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.
Saturday, Saturday, October 3rd, 1964
7:30 JACKIE GLEASON (CBS)
The Great One comments on topless bathing suits, vitamins, quiz shows and school dropouts. Barbara Heller introduces the sketches: Rum Dum’s all-out war with a ketchup bottle; a child psychologist’s solution to a familiar problem; and the Poor Soul’s difficulties in hiding the combination to his safe. Reggie Van Gleason appears as the Human Electrode. Frank Fontaine visits Joe the Bartender to give his version of how the West was won and sings “If I Had My Way, Dear.” (60 min.)
[COLOR] “S.O.S. Dolphin.” Dr. Rothwell, a marine biologist, discovers a deadly scorpion fish in Coral Key Park and orders Porter to close the area.
OUTER LIMITS (ABC)
“Keeper of the Purple Twilight.” An inquisitive creature from another world doesn’t know what emotions are and so makes a deal with research scientist Eric Plummer: It will exchange some valuable formulas for Eric’s ability to experience feeling. Script by Milton Krims from a story by Stephen Lord. (60 min.)
8:00 MR. MAGOO–Cartoons (NBC)
[COLOR] In the conclusion of “Treasure Island,” Magoo is pirate Long John Silver.
8:30 GILLIGAN’S ISLAND (CBS)
The marooned inhabitants start thinking about some permanent form of shelter, and they set out to build a communal hut to serve as living quarters.
KENTUCKY JONES–Drama (NBC)
Ike secretly admires a girl in his Sunday-school class–the same girl whose dad’s laundry is putting too much starch in Kentucky’s shirts. Kentucky: Dennis Weaver. Seldom: Harry Jackson [sic]. Ike: Rickey Der.
Annie Ng …………… Cherylene Lee
Judge Perkins …………… Paul Fix
Mr. Ng …………… Arthur Wong
Mrs. Ng …………… Jane Chang
LAWRENCE WELK–Music (ABC)
Maestro Welk salutes the World Series. Highlights include “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and “Batter Up, Batter Up, Play Ball.” Aladdin recites “Casey at the Bat.” (Live; 60 min.)
9:00 MR. BROADWAY–Drama (CBS)
“Nightingale for Sale.” A former big-time gangster thinks Mike Bell is the best public relations man in New York–and he wants Mike to help him get his niece on the operatic stage. Mike: Craig Stevens. Toki: Lani Miyazaki. Hank: Horace McMahon. (60 min.)
Minnie …………… Liza Minnelli
Fontana …………… Eduardo Ciannelli
Dora …………… Dee Hartford
[COLOR] Saturday Night at the Movies: “Strategic Air Command” (1955) is the first movie of the new season in this series. A former B-29 pilot gives up his baseball career to join the Strategic Air Command. (Two hours, 20 min.)
9:30 HOLLYWOOD PALACE–Variety (ABC)
Host Maurice Chevalier’s guests include Jane Powell, comics Rowan and Martin, the Collins Kids and the Andrew Tahon Puppets. For details, see the Close-up below. (60 min.)
10:00 GUNSMOKE–Western (CBS)
Cyrus Deglar takes a bullwhip to Quint, just to warn him to stay away from his daughter Susan. (60 min.)
TV Guide, October 3, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 40, Issue #601) [Western New England Edition]