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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Arnie' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Arnie':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 19, 1970: Pilot
Season 1, episode 1
W: David Swift   D: David Swift

Series about a loading dock foreman who, following a dispute with an executive, is astonished to learn that instead of being fired he's promoted to an executive position with a big pay increase. However, the man he argued with remains as a menace to his future.

October 17, 1970: An Urge To Splurge
Season 1, episode 2
D: Allen Baron

With Dick Van Patten (Walter), Dave Ketchum (Grant).
Arnie's first executive paycheck brings a sinking stomach, thanks to a premature spending binge.

September 26, 1970: Chance Of A Lifetime
Season 1, episode 3
D: Jay Sandrich

With Ron Masak (Gabe), Jimmy Scruggs (Duke), Allan Melvin (Moe), Natividad Vaccio (Chico).
Ordered to select his own successor as loading-dock foreman from among the crew, new executive Nuvo hesitiates at choosing between his best friend and the best-qualified man.

October 3, 1970: The Friendship Gap
Season 1, episode 4
D: Allen Baron

With Allan Melvin (Moe), Jimmy Scruggs (Duke).

October 10, 1970: Wife vs. Secretary
Season 1, episode 5
D: Allen Baron

With Allison McKay (Frances), Angel Tompkins (Gabrielle).
Nuvo's myopic secretary, Felicia, becomes the "other woman" in the eyes of Arnie's wife and threatens to destroy a heretofore happy marriage.

October 24, 1970: Swinging Sixties
Season 1, episode 6
W: David Swift   D: Russ Mayberry

With Jack Albertson (Charlie Robinson), Mabel Albertson (Mrs. Robinson), Chuy Franco.
An aging but vigorous employee is scheduled to be retired, and executive Arnie is outraged at the idea that he should be turned out to pasture.

November 28, 1970: Trouble In The Air
Season 1, episode 7
W: Betty Bonaduce   D: Gary Nelson

With Allison McKay (Frances).
Arnie has problems with his wife when she turns up as the leader of a noisy campaign aimed at his company's air pollution.

November 7, 1970: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Season 1, episode 8
W: Rick Mittleman   D: Don Richardson

With Natividad Vaccio (Chico), Don Lorbett (Mike).
Arnie orders his son to cut his long hair but the shears are turned on Arnie when his boss demands he shave his mustache or give up his executive position.

November 14, 1970: Why Spy?
Season 1, episode 9
D: Don Richardson

Arnie is demoted from executive to floor sweeper but it's all a ruse to snag an industrial saboteur.

November 21, 1970: For Whom The Whistle Blows
Season 1, episode 10
D: Don Richardson

While Arnie is participating in his boss's tough exercise program under orders, wife Lillian is pressuring him to tell the boss where to go.

October 31, 1970: One Strike And You're Out
Season 1, episode 11
D: Gary Nelson

With Cliff Norton (Martin), Olan Soule (Springer), Allan Hunt (Bobby), Jimmy Scruggs (Duke).
Arnie's company is struck by the dock workers' union and his loyalty is torn because as a former dock worker he is still a member of the union.

December 5, 1970: Sell Mates
Season 1, episode 12
D: Don Richardson

With Richard X. Slattery (Colonel).
Arnie's fellow executive and rival refuses to accept defeat when it is Arnie whom the boss invites to accompany him on an important sales trip to San Francisco.

December 12, 1970: Let Them Eat Cookies
Season 1, episode 13
W: Bruce Howard   D: Gary Nelson

With Pat Carroll (Saleswoman).
New corporate executive Arnie is stunned to learn that lavish Christmas giving is a requirement of one in his lofty position.

December 19, 1970: To Buy Or Not To Buy?
Season 1, episode 14
D: Don Richardson

With Jackie Joseph (Mrs. Chester), Walter Brooke (Maxwell), Gino Conforti (Mr. Chester), M. Emmet Walsh (Cliff), Edwina Gough (Rita).
Arnie's boss persuades him to make a deal on a large home in a swanky district, but just before they are to move the family enthusiasm begins to fade.

January 2, 1971: Second Honeymoon
Season 1, episode 15
D: Alan Rafkin

To celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary, Arnie and Lillian arrive at a swank resort hotel to spend a second honeymoon, and then suddenly feel foolish about the whole thing.

