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The Paul Lynde Show (1972-73)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
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The Official Paul Lynde Site
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THE PAUL LYNDE SHOW
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Ashmont Production
in association with
Screen Gems Television, a division of Columbia Pictures

for
ABC (Wednesdays 8:00 PM ET)
Executive Producer Harry Ackerman
Produced by William Asher
Created by Sam Clark and Ron Bobrick
Based on the stage play 'Howie' by Phoebe Ephron

US Comedy series 1972-73    26 episodes x 30 min color
(13Sep72-8Sep73)
starring
Paul Lynde as Paul Simms
Elizabeth Allen as Martha Simms
Pamelyn Ferdin as Sally Simms
Jane Actman as Barbara Simms Dickerson
John Calvin as Howie Dickerson
Jerry Stiller as Barney Dickerson
Anne Meara as Grace Dickerson
Herb Voland as T.J. McNish
James Gregory as T.R. Scott
Allison McKay as Alice

Premise:
Domestic problems of an Attorney.

The following season Paul Lynde took over the starring
role in the hospital comedy series 'Temperatures Rising' which was
revamped as 'The New Temperatures Rising' (1973-74)

music by Shorty Rogers
director of photography Henry Cronjager

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ABC (Wednesdays 8:00 PM Eastern)
(ABC KAKE-TV Wichita, Kansas - delayed broadcast - Fridays 7pm)

 1.1 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: HOWIE COMES HOME TO ROOST [verified -RL]
13Sep72 ABC Wed
written by Ron Clark & Sam Bobrick
Directed by William Asher
Synopsis:
Paul Lynde's biting sarcasm is the laugh-getter in this series pilot
that has him adjusting to his new, unemployed genius of a son-in-law. [RF]
(15Sep72 ABC KAKE-TV Wichita Kansas, Fri 7pm)
Note:
Same premise as an early sixties, unsold pilot starring Paul Lynde. The series
was to be called "Howie", and amazingly over a decade later, the same premise
was used for episode 1 of "The Paul Lynde Show" [RL]

1.2 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: WHIZ KID SIZZLES AS QUIZ FIZZLES
20Sep72 ABC Wed (rerun 28Mar73)
Written by Ed Jurist
Directed by William Asher
Guest cast:
Anson Williams ....... Jimmy
Roy Rowan ............ Emcee
Synopsis:
The genius gets to show his stuff, make a mint and move out: that's Paul's
dream as his unemployed son-in-law competes on a TV game show. [RF]

1.3 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: THE LANDLORD [verified -RL]
27Sep72 ABC Wed
written by S. A. Long
Directed by William Asher
Guest Cast:
Jerry Stiller ...... Barney
Anne Meara ......... Grace
Synopsis:
Howie & Barbara decide to move out of the upstairs apartment to be on their own.
However, they don't go far enough for Paul. They only move to the basement.
A building inspector fines the Simms for renovations with a permit, and the
kids must move back upstairs. [RL]

1.4 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: NO NUDES IS GOOD NUDES [verified -RL]
4Oct72 ABC Wed
written by Bob Fisher & Arthur Marx (on copyright)
Directed by William Asher (on copyright)
Guest Cast:
Arthur O'Connell .... Mayor Scofield
Alison McKay ........ Alice Fogelby
Stagehand ........... Allen Jenkins
Synopsis:
Howie gets a job in an all-nude musical production called "OH, BOMBAY" (a take-off on
"OH, CALCUTTA"). Meanwhile Paul tries to get the production shut down before it begins,
and pushes the Mayor to keep his promise to clean up the city. What he doesn't know is
that the Mayor's brother-in-law is producing the show. Throughout the episode, Paul is
calling all of the participants in the production "nudie looneys," but at the end of the
episode Paul becomes ONE OF THEM. [RL]

1.5 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: TO COMMUNE OR NOT TO COMMUNE [verified -RL]
11Oct72 ABC Wed
Written by Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx
Directed by Bruce Bilson.
Guest Cast:
Jack Bender ........... Jericho
Jodie Foster .......... Maggie
Anne Wyndham .......... Patsy
Kenneth Washington .... Joe
Synopsis:
When Howie ruins Paul's new alligator briefcase ( a $300 gift from his
boss), Paul's angry tirade causes the kids to move to a commune. But Martha
gets Paul to beg them to come back. [RL]

1.6 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: HOW TO BE UNHAPPY, THOUGH POOR [verified -RL]
18Oct72 ABC Wed
written by Phil Sharp (on copyright) / Written by S.A. Long [RL]
Directed by George Tyne (on copyright)/ Directed by William Asher [RL]
Guest Cast:
Herb Voland ........... J.J. McNish
Cliff Norton .......... Ralph
Mollie Irving ......... Mae
Iggie Wolf and Jack Denton .... delivery men
Judie Stein and Tracy Bogart ... hippie girls
Synospis:
When Paul wins a big legal case, he expects a bonus, but only gets 4 1/2
days off instead of cash. This makes him unhappy, and Paul considers
quitting the law firm until Howie tells HIS parents that the Simms are penniless. [RL]

