1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 5 (USA)
32 x 30 minute episodes
The CEO of the huge California conglomerate called the Thunder Holding Corporation was 65-year-old Walter Andrews (Walter Brennan), a cantankerous and eccentric millionaire.
Walter – who had reached retirement age but felt he still had the stamina of a young man – did things his way, and despite the complaints and misgivings of his co-workers and business associates, his approach to problems usually worked.
Not one to let protocol affect his operation, Walter was a constant problem for everyone from his young assistant and private pilot Pat Burns (Van Williams) to his personal secretary Betty Franklin (Janet Lake) and company president Herbert Wilson (Jerome Cowan).
A widower, Walter made his home with his cute little granddaughter Martha (Pat McNulty) and housekeeper Una Fields (Monty Margetts).
This black-and-white sitcom from ABC aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm but lasted just one season. Sponsors included the American Tobacco Company, Prell Shampoo, and Gleem Toothpaste.