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Joe and Sons (1975-76)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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JOE AND SONS
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Douglas S. Cramer / Kukoff-Harris Partnership Production
for
CBS (CBS Tuesdays 8:30PM EST)
Executive Producer Douglas S. Cramer
Produced by Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris

US Comedy series 1975-76 / episodes x 30 min color
(09Sep75-13Jan76)
Starring:
Richard Castellano as Joe Vitalie
Barry Miller as Mark Vitalie (eldest son)
Jimmy Baio as Nick Vitalie (younger son) (Mitch Brown - in pilot?)
Bobbi Jordan as Estelle (Joe's neighbor) (Maureen Arthur - in pilot?)
Jerry Stiller as Gus Duzik (Joe's buddy)
Florence Stanley as Josephine Molonaire (Joe's sister)
Sorrell Booke as Mo Molonaire

Premise:
The story of a widowed New Jersey sheet metal worker (Joe) and
his attempts to raise his two teenage sons (Mark and Nick).

Note:
Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris also produced "Detective School" (1979)

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Comedy Special: Joe and Sons (pilot)
18Apr75
A widower struggles to raise his two teen-agers
in "Joe and Sons", a pilot for a possible series. In this story
Joe worries about the mysterious behavior of his older son who
has been coming home late and falling asleep in class. [JK]

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CBS Tuesdays 8:30 PM Eastern (09Sep75-13Jan76)

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
09Sep75 CBS Tue
Debut:
Blue collar worker Joe Vitale, a widower, has his hands full
with two growing sons and an odd assortment of concerned friends
family and neighbors. A theological crisis begins the season,as
the older boy declares his doubt in the existence of God. [JK]

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
16Sep75 CBS Tue
Synopsis:
Joe is worried about the mysterious behavior of his older son, who
has been coming home late and falling asleep in class. [JK]
(Repeat of the pilot that aired in 18Apr75)

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
23Sep75 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Audrey Christie (as Mrs.Bailey)
Synopsis:
Joe is enraged when he discovers that his 12-year-old son's biology
book contains an explicit section on sex education. [JK]

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
30Sep75 CBS Tue
The promise of romance has Joe in a fever of anticipation as he pre-
pares for a reunion with the bombshell of his high-school class. [JK]

[--] Joe and Sons: OBJECT LESSON
07Oct75 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Dimitra Arliss (as Flora)
Synopsis:
Joe worries when he learns that Mark is dating the daughter of wild
Flora (Dimitra Arliss), a woman who had a dubious reputation in high school. [JK]

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
14Oct75 CBS Tue
Synopsis:
During a pandemonium filled morning,Joe must choose between attending
an annual boat ride with Gus or chauffering his kids around the city. [JK]

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
21Oct75 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Doris Roberts (as widow)
Supporting Cast:
Sorrell Booke (as Mo Molonaire)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Josephine plays match-maker,arranging a blind date between Joe and a
widow (Doris Roberts) who inherited a garbage-truck company from her husband. [JK]

[--] 28Oct75 Pre-empted: Peanuts Special"You're A Good Sport,Charlie Brown"

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
04Nov75 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Harold J.Stone (as Uncle Charlie)
Synopsis:
Joe willingly agrees to take Uncle Charlie (Harold J.Stone) after the
sprightly old codger runs away from a retirement home. [JK]

[--] 11Nov75 Pre-empted: M*A*S*H "Dear Peggy"

[--] 18Nov75 - no details available

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
25Nov75 CBS Tue
Supporting Cast:
Sorrell Booke (as Mo Molonaire)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Gus is suing the city of Hoboken for $2,000,000 for "bodily injuries and
mental anguish" he suffered while riding a bus that collided with a car.
[JK]

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
02Dec75 CBS Tue
Synopsis:
Nick claims to be studying ballet for cultural enrichment, but his Aunt
Josephine is begining to worry about her nephew's masculinity. [JK]

[--] 09Dec75 Pre-empted: Twas The Night Before Christmas-cartoon

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
16Dec75 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Cook (as the patrolman)
Synopsis:
A house plant left by Mark's long-haired friend is making Joe nervous
he's sure it's marijuana. [JK]

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
23Dec75 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
Darrell Zwerling (as the doctor)
Synopsis:
Nick who has taken great pains to hide his bed-wetting from the others,
finds himself the object of much concern when his secret is discovered. [JK]

[--] 30Dec75 Repeat of the 09Sep75 episode.

[--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known)
06Jan76 CBS Tue
Guest Cast:
John Brascia (as Piggy)
Synopsis:
Gus fears for his life after running out of a crap game without paying up his losses. [JK]

 [--] Joe and Sons: (episode title not known) (final episode)
13Jan76 CBS Tue
Guest Cast
Ed Barth (as Pelekoudas)
D'Urville Martin (as Deen Martin)
Synopsis:
Joe is trapped into holding a wake at his house for Gus's lately departed
friend even though he never even knew the guy. [JK]
[Last show of the series. Next week the comedy series "Popi" will
premiere in this time period.]


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