CTVA US Comedy - "Love, American Style" (Paramount/ABC) Season 1 (1969-70)

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Season 1 (ABC) (1969-70)
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ABC Mondays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (60 min) (24 episodes broadcast)
Producers, William P. D'Angelo, Bill Idelson, Harvey Miller.
(prod. nos. 501-600)(100 stories copyrighted) (seasons 1-2)(1969-71)

1.1 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 29, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE COUPLE OF COUPLES
An ex-wife makes matters difficult for her former husband who's about to give his new fianceé her ring.
(Yvonne Craig, Michael Callan and Penny Fuller)
(2) LOVE AND THE HUSTLER
An ace pool player meets a lovely novice who chalks up a cue. (Flip Wilson, Gail Fisher)
(3) LOVE AND THE PILL 
prod. no. 537, DPUB: 29Jun71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
Written by Norman Lessing
Directed by Jud Taylor.
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry, Robert Phillips, George Rohrs, Jack Ruggiero, Hal White.
Cast: Robert Cummings, Jane Wyatt, David Ladd.
How to get your daughter to take the Pill on her swinger's tour of Europe. (Jane Wyatt, Robert Cummings)

1.2 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 6, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE LIVING DOLL
prod. no. 524, DPUB: 28Jul71
Produced by William P. D'Angelo
written by Larry Markes.
Directed by Bruce Bilson,
Cast: Arte Johnson, Marlyn Mason, Estelle Winwood, Richard X. Slattery.
A scheme to gain the attentions of a pretty neighbor. (Arte Johnson, Marlyn Mason)
(2) LOVE AND THE LETTER
An immigrant falls for his teacher. (Margaret O'Brien, Robert Clary)
(3) LOVE AND THE JOKER
About a lovestruck practical joker. (Larry Storch, E.J. Peaker)
(4) LOVE AND THE UNLIKELY COUPLE
A story of two puzzled parents.

1.3 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 13, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE PHONE BOOTH
prod. no. 508; DPUB: 2Aug71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo
writer: Dale McRaven.
director: Charles Rondeau
Cast: Peter Kastner, Dwayne Hickman, Pamela Austin et al.
Peter Kastner as a shy country boy looking for a date. (Pamela Austin, Dwayne Hickman)
(2) LOVE AND THE DOORKNOB
prod. no. 527, DPUB: 30Jun71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
Writers: Frank and Doris Hursley
director, Bruce Bilson.
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
Cast: Gary Lockwood, Stefanie Powers, Paul Hartman, et al.
A doorknob is a source of consternation for Newlyweds. (Gary Lockwood, Stefanie Powers)

1.4 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 20, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE LEGAL AGREEMENT
prod. no. 509, DPUB: 19Jul71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo
writer: George Kirgo.
director: Jeffrey Hayden;
Cast: Bill Bixby, Connie Stevens, Denny Miller.
A separated couple with unseparated housing arrangements. (Bill Bixby, Connie Stevens)
(2) LOVE AND THE MILITANT
A college president is confronted by a militant with designs on the secretary. (Stu Gilliam, Chelsea Brown)
(3) LOVE AND WHO?
Fred's New Year's Day hangover headache includes a new marriage license he's got to explain.

1.5 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 27, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE MODERN WIFE
prod. no. 517, DPUB: 21Jul71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo;
writer: Allan Burns.
director: Alan Rafkin;
Cast: Bob Crane, Patricia Crowley, Elena Verdugo et al.
Tale of a husband disgruntled at his wife's modern marriage course. (Patricia Crowley, Bob Crane)
(2) LOVE AND THE PHONIES
Putting on airs at a party can't fool the phony-detectors (Phyllis Diller and Richard Deacon).
(3) LOVE AND THE SINGLE COUPLE
What to do when your coed daughter has a male roommate. (Michael Anderson Jr., Diana Ewing, Don Porter)

1.6 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 3, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE WATCHDOG
prod. no. 511, DPUB: 24Aug71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo
writer: Bill Idelson, Harvey Miller.
director: Bruce Bilson
Cast: Penny Fuller, Michael Callan, Hal Smith et al.
Puff-Puff is a watchdog who's more trouble than he's worth to reunited divorcees.
(2) LOVE AND THE BUSY HUSBAND
How to get the attentions of a busy husband. (Dick Patterson, Emmaline Henry)
(3) LOVE AND THE DATING COMPUTER
A mixed-up match from a computer dating service. (Broderick Crawford, Herb Edelman)

