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(Format 1) Starring Joey Bishop as Joey Barnes
Season 1 (NBC) (1961-62) (b-w)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox,  Robert Leszczak, Martin Gostanian

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)


 
############ The Joey Bishop Show ############
############## season 1 1961-62 ##############
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NBC Wednesdays 8:30 pm EST
32 episodes - black and white

1.01 The Joey Bishop Show: ON THE SPOT (debut)
prod. no. 2 (copyright date 11Aug61)
20Sep61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Joey Forman ........ Counterman
Mel Bishop ......... Producer
Synopsis:
Joey finds himself "On the Spot" when he sounds off about Mr.Willoughby
and then learns that a hidden camera has filmed his performance for a TV program. [TA]

1.02 The Joey Bishop Show: JOEY MEETS JACK PAAR
prod. no. 4 (copyright date 23Aug61)
27Sep61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop, John Griggs
Guest cast:
Jack Paar .......... Himself
Hollis Irving ...... Lorraine Rogers
Synopsis:
Willoughby assigns Joey the job of publicizing Cindy the Chimp and her
trainer Lorraine Rogers. He decides a guest shot on Paar's late night
television show would be an ideal showcase for his clients, and starts
out to get Jack interested.
*Note: Randy Paar, Jack's daughter makes a brief appearance.

1.03 The Joey Bishop Show: A WINDFALL FOR MOM
prod. no. 3 (copyright date 18Aug61)
04Oct61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Dora
Leonid Kinsky ...... Stowalski
Synopsis:
Mrs. Barnes decides to go to work.

1.04 The Joey Bishop Show: THIS IS YOUR LIFE
prod. no. 5 (copyright date 1Sep61)
11Oct61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Danny Thomas ....... Danny Williams
Marjorie Lord ...... Kathy Williams
Sid Melton ......... Uncle Charley
Synopsis:
Joey is making arrangements for entertainer Danny Williams' surprise
appearance on "This Is Your Life".
*Note: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord and Sid Melton appear in the roles
they enact on "The Danny Thomas Show".

1.05 The Joey Bishop Show: THE CONTEST WINNER
prod. no. 6 (copyright date 8Sep61)
18Oct61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop

1.06 The Joey Bishop Show: THE BACHELOR
prod. no. 1 (copyright date 4Aug61)
25Oct61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ..... Brian Taylor
Sue Ane Langdon .... Connie Bowers
Bambi Hamilton ..... Janet
Susan Hart ......... Secretary
Synopsis
Actor Brian Taylor advises his pal Joey to put a little fun in his life and offers to extend a helping hand. [TA]
*Note: Episode postponed from last week.

1.07 The Joey Bishop Show: FIVE BRIDES FOR JOEY
prod. no. 7 (copyright date 16Sep61)
01Nov61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop, Joe Flynn
Guest cast:
Bek Nelson ......... Annabelle
Shirley de Burgh ... Helen
Charlene Whitman ... Peggy
Evelyn Dutton ...... June
Synopsis:
To the members of his family, it seems that Joey is lonely. So each sets out to find the "right girl" for him. [TA/RF]

1.08 The Joey Bishop Show: BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
prod. no. 8 (copyright date 22Sep61)
08Nov61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
John Riggs ......... Willoughby
Chet Stratton ...... Connors
Peter Leeds
Synopsis:
Frank strikes oil in the backyard but the hole lies just across Joey's property line.

1.09 The Joey Bishop Show: CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
prod. no. 10 (copyright date 13Oct61)
15Nov61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Howard McNear
Johnny Silver
Synopsis:
Mrs. Barnes unwittingly rents the room to a bookie!

1.10 The Joey Bishop Show: RING-A-DING-DING
prod. no. 11 (copyright date 20Oct61)
22Nov61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Henry Silva
Synopsis:
An egotistical movie star drives Joey bananas.

