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McKeever and The Colonel (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
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McKEEVER AND THE COLONEL
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Four Star-Harlen production
for
NBC (Sundays - 6:30 PM Eastern)
Produced by Billy Friedberg
Created by R. Allen Saffian and Harvey Bullock

US Service Comedy 1962-63  26 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Scott Lane as Cadet Gary McKeever
Allyn Joslyn as Col. Harvey Blackwell
Jackie Coogan as Sgt. Barnes
Elisabeth Fraser as Miss. Warner (Acadamy Dietician)
Keith Taylor as Tubby (Cadet pal of McKeever)
Johnny Eimen as Monk  (Cadet pal of McKeever)

Premise:
A military school cadet is in constant hot water

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NBC Sundays - 6:30 PM Eastern

    1.01 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: GENERAL McKEEVER  (Debut)
23Sep62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Peter Hansen .... Major McKeever
Jim Houghton ... Lieutenant Postelwaite
Shirley Mitchell ... Mrs. Davenport
Synopsis:
Gary McKeever wants to join his father, an Air Force officer stationed in
Paris. His strategy: a campaign designed to get himself dismissed from
Westfield. The Colonel obliges by heaping demerits on the young cadet
until he learns that Washington is impressed by McKeever's score on a
leadership test. [TA]
TV Guide:
[Debut] This half-hour comedy series set in a military school stars
Scott Lane as Cadet Gary McKeever and Allyn Joslyn as Colonel Harvey
Blackwell, commandent of Westfield Academy. [TA]

1.02 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: THE ARMY MULE
30Sep62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Howard Smith ... General Halloran
Synopsis:
General "Hollerin'" Halloran, Colonel Blackwell's former commanding officer,
stops by Westfield to ask a favor. The general wants to leave Sergeant
Stripes at the school while he attends a conference - and Stripes
turns out to be an old army mule. [TA]

1.03 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: TV OR NOT TV
Four Star-Harlen production
07Oct62 NBC Sun 6:30pm ET
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
Guest cast:
Alan Hewitt ..... Mr. Pierson
Nora Marlowe .... Mrs. Salter
Synopsis:
McKeever and his pals want to buy a TV set, but they're short of funds.
Then McKeever points out that they can win a TV - by selling 50 bars of
Lily-of-the-Valley soap. [RF]

1.04 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: STRAIGHT AND NARROW
14Oct62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Peter Hansen ... Major McKeever
Synopsis:
When Cadet McKeever learns that his father will attend the academy's
annual Parents' Day he decides to impress him by winning a good-conduct
medal. The colonel is sure that McKeever's good behavior masks an evil plot. [TA]

[--] 21Oct62 - pre-empted for an NBC special covering
"The 1963 National Automobile Show"


1.05 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: THE MASCOT
28Oct62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET  (repeated 21Apr63)
Guest cast:
Owen Bush .... Mr. Ephron
Synopsis:
An escaped baby elephant is found by McKeever and his buddies, who
decide to use it as the academy mascot. The problem is - how to
hide the elephant until they can break the news to the Colonel. [TA]

1.06 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: THE COOKIE CRUMBLES
04Nov62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Benny Baker ... as Mr. Anderson
Doris Singleton ... as Mrs. Anderson
El Brendel ... as Mr. Hanson
Synopsis:
A letter from Tubby's folks indicates they have suffered a financial
setback and can't afford to keep him at Westfield. To help keep Tubby
in school, McKeever and Monk decide to scrape up some dough - and
sell the cookies they bake with it. [TA]

1.07 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: BY THE BOOK
11Nov62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Dennis Joel .... Dwight Pomery
William Woodson ... General Pomery
Synopsis:
When Colonel Blackwell learns that General "Spit and Polish" Pomery
is going to leave his son at Westfield, he's sure his promotion is
near at hand. The Colonel thinks all he has to do is make a soldier
out of young Dwight Pomery. [TA]

1.08 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: THE BUGLE SOUNDS
18Nov62 NBC, Sunday 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Joe Flynn ... Major Harmon
June Vincent .... Mrs. Fitzsimmons
Richard Deacon ... Captain Stadish
Synopsis:
"The Bugle Sounds" and calls McKeever to a job on the academy yearbook.
The editor feels that McKeever's talents can be best employed digging
up "top secret" information on the subject of this year's dedication - Colonel Blackwell. [TA]

