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The Odd Couple (ABC)(1970-75) starring Tony Randall & Jack Klugman

The Tony Randall Show (1976-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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THE TONY RANDALL SHOW
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MTM Enterprises, Inc.
for
ABC (Thursday 9pm ET) (season 1) (Sep 1976 - Mar 1977)
CBS (Saturdays 9:30pm ET) (season 1) (Sep 1977 - Mar 1978)
Created by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
Produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses (season 1) (1976-77)
Produced by Gary David Goldberg & Hugh Wilson (season 2) (1977-78)

US Comedy series 1976-78 44 episodes x 30 min color

Starring
Tony Randall as Judge Walter Franklin
Barney Martin as Jack Terwillinger
Rachel Roberts as Mrs. Bonnie McClellan
Allyn Ann McLerie as Miss Janet Reubner

Devon Scott as Roberta "Bobby" Franklin #1 (season 1)
Penny Peyser as Roberta "Bobby" Franklin #2 (season 2)
Brad Savage as Oliver Wendell Franklin

Zane Lasky as Mario Lanza
Diana Muldaur as Judge Eleanor Hooper
Hans Conried as Wyatt Franklin (season 2)
Michael Burns as Michael

Premise:
The professional and home life of a widowed Judge.

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ABC Thursday 9:00pm Eastern

1.1 [--] The Tony Randall Show: (pilot episode)
MTM prod. no. 9780
23Sep76 ABC Thur
Written by Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses
Directed by Jay Sandrich
director of photography: William T. Cline
film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal
music: Pat Williams
Guest cast:
Robert Mandan ....... Crenshaw
Melendy Britt ....... Mrs. Jenkins
David Rounds ........ Marden
Synopsis:
Walter has a bad case of nerves as he prepares for his first date in almost two years. [RF]

1.2 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: A QUESTION OF QUALIFICATIONS
MTM prod. no. 6351
30Sep76 ABC Thur
Written by Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses.
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Synopsis:
Walter has a difficult time hiring a law clerk with experience. [RF]

1.3 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: HIS HONOR VS. HER HONOR
MTM prod. no. 6356
07Oct76 ABC Thur
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by James Burrows
Guest cast:
Diana Muldaur ....... Judge Eleanor Hooper (recurring)
Leonard Barr ........ Bellhop
Synopsis:
Walter courts a female judge who's anything but turned off by his romantic naivete. [RF]

1.4 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: THE EGO AFFAIR
MTM prod. no. 6354
14Oct76 ABC Thur
Written by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
Directed by Alan Myerson
Guest cast:
Victor Buono ........ Judge Bernard Gluck
Richard Bull ........ Mort Lumbuli
Synopsis:
After a speech of his is well-received, Walter is inundated with
public-speaking requests that send his ego sailing. [RF]

1.5 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: FRANKLIN VS. REUBNER AND REUBNER
MTM prod. no. 6357
21Oct76 ABC Thur
Written by Hugh Wilson
Directed by Peter Bonerz
Guest cast:
Gertrude Flynn ...... Kim Reubner
Synopsis:
Miss Reubner resigns because she is ashamed of getting tight at her birthday party. [RF]

1.6 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: THE SNOW WHITE AFFAIR
MTM prod. no. 6353
28Oct76 ABC Thur
Written by Lloyd Garver
Directed by Michael Zinberg
Guest cast:
Phil Leeds .......... Ralph Martin
Synopsis:
After upholding a local theater's right to show a pornographic film, he
forbids his 18-year-old daughter to see it. [RF]

1.7 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: TERWILLGER VS. HIMSELF
MTM prod. no. 6359
11Nov76 ABC Thur
Written by Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses.
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky.
Guest cast:
Bobo Lewis .......... Tanya
Hal Smith ........... Bum
Synopsis:
When Jack's normally ultra-accurate court reports deteriorate, Walter
investigates his friend's problem. [RF]

1.8 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: THE DENECKI DEBACLE
MTM prod. no. 6361
18Nov76 ABC Thur
Written by Hugh Wilson
Directed by Alan Myerson
Guest cast:
Stephen Elliott ..... Denicki
Jerry Fogel ......... Neil Butler
Nino Candido ........ Tony
Synopsis:
A defense attorney's bullying tactics in an arson case infuriates Walter. [RF]

[--] 25Nov76 - no details

1.9 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: MARIO STRIKES AGAIN
MTM prod. no. 6365
02Dec76 ABC Thur
Written by Gary David Goldberg.
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky.
Guest cast:
Murray Matheson ..... Burnside
Patrick Reynolds .... Bullet Head
***************** no synopsis *******************

1.10 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: FRANKLIN IN LOVE
MTM prod. no. 6363
16Dec76 ABC Thur
Written by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses.
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Diana Muldaur ....... Judge Eleanor Hooper (recurring)
Jason Wingreen ...... Newley
Synopsis:
Walter's family thinks his engagement to Judge Hooper is premature.

