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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Paul Lynde Show' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Paul Lynde Show':


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

September 13, 1972: Howie Comes Home To Roost
Season 1, episode 1
W: Ron Clark, Sam Bobrick   D: William Asher

With Dick Van Patten (Wollner), Hope Summers.
Debut of a series featuring Paul Lynde as a lawyer-husband-father in suburbia, beleaguered and put upon by all. In the opener, Paul's daughter returns home from college with her unemployed husband Howie, for whom Paul tries to find a position.

September 20, 1972: Whiz Kid Sizzles As Quiz Fizzles
Season 1, episode 2
W: Ed Jurist   D: William Asher

With Herb Voland (J.J. McNish), Anson Williams (Jimmy), Roy Rowan (Emcee), Jonathan Daly (Bill).
Paul Simms' encyclopedic-minded son-in-law goes on a television quiz show, hoping to earn enough money for him and his wife Barbara to move into their own apartment.

September 27, 1972: The Landlord
Season 1, episode 3
W: Sumner A. Long   D: William Asher

With Jerry Stiller (Barney Dickerson), Anne Meara (Grace Dickerson).
Paul Simms tries to reconcile Howie's estranged parents, hoping they'll invite Howie and Barbara to live with them.

October 4, 1972: No Nudes Is Good Nudes
Season 1, episode 4
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: William Asher

With Arthur O'Connell (Mayor), Allen Jenkins (Stagehand).
Paul Simms, determined to close down a nude stage production despite opposition from his boss and the mayor, is embarrassed to learn his son-in-law has accepted a role in the show.

October 11, 1972: To Commune Or Not To Commune
Season 1, episode 5
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: Bruce Bilson

With Jodie Foster (Maggie), Jack Bender (Jericho).
After Paul and his son-in-law have several confrontations, Howie and Barbara move to a commune where there will supposedly be no hangups about private property.

October 18, 1972: How To Be Unhappy, Though Poor
Season 1, episode 6
W: Phil Sharp   D: George Tyne

With Herb Voland (T.J. McNish), Holly Irving, Cliff Norton.
Paul Simms has a few days off and in order to get his genius son-in-law out of the house -- and hopefully into a job -- tells him he's been fired. Howie immediately becomes so busy putting the household on a tight budget that he hasn't time for job hunting.

October 25, 1972: Pollution Solution
Season 1, episode 7
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: Jack Donohue

With Mwako Cumbuka (Harley), Ronda Copland (Carol).
Paul's home is full of demonstrators against a polluting oil company when the president of the company, Paul's client, arrives for a consultation.

November 1, 1972: To Wed Or Not To Wed
Season 1, episode 8
W: Budd Grossman   D: Ernest Losso

With Jerry Stiller (Barney Dickerson), Anne Meara (Grace Dickerson), Chuck McCann (Minister).
Paul learns that the marriage of his daughter to Howie is invalid due to a technicality.

November 8, 1972: Unsteady Going
Season 1, episode 9
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: Jack Donohue

With Kenneth Mars (Fletcher), Joel Lawrence (Officer).
When Paul orders his daughter to break up with her boyfriend, she runs away from home.

November 22, 1972: Whose Lib?
Season 1, episode 10
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: Ernest Losso

With Barbara Rhoades (Eve), Herb Voland (T.J. McNish).
Paul 's hopes for a gorgeous girl as vacation replacement for his secretary fade when son-in-law Howie applies for the job.

November 29, 1972: Meet Aunt Charlotte
Season 1, episode 11
W: Ed Jurist, Stan Breben   D: George Tyne

With Ray Walston (Tamura), Charlotte Rae (Aunt Charlotte).
Paul invites a Japanese tycoon to dinner. But instead of talking business, the charming Oxford-educated man's attention is devoted to Paul's visiting sister.

December 6, 1972: An Affair To Forget
Season 1, episode 12
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: George Tyne

With Jo Anne Worley (Fay), Thelma Carpenter (Thelma).
A woman who left her husband shows up at the Simms home at 2 a.m. and asks Paul to handle her divorce.

December 13, 1972: Martha's Last Hurrah
Season 1, episode 13
W: William Raynor, Myles Wilder   D: George Tyne

With Charlotte Rae (Aunt Charlotte), David White (Mayor Scofield), Jack DeLeon (Police Officer).
Martha, campaigning for a women's lib candidate for the city council, asks a male passerby for "a couple of dollars for a really great woman" and is arrested for soliciting.