January 9, 1971: You Can't Lose For Winning
Season 1, episode 16
D: Coby Ruskin

Thrilled at being made a member of the executives' weekly poker games, Arnie makes the mistake at being too good at playing cards.

January 16, 1971: Hello, Holly
Season 1, episode 17
D: Allen Baron

With Bob Cummings (Hollingsworth), Irwin Charone (Peterson).
A former company executive of great charm and wit visits his old stomping grounds, and the joyous reception he gets causes Arnie to fear for his job.

January 23, 1971: Father Meets Daughter
Season 1, episode 18
D: Don Richardson

With Allan Hunt (Bobby).
Arnie's daughter tearfully accuses him of failing to give her paternal love and respect, and guilt-stricken Arnie tries to make amends.

January 30, 1971: Stand Up For Julius
Season 1, episode 19
D: Russ Mayberry

With Vanessa Brown (Shirley).
When Julius, on the eve of his 20th wedding anniversary, loses his loading dock job due to a personnel layoff, Arnie and Lillian decide to throw a gala party for him.

February 6, 1971: Citizen Pain
Season 1, episode 20
D: Bruce Bilson

With Allan Hunt (Bobby), Frank Maxwell (Dr. Burns).
Arnie is flabbergasted to learn that he has an ulcer, and with his family's sympathetic understanding he decides to meet the problem by quitting his job.

February 13, 1971: Feud For Thought
Season 1, episode 21
D: Jay Sandrich

With Ricky Kelman (Glen).
Caught up in a continuous feud with his fellow executive, Arnie is outraged when it appears the man is getting even with Arnie by punishing his daughter Andrea.

February 20, 1971: Strangeness In The Night
Season 1, episode 22
D: Russ Mayberry

Arnie begins acting and talking strangely and mysteriously at work and at home. It all seems to add up to one stunning answer -- he's having an extramarital romance.

February 27, 1971: My Sister's Keeper
Season 1, episode 23
D: John Erman

With Carol Arthur (Christina), Dom DeLuise (Himself).
When Arnie's unmarried 35-year-old sister arrives from out of town for a visit, he manages to arrange a date for her with his bachelor boss. However, he regrets his action after learning of Majors' wolfish reputation.

March 6, 1971: No Harmony In Trying
Season 1, episode 24
D: Richard Kinon

With Dick Whittington (Emcee).
Arnie's women's lib-minded secretary bitterly submits notice of her intention to resign after the company president decides she doesn't qualify for the all-male barbershop quartet.





September 13, 1971: Nuvo Riche
Season 2, episode 1
D: Don Richardson

Series returns at a new day and time for its second season. Arnie discovers he has created a monster when he presents his son with some company stock in hope of increasing his interest in the study of economics.

September 20, 1971: Well There Goes The Neighborhood
Season 2, episode 2
D: Don Richardson

With Richard X. Slattery (Moving boss).
Charles Nelson Reilly debuts in the recurring role of Randy Robinson, a gourmet chef who moves into the Nuvos' neighborhood.

September 27, 1971: Honey, I'm Sorry But...
Season 2, episode 3
D: David Swift

With Joan Shawlee (Myra), Peggy Feury (Elsie).
Arnie becomes less than a company favorite when his wife Lillian promotes a scheme which sends office personnel to work at 5 a.m.

October 4, 1971: The Maid
Season 2, episode 4
D: Bruce Bilson

With Reta Shaw.
Hoping to put a little more spice into his married life, Arnie hires a maid to provide wife Lillian with more leisure time.

October 18, 1971: Welcome To The Club
Season 2, episode 5
D: Bruce Bilson

With Don Beddoe (Miles).
Greek-American Arnie Nuvo has second thoughts about joining his boss' exclusive polo club.

October 25, 1971: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blew
Season 2, episode 6
D: Allen Baron

With Pippa Scott, Bernard Fox (Stubsy).
When boss Hamilton Majors decides to marry his best friend's ex-wife, Arnie winds up as the intermediary in an embarrassing situation.

November 1, 1971: A Poem From "Guess Who"
Season 2, episode 7
D: Bruce Bilson

Arnie's compassion for his unattached secretary places her in an embarrassing situation.

November 8, 1971: The Return Of "Fingers" Ferguson
Season 2, episode 8
D: Don Richardson

Once-upon-a-time secretary Lillian Nuvo puts her talents to work in husband Arnie's office with disastrous results.