1.7 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: POLLUTION SOLUTION
25Oct72 ABC Wed
written by Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx
directed by Jack Donohue
Guest cast:
Ronda Copland ....... Carol
Mwako Cumbuka ..... Harley
Synopsis:
Edological aggravation for Paul: the kids are fighting off-shore drilling
by an oil company that's his biggest client. [RF]
(27Oct72 ABC KAKE-TV Wichita Kansas, Fri 7pm)

1.8 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: TO WED OR NOT TO WED [verified -RL]
01Nov72 ABC Wed
Written by Bud Grossman
Directed by Ernest Losso
Guest Cast:
Jerry Stiller ....... Barney
Anne Meara .......... Grace
Chuck McCann ........ the minister
Alison McKay ........ Alice
Synopsis:
The Simms find out that the kids aren't really married because the license
of the person who married them had expired before the wedding. The kids
decide to live together instead of remarrying, much to Paul's dismay.
They eventually change their minds, and agree to a wedding, but on their
terms. The wedding ceremony is held in the Simms' pool. [RL]

1.9 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: UNSTEADY GOING
08Nov72 ABC Wed
written by Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx
directed by Jack Donohue
Synopsis:
Going steady provides a lesson in comic contrasts - happiness for 14-year
old Sally; snarls, grimaces and raving tirades from daddy. [RF]
(17Nov72 ABC KAKE-TV Wichita Kansas, Fri 7pm)

1.10 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: WHOSE LIB? [verified -RL]
22Nov72 ABC Wed
Written by Robert Fisher & Arthur Marx
Directed by Ernest Losso
Guest Cast:
Barbara Rhodes ..... Eve Loring
Alison McKay ....... Alice
J.H. Lawrence ...... officer
Herb Voland ........ J.J. McNish
Synopsis:
When Paul's secretary takes two weeks off, Paul must hire a replacement.
Howie bets that Paul will never hire a male secretary, even if he'd more
qualified. To prove him wrong, Paul hires Howie, who wreaks havoc on Paul's office.

1.11 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: MEET AUNT CHARLOTTE [verified -RL]
29Nov72 ABC Wed
Written by Ed Jurist and Stan Dreben
Directed by George Tyne
Guest Cast:
Ray Walston ........... Mr. Tamuro
Charlotte Rae ......... Aunt Charlotte
Synopsis:
Paul's sister, Aunt Charlotte visits at the ame time a big potential
Japanese client, Mr. Tamuro comes to dinner. Paul jumps to conclusions
from circumstantial evidence, and accuses Tamuro of fooling around
with his sister - a move which costs him the Japanese client. [RL]

1.12 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: AN AFFAIR TO FORGET [verified -RL]
6Dec72 ABC Wed
written by Robert Fisher & Arthur Marx
Directed by George Tyne
Guest Cast:
Thelma Carpenter ....... Thelma
Dick Wilson ............ the patient
Synopsis:
Dr. Jack Adamson (Roger Perry) flirts with Martha Simms at a party, causing
his wife Fay Adamson (Joanne Worley) to leave him and move in with the Simms.
However, there's more to the story. Fay wants to revive her old "act" and
perform on a cruise ship for two weeks. Her husband adamantly says "no way." [RL]

1.13 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: MARTHA'S LAST HURRAH
13Dec72 ABC Wed
written by William Raynor, Myles Wilder
directed by Jack Donohue

1.14 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: PAUL'S DESPERATE HOURS [verified -RL]
20Dec72 ABC Wed
written by Ben Starr
Directed by Bruce Bilson
Guest Cast:
Paul Smith ......... the officer
James A. Watson .... Leroy
Carol Speer ........ Laverne
Synopsis:
The newlyweds bring home a mugger for dinner. Howie hit the mugger when he
tried to mug Barbara and steal her purse. Howie feels bad about resorting
to violence and invites the criminal home, much to Paul's chagrin.
Howie's good deed goes awry when the mugger pulls a gun after dinner and
ransacks the house. [RL]

1.15 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: NO MORE MISTER NICE GUY [verified -RL]
27Dec72 ABC Wed
written by Bernie Kahn
Directed by George Tyne
Guest Cast:
Eugene Troobnick ...... Dr. Grunning
Helen Page Camp ....... Louvella Patterson
Joshua Shelley ........ Joe Patterson
Ellen Blake ........... Patty
Marcia Strassman ...... Karen
Martin Speer .......... Barry
Paul Gregory White .... Steve
Synopsis:
Paul's blood pressure is UP, so he tries not to let Howie's antics get to
him. However, Howie thinks Paul needs to vent his anger or he'll explode
and goes overboard to annoy Paul. [RL]

1.16 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: THE BARE FACTS [verified -RL]
3Jan73 ABC Wed
Prod. no. 16 (on copyright)
written by Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx (on copyright)
Directed by George Tyne
Guest Cast:
Dick Wilson .......... tipsy man
Henry Jones ..........Judge Conrad
Richard X. Slattery ....Sullivan
Synopsis:
A picture painted by Howie depicts Barbara Simms naked. When this painting,
which Paul tries to hide winds up on the wall of a local hangout for his law
partners, Paul desperately tries to buy the painting. [RL]

