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One Happy Family (1961)
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://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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ONE HAPPY FAMILY
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Goodson-Todman Productions
filmed by Desilu
for
NBC (Fridays 8:00-8:30 EST)(13Jan61-Mar 1961)
NBC (Fridays 8:00-8:30 EST)(May1961-08Sep61)
Executive Producers Mark Goodson, Bill Todman
Created by Al Lewis

US Comedy Series 1961     ? episodes x 30 min
(13Jan61-08Sep61)
Starring:
Dick Sargent as Dick Cooper
Jody Warner as Penny Cooper
Penny's Parents:
Chick Chandler as Barney Hogan
Elisabeth Fraser as Mildred Hogan
Penny's Grandparents:
Jack Kirkwood as Charley Hackett
Cheerio Meredith as Lovey Hackett

Premise:
The misadventures that occur as three generations of one family try
to live together as one happy family

Music, Jeff Alexander; title song written by Harry Ruby

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[--] One Happy Family: PILOT [Unaired]
1960
created, produced and written by Al Lewis and Sid Dorfman
director, Al Lewis
starring
Dick Sargent as Dick Cooper
Jody Warner as Penny Cooper
Chick Chandler as Barney
Elizabeth Fraser as Mildred
Jack Kirkwood as Charley
Cheerio Meredith as Lovey
guest cast:
George Tobias ...... Fred
Summary: Story concerns newlyweds Dick and Penny Cooper and their
meddling, but well-meaning in-laws. [RF]

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NBC (Fridays 8:00-8:30 EST)
(13Jan61-08Sep61)

 [01] One Happy Family: FOR BETTER OR WORSE
13Jan61 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
George Tobias (as Mr. Kendall)
Synopsis:
The Coopers are off on their honeymoon. [TA]
TV Guide:
[Debut] Well, here's something to stir up a next of hornets. On this
half-hour filmed comedy series, newlyweds Dick and Penny Cooper are
living
"temporarily" with Penny's parents, the Hogans, and grandparents, the
Hacketts. Dick is a brilliant meteorologist, trying to make ends meet,
but he's not Penny-less.

[02] One Happy Family: LOVE'S BIG OMELETTE
20Jan61 NBC Fri (repeated 30Jun61 NBC)
Guest cast:
Willard Waterman (as Mr. Douglas)
Synopsis:
Gussie, the maid and cook, is sick in bed, so Penny decides to take
over the cooking chores. She starts with a Spanish omelette for breakfast
- and drops it in her husband's lap. [TA]

[03] One Happy Family: LOVE ME, LOVE MY DUCK
27Jan61 NBC Fri (repeated 7Jul61 NBC)
Synopsis:
Dick's being encouraged to go duck hunting with his father-in-law and
grandfather-in-law. But Penny's got it from her mother that duck
hunting's no good, and she doesn't want Dick to go. [TA]

[04] One Happy Family: YOUTH IS FOR THE YOUNG
03Feb61 NBC Fri (repeated 14Jul61 NBC)
Synopsis:
Penny's mother and Grandmother, seeing how romantic the newlyweds are,
try to get their own husbands to be more debonair and charming. [TA]

[05] One Happy Family: BARNEY GIVES DICK THE BUSINESS
10Feb61 NBC Fri (repeated 21Jul61 NBC)
Synopsis 1:
"Barney Gives Dick the Business" in an attempt to persuade him to give
up meteorology for plumbing. Dick doesn't want to offend his father-
in-law, so he asks Charley how to say "no" politely. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Dick is getting help from Grandpa in trying to stay out of the plumbing business. [RF]

[06] One Happy Family: CHARLEY'S BIRTHDAY
17Feb61 NBC Fri (repeated 28Jul61 NBC)
Synopsis:
It's Charley's birthday and the rest of the family gives a surprise
party for him. Everyone wishes the old gent a happy 60th birthday
- but Charley insists he's only 59. [RF]

