CTVA US Comedy - "The Ugliest Girl in Town" (Screen Gems/ABC)(1968-69) starring Peter Kastner

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The Ugliest Girl in Town (1968-69)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com) / The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

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THE UGLIEST GIRL IN TOWN
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Screen Gems Television, a division of Columbia Pictures
for
ABC (Thursdays 7:30 pm EST)
Produced by Harry Ackerman
Created by Robert Kaufman
US Situation Comedy series 1968-69 20 episodes x 30 min color
26Sep68-30Jan69
Starring:
Peter Kastner as Timothy Blair ("Timmy")
Garry Marshal as Gene Blair, photographer
Patricia Brake as Julie Renfield, girlfriend who lives in London
Nicholas Parsons as David Courtney, boss of London Modeling Agency
Jenny Till as Sondra Wolston

Premise:
For rather complex reasons, a Hollywood talent agent must pose as a female model in order to join his fiancee in London.
Timothy Blair (Peter Kastner) has a photographer brother named Gene (played by Garry Marshal, creator of 'Lavern & Shirley'
and regular on 'Murphy Brown'). Gene lost some important photo shoot pics - so he dresses Timothy up in Hippie chick garb
and submits these shots to his London publisher. The publishers think they've found the new 'Twiggy', and 'Timmy' becomes
a hot fashion model. As a girl, of course. This works out great for Timothy - he gets to fly back and forth to London where
his girlfriend Julie Renfield (Patricia Brake) lives. And he gets to be a supermodel, prancing around go-go London in all
the latest mod fashions. Sixties' audiences were not amused. "A couple of episodes that stand out are one where s/he was
ordered to pose as a nude model (he covered up his lack of feminine allure by posing in a bubble bath) and one where he had
to sing in falsetto, but because he couldn't sing in key, a male janitor sang for him. The clothes were at their silliest
Austin Powerish best. Very 60's airline stewardess- style clothing, puffy hats, go-go boots, big round sunglasses." - Laura

Theme Song:
Who Owns That Fabulous Face?
The Ugliest Girl in Town
Who's Styles are Setting the Pace?
The Ugliest Girl in Town
You don't have to be a
Mia or Sofia
This is the year of the clown
Be the eekiest, creepiest, UGLIEST GIRL IN TOWN!"


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ABC Thursdays 7:30 pm Eastern

[01] THE UGLIEST GIRL IN TOWN (pilot/premiere)
26Sep68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake, Jenny Till,
Nicholas Parsons
Guest Cast:
Michael Balfour (as Bill Allen)
Rose Alba (as Sally Whittaker)
Otto Diamant (as Abel Harper)
William Bramley (as Car Salesman)
Robert Grange (as Naval Lieutenant)
Bakshi Prem (as Guru)
Richard Steele (as Lord Tarlton)
Jeffry Wickham (Colonel Tallyrand)
Synopsis:
Mod London provides the authentic backdrop for this turned-on comedy
about a charade that snowballs into a strange new way of life. Timothy Blair
poses as a girl for his photographer brother, gets trapped in the put-on and
becomes London's freakiest model - Miss Timmy Blair. [TA]

[02] The Ugliest Girl in Town: VISITORS FROM A STRANGE PLANET
3Oct68

[03] The Ugliest Girl in Town: PAIN IN TIMMY'S TUMMY
10Oct68

[04] The Ugliest Girl in Town: THE COVER UP GIRL
17Oct68

[05] The Ugliest Girl in Town: ONE OF OUR MODELS IS MISSING
24Oct68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake, Nicholas Parsons
Guest Cast:
Eric Barker (as Inspector Hastings)
Timothy Bateson (as Sergeant Malcolm)
Synopsis (partial)
........ girl. Tim pulls a kidnap hoax that lands him in a London lock-up accused of abducting his alter ego. [TA]

[06] The Ugliest Girl in Town: UP THE THAMES WITHOUT A PADDLE
31Oct68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake
Guest Cast:
Victor Maddern (as Freddie)
Brother Gene's spectacular losses at the gambling tables dash
Tim's hopes of quitting his lucrative charade a girl model.
Timmy's thorny problem: how to retrieve his letter of resignation
from Her Majesty's post. [TA]

[07] The Ugliest Girl in Town: THE PERFECT YOUNG LADY
07Nov68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake
Guest Cast:
Doris Rogers (as Prudence Twitterwill)
Alec Bregonzi (as Christopher Feather)
Tim is pitched and tossed through quick-changes and improvisation
when a woman reporter moves in to get a home-and-fireside angle
on that perfect young "lady" - Timmy. [TA]

[08] The Ugliest Girl in Town: THE LOOK ALIKES
14Nov68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake
Guest Cast:
Dick Emery (as Elspeth)
Leo Caribbean (as Burton)
A Timmy-lookalike contest offers a solution to a sticky problem:
how to be in two places at one time? Tim's due in Los Angeles
for National Guard duty at the same time his distaff side is
supposed to be in London modeling. [TA]

[09] The Ugliest Girl in Town: TIMMY THE MOTHER
21Nov68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake, Nicholas Parsons
Guest Cast:
Louis Mansi (as Guru)
Denise Coffey (as Miss Townsend)
Keith Smith (as Bixby)
Marjory Rhodes (as Julie's mother)
Ingrid Sylvester (as Amy)
Marilyn Rickard (as Sylvester)
Synopsis (partial)
........ of misunderstanding when a hippie plops her baby in Tim's lap - and gets lost - literally.

