Paul Wayne
Created & Written  by Ed Weinberger & Stan Daniels
 
US Situation Comedy series 1975-76   30 episodes x 30 min [last 2 episodes unaired]

Season 1 cast:
Barnard Hughes ..... Dr. Joe 'Doc' Bogert
Elizabeth Wilson ..... Annie Bogert
Mary Wickes ............. Nurse Beatrice Tully
Judith Kahan ........... Laurie Bogert Fenner
John Harkins ........... Fred Fenner
Herbie Faye .............. Ben Goldman
Irwin Corey .............. Happy Miller the cab driver

Season 2 cast:
Barnard Hughes ..... Dr. Joe 'Doc' Bogert
David Ogden Stiers .... Stanley Moss
Audra Lindley .............. Janet Scott
Lisa Mordente .............. Teresa Ortega
Ray Vitte ........................ Woody Henderson

Premise: An affable GP who lives and works in one of New York's poorer neighborhoods.

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[00] Doc [Pilot]
16Aug1975
Directed by Howard Storm
Guest cast:
Herbie Faye ............ Ben Goldman
Synopsis:
Joe's wife, Annie wants to start collecting the money due him so he can help his pregnant daughter Gwen and her husband make a down payment on a house.

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CBS Saturdays 8:30pm

[01] Doc: GET ME TO THE CHURCH  [Debut]
Prod. no. 884-687
13Sep1975
Directed by Joan Darling
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Bert Remsen ........... Father Murphy
Warren Berlinger .... Frank Ferraro
Synopsis:
Annie is trying to get Doc to resume his long-neglected church-going, but Doc is more interested in finding a new member for his poker club.

[02] Doc: THE OTHER WOMAN
Prod. no. 884-692
20Sep1975
Directed by David Lloyd
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Janis Paige ...... Mrs. Nye
Synopsis:
A widow on the make, attempts to work her feminine wiles on the good ole Doc.

[03] Doc: UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS
Prod. no. 884-690
27Sep1975
Directed by Joan Darling
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Synopsis:
Doc has an apartment for rent, but he doesn't care for a prospective tenant - who happens to be his son-in-law.

[04] Doc: QUARTET
Prod. no. 884-863
04Oct75 [rerun 27Dec75]
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Richard Dysart ....... Helpman
Jay Robinson ......... Hollister
Stanley Brock ......... Smiley
Synopsis:
Doc, a frustrated cellist, has mixed feelings when he's asked to play in a string quartet. He'd love to ply the bow again, but he's afraid he has lost his touch.

[05] Doc: NOT MY BAG
Prod. no. 884-864
11Oct75
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Al Molinaro ....... Pete
Elliott Reid ........ Price
Derick Stroud .. John
Synopsis:
Given a shiny new medical bag to replace his battered old one, Doc decides that he also should update his old-fashioned image and office.

[06] Doc: DOG VS. DOC
Prod. no. 884-688
18Oct75
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Phil Leeds .............. Harris
Nellie Bellflower ... Mary Ellen
Rod Colbin ............ Chapman
Jack Fletcher ......... Dr. Welch
Herb Voland ........... Judge
Synopsis:
Doc is being urged to take a vacation, but has a problem when a man shows up with a dog who needs a paw treated.

[07] Doc: A THIEF FOR ALL SEASONS
Prod. no. 884-691
25Oct75
Script by Bruce Kane
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Carmine Caridi ...... Jerry Millner
Herbie Faye ............ Ben Goldman
Synopsis:
A burglar with a gall bladder problem shows up to rob Doc's office. Doc treats the man and puts him to work as a fee for treating a night-calling burglar.

[08] Doc: FRED'S WILD OATS
Prod. no. 884-683
01Nov75
Directed by Bob Lally
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Synopsis:
Doc harvests a peck of trouble when his son-in-law parlays a toupee into a new self-image and acquires a roving eye.

[09] Doc: HEAL THYSELF
Prod. no. 884-684
08Nov75
Directed by Joan Darling
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Richard Masur ....... Dr. Vic Kramer
Merie Earle .............. Miss Sykes
Jenny Hill ................ Miss Thompson
Herbie Faye ............ Ben Goldman
Synopsis:
Doc is felled by a flu bug and a hip young mod doctor takes over his practice.

