The Doris Day Show (1968–1973)
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The Forward Pass 

Doris gets an interview with womanizing football star Joe Garrison. He has other ideas about the "interview", however, and while chasing her around the apartment, he falls and breaks his leg--right before a big game.

Director:

William Wiard

Writer:

Budd Grossman

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Day ... Doris Martin
Rose Marie ... Myrna Gibbons
Paul Smith ... Ron Harvey
McLean Stevenson ... Michael Nicholson
Philip Brown ... Billy Martin (credit only)
Todd Starke ... Toby Martin (as Tod Starke) (credit only)
Dick Gautier ... Joe Garrison
Gordon Jump ... Man #2
Tony Giorgio ... Ed the Maitre D'
Gavin Mooney Gavin Mooney ... 1st Reporter
Tom Stewart Tom Stewart ... 2nd Reporter
Vern Rowe Vern Rowe ... Hawker
Michael Michaelian ... Man #1
Paula Warner ... 1st Girl
Beverly Ralston Beverly Ralston ... 2nd Girl
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Storyline

Despite Doris not liking or knowing anything about football, Ron is able to entice her to attend a San Francisco Tigers game with him. It isn't until after the game that she learns that Ron plans on using her as bait to get an interview with interview-phobic Tigers quarterback Joe Garrison, one of the most talked about players in the NFL not only for his on-the-field football endeavors, but his successful off-the-field plays with women. Ron has been promised a bonus by Nick if he gets the interview, so he does whatever he can to get Doris to cooperate. Joe ends up being more enthralled with Doris than his regular stable of women because of her cool demeanor, while Doris believes he is one of the most conceited and egotistical men she has ever met. So while Joe does whatever he can to get Doris alone without Ron present, Doris does whatever she can to get out of working on the assignment, which may be more difficult if Nick sees the merit in Doris' involvement solely to get the story. Written by Huggo

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1971 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References Lost Horizon (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
Written by Jay Livingston (as Livingston) & Ray Evans as (Evans)
Performed by Doris Day
Series theme song played over the opening titles and credits
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