The Bill Dana Show

NBC (ended 1965)




Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • The Court Jester
      The Court Jester
      Episode 16
      Jose is all excited after getting an offer to be the personal aide to a visiting businessman, until he learns that the man only wants him as the company clown. Mr. Phillips comes to Jose's defense.
    • Jose, The Old Man
      Jose, The Old Man
      Episode 15
      coming soon
    • Beauty and the Bellhop
      coming soon
    • Glick, The Strongman
      Jose and a big-time gambler try to help Glick regain his confidence after he is humiliated by a couple of pro wrestlers creating havoc at the hotel.
    • Tonsils for Two
      Tonsils for Two
      Episode 12
      The doctor gives Jose the word: his tonsils have to come out. But José says no-he's too chicken, setting a bad example for Mr. Phillips' nephew, who also needs his tonsils out. Glick encourages Jose to have it done, until finding that he, too, needs his tonsils out.
    • Phillips, The Lover
      Jose talks Mr. Phillips into ghost-writing a love letter to a girl in Jose's correspondence club whom Jose has never met. When Mrs. Phillips sees one of the letters on the table, she thinks Mr. Phillips is seeing another woman. It's a big shock when they all meet Jose's "girlfriend".
    • We'll Get You For This
      José and Glick get mixed up with a pair of tough jewel thieves.
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      Episode 9
      The staff throws a surprise birthday party for Jose.
    • Jose's Inheritance
      After a severe scolding from Mr. Phillips, Jose inherits what he thinks is a fortune from his late uncle. He goes to to town with it and lords it over Mr. Phillips, but is he counting his chickens before they're hatched?
    • Jose, The Flower Thief
      Jose is charged as a flower thief when he is spotted by a policeman returning flowers that had been stolen by a little old lady. When the case goes to court, Glick acts as Jose's defense- but with a defense like that, Jose could do without a prosecution.
    • Jose on the Ledge (aka The Crystal Room)
      When Mr. Phillips refuses to let Jose use the hotel Crystal Room for Jose's cousin Maria's wedding, Jose hints he might want to do away with himself. Then when Jose goes out on a ledge to retrieve a kitten, Mr. Phillips thinks Jose really intends to jump.
    • What Elephant?
      What Elephant?
      Episode 5
      An old man talks soft-hearted Jose into taking in the man's baby. When the "baby" turns out to be an elephant, Jose and Glick try to "gaslight" Mr. Phillips, who won't allow pets in the hotel, into thinking he's hallucinating. The elephant, however, proves be a profitable gimmick for the hotel.moreless
    • The Essay
      The Essay
      Episode 4
      Bill Dana, Jonathan Harris, and Maggie Peterson not only play their regular roles, but also the roles of Christopher Columbus, King Ferdinand, and Queen Isabella, respectively.
    • Laughing Gas
      Laughing Gas
      Episode 3
      Mr. Phillips and the hotel chain chairman, Mr. Bennington, are all set to fire Glick and Jose after Glick orders an arsenal of World War II surplus weapons, supposedly for the hotel's defense. The laughing gas, however, may save Glick's and Jose's jobs.
    • Danny Thomas Visits (aka Danny Thomas, I Love You)
      Jose is on cloud nine when his idol Danny Thomas checks into the Park Central. Danny just wants to be treated like any ordinary guest, but Jose insists on giving him the best, which only causes misery for poor sleep-deprived Danny.
    • Blood From Two Turnips (aka Blood For Two Turnips )
      Mr. Phillips tries to get all the hotel staff to donate a pint of blood to the Red Cross blood drive. The only hold-outs are Jose and Glick- both are chicken.
  • Season 1