1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 5 (USA)
28 x 30 minute episodes
Once upon a time, there was a 90-minute block of 30-minute sitcoms on Monday nights under the umbrella title 90 Bristol Court.
Here was the story of three different Southern California families who all lived in the same apartment complex. They all shared the same handyman, Cliff Murdock (Guy Raymond).
The three shows were Harris Against the World, with Jack Klugman, Tom, Dick and Mary, with Don Galloway and Joyce Bulifant, and Karen (not to be confused with the Karen Valentine sitcom com of the same name). This Karen starred Debbie Watson as 16-year-old Karen Scott.
Karen attended Beverly High School and was best friends with Candy (Trudi Ames), Janis (Bernadette Winters), Spider (Murray MacLeod) and David (Richard Dreyfuss).
Harvey Korman was originally considered for the part of her lawyer dad, Steve, but Richard Denning won the role. Mary La Roche played Karen’s mother, Barbara, and Gina Gillespie was her tomboy sister, Mimi. Teddy Quinn played Mimi’s friend, Peter.
At Steve’s law office was secretary Miss Skinner, portrayed by Barbara Werle.
After 13 weeks, there were some changes in the neighbourhood at Ninety Bristol Court. Harris Against the World and Tom, Dick and Mary were cancelled, but Karen got to stay for the remainder of the season.
The theme song was by The Beach Boys.
Mary La Roche
David Rowe III
Wilbur “Spider” Gibson