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The Mickey Rooney Show:
Hey Mulligan
(1954-55)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive [Updated Jul 2015]
with contributions by:
John King, Rina Fox, Jim Brent , Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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THE MICKEY ROONEY SHOW: HEY MULLIGAN
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Mickey Rooney Enterprises
Volcano Pictures, Inc
. /a Screencraft TV release.
for
NBC (Saturdays 8:00 pm Eastern)
Executive Producers Mickey Rooney and Maurice Duke / Produced by Joseph Santley
Based on an Characters Created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine
Sponsor: Green Giant Co..
US Situation Comedy series 1954-55   39 episodes x 30 min bw film (28Aug54-4Jun55)
Starring
Mickey Rooney as Mickey Mulligan
with:
Regis Toomey as Joe Mulligan, his father, a cop
Claire Carleton as Nell Mulligan, his mother
Joey Forman as Freddie Devlin, his pal
John Hubbard as Mr. Brown, his boss
Carla Balenda as Pat Hardy, Mickey's girlfriend and Mr. Brown's secretary
Recurring:
Hilary Brooke as Mrs. Brown (recurring) (Mr. Brown's wife)
Premise:
Mickey Rooney plays Mickey Mulligan, a page at the mythical west coast "International Broadcasting Company" (IBC), in this half-hour situation comedy
series. Mulligan's job is a means to an end - he really wants to be an actor. But some days he fancies himself as a writer, a detective, or anything else
that his imagination devises. The people at the dramatic school he attends and his co-worker can't quite figure Mulligan out. His policeman father and his
mother, a former burlesque star, have given up trying. Mulligan's girlfriend, Pat, a secretary at the broadcasting company has her own ideas.

#### The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan ####
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NBC Saturdays 8:00 pm Eastern
      
[01] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: (pilot) [verified on film]
28-Aug-1954 NBC Sat
Written by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine
Directed by Richard Quine
Starring
Mickey Rooney as Mickey Mulligan
with:
Regis Toomey as Joe Mulligan, his father, a cop
Claire Carleton as Nell Mulligan, his mother
Pat Walker (NOT Carla Balenda) as Pat Hardy, Mickey's girlfriend and Mr. Brown's secretary
Alan Mowbray as Swift (Manager of the Swift Drama Acadamy)
John Hubbard as Mr. Brown, Mickey's boss [John Hubbard NOT in pilot episode]
Guest Cast:
William Bakewell ...... Hammerstine
Robert Clark .......... Leading Man
Joanne Jordan ......... Leading Lady
Michael Fox ........... Old Man
*
Director of Photography ... Ray Jun, A.S.C
Assistant Director ... Leonard Katzman

Synopsis:
Mickey's ambition to become an actor leads him to join a small theatre group. Instead of getting any roles, he does nothing but paint scenery
and move props. After six months of waiting for a role, it looks like Mickey will have his big chance. The leading man has laryngitis. [JK]

1.2 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE MOON OR BUST [verified on film -RF]
04-Sep-1954 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton and Joey Forman [John Hubbard & Carla Balenda NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Roscoe Ates ........ Henry
Ellen Corby ........ Martha
Maurice Cass ....... Professor Gordon
Clark Howat ........ Television News Commentator
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of photography ... Joseph F. Biroc, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Stephen Goosson
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Frank Bauer
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Dorothy Aldrin
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine

Synopsis:
Mickey and his pal Freddy, build a do-it-yourself rocket ship and seriously intend to fly to the moon.
Their first attempt flops when the entire apparatus explodes. But they decide to try again. [JK]

1.3 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: DISC JOCKEY  [verified on film]
11-Sep-1954 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman, John Fenton Murray, Blake Edwards and Richard Quine
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda. [Joey Forman NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
John Eldridge ....... Briggs
James Flavin ........ Capt. Otis
Frank Marlowe ....... Officer Simmons
Maurice Hart ........ Announcer's Voice
*
Director of photography: Joseph F. Biroc, A.S.C.

