CTVA US Comedy - "Love, American Style" (Paramount/ABC) Season 5 (1973-74)

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Season 5 (ABC) (1973-74)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############ Love, American Style ############
############## season 5 1973-74 ##############
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(final season) ###############
ABC Fridays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (60 min) (15 episodes broadcast)
(ends 11Jan74)
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Lew Gallo.
(prod. nos. 698-731) (33 stories copyrighted)
directors of photography: Richard A. Kelley, Leonard J. South, Frederick Gately;
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.

5.1 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 14, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE SWINGING SURGEON
A surgeon with roving hands is on a date with a prim miss. (Martin Sheen, Phyllis Elizabeth Davis)
(2) LOVE AND THE TELLER'S TALE
A banker is trapped in the vault with a designing female. (Ken Berry, Penny Fuller)
(3) LOVE AND THE FOOTLIGHT FIANCEE
(no synopsis)
(4) LOVE AND THE PLANE FANTASY
(no synopsis)

5.2 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 21, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE LIFTER
Comic John Byner as a pickpocket whose heart is stolen by a young admirer (Sarah Kennedy).
(2) LOVE AND THE COMEDIENNE
Phyllis Diller as an insult comedienne afraid her act is hurting her husband's feelings.
(3) LOVE AND THE LIE
About a man who uses his famous brother's reputation to impress a girl. (Dennis Duggan, Stuart Whitman)
(4) LOVE AND THE SUSPICIOUS HUSBAND
Tale about a suspicious spouse who hires a detective to follow his wife.

5.3 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
September 28, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE SEVEN YEAR WAIT
Mary Ann Mobley and Gary Collins as about-to-be-weds who've been waiting seven years for her missing husband
to be declared legally dead.
(2) LOVE AND THE GOLDEN MEMORY
David Doyle as a tourist looking for his wartime romance in a dingy London pub.
(3) LOVE AND THE NOVEL
Jim Hutton and Jo Anne Pflug as a writing team getting very involved in their latest love story.
(4) LOVE AND THE SEE-THROUGH MIND
Morey Amsterdam in a tale about a jealous mind reader who knows when other men are leering at his wife (Tina Louise).
(5) LOVE AND THE HEAVY SET
Kay Medford as a worried mama trying to arrange a blind date for her chubby daughter.
(Carole Ita White, Patricia Ann Michaels)

5.4 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 5, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE MOMENTO
Dick Shawn as an unhappy heir in a story about the disposal of a hamburger king's fortune.
(2) LOVE AND THE STUTTER
Roddy McDowall plays a dentist who stutters when he's in love.
(3) LOVE AND THE SINGLE HUSBAND
Michael Callan as a swinger pursued by marriage-hungry women.
(4) LOVE AND HIGH SPIRITS
Pearl Bailey and Ossie Davis in a tale about a medium trying to make contact with a desirable client. (Ketty Lester)
(5) LOVE AND THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
(no synopsis)

5.5 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 12, 1973: Love and the Pretty Secretary; the Fibula; the Bonded Separation:
(1) LOVE AND THE PRETTY SECRETARY
Tale about a lawyer too much in love with his feather-brained secretary to fire her. (Austin Pendleton)
(2) LOVE AND THE FRACTURED FIBULA
A broken leg puts a groom in the hospital on his wedding night. (Dick Gautier)
(3) LOVE AND THE BONDED SEPARATION
Alice Ghostley and Frank Sutton as marrieds trying a separation under the same roof. (Roy Stuart)

5.6 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
October 19, 1973:
(1) LOVE AND THE HOODWINKED HONEY
A gangster's romance is ruined by a police raid. (Jerry Orbach)
(2) LOVE AND THE SECRET SPOUSE
Two newlyweds try to hide their marriage from her father.
(3) LOVE AND THE FLUNKY
Bill Russell plays a basketball star who treats his roommate like a slave.
(4) LOVE AND THE COZY COMRADES
About the rapport between a Soviet dignitary and a chambermaid. (Kurt Kasznar, Gloria LeRoy)

