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Szysznyk (Pronounced SIZ-nik) is an American sitcom produced by Paramount Television. Originally broadcast on CBS as a summer replacement series, five episodes were aired during August 1977, followed by ten more during the 1977-78 television season. The series starred Ned Beatty as Nick Szysznyk.

Created byJim Mulligan
Ron Laundry
StarringNed Beatty
Olivia Cole
Leonard Barr
Thomas Carter
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes15 (4 unaired)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Four's Company Productions
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original releaseAugust 1, 1977 –
January 25, 1978
Susan Lanier, Olivia Cole and Ned Beatty in a scene from the show.



Retired Marine Nick Szysznyk is a supervisor at a Washington, D.C. community center.[1]

The ongoing punchline of the show was that people meeting Szysznyk for the first time almost invariably mispronounced his surname. In one episode, a narcotics detective called him "Sneeze-wick".


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Episode listEdit

Season 1 (1977)Edit

Ep. Episode title First aired
1-1 "Welcome to the Club" August 1, 1977
1-2 "Little Puff" August 8, 1977
1-3 "To the Lighthouse" August 15, 1977
1-4 "North by Northeast" August 22, 1977
1-5 "Draft Choice" August 29, 1977

Season 2 (1977-78)Edit

Ep. Episode title First aired
2-6 "Ball Three" December 7, 1977
2-7 "Street Gang" December 14, 1977
2-8 "Beef Encounters" December 21, 1977
2-9 "Run, Jenny, Run" December 28, 1977
2-10 "Fortwengler's Wedding" January 4, 1978
2-11 "You Stomped on My Heart" January 25, 1978
2-12 "Youth of the Year" n/a
2-13 "Hell on Wheels" n/a
2-14 "Norton's Head Trip" n/a
2-15 "A Star is Burned" n/a


  1. ^ Overview of Szysznyk at The New York Times

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