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The Smothers Brothers Show (sitcom) (CBS)(1965-66)
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The Smothers Brothers Show (1965-66)
Episode Guide version compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Steve Jensen
references:
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Four Star-Knave production
for
CBS (Fridays 9:30pm EST)
Produced by
Fred deCordova

US Situation Comedy series 1965-66 32 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Tom Smothers as himself
Dick Smothers as himself
Roland Winters as Leonard J. Costello, Dick's boss
Harriet E. MacGibbon as Mrs. Costello, boss's wife
Marilyn Scott as Diane Costello, boss's daughter
Ann Elder as Janet, Dick's girlfriend

Premise:
Drowned at sea many years earlier, Tom Smothers returns to earth as an
apprentice angel, and takes up residence in his the bachelor appartment
of his brother, Dick. Inept and ordered to assist people in distress,
Tom reluctantly assisted by Dick, struggles to complete his assignments
and acquire the status needed to become a full-fledged angel.

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CBS Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern
Some Crossover of Information for Episodes #17 #22 & #32 (to be resolved)

1.1 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT A SAILOR
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6212
17Sep65 CBS Fri
Written by Alex Gottlieb
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest cast:
Marilyn Scott ....... Diane Scott
Fred Vincent ........ George Johnson
Marvin Brody ........ Petty Officer Martindale
Ross Elliott ........ Police officer
Regina Groves ....... Emily Bender
Alvy Moore .......... Messenger
Gary Owens (uncredited narrator)
Synopsis:
Dick's life being turned upside down when his dead brother Tommy shows up as an apprentice Angel [TA/RF]

1.2 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: TAKE A TRAMP TO LUNCH THIS WEEK
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6214
24Sep65 CBS Fri
Writer Arnold Margolin & Jim Parker
Director Fred De Cordova
Guest cast:
Walter Burke ....... Al
Edward Andrews ..... Clyde Lydecker
J. Pat O’Malley
Ann Elder
Bill Quinn
Lee Millar
Bob Bice
Synopsis:
Tommy searches a hobo jungle for a writer. [TA/RF]

1.3 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: A BOARDING HOUSE IS NOT A HOME
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6218
01Oct65 CBS Fri
Writer Lila Garrett & Bernie Kahn
Director Charles T. Barton
Guest cast:
Charles Lane ........ Wiggins
Madge Blake ......... Mrs. Nelson
Ann Elder ........... Janet
Synopsis:
Tommy tries to save Mrs. Nelson's boardinghouse. [TA/RF]

1.4 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: IS YOUR WIG WAM?
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6216
08Oct65 CBS Fri
Writer Arthur Weingarten
Director Charles T. Barton
Guest cast:
Mabel Anderson ...... Bertha
Robert Fortier ...... Roger Fleetwood
Ralph Moody ......... Chief
Synopsis:
Tommy's assigned to help an Indian tribe get permission to build a hospital. [TA/RF]

1.5 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: PAY THE MAN THE $27.95
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6202
15Oct65 CBS Fri
Writer Alex Gottlieb
Director Fred De Cordova
Guest cast:
Frances Robinson .... Mrs. MacFallen
Bartlett Robinson ... MacFallen
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Peter Leeds
Quinn O’Hara,
Francine York
Ann Elder
Kelly Drysdale
Synopsis:
Tommy's latest job: selling magazine subscriptions. [TA/RF]

1.6 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: TEAR OUT THE PRESSES, STOP THE FRONT PAGE
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6220
22Oct65 CBS Fri(Network rerun 29Apr66)
Writer Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso
Director Sidney Miller
Guest cast:
John McIntire ....... Ben Harper
Maurine Dawson ...... Linda Harper
Norbert Schiller .... Scientist
Rolfe Sedan ......... Jeweler
Thomas Browne Henry . Police Captain
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Synopsis:
In an attempt to save a foundering newspaper, Tommy wants brother Dick's
boss to become a major investor. [TA/RF]

