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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Temperature's Rising' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Temperature's Rising':


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

September 12, 1972: Operation Bingo
Season 1, episode 1
W: Sheldon Keller   D: William Asher

With Larry Fleischman (Delivery Boy), Jack Albertson (Sen. Farmstick), Barbara Carney (Flo), Ned Glass (Papa).
Tony Award-winning actor Cleavon Little stars in his first television series about the strange practice of medicine at a Washington, D.C. hospital. In the premiere episode, the hospital doctors arrange a bingo game for the benefit of a friend, hoping the chief of surgery will look the other way.

September 19, 1972: Operation Fastball
Season 1, episode 2
W: Michael Morris   D: William Asher

With Mwako Cumbuka (Mudcat), J.H. Lawrence (Dr. Spencer), John Gallaudet (Almont), Ketty Lester (Nurse Ferguson), Milt Kamen (Anderson), Edward Platt (Bradley).
Dr. Jerry Noland performs an unauthorized operation to help a young pitcher during a staff investigation of the hospital.

September 26, 1972: The Appointment
Season 1, episode 3
W: Sam Locke, Milton Pascal   D: William Asher

With David Huddleston (Charlie), Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Moscowitz), Ondine Vaughn (Technician), Parley Baer (Duncan).
Dr. Campanelli is offered a key government position and Noland and the staff try to prove that the hospital can run just as well without him -- with disastrous results.

October 3, 1972: Ellen's Flip Side
Season 1, episode 4
W: Elroy Schwartz   D: Jerry London

With Ivor Francis (Dr. Malloy), J. Pat O'Malley (Hayden), Bryan O'Byrne (Dr. Forrester), John Stephenson (Dr. Joiner), Charles Lane (Briggs), Alice Ghostley (Mrs. Lindsey).
Ellen Turner becomes infatuated with all the doctors at Capital General when she is accidentally hypnotized into believing she loves them.

October 10, 1972: The Muscle And The Medic
Season 1, episode 5
W: Martin A. Ragaway   D: Charles R. Rondeau

With John Astin (Russo), Edward Andrews (Dr. Crown), Chuck McCann (Charlie), Felice Orlandi (Eddie), Joe E. Tata (Nails).
A mobster wants Noland to be his personal physician, when he checks into Capitol General with an illness that no one can diagnose.

October 17, 1972: The Accident Con
Season 1, episode 6
W: Laurence Marks   D: Alan Rafkin

With Sorrell Booke (Harry), William Elliott (Eddie), Helen Verbit (Roberta).
Dr. Noland thinks an accident victim is faking when he claims he's been hit by a hospital ambulance.

October 24, 1972: Good Luck, Lefkowitz
Season 1, episode 7
W: Sheldon Keller   D: Jerry London

With Bernie Kopell (Harold Lefkowitz), Robert Nichols (Dr. Baker), Michael Fox (General), John Lawrence (Guard), Jayne Meadows (Miss Brandon).
Dr. Noland gets a reportedly jinxed orderly a job at Capital General Hospital and the accidents start happening with mysterious regularity.

October 31, 1972: Tenor Loving Care
Season 1, episode 8
W: Joseph Bonaduce   D: Bruce Bilson

With John Myhers (Malaporte), Karl Lukas (Piano Mover), Ysabel MacCloskey (Mrs. Right), Elliott Reid (Driscoll), Tony Holland (Donovan).
Dr. Campanelli is sued for malpractice when an opera singer loses his voice after the doctor tells him off.

November 14, 1972: Rx: Love
Season 1, episode 9
W: Sheldon Keller   D: Richard Kinon

With Beverly Garland (Claudia), Inga Nielsen (Miss Prewitt), Bobby Baum (Mr. Stewart), Ondine Vaughn (Gloria), Olive Dunbar (Miss Llewellen).
Ellen Turner's Aunt Claudia brings Dr. Campanelli out of his grouchy mood when he falls in love with her.

November 21, 1972: Lights, Camera, Action
Season 1, episode 10
W: Roy Kammerman   D: Richard Kinon

With Jack Albertson (Senator Farmstick), Gerald York (Dr. Allen), Iggie Wolfington (Scobo), Lynn Wood (Nurse), Jerry Fogel (Landis), Diane Sommerfield (Susan).
Dr. Noland becomes a TV star when he unexpectedly appears in a documentary on hospitals after Dr. Campanelli becomes camera shy.