[10] Doc: BENSON HEDGES
Prod. no. 884-686
15Nov75
Directed by Joan Darling
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Dick O'Neill ............. Benson Hedges
Synopsis:
Doc has to treat a "Love Bug Virus" when an amorous widower makes a play for his nurse.

[--] 22Nov75 Doc postponed to following week.

[11] Doc: OPERATION GOLDMAN
Prod. no. 884-685
29Nov75 [Postponed from 22Nov1975]
Directed by Howard Storm
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Bella Bruck
Herbie Faye ............ Ben Goldman
Synopsis:
Mr. Goldman refuses to submit to surgery by a stranger and Doc Bogert is foreced to overcome his own fears in order to help his card-playing friend.

[12] Doc: MY SON, THE DOCTOR
Prod. no. 884-689
06Dec75
Directed by Howard Storm
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Fred Grandy ............ Chuck Bogert
Synopsis:
Doc can hardly wait for his doctor son to join him in practice. Son Chuck, on the other hand, can hardly wait to give up medicine and become a writer.

[13] Doc: THE RIVALRY
Prod. no. 884-693
13Dec75
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Synopsis:
Good old school days are revived for Doc and his son-in-law when they take part in a career day program staged by a sixth-grade class.
Doc is in for embarrassing moments.

[14] Doc: FACTS OF LIFE
Prod. no.
20Dec75
Directed by Tony Mordente
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Moosie Drier ........... Michael
Synopsis:
How do you respond to a 10-year-old's question about love? The dilemma faces Doc's son-in-law Fred who has to seek advice from Doc himself.

Doc: QUARTET
27Dec76 [repeat from 04Oct75]


[15] Doc: AND BABY MAKES EIGHT
Prod. no. 903-555
03Jan76
Directed by Dennis Steinmetz
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Scoey Mitchell ........ Mr. Martin
Dee Timberlake ...... Mrs. Martin
Synopsis:
Doc must deal with the prospect of a multiple birth and an irate expectant father who can only afford one child.

[16] Doc: A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP
Prod. no. 903-554
10Jan76
Directed by Martin Cohan
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Ron Rifkin ................ Gary
John Ritter ............... Jeff / George
Synopsis:
Doc Bogert is offered a chance to 'clean up' in show business when he's appointed technical advisor for a daytime television 'soap opera'.

[17] Doc: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Prod. no. 903-561
17Jan76
Directed by Howard Storm
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Robert Mandan ........ Fitzgibbons
Irene Tedrow ............ Vivian McLean
Joseph G. Medalis .. Jim
Herbie Faye ............... Goldman
Synopsis:
Doc Bogert loses a patient and gains a fortune when the departed lady leaves him $240,000 in her will. Mr. Fitzgibbons, the lawyer, reads
the will naming him the principal beneficiary, but his joy is short-lived when the rest of the heirs decide to contest the will.

[18] Doc: NURSE ANNIE
Prod. no.
24Jan76
Directed by Mel Shapiro
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Irwin Corey ............... Happy Miller
Synopsis:
Doc Bogert's wife Annie decides to climb back into the medical harness with disasterous results when she takes over Tully's duties for the day.

[19] Doc: A QUIET ANNIVERSARY
Prod. no. 903-563
31Jan76
Directed by Howard Storm
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Fred Grandy ............. Chuck
Linda Kelsey ............ Gwen
Barbara Cason ........ Mrs. Wagstaff
Synopsis:
Doc Bogert plans a quiet 35th wedding anniversary for him and Annie, but she has other plans.

[20] Doc: OLDIES BUT GOODIES
Prod. no.
07Feb76
Directed by Howard Storm
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Jack Gilford ................. Kramer
Steve Franken ............ Harvey Kramer
Gwynne Gilford .......... Ellen Kramer
Synopsis:
Doc Bogert must change his mind about aging when he learns first-hand that "old is beautiful". Doc's re-education on the subject begins
when he's asked to convince an old friend to enter a "retirement community" for his own good. An ensuing visit to a "Gray Panthers"
meeting of old people gives Doc a new loook at the social situation.