Synopsis 1:
When a new vice-president joins the network, Mickey sells him the idea a TV disc jockey show from 4AM to 8AM. Mickey soon finds himself mixed
up with a robbery gang that is number one on the police department's "get" parade. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey auditions for a job as an after-hours disco jockey and finds himself mixed up with a robbery gang that is number one on the police
department's "get" parade. [JB]

1.04 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: DOUBLE TROUBLE  [verified on film]
18-Sep-1954 NBC Sat (Network rerun 14May55)
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman, John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda. [Joey Forman NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Laurette Luez ....... Samal
Paul Dubov .......... Harry Archerd
George Givot ........ Quinsat
Mike Ross ........... Ixhitl
George Spelvin ...... Jacques De Varenne
*
Director of Photography: Joseph F. Biroc, A.S.C.

Synopsis 1:
Mickey learns that a famous French author is in town for a personal appearance. The ambitious messenger boy goes to see the man, whose success
he envies, and finds out the hard way about the life of a successful writer. Mickey doubles for the author who believes his life is in danger. [RF/JK]
Synopsis 2:
A visiting French author believes his life to be in danger. A marked resemblance between the man and Mickey prompts the author’s agent to offer Mickey a job. [JB]

[05] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: PRIVATE EYE
25-Sep-1954 NBC Sat
Synopsis 1:
Mickey becomes an assistant private eye after listening to some of the exploits one of his father's friends relates during dinner at home. The private detective
agrees to take Mickey as an apprentice, who discovers that there's more than meets "the private eye" when the detective is frightened out of town. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey Mulligan discovers that there's more than meets the "private eye" when he takes over the office of a detective who was frightened out of town. [JB]

1.06 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE GRUNION HUNT MYSTERY
02-Oct-1954 NBC Sat (Network rerun 28May55)
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman and John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Carla Balenda and Joey Forman [John Hubbard NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Pat Carroll ........ Bobo
Patricia Hardy ..... Audrey
Lou Krugman ........ The Artist
Herb Vigran ........ Police Captain
Dorothy Green ...... Sgt. Rogers
*
Director of Photography: Joseph F. Biroc, A.S.C.

Synopsis 1:
Because his steady girlfriend can't make it, Mickey takes a blind date out. The two plan a grunion hunt at the beach,
but discover an even more slippery character - a phantom beachcomber. [JK/RF/JB]
Synopsis 2:
Because his steady girlfriend can't make it, Mickey takes a blind date out.
The two plan an unusual fishing trip, and Mickey ends up like a fish out of water. [JB]

[07] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: GHOST STORY
(NOT to be confused with #14 "The Seance" 4Dec54-)
09Oct54 NBC Sat
Synopsis 1:
Mickey's parents decide to buy the mountain cabin where they spent
their honeymoon years ago. But the cabin is occupied and Mickey decides
to use strategy to smoke the occupants out. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey and Freddy try to scare their boss out of purchasing a cabin. [JK]
Synopsis 3:
Mickey decides to haunt a cottage in order to prevent a sale. [JB]
Synopsis 4:
Mickey' folks decide to rent a cottage near a lake for their vacation.
By coincidence Mickey's boss is interested in buying the same cottage. [JK]

1.8 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE LION HUNT  [verified on film -RF]
16-Oct-1954 NBC Sat (Network rerun 30Apr55)
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard, Carla Balenda
Guest Cast:
Gil Frye ........ Victor Roberts
Jimmy Cross ..... Lion Trainer
Maurice Hart .... Announcer's Voice
and:
Milton Berle (cameo) as himself (uncredited)
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Stephen Goosson
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Ralph Black
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Dorothy Aldrin
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine
*

Synopsis 1:
Mickey Mulligan, studio page boy, watches a lion taming show on television with his pal Freddie. They are so impressed
they decide to go on a safari of their own. Mickey unwittingly allows the lion escape which was used on the jungle show. [JK/RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey and Freddy join a city-wide hunt for an escaped lion.

