I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962–1963)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

Sitcom about two young blue-collar carpenters: the married one Harry Dickens, and the bachelor Arch Fenster (with his 'little black book'). Harry longs for the excitement of Fenster's ... See full summary »


0Check in

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 226 titles
created 12 Jun 2011
a list of 30 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
a list of 78 titles
created 30 May 2013
a list of 60 titles
created 13 Feb 2014
a list of 24 titles
created 05 Jun 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962–1963)

I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962–1963) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I'm Dickens, He's Fenster.

User Polls




1963   1962  
1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Barney Miller (1974–1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg
Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed
Wagon Train (1957–1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jason Robards
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne
Road to Bali (1952)
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Walker
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams
Candy (1968)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.

Director: Christian Marquand
Stars: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour
Comedy | Sci-Fi

Three goofballs go back in time to save the Ramses Colony. Unfortunately, saving the colony screws up the future, so they have to go back in time to stop themselves from stopping themselves!

Director: Mark Racop
Stars: John Astin, Richard Hatch, Jason Carter
The Middle Ages (TV Series 2015)
Comedy | Drama
Stars: Shirley Jones, Paul Dooley, Marty Ingels


Series cast summary:
 Harry Dickens (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
 Arch Fenster (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
 Kate Dickens (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
David Ketchum ...
 Mel Warshaw (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
Henry Beckman ...
 Mulligan (21 episodes, 1962-1963)
Frank De Vol ...
 Myron Bannister / ... (14 episodes, 1962-1963)


Sitcom about two young blue-collar carpenters: the married one Harry Dickens, and the bachelor Arch Fenster (with his 'little black book'). Harry longs for the excitement of Fenster's bachelor life - but Harry's wife Kate won't permit it. At work they also find themselves in conflict with their boss Mr. Bannister. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »







Release Date:

28 September 1962 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/Leon Redbone (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great show from a great era!
18 November 2009 | by (Cromwell, CT) – See all my reviews

Yes, 1962 was part of that great golden era of television when creativity was crisp and original. Like "The Honeymooners", "I'm Dickens He's Fenster" was a short-lived comedy that should have lasted much longer. I was eight years old when this program aired on ABC and watched it every week (I think it was on a Friday night right after the Flintstones). I always remembered the ending that showed their tools, but thought that they used to hang on a pegboard. I was wrong; looking at YouTube, they're scattered about.

I also learned that this program outdrew the competition of NBC's "Sing Along with Mitch" and CBS's "Route 66". The latter program was extremely popular, by the way.

I finally got the chance to view some of the shows on YouTube and couldn't get over how fresh this program was. The opening tune resembled Laurel and Hardy's introductory music and that was understandably so since Leonard Stern was a huge admirer of that comedy duo. It was also refreshing to know that Stan Laurel was a great fan of the show. It's unfortunate that he wasn't instrumental in attempting to influence the executives of ABC to keep this show on the air.

Two things should be done: 1) this show SHOULD be on DVD and 2) there should be an attempt to redo this program for modern TV. The possibility of seeing it on DVD is very real, but redoing it probably is not a realistic move since modern television could never duplicate the originality of it.

Please join Imdickenshesfenster.com to make this show a reality on DVD.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Video promo bd18packer
Mr Takeover dadat231-2
Discuss I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: