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Occasional Wife (1966-67)
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OCCASIONAL WIFE
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Screen Gems, Inc.
a division of Columbia Pictures Inc.

for
NBC (Tuesdays 8:30pm EST)
Produced by Harry Ackerman and Robert Claver
Created by Fred Freeman and Lawrence J. Cohen

US Comedy series 1966-67  30 episodes x 30 min color
starring
Michael Callan as Peter Christopher
Patricia Harty as Greta Patterson
Jack Collins as Max Brahms
Joan Tompkins as Mrs. Brahms
Sara Seegar as Mrs. Christopher
Bryan O'Byrne as Man-in-Middle
Stuart Margolin as Bernie
Jack Riley as Wally Frick
Susan Silo as Vera
Chris Noel as Marilyn

Premise:
A bachelor executive hires a wife when he needs one for social occasions.

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NBC Tuesdays 8:30 pm Eastern
 
[01] Occasional Wife: (pilot) (debut)
13Sep66 NBC Tue
Written by Lawrence J. Cohen
Directed by Ernie Pintoff
Guest cast:
Eddie Ryder ......... Jack
William Long Jr. .... Al
Lindsay Workman ..... Jewelry Salesman
Synopsis:
Peter Christopher is a young bachelor whose boss believes in marriage.
So Peter decides to take the plunge - without getting his feet wet. [TA]

[02] Occasional Wife: OCCASIONAL TROUBLE
20Sep66 NBC Tue
Written by Robert Riley Crutcher
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Linda Gaye Scott .... Miss Wilson
Stanley Beck ........ Detective Will Yates
Hollis Morrison ..... 2nd Detective
Jonathan Hole ....... Druggist
Jeri-Lynne Fraser ... Girl In Drug Store
Synopsis:
Peter's mother sees Greta kissing another man and hires a Detective to spy on her. [RF]

[--] 27Sep66 pre-empted?

[04] Occasional Wife: HE WHO BURNS THE BRIDGES
04Oct66 NBC Tue
written by Martin Donovan
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Anne Bellamy ........ Edie
Eldon Quick ......... H.K. Morgan
Lewis Charles ....... Filcher
Martin Ashe ......... Stringfellow
William Bagdad ...... Man
Synopsis:
Peter accepts a job with another company and gets burned by his ex-boss. [RF]

[05] Occasional Wife: I DO, WE DON'T
11Oct66 NBC Tue
written by Lawrence J. Cohen
directed by Bob Claver
Guest Cast:
John Astin .......... Frank Mastin
Woodrow Parfrey ..... Grant Gray
Henry Hunter ........ Reverend Green
Victor Thorley ...... Leslie Crawford
Lindsay Workman ..... Clerk
Jim Begg ............ Photographer
Synopsis:
Under pressure from his mother to marry in a church, Peter and Greta are
forced to marry. Peter hires an actor to do the deed. [RF]

[06] Occasional Wife: THE PROMOTION
18Oct66 NBC Tue
directed by Bob Claver
Guest cast:
E.J. Peaker ......... Ginger Snap
Buddy Lewis ......... Painter
Elaine Fielding ..... Receptionist
Synopsis:
Greta is summoned to Mr. Brahms' office with the intention of promoting Peter. [RF]

[07] Occasional Wife: NO COOKIE FOR DESSERT
25Oct66 NBC Tue
Directed by Jerry Bernstein
Guest cast:
Leigh Chapman ....... Cookie Carruthers
Paul Sand ........... Harvey
Eileen Baral ........ Amanda
Tom Palmer .......... Dr. Mortimer
Synopsis:
Mr. Brahms shows up with his niece Amanda and she proceeds to ask Peter
if she can stay overnight. [RF]

[08] Occasional Wife: DANGER! - WOMAN AT WORK
01Nov66 NBC Tue
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Lloyd Bochner ....... Gordon
Charles Macauley .... Captain
Synopsis:
Greta takes a job at an employment agency and her boss Gordon asks her out to dinner. [RF]

[--] 8Nov66 pre-empt ?

[09] Occasional Wife: A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY
15Nov66 NBC Tue
directed by Bob Claver
Guest cast:
Richmond Shepard .... Dr. Swann
Ceil Cabot .......... Nurse Higgins
Patricia Sides ...... Nurse Scharper
Valerie Hawkins ..... Cindy
Synopsis:
Greta is ill and after she takes pills ends up fainting on her date with Bernie. [RF]

1.10 Occasional Wife: MARRIAGE COUNSELOR
22Nov66 NBC Tue (rerun 20Jun67)
Guest cast:
Herb Edelman ........ Uncle Harry
Steve Harmon ........ Fred Finger
Susan Browning ...... Evie Finger
Joy Harmon .......... Model
Larry Bishop ........ Urchin
Synopsis:
When Peter's boss sees Greta on the dance floor with another man, he
decides Peter and Greta need marriage counselling. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Peter's Uncle Harry gets mixed up in Peter's double life when he
agrees to pose as his nephew's marriage counselor. [RF]

