CTVA US Comedy - "Love, American Style" (Paramount/ABC) Season 3 (1971-72)

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Season 3 (ABC) (1971-72)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Fridays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (60 min) (22 episodes broadcast)
Produced by Alan Rafkin. Prod nos. 601-649 (49 stories copyrighted)
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones

3.1 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 17, 1971:
(1) LOVE AND THE PENAL CODE
prod. no. 645, DPUB: 25Sep72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones
Cast: Maureen Arthur, Ken Berry, McLean Stevenson.
Ken Berry as a married man assaulted by two love-starved women.
(2) LOVE AND THE LOUD MOUTH
Yvonne Craig plays a bride whose tooth filling picks up radio broadcasts.
(3) LOVE AND FORMULA 26B
A tale about an aphrodisiac used not wisely but too well. (Stefanie Powers, Christopher George)

3.2 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 24, 1971
(1) LOVE AND THE HOTEL CAPER
Tony Roberts as a sailor with three female companions.
(2) LOVE AND THE ANNIVERSARY CRISIS
Lou Jacobi as a grandfather seeking a divorce. (Kay Medford)
(3) LOVE AND THE CONJUGAL VISIT
Conjugal visits for prison inmates. (Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller)
(4) LOVE AND THE MONSTERS
James Darren in monster makeup. (Maud Adams)
(5) LOVE AND THE DREAM BURGLAR
A dreamy mix-up involving a burglar. (Kay Ballard, Stubby Kaye, Larry Storch)

3.3 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 1, 1971:
(1) LOVE AND THE TRAVELING SALESMAN
The old routine about the traveling salesman and the farmer's daughter. (Jeannine Riley, Dick Gautier)
(2) LOVE AND NEGLECTED WIFE
A neglected wife tries to reawaken a spark in hubby. (Michele Lee, Roger Perry)
(3) LOVE AND THE ARTFUL CODGER (not "dodger")
prod. no. 642, DPUB: 29Aug72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Harvey Bullock, R. S. Allen, Jr.
Directed by Hal Cooper.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones.
Cast: Tom Bosley, Burgess Meredith.
A plan to get the services of a cleaning lady without paying for them. (Burgess Meredith, Eve McVeagh)

3.4 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 8, 1971:
(1) LOVE AND THEATER BED
One thing leads to another for a water-bed-demonstration man. (Bernie Kopell, Anita Gillette)
(2) THE SEE THROUGH MAN
Nancy Walker as a woman who sees right through her son-in-law.
(3) LOVE AND THE TELEVISION WEEKEND
prod. no. 648, DPUB: 29Sep72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Donald R. Boyle
Directed by Oscar Rudolph.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones
Cast: Bert Convy, Barbara Stuart, William Windom.
William Windom as an extremely successful swinger. (Bert Convy, Pat Delany)
(4) LOVE AND THE LEDGE
An 18-story leap is the plan of a dejected Robert Morse.

3.5 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 15, 1971
(1) LOVE AND THE MIXED MARRIAGE
Farce about a jealous husband and a vacuum-cleaner salesman. (Jo Anne Worley, Richard X. Slattery)
(2) LOVE AND THE DETECTIVE
Story of a novice detective checking out a hood's girl friend.
(Charles Nelson Reilly, Louisa MoritzAlice Ghostley, Joe Flynn)
(3) LOVE AND THE WAKE-UP GIRL
(no synopsis)
(4) LOVE AND THE GUILTY CONSCIENCE
(no synopsis)

3.6 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 22, 1971
(1) LOVE AND THE AWAKENING
Elaine Giftos as a sweet young actress who has to do a passionate love scene and it just isn't in her.
(2) LOVE AND THE NAKED STRANGER
A comedy of errors about a stranger in a hotel room. (Joyce Van Patten, Ronnie Schell)
(3) LOVE AND THE FOUR-SIDED TRIANGLE
prod. no. 646, DPUB: 27Sep72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Harvey Bullock, R. S. Allen, Jr.
Directed by Jack Arnold
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones.
Cast: Dick Gautier, Ruta Lee, Karen Valentine.
A four-sided triangle with Karen Valentine, Dick Gautier, Ruta Lee and Elliott Street.
(4) LOVE AND THE BASHFUL GROOM
Pat Paulsen is the shy groom at a nude wedding ceremony.