November 28, 1972: Witchcraft, Washington Style
Season 1, episode 11
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Ketty Lester (Nurse Ferguson), Milton Frome (Nickerson), Alan Oppenheimer (George).
Dr. Noland resorts to phony sorcery to treat a patient who believes in witchcraft and has to have an operation.

December 5, 1972: The Spy
Season 1, episode 12
W: Bill Davenport, Charles Tannen   D: Charles R. Rondeau

With Parley Baer (Duncan), Larry Storch (Norman), Edward Andrews, Dorothy Meyer (Admissions Clerk), Gerald York (Dr. Allen).
The staff suspects that the hospital board has planted someone to spy on Campanelli when a mysterious patient begins recording his version of hospital conditions.

December 12, 1972: The New Head Nurse
Season 1, episode 13
W: Seaman Jacobs, Fred S. Fox   D: Charles R. Rondeau

With Joan Hotchkis (Emma Bradshaw), Frank Aletter (Dr. Larkin).
Dr. Noland plots to get rid of the new director of nurses when her strict rules for the nursing staff cause problems for Noland and the nurses on the third floor.

December 19, 1972: Rx: Christmas
Season 1, episode 14
W: Sheldon Keller   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Pat Harrington Jr. (Tip Henry), Stephanie Edwards (Reporter), Herb Edelman (Dr. Patterson).
Dr. Noland plans a Christmas show for the patients when a visiting comic bows out.

January 2, 1973: Scalpel, Sponge, Typewriter
Season 1, episode 15
W: Joseph Bonaduce   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Olive Dunbar (Miss Llewellen), J.H. Lawrence (Dr. Clark), Bill Zuckert (Dr. Spitzer), Jerry Rush (Dr. Blake), Lawrence Casey (Dr. McPartland), Richard X. Slattery (Jerome), Bernie Kopell (Harold Lefkowitz).
Lefkowitz, the orderly, becomes editor of the hospital newspaper and causes chaos to ensue with his gossip column full of blind items.

January 9, 1973: Black Is Beautiful
Season 1, episode 16
W: Arthur Julian   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Tracy Reed (Terry), Allen Secher (Patient), Bartine Zane (Mrs. Wilson), Eugene Troobnick (Dr. Anderson), Tom Bosley (Gibson).
Noland falls in love with Terry Baker, a new nurse who doesn't approve of his hustling. This causes the ingenious intern great problems in his gambling night enterprise to pay for a closed-circuit television in the children's ward.

January 16, 1973: How To Cure A Doctor Of Money
Season 1, episode 17
W: Artie Phillips, Johnny Greene   D: Herb Wallerstein

With Craig Littler (Mr. Cooper), Larry Delaney (Crenshaw), Holly Irving (Mrs. Cooper), Michael Conrad (Livingston).
An ex-pro football player who has completed his medical studies decides to intern at Capital General, but finds it hard when his former coach keeps offering bonuses to go back to football.

January 30, 1973: Interrupted Malady
Season 1, episode 18
W: Joseph Bonaduce   D: Charles R. Rondeau

With Milton Selzer (Sam), Gregory White (Technician), Ellen Blake (Pizza Girl), Bernie Kopell (Harold Lefkowitz).
Dr. Noland fakes an ulcer in order to recover the $200 that orderly Lefkowitz lost in a card-playing escapade to a supposedly incapacitated patient.

February 6, 1973: Diagnosis: Who Knows?
Season 1, episode 19
W: Johnny Greene, Artie Phillips   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Charles Bateman (Dr. Benson), Marilyn Childs (Berneice Butler), Jonathan Daly (Dr. Strick), Tom Ewell (Harry Butler).
Dr. Noland tries to encourage a new intern who is insecure while both are treating a patient believed to be faking.

February 13, 1973: Panic In The Streets
Season 1, episode 20
W: Gordon Mitchell, Lloyd Turner   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Anthony Geary (Scott), Larry D. Mann (Senator), Peter Brocco (Judge), Woodrow Parfrey (Brundage), Kathleen Lloyd (Donna), Michael Frome (Orderly), Burt Mustin (Mr. Peabody), Joshua Shelley (Larkin).
Noland puts on a hospital wedding and honeymoon for a couple involved in a car accident.

