CTVA US Comedy - "Love, American Style" (Paramount/ABC) Season 4 (1972-73)

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Season 4 (ABC) (1972-73)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Fridays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (60 min) (23 episodes broadcast)
Paramount production  in association with Parker-Margolin Productions, Inc.
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle.
Prod. nos. 650-697 (48 stories copyrighted)
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.

4.1 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 15, 1972:
(1) LOVE AND THE TRIPLE THREAT.
Warren Berlinger plays three flipped-out characters involved in a scheme to break up a romance.
(2) LOVE AND THE KNOW IT ALL
Anita Gillette as the wife of a fathead husband (Jack Cassidy).
(3) LOVE AND THE SENSUOUS TWIN
prod. no. 684, DPUB: 26Nov73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Roy Kammerman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Sandra Dee, Roddy McDowall, Jed Allan et al.
A set of twins — one a swinger, one a square played by Sandra Dee.
(4) LOVE AND THE PERFECT WIFE
A recipe for the perfect wife with Burns and Schreiber.

4.2 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 22, 1972:
(1) LOVE AND THE CHEATERS
The story of a philandering husband and his unconcerned wife. (Jack Klugman, Brett Somers)
(2) LOVE AND THE LOVE NEST
prod. no. 685, DPUB: 26Nov73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Ed Scharlach & Doug Tibbles
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Bob Dishy, Marian Hailey, Ruth McDevitt et al.
Bob Dishy as an inadvertent peeping Tom. (Marian Hailey, Ruth McDevitt)
(3) LOVE AND THE AMATEUR NIGHT
A talent-show host who can't escape contestants — even on his wedding night. (Peter Marshall)
(4) LOVE AND THE UNBEARABLE FIANCE
A tale of a girl who wants to marry a bear. (Werner Klemperer, Peggy Cass)

4.3 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 29, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE NEW ACT
A song-and-dance duo come up with a new instrument: the man's head. (Paul Winchell, Gwen Verdon)
(2) LOVE AND THE OVERNIGHT GUESTS
A date with a stripper isn't everything (Bill Bixby) wishes it were.
(3) LOVE AND THE LUCKY COUPLE
Harvey Lambeck as a philanderer caught in a hotel publicity stunt.
(4) LOVE AND MAIL ROOM
A handle-with-care story of a girl who wants to mail herself far away. (Susan Sennett, Michael Burns)

4.4 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 6, 1972:
(1) LOVE AND THE NEW YOU
Cass Elliot and Shecky Greene transformed into elegantly beautiful lovers.
(2) LOVE AND THE GIRLISH GROOM
Peter Kastner's in drag — and in trouble — when he meets his fianceé's parents.
(3) LOVE AND THE WISHING STAR
Sam Jaffe as a lonely old wood carver; Soupy Sales as the fiery godfather who tries to grant his fondest wish.
(4) LOVE AND THE OLDYWEDS
Richard Deacon and Nancy Wilson as parents trying to dissuade their daughter from marrying a senior citizen.
(Cheryl Miller, Cyril Delevanti)

4.5 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 13, 1972: Love and the Spaced Out Chick; Dear Old Dad and Mom; the High School Sweetheart:
(1) LOVE AND THE SPACED OUT CHICK
Michele Lee as a far-out chick — she says she's from Venus.
(2) LOVE AND DEAR OLD MOM AND DAD
A tale of talkative women and the men who tune them out. (Roger Bowen, Audrey Meadows)
(3) LOVE AND THE HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART
Alice Ghostley and Michael Constantine in a story of jealousy aroused by an old sweetheart's visit.
(4) LOVE AND THE COUNTRY GIRL
A traveling salesman in trouble over the farmer's daughter. (Erica Hagen, Bill Daily)

4.6 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 20, 1972:
(1) LOVE AND THE DISAPPEARING BOX
John Myhers as a magician whose prop makes people vanish;
(2) LOVE AND THE CONFESSION
prod. no. 660, DPUB: 8Oct73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Joseph Hoffman
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: James Callahan, Yvonne Craig, Madeleine Sherwood et al.
(3) LOVE AND THE OLD FLAMES
(no synopsis)
(4) LOVE AND THE HIP ARRANGEMENT
A Siamese-twins caper, with Arnold Margolin and his brother Stuart.

4.7 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 27, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE JINX
Ken Berry's courting a girl who seems to court accidents.
(2) LOVE AND THE OLD SWINGERS
Irene Ryan and Lou Jacobi as swinging senior citizens.
(3) LOVE AND THE HAPPY MEDIUM
John Astin's going to end it all, but first he wants to meet a girl from the great beyond.
(4) LOVE AND THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK
A little black-book caper with Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon.