[11] Occasional Wife: NO TALENT SCOUTS
29Nov66 NBC Tue
written by Richard Baer
directed by Bob Claver
Guest cast:
Sally Field ......... Nancy Zogerdorfer
Severn Darden ....... Martin Martin
Cathy Lewis ......... Mrs. Zogerdorfer
Ned Glass ........... Waiter
Synopsis:
Mr. Brahms asks Peter to help the wife of an important client get her
daughter Nancy into acting. [RF]

[12] Occasional Wife: THAT'S HOW THEY GOT CAPONE
06Dec66 NBC Tue
written by Peggy Chantler Dick
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Allen Davis ......... Mr. Hatfield
Frank DeVol ......... Mr. Hanes
Gerald Hiken ........ Mullens
Jeri-Lynne Fraser ... Francine
Marcelle Fortier .... Edie
Synopsis:
Mr. Brahms throws a tax filing party, Peter forgets to sign his. [RF]

 [13] Occasional Wife: GP LOVES UU
13Dec66 NBC Tue
written by Martin Donovan
directed by Bob Claver
Guest cast:
Fabrizio Mioni ...... Count Umberto Ugazzi
Jack Burns .......... Sgt. Krock
Jeannine Riley ...... Linda
Synopsis:
Trouble abounds when a Count comes to town and proposes marriage to Greta. [RF]

[14] Occasional Wife: MISS GRETA REGRETS
20Dec66 NBC Tue
written by Peggy Chantler Dick
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Hal Englund ......... Arnie Stoner
James Frawley ....... Indian room waiter
Paul Hartman ........ Mr. Patterson
Pert Kelton ......... Mrs. Patterson
Synopsis:
Greta and Peter are out to dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Brahms when
Greta's parents unexpectedly show up with an old high school boyfriend. [RF]

[15] Occasional Wife: PETER BY MOONLIGHT
27Dec66 NBC Tue
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Nicolas Coster ...... Rod McHew
Shelley Morrison .... Fran
Byron Morrow ........ Mr. Farley
Grace Gaynor ........ Yolanda
Helen Kleeb ......... Aunt Harriet
Karl Lukas .......... Workman #1
Linda Gaye Scott .... Miss Wilson
Marcelle Fortier .... Brahms secretary
Synopsis:
A competitor tries to takeover Brahms Baby Foods. [RF]

[16] Occasional Wife: ALIAS PETER PATTERSON
03Jan67 NBC Tue
directed by Bob Claver
Guest cast:
Arlene Charles ...... Cassandra
Eunice Christopher .. Bernice Kramer
Linda Gaye Scott .... Miss Wilson
Maide Severn ........ Mrs. Kramer
Susanne Cramer ...... Ingrid
Synopsis:
When two beauties vie for Peter's attention trouble brews. [RF]

[17] Occasional Wife: FAIR PLAY FOR GYPSIES
17Jan67 NBC Tue
written by Richard Baer
directed by John Erman
Guest Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss .... Rudolph
Bridget Hanley ...... Eunice
Rose Marie .......... Madame Celeste
Don Saroyan ......... Gypsy Father
Geoffrey Deuel ...... Gypsy Son
Synopsis:
Greta has her palm read by Madame Celeste and she is told
she is lying about her marital status. [RF]

[18] Occasional Wife: A COUPLE OF HOME-COOKED MEALS
24Jan67 NBC Tue
written by Lila Garrett and Bernie Kahn
directed by Gary Nelson
Guest cast:
Louise Sorel ........ Ellen Hanley
Marcel Hillaire ..... Jean Pierre Dubois
Synopsis:
Brahms sends Peter out to win over prospective client Ellen
Hanley so that Brahms Baby Foods lands into 1,406 more stores. [RF]

[19] Occasional Wife: ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS TOO MANY
31Jan67 NBC Tue
written by Gene Thompson
directed by Russ Mayberry
Guest cast:
Robert Emhardt ...... Mr. Barnaby
Sylvia Field ........ Mrs. Barnaby
Kay Reynolds ........ Sally
Arthur Adams ........ Headwaiter
Dick Wilson ......... Waiter
Leonard Yorr ........ Bus driver
Synopsis:
Peter takes a job with the competition at Barnaby Baby Foods and
hires an actress to impersonate Greta aka Mrs. Peterson. [RF]

[20] Occasional Wife: KANGAROO KANDIDATES
07Feb67 NBC Tue
written by Martin Donovan
directed by Gene Reynolds
Guest cast:
Ann Elder ........... Vera Frick
Frederic Downs ...... Grand Aroo
Hollis Morrison ..... Officer O'Flaherty
Johnny Silver ....... Newspaperman
Laurence Haddon ..... Desk Sergeant
Sammy Reese ......... Stool Pigeon
Vic Tayback ......... Prisoner
Synopsis:
Wally and Vera are competing against Peter and Greta for membership
in the N.O.O.K., the National Order of Kangaroos! [RF]

