SurfSide 6 -- 73 episodes, ABC

Regulars: Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne
Van Williams as Ken Madison
Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield II
Diane McBain as Daphne Dutton
Margarita Sierra as Cha Cha O'Brien
Donald Barry as Lt. Ray Snedigar
Mousie Garner as Mousie
Richard Crane as Lt. Gene Plehn

Executive Producer - William T. Orr
Supervising Producer Howie Horwitz
Producer - Jerome L. Davis, Mack David, Joel Rogosin
Director of Photography - Harold Stine, A.S.C., Ray Fernstrom, A.S.C., Ralph Woolsey, A.S.C. J. Peverell Marley, A.S.C., Frank Carson
Art Director - Perry Ferguson and Howard Campbell
Assistant Director - Gene Anderson, Sr., Sam Schneider, Fred Scheld, Victor Vallejo
Set Decorator - William L. Kuehl, John P. Austin
Makeup Supervisor - Gordon Bau, S.M.A.
Supervising Hair Stylist - Jean Burt Reilly, C.H.S.
Supervising Film Editor - James Moore
Film Editor - Robert Watts, A.C.E., Harvey Manger, Robert Crawford, Leo Shreve, Robert L. Wolfe

SEASON ONE -- 1960-1961

Teleplay by Anne Howard Bailey and M. L. Schumann, Story by M. L. Schumann; Directed by Irving J. Moore.
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner, Donald Barry.
Guests: Ray Danton (Marty Hartman), Janet Lake (Paula Gladstone), Frank DeKova (Stinger), Fredd Wayne (Allan Abbott), John Hubbard (Roger Fielding), Robert Burton (Commodore Gladstone), Gary Conway (Tad Watson).
Marty Hartman has just gotten out after 7 years in Sing Sing. Thorne helped put him there when he was a prosecutor. Hartman is trying to buy his way into respectability; he's bought the Gladstone Mansion, formerly owned by the local yacht club commodore, he's applied to join the club, he's in a speculative land deal with Gladstone and Allan Abbott, and he seems to be keeping his nose clean despite the difficulties his bodyguard, Stinger, is having adjusting to life as a butler. Marty's also in love with Gladstone's daughter Paula. An obnoxious gossip columnist is really keeping the spotlight on Hartman, too.
When Gladstone is killed after telling Hartman he's dropping him from the land deal and he won't be admitted to the yacht club, Hartman is number one suspect. Dave may not like Marty much, but when Abbott hires him to get the goods on him for the murder, Dave has doubts about his guilt. When Fielding is murdered, there seems to be no way anyone else is involved.

Margarita Sierra sings a medley of "La Paloma," "Celito Lindo" and the "Mexican Hat Dance."
Fielding calls Marty "the pride of Ossining" and Marty mentions he's had "free room and board on the Hudson," they're both referring to Sing Sing, located along the Hudson River in the town of Ossining, New York, not too far north of New York City.
This first episode establishes a number of things, including the fact that Dave and Ken live on the houseboat and Sandy lives at the Racquet Club on his family's largess, Daphne lives in the yacht moored next door to the SurfSide 6 houseboat, though she also has an apartment. Sandy drives a two-toned (probably red and white) Corvette, and the rest of the guys drive 1960 Pontiac convertibles while Daphne drives a Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible coupe.
Lynn Woolley, et al., in
Warner Bros. Television say that the show originally used another brand of automobiles (probably Fords, used on both 77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye, but sponsorship of SurfSide 6 by General Motors was added late, and all driving-on-location footage had to be re-shot. They also note that Marguerita Sierra was hired too late to take her on the annual jaunt to Miami for establishing shots, so for the first season, she's in front of a process shot in the opening credits.

2. HIGH TIDE (10/10/60)
Teleplay by Montgomery Pittman and Robert J. Shaw, Story by Robert J. Shaw; Directed by Montgomery Pittman
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner, Donald Barry.
Guests: Sherry Jackson (Jill Murray aka Jill McCrary), Chad Everett (Don Whitman), Gregg Palmer (Lou Montell), Howard McLeod (Miller), Dick Haynes (Drunk), Max Baer (Party Guest), Jeff Daley (Denver), Carolyn Komant (Girl), Al Shelly (Ted), V. J. Ardwin (Bartender), Jerry Eagle (Joe)

A young woman arrives at the houseboat, seemingly confused as to where she is and what kind of place it is. It's soon clear she came in to avoid being seen. After she leaves a couple of heavies arrive and work over Sandy and Ken. They're Lou Montell's men and he's mad they didn't get the girl, who says her name is Jill Murray, and that she's a secretary on vacation. Dave finds one of Montell's men on Daphne's boat, and learns Jill is Jill McCrary and until very recently, she was the mobster's girl friend.

Despite the fact that visually and in the show's theme song, "SurfSide 6" is the agency's address, Sandy writes "call SurfSide 6-2345" on a car's windshield, thus establishing that as the agency phone number--unlikely in the extreme that both would be the same. However, because of the odd capitalization of "SurfSide," we can assume the number was SS 6-2345, as that kind of capitalization was used for named exchanges, particularly the ones that weren't sequential letters.
There must have been a problem with the sound on this episode. Sherry Jackson's voice is obviously dubbed (and badly), and it doesn't sound like she did it. The voice is fairly obviously not hers. There are several other scenes where Donahue's voice has been looped, but it is his voice. Jackson may have been unavailable when the problem was discovered.
If you wonder why Donahue frequently wears a white track suit and tennis shoes, it's because that's what he's wearing in the location-shot establishing scenes of him walking into the Racquet Club and getting out of the boat and car in front of the houseboat.
Sierra sings "What Do They Do on a Rainy Night in Rio?" and "I Do, Do, Do Like You."
Daphne and Don play tennis--note the old style wooden racquets with wooden presses, which kept the racquets from warping.
Note the mid-'50s Cadillac limousine with clear windows. Window tinting hadn't quite arrived yet.

3. THE CLOWN (10/17/60)
Teleplay by Lee Loeb, Story by Dick Lederer and Lee Loeb; Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner, Donald Barry.
Guests: Vito Scotti (Pepe Alvarez), Joe De Santis (Silva), Ted De Corsia (Correro), Tina Carver (Elaine Alvarez), Joel Grey (Willy), Pepe Hern (Carlos), Jacqueline de Wit (Manager), Del Moore (Airline Clerk), Burt Mustin ([cha-cha] Student), Charles Alvin Bell (Dickinson), Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Jr. (Ricardo)

A famous clown, Pepe, who performs at the Fountainebleu , is engaged to perform at a private party by Dave. What Pepe doesn't know is that it's a party for Ricardo, son of deposed Latin American dictator Correro. He discusses dropping the gig with his wife, but decides to do it. During the party, Carrero is killed and the clown is the only one who's missing. He's later found at home, where he swears he was assaulted and unconscious. Impersonation is obviously possible but both his costumes are there, and when it is discovered that the boy, Ricardo, is his son by his ex-wife (who then married Carrero), he is the obvious suspect.

The boat that Sandy habitually uses to bump into the houseboat is the same model as the boat in the opening credits.
Sierra rehearses "Celito Lindo" and performs "Dancing in the Dark," a 1931 song by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, introduced by John Barker in the 1931 revue
The Band Wagon and was used as a title song and background music in many films including the Fred Astaire Band Wagon of 1953. Sierra sings the slow, mystical torch song with castanets!
Cha-Cha's phone number is Harrison 1-7147.
The building used as the Hacienda Motel is a wonderful 1950s building which may have been on the lot or nearby in the San Fernando Valley. By the time of this show, the budgets were a little larger and everything did not have to be confined to the soundstages and backlot.

Teleplay by Philip Saltzman & Richard DeRoy, Story by Hugh Benson; Directed by george waGGner
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner, Donald Barry.
Guests: Mike Road (Kip Daly), Alvy Moore (Herbert Colter), Joan Marshall (Vera Burnet), Anita Sands (Jenny Jo)
Lt. Snedigar meets Lou Gorman when he arrives on the bus after seven years in prison for the theft of some bearer bonds. There's an insurance man, Herbert Colter, who's also interested in Gorman, as the $90,000 worth of bonds were never recovered. He's come down from Hartford to trail Gorman when he is released, but of course, he's already out. Putting the incorrect date down to secretarial error, he tries to make up for lost time.

At Gorman's motel, the ceiling light fixture has already been ripped out and the bonds retrieved. It was the motel where he was living seven years ago, but not his room. The room belonged then to the messenger who was robbed, Kip Daly, who's now riding high with his brokerage. He's now a vice president and first-class philanderer, despite the fact that his wife is his boss's daughter (which accounts for his rapid rise in the company). One of his girlfriends is Vera Burnet, Gorman's ex-girlfriend.
There seems to be a card missing from the end credits. The roles of Gorman, the janitor, bum, woman at docks and others were probably "under-fives" meaning they had under five lines, but shows of this period usually credited anyone with a speaking part.
When Sandy says Cha-Cha is the "sweetheart of SurfSide Six," it's a play on the 1912 fraternity song, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." The song was written by Byron D. Stokes and F. Dudleigh Vernor. Many fraternity songs were welll-known on college campuses, but this one transcended its origins and, when recorded by Rudy Vallee in the 1920s and used as the title for a 1946 film. Many high schools appropriated the song, putting in different lyrics.

Sierra sings "The Gaucho Serenade" and "You and the Night and the Music" in Spanish, but the words are not a translation of the song lyrics; they seem to be the words to another song, "Yours" ("Quiérme mucho").
Note the motel maid's transistor radio-about the size of a Tom Clancy paperback, with a wire fold-out stand. This is as small as transistor radios had gotten in 1960, and though large by today's standards, they were small then, and very popular.

