Topper (1953–1955)

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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to... See full summary »

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 Marion Kerby / ... (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
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 George Kerby (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
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 Cosmo Topper (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
Buck ...
 Neil (77 episodes, 1953-1955)
Lee Patrick ...
 Henrietta Topper (65 episodes, 1953-1955)
Thurston Hall ...
 Mr. Schuyler / ... (38 episodes, 1953-1955)
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to loosen up and enjoy life, but more often they would complicate it. Written by Mathias Banner <mathias@datawise.net>

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9 October 1953 (USA)  »

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(78 episodes)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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My favorite TV show of all time
13 January 2000 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, it might have been that I was so young, but I enjoyed this TV show enormously. My guess is that it was because it was so different from typical TV fare of then and even now.

It relied on word play and clever dialog instead of idiotic situations and slapstick for its kick which is, I suppose, why I enjoyed it as a child. I've grown up to be a writer. For a shock, check out the writing credits for these shows and you'll see a *very* familiar name. I once, a few years ago, caught a re-run as a New Year's Day festival on a local TV channel and can report that it, unlike almost all shows from any era, holds up very well. Highly enjoyable if you can find it.


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