1.7 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: YOU'RE ONLY OLD ONCE
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6224
29Oct65 CBS Fri
Written by Jack Raymond
Directed by Sidney Miller
Guest Cast:
Elvia Allman ........ Evelyn
William Fawcett ..... Artie
Percy Helton ........ Mort
Robert Foulk
Marianne Gordon,
Jack Pepper
Burt Mustin
Marjorie Bennett
Janet Clark
Monty Margetts
Synopsis:
Tommy's ordered to age 70 years so he can liven up an old-folks' home. [TA/RF]

1.8 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: I WOULDN'T MISS MY OWN FUNERAL FOR ANYTHING
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6208
05Nov65 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Randall Anthony, Peter Gregory, Alex Gottlieb; Story by Randall Anthony, Peter Gregory
Directed by Charles Barton
Guest cast:
Cliff Norton ........ Murk
Chris Noel .......... Claudia
Synopsis:
An insurance agent presents Dick with $800 the death benefit from his late brother Tom's policy. [TA/RF]

1.9 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: HALO IN THE RING
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6226
12Nov65 CBS Fri
Written by Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest cast:
Tommy Cook .......... Clarence Dukes
Gerald Mohr ......... Joey Saxon
Louis Quinn ......... Wilbur
Steve Harris ........ Smasher Williams
Richard Hoyt ........ Ziggy Dalton
Russell Thorson ..... Pop Hardy
Stephen Chase ....... Mr. Ralston
Tyler McVey ......... Cavanaugh
Ralph Montgomery .... First Reporter
Jimmy Cross ......... Second Reporter
Steve Harris,
Bella Bruck
Dick Dial
Frankie Van
Synopsis:
Tommy's problem, he has to track down a missing prize fighter. [TA/RF]

1.10 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: IT DON'T MEAN A DANG IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT TWANG
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6228
19Nov65 CBS Fri
Producer Fred De Cordova
Writer Arnold Margolin & Jim Parker
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Guest cast:
Chick Chandler ...... Jimmy Nichols
Mary Jane Saunders .. Judy Nichols
Lyle Talbot ......... Marty Miller
Ann Elder ........... Janet
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Synopsis:
Tommy helps a songwriter who is out of tune with the times. [TA/RF]

1.11 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: BOYS WILL BE PLAYBOYS
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6232
26Nov65 CBS Fri
Written by Ralph Goodman, Ray Allen
Directed by Bruce Humberstone
Guest cast:
Wayne Rogers ........ Mason
Kipp Hamilton ....... Danielle
Audrey Christie ..... Mrs. Duboe
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Celeste Yarnall
Synopsis:
Tommy assumes the identity of a wealthy playboy to protect a Texas millionaire. [TA/RF]

1.12 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: IMMATERIAL WITNESS
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6230
03Dec65 CBS Fri
Written by Gene Thompson
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest cast:
Christopher Dark .... Schultz
Karen Sharpe ........ Marilyn
Jack Lambert ........ Babe
Lisa Gaye ........... Sally
George Keymas
Frank Gerstle
Frank Scannell
Henry Corden
Joe Devlin,
Alice Backes
Jim Nolan
Lester Dorr
Synopsis:
Tommy tries to help a gangster who wants to go straight. [TA/RF]

1.13 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: HERE COMES THE BRIDEGROOM
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6236
10Dec65 CBS Fri
Written by Joseph Hoffman
Directed by Sidney Miller
Guest cast:
Herbert Anderson .... Walter
Betty Lynn .......... Verna
Erin O'Donnell ...... Arlene
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Robert S. Carson,
Ollie O’Toole
Pat Marlowe
Richard Cutting
Synopsis:
Tommy is assigned to play Cupid. [TA/RF]

1.14 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: 'TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6234
17Dec65 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Alex Gottlieb; Story by David Zeitlin
Directed by Sidney Miller
Guest cast:
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Milton Parsons
Jonathan Hole
Gail Bonney
Larry Thor
Henry Hunter
Eve Plumb
Synopsis:
The brothers try to get toys for needy children. [TA/RF]

