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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According to Gary David Goldberg in his memoir "Sit, Ubu, Sit", creators Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses did not get along with Tony Randall, nor did they get along with each other, and also refused to take calls from ABC president Fred Silverman. Despite good ratings, Silverman canceled the series due to his unhappiness with their behavior. When the series was picked up by CBS for a second season, Randall returned under the condition that he would not have to work directly with Patchett and Tarses. 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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