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.
Thursday, October 1st, 1964
7:30 MUNSTERS–Comedy (CBS)
The Munsters go into a huddle when Marilyn’s date runs off after a glimpse of Herman. Sure that Marilyn’s at fault, Grandpa concocts a love potion.
DANIEL BOONE–Adventure (NBC)
“Tekawitha McLeod.” A renegaded half-breed kidnaps an Indian princess and offers her to the Boonseville settlers for a jug of rum. His offer is at first refused, but then Boone discovers that the princess really is no Indian. (60 min.)
[COLOR] Fred becomes “Itty Bitty Fred” when he concocts a reducing formula that reduces him in size as well as weight.
8:00 PERRY MASON–Drama (CBS)
“The Case of the Paper Bullets.” Jason Foster, a candidate for the state senate, is worried about his young sister Susan: She’s been dating the stepson of his opponent in the upcoming election. (60 min.)
DONNA REED (ABC)
The hospital gets three new orderlies when Don Drysdale and Leo Durocher of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants join the staff to play in a local charity game.
8:30 DR. KILDARE–Drama (NBC)
“Maybe Love Will Save My Apartment House,” a comedy-drama. Gillespie thinks marriage might solve the problems of two people: his feather-brained niece Serena, a widow with two rambunctious youngsters, and Dr. Wiley Lansing, who’s been chasing girls for 20 years. Script: Boris Sobelman. (60 min.)
MY THREE SONS–Comedy (ABC)
Bub wants his bridal shower for Sally to be memorably sentimental, but Mike is more interested in getting gifts like pots and pans.
9:00 PASSWORD–Game (CBS)
First in a group of shows taped in Hollywood. James Stewart and his wife Gloria test their word skill.
“Mother Meets What’s His-Name.” It takes a bit of witchcraft to make a house a home, especially when the ladies on the Welcome Wagon committee are so catty.
9:30 HAZEL (NBC)
[COLOR] “Ain’t That a Knee Slapper?” George gets the feeling that Hazel’s primitive sense of humor is slowing up at his attempt to arrange a merger between Mr. Griffin and Griffin’s competitor, Josh Egan.
Postponed from last week.
BAILEYS OF BALBOA (CBS)
Sam’s quite pleased with his catch: a city fellow who wants to charter the Island Princess to get away for a day of fishing. Sam: Paul Ford. Buck: Sterling Holloway. Wyntoon: John Dehner.
Arthur Nelson ………….. Leonard Stone
Langley ………….. Howard Freman
PEYTON PLACE (ABC)
Betty tries to break up Rodney’s date with Allison, and Constance confides to Swain that she’s unhappy.
10:00 DEFENDERS–Drama (CBS)
“The Seven-Hundred-Year-Old Gang,” second of two parts. The DA feels his political future will be shattered if he prosecutes the elderly and illegal winemaker, so he implores Preston to ask for a postponement of the trial. (60 min.)
KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATRE–Drama (NBC)
[COLOR] This series’ second season starts with “The World I Want.” After years of marital strife, elderly cabinet-maker Karl Hesse secretly changes his will: He bequeaths his wife Hilde a trifling sum and leaves his life savings to their niece Fern. Script by Halsted Welles. (60 min.)
JIMMY DEAN (ABC)
Jimmy and his hound Rowlf the Muppet play host to Country and Western singer Roy Drusky, pop singer Vicki Carr and the Country All-Stars, a vocal-instrumental group. Peter Matz conducts the orchestra. Doerr-Hutchinson dancers, Chuck Cassey singers.(60 min.)
TV Guide, September 26, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 39, Issue #600) [Western New England Edition]
One Reply to “TV Guide 365: Thursday, October 1st, 1964”
This MUNSTERS episode was the basis of the original color pilot episode of the series. Both Lily (then called Phoebe) and Eddie were recast before this episode was remade as the 2nd episode of the series.