CTVA US Comedy - "The Rounders" (1966-67) starring Ron Hayes, Patrick Wayne, Chill Wills

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The Rounders (1966-67)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York
references:
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THE ROUNDERS
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor Television
for
ABC (Tuesdays 8:30pm EST)
Based on the novel of the same title by Max Evans
Produced by Ed Adamson, Burt Kennedy

US Modern-day Comedy Western series 1966-67  17 episodes x 30 min color
starring
Ron Hayes as Ben Jones
Patrick Wayne as Howdy Lewis
Chill Wills as Jim Ed Love
Bobbi Jordan as Ada
Janis Hansen as Sally
Jason Wingreen as Shorty Dawes
Walker Edmiston as Regan
J. Pat O'Malley as Vince
James Bowen Brown as Luke

Premise:
Comedy series about two idle, women-chasing modern-day cowboys.

"The Rounders" theme music by Jeff Alexander

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ABC Tuesdays 8:30 pm Eastern

[01] The Rounders: A HORSE ON JIM ED LOVE
prod. no. 5901
06Sep66 ABC Tue
directed by Burt Kennedy
guest cast:
Harry Carey, Jr. .............. MacKenzie
Marianne Gordon ............... Lorene
Jennifer Billingsley .......... Bonnie
Robert G. Anderson ............ Ez Bernstein
Buzz Henry .................... Shorty
    Jim Ed plans to buy unpredictable Old Fooler and make a fortune selling
the  critter to a rodeo-----but the horse has other ideas abut the transaction. [JK] 

[02] The Rounders: FRONTIER FRANKENSTEIN
prod. no. 5912
13Sep66 ABC Tue
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
guest cast:
Robert B. Williams ............ Doctor
   Jim Ed is using a remote-control device as a training dogie in hopes
of turning the ranch plugs into first class cutting horses-----and
ending Old Fooler's cow- horse career. [JK]

[03] The Rounders: IT'S THE NOBLE THING TO DO
prod. no. 5918
20Sep66 ABC Tue
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
guest cast:
John Smith .................... Noble Vestry
Charles Wagenheim ............. Charlie Brown
    Jim Ed hires Noble Vestry, the world's best cowboy, to show Ben and
Howdy what cow-punching really means. [JK]

[04] The Rounders: THE MOONSHINE STILL SHINES
a.k.a. - THE MOONSHINE SHINES STILL
prod. no. 5914
27Sep66 ABC Tue
directed by Alexander Singer
guest cast:
Meg Wyllie .................... Irene
Ellen Atterbury ............... Pearl
J. Pat O'Malley ............... Vince (regular)  
    Jim Ed begins his job as temporary sheriff by trying to smash a
moonshiner's illegal still. [JK]

[05] The Rounders: DON'T BUFFALO ME
prod. no. 5905
04Oct66 ABC Tue
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
guest cast:
Jay Silverheels ............. John Tallgrass
    Ben and Howdy stand to make a tidy sum if they could find--and--
--corral-----a buffalo for Jim Ed. [JK]

[06] The Rounders: THE SCAVENGER HUNT
prod. no. 5917
11Oct66 ABC Tue
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
guest cast:
Zsa Zsa Gabor ................. Ilona Hobson
Virginia Wood ................. Susan
Dodie Marshall ................ Marla
Sharyn Hillyer ................ Sheila
Joy Harmon .................... Rosetta
Tom Hayden .................... Si
   Ben and Howdy are literally lassoed off the J. L. Ranch and into a
job at near-by Velvet Haven, an exclusive health resort for woman. [JK]

[07] The Rounders: SOME THINGS ARE NOT FOR SALE
prod. no. 5922
18Oct66 ABC Tue
directed by Alexander Singer
guest cast:
G.D. Spradlin ................. Jed
Robert B. Williams ............ Doctor
John Cliff .................... Foreman
Hal Smith ..................... Orville
   Jim Ed wants to buy Howdy's remarkedly effective good luck piece--
but some things just are not for sale. [JK] 

