CTVA US Comedy - "The Pruitts of Southampton" /"The Phyllis Diller Show" (Filmways/ABC)(1966-67)

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The Pruitts of Southampton  (eps 1-17)
(a.k.a. copyright title - "The Pruitts of South Hampton")
(re-titled) The Phyllis Diller Show  (eps 18-30)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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THE PRUITTS OF SOUTHAMPTON / THE PHYLLIS DILLER SHOW
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Phildil Productions, Ltd.
in association with
Filmways Television Productions, Inc.
CLNA: Orion Pictures Corporation
for
ABC (Tuesdays 9:00 PM EST) (eps 1-17)
ABC (Fridays 9:30 PM EST) (eps 18-30)

Based on the novel 'House Party' by Patrick Dennis
Produced by David Levy, Everett Freeman

US Comedy series 1966-67    30 episodes x 30 min color
starring
Phyllis Diller
as Phyllis (Mrs. Poindexter) Pruitt
with
Reginald Gardiner as Uncle Ned Pruitt
Pam Freeman as Stephanie Pruitt
Gypsy Rose Lee as Regina Wentworth
Charles Lane as Maxwell
Grady Sutton as Sturgis
John Astin as Rudy Pruitt
Marty Ingels as Norman Krump
Paul Lynde as Harvey
Richard Deacon as Mr. Baldwin
Billy DeWolfe as Vernon Bradley

Premise: Phyllis Diller plays an eccentric pillar of Long Island Society
who protects her family's reputation.

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   ABC Tuesdays 9:00 PM Eastern (06Sep66-03Jan67)

1.01 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: PHYLLIS GOES BROKE
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-01
06Sep66 ABC Tue
written by Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman
Synopsis:
During a party, an IRS agent arrives to inform the Pruitts that they
are $10 million in debt and that their possessions now belong to the
United States government. But they are going to allow the Pruitts to
maintain the illusion that they are wealthy, rather than risk a stock-market
collapse with the news that they are bankrupt. Phyllis is forced to let
the entire staff go and stand by as her priceless art is taken from
their home. It isn't long before Phyllis comes up with a scheme to pay off
the IRS by marrying a wealthy general who's been pursuing her for
years. The General is overjoyed, but in the end, of course, her plan backfires. [RF]

1.02 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: PHYLLIS, THE MILKMAID
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-07
13Sep66 ABC Tue
written by Ray Kammerman & Sid Mandel
Guest cast:
Hope Summers ........ Gigi

1.03 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: PHYLLIS BEATS THE RAP
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-02
20Sep66 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 02Jun67)
Guest cast:
Charles Lane ........ Maxwell (recurring)

1.04 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: PHYLLIS TAKE A LETTER
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-03
27Sep66 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 23Jun67)
Guest cast:
Parley Baer ......... Derwin
Ann B. Davis ........ Mrs. Derwin
Synopsis:
With money on her mind and a tape recorder in her hair, Phyllis goes to
work as secretary for a man with plenty of dictation - and a
very jealous wife. [RF]

1.05 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: PHYLLIS, THE COOKIE TYCOON
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-05
04Oct66 ABC Tue 9:00pm
Guest cast:
Robert Nichols ...... Barker
Hope Summers ........ Gigi
Frank Wilcox ........ Clark
Lester Matthews ..... Butler
Synopsis:
The Pruitts love the immense cookie that Phyllis baked, so she thinks
there's money to be made in dough. [TA]

1.06 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: Phyllis Fires the Butler
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-10
11Oct66 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 30Jun67)

1.07 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: Phyllis Saves the Day
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-06
18Oct66 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 16Jun67)

1.08 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: Phyllis Goes Commercial
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-04
25Oct66 ABC Tue
Guest cast:
Hope Summers ........ Gigi [RF]

1.09 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: Phyllis Entertains Royalty
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-09
01Nov66 ABC Tue

[--] 8Nov66 - pre-empted for coverage of election returns (various
elections for state governors & the US Congress)

