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 Ken Carpenter / ... (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Edwin Carpenter (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
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Prospector Luke Carpenter was frozen in suspended animation in the year 1900 while panning for gold in Alaska. He was successfully thawed and returned home perfectly preserved at 33 years of age and a dead ringer for his 33-year-old grandson Ken. Luke moves in with his 67-year-old son Edwin, and tries to adjust to normal life while keeping his exact identity a secret. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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6 September 1967 (USA)  »

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The show originally premiered on ABC on Wednesday night at 8:30 EST. It 's main competition was The Beverly Hillbillies, which at the time was one of the most popular shows on television. When ABC canceled Batman, they moved the show to it's time slot on Thursday at 7:30, but it wasn't enough to save the show. See more »

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Colonel Garroway: Your father's alive, Mr. Carpenter.
Edwin Carpenter: Alive! That's impossible! He was frozen sixty-seven years ago!
Colonel Garroway: He melted.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) See more »

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Very funny premise
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While most people I talk to don't remember this show, I remember it fondly. It was a pleasant, good clean fun type sitcom. The writers could have done so much more with this material. But unfortunately poor writing, not poor acting led to this programs demise. Monte Markham was underrated and extremely talented as both the elder Luke and his Grandson Ken. Arthur O'Connell played the "son & father" caught in the middle. Trying hard to hide the identity of his one hundred and one year old father who was the exact double for the young son.

There were some pretty cute moments when Arthur O'Connell was trying to keep "Dad" from doing or saying something that would give away the secret. I seem to remember Luke masquerading as his grandson Ken to get out of the house and check out this "new" world.

A delightful program. I would love to see this one season available on DVD. While the writing was mediocre, the interaction of the characters was always a joy.


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