1.09 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: BLACKWELL'S STAND
Four Star-Harlen production
25Nov62 NBC Sun (rebroadcast 28Apr63)
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
Guest cast:
Charles Lane ...... Mayor
Phil Phillips ..... Terhune
Rory Stevens ...... Stanley
Synopsis:
The Colonel gives McKeever the job of writing and producing a
pageant celebrating the town's 50th anniversary. McKeever's
subject: "Blackwell's Stand" a battle which supposedly made
the Colonel's great-great grandfathera Revolutionary War Hero. [RF]

1.10 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: McKEEVER AND THE CELESTIAL BELLS
2Dec62 NBC Sun (repeated 5May63)
Guest cast:
Carolyn Kearney .... Miss Dixon
Synopsis:
McKeever's company has been "detailed" to hazardous
duty - a ballroon dancing class. [TA]

1.11 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: HAND IN GLOVE
9Dec62 NBC Sun (repeated 12May63)
Guest cast:
David White .... Carlson
Synopsis:
One of the Academy's trustees is coming to check up on the Colonel's
discipline, and the Colonel can't decide what to do about the source of
his trouble - namely, McKeever. [TA]

1.12 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
16Dec62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET (repeated 19May63)
Guest cast:
Chet Stratton .... Wig-Shop Owner
William Schallert .... Morgan
Synopsis:
Sergeant Barnes claims that he's grumpy because his raise hasn't come
through, but McKeever and his palsthink that Miss Warner's lack of
interest in him is the real cause. They attribute her attitude to Barnes'
baldness - so they present him with a toupee. [TA]

1.13 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLONEL
23Dec62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Synopsis:
The colonel is certain that everyone has forgotten that it's his birthday.
They all seem busy with something else - but the something else is the
surprise party that they're planning for him. [TA]

1.14 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: FOR DEAR OLD WESTFIELD
30Dec62 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
George Neise ... Colonel Thornton
Synopsis:
Westfield has always suffered defeat on the athletic field at the hands of
North Point. However, Coloner Blackwell is sure that he has changed all that. [TA]

1.15 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: TOO MANY SERGEANTS
6Jan63 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Ann B. Davis .... Sergeant Gruber
Synopsis:
Colonel Blackwell doesn't think that Sergeant Barnes is enforcing the rules
strictly enough, so he calls in tough Sergeant Gruber. [TA]

[--] 13Jan63 - pre-empted for the "NFL Pro Bowl" football game

1.16 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: McKEEVER'S ASTRONAUT
Four Star-Harlen production (copyright date 24Feb63)
20Jan63 NBC Sun (repeated 2Jun63)
Guest cast:
Frank Wilcox .... General Howell
Dick Wessel .... Whitey Adams
Synopsis:
Colonel Blackwell is all excited about the forthcoming visit of an astronaut. The
spaceman turns up early - without the Colonel's knowledge - and turns out to be a chimpanzee. [TA]

1.17 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: THE NEIGHBOR
Four Star-Harlen production (repeated 09Jun63)
27Jan63 NBC Sun
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
Guest cast:
Jim Backus ........ J.C. Medbury
Kelly Smith ....... Sheila
David White ....... Carlson
James Millhollin .. Major Thornby
Synopsis:
The eccentric millionaire who lives next door to Westfield is an
insomniac and he loathes the noise of early-morning reveille.
He displays his displeasure by means of a very loud hi-fi
concert - all through the night. [RF]

[--] 03Feb63 (see 10Mar63)

1.18 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: LOVE COMES TO WESTFIELD
Four Star-Harlen production
10Feb63 NBC Sun (repeated 16Jun63)
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
Guest cast:
Susan Gordon ...... Andrea
Kevin Brodie ...... Peter
Synopsis:
Colonel Blackwell's niece Andrea visits the Academy and develops a
crush on Cadet McKeever. The horrified Colonel issues an immediate
order - the youngsters are not to see each other. [RF]

