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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
28 September 1962 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Sitcom about two young blue-collar carpenters: the married one Harry Dickens, and the bachelor Arch Fenster (with his 'little black book')... See more »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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A great show from a great era! See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Marty Ingels ... Arch Fenster (32 episodes, 1962-1963)

John Astin ... Harry Dickens (32 episodes, 1962-1963)

Emmaline Henry ... Kate Dickens (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
David Ketchum ... Mel Warshaw (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
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Series Directed by
Norman Abbott (15 episodes, 1962-1963)
Leonard Stern (10 episodes, 1962-1963)
Arthur Hiller (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Claudio Guzmán (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Writing credits
Leonard Stern (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
Mel Tolkin (25 episodes, 1962-1963)
Don Hinkley (9 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jerry Davis (5 episodes, 1963)
Mel Diamond (3 episodes, 1963)
Danny Simon (2 episodes, 1963)

Series Produced by
Leonard Stern .... producer (27 episodes, 1962-1963)
Don Hinkley .... associate producer (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Original Music by
Irving Szathmary (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ted Rich (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Casting by
Mercedes Manzanares (31 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rolland M. Brooks (21 episodes, 1962-1963)
Claudio Guzmán (19 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle (19 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Production Management
George Tobin .... production manager / production supervisor (21 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Wurtzel .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Sound Department
Frank Webster .... sound engineer (21 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Special Effects by
Perzy High .... special effects (1 episode, 1963)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... editorial supervisor (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Music Department
Irving Szathmary .... conductor (21 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Other crew
Mel Tolkin .... story editor (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
 

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30 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A great show from a great era!, 18 November 2009
Author: grasshopper54 from Cromwell, CT

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.

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