5. LOCAL GIRL (10/31/60)
Written by Richard DeRoy; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra
Guests: Sue Ane Langdon (Darcy Peyton) , Frank Ferguson (Earl Purdy), Tom Gilson (Billy Paris), Ric Roman (Ralph Shreiner), Jimmy Ames (Angel), Jeno Mate (Abe Shreiner)

Darcy Peyton arrives at the houseboat, dripping in mink, diamonds and luggage. She offers $300 a day for a bodyguard while she visits her old hometown. Ken gets the assignment, and he's beginning to regret it when it's apparent several thugs are on their trail. They arrive at Two Rivers, where Darcy queens it around in her finery, though her father won't let them in the ramshackle house until he sees that she's got 20 grand in cash. She got it from mobster Al Schreiner, along with the furs and jewels, and she's taking off with what she regards as her nest egg, from seven years of service to the guy. But Darcy's homecoming isn't as gratifying as she expected, and her high school sweetheart, Billy, rats her out to Schreiner's goons.

Margarita Sierra sings a traditional American wedding song, "O Promise Me."
The scenes of Two Rivers were all shot on the Western Street on the Warner backlot.
One of the great lines of this series is uttered by Darcy about Daphne: "Bein' in the same room with you is like standing in a strong light on a bad morning" and her father utters another one: "Fancy clothes don't hide a black heart." Langdon is from New Jersey, not the south, though she did go to college in Texas.

6. PAR-A-KEE (11/7/60)
Teleplay by William L. Stuart, Story by Mack David; Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner, Donald Barry.
Guests: Grant Williams (Keith Minter), Raymond Bailey (Reginald Dutton), Lyle Talbot (Alan Crandall), Michael Harris (Eddie Geer), J. Edward McKinley (Manders), Ben Welden (Joe Bundy), Mike Ragan (Monk)

Daphne's father comes to see her horse run--Par-a-Kee. She goes to the stables to check and there's someone there-someone with a huge hypodermic. Trainer Abe finds her unconscious, and she's okay, but the jury's out on the horse. They find fluid and it seems clear someone wanted to kill Par-a-kee. The race is the next day, and after a very slow start, the horse wins the race for Dutton Farms. Manders, an official, reports that trainer Abe Garson has been suspended for making a number of bets on another horse in the race.
A friend of Daphne's, Minter, calls pal Joe Bundy in New York, reports "the Tampa future book" is real nervous because of a $100,000 50 to 1 bet on the upcoming Derby, placed by Joe, and probably tried to put Par-a-kee out of the race. He goes to the bookie-Crandall. He tells Crandall nothing better happen or Joe will seek revenge. But Crandall tells his pals "Par-a-kee can't be in that race."
Meanwhile, Dave tries to find out the same information. Abe decides to try his sources. Daphne reports she tried to get in on the first day of the future book, and the odds had already dropped to 8-to-1. They all realize it means a big bet was placed at the higher odds. Abe's source is Crandall, and now he's a prisoner. Dave convinces Manders to clear Garson, but they find his body in Indian Creek-a suicide. Joe sends men to protect Crandall from the cops, and the horse from Crandall, so that he's forced to pay off.

Oddly, there is no credit for the actor who plays Abe Manders. There doesn't seem to be a character named Eddie Geer, so that could be it, but there is another waiter, the track doctor, and several tugs who are also uncredited.
Sierra sings "Par-a-kee." Twice. Her outfit is truly bizarre, with a little Carmen Miranda, some Desi Arnaz, a back yard barbeque, and some clown. The song "Par-a-kee" was written by Mack Davis and Jerry Livingston.
The track shown is Santa Anita in southern California. The race footage is not. One of the horses in the race is San Dede, the name of a fictitious Latin American country created by Montgomery Pittman for a 2-part episode on 77 Sunset Strip.
HYacinth 6-9499 is the phone number of the track.

7. DEADLY MALE (11/14/60)
Written by Lee Loeb; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Donald Barry.
Guests: Nancy Hadley (Linda Howell), Robert Colbert (Gary Dawson), George Wallace (Jim Elliot), Victor Buono (Mr. Beamish), Laurie Mitchell (Gloria Eliot), Roger Til (Jacque Andre) Jerry Barclay (Charlie), Frances Osborne (Mrs. Digby), Charles Alvin Bell (Bill McGraw), Barbara Woodell (Mrs. Gilbert), Darlene Fields (Mrs. Haney), Carol Forman (Mrs. Jordan)

Gloria Elliott meets beachboy Gary. As far as she's concerned, it was a fling. He's not lovesick, he wants money. He'll tell her husband. He'll take it in jewelry. She says "tell him." Her courage defeats her, she's found dead, jewelry missing. James Elliott seems to fly in to ID the body, but he tells Dave and Daphne he's been in town several days and he was jealous and could have killed her. But Ray's no fool, and finds out Elliott lied. Daphne's known him for years and is positive he didn't do it. Gary has an alibi, claims she was friendly with someone else.
Ray tells Dave that James is broke. James tells Dave he saw her with Jacques Andre, a gigolo of the first water. He says she wasn't generous. Dave checks with insurance agent, Mack, who says there are a few cases that are similar. None of the jewelry has turned up. They insured Elliott's jewels for $65,000. Dave checks the other cases and there are a lot of claims, and all were wealthy women who were probably extorted while in Miami. He sends Sandy off to Jacksonville to check.
Meanwhile, Beemish and Gary talk about the jewelry-Gary took it, Beamish will fence it, but then Gary's got to split, he can't stay in Miami. He's obstinate and doesn't plan to leave.. He's got a live one.

For a beach boy, Gary's awfully pale.
Since they already know the women will be reluctant to admit they were blackmailed, Dave and Sandy's technique with them is quite heavy-handed.
Sierra sings "Laurentia"?? Barentia? And dangerously flings long stemmed roses loose at the audience during her finale. "Get Happy" plays in the lobby at the end.

8. AN EVIL SUGGESTION (11/21/60)
Written by Laszlo Gorog; Directed by Irving J. Moore
Guests: Shirley Knight, Joby Baker, Donald Barry, Stephen Bekassy, Oliver McGowan, Frank Leo, Robert Millar, Dolores Erickson

Teleplay by Dean Riesner, Story by William Koenig; Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Regulars: Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner, Donald Barry.
Guests: Claude Akins (Michael Hogan), Anna-Lisa (Alixe Hogan), Myrna Fahey (Ann Trevor) Gladys Hurlbut (La Contessa), John Van Dreelen (Fredrik Lundstrom), Albert Carrier (Andre Martine), George Latchford (Lanny Hogan)

The Hogans are headed for Miami. The Mrs. gets an anonymous note: "How does it feel to be married to a murderer? A friend." Michael and Alixe arrive at the Fountainebleu and are greeted lavishly by friends and associates. Alixe goes off while Michael holds a press conference in the Boom Boom Room. He goes to SS6 with a note from flowers for Alixe-another nasty note. He tells them Alix is a Swedish heiress. Her father wasn't wild about their marriage, and her old beau, Andre Martine, is around with a bunch of hangers-on. Michael did kill before, a year ago, a hunting accident in Scotland, killed his lawyer.
Alixe is disturbed by the notes, though she tries not to show it. Andre's murdered, but everybody's preparing for the Hogans' costume ball. Sandy's a farm boy, Daphne a milkmaid, Ken is Napoleon. Ann Trevor is a harem girl, Michael as a king. Mike's brother has come into town and asks for ten grand. Michael says he hasn't got the money. The party's a fundraiser for his shows. Alixe isn't well or happy and her wealthy uncle demands that he leave her. Alixe's former companion, La Contessa, has been spreading tales. A guest at the party is dressed as the Grim Reaper, which gets Ken's attention.

As Michael opens the flowers for Alixe, the music playing in the lobby is "Too Marvelous for Words." Later, after the murders, they're playing "Let's Do It."
Margarita Sierra sings "Hey Señor."??
The sign outside the Boom Boom Room for the party says "Invitational Only," pretty weird wording. The title of the episode remains a mystery.

Written by Sonya Roberts; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain, Mousie Garner, Donald Barry.
Guests: Ray Danton (Danny Rome), Nina Shipman (Nina Landis), Robert Ridgely (Eddy Harker), Hal Baylor (Marty Moran), Art Lewis (Luke Milels), Sam Gilman (Will Whitman), Paul Bryar (Denitch), Kathy Marlowe (Joy)

Singer Nina Landis is in love but as her boyfriend Eddy Harker isn't employed, they can't get married because of his pride. Danny Rome, a famous (and infamous) comic, gets drunk and pastes Eddie really good (while his flunkies hold him), Nina conks Danny on the head with a frying pan. The newspapers cover it extensively and Danny wants revenge while Eddie uses it as yet another excuse for his failure. When funeral wreaths start arriving for Nina, she goes to Ken. Danny claims she did it all for publicity. Eddie has dropped her and she's scared.
Danny is impossible, and lashes out at Whitman, his gag writer, and Sandy, who's floored to see Eddy at Danny's party. Then the owner of The Grace Club fires Nina when Danny threatens him. He's not happy about it, but he's not about to take a chance. Then Nina sees Eddy moving into the Fountainbleu. He may think Danny's going to help his career, but he's just a gofer for Danny. Sandy tries to find a gig for Nina. When Danny tells his henchman, Moran, to beat her up, she goes to Danny to try and apologize, but he swears he'll ruin her. She says she'll kill him if she has to. He gives her his gun, but she tries to run. He shoots her. A flag comes out of the gun and it says "Bang." It sure breaks him up, but not her. Then Moran comes in and Danny can hurl enough insults. He tries to fight him, but Moran won't respond. So Danny shoves a pair of scissors into him.

Donahue calls the jazz club "The Grace Note" but Ridgely calls it "The Grace Club." The posters later make it clear the former is correct. Nina sings "It Can't Be Wrong" and "You and the Night and the Music." It's not Shipman's voice. Marguerite Sierra sings "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" in both Spanish and English.

11. GIRL IN THE GALLEON (12.19/60)
Teleplay by Charles Hoffman and Oliver Gard, Story by Oliver Gard; Directed by Frank Baur
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain.
Guests: Andra Martin (Connie Taylor), Jackie Loughery (Hazel Haynes), Jean Willes (Eve Tibbles), Rhodes Reason (Martin Haynes), Dean Fredericks ("Deep" Waters [Taylor]), Whit Bissell (Quincey Tibbles), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Michael Garrett (Jason Westover).