1.11 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: O COME ALL YE WASTRELS (Christmas Episode)
MTM prod. no. 6358
23Dec76 ABC Thur
Written by Sy Rosen
Directed by James Burrows
Guest cast:
Dick Van Patten ..... Myron C. Dobbs
Synopsis:
Walter takes a colorful but incorrigible thief into his home at Christmastime. [RF]

1.12 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: MONEY VS. STATURE
MTM prod. no. 6352
30Dec76 ABC Thur
written & Directed by Hugh Wilson.
Guest cast:
William Windom ...... Kiss
Ken Sylk ............ Thorten
Bill McLean ......... Negley
Michael Durrell ..... Winslow
Synopsis:
Walter is tempted by a friend's offer of a law partnership. [RF]

1.13 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: THE HOOPER AFFAIR
MTM prod. no. 6368
06Jan77 ABC Thur
Written by Patricia Jones and Donald Reiker
Directed by Michael Zinberg
Guest cast:
Diana Muldaur ....... Judge Eleanor Hooper (recurring)
Craig Stevens ....... Neely
Joan Shawlee ........ Joanie Biederbeck
Walter's romance with Judge Hooper is threatened by the arrival of a
college buddy who once dated her. [RF]

1.14 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: DEMOCRACY VS. TYRANNY
MTM prod. no. 6362
13Jan77 ABC Thur
Written by Gary David Goldberg.
Directed by Tony Mordente.
Guest cast:
Nedra Volz .......... Mildred Piersen
Synopsis:
The housekeeper and his children defy Walter. [RF]

1.15 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MARY JANE?
MTM prod. no. 6371
20Jan77 ABC Thur
Written by Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses.
Directed by John C. Chulay
Guest cast:
Michael Durrell ..... Gene Locatelli
Synopsis:
Mario charges Walter with possession of marijuana when it is found in the judge's desk. [RF]

1.16 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: MCCLELLAN VS. IMMIGRATION
MTM prod. no. 6369
27Jan77 ABC Thur
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Guest cast:
James Greene ........ Dr. Pepper
Richard Libertini ... Nadim
Cliff Norton ........ Harry
Synopsis:
To prevent deportation to her native England, Mrs. McClellan advertises
for a husband, and a motley crew of prospects show up. [RF]

1.17 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: MAY VS. DECEMBER
MTM prod. no. 6366
03Feb77 ABC Thur
Written by Gary David Goldberg.
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Annette O'Toole ..... Melissa
Ken Sansom .......... Leonard
Synopsis:
After reprimanding Bobby for dating an older man, Walter finds himself
attracted to a younger woman. [RF]

1.18 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: THE LAWNDALE REPORT
MTM prod. no. 6360
10Feb77 ABC Thur
Written by Gary David Goldberg.
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky.
Guest cast:
Linden Chiles ....... Crosswaithe
Dick Sargent ........ Chesley
Archie Hahn ......... Graham
A social activist persuades Walter to write an exposť of prison
conditions from behind bars. [RF]

1,19 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: THE HERO SYNDROME
MTM prod. no. 6355
17Feb77 ABC Thur
Written by Earl Pomerantz
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Guest cast:
Jordan Clarke ....... Doug McIntire
Synopsis:
Walter regrets acquitting a hockey player of brutality charges when
Oliver begins to imitate the fighter. [RF]

1.20 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: FRANKLIN VS. MCCLELLAN
MTM prod. no. 6364
24Feb77 ABC Thur
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Synopsis:
Walter's household rebels, Bobby wants an apartment, Brad refuses to
change schools, and Mrs. McClellan buys a cat. [RF]

1.21 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: FACING UP VS. HIDING BEHIND THE DRAPES
MTM prod. no. 6372
03Mar77 ABC Thur
Written by ??
Directed by James Burrows
Guest cast:
Edward Walsh ........ Bruno Kessler
Ken Sylk ............ Honniker
Synopsis:
Mario becomes Walter's self-appointed bodyguard after the escape of a
vengeful convict Walter once sent to prison. [RF]

1.22 [--] The Tony Randall Show: Case: THE PEOPLE SPEAK
MTM prod. no. 6374
10Mar77 ABC Thur
Written by ?
Directed by Michael Zinberg
Guest cast:
David Ogden Stiers .. Cleaver
Charles Cyphers ..... Eddie Foxworth
Synopsis:
Walter runs for Superior Court judge against a doddering but beloved incumbent. [RF]