3.7 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 29, 1971
(1) LOVE AND THE LOVESICK SAILOR
A sailor is hot to trot after 11 months away, but his mother wants him home. Peter Kastner, Joan Blondell.
(2) LOVE AND THE SEX SURVEY
A sex-survey sketch with Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley.
(3) LOVE AND THE REINCARNATION
Reincarnation in a tale about a scholastic archaeologist. (Robert Reed, Marianne McAndrew, Eric Christmas)
(4) LOVE AND THE MISTRESS
A husband discovers the magic of a mistress. (Kenneth Mars)

3.8 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 5, 1971
(1) LOVE AND THE SWEET SIXTEEN
Arte Johnson is on trial for 16 counts of bigamy.
(2) LOVE AND THE WELL-GROOMED BRIDE
A tale of a bride and a persistent ex-suitor. (The Lennon Sisters)
(3) LOVE AND THE MARRIED BACHELOR
Monte Markham as a bachelor pretending to be married so he can stay single.
(4) LOVE AND THE VACATION
A slapstick saga about separate vacations. (Milton Berle)

3.9 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 12, 1971
(1) LOVE AND THE BIG MOTHER
How to cut a mother's apron strings. (Jo Anne Worley, Milt Kamen)
(2) LOVE AND THE OLD COWBOY
An old cowboy star is miffed about his ex-wife's lies on a TV talk show. (John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan)
(3) LOVE AND THE FREE WEEKEND
How to impress a girl. (Don Grady, Pat Carroll)
(4) LOVE AND THE JEALOUS HUSBAND
A drastic cure for a jealous husband. (Jerry Van Dyke, Jessica Walter)
(5) LOVE AND THE BABY
A pregnant divorcee who can't shake her ex. (Gail Fisher, Johnny Brown, Ivan Dixon)

3.10 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 19, 1971:
(1) LOVE AND THE EYEWITNESSES
Witnessing a bank robbery ruins a honeymoon. (Jack Burns)
(2) LOVE AND THE PLUMBER
The sink's plugged or how to snare a husband. (Louise Lasser, Howard Morris)
(3) LOVE AND THE PROFESSOR
prod. no. 638, DPUB: 30Oct72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Madelyn Davis, Bob Carroll, Jr.
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones.
Cast: Shelly Berman, Nina Shipman, Angel Tompkins.
A sexy coed is willing to give a lot for a good grade. (Shelley Berman)
(4) LOVE AND THE LADY BARBER
Sad saga of a balding customer and a lady barber who digs well-maned men. (Frank Sutton, Ann Prentiss, Joe Besser)

3.11 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 3, 1971: the Passion Black Limousine:
(1) LOVE AND THE ESKIMO'S WIFE
A bit about Eskimo wife-sharing stars former Detroit Lion Alex Karras.
(2) LOVE AND THE TUBA
A tale of newlyweds stuck in a tuba. (Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon)
(3) LOVE AND THE ACCIDENTAL PASSION
An accident victim with an unusual symptom: an increased sex drive. (E.J. Peaker, Warren Berlinger)
(4) LOVE AND THE BLACK LIMOUSINE
Tale of a worried mom and dad who think their daughter might marry a mobster. (Pippa Scott)

3.12 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 10, 1971:
(1) LOVE AND THE CHECK
How to cash a million-dollar check written on a girl's tummy. (Nina Wayne, Roy Stuart)
(2) LOVE AND THE BOWLING BALL
no. 647, DPUB: 28Sep72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Madelyn Davis, Bob Carroll, Jr.
Directed by Jerry London.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones.
Cast: Sid Caesar, Allan Melvin, Kathleen Nolan.
About a man torn between his fiancee and bowling. (Sid Caesar, Kathleen Nolan)
(3) LOVE AND THE HICCUPS
Hiccups, or how to ruin a wedding night.
(4) LOVE AND THE LIBERATED LADY BOSS
Nanette Fabray plays a romantic predator.

