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Starring Dan Dailey & Julie Sommars
Season 1 (CBS) (1969-70)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Trevor Douglas, Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak,  Tiwanna Ellerbe
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)

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CBS Tuesdays 9:30 pm Eastern

 1.01 [--] The Governor and JJ: THE SECOND 1ST LADY (pilot episode)
(a.k.a. "Drinkwater and Daughter")
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 2845
23Sep69 CBS Tue
co-producer, Reza S. Badiyia
written by Arne Sultan & Leonard Stern.
directed by Leonard Stern.
Synopsis:
Against his advisor's wishes, widower Governor Drinkwater takes his daughter, J.J. to an important and fancy outing. He even
buys her a new dress for the event - only to find out that the chairs in the ballroom where the outing is held are upholstered
with the same material as the dress, and he goes out of his way to hide the chairs to save his daughter from embarrassment. [RL]
Note:
Carroll O'Connor plays Orrin Hacker in this episode (later portrayed by Ed Platt). Ironically, it was for Carroll O'Connor's show
"All in the Family" that replaced "The Governor and J.J." when it was cancelled in early 1971. [RL]

1.02 [--] The Governor and JJ: THERE GO THE JUDGE [verified -RL]
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0654 (23Sep69 copyright date)

30Sep69 CBS Tue
 Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Leonard Stern.
Guest Cast:
Tomas Hunter ......... Ed Lundy
Peter Bonerz ......... Officer Hubble
Synopsis:
It looks like favoritism when Governor Drinkwater appoints Ed Lundy to a judgeship. After the appointment, the Governor
finds out that Ed has been dating daughter J.J. To make matters worse, J.J. then gets a traffic ticket Normally, a
ticket given to the daughter of a politician would be "fixed," but the Governor will have none of it. J.J. feels differently
however, and decides to fight the ticket because SHE wasn't drivingthe moving vehicle - a bear from the zoo in which she
is employed was the driver. [RL]

[--] 7Oct69 CBS Tue - No Details

1.03 [--] The Governor and JJ: ROMEO AND J.J.
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0657 (7Oct69 copyright date)
14Oct69 CBS Tue
written by Joanna Lee.
directed by Alan Rafkin.
Guest Cast:
Lyle Waggoner .......... Garrett Spaulding
Emmaline Henry ......... Leslie Torrance
Roy Stuart ............. Fred
Hal Smith .............. Governor Wick
Jack Bernardi .......... Bellhop
Synopsis:
JJ is romanced by movie star Garrett Spaulding. [TD]

1.04 [--] The Governor and JJ: ONE LITTLE INDIAN
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0653 (14Oct69 copyright date)
21Oct69 CBS Tue
(rerun 19May70)
Written by Earl Barret, Leonard Stern & Arne Sultan.
Directed by Jay Sandrich.
Guest Cast:
Jack Gilford .......... Broken Bow
Elliott Reed .......... Ernest Gully Jr.
Iron Eyes Cody ........ Chief Running Bear
Herb Vigran ........... Waiter
Synopsis:
During a visit to the Sioux Indian Reservation. JJ tells the crowd that the Indian Aide Bill
 her father is working on will be passed, causing George endless grief. [TD]

1.05 [--] The Governor and JJ: CAT ON A HOT TIN MANSION
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0656 (21Oct69 copyright date)
28Oct69 CBS Tue
Written by NOT KNOWN
directed by Leonard Stern
Guest Cast:
Gabriel Dell .......... Dr.Apthecker
Johnny Haymer ......... Pierre Picard
J. Edward McKinley .... General Westlake
Gerry Gaynor .......... Mme.Picard
Don Ross .............. Photographer
Mel Carter ............ Policeman
Synopsis:
An escaped leopard causes havoc at the mansion. [TD]

