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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Governor & J.J.' from 1970-1982:

1970-1982 Episode Guide for 'The Governor & J.J.':

(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns.)

September 30, 1969: There Go The Judge
Season 1, episode 2
D: Leonard Stern

With Thomas Hunter (Ed Lundy), Peter Bonerz (Officer Hubble), Bryan O'Byrne.
J.J. gets a traffic ticket and everyone refuses to believe she doesn't want it "fixed".

October 14, 1969: Romeo And J.J.
Season 1, episode 3
W: Joanna Lee   D: Alan Rafkin

With Lyle Waggoner (Garrett Sapulding), Hal Smith (Governor Wick), Emmaline Henry (Leslie Torrance), Roy Stuart (Fred), Jack Bernardi (Bellhop).
J.J.suddenly leaves for Hollywood and Gov. Drinkwater is afraid that her romance with a movie star has turned her head.

October 21, 1969: One Little Indian
Season 1, episode 4
W: Earl Barret   D: Jay Sandrich

With Herb Vigran (Waiter), Iron Eyes Cody (Chief Running Bear), Jack Gilford (Broken Bow), Elliott Reid (Ernest Gully Jr.).
Gov. Drinkwater's descent from an old Indian fighter nearly blocks some important Indian legislation.

October 28, 1969: Cat On A Hot Tin Mansion
Season 1, episode 5
W: Earl Barret   D: Leonard Stern

With Johnny Haymer (Pierre Picard), Gerry Gaylor (Mme. Picard), Gabriel Dell (Dr. Apthecker), Mel Carter (Policeman), J. Edward McKinley (General Westlake), Don Ross (Photographer).
A leopard headed for the zoo sets off a search of the grounds of the executive mansion -- until Gov. Drinkwater locates the beast under his desk.

November 11, 1969: Come Fly Without Me
Season 1, episode 7
W: Earl Barret   D: Leonard Stern

George's fear of flying seems destined to keep him grounded, especially when he learns the governor's pilot is upset over a fight with his girl.

November 18, 1969: Rhyme With Reason
Season 1, episode 8
W: Earl Barret, Chris Hayward   D: Alan Rafkin

With Darleen Carr (Marcy), Cyril Delavanti (Lauder).
A protest song sung by housekeeper Sara's granddaughter proves an embarrassment to the entire Drinkwater clan when it appears the tune was pointed at the governor.

November 25, 1969: My Good Friend, What's His Name?
Season 1, episode 9
W: Chris Hayward   D: Jay Sandrich

With Peter Bonerz (Hubbell), Thomas Hunter (Judge), J.S. Johnson (Shirley).
The governor faces possible great embarrassment when he heaps praise on a man he personally dislikes -- then forgets his name just as he's about to introduce him as "Humanitarian of the Year".

December 2, 1969: Spring Time For Maggie
Season 1, episode 10
W: Gene Thompson   D: Lee Philips

Maggie, Gov. Drinkwater's secretary, begins to act like a woman in love and J.J. suspects that her father is the object of Maggie's affection.

December 9, 1969: State Of Reunion
Season 1, episode 11
W: Barbara Avedon   D: Jay Sandrich

With Alexis Smith.
A girl out of the Governor's forgotten past intrigues the entire Drinkwater household -- and leaves the chief executive bewildered.

December 16, 1969: Bunky's Buddy
Season 1, episode 12
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

J.J. secretly conspires to make a household member of a basset hound that followed her father home on his jogging round.

December 30, 1969: Profile In Discourage
Season 1, episode 14
W: Richard Powell   D: Lee Philips

With Bud Cort (Marvin Harris).
The Governor's in for trouble when an underground reporter begins covering his activities.

January 6, 1970: Once Upon A War
Season 1, episode 15
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Michael Ansara, Pepe Callahan.
Governor Drinkwater's old college chum, a South American dictator, comes to the capital for a visit, immediately alienating J.J. and upsetting the governor's mansion.