1.15 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: HAPPINESS IS A GUY NAMED HAPPY.
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6238
24Dec65 CBS Fri
24Dec1965
Guest cast:
Stubby Kaye ......... Happy Herbie
Roy Roberts ......... Sampson
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Synopsis:
Happy Herbie is the unhappy host of a children's TV show. [TA/RF]

1.16 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE WEDDING CAKE
Four Star prod. Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6242
31Dec65 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Jean Hale ........... Marlene Ettinger
Ron Husmann ......... Bryan Morgan
Eleanor Audley ...... Mrs. Ettinger
Willard Waterman .... Mr. Ettinger
Elizabeth Harrower .. Wedding Guest
Synopsis:
Tommy halts a wedding and charges the bridegroom with bigamy.[TA/RF]

1.17 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: OUTSIDE INSIDE HOLLYWOOD
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6244
07Jan66 CBS Fri
 
Some Crossover of Information for Episodes #17 #22 & #32 (to be resolved)

1.18 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: THE HAWAIIAN CAPER
Four Star prod. Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6246
14Jan66 CBS Fri 9:30pm
Written by Alex Gottlieb
Directed by Charles Barton
Guest cast:
Keye Luke ........... Mr. Togosaki
Tsu Kobayashi ....... Nobu
Darlene Enlow ....... Gwen
Dodie Marshall ...... Carol
Sandra Wells ........ Betty
Kip King ............ Messenger
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Tani Marsh
Gerald Jann
Synopsis:
In Hawaii, Costello has been using Dick's name while charming a trio of girls - whom he has to ditch
before the arrival of his wife. [TA/RF]

1.19 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: NEVER TRUST A NAKED REMBRANDT
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6240
21Jan66 CBS Fri
Written by Art Weingarten
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest cast:
Ron Randell ......... Whitmore
Eileen O'Neill ...... Wanda
Doris Singleton
Eugene Borden
Glenn Turnbull
Synopsis:
A burglar assures Tommy that he's going straight after one more heist. [TA/RF]

1.20 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: HARRIED, ITALIAN STYLE
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6248
28Jan66 CBS Fri
Written by Jim Parker, Arnold Margolin
Directed by Norman Foster
Guest cast:
Patricia Medina ..... Gina Poppolini
Norman Alden ........ Georgie
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Sidney Clute
Loren Ewing
Synopsis:
Confusion, Italian style: Dick must keep tabs on tempestuous movie star Gina Poppolini. [TA/RF]

1.21 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: THE BIG NEWSBOY WAR
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6250
04Feb66 CBS Fri
Written by Jack Raymond
Directed by Norman Foster
Guest cast:
Barry Gordon ........ Lester
Eileen O'Neill ...... Wanda
Tom D’Andrea
Jesslyn Fax
Mary Treen
Maudie Prickett
Jackie Joseph
Joe Conley
Barbara Pepper
Don Nelson
Mark SherwoOd
Bud Perkins
Synopsis:
Tommy poses as a newsboy to test his aptitude for finding people in distress. [TA/RF]

1.22 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: WE'D RATHER FIGHT THAN SWITCH
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6252
11Feb66 CBS Fri
 
Some Crossover of Information for Episodes #17 #22 & #32 (to be resolved)

1.23 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: THE GHOST IS CLEAR
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6254
18Feb66 CBS Fri
Written by Jinx Kragen, Alex Gottlieb
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Guest cast:
Dan Tobin ........... Edgar
Mary Ann Mobley ..... Chloe
Synopsis:
The brothers must prove that the house of a deceased mystery writer isn't haunted. [TA/RF]

1.24 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: HEAVEN HELP THE DROPOUT
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6256
25Feb66 CBS Fri
Written by Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Rex Allen Jr. ....... Biff
Suzie Kaye .......... Marlene
Joel Druckman ....... Leonard
Pedro Gonzalez Jr. .. Freddie
Herb Vigran ......... Agency Man
Art Lewis
Phil Arnold
Jack Fife
Synopsis:
The problem Dick and Tommy encounter is rehabilitating a group of high-school dropouts. [TA/RF]
Synopsis 2:
Tommy is trying to rehabilitate a group of high school drop-outs who are masquerading as a rock 'n' roll band
so they can steal from social gatherings. [TA/RF]