1.06 [--] The Governor and JJ: THE BUTTERFLY MAN OF ALCAZAR
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0662 (copyright date 28Oct69)
4Nov69 CBS Tue
(rerun 02Jun70 CBS Tue)
Written by Roland Wolpert
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Guest Cast:
Henry Jones .............. Professor Harold Thomas Ainsworth
Richard X. Slattery ...... Burt Wendelhoppel
Ned Wertimer ............. Dr.Albert Beckley
Synopsis 1:
JJ insists her father grant a pardon to convicted murderer Professor Ainsworth as his research could cure cancer of the blood. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
J.J. goes to bat for the so-called butterfly man of Alcazar, a brilliant entomologist - and murderer - who has
been sentenced to life without parole. In fact, J.J. wants to bring him home for dinner. [RF]


1.07 [--] The Governor and JJ: COME FLY WITHOUT ME
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0659 (4Nov69 copyright date)
11Nov69 CBS Tue
directed by Leonard Stern.
written by Arne Sultan, Earl Barret, Leonard Stern.
**** no synopsis available ****

1.08 [--] The Governor and JJ: RHYME WITH REASON
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0655 (11Nov69 copyright date)
18Nov69 CBS Tue
Written by NOT KNOWN
directed by Alan Rafkin.
**** no synopsis available ****

1.09 [--] The Governor and JJ: MY GOOD FRIEND, WHAT'S HIS NAME
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0652 (18Nov69 copyright date)
25Nov69 CBS Tue
written by Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan & Leonard Stern.
directed by Jay Sandrich.
**** no synopsis available ****

1.10 [--] The Governor and JJ: SPRINGTIME FOR MAGGIE
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0661 (25Nov69 copyright date)
2Dec69 CBS Tue
written by Gene Thompson.
directed by Lee Philips.
**** no synopsis available ****

1.11 [--] The Governor and JJ: STATE OF REUNION
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0660 (2Dec69 copyright date)
9Dec69 CBS Tue
written by Barbara Avedon.
directed by Jay Sandrich.
**** no synopsis available ****

1.12 [--] The Governor and JJ: BUNKY'S BUDDY
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0663 (9Dec69 copyright date)
16Dec69 CBS Tue
written by Arne Sultan & Earl Barret.
directed by Alan Rafkin.
**** no synopsis available ****

1.13 [--] The Governor and JJ: THE GOVERNOR'S PORTRAIT
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0651 (16Dec69 copyright date)
23Dec69 CBS Tue
written by Harry Winkler
directed by Nicholas Colasanto
**** no synopsis available ****

1.14 [--] The Governor and JJ: PROFILE IN DISCOURAGE
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0658 (23Dec69 copyright date)
30Dec69 CBS Tue
written by Richard M. Powell.
directed by Lee Philips.
Starring:
Dan Dailey (Governor), Julie Sommars (JJ) James Callahan (George)
Guest Cast:
Bud Cort ............. Marvin Harris
Synopsis:
"The governor courts political suicide when he allows his activities to be covered by underground newspaper reporter
Marvin Harris. But poor Marvin is hardly a rampant radical; he's more of a congenital reject, doomed to fail at everything -
until a juicy scandal breaks. [Tiwanna Ellerbe]


1.15 [--] The Governor and JJ: ONCE UPON A WAR
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0665 (31Dec69 copyright date)
6Jan70 CBS Tue
written by Earl Barret.
directed by Alan Rafkin.
**** no synopsis available ****

1.16 [--] The Governor and JJ: NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S NAKED COVER
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0664 (6Jan70 copyright date)
13Jan70 CBS Tue
Written by Alden Schwimmer.
Directed by Alan Rafkin.
Guest cast:
Tol Avery ............. Senator Barkus
Doris Packer .......... Mrs. Ferguson
John Barbour .......... Sidney Tempkin
Synopsis:
Concerned about an upcoming anti-obscenity bill, the governor buys several paperbacks for an opinion
from the attorney general's office. But he accidently gets the wrong books - and the most amazing report. [TA]

1.17 [--] The Governor and JJ: THE LAST WEEKEND
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0666 (copyright date 13Jan70)
20Jan70 CBS Tue (airdate verified)
(rerun 26May70)
Written by Earl Barret & Arne Sultan.
Directed by Alan Rafkin.
Synopsis:
The Governor and JJ look forward to a weekend of quiet and solitude in their mountain cabin
 . . . and they get more than enough when they're stranded by the worst snowstorm in years [TA]


