The Doris Day Show

CBS (ended 1973)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 24

    Byline ... Alias Doris

    Aired 3/12/73

  • S 5 : Ep 23

    Welcome to Big Sur

    Aired 3/5/73

  • S 5 : Ep 22

    Meant for Each Other

    Aired 2/26/73

  • S 5 : Ep 21

    The Magnificent Fraud

    Aired 2/19/73

  • S 5 : Ep 20

    A Small Cure for Big Alimony

    Aired 2/12/73

  • Cast & Crew
  • Doris Day

    Doris Martin

  • Denver Pyle

    Buck Webb (1968-1970)

  • James Hampton

    Leroy B. Simpson (1968-1969)

  • Philip Brown

    Billy Martin (1968-1971)

  • Tod Starke

    Toby Martin (1968-1971)

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  • show Description
  • The Doris Day Show was first seen in September of 1968 and quickly became a series marked for it's constant premise changes, with only one constant, Doris Day played Doris Martin for all five years. During the first season, Doris Martin was a widow raising two young sons, Billy and Toby, on her own. The Martins lived on a family ranch and much of the storylines revolved around them adjusting to rural living. The ranch was run by Buck Webb, Leroy B. Simpson was the hired hand and Aggie was the housekeeper who was replaced by Juanita in late 1968. The second season saw a few changes. Doris got a job as a secretary for a magazine in San Fancisco, called Today's World. Thus, she commuted daily to work from the ranch. New characters were added, Michael Nicholson was the editor and boss, Ron Harvey was the assistant editor and Myrna Gibbons was another secretary. The third season had additional changes in that Doris, Toby, Billy and their dog, Lord Nelson, moved into an apartment in San Francisco. The apartment was owned by Angie Palucci and her husband Louie who also ran an Italian restaurant on the first floor. This season also saw Doris moving on up and she began writing some stories for the magazine. The fourth season saw the most dramatic change yet, Doris was still working for Today's World but now she was a single, staff writer, who no longer had children or a dog. She was a single working girl. Cy Bennett was her new boss and Jackie Parker was his secretary. After a long line of changes, both the fourth and fifth season stayed the same, premise-wise. Theme Song: "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)" Written by: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston Sung by: Doris Day Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) #30 in the 1968-1969 Season #10 in the 1969-1970 Season #20 in the 1970-1971 Season #24 in the 1971-1972 Seasonmoreless

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  • Quotes (29)

    • Roadhouse Manager: Hey lady you wanna cocktail or a beer or somethin', before you order your dinner? Toby: That sounds like a good idea. Billy: We'll have two Hop-along Cassidy's. Doris: Make that three. Roadhouse Manager: You wanna ... Doris: On the rocks. Roadhouse Manager: Aye ... Hop-along Cassidy.

    • (Toby auditions and sings "O Susanna" off key) Digby: Toby, Toby that will be enough thanks. Toby: Yes sir. Digby: Toby I'd like to talk to you. Toby: Don't you want me to get my uniform first. Digby: Come over here a minute. It's a fact that um nobody can be the best at everything you know that don't you. Toby: Uh huh. Digby: Uh huh and in this case some of the children sing better than you do. Toby: Oh that's alright I won't sing very loud. Digby: I'm afraid that won't do Toby. You see there are only 12 places and it wouldn't be fair to the other children if we didn't pick the best. Toby: You mean I can't belong to the choir. Digby: I'm sorry.

    • (viewing photos of Doris' two boys) Pritchard: Perfect. Absolutely Perfect. What do you think? Mitchell: Very nice. Pritchard: Very nice!? Mitchell: Perfect. Pritchard: Exactly. That's what I'm talking about. Real kids. Not those model types I keep seeing on TV. Mitchell: You're absolutely right. Congratulations, sir. Pritchard: For what? They're her kids. Mitchell: Oh of course. Congratulations Mrs. Martin. Doris: Thank you, they were taken at Billy's birthday that's why the little one has a candle in his ear. Mitchell: Well at least it wasn't lit.

