The Bob Cummings Show

Season 5 Episode 14

Grandpa Moves West

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Dec 30, 1958 on NBC
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Grandpa Moves West
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Everyone thinks that Grandpa has taken up with a young girl acrobat, but it turns out that it's just a chimpanzee.

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  • A remarkable example of mixing one part wacky characters, one part nubile young women, and two parts chimpanzee into a story that barely hangs together.

    2.3
    Bob and his sister are afraid that Grandpa has moved in with a trollop.



    If you could load about ten schticks into a cannon and fire it onto the TV screen, you would get an idea what this episode is like to watch. Some of it is interesting, what this program has is early "naughty" humor supplied by Bob's career as a fashion photographer - and in this case, both Paul and Bob's nephew want to pose as cameramen just so they can horn in on some eye candy. Thankfully, office assistant Anne B. Davis is around to gently head them off at the pass. The main story centers around a phone misunderstanding with Grandpa (also played by Cummings). Bob feels sure that a gold digging young woman is after him, when in fact the "girl" is a circus chimpanzee.



    The plot gets even more tenuous as Hollywood shutterbug Bob flies off to find Grandpa and ends up passing of the simian hoax on his fellow pilot buddy Paul (who is hoping to get a date with the "hottest" model possible). Whew.



    Generally, the viewer gets the idea that Cummings and the writers wrote gags and then bent the characters around the story. I suppose this episode got as much mileage out of a chimp as possible.moreless
Ann B. Davis

Ann B. Davis

Charmaine 'Shultzy' Schultz

Carol Henning

Carol Henning

Olive Sturgess (1956-1957)

Diane Jergens

Diane Jergens

Francine Williams (1955-1956)

Dwayne Hickman

Dwayne Hickman

Chuck MacDonald

Robert Cummings

Robert Cummings

Bob Collins

Nancy Kulp

Nancy Kulp

Pamela Livingston

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