Season: 1
Year: 1969 | 1970


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Man Against the World

15 September 1969
In the pilot episode: We meet a cartoonist with a vivid imagination (deftly illustrated by James Thurber), who lives a fairly standard life in American suburbia with a wife, a child, and a house with the proverbial picket fence. After daughter Lydia complains her history lesson is dull and boring, John tells her his own take on the story of Generals Grant and Lee at Appomattox. Of course, Lydia shares her father's less-than-factual version with her class in school, her teacher schedules a home visit.

William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen

Royal Dano ... General Lee
Lillian Field ... 2nd Miss Skidmore
Mary Grover ... 1st Miss Skidmore

Marvin Kaplan ... Corp. Schultz

Season 1, Episode 2: The Disenchanted

22 September 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe
Leonard Bremen ... Harry

Carole Cook ... Aunt Kate
Lillian Field ... Miss Skidmore

Season 1, Episode 3: Little Girls Are Sugar & Spice, and Not Always Nice!

29 September 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Otto Bergmann
Lew Gallo ... First Man
Leon Golker ... Third Man
Glorya Lord ... First Woman

Lee Philips ... Second Man
Mary Lou Taylor ... Second Woman

Season 1, Episode 4: Cristabel

6 October 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
Danny Arnold ... Policeman
Frank De Vol ... Veterinarian
Richard Steele ... Charlie

Season 1, Episode 5: The Night the House Caught Fire

13 October 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Joe Besser ... Fire Chief
William Corcoran ... Roy Monroe (as Bill Corcoran)

Douglas Fowley ... Grandpa
Ken Greenwald ... Fireman #2
Ralph Montgomery ... Fireman #1
Bobby Riha ... Little John

Vic Tayback ... Alexander

Season 1, Episode 6: The Ghost and Mr. Monroe

20 October 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
Frank Christi ... Sam Reynolds

James Gregory ... J. P. Morgan
Henry Hunter ... 3rd Man
Sam Javis ... 1st Man
Paul Kent ... Writer
Richard Stahl ... 2nd Man

Season 1, Episode 7: Nobody Ever Kills Dragons Anymore

27 October 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
Karl Bruck ... Foreign Conductor

Bill Erwin ... American Conductor
Maurice Marsac ... Inspector Duval

Ed Peck ... Fred
Elaine Princi ... Travel Agent
Richard Stahl ... Jewelry Salesman

Season 1, Episode 8: Seal in the Bedroom

3 November 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe
Sam Denoff ... Writer
Betty Kean ... Mrs. Monroe
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen

Season 1, Episode 9: The Saga of Dimity Ann

10 November 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
Lew Gallo ... The Defense Attourney
Warren Parker ... The Judge

Season 1, Episode 10: A Friend of the Earth

17 November 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Zeph Leggin

Season 1, Episode 11: Maid in Connecticut

24 November 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe
Queenie Smith ... Mrs. Simkins

Season 1, Episode 12: Native Wit

1 December 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Zeph Leggin
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
Dave Shelley ... Delivery Man

Season 1, Episode 13: The Shrike and the Chipmunks

8 December 1969

Season 1, Episode 14: Rally Round the Flag

15 December 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
William Bramley ... Beeman
Richard X. Slattery ... Baker

Don Keefer ... Jordan

Dort Clark ... Lewis

Stuart Nisbet ... Male Shopper
Lewis Charles ... Salesman
Lea Marmer ... Salesgirl
Kay Stewart ... 1st Woman Shopper
Barbara Collentine ... 2nd Woman Shopper

Buddy Lester ... O'Malley
Pauline Drake ... Matron
Richard Steele ... 1st Boy

Danny Bonaduce ... 2nd Boy

David Gruner ... 3rd Boy
Danny Arnold ... Santa Claus (uncredited)
Sam Denoff ... Another Shopper (uncredited)
Lew Gallo ... Shopper (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: The War Between Men and Women

22 December 1969
A wife's incessant interruptions of her husband's humorous story at a cocktail party is the spark that ignites blazing combat between the sexes.

