TV Guide 365: Friday, October 2nd, 1964

TV Guide 365: 1964-1965 explores the 1964-1965 television season through listings published in TV Guide. Each day I’ll post listings for the corresponding day from the 1964-1965 season, with complete cast and guest cast details for obscure, short-lived shows.

Friday, October 2nd, 1964

7:30 RAWHIDE–Western (CBS)
“The Enormous Fist” belongs to trail boss Favor, and while using it in self-defense he sends the father of four children to his grave. (60 min.)

The “Circus in Czechoslovakia” was taped behind the iron curtain in Prague. It includes Malek, tamer of 10 lions; the ladder-balancing Fiala family; Blanka and Eva, 19-year-old contortionists; the high wire act of the Berondini family; and the two Dvorakovi families performing matching balancing feats. Host: Don Ameche. (60 min.)

[COLOR] “The Curse of the Anubis.” An old friend summons Dr. Quest to Egypt, informing the doctor that he’s uncovered the fabled lost city of Ghiva.

“A Real, Live Congressman.” Glen and Katy are spending all their time chaperoning Katy’s 18-year-old niece, who wants to meet every bachelor in Washington.

In a sketch, Carol Burnett plays a “Lucky Bride” who suddenly fears that everything will go wrong on her wedding day. Don Crichton joins the Ernie Flatt dancers in a modern-jazz ballet. Caterina Valente, Bob Newhart, Jack Burns. (60 min.)

[COLOR] Fred Astaire and Barrie Chase dance again in “Think Pretty.” See the Close-up opposite page. (60 min.)

Uncle Fester feels terribly neglected, and so takes to reading the lonely hearts column. He’s seeking solace–and a wife.

“How to Live Without Dying.” When Val finds a couple of dead bodies in his apartment and gets a threatening phone call, he senses that somebody doesn’t want him to publish his forthcoming book on gangsters. George Jessel appears in the cameo role of Plotsky. Val: Tony Franciosa. Rocky: Jack Soo.
Guest Cast
Big Al ………….. Mike Mazurski
Blinky ………….. Allen Jenkins

The boys have a “Guest in the Barracks.” It’s the girlfriend of one of the recruits and it was Gomer who unwittingly helped smuggle her in.

Jack receives a visit from Lucille Ball, his next-door neighbor. Lucy recounts her version of Paul Revere’s ride, and a sketch unfolds with Jack as a gallivanting Revere, Lucy as his jealous wife Rachel and Don Wilson as George Washington.

“The Men and the Boys.” Capt. Wade Ritchie breaks formation against orders to escort a stricken B-17 and saves the lives of the crew–and he’s court-martialed for his efforts. Script by Harold Jack Bloom. (60 min.)

10:00 REPORTER–Drama (CBS)
“Hideout.” To get an exclusive story, Danny offers to hide an informer from the gunmen who are seeking revenge. Danny: Harry Guardino. Lou: Gary Merrill. Artie: George O’Hanlon. Ike: Remo Pisani. Script by Samuel B. West. (60 min.)

Guest Cast
Nick Moore ………….. Richard Conte
Roseanne ………….. Anne Francis
Hugo ………….. Kurt Kasznar
Earl Wilson ………….. Himself
John ………….. Lloyd Gough
Vito ………….. Martin Priest

[COLOR] Jack’s guests are comedian Jackie Vernon, sportscaster Joe Garabiola and humorist Malcolm Muggeridge. Garagiola joins Paar in a humorous salute to baseball that includes films of past World Series and All-Star games. Muggeridge, former editor of the British magazine Punch, discusses the coming U.S. elections and the “Mods” and “Rockers,” Britain’s two leading teenage groups. (60 min.)


TV Guide, September 26, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 39, Issue #600) [Western New England Edition]

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6 Replies to “TV Guide 365: Friday, October 2nd, 1964”

  1. Big Al was proably Mike Mazurski, a huge wrestler type who appeared in various movie and TV roles from the 40’s through the 80’s! Allen Jenkins was a character actor best remembered as Officer Dibble on Top Cat. Of course we all remember George Jessel as the “Toastmaster General of America”!

    1. You’re right about Mazurski. I don’t know if I typed out his name wrong or if autocorrect “fixed” it without me noticing. I’ve corrected it. Thanks.

      1. When he was born in 1908 in what is now the Ukraine, he was Mikhail Mazuruski.
        When he came to the USA and went into pro wrestling, and thence into acting in movies, he simplified his name to Mike Mazurki (without an s).
        Hope this clears it up …

  2. True facts. remember when he slugged Rod Stewart in a music video? “Oh no, not again! it hurts so good I don’t understand!”

    1. PS did the math and Mazurki was in his ’70’s then! He looked exactly as he did in those old movies!

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