1 9 7 7 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Pudgy Stuart Hibbard (Oliver Clark) worked at home as a copywriter for the ‘Herman Gutman Mail Order Catalogue’ (which was full of useless gadgets and knickknacks) and did the cooking and cleaning while his wife Judy (Beverly Archer) commuted to Los Angeles and went to work with many whackos at the photography studio of Damon Jerome (Tom Poston).
Mr Jerome was a great photographer but very absent-minded when it came to other areas of the business.
Swimming pool contractor Ken Redford (Martin Kove) lived next door and drove Stuart crazy while Dee Dee Baldwin (Joan Van Ark), the egocentric top model at the photography studio, drove Judy crazy. The two women often came close to fisticuffs.
Keeping the peace was Donna (Renn Woods), the African American secretary at the studio.
The series was recorded before a live audience at CBS Studio Center and episodes aired on Saturday nights at 8:30 pm, sandwiched between The Bob Newhart Show and The Jeffersons. The sponsor was Sure Deodorant.
Despite coming from the people behind the Mary Tyler Moore Show the show was feeble and was cancelled after only three months. Even Gloria Steinem wouldn’t watch this.
Dee Dee Baldwin
Joan Van Ark
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