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My Sister Sam (1986-88)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
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MY SISTER SAM
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Pony Productions
in association with
Warner Brothers Television
for
The CBS Television Network
Produced by Karyl Miller & Korby Siais (season 1)(1986-87)
Produced by Danny Jacobson (season 2)(1987-88)

US Comedy series 1986-88 44 episodes x 30 min color

First Telecast: October 6, 1986 - Last Telecast: April 12, 1988
Oct 1986-Sep 1987, CBS Mon 8:30-9:00
Sep 1987-Nov 1987, CBS Sat 8:00-8:30
Mar 1988-Apr 1988, CBS Tue 9:00-9:30
Starring:
Pam Dawber as Samantha "Sam" Russell
Rebecca Schaeffer as Patti Russell
Joel Brooks as J.D. Lucas
Jenny O'Hara as Dixie Randazzo
David Naughton as Jack Kincaid

"Room Enough For Two" theme from "My Sister Sam"
music by Steve Dorff
words by John Bettis.

################ My Sister Sam ###############
############## season 1 1986-87 ##############
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Produced by Karyl Miller & Korby Siais

1.01 [01] My Sister Sam: WHAT MAKES SAMANTHA RUN?
prod. no. 185881
20Oct86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Tom Palmer
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.02 [02] My Sister Sam: ROOMIES
prod. no. 185882
30Oct86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Karyl Miller, Korby Siamis
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.03 [03] My Sister Sam: MANSTEALER
prod. no. 185883
30Sep86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Gary Murphy, Larry Strawther
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.04 [04] My Sister Sam: TEACHER'S PET
prod. no. 185884
19Dec86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Lisa Albert
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.05 [05] My Sister Sam: PATTI'S PARTY
prod. no. 185885
2Oct86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Lisa Albert
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.06 [06] My Sister Sam: SHOOTING STARS
prod. no. 185886
15Oct86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Danny Jacobson
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.07 [07] My Sister Sam: BABES IN THE WOODS
prod. no. 185887
5Dec86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Tom Palmer
Directed by Tom Cherones

1.08 [08] My Sister Sam: ANYTHING FOR A FRIEND
prod. no. 185888
7Jan87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Danny Jacobson
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.09 [09] My Sister Sam: THE AUNT ELSIE CRISIS
prod. no. 185889
14Nov86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Karyl Miller
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.10 [10] My Sister Sam: MIRROR, MIRROR ... ON THE WALL
prod. no. 185890
25Nov86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Ramona Layman
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.11 [11] My Sister Sam: CLUB HEAD
prod. no. 185891
5Jan87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Larry Strawther & Gary Murphy
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.12 [12] My Sister Sam: JINGLE BELL ROCK BOTTOM
prod. no. 185892
18Dec86 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Diane English
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.13 [13] My Sister Sam: ALMOST IN-LAWS
prod. no. 186091
15Jan87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Lisa Albert
Directed by Ellen Falcon

1.14 [14] My Sister Sam: ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT
prod. no. 186092
22Jan87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siais
Written by Korby Siamis
Directed Ellen Falcon

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1.15 [15] My Sister Sam: GO CRAZY
prod. no. 186094
29Jan87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siais
Written by Danny Jacobson
Directed Ellen Falcon
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber,
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Josh A. Koenig, Alan Blumenfeld, Carol Ann Susi
SYNOPSIS: Sam tries to get a refund for Patti's broken headphones.
(Good TV re-run: 22Jun02, Saturday 7:00pm)

1.16 [16] My Sister Sam: FAMILY BUSINESS
prod. no. 186095
12Feb87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siais
Written by ??
Directed Ellen Falcon
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Natalia Nogulich
SYNOPSIS: Sam and Patti go into the designer shirt business.
(Good TV re-run: 22Jun02, Saturday 7:30pm)

1.17 [17] My Sister Sam: MAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
prod. no. 186096
17Feb87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siais
Written by Dennis Danziger & Ellen Sandler
Directed Ellen Falcon
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
SYNOPSIS: Sam lends a sympathetic ear to J.D., separated from his wife.
(re-run: 29Jun02, Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:00pm)

