A junior executive convinces his female friend to pretend to be his wife so he can move ahead in his company.




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Series cast summary:
 Peter Christopher (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 Greta Patterson (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 Max Brahms / ... (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bryan O'Byrne ...
 Man in the Middle / ... (13 episodes, 1966-1967)


Peter, a junior executive at a New York business, figures out that single men at his company are generally passed over in favor of married men, who the top execs think are more stable. So Peter asks his friend and upstairs neighbor, Greta, if she'd be willing to pose as his wife for company functions. She agrees, not knowing how it'd affect her personal life. And whenever someone from his company unexpectantly dropped by "their" apartment, Peter would run up the fire escape two floors to fetch Greta, much to the bemusement of their neighbor in-between. Written by Tony B

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Married? Certainly! (When His Boss is Around)







Release Date:

13 September 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un soltero casado  »

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(30 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The Best Series of the 1966-67 TV Season
4 June 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This was my favorite show when I was in the sixth grade, and I was heartbroken when it was canceled.

Michael Callan and Patricia Harty had terrific chemistry (they would later marry, although not for long). Jack Collins was also perfect as Callan's boss, and the reaction shots of the Man In The Middle (i.e. the guy who had the apartment in between those of Callan and Harty) were priceless.

Back in the 60s, we accepted absurd premises on TV shows without giving it a second thought -- the beauty of Occasional Wife was that the actors performed as if there was nothing at all absurd in their situations.

Sure would love to see it again!

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