While diving, "Deep" Waters sees a girl in a two-piece swimsuit float by the wreck of an old ship. knows she's dead and fairly recently, too. Sandy goes down to check but sees nothing. However, there are two men watching from shore with binoculars. Snedigar is unimpressed-he thinks it's rapture. His wife, Connie Taylor, is worried that the Mariner's Museum that employs Waters will fire him if it thinks he's having delusions. One of the watchers is Marty Haynes, one of the museum trustees. Waters tells museum director Tibbles that he wants to dive the galleon on a percentage rather than a salary. He knows there is a fortune in gold on the wreck. But Tibbles doesn't want to change their contract. Tibbles is unaware that his wife and Haynes have other plans for the booty brought up from the galleon. When "Deep" Taylor drowns in the yacht harbor, Sandy's sure it's murder. He thinks the chests of gold coins were hidden there recently, not 200 years ago. As Ken and Sandy get closer to the truth, they are seriously in danger.

Shooting underwater footage for films and TV had always been done in fairly small tanks. Ivan Tors was one of the creators of an unsold pilot, Sea Divers, which stared Rhodes Reason (here playing Martin Haynes), which many felt was the origin of the later show 1958's Sea Hunt, which would star Lloyd Bridges. Several versions of the pilot were shot in Silver Springs, Florida. Sea Hunt subsequently shot at the underwater park, Marineland of the Pacific. Tors also used Marineland in Florida. The James Bond underwater film Thunderball did most of its underater filming in the Bahamas, but shot some scenes in Silver Springs. When Ken looks up Martin Haynes in the phone book in an insert shot, every single name on the screen had to be legally cleared. There either had to be no one in Miami by that name or more than three people. The addresses are all fictitious. Though Dean Fredericks' character name is listed on the credits as "Deep" Waters, in dialogue he's referred to as "Deep" Taylor.

12. BRIDE AND SEEK (12.26/60)
Teleplay by Anne Howard Bailey, Story by Steve Goodman; Directed by Charles Haas
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Grant Williams (Frank Anders), Warren Stevens (Arnie Helman), Kay Elhardt (Lois Culver), Linda Bennett (Nancy Clayborne [Anders]), Louise Lorimer (Mrs. Clayborne III), Paul Carr (Stan Richie), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar)

At the Creston Arms Hotel, a couple on the lam have to go on the run again as two men with guns come looking for them. In the morning, the wife, Nancy Anders, comes to see Dave-her husband Frank disappeared after they fled the hotel. She's from a New York society family and they just eloped. Her grandmother sent detectives after them. Dave calls Mrs. Clayborn, who's snotty and nasty and wants nothing to do with Nancy's "problems." Dave and Snedigar find a con man who might be the errant bridegroom, but meanwhile, Mrs. Clayborn arrives. Nancy's father married a golddigger, and though she brought up Nancy to have real values, she knows Anders has a record and his confederate, Arnie Hellman's in Miami right now. Another of Frank's victims, Lois, is looking for him too. And she's the one who's hired Dave under Nancy's name.

One of the nice things about the production on this show and its siblings, they usually shot night for night. It was common at the time to shoot day for night-shooting in sunlight and stopping the camera down to darken the picture. Since studios had to pay more for night shooting, they didn't often do it. However, a scene shot day for night has high contrast and shadows and really doesn't look anything like night. Margarita Sierra sings "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" in both Spanish and English.

13. LITTLE STAR LOST (1/2/61)
Written by Richard DeRoy; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Shirley Knight (Linda Lord), Constance Ford (Sybil Lord), David White (Arnold Plagermann), Marjorie Reynolds (Mrs. Phelps), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Gayla Graves (Myra Kane), Don Ross (Eddie Stark)

A stage mother is lambasting her daughter's agent on the phone, complaining about the quality of the script he sent. Linda Lord is in Miami for the premiere of her latest picture. Sandy claims to have dated her last time he was in Hollywood. Mom courts the press for Linda's sake, but only lets them go so far. To a private dick, she's vicious. Sandy approaches Linda in the Boom Boom Room without much success. Later, Mrs. Lord is seen bending over the body of the private eye who was trying a little extortion. Linda tells Sandy she's just found out she's adopted and her real mother wants to see her. Linda doesn't trust Sybil any more. Sandy's the only one in Miami she can trust. He arranges for Linda to meet her natural mother but Mrs. Lord is listening on the extension. Linda's tired of the Hollywood life and longs for a "normal" mother. Mrs. Phelps certainly seems to be that. But Mrs. Lord follows her and storms in, saying she'll kill anyone who tries to take Linda away from her, but is Mrs. Phelps all she seems to be?

Margarita Sierra sings "It's Magic." Shirley Knight, who plays Linda here would play nasty mothers later in her long career. The great Art Deco apartments used in the establishing shot for Sandy's visit to Mr. Plagermann's is possibly one of the great Miami Deco buildings, and hopefully has been preserved. It is not a Los Angeles building, so was probably captured by the second unit when they went to Miami at the beginning of each season of this show. Daphne could have conveyed the message to Linda without Sandy getting on the phone, avoiding Mrs. Lord's wrath.

14. HEELS OVER HEAD (1/9/61)
Written by Michael Cramoy; Directed by John Ainsworth
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner.
Guests:.Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Carlos Romero (Juan Escudero), Berry Kroeger (Homer Garson), George Kennedy (Gabe Buchanan), William Phipps (Al Owens), Paul Collins (Bertie Simms), Timothy Rooney (Jimmy Degan).

Juan Escudero comes to SurfSide 6 from Buenos Aires, needing Dave's help with a threat on his life. Dave refuses to take the case if Escudero refuses to tell him of the man who is threatening him. Juan says he only needs the office to mail a letter if they do not hear from him every hour on the hour. They still turn him down until he opens their door to gunfire (which sounds suspiciously like fire crackers-and are). A young man set them off and was paid to do so, and the guys take the case. Later, Dave examines the letter and Ken figures out the letter is addressed to a non-existent address. Meanwhile men named Gabe and Al abduct Escudero. Juan apologizes to their boss, Homer Garson, that the money is gone. He says he stays alive only so long as they don't have the money. His goons say the SS6 houseboat is the only place Juan could have dumped the money. The goons and Garson pay a visit to the houseboat and demand the $70,000. They insist they don't have it. The goons find Juan and threaten to kill him if he doesn't cough up the dough. They fight and Goon #1 ends up in the bay. After a visit from Garson, the guys find the dough in the organ bench. They put it into the Fontainbleu safe. Escudero shows up, demanding the money at gunpoint. The letter and fireworks were both diversions. Meanwhile, Cha Cha falls for the Argentine gentlemen.

Timothy Rooney is Mickey Rooney's son by Betty Jane Rase. His brother is Mickey Rooney Jr. They are the first two of Rooney's nine children. Juan plays a bloopy-sounding Hammond organ in the SurfSide 6 living room.

15. FACTS ON THE FIRE (1/16/61)
Teleplay by Al C. Ward, Story by William Koenig; Directed by John Ainsworth
Regulars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner.
Guests: Julie Adams (Merilee Williams), Dorothy Green (Crystal Martel), Robert Knapp (Philip Baine), Richard Webb (Jock Lansford), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Max Baer (Joe Wilk)

Dave and Ken are having a ritzy party. Phil Bane and Merilee Williams are enjoying the event, much to the snide amusement of the gossip columnist present. Phil is a lawyer on some secretive business and asks for Ken's help. Merilee is a new friend, and she also needs a private eye. Jock Lansford is the guest of honor; he's a judo teacher and when he puts moves on Merilee, Kenny belts him. Merilee's husband was killed recently, and Ken checks with the gardener, who kept an eye on her when her husband was away. Ken goes to Snedigar next, asking him why one of Williams' footprints found outside a window after his death never made it into the trial. There's another factor-Williams' estate of $8 million becomes Merilee's shortly. Some youths were friends of Williams and threaten Ken that if he doesn't put Merilee away for the murder, they'll retaliate. Williams was a philanthropist who gave the poorer neighborhoods parks and playgrounds. The deeper Ken and Dave get into the case, the more negative information they uncover. It starts to look like Merilee did it and Phil is ready to pounce on the soon-to-be-wealthy widow.

The title could be a play on two phrases, "the fat's on the fire" and Facts on File, a major yearly reference book with more substance than an almanac. Margarita Sierra sings "Begin the Beguine." The band plays "Get Happy" and "You're Getting to be a Habit with Me."
Dave to partygoers: I'm also departmental head of libations and ladies."

16. YESTERDAY'S HERO (1/23/61)
Written by Richard DeRoy; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner.
Guests: Merry Anders Chris Karns), Joe DeSantis (Emilio Mendez), Ernest Sarracino (Siliva), Craig Hill (Robbie Karns), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Miguel Landa (Captain Rivas), Vivianne Cervantes (Carmen Mendez).

Dave and Ken are doing paperwork when a New York blonde named Chris Karns drops in. She's the widow of a man named Robbie, who was a great friend of Dave's and he is snide in his assessment of her behavior both with his buddy and after the funeral. She and Dave were also an item. She tells him she saw Robbie in a newsreel of a horse race. He walked out on her six months ago and she claims he has been in Miami ever since. Hasn't Dave seen him? But she's lying. He was involved in a Latin American revolution and was killed there. Dave blames her and himself for Robbie's death. Dave is surprised to see Chris is staying in a fleabag hotel, and she enlightens him on her and Robbie's fast lane lifestyle, something he wanted and she paid for with her modeling fees. But a Mr. Silva from a local cantina shows up and thinks Robbie may be alive. A refuge from San Doro has come to Miami. He tells them he was in the prison when Robbie was supposedly killed. Someone betrayed the cause earlier, and believes Robbie was involved with the General. Suddenly, he is killed with a thrown knife. Dave and Chris are really in trouble-they're accused of killing the man.