1.19 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: THE BIG CHARADE
Four Star-Harlen production
17Feb63 NBC Sun
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
Guest cast:
Charlie Ruggles .... Mr. Barnes
Walter Coy ......... General
David White ........ Trustee
Synopsis:
Sergeant Barnes' father pays an unexpected visit to Westfield - under
the impression that his son runs the academy. [RF]
 
 [--] 24Feb63 - pre-empted for "About Time," an NBC "Bell System - Science Series" special

1.20 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: THE OLD GRAD
3Mar63 NBC, Sun. 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Soupy Sales .... T. Lemoyne Days III
Chick Hearn .... Announcer
Synopsis:
"The Old Grad" is T. Lemoyne Days III, who's returning to Westfield to
receive a scholarship award. Colonel Blackwell bunks Days with McKeever.

1.21 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTFIELD FRONT
Four Star-Harlen production
10Mar63 NBC Sun (03Feb63 TVGuide) (possibly rescheduled)
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
Guest cast:
Elisabeth Fraser .. Miss Warner
George Neise ...... Colonel Thornton
Synopsis:
Saboteurs paint the Westfield statue with the colors of North Point,
the academy's hated rival - during McKeever's tour of guard duty.
McKeever determines to avenge himself by kidnapping the North Point mascot. [RF]

1.22 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: FEAT OF CLAY
17Mar63 NBC Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
George Neise .......... Colonel Thornton
Synopsis:
In honor of Westfield's 10th anniversary, McKeever and the boys plan to
give Colonel Blackwell a bust of himself. The Colonel is so pleased that
he invites his hated rival, Colonel Thornton, to the ceremony. [TA]

1.23 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: MAKE ROOM FOR MOTHER
Four Star-Harlen production
24Mar63 NBC Sun
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
guest cast:
Ellen Corby as Mrs. Blackwell
J. Pat O'Malley as Judson Hollister
Jimmie Gaines as Harold Folsom
Synopsis:
Just before the arrival of potential benefactor Judson Hollister, the
Colonel's mother drops and turns the military academy into a veritable nursery. [RF]

1.24 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: PROJECT WALKIE-TALKIE
Four Star-Harlen production
31Mar63 NBC Sun
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
Guest cast:
David White ....... Carlson
William Schallert . Purcell
Synopsis:
Is Colonel Blackwell going to be fired? He thinks so: He has overheard
a conversation on the intercom about "retiring a horse to pasture" -
and assumes that two visiting academy trustees plan to sack him. [RF]

1.25 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: BLACKWELL, THE RETREAD
07Apr63 NBC, Sun 6:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Robert Emhardt ... H.H. Anderson
Philip Coolidge ..... Major Beadle
Synopsis:
McKeever's machinations finally convince the colonel that he'd be better
off in industry - but it's the old story of a square peg in a round hole. [TA]

1.26 [--] McKeever and The Colonel: MCKEEVER MEETS MUNROE (final episode)
Four Star-Harlen production
14Apr63 NBC Sun
Starring: Scott Lane (as McKeever), Allyn Joslyn (as The Colonel)
Guest cast:
Guy Marks ........ Geechy
Jan Stine ........ Ira
James Flavin ..... Colonel Thornton Fordyce
Synopsis:
McKeever meets Munroe, K-9 dog at Camp Boone, and suggests a way to
remedy the pooch's propensity for chasing cats - sit him on a lion. [RF]

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Reruns - NBC Sundays (21Apr63-16Jun63)
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[--] 21Apr63 rerun of #1.05 "The Mascot" (first aired 28Oct62)
[--] 28Apr63 rerun of #1.09 "Blackwell's Stand" (first aired 25Nov62)
[--] 05May63 rerun of #1.10 "McKeever and the Celestial Bells" (first aired 02Dec62)
[--] 12May63 rerun of #1.11 "Hand in Glove" (first aired 09Dec62)
[--] 19May63 rerun of #1.12 "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" (first aired 16Dec62)
[--] 26May63 - no details
[--] 02Jun63 rerun of #1.16 "McKeever's Astronaut" (first aired 20Jan63)
[--] 09Jun63 rerun of #1.17 "The Neighbor" (first aired 27Jan63)
[--] 16Jun63 rerun of #1.18 "Love Comes to Westfield" (from 10Feb63)(final rerun)

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