1.9 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE BRONC BUSTER  [verified on film -RF]
23Oct54 NBC Sat 8pm (Network rerun 21May55)
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney,
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda.
Guest cast:
Ray Boyle .......... Rusty
Tom Carr ........... Slim
Frank Mitchell ..... Bartender
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Stephen Goosson
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Ralph Black
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Dorothy Aldrin
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine

Synopsis:
Mickey goes to the Wild West when he learns that his girlfriend Pat, is
dating a handsome tall Texan cowboy during her western vacation. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey's girl Pat falls for a tall Texan and Mickey goes West to win her back. [JK]

1.10 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: TIGER MULLIGAN [verified on film]
© 1954 / 30-Oct-1954 NBC Sat [JK]
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney,
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, John Hubbard, Carla Balenda and Joey Foreman
Guest Cast:
Charles Smith ..... Stork Corey
Tom Hennesy ....... Jack Corey
Bill Walker ....... Henry
Harry Wilson ...... Attendant
*
Director of photography: Joseph F. Biroc, A.S.C.

Synopsis:
Mickey Mulligan enters the squared circle for a local policeman boxing bout.
The question asked by his worried family: will he be "out for the evening". [JK] 

1.11 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE OTHER WOMAN [verified on film -RF]
06Nov54 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney,
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman and John Hubbard [Carla Balenda NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Jean Willis ........ Cynthia (aka Jean Willes)
Richard Avonde ..... Prince Ahmed Abdullah
Hilary Brooke ..... Mrs. Brown (Mr. Brown's wife) (recurring)
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of photography James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Stephen Goosson
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Ralph Black
Property Master ......... Joseph Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Dorothy Aldrin
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine

Synopsis 1:
Mickey Mulligan adopts the guise of an Arabian prince to woo away
"the other woman" who's about to break up his boss's home. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey gets his boss into real hot water with his wife when he runs
off his amateur movies for their entertainment during a visit to his house. [JK]
Synopsis 3:
Posing as an Arabian prince, Mickey woos the woman who's threatening his boss's marriage. [RF]

[--] 13Nov54 "The Executive" unexpectedly pre-empted - postponed to 27Nov54

1.12 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH [verified on film -RF]
20Nov54 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman and John Hubbard [Carla Balenda NOT in this episode]
Guest Cast:
Gloria Anne Simpson ...... Mrs. Courtney
Helen Eby-Rock ...... Ethel
Russ Scott .......... Brady
Doug Evans .......... Dan Carter
Robin Morse ......... Sharkey
Sig Frohlich ........ Caddy
*
Production Supervisor ..... Dewey Starkey
Director of photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Bill Glasgow
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Ralph Black
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Dorothy Aldrin
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine

Synopsis 1:
Mickey enters the company golf tournament. His chances of winning the $25,000 prize seem further off than that distant 18th hole. Mickey's
father Joe Mulligan, a plain-clothes policeman, is assigned to cover the tournament which is expected to attract notorious jewel thieves. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Fleeing jewel thieves stash the loot in a golf ball which Mickey's using in the company tournament. [RF]

1.13 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE EXECUTIVE [verified on film  -RF]
(aka "Executive Assistant" aka "Mr. Hercules" aka "It's a tall world after all")
(NOT to be confused with #1.35 "Big Business" - these are 2 different episodes)

(postponed from 13Nov54)
27Nov54 NBC Sat (Network rerun 09Apr55)
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman & Maurice Duke
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Mickey Rooney
With: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Carla Balenda [Joey Forman and John Hubbard NOT in this episode]
Guest Cast: 
Billy Bletcher (aka Billy Curtis) ........ Hercules Sr.
Paul Savage ......... Hercules Jr.
Angi Dickinson ..... Receptionist
Paul Knight ......... Man's Voice
Juney Ellis ......... Woman's Voice
Harry O. Tyler ...... Bellboy
Sig Frohlich ........ Man
and:
Milton Berle (cameo) as himself (uncredited)
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Bill Glasgow
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Ralph Black
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Dorothy Aldrin
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine

Synopsis 1:
Mickey discovers that his size may keep him from gaining stature in the business world. [JK/RF]
Synopsis 2:
Believing he is being passed over for promtoion because he's short, Mickey goes to the town of Riverton to be interviewed for a job
as personal assistant to the head of a construction company called Hercules Enterprises. Turns out Mr. Hercules is an egomaniacal
shrimp, and that Herc Junior is a foot taller than Mickey, so he loses either way. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
Mickey tries to ask his supervisor for a raise. [RF]
Synopsis 4:
Mickey decides to leave home and answer an out-of-town ad for an executive position. Feeling that only tall men get the breaks,
he remedies his stature with specially built shoes and other paraphanalia to add inches to his height [JB/JK]
Synopsis 5:
Mickey learns that his size may be impeding his growth in the business world. [RF]

1.14 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE SEANCE [verified on film]
(NOT  to be confused with  #7 "Ghost Story" 9 Oct54)
 04-Dec-1954 NBC Sat (Network rerun 19Mar55)
Produced by Jospeh Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman and John Fneton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Mickey Rooney
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard, Carl Balenda
Guest Cast:
Betty Lou Gerson ........ Madame Toledo
George Chandler ......... Toby Napoleon
Larry Johns ............. Roger
Robert Shayne ........... Clyde Sanders
Dorothy Granger ......... Irma Sanders
*
Director of photography: James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Synopsis 1:
A most impressive spiritualist influences the Mulligans to sell their house, which makes her a happy medium.
Mickey and his pal Freddie don't think it is a wise idea. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey Mulligan and his pal Freddie, have a "spirited" adventure when they try to save the family domicile. [JK]
Synopsis 3:
Mrs. Mulligan decides to sell the family house when advised to do so by her deceased sister whose voice she heard during a séance.
Mickey and his father are unsuccessful in their attempts to dissuade her from fulfilling her plans. [JB]

[15] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan:
THE VOICE _aka_ IDOL OF THE BOBBY SOXERS _aka_ THE SINGING SENSATION
11Dec54 NBC Sat (Network rerun 04Jun55)
Synopsis 1:
The serum a doctor gives Mickey to cure an allergy has a surprising effect. Mickey cannot find the words to "voice" his appreciation. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
An allergy test has strange results when Mickey blossoms into another Mario Lanza. He becomes a singing sensation! [JB]

[16] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: Unknown Title
18Dec54 NBC Sat
Guest Cast:
Pat Carroll (as Bobo, the Phone Girl)
Impressario Mulligan dedides to transform a plain, but likeable, phone operator into a glamorous TV Star. [JK]

1.17 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: FAN MAIL [verified on film]
25-Dec-1954 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman and John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Mickey Rooney,
With: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard, Carl Balenda
Guest Cast:
Freddy Sherman ..... Mr. Keller
Pauline Drake ...... Harriet Hotchkiss
*
Director of photography: James Van Trees, A.S.C.

Synopsis 1:
Mickey Mulligan and his pal Freddie, plan to help out their boss when
he's called on the carpet for producing a low rated TV show. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
When a network show receives a bad rating, Mickey conspires to mail 500
fan letters to the station signed with names taken at random from the phone book. [JB]

[18] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: SCOOP MULLIGAN
01Jan55 NBC Sat
Synopsis 1:
Mulligan's in the millions again as he locates a long-missing financial wizard. It may be the scoop of the year! [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey aspires to move up the ladder of success and vies for a position on
the local newspaper, because of his experiences with the editorial section on  the network paper. [JB/JK] 

1.19 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE FUR COAT [verified -RF]
08Jan55 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Harry Clork & Sumner Long
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney,
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Foreman, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda.
Guest Cast:
Barry Froner ..... Cromwell
Ann Blackburn .... Mrs. Hassendecker
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of Photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Bill Glasgow
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Ralph Black
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Gloria Morgan
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine

Synopsis 1:
Mickey learns how much a fur coat can mean to a woman. But he can't seem to learn what the differences are between muskrat, rabbit and mink. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey decides to get his mother a fur coat. Realizing he cannot meet the down payment, he tries his hand at raising chinchillas. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
A fur coat presents a major problem in Mickey’s life when a child television star at the network purchases a coat for his mother. [JB/JK]
Synopsis 4:
Loving son Mickey wants to surprise his mother with a fur coat so he starts raising chinchillas. [RF]