1.18 [18] My Sister Sam: IF YOU KNOW SUSIE
prod. no. 186093
23Feb87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siais
Written by Tom Palmer
Directed Ellen Falcon
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Joanne Willette
Jon Menick
SYNOPSIS: Sam's attempt to cheer up Patti backfires.
(re-run: 29Jun02,Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:30pm)

1.19 [19] My Sister Sam: SISTER, CAN YOU SPARE A FIFTY?
prod no. 186098
6Mar87 copyright date
producers, Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Korby Siamis
Directed by Ellen Falcon
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Robin Thomas
Nicholas Cascone
SYNOPSIS: A stranger in need asks Sam for a $50 loan.
(re-run: 6Jul02, Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:00pm)

1.20 [20] My Sister Sam: EXPOSED
prod. no. 186097
13Mar87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siais
Written by Diane English
Directed Ellen Falcon
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Kit McDonough
Ritch Brinkley
Carlos Lacamara
SYNOPSIS: Sam feels violated by a TV profile on her life and career.
(re-run: 6Jul02, Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:30pm)
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1.21 [21] My Sister Sam: CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
prod. no. 186099
19Mar87 copyright date
producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siais
Written by Ramona Layman
Directed Ellen Falcon
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
SYNOPSIS:
Sam volunteers to manage reluctant Patti's class-treasurer campaign.
(re-run: 13Jul02, Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:00pm)

1.22 [22] My Sister Sam: FOG BOUND
prod. no. 425237/206754
1Apr87 copyright date
Producers Karyl Miller & Korby Siamis
Written by Susan Beavers & Stephen Fischer
Directed by Burt Metcalfe
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Franc Luz
Tony Frank
Dom Irrera
SYNOPSIS: Sam and Patti flash back to Patti's unexpected arrival.
(re-run: 13Jul02, Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:30pm)

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############## season 2 1987-88 ##############
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Produced by Danny Jacobson

2.01 [23] My Sister Sam: GOODBYE STEVE (1/2)
prod. no. 186131
10Sep87 copyright date
producer, Danny Jacobson
Written by ??
Directed by Barnet Kellman
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer,Joel Brooks,Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Synopsis:
Jack lends a sympathetic ear to jilted Sam.
(Continued on the episode "And they said it would never last")
(re-run: 20Jul02, Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:00pm)

2.02 [24] My Sister Sam: AND THEY SAID IT WOULD NEVER LAST (2/2)
prod. no. 186132
10Sep87 copyright date
producer, Danny Jacobson
Written by ??
Directed by Barnet Kellman
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
David Paymer
Valerie Wildman
Jude Mussetter
Brenda McKinley
Lori Butler
SYNOPSIS: Sam and Jack's romance heats up, despite their differences.
(Continued from the episode "Goodbye Steve")
(re-run: 20Jul02, Goodlife TV, 7:30pm Saturday)

2.03 [25] My Sister Sam: DEEP THROAT
prod. no. 186135
25Sep87 copyright date
producer, Danny Jacobson
Written by ??
Directed by Peter Bonerz
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
    Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks,    Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
    Daren Powell (as Jeff)
    Brandy Gold (as Sally)
    Stephan Yates
Synopsis #1:
Patti seeks advice, but a tonsillectomy renders Sam mute.
Synopsis #2:
Sam (Pam Dawber) enters the hospital for a tonsillectomy and returns
home to a dilemma: Patti (Rebecca Schaeffer) needs advice on sex
and Sam can't speak.
(re-run  27Jul02: Goodlife TV, 7:00PM )

2.04 [26] My Sister Sam: NEVER A BRIDESMAID
prod no. 186133
2Oct87 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Nancy Lane
Stephanie Shroyer
Synopsis #1:
A friend decides to marry the man Sam introduced to her.
Synopsis #2:
Sam sets up her girlfriend with a nice guy and is delighted when the
two ask her to be in their wedding---at first.
(re-run: 27Jun02, Goodlife TV, Saturday, 7:30 PM)

2.05 [27] My Sister Sam: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA SCHULTZ?
prod. no. 186134
8Oct87 copyright date
producer, Danny Jacobson
Written by ??
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Regular Cast: (NO Pam Dawber ?/ NO Rebecca Schaeffer?)
    Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
    Amzie Strickland
    Ian Petrella
    Jandi Swanson

