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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Carter Country' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Carter Country':


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

September 15, 1977: Hail To The Chief
Season 1, episode 1
W: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran   D: Bud Yorkin

With Michael Durrell (Kaplan), Michael Alldredge (Murphy), Gordon Hurst.
Series premiere. Plains' First Citizen is scheduled to pass through town and everyone -- including the Klan -- wants to make a good impression. Mayor Burnside wants a token black on the platform when the President arrives.

September 22, 1977: Beating The Pounds
Season 1, episode 2
W: Al Gordon, Jack Mendelsohn   D: Peter Baldwin

With Barney McFadden (Crowley), Susan Pratt (Beth), Harry Basch (Harris).
Trying to diet, Chief Roy's easygoing temperament seems to be getting thinner when he is accused of police brutality by a prisoner.

September 29, 1977: Out Of The Closet
Season 1, episode 3
W: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran   D: Peter Baldwin

With Richard Jaeckel (Bill Peterson), George Gaynes (Murdock).
A dumbfounded Chief Roy is called as a character witness when one of his best friends, a schoolteacher, sues the school board for firing him when he announces he is homosexual.

October 6, 1977: The Fireside Burnside Budget Chat
Season 1, episode 4
W: George Arthur Bloom   D: Peter Baldwin

With Jonathan Banks (Bob Phillips).
An outraged Chief Roy is forced to make good on Mayor Teddy Burnside's promise in a radio talk to make a $20,000 cut in the police budget.

October 20, 1977: Baker Buys A House (1)
Season 1, episode 5
W: Al Gordon, Jack Mendelsohn   D: Peter Baldwin

Baker, taking Chief Roy's advice to invest in property, uses a $5,400 insurance check to buy a house in a white neighborhood, right next door to his co-worker Jasper.

October 27, 1977: Baker Buys A House (2)
Season 1, episode 6
W: Al Gordon, Jack Mendelsohn   D: Peter Baldwin

With Shane Nickerson (Jasper Jr.).
Chief Roy, disturbed by an epithet spray painted on his deputy's door, drives the crew crazy in his determination to find the culprit.

November 3, 1977: Bye, Bye Baker
Season 1, episode 7
W: Kevin Hartigan, David Garber   D: Peter Baldwin

Chief Roy and Deputy Baker have separately applied for a police chief's job in another town because it pays more money.

November 17, 1977: Senior CItizen Siege
Season 1, episode 8
W: Kevin Hartigan, David Garber   D: Peter Baldwin

With Elizabeth Kerr (Fanny), Fred Stuthman (Byron).
Mayor Burnside is forced to listen to the grievances of two irate senior citizens who hold him at gunpoint to get his attention.

November 24, 1977: Chicks And Turkeys
Season 1, episode 9
W: Elias Davis, David Pollock   D: Peter Baldwin

With Ryan MacDonald (Goodman).
Chief Roy anticipates another holiday battle with his in-laws. Curtis is stood up by Lucille, Gloria is is stood up by her boyfriend, and no one can figure out why Harley wants to work on the holiday.

December 1, 1977: Chief To Chief
Season 1, episode 10
W: George Arthur Bloom   D: Peter Baldwin

With Kenneth Mars (Chief Thorpe).
Roy confronts his arch-enemy, Fire Chief Thorpe, who annually leads his department's baseball team to victory over Roy's team by using dirty tricks.

December 8, 1977: Union vs. The Confederacy
Season 1, episode 11
W: Sheldon Bull   D: Peter Baldwin

With Will MacKenzie (Jedd).
Chief Roy falls into a trap when he treats his annual negotiating session with the mayor as the game they usually play. The mayor has hired a professional negotiator.

December 15, 1977: A-Hunting We Will Go
Season 1, episode 12
W: Guy Thomas   D: Peter Baldwin

Roy and the gang go looking for "Big Buck," a legendary local deer.

December 22, 1977: By The Light Of The Moonlight
Season 1, episode 13
W: Al Gordon, Jack Mendelsohn   D: Peter Baldwin

With Med Flory (Lester), Vernon Weddle (Guard), Arlene Golonka (Eloise), Macon McCalman (Drunk), John Moskoff (Mickey).
When a dispute over a holiday loan gets out of hand, the participants -- Chief Roy and Deputy Curtis -- spend Christmas Eve in jail.

January 5, 1978: The Physical
Season 1, episode 14
W: Bruce Kalish, Philip John Taylor   D: Peter Baldwin

With Richard McKenzie (Dr. Fenway), James Brodhead (Dr. Arneson).
Roy is afraid he will lose his job when the mayor orders the police force to take physicals.

January 12, 1978: Roy's Separation
Season 1, episode 15
W: Elias Davis, David Pollock   D: Peter Baldwin

With Barrie Youngfellow (Bambi), Fran Ryan, Jason Wingreen.
Chief Roy becomes a swinging single after he finally separates from the wife he feels he has endured for too long.

