1 9 7 6 (USA)
12 x 30 minute episodes
The star of the show was also its executive producer and sometimes director, Carl Reiner.
Reiner starred as Mr Angel – the only recurring character on the show. Every episode had an unrelated storyline and a new ensemble of actors, with Reiner only appearing in the opening and closing scenes each week.
Mr Angel – an emissary sent down from Heaven – wore a business suit (and a tan fedora) and had no visible wings.
He rewarded acts of kindness with free wishes. The recipients of the free wishes invariably discovered the grass wasn’t always greener.
Guest stars included Loretta Swit, Florence Henderson, Penny Marshall, Don Ameche, Sid Caesar, Susan Dey, Dean Jones, and Julie Newmar.