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Good Heavens (1976)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
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GOOD HEAVENS
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Columbia Pictures Television
for
ABC (various time slots)(29Feb76-2Jul76)
Executive Producer Carl Reiner
Produced by Austin Kalish & Irma Kalish
Created by Bernard Slade

US Comedy series 1976 13 episodes x 30 min

Starring:
Carl Reiner
as Mr. Angel

Premise:
Carl Reiner stars as Mr. Angel, a representative from the afterlife, who returns to Earth to grant
wishes to deserving people.

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ABC (various time slots)(29Feb76-2Jul76)

[--] Good Heavens: MR. RIGHT (pilot) [verified -RL]
29Feb76 ABC Sun
Written by Bernard Slade
Directed by Carl Reiner
Starring:
Jose Ferrer as the Angel
Guest Cast:
Brenda Vaccaro ........ Doris, waitress in a deli
Kristina Holland ...... the other waitress
Jack Riley ............ the Gum Knight
Joe Bernard
Peter Bonerz .......... Ernie
In this pilot, called "Mr. Right", Doris (Brenda Vaccaro) works as a waitress in a deli. Her boyfriend, Ernie is a
real slob and not at all romantic. When Doris offers an elderly gentleman her seat on the bus on the way home, she
is granted a wish by Mr. Angel. That wish is to meet and marry a handsome, charming, romantic guy. She meets this
alleged Mr. Right - Bert Convy as golf pro Chris Livingston. He's everything that Ernie is NOT - except he wants her to
quit work and be a housewife with lots of kids. It's then Doris discovers who her real knight in shining armor is. Ernie. [RL]
Notes:
The pilot show here had the same theme song (performed by Pat Williams), but was called "Everything Money Can't Buy".
The other big difference is that Jose Ferrer played the angel, not Carl Reiner. [RL]

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ABC Mondays (8Mar76-5Apr76)
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1.2 [--] Good Heavens: TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
8Mar76 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Tige Andrews ... Jack McMann
Shelly Novack ... Andy Reed
Irene Tedrow ... Old Lady
Penny Marshall
Rob Reiner

1.3 [--] Good Heavens: GOOD NEIGHBOR MAXINE
15Mar76 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Loretta Swit ... Maxine
Clu Gulager ... Jim Pearson
Ron Masak ... Buck
Michael Gregory ... Rocky
Huntz Hall ... Barney
Karmin Murcelo ... Blanca
Michael Pataki ... Ray Sherwood
R.B. Sorko-Ram ... State Trooper
Robert B. Williams ... Gas Station Attendant

1.4 [--] Good Heavens: I WANT NANNY!
22Mar76 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Richard Gautier
Barry Gordon
Ron Willoughby

1.5 [--] Good Heavens: SEE JANE RUN [verified -RL]
29Mar76 ABC Mon
Written by Robert Fisher and Arthur Marx
Directed by Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner as the Angel
Guest cast
Florence Henderson .... Julia & Jane
George Maharis ....... Gary Lawrence
Steve Franken ........ Mr. D.
James Luisi .......... Bart Matson
Fran Ryan ............ Ma Buckingham
Edward Winter ........ Dick Schuyler
Rene Enriquez ........ Father Valdez
Bernie Kirby ......... Max
Marcia Powell ........ Lois
Patty Regan .......... Veronica
Synopsis:
Julia works in Mr. D's dress shop and when she shows kindness to a down-and-out customer she is rewarded with a wish
from Mr. Angel. Her wish is to see her twin sister Jane (whom she just found out about - they were separated at birth)
so she can give her half of the inheritance she's due. However, the search for this sister uncovers Janes unsavory past
filled with gambling, swindling and stealing. [RL]

1.6 [--] Good Heavens: JACK THE RIBBER AND ME
5Apr76 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Alex Karras
Lance Kerwin
Teddy Wilson

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ABC Saturdays (22May76-26Jun76)
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1.7 [--] Good Heavens: A NIGHT WITH BROCKTON
22May76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Hugh O'Brian
Susan Dey
Dennis Dugan
Bruce Kimmel

1.8 [--] Good Heavens: SUPERSCOOP
29May76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Don Ameche
Paul Williams
Synopsis:
A young writer wants to be published. And when his boss sends him out of town on an errand, he discovers that
he is delivering some sensitive material and there are people trying to get it from him.