1.10 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: PHYLLIS, THE UPSTAIRS GIRL
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-11
15Nov66 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 07Jul67)
Guest cast:
Mary Wickes ......... Amelia Pembroke
Helen Kleeb ......... Laura Hackett
Synopsis:
When a snobbish neighbor asks the Pruitts for a $200 charity donation,
Phyllis and Uncle Ned are faced with a desperate decision: Find jobs or
risk exposure as paupers. [RF]

1.11 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: Phyllis, the General Stealer
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-13
22Nov66 ABC Tue

1.12 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: Phyllis, the Dress Maker
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-08
29Nov66 ABC Tue
written by Howard Harris & Sydney Zelinka

1.13 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: Phyllis Goes Arty
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-12
06Dec66 ABC Tue

1.14 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: Santa was a Lady
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-17
13Dec66 ABC Tue
written by Lou Derman & Elon Packard

1.15 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: THE HUBCAP CAPER
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-18
20Dec66 ABC Tue (ABC rebroadcast 14Apr67)
written by Lou Derman & Elon Packard
directed by Nat Perrin
director of photography Arch R. Dalzell
Guest cast:
James Flaven ........ Lieutenant Muldoon
Charles Lane ........ Maxwell (recurring)
Arthur Walsh ........ Joey
Harvey Levine ....... Buck
Bo Hopkins .......... Chub
Billy Curtis ........ Augie
Synopsis:
Phyllis turns private eye to bag the culprits who stole the lucky
hubcaps off the family Rolls Royce - and brought a curse down on the house of Pruitt. [TA]

1.16 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: PHYLLIS, QUEEN OF THE ROAD
[verified -RL]
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-15
27Dec66 ABC Tue
Sponsored by L&M CIGARETTES
written by Lou Derman & Elon Packard
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Guest cast:
Guy Raymond
William Benedict
Al Checco
Warren White
Barbara Morrison
Harry Hickox
Charles Lane ......... Maxwell (recurring)
Richard Deacon ....... Baldwin (recurring)
Synopsis:
Phyllis befriends local hobos to bring attention to her recent reversal
of fortune. She rattles Mr. Maxwell (Charles Lane) and Mr. Baldwin
(Richard Deacon) when she invites the media to a hobo in her honor. [RL]

1.17 [--] The Pruitts of Southampton: MY BROTHER HARVEY
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-19
03Jan67 ABC Tue 9:00pm (rebroadcast 27Apr67 ?)
Guest cast:
Paul Lynde ......... Harvey
Robert Sorrells .... Abner
Mitzi Sutherland ... Kate
Synopsis:
Phyllis takes a fast flyer into show biz to get a hillbilly show on the
road. The mountaineers are coming out of the Pruitt woodwork, thanks to
Phyllis' talent-scouting brother Harvey. [TA]

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Beginning 13Jan67, the series moved to Fridays 9:30pm, and was
re-titled "The Phyllis Diller Show"
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1.18 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: LITTLE MISS FIXIT
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-20
13Jan67 ABC Fri 9:30pm (rebroadcast 21Apr67)
Synopsis:
The Pruitt mansion needs a quick repair job for a picture spread in a
home magazine. Mr. Krump, Southampton's new repair man is soon conned
into spending a night at the Pruitt's, where he's plunged into a frantic fix-it campaign. [TA]

1.19 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: LEARN TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-21
20Jan67 ABC Fri

1.20 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: THE GHOST OF PRUITT MANSION
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-23
27Jan67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 28Apr67)

1.21 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: PORTRAIT OF KRUMP
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-25
03Feb67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 05May67)