Dave's joking when he says he's going to perform a song he "introduced in The Little Show in 1903." The first Little Show premiered on Broadway on April 30, 1929 at the Music Box Theatre. It was a revue with songs composed by the new team of Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. One of the songs introduced in that show was "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan." The show made stars of Clifton Webb, Libby Holman and Fred Allen. There were several later revues under this name. Here we have a fictional country called San Doro. It's curious that they didn't didn't use San Dede, a Latin American country invented by Monty Pittman for 77 Sunset Strip. Margarita Sierra sings "Dancing In the Dark" and "You and the Night and the Music" in Spanish

Teleplay by Anne Howard Bailey and Leo Solomon, Story by Leo Solomon; Directed by Robert Altman
Guests: Peter Breck, Alex Gerry, Myron Healey, Harry Holcombe, Ellen Corby, Jane Wald, Donald Barry

18. LICENSE TO STEAL (2/6/61)
Teleplay by Paul Savage & John D. F. Black, Story by John D.F. Black; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Guests: Jil Jarmyn, Hardie Halbright, Donald Barry, Vito Scotti, Sam Gilman, Joseph Ruskin, Jason Wingreen, Leonard Stone, Jim Goodwin, Les Hellman, Ralph Manza

19. RACE AGAINST TIME (2/13/61)
Written by Joanne Court; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra, Donald Barry.
Guests: Angela Greene (Barbara Manning), Nancy McCarthy (Pamela Wiley), John Archer (Arnold Henderson), William Lanteau (Steve Cresi), Brad Johnson (Mr. Maxwell), Darlene Fields (Mrs. Carpenter), H.E. West (Mrs. Carpenter), Pat McCaffrie (First Detective), Lionel Ames (Dr. Michaels), Fred Crane (Policeman), Robert Shield (Announcer)

On a flight home from New York, Dave congratulates a steward on his promotion when they hit some turbulence. Dave helps a woman who spills something in the lounge and then gets a drink and flirts with a blonde while a man watches. Dave passes out and when he wakes, the man is gone. He's sure his drink was drugged, but it was poisoned. The doctors don't know what poison, and he tells Sandy, Ken and Cha Cha that Dave will die in 4-5 hours if they don't locate the toxin. They start with the flight manifest and reconstruct Dave's last half hour with the steward. Arnold Henderson is evasive, then shakes a tail, disappears, and then a woman calls and says the man they are looking for is Leonard McCroy and he's fleeing to South America. He was a doctor and was tried for poisoning his wife. Dave was the prosecutor on his case. They catch him but he's killed. They discover McCroy's luggage is on the plane and it's found. There are woman's clothes for all seasons in the suitcases. The blonde from the plane was Virginia Monroe, the doctor's nurse.

Tents like the one they use for Dave were common at the time for anyone who needed oxygen. This plastic drape made the patient look a lot sicker than they were. They didn't have the nose tubes common today. Snedigar says they'd have to send fingerprints to Washington and "it would take days" to get results. Pre-computer, fingerprints were all checked manually by the FBI in a vast room, and it's amazing if it only took "days."

Written by Von Stuart; Directed by Robert B. Sinclair
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner.
Guests: Kathleen Crowley (Lady Kay Smallens), David Frankham (Ian Smallens), Errol John (Young Charlie), Karen Parker (Barbara Page), Howard Wendell (Mr. Page), Doris Packer (Mrs. Page), Lester Matthews (Inspector Campbell), Jack Livesey (Dr. McLeod), Alan Caillou (Sir Niles Smallens), Mittie Lawrence (Cogee), Charles Lampkin (Monsieur Servat).

Ken and Dave are trying to get Sandy on a flight to Jamaica, but he's distracted and oddly reluctant to get on the flight. But when he gets there, he happily greets his girl, Barbara Page. Her parents are also very welcoming. Her father says he's worried about a sugar plantation owner, who's had several recent accidents which seem to strain coincidence. Sandy promises to check into it when he meets the man the following night at a party. Sir Niles Smollens' brother Ian and Niles' wife are in love so the brother plans to leave the island the next day. She wants to go with him, but he says that will only make things worse. That night, Niles is stung by a poisonous snake in his bed. A maid discovers him and a message reaches Mr. Page about his friend, who has died. The doctor says the venom is deep and even an antitoxin couldn't help. The police inspector suspects voodoo at work. The snake, a fer de lance, is not native to the island, only Martinique. There have been no poisonous snakes on Jamaica for 75 years, but this one is used in voodoo rituals. A man from the Sollens estate comes to see Sandy and shows him the snake-a harmless one which has been painted to resemble the fer de lance. He wants help finding the person truly responsible for Sir Niles' death.

Surely Sandy would know enough about Jamaica that he wouldn't need to read a tourist brochure. Aerolineas Capricornio is a pretty cornio name for a Caribbean airline and the scenes of the happy natives dancing is a bit much for today's taste. The Limbo and bongo drums were both very popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

21. THE CHASE (2/27/61)
Written by Roger Smith & Montgomery Pittman; Directed by Allen Baron
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Reggie Nalder (The Hunter [Dmitri Grajian]), Tim Graham (Old Man), Jerry O' Sullivan (Officer), George Werier (Hotel Manager).

Dave's upstate on an investigation and though Ken and Sandy have nothing going on, they send Cha Cha with the papers Dave needs. She tells them she refuses to take the highway because she wants to take the scenic route and take pictures. It's a pretty miserable trip, and after she stops at a remote gas station, a man follows her. A chase through a spooky rotting villa becomes truly terrifying. Dave is worried when she doesn't get there and goes out looking for her. He's increasingly frightened and desperate himself when there's no sign of Cha Cha.

It certainly helped production costs that Hawaiian Eye and SurfSide 6 were shooting at the same time. Tropical foliage on the backlot could be used for both shows. As most studio foliage is moveable (in pots), it could be moved to a river set or a dirt road on one of the western streets.

22. GHOST OF A CHANCE (3/6/61)
Written by Gerald Drayson Adams Directed by Frank Baur
Regulars: Van Williams, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner. Lee Patterson and Troy Donahue in cameos)
Guests: Claire Kelly (Pat Wheeler), John Gabriel (Jonah Starr), Russ Conway (Brockton Starr), Danielle de Metz (Naomi), Slim Pickens (Muskrat George), Billy M. Greene (Lige), John Seven (Deke), Theodore Newton (John Norton), Stella Garcia (Nina) Nicky Blair (Waiter).

Pat Wheeler arrives, dripping wet in a bathing suit to relieve Ken's malaise. But she's a government agent looking for John Norton, a retired mint engraver. He disappeared with a young wife, and his pension checks remain uncashed. She wants him to go with her to Bass Creek, where they were last seen. Ken's eyes light up when she suggests they pose as bride and groom. Sure enough, Norton's being held at gunpoint on a houseboat with a generator and engraving tools. A neighbor complains about the noise. Ken knows some of the denizens of Bass Creek already from fishing trips, and is surprised to learn Sam Ryker, who owned the local inn, is gone, replaced by a couple of suspicious characters, Brockton Starr and son Jonah. Guide Muskrat George is also missing. Ryker is supposedly in Guatemala, but his prized silver fishing trophy is still there. Ken and Pat go off "fishing" for the day (they're actually looking for Muskrat George), and the Starrs watch with interest. They know that Pat and Ken have a shortwave in their camper. Ken soon runs afoul of the guy keeping Norton prisoner, but they do find George and hire him to help look for Norton. George distracts his captor and Ken has a word with Norton, who tells him the Starrs are holding his bride hostage. Ken finds out Riker was never issued a passport, and then realizes the babe who's been working for the Starrs is Norton's wife, who's obviously in on the Starrs' dirty dealings.

"You and the Night and the Music" is playing over the opening scene. Pat's hair is perfect despite a swim-- all in traditional Hollywood style. John Gabriel (who played the Professor in the Gilligan's Island pilot sings "I Only Have Eyes For You" without his southern accent.

Written by Lee Loeb; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner.
Guests: Harold J. Stone (Harry Weil), Karen Steele (Jean Pappas), Mala Powers (Millie Pierce), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Peter Mamakos (George Pappas), Robert Colbert (Steven Wade), John Compton (Jack Larson), Ted Knight (Todd Edwards), Judith Rawlins (Actress), Joe Forte (Maitre 'd)

A maharajah leaves his yacht and goes to the Boom Boom Room. He wants seating for his entourage of 26. Confronted with the maitre 'd, Ken, Snedigar and others, Ken identifies the imposter as a con man named Harry Weil. No harm done; Ken asks Weil for a favor. He actually does have an entourage-his partner, secretary, lawyer, confederates and marks. They're selling swampland. But Pappas' wife is tired of the shell game and he begs Weil to let him out of the partnership. Weil offers him time off, with a going away party to boot. The bash that night is marred by Weil's practical jokes with an actress and a prop gun. But the gun is real and he shoots Pappas, who goes overboard. The body's not been found yet, but Mrs. Pappas says they had partnership survivor insurance policies and she's sure Harry meant to kill him. When he gets back from the police station, Harry's dumbfounded when he goes to his stateroom and Pappas steps out. He says he needed to prove how horrid Harry's practical jokes were by staging one himself. When Ken goes to the yacht get Pappas to go to the police, he's blindsided. No one's aboard when he comes to, but the Coast Guard has found the body-Pappas has been dead since he went overboard.

There's a lot more second unit footage in this episode than others, including all the water skiing stuff. Margarita Sierra sings two songs in Spanish; one is "You and the Night and the Music." Ken tells Weil he's no Efrem Zimbalist, a reference to the handsome star of 77 Sunset Strip.

24. INSIDE JOB (3/20/61)
Written by Philip Saltzman, Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra, Donald Barry.
Guests: Dolores Donlon (Laurie Ames), Mary Tyler Moore (Kathy Murlow), Donald Burnett (Hal Murlow), Jeffrey Stone (Barney Michaels), Joe Sawyer (Leon Huff), Tol Avery (Mr. Wylie), Robert Burton (Arthur Camden), Michael Harris (Ted Briller)

Dave goes out to a fading mansion to see Leon Huff and Arthur Camden, who claims his bank has never been robbed, mostly thanks to security chief Huff. But Camden has a premonition that they're about to be robbed. One guy has been casing the place, and Hoff recognized him as the robber of a bank 15 years ago in West Palm Beach. He was never charged due to lack of evidence, but a young boy who was in league with them was murdered. The young man was Huff's son. Dave goes underground as a bank robber who will pose as an inside man. He moves across town and adopts a disguise to pose as Cyril Harris. He's shown the ropes by Kathy Murlow, who agrees to go to dinner with the dorky Cyril, and spills that her brother, who also works as a teller, has moved in with a smooth operator, Barney Michaels, who's new to town. They're on the party fast track, but Hal Murlow is sick of being a teller. Michaels introduces him to a Mr. Wylie, who's got a plan. But if he joins them, there's no getting out. The party's over when Dave finds Hal dead in his shower.