January 13, 1970: Never Judge A Book By Its Naked Cover
Season 1, episode 16
W: Alden Schwimmer   D: Alan Rafkin

With Will MacKenzie (Alex Stampler), Doris Packer (Mrs. Ferguson), Tol Avery (Senator Barkus), John Barbour (Sidney Tempkin).
Gov. Drinkwater casually picks up a racy novel his daughter is reading and soon finds himself in a Senator's anti-smut campaign.

January 20, 1970: The Last Weekend
Season 1, episode 17
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Tol Avery (Senator Barkus), Doris Packer (Mrs. Ferguson).
Gov. Drinkwater plans a nostalgic weekend at Moose Lake, then he and J.J. are snowed in.

January 27, 1970: The Tic Toc Tale
Season 1, episode 18
W: Earl Barret   D: Dan Dailey

With Alan Rafkin (Jeweler).
George mistakes J.J.'s expensive gift for her father's birthday as one honoring his decade with the governor.

February 3, 1970: Luv The Guv
Season 1, episode 19
W: Earl Barret   D: George Tyne

With Del Moore (Senator Brogan), Carroll O'Connor (Orrin Hacker), Bob Barend (Lindquist).
Gov. Drinkwater discovers a generation gap between himself and J.J. -- but he also finds she's quite capable of being his first lady.

February 17, 1970: Bye, George
Season 1, episode 20
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Joanna Moore (Cynthia Lockwood), Jack DeLeon (Al Burns), Don Ross (Nick Fleming), Joanne Dru (Karen Bradshaw).
Convinced that George will pursue an offer to join the President's press staff, the governor hires a replacement -- George's current girl friend.

February 24, 1970: Abe Lincoln Slept Here
Season 1, episode 21
W: Mort Lewis   D: Jay Sandrich

With Hamilton Camp (Ace Earhart), Charles Bateman (Dave Cardon), Paul Laxalt (Governor of Nevada).
J.J. employs subtle intervention to block freeway construction which would curtail the children's zoo where she works.

March 3, 1970: Son Of The Bride
Season 1, episode 22
W: Barbara Avedon   D: Dan Dailey

With Linda Watkins (Ella Drinkwater), Herbert Anderson (Carroll Burke), Molly Dodd (Jo Burke), Kent Smith (Frank Courthouse), Dewey Bartlett (Governor of Oklahoma).
Governor Drinkwater's mother decides to remarry and he becomes the middleman in a dispute as to whether the wedding will be large or small.

March 10, 1970: The Governor Gets The Chair
Season 1, episode 23
W: Bill Manhoff   D: Jay Sandrich

With Frank Maxwell (Warren Stark), Jack DeLeon (Al Burns), Jed Allan (Larry Whitaker), Don Ross (Nick Flemming).
The press have a field day when it is discovered J.J. has received an expensive leather chair from Larry Whitaker.

March 17, 1970: The Return Of Doctor Livingston
Season 1, episode 24
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Gary Collins (Dr. Bob Livingston), Edward Everett Horton (Doc Simon), Barbara Minkus (Arlene), Winthrop Rockefeller (Governor of Arkansas).
J.J. is agreeably surprised when a blind date turns out to be a very personable young veterinarian -- but after a week he still hasn't called.

March 24, 1970: Charley's Back In Town
Season 1, episode 25
W: George Kirgo   D: Jay Sandrich

With Tom Ewell (Charley), Michael Fox (Abel Mellon), Francis DeSales (Senator Loomis), Calvin Rampton (Governor of Utah).
J.J.'s enthusiastic Uncle Charley, a toy inventor, finally comes up with a great idea but can't find a backer.

March 31, 1970: Second Opinion
Season 1, episode 26
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Gary Collins (Dr. Bob Livingston), Allan Drake (Duke), Ilona Wilson (Helen).
The governor refuses to submit to veterinarian Bob Livingston's diagnosis of his basset hound's illness and insists on another opinion.

September 23, 1970: And The World Begat The Bleep
Season 2, episode 1
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Paul Stewart (Dr. Graham), Ed Riley (TV Technician), Sarah Hardy (Script Girl).
The second year begins with the governor suffering from laryngitis and having to bow out of a probing television talk show. Daughter J.J. is asked to fill in and the results are disastrous.