1.17 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: HOWIE'S INHERITANCE
10Jan73 ABC Wed
written by Laurence Marks
directed by Jerry London

1.18 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: P. S., I LOATHE YOU [verified -RL]
17Jan73 ABC Wed
Written by Bob Carroll and Madelyn Davis
Directed by Jack Donohue
Guest Cast:
James Gregory ........ T.R. Scott
Neva Patterson ....... Edna Scott
Dick Wilson .......... George
Frank Campanella ..... Bernie
Synopsis:
For therapy, Paul writes a nasty letter to his boss - fully intending to
tear it up and never let it get mailed. However, it DOES get mailed
accidentally by the housekeeper and trouble ensues. [RL]

1.19 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: THE CONGRESSMAN'S SON [verified -RL]
24Jan73 ABC Wed
Written by Leo Rifkin
Directed by George Tyne
Guest Cast:
Tom Bosley .......... Fred Landis
Stephen Nathan ...... Willie Landis
Paul Sorensen ....... Vince
Gordon Jump ......... Larry
Synopsis:
Paul is nervous when his old law school buddy, Congressman Fred Landis
visits for dinner. Paul tries to sway the congressman into using his law
firm in the future, but fails. He then tries to get to the Congressman
through his son, Willie Landis who works in construction with son-in-law Howie. [RL]

1.20 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: OUT OF BOUNDS [verified -RL]
31Jan73 ABC Wed
Written by William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Guest Cast:
Roger Bowen ........ Sam Perkins
Bernie Kopell ...... Myron Campbell
Maggie Malooley .... Joan Perkins
Theodore Wilson .... Mr. Johnson
Richard Curtis ..... Mr. Frazier
Liam Dunn .......... Mr. Frisby
Richard Roat ....... Mr. Barton
Barney Phillips ..... the surveyor
Synopsis:
Paul's backyard fence is a foot too far over onto his neighbor's property,
and he is asked to move it. However, mother nature saves Paul a bundle of
money when Howie's research leads him to find out that the property shifted
during a major earthquake in the 1800s, and the property is NOT out of bounds. [RL]

1.21 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: IS THIS TRIP NECESSARY?
7Feb73 ABC Wed
writers: Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx
directed by George Tyne

1.22 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR
MOTHER-IN-LAW BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
[verified -RL]
14Feb73 ABC Wed
written by Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx
Directed by Coby Ruskin
Guest Cast:
Mabel Albertson ......... Mabel
Alan Hale, Jr. .......... Dr. Colton
Richard X. Slattery ..... Sullivan
Dick Wilson ............. George
Synopsis:
Paul's mother-in-law visits California from Seattle. She likes it so much, she thinks of staying. [RL]

1.23 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: BACK TALK [verified -RL]
21Feb73 ABC Wed (rerun 01Sep73)
written by Phil Sharp (on copyright)
Directed by Oscar Rudolph (on copyright)
Guest cast:
Guest Cast:
Dick Van Patten ....... Dr. Willis
Herbert Anderson ...... Ed Murphy
Victor Sen Yung ....... Mr. Fong
Synopsis 1:
Flat on his back and loving it, Paul's making the most of a pulled muscle
that will get him out of a dreaded dance, unless his fed-up family finds
a way to get him out of bed. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
It's again time for the Women's League Charity Dance, and Paul doesn't want
to go. He hurts his back getting out of a chair, and carries on even when
it heals to get out of going to the dance. When his wife finds out that
he's faking it, their date to the dance is on again. [RL]

1.24 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: BARBARA GOES HOME TO MOTHER
28Feb73 ABC Wed
Teleplay by S. A. Long, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Monica McGowan
Story by S. A. Long
directed by Jerry London

1.25 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: TOGETHERNESS [verified -RL]
7Mar73 ABC Wed
Written by Barry E. Blitzer
Directed by Ernest Losso
Guest Cast:
James Gregory ........ T.R. Scott
Sean Kelly ........... Mark
Synopsis:
Paul is tired of being home alone, and employs guilt to get the family to
stay home once in a while. After much ado, everyone cancels their plans and
stays home to play games and watch Paul's slide show. However, seeing that
the family is really miserable and would rather be elsewhere, Paul
acquiesces and lets them go out and do what they wish. [RL]

1.26 [--] The Paul Lynde Show: SPRINGTIME FOR PAUL (final episode) [verified -RL]
14Mar73 ABC Wed
Written by S.A.Long
Directed by Ernest Losso
Guest Cast:
Roger C.Carmel ........ George Cunningham
Mary Ann Gibson ....... Rita Cunningham
Christopher Norris .... Julie Cunningham (yes, Christopher is a girl)
Frank Welker .......... Freddy
Synopsis:
New neighbor 18-year-old Julie Cunningham develops a crush on Paul and
interviews him for a school paper. Trouble ensues when Julie's brawny
boyfriend Freddy finds out. [RL]

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