1.20 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE BASKETBALL STAR [verified on film]
15-Jan-1955 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard, Carla Balenda
Guest Cast:
Paul Savage .......... Bob Swanson
Tom Hennesy .......... Tom
*
Director of Photography .. James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Synopsis 1:
Mickey Mulligan tries valiantly to be chosen as center on the network basketball team, but is bypassed because he is too short. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey puts on a pair of trick basketball shoes to try out for center on the company's team. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
Mickey conspires to eliminate the star center from the network basketball team when he is bypassed because he is too short. [JB]

[21] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE WEDDING GIFT
22Jan55 NBC Sat
Synopsis 1:
For some strange reason it's Mickey Mulligan who's entrusted with money
from employee funds to purchase a wedding present. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey is selected by the network staff to collect money to purchase a
gift. Placing the cash in a paper bag, it is innocently switched by a
laborer believing it to be his lunch. [JB]

1.22 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: MICKEY AND THE MUMMY [verified on film]
29-Jan-1955 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard, Carla Balenda
Guest Cast:
J. Anthony Hughes ..... Doyle
Jan Arvan ............. Carl Kurtz
Roger Valvmy .......... Max
Clark Howatt .......... Flanders
Joyce Gordon .......... Queen Nefer-Seti
*
Director of Photography: James Van Trees, A.S.C.

Synopsis 1:
Mickey and his pal Freddie get some unexpected help from a long-dead Egyptian Queen when they try to
apprehend an international jewel smuggling ring. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
A mysterious letter intended for his father is innocently intercepted by Mickey. [JB]

1.23 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: SEVEN DAYS TO DOOM [verified on film -RF]
05Feb55 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney,
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Foreman, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda.
Guest Cast:
Guy Williams ...... Elliot Ross / Dr. Pierce
Dick Elliot ....... Gus Henderson
Ann Seaton ........ Nurse Edna
Eddie Garr ........ James Dodd
Russell Whitney ... Dr. Gerard
Sig Frohlich ..... Dewey
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of Photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Al Goodman
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Ralph Black
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Gloria Morgan
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising, Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine
Synopsis 1:
It's madness at the Mulligans! Mickey's been informed by the doctor that he has only six days to live. [JK/RF]
Synopsis 2:
During a routine examination, Mickey's physical report is accidentally typed up incorrectly.
It states that he has a rare disease and only has seven days to live. [JB][RF]

1.24 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: CINDERELLA NELL [verified on film]
12-Feb-1955 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney,
with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Foreman, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda.
Guest Cast:
Paul Frees ........ Art Madison
Leonard Carey ..... Butler
Paul Harvey ....... Mr. Walker
Milton Parsons .... Mr. Werris
Paul Dubov ........ Master of Ceremonies
*
Director of photography .. James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Synopsis 1:
The Mulligans make merry when Mickey wins a giant TV jackpot. Then the
officials discover that he works for the network that's giving out the prizes. [JK/RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey and Fred deliver the secret questions for a big TV quiz program. When Mrs. Mulligan is called upon to
answer the jackpot question, and does, Mickey is called on the carpet. [JB]

1.25 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: STAR STRUCK  [verified on film]
© 1954 / 19-Feb-1955 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney, with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Foreman, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda.
Guest Cast:
Leigh Snowden ..... Mona Saunders
Bernie Rich ....... Gil
*
Director of photography .. James Van Trees, A.S.C.

Synopsis 1:
Mickey, who's built low-to-the-ground, looks up and beholds a shapely movie queen, Mona Sanders.
He is given the task of escorting her around the TV studios. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
When a glamorous star makes a personal appearance at the network, each page vies for the opportunity to chaperon the star during her visit. [JB]

1.26 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE AVERAGE MAN  [verified on film]
226-Feb-1955 NBC Sat
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Foreman, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda.
Guest Cast:
John Hoyt ......... Patterson (Network President)
Eleanor Audley .... Bessie
Guy Williams ...... Edwards (Network Executive)
Richard Bartell ... Starkey
Sig Frohlich ...... Dewey
*
Director of Photography .. James Van Trees, A.S.C.

