Home Television Comedy Second Hundred Years, The

Second Hundred Years, The

1 9 6 7 – 1 9 6 8 (USA)
26 x 30 minute episodes

33-year-old prospector Luke Carpenter (Monte Markham) heads off to make his fortune in Alaska in 1900, only to be caught in an avalanche and frozen in suspended animation inside an Alaskan glacier until 1967.

He then returns to civilisation and moves in with his now-67-year-old son Edwin (Arthur O’Connell).

The 19th-century prospector has no knowledge of the 20th century and looks exactly like his stuck up buttoned-down 33-year-old grandson Ken (also Monte Markham).

Luke now tries to adjust to normal life while keeping his exact identity a secret.

But having been frozen in time for over half a century, even simple things like obtaining a social security number prove troublesome.

Luke/Ken Carpenter
Monte Markham
Edwin Carpenter
Arthur O’Connell
Colonel Garroway
Frank Maxwell


Dear Father Come Home with Me Now | Oh Dad, Oh Dad | Little Lady X | Pay Dirt | A Simple Son of the Soil | The Ungathered Moss | On Bended Knee | Just Pay the Two Dollars | Remember the Maine | A Couple of Sad Dads | No Experience Necessary | San Juan Hill | Luke Alikes | Let My People Go-Go | Luke’s First Christmas | The Abominable Iceman | The Tree-In | Right of Way | For Whom the Drums Beat | The House That Needed a Carpenter | Shine On, Harvest Moonshine | Love on the Double | Dude Hand Luke | Lucky Luke | A Different Kind of Bug | Luke and Comrade Tanya