1 9 6 6 (USA)
16 x 30 minute episodes
Actor Sam Garrett (Richard Mulligan) is a pleasant enough chap who lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ruth (Mariette Hartley) and son, Paul (Bobby Horan). He is also a bumbling klutz.
That wouldn’t matter except that millions of TV viewers know and idolise Sam as Jed Clayton, US Marshal, the fearless law enforcer he plays on a hit TV show.
Most of the comedy comes from sight gags, with Sam walking into doors, hammering his thumb when he hangs a picture, tripping over the scenery, getting his foot caught in a curtain rope and being hoisted off the floor, getting his trigger finger caught in a toy gun, etc etc.
Other Regulars included Sam’s neighbours Fred (Victor French) and Adele (Maureen Arthur) Gilman; their son, Burton (Joey Baio, Scott’s cousin); and Sam’s niece Marilyn (Laurel Goodwin).
The Gilman’s dog was named Brownie.
Jed Clayton Director