4.8 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 3, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE RETURN OF RAYMOND
Honeymooners are interrupted by a dog the bride thinks is her reincarnated former husband.
(2) LOVE AND THE PRESIDENT
About a First Family caught at its worst by an 8-year-old photographer. (Robert Sterling, Anne Jeffreys)
(3) LOVE AND THE CLINIC
A middle-aged couple at a sex clinic. (Norman Fell)
(4) LOVE AND THE PERFECT WEDDING
What the participants of a perfect wedding really think. (Brenda Sykes, Mike Evans)

4.9 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 10, 1972: Love and the Hairy Excuse; Lady Luck; the Pick-up:
(1) LOVE AND HAIRY EXCUSE
Dick Shawn pretending he's a werewolf... to explain why he spends nights out.
(2) LOVE AND LADY LUCK
A bride is bitten by the gambling bug. (Catherine Burns, Todd Susman)
(3) LOVE AND THE PICK-UP FANTASY
A couple decides to put some pizazz in their marriage. (Loretta Swit, Herb Edelman)

4.10 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 17, 1972:
(1) LOVE AND THE MYSTIC
George Kirby as a mercenary mystic helping out a friend in need.
(2) LOVE AND THE TYCOON
prod. no. 686, DPUB: 7Dec73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Jerry Rannow & Greg Strangis
Directed by Richard Michaels.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Jackie Coogan, Susan Tolsky, Helen Verbit et al.
A wallflower's dream: she's being courted by a tycoon. (Susan Tolsky, Jackie Coogan)
(3) LOVE AND THE CHRISTMAS PUNCH
A slapstick story about Christmas Eve.

4.11 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 24, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE WOMAN IN WHITE
A plot to snare a luscious nurse. (Larry Storch, Linda Scott)
(2) LOVE AND THE SECRET LIFE
Frank Sutton takes dance lessons that could lead to disaster.
(3) LOVE AND THE CALLER
A story about an obscene phone caller. (Austin Pendleton, Fredricka Weber)
(4) LOVE AND THE SWINGING PHILOSOPHY
Roger Perry is a square whose new job depends on his conversion to a swinging personality.
(Lynn Carlin, Craig Stevens)

4.12 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 1, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE FIRST KISS
About the cave man's invention of the kiss. (Allen Garfield, Ahna Capri)
(2) LOVE AND THE IMPRESSIONIST
prod. no. 691, DPUB: 20Nov73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Jerry Rannow
Directed by Frank Buxton
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Michele Cary, Rich Little, Jerry Rannow et al.
A showcase for Rich Little as an impressionist who can be anybody but himself.
(3) LOVE AND THE SUPER LOVER
A milquetoast turns superlover. (Hamilton Camp)

4.13 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 8, 1972
(1) LOVE AND THE OUT-OF-TOWN CLIENT
prod. no. 688, DPUB: 12Nov73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau.
Written by Dick Gautier
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Neile Adams, Imogene Coca, Richard Schall et al.
Imogene Coca as the terribly confused wife of a philandering tycoon.
(2) LOVE AND THE SECRET HABIT
prod. no. 692, DPUB: 26Nov73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Charlotte Brown
Directed by Arnold Margolin
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Michael Brandon, Michael Callan, Michele Marsh et al.
An embarrassing date for a shy guy and an ex-nun. (Michele Marsh, Michael Brandon)
(3) LOVE AND THE GHOST
William Windom as the groom-to-be haunted by the ghost of his dead wife. (Betsy Palmer)

4.14 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 5, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE LEGEND
Joanna Barnes as a wife possessed by a romantic ghost.
(2) LOVE AND THE SEXPERT
About a young man who's always being mistaken for a sex-book author. (Todd Susman, Dick Gautier)
(3) LOVE AND THE CRYPTIC GIFT
The slightly macabre tale of a gift cemetery plot. (Liz Torres, Bert Convy)
(4) LOVE AND THE FAMILY HOUR
The difficulties of getting started on a family. (James Hampton, Elaine Giftos)

4.15 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 12, 1973:
(1) LOVE AND THE FACE BOW
Orthodontia lead a honeymoon couple to romantic disaster. (Wendell Burton, Cindy Williams)
(2) LOVE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE GIFT
A something-for-the-man-who-has-everything story. (Ann Rutherford, William Dozier)
(3) LOVE AND THE LOVE KIT
prod. no. 695, DPUB: 6Dec73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Dave Ketchem & Bruce Shell(e)y
Directed by Jim Parker [i.e. James Parker]
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis;
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Donna Douglas, Stuart Margolin, Dub Taylor et al.
How a jealous friend can spoil a romance. (Donna Douglas, Stuart Margolin)

4.16 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 19, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE MISSING MISTER
A couple is reunited after his 30-year stay on a South Pacific island. (Ruth Buzzi, Kenneth Mars)
(2) LOVE AND THE OLD LOVER
Comedy about an old-fashioned lover and a new-morality girl. (William Daniels, Sissy Spacek)
(3) LOVE AND THE TWANGER TUTOR
prod. no. 690, DPUB: 5Dec73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Ron Friedman
Directed by Jerry London.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
original songs: lyrics by Ron Friedman
Cast: Roy Clark, Jessica Walter, Larry D. Mann et al.
A rich but illiterate bumpkin tries to romance an erudite tutor. (Roy Clark, Jessica Walter, Larry D. Mann)

