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Thicker Than Water (1973)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Robert Leszczak
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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THICKER THAN WATER
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Bob Banner Associates Inc.
for
ABC (Wednesdays)
Produced by Bob Banner
(based on the British Sitcom "Nearest and Dearest" Produced by Granada Television)

US Comedy series 1973     9? episodes x 30 min
(13Jun73-8Aug73)
starring
Julie Harris as Nellie Paine
Richard Long as Ernie Paine
Malcolm Atterbury as Jonas Paine
Jessica Myerson as Lily
Lou Fant as Walter
with:
Pat Cranshaw as Bert Taylor
Jim Connell as Lyle Woodstock
Dolores AAlbin as Agnes Dorsel

Premise:
Sitcom about a squabbling brother and sister each promised a $75,000
inheritance if they agree to run the family pickle business for 5 years.

Note:
The UK version "Nearest and Dearest" (1968-73) was produced in
Manchester, England by Granada TV for the ITV network and
starred Hylda Baker as Nellie Pledge and Jimmy Jewel as Eli Pledge

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ABC Wednesdays (13Jun73-8Aug73)

[01] 13Jun73 ABC Wed (debut episode)

[--] Thicker than Water: (Pilot Episode)
Bob Banner Productions/ Executive Producer Bob Banner
Produced by Tom Egan
Written by Rick Mittleman
Directed by Jerry Paris
starring:
Julie Harris (as Nellie Paine) / Richard Long (as Ernie Paine)
co-starring:
Lou Fant ............. Walter
Jessica Myerson ...... Lily
Malcolm Atterbury .... Jonas Paine (dying dad)
Stanley Adams ........ Dr. Hale
Jim Connell .......... Lawyer Lyle Woodstock
Synopsis:
Two squabbling siblings stand to inherit the "Paines Pure Pickle" company when their father
dies. She (Nellie Paine portrayed by Julie Harris, his daughter), is the responsible one.
He (Ernie Paine, portrayed by Richard Long, an irresponsible, womanizing reprobate) comes
back after being estranged for 8 years. The condition is that BOTH of them must run the
company for 5 years to inherit $75,000 apiece. The amazing thing is that the sick and
stubborn old man just won't kick the bucket. [RL]
The series is based upon the British series "Nearest and Dearest". [RL]

[02] 20Jun73 ABC Wed - no details

[03] Thicker than Water: THE PIANO TEACHER (wga)
27Jun73 ABC Wed
Guest Cast:
Dick Van Patten (as John)
Featuring regulars:
Jessica Myerson (as Lily), Lou Fant (as Walter)
Synopsis:
The laundry, the cleaning, the cooking....can Nellie forsake all this
for the man of her dreams? She'd be happy to, but Ernie and Jonas have
other ideas. [JK]


[04] 04Jul73 ABC Wed
[05] 11Jul73 ABC Wed
[06] 18Jul73 ABC Wed
[07] 25Jul73 ABC Wed
[08] 01Aug73 ABC Wed
[09] 08Aug73 ABC Wed (final episode)

[--] THICKER THAN WATER -(B.BANNER) 2 FOR THE MONEY (wga)
[--] THICKER THAN WATER -(B.BANNER) A MAJORITY OF NONE (wga)
[--] THICKER THAN WATER -(B.BANNER) IN A PICKLE (wga)
[--] THICKER THAN WATER -(B.BANNER) SAVE THIS KID (wga)
[--] THICKER THAN WATER -(B.BANNER) THE MORNING AFTER (wga)
[--] THICKER THAN WATER -(B.BANNER) THE JERK WHO CAME TO DINNER (wga)
[--] THICKER THAN WATER -(B.BANNER) THE ODD FATHER (wga)
[--] THICKER THAN WATER -(B.BANNER) THE RETURN OF JAKE PAINE (wga)

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