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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Baby I'm Back' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Baby I'm Back':


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

January 30, 1978: Living Proof
Season 1, episode 1
W: Lila Garrett, Mort Lachman   D: Bill Persky

With Nick LaTour (Justice of the Peace), Bill Cobbs (Attorney), Fuddle Bagley (Man #1), Bella Bruck, Pat Cranshaw (Man), Allan Rich (Judge).
Series premiere. A husband who abandoned his family seven years earlier returns after being declared legally dead. The kids have mixed feelings and wife Olivia still plans to marry her new beau despite this development.

February 6, 1978: Beat By A Drum
Season 1, episode 2
W: Martin Rips, Joseph Staretski   D: Asaad Kelada

Ray is accused of trying to buy his children's love when he learns that Jordan wants a set of drums and he tries to meet that "need".

February 13, 1978: The Loneliest Night Of The Week
Season 1, episode 3
W: George Geiger, April Kelly   D: Dick Harwood

With Pat Cranshaw (Old Man).
With Luzelle and the kids leaving for the weekend, Olivia plans a romantic dinner for Wallace, who calls to tell Olivia that he is unable to make it due to Army maneuvers. Ray takes the call and manages to use Wallace's absence to his advantage to spend a romantic evening with Olivia.

February 20, 1978: The Confessions Of Col. Wallace Dickey
Season 1, episode 4
W: David Garber, Kevin Hartigan   D: Dick Harwood

With Esther Sutherland (Ruby).
Olivia is all dressed up to go to a banquet at the Pentagon with Wallace, but Wallace and Ray go for drinks at the local hangout. Wallace ends up getting drunk and shares moments of his past with Ray.

February 27, 1978: A Day At The Races
Season 1, episode 5
W: George Geiger, April Kelly   D: Mark Warren

With Bert Rosario (Jiggers).
Ray Ellis incurs the wrath of his estranged wife when he takes their children to the racetrack and young Jordan comes home a big winner.

March 6, 1978: Survival Of The Fittest
Season 1, episode 6
W: Marion C. Freeman, Mark Evanier   D: Mark Warren, Chet Dowling

With Robert Lussier (Security Guard), David Himes (Policeman).
When a storm ruins their planned weekend in the country, Col. Dickey, Olivia and the children return home to find Luzelle missing.

March 13, 1978: Like Father, Unlike Son
Season 1, episode 7
W: Gary Jacobs   D: Mark Warren

Jordan, forced to share his room with his sister because she can't take her grandmother's insomnia, reacts by moving upstairs with his father.

March 20, 1978: You Bet Your Wife
Season 1, episode 8
W: George Geiger, April Kelly   D: Mark Warren

With Alaina Reed-Hall (Jackie).
Olivia disguises herself as a sensual French temptress to win a wager from Ray Ellis by proving that Col. Dickey's moral integrity is more than skin deep.

March 27, 1978: Baby, I'm Back
Season 1, episode 9

With Nick LaTour (Reverend), Pat Ast (Receptionist), Timmie Rodgers (Attorney Clarence Darrow Green), Pat Cranshaw (Bum), Allan Rich (Judge), Jack Fletcher (Court Attorney), Bella Bruck (Old Woman).
In this pilot episode of the series, Ray briefs the viewing audience about how Olivia and Wallace tried to get married and had him declared leagally dead.

April 3, 1978: Pay Or Die
Season 1, episode 10
W: David Garber, Kevin Hartigan   D: Dick Harwood

With Wendell Wright (Shake), Al White (Rosey).
Ray Ellis is greeted by two strong-arm men representing a loan shark. They've been sent to collect a debt of Ray's that's grown astronomically -- from $200 to $7,280 -- while he was away.

April 10, 1978: Farewell To Boyish Charm
Season 1, episode 11
W: Richard Powell   D: Nick Havinga

With Margaret Avery (Racine Parks), John Hancock (Shack).
On his 15th wedding anniversary, Ray Ellis parlays a chance meeting with a former high school beauty queen into an all-out campaign to make his former wife jealous.

April 17, 1978: The Gospel According To Angie
Season 1, episode 12
W: Chet Dowling, Sandy Krinski, Erwin Washington   D: Nick Havinga

With Nick LaTour (Minister).
Ray adds a few touches to his daughter's Sunday school play in his continung campaign to win back his estranged wife.

April 24, 1978: Olivia's Job Offer
Season 1, episode 13
W: Harry Cauley, George Geiger, April Kelly   D: Mark Warren

With Elisa Garrett (Anita).
Disgusted with Ray's irresponsibility, Colonel Dickey's unromantic attitude and her family's dependence on her, Olivia decides to get away from her problems by taking a job on the island of Guam.


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