September 30, 1970: Ben And Her
Season 2, episode 2
W: Bill Manhoff   D: Alan Rafkin

With Craig Stevens (Ben Armstrong).
Gov. Drinkwater's former law school chum, an avowed ladies' man, gets sidetracked by the governor's daughter, J.J., when he turns up as attorney for a firm suing the state.

October 7, 1970: Read That Leg To Me Again
Season 2, episode 3
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Marlene Clark (Diane), Jim Galante (Reporter).
Gov. Drinkwater's re-election plans are upset by, of all things, a homing pigeon.

October 21, 1970: Run Ballerina, Run
Season 2, episode 4
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Alan Oppenheimer (Federenko), Doris Packer (Mrs. Fergerson), Olga Kaya (Natasha), Marlene Clark (Diane).
The governor teeters on the brink of an international incident when a Russian ballerina defects during a farewell party for her touring Soviet troupe at the state mansion.

October 14, 1970: File Safe
Season 2, episode 5
W: Earl Barret, Chris Hayward   D: George Tyne

With Edward Everett Horton (Doc Simon), Dick Van Patten (Bannister), Ann Summers (Judge Long).
Gov. Drinkwater's bid for re-election is in trouble unless he can find his birth certificate or unless a 97-year-old doctor can verify his birthdate in time to make his candidacy official.

October 28, 1970: Fawcett Is Running
Season 2, episode 6
W: Jay Terry   D: Alan Rafkin

With Edward Platt (Orrin Hacker), Lawrence Pressman (John Fawcett).
Gov. Drinkwater's running mate resigns and J.J. boosts a charismatic bachelor congressman as his replacement.

November 4, 1970: Maid For Sara
Season 2, episode 7
W: Frank Red Benson   D: Dan Dailey

With Maria Mirka (Gina), Howard Storm (Guido).
The housekeeper is so overworked from the busy election-year entertainment schedule at the governor's mansion that she hires an assistant, a former truck-stop hash-slinger who is clumsy and speaks only Italian.

November 11, 1970: Check The Check
Season 2, episode 8
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Joan Bennett (Joan Darlene Delaney), Scatman Crothers (Rupert), Robert H. Harris (Mr. Harbach), George Furth (Buddy Harbach).
J.J. tears up a $100,000 check contributed to the governor's campaign thinking it is a gag, then finds the mystery donor.

November 18, 1970: The Making Of The Governor
Season 2, episode 9
W: Burt Prelutsky   D: Charles Walters

With Edward Platt (Orrin Hacker), Andrew Duggan (Buck Bradbury), Jack Cassidy (Mark Ellison).
When opinion polls show Gov. Drinkwater trailing cowboy actor Buck Bradbury in the gubernatorial race, the governor agrees to a television debate -- which panics his staff into hiring an image-maker to restyle his appearance.

November 25, 1970: A Day In The Life
Season 2, episode 10
W: Roger Damon Price   D: Alan Rafkin

With Paul Sand (Lionel Newton), Edward Platt (Orrin Hacker), Doris Day, Sebastian Cabot.
Gov. Drinkwater, unable to match his opponent's lavish TV ad campaign, settles for a low-budget documentary produced by amateur filmmakers.

December 9, 1970: Twice In A Lifetime
Season 2, episode 11
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

George and the Governor are interested in the same woman.

December 23, 1970: P.S. I Don't Love You
Season 2, episode 12
W: Douglas Morrow   D: Dan Dailey

With Joanne Dru, Edward Platt (Orrin Hacker), Joi Lansing (Joan Brock).
Gov. Drinkwater's opponent accuses him of indiscretion in a mysterious love tryst -- an obvious election-eve smear tactic -- but the governor has trouble disproving the charge when a "love note" turns up in his own handwriting.

December 30, 1970: From Here To Maternity
Season 2, episode 13
W: Earl Barret   D: Earl Barret

With Kent Smith (Frank Courtwright), Linda Watkins (Ella Courtwright).
The governor's newlywed mother comes home to her son after a lovers' quarrel with her hypochondriac husband, who soon follows and floors everyone with the news that the governor's 70-year-old mother is pregnant! (Last show of the series.)

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