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Ichabod and Me (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
With Contributions by: Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak, James Beer
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ICHABOD AND ME
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Kayro-JaM. production.
Revue Studios

for
CBS (Tuesdays 9:30 pm EST)
Produced by Joe Connelly,  Bob Mosher, Irving Paley

US comedy series 1961-62       pilot + 36 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Robert Sterling as Bob Major [Fred Beir in the pilot]
George Chandler as Ichabod Adams
Christine White as Abigail Adams (Ichabod's daughter/Bob's girlfriend)
Jimmy Mathers as Benjie Major (Bob's 6-yr-old son)
Reta Shaw as Aunt Lavinia "Livvy" (Bob's housekeeper)
Jimmy Hawkins as Jonathan Baylor
Guy Raymond as Martin Perkins (New England townsman)
Burt Mustin as Olaf
Forrest Lewis as Colby

Premise:
Dissatisfied with city life, a widower, Bob Major, quits his
job and moves to Phippsboro, a small New England community, with
his 6-year-old son Benji. There he purchase the local newspaper, the "Bulletin",
and becomes it's new editor (replacing Ichabod Adams, now the traffic
commissioner, and his consultant). Stories relate incidents in the lives
of the people of a small town as seen through the eyes of a newspaper publisher.

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 [00] General Electric Theater: Hosted by Ronald Reagan  [verified -RL]
ADAM'S APPLES (pilot for "Ichabod & Me")
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. 13125
24Apr60 CBS Sunday 9:00 pm
Written by George Tibbles and J. Harvey Howells
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
starring
Fred Beir as Robert Major (NOT Robert Sterling)
George Chandler as Ichabod Adams
Christine White as Abigail Adams
Guest Cast:
Burt Mustin
Leon Ames .......... Mr. Fownes
Edward Marr
Ann Doran
Pitt Herbert
Dorothy Neumann
Synopsis:
Visiting newspaper man (Robert Majors-Frank Beir), through Ichabod's cunning, rents
one of the Adams properties, and does all the work in the apple orchard as well.
Meanwhile, Majors' former boss, Mr. Fownes (Leon Ames) tries to get him to come to
his senses and come back to the big city. Majors also has a bulldog he's named
Fownes because of the resemblance to his boss. [RL]

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CBS Tuesdays 9:30 pm Eastern
 
 1.01 [--] Ichabod and Me: BOB'S BOAT
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14803
26Sep61 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Guy Raymond ........ Cousin Martin
George Spicer ...... Teenager
Forrest Lewis ...... Colby
Sherwood Keith ..... Walter Masters
Synopsis:
Cousin Martin Perkins has a white elephant on his hands - a small sailboat
commonly known as "Flippin' Maude". [RF]

[02] Ichabod and Me: TUTTLE'S WALL
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14802
3Oct61

1.03 [--]  Ichabod and Me: A LETTER FROM JULIET
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14810
10Oct61 CBS Tue (rerun 19Jun62 CBS Tue 9:30pm)
Synopsis 1:
In the paper's "Dear Debby" column, Bob advises a young couple to elope.
Then Horace Cheever, the father of the girl he advised, storms into the
office looking for blood.
Synopsis 2:
In the "Dear Debby" column, Bob advises a young couple to elope. He has
to hide behind the skirts of the imaginary Debby when the father of the
girl he advised storms into the office. [RF]

[04] Ichabod and Me: FIRE FIGHTERS
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14807
17Oct61

1.05 [--] Ichabod and Me: THE PHIPPSBORO STORY
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14812
24Oct61 CBS Tue
guest cast:
Mari Aldon ......... Jill Thorsen
Arthur Franz ....... Rick Norton
Forrest Lewis ...... Coley
Paul Barselow ...... Sheriff Tom
Synopsis:
Bob persuades a national magazine to do an article about the typical New
Englanders of Phippsboro. [RF]

1.06 [--]  Ichabod and Me: THE PURPLE COW
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14801
31Oct61 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Margaret Hamilton .. Mehitabel Hobbs
John Abbott ........ Jeremy Lockhart
Laurie Main ........ Arthur Barnsdall
Jimmy Hawkins ...... Jonathan Baylor
Synopsis:
Bob writes an article about an elderly painter named Mehitabel Hobbs. But
Mehitabel doesn't go for publicity - she tells Bob that if he makes her rich
and famous, she'll sue him. [RF]

[07] Ichabod and Me: WHOSE EWE?
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14814
7Nov61

[08] Ichabod and Me: SUMMER THEATER
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14806
14Nov61

[09] Ichabod and Me: THE PRINTER
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14809
21Nov61

1.10 [--] Ichabod and Me: ICHABOD'S ROMANCE
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14804
28Nov61 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Russell Collins .... Samuel Cheever
Linda Watkins ...... Miss Prouty
Burt Mustin ........ Olaf
Synopsis:
Bob has a plan that he feels will greatly benefit the citizens of Phippsboro:
take some of the edge off of Banker Cheever's cussedness by prodding him into
matrimony with Miss Prouty. [RF]

[11] Ichabod and Me: THE BARTER SYSTEM
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14815
5Dec61

[12] Ichabod and Me: BENJI'S SPOTS
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14817
12Dec61

[13] Ichabod and Me: TEENAGE JOURNALIST
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14818
19Dec61

1.14 [--] Ichabod and Me: BOB'S REDHEAD
Revue-Kayro-JaM prod. no. TP14811
26Dec61 CBS Tue
guest cast:
Merry Anders ....... Leona
Synopsis:
Leona, a former girlfriend of Bob's arrived from New York for a visit. Bob
is the perfect host until he finds out she's intent on matrimony. [RF]

