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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Jimmy Stewart Show' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Jimmy Stewart Show':


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

September 19, 1971: By Way Of Introduction
Season 1, episode 1

With Gloria Stewart (Mrs. Kessel), Melissa Newman (Ida Levin), Richard Annis (Karpopolis), Lou Manor (Lansworth).
James Stewart makes his series debut as an absent-minded professor of anthropology who must cope with the problems that beset three generations living under one roof. In the premiere episode, his 29 year old son Peter, his wife Wendy and their son Jake move in with the professor when their home is destroyed by fire.

September 26, 1971: Love In A Briefcase
Season 1, episode 2
W: Hal Kanter   D: Christian Nyby

With William Lanteau (Clyde Fister).
Prof. Howard's family's insistence that a man of his position needs a proper briefcase creates some problems when they fail to check with each other.

October 3, 1971: The Price Of Plumbing Is Numbing
Season 1, episode 3
W: Hal Kanter   D: Hal Kanter, Ezra Stone

With Ned Wertimer (Millard Tishboy), Hoke Howell (Station Attendant).
When Prof. Howard finds it impossible to get space to shave in his own house, he goes on the warpath and accidentally causes a breach with his oldest son's family.

October 10, 1971: The Father And Son Game
Season 1, episode 4
W: Hal Kanter   D: Ezra Stone

With Brett Parker (Garvey Hike), Rickie Layne (Fred Shimmel).
Young Teddy tries in vain to become proficient enough in baseball to play in the Booster Club's father-and-son game.

October 17, 1971: Another Day, Another Scholar
Season 1, episode 5
W: Hal Kanter   D: Ezra Stone

With Margaret Markov (Joyce Gibbs), Bonnie Boland (Donna Haley), M. Emmet Walsh (Lionel Atkins), Alice Nunn (Big Mother), Richard Annis (Karpopolis).
A glamorous co-ed, determined to charm her way into Prof. Howard's class, sets off rumors of a student-professor romance.

October 24, 1971: A Hunch In Time
Season 1, episode 6
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Ezra Stone

With Cesar Romero (Harris Crofton), Michael Audley (Harris), Hal Williams (Quigley), Jane Aull (Professor).
A smooth-talking builder has big plans which impress P.J. and alienate Prof. Howard.

October 31, 1971: The Identity Crisis
Season 1, episode 7
W: John Lee Mahin   D: Ezra Stone

With Beulah Bondi (Mother Howard), Kate Jackson (Janice Morton), Dick Winslow (Butler), Snag Werris (Waiter).
Going out of town to "discover his real self" only creates new problems for Jim Howard.

November 7, 1971: Guest Of Honor
Season 1, episode 8
W: Max Wilk   D: Christian Nyby

With Alan Oppenheimer (Professor Lokacs), Jackie Coogan (Policeman), Fran Ryan (Laundry Manager), Jeff Donnell (Agatha Dwiggins).
A visiting professor from an Iron Curtain country finds life in the hectic Howard household a pleasure.

November 14, 1971: Pro Bono Publico
Season 1, episode 9
W: Hal Kanter, Milt Josefsberg   D: Christian Nyby

With Jack Soo (Woodrow Yamada), Mary Wickes (Jo Bullard), Royce D. Applegate (Leo Garvey), Herbert Anderson (Mr. Bell), Rickie Layne (Fred Shimmel), Doodles Weaver (Halsted), Claude Stroud (Danton).
The Howard household splits over the issue of a recreational center versus an industrial development.

November 21, 1971: A Bunk For Unc
Season 1, episode 10
W: Hal Kanter, Steve Barker   D: Ezra Stone

With Will Geer (Uncle Everett), Mary Wickes (Jo Bullard), Judy March (Mrs. Mills).
Jim is visited by his Uncle Everett -- a cheerful wanderer who takes over the Howard household.

November 28, 1971: A Run For City Commissioner
Season 1, episode 11
W: Hal Kanter   D: Christian Nyby

With Kate Jackson (Janice Morton), Mary Wickes (Mrs. Bullard), Jack Bernardi (Mayor Bodeen), Lou Manor (Norman Lanswerth), Valentin de Vargas (Salvador Vega).
Martha Howard and her son P.J. find themselves running against each other for a post on the city commission.

December 5, 1971: Period Of Readjustment
Season 1, episode 12
W: Hal Kanter   D: Bernard Wiesen

With Mary Wickes (Mrs. Bullard).
P.J.'s decision that his family should have its own home upsets the Howard household.

December 19, 1971: Luther's Last Love
Season 1, episode 13
W: Hal Kanter, Steve Barker   D: Christian Nyby

With Nita Talbot (Roxy), Maida Severn (Minerva Walbash), Pat Buttram (Oscar Pettywhistle).
Luther fumes as Martha and Wendy try to steer him into matrimony, and sets up a counterplot which quickly squashes their plan.