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CBS Saturdays 9:30pm Eastern

2.01 [23] The Tony Randall Show: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
MTM prod. no. 7353
24Sep77 CBS Sat
Written by Thomas Archer Chehak
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Michael Burns ....... Michael
Synopsis:
Bobby runs home to Papa after a lover's quarrel. [RF]

2.02 [24] The Tony Randall Show: THE PRODIGAL FATHER RETURNS
MTM prod. no. 7357
01Oct77 CBS Sat
Written by Hugh Wilson
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Synopsis:
Walter and his father find common ground for a reunion; neither can
remember why they have been feuding for years. [RF]

2.03 [25] The Tony Randall Show: WALTER SCREWS UP
MTM prod. no. 7355
08Oct77 CBS Sat (rerun 31Dec77)
Written by Sy Rosen
Directed by Asaad Kelada
Guest cast:
Ron Rifkin .......... Benten
David Byrd .......... Pahagan
Dana Gladstone ...... Watson
Synopsis:
Walter discovers he sent an innocent man to prison and decides to hang up his robes. [RF ]

2.04 [26] The Tony Randall Show: DREAM MAKER
MTM prod. no. 7369
15Oct77 CBS Sat
Written by Mary-David Sheiner & Sheila Judis Weisberg.
Directed by Asaad Kelada
Guest cast:
Diana Muldaur ....... Judge Eleanor Hooper (recurring)
Kenneth Mars ........ Dr. Stanner
Michael Evans ....... George
Jay W. MacIntosh .... Chairwoman
Synopsis:
Feeling that a certain monotony has crept into their relationship,
Eleanor decides to cool her relationship with Walter for a while. [RF]

2.05 [27] The Tony Randall Show: SKIN GAME
MTM prod. no. 7367
22Oct1977
Written by Earl Pomerantz
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Helen Page Camp ..... Tanya
Richard Balin ....... Cornfeld
Phillip R. Allen .... Glazer
Synopsis:
Deserted by his wife, Jack turns to Walter for advice.

2.06 [28] The Tony Randall Show: THE TAKING OF REUBNER 1-2-3
MTM prod. no. 7363
29Oct77 CBS Sat
Written & Directed by Hugh Wilson
Guest cast:
Cleavon Little ...... Willie Alexander
Veronica Redd ....... Mrs. Alexander
Michael Pataki ...... Captain Roberts
Kelton Kessee ....... LaMar
David Himes ......... Guard
Taurean Blacque ..... Officer
Synopsis:
An escaped prisoner holds Miss Reubner hostage in Walter's chambers and demands a getaway plane.

2.07 [29] The Tony Randall Show: LOVE VS. EXCITEMENT
MTM prod. no. 7356
05Nov77 CBS Sat
Written by ??
Directed by Michael Zinberg
Guest cast:
Diana Muldaur ....... Judge Eleanor Hooper (recurring)
Synopsis:
On a dinner date with Walter and Judge Eleanor, Mario mistakens her
kindness with overt passion for him. [RF]

2.08 [30] The Tony Randall Show: NEW FOUND FRANKLIN
MTM prod. no. 7359
12Nov77
Written by ??
Directed by Asaad Kelada
Guest cast:
Glynn Turman ........ William
William Marshall .... Judge Bradshaw
Synopsis:
Walter's new clerk is a hostile young black, who has the judge
hand-slapping and jive-talking to make him feel at ease. [RF]

2.09 [31] The Tony Randall Show: FRANKLIN VS. CASANOVA
MTM prod. no. 7354
26Nov77 CBS Sat
Written by Kathy Donnell & Madeline DiMaggio Wagner
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Robert Alda ......... Casanova
Gertrude Flynn ...... Kim Reubner
Synopsis:
A notorious Casanova makes advances towards Miss Reubner. [RF]

[--] 03Dec77 preempted for "Frosty's Winter Wonderland" Special.

2.10 [32] The Tony Randall Show: BOBBY VS. MICHAEL
MTM prod. no. 7364
10Dec77 CBS Sat
Written by Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker
Directed by Tony Mordente
Guest cast:
James Keach ......... Bastian
Whit Bissell ........ Baker
Buddy Douglas ....... Nizer
Synopsis:
Walter jails Bobby for contempt when she openly criticizes his ruling
against her friend, who polluted the grounds of a company he claims is
negligent toward the environment. [RF]

2.11 [33] The Tony Randall Show: FRANKLIN VS. THE GENERATION GAP
MTM prod. no. 7358
17Dec77 CBS Sat
Written by Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Allan Arbus ......... Hashna-Vedanta
Michael Burns ....... Michael
Woodrow Parfrey ..... Davis
Walker Edmiston ..... Wells
Synopsis:
Bobby drops out of college and moves in with her boy friend. [RF]