1.18 [--] The Governor and JJ: THE TIC TOC TALE
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0667 (20Jan70 copyright date)
27Jan70 CBS Tue
Written by Arne Sultan & Earl Barret.
Directed by Dan Dailey (his directorial debut)
Guest Cast:
Alan Rafkin .......... Jeweler
Synopsis:
George's 10th anniversary as the governor's press secretary happens to fall on the day before his boss's
 birthday, a circumstance that leads to an embarrassing - and expensive - confusion in gift -giving. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
George celebrates his 10th anniversary as the Governor's press secretary. The "Tic Toc" is an expensive watch
 which is given to the wrong person.  The watch is meant for the Governor, whose birthday is the next day. [RL]

1.19 [--] The Governor and JJ: LUV THE GUV
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0668 (copyright date 27Jan70)
3Feb70 CBS Tue
(rerun 28Jul70 CBS Tue)
Written by Arne Sultan & Earl Barret.
Directed by George Tyne
Guest cast:
Bob Barend .................... Lindquist
Synopsis 1:
This is the episode on which "Guv" the basset hound is introduced.The stray dog they take in is given the name "Guv"
- turns out when the real owner is found, the dog was indeed called "Guv" The dog is happier with the Drinkwater
family, so the owner brings "Guv" back to live at the Governor's mansion. [Bob Leszczak]
Synopsis 2:
The Governor desperately tries to find the owners of a stray basset hound
before his entire household falls victim to those sad, soulful eyes. [RF/TA]

[--] 10Feb70 CBS Tue - No Details

1.20 [--] The Governor and JJ: BYE, GEORGE
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0669 (10Feb70 copyright date) 17Feb70 CBS Tue
written by Earl Barret & Arne Sultan
directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest Cast:
Joanne Dru ........... Karen Bradshaw
Synopsis:
George is jealous when his former flame, Karen Bradshaw, begins dating the Governor. [TD]

1.21 [--] The Governor and JJ: ABE LINCOLN SLEPT HERE
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0671 (17Feb70 copyright date)
24Feb70 CBS Tue
Written by Mort R. Lewis
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Guest Cast:
Charles Bateman .......... Dave Cardon
Hamilton Camp ............ Ace Earhart
Synopsis:
Abraham Lincon, and his witticism and a legend concerning his stay at the state capital
 all play a part in J.J.'s effort to the Children's Zoo from a planned freeway. [TA]

1.22 [--] The Governor and JJ: SON OF THE BRIDE
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0673 (24Feb70 copyright date)
03Mar70 CBS Tue
written by Barbara Avedon
directed by Dan Dailey
Guest Cast:
Kent Smith ............ Frank Courthouse (recurring)
Linda Watkins ......... Ella Drinkwater (recurring)
Herbert Anderson ...... Carroll Burke
Molly Dodd ............ Jo Burke
Synopsis:
The Governor is planning a huge wedding for his mother and Frank, though JJ feels it should
 be a small intimate affair. Not wishing to cause trouble, Frank and Ella decide to elope. [TD]

1.23 [--] The Governor and JJ: THE GOVERNOR GETS THE CHAIR
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0670 (3Mar70 copyright date)
10Mar70 CBS Tue
written by Bill Manhoff
directed by Jay Sandrich
Guest Cast:
Jed Allan ............ Larry Whitaker
Frank Maxwell ........ Warren Stark
Don Ross ............. Nick Flemming
Jack De Leon ......... Al Burns
Hon. Russell W.Peterson of Delaware
Synopsis:
The press have a field day when it is discovered JJ has received an expensive leather 'Burgess' chair from Larry Whitaker. [TD]

