CTVA Comedy - "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" (ABC)(1962-63) starring Fess Parker

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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1962-63)
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MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
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Starstan-Fespar production
for
ABC (Saturdays 8:30 pm EST)
Created and Produced by Hal Stanley
based on the 1939 film of the same name starring James Stewart.

US Comedy series 1962-63  pilot + 24 episodes x 30 min
29Sep62 - 30Mar63
Starring:
Fess Parker as Senator Eugene Smith
Sandra Warner as Pat Smith, his wife
Red Foley as Uncle Cooter
Stan Irwin as Arnie, his chauffeur
Rita Lynn as Miss Kelly, his secretary

Theme Song "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" by Hal Stanley and Irving Taylor

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[--] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE LOBBYIST (Pilot show)
airdate not known - see 23Mar63
Production no. 90983.


[01] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: WASHINGTON HOSTESS
29Sep62 ABC Saturday 8:30pm Eastern
Guest cast:
Kay Starr (as Katie McGraw)
George Pelling (as the butler)
Synopsis:
Senator Smith's hometown friend, Katie McGraw, wants to make a hit on the
Washington social scene.

[02] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: BAD DAY AT CUTTIN' CORNERS
6Oct62 ABC Saturday
Guest cast:
Frank Ferguson (as Malechy Dillman)
Natalie Masters (as Sarah Dillman)
Norman Leavitt (as Quint)
Synopsis:
The citizens of Cuttin' Corners, a village in Senator Smith's bailiwick want a post office.

[03] Mr. Smith goes to Washington:
...BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR YOUR COUNTRY?
13Oct62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Jerome Cowan (as J.C. Stover)
Leo Gorcey (as Windy)
Synopsis:
Senator Smith meets a trio of hoboes and decides to rehabilitate them. He
knows that the best way to talk to them is man-to-man - so he dresses like a hobo.

[04] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE MUSICALE
20Oct62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Harpo Marx (as himself)
Emil Genest (as Pierre LeGrand)
Ben Wright (as the headwaiter)
Lee Krieger (as Frank)
Bill Mark (as Joe)
Synopsis:
The day after Senator Smith shares a table with a French speaking stranger,
the papers report that he was lunching with his good friend, pianist Pierre LeGrand.

[05] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE COUNTRY SCULPTOR
27Oct62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Stanley Adams (as Mayor Bass)
Doodles Weaver (as Peavey Simpson)
Paul Smith (as Ernie Fitts)
Synopsis:
Senator Smith is asked to find a place of honor in Washington for a statue
of his hometown hero, Flintrock McCord. And he's faced with a dilemma:
Shall he offend his constituents - or offend Washington art lovers?

[06] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE SENATOR AND THE PAGEBOY
3Nov62 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Marc Cavell (as Eddie Barton)
Harold Peary (as Jim Pike) ("The Great Gildersleeve")
Tyler McVey (as the Committeeman)
Stephen Ellsworth (as Senator Guilfoyle)
Anthony Benson (as Donald)
Synopsis:
The senator tries to straighten out a belligerent teenager named Eddie
Barton by taking him on as his personal page.

[07] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE FORK IN THE ROAD
10Nov62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Cherylene Lee (as Mi Ok)
Synopsis:
A Korean waif with a yen to be a "Senator" invades the Smith house, but is
abashed to learn that Senator Smith is a congressman - and not a baseball
player. Then it's the Senator's turn to be abashed when he learns the
baseball-crazy "lad" is really a lassie.
Note: At the time of this program, Washington D.C. had a major league
baseball team called "The Washington Senators." In 1972, the team moved to
Texas and became the Texas Rangers.

[08] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: FIRST CLASS CITIZEN
17Nov62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Henry Corden (as Gino Celli)
Penny Santon (as Mrs. Celli)
Marie Worsham (as Miss Dixon)
Benny Rubin (as Mordecai Fine)
Nacho Galindo (as Pablo Morales)
Lomax Study (as Pierre Roland)
Synopsis:
Gino Celli is slated to become an American citizen when Senator Smith
swears him in on the Fourth of July, but doctors reveal that Gino may not live that long.

[09] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE SENATOR BAITS A HOOK
24Nov62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Edward Everett Horton (as Senator Crabtree)
Del Moore (as Senator Hoyt)
Synopsis:
Senator Smith's subcommittee on inland waterways is forced to adjourn due
to a clash between old Senator Crabtree and brash young Senator Hoyt. But
Smith still gets them together on waterways - he tricks them into joining
him on a fishing trip.

[10] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: FOR RICHER OR POORER
1Dec62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Cecil Kellaway (as Carleton Jones)
Danica D'Hondt (as Diana)
John Morley (as Spencer)
Bill Marx (as Frank)
Synopsis:
In the park, Smith befriends an old derelict named Jones, thinking he'd
make a good companion for Uncle Cooter. But the Senator doesn't realize how
hard it will be to keep up with this particular Jones - he's actually a
very wealthy man.