[07] One Happy Family: CHARLEY, EXECUTIVE AT LARGE
24Feb61 NBC Fri (repeated 04Aug61)
Synopsis 1:
Dick takes a job with his father-in-law's competitors. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Barney criticizes his father-in-law for losing a vital business account.
Charley takes the failure to heart and resigns to look for another position. [RF]

[08] One Happy Family: RAIN ON SATURDAY
3Mar61 NBC Fri (repeated 11Aug61)
Synopsis:
All three generations are confined to the house by a downpour. Keeping
everybody entertained becomes a problem. [TA]

[09] One Happy Family: SKY DIVER
10Mar61 NBC Fri (repeated 18Aug61)
guest cast:
Willard Waterman .... Mr. Douglas
James Komack ........ Perkins
Synopsis:
Dick is going up in the world - to make his first parachute jump for the Weather Bureau. [RF]

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circa 17Mar61 - series goes on hiatus (until May 1961) and is replaced  by "Five Star Jubilee"
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[--] One Happy Family: SHUT UP, I LOVE YOU
12May61 ABC Fri
Synopsis:
A series of quarrels with Barney convinces Mildred that she needs to
get away from it all. She's all set to leave her husband - as soon as
she finds her wedding ring. [RF]

[--] One Happy Family: MILDRED FOR PRESIDENT
19May61 NBC Fri (repeated 8Sep61)
Synopsis:
"Mildred for President" is the household cry. Even Barney wants his wife
to run for the women's club office - he thinks the publicity will be good
for his plumbing business. [TA]

[--] One Happy Family: BIG NIGHT OUT
26May61 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Maurice Gosfield (as Fred)
Bennett Green (as Gypsy Waiter)
Synopsis:
Barney and Mildred are planning a "Big Night Out" with a business client,
and the grandparents and the young folks will have to sit this one out.
Dick and Penny have the impression that the plans are a cover-up for a
surprise party in their honor. [TA]

2Jun61 - pre-empted for news special covering JFK's visit to France.

9Jun61 - either "Dick's TV Debut" or "The Tycoons"

[--] One Happy Family: DICK'S TV DEBUT
9Jun61 (to be verified) NBC Fri 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Because of his weather-bureau experience, Dick is asked to become a
television weather man. [TA]

[--] One Happy Family: THE TYCOONS
9Jun61 (to be verified) NBC Fri 8:00pm
Synopsis:
The ladies of the family are getting tired of housework, and decide to
make their lives more interesting by opening their own business - a
maternity shop. [TA]

16Jun61 - unknown

[--] One Happy Family: MY COUNTRY CLUB 'TIS OF THEE
23Jun61 NBC Fri 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Barney has been planning to surprise Dick with a membership in his
country club, but now he fears the plan won't work out - there's a
business rival on the membership committee who may try to blackmail
Dick. [TA]

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Summer Re-runs (30Jun61 through 8Sep61):
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30Jun61 - repeat of "Love's Big Omelette" (from 20Jan61)
07Jul61 - repeat of "Love Me, Love My Duck" (from 27Jan61)
14Jul61 - repeat of "Youth Is for the Young" (from 03Feb61)
21Jul61 - repeat of "Barney Gives Dick the Business" (from 10Feb61)
28Jul61 - repeat of "Charley's Birthday" (from 17Feb61)
04Aug61 - repeat of "Charley, Executive at Large" (from 24Feb61)
11Aug61 - repeat of "Rain on Saturday" (from 3Mar61)
18Aug61 - repeat of "Sky Diver" (from 10Mar61)
25Aug61 - unknown
1Sep61 - unknown, rerun of "Mildred for President" originally scheduled
8Sep61 - repeat of "Mildred for President" (from 19May61)


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[--] One Happy Family: CHARLIE LEAVES THE PLUMBING COMPANY
airdate unknown

[--] One Happy Family: BUDGETS AND JOBS
airdate unknown

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