1.7 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 10, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND TAKE ME ALONG
prod. no. 584, DPUB: 24Oct74
producers, William P. D'Angelo, Bill Idelson, Harvey Miller.
Directed by Oscar Rudolph; Teleplay by George Slavin and Stanley Adams.
Cast: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, Diana Ewing, Vito Scotti.
Ozzie Nelson as an unmarried reverend; Harriet as his single companion.
(2) LOVE AND THE ADVICE GIVERS
Well-intentioned advice and the problems it can lead to. (Les Crane, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray)
(3) LOVE AND THE GEISHA
prod. no. 540, DPUB: 7Jul71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
Written by Harry Winkler and Harry Dolan
director, Bruce Bilson.
film editors Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz.
Cast: Red Buttons, Carolyn Jones, Nobu McCarthy.
How an old flame can kindle a fire in a marriage. (Red Buttons, Carolyn Jones)

1.8 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 17, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE WILD PARTY
The dancing is anything but square at a swinging party attended by two hayseeds (Peter Palmer, Jeannine Riley)
(2) LOVE AND THE ROOMMATE
prod. no. 514, DPUB: 6Sep71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo;
writer: Allan Burns.
director: Charles Rondeau;
Cast: Ted Bessell, Anjanette Comer, Diane McBain et al.
A roving bachelor story with Ted Bessell.
(3) LOVE AND THE BURGLAR
A story about a burglar (Noel Harrison) and the lady he victimizes (Judy Carne).

1.9 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 24, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE FORMER MARRIAGE
prod. no. 587, DPUB: 3Sep74
producer, William P. D'Angelo.
Teleplay by Bill Idelson and Harvey Miller; Story by Phil Shukin.
Directed by Coby Ruskin;
Cast: Carl Betz, Dana Wynter, Elliott Reid et al.
John Filmore's ex-wife still calls him in every emergency — and so does her new husband (Carl Betz).
(2) LOVE AND THE GOOD DEAL
prod. no. 538, DPUB: 5Aug71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
Written by Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson
director, Jerry Paris.
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
Cast: Skye Aubrey, Phillip Clark, Jane Wyatt et al.
The hassle of finding a special bed for a tiny apartment. (Skye Aubrey)
(3) LOVE AND THE BIG LEAD
A tale about a sky-diving wedding. (Rich Little)

1.10 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 1, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND MOTHER
prod. no. 528, DPUB: 8Sep71
producers, Bill Idelson and Harvey Miller
Writer: Roland Wolpert
director, Bruce Bilson
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
Cast: Chris Connelly, Shelley Fabares, Kay Medford, Morey Amsterdam.
Three is definitely a crowd when a new bride's mother shows up to spend the night in the happy couple's room.
(Shelley Fabares, Chris Connelly, Kay Medford)
(2) LOVE AND THE DUMMIES
Love between two shy ventriloquists who let their dummies do all the talking. (Shari Lewis, Paul Winchell)
(3) LOVE AND THE ATHLETE
How to tell a lady athlete that she's really a man. (Pamela Curran, Marty Allen)
(4) LOVE AND THE SHOWER
A divorce shower complete with everything for the newly single man — including two new young ladies.
(Henry Gibson, Joe Flynn)

1.11 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 8, 1969: Love and the Comedy Team; Divorce Sale; Mountain Cabin:
(1) LOVE AND THE COMEDY TEAM
Two comedy writers try to meet a deadline, but the fiancé of one is not very understanding.
(Jack Carter, Ruta Lee, Regis Philbin)
(2) LOVE AND THE DIVORCE SALE
prod. no. 515, DPUB: 12Jul71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo;
writer: Lila Garrett, Bernie Kahn.
director: Oscar Rudolph;
Cast: Andy Prine, Lesley Warren, Jackie Joseph et al.
The end of a marriage is marked by a divorce sale. (Andrew Prine, Lesley Warren)
(3) LOVE AND THE MOUNTAIN CABIN
A mountain-retreat honeymoon, but hubby's mind is on the money hidden there. (Peter Marshall, Leslie Parrish)

1.12 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 22, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE BACHELOR
Brandon de Wilde as a bachelor who lays down the law to his overprotective mother.
(2) LOVE AND THE OTHER LOVE
prod. no. 503, DPUB: 18Aug71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo
director: Charles Rondeau
writer: Bud Freeman.
Cast: David Hedison, Mary Ann Mobley, Edward Andrews, Rosemary DeCamp.
If anything breaks up the marriage of Rob and Pat, it will be Rob's all-consuming love for his new sportscar.
(David Hedison, Mary Ann Mobley)
(3) LOVE AND THE POSITIVE MAN
prod. no. 588, DPUB: 10Aug71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
Writer: Louise Bryant
director, Charles R. Rondeau.
photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
Cast: Ann Rutherford, Hamilton Camp, Marianne McAndrew & Iris Rainer
Five-foot-three Marvin Glassmire aspires to win the heart of the statuesque Sylvia. (Ann Rutherford)