January 19, 1978: Red Armstong, Goodbye
Season 1, episode 16
W: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran   D: Peter Baldwin

With Don Bovingloh (Stage Manager).
Chief Roy gets Curtis to help with a benefit to aid ex-Chief Red Armstrong with his enormous hospital bills, then Curtis discovers that Red had been notoriously bigoted as a police officer.

January 26, 1978: Ballots For Burnside
Season 1, episode 17
W: Tom Moore, Jeremy Stevens   D: Peter Baldwin

With J.A. Preston (Jesse Haskell), Owen Bush, Earl Montgomery, Joseph G. Medalis.
Chief Roy and Curtis find an unopened ballot box in the City Hall basement, indicating that Mayor Teddy might not be the rightful mayor of the town.

February 2, 1978: The Chief's Dressing Down
Season 1, episode 18
W: Mort Scharfman, Harvey Weitzman   D: Peter Baldwin

With Bob Holt (Reverend), Alice Ghostley, Frank O'Brien.
An embarrassed Chief Roy enlists Curtis' aid when he has to buy a dress for himself at a department store.

February 9, 1978: All About Floyd
Season 1, episode 19
W: Ann Gibbs, Joel Kimmel   D: Peter Baldwin

With Bobby Ellerbee (Floyd), Boyd Bodwell.
Curtis urges Chief Roy to hire another black police officer, then discovers he has made a big mistake.

February 23, 1978: Roy Pays His Taxes
Season 1, episode 20
W: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran   D: Peter Baldwin

With Jack Dodson (Ludlow), Diana Muldaur (Ms. Barrington), Danny Wells, Lizabeth Lockhart.
Chief Roy panics when he discovers he has arrested for speeding the IRS man who is assigned to audit his taxes.

May 9, 1978: Roy's Encounter
Season 1, episode 21
W: Alan Eisenstock, Larry Mintz   D: Peter Baldwin

With Byron Morrow (Col. Holloway), Patrick Cronin (Dr. Grant), Steffen Zacharias.
After Chief Roy sees what he thinks is a UFO, he convinces Baker to return to the mountain site with him.

May 16, 1978: Baker Saves A Life
Season 1, episode 22
W: Mort Scharfman, Harvey Weitzman   D: Peter Baldwin

With John Craig (Maynard).
When Jasper believes Baker saved his life after their patrol car crashed into a truck full of live chickens, Japser moves in with Baker -- determined to pay his debt.





September 23, 1978: One Of Our Chiefs Is Missing
Season 2, episode 1
W: Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish   D: Peter Baldwin

With Rod McCary (Keeter), Victoria Carroll (Jo Ellen).
Season premiere. Chief Roy, handcuffed to a prisoner, gets lost in a storm on his way to Atlanta and involves the police department in a zany manhunt.

September 30, 1978: The Tracy Report
Season 2, episode 2
W: Mort Scharfman, Harvey Weitzman   D: Peter Baldwin

With Melanie Griffith (Tracy Quinn), Gerald Hiken (Woodcock).
Chief Roy's problems with a citizen who threatens to sue for false arrest swell into hilarious panic when something happens to the man in the chief's office and a young woman reporter seeks all the juicy details.

October 21, 1978: The Selling Of The Mayor (1)
Season 2, episode 3
W: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran   D: Peter Baldwin

With Doyle Baker (Judd), Richard Venture (Chet).
Roy decides to run for mayor.

October 28, 1978: The Selling Of The Mayor (2)
Season 2, episode 4
W: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran   D: Peter Baldwin

With Doyle Baker (Judd), Richard Venture (Chet), Jim B. Smith (Moderator).
Mayor Burnside offers Sgt. Baker the Chief of Police's job in exchange for his endorsement in the mayoral campaign.

November 11, 1978: Poor Butterfly
Season 2, episode 5
W: Marty Brill, Barry Meadow   D: Peter Baldwin

With Amzie Strickland (Julia Mobey), Nedra Volz (Mrs. Forsythe), William Lanteau (Busby).
Chief Roy throws his mother and her friends in jail when they stage a sit-down strike at a new factory site.

November 25, 1978: Gambler's Unanimious
Season 2, episode 6
W: Mark Fink   D: Peter Baldwin

With Melanie Griffith (Tracy Quinn).
Chief Roy bets with Baker on the outcome of a football game, after receiving guaranteed "inside" information.

December 2, 1978: Roy Makes The Grade
Season 2, episode 7
W: Haskell Barkin   D: Peter Baldwin

With David Hooks (Tompkins), Kim Howard (Cynthia).
Mayor Teddy is furious when Chief Roy is chosen "most distinguished alumnus" by Clinton High School's seniors.