5.7 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 2, 1973: ABC Fri
(1) LOVE AND THE OPERA SINGER
prod. no. 725, DPUB: 31Dec74
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Lew Gallo
Written by Joseph Bonaduce
Directed by William Hobin.
music scored by Charles Fox;
directors of photography: Richard A. Kelley, Leonard J. South, Frederick Gately;
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Barbara Babcock, Burns and Schreiber, Frank Welker et al.
Avery Schreiber as an operatic tenor who's a lady's man.
(2) LOVE AND THE LADY PRISONER:
About a blind date inside prison walls. (Reva Rose, Gino Conforti)
(3) LOVE AND THE WEIGHTY PROBLEM
A once-plump fiancee returns to her man with a new figure. (Pat Finley, Warren Berlinger)
(4) LOVE AND THE FORTUNATE COOKIE
Two executives vie for a lovely secretary's attentions. Linda Bush plays the pursued lady.

5.8 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 9, 1973:
(1) LOVE AND THE PERSISTENT ASSISTANT
A nightclub hypnotist's assistant is suffering from unrequited love for her boss. (Ann B. Davis)
(2) LOVE AND THE EATS CAFE
prod. no. 716, DPUB: 31Dec74
producers, Charles B. Fitzsimons and Lew Gallo
Written by Bob Garland & George Yanok
Directed by Danny Simon
directors of photography: Richard A. Kelley, Leonard J. South, Frederick Gately;
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Judy Canova, Stockard Channing, Bob Denver et al.
A traveling salesman is waylaid by romance in a roadside cafe. (Bob Denver)
(3) LOVE AND THE UNSTEADY STEADY
Story of a budding relationship in a junior high school. (Brandon Cruz, Bert Convy)
(4) LOVE AND THE CLINICAL PROBLEM
Comic spoof of sex clinics with Stiller and Meara.
(5) LOVE AND THE LAST JOKE
(no synopsis)

5.9 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 16, 1973
(1) LOVE AND THE BIG TOP
A tale about attempted intrigue in a circus trapeze act. (Beverly Garland, Robert Pine)
(2) LOVE AND THE UNWEDDING
Two students take a stand against the institution of marriage. (Michael Burns, Jennifer Salt)
(3) LOVE AND THE LOCKSMITH
Loretta Swit and Richard Shull in a story about a love-smitten locksmith.
(4) LOVE AND THE ODD COUPLES
A divorce court fiasco involving two couples who want to change partners.
(Alex Dreier, Ron Masak, Jackie Joseph, Marty Brill, Karen Morrow)

5.10 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 23, 1973: Love and Man of the Year; the Time Machine; the Blue Plate Special:
(1) LOVE AND THE MAN OF THE YEAR
Monty Hall plays a comedian who neglects his family to do charity benefits.
(2) LOVE AND THE TIME MACHINE
A young scientist tries to win a girl with the aid of a time machine. (Charlie Martin Smith)
(3) (title not known)
A woman comes up with a novel idea to keep her beau interested. (Bob Crane, Valorie Armstrong)
(4) LOVE AND THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
Lorna Luft as a waitress who wins the heart of a pop artist. (Todd Crespi)

5.11 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
November 30, 1973: Love and the Hidden Meaning; Love and the Model Apartment; the Weirdo Three-timer:
(1) LOVE AND THE HIDDEN MEANING
Martha Raye as an irate reader of a Jacqueline Susann novel.
(2) LOVE AND THE MODEL APARTMENT
A young couple dreams up a unique honeymoon retreat. (Davy Jones, Kathleen Cody)
(3) LOVE AND THE WEIRDO
A swinger tries to win a girl who thinks the stars are against their union. (Peter Marshall)
(4) LOVE AND THE THREE-TIMER
One boy with three girl friends. (Dennis Cole)
(5) LOVE AND THE PARENT'S SAKE
Two oldsters try to patch up their kids' rocky marriage. (Nanette Fabray, Dick Van Patten)

