The Good Guys (1970)

CBS (ended 1970)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 17

    Art A La Carte

    Aired 1/23/70

  • S 2 : Ep 16


    Aired 1/16/70

  • S 2 : Ep 15

    Deep Are the Roots

    Aired 1/9/70

  • S 2 : Ep 14

    A Fine Kettle of Fish

    Aired 1/2/70

  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Communciation Gap

    Aired 12/19/69

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joyce Van Patten

    Claudia Gramus

  • Herb Edelman

    Bert Gramus

  • Bob Denver

    Rufus T. Butterworth

  • Jack Perkins

    Mr Bender

  • Vincent Price


  • show Description
  • The Good Guys is a television show that ran from 1968-1970. It is about a taxi cab driver named Rufus Butterworth, who is best friends with Bert Gramus. Bert is the owner of the local diner named Bert's Place. Bert and Rufus have been friends since they were kids. They are always trying to make it rich and Rufus always thinks of schemes, but unfortunately they never work out. Claudia is Bert's wife who is a school teacher and sometimes helps out at the diner. Regulars to the diner included Mr Bender and Hal Dawson,. Big Tom was a truck driver who visited the diner a couple of times. Henry Arsdale was Claudia's father. Show Facts: First Telecast: September 25, 1968 Last Telecast: January 23, 1970 Number Of Episodes: 42 Number of Seasons: 2 Type Of Show: Situation Comedy Nielsen Ratings (Top 30 Or Better) Never finished in the top 30 CBS Prime-time Schedules Wednesday: September 1968 - September 1969 7:30-8:30 Daktari 8:30-9:00 The Good Guys 9:00-9:30 The Beverly Hillbillies 9:30-10:00 Green Acres 10:00-11:00 The Jonathan Winters Show Friday: September 1969 - January 1970 7:30-8:00 Get Smart 8:00-8:30 The Good Guys 8:30-9:00 Hogan's Heroes 9:00-11:00 CBS Friday Night Movie DVD Voting Vote for The Good Guys to be on DVD here at We now have 32 votes for The Good Guys to be on DVD. Scheduled Times As far a I know, The Good Guys is not airing anywhere in The United States. I am not sure if it ever has since 1970. According to Bob Denver's Book "Gilligan, Maynard, and Me" The Good Guys was once broadcast in South America. As of right now though I don't think its still on down there. The episodes that did air in South America were not in great quality. Supposedly in May of 1998 TV Land was going to air an episode or two of The Good Guys on there weekend line up. As the story goes TV Land did not air any episodes like they said they were going to, and they aired episodes from another rare series called He & She. This was probably the most recent occasion of The Good Guys almost airing. To bad they did not air it. The E! True Hollywood Story of Gilligan's Island airs occasionally on E! It features a scene from Let 'Em Eat Rolls, and an interview with Leonard Stern. The Good Guys in TV Guide Bob Denver and Herb Edelman made the cover of TV Guide magazine in the November 16-22 1968 edition. For a look at the cover click here. Bob Denver also make the cover of TV Magazine of the Sunday Herald Traveler in the September 29-5 of October. To see what the cover looked like click here. Bob Denver, Herb Edelman, and Joyce Van Patten all made the cover of TV Magazine for the St Louis Tribune. To see what the cover looked like click here. Joyce Van Patten did an interview with TV Guide for the June 6-11 1969 issue talking about The Good Guys. The Theme Song The music to The Good Guys wad done by Jerry Fielding who also did many other shows music. Some series he did the music for are The Bionic Woman, Hogan's Heroes, He & She, Barnaby Jones and many other shows. After The Good Guys he would continue with music in TV and movies. During his career he was nominated for 3 Oscars and he won and Emmy Award. Season 1 We're the Good Guys who never let a friend down Friends forever, ask anyone in this town When you're in a tussle, need some muscle I'll be there at your side And if hung yourself I will see that your soon untied If you want my shirt, I will give it with pride When you're up the creek, I'll swim out And then will paddle up when you shout I will saddle up Like I know, and I know you'll reciprocate Head to toe, because we're Two Good Guys ................................................................ Season 2 I'm a good guy Hey your another one too Like a brother Each to the other one true blue When there's trouble We're a double Sticking out a double nut chin But when our ship comes in Then we're going to be fat Not thin Even if it's just by The teeth of our skin When you think of Those hero's who Gives a shout about Good guys here While you read about Very few had a magic That slides right And that just puts faith in you 'Cause you're a good guy too. The Titles to the Episodes We now have almost every title to The Good Guys episodes. We are now only missing eight episode titles. Also the air dates I have listed might not be correct.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Rufus: Pat me like a dog, not like a hamburger.

    • Lilli: What do we drink to? Rufus: Power failure.

    • Rufus: That's a very pretty dress. If you ever wore it in the rain it will probably rust fast. Lilli: You certainly know how to flatter a girl.

    Notes (24)

    • Dick Van Patten is the narrator of this E! True Hollywood Story. He is the brother of Joyce Van Patten who played Claudia.

    • Like I said in the synopsis only about five minutes of the two hour program is about The Good Guys. I thought I would add it anyway.

    • We learn in this episode that Bert and Claudia have been married ten years and they live above the diner. We also learn that Claudia is an elementary school teacher.

    • First appearance of Bert, Rufus, and Claudia

    • This is the First of four appearances of George Furth as Hal Dawson

    • This is Jack Perkins first appearance on The Good Guys

    • This is the last appearance of Hal

    • Hal Smith of course was Otis Cambell on The Andy Griffith Show.

    Show More Notes

    Trivia (2)

    • An unaired version of the pilot can sometimes be seen at Ebay and collectors shows. In the ubaired version the episode is 30 Minutes long instead of 25 minutes long and has some different scenes that did not air in the television version.

    • Alan Hale is back as Big Tom

    Allusions (2)

    • Claudia

    • : Captain Marvel
      The comic Rufus is reading is a Captain Marvel comic. Captain Marvel is a comic book character that came out in the 1940's.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • The scene: a diner. A man, his wife and their best friend live their lives dreaming of making it big someday and getting caught up in some of the most not-to-be-believed misadventures ever concieved.

    By Awbinny, Apr 17, 2007

  • Little Buddy moves on.

    By crazyrhythm, Oct 14, 2005