Synopsis #1:
Trick-or-treaters Sam and Patti visit a mysterious neighbor.
Synopsis #2:
On Halloween Sam and Patti are easy marks for a practical joker
when they don costumes to visit an eccentric old woman (Amzie
Strickland), known in the building as Madame Axe.
(re-run: 3Aug02, Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:00pm)

2.06 [28] My Sister Sam: GOOD NEIGHBOR SAM
prod. no. 186138
15Oct87 copyright date
producer, Danny Jacobson
Written by ??
Directed by Zane Buzby
Regular Cast (NO Pam Dawber ?/ NO Rebecca Schaeffer?)
Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
    Raye Birk
    Ann Ryerson
Synopsis #1:
Sam regrets her offer to reward a couple who stopped a purse
snatcher.
Synopsis #2:
Sam befriends a couple (Raye Birk, Ann Ryerson) who helped her
retrieve a stolen purse, but soon they're visiting and making Sam feel
like a prisoner in her own home.
(re-run: 3Aug02 Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:30pm)

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2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: DRIVE, SHE SAID
prod. no. 186136
28Oct87 copyright date
producer, Danny Jacobson
Written by ??
Directed by Peter Bonerz

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
prod. no. 186142
28Oct87 copyright date
producer, Danny Jacobson
Written by ??
Directed by Peter Bonerz

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: THE ART OF LOVE
prod. no. 186140.
29Oct87 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by ??

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL KILL IF I WANT TO
prod. no. 186137
13Nov87 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by Stephen Zuckerman

2.11 [33] My Sister Sam: CAMP BURN-OUT
prod. no. 186141
3Dec87 copyright date
Written by ??
Drected by Peter Bonerz
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber,
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Beverly Archer, Josie DiVincenzo, Chip Hall
Synopsis:
Sam overdoes it when she, Dixie and Patti go to a health spa.
(re-run: 24Aug02 Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:00pm)

2.12 [34] My Sister Sam: OL' GREEN EYES IS BACK
prod. no. 186143
8Dec87 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber,
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Lise Hilboldt, Barry Dennen
Synopsis:
Sam fumes when a divorced friend and Jack become close.
(re-run: 24Aug02 Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:30pm)

2.13 [35] My Sister Sam:
PATTI, I HAVE A FEELING WE'RE NOT IN OREGON ANYMORE
prod. no. 186139
10Dec87 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber,
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
Nan Martin, Richard McKenzie, Sean Sullivan, Lenora May, Bryan O'Byrne
Jill Jacobson
Synopsis: Sam is dismayed at changes in Oregon.
(re-run: 31Aug02 Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:00pm)

2.14 [36] My Sister Sam: GRAND PRIZE
prod. no. 186144
17Dec87 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Regular Cast: Pam Dawber,
Rebecca Schaeffer, Joel Brooks, Jenny O'Hara, David Naughton
Guest Cast:
John Doolittle, Gabe Cohen, Charles Stransky, Andrea Walters,
Parker Jacobs, Steve Morris, Joseph Romeo
Synopsis: A contest prize dismays winners Sam and Patti.
(re-run: 31Aug02 Goodlife TV, Saturday 7:30pm)

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: THE THRILL OF AGONY, THE VICTORY OF DEFEAT
prod. no. 186147
5Jan88 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by ??

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: WALK A WHILE IN MY SHOES
prod. no. 186145
22Jan88 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by Stephen Zuckerman

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE AUDITOR
prod. no. 186150
29Jan88 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by Peter Bonerz

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: THE WRONG STUFF
prod. no. 186146
5Feb88 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by James Gardner

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: REVENGE OF THE RUSSELL SISTERS
prod. no. 186149
5Feb88 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by ??

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: EARTHQUAKE
prod. no. 186151
11Feb88 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by Peter Bonerz

2.xx [--] My Sister Sam: LIFE, DEATH & ADMIRAL ANDY
prod. no. 186148
19Feb88 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by ??

2.xx [-] My Sister Sam: A DAY IN THE LIVES
no. 186152
19Feb88 copyright date
Written by ??
Directed by Peter Bonerz

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TITL: Russell & Russell / written by Leslie Jacobs & Debra A. Majewicz.
PHYS: 21 p.
SEST: My sister Sam
NOTE: Television script.
CLNA: Debra A. Majewicz
DCRE: 1988 DREG: 18Apr88
APAU: Debra A. Majewicz, Leslie Jacobs.

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