[21] Doc: THE DEATH OF A TURTLE
Prod. no. 903-557
14Feb76
Directed by Howard Storm
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Matthew Labyorteaux .... David
Percy Rodrigues ............. Walters
Herbie Faye ....................... Goldman
Synopsis:
Doc is challenged as being incompetent, a charge that really hits him hard. It's made by his grandson who had delivered into his hands
an ailing pet turtle and Doc doesn't save little Eddie.

[22] Doc: MY SON, THE FATHER
Prod. no. 903-552
21Feb76
Directed by Howard Storm
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Steve Martin ................... Brian Bogert
Colleen Camp ................ Kathy
Bert Remsen .................. Father Murphy
Budd Friedman ............. CQ
Synopsis:
Doc's son, the priest comes home to announce he is trying out his new night club act. CQ the owner of The Improvisation, thinks he's found a goldmine!

[23] Doc: ALL WORK AND NO PAY
Prod. no. 903-558
28Feb76
Directed by Bob Claver
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Sharon Farrell .............. Marilyn Tucker
Larry Haines ................. Dr. Alvin Tucker
Jason Johnson ............ Platt
Ann Weldon .................. Mrs. Carter
Irwin Corey .................... Happy Miller
Synopsis:
In a nice count-your-blessings kind of tale, Doc is paid a visit by a colleague from his days as a staff medic with a hospital.
And when all the bravo talk about what a great life Dr. Tucker is leading subsides, Doc gets the true picture.

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CBS Saturdays 7:30pm
Format changes, gone are his wife, his children, his nurse and his private practice.
Now he's a widower, works in a medical clinic and is surrounded by entirely new cast of supporting players.

2.01 [24] Doc: CARRY ON NURSE, PLEASE
25Sep76
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
New cast:
David Ogden Stiers .... Stanley Moss
Audra Lindley .............. Janet Scott
Lisa Mordente .............. Teresa Ortega
Ray Vitte ........................ Woody Henderson
Guest cast:
Mary Wickes ................. Nurse Tully
Wynn Irwin .................... Broderick
Rhoda Gemignani ....... Mrs. Gerber
Synopsis:
Doc is now running a clinic in the New York slums. Nurse Tully threatens to quit several times and finally does leave.

2.02 [25] Doc: COME SCRUB WITH ME
02Oct76
Directed by Tony Mordente
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
William Windom .......... Dr. Pike
Priscilla Pointer .......... Marge Pike
Sandra Gallardo ......... Mrs. Morales
Synopsis:

2.03 [26] Doc: EKG AND VOTE FOR ME
09Oct76
Directed by Russ Petranto
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Robert Mandan ......... Congressman
Synopsis:
Doc is in conflict with clinic director Moss again, this time Doc finds his clinic being turned into a film studio when Moss
invites a congressman to produce his documentary program there. Doc finally agrees for an EKG machine.

2.04 [27] Doc: MAMA DOC
16Oct76
Directed by Tony Mordente
Script by Tony Webster
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Synopsis:
Doc Bogert is pleasantly surprised to discover that he's fallen in love with the mother of a co-worker.

Doc
23Oct76
pre-empted for "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown".


2.05 [28] Doc: THE WESTSIDE CLINIC AND DELI [Last aired episode of the series, "Doc" is cancelled]
30-Oct-1976
Directed by Bob Lally
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert
Guest cast:
Robert Pine
Gabriel Dell ............. Lindstrom
Richard Stahl ......... Nagle
Sandy Sprung ....... Mrs. Milford
Alan Haufrecht ...... Brewster
Synopsis:
As if Doc doesn't have enough problems running the clinic, it now appears he'll no longer have the clinic. Stanley has forgotten to renew the lease.

2.06 [29] Doc: A LITTLE NIGHT VISITOR
1976 [unaired]
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert

2.07 [30] Doc: AND STANLEY MAKES THREE
1976 [unaired]
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert

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