December 26, 1971: Cockadoodle Don't
Season 1, episode 14
W: Hal Kanter   D: Hal Kanter

With Jack Soo (Woodrow Yamada), Melissa Newman (Ida Levin), Richard Annis (Karpopolis), Lou Manor (Norman Lanswerth).
Flashbacks recall how the two Howard families managed to overcome the problems of living together under one roof.

January 2, 1972: As The Escrow Flies
Season 1, episode 15
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Christian Nyby

With Jeff Donnell (Agatha Dwiggins), Abigail Kanter (Sally Hunt), Eddie Quillan (Mr. Grover).
P.J. and Wendy decide to buy a house but soon discover the very thought upsets Jim and Martha Howard.

January 9, 1972: Eighty-Nine Pounds Of Love
Season 1, episode 16
W: Hal Kanter, Steve Barker   D: Ezra Stone

With Lurene Tuttle (Bertha Lang), Robbie Wolcott (Perry).
School problems crush grandson Jake's spirits until he finds a stray dog that loves him. Unfortunately, the canine is so large that he threatens to drive everyone else out of the house.

January 16, 1972: The Quarterback Ache
Season 1, episode 17
W: Hal Kanter, Steve Barker   D: Ezra Stone

With Richard Annis (Karpopolis), Jack Somack (Coach Wylie), Jerry Hausner (Dr. Scully), Marilyn Rogers (Susie), Willis Bouchey (Phineas Cobb).
Everyone on campus joins in the campaign to help the overweight star quarterback of the football team lose 10 pounds.

January 23, 1972: Aunts In My Plans
Season 1, episode 18
W: Hal Kanter   D: Christian Nyby

With Ruth Hussey (Lydia Harper), Ken Sansom (Captain Roy), Rolfe Sedan (Waiter).
Ruth Hussey guests as Martha's Aunt Lydia, whom Luther falls for head over heels. This episode brings Miss Hussey and Stewart together for the first time since 1939, when he received an Oscar and she a nomination for "Philadelphia Story".

January 30, 1972: Paper Work
Season 1, episode 19
W: Max Wilk, Steve Barker   D: Christian Nyby

With Jack Dodson (Holly), John Lawrence (Kenny), Norman Grabowski (Bert), Patrick Campbell (Caddy).
The ecology-minded Howards join a paper drive only to discover they've included some very important papers in their huge collection.

February 6, 1972: Song Of The Jailbird
Season 1, episode 20
W: Hal Kanter, Steve Barker   D: Ezra Stone

With Chanin Hale (Candy Jar), Sara Seegar (Judge), Whitney Rydbeck (Sid), Dale Williams (Lloyd), Earl Eby (Ralph Handley), Barney Phillips (Police Captain), Norman Grabowski (Police Sergeant), Eddie Quillan (Burglar).
Jim ends up in jail after a student prank results in his playing the accordion for a fan dancer at a stag party.

February 13, 1972: Price Is Right
Season 1, episode 21
W: Hal Kanter   D: Richard Lang

With Jeff Donnell (Agatha Dwiggins), Vincent Price (Himself), Rolfe Sedan (Mr. Beck), Lynette Mettey (Joyce Cone), Cynthia Pepper (Harriet), Rhoda Williams (Fanny).
Art connoisseur Vincent Price is drafted by his friend, Prof. Howard, to serve as judge for the local art show with one of the pictures an entry by Martha Howard.

February 20, 1972: Jim's Decision
Season 1, episode 22
W: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum   D: Ezra Stone

With Regis Philbin (Johnny Crown), Jimmy Lydon (Judson Hopkins), Chanin Hale (Lala Brody), Ann Raymond (Wanda Jurgensen), Myron Natwick (Wes), Alice Frost (Dr. Golden).
Jim Howard is faced with a tough decision when he makes an unexpected hit on a TV talk show and gets a lucrative job offer from a large university.

March 5, 1972: Old School Ties
Season 1, episode 23
W: John Lee Mahin   D: Christian Nyby

With William Windom (Carruthers), Arthur O'Connell (Claude Peebles), Gloria DeHaven (Lucy Carruthers), Jack Collins (Bronco Lewis).
Prof. Howard is plagued by school alumni during a troubled fund-raising campaign for a fieldhouse.

March 12, 1972: A Bone Of Much Contention
Season 1, episode 24
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Christian Nyby

With Walter Barnes (Ernest Digby), Cesar Romero (Admiral Decker), Michael Audley (Prof. Duncan), Hank Brandt (Detective Crandall), Russ Grieve (Councilman).
The owner of a sandwich shop chain hires P.J. to build another outlet. Unfortunately, the site turns out to be an archaeological find. (Last show of the series.)


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