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Mr. T and Tina (1976)
 
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MR. T AND TINA
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Komack Company Inc. Production
for
ABC
Produced by Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Davis
Created by James Komack

US Comedy series Fall 1976   5 episodes x 30 min

Starring:
Pat Morita as Taro Takahashi (Mr. T)
Susan Blanchard as Tina Kelly
With:
Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa as Uncle Matsu
Ted Lange as Harvard (the handyman) (same character he'd previously played in "That's My Mama")
June Angela as Sachi (Mr. T's sister-in-law)
Pat Suzuki as Michi (Mr. T's young daughter)
Gene Profanato as Aki (Mr. T.'s son)
Miriam Byrd-Nethery as Miss Llewellyn (the landlady)

Premise:
Following his move from Tokyo to Chicago to establish an American branch of Moyati Industries, widowed inventor,
Taro Takahashi - Mr. T (Pat Morita) hires Tina Kelly (Susan Blanchard), a pretty, but dizzy American girl to care for his
motherless children Sachi and Aki. Stories relate Tina's misadventures as she cares for Sachi and Aki.

Background:
Created by James Komack who also created "Mr. Roberts", "Chico and the Man", "Hennesey", "Me & Maxx", "Welcome Back
Kotter", and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"
Pat Morita, had previously appeared in "Sanford and Son" (1974-75) as Ah Chew, and "Happy Days" (1975-83) as "Arnold"

Theme song, instrumental version of "Chicago."

Only five episodes aired, although several more were filmed. [RL]

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ABC Saturdays (25Sep76-30Oct76)

1.1 [--] Mr. T And Tina: PILOT
25-Sep-1976 ABC Sat

1.2 [--] Mr. T And Tina: THE AMERICANIZATION OF MICHI
2-Oct-1976 ABC Sat

1.3 [--] Mr. T And Tina: WHAT MAKES SUMO RUN?
16-Oct-1976 ABC Sat

1.4 [--] Mr. T And Tina: TINA REALLY TRULY GETS FIRED [verified -RL]
23-Oct-1976 ABC Sat
Written and Produced by Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Davis
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest Cast:
Robert Hegyes ....... Juan Epstein (from "Welcome Back Kotter")
John Travolta ....... Vinnie Barbarino (from "Welcome Back Kotter")
Ron Palillo ........ Arnold Horshack (from "Welcome Back Kotter")
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs .... Freddie 'Boom-Boom' Washington (from "Welcome Back Kotter")
Synopsis:
Bumbling Tina is fired for ruining Mr. T's expensive kite, influencing his daughter's skimpy wardrobe, and causing him
injury while experimenting with his flying machine. His family then develops a scheme to get the lovable Tina back. [RL]

1.5 [--] Mr. T And Tina: I THOUGHT I'D NEVER LEAVE (final episode)
30-Oct-1976 ABC Sat

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[--] Mr. T And Tina: READING, WRITING AND RICE [verified -RL]
Unaired?
Living in Chicago, Mr. T. is afraid that his children are losing their Asian roots. That's when Tina, against
Mr. T's wishes, begins schooling the children in Japanese culture. [RL]

[--] Mr. T and Tina: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO LIVE
Unaired?

[--] Mr. T and Tina: I'M O.K., YOU'RE ALL BANANAS
Unaired?

[--] Mr. T and Tina: WHERE IS MY WANDERING MATSU TONIGHT?
Unaired?

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