The Famous Teddy Z

CBS (ended 1990)




Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Teddy Gets a Guru
      Teddy Gets a Guru
      Episode 20
      Teddy gets an opportunity to sign Donna Gates, a star who's spiritual in the Shirley MacLaine sense of the word. Al tries to get her by faking levitation.
    • Teddy's Big Date
      Teddy's Big Date
      Episode 19
      Teddy plans to take Laurie to a movie screening and when he picks her up, he meets her mother. He invites her to join them for dinner where she drinks too much, passes out and makes for a memorable evening.
    • Al Tells the Truth
      Al Tells the Truth
      Episode 18
      Al and Teddy are at lunch where they are witness to a big shot producer slapping a man who bumped into him. When the man turns around and sues this big shot, the producer wants Al to lie in his favor, Teddy is in favor of the truth.
    • Pitching the Net (a.k.a.) How to Make a Television Show
      Two writers, one a friend of Laurie's, pitch an idea for a television series featuring a white and a Hispanic CIA agent in Nicaragua. Teddy learns the ins and outs of trying to launch a pilot for television series, when the network turns the show into a half hour comedy, featuring two female FBI agents with three kids and one the kids has an invisible friend who's an angel.moreless
    • Teddy Goes to the Awards
      Harland, nominated for Best Actor, is out in the jungles of New Guinea and directs Teddy to accept an award in his absence, should he win. Harland turns up before the awards and shows a nervous Teddy how to deliver his acceptance speech that features a can of beans.
    • Agent of the Year
      Agent of the Year
      Episode 15
      Al considers his nomination for "Agent of the Year" the death knell for his career. He discovers the nomination was engineered by his rival, Eileen Meisner.
    • Loyalty (a.k.a.) Teddy Gets a Better Offer
      Harland sends Teddy to talk to another talent agency where he gets a better offer which him in a precarious position.
    • Engineer Bob (a.k.a.) Teddy Meets His Hero
      Teddy is excited when he meets his favorite childhood TV host and then he crusades to bring him to an all new generation. The gap between generations is big but there may be a chance.
    • Grandma Goes to Work
      To help alleviate her fears, Teddy invites his grandmother to come down to the agency to see what he does. Once she understands what is going on, she has some ideas to make him a bigger player.
    • Season's Greetings From Al Floss
      Al is haunted by the ghost of his former boss, in the style of "A Christmas Carol," after he makes Teddy and Laurie work for him on Christmas Day.
    • Teddy Gets a House Guest
      A method actor moves in with the Zakalokis family to become prepared for his next role as a Greek-American who has an affair with an older relative.
    • A Case of Murder
      A Case of Murder
      Episode 9
      Teddy gets Harland to join his other client, Bobby the Chimp, in Bobby's first film. There is trouble on the set when Harland discovers that Bobby's trailer is much bigger than his, that doesn't bother him a much as the monkey does. Someone tries to murder Bobby on the set.
    • Teddy Sells His House
      After someone bids on a price that he was just fishing with, Teddy tries to save the family house. Al who claims to never makes mistakes cuts the deal of the lifetime for a client who is dead.
    • Baking with Esther Luna (a.k.a.) Teddy Falls in Love
      Teddy meets newly separated movie star, Esther Luna, who takes him home with her and together they really "cook," much to Al's disbelief.
    • Mr. Zakalokis Goes to Washington (a.k.a.) Teddy Gets Fired
      Al gives Teddy a script to read, unknown to both, it is a slightly modified version of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington which Al's client is passing to all the top agents for an article he is writing on Hollywood agents. Teddy takes the script to a studio to try to get it made and is fired by Abe, until...moreless
    • The Dark Closet (a.k.a.) Teddy Makes $50,000 ... in One Day
      Teddy meets his first studio head and stands to make $50,000 for Harland's latest movie deal, Dark Closet, that is until Harland decides that "acting is dumb" because of the position of Pluto.
    • A Day at the Beach (a.k.a.) Teddy Goes to Malibu
      The entire family joins Teddy when he must check the dog and plants at the home of one of Al's clients. Disaster abounds at the house when the bathroom overflows, the dog escapes, the neighbor comes over; you get the idea.
    • Bobby the Chimp
      Bobby the Chimp
      Episode 3
      Fearing there is not much for him to do, Abe gives Teddy a client from a retiring agent. While appearing on Entertainment Tonight Teddy makes an appeal for this new client, Bobby the Chimp, who's been fired by Landon Tarmac.
    • What's an Agent to Do?
      Teddy tells his grandmother about his new job at the agency, he also fires Laurie when she resents him bringing her along to be his secretary. He rehires her as he begins to learn what an agent's job calls for.
    • Pilot
      Episode 1
      Teddy goes to the airport a mail room clerk and winds up becoming a Hollywood agent for a big star, when he refuses to take any grief from that star.