1.13 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 29, 1969:
(1) LOVE AND THE HIGH SCHOOL FLOPOUT
A sensitive and embarrassingly inexperienced teen-ager is railroaded into taking home a very worldly waitress.
(Barry Gordon, Melodie Johnson)
(2) LOVE AND THE BED
prod. no. 525, DPUB: 27Sep71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
Teleplay: Roy Kammerman, Story: Paul Dubov and Gwen Bagni
director, Jerry Bernstein
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
Cast: Sue Lyon, Roger Perry, George Tobias et al.
The battle for ownership of a brass bed involves Peter (Roger Perry), his neighbor (Sue Lyon) — and the rebirth
of the Colonial courtship custom of bundling.
(3) LOVE AND THE MEDIUM
Mme. Zygmundt (Vivian Vance) is a medium with a mission: she plans to marry her client (George Gobel).

1.14 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 5, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE FIGHTING COUPLE
A recipe for marital bliss: fight a lot. (Shecky Greene, Mariette Hartley)
(2) LOVE AND THE PROPOSAL
prod. no. 510, DPUB: 26Jul71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo
writer: Dave Evans.
director: Richard Michaels
Cast: Warren Berlinger, Joan Hackett, Ron Harper et al.
Ways to wriggle out of a marriage proposal. (Warren Berlinger, Joan Van Ark)
(3) LOVE AND THE PICK-UP
How to solve the troubles of a month-old marriage. (Ed Byrnes, Patricia Harty)

1.15 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 12, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE GANGSTER
prod. no. 556,  DPUB: 30Aug71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
writer: Bob Rogers
director, Murray Golden.
Film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
Cast: Jerry VanDyke, Nehemiah Persoff, Marianna Hill et al.
A big-time gangster (Nehemiah Persoff) uses strong-arm methods to keep men away from his 19-year-old daughter.
(2) LOVE AND MR. NICE GUY
A little guy (Wally Cox) loves a woman who likes big, mean men.
(3) LOVE AND THE BOSS'S EX
To stop paying alimony, an executive (Ray Walston) pays an underling to marry his ex-wife.

1.16 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 23, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE V.I.P. RESTAURANT
A strait-laced matron (Kay Ballard) finds her husband (Shelley Berman) at a topless restaurant.
(Julie Bennett, Connie Kreski)
(2) LOVE AND THE BIG NIGHT
prod. no. 521, DPUB: 1Sep71
produced by William P. D'Angelo
Written by Harvey Bullock & Ray S. Allen.
Directed by Seymour Robbie.
Cast: Julie Newmar, Ann Elder, Tony Randall
A poor square (Tony Randall) stops for a sandwich and loses his clothes to a thief.
(3) LOVE AND THOSE POOR CRUSADERS' WIVES
Monte Markham as a man who gets stuck in a medieval chastity belt on his wedding night. (Dorothy Provine)

1.17 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 30, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE NERVOUS EXECUTIVE
Paul Lynde plays an executive cracking under the strain of working with an ultra-attractive secretary.
(2) LOVE AND THE HITCHHIKER
An eager lad's visions of seduction pale before his date's hangups on organic foods and great causes.
(Bob Denver, Joey Heatherton)
(3) LOVE AND THE GREAT CATCH (30 min story)
prod. no. 520, DPUB: 25Aug71
Produced by William P. D'Angelo;
Teleplay by Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller; Story by Bud Freeman.
Directed by Gary Nelson
Cast: Adam West, Nanette Fabray, Pat Carroll et al.
A surprise visit from Adam West starts a tug of war between a husband and wife who have different matchmaking ideas.
(Nanette Fabray)

1.18 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 6, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE BANNED BOOK
A jealous husband (Burt Reynolds) wants to know where his wife (Elizabeth Ashley) got the material for her
sexy best-seller.
(2) LOVE AND THE FIRST NIGHTERS
A teenage couple attempt to be sophisticated when they check into a motel.
(3) LOVE AND THE KING
prod. no. 502, DPUB: 16Aug71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo
writers: Harvey Bullock, R. S. Allen.
director: Allen Baron
Cast: Herb Edelman, Kathie Browne, John Myhers et al.
A happily married man tries to live down his reputation as King of Swingers.