February 20, 1973: Rx: Nose Job
Season 1, episode 21
W: Sheldon Keller   D: Herb Wallerstein

With Paul Smith (Salesman), Jim Begg (Shopkeeper), Jordan Rhodes (Young Man), Robert Casper (Florist), Trent Dolan (Intern), Lou Epton (Cab Driver).
Dr. Noland arrages a closed circuit TV show for the hospital to get money to pay for Millie's surgery.

February 27, 1973: My Doctor, The Patient
Season 1, episode 22
W: Myles Wilder, William Raynor   D: Ernest Losso

With Graham Jarvis (Tolkin).
Dr. Campanelli becomes a patient in the hospital himself, giving Noland an opportunity to start an off-track betting operation.

March 6, 1973: Creepy, Peepy
Season 1, episode 23
W: Erik Tarloff   D: Herbert Kenwith

With John Myhers (Edgar Cross), May Workman (Susan), Milt Kamen (Al Breen), Royce Wallace (Mrs. Downy), Marc Copage (Donald), Mabel Albertson (Mrs. Bingham).
Dr. Noland's attempts to cure a young patient with the appearance of a horror film star at the hospital backfire.

March 13, 1973: It Don't Mean A Ping, If You Ain't Got That Pong
Season 1, episode 24
W: Artie Phillips, Johnny Greene   D: Herb Wallerstein

With Byron Chung (Chung Ho), Virginia Ann Lee (Li Soo), Larry Storch (Norman Frye), Robert F. Simon (Lowell).
A table tennis player from Red China falls in love with Ellen Turner while he is a patient at Capital General.

March 20, 1973: Super Doc
Season 1, episode 25
W: Betty Bonaduce, Joseph Bonaduce   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Edmund O'Brien (Dr. Banning), Lillian Adams (Mrs. Pollack), Jerry Clark (Jenkins), Olive Dunbar (Miss Llewellen), Mike Henry (Jason).
A retired surgeon, Campanelli's former teacher, comes to visit him and starts taking charge of the hospital.

March 27, 1973: Gorilla My Dreams
Season 1, episode 26
W: Joseph Bonaduce, Betty Bonaduce   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Bernard Fox (Sturges), Bartine Zane (Old Lady), Roger Bowen (Dr. Lippincott), Janos Prohaska (Gorilla), Jerry Fogel (Ulmer), Herbert Rudley (Hanson).
A gorilla pining for her zookeeper, a patient at Capital General, is admitted to the hospital.





September 25, 1973: The Misguided Appendectomy
Season 2, episode 1
W: Ben Joelson, Art Baer   D: Allen Baron

Paul Lynde and an entirely new supporting cast join Cleavon Little as the second season gets underway. Tonight, Noland removes the appendix of a thief while Dr. Mercy (Lynde) searches the hospital for him, resulting in a chaotic comedy of errors.

October 2, 1973: The Oldest Living American
Season 2, episode 2
W: Lloyd Garver, Ken Hecht   D: Roger Duchowny

With Jerry Houser (Haskell), Florence Lake (Old Woman), Pat Cranshaw (Oldest Man/Son).
Dr. Claver brings Luke Shaw, a 125-year-old Civil War veteran, into the hospital for a physical.

October 9, 1973: The Strike
Season 2, episode 3
W: Ben Joelson, Art Baer   D: Allen Baron

The nurses and orderlies threaten to strike if Dr. Mercy doesn't meet their wage demands.

October 16, 1973: A Classic Case
Season 2, episode 4
W: E. Duke Vincent, Al Gordon, Hal Goldman, Bruce Johnson   D: Roger Duchowny

With Jerry Houser (Haskell).
Dr. Mercy fears a malpractice suit against the hospital when a misread X-ray puts a healthy patient in traction.

October 30, 1973: We Ain't Got No Body
Season 2, episode 5
W: Bruce Shelly, David Ketchum   D: Roger Duchowny

With Jerry Houser (Haskell), Jesse White (Repairman).
Dr. Noland goes to a lot of trouble -- inventing a heart patient who doesn't exist and then having him die -- to get an emergency crash cart for the hospital.

