Ben Casey (TV Series 1961–1966) Poster



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Followed by 

The Return of Ben Casey (1988) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: It Takes a Heap o' Livin' to Make a Cave a Home (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard names the doctor as one of "nature's noblemen".
The Donna Reed Show: Mrs. Stone and Dr. Hyde (1962) (TV Episode)
Donna snarls at Alex, accusing him of watching too may episodes of this show.
Car 54, Where Are You?: A Man Is Not an Ox (1962) (TV Episode)
Toody compares the bedside manner of Dr. Casey and Dr. Kildare to that of Dr. Meisner.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: My Husband Is Not a Drunk (1962) (TV Episode)
Rob calls Mel "Dr. Zorba"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Strictly for the Birds (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard threatens to "report you to Ben Casey" the doctor who refuses to perform a second appendectomy on him.
The Jack Benny Program: The Bob Hope Show (1962) (TV Episode)
Bob Hope cracks a joke regarding the TV doctor.
The Jack Benny Program: The Spanish Sketch (1963) (TV Episode)
After being stabbed in the back, Jose Zeco calls out for Ben Casey.
Leave It to Beaver: The Silent Treatment (1963) (TV Episode)
After treating Beaver for a bee sting, June comments that as the mother of two boys, she sometimes gets to be a regular 'Ben Casey', most probably referring to the popular series that was running during the time frame of this episode.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Little Chimp That Couldn't (1963) (TV Episode)
Maynard mentions the title character by name.
Car 54, Where Are You?: Lucille Is 40 (1963) (TV Episode)
Visualizing her wearing a blonde wig, Gunther imagines his wife, Lucille, will look like Dr. Zorba.
Leave It to Beaver: Don Juan Beaver (1963) (TV Episode)
Beaver says he's going to stay home and watch the show.
The Twilight Zone: The Bard (1963) (TV Episode)
Julius Moomer refers to the series.
I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 1 July 1963 (1963) (TV Episode)
Guest Jack E. Leonard cracks a joke regarding the title character.
Bandstand: Episode dated 7 September 1963 (1963) (TV Episode)
Referenced as part of a "wind up doll" gag
I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 14 October 1963 (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by guest Tony Randall.
Mister Ed: Be Kind to Humans (1963) (TV Episode)
When Ed tells Wilbur that Toothpick is a sick man, Wilbur responds, "My name is Wilbur Post, not Ben Casey."
The Danny Kaye Show: Episode #1.8 (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Carl Ballantine during his routine.
The Patty Duke Show: Double Date (1963) (TV Episode)
Patty says that she's "no Ben Casey".
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Norman watches a TV show starring an "unsmiling" doctor named "Ben."
The Twilight Zone: A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain (1963) (TV Episode)
Flora sarcastically compares Raymond to Vince Edwards.
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)
mentioned by name
My Favorite Martian: RX for a Martian (1964) (TV Episode)
Tim tries to console a bewildered hospital intern by saying, "Even Ben Casey misses now and then."
The Joey Bishop Show: Joey Insults Jack E. Leonard (1964) (TV Episode)
Jack "quotes" Ben Casey: "Now cut that out!"
Mister Ed: Animal Jury (1965) (TV Episode)
Tootsie, the parrot, squawks, "Ben Casey wanted in surgery!"
Gilligan's Island: X Marks the Spot (1965) (TV Episode)
Ginger reveals that she was a nurse once -- on "Ben Casey."
Mister Ed: Ed the Godfather (1965) (TV Episode)
Ed sarcastically refers to Wilbur as Dr. Zorba.
Gilligan's Island: A Nose by Any Other Name (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gilligan
The Nanny (1965)
Bobbie tells Joey that he looks like Ben Casey in her father's surgical coat.
Gilligan's Island: You've Been Disconnected (1966) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gilligan.
Promise Her Anything (1966)
Sam draws symbols on the wall, as in the opening titles of this show
Batman: Walk the Straight and Narrow (1966) (TV Episode)
Sam Jaffe cameos as a family member of his Dr. Zorba character from Ben Casey
The Monkees: Case of the Missing Monkee (1967) (TV Episode)
quoted by Peter
Mondo Hollywood (1967)
Vince Edwards is introduced as Dr. Ben Casey.
Mod Squad: Captain Greer, Call Surgery (1969) (TV Episode)
While talking to Delores, Linc recites a paraphrased version of the series' opening narration: "man...woman...birth...death...infinity."
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Jeffrey refers to Al as 'Ben Casey'
Network (1976)
St. Elsewhere: Rain (1983) (TV Episode)
Fiscus tells a story involving Doctors Killdare & Casey
She's Having a Baby (1988)
The film's title is followed by the same 5 symbols that appeared at the start of each episode of _"Ben Casey" (1961)_: "man, woman, birth, death, infinity" as the narrator of that series used to say.
Redneck Zombies (1989)
Psychiatrist named Dr. Casey
The Wonder Years: The Pimple (1989) (TV Episode)
The narrator (adult Kevin) says that his relationship with Gina included "our little innocent game of Ben Casey."
Goodfellas (1990)
Mentioned in dialogue in card-playing scene involving Spider
Quantum Leap: Moments to Live - May 4, 1985 (1992) (TV Episode)
Millie says her favorite doctor is Ben Casey.
Nurses: No, But I Played One on TV (1993) (TV Episode)
Vince Edwards guest stars as himself and many references are made to his role as Ben Casey.
Picket Fences: Rebels with Causes (1994) (TV Episode)
Jill mentions Ben Casey as she is talking to Jeffrey while Douglas is having a cat scan.
American Dreams: Great Expectations (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack refers to the series.
American Dreams: Ticket to Ride (2003) (TV Episode)
Patty refers to the series.
House M.D.: Son of Coma Guy (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by House
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 8 July 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This TV show is referenced in 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
Visiting... with Huell Howser: County USC Medical Center (2010) (TV Episode)
stills from pilot episode filmed at LAC+USC
Cellmates (2011)
Emilio mentions his admiration for Ben Casey's hair on the series.
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec mentions the show by name.

Featured in 

Dr. Giggles (1992)

Spoofed in 

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing (1962) (TV Episode)
To free Maynard from the hospital, Dobie impersonates Ben Casey, with big hair, five o'clock shadow, writing symbols on a blackboard and even the theme music is heard briefly.
The Flintstones: The Blessed Event (1963) (TV Episode)
Two doctors in the hospital look just like Vince Edwards and Sam Jaffe
The Joey Bishop Show: The Baby Formula (1963) (TV Episode)
Joey imitates Dr. Zorba berating Ben Casey.
The Flintstones: Monster Fred (1964) (TV Episode)
Len Frankenstone and Dr. Zero are parodies of Ben Casey and Dr. Zorbo.
Hank: The Millionth Dollar Baby (1966) (TV Episode)
The TV mentions a soap opera with character Ben Cassidy (spoofing Ben Casey).
Gilligan's Island: The Postman Cometh (1966) (TV Episode)
Mr. Howell appears in a dream as "Dr. Zorbagillespie," a combination of "Dr. Zorba" and "Dr. Gillespie."
Batman: Rats Like Cheese (1966) (TV Episode)
The young, impatient Dr. Vince is a take-off on Ben Casey
A Taste of Catnip (1966) (Short)
The Simpsons: Dog of Death (1992) (TV Episode)
The veterinary looks like Vince Edwards and the theme song can be heard.
Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil: The Mad Isle of Madhattan/The Hammy Awards/Harecules at the Golden Fleecing (TV Episode)
Cecil presents his idea for a new TV show: "Ben Cagey, W.D." (which stands for witch doctor).

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