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Release Date:
13 January 1972 (USA) See more »
Dentist Mike Reynolds is living a good life with his wife Liz and his two children. When Scott and Kitty find a chimp... See more »
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 (Series Cast [4])

Ted Bessell ... Mike Reynolds (13 episodes, 1972)

Anita Gillette ... Liz Reynolds (13 episodes, 1972)

Scott C. Kolden ... Scott Reynolds (13 episodes, 1972)

Kami Cotler ... Kitty Reynolds (13 episodes, 1972)

Series Directed by
Alan Rafkin (1 episode, 1972)

Earl Bellamy (unknown episodes, 1972)
Ted Bessell (unknown episodes)
Roger Duchowny (unknown episodes)
Richard Kinon (unknown episodes)
Garry Marshall (unknown episodes)
Gary Nelson (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Garry Marshall (13 episodes, 1972)
Thomas L. Miller (1 episode, 1972)

Series Produced by
Alan Rafkin .... producer (1 episode, 1972)
Robert Williams .... associate producer (1 episode, 1972)

Garry Marshall .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jerry Fielding (9 episodes, 1972)
Artie Butler (3 episodes, 1972)
Charles Fox (1 episode, 1972)
Series Cinematography by
Leonard J. South (1 episode, 1972)
Series Film Editing by
Robert Phillips (1 episode, 1972)

Jerry Dronsky (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Betty Martin (1 episode, 1972)
Series Art Direction by
Jack De Shields (1 episode, 1972)
Series Set Decoration by
Jack Stevens (1 episode, 1972)
Series Production Management
Ric Rondell .... unit manager (1 episode, 1972)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Lannan .... assistant director (1 episode, 1972)
Series Sound Department
William M. Andrews .... sound editor (1 episode, 1972)
Eddie Knowles .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1972)
Series Editorial Department
Charles Goldstein .... editorial supervisor (1 episode, 1972)
Series Music Department
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor (1 episode, 1972)
Richard Lapham .... music editor (1 episode, 1972)
Series Other crew
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (13 episodes, 1972)

Thomas D. Tannenbaum .... executive vice president in charge of production (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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30 min (including commercials) (13 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Series regular, child actor Scott Kolden, would leave performing and become a noted sound editor with over 200 credits to his name.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Repossessed (1990)See more »


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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The big mistake, 6 August 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

"Me and the Chimp" was without a doubt the worst of all monkey shows-and that includes the pathetic Lancelot Link-Secret Chimp. Even its star Ted Bessell(who was a regular opposite Marlo Thomas on "That Girl")HATED this series,as well as its simian co-star who was in fact very difficult to get along with according to its producer Garry Marshall(who survived this fiasco and went one to do two very successful shows of the grand 70's "Happy Days",and "Laverne and Shirley"). The premise: A dentist's family takes in an escaped lab chimp named Buttons,with predictable results. However,there were several players that go through this series including actress Kami Colter(who plays Bessell's youngest daughter),went right on to star in "The Waltons" after starring in this piece of trash which was suppose to be a children's sitcom,but to no avail. However,Bessell wanted top billing over the chimp,and after that CBS executives pulled the plug that same year. The series produced 12 episodes.

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