1.19 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 13, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE CO-ED DORM
Coed-dorm life is a real eye opener for student Stanley Stein (Don Grady). And so's his roommate (Karen Valentine).
(2) LOVE AND THE OPTIMIST
prod. no. 532, DPUB: 7Sep71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
Written by Bob Rodgers
director, Seymour Robbie.
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones; Howard Schwartz
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
Cast: Jo Anne Worley, Hal Buckley, David Kitchum & Don Diamond.
A loser in love (Jo Anne Worley) and a loser in life (Hal Buckley) contemplate taking a loss together: a big leap off
a high building.
(3) LOVE AND THE TEACHER
prod. no. 522, DPUB: 6Oct71
Produced by William P. D'Angelo;
written by Dale McRaven.
Directed by Harry Falk
Cast: Orson Bean, Bridget Hanley, Clint Howard, Anita Mann.
When his son flunks sex education, a painter of nudes (Orson Bean) figures it's time for a talk with the teacher
(Bridget Hanley).

1.20 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 20, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE MANY MARRIED COUPLE
Newlywed movie stars have been down the aisle many times before, as a TV interviewer reminds them.
(Steve Allen, Jack Cassidy, Jayne Meadows)
(2) LOVE AND THE UNCOUPLED COUPLE
When to say "I do" creates turmoil in a nurse-intern romance. (Greg Morris, Janee Michelle)
(3) LOVE AND THE SAFELY MARRIED MAN
prod. no. 531, DPUB: 14Sep71
producer, William P. D'Angelo ;
Writer: George Kirgo
director, Coby Ruskin.
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz.
Cast: Ronnie Schell, Beth Brickell, Judy Knaiz, Tracie Savage.
Janine doesn't date single men, so Zack pretends to be married — and the father of two children.
(Beth Brickell, Ronnie Schell, Judy Knaiz)

1.21 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 27, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE GOOD SAMARITAN
prod. no. 501, DPUB: 4Oct71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo
writer: Dale McRaven.
director: Alan Rafkin
Cast: Sandy Baron, Hope Holiday, Kenneth Mars, Maggie Peterson.
Nice guy Freddy gets into hot water when he helps a shapely neighbor fix her faucet.
(2) LOVE AND LAS VEGAS
Lovebirds Harvey (Bill Dana) and Judy (Ann Prentiss) have second thoughts when they visit a commercial Las Vegas
wedding chapel. (Edward Everett Horton)
(3) LOVE AND THE MARRIAGE COUNSELOR
Two squabbling business partners seek unusual help: a marriage counselor. (Jim Backus, Ken Murray, Bernie Kopell)

1.22 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
March 6, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND GRANDMA
prod. no. 513, DPUB: 20Sep71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo;
director: Bruce Bilson; writer: Oliver Crawford.
Cast: Paul Ford, Ruth McDevitt, Meredith MacRae, Patrick Wayne.
A young girl visits her grandmother and learns that granny's living with a gentleman.
(2) LOVE AND THE OTHER GUY
prod. no. 512, DPUB: 21Sep71
Producer: William P. D'Angelo
writer: Terry Ryan.
director: Charles Rondeau;
Cast: Donna Douglas, Corbett Monica, Gary Collins.
A boyfriend is upset when his girl allows a male neighbor to sleep in her spare bedroom.

1.23 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
March 13, 1970: Love and the Fly; the Millionaire; Double Trouble:
(1) LOVE AND THE FLY
There's a very real fly in the ointment of a marriage: the wife keeps one as a pet.
(Darren McGavin, Suzanne Pleshette)
(2) LOVE AND THE MILLIONAIRE
A couple enjoys a game of make-believe spending. (Forrest Tucker, Jane Kean)
(3) LOVE AND DOUBLE TROUBLE
The American-bred son of a Middle Eastern ruler is given two fiancées.

1.24 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
March 27, 1970:
(1) LOVE AND THE MINISTER
Hell hath no fury like a minister scorned — and forced to perform the nuptials of his beloved. (Claudine Longet)
(2) LOVE AND THE SINGLES APARTMENT
prod. no. 530, DPUB: 11Aug71
producer, William P. D'Angelo
Writer: Rubin Carson
director, Gary Nelson
film editors: Lee Burch, Donald Chu, Marsh Hendry et al.
directors of photography: Al Francis, J. J. Jones, Howard Schwartz.
Cast: Mel Tormé, Mort Sahl, Joyce VanPatten et al.
Trevor (Mel Tormé) has his business-trip accommodations in a swinging singles apartment. Then his wife (Joyce Van Patten)
arrives to cheer her supposedly lonesome hubby.

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