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Mona McCluskey (1965-66)
aka 'Meet Mona McCluskey' (copyright title)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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MONA McCLUSKEY
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McCadden Enterprises, Inc.
in association with
United Artists Television Productions, Inc.
for
The NBC Television Network (Thursdays 9:30pm EST)
Executive Producer
George Burns

US Comedy series 1965-66 26 episodes x 30 min Color  release date 16Sep65
starring

Juliet Prowse as Mona McCluskey
Denny Miller as Mike McCluskey
Herbert Rudley as General Crone
Bartlett Robinson as Frank Caldwell
Robert Strauss as Sgt. Gruzewsky
Elena Verdugo as Alice Henderson

Premise: A glamorous film star tries to lead a double life as an ordinary housewife.

Juliet Prowse, talented actress, dancer, & singer had previously starred in
the 1959 film 'Can Can' with Frank Sinatra and Shirley Maclaine
and the 1960 film 'G.I. Blues' with Elvis Presley

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NBC Thursdays 9:30 pm Eastern

   1.1 [--] Mona McCluskey: MEET MONA McCLUSKEY (pilot)
UA-McCadden prod. no. 1
16Sep65
directed by Don McGuire
written by Don McGuire
Synopsis 1:
Mona sets off a chain reaction when she demands the Air Force give her husband a raise in "Meet Mona McCluskey."

1.2 [--] Mona McCluskey: ALL THAT DOUGH AND NO PLACE TO GO (**Correct synopsis added)[TA]
UA-McCadden prod. no. 2
23Sep65 NBC Thur
Directed by Richard Whorf
Written by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Robert Strauss
Guest cast:
Jonathan Hole ..... Owner
Synopsis:
In order to vacation in Mexico, Mona must first make certain that Mike has the funds - so she and
General Crone conspire for Mike to do especially well in poker. [TA]

1.3 [--] Mona McCluskey: ALL IN A NIGHT'S WORK
UA-McCadden prod. no. 3
30Sep1965 Thur NBC
Written by Bob Fisher & Arthur Alsburg
Directed by Richard Whorf
Guest cast:
Frank Wilcox ..... General Somers
Synopsis:
Mona's movie is behind schedule. To keep the picture from going over budget, Caldwell says she'll have to work
nights - something Mona promised Mike she's never do. [TA]

1.4 [--] Mona McCluskey: IN EVERY LIFE A LITTLE WIFE MUST FALL (** Corrected synopsis added)[TA]
UA-McCadden prod. no. 4
7Oct65
written by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson
directed by Richard Whorf
Guest cast:
Lee Bergere ........ Maharajah
Synopsis:
Mike isn't too happy about Mona's date with a visiting maharajah. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
At the request of the State Department, a reluctant Mona agrees to dine with a visiting maharajah - who has a
reputation as a playboy. [TA]

1.5 [--] Mona McCluskey: MONA CARROLL VERSUS MONA McCLUSKEY
UA-McCadden prod. no. 5
14Oct1965
directed by Richard Whorf
written by Arthur Alsberg & Bob Fisher
Guest cast:
Bartlett Robinson .. Caldwell
Grace Lee Whitney .. Eileen
Synopsis:
Mona decides to abandon her career. [RF]
Synopsis:
When Mike is recommended for officers' training school, Mona decides to abandon her acting career. [TA]

1.6 [--] Mona McCluskey: HOW TO PUT OUT AN OLD FLAME
UA-McCadden prod. no. 6
21Oct65 NBC Thur
Written by Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller
Synopsis 1:
Trouble ensues when Mike goes to a stag affair and meets a former girl friend. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mona is pleased when Mike leaves to attend a reunion of his old squadron, but becomes suspicious when General Crones
knows nothing about the affair. [TA]
Synopsis 3:
Mona thinks Mike is cheating when she sees him in a restaurant with a beautiful girl. Lisa Gaye is featured as Cindy.