November 6, 1973: The Mothers
Season 2, episode 6
W: Art Baer, Ben Joelson   D: Allen Baron

With Isabel Sanford (Mrs. Noland), Jerry Houser (Haskell), Al Dunlap (Maintenance Man), Norman Andrews (Chauffeur), Scatman Crothers (Timmy).
Dr. Noland's mother checks into the hospital as Dr. Mercy's mother plans to leave, causing added problems for their medical sons.

November 13, 1973: Gonna Getcha
Season 2, episode 7
W: Ben Joelson, Art Baer   D: Allen Baron

With Jerry Houser (Haskell), Nita Talbot (Mrs. Miller), Cliff Norton (Potlow).
Dr. Mercy begins to receive anonymous threats against his life.

November 20, 1973: The Night Shift
Season 2, episode 8
W: Ben Joelson, Art Baer   D: Roger Duchowny

More than ghosts and goblins haunt the wee hours in a hospital, as Dr. Mercy tries working late -- beset by bizarre interruptions.

December 4, 1973: Mercy The Surgeon
Season 2, episode 9
W: Lloyd Garver, Ken Hecht   D: Allen Baron

Dr. Mercy boasts to a friend, Judge Trager, that he is a good surgeon -- with the result that the judge comes to him for an operation.

December 11, 1973: The Physical
Season 2, episode 10
W: Al Gordon, Hal Goldman   D: Roger Duchowny

A mix-up in laboratory reports at Capital Hospital puts Dr. Mercy in an embarrassing position.

December 18, 1973: The Donation
Season 2, episode 11
W: Ken Hecht, Lloyd Garver   D: Roger Duchowny

With Mary Kay Place.
Dr. Mercy fears the loss of financial support from a wealthy family when the father decides to leave his body to medical science.

December 25, 1973: Four Of A Kind
Season 2, episode 12
W: Arthur Marx, Robert Fisher   D: William Asher

Mercy plans to reap a public-relations windfall from the birth of quadruplets.

January 8, 1974: Operation Mercy
Season 2, episode 13
W: Michael Morris   D: William Asher

With Kim Richards (Little Girl), Ann Barter (Marge), Ricky Segall (Marvin), Milton Selzer (Margolies).
Dr. Mercy becomes a patient in the children's ward.

July 18, 1974: Big Brother
Season 2, episode 14
W: Ed Jurist   D: Richard Kinon

Dr. Mercy sets up a television surveillance system to keep the hospital staff on their toes.

July 25, 1974: Is There A Lady Doctor In The House?
Season 2, episode 15
W: Bill Davenport, Lou Derman   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Elisabeth Fraser (Gogie Wilson), Craig Littler (Dr. Richie), Corinne Camacho (Dr. Leslie Kirk).
Dr. Mercy, the chauvinist, falls for a liberated woman doctor, bringing chaos to Capital Hospital.

August 1, 1974: Kid Genius
Season 2, episode 16
W: Bill Davenport, Lou Derman   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Robbie Rist (Theodore Turner), Alan Oppenheimer (Carl Blackstrong).
A precocious and obnoxious boy concert pianist is frightened into a traumatic state and the hospital is sued.

August 8, 1974: Three Faces Of Edwina
Season 2, episode 17
W: Joseph Bonaduce, Johnny Bonaduce   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Joshua Shelley (Jonas), Robert Colbert (Bessemer), Jerry Fujikawa (Japanese Man), Ned Wertimer (Dudley), Anne Meara (Harriet).
Edwina is convinced that she needs plastic surgery and she borrows the money for the operation from her brother.

August 15, 1974: Healer Man
Season 2, episode 18
W: Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Stuart Wagstaff (Thornton), John Fiedler (Rockwell), Dick Gautier (Billy Joe).
Dr. Mercy helps a country-western singing star who broke his leg in a motorcycle accident, and the grateful performer composes a song in his honor.

August 22, 1974: Shafted
Season 2, episode 19
W: Bruce Shelly, David Ketchum   D: Roger Duchowny

Dr. Mercy has a crisis when an elevator breaks down with a pregnant woman about to deliver inside.

August 29, 1974: Mercy Beaucoup
Season 2, episode 20
W: Artie Phillips, Johnny Greene   D: Richard Learman

Dr. Mercy turns down a promotion to head a 23-hospital chain until he thinks the staff doesn't want him around any more.


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