Home Television Comedy Please Don’t Eat The Daisies

Please Don’t Eat The Daisies

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 (an English professor at Ridgemont College), his wife, Joan (a freelance magazine writer who used the pen name of Joan Holliday), and their children Kyle and Joel, and twins Trevor and Tracy.

Completing the household was Martha O’Reilly, the family maid and Ladadog, a huge 150-pound sheepdog.


Next door neighbours were Herb Thorton, a lawyer, and his wife Marge.

Other regular characters were Gerald Carter (Dean of Ridgemont College), his wife Ethel, and repairman Ed Hewley.

Joan was a most unconventional housewife – She hated housework, preferring to sleep until noon, much to the consternation of their next-door neighbours Marge and Herb Thornton.

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.

Joan Nash 
Patricia Crowley
Jim Nash 

Mark Miller
Kyle Nash 

Kim Tyler
Joel Nash 

Brian Nash
Tracy Nash 

Joe Fithian
Trevor Nash 

Jeff Fithian
Marge Thorton 

Shirley Mitchell
Herb Thorton 

Harry Hickox
Ed Hewley 

Dub Taylor
Dean Gerald Carter 

Bill Quinn
Ethel Carter 

Jean VanderPyl
Martha O’Reilly 

Ellen Corby