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26 September 1968 (USA) See more »
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In this second attempt to base a series on the long running comic strip, Blondie is a stay at home mother to Cookie and Alexander... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 8)
Will Hutchins ... Dagwood Bumstead (13 episodes, 1968-1969)

Patricia Harty ... Blondie Bumstead (13 episodes, 1968-1969)

Pamelyn Ferdin ... Cookie Bumstead (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Peter Robbins ... Alexander Bumstead (13 episodes, 1968-1969)

Jim Backus ... J.C. Dithers / ... (13 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Directed by
Alan Crosland Jr. (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Writing credits
Gary Belkin (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Chic Young (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
John McGreevey (2 episodes, 1968)

Series Produced by
Al Brodax .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Irving Paley .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Original Music by
Sid Ramin (2 episodes, 1968)
Series Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Film Editing by
Larry Lester (1 episode, 1968)
Series Art Direction by
John T. McCormack (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Set Decoration by
Ralph Sylos (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
John McCarthy Jr. (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (1 episode, 1968)
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Production Management
Will Sheldon .... unit manager (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Bisk .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Sound Department
Lyle Cain .... sound (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (1 episode, 1968)
Series Music Department
Al Brodax .... composer: theme music (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bernard Green .... composer: theme music (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Other crew
Jay Connelly .... assistant to producers (1 episode, 1968)
Abe Goodman .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1968)
Maurie Gresham .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1968)
Gerald Ray .... titles (1 episode, 1968)
Frank Weatherwax .... animal handler (1 episode, 1968)

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30 min
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Jim Backus and his wife Henny played Mr. and Mrs. Dithers. The Backus marriage would last 46 years, ending with Jim's passing.See more »
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Follows "Blondie" (1957)See more »


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A Houdini Series (A Disappearing Act!), 27 July 2014
Author: John T. Ryan ( from United States

QUITE SHORT LIVED at only 13 Episodes, this 1968-69 flash in the pan was indeed the second BLONDIE TV Series. The first series fared not much better racking up a whole 26 Episodes; but even so, it had Arthur Lake; who had originated the role of Dagwood in the Series of BLONDIE "B" Movies in the late '30s and the '40s. Pamela Britton replaced Penny Singleton as Blondie.

POSSIBLY THE LACK of ratings was due to scheduling, as things were highly competitive then and getting even more so. We can't recall what was the opposition, though; but it was most likely a superior product.

WE DID WATCH a few installments, hoping for a great Comic page to TV adaptation and it probably would have fared better at an earliest time slot or perhaps as part of the Saturday Morning Kiddie's Cartoon Cavalcade. We can only offer conjecture in this area of "what might have been."

AS FAR AS the casting is concerned, Will Hutchins as Dagwood and the former Mrs. Wilbur from MISTER ED, Patricia Harty, were fine as the Bumsteads. As far as the kids, well kids are kids and they were at least adequate; as was "Daisy."

WE DID HAVE serious questions about installing the multi-talented and very personable Mr. Jim Backus as J.C. Dithers. As Mr. Magoo's voice-yes, as Millionaire Thurston Howell-yes, but he just did not look at all the part of Mr. Dithers; as did former essayers of the part, Jonathon Hale (Columbia Movies) and Florenz Ames (1957 TV Series).

WHATEVER THE CASE, this BLONDIE came and went without nary a notice. Why we bet that an awful lot of baby boomers have no recollection of this at all.

MAYBE WE JUST dreamed it all up!

NOTE: OMISSIONS & CORRECTIONS Dept. We were recently corrected for stating that this series' BLONDIE, Patricia Harty, also had portrayed Alan Young's Wife on the MISTER ED Series; when, in actuality, Mrs. Wilbur Post was in real life, Connie Hines.

FOR THIS, WE are heartily sorry. Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa!

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