1.7 [--] Mona McCluskey: LET'S PLAY CUPID
UA-McCadden prod. no. 7
28Oct65
Written by Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox
Directed by Richard Whorf
Guest cast:
Robert Strauss ...... Sgt. Stan Gruzewsky
Elena Verdugo ....... Alice
Synopsis:
Mona and Mike try to revamp gruff Sergeant Gruzewsky's image. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mona and Mike undertake the considerable challenge of making a suave charmer of Sqt. Gruzewsky - he says his girl
friend things he "ain't got no class."

1.8 [--] Mona McCluskey: GOOD FOR THE GOOSE, BAD FOR THE GANDER
UA-McCadden prod. no. 8
04Nov65 NBC Thur
Written by Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller
Guest cast:
Maurice Marsac ..... Mario Martoni
Bartlett Robinson .... Caldwell
Synopsis 1:
Mike is upset with Mona's costar---a handsome Italian actor. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mike is annoyed when Italian movie star Mario Martoni, who's making a movie with Mona, begins spending
more and more time with her. [TA]

1.9 [--] Mona McCluskey: MICHELANGELO'S RIVAL
UA-McCadden prod. no. 9
11Nov65 NBC Thur
Written by Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller
Guest cast:
Doris Singleton .... Joan
Tom Brown Henry .... Blake
Synopsis:
Mona buys a $1500 work of art and tells Mike she sculpted it. [RF]

1.10 [--] Mona McCluskey: HOW TO CURE AN OLD MAN
UA-McCadden prod. no. 10
25Nov65 NBC Thur
Written by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Herbert Rudley
Guest cast:
Patric Knowles ..... Trevor Blake
Synopsis:
Mona tries to help a down-on-his-luck film star. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The man who comes to dinner, at Mona's invitation, is a former film star who's down on his luck - and who intends
to become a permanent house guest. [TA]

1.11 [--] Mona McCluskey: MY HUSBAND, THE WIFE BEATER
UA-McCadden prod. no. 11
02Dec65 NBC Thur
Written by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Herbert Rudley
Guest cast:
Madge Blake ........ Margaret Kincaide
Dorothy Neumann .... Agatha Kincaide
Med Flory .......... Elbert Hathaway
Adele Clair ........ Maxine
Breena Howard ...... Airline Hostess
Synopsis:
Mike has trouble making a good impression on Mona's visiting aunts.
Synopsis 2:
Mona's two spinster aunts are coming for a visit, and they expect to find their movie-star niece living
in a luxurious mansion. [TA]

1.12 [--] Mona McCluskey: MAIL AGAINST FEMALE
UA-McCadden prod. no. 12
09Dec65 NBC Thur
Written by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Herbert Rudley
Synopsis 1:
Mona fails in her promise never to open Mike's mail, so he decides to cure her of her habit once and for all. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mike decides to stop Mona from opening his mail. [RF]

**[--] 16Dec1965 - unknown ("Lovebirds and Jailbirds," originally scheduled, was postponed for 10Feb1966.)

1.13 [--] Mona McCluskey: STRANGER IN THE LOVE NEST
UA-McCadden prod. no. 14
23Dec65 NBC Thur
Written by Arthur Alsberg & Bob Fisher
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller
Guest cast:
Joyce Meadows ...... Phyllis
Synopsis 1:
Mona's reaction is negative when a photographer invades her home. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Magazine photographer Phyllis Blake is determined to capture the atmosphere of Mona's home life - by fair
means or foul. [TA]

1.14 [--] Mona McCluskey: DANCE, KOOKERINA, DANCE
UA prod. no. 15
30Dec65
Written by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson
Directed by Richard Whorf
Guest cast:
Doris Singleton ........ Joan
Mary Jane Mangler ..... Ruth Duval
Synopsis:
General Crone is planning to give Mona an award for entertaining the G.I.'s with her dance act. To keep things
top secret, he tells her that another dancer will do the act this year. [TA]

[--] 06Jan1966 pre-empted for an NBC news Special Report: "The New York Transit Crisis"
hosted by anchor man Frank McGee. (Thur 9:30pm) [New York Times]

