TV Guide 365: Sunday, October 18th, 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.

Sunday, October 18th, 1964

6:30 MISTER ED–Comedy (CBS)
“Ed Writes Dear Abby” when Wilbur opposes his idea of having a bachelor-horse apartment of his own. Columnist Abigail Van Buren appears as herself.

[SPECIAL] Schedule: finals in the men’s 110-meter hurdles and 5000-meter run; finals in the men’s high diving, men’s 1500-meter freestyle, men’s 200-meter butterfly and women’s 400-meter freestyle. (60 min.)

7:00 LASSIE–Drama (CBS)
Lassie tries to save a little girl who’s about to be run down by a bulldozer.

Tim’s assignment: keep Mrs. Brown’s attention diverted while Uncle Martin sneaks the spaceship back into the garage.

[COLOR] “The Tenderfoot,” first episode in a three-part comedy-drama based on James H. Tevis’s “Arizona in the ’50’s.” With a Stetson, a gun and three friends, young Jim Tevis heads West to make his fortune. He soon meets Captain Ewell of the Army Dragoons and Kit Carton’s crusty brother Mose. (60 min.)

“The Barbara Lindquist Story.” Cooper goes to the aid of a stagecoach being fired on by bandits, and discovers that the sole surviving passenger is Bostonian Barbara Lindquist.

Music is the show’s keynote, with Met opera star Joan Sutherland, actor-singer Van Johnson, Italian recording star Rita Pavone and Britain’s rock ‘n’ rolling Animals on hand. Comedy impressionist John Byner pokes fun at Ed, comedienne Totie Fields presents a monolog and comic Jackie Mason makes the first of six scheduled appearances. Ed presents Antonio Gades and his Spanish ballet, which recently completed a summer engagement at the World’s Fair. (Live; 60 min.)

House detective Glick is quite upset when Phillips orders him to get rid of the bloodhound he “hired.” Jose: Bill Dana. Glick: Don Adams. Phillips: Jonathan Harris. Susie: Maggie Peterson.
Guest Cast
Vanoff …………… Cliff Norton
Alexander ………. Jack Searl

The Navy has scheduled a battery of psychological tests to determine how the Waves are reacting to combat stress. When Adrian learns that Molly McGuire’s morale is on the skids, he kindly advances the date of the tests. Lt. Anne Morgan: Kathleen Nolan. Adrian: Edward Andrews. McGuire: Lois Roberts. Trotter: Dick Sargent. Love: Joan Staley.
Lieutenant Marshall …………… Cliff Norton
Nicky D’Angelo ………. Don Edmonds

Irene programs Rhoda to act like a lady in love, and Rhoda takes the information to her transistorized heart. Bob: Bob Cummings. Rhoda: Julie Newmar. Irene: Doris Dowling. Peter: Jack Mullaney. Cooper: Herbert Rudley. Charlie Clabber: Cliff Norton.

[COLOR] “Logan’s Treasure” is the fortune in gold Sam Logan supposedly buried before going to prison, and now that Logan’s been released, quite a few people have their eyes on him.

Sunday Night Movie: “A Hole in the Head.” (1959). A carefree but broke Miami hotel owner has high hopes of wheedling some cash out of his older brother, a staid and practical New York businessman. James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn’s song “High Hopes” won an Oscar. (Two hours)

9:30 JOEY BISHOP–Comedy (CBS)
Larry leads his girl friend to the TV set and announces his surprise birthday gift: Joey’s going to broadcast birthday greetings for her. There’s also a surprise for Larry–Joey forgets.

In photographic essays, the camera gives the impression that people trying to shoot an arrow are aiming at live Indians; and the walls of New York buildings being demolished come “tumbling down” in time to music. In stunts, a tourist is “accidentally” given a $500-a-day suite at the New York Hilton; and three teen-agers at a summer camp show how they would run the country. Allen Funt, Durward Kirby.

[SPECIAL] [COLOR] Ricardo Montalbon, Bert Lahr and Stanley Holloway in “The Fantasticks.” For details, see the Close-up on page A-21. (60 min).
“The Rogues” will not be seen tonight.

Singer Paul Anka joins Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf and Dorothy Kilgallen. (Live)

10:55 POLITICAL TALK–Republican (CBS)


TV Guide, October 17, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 42, Issue #603) [Western New England Edition]

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3 Replies to “TV Guide 365: Sunday, October 18th, 1964”

  1. This was certainly a big night for Cliff Norton, having guest roles on sitcoms on all 3 networks! Ironically, for the most part these shows don’t exist! My Living Doll only survives in early episodes, the other 2 are true obscurities!! “The Fantasticks” was the longest running Off-Broadway play in history and is best remembered for the song “Try To Remember”!

  2. This was the Ed Sullivan episode that got Jackie Mason in trouble. He was thought to have “given the finger” to Sullivan when he was being signaled that the episode was ending early because of a Presidential speech. Sullivan was obviously furious w/ Mason at the end, and from what i’ve read, Sullivan cursed out Mason after the show. Mason didn’t appear on the show for another 2 years after this incident.

    1. Yes, I know this story! Mason was making fun of the director’s signals to speed up, but Sullivan got it wrong and applogized after Mason threatened a lawsuit! BTW, Mason is still alive and is the voice of Krusty’s rabbi father on “The Simpsons”!

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