Ben Casey (TV Series 1961–1966) Poster



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Followed by 

The Return of Ben Casey (1988) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: It Takes a Heap o' Livin' to Make a Cave a Home (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard names the doctor as one of "nature's noblemen".
The Donna Reed Show: Mrs. Stone and Dr. Hyde (1962) (TV Episode)
Donna snarls at Alex, accusing him of watching too may episodes of this show.
Car 54, Where Are You?: A Man Is Not an Ox (1962) (TV Episode)
Toody compares the bedside manner of Dr. Casey and Dr. Kildare to that of Dr. Meisner.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: My Husband Is Not a Drunk (1962) (TV Episode)
Rob calls Mel "Dr. Zorba"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Strictly for the Birds (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard threatens to "report you to Ben Casey" the doctor who refuses to perform a second appendectomy on him.
The Jack Benny Program: The Bob Hope Show (1962) (TV Episode)
Bob Hope cracks a joke regarding the TV doctor.
The Jack Benny Program: The Spanish Sketch (1963) (TV Episode)
After being stabbed in the back, Jose Zeco calls out for Ben Casey.
Leave It to Beaver: The Silent Treatment (1963) (TV Episode)
After treating Beaver for a bee sting, June comments that as the mother of two boys, she sometimes gets to be a regular 'Ben Casey', most probably referring to the popular series that was running during the time frame of this episode.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Little Chimp That Couldn't (1963) (TV Episode)
Maynard mentions the title character by name.
Car 54, Where Are You?: Lucille Is 40 (1963) (TV Episode)
Visualizing her wearing a blonde wig, Gunther imagines his wife, Lucille, will look like Dr. Zorba.
Leave It to Beaver: Don Juan Beaver (1963) (TV Episode)
Beaver says he's going to stay home and watch the show.
The Twilight Zone: The Bard (1963) (TV Episode)
Julius Moomer refers to the series.
Mister Ed: Be Kind to Humans (1963) (TV Episode)
When Ed tells Wilbur that Toothpick is a sick man, Wilbur responds, "My name is Wilbur Post, not Ben Casey."
The Patty Duke Show: Double Date (1963) (TV Episode)
Patty says that she's "no Ben Casey".
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Norman watches a TV show starring an "unsmiling" doctor named "Ben."
The Twilight Zone: A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain (1963) (TV Episode)
Flora sarcastically compares Raymond to Vince Edwards.
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)
mentioned by name
My Favorite Martian: RX for a Martian (1964) (TV Episode)
Tim tries to console a bewildered hospital intern by saying, "Even Ben Casey misses now and then."
Mister Ed: Animal Jury (1965) (TV Episode)
Tootsie, the parrot, squawks, "Ben Casey wanted in surgery!"
Gilligan's Island: X Marks the Spot (1965) (TV Episode)
Ginger reveals that she was a nurse once -- on "Ben Casey."
Mister Ed: Ed the Godfather (1965) (TV Episode)
Ed sarcastically refers to Wilbur as Dr. Zorba.
Gilligan's Island: A Nose by Any Other Name (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gilligan
The Nanny (1965)
Bobbie tells Joey that he looks like Ben Casey in her father's surgical coat.
Promise Her Anything (1965)
Sam draws symbols on the wall, as in the opening titles of this show
Gilligan's Island: You've Been Disconnected (1966) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gilligan.
Batman: Walk the Straight and Narrow (1966) (TV Episode)
Sam Jaffe cameos as a family member of his Dr. Zorba character from Ben Casey
The Monkees: Case of the Missing Monkee (1967) (TV Episode)
quoted by Peter
Mondo Hollywood (1967)
Vince Edwards is introduced as Dr. Ben Casey.
Mod Squad: Captain Greer, Call Surgery (1969) (TV Episode)
While talking to Delores, Linc recites the opening narration of Ben Casey: man...woman...birth...death...infinity.
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Jeffrey refers to Al as 'Ben Casey'
Network (1976)
St. Elsewhere: Rain (1983) (TV Episode)
Fiscus tells a story involving Doctors Killdare & Casey
She's Having a Baby (1988)
The film's title is followed by the same 5 symbols that appeared at the start of each episode of _"Ben Casey" (1961)_: "man, woman, birth, death, infinity" as the narrator of that series used to say.
Redneck Zombies (1989)
Psychiatrist named Dr. Casey
The Wonder Years: The Pimple (1989) (TV Episode)
The narrator (adult Kevin) says that his relationship with Gina included "our little innocent game of Ben Casey."
Goodfellas (1990)
Mentioned in dialogue in card-playing scene involving Spider
Quantum Leap: Moments to Live - May 4, 1985 (1992) (TV Episode)
Millie says her favorite doctor is Ben Casey.
Nurses: No, But I Played One on TV (1993) (TV Episode)
Vince Edwards guest stars as himself and many references are made to his role as Ben Casey.
Picket Fences: Rebels with Causes (1994) (TV Episode)
Jill mentions Ben Casey as she is talking to Jeffrey while Douglas is having a cat scan.
American Dreams: Great Expectations (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack refers to the series.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 8 July 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This TV show is referenced in 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
Visiting... with Huell Howser: County USC Medical Center (2010) (TV Episode)
stills from pilot episode filmed at LAC+USC
Cellmates (2011)
Emilio mentions his admiration for Ben Casey's hair on the series.
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec mentions the show by name.

Featured in 

Dr. Giggles (1992)

Spoofed in 

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing (1962) (TV Episode)
To free Maynard from the hospital, Dobie impersonates Ben Casey, with big hair, five o'clock shadow, writing symbols on a blackboard and even the theme music is heard briefly.
The Flintstones: The Blessed Event (1963) (TV Episode)
Two doctors in the hospital look just like Vince Edwards and Sam Jaffe
The Flintstones: Monster Fred (1964) (TV Episode)
Len Frankenstone and Dr. Zero are parodies of Ben Casey and Dr. Zorbo.
Hank: The Millionth Dollar Baby (1966) (TV Episode)
The TV mentions a soap opera with character Ben Cassidy (spoofing Ben Casey).
Gilligan's Island: The Postman Cometh (1966) (TV Episode)
Mr. Howell appears in a dream as "Dr. Zorbagillespie," a combination of "Dr. Zorba" and "Dr. Gillespie."
Batman: Rats Like Cheese (1966) (TV Episode)
The young, impatient Dr. Vince is a take-off on Ben Casey
A Taste of Catnip (1966) (Short)
The Simpsons: Dog of Death (1992) (TV Episode)
The veterinary looks like Vince Edwards and the theme song can be heard.
Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil: The Mad Isle of Madhattan/The Hammy Awards/Harecules at the Golden Fleecing (TV Episode)
Cecil presents his idea for a new TV show: "Ben Cagey, W.D." (which stands for witch doctor).

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