Margarita Sierra sings a song in Spanish. Camden has a wonderful 1950s desk lamp. The Fifties was a watershed time for lamps-all the new shapes reflected America's fascination with all things aeronautical. Lamps looked like rockets, flying saucers and robots. The coffee carafe Ken uses is another riot of mid- century design. These came with lids and brass stands with sterno cans so they could be used on the table or on a buffet without the coffee getting cold. Camden gives Briller a one-dollar bill to buy "everybody" coffee. Coffee was 10-15 cents a cup at the time, and coffee makers in the workplace were not commonplace then.

Written by Erna Lazarus; Directed by Paton Price
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Margarita Sierra, Mousie Garner.
Guests: Elizabeth MacRae (Carla Wilson), Kaye Elhardt (Virginia Barker), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Ed Nelson (Eddie Grant), George Margo (Bunny Lewis) Tony Travis (Billy Lee) Alan Dexter (Morrie Herbert) Sally Kellerman (Roxy)

Virginia Barker wants a club pianist to write a song with her; she is rebuffed in no uncertain terms. The club owner treats her a little better, but she's in no shape to drive. Another car hits her as she exits the lot, but it looks like it was intentional. Virginia is the daughter of a senator, and she calls Sandy and Ken some days later. She's already made a cash settlement to protect her father's campaign. Ken agrees with her that the accident might have been staged-it's an old con. But it didn't stop there: she's being blackmailed. Sandy offers to play a mark to draw out the crooks. Virginia suggests he impersonate Johnny McVicar, millionaire, who's a recluse in Switzerland. Cha Cha reluctantly pretends to be his date. The club hostess, Carla Wilson, puts the make on Sandy and he woos her. Meanwhile, her confederates are sweating a mob debt. They thought they could get enough from Virginia, but they haven't. Carla sets it up for the next night, when Sandy has told her it's his birthday. The Club Imperio is rocking that night. Her confederates put the "victim" makeup on Carla while Ken and Cha Cha stake out the parking lot. But Carla kicks up rough-she wants the whole thing, figuring she'll marry Sandy. They all fight and Carla's dead. The "accident" will have a real victim this time and it looks like Sandy killed her.

Music in the episode includes "Lady Be Good," followed by "Autumn in New York," "April in Paris," "Tea For Two," Too Marvelous for Words."

Teleplay by Ed Jurist and Leo Solomon, Story by Leo Solomon; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Will Hutchins (as Arky Cooper), Gigi Perreau (Robin Phillips), Barry Kelley (Matty Phillips), Bing Russell (Ron Kaslow), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), George Neise (Mitch Mitchell), Pitt Herbert (Mr. Parsons), Gerald Milton (Delsey), Baynes Barron (Carter)

At the Bears spring training, Cha Cha's friend is the catcher and she and Ken go to the field. The team's got a new pitcher who's great. The coach's daughter Robin has her eye on the young man too. One of the players tells Arky Cooper that Robin might not be good news-she's been seeing a bookie, but he doesn't listen. Her boyfriend is Mitch Mitchell who owns the Palm Club. After an early date with Arky, Robin goes to a rendezvous with Mitch. Arky follows her there and sees the back room where the bets are taken, then walks in on Robin and Mitch. He punches and threatens Mitch. The next day, Matty Phillips invites Ken to come work out with the team. He's over the moon, thinking it is because of his ability, but it's his private eye skills that are wanted. Matty wants information on Arky's visit to a bookie parlor-he's only said it's a personal matter. The baseball commissioner wants to know. Meanwhile, one of the other players is in hock to Mitch to the tune of two grand plus and then Mitch has a couple of bent noses in from New York who want to resume a poker game. Mitch has them go after Arky. One of them crushes his pitching hand, ruining the season for him. When Mitchell is murdered, Arky is charged with the murder.

Margarita Sierra sings "They Love the Rhumba on the Tuba Down in Cuba." Will Hutchins starred in the Warner Bros. show, Sugarfoot, and he frequently guested on all the private eye shows, especially 77 Sunset Strip. The music in the club includes "Japanese Sandman." Note Cha Cha's outfit when she goes to the houseboat--that kind of crop top and capris was very popular at the time. The Moulin Rouge Motel, used in establishing shots, was a Miami motel, but it's long gone. In 1962, double rooms cost between $8 and $12. It was located at 41 and Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. It was fully air conditioned and had two swimming pools and a private dock.

27. DOUBLE IMAGE (4/10/61)
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Regulars: [The previous credits are cut from the print running in syndication.]
Guests: Ellen McRae (Wanda [misspelled Wandra] Drake), Brad Dexter (Albie Banion), Ann Robinson (Gloria Hale), Dick Benedict (Mingo), Ric Roman (Joey), Robert Shayne (Dowell), David Alpert (Junior Billforth), Charles Seel (Harry Honnegger).

Wanda Drake checks into the Racket Club and meets Sandy, who asks her out immediately. But what's going on? She has a microphone in her purse, then calls an Albie Banion. But he's not there-he's trying to extract money from a broke gambler--$20,280. Junior Billforth can't pay and threatens to go to the police. Albie's henchman kills the man. At the Boom Boom Room, Wanda thinks the place is a bit tame and wants Sandy to take her to a key club. He belongs to one, but says all there is is a bunch of hoods drinking cocktails. But she wants to go, and he takes her to the Ocean Club. Funny, one of the hoods drinking cocktails is Albie Banion, and he invites them over to his table. She's impressed and he's oozing charm. Lt. Snedigar arrives and announces Billforth's death. Bannion has an "alibi." Sandy drags her out of there and she apologizes. The next day, she plays a tape of the evening for a Shayne Dowell, then goes to lunch with Albie. Snedigar arrives with a witness, who fails to identify Albie, but thinks he's seen Mingo, but Albie won't produce Joey. She questions him about another murder, for which he's got another alibi. Albie's girlfriend goes to Wanda's room and threatens her. She calls Sandy and tells him someone's following her-Honnegger, the witness. Everything heats up when Honnegger's killed. Wanda finally tells Sandy that her father was framed for one of Banion's murders.

"It Had to Be You" plays as Wanda checks in. Albie has a HYacinth phone number. Any telephone exchange which used the X, Y, or Z was valued by phone companies. Margarita Sierra sings "Par-A-Kee." The tape recorder Wanda uses was a great improvement on the big Wllensak reel-to-reel machines that were used for decades in school language labs, but it's still large by today's standards. Cassette recorders were still sone years away.

Written by Anne Howard Bailey; Directed by Allen Baron
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Leslie Parrish (Sunny Golden), Lisa Gaye (Liz [Perry Maxon]), John Lupton (Curt), Steve Beradino ([Al] Granger), Mario Roccuzzo (Rafael), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Carolyn Komant (Dana), Dawn Wells (June).

One of Cha Cha's bongo players, Rafael, falls for a beautiful blonde who is performing in a local aquacade. But she's seeing a married man, heir Curtis Maxon, whose wife is pregnant. Curt tosses Sunny out, but she insists they're not through yet. Rafael is even more smitten, and buys Sunny a heart-shaped locket. She brushes him off after her show and goes to Curt's yacht. She wants $100,000 to not tell the executor of his father's estate. He'd lose his inheritance by being married. He begs for more time. She wants to see him that night. She leaves a date with boss Al to meet Curt and Rafael shows up too. She's juggling three men and Rafael demands to know how she feels. She says he's good for laughs and is a nuisance and a fool. He storms off after giving her the locket. A moment later, she's brutally stabbed.

The aquamaids of Marine Gardens are an homage to the legendary Cypress Garden in Winter Haven, Florida, so stunningly depicted in the Esther Williams movie Easy to Love (1953). Like so many famous places from the 20th century, Cypress Gardens ceased operations in 2003, but has reopened as an adventure park. The crowd and aquamaids are from Cypress Gardens. "All Through the Night," "Ev'ry Little Movement" and "Easy to Love" are heard through the episode. "Easy to Love" was also used in the Esther Williams film of the same name. Dave moves a sunlamp when he goes to a gym to see Al Granger. These sunlamps were the only alternative to natural sun at the time- -years before tanning salons. Margarita Sierra sings a song in Spanish.

Written by Lee Loeb; Directed by Frank Baur
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Peggy Mc Cay (as Ann Wayne), Linda Watkins (Mrs. Denning), Claire Griswold (Patricia Carver), Neil Hamilton (Judge Denning), Guy Stockwell (Robert Carver), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), James Seay (Phillip Lordan), Lori Kaye (Gloria Randall), Lorrie Richards (Cleo), Jodi McDowell (Miss Ryan)

Leading citizen Judge Adam Denning, his sister-in-law and her daughter and son-in-law meet Dave at their house. She shows Dave a manuscript. Her son-in-law is accused in this "novel" called Flamingo Bay, of killing a woman. They want the book suppressed. The manuscript arrived by mail with no note. Not only is the accusation libelous, it can ruin the whole family's reputation. Dave calls the Lordan Publishing Co. (which is bringing out the book), but Mr. Lordan is Miami. Mrs. Denning begs him to talk to Lordan. Dave goes to the man's hotel room. He wants to know how many galleys they print-"a few." There are only three copies of Flamingo Bay. Lordan claims the novel is fiction, the author wants to remain anonymous. Mrs. Denning's daughter Patricia and her husband Bob go to meet Dave, and Bob threatens Lordan. He's found dead in his hotel room the next morning. The author, Elizabeth Dane, also turns up dead. Bob Carver went out with her before he married Patricia. Snedigar arrives and arrests Carver for Lordan's murder. Ann Wayne, the Judge's secretary, comes out from behind her steno pad long enough to get Dave to fall for her. She wrote Flamingo Bay to get revenge because Carver killed her sister. She based the book on the letters between her sister and Bob Carver.

Peggy Mc Cay mentions burning her trash. At that time, nearly every house had an incinerator in the back yard and both trash and garbage was burned regularly. If you didn't have one, you put out metal trash cans which were picked up. The incinerators were banned, at least in California, many years ago by the Air Quality Management Board. "You're Getting to be Habit with Me" is played in the Boom Boom Room, Margarita Sierra sings "Let's Put Out the Lights and Go to Sleep."

