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With the Mary Jane and Vanda Show being such a huge success, why not one with Harry Carter?

 

Nominations for the name and premise of this spin-off show.

"Harry O C" Despite the squeaky shoes that make him a goof on Mission Impossible, Harry starts his own detective agency

 

"Harry's Ape" Harry buys a club in the valley from a friend and changes the name only slightly to reduce re-signing costs.

 

"Valter and Harry and Irwin and Spike" Can 4 middle-aged gay men live together without driving each other crazy? With RG Brown, Irwin Sharone and William Lanteau

 

"The H OC"--The sordid lives of Harry and his cronies in the suburbs of LA.

 

"Sister Paula's Act" Gale Gordon and Bob Sweeney reunite as "the Brothers". In this series, they escape a mob hit by dressing as nuns and hiding out in the nunnery run by their sister (co-star Mary Wickes). Episode #1: "Getting Into the Habit"

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With the Mary Jane and Vanda Show being such a huge success, why not one with Harry Carter?

 

Nominations for the name and premise of this spin-off show.

"Harry O C" Despite the squeaky shoes that make him a goof on Mission Impossible, Harry starts his own detective agency

 

"Harry's Ape" Harry buys a club in the valley from a friend and changes the name only slightly to reduce re-signing costs.

 

"Valter and Harry and Irwin and Spike" Can 4 middle-aged gay men live together without driving each other crazy? With RG Brown, Irwin Sharone and William Lanteau

 

"The H OC"--The sordid lives of Harry and his cronies in the suburbs of LA.

 

"Sister Paula's Act" Gale Gordon and Bob Sweeney reunite as "the Brothers". In this series, they escape a mob hit by dressing as nuns and hiding out in the nunnery run by their sister (co-star Mary Wickes). Episode #1: "Getting Into the Habit"

 

:hlLOL: !!! These are all fantastic. Let's switch up the format each season, like American Horror Story...or The Doris Day Show. lol

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LA CAGE AUX CARTER

Harry’s lead a swinging life since Lucy ran off with Prince Philip of Montalbania. In fact, the Prince even bought Harry a new swingin’ hot spot, complete with singing, dancing, and overall entertaining houseboy (Rip Taylor). Meanwhile, Harry’s niece, Patricia (Eve Plumb) comes to live with them while studying at UCLA, but their lifestyle gets hampered when she starts dating the free-spirited son (casting TBD) of the equally snooty, conservative mayor of Los Angeles and his wife. Featuring semi-regular appearances by James Brodhead and Mary Jane Croft as Mayor Randolph and Mrs. Cynthia Harcourt.

 

THE CARTER BUNCH

After her husband is killed in an unfortunate broccoli packing incident, a widowed Donna Collucci (Kaye Ballard) goes on a crash diet, gussies herself up, makes another flying trip to America with her 87 children, to re-capture the heart of her Dog Face, who was recently named Los Angeles’ most eligible confirmed bachelor by the UCLA Journal of Popular Psychiatry. She succeeds and the series follows the wacky adventures of Harry, the new Mrs. Carter, and their brood as they adjust to life in America, life with children/new father, and Donna and the children’s new English instructor (Susan Tolsky).

 

HARRY’S BEAUTIES

While on a trip to Vegas to tangle with another fruit machine, Harry meets and immediately falls in love with the diminutive Nancy Blansky (Nancy Walker), a long-time stalwart on the strip in charge of a motley collection of showgirls. Down on their luck, the two put their talents together – Nancy for Showmanship, and Harry for teaching showgirls how to walk – in a bid to become entertainment moguls in Sin City.

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PARIS WHEN IT FIZZLES

 

Harry was not always so forthcoming about his fleeting affairs during his sketchy war years. His past comes back to haunt him, however, when a former flame from his time stationed Paris (Josephine Baker) comes to California and dumps their lazy (but very talented) secret love child, Nell, on his doorstep, hoping his employment agency would be able to find her steady work – or at least a gig.