1.9 [--] Good Heavens: THE BIG BREAK
5Jun76 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
David Huddleston ... Grover P. Covington
Sandy Duncan ... Patti
Pat Carroll ... Harriet
Stephen Collins ... Dr. Bramley
Danny Wells ... Ziggy Dillman
Fred Willard ... P.J.
Elisabeth Chauvet
Doug Lee
John Moskal Jr.
Udana Power
Judie Stein

1.10 [--] Good Heavens: MIXED DOUBLES [verified -RL]
12Jun76 ABC Sat
Written by Austin & Irma Kalish
DIrected by Carl Reiner
Guest Cast
Harry Guardino ....... Adam Hastings
Pat Harrington, Jr.
Nancy Dussault ....... Ellie Hastings
Jed Allan ............ Nick Enright
Nancy Malone ......... Lucille
Timothy Blake ........ Monica
Sy Kramer ............ the Maitre D'
Stephanie King ....... Jenny
Synopsis:
When Adam comes to the rescue of a puppy, he is rewarded with a wish from Mr. Angel. His wish is that his ex-wife finally
find a good man and settle down. Every man he sets her up with seems like a perfect fit - at least for a while. When one
of his fix-ups with a banker who shares all of Ellie's interests looks as though it's leading to the aisle, Harry realizes
that HE should be the groom HIMSELF and give the marriage another try. [RL]

1.11 [--] Good Heavens: THE QUEEN'S ROOK CLUB
19Jun76 ABC Sat

1.12 [--] Good Heavens: COFFEE, TEA, OR GLORIA  [verified -RL]
 26Jun76 ABC Sat
Written & Produced by Austin & Irma Kalish
Directed by Mel Swope
Guest Cast:
Dean Jones
Marcia Rodd ........ Joan
Sue Ane Langdon .... Gloria Parker
Barra Grant ........ Kiki
Stephanie Faulkner ... stewardess
Bradley Greene ..... Duke
Bruce Kimmel ....... Jerry
Alan Manson ........ Dr. Wells
Vanessa Brown ...... Mrs. Wells
Synopsis:
When a married couple (Dean Jones & Marcia Rodd) has a big fight over vacation plans, SHE brings up his ex-girlfriend
and says that he should've married HER. Mr. Angel (Carl Reiner) then steps in and shows him what his life would've been
like with Gloria Parker (Sue Ane Langdon). [RL]

1.13 [--] Good Heavens: FUNNY FELLOW [verified -RL]
2Jul976 ABC Fri ?
Written by Seaman Jacobs and Fred Fox
Directed by Bud Molin
Guest cast
Kenneth Mars ........ Henry Salerno
Mitzi Hoag .......... Mrs. Salerno
Jerry Fogel ......... Jerry
Jay Gerber
Cindy Eilbacher ..... Linda
Greg Evigan ......... Duane
Alan Hamel .......... Jimmy Garnett
Basil Hoffman ....... Walter Ashburn
Sparky Marcus ....... Ned
Mary Betten ......... Mrs. Campbell
Stymie Beard ........ George
Jordan Gorlar ....... Stevie
Judy Carter ......... Merlina
Synopsis:
A shoe salesman, Henry Salerno, keeps his customers in stitches with his one-liners. Several of them suggest that
he's missed his calling in show business. When Henry is very kind to a young boy who just bought shoes across the street,
Mr. Angel rewards him with a wish. The wish is to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. However, something happens before
each performance to keep him off the stage - that is until he's discovered in an elevator in Las Vegas and eventually gets
to perform at Caesar's Palace. [RL]

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