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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | unknown
Release Date:
2 January 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California. The show centers around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down.
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Bob Cummings Show had it all See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Robert Cummings ... Bob Collins / ... (155 episodes, 1955-1959)

Ann B. Davis ... Charmaine 'Schultzy' Schultz / ... (154 episodes, 1955-1959)
Rosemary DeCamp ... Margaret MacDonald / ... (152 episodes, 1955-1959)

Dwayne Hickman ... Chuck MacDonald / ... (151 episodes, 1955-1959)
Bill Baldwin ... Announcer / ... (56 episodes, 1955-1959)
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Series Directed by
Rod Amateau (54 episodes, 1955-1958)
Robert Cummings (42 episodes, 1957-1959)
Norman Tokar (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Henning (88 episodes, 1955-1959)
Shirley Gordon (45 episodes, 1955-1958)
Dick Wesson (35 episodes, 1957-1959)
William Cowley (16 episodes, 1955-1957)
Phil Shuken (16 episodes, 1955-1957)
Bill Manhoff (13 episodes, 1955-1957)

Series Produced by
Paul Henning .... producer / executive producer (75 episodes, 1955-1959)
Edward Rubin .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1957-1959)
Al Simon .... associate producer (14 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Original Music by
Lou Kosloff (27 episodes, 1957-1959)
Mahlon Merrick (17 episodes, 1955-1957)
Grace Merrick (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (51 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Crawford (43 episodes, 1955-1959)
Guy Scarpitta (6 episodes, 1955-1957)
Stanley Frazen (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (25 episodes, 1955-1958)
 
Series Art Direction by
George Van Marter (22 episodes, 1958-1959)
Edward L. Ilou (11 episodes, 1955-1957)
Lewis H. Creber (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter (34 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bertha French .... hair stylist / hairdresser (35 episodes, 1955-1959)
Gene Roemer .... makeup artist (35 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Production Management
George King .... production supervisor (23 episodes, 1957-1959)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Depew .... assistant director (35 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Sound Department
C.J. 'Mickey' Emerson .... sound recordist (41 episodes, 1956-1958)
Earl Snyder .... sound / sound recordist (24 episodes, 1955-1959)
Richard Sperber .... sound editor (12 episodes, 1955-1959)
Don Sykes .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
William D. King .... chief electrician (11 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Casting Department
Kerwin Coughlin .... casting (4 episodes, 1956-1959)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernestine Wood .... costumer (22 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Editorial Department
Guy Scarpitta .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor / ... (43 episodes, 1955-1959)
Stanley Frazen .... supervising editor (7 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Music Department
Del Sharbutt .... composer: theme "A Romantic Guy, I" (1 episode, 1958)
 
Series Other crew
Wallace Seawell .... technical advisor (24 episodes, 1955-1959)
Joseph Depew .... assistant to producer (23 episodes, 1957-1959)
Ulla Bourne .... script supervisor (21 episodes, 1958-1959)
Edward Rubin .... assistant to producer (13 episodes, 1955-1957)
Herbert W. Browar .... production / production team (12 episodes, 1955-1957)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Love That Bob!" - USA (rerun title)
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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Decades later, Ann B. Davis reprised the role of Schultzy for a cameo in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995).See more »
Quotes:
[at the opening of the series.]
Bob:Hold it! I think you're gonna like this picture!
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Soundtrack:
A Romantic Guy, ISee more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The Bob Cummings Show had it all, 8 March 2002
Author: Jeff Hill (jeffhill1@hotmail.com) from Sapporo, Japan

The "Bob Commings Show" (retitled for syndication, "Love That Bob") had eroticism, patriotism, and family values. The character of Bob Collins was a World War II veteran who was living with and supporting his war-widowed sister and her college student son, Chuck. Bob Collins was both a shameless, one could say addicted, womanizer, and an admirable role model and mentor for his nephew Chuck, played by Dwayne Hickman. "The Bob Cummings Show" was ahead of its time, representative of its time, and influential on its time. It was especially influential on a lot of subsequent shows. "The Dobbie Gillis Show", for instance was almost a direct rip-off of the "Bob Cummings Show" with Dwayne Hickman doing a recreation of his Chuck character with a lot of Bob Collins mixed in. In the "Bob Cummings Show" Dwayne Hickman as Chuck would try to date one of Uncle Bob's models, such as the French bombshell Collette duBois, played by Debra Paget's sister, Lisa Gaye. Collette would consult Bob, asking him about the idea of accepting a date with college student Chuck, "Don't you think it would be like you Americans say, 'stealing the bed?'. " A bit stunned at the expression, Bob would do one of his "takes" and then gasp, "You mean 'robbing the cradle?'" In "Dobbie Gillis" Dwayne Hickman got an awful lot of mileage out of using the same Bob Commings type gasp to yell, "That's Dobbie! With a B!" every time some character called him "Dopie." And Hickman as Dobbie was forever doing a take and responding with some gasp in response to some remark made by either Maynard G. Krebs or Zelda. Zelda, of course, was a rip-off of the Shultzy character on the "Bob Commings Show." Part of the charm of the Commings series was in its predictability of situation and the way the characters played off of one another. College student Chuck would periodically stop by Uncle Bob's photo studio, become ga-ga at the string of gorgeous models parading in and out of the studio in various stages of undress, and stutter, "Ah, ah, Uncle Bob, I feel guilty using your money to go to college. I think it is time I learned a trade. Like, ah, photography." To this, Uncle Bob would chuckle and respond, "No, Chuck, you need to get an education so that you don't end up a tradesman like your uncle. You continue in school and become a doctor." Whether he realizes it or not, I think the American who most of all refined and capitalized on the "take" and on characters playing off one another as influenced by the Commings show was Johnny Carson who captivated the American night audience for 25 years with jokes, takes, and character banter which to me, all seemed to originate on "The Bob Cummings Show."

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