[--] 28Nov68 ABC Thur - "The Ugliest Girl in Town" was pre-empted
for the special "The Thanksgiving Visitor,"
starring
Geraldine Page, written by Truman Capote. [TA]

[10] The Ugliest Girl in Town: POPPED STAR
05Dec68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake, Nicholas Parsons
Special Guest:
Lulu (Britain's singing star appears herself)
Guest Cast:
Sydney Tafler (as Bert Pooley)
Clive Dunn (as Janitor)
Lulu sings a solo song in this account of Timmy's sudden emergence as a pop recording artist. [TA]

[11] The Ugliest Girl in Town: THE PARIS INCIDENT
12Dec68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Patricia Brake, Nicholas Parsons
(Garry Marshal - NOT in this episode)
Guest Cast:
Roddy Maude-Roxby (as Lonsoir)
Ewen Solon (as Reporter)
Stella Tanner (as Shirley)
Robert Rietty (as Hotel Manager)
Otto Diamont (as Andre)
In Paris Timmy and Julie run into - and away from - meddling
reporters and fashion spies who'd do anything to get their
hands on that "one-of-a-kind creation" he's going to model. [TA]

[12] The Ugliest Girl in Town: THE JEWEL ROBBERY
19Dec68

[13] The Ugliest Girl in Town: MY SISTER THE GENIUS
26Dec68 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake, Nicholas Parsons
Guest Cast:
Tudi Van Doorn (as Terry)
Leon Thau (as Inspector Donahue)
A visit from Julie's brilliant - and suspicious 16 year old sister threatens the exposure of the "real" Timmy. [TA]
(Delayed local broadcast: 28Dec68, WBRC-6, Birmingham, Ala., Sat. 5:30pm)

[14] The Ugliest Girl in Town: THE UGLIEST BOY IN TOWN
02Jan69 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake, Nicholas Parsons
Guest Cast:
Clinton Greyn (as Alfie Adonis)
Arthur Howard (as Malcolm)
Blake Butler (as David)
Carl Held (as Percy)
Joan Benham (as Miss Caruthers)
Tim's masquerade might be unmasked after he's discovered to have great potential - as a Male model [TA]

[15] The Ugliest Girl in Town: THE TROUBLE WITH ENGLAND
16Jan69

[16] The Ugliest Girl in Town: A LITTLE ADVICE GOES A LONG WAY
23Jan69

[17] The Ugliest Girl in Town: MATCHMATES
30Jan69 ABC Thur
Starring:
Peter Kastner, Garry Marshal, Patricia Brake
Guest Cast:
Bob Hornery (as Martin Bates)
Anita West (as Dr. Ann Bradford)
Timmy becomes fair game for computer dating when Timmy's agent decides it's time for her to make the "perfect match". [TA]
(Cancelled - "The Flying Nun" takes over this slot from next week)

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Final 3 episodes - Unaired on ABC Network [US]
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[18] The Ugliest Girl in Town: THE TRACK STAR
unaired ABC US (originally scheduled for Feb-1969)
17Sep1969 Sydney, Australia (Wed. 6:05pm ABN, ch. 2)
Synopsis:
After defeating a Russian woman athlete in a contest, Jimmy finds "herself" faced with a sex test.
[The Sydney Morning Herald/TA]

[19] The Ugliest Girl in Town: TUBBY TIMMY
unaired ABC US (originally scheduled for Feb-1969)
24Sep1969 Sydney, Australia (Wed. 6:05pm ABN, ch. 2)
Synopsis:
To gain a contract to advertise a new "Timmy Slimmy Loaf," Timmy must lose twenty-one pounds in two weeks.
[The Sydney Morning Herald/TA]

[20] The Ugliest Girl in Town: HE LOST HIS GIRLISH LAUGHTER (final episode)
unaired ABC US (originally scheduled for Feb-1969)
08Oct1969 Sydney, Australia (Wed. 6:05pm ABN, ch. 2)
Synopsis:
"Girlish Laughter" (final). Gene wins enough money in a gambling club for Tim to retire as "Timmy."
[The Sydney Morning Herald/TA]


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