The Patty Duke Show

ABC (ended 1966)
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  • Number Eight Remsen Drive, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York, the residence of the Lane family: Martin, the managing editor of the New York Chronicle; his wife, Natalie; their daughter, Patty, a perky, bubble gum chewing teenager who dug Paul Anka records and slumber parties; their son Ross; and their glamorous, intellectual Scottish cousin, Cathy Lane, who is residing with them until she completes her high school education and is able to rejoin her father, Kenneth Lane, a foreign correspondent for the Chronicle. Stories depict the lives of two pretty high school girls, sixteen-year-old identical cousins: Patty, the average American girl, possesses an unquenchable thirst for life and the ability to complicate matters that are seemingly uncomplicatable; and Cathy, shy, warm, and sensitive, possosses a love for the arts, and, treasuring her European unbringing, sometimes encounters difficulty as she tries to adjust to the American way of life. The girls confused everybody in their middle-class neighborhood by mischievously switching personalities at critical moments. Richard was Patty's boyfriend, a part-time Western Union messenger. Mrs. MacDonald was the family housekeeper. In this show's final season, it was followed by another popular teen-com, Gidget. The Patty Duke Show's run on Nick at Nite was from September 1988 to August 1993. First Telecast:September 18,1963 Last Episode:May 04,1966 Last Telecast: August 31,1966 Episodes: 104 B&W Episodesmoreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 32

    Do a Brother a Favor

    Aired 4/27/66

  • S 3 : Ep 31

    The Invisible Boy

    Aired 4/20/66

  • S 3 : Ep 30

    Fiancee for a Day

    Aired 4/13/66

  • S 3 : Ep 29

    Three Little Kittens

    Aired 4/6/66

  • S 3 : Ep 28

    Don't Bank On It

    Aired 3/23/66

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Schallert

    Martin Lane

  • Patty Duke

    Cathy and Patty Lane

  • John McGiver

    J.R. Castle (1963-64)

  • Jean Byron

    Natalie Lane

  • Skip Hinnant

    Ted (1963-65)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (23)

    • This episode features many streets scenes which seem to have been shot on location in New York. With Frankie Avalon in a dream sequence.

    • In this episode, Patty Duke sings "When Love Has Gone." With Jimmy Dean, who also sings this song.

    • This episode is the first to show the redecrated living room.

    • This Episode marks the first appearance of Richard's father.

    • Patty Duke sings "Tell Me Mama."

    • This episode introduces the character of "Sue Ellen Turner."

    • The song "Open Up Your Heart" has lyrics by Sidney Sheldon and music by Sid Ramin[who also composed the theme music].

    • This episode was chosen in July 1995 to represent The Patty Duke Show in Nick at Nite's 10th anniversary celebration.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Peter Lawford, whose company produced The Patty Duke Show, was rumored to be playing the part of the French teacher, since he spoke the language fluently. However, Jean Pierre Aumont ended up playing the role. Lawford would make a cameo in the episode featuring his friend, Sammy Davis, Jr.

    • This episode was the first to be filmed, but was the 12th shown during the first season.

    • A brief scene during the dream sequence was edited out less than 10 days before the episode premiered, because it involved Cathy receiving a medal from a man (whose face was unseen) in a rocking chair--undoubtedly referencing President John F. Kennedy who had just been assassinated.

    • At the beginning of the show, Patty asks Cathy when they went to Susan's birthday party. Its stated that it was November 3rd, which makes Susan a Scorpio. At the end of the show, however, when Richard asks Susan to the dance, and Patty protests, the reason she gives for them not going is "Because Aquarius and Gemini don't mix!"

    • Continuity goof: Due to the reshot footage for the flashback sequences, and the layout changes of the house, we get an odd glitch in continuity. When the doorbell rings and Martin believes its Cathy at the door, he runs to it and opens it, sees Richard and says, "Oh...its YOU." When he opens the door, he opens it opening to the right to the inside of the house, which places the knob on the left hand side of the door. The next scene, when Richard tells Patty he's given Sue Ellen his pin, the door is opened to the left on the inside of the house, and he reaches in and closes it. The decor around the two doors is different as well, suggesting (since the odd door is seen in other episodes) that the Lane house has a front door, back door and side door which opens onto a room adjacent to the living room.

    • When Patty throws a cream pie, you can see someone catch it in a basket.

    • Mother talks about Tiant (Luis) being brought into a game in the 4th inning, in which he threw a shutout (ostensibly the rest of the game). This episode was broadcasted on May of 1965. Tiant was a second year pitcher and only once prior (on April 23, 1965) was he brought into a game (not as a starter), and in which he gave up no runs and finished the game. (6th inning, in this case) There is no record of a game matching what she said.

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    Allusions (1)

    • In the midst of preparing a challenge to debate Patty, Cathy's friend notes that, "Debates helped elect a President," referencing the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960. Ironically, this episode was first broadcast just nine days before Kennedy's assassination.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Patty Lane is 16, and very popular. Her parents are logical yet nurturing. Even her little brother, while a brat, still loves her. Then her cousin Cathy comes to live with the family, and she looks exactly like Patty. Chaos, of course, ensues.

    By ErikArgento, Feb 11, 2008

  • What a wild duet!

    By cagedheat3, Aug 05, 2006