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The Don Rickles Show (1972)(Sitcom)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox,  Robert Leszczak
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov),  Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive Writers Guild of America (wga)
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THE DON RICKLES SHOW
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Filmed at Paramount Studios, A WARMTH Production.
Produced by Sheldon Leonard and Sam Denoff
for
CBS (Fridays 10:30pm ET)

US Comedy series 1972 13 episodes x 30 min color
(14Jan72-26May72)
starring
Don Rickles as Don Robinson
Louise Sorel as Barbara Robinson
Erin Moran as Janie Robinson
Robert Hogan as Tyler Benedict
Judy Cassmore as Audrey
Joyce Van Patten as Jean Benedict
Barry Gordon as Conrad Musk

Premise:
The misadventures of Don Robinson, an account executive with the advertising
firm of "Kingston, Cohen and Vanderpool as he struggles to survive the
mechanizations of a computerized society.

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CBS (Fridays 10:30pm ET) (14Jan72-26May72)

1.00 [--] The DON RICKLES SHOW (pilot) [verified -RL]
CBS 1972, pilot
Filmed at Paramount Studios, A WARMTH Production.
Produced by Sheldon Leonard and Sam Denoff
Written by Sam Denoff
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Starring:
Don Rickles as Don Robinson
Louise Sorel as Barbara Robinson
Erin Moran as Janie Robinson
Robert Hogan as Tyler Benedict
Judy Cassmore as Audrey
Guest Cast:
Howard Storm ....... Artie
Danny Goldman ...... Paul
Milt Kamen ......... Dr. McLeod
Allan Melvin ....... Sgt.
Henry Jones ........ Mr. Howard Pomeroy
Synopsis:
In error, Don gets a draft notice. In this episode, we find out that
Don's middle name is Florenz (mispronounced as FLORENCE continuously).
Even though the draft notice is an obvious mistake, because of
beaurocratic redtape, Don must still report for his physical, much
to the amusement of the other draftees. [RL]

1.01 The Don Rickles Show: Unknown title
14Jan72 CBS Fri

1.02 The Don Rickles Show: Unknown title
21Jan72 CBS Fri
gs: Henry Jones

[--] 28Jan72 postponed to 04Feb72

1.03 The Don Rickles Show: Unknown title
04Feb72 CBS Fri (postponed from previous 28Jan72)
Guest cast:
John Byner ......... Guiseppe
Synopsis:
Crushed exuberance: middle-aged Don, proud new owner of a used sports
car, meets the bugs in his machine. [RF]

1.04 The Don Rickles Show: Unknown title
11Feb72 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Barry Gordon ....... Conrad Musk
M. Emmet Walsh ..... Kingston
Edward Andrews ..... Crawford
Synopsis:
A disastrous TV commercial, set in Don's kitchen and starring his little
girl, caps a comedy that pits a nervous father against an avant-garde film director. [RF]


[--] 18Feb72 - no details

[--] 25Feb72 prempted: "Playhouse 90: Look Homeward Angel"

1.xx The Don Rickles Show: WHERE THERE'S A WILL (wga)
03Mar72 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Bob Newhart ........ Brother-in-law
Cliff Norton ....... Steve
Dick Yarmy ......... Carl
Synopsis:
Gallows humor as Don's brother-in-law, a smooth talking lawyer is
prodding Don into making a will. [RF]


[--] 10Mar72 - no details

1.xx The Don Rickles Show: THE DR. RUDOLPH AFFAIR (wga)
17Mar72 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Dick Van Patten ..... David
Synopsis:
An unexpected visit from his wife's old boyfriend sends Don into a
jealous fit. [RF]

[--] 24Mar72 - no details
[--] 31Mar72 - no details
[--] 07Apr72 - no details
[--] 14Apr72 - no details
[--] 21Apr72 - no details
[--] 28Apr72 - no details
[--] 05May72 - no details
[--] 12May72 - no details
[--] 19May72 - no details
[--] 26May72 - no details (final episode)


[--] The Don Rickles Show: PREGNANT MAN
airdate unknown
Guest cast:
Karen Fredrik

[--] The Don Rickles Show: AUDREY COME HOME (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: CASE OF THE TAKASHAMATA (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: I WANT MY QUARTERBACK (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: IT'S A GIRL (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: SHOULDER ARMS (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: SPLIT TICKET (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: STRICTLY NEUTRAL (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: THE CANDIDATE (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: THE MOO COW CHILD (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: WATCH ON THE LINE (wga)
[--] The Don Rickles Show: YOU BROKE MY LORENZO (wga)

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