    • Grandpa: Flop! Doris: That bad huh. Grandpa: Worse, (wincing in pain) don't touch me there. Tender. Billy: Don't feel bad Grandpa. Toby: Yeah you couldn't help it. Grandpa: Well thanks fellas for trying to make me feel better. Billy: It wasn't his fault. Doris: Wasn't. Toby: Yeah. He can't help it if he doesn't know how to run or jump or anything. Doris: Look fellas I don't think you're being very fair to Grandpa. Grandpa: Nope, nope it's alright Doris. I'm afraid I was just a little bit out of my league. Toby: We were last in everything. Billy: Grandpa fell down alot. (Grandpa nods his head yes) Doris: Well I'm sure that Grandpa did the very best he could. Toby: He really did mom. Doris: Next year maybe he'll be even better. (Grandpa has a total look of fear on his face) Billy: Wait a minute I got a way better idea we won't need him if you get married again. Doris: If I what?!? Toby: Yeah to a good runner. Grandpa: That's a good idea. Doris: Who asked you? Aggie: Cary Grant's available. Toby: Is he a good runner?

    • Billy: How come Mom and Grandpa ate breakfast so early? Aggie: They're in the attic getting things ready for the White Elephant sale. Toby: What? Are they gonna get an elephant? Billy: Don't tell him Aggie, he's dumb. A white elephant is something you don't want so you give it to somebody else so they can give it away. Toby: If somebody gave me a white elephant I wouldn't give him away. Aggie: Oh, what would you do with it? Toby: Paint him black and hide him. Billy: See, I told ya he's dumb.

    • Toby: Leroy you promised to tell us some more about your Uncle Buster. Leroy: Well Uncle Buster was about the biggest and strongest man in Choctaw County. When he said jump folks didn't argue they just said how far. Toby: Like Grandpa. Billy: Shh. Let Leroy tell the story. Toby: I can talk if I wanna. Leroy is my friend too. Billy: Then shut up and let him talk. Toby: I don't have to if I don't want too. Billy: You do too so shut up. Leroy: Hold it there fellas.

    • Aggie: (replying to Grandpa) I bet ya I'm the only housekeeper in America working for a senior delinquent.

    • Buck: Hot Diggity. (Aggie takes the cake and puts it in the refrigerator) You know something, I don't like you. Aggie: Well that's too bad because I'm crazy about you. Buck: No you're not. Aggie: Yes I am. Buck: Then why won't you give me a piece of cake. Aggie: Because you're getting too fat. Buck: I'm not getting fat. Aggie: No? Well what's that under your shirt, a football?

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    Notes (16)

    • There was no guest cast in this episode.

    • James Hampton (Leroy) sings "The Opposum Song".

    • James Hampton (Leroy) did not appear in this episode.

    • First episode with Naomi Stevens (as Juanita) replacing Fran Ryan (Aggie), no reason was given for the change.

    • The airdate for this episode needs to be verified.

    • Network rerun May 6, 1969.

    • This episode was postponed on January 14, 1969. No episode aired in it's place.

    • This episode was postponed on December 31, 1968.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Doris and Aggie sing "When You Were Sixteen" and old Al Jolson song.

    • The record Mr. Digby plays for Doris, is the mating call of the male and female crayfish.

    Allusions (1)

    • Aggie: It be nice having Cary Grant hanging around the house. Doris: I don't want Cary Grant hanging around the house. Aggie: How about Rock Hudson? Doris: Or Rock Hudson. An indirect allusion to Doris' having starred with Rock Hudson in "Send Me No Flowers" (1964), "Lover Come Back" (1961), "Pillow Talk" (1959) and Cary Grant in "That Touch of Mink" (1962).

  • Fan Reviews (1)
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    By Dana58, Apr 18, 2006

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