Synopsis:
Mickey learns he represents the average TV viewer. As a result of this startling discovery he is worth millions of dollars to his network.[JK/JB]

[27] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: FRIENDS AND FOES
05Mar55 NBC Sat
Synopsis 1:
Mickey and his bosom pal Freddie, become involved in a bitter argument. The subject: how they originally met. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey and Freddie part on the 21st anniversary of their friendship after an argument about how they originally met. [JB]

  1.28 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE PRODUCER [verified on  film-RF]
12Mar55 NBC Sat (rerun 22Mar58 NBC Sat)
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Foreman, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda.
Guest cast:
Jack Chefe ......... Antoine
Connie Van ......... Betty Lou
Gwen Caldwell ...... Girl
Sig Frohlich ....... Dewey (recurring)
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of Photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Al Goodman
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Richard Evans
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Gloria Morgan
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine

Synopsis 1:
Mickey impersonates a network producer in the office's annual hijinks show. He even discovers a great new star. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey tries to find a well known guest star for the annual network employees show. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Mickey unwittingly hires a chimp to star in the company show. [RF]

[--] 19Mar55 NBC Sat rerun of "The Seance" (first aired 04Dec54)

[29] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: "Society Woman" (unofficial title)
26Mar55 NBC Sat
Guest Cast:
Gail Bonney as the socialite
Synopsis 1:
It seems as though Mulligan is doomed in his efforts efforts to impress
a visiting society woman. Mickey is using a hammer to repair toys for
underprivileged children and his cop father Joe Mulligan is rehearsing
his 23rd precinct close harmony quartet. The socialite is sorry she forgot to bring her earplugs. [JK/RF/JB]
Synopsis 2
Mrs. Mulligan tries vainly to impress a visiting socialite while Mickey
is using a hammer for toy repairs and Mr. Mulligan is rehearsing his close-harmony quartet. [JB]

[30] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE GIANT KILLER
02Apr55 NBC Sat
Synopsis 1:
Mickey tells the giant's side of the story in a dream version of
"Jack and the Beanstalk". Mighty Mulligan is naturally the giant. His pal Freddie, is Jack. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey is trapped into baby-sitting for his boss. He tells the children his version of the fable. [JB]

[--] 09Apr55 NBC Sat rerun of "The Executive" (first aired 27Nov54)

[31] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: Unknown Title (film)
16Apr55 NBC Sat [JK/RF]
When Mickey and his pal, Freddie learn that a war-surplus store is for sale, they pool their savings. [JK/RF]

1.32 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE GUARDIAN [verified on film -RF]
23Apr55 NBC Sat (preempted for Square Dance National Finals ?)
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
starring Mickey Rooney, with: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard and Carla Balenda.
Guest cast:
Pattee Chapman .... Susie
Byron Foulger ..... Arthur Lowe
Almira Sessions ... Abbey Fairchild
Hank Mann ......... Ben Garvey
Alan Reed Jr. ..... Harold Banks
Sig Frohlich ...... Dewey
*
Production Supervisor ... Dewey Starkey
Director of Photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director ............ Stephen Goosson
Set Decorator ........... Jack Mills
Sound ................... Hugh McDowell
Assistant Director ...... Ralph Black
Property Master ......... Josef Bernay
Script Clerk ............ Dorothy Aldrin
Makeup Artist ........... John Holden
Music Composed and Conducted by Van Alexander
Assistant to the Producer ... Tony Roberts
Supervising Editor ...... Marvin J. Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor ............. Jack Bachom
Mr. Rooney's Clothes by "Damico"
Based on characters created by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine

Synopsis 1:
When Mickey's great uncle dies, his will makes Mickey the executor of
the estate and guardian of his seventeen-year-old adopted daughter. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Mickey becomes the guardian of a beautiful "baby" and her huge inheritance. [RF]

[--] 30Apr55 NBC Sat rerun of "The Lion Hunt" (first aired 16Oct54)

