Good Morning World (American TV series)

Good Morning World is an American sitcom broadcast on CBS-TV during the 1967–1968 season, originally sponsored by Procter & Gamble on Tuesday nights at 9:30 PM ET. On January 7, 2017, reruns of the show began airing on the Antenna TV network.

Good Morning World
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Good Morning World complete series DVD cover
GenreSitcom
Created byBill Persky
Sam Denoff
Carl Reiner
Sheldon Leonard
Written byCarl Biddiscombe
Sam Bobrick
Joseph Bonaduce
John C. Chulay
James L. Brooks
Sam Denoff
Peggy Elliott
Bill Idelson
Bruce Johnson
Carl Kleinschmitt
Rick Mittleman
Dale McRaven
Bernie Orenstein
Ronnie Pearlman
Bill Persky
Ed Scharlach
Saul Turtletaub
E. Duke Vincent
Jack Winter
Sydney Zelinka
Directed byDanny Dayton
Gary Nelson
Carl Reiner
John Rich
Robert Scheerer
George Tyne
StarringRonnie Schell
Joby Baker
Billy De Wolfe
Goldie Hawn
Julie Parrish
Theme music composerDave Grusin
Composer(s)Dave Grusin
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producer(s)Sheldon Leonard
Carl Reiner
Producer(s)Sam Denoff
Bill Persky
Running time30 mins.
Production company(s)Discus Productions
DistributorSFM Entertainment
CBS Studios International
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 5, 1967 –
March 19, 1968

SynopsisEdit

 
Larry (Ronnie Schell) and Sandy (Goldie Hawn).
 
Dave (Joby Baker) and Linda (Julie Parrish).

Good Morning World starred Joby Baker and Ronnie Schell as Dave Lewis and Larry Clarke, morning drive time disc jockeys and hosts of the eponymous "Lewis and Clarke Show" on a small AM radio station in Los Angeles. The two host the show under the supervision of station manager Ronald Hutton, portrayed by Billy De Wolfe in his usual character. Frequently appearing in the subplots was Julie Parrish as Lewis's wife Linda, as well as her aggressive best friend Sandy Kramer, played by Goldie Hawn in her first professional role.

The series was created and produced by Carl Reiner, Sheldon Leonard, Bill Persky, and Sam Denoff, all of whom were creatively responsible for the critically acclaimed and commercially successful The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66) and was inspired by Persky and Denoff's personal experiences working as continuity writers for several disc jockeys on radio station WNEW in New York during the 1950s. In fact, William B. Williams, one of the station's most popular deejays, received screen credit for originating the show's title, which was adapted from his famous opening greeting, "Hello, World!".[citation needed]

Good Morning World was filmed before a live studio audience. Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully did voice-over narration in some of the episodes.[citation needed]

Ronnie Schell, on the DVD commentary for the series, claimed that the show had been on the bubble for a second season renewal on CBS, but the network was also not entirely satisfied with the main cast, either Baker or Parrish, who was having health concerns that slowed down her performance as the season progressed. Recasting both actors was considered, but CBS, unimpressed with the program losing audience from its lead-in The Red Skelton Show, canceled the show instead.[citation needed] After the show's cancellation after a single season, Schell returned to his previous role on Gomer Pyle, USMC, while Hawn joined the cast of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In in what would prove to be her breakout role. De Wolfe joined the cast of The Doris Day Show on a recurring basis.

CastEdit

 
The morning team of Lewis and Clarke.

Episode listEdit

Title Air date PC
1"Knits to You, Sir"September 5, 1967 (1967-09-05)1
2"You Can't Say That About Me"September 12, 1967 (1967-09-12)26
3"You vs. Me"September 19, 1967 (1967-09-19)9
4"If You Go Into the Blue Yonder, I'll Go Wild"September 26, 1967 (1967-09-26)2
5"Buy Calamari"October 3, 1967 (1967-10-03)25
6"Where Have You Been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?"October 10, 1967 (1967-10-10)7
7"Love at First Flight"October 24, 1967 (1967-10-24)4
8"No News Like Nude News"October 31, 1967 (1967-10-31)5
9"Stan and Ollie Meet Larry and Dave"November 7, 1967 (1967-11-07)8
10"Feet of Clay and a Head to Match"November 14, 1967 (1967-11-14)6
11"The Return of Bibian"November 21, 1967 (1967-11-21)11
12"If You Marry Me Today, I'll Marry You Tomorrow"November 28, 1967 (1967-11-28)13
13"Don't Call Us and We Won't Call You"December 5, 1967 (1967-12-05)3
14"The Voice of the Turtle Is Better Than Mine"December 12, 1967 (1967-12-12)14
15"The Man Who Came to Din Din"December 19, 1967 (1967-12-19)16
16"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Maybe"December 26, 1967 (1967-12-26)12
17"First Down and 200 Miles to Go"January 2, 1968 (1968-01-02)16
18"I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dave"January 9, 1968 (1968-01-09)15
19"The Wedding Present"January 16, 1968 (1968-01-16)17
20"Partner Meet My Partner"January 23, 1968 (1968-01-23)18
21"Pot Luckless"January 30, 1968 (1968-01-30)10
22"I Love a Charade"February 6, 1968 (1968-02-06)20
23"For My Daughter's Hand, You'll Get My Foot"February 20, 1968 (1968-02-20)21
24"Here Comes the Bribe"February 27, 1968 (1968-02-27)22
25"Hutton's Mutt"March 12, 1968 (1968-03-12)24
26"The Lady and the Pussycat"March 19, 1968 (1968-03-19)23

Home mediaEdit

On January 17, 2006, all 26 episodes of Good Morning, World were released on DVD by S'more Entertainment.[1]

Roku has the entire series available for free.[2]

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