Written by Erma Lazarus; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain.
Guests: Ronnie Dapo (as Little Kelly) Biff Elliot (Hank Kelly), Irene Hervey (Mrs. Gardner), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Eve McVeagh (Blossom McKenzie), Sam Gilman (Jack Miller), John Goddard (Smiley Jackson), Ed Peck (Mack Neilly), Eddie Quillan (Chuck), Jack Kosslyn (Alex Boles), Charles Horvath (Ralph Stringer), Richard Benedict (Sam Norton).

Boxer Hank Kelly and his young son Douglas Kelly want Ken and Dave to investigate the death of his sparring partner and best friend, Al Wellman, who drowned. Hank says Al was terrified of water-never even owned a set of bathing trunks. He wants a bodyguard and he wants the guys to watch his son. His mother-in-law has instituted custody proceedings. Kelly stayed with pal Al for a more stable life, but something was bothering Al in the last few weeks, but Hank doesn't know what. And he's some kid-- Dave and Ken fight over who investigates and who babysits. Sandy arrives in the nick of time and plays gin with Kelly, who consistently wins and is irritating. Ken gets a thorough beating by a couple of bruisers who advise him to stay away from Hank Kelly and the investigation. Grandma shows up as the guys and Daphne are playing with Kelly. She wants to know why Hank hired detectives to take care of Kelly. She thinks if he's in danger, he should be with her. Hank knew this and was afraid she'd keep him. Nothing is resolved. She seems like a really nice woman. Ken finds out there's a big ring of fixed fights, and though Hank didn't know, Al might have found out. Now that Hank knows, he's truly in danger and so's his boy.

31. SPINOUT AT SEBRING (5/08/61)
Teleplay by Whitman Chambers, Story by Whitman Chambers and Fred Roy Schiller; Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Alejandro Rey (as Tony Ricardo), John van Dreelen (as Martin Harriby), Sue Randall (Maggie Littrell), Jorja Curtright (Lorraine), Alan Marshall (Larry Littrell), Andre Philipe (Jacques Monte), John Graham (Dr. Bertram), Elizabeth Harrower (Mrs. Thompson)
Sandy raced a Lotus in a sportscar race in Nassau; Sebring's next. Martin Haraby shows up and he and Sandy exchange zingers. He says heiress Maggie Latrelle is engaged to driver Tony Ricardo. Stepmom Lorraine wants Martin to break it up. He'll give Sandy a grand to romance her. They fight. Maggie's father is rich and she confronts Lorraine because Tony's only after her money. A nurse tells Maggie her father isn't sick at all. The doctor says Larry's doing it himself. Lorraine is still dosing Larry with expired meds. Martin arranges a $40 million estate for Larry and $7 million for Maggie and he's having an affair with Lorraine.

Margarita Sierra sings "Dancing in the Dark" with castanets! The Testarossa is a real car made by Ferrari. Don Johnson drove one in the later seasons of Miami Vice. The show uses real race footage to simulate a 12-hour endurance rance; the footage includes a bad wreck.

Written by Sonya Roberts; Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Sean McClory (Kevin Flanagan), Sue Ane [cq] Langdon (Renee), Paula Raymond (Kathleen [Flanagan]), Donald Barry, Anthony Caruso (Hobey), Paul Dubov (2nd Thief), John Craig (1st Thief), Marjorie Bennett (Mrs. Shaw), Robert Logan (Bellboy).

A man approaches Cha Cha and asks for a "nice Irish song." He is determined to teach her one, and does, despite the fact that she's in the middle of her set. Daphne recognizes him as a famous Irish poet, Kevin Flanagan. A famous drunk, too. He is tossed out of other bars he goes to after the boom boom room. He finds a convertible with a blonde in it, starts it for her, but she can't get him out of the car. She's a getaway driver, and her cohorts unceremoniously dump him. They stole furs and other valuables, killing the guard. The next day, they ask her if he mentioned his name-he's a witness and they want to get rid of him. She remembers his name, and the goons find his picture in the paper. At the moment, he's passed out in SurfSide 6's doorway where he's found by his wife. She hires Dave to be his bodyguard and he takes him fishing. The warehouse robbers are out looking for him. When a 150-lb marlin is nailed by a machine gun just as Flanagan and Dave are waiting to have their picture taken with it, Lt. Snedigar gets involved. Dave figures out what actually happened. Then Flanagan disappears when he goes to meet Irene, who plans to con him.

Margarita Sierra sings something that sounds like "Echo."

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34. COUNT SEVEN! (9/18/61)
Teleplay by William Bruckner, Story by Robert Martin ; Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Regulars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Jason Evers (Don Canfield), Shirley Ballard (Kay Canfield), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Russell Arms (Ralph Truitt), Lisa Plowman (Annie Canfield), Max Slaten (Jackson), Owen Bush (Mitch), Grace Lee Whitney (Lorraine Eldridge), Benny Baker (Joe, the waiter).

Ken sees a carny operator, Jackson, who complains he's going broke though attendance is up and it's always crowded. He befriends a young girl whose father seems to be missing. Don Canfield shows up and says he's got car trouble and that he's got to get Annie home-he only gets her on Sundays. He's an airline pilot and his wife is rich. Ken takes Canfield home and finds a body-Alma, an American who he met in Paris and is engaged to. Back at the carny, Ken finds the stuffed poodle Annie left behind and takes it to her. Her mother talks to Ken about the trouble Don is in, which was on the radio. She asks him to talk some sense into Don. She wants to hire him to clear Don of suspicion. He claims he came back to his apartment to pick up Annie's birthday poodle, and there was no one in the closet-alive or dead. A neighbor can confirm, and she does. Annie's mother calls Ken to tell her a masked man just broke in and stole the stuffed poodle. Alma Creighton gave him the dog to bring into the U.S. Then Don's alibi, Lorraine Eldridge, is dead and Annie's original poodle ripped apart on the floor.

Though it ran as the opening episode of Season 2, this episode must have been shot the previous season because it has the Season 1 credits. Or, in assembling the episodes for syndication, a Season 1 opening credit sequence was attached. The buildings shown in the establishing shot for Canfield's apartment is in Honolulu, and was used frequently on Hawaiian Eye. Margarita Sierra sings "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby." Note the pearls in her hair-they were popular at the time and were set on a thin wire spiral to be swirled into the hair, and were available in numerous stones.

35. THE WEDDING GUEST (9/25/61)
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36. ONE FOR THE ROAD (10/02/61)
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38. THE EMPTY HOUSE (10/16/61)
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40. LAUGH FOR THE LADY (10/30/61)
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43. THE OLD SCHOOL TIE (11/20/61)
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44. A MATTER OF SECONDS (11/27/61)
Teleplay by Stephen Lord, Story by Larry Cohen, Directed by george waGGner,
Regulars: Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Claude Akins (Harry Lodge), Steve Brodie (Sergeant Carter), Ann McCrea (Maggie), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Alan Baxter (Swenson), William Schallert (Marty Kemp), Abbagail Shelton (Gita), Jack Shea (Officer Toomey).

Harry Lodge was raised in Hell's Kitchen and is an ex-fighter who's just gotten out of prison for assaulting a man who was abusing his girlfriend. He also owes Mr. Swenson five grand. Harry's trying to locate his girl, Ellen, but Swenson says she's been dating his piano player, Marty. When Harry gets to her place, it's a wreck and she's dead. Harry calls Ken, but not before he's bound and gagged Detective Sergeant Carter, who arrived soon after Harry did. It gets worse as the place is surrounded and Harry uses Ken as a hostage. Ken gets away to try and clear Harry, but he's not having much luck. Ellen took photographs of patrons in Swenson's club and Maggie did the developing. Her darkroom and apartment has been destroyed by a couple of men who were looking for a photo Ellen took of two men sitting in a car behind the club.

Ellen's phone number is FRanklin 4-1299. The sergeant says he's from the 4th Precinct.
Note the hour-glass- shaped '50s table lighter, and the mid-century umbrella in the closet--plaid with a twisted lucite handle. When a character asks if they've "got any Saccharin," they're referring to the first widely used sugar substitute of the times. Note that the Terrace Club has no terrace, and the presence of the ubiquitous (in 1950s TV shows) fiddleleaf fig plant, a big one, that dominated the décor in every TV home and office. If it's not that plant, it's a giant split-leaf philodendron.
The hostage scene is shot on the New York Street of the backlot and doesn't look a bit like Miami Beach.
Sierra sings "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," a Johnny Mercer-Harry Warren standard which was first used in the 1938 Warner Bros. film Hard to Get. In 1961, Bobby Darin had a huge hit with the song. Marty plays "What's New?"

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Written by Michael Fessier; Directed by Harold Schuster
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: John Dehner (Dan Castle), Roxanne Stern (as Chloe), Ann Robinson (Penelope Carmody), George Petrie (Hubert Leebie), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn).

Dan Castle knocks Dave out. He then greets Daphne with some fourth-rate poetry. He saw her on her yacht and followed her to the Boom Boom Room. He needs her help. She allows him to come, knowing all her friends coming to her party can toss him out if necessary. Daphne's friend, who wants to play music from a tribe on the lower Zambizi, when the man, Harry Sigafoos, recites lousy poetry instead. Dave says he's a shady private eye named Dan Castle. He puts the moves on Daphne's rich friend Chloe, who is entranced with his line. Later, Dave finds a man searching the office. He claims the door was unlocked and his name is Hubert Levy. He's looking for Dan Castle. He killed someone in New York in cold blood. He's a bounty hunter. Dave tosses him out. A woman claiming to be Dan's wife shows up and they connect, but he says marriage would be a disaster. Dan is held prisoner by the bounty hunter, who ends up dead.

The sound stage sets for the Fountainbleu lobby are really incredible. Of course, building such extensive standing sets was far, far cheaper and easier than shooting in the actual building on location. The setting for Daphne's party must be her apartment-it certainly isn't her boat. Margarita Sierra sings "Savage Serenade." Dave derides bounty hunters as "out of date." They're not--they still work for bail bondsmen to track down bail jumpers.

