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Release Date:
26 September 1973 (USA) See more »
Bob & Carol are hip. Ted & Alice are trying. See more »
Bob and Carol Sanders are a young couple who are definitely part of the hip generation. Their slightly older friends Ted plus wife Alice Henderson are a little stodgy and shocked by things like swimming in the buff.
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 (Series Cast [6])

Robert Urich ... Bob Sanders (12 episodes, 1973)

Anne Archer ... Carol Sanders (12 episodes, 1973)

David Spielberg ... Ted Henderson (12 episodes, 1973)

Anita Gillette ... Alice Henderson (12 episodes, 1973)

Jodie Foster ... Elizabeth Henderson (5 episodes, 1973)

Brad Savage ... Sean Sanders (5 episodes, 1973)

Series Directed by
Rick Edelstein (11 episodes, 1973)
Series Writing credits
Paul Mazursky (12 episodes, 1973)
Larry Rosen (12 episodes, 1973)
Larry Tucker (12 episodes, 1973)
David Lloyd (3 episodes, 1973)

Series Produced by
Rita Dillon .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1973)
M.J. Frankovich .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1973)
James S. Henerson .... producer (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Original Music by
Artie Butler (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Cinematography by
Meredith M. Nicholson (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Film Editing by
Asa Boyd Clark (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Casting by
Mike Hanks (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (2 episodes, 1973)
Carl Braunger (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel (2 episodes, 1973)
Dorcy Howard (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maxwell O. Henry .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Casting Department
Renée Valente .... casting executive (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Izzy Berne .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1973)
Joie Hutchinson .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1973)
Series Other crew
Gene Thompson .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1973)
Larry Tucker .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1973)

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Additional Details

30 min (12 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Although 12 episodes were produced, ABC canceled the program after 7 aired. The complete series was later run on the USA network in the 1980s.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Switchcraft (1973)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Promising opportunity completely wasted..., 11 December 2011
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Having watched four episodes of the television-sitcom version of Paul Mazursky's "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice", I'm probably one-up on home audiences from 1973. ABC canceled the program early, and it's clear why: the casting just isn't right. The swinging couple (Robert Urich and Anne Archer) would be far better suited portraying the squares, while knotted-up David Spielberg and grating Anita Gillette seem as if they could get pretty kinky (given the right amount of alcohol). Mazursky, Larry Tucker, and other notable writers worked on the scripts, but without the proper actors this just looks like a sanitized sham. The fussily-decorated sets are huge compared to the sitcom sets of today, but since this is a dialogue-driven show it's simply a waste of space. 11-year-old Jodie Foster (as Spielberg and Gillette's daughter) brightens the proceedings, but the grown-ups look fairly clueless.

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