CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Comedy Series
  Comedy Guestbook

Paul Sand in
Friends and Lovers (1974-75)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)

------------------
FRIENDS AND LOVERS
------------------
MTM Enterprises, Inc.
for CBS (Saturdays 8:30pm ET)
Executive Producers:
James L. Brooks and Allan Burns
Produced by
Steve Pritzker

US Comedy Series 1974-75    approx 16 episodes x 30 min
(14Sep74-4Jan75)
Starring:
Paul Sand as Robert Dreyfuss
With:
Michael Pataki as Charlie Dreyfuss ((Robert's brother)
Penny Marshall as Janice (Charlie's wife)
Dick Wesson as Jack Reardon (orchestra manager)
Steve Landesberg as Fred Meyerbach (violinist/ Robert's friend)
Craig Richard Nelson as Mason Woodruff (young conductor)

Premise:
Set in Boston, Paul Sand stars as Robert Dreyfuss, a young man who wins
a job as bass violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

############# Friends And Lovers #############
############## season 1 1974-75 ##############
##############################################
CBS Saturdays 8:30pm Eastern
(14Sep74-4Jan75)

1.1 [--] Friends and Lovers: GETTING TO FIRST BASS
MTM Prod. no. 4201
14Sep74 CBS Sat
Writer: Steve Pritzker
Director: Jay Sandrich
Guest Cast:
Hernry Winkler
******* no synopsis available *******

1.2 [--] Friends and Lovers: THE BIG FIGHT
MTM Prod. no. 4205
21Sep74 CBS Sat
Writer: Phil Mishkin
Director: Jay Sandrich
******* no synopsis available *******

1.3 [--] Friends and Lovers: LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
MTM Prod. no. 4209
28Sep74 CBS Sat
******* no synopsis available *******

1.4 [--] Friends and Lovers: FIDDLER IN THE HOUSE
MTM Prod. no. 4208
05Oct74 CBS Sat
Writer: Allan Leicht
Director: Alan Rafkin
Guest star:
Leon Askin ............. Karl Meyerbach
Byron Webster .......... Thompson
Teri Garr .............. Sharon
Richard Reicheg ........ Engineer
Synopsis:
Robert and his violinist friend Fred are kept on their toes by Fred's visting
father, an affable violin virtuoso with a pronounced superiority complex.

1.5 [--] Friends and Lovers: THE CINDERELLA STORY
MTM Prod. no. 4206
12Oct74 CBS Sat
Writer: Gordon Farr, Arnold Kane
Director: Robert Moore
Guest Cast:
Andrea Marcovicci ....... Blythe Morrow
George Rondo ............ Choreographer
Synopsis:
Robert is swept off his feet by a ballerina whose role as a dancing Cinderella
gives Robert visions of olaying Prince Charming.

1.6 [--] Friends and Lovers: BEN AND MARGE ARE BACK
MTM Prod. no. 4212
19Oct74 CBS Sat
Writer: Bud Wiser
Director: Robert Moore
Synopsis:
Robert and Charlie's retired parents showed up with a surprise: they lost
their money in Arizona and now they're back to stay.

1.7 [--] Friends and Lovers: MORAN'S THE MAN
MTM Prod. no. 4202
26Oct74 CBS Sat
Writer: Steve Gordon
Director: Robert Moore
Guest Cast:
Robert Klein ............ Mike Moran
Mariette Hartley ........ Sandra
Pamela Bellwood ......... Joanne
Synopsis:
A tricky triangle develops after a liberal-minded friend invites Robert
to date the same nurse he's been dating.

1.8 [--] Friends and Lovers: A DATE WITH ROBERT
MTM Prod. no. 4211
02Nov74 CBS Sat
Writer: Mark Rothman, Lowell Ganz
Director: Bob Claver
Guest Cast:
Beverly Sanders ........ Bambi
Dena Dietrich .......... Estelle
Synopsis:
Robert needs a classy date for an important dinner dance; his classiest
prospect is a part-time bus driver.

1.9 [--] Friends and Lovers: DREYFUSS & DREYFUSS, ASSOCIATES
MTM Prod. no. 4204
09Nov74 CBS Sat
Writer: Monica Mcgowan Johnson, Andrew Johnson
Director: Alan Rafkin
******* no synopsis available *******

1.10 [--] Friends and Lovers: SMART MOVE
MTM Prod. no. 4214
16Nov74 CBS Sat
Writer: Bud Wiser
Director: Peter Bonerz
Guest Cast:
Jack Gilford ........... Ben
Sharon Spelman ......... Susan
Jan Miner .............. Marge
Synopsis:
Robert is getting the uncomfortable feeling that everyone, his girlfriend
included, is nudging him into buying a house and taking a wife.

1.11 [--] Friends and Lovers: MAID IN THE SNOW  [verified - RL]
MTM Prod. no. 4213
23Nov74 CBS Sat
Created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns
Produced by Steve Pritzker
Written by Monica Mcgowan Johnson
Directed by Tim Kiley
Guest Cast:
Karen Morrow ....... Trudy
Synopsis:
It's Thanksgiving vacation, and Charley and Janice (Michael Pataki and Penny Marshall)
have the chance to be alone for the weekend at a cabin in Vermont. However, Charley
winds up inviting Fred (Steve Landesberg), Fred's girlfriend Trudy (Karen Morrow) and
Robert (Paul Sand) to go along, much to Janice's chagrin. Robert has a terrible time
of it, severely injuring his back AND catching a really bad cold. Fred, Trudy and Charley
all go skiing, leaving Janice to babysit in the cabin for the ailing and very whiny Robert,
thus ruining her fun and any semblance of a romantic weekend. [RL]

1.12 [--] Friends and Lovers: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS
MTM Prod. no. 4207
30Nov74 CBS Sat
Writer: Coleman Mitchell, Geoffrey Neigher
Director: Alan Rafkin
******* no synopsis available *******

[--] 07Dec74 - no details

1.x [--] Friends and Lovers: THE GROUPIE
MTM Prod. no. 4203
14Dec74 CBS Sat
Writer: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Mary Kay Place
Director: Alan Rafkin
Guest Cast:
Susan Neher ........... Audrey Ackerman
Robin Strasser ........ Ellen
Synopsis:
Robert is dogged at home and work by a brash 14-year-old flutist who
proclaims herself his groupie.

[--] 21Dec74 - no details
[--] 28Dec74 - no details
[--] 04Jan75 - no details

[--] Friends and Lovers: FROM RUSSIA WITH LUST
airdate not known

[--] Friends and Lovers: JUST THE TICKET
airdate not known


############# Friends And Lovers #############
################## the end #################
##############################################


Have you any comments, corrections, episode titles, air dates, production numbers, directors, writers, story/synopsis, guest stars, cast lists, etc?
Have you any old videos, or tv guides? Dust them off and let us know if you have any information on this series or any other tv series from the
Golden Age of TV, which is missing from any episode guides on the web. Perhaps a certain episode of a particular series coincided with a key
moment in your life, or in world events - and or has left a vivid memory of when it was shown. Let us know. Would you like to see any other
tv series guides on this site? If so please e-mail The Classic TV Archive - see Feedback below.
This guide may be distributed and copied freely, in its entirety, for personal use. All original author and copyright information must
remain intact. Any sales or other uses of this document are expressly forbidden, without the specific consent of the author(s).
Copyright The Classic TV Archive. All rights reserved.


Return to The Classic TV Archive Home Page
Feedback  -  Comedy Guestbook