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Mister Roberts (1965-66)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by
Rina Fox
references:
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MISTER ROBERTS
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Warner Brothers Television Production
for
NBC (Fridays 9:30 pm EST)
Produced by James Komack
Based on the play by Thomas Heggen & Joshua Logan & the 1955 film Mister Roberts
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US Service Comedy series 1965-66     30 episodes x 30 min color
starring
Roger Smith
as Lt. Douglas Roberts  (Henry Fonda in the film)
 :Steve Harmon as Ensign Frank Pulver (Jack Lemmon in the film)
Richard X. Slattery as Captain John Morton (James Cagney in the film)
George Ives as Doc (William Powell in the film)
*
Joan Freeman as Lt. Lilli Stephenson (recurring?)
Robert Ivers as Seaman Bob (recurring)
Ray Reese as Seaman Reber (recurring)
Richard Sinatra as Seaman D'Angelo (recurring)
Ronald Starr as Seaman Mannion (recurring) (Phil Carey in the film)
Barry Kelley as Admiral Wetherby (recurring)
Tom Brown as Admiral Morrison (recurring)
Dennis Robertson as "Cookie" Pike (recurring)
John McCook as Stefanowski (recurring)
Henry Gibson as Insigna (recurring)

Premise:
Adventures of a young Naval lieutenant on board U.S. Navy ship "Reluctant"
nicknamed "The Bucket" sailing in the South Pacific during World War II.

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NBC Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern

1.1 [--] Mister Roberts: BOOKSER'S HONEYMOON
17Sep65 NBC Fri
Directed by Fielder Cook
Guest cast:
Timothy Rooney ..... Bookser
Charles Doherty
Synopsis:
The Captain revokes shore leave after someone crushes a cigar in
his beloved plant. [RF]

1.2 [--] Mister Roberts: LIBERTY
[verified -RL]
24Sep65 NBC Fri
written by Ed Jurist
Directed by James Komack
Guest cast:
Henry Gibson ....... Insigna (recurring)
Ronald Starr ....... Mannion (recurring)
Danny Welton ....... Talker
Garry Goodrich ..... Jonesy
John McCook ........ Stefanowski (recurring)
Lee Helsman ?
Hal Boker .......... Bosun's Mate
Barry Kelley ....... Admiral. Weatherby (recurring)
Beverly Hills ...... Blonde
Synopsis 1:
The Captain sinks a washtub planted by Pulver thinking it was a
Japanese submarine. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A prank makes the captain think they're being attacked by a Japanese
sub, and he has the crew shoot it out of the water. That sub turns
out to be the Captain's souvenir sub. Because of the prank, Liberty
is revoked. [RL]

1.3 [--] Mister Roberts: PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF
1Oct65 NBC Fri
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest cast:
Reginald Denny ..... Sir Andrew
Synopsis:
Doc is depressed, so Roberts arranges for him to operate on Pulver. [RF]

1.4 [--] Mister Roberts: THE CONSPIRACY
08Oct65 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Albert Morin
Tsu Kobayashi
Danny Nagai
Synopsis:
Roberts is stunned to find that a beautiful woman is part of the
cargo he is suppose to load on board. [RF]

1.5 [--] Mister Roberts: OLD RUSTYSIDES
15Oct65 NBC Fri
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest cast:
Woodrow Parfrey .... Cooper
Lou Wills
Synopsis:
A congressman plans to visit the ship after reading Pulver's letter
detailing the crews heroic exploits. [RF]

1.6 [--] Mister Roberts: LOVER, COME FORWARD
[verified -RL]
22Oct65 NBC Fri
Directed by Gene Reynolds
Written by James O'Hanlon
Guest cast:
Lisa Gaye ............ Leona (mother & daughter)
Ronald Starr ......... Mannion (recurring)
Dennis Robertson ..... "Cookie" Pike (recurring)
Erain D'Amato ........ Annette
Margarita Martin ..... Housekeeper
Synopsis 1:
The Captain falls in love and is dismayed when the crew finds out. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The captain is in a great mood and grants a liberty to the crew in Azalea.
The crew thinks he might be in love, and they're right. He meets a girl
there who is waiting for him, and her daughter falls for Doug Roberts. [RL]

1.7 [--] Mister Roberts: THE CAPTAIN'S PARTY
29Oct65 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Gladys Holland ..... Mme. Dumonier
Danny Walton
Synopsis:
Pulver pretends his girlfriend is royalty in order to explain why
she is on board the ship. [RF]