2.12 [34] The Tony Randall Show: THE SYLVIA NEEDLEMAN EXPERIENCE
MTM prod. no. 7372
24Dec77 CBS Sat
Written by Jay Tarses
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Beverly Garland ..... Sylvia Needleman
John William Young .. Morton
Synopsis:
A flashy real-estate agent has designs on Walter's house. [RF]

[--] 31Dec77 - rerun of "Walter Screws up" (from 08Oct77)

2.13 [35] The Tony Randall Show: KIDS' RIGHTS
MTM prod. no. 7365
07Jan78 CBS Sat
Written by William Allen Dial
Directed by Tony Mordente
Guest cast:
Lee Bergere ......... Clifford
Dawn Lyn ............ Jill
Synopsis:
In court, a girl is suing her father; and at home, Oliver is bedeviling his. [RF]

2.14 [36] The Tony Randall Show: BOBBY AND BRIAN
MTM prod. no. 7368
14Jan78 CBS Sat
Written by Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker.
Directed by Tony Mordente
Guest cast:
Brian Dennehy ....... Brian
Paula Shaw .......... Claire
Synopsis:
Bobby is dating a man with a long arrest record. [RF]

2.15 [37] The Tony Randall Show: I LIVE TO DANCE
MTM prod. no. 7371
21Jan1978 CBS Sat
Written by Hugh Wilson.
Directed by Tony Mordente
Synopsis:
Jack and Miss Reubner put down some surprising steps as impromptu dance-contest partners. [RF]

2.16 [38] The Tony Randall Show: PHILADELPHIA TRIANGLE
MTM prod. no. 7360
28Jan78 CBS Sat
Written by Gary David Goldberg
Directed by Tony Mordente
Guest cast:
Diana Muldaur ....... Judge Eleanor Hooper (recurring)
Annette O'Toole ..... Melissa
Synopsis:
Walter dates a young admirer while keeping up a relationship with Eleanor. [RF]

2.17 [39] The Tony Randall Show: TWICE IS NOT ENOUGH
MTM prod. no. 7373
04Feb78 CBS Sat
Written by Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker.
Directed by Asaad Kelada
Guest cast:
Michael Anderson Jr.
Synopsis:
Mrs. McClellan's photographer-nephew sets out to develop the star
qualities he sees in the Franklins. [RF]

2.18 [40] The Tony Randall Show: EYES OF THE LAW
MTM prod. no. 7375
11Feb78 CBS Sat
Written by Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses.
Directed by John C. Chulay
Guest cast:
Michael Keaton ...... Zeke
Patricia Cosgrove ... Nancy
Jack O'Leary ........ Stanley
Jane Rose ........... Mrs. Tilden
Synopsis:
Walter's night school class has one student who may drop out because she's blind. [RF]

2.19 [41] The Tony Randall Show: PHANTOM OF THE POCONOS
MTM prod. no. 7370
18Feb78 CBS Sat
Written by Joyce Armor & Judy Neer
Directed by Ken Luber
Guest cast:
Madlyn Rhue ......... Evelyn
Jocelyn Brando ...... Mrs. Griggs
Robert Phalen ....... Lawyer
John Crawford ....... Inspector
Synopsis:
An atmosphere of mystery pervades Walter's inherited mountain cabin. [RF]

2.20 [42] The Tony Randall Show: ADIOS, MR. CHIPS
MTM prod. no. 7377
04Mar78 CBS Sat
Written by ??
Directed by Michael Zinberg
Guest cast:
Michael Keaton ...... Zeke
Ralph Wilcox ........ D'Evangelista
Melanie Chartoff .... Ginny
Richard Stahl ....... Pete
Synopsis:
Walter is thrilled by his night-school students' test scores, unaware
that they cheated en masse. [RF]

2.21 [43] The Tony Randall Show: THE WAY IT WAS
MTM prod. no. 7376
11Mar78 CBS Sat
Written by Blake Hunter
Directed by Asaad Kelada
Guest cast:
Michael Durrell ..... Higgins
Dean Santoro ........ Pratt
Carole Mallory ...... Miss Gordon
Synopsis:
Walter's co-workers recall his first day as a judge somewhat less
flatteringly than Walter himself does. [RF]

2.22 [44] The Tony Randall Show: WYATT LOVES BONNIE (final episode)
MTM prod. no. 7366
25Mar78 CBS Sat
Written by Gary David Goldberg.
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Harold J. Stone ...... Carlson Sr.
Timothy Jerome ....... Carlson Jr.
Synopsis:
Walter's dad announces he's fallen in love with Mrs. McClellan. [RF]

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