1.24 [--] The Governor and JJ: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR LIVINGSTON
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0672 (copyright date 10Mar70)
17Mar70  CBS Tue
(rerun 04Aug70)
written by Arne Sultan & Earl Barret
directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest Cast:
Gary Collins ................. Dr. Bob Livingston (recurring)
Barbara Minkus ............... Arlene
Edward Everett Horton ........ Dr. Simon
Synopsis 1:
Arlene arranges a blind date for JJ, who is pleased to discover her date is a handsome, charming veterinarian. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
The course of true love is as bumpy as ever: J.J. enjoys a marvelous weekend with a handsome
blind date,  who then packs up and leaves  without bothering to call. [RF]

1.25 [--] The Governor and JJ: CHARLEY'S BACK IN TOWN
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0674 (17Mar70 copyright date)
24Mar70 CBS Tue
written by George Kirgo
directed by Jay Sandrich
Guest Cast:
Tom Ewell .............. Charley
Francis De Sales ....... Senator Loomis
Michael Fox ............ Abel Mellon
Synopsis:
JJ's Uncle Charley needs $15,000 from Bill to help in the production of his newest invention - Peace Toys.
The Governor tries to explain to Charley that it would be a conflict of interest. [TD]

1.26 [--] The Governor and JJ: SECOND OPINION
Talent Associates-Norton prod. no. 1646-0675 (24Mar70 copyright date)
31Mar70 CBS Tue
written by Arne Sultan & Earl Barret
directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest Cast:
Gary Collins ........... Dr.Bob Livingston (recurring)
Allan Drake ............ Duke (recurring)
Ilona Wilson ........... Helen
OR
Guest cast:
Gary Collins ............ Bob Livingstone (recurring)
Joanna Moore ............ Cynthia Lockwood
Jack DeLeon ............. Al Burns
Don Ross ................ Nick Fleming
Synopsis 1:
J.J. and the Governor clash when Bob's examination of their dog indicates an operation is necessary. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Bob Livingston is running short on cash and JJ insists on helping him. [TD]
Synopsis 3:
Dr. Bob Livingston's practice has been very slow of late, and JJ helps out by bringing Guv, the basset hound by for a physical,
 even though he's just had one with his regular veterinarian, Dr. Gibney. Livingston finds that Guv has swallowed a golf ball,
something his regular doctor has missed. [RL]

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Summer Reruns on CBS Tuesdays
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[--] 02/09/16/23/30 April 1970 - no details

[--] The Governor and JJ: title unknown (possibly  #1.8 "Rhyme with Reason")
(rerun 05May70 CBS Tue) original airdate not known
Guest cast:
Darleen Carr ............ Marcy
Cyril Delevanti ......... Lauder
Synopsis:
J.J., Sara and George conspire to keep a popular protest song out of
the governatorial mansion. It's "Hang It, Mr. Governor", and it was
written by Sara's granddaughter. [RF]

[--] The Governor and JJ: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
(no copyright details - possibly an aka for "#1.15 "Once upon a War")
(same Writer/Director credits)
12May70 CBS Tue (possibly a rerun)
Written by Earl Barret
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest Star:
Alexis Smith ............ Leslie Carroll
Synopsis:
Alexis Smith quest stars as a woman from the Governor's past. The '40's
film star plays Leslie Carroll, an Englishwoman who drops in to celebrate
some mysterious anniversary. But to the Governor's distress - and the
amusement of his household - he simply can't remember her name, her face
or the beautiful memory she obviously treasures. [RF]

[--] 19May70 rerun of #1.04 "One Little Indian" (first aired - possibly 14Oct69)

[--] 26May70 rerun of #1.17 "The Last Weekend" (first aired 20Jan70)

[--] 23Jun70 rerun of Unknown Title
Guest cast:
William Guinn ........... Lydecker
Elliott Reid ............ Gulley
Synopsis:
The Governor balks at giving a speech praising a philanthropist who has
offered funds for a new hospital wing, providing it is named for him
and dedicated by the Governor.

[--] 28Jul70 rerun of #1.19 "Luv the Guv" (first aired 27Jan70)

[--] 04Aug70 rerun of #1.24 "The Return of Doctor Livingston" (first aired - possibly 10Mar70)

[--] 11Aug70  - no details

[--] 18Aug70 - rerun #1.26 " Second Opinion" (first aired - possibly 02Apr70)

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