4.17 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 26, 1973:
(1) LOVE AND THE SINGING SUITOR (not "Swinging Suitor")
prod. no. 696, DPUB: 12Dec73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Teleplay by Ed Scharlach; Story by Mimi Greenberg & Harold Clein
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
original songs: lyrics by Ed Scharlach; music by Charles Fox
Cast: Warren Berlinger, Bridget Hanley, Dave Madden et al.
A warbling Warren Berlinger as a shy junior executive who takes musicals to heart: he's courting
his secretary in song and dance.
(2) LOVE AND THE WEE HE
Billy Barty as a mechanical elf that a pair of honeymooners can't turn off.
(3) LOVE AND THE UNMARRIAGE
A story about a girl who likes the idea of living with her boy friend better than marrying him.
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson play her parents.

4.18 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 2, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE LAUGHING LOVER
Charles Nelson Reilly and Kelly Jean Peters as honeymooners with the giggles.
(2) LOVE AND THE PERFECT SET-UP
A story about Platonic cohabitation. (Victoria Principal, Michael Burns)
(3) LOVE AND THE HAND MAIDEN
prod. no. 689, DPUB: 23Nov73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Teleplay by Peggy Elliott & Ed Scharlach / Story by Mimi Greenberg & Harold Clein
Directed by Alan Rafkin
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Jed Allan, James Callahan, Michele Lee et al.
A model who is willing to remove everything — except her gloves. (Michele Lee)
(4) LOVE AND THE HOT SPELL
A post-hypnotic suggestion triggers a wedding-day comedy. (Mike Farrell, Patricia Stich)

4.19 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 9, 1973:
(1) LOVE AND THE TRAMPLED PASSION
How to get the Latin dancer upstairs to drop in. (Susan Tolsky)
(2) LOVE AND THE ANNIVERSARY
prod. no. 697, DPUB: 14Dec73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Charlotte Brown
Directed by Alan Rafkin.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: John Carradine, Keith Carradine, Rosemary DeCamp et al.
Family affair with John Carradine and son Keith, Rosemary De Camp and daughter Valerie.
(3) LOVE AND THE PLAYWRIGHT
A story about a playwright who tests his plots on his gullible wife. (Joyce Van Patten)

4.20 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 16, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE FAVORITE FAMILY
A family that portrays itself in a TV sitcom. (June Lockhart, William Schallert).
(2) LOVE AND THE BABY DERBY
prod. no. 687, DPUB: 9Nov73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Ray Kammerman
Directed by Richard Michaels.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: John Davidson, Wes Stern, Barra Grant et al.
Brothers compete for an inheritance: first one to marry and have a baby, wins. (John Davidson, Wes Tregoe)
(3) LOVE AND THE BURGLAR JOKE
A burglary victim mistakes the perpetrator for a practical joker.

4.21 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
February 23, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE VERTICAL ROMANCE
A newlywed with an unusual pet peeve — he can't stand beds. (Albert Salmi, Karen Morrow)
(2) LOVE AND THE HAPPY FAMILY
Fate forces the partners of a nice boy-girl relationship to live together. (Kim Hunter, Murray Hamilton)
(3) LOVER AND THE CRISIS LINE
A story about an emotional-crisis hot-line and the girls who man the phones. (Fabian, Gary Burghoff)

4.22 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
March 2, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE SOAP OPERA
A dingaling hooked on soap operas. (Sarah Kennedy, Kay Ballard)
(2) LOVE AND MISTER AND MS.
prod. no. 694, DPUB: 11Dec73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Charlotte Brown
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Peter Kastner, Victoria Principal, Pamela Rodgers et al.
The trials of married lawyers who share bed, board and duties in the public defender's office.
(3) LOVE AND THE MIND READER
How to help a buddy meet a girl. (Danny Goldman)

4.23 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
March 9, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE END OF THE LINE
prod. no. 693, DPUB: 10Dec73
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Donald R. Boyle
Written by Jerry Rannow & Greg Strangis;
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson.
directors of photography: Howard Schwartz, Al Francis;
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs; music by Charles Fox.
cast: Howard DaSilva, Robert Klein, Michele Marsh et al.
Point at issue: a vasectomy vs. a family. (Howard Da Silva, Carmen Zapata)
(2) LOVE AND THE POSTAL MEETER
Deception through the mails in a pen-pal caper. (Ben Murphy, Jim Connell)
(3) LOVE AND THE GROWING ROMANCE
All about a plant doctor who falls for one of her green-thumb customers.
(E.J. Peaker, Rich Lenz, Mary-Robin Redd) 

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