47. PATTERN FOR A FRAME (12/25/61)
Written by Herman Groves; Directed by Irving J. Moore
Regulars: Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Myrna Fahey (Valerie Grant), Adam Williams (Willie Cleveland), Robert Cornthwaite (Jason Street), Donald Barry (Lt. Snedigar), Jack Mather (Jim Reagen), Kem Dibbs (Augie Dana)

Jason Street summons Valerie Grant and Jim Reagen to a saloon. Jason has been in prison and he comes back to find his former second lieutenant, Augie Dana, is now heading the syndicate and won't even see him. He blackmails both of them with some photos and letters so they'll do exactly what he wants. Ken is the mark.
Valerie wastes no time and flirts with him at the pool of the club. Augie's set up real fancy with a penthouse and all. He tells Reagen and Willie that Street has some nerve wanting to step back in at the top-or anywhere else for that matter. Valerie's father is a respected judge. Ken shows her a good time and then she gives Reagen a cocktail glass with Ken's fingerprints on it.
Street sets up a motel room in a place where he used to have a bookie joint. Valerie gets Ken to take her to The Blue Light at the waterfront. A fight starts and Valerie flees; Ken goes to see an informant and is knocked out for his trouble, then he's dragged into the set-up motel room. Jason promises Willie he'll get promoted.. Jason kills Augie when he arrives, leaving his body in the room with Ken's gun and his body. When Ken comes to, he realizes he's been framed and the cops are at the door. He manages to escape Snedigar and two uniforms, but he recognizes Ken's car. Ken calls Dave, who meets him, but Ken resists Dave's demand that he call Snedigar. Ken claims it's personal. Dave won't even lend Ken his car. Ken knocks out his partner and flees. Snedigar goes to see Dave and Sandy and they're mum. Snedigar is livid.

The actor who played Lt. Snedigar, Donald Barry, left the series and was replaced by Richard Crane as Lt. Gene Plehnm, several episodes before this one. But because shows are rarely aired in the order they're shot, this one was used out of order. Music in the club includes "You Took Advantage of Me" and "Am I Blue." Margarita Sierra sings "The Tourist Trade.", a song sung several times by Roger Smith in 77 Sunset Strip

48. THE ROUST (1/1/62)
Written by John D. F. Black; Directed by Robert Douglas
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: David White (Bernard "Chilly" Childress), Elizabeth MacRae (Marcie Jansen), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Vitto Scotti (Marcus), Reedy Talton (Pete Minor).

Dave saw a man he wanted to kill at the Boom Boom Room. One Bernard Childress. Ken is worried. Dave says Childress deserves to be killed. Ken goes to see Plehn to find out what he knows about Childress-he's got a long sheet and a dozen aliases but only one conviction. Dave had him brought to trial in New York. Gene says Miami is alibi country for Childress. If he's there, bad stuff is happening elsewhere and his men never talk. Word is Childress wants to settle down in Miami. Plehn can't think of anyone he'd rather put away, and Dave better steer clear. Dave's case is his one conviction and two witnesses never showed at that trial. Dave won't listen to reason. He goes to see Childress and they threaten each other. He asks Ken and Marcus to help him set up a big sting. He wants to get the word out that Childress gave up all his men who did the job up north because he's going straight. Marcus is also to keep an eye on Childress. Since Marcus is a "reformed" pickpocket, Dave asks him to clean out Childress. No problem. Chilly gets a call about the rumor he ratted out his boys, and he's mad. Later, he hears from a local friend who's put off by Chilly's reputation (which made it into the gossip columns). So Chilly is giving a party. His girlfriend Marcie makes the arrangements. Dave gets there early. Chilly works the room and it looks like his bid to go legitimate is in danger. As Marcus works the room as a waiter, he steals a lot of jewelry, which he leaves in the den and plants some on Chilly. Marcus calls the cops and the party's over. Childress calls in a hit man from New York.

The Elite Chop House in this episode is anything but elite--more like a greasy spoon. The house shown as belonging to Childress has been used as an exterior in numerous episodes of this series and 77 Sunset Strip. Women like Miss Jansen still wore gloves, even in summer. Music at the party includes "What's New."

49. THE QUARTERBACK (1/8/62)
Written by Herman Groves; Directed by Paul Landres
Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams.
Guests: Janet Lake (Myrna Weston), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Sandy Kevin (Tom Plehn), Bronwyn Fitzsimons (Jenny) Al Avalon (Wally Barker), Tucker Smith (Turk Williams), Herman Rudin (Max Borden), Bob Shield (Harry Lyle), Lyle Latell (Coach Rice).

Plehn goes to see a beautiful blonde, Myrna, the former girlfriend of Barney Ritzik, who's in prison. Someone's blackmailing her and she begs him to get word to Barney, who will take care of it, even from prison. She's got a guy, Wally, in the other room who's in on the extortion. It seems they're planning to get $100,000 (via Barney) and run off together. Gene's kid brother Tom arrives with his football squad for the Orange Bowl. Myrna rings Tom's hotel room and asks him to go to her apartment with her. There's a photo of Gene on the table. She shows him a mink coat Gene supposedly bought her. She plays out the extortion scam. She claims Gene withheld evidence in Barney's trial which netted him a much reduced sentence and Barney paid him off. A friend of hers wants to talk to Tom, and Wally wants him to win the Orange Bowl by less than 14 points. Myrna promises to walk out of Gene's life. Tom's so gullible he falls for it. When he does try to quiz Sandy and Ken about Gene's romantic life, they say he's very private. Tom tells Barker he doesn't even know how to shave points, he'll take himself out of the game with a real injury-he can't even fake that.

In the days before the BCS, the Orange Bowl game was not determined by national rankings. The footage from the Orange Bowl parade and game is kind of fun. This also emphasizes the reason why football teams wore light and dark jerseys in televised games-it was so people watching black and white TVs could tell them apart. Bronwyn Fitzsimmons, who plays Tom's girlfriend, is Maureen O'Hara's daughter.

50. SEPARATE CHECKS (1/15/62)
Written by Ed Waters; Directed by Sydney Salkow
Regulars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Bruce Gordon (Joe Vodka), Roy Roberts (Cliff Thornton), Barbara Jo Allen (Elaine Bradford), Evan McCord (Joe-Too), Sandra Knight (Kathy), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Lewis Charles (Snoopy Jacobs), Gordon Jones (Garth), Jake Sheffield (Ralphie), Nora Hayden (Lynn).

Joe Vodkadesky Jr. goes to Ken to hire him to chase down a man (Clyde Thayer aka Cliff Thornton) who swindled him out of $25,000. He won't tell Ken why he's in such a hurry-he needs the money back in two days. His father is a racketeer, the money came from his mother, and dad is furious. "Nobody makes a mark out of Joe Vodkadesky." Some other "investors" corner Thayer before Ken or Joe Vodka can find him. He gives them a promisory note. He claims he had the exact amount of money they originally invested that morning, but invested it in a uranium mine. Cha Cha tells Dave that Thayer fled the hotel with his bill unpaid. Thayer is trolling for more marks. He finds one in a hat shop. He's got a 24-karat line. But papa Joe's goons are threatening his daughter until Ken intervenes, but it's three against one. Kathy Thornton appreciates his help just the same. She says her father's got a sickness, he really believes he can pay back his investors. Mrs. Elaine Bradford, his mark of the afternoon talks to Ken, who tells her how Thornton works-he'll make her think she's literally pushing the money on Thornton. She has no problems with his methods or turning him in. She's extremely wealthy, and says he's a lot more fun than her other expensive things. When Joe Vodka's goons grab Thornton and Kathy, taking them back to Joe Vodka. He tells Thornton he's got to come up with $25,000 by midnight or Kathy's history.

Margarita Sierra sings "Lover Come Back to Me" partly in Spanish. Kathy gives Ken a PLaza exchange phone number. It's unlikely Miami Beach had a Plaza exchange-but New York City did.

51. ARTFUL DECEIT (1/22/62)
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Regulars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Chad Everett (as Roger)

At Van Bloom's art shop, the chalk on the floor shows where the owner died. A neighbor says only two people came to the shop last night, a painter, Wilbur Law, and a supply salesman, Neff. Wilbur Law was very angry because Theodore Van Bloom sold a painting for less than they agreed. Law lives at a little theatre where he paints scenery and where Sandy finds him. Back at the shop, there's $800 missing and the place is ransacked. Law's prints are there, but he admits he was there having the argument. A Mrs. Cameron comes to Plehn's office. He tells her the fingerprints belong to Law, or so he's calling himself. But Plehn knows he's really James Cameron, who died two years ago. He was a highly paid defense contractor. Sandy learns that Mrs. C is not anxious to publicly air the fact that he's alive. She can't have anyone think he staged his suicide as an excuse to leave her. Sandy thinks she's pretty self-centered. She offers him 2 grand to find him.

The song Cha Cha and Sandy dance to is "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" and Cha Cha sings "A Latin From Manhattan."

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54. WHO IS SYLVIA? (2/12/62)
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Written by Jack Jacobs and John O'Dea; Directed by Robert Douglas
Regulars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Susan Seaforth (Amy Tucker), Nancy Valentine (Wilma Argus), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Noah Keen (Monte Argus), Herb Vigran (Al), Fred Graham (Hank), Fred Villani (Ziggy)

Amy Tucker comes to Ken to find her fiancé Leroy Burdette. She's come from Custis Pond, South Carolina and Lt. Plehn told her he was busy and Ken and Daphne are busy too. She's very upset and offended. Daphne comforts her. She's been jilted twice before and if Leroy's jilting her, she'll just die. Ken and Dave agree to look. Plehn told her they charged $20. Ken finds out Burdette is financing a car and calls the dealer for an address; it's the Moorpark Hotel. They told Amy he checked out. Daphne enlists Cha Cha's help in making Amy a little more appealing in case they find Leroy. Ken goes too a club, The Purple Grotto, where he's set upon by three men. They say, "Leroy says to forget him, understand, pal." A woman's waiting in Amy's room with one message from Leroy, "Go home." She insists that he tell her himself. The woman claims to be his wife. A mobster and the woman laugh about it. Leroy's rooming with a couple of thugs. Plehn calls him a two bit hood, and it sure looks like he is. Amy's ready to leave for Custis Pond. A blonde at the Boom Boom room is Leroy's wife and Ken goes to investigate. The bartender says she's mobster Monty Argus' widow. They go to her room and she claims she's not the woman. Leroy tells her to blow to Chicago. The Moorpark's desk clerk is dead.