[11] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: MAN'S BEST FRIEND
8Dec62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Oscar beregi (as the ambassador)
Carol Seflinger (as Lisa)
Ben Astar (as an attendant)
Jeno Mate (as an attendant)
Synopsis:
Uncle Cooter's new hound, Sam, runs away and really winds up in the
doghouse - behind the fence of a communist embassy.

[--] 15Dec62 - pre-empted for a Sid Caesar special titled"As Caesar Sees It"

[12] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE SLEEPING SENTRY
22Dec62 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Claude Johnson (as Jeb Harris)
Helen Kleeb (as Mrs. Harris)
Kip King (as Emil)
John rodney (as the trial judge)
Synopsis:
Mrs. Harris asks Senator Smith for help - her son Jeb is facing
dishonorable discharge from the Army for sleeping on guard duty. Though the
boy is obviously guilty, the Senator feels that there must have been some
mitigating circumstances.

[13] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: WITHOUT A SONG
29Dec62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Senator Smith is appointed chairman of a committee to select a state song.

[14] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THAT'S SHOW BUSINESS
5Jan63 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Jack Carter (as Ernie Evans)
Synopsis:
Comedian Ernie Evans, an old friend of Senator Smith, wants to do something
worthwhile for a change.

[15] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: MISS IDA'S STAR
12Jan63 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Lillian Bronson (as Miss Ida)
Percy Helton (as Mayor Tuttle)
Synopsis:
When something falls from the sky into old Miss Ida's backyard, she won't
allow government experts to examine it. For the lonely woman, the
unidentified object is really heaven-sent - she'll get a chance to meet the
inquisitive people who'll come and see it.

[16] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THINK MINK
19Jan63 ABC Sat
Written by Howard Snyder, Jack Harvey.
Directed by Glaudio Guzman
Director of photography: Robert Pittack
Film Editor: Floyd Kundtson
Music: Jimmie Haskell; theme song, Irving Taylor, Hal Stanley.
Guest Cast:
Buster Keaton (as Si Willis)
Jesslyn Fax (as Abigail)
Dal McKennon (as Jim Tolliver)
Synopsis:
Pandemonium breaks loose in Washington when Si and Abigail Willis (Keaton,
Fax) visit Senator Smith. They have a secret for producing thousands of
mink a week - by feeding them Abigail's middlin' stew.
Contents: Commercials: Camel cigarettes

 [17] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE RESURRECTION OF WINESAP CORNERS
26Jan63 ABC Sat 8:30pm ET
Guest cast:
Don Beddoe .......... Hiram Winesap
Ann Morrison ........ Birdie
Angela Austin ........ Amy
Charles Lane ......... Caleb
Mickey Manners .... Perkins
Synopsis:
Senator Smith advises Hiram Winesap, who is in financial troublem to
sell his valuable antique auto. But Hiram refuses - he would rather wheel than deal. [RF]

[18] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: OH, PIONEERS!
2Feb63 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Bern Hoffman (as Sam Wilkins)
Synopsis:
Preparing Pioneer Day in his hometown, Senator Smith decides to conduct a
trial run - by living without modern conveniences.

[19] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: GRAND OL' OPRY
09Feb63 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Jim Nabors .......... Claude
Emory Parnell ....... Tom
Emile Sitka ......... Marcello Ventoni
Synopsis:
Cooter's godson Claude is a fine operatic singer and Senator Smith
wants to get him a grant to study abroad - but Claude's only
professional experience is with a church choir. [RF]

[20] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: AND STILL THE CHAMP
16Feb63 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Del Moore ........... Henson
Lilian Culver ....... Mrs. Harrington
Tyler McVey ......... Harris
Synopsis:
Despite his reputation as an operator Uncle Cooter trades his antique
rocking chair for a pair of worthless clocks and now he has to figure
out a way to get his rocker back. [RF]

[21] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: CITIZEN BELLOWS
23Feb63 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Reginald Gardiner .... Bellows
William Fawcett ...... Chester
Synopsis:
Senator Smith agrees to hire a butler named Bellows temporarily, in
order to give him a good reference - Bellows' last employer
discharged him for theft. [RF]

[22] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: KID FROM BROOKLYN
2Mar63 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Kip King (as Bobo Bowman)
Pat MacCaffrie (Randall)
Ann Peterson (as Sandra)
Synopsis:
Bobo Bowman, the "Kid from Brooklyn," is a high school pitcher who is
pursued by every major league scout in the country. But Bobo would
rather go to West Point and follow in his late father's military footsteps.

[23] Mr. Smith goes to Washington. TO BE OR NOT TO BE
9Mar63 ABC Sat

[24] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: HIGH SOCIETY
16Mar63 ABC Sat

[--] Mr. Smith goes to Washington: THE LOBBYIST (pilot episode)
23Mar63 ABC Sat (possibly a re-run - original airdate not known)
Guest cast:
Trevor Bardette (as Andy Tatum)
Jan Stine (as Tommie)
Synopsis:
Andy Tatum told his son that he was a lobbyist and now that the boy's
coming for a visit, Andy is worried - he's just a custodian in the Senate lobby.

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