CTVA US Comedy - "When Things Were Rotten" (Paramount/ABC)(Fall 1975) Richard Guatier, Misty Rowe, Bernie Koppell, Dick Van Patten

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (UK)(ITC) (1955-60) starring Richard Greene
When Things Were Rotten (1975)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN
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Paramount Television Production
for
ABC
Produced by Norman Steinberg
Associate Producer Stanley Jacob
Created by: Mel Brooks, John Boni, Norman Stiles

US Situation Comedy series 1975 13 episodes x 30 min

Starring:
Richard Gautier as Robin Hood
Misty Rowe as Maid Marian
Bernie Kopell as Alan-a-Dale
Dick Van Patten as Friar Tuck
David Sabin as Little John
Henry Polic II as Sheriff of Nottingham
Ron Rifkin as Prince John
Richard Dimitri as Bertram / Renaldo (twins)

Premise:
Satire based on the legend of Robin Hood

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ABC Wednesdays 8:00-8:30pm Eastern (10Sep75-24Dec75)

1.1 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THE CAPTURE OF ROBIN HOOD
10 Sept 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Mel Brooks, John Boni, Norman Steinberg
Directed by Jerry Paris
Guest Cast:
Jane A. Johnston ... Princess Isabelle
Jimmy Martinez ... Chester
Marty Zagon ... Merwin
Ira Miller ... Peasant #1
Barry Hamilton ... Peasant #2

1.2 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THE FRENCH DIS-CONNECTION
17 Sept 1975 ABC Wed
Teleplay by Bo Kaprall & Pat Proft; Story by Gene Wood & Jay Burton
Directed by Coby Ruskin
Guest Cast:
Sid Caesar ... Marqui de la Salle
Jane A. Johnston ... Princess Isabelle

1.3 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THE HOUSE BAND
24 Sept 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Tony Geiss & Thomas Meehan
Directed by Coby Ruskin
Guest Cast:
Paul Williams
Jimmy Martinez ... Sylvester / Gaspard the Tree

1.4 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THOSE WEDDING BELL BLUES
1 Oct 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Jim Mulligan
Directed by Marty Feldman
Guest Cast:
Dudley Moore ... Sheik Achmed
Steve Landesberg ... Wizard
Jimmy Martinez ... Sylvester
Danny Wells ... Sir Clyde

1.5 [--] When Things Were Rotten: A RANSOM FOR RICHARD
8 Oct 1975 ABC Wed
Written by William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Directed by Peter H. Hunt
Guest Cast:
Joseph Maher ... Emissary
Jimmy Martinez ... Sylvester
George Sawaya ... Courier

1.6 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THE ULTIMATE WEAPON
15 Oct 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Steve Zacharias
Directed by Peter Bonerz
Guest Cast:
John Byner ... Dr. Otto Bahn
Carol Androsky ... Wagnerian Singer
Norman J. Andrews ... Man From Gibraltar

1.7 [--] When Things Were Rotten: DING DONG, THE BELL IS DEAD
22 Oct 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Les Roberts
Directed by Bruce Bilson
Guest Cast:
Thalmus Rasulala ... Prince Enjomo
Bill Quinn ... Abbot
Carl Ballantine ... Waiter

1.8 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
29 Oct 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Barry E. Blitzer & Jack Kaplan
Directed by Joshua Shelley
Guest Cast:
Paul Williams ... Guy de Maupassant
Rod Gist ... Guy Cooper
Bo Kaprall ... Guy Butler
Michael McManus ... Guy Tinker
Pat Proft ... Peasant

1.9 [--] When Things Were Rotten: QUARANTINE
12 Nov 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Gary Markowitz & John Regier
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Joe E. Ross ... Cook (cameo)
Jane A. Johnston ... Princess Isabelle
 Everyone in the castle, along with Robin and his Merry Men fear that they've contracted the plague. However,
their ailment winds up merely being a reaction to having eaten bad ox meat. [RL]
Joe E. Ross makes a cameo appearance in this episode as the cook.

1.10 [--] When Things Were Rotten: BIRTHDAY BLUES
19 Nov 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Robert Sand & Harry Lee Scott
Directed by Peter H. Hunt
Guest Cast:
Mel Carter ... Musician
Robert Ridgely ... Hollingsworth

1.11 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THE SPY: Part 1
26 Nov 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Lawrence H. Siegel
Directed by Peter H. Hunt
Guest Cast:
Lainie Kazan ... Tania
John Boni ... Myklos
Bobby Herbeck ... Mailman
Marty Barris ... Jury Foreman
Gabriel Walsh ... Umpire

1.12 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THE SPY: Part 2
26 Nov 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Lawrence H. Siegel
Directed by Peter H. Hunt
Guest Cast:
Lainie Kazan ... Tania
John Boni ... Myklos
Bobby Herbeck ... Mailman
Marty Barris ... Jury Foreman
Gabriel Walsh ... Umpire
Artie Butler

1.13 [--] When Things Were Rotten: THIS LANCE FOR HIRE (final episode)
3 Dec 1975 ABC Wed
Written by Jack Amob & Bruce Selitz
Directed by Joshua Shelley
Guest Cast:
Ron Glass ... Black Knight

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