[21] Occasional Wife: THE NEW SECRETARY
14Feb67 NBC Tue
written by Peggy Chantler Dick
directed by Jerry Bernstein
Guest Cast:
Brooke Bundy ........ Cynthia May
Carol Wayne ......... Miss Orange Grove
Parley Baer ......... Addison Cartwright
Claudia Bryar ....... Mrs. Cartwright
Digby Wolfe ......... Gregory
Josie Lloyd ......... Miss Efficiency
Synopsis:
The secretary Peter hires quits after she finds out he's married. [RF]

[22] Occasional Wife: THE BUSINESS TRIP
21Feb67 NBC Tue (rebroadcast 26Aug67)
written by Peggy Chantler Dick
directed by Jerry Bernstein
Guest cast:
Woodrow Parfrey ..... Moe
Vaughn Taylor ....... Mr. Haver
Lindsay Workman ..... Parson Perkins
Jerry Harper ........ Bellhop #1
Steve Rinaldi ....... Bellhop #2
Synopsis:
Peter goes on a convention with Mr. Brahms and the Fricks, uninvited. [RF]

[23] Occasional Wife: ENGAGEMENT, CHRISTOPHER STYLE
28Feb67 NBC Tue
written by Martin Donovan
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest Cast:
Marlyn Mason ........ Felicia Ferris
CeCe Whitney ........ Millie
Jane Betts .......... Charity
Joanie Larson ....... Sauna
John Barclay ........ Palmer
Monte Landis ........ Dr. Finsterle
Stuart Nisbet ....... Paunchy professor)
William Long Jr. (Sharp Young Man)
John Alvin .......... Businessman
Louise Glenn ........ Thin Girl
Marcelle Fortier .... Secretary
Synopsis:
After a night of partying Peter wakes up and realizes he is engaged
to heiress Felicia Ferris. [RF]

[24] Occasional Wife: INSTANT FATHERHOOD
21Mar67 NBC Tue
written by Martin Ragaway
directed by Danny Dayton
Guest cast:
Marj Dusay .......... Susan
Dan Ferrone ......... Steve
Henry Hunter ........ Judge
Jana Taylor ......... Renata
Marcelle Fortier .... Edie
Synopsis:
Peter receives a telegram that his foster daughter from Italy is
coming to stay with him. [RF]

[25] Occasional Wife: THE SOFT SPOT
28Mar67 NBC Tue
written by Martin Donovan
directed by Bob Claver
Guest cast:
Alan Hewitt ......... Chubb, Sr.
Arlene Charles ...... Secretary
Astrid Lance ........ Inez
Jim Connell ......... Chubb, Jr.
John Considine ...... Ted
Larry Gelman ........ Waiter
Synopsis:
Mr. Brahms hires the Chubbs, father and son management consultants,
and Wally Frick sets out to get rid of Peter. [RF]

[26] Occasional Wife: THE SECRET POWDERED MILK AFFAIR
04Apr67 NBC Tue
written by Martin Donovan
directed by Bob Claver
Guest cast:
Joseph Perry ........ Gowdy
Mike Road ........... Mr. Purdy
Ned Glass ........... Murray
Sammy Smith ......... Mr. Green
Synopsis:
Brahms Baby Food has signed a contract to supply powdered milk to the
government and all employees must undergo a security clearance check. [RF]

[27] Occasional Wife: MY OCCASIONAL BROTHER'S KEEPER
11Apr67 NBC Tue
written by Gene Thompson
directed by Jerry Bernstein
Guest cast:
Don Penny ........... Teddy
Synopsis:
During Greta's party in Peter's apartment Mr. Brahms calls and talks to
"Greta's boyfriend". Greta tells Mr. Brahms it was Peter's brother playing a joke. [RF]

[28] Occasional Wife: AN AFFAIR TO FORGET
18Apr67 NBC Tue
written by Lawrence Cohen
directed by Paul Junger Witt
Guest cast:
Eunice Christopher .. Bernice Kramer
Murray Alper ........ House Detective
Diana Chesney ....... Cleaning Lady
Mason Curry ......... Party guest
Synopsis:
Bernie thinks that Mr. Brahms is Greta's sugar daddy. [RF]

[29] Occasional Wife: OIL, BE SEEING YOU
25Apr67 NBC Tue
written by Martin Donovan
directed by Bob Claver
Guest cast:
John Anderson ....... Col. Thorndyke
Elinor Donahue ...... Linda Sue
Irwin Charone ....... Milo Benjamin
Carl Milletaire ..... Maitre'd
Synopsis:
Peter has invested in an oil well scheme with Col. Thorndyke and his
daughter Linda Sue which Mr. Brahms is suspicious of. [RF]

[30] Occasional Wife: SO LITTLE TIME (final episode)
09May67 NBC Tue
written by Martin Donovan
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Ben Wright .......... Dr. Harley
Jean Marie .......... Barbara
Synopsis:
Peter's mother calls him while he's with a date and announces
she's coming over to stay for a while because of the paint fumes in her apartment. [RF]

 [--] 20Jun67 rerun of #1.10 "Marriage Counselor" (first aired 22Nov66)
[--] 26Aug67 rerun of #22 "The Business Trip" (first aired 21Feb67)


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