Love, American Style

Season 1 Episode 15

Love and the Phonies

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 27, 1969 on ABC
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Love and the Phonies
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A husband and wife just back from a dinner party criticize how their fellow guests were trying to impress with fake ostentation, all the while undressing from sophisticated guests themselves to frumpy middle-aged couple.

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  • A couple returns home from a dinner party and proceeds to discuss and criticize all the phonies they just encountered as they prepare for bed.

    9.9
    I really enjoyed this very short, but very clever vignette. To me, this type of short gag vignette is one of the reasons I enjoyed LAS so much as a kid. First of all, I love Phyllis Diller and Richard Deacon - they are two classic TV stars and it was great to see them together in a different element. While the outcome of the story was completely predictable, it is a hoot to watch them criticize all the "phonies" at a dinner party they just attended while literally taking themselves apart (removing wigs, false beard, contact lenses, etc.) - it was just classic! I laughed out loud when he removes his girdle and his stomach drops with a thud. In short, this was a very enjoyable gag with two classic TV stars.moreless
Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon

Boyd Daniels

Guest Star

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller

Daphne Daniels

Guest Star

Barbara Minkus

Barbara Minkus

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Mary Grover

Mary Grover

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Recurring Role

Stuart Margolin

Stuart Margolin

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    • Boyd: Marvelous party wasn't it Daphne.
      Daphne: I'm exhausted. Marvelous.
      Boyd: Dorothy looked wonderful, I mean she really looked great.
      Daphne: (removing her dress with the built in falsies) Listen I don't care what you say you've got to hand it to her, she doesn't look 43.
      Boyd: (removing his shoes with built in lifts) Even up close.
      Daphne: She had a little facelift you know.
      Boyd: What's a little facelift?
      Daphne: Well they just take a little tuck in front of each ear.
      Boyd: Oh.
      Daphne: (removing her wig) I mean it's not a major facelift, it's just a little tuck, course it's still a lift.
      Boyd: (removing his girdle) Now who needs that kind of vanity, why can't people be what they are, you know.

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