1.11 The Joey Bishop Show: HELP WANTED
prod. no. 9 (copyright date 29Sep61)
29Nov61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop, Joe Flynn, John Griggs
Guest cast:
Mickey Manners ..... Buddy Morgan
Synopsis:
Joey reluctantly gets his brother-in-law Frank a job with Willoughby
Public Relations firm. Frank, on his first assignment, meets comedian
Buddy Morgan at the airport - and decides he should advise Buddy about his career.

1.12 The Joey Bishop Show: THE HAM IN THE FAMILY
prod. no. 12 (copyright date 27Oct61)
06Dec61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Marlo Thomas ....... Stella (recurring)
Herbie Faye ........ Milford
Jack Albertson
Synopsis:
Joey tries to convince Larry to stay out of show business.

1.13 The Joey Bishop Show: FOLLOW THAT MINK
prod. no. 13 (copyright date 3Nov61)
13Dec61 NBC Wed (rerun 30May62)
starring Joey Bishop, Madge Blake, John Griggs, Warren Berlinger
Guest cast:
Marlo Thomas ....... Stella (recurring)
Eleanor Audley ..... Mrs. Willoughby
Argentina Brunetti.. Mrs. Turner
Synopsis:
Mr. Willoughby wants to surprise his wife with a mink stole, so he has
it delivered to Joey's house for safekeeping. But Mrs. Barnes thinks
its her birthday gift.

1.14 The Joey Bishop Show: BARNEY, THE BLOODHOUND
prod. no. 14 (copyright date 10Nov61)
27Dec61 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Jack Mullaney ...... Harvey Wallace
Raymond Bailey ..... Mr. Collins
Jonathan Hole ...... Harlow
Sig Rumann
Joan Benny
Synopsis:
Barney is an animated character in a TV commercial for dog food. Joey,
who has a contract to promote the product, finds the character fascinating.

1.15 The Joey Bishop Show: THE TAMING OF THE BRAT
prod. no. 15 (copyright date 18Nov61)
03Jan62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Flip Mark .......... Ronnie Richards
Jerome Cowan ....... Grant
Larry Blake ........ Detective
Synopsis:
Joey hides child star Ronnie Richards as a publicity stunt.

1.16 The Joey Bishop Show: HOME SWEET HOME
prod. no. 16 (copyright date 24Nov61)
10Jan62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Guest cast:
Jean Carson ........ Marge
Bill Bixby ......... Raymond
Bob Hopkins
Synopsis:
The family's about to move to New York when Joey changes his mind.

1.17 The Joey Bishop Show: A LETTER FROM STELLA
prod. no. 17 (copyright date 1Dec61)
17Jan62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
guest cast:
Roxanne Berard
Leonid Kinsky
Synopsis:
Joey thinks his sister is in love with her ballet teacher.

1.18 The Joey Bishop Show: JURY DUTY
prod. no. 18 (copyright date 8Dec61)
24Jan62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
guest cast:
Jonathan Hale ...... Doyle
William Keene ...... Peabody
Tyler McVey ........ Judge
John Gallaudet ..... Dawson
Amzie Strickland ... Mrs. Vincent
Maxine Semon ....... Mrs. Sherman
Richard Reeves ..... Bryan
Paul Barselow ...... Conway
Synopsis:
Jury duty threatens Joey's vacation plans.

1.19 The Joey Bishop Show: THE INCOME TAX CAPER
prod. no. 20 (copyright date 5Jan62)
31Jan62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
guest cast:
Jack Mullaney ...... Harvey
Alvy Moore ......... Wilson
Herbie Faye ........ Sherman
Roy Roberts
Synopsis:
The Internal Revenue Service investigates Joey's past tax returns with disastrous results.

1.20 The Joey Bishop Show: DOUBLE EXPOSURE
prod. no. 19 (copyright date 29Dec61)
07Feb62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
guest star
Lee Van Cleef
Neville Brand

Synopsis:
Joey is kidnapped when he is mistaken for Joey Bishop!

