Highlights of this 11th-season premiere include: guest Jim Nabors sings "After the Lovin'," and he and Carol play a married country music singing duo announcing their impending divorce; new regular Dick Van Dyke plays Ed's old Army buddy in "The Family"; Dick and Tim do a pantomime as two bumbling workmen installing a plate-glass window in a boutique; and for the finale, a spoof of TV all-star specials.
Highlights include: Tim as beer-swilling private eye "Danny Draft", who has trouble believing a woman's claim that someone is out to murder her; guest Steve Lawrence sings "Every Time I Sing a Love Song", duets with Dick on "I Could Never Really Sing", and participates in skits about star holdouts on TV series; and a "Late, Late Movie" presentation of "Fran Sancisco" (a spoof of the 1936 film "San Francisco").
Highlights include: Mama drops in on a newly-divorced Eunice in "The Family"; Mr. Tudball offers to pay for the funeral of Mrs. Wiggins' deceased canary and then regrets it; a pow-wow between Indians and cavalry ends up anything but peaceful; and guest Nancy Dussault sings "And I Love You So", and joins Carol in a finale of tunes popularized by Ethel Merman and Mary Martin.
Highlights of this "family show" include: The wife of a busy company man takes drastic action in order to get his attention; a loser in life relates 26 years of woe to a total stranger; a favorite uncle gets an airport farewell; a steelworker gets ideas from the local newspaper on how to "accidentally" do in his wife; Dick and the dancers perform "Once in Love with Amy"; and Carol and Vicki perform "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore".
Highlights of this "family show" include: "The Family" gets into a tiff over a word game; Dick performs a medley of love songs, and appears as a TV announcer who is forced to fill in for the entire late movie; and Carol and Vicki sing "At the Ballet".
Highlights of this "family show" include: a salute to MGM, with spoofs of such films as "Boys Town", "Gigi", "Singin' in the Rain" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"; a follow-up to a series of sketches about a construction worker seeking to do in his wife; and more kitchen commercials.
Highlights include: guest Bernadette Peters sings "You Never Done It Like That"; Mr. Tudball nudges Mrs. Wiggins to clean up her desk before a prospective client arrives; an office girl introduces her two best friends to one another during a lunch; a series of skits about doctors advertising on TV; Carol and Dick pantomime a candlelight dinner where they can't open the wine bottle; and a salute to Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
Highlights include: guest Helen Reddy sings "Blue" and "It's Not Easy"; guest Ken Berry performs "Song and Dance Man" with the dancers; a water department inspector ends up turning a married couple against each other; and Mr. Tudball and Mrs. Wiggins enjoy a champagne-laden Christmas Eve.
Highlights of this New Year's edition with guest Steve Lawrence include: a World War II spy caper; a robber has trouble communicating his demands to a Romanian-speaking storekeeper; Steve sings "We're All Alone", Carol performs "You Light Up My Life", and Carol, Steve and Vicki perform a medley of hit songs from the past 11 years.
Highlights include: Eunice's brother Phillip (guest Roddy McDowall) stays over with "The Family" while in town; a silent sketch involving a championship pool game from 1908 between two players (Tim and guest Ken Berry); and "High Hat", a spoof of 1930's Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musicals.
Highlights include: Carol and Tim miming changes in characters as they are developed by an author; a vice-president of sales demonstrates a new safety lid for medicine bottles; guest Eydie Gormé sings "Come In from the Rain"; and for the close, a salute to the Big Band era.
Highlights include: musical performances from guests Steve Lawrence ("By Myself") and The Captain & Tennille ("Gentle Stranger"); a reunion between a long-separated brother and sister; spoofs of current TV commercials; and a voiceover-based sketch about the real thoughts about a boss and his secretary during an after-hours session.
Highlights include: guests Ken Berry and Natalie Cole appearing in vignettes about television's influence on viewers; Natalie sings "Our Love"; a pantomimed tiff between a married couple; and a salute to the "mean and evil ladies" of popular songs.
Highlights of this show with guest Ken Berry include: a salute to Warner Bros., with parodies of such films as "Mr. Skeffington" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy"; a woman can't get an immigrant store clerk to understand she needs an antidote for a poison; Indians trap two Revolutionary War soldiers in a log cabin; Carol sings "The Shortest Love Song", and duets with Ken on "The Singles Bar".
Highlights of this program include: a couple, thinking the plane they're in is in danger of crashing, own up to marital infidelities; a broadway star fears she will be recognized in a greasy spoon; guest Steve Lawrence sings "Isn't She Lovely"; and Mr. Tudball takes a call from Mrs. Wiggins' car repairman, thinking it's her doctor.
Highlights include: an installment of "As the Stomach Turns" with a close encounter of a different kind; guest Steve Martin attempts to perform a comic act for dogs; a deranged bag lady (Carol) gets an older middle-class man (Tim) into trouble; Mama and Eunice visit Ellen (guest Betty White) and wreak havoc there in another "Family" sketch; and a "Late, Late Movie" presentation of "Beach Blanket Boo-Boo" (a spoof of 1960's "Beach Party" movies with Steve in the Frankie Avalon role and Carol as Annette Funicello).
Highlights include: a doctor (guest Ken Berry) about to take a trip to Hawaii gets a going-away gift from his patients (Carol, Vicki, Tim and guest James Garner) but their neuroses ruin the festivities; guest George Carlin spoofs record offer advertisements; a recurring series of sketches of a construction worker (Tim) seeking several ways to try to get rid of his wife (Carol); Ken and Vicki perform "My Cutie's Due at Two-to-Two Today" with the dancers; a dentist (Carol) wreaks revenge on her ex-husband (George) who's her patient; and for the close, a musical finale ...
Highlights of this penultimate show of the series include: a pantomime about a doughboy saying goodbye to his sweetheart; musical performances from guests Steve Lawrence ("Weekend in New England", "Here's That Rainy Day") and Bernadette Peters ("Jump Shout Boogie"; and for the close, a salute to composer Cole Porter.
Highlights of this final show of the series include: clips from prior shows; a question-and-answer session involving the cast; new sketches where Mr. Tudball is moving his office but does not give Mrs. Wiggins the new address, and in "The Family" Eunice and Mama see a psychiatrist; a surprise cameo by Jimmy Stewart; and the Charwoman closes up shop for the last time.