December 16, 1978: Hurricane Jasper
Season 2, episode 8
W: Martin Rips, Joseph Staretski   D: Peter Baldwin

With J.A. Preston (Jesse Haskell), Steffen Zacharias (Fanatic), John Ashton (Guardsman), Fernando Escandon (Luis).
Jasper assumes command in Clinton Corners when the town is put under martial law because of a hurricane.

December 23, 1978: The Firing Of A Harley
Season 2, episode 9
W: Bernie Orenstein, Saul Turteltaub   D: Peter Baldwin

With Amzie Strickland (Julia Mobey), Mary Angela Shea (Jeanine).
After Chief Roy has fired Harley Puckett, the chief's mother shows up with a plan to get Harley rehired.

January 6, 1979: Owed To Billy Joe
Season 2, episode 10
W: Michael Baser, Kim Weiskopf   D: Peter Baldwin

With Kathryn Reynolds (Denise Traynod).
Roy is shocked to find out that a garage owner, who is a good friend of his, is bilking Clinton Corners tourists with false auto repair charges.

January 13, 1979: The Russians Are Coming
Season 2, episode 11
W: David Braff, Nick Thiel   D: Gary Shimokawa

With Richard Libertini (Vladimir), Brenda Benet (Natalya), Ari Barak (Dimitri).
Chief Roy almost creates an international incident when he tries to help a Russian dancer defect.

March 29, 1979: Happy Anniversary
Season 2, episode 12
W: Bruce Kalish, Philip John Taylor   D: Peter Baldwin

With Amzie Strickland (Julia Mobey), Jay Gerber (Dr. Short).
Chief Roy brings in a psychologist to conduct a group encounter session in an effort to modernize the force.

April 5, 1979: Teddy The Tiger
Season 2, episode 13
W: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran   D: Peter Baldwin

With Joe Taggart (Sam), Jerrold Ziman (Clayton), Nancy Bond (Woman).
Chief Roy is unexpectedly decked by the Mayor, but for some mystifying reason does not seek revenge.

April 12, 1979: New Kid In Town
Season 2, episode 14
W: Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish   D: Peter Baldwin

With Amzie Strickland (Julia Mobey), Don Fenwick (Curry), Kyle Richards.
A runaway orphan arrives in Clinton Corners and claims Chief Roy as her father.

April 19, 1979: Baker's First Day
Season 2, episode 15
W: Mort Scharfman, Harvey Weitzman   D: Peter Baldwin

With Jack Carter (Captain), John Brandon (Sergeant), Regi Plummer (Willy).
Sgt. Baker quits the Clinton County police force and goes back to New York City.

April 26, 1979: The Last Dinosaur
Season 2, episode 16
W: Michael Baser, Kim Weiskopf   D: Peter Baldwin

With Richard McKenzie (Dr. Fenway), Hugh Gillin (Chief Greenway), Patrick Campbell.
Chief Roy begins to worry about his job when several of his colleagues lose their jobs to younger men.

May 10, 1979: The Big Move (1)
Season 2, episode 17
W: Mark Fink   D: Peter Baldwin

With Justin Lord (Tyrone).
Rumors of the impending marriage of Sgt. Baker and Lucille have the townspeople of Clinton Corners in a tizzy.

May 17, 1979: The Big Move (2)
Season 2, episode 18
W: Michael Baser, Kim Weiskopf   D: Peter Baldwin

With Amzie Strickland (Julia Mobey), Kyle Richards (Gerry), Fran Ryan (Martha), June Christopher (Wanda), Ronalda Douglas (Connie).
Lucille shows up unexpectedly at Sgt. Baker's bachelor party and catches him in the arms of another woman.

May 24, 1979: The Big Move (3)
Season 2, episode 19
W: Richard Powell   D: Peter Baldwin

With Owen Bush (Elmer), DeForest Covan (Minister), Denis Lybe (Bank Manager), Candy Mobley.
Baker, Chief Roy and Mayor Teddy become locked in a bank vault just before Baker's wedding to Lucille.

May 31, 1979: Teddy's Folly
Season 2, episode 20
W: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran   D: Peter Baldwin

With Marla Adams (Florabelle), Vanda Barra, Frank Farmer.
When Mayor Burnside appears to have lost his fortune, his gold-digging fiancee decides to skip town.

June 7, 1979: The Prisoner Of Clinton Corners
Season 2, episode 21
W: Mort Scharfman, Harvey Weitzman   D: Peter Baldwin

With Amzie Strickland (Julia Mobey), Kyle Richards (Gerry), Pat Studstill, Danny Wells (Slippery Sam).
When Chief Roy refuses to pay alimony to his ex-wife he winds up in his own jail, plotting an escape.

June 21, 1979: The Abominable Snowman
Season 2, episode 22
W: Mort Scharfman, Harvey Weitzman   D: Peter Baldwin

With Amzie Strickland (Julia Mobey), Kyle Richards, Charles Cooper.
Chief Roy agrees to give a the mayor bit part in the police department skit. (Last show of the series.)


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