[33] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE ROBOT
07May55 NBC Sat [JK/RF]
Taking advantage of a bargain, Mickey orders some Army surplus computers
for a dollar fifty. Instead of the harmless computers he ordered from the
government catalog, Mickey receives a Robot. The army prepares to capture
the machine-made man. [JK/RF]

[--] 14May55 NBC Sat rerun of "Double Trouble" (first aired 18Sep54)
[--] 21May55 NBC Sat rerun of "The Bronc Buster" (first aired 23Oct54)
[--] 28May55 NBC Sat rerun of "The Grunion Hunt Mystery" (first aired 02Oct54)
[--] 04Jun55 NBC Sat rerun of .......
"The Voice" aka "Idol of the Bobbysoxers" aka "The Singing Sensation" (first aired 11Dec54)

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1.34 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: MISS IBC  [verified on film]
 original airdate not known
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Mickey Rooney With: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, Carl Balenda [John Hubbard NOT in this episode]
Special Guest
Pat Carroll ........ Bobo
Guest Cast:
Pat Hardy .......... Audrey
Eddie Ryder ........ Herbie
Joi Lansing ........ Lorelie
Sig Frohlich ....... Dewey
*
Director of Photography: James Van Trees, A.S.C.

Synopsis:
Mickey and Freddie become involved in a beauty contest sponsored by the network. The contestants consist of the
female employees of the network, and the boys put their best foot forward to make it a success. [JB/JK]

1.34 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: THE GUARDIAN [JK]
NBC Sat original airdate not known
When Mickey's great uncle dies, his will makes Mickey the executor of
the estate and guardian of his seventeen-year-old adopted daughter. [JK]

1.35 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: BIG BUSINESS [JK]
(NOT to be confused with #1.13 "The Executive" - these are 2 different episodes)
original airdate not known
Synopsis:
Mickey and a buddy talk themselves into delusions of becoming business tycoons. [JK]

1.36 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: HOUSE PARTY [verified on film]
original airdate not known
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray and Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Mickey Rooney,
With: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, John Hubbard, Carl Balenda. Joey Forman
Guest Cast:
Gail Bonney ........ Mrs. Symington
Clancy Cooper ...... Al
Frank Marlow ....... Bill
*
Director of photography: Joseph F. Biroc, A.S.C.

Synopsis:
On his day off, Mickey decides help his mother clean house, the ensuing events leave his mother limp. [JK]

1.37 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: Unknown Episode [verified on film]
original airdate not known
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman and John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Mickey Rooney,
With: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard, Carl Balenda
Guest Cast:
Jean Inness ........ Mrs. Devlin
Harrison Lewis ..... Mr. Devlin
Barney Phillips .... Mr. Rogers
*
Director of photography: James Van Trees, A.S.C.

Synopsis:
Mickey wants to get become a Motor Racing driver.

1.38 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: Unknown Episode [verified on film]
original airdate not known
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by Benedict Freedman and John Fenton Murray
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Mickey Rooney,
With: Joey Forman, John Hubbard, Carl Balenda [Regis Toomey and Claire Carleton NOT in this episode]
Guest Cast:
Hilary Brooke ....... Mrs. Brown (Mr. Brown's wife)
Louis Lettieri ...... Tommy (Mr. Brown's little boy)
Sig Frohlich ........ Man
*
Director of photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.

Synopsis:
Pat has to baby sit Mr. Brown's son Tommy.

1.39 [--] Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan: Unknown Episode [verified on film]
original airdate not known
Produced by Joseph Santley
Written by John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Mickey Rooney, With: Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, Joey Forman, John Hubbard, Carl Balenda
Guest Cast:
Fred E. Sherman ...... Oliver Wentworth
Bill Crago ........... Newscaster
William Griffith ..... City Editor
Florence Ravenel ..... Maggie
Ray Walker ........... Al Harmon
Lew Smith ............ Mack
Gene Googan .......... Charlie
*
Director of photography ... James Van Trees, A.S.C.

Synopsis:
Mickey joins the TV Newsroom team at IBC.

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