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Run Buddy Run 

Buddy Overstreet was an everyday, ordinary sort of guy... until the one day he overheard a member of "The Syndicate" (a crime organization) say the words "Chicken Little!" Now The Syndicate... See full summary »

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Leonard Stern
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Jack Sheldon ...  Buddy Overstreet 13 episodes, 1966
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Buddy Overstreet was an everyday, ordinary sort of guy... until the one day he overheard a member of "The Syndicate" (a crime organization) say the words "Chicken Little!" Now The Syndicate has decided Buddy knows too much and must be silenced for good. The show follows the comic misadventures of Buddy as he travels from town to town, trying to evade people who are trying to kill him. It is kind of like "The Fugitive", only played for laughs. Written by Stephen J Cobert

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A mild young man is discovered overhearing a murder plan. Jack Sheldon gets chased. In color.

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Narrator: [the narration heard on almost every episode] This is Buddy Overstreet. He's wanted by the head of the most powerful crime syndicate in the country. In a steam room, Buddy overheard their vital secrets and the mysterious words, Chicken Little. Now, he knows too much. These are the orders given to all members of the syndicate from one end of the country to the other.
Mr. Devere: Get him, get him, get him!
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Overlooked and funny. Would be a cult item today.
11 April 2004 | by BobLibSee all my reviews

Produced and written by Leonard Stern, associate producer of "Get Smart," "Run, Buddy, Run" had many similarities to "Smart" in that it combined crime and comedy in equal proportions, with the one never getting in the way of the other. It had two top-drawer character men, Jack Sheldon and Bruce Gordon, as the leads, and it had a good spot on the schedule. Just about everyone I know who saw it, myself included, enjoyed it.

Why, then, did it fail? There could be any number of reasons. The most likely of all, I think, was that too many shows with similar formats had established themselves by then, leaving "Buddy" with, literally, nowhere to run. Also, the somewhat offbeat premise didn't help much, either. Nowadays, such a show would have been given more time to build up an audience. In 1966, it was axed halfway through the season.

Pity, as this was one of the most creative, funny shows to emerge from the Golden Age of Sitcoms.


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USA

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English

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12 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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Corri e scappa Buddy See more »

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(16 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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