5.12 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 7, 1973:
(1) LOVE AND THE SPENDTHRIFT
A multi-millionaire finds that money cannot buy his secretary's affections. (Henry Gibson, E.J. Peaker)
(2) LOVE AND THE AWKWARD AGE
A woman is afraid to tell her husband how old she really is. (Joyce Bulifant, Art Metrano)
(3) LOVE AND THE GENERATION GASP (not "gap")
prod. no. 707, DPUB: 31Dec74
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Lew Gallo
Written by George Tibbles
Directed by Jerry London.
directors of photography: Richard A. Kelley, Leonard J. South, Frederick Gately
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Beth Brickell, Nehemiah Persoff, John Williams et al.
A wealthy patriarch with heirs to spare and the possibility of begetting more. (Nehemiah Persoff, Beth Brickell)

5.13 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
December 28, 1973:
(1) LOVE AND THE CRYIN' COWBOY
Country singer Mel Tillis as a musician who can only write songs when he is lovelorn.
(2) LOVE AND THE COVER
A husband whose marriage is a cover for spy work. (Doc Severinsen)
(3) LOVE AND CARMEN LOPEZ
prod. no. 708, DPUB: 31Dec74
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Lew Gallo
Written by Ed Scharlach & Doug Tibbles
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
directors of photography: Richard A. Kelley, Leonard J. South, Frederick Gately;
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Barbara Baxley, William Schallert, Carmen Zapata et al.
A tale about the romances that flourish among the inhabitants of a lavish estate. (Carmen Zapata, Vito Scotti)

5.14 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
January 4, 1974: ABC Fri
(1) LOVE AND THE PATROL PERSON
prod. no. 709, DPUB: 4Jan74
Produced by Charles B. Fitzsimons and Lew Gallo
Written by Joseph Bonaduce & Charles Stewart
Directed by Danny Simon
directors of photography: Richard A. Kelley, Leonard J. South, Frederick Gately
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: Anita Gillette, Kenneth Mars, Al Molinaro et al.
A policeman meets his new, female patrol partner. (Anita Gillette, Kenneth Mars)
(2) LOVE AND THE FLYING FINLETTERS
About amorous affairs among airline personnel. (Steve Forrest, Skye Aubrey)
(3) LOVE AND THE ITCHY CONDITION
Tale of a romance between two itch-ridden people. (Marian Mercer, Bill Fiore)
(4) LOVE AND THE GOLDEN WORM
An attempt to arrange a marriage between two reluctant kids. (Philip Ahn, Keye Luke)
(5) LOVE AND THE EXTRA JOB
A girl with an original way to earn money for law school. (Sue Lyon, Frank Bonner)

5.15 [--] Love, American Style: (60 min)
(final episode)
January 11, 1974:
(1) LOVE AND THE IMAGE MAKERS
prod. no. 728, DPUB: 31Dec73
Producers, Charles B. Fitzsimons and Lew Gallo;
Written by Roger Shulman & John Baskin;
Directed by Richard Kinon (on film) Directed by Jerry London (on synopsis)
music scored by Charles Fox;
directors of photography: Richard A. Kelley, Leonard J. South, Frederick Gately;
film editors: Lee Burch, Jerry Dronsky, George Rohrs.
Cast: James Hampton, Michael Lerner, Gavin MacLeod .
A political candidate falls in love with his female opponent. (James Hampton, Anne Randall)
(2) LOVE AND THE FOREVER TREE
Wistful lovers are kept apart for 50 years. (Elaine Joyce, Robert Morse)
(3) LOVE AND THE PHOBIA
Story of a girl with a phobia about men's apartments. (Arlene Golonka)
(4) LOVE AND THE COMPETITORS
A battle of the sexes with Bobby Riggs and Rosemary Casals.
(5) LOVE AND MR BUNNY
A man cannot sleep without his special clock. (Larry Storch, Joyce Van Patten)

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