1 9 6 5 – 1 9 6 7 (USA)
58 x 30 minute episodes
228 Circle Avenue, Ridgemont, New York was the residence of the Nash Family: James (Mark Miller), an English professor at Ridgemont College; his wife, Joan (Patricia Crowley), a freelance magazine writer who used the pen name of Joan Holliday; and their four boys: Kyle (Kim Tyler) and Joel (Brian Nash), and twins Trevor (Jeff Fithian) and Tracy (Joe Fithian).
Completing the household was Martha O’Reilly (Ellen Corby), the family maid and Ladadog, a huge 150-pound sheepdog.
Next door neighbours were lawyer Herb Thorton (Harry Hickox) and his wife Marge (Shirley Mitchell).
Other regular characters were Gerald Carter (Bill Quinn), the Dean of Ridgemont College; his wife Ethel (Jean VanderPyl) and repairman Ed Hewley (Dub Taylor).
Joan was a most unconventional housewife – She hated housework, preferring to sleep until noon, much to the consternation of Marge and Herb next-door.
The series was based on the 1960 Doris Day film of the same name which in turn was based on a book by Jean Kerr about an unusual suburban family.
Dean Gerald Carter