1 9 6 8 – 1 9 7 0 (USA)
42 x 30 minute episodes
This CBS sitcom starred Bob Denver (fresh from Gilligan’s Island) as Rufus Butterworth, a cab driver who is forever dreaming up hopeless schemes to make extra money or better his lot in life.
These schemes invariably involved his friend Bert Gramus (Herb Edelman) who owned a Diner called ‘Bert’s Place’. Bert’s wife, Claudia was played by Joyce Van Patten.
Denver was briefly reunited with another former ‘castaway’ when Alan Hale Jnr (The Skipper) appeared in The Good Guys as Big Tom, in 1969.
Joyce Van Patten
Alan Hale Jnr