1.25 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: HIS HONOR, THE CROOK
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6258
04Mar66 CBS Fri
Written by Lila Garrett, Bernie Kahn
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Guest cast:
Tol Avery ........... Link
Frank Maxwell
Phil Chambers
Synopsis:
Tommy tries to insure that a crooked mayor isn't returned to office. [TA/RF]

1.26 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: HER NUMBER IS 36-22-35.
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6260
11Mar66 CBS Fri
Written by Charles Hoffman
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest cast:
Kathleen Freeman .... Angie
Susan Albert ........ Sally
Lisa Seagram ........ Marcella
Rolfe Sedan
Jack Smith
Jerry Dexter
Synopsis:
"Her Number is 36-22-35" and that's enough for Tommy to chase an answering-service lass. [TA/RF]
Synopsis 2:
Sally works at a telephone-answering serivce, she wants to become a teacher so Tommy encourages her to
enter a beauty contest that offers a college scholarship as first prize. [TA/RF]

1.27 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: THE GIRL FROM R.A.L.P.H.
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6262
18Mar66 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Jack Raymond, Alex Gottlieb; Story by Jack Raymond
Directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Jay Novello ......... Donald Brock
Dave Willock ........ Frank Schweitzer
Shirley Mitchell .... Mrs. Schweitzer
Jeannine Riley ...... Dolores
Christopher Riordan.. Dancer
Marvin Brody
Helen Kleeb
Synopsis:
Donald Brock, an illustrator is in need of help. [TA/RF]

1.28 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: THE BOSS WHO CAME TO BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6264
25Mar66 CBS Fri
Written by Alex Gottlieb
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest cast:
King Donovan
Roland Winters ...... Leonard J. Costello
Synopsis:
Guess who wants to use Dick's apartment as a hide-out? Dick's boss. [TA/RF]

1.29 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AND BE REALLY TRYING
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6266
01Apr66 CBS Fri
Written by Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso
Directed by Norman Foster
Guest cast:
Warren Berlinger .... Nelson
Jack Grinnage ....... Emerson
Florence Halop
Eileen O’Neill
Nancy Walters
Janice Carroll
Frankie Darro
Synopsis:
Tommy's assignment is to help a young man advance from the mail room to an executive job. [TA/RF]

1.30 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: I'M IN LOVE WITH A MORTAL
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6204
08Apr66 CBS Fri
Written by Chris Hayward, Allan Burns, Alex Gottlieb
Directed by Murray Golden
Guest cast:
Jeannine Riley ...... Dolores
Susan Crane ......... Tracy
Darlene Patterson ... Claudia
Barbara Michaels
Synopsis:
Angel or not, Tommy is lonely so he seeks a date with a mortal girl. [TA/RF]

1.31 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: A WOLF IN SHEIK'S CLOTHING
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6268
15Apr66 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Alex Gottlieb; Story by Arnold and Lois Peyser
Directed by Norman Foster
Guest cast:
Roger C. Carmel ..... Sheik
Jocelyn Lane ........ Princess
Eileen O'Neill ...... Wanda
Larry Perron
Don Gazzaniga
Synopsis:
Dick is ordered to escort the daughter of a visiting sheik. [TA/RF]

1.32 [--] The Smothers Brothers Show: WASH YOU WERE HERE
Four Star-Knave prod. no. 6206
22Apr66 CBS Fri

 Some Crossover of Information for Episodes #17 #22 & #32 (to be resolved)

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Network Reruns CBS Fridays (29Apr66-9Sep66)
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[--] 29Apr66 rerun of #1.06 "Tear out the Presses, Stop the Font Page" (first aired 22Oct65)

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