William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe (credit only)

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen

Ray Walston ... J.J. Howard

Olive Dunbar ... Ruth Jensen
Patty Regan ... Sylvia Howard
Margaret Muse ... Margaret Greeley

Buddy Lester ... O'Malley

Connie Sawyer ... The Sniper
Lucille Meredith ... Woman Shopper

Stuart Nisbet ... Man Shopper

Season 1, Episode 16: The Mating Dance

29 December 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Olive Dunbar ... Ruth Jensen

Buddy Lester ... O'Malley
Lucille Meredith ... Woman Shopper
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
Margaret Muse ... Margaret Greeley

Stuart Nisbet ... Man Shopper
Patty Regan ... Sylvia Howard

Connie Sawyer ... The Sniper

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley

Ray Walston ... Special Guest Star

Season 1, Episode 17: Darn That Dream

5 January 1970
When his young daughter has nightmares, John Monroe eases her fears with a soothing story about their unusual ghostly relatives who filled their house with the creaks and odd noises that have been feeding her imagination. This program was inspired by James Thurber's famous short story, "The Night The Bed Fell".

William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
Nicolas Beauvy ... Little John

Joe Besser ... 2nd Cop
Sam Javis ... 1st Cop
Iris Korn ... Aunt Dora

Ruth McDevitt ... Aunt Hester
Eldon Quick ... Cousin Horace

Sheldon Leonard ... Jeremiah (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: The Human Being and the Dinosaur

12 January 1970


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe
Jimmy Miller ... Fenton Berger

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Jesse White ... Guest Star

Season 1, Episode 19: Dear Is a Four Letter Word

19 January 1970


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen

Danny Bonaduce ... Leonard
Lillian Field ... Miss Skidmore

Alan Oppenheimer ... The Principle

Season 1, Episode 20: The Middle Years

26 January 1970


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe (credit only)

Lee Meriwether ... Mrs. Bessinger
Noam Pitlik ... Noel (as Noam Pitlick)
Joseph V. Perry ... Max (as Joseph Perry)
Tom D'Andrea ... Cab Driver

Season 1, Episode 21: Rules for a Happy Marriage

2 February 1970


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen

Frank Aletter ... Guest Star

Victoria Carroll ... Mrs. Williams
Marion Colby ... Mrs. Charles
Sam Denoff ... Doctor

Olive Dunbar ... Mrs. Jensen

Buddy Lester ... O'Malley

Stuart Margolin ... Guest Star
Margaret Muse ... Mrs. Greeley

Season 1, Episode 22: The Wooing of Mr. Monroe

9 February 1970


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Season 1, Episode 23: The Mea Culpa Bit

16 February 1969


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen

Stuart Margolin ... Guest Star
Milton Selzer ... Dr. Gray

Season 1, Episode 24: The Fourth Estate

23 February 1970


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen

Allyn Ann McLerie ... Mrs. McGraw
Christopher Shea ... Patrick

Season 1, Episode 25: Monroe the Mysogynist

2 March 1970


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe
Craig Stevens ... Guest Star

Season 1, Episode 26: Child's Play

6 March 1970


William Windom ... John Monroe
Joan Hotchkis ... Ellen Monroe
Lisa Gerritsen ... Lydia Monroe

Harold J. Stone ... Hamilton Greeley
Henry Morgan ... Philip Jensen
Roberta Lee Carroll ... Miss Dalrymple

Olive Dunbar ... Ruth Jensen
Jennie Jackson ... Lydia #1

Talia Shire ... Lydia #3 (as Talia Coppola)
Richard Stahl ... Mandrake (as Dick Stahl)

Cindy Williams ... Lydia #2
Dick Winslow ... Clerk
Marc Winters ... Harry Jensen

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