1.8 [--] Mister Roberts: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO WHO?
05Nov65 NBC Fri (12Aug66 rerun)
Guest cast:
John McCook ........ Stefanowski (recurring)
Kip King ........... Wiley
Synopsis:
When the Captain schedules a sixth showing of his favorite monster movie,
the crew members ask Roberts for help, they know there's a musical comedy
hidden in the captain's locker. [RF]

1.9 [--] Mister Roberts: LOVE AT 78 RPM
[verified -RL]
12Nov65 NBC Fri
Written by Ken Pettis & Leo Rifkin
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Guest cast:
John McCook ........ Stefanowski (recurring)
Ray Reese .......... Reber (recurring)
Dennis Robertson ... "Cookie" Pike (recurring)
Richard Sinatra .... D'Angelo (recurring)
Bob Turnbull ....... Willis
Synopsis 1:
Roberts's transfer is denied and he takes his anger out on the rest
of the crew. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
At mail call, several of the crewmembers have received messages from their
girlfriends on 78 rpm records, but there's no phonograph on which to play
them. Pulver is sent ashore to find one, but has difficulty in this task
causing the ship to depart late. [RL]

1.10 [--] Mister Roberts: DON'T LOOK NOW ... BUT ISN'T THAT THE WAR?
[verified -RL]
19Nov65 NBC Fri
Written by Douglas Morrow
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest cast:
Stanley Clements ... Burke
Ray Reese .......... Reber (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Roberts orders new part for the ship which will allow it to join a
convoy headed to combat. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The "Reluctant" is being used only to transport fruits and vegetables,
while other ships are going into combat. Mr. Roberts and the Captain badly
want to get IN on the action, instead of just carrying produce. [RL]

1.11 [--] Mister Roberts: WHICH WAY DID THE WAR GO?
26Nov65 NBC Fri
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest cast:
George Takei ....... Tanaka
Synopsis:
A Japanese pilot helps the crew when they get stuck in the middle
of the ocean. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Trouble begins when a Japanese pilot comes to the aid of the Reluctant. [RF]

1.12 [--] Mister Roberts: GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN
03Dec65 NBC Fri
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest cast:
Barry Kelley ....... Admiral Wetherby (recurring)
James Stacy
Bill Quinn
Synopsis:
The Captain asks for Roberts' help in creating a cover story to cover-up the
fact that the crew screwed up a mission. [RF]

1.13 [--] Mister Roberts: DEAR MOM
10Dec65 NBC Fri
Directed by William Wiard
Synopsis:
Pulver asks his mother for help in getting Roberts transferred. [RF]

1.14 [--] Mister Roberts: THE RELUCTANT MUTINY
17Dec65 NBC Fri
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Guest cast:
Dennis Robertson ... Cookie (recurring)
Synopsis:
Roberts's transfer finally comes through, but the Captain plans to block it. [RF]

1.15 [--] Mister Roberts: ROCK-A-BYE RELUCTANT
24Dec65 NBC Fri (Network rerun 29Apr66)
Guest cast:
Naomi Stevens ...... Mama Charley
Ratna Assan ........ Lisa
Barry Kelley ....... Admiral Wetherby (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
The Reluctant leaves port unexpectedly with Admiral Wetherby on board ship
and an expectant mother in the sick bay. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The ship accidentally leaves port with a pregnant woman in the sickbay. [RF]

1.16 [--] Mister Roberts: CARRY ME BACK TO COCOA ISLAND
31Dec65 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Joy Harmon ......... Rosemary
Henry Gibson ....... Insigna (recurring)
Synopsis:
Pulver accidentally kills the Captain's beloved plant. [RF]

1.17 [--] Mister Roberts: THE REPLACEMENT
07Jan66 NBC Fri
directed by William Wiard
Guest cast:
Shelley Berman
Robert Ivers ......... Seaman Bob (recurring)
Synopsis:
Roberts gets a transfer, but must stay when his replacement proves to
be inept. [RF]

1.18 [--] Mister Roberts: BLACK AND BLUE MARKET
14Jan66 NBC Fri
Directed by William Wiard
Guest cast:
Joan Freeman ....... Lt. Lilli Stephenson (recurring)
Barry Kelley ....... Admiral Wetherby (recurring)
Tiger Joe Marsh
Synopsis:
Pulver gives medical supplies to a pretty lieutenant without permission. [RF]

1.19 [--] Mister Roberts: THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER
21Jan66 NBC Fri
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Guest cast:
Linda Gaye Scott
Synopsis:
Pulver is tongue-tied around the woman he's infatuated with. [RF]