1.22 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: HOW TO ROB A MILLIONAIRE
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-16
10Feb67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 11Aug67)
written by Lou Derman & Elon Packard
directed by Nat Perrin
director of photography Arch Dalzell
Guest cast:
Richard Deacon ...... Baldwin (recurring)
Charles Lane ........ Maxwell (recurring)
Karl Lukas .......... Wally
Sid Melton .......... Murphy
Synopsis:
An Internal Revenue agent helps Phyllis locate a secret room in the
Pruitt mansion, where they're soon awash in a tide of champagne, romance,
and burglars. [RF]

1.23 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-26
17Feb67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 12May67)

1.24 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: PHYLLIS, THE BAT GIRL
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-14
24Feb67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 21Jul67)

1.25 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: MARRY A MILLION
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-27
03Mar67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 25Aug67)

1.26 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: GODDESS OF LOVE
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-28
10Mar67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 19May67)
Guest cast:
Kipp Hamilton ....... Greta
Del Moore ........... McConnell
Marc London ......... Karl
Synopsis:
Pandemonium reigns at the Pruitt pad when Bradley's model is caught
sending short-wave messages to a submarine. Phyllis, Bradley and Krump are
certain that the girl is a spy. [RF]

1.27 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: MY SISTER-IN-LAW PHYLLIS
[verified -RL]
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-29
17Mar67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 01Sep67)
Sponsored by LARK CIGARETTES.
Written by Nat Perrin, Joseph C. Cavella, Carol Cavella
Directed by Ralph Levy
Guest cast:
Richard Deacon ...... Baldwin (recurring)
Barry Kelley ........ Clark
Synopsis 1:
Tax man Baldwin, a battle-scarred veteran of the Pruitts' war on
poverty, is again trapped in one of their money-making operations. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Norman Krump's (Marty Ingels) invention of a pizza machine has Rudy Pruitt
(John Astin) and Phyllis seeing dollar signs-million dollar signs. IRS agent
Mr. Baldwin (Richard Deacon) thinks they may be right, and he gets involved, too. [RL]

1.28 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: KRUMP, THE PLAYBOY
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-30
24Mar67 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 26May67)

1.29 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: PHYLLIS, THE BEAUTY QUEEN
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-22
31Mar67 ABC Fri 9:30pm (rebroadcast 14Jul67)
Guest cast:
Alice Nunn .......... Mrs. Hill
Synopsis:
Phyllis treats a shaggy lawn and a beauty salon patron with the same
carefree abandon, and spectacular results. [TA]

1.30 [--] The Phyllis Diller Show: THE HOUSE IS NOT A ZOO
(final episode)
Filmways-Phildil prod. no. 2000-24
07Apr67 ABC Fri 9:30pm (rebroadcast 28Jul67)
Guest cast:
Louis Nye ........... Bertie
Barbara Morrison .... Mrs. Stuyvesant
Synopsis:
Comedian Louis Nye runs Phyllis through a rat race of charades to head
off a house-hunting woman who's after the Pruitt mansion. [TA]
 

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Reruns ABC Fridays (14Apr67-01Sep67)
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[--] 14Apr67 rerun of #1.15 "The Hubcap Caper" (first aired 20Dec66)
[--] 21Apr67 rerun of #1.18 (first aired 13Jan67)
[--]
27Apr67?? rerun of #1.17 (first aired 03Jan67)
[--] 28Apr67 rerun of #1.20
[--] 05May67 rerun of #1.21
[--] 12May67 rerun of #1.23
[--] 19May67 rerun of #1.26
[--] 26May67 rerun of #1.28
[--] 02Jun67 rerun of #1.02
[--] 09Jun67 - no details
[--] 16Jun67 rerun of #1.07
[--] 23Jun67 rerun of #1.04
[--] 30Jun67 rerun of #1.06
[--] 07Jul67 rerun of #1.10
[--] 14Jul67 - no details
[--] 21Jul67 - no details
[--] 28Jul67 - no details
[--] 04Aug67 - no details
[--] 11Aug67 rerun of #1.22
[--] 18Aug67 - no details
[--] 25Aug67 rerun of #1.25
[--] 01Sep67 rerun of #1.27 (final rerun)


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