1.15 [--] Mona McCluskey: MONA, THE SOFT AIR FORCE RECRUIT
UA-McCadden prod. no. 17
13Jan66 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Written by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson
Directed by Richard Whorf
Guest Cast:
Ollie O'Toole ......... Sinclair
Darlene Patterson ..... Hilda
Richard Tyler ......... Cliff
Phil Gordon ........... Recruit
Synopsis:
Mike, who's broke refuses to let Mona buy a color TV set - so Mona decides to plant a coin worth hundreds of
dollars in his pocket. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mona dons Air Force garb and sneaks into the base to recover a rare coin but is mistaken for a new recruit
and is forced to undergo basic training. [TA]
Synopsis:
Mona and Mike quarrel about buying a color TV set. [RF]

1.16 [--] Mona McCluskey: DOWN FROM THE WILD BLUE YONDER
UA-McCadden prod. no. 18
20Jan66 NBC Thur 9:30pm
written by Iz Elinson and Fred S. Fox
directed by Richard Whorf
Guest cast:
Harold Peary ....... Tibbs
Benny Rubin ........ George
Lyle Talbot ........ Benson
Bryon Foulger ...... Andrews
Robert S. Carson ... Wilson
Jim Klein ........ Jones
Adele Claire ........ Maxine
Keith Wegeman ........ Assistant Director
Synopsis:
Mike considers leaving the Air Force for a high-paying civilian job.
Synopsis:
Here's a switch: Mike says that instead of re-enlisting, he'll try for a high-paying civilian job -- and Mona
doesn't want him to. [TA]

1.17 [--] Mona McCluskey: THE GENERAL SWINGS AT DAWN
UA-McCadden prod. no. 19
27Jan66 NBC Thur
Written by Fred S. Fox and Iz Elinson
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring
Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Herbert Rudley, Frank Wilcox.
Guest cast:
Sal Mineo
Synopsis 1:
General Crone's beatnik nephew pays a visit. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mona tries to persuade General Crone's nephew (Sal Mineo) to give up being a beatnik by becoming one herself. [TA]

[--] 03Feb1966 - pre-empted for a repeat of "The Magnificent Yankee," a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" special.

1.18 [--] Mona McCluskey: LOVEBIRDS AND JAILBIRDS
UA-McCadden prod. no. 13
10Feb66 NBC Thur (postponed from 16Dec1965)
Written by Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Elena Verdugo, Robert Strauss
Guest cast:
Murray Roman ...... Jackie Dare
Herb Vigran ....... Charlie
Sid Kane .......... Waiter
Synopsis:
A pie-throwing episode lands Mike in jail. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Incensed by an insulting nightclub comic's references to Mona's earning power, Mike hits the man with a pie. [TA]

1.19 [--] Mona McCluskey: DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S WORST FRIEND
UA-McCadden prod. no. 20
17Feb66 NBC Thur
Written by Henry Garson and Edmund Beloin
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Elena Verdugo, Robert Strauss
Guest cast:
Alberto Morin ...... Ifney
Robert Foulk ....... Riley
Synopsis:
Mike gives Mona a diamond ring---and Mona promptly loses it. [RF]

1.20 [--] Mona McCluskey: MONA, THE MYSTIC
UA-McCadden prod. no. 21
24Feb66 NBC Thur
Written by Fred S. Fox
Directed by Stanley Cherry
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Robert Strauss, Elena Verdugo,
Herbert Rudley
Guest cast:
Yardena ............ Natasha
Synopsis 1:
After a visit to a fortuneteller, Sergeant Gruzewsky tells his fiancee
that they must postpone their wedding. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mona tries to convince Gruzewsky not to postpone his wedding. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Sgt. Gruzewsky postpones his marriage to Alice Henderson after seeing a fortune teller, but Mona resorts
to her own crystal ball to reschedule the ceremony. [TA]

