Debbie Thompson was an ordinary housewife who wanted desperately to become a newspaper reporter. Her husband Jim was a well-known sportswriter for the Los Angeles Sun, and was constantly ... See full summary »

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 Debbie Thompson (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Don Chastain ...
 Jim Thompson (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Patricia Smith ...
 Charlotte Landers (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Bob Landers (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Bruce Landers (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Debbie Thompson was an ordinary housewife who wanted desperately to become a newspaper reporter. Her husband Jim was a well-known sportswriter for the Los Angeles Sun, and was constantly being put on the spot by Debbie's schemes and plans to build a career for herself. The resemblance to "I Love Lucy" isn't coincidental, since this show was produced by "Lucy" writer Jess Oppenheimer. Debbie's sister Charlotte was Debbie's sidekick in her nutty plans, while brother-in-law Bob remained chagrin. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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16 September 1969 (USA)  »

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The theme song and action in the opening credits of the Debbie Reynolds Show was directly copied by the _"Monty Python" (1969)_ in a parody called "The Attila the Hun Show" in the MPFC episode of the same name. See more »

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a cute show
4 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is actually a perfectly cute little show. It is too bad it did not run more than one season. I had some copies in the past and had never watched them really and am just watching them now. It is not a brilliant sitcom, but let's face it, until the 70's with All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, along with Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett (comedy variety there) the only really great sitcoms were I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched. But this is a very sweet show and although I am not having belly laughs, I am smiling at the end of each show. Too bad it did not last for a few seasons. It is certainly no worse than Mayberry RFD or F Troop or Gomer Pyle, all big hits at the time. Not as good as The Beverly Hillbillies or Green Acres, but not bad. It is very cute, very sweet, a nice little show with a little bit of zany.


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