1.20 [--] Mister Roberts: EIGHT IN EVERY PORT
28Jan66 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Alan Mowbray ....... Native Chief
Synopsis:
When the Captain orders the locals off the ship, Roberts tries to make
amends. [RF]

1.21 [--] Mister Roberts: THE SUPER CHIEF
04Feb66 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Jack Carter
Synopsis:
The Captain grants the new chief warrant officer permission to search
Roberts's and Pulver's cabin. [RF]

1.22 [--] Mister Roberts: THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA
11Feb66 NBC Fri
written by Douglas Morrow
directed by Allen Baron
Guest cast:
Patrice Wymore ..... Beulah Cronk
Ernest Anderson
Paul Nuckles
Synopsis:
Doc must gain the favor of Beulah Cronk, the lady who owns an island on which
the Navy wants to place observation posts. [RF]

1.23 [--] Mister Roberts: THE RELUCTANT DRAGGIN'
18Feb66 NBC Fri
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Guest cast:
Edd Byrnes ......... Rodney Stone
Roland La Starza ... Referee
Synopsis:
Roberts arranges a boxing match between one of his crewman and the crewman
of another ship. [RF]

1.24 [--] Mister Roberts: DAMN THE TORPEDOES!
25Feb66 NBC Fri
written by Ken Pettus & Herman Groves
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Guest cast:
Yvonne Craig ....... Carol Jennings
Mimsy Farmer ....... Peaches
Kelly Jean Peters .. Martha
Synopsis:
The ship must transfer three USO girls and the Captain orders them
to stay out of sight. [RF]

1.25 [--] Mister Roberts: A TURN FOR THE NURSE
04Mar66 NBC Fri
written by Douglas Morrow
directed by Les Martinson
Guest cast:
Barbara Stuart ..... Nurse Jill Cragg
Gayle Hunnicutt .... Ann
Synopsis 1:
The Captain needs his appendix removed, but refuses treatment since it means
he will have to give up command. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The Captain refuses an operation---until he meets the nurse. [RF]

1.26 [--] Mister Roberts: SON OF "EIGHT IN EVERY PORT"
11Mar66 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Keely Smith ........ Kueen Konah
Alan Mowbray ....... Chief
Pamela Woolman ..... Real Dish
Synopsis:
The men of the Reluctant return to the island of Namu for a
two-week jungle-survival test, but Roberts is the only one
who's more interested in the test than in the native girls. [RF]

1.27 [--] Mister Roberts: UNWELCOME ABOARD
[verified -RL]
18Mar66 NBC Fri
Written by Bobby Bell, Bill Lee and James Komack
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Starring:
Roger Smith .......... Doug Roberts
Steve Harmon ......... Ensign Pulver
Richard X. Slattery .. Captain
with:
Richard Sinatra ...... D'Angelo
Ronald Starr ......... Mannion
Ray Reese ............ Reber
Guest cast:
Barrie Chase ....... Sumara (girl on board)
Tom Brown ...........
Admiral Morrison (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Nobody believes Roberts after he claims to see a woman on board the ship. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
It's been a long time since the crew has had a liberty, and they think they're
hallucinating when they see a girl on board. Turns out, she's real and speaks
English only in American cliches. [RL]

1.28 [--] Mister Roberts: UNDERCOVER COOK
25Mar66 NBC Fri
written by Ken Pettus
directed by Seymour Robbie
Guest cast:
Wally Cox ......... Cook
Tom Brown ......... Admiral Morrison (recurring)
Robert Ito ........ George
Synopsis:
The new ship cook causes problems for the crew. [RF]

1.29 [--] Mister Roberts: IN LOVE AND WAR
01Apr66 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Mamie Van Doren .... Herself
Synopsis:
Roberts and Pulver vie for a role in a movie. [RF]

1.30 [--] Mister Roberts: CAPTAIN, MY--CAPTAIN?
(final episode)
08Apr66 NBC Fri
written by Ken Pettus
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Guest cast:
Barbara Werle ...... Tokyo Tulip
Jeanne Riley
Darlene Patterson
Synopsis:
A German spy who is a dead ringer for the Captain is planted on the ship. [RF]

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Summer Reruns: CBS Fridays
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[--] 20Apr66 rerun of #15 "Rock-a-bye Reluctant" (first aired 24Dec65)

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a.k.a.
[--] Mister Roberts: SPLINTS FOR A BROKEN HEART
Directed by Allen Baron

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