Fastidious Philadelphia Judge Walter Franklin has a plummy housekeeper, a sloppy court clerk, an icy secretary, and an obnoxiously ingratiating assistant District Attorney.
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 Judge Walter Franklin (44 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Jack Terwilliger (38 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Miss Janet Reubner (37 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Mrs. Bonnie McClellen (32 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Oliver Wendell Franklin (24 episodes, 1976-1978)
Devon Scott ...
 Roberta Franklin (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
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Fastidious Philadelphia Judge Walter Franklin has a plummy housekeeper, a sloppy court clerk, an icy secretary, and an obnoxiously ingratiating assistant District Attorney.

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The series aired on 2 different networks. ABC canceled it after 1 season. It was then picked up by CBS for its second and final season. MTM Enterprises, which produced the series, had a stronger relationship with CBS at the time, which was not unlike ABC's relationship with Paramount Television, which respectively aired and produced Randall's previous series The Odd Couple (1970). See more »

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Judge Walter Franklin: Your name is Mario Lanza? Any relation?
Mario Lanza: To who?
Judge Walter Franklin: To Mario Lanza.
Mario Lanza: I *am* Mario Lanza.
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Referenced in Trudeau (2002) See more »

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Pretty good star vehicle
9 July 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Often very funny show centered around Tony Randall's big city judge. This was another of the many "Bob Newhart-style" shows, which have a cast of funny/bizarre characters who circle around a sane, normal person (or two). In this case, these included the judge's plummy housekeeper (Rachel Roberts), his slob of a court clerk (Barney Martin), his icy secretary Miss Reubner (Allyn Ann McLerie), and the strangest (and funniest) of all, Mario Lanza (Zane Lasky). The judge himself was rather fastidious (duh-he is Tony Randall, after all), and the entire cast was excellent. The show only lasted 2 seasons, unfortunately; it wasn't really the kind of thing that's likely to draw a huge audience on its own (it would've made an excellent partner to fill out an hour, though).


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