[15] Ichabod and Me: THE PHIPPS PAPERS
2Jan62

1.16 [--] Ichabod and Me: MY FRIEND LIPPY
09-Jan-1962 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Jesse White ......... Lippy Bourke
Synopsis:
Bob invites a race-track sharpie, Lippy Bourke, to his house. Lippy proceeds to show the citizens
of Phippsboro a thing or two about gambling----even Benjie comes under his influence. [JB]

[17] Ichabod and Me: AD SALESMAN
16Jan62

1.18 [--] Ichabod and Me: THE OLD STOWE ROAD [verified -RL]
23Jan62 CBS Tue
sponsored by Kent Cigarettes
written by Allan Mannings, Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest cast:
Guy Raymond .......... Martin
Jimmy Hawkins ........ Jonathan
Burt Mustin .......... Olaf
Mary Treen ........... Maude Colby
Forrest Lewis ........ Colby
Irene Ryan ........... Ellie McCabe
Alice Backes ......... Mrs. Hoskins
Robert F. Simon ...... Commissioner Hargreaves
Synopsis:
Robert Majors (Robert Sterling) and several local businessmen want to see growth
in Phippsboro, so they seize the opportunity to get construction done on Old Stowe
Road to open the town to prosperity. But of course, Ichabod and others in town
are very set in their ways and offer lots of resistance. [RL]

1.19 [--] Ichabod and Me: A TEACHER FOR BOB
30-Jan-1962 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Sue Randall ......... Miss Tyler
Synopsis:
Benjie thinks his father is lonely, so he pens a love letter, signs his dadís name, and sends it along with
some flowers to Miss Tyler, his schoolteacher. Bob finds out about the scheme---and hurries to Ichabod,
the school superintendent for help. [JB]

[20] Ichabod and Me: PARKING PROBLEMS
6Feb62

[21] Ichabod and Me: BOB'S TEENAGE GUEST
13Feb62

1.22 [--] Ichabod and Me: BOB'S HOUSEKEEPER
27-Feb-1962 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Leslie Parrish ..... Lily Fontaine
Synopsis:
Livvy is off on a vacation and Bob is looking for a temporary housekeeper. His first applicant is a
Miss Lily Fontaine---an unemployed exotic dancer. [JB]

[23] Ichabod and Me: BENJIE'S INDIAN
6Mar62

1.24 [--] Ichabod and Me: BIG BUSINESS
13Mar62 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Philip Coolidge .... Cheever
Henry Hunter ....... Edward Morse
Russell Arms ....... Dick Wayne
Synopsis:
Banker Cheever comes to Bob with a problem: He has several plots of land
he would like to put to profitable use. Bob suggests that they try to
lure new industries into the area, with the hope that Cheever can interest
them in buying the land. [RF]

1.25 [--] Ichabod and Me: THE CELEBRITY [verified -RL]
20Mar62 CBS Tue
sponsors - York cigarettes and Quaker oats.
Written by Bob Ross and Joseph Hoffman
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest cast:
Rod Serling ......... Eugene Hollenfield
Ann Atmar ........... Jennie
Robert Sorrells ..... Blake
Tim Graham .......... Mr. Bailey
Frances Morris ...... the Housekeeper
Nick Blair .......... the karate expert
Synopsis:
An elusive author, Eugene Hollenfield, has moved to Phippsboro right under
the nose of newspaperman Robert Majors. Majors then tries every trick in
the book and every possible angle to get an interview with the author, but
to no avail. [RL]

[26] Ichabod and Me: BOB'S BATHING BEAUTIES
27Mar62

[27] Ichabod and Me: LIPPY'S HORSE
3Apr62

1.28 [--] Ichabod and Me: ELECTION FEVER [verified -RL]
10Apr62 CBS Tue
Written by Bob Ross and Joanna Lee
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest cast -
Guy Raymond ......... Martin
Jimmy Hawkins ....... Jonathan
Forrest Lewis ....... Colby
Rolfe Sedan ......... Stanley Allen
Sally Hughes ........ Mrs. Harrison
Phillip Coolidge .... Cheever
Synopsis:
Ichabod Adams has been mayor of Phippsboro for 28 years, and always runs for
re-election unopposed. This year is different while, at a town meeting, Robert
Majors (Robert Sterling) is nominated as the opposition - and early polls have
him well in the lead, raising the ire of Ichabod's daughter, Abigail. She is
furious with Majors until she realilzes that he really, truly doesn't want the job.
He wriggles out of the nomination when he purposely blows his chances in a political
debate, thus reinforcing the re-election of Ichabod. [RL]

[29] Ichabod and Me: BOB'S AWARD
17Apr62

[30] Ichabod and Me: LIPPY'S LOVE AFFAIR
24Apr62

[31] Ichabod and Me: LORD BYRON OF PHIPPSBORO
1May62

[32] Ichabod and Me: BENJIE'S PAGEANT
8May62

[33] Ichabod and Me: JONATHAN'S ROMANCE
15May62

[34] Ichabod and Me: ICHABOD'S NIECE
22May62

1.35 Ichabod and Me: WOMEN'S RIGHTS
29May62 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Mary Treen ......... Maude
Synopsis:
When a vacancy occurs on the city council, Bob is prompted to write an
editorial urging women to take a more active part in politics - which
earns him the wrath of the men. [RF]

[36] Ichabod and Me: DIAL PHONES
05Jun62

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Summer Reruns CBS Tuesdays 9:30 PM ET (12Jun62-18Sep62)
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[--] 19Jun62 rerun of #1.3 "A Letter from Juliet" (first aired 10Oct61)


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