November 15, 1971: Et Tu Arnie
Season 2, episode 9
D: Don Richardson

With Ruta Lee (Miss Fletcher).
Chosen for a magazine's executive-of-the-month story, Arnie's glow quickly dims to embarrassment.

November 22, 1971: Pushing Pinky Out Of The Treehouse
Season 2, episode 10
D: Don Richardson

With Nita Talbot.
Hamilton Major's jet-set sister descends on the company with plans for a startling new decor.

November 29, 1971: This Land Is My Land
Season 2, episode 11
D: Roger Duchowny

Arnie is caught between his boss and an old friend who owns some property the company needs.

December 6, 1971: Let Ham Put You In The Driver's Seat
Season 2, episode 12
D: Roger Duchowny

Arnie's boss entrusts his classic 1926 Rolls Royce to Arnie's care, leading to a costly mixup with son Richard's overage sedan.

December 18, 1971: The Gift Of The Majors
Season 2, episode 13
W: Art Baer, Ben Joelson   D: Don Richardson

Arnie is depressed over missing out on the Christmas bonus, but then learns the boss has a different kind of gift for him.

January 1, 1972: Boom Or Bust
Season 2, episode 14
D: Allen Baron

With Vic Tayback (Sergeant), Joyce Jameson (Babs), Robert Clary (Yves).
Arnie is farmed out to a new company and embarrassed to learn he has to introduce a "bra-lift look".

January 8, 1972: The Only Way To Go
Season 2, episode 15
D: Don Richardson

With John Astin (Salesman), Charles Nelson Reilly.
Through prodding by a neighbor, Arnie and Lillian begin thinking about selecting cemetery plots, until boss Major becomes involved.

January 15, 1972: Guess Who's Coming To Our House?
Season 2, episode 16
D: Roger Duchowny

Boss Hamilton Majors hides out at Arnie's for the weekend to avoid one of his marriage-minded girl friends.

January 22, 1972: What's Up Doc?
Season 2, episode 17
D: Don Richardson

With Foster Brooks (Doctor).
Succumbing to pressure from wife Lillian, Arnie convinces boss Majors that he should hire a new company physician.

January 29, 1972: The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth
Season 2, episode 18
D: Roger Duchowny

With Melvin Belli (Lawyer), Hank Jones (Howard Gilmore), Vaughn Taylor (Judge Wilkins), Francis Weddoe (Clark), Joe Higgins (Sheriff).
A flamboyant, high-priced attorney agrees to defend his old friend Majors on a trivial traffic violation.

February 5, 1972: Room At The Top
Season 2, episode 19
D: Don Richardson

With Yale Summers (Dougie Pritchett), Jeannine Burnier (Rosalind).
To satisfy the boss's whim, Arnie dons a toupee to join the office's youth movement.

February 12, 1972: Surprise, Surprise!
Season 2, episode 20
D: Roger Duchowny

With Joe Besser (Chef), Don Keefer (Hendricks), Olan Soule (Springer).
Arnie is trapped into planning a "surprise" party for the boss when Majors lets it be known that he would like to have his natal day honored.

February 19, 1972: Uncle Nikko
Season 2, episode 21
D: Don Richardson

With Nancy Warren (Miss Boulter), William Mims (Vanderly), Harold J. Stone (Nikko).
The old-world manners of Arnie's Uncle Nikko become a problem when the old man finagles an invitation to an important dinner given by Arnie's boss.

February 26, 1972: Wilson Tastes Good Like A Candidate Should
Season 2, episode 22
D: Don Appell

With Selma Diamond (Selma), John Gruber (McGavin), Michael Strong (Wilson).
Politics bring on a family squabble when Arnie considers backing the opponent of the city council candidate his children are supporting.

March 4, 1972: Now You Take Teddy Roosevelt
Season 2, episode 23
D: Don Richardson

With Nancy Warren (Miss Boulter), Richard Stahl (Charles).
Arnie steps into the area of salesmanship and lands an important account for Continental Flange.

March 11, 1972: Star Trekking
Season 2, episode 24
D: Roger Duchowny

With Cliff Norton (Joe Abbott), Milton Berle (Himself).
Hamilton Majors asks Arnie to prevail upon his old Army buddy Milton Berle to entertain at the company banquet.


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