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Episode Guide

  • Season 5
    • Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight
      6/26/62
      8.5
      Kelly, no longer engaged, moves into a Malibu apartment with long-time friend Ginger. They're under the watchful eye of house mother Miss Sharkey and three boys next door anxious to make a good first impression.
    • Peter, the Medicine Man
      6/19/62
      7.3
      Both Peter and his niece, Blossom, come down with tonsillitis. Peter has trouble accepting his need for surgery, so Bentley comes up with a solution with the help of the cast of Peter's favorite television show.
    • Divided House
      Divided House
      Episode 38
      6/12/62
      7.0
    • Boys Will Be
      Boys Will Be
      Episode 37
      6/5/62
      7.3
      Bentley becomes a "godfather" to several at-risk youth, including a boy who aspires to a legal career. When one of the boys steals a judge's prized golf trophy, Bentley convinces them to solve their problems without violence and holds a trial in his living room.
    • Bentley Takes it Easy
      5/29/62
      7.0
      A week of relaxation is getting on Bentley's nerves.
    • Marry Thy Neighbor
      Marry Thy Neighbor
      Episode 35
      5/22/62
      7.3
    • What Men Don't Know
      5/15/62
      7.0
      Bentley advises Kelly to take an interest in her fiance's hobbies, which leads to chilly relations between the engaged couple when Kelly embarrasses Warren at a dinner party.
    • Blossom Time at the Greggs
      5/8/62
      7.0
    • Kelly, the Home Executive
      5/1/62
      5.0
      Warren's parents are visiting California. He raves about his mother's cooking in front of a very sensitive Kelly, who knows nothing about the culinary arts. She is determined to learn, and exiles Peter from the kitchen.
    • Kelly's Engagement
      Kelly's Engagement
      Episode 31
      4/24/62
      7.0
      A recent law school graduate has his heart set on joining Bentley's law firm. He meets Kelly and they quickly become engaged. Bentley, however, suspects he has ulterior motives and quickly puts him to the test.
    • Bentley Goes to Bat
      4/17/62
      7.0
    • The Twain Shall Meet
      4/10/62
      7.0
      When a Chinese tradition keeps Mei Lan from seeing her boyfriend Leo Toy, Kelly and Peter try to arrange a secret meeting for the young couple - right under disapproving Bentley's nose.
    • The Richest Cat
      The Richest Cat
      Episode 28
      4/3/62
      7.0
      During a fierce thunderstorm a cat wanders into the Greggs' basement where she gives birth to kittens. Bentley and neighbor Cal Mitchell believe that the cat is heir to a fortune, so each wants to be the one to care for the cat and kittens.
    • A Visit to the Bergens
      3/27/62
      7.0

      After paying a visit to the home of famous ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, Bentley agrees to let Peter fill in as Bergen's temporary housekeeper, then Peter decides to make the arrangement permanent after a disagreement with Bentley over Peter's expensive purchases. Meanwhile, The Bergens' old housekeeper, who can't work without watching TV, goes to work for Bentley.

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    • On the Old Camp Ground
      3/20/62
      7.0
    • Strictly Business
      Strictly Business
      Episode 25
      3/13/62
      7.0
    • Will Success Spoil Jasper?
      3/6/62
      7.0
    • The Hong Kong Suit
      The Hong Kong Suit
      Episode 23
      2/27/62
      7.0
    • Summer Romance
      Summer Romance
      Episode 22
      2/20/62
      7.0

      Bentley and Peter are off to Yellowstone National Park after receiving a letter from Kelly stating her plans to marry a young man who is studying to be a park ranger.

    • Bentley and the Homebody
      2/13/62
      7.0
    • Blossom Comes to Visit
      2/6/62
      7.0
    • Pinch That Penny
      Pinch That Penny
      Episode 19
      1/30/62
      8.0
      Jack Benny's famous valet, Rochester, spends a week in the Gregg household and teaches Peter how to save money. Peter, however, is unwilling to drop an avocado in order to pinch a few pennies.
    • How Howard Won His "C"
      1/23/62
      7.0
      Bentley coaches Howard in the art of fencing to help him win a letter, gain confidence, and impress Kelly.
    • Gold in Them Hills
      Gold in Them Hills
      Episode 17
      1/16/62
      7.0
      Peter is ready to get rich when he purchases five acres of premium commercial land right in the middle of a ghost town abandoned decades ago after the gold rush.
    • Kelly and the Yes Man
      1/9/62
      7.0
      Kelly wants to be nominated for sophomore class vice president. She has no trouble promising favors from the men in her life, who she has neatly wrapped around her finger. At least until Bentley's pride is at stake.
    • How to Throw Your Voice
      1/2/62
      7.0
    • The Law and Kelly Gregg
      12/26/61
      10
      Kelly has decided she has no aptitude for law, much to Bentley's distress. Until she meets the attractive brother of a local attorney and becomes involved in convincing a reluctant witness to testify.
    • Deck the Halls
      Deck the Halls
      Episode 13
      12/19/61
      7.0
    • Birth of a Song
      Birth of a Song
      Episode 12
      12/12/61
      7.0
      Recording artist Penny Patterson needs Bentley's help to break her contract legally then doesn't seem to be in a hurry.
    • Bentley and the Time Clock
      12/5/61
      7.0
      Peter's colorful Cousin Charlie has formed a new union, "The Benevolent Society of Chinese Houseboys."
    • Star Light, Star Not So Bright
      11/28/61
      7.0
    • Peter's Punctured Wedding
      11/21/61
      7.0
      Peter is about to get married as a result of a pre-arranged marriage contract signed at his birth. His intended bride, however, has fallen for someone else: Peter's Cousin Richard.
    • House at Smuggler's Cove
      11/14/61
      7.0
      Detective Bentley is on the case. A client's former home is allegedly haunted, and this is preventing reasonable real estate offers.
    • Bentley's Catered Affair
      11/7/61
      7.0
    • Never Steal An Owl
      10/31/61
      7.0
      Howard finds himself in serious need of Bentley's help after he is accused of stealing a rival college's stuffed owl mascot.
    • A Party for Peter
      10/24/61
      7.0
      To impress a girl who works at the supermarket, Peter maneuvers to get her idol, Frankie Laine, to sing at his birthday party.
    • Kelly and the Free Thinker
      10/17/61
      7.0
      Kelly's enthralled by a boy who enjoys contemplating his own existence. Frustrated, Howard and Bentley team up to give him a taste of his own philosophical medicine.
    • Rush Week
      Rush Week
      Episode 3
      10/10/61
      7.0
    • The King's English
      10/3/61
      8.5
    • Kelly's Graduation
      9/21/61
      7.0
      Kelly is chosen as class valedictorian. Bentley is taking the joy out of it by telling her what to say, what to wear, and where she should go to college. Her teacher tries to get him to ease up.
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