Working as janitors in a high rise office building, Dobie and Maynard hear sirens approaching the building and see that the fire truck has come on the report of a possible jumper who happens to be on the ledge just outside the fifth floor office in which they are working. In the ensuing mêlée, Maynard is able to convince the man not to jump, but ends up falling off the ledge himself, luckily into the safety net below. Despite explaining what happened to the authorities, Maynard is nonetheless institutionalized for being mentally disturbed. Proving that Maynard is not crazy and thus springing him from the hospital may be easier said than done. Written by
Did You Know?
The title is based on the Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". See more
The symbols Dobie (as Ben Casey) draws on the blackboard in the close-up shot don't exactly match those seen in the longer shots (note especially the symbol for infinity). See more
Spoofs Ben Casey
Written by Lionel Newman
& Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits See more