December 20, 1972: Paul's Desperate Hour
Season 1, episode 14
W: Ben Starr   D: Bruce Bilson

With James A. Watson Jr. (Leroy), Carol Speed (Laverne).
Howie and Barbara bring home a young black whom they befriended after he tried to mug Barbara and Howie slugged him.

December 27, 1972: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Season 1, episode 15
W: Bernie Kahn   D: George Tyne

With Eugene Troobnick (Dr. Grunning), Joshua Shelley (Joe Patterson), Helen Page Camp (Louella Patterson).
Paul Simms' doctor advises him to avoid unnecessary excitement, so he makes a superhuman effort to be nice to his son-in-law, Howie.

January 3, 1973: The Bare Facts
Season 1, episode 16
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: George Tyne

With Henry Jones (Judge), Richard X. Slattery (Sullivan), Wade Graham (Waiter).
Paul's campaign for presidency of the city's bar association on a public decency platform is imperiled when a bar owner buys a nude portrait of his daughter, Barbara.

January 10, 1973: Howie's Inheritance
Season 1, episode 17
W: Laurence Marks   D: Jerry London

With Milt Kamen (Dr. Berger).
When Howie turns down a $10,000 inheritance, Paul summons the young man's parents, then a psychiatrist, to help him change Howie's mind.

January 17, 1973: P.S. I Loathe You
Season 1, episode 18
W: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Pugh Davis   D: Jack Donohue

With James Gregory (T.R. Scott), Neva Patterson (Edna Scott), Dick Wilson (George), Frank Campanella (Bernie).
Paul Simms vents his hostility toward a senior law partner by writing a letter which he does not intend to mail -- but the dry cleaner does.

January 24, 1973: The Congressman's Son
Season 1, episode 19
W: Leo Rifkin   D: George Tyne

With Gordon Jump (Larry), Tom Bosley (Congressman Landis), Paul Sorensen (Vince), Stephen Nathan (Willie Landis).
Paul loses a big job representing a congressional committee when Howie changes a Congressman's son into a hippie.

January 31, 1973: Out Of Bounds
Season 1, episode 20
W: William Raynor, Myles Wilder   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Bernie Kopell (Campbell), Roger Bowen (Perkins).
Apparently insoluble complications ensue when Paul Simms learns that his back fence is a foot inside his neighbor's property.

February 7, 1973: Is This Trip Necessary?
Season 1, episode 21
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: George Tyne

With Mabel Albertson (Mabel), Elaine Giftos (Judy).
Paul's mother-in-law causes his wife Martha to become jealous of his beautiful young law assistant.

February 14, 1973: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Mother-In-Law But. . .
Season 1, episode 22
W: Bob Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: Coby Ruskin

With Mabel Anderson (Mabel), Alan Hale Jr. (Dr. Colton).
Paul Simms gets barside advice from a psychiatrist on how to handle his mother-in-law.

February 21, 1973: Back Talk
Season 1, episode 23
W: Phil Sharp   D: Oscar Rudolph

With Victor Sen Yung (Fong), Herbert Anderson, Dick Van Patten (Dr. Willis).
When deceit and cunning fail, Paul sees no way out of taking his wife to the annual charity dance.

February 28, 1973: Barbara Goes Home To Mother
Season 1, episode 24
W: Sumner A. Long   D: Jerry London

With Jerry Stiller (Barney Dickerson), Anne Meara (Grace Dickerson).
Barbara leaves Howie after a fight, but Paul's joy about the split is dampened when "going home" for her means moving across the hall and forcing him to sleep on the couch.

March 7, 1973: Togetherness
Season 1, episode 25
W: Barry E. Blitzer   D: Ernest Losso

With James Gregory (T.R. Scott), Sean Kelly (Mark).
Paul's attempt to have a family day becomes a disaster instead of his hoped-for plot to promote togetherness.

March 14, 1973: Springtime For Paul
Season 1, episode 26
W: Sumner A. Long   D: Ernest Losso

With Christopher Norris (Julie), Frank Welker (Freddy), Roger C. Carmel (Mr. Cunningham), Mary Ann Gibson (Mrs. Cunningham).
Paul becomes the victim of a college girl's crush when he helps her out with a school paper.


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