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)
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 Neil (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
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 Henrietta Topper (66 episodes, 1953-1955)
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 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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(78 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The name of the ghost dog that appeared with the Kirbys was named Neil. He was fond of brandy, and often was seen drinking out of a giant brandy snifter. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) See more »

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The Ghostest With The Mostest
16 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

That phrase was how the introduction described Marion Kirby, wife of George Kirby. The Kirbys', along with the ever faithful alcoholic St. Bernard dog Neil, were killed in an avalanche but returned to their home to playfully haunt the current occupants, Cosmo and Henrietta Topper.

However only Cosmo Topper could see and hear them. The ever formal Cosmo and Henrietta ( Leo G. Carroll and Lee Patrick ). Talk about contrasts.

Born in 1947, I am giving away my age of course; but I never missed an episode. In fact I cherished them. Who could not be drawn to the antics of George and Marion. What 8 year old male couldn't be totally absorbed by Marion Kirby. Knowing they were husband and wife in real life made the attraction to their characters even more pronounced.

Where are these episodes ? Probably the powers that be have long concluded that the show would be boring by today's standards. Not so says I !!


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