1.21 [--] Mona McCluskey: LOVE, CHIMP STYLE
UA-McCadden prod. no. 16
03Mar1966 NBC Thur 9:30pm (postponed from 06Jan1966)
Written by Iz Elinson and Fred S. Fox
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Herbert Rudley
Guest Cast:
Roy Roberts .......... Senator Smith
Don Brodie ........... Wally
Gene Tyburn .......... Cosgrove
Robert Hughes ........ Herbert Rollins
Synopsis:
Work on Mona's new picture is completed, but her co-star - a chimpanzee - is unwilling to call it quits. [TA]

1.22 [--] Mona McCluskey: OPERATION - CHICKEN SOUP
UA-McCadden prod. no. 22
10Mar66 NBC Thur
Written by William Raynor and Myles Wilder
Directed by Stanley Z. Cherry
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Herbert Rudley, Robert Strauss,
Frank Wilcox
Guest cast:
Jim Kline .......... Sergeant
William Boyett ..... George
Synopsis:
Mona is worried about Mike's cold, so perhaps it's just as well that he didn't tell her that he'll soon
be leading a rugged Air Force survival
test.
Synopsis 2:
Meddling Mona tries to help Mike through a rugged survival test.

1.23 [--] Mona McCluskey: HOW TO TURN OFF A LASER BEAM
prod. no. 23
17Mar1966
written by Fred S. Fox
directed by Richard Whorf
Guest cast:
Barry Kelley .......... R.L. Edens
Pat McCaffrie ......... George Clark
Clyde Howdy ........... Carter
Lindsay Workman ....... Assistant Manager
Ann Staunton .......... Ethel Clark
Synopsis 1:
Mike tries to expose Mona's get-rich-quick friend as a phony.
Synopsis 2:
Mike says the Texas wheeler-dealer who offered to let Mona in on a get-rich-quick scheme is a phony - and he makes
Mona promise not to invest their savings. [TA]
Synopsis 3:
An alleged Texas millionaire offers Mona a chance to invest in a new electronics company. [TA][Seattle Daily Times]
Synopsis 4:
Mona invests in a supposed Texas millionaire's electronics company against Mike's wishes. [TA][Dallas Morning News]

1.24 [--] Mona McCluskey: SNOW VALLEY SNOW JOB (**Correct synopsis added) [TA]
UA-McCadden prod. no. 24
24Mar1966 NBC Thur
Written by Henry Garson and Edmund Beloin
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Robert Strauss
Guest cast:
Jill Donohue ....... Greta
Synopsis:
Mona panics when Mike enters her in the women's downhill ski race. [TA][Seattle Daily Times]
Synopsis 2:
Mike fell in love with Mona's movie double---thinking it was Mona. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Mike says he fell in love with Mona after seeing her skiing in a movie - but Mike doesn't know that Mona's double
did the ski scenes. [TA]

[--] 31Mar66 pre-empted "British Election Coverage"
Harold Wilson (Labour Party) v Edward Heath (Conservative Party).Wilson wins.

1.25 [--] Mona McCluskey: WILL HE, OR WON'T HE?
UA-McCadden prod. no. 25
07Apr66 NBC Thur
Written by Norman Paul, Elon Packard, and William Burns
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Robert Strauss, Elena Verdugo
Synopsis:
Gruzewsky has second thoughts about marrying his sweetheart. [RF]

1.26 [--] Mona McCluskey: MIKE'S BIRTHDAY PRESENT (final episode)
UA-McCadden prod. no. 26
14Apr66 NBC Thur
Written by Fred S. Fox
Directed by Richard Whorf
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Robert Strauss
Synopsis:
Mona gives Mike a lavish birthday party against his orders. [RF]

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[--] Mona McCluskey: Unknown episode (**possibly the pilot episode)
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Herbert Rudley
Synopsis:
Caldwell upsets Mona's plans by getting her a job. [RF]

[--] Mona McCluskey: Unknown episode
starring Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Herbert Rudley
Synopsis:
During a quarrel, Mike thinks he sees the "real" Mona. [RF]

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