Margarita Sierra sings "Baby Face" in Spanish and English. The orchestra plays "You and the Night and the Music" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." It's so funny how TV and movies are peppered with names that come from Los Angeles, no matter where they're set. Moorpark is not only a city in the San Fernando Valley, it's a major street, an alternate route to Ventura Blvd.

56. MANY A SLIP (2/26/62)
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57. THE GREEN BERET (3/5/62)
Written by Charles B. Smith; Directed by Paul Landers
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Adam Williams (Henry Gifford), Bart Burns ([Cpt.] Mike Reagan), Richard Benedict (Mst. Sgt. Steve Belka), Rayford Barnes (Carl Hinbest), Bert Remsen (Sgt. Owen Crawford), Brad Weston (Sgt. Charlie Lightfoot), Ray Montgomery (Richards), Toni Gerry (Alice Mercer), Kenneth MacDonald (Major Croton), Jimmy Cavanaugh (Colonel Morgan).

Army reserve training; tough. Lt. Dave Thorne is doing his annual two weeks of war games, but this time in Special Forces. It's a group of paratroopers and his superior feels Dave can take them to the next level. The guys are on leave at a bar, where two suits watch them carefully. A brawl starts and Hinbest says it was the two guys at the bar, who Dave learns they are Army Intelligence. They got an enemy message and one of the girls was the recipient. She never led them to her opposite agent-who is one of Dave's team. An enemy agent. One of the team is Hungarian, another German, and they are under suspicion. The unit gets an assignment-be dropped close to a power plant and attack and try to sabotage it. The landing goes well, and some (fake) gunfire is exchanged, but the Captain is missing. He's dead. It looks like an accident, but Dave's not so sure.

Did the Army have special forces training for reservists then? And could you complete it and get a green beret in two weeks? In 1962, the Draft still existed and we were in the middle of Cold War and the beginning of Vietnam (Indochina in dialogue), when the Green Berets would gain their greatest fame. The location of the training could be anywhere mountainous (it slightly resembles Ft. Jackson, South Carolina which has many hills and pine trees and was a major basic training camp and thus there might be stock footage of maneuvers there), but the sign says "Amphibious and Jungle Training." Margarita Sierra sings a WWII song, "Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen," a Yiddish popular song written by Sholom Secunda with English lyrics added by Sammy Cahn in 1937. It was a huge hit, recorded by the Andrews Sisters and sung by Priscilla Lane in the 1938 Warner Bros. film Love, Honor and Behave.

58. VENDETTA ARMS (3/12/62)
Written by Sonya Roberts; Directed by Robert Sparr
Regulars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain.
Guests: Dennis Hopper (Trask), Robert H. Harris (Max Mishkin), John Marley (Willy Pergola), James Flavin (Albert Sparks), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Ralf Harolde (Durgan), Jack Halliday (Garber), William Woodson (Travers).

There are a series of thefts, including armchairs, a lawn mower, and sheets--nothing of major value has been stolen. The cops think the thieves are professionals, but the merchandise stolen is hardly fence-able. The insurance broker takes it to Dave and Ken because of the high cost of investigating all these different thefts. A pool table is the latest item stolen. To get it, the guys stole coveralls, a fork lift and moving van. Meanwhile, Daphne is happily chatting with a group of retirees when that item happens to arrive. She had a flat tire, and while it's being fixed, they invite her to dinner. She reports back that they are really lonely, and she thinks they need new interests. Back at the men's house, the guys read where a millionaire has left for the Bahamas. They'd really like a rug for the dining room. Plehn tells Ken that the moving truck and supplies were stolen from a moving company. It's been found in the police parking lot. The item about the millionaire was, in fact, a plant to draw them out. But a florist delivers flowers to Plehn at the house with a witty card. Then the delivery man tries to extort the five old guys-he even recognizes all of them as former major racketeers. He wants 1/3 off the top and tells them they're going to steal good stuff now, not this junk. Then the young punk takes Daphne hostage and he views her only as a liability.

The episode is oddly titled, since these old time bootleggers don't have a vendetta against anyone. And Trask has every motive to make them steal big-ticket items to exact revenge.

59. A PIECE OF TOMMY MINOR (3/19/62)
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60. PORTRAIT OF NICOLE (3/26/62)
Written by Glenn Wolfe & Sol Stein; Directed by Otto Lang
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Diane McBain.
Guests: Peggy McCay (as Mrs. Nicole Crane), Mike Road (as Paul Burnett), Roxanne Arlen (Nicole Johnson I), Francine York (Nicole Johnson II), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Kathryn Givney (Mrs. Wellman), Laurie Mitchell (Gloria Claire), Ken Swofford (Garth), Don Harvey (George Crane).

Two men from Chicago are in Miami Beach and one is looking for a woman named Nicole Johnson, who he hasn't seen or heard from in ten years. A collection agency has already hired SurfSide 6 to find her. Dave is at the courthouse, but so far the guys have come up dry on this case. But Ken finds a Nicole Johnson waiting table in a diner. A relative has left Nicole $100,000. Sandy's found one too, at a travel agency. Dave is blindsided following one lead and the office is ransacked. The Nicole Johnson file is missing. But Dave didn't have a chance to make out a report on the one he found, and he sets up a meeting for the next day. Earl Burnett is the guy who left the money, and one of the men looking for her is his brother Paul. Dave meets her in the Boom Boom Room. She can't remember Earl Burnett. Sandy brings in the travel agency Nicole and Ken brings in the waitress. Dave tells Plehn about their search, and Gene suggests they turn in the three women to the insurance company. There are no records, but Dave things investigating Burnett might be the way to go. The police file includes his sheet-armed robbery, burglary, seven years in prison, got out three years ago. Dave goes to the last known address-a seedy bar. The bartender says Burnett owned it, and it was a class joint then. Dave goes to a boarding house where the showgirls lived. The manager says Nicole's dead. She disappeared ten years ago and the woman's never heard a word from her. A former friend shows him a photo, and it's of Nicole Crane, who denied knowing any Earl Burnett. But it's a plant-Paul's set the whole thing up. Meanwhile, Crane's been nominated for Senator and his platform is anti-crime. She obviously wants nothing to do with Burnett. But she's in danger from Paul, so the guys set up a sting.

The make-up job on Peggy McCay is really good. She invariably played nice girl roles and they really made her look like a burnt-out floozy.

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62. THE MONEY GAME (4/9/62)
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63. IRISH PRIDE (4/16/62)
Written by Ed Waters; Directed by Sydney Salkow
Regulars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Margarita Sierra.
Guests: Malachy McCourt (Dan O'Brien), Richard Crane (Lt. Gene Plehn), Terrence DeMarney (Tobe), Richard Karlan (Woolly Grant), Sheldon Allman (Schubert), Harold Peary (R.K. Mountain)

Dave picks up Dan O'Brien, Cha Cha's Irish cousin, at the airport. She's looking for a 10 year old. But he's a giant. The party full of 10 year olds has to be scrapped. While there, Dave spots Wooly Grant, a survivor of the Brownsville Mob. O'Brien's friend Tobe should have contacted them, he left Shannon two weeks before Dan, with all Dan's savings, some $6,000. They planned to buy a fishing boat. But Dave can't learn anything about whether Tobe is even in Miami. Dan's a wild one, impulsive and combative. He breaks into the airline files and finds out Tobe was on the flight two weeks before. While Plehn hauls Dan off to jail, Cha Cha seduces the airline clerk to get him to drop the charges. A small time hood sat next to Tobe on the plane, and he's got a sheet. Dave and Dan trace the guy through a classic car repair shop. The con man probably got Tobe's money. Dave goes to Hialeah and learns the con man sold his horse…to Tobe. The horse's name: Irish Pride, a real nag.

The whole gang sings "When Irish Eyes are Smiling." Cha Cha's silly hat with a giant rose might be a parody of Carmen Miranda's turbans, which were covered with fruit. Harold Peary will always be identified as his most famous character, The Great Gildersleeve.

64. GREEN BAY RIDDLE (4/23/62)
Teleplay by Herb Purdum, Story by Whitman Chambers; Directed by Jeffrey Hayden
Regulars: Van Williams
Guests: Donald May (as Richie Linden), Lisa Gaye (Henri), Kathie Brown (Peggy Allen), Simon Scott (Chris Nordham [Nordheim in dialogue]), Lee Parr (Charles Allen), Frank Ferguson (Sheriff Boyd), Barney Phillips (Murphy), Harvey Korman (Presecutor)

A trial is underway in Green Bay, and the witness is talking about footprints, which were only seen by Murphy, the witness. Charles Allen is the one on trial for murder. Meanwhile, Peggy Allen, wife of the defendant, nervously awaits the verdict. Her brother, Richie Linden, is by her side. Her husband Charles is found not guilty, but Linden tells him to leave her alone and that though he was acquitted, Linden will always feel he was guilty. She can't live a full life with her husband while so many people feel he's guilty. She goes to see Ken and puts her troubles at his feet. She wants her husband cleared, once and for all. A college friend of Daphne's, Henri, is in town for some fishing and Ken takes her to Green Bay. Charles has a heart to heart with his lawyer Chris. He knows the town's never forgiven him for marrying Green Bay aristocracy. He pays him and tries to make friends, but Chris has a burr under his saddle. Ken goes to see Nordham. Peggy fights all comers, determined to live her own life with Charles, without the sneers and asides of her townspeople.

Barney Phillips, who plays Murphy the bartender, is most famous for playing the three-eyed soda jerk in Twilight Zone's memorable season two episode, "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up." "Someone to Watch Over Me" plays in the bar.

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65. DEAD HEAT (5/7/62)
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66. SQUEEZE PLAY (5/14/62)
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68. MASQUERADE (5/28/62)
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69. PAWN'S GAMBIT (6/04/62)
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70. NEUTRAL CORNER (6/11/62)
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71. HOUSE ON BOCA KEY (6/18/62)
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