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One of the Boys (TV series)

One of the Boys is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from January to April 1982. It starred Mickey Rooney, Dana Carvey, Nathan Lane, and Scatman Crothers. TV Guide ranked it number 24 on its TV Guide's 50 Worst Shows of All Time list in 2002.

One of the Boys
One of the Boys (TV series).jpg
L-R: Rooney, Carvey, and Lane
Genre Sitcom
Created by Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub
Starring Mickey Rooney
Dana Carvey
Nathan Lane
Scatman Crothers
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) TOY Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (current)
Original network NBC
Original release January 23 (1982-01-23) – April 24, 1982 (1982-04-24)
Preceded by Mickey



Oliver Nugent (Mickey Rooney) was a spry senior citizen, who, along with his friend, Bernard Solomon (Scatman Crothers) leave their nursing home, and moves in with his college-aged grandson, Adam Shields (Dana Carvey), who is attending Sheffield College in New Jersey, and his roommate, Jonathan Burns (Nathan Lane). Also involved is Adam's girlfriend, Jane (Meg Ryan) and their landlady, Mrs. Green (Francine Beers), who is more than entranced with Oliver.



Episode listEdit

Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 "Too Young or Too Old" Peter Baldwin Don Flynn January 23, 1982 (1982-01-23)
While searching for a job, Oliver suspects age discrimination when he doesn't get a job.
Guest Starring: Kim Delgado as Paramedic
2 "Parents' Weekend" Lee Bernhardi Bernie Orenstien,
Saul Turteltaub
January 30, 1982 (1982-01-30)
Adam and Jonathan push Jonathan's mother and Oliver together.
Guest Starring: Rosemary Prinz as Violet
3 "Double Trouble" Lee Bernhardi Norman Barasch February 6, 1982 (1982-02-06)
Oliver becomes a prime suspect in a recent rash of burglaries in the neighborhood.
Guest Starring: Dick Latessa as Marone
4 "His Cheatin' Heart" Doug Rogers Barry Harman February 13, 1982 (1982-02-13)
Oliver decides to go back to school after he enrolls at the university, but the experience becomes more than he can handle.
Guest Starring: Olympia Dukakis as Professor
5 "Too Much to Lose" Peter Baldwin Bernie Orenstein,
Saul Turteltaub
February 20, 1982 (1982-02-20)
Oliver tries to lose weight.
6 "Double Date" Doug Rogers Dinah Kirgo,
Julie Kirgo
February 27, 1982 (1982-02-27)
Oliver juggles two dates to the Senior's Dance.
7 "The Lass Is Always Greener" Peter Baldwin Dinah Kirgo,
Julie Kirgo
March 6, 1982 (1982-03-06)
Adam gets in trouble when Jonathan's new girlfriend won't leave him alone.
8 "His Old Flame" Lee Bernhardi Don Flynn March 13, 1982 (1982-03-13)
Oliver meets an old flame he met while serving in World War II.
9 "Extracurricular Activities" Doug Rogers Laurie Newbound,
Suzy Simon
March 20, 1982 (1982-03-20)
Jonathan stars in a new play, but Adam writes a negative review, causing friction.
10 "On the Rebound" Lee Bernhardi Dinah Kirgo,
Julie Kirgo
March 27, 1982 (1982-03-27)
Jonathan's sister visits and Adam is immediately taken, but she is on rebound from a previous relationship.
11 "Don't Bank on It: Part 1" Lee Bernhardi Bernie Orenstein,
Saul Turteltaub
April 10, 1982 (1982-04-10)
Oliver and Bernard find a bank machine that spits out money, but two bank robbers also find out.
Guest Starring: Cleavon Little and Barney Martin as Robbers
12 "Don't Bank on It: Part 2" Lee Bernhardi Bernie Orenstein,
Saul Turteltaub
April 17, 1982 (1982-04-17)
Continuing from the previous episode, the boys get mixed up with the bank robbers.
Guest Starring: Cleavon Little and Barney Martin as Robbers
13 "Pilot" Peter Baldwin Bernie Orenstein,
Saul Turteltaub
April 24, 1982 (1982-04-24)
In the "lost" pilot, Oliver moves in with Adam.
Guest Starring: Wendie Malick as Joan

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