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The Paul Lynde Show 

Paul Simms, a quiet, respectable attorney living with his wife and two daughters has his life turned upside down when his eldest daughter's new husband, Howie, takes up residence in the ... See full summary »

Creators:

Sam Bobrick, Ron Clark
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1973   1972  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Lynde ...  Paul Simms 26 episodes, 1972-1973
Elizabeth Allen ...  Martha Simms 26 episodes, 1972-1973
John Calvin ...  Howie Dickerson 26 episodes, 1972-1973
Jane Actman Jane Actman ...  Barbara Simms Dickerson 26 episodes, 1972-1973
Pamelyn Ferdin ...  Sally Simms 26 episodes, 1972-1973
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Paul Simms, a quiet, respectable attorney living with his wife and two daughters has his life turned upside down when his eldest daughter's new husband, Howie, takes up residence in the Simms' household which drives Paul to distraction. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Paul Lynde Show See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Allen visited Washington, D.C., during a tour to promote the series. When told that the local ABC affiliate, WMAL-TV Channel 7 (now WJLA-TV), aired the series on weekend afternoons rather than in its scheduled prime time slot, she exclaimed rhetorically "How do they expect us to get good ratings?!" See more »

Quotes

Sally Simms: Dad, how's the rat race?
Paul Simms: The rats are winning.
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Connections

Featured in I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1972 (2006) See more »

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"The rats are winning!"
9 November 2006 | by Little-MikeySee all my reviews

I remember this show. Say what you may, I thought the show was hilarious! The opening credits begin with Paul Simms stepping out of his car. His neighbor yells "How goes the rat race?" Looking over with that unmistakable sneer, he replies "The rats are winning!" Not only must Paul Simms deal with the rat race at work but must also face home-life with his son-in-law, Howie, who not only is smarter than Paul, but is determined not to let materialism get the best of him. In other words, Howie is lazy and has no ambition to do anything more than to live off his father-in-law! His younger daughter is not only nice and well-mannered, but sneaky and forever trying to pull a thing or two over her dear old dad. One episode involved her planning to go out with her girl friends to see "Oh, Bombay" (which is a nude musical like "Oh, Calcutta"). When he got wind of the plan, he grabbed the phone from his daughter and sneered, "Go back to your Cosmopolitan centerfolds" before promptly hanging up the phone. One of the funniest episodes involves Paul Simms and his straight faced long suffering wife, Martha, meeting Howie's parents. Unlike the Simms, Howie's father is the straight faced long suffering husband and Howie's mother is snide and sarcastic, the female version of Paul Simms. This show never failed to leave me laughing. The late, great Paul Lynde was that kind of comedian. He could crack me up just by giving the time of day. It be great if this series could rise from the past as a DVD set!


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