3.13 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 17, 1971
(1) LOVE AND PARTICULAR GIRL
A comic karate lesson. (Stefanie Powers)
(2) LOVE AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
A story about a middle-aged Lothario on a youth trip. (Richard Deacon, Anne Archer)
(3) LOVE AND THE HOUSE BACHELOR
prod. no. 639, DPUB: 4Sep72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Stan Dreben
Directed by Gary Nelson.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J.J. Jones
Cast: Van Johnson, Sue Ane Langdon, Paul Lynde.
Paul Lynde as a best friend who's always coming to dinner.
(4) LOVE AND THE WAITRESS
How not to propose marriage---at a restaurant where your ex-wife is a waitress. Bob Crane, Abby Dalton.

3.14 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 31, 1971:
(1) LOVE AND THE INTRUDER
An evening of love is interrupted by a burglar. (Alan Sues)
(2) LOVE AND THE DOCTOR'S HONEYMOON
prod. no. 644, DPUB: 1Nov72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Harvey Bullock, R. S. Allen
Directed by Hal Cooper.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones.
Cast: Don Galloway, Jo Ann Pflug, Mickey Shaughnessy.
The trials that come with marriage to a lady M.D. (Jo Ann Pflug, Don Galloway.
(3) LOVE AND THE CONTACT LENS
Comedy about a missing contact lens. (Eve Arden, Michele Lee)
(4) LOVE AND MOTEL MIXUP
What's in store for a teen-age couple trying to register at a motel. (Desi Arnaz Jr., Heather Menzies)

3.15 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 7, 1972 
(1) LOVE AND THE LADY KILLER
A lesson in male braggadocio. (Jack Burns)
(2) LOVE AND THE SINGLE SISTER
The trials of a jilted sister. (Judy Carne)
(3) LOVE AND THE LADY ATHLETE
Michael Callan as an athlete with a double identity problem. (Tina Louise)
(4) LOVE AND THE NEW SIZE 8
A chubby suitor with the weighty problem of having a slimmed-down girl friend. (Alex Henteloff, Shelly Fabares)

3.16 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 14, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE SECURITY BUILDING
A blind-date comedy, with Pat Paulsen as the pleasantly pleased date.
(2) LOVE AND THE UNHAPPY COUPLE
How to convince a happy couple that they're not happy at all. (Louis Nye, Jo Anne Worley)
(3) LOVE AND THE BIG SURPRISE
Stefanie Powers as a wig-wearing wife. Soupy Sales.
(4) LOVE AND THE TOPLESS POLICY
A comedy about a restaurant turning topless. (Dwayne Hickman, Susan Howard).
(5) LOVE AND THE SKI LODGE
A ski instructor on his honeymoon can't get his mind off the slopes. (Ron Harper, Beth Brickell, Victor Rogers)

3.17 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 21, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE BATHTUB
Wedding-day slapstick when the bride's toe gets stuck in the faucet. (Julie Newmar)
(2) LOVE AND THE ADVICE COLUMN
About a letter to an advice columnist. (Judy Carne)
(3) LOVE AND THE FULLBACK
Max Baer as a fullback with a bride to hide.
(4) LOVE AND THE GURU
The effects of meditation on a marriage. (Frank Sutton)
(5) LOVE AND THE PHYSICAL
How to give a guy a physical without his knowing what's coming off. (Pat Harty, Gary Vinson)