1.21 The Joey Bishop Show: A MAN'S BEST FRIEND
prod. no. 21 (copyright date 12Jan62)
14Feb62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
guest cast:
Bill Bixby ......... Raymond
Nancy Kulp
Synopsis:
Larry brings home a Great Dane which literally eats them out of house and home.

1.22 The Joey Bishop Show: VERY WARM FOR CHRISTMAS
prod. no. 22 (copyright date 19Jan62)
21Feb62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
guest cast:
Fuzzy Knight
Willard Waterman
Synopsis:
Mrs. Barnes purchases a stuffed Santa and four reindeer for the front
yard, the problem is that it's the middle of Spring!

1.23 The Joey Bishop Show: THE BIG DATE
prod. no. 23 (copyright date 26Jan62)
28Feb62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Synopsis:
Joey stages a contest to win a date with a rock star.

1.24 The Joey Bishop Show: JOEY HIRES A MAID
prod. no. 24 (copyright date 2Feb62)
07Mar62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Synopsis:
Mrs. Barnes is having trouble so Joey decides to hire a maid for her.

1.25 The Joey Bishop Show: THAT'S SHOW BIZ
prod. no. 25 (copyright date 9Feb62)
14Mar62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop, William Bixby, Madge Blake
Guest cast:
Jaye P. Morgan ..... Kitty Flanders
Larry Kent ......... Barney
Carol Andreson ..... Cigarette Girl
Synopsis:
Joey's boss Charlie Raymond has a surprise for him - a new secretary
named Kitty Flanders. And Kitty's got a few surprises of her own - she
doesn't know how to type or take dictation.

1.26 The Joey Bishop Show: A YOUNG MAN'S FANCY
prod. no. 26 (copyright date 25Feb62)
21Mar62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Synopsis:
A friend of Stella's comes to visit but Joey and Larry are unimpressed.

1.27 The Joey Bishop Show: SURPRISE, SURPRISE
prod. no. 27 (copyright date 2Mar62)
28Mar62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Synopsis:
Joey finds out about his surprise party and he doesn't want one.

1.28 The Joey Bishop Show: MUST THE SHOW GO ON?
prod. no. 28 (copyright date 9Mar62)
11Apr62 NBC Wed
starring Joe Besser, Madge Blake
Guest cast:
Ruth Scott ......... Mrs. Simmons
Maxine Semon ....... Mrs. Bradbury
Naomi Preble ....... Mrs. Carpenter
Morris Gottlieb .... Austin
Mel Bishop ......... Clown
Rummy Bishop ....... George
Synopsis:
Mrs. Barnes stages a variety show for her women's club.

1.29 The Joey Bishop Show: ONCE A BACHELOR
prod. no. 29 (copyright date 16Mar62)
18Apr62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Synopsis:
Joey throws a bachelor party for Freddie.

1.30 The Joey Bishop Show: ROUTE 78.
prod. no. 30 (copyright date 23Mar62)
25Apr62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Synopsis:
The city planning commission is going to build a new freeway, but Joey's house is in the way.

1.31 The Joey Bishop Show: A SHOW OF HIS OWN
prod. no. 31 (copyright date 30Mar62)
02May62 NBC Wed
starring Madge Blake, Warren Berlinger, Marlo Thomas
Guest cast:
Milton Berle .......
Jackie Coogan ...... Arnold
Sid Gould .......... Lee
Jonathan Hole ...... Jennings
Patrick Waltz ...... Tucker
Jackie Russell ..... Peggy
Bill Baldwin ....... Announcer
Synopsis:
Joey gets his big chance a show of his own.

1.32 The Joey Bishop Show: THE IMAGE
prod. no. 32 (copyright date 6Apr62)
09May62 NBC Wed
starring Joey Bishop
Synopsis:
The television network feel that Joey's image needs to be spruced up.

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