 

Featuring:

Nipsey Russel as Leon, Harry’s newest partner in the employment agency

Nell Carter as Nell Carter

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"Harrison Carter, Male Escort" (alternate title "Madame X") -

-When the little old lady (series regular Madge Blake) who picks up Harry thumbing for a ride turns out to be a "madame", she adds him to her stable of "big boys". 1st customer: Jessyln Fax. 2nd customer: Nydia Westman. "Big Boy" #2: Roy Roberts. Escort Bureau Receptionist: Iris Adrian.

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"Harrison Carter, Male Escort" (alternate title "Madame X") -

-When the little old lady (series regular Madge Blake) who picks up Harry thumbing for a ride turns out to be a "madame", she adds him to her stable of "big boys". 1st customer: Jessyln Fax. 2nd customer: Nydia Westman. "Big Boy" #2: Roy Roberts. Escort Bureau Receptionist: Iris Adrian.

 

The idea of Iris Adrian as an Escort Bureau Receptionist is beyond inspired!

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HARRY CARTER & THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONES

Always on the lookout to strike it rich, Harry Carter leaves Los Angeles to become an archaeologist after hearing about the lost stones of Plato, 7 engraved stones that supposedly carry the meaning of modern life. Rumoured that there is one buried on each of the seven continents, Harry sets off on an epic quest to uncover the stones first and make a name for himself. Tagging along for the ride is his assistant/comedy relief sidekick Gaspard DeFaux (Wally Cox) and Emma Fox (Rue McClanahan), an archaeological expert hired as a consultant, with whom Harry clashes frequently and has more than a fair share of sexual tension with. Complicating matters is famed explorer Arthur Hawthorne (Howard Keel), who is determined to beat Harry to the stones. The series lasts seven seasons, with a stone being found in each season finale.

 

JUNE'S CARTER CASH

Harry wins the lottery at the start of June and becomes an eccentric millionaire, becoming much more generous than he ever was before. But soon his generosity goes too far when he blows through the entire sum by the end of the month. The remainder of the series details Harry at a different job every episode while trying to pay off his sizeable debt load.

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The idea of Iris Adrian as an Escort Bureau Receptionist is beyond inspired!

I got it from "The Ted Knight Show" the short-lived CBS sitcom after MTM. He played the owner of an escort bureau and Iris was the receptionist on that show! Never saw it. Did anyone else?

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(This is actually an "Irma" episode from The Lucy Show but I can't find that thread)

 

"Irma El Duce"

with guest stars Kaye Ballard, Max Showalter, Teresa Tereli

When Mr. Mooney and his pals stationed in Italy during WW2 are planning a reunion, he finds out the day before that he is in charge of the entertainment. With no other options, he turns to script writer Lucy Carmichael (with "Speakeasy Days" to her credit) who comes up with a musical about 1940s Italy called “Mussolini Is a Meanie!” With her square jaw, zaftig frame and bow-legs, Irma is a shoe-in for the Benito role. But her uncanny resemblance causes war-related flashbacks for some of the old soldiers.

Songs:

"Turo-Luro-Luro" Lucy, Teresa

"Tip Toe Through Tunisia" Mooney, Viv, Vinnie Myers

(Max Showalter lyrics:

“Tiptoe through Tunisia

with amnesia

thanks to old Drippy..”)

"Fascist Irma" Showalter reworks his “Steamboat Bessie” lyrics for Irma’s showstopper.

"Things Are Just Dondy for Dona" Dona (guest Kaye Ballard)

“Yankee Doodler” “(Isn’t That My Irma’s Jaw? Yeah, man. Irma’s Jaw”) Mooney with Molly and Mary Lou as the sometimes in-step, lyric-forgetting majorettes.

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TOM, DICK AND HARRY

 

Tom Bosley and Richard Crenna join Gale's Harry Carter in a new show about three bachelors living together while trying to keep Harry's blood pressure from sky rocketing! Which proves quite the challenge each week. Look out for special guest stars Tom Troupe, Richard Burton and Harrison Ford.

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"Harry Carter Meets Harry Carter"

It's back to Dr. Cunningham for Harry when Lucy starts treating him especially nice after she reads flattering things said about her on an internet lounge site, attributed to a "Harry Carter". When the real Harry finds out about it, he's sees red and flies to New York to confront the young impressionist in person, seeking reimbursement for his $40 an hour psychiatrist sessions.

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