3.18 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 28, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE ANXIOUS MAMA
About a mama anxious to marry off her daughter. (Renata Vanni, Deborah Walley, Dick Curtis)
(2) LOVE AND THE BOOMERANG
A one-time steady beau decides to step out on his girl. (Arte Johnson, Anita Gillette, Dick Patterson)
(3) LOVE AND THE PRIVATE EYE
(Animated)
prod. no. 650, DPUB: 16Mar73
Hanna-Barbera Production,
Produced by Alan Rafkin  / Produced and Directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna.
Written by Roy S. Allen & Harvey Bullock
music by Hoyt Curtin;
animation director: Charles A. Nichols.
Cast: Voices: Cynthia Adler, Mitzi McCall, Richard Dawson et al.
An animated tale of an egotistical private detective. Richard Dawson and Cynthia Adler speak the parts.

3.19 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 4, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE PLANE TRUTH
A plane in trouble: the setting for a husband to reveal past indiscretions. (Rich Little, Joyce Van Patten)
(2) LOVE AND THE SCROUNGERS
prod. no. 641, DPUB: 2Nov72
Produced by Alan Rafkin
Written by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum
Directed by Hy Averback.
directors of photography: Howard Schwarz & J. J. Jones.
Cast: Michael Burns, John Davidson, Karen Valentine et al.
How to live off Hollywood while breaking into pictures. (John Davidson and Karen Valentine)
(3) LOVE AND THE SMALL WEDDING
How not to plan a small wedding. (Diane Baker, Jim Hutton, Cheryl Miller, Frances Spanier)

3.20 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 11, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE LATIN LOVER
A Latin Lover faces the ultimate challenge.
(2) LOVE AND THE TEST OF MANHOOD
An ancient test of manhood for a modern Indian bridegroom (Tom Nardini).
(3) LOVE AND THE BACHELOR PARTY
How not to sell a bachelor on marriage.
(4) LOVE AND THE OLD FASHIONED FATHER
(Animated)
prod. no. 643, DPUB: 9Feb73
Hanna-Barbera Production
Produced by Alan Rafkin  / Produced and Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
Written by Roy S. Allen & Harvey Bullock
music by Hoyt Curtin;
animation director: Charles A. Nichols.
Cast: Voices: Tom Bosley, Kristina Holland, Jack Burns et al.
A cartoon pilot about an old-fashioned father caught between the hip generation and a reactionary neighbor.
Tom Bosley speaks the father's part.

3.21 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 18, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE INSTANT FATHER
About faking fatherhood to impress a divorcee. (Corbett Monica, Pat Delaney)
(2) LOVE AND THE LOVER'S LANE
An embarrassing moment on lovers' lane. (Dick Sargent, Janis Hansen)
(3) LOVE AND THE SPLIT-UP
Using a pooch to mend a splitting marriage. (Denise Nicholas, John Amos)
(4) LOVE AND THE LOVELY EVENING
How to change a boring class reunion into an eventful evening. (Jack Mullaney, Roger Perry, Francine York)
(5) LOVE AND THE ALIBI
All about the foolishness of alibiing. (James Stacy, Shari Lewis)

3.22 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 25, 1972:
(1) LOVE AND THE HAPPY DAYS
prod. no 649, DPUB: 3Nov72
Produced by Alan Rafkin, Carl Kleinschmitt
Written by Garry Marshall
Directed by Gary Nelson.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones.
Cast: Ric Carrott, Harold Gould, Ronny Howard, Susan Neher.
Nostalgic tale about the first TV set on the block. (Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Harold Gould)

Pilot for - Happy Days (Miller-Milkis/Paramount/ABC)(1974-84) starring Marion Ross, Tom Bosley, Henry Winkler, Ron Howard
(2) LOVE AND THE NEWSCASTERS
prod. no. 640, DPUB: 31Oct72
Produced by Donald R. Boyle, Alan Rafkin
Directed by Marc Daniels.
Written by Harvey Bullock, R. S. Allen
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, J. J. Jones.
Cast: John Astin, Carl Ballantine, Ruta Lee et al.
Two TV newscasters vie for the favors of a network bigwig. (Ruta Lee, Carl Ballantine, Reva Rose)

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