Billy (1979)

Season 1 Episode 1

The Letter

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 1979 on CBS
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The Letter
Premiere - A nineteen-year-old (Steve Guttenberg) with "Walter Mitty" flights of fancy finds himself constantly caught between his fantasies and the hard realities of life. Comedian Don Adams makes a special appearance in the premiere episode, in which Billy sees his career in the funeral home leading no where. So, he applies for a job as a radio announcer and anxiously awaits his interview at the radio station. Meanwhile, he's in trouble at the mortuary. Mr Shadrack learns that Billy borrowed the hearse the night before to take his girlfriend, Ginny, to a drive in movie. Billy's imagination is heightened when he envisions his family as rolling in wealth, pictures himself as a broadcasting executive, uses a machine gun on his boss and then faces a firing squad himself.moreless

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