[08] The Rounders: IT TAKES ONLY ONE TO SUFFER
prod. no. 5903
25Oct66 ABC Tue
directed by Allen Reisner
guest cast:
Margaret Teele ................ Cousin Cindy
Clyde Howdy ................... Dave
Walter Sande .................. Bert Larson
    Disgusted with life on the ranch, Ben gives Old Fooler to Howdy and
takes over the op-eration of a one-pump gas station. [JK]

[09] The Rounders: MAN OF THE YEAR
prod. no. 5921
01Nov66 ABC Tue
directed by Alexander Singer
guest cast:
Hal Smith ..................... Orville
Bill Quinn .................... Paul Canfield
   Jim Ed wants to be named Man of the Year in Texas, so the ornery
tightwad makes a painful effort to change his image. [JK]

[--] Pre-empted  for Election Coverage  11-8-66


[10] The Rounders: FOUR ALARM WING DING
prod. no. 5906
15Nov66 ABC Tue
Directed by Alexander Singer
guest cast:
Casey Tibbs ................... Folliat
Dick Haynes ................... Sheriff
Barbara Barrett ............... Woman
    Jim Ed has bought a trailer from    Howdy, but the merchandise might
not arrive in A-1 condition. Howdy and Ben are throwing a party
    for the whole darned community-in the trailer. [JK] 

[11] The Rounders: YOU HOLD YOUR TEMPER, I'LL HOLD MY TONGUE
prod. no. 5926
22Nov66 ABC Tue
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
(no cast details)
    Jim Ed promises a handsome sum if Ben Howdy will haul his new boat to
Lake Love. Leave it to the two cowpokes to foul up a simple job. [JK]

[12] The Rounders: HORSE OF A DIFFERENT CUTTER
prod. no. 5910
29Nov66 ABC Tue
Directed by Tom Gries
guest cast:
Andy Devine ................... Honest John Denton
Strother Martin ............... Cousin Fletch
Linda Lorimer ................. Mavis Duluth
   A cutting-horse contest finds Howdy and Jim backing different
entrants-- and using all the sneaky tricks in the book to win their bets. [JK]

[13] The Rounders: POLO, ANYONE?
prod. no. 5909
06Dec66 ABC Tue
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
guest cast:
Jay C. Flippen ................ Kenny Fahrbush
    Howdy and Ben plan to use Old  Fooler to fool old Jim Ed. The two
    cowhands are out to convince their tightwad employer that the stubborn
    nag is a valuable polo pony. [JK]

[14] The Rounders: LOW MOON AT HI LO
prod no. 5913
13Dec66 ABC Tue
directed by Tom Gries
guest cast:
Mabel Albertson ............... Abbey Marstow
Strother Martin ............... Cousin Fletch
    Jim Ed's sneaky, low-down tricks are nothing compared to those of Abbey
    Marstow, a wiley woman rancher who's out to outfox foxy Jim Ed in the
annual horse race. [JK]

[15] The Rounders: THE SWEET LITTLE OLD LADY
prod. no. 5920
20Dec66 ABC Tue
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
guest cast:
Andy Devine ................... Honest John Denton
Josephine Hutchinson .......... Martha Frobish
    Jim Ed's former fourth-grade teacher li' l old Martha Frobish,
descends on the ranch like an avenging angel and soon throws
everything out of whack. [JK]

[16] The Rounders: EFFICIENCY IS FOR THE EXPERTS
prod. no. 5902
27Dec66 ABC Tue
directed by Allen Reisner
guest cast:
Melodie Johnson ............... Laura Jean Layton
    Jim Ed hires a saucy female efficiency expert to bring progress to
the ranch, where she soon puts a burr under the saddle of Jim Ed's
two laziest cowpokes. [JK]

[17] The Rounders: WHAT ELEPHANTS?
prod. no. 5916
03Jan67 ABC Tue
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
guest cast:
Benny Rubin ................... Cyrus Morgan
G.D. Spradlin ................. Jed
   It's pretty hard to hide an elephant, but that's just what Ben and
Howdy are doing. The two conniving cowpokes are using their runaway
pachyderm to do  their chores for Jim Ed.

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