The Joey Bishop Show (1961)

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The Joey Bishop Show (1961)

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This sitcom is about the fictional host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode deals with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity. The CHARACTERS include Joey Barnes: a night club comedian and host of the Joey Barnes Show, a talk show. Ellie Barnes: his wife Freddy: Joey's agent/writer/manager in the first season Larry Corbett: Joey's new agent/writer/manager in the second season. Hilda: Joey's maid, who says she dislikes his TV show even though she doesn't, but would never tell him. Miscellaneous Trivia: Joey's catchphrase is "Son of a gun". Ellie Barnes: Ellie Barnes married Joey Barnes on September 15 1962 and is very jealous of him. Ellie is born and raised in Texas, and is often homesick for Texas. She is a feminist and once went on Joey's TV show and represents women in politics. Ellie hired Hilda to be the Barnes' maid. Before she married Joey, Ellie was a model, and once went back to modeling without telling Joey. Ellie and Joey had a baby boy on May 11 1963 named Joey Barnes jr. and a baby girl on March 23 1965.

Freddy: Freddy is Joey's writer/agent/manager and the two have been good friends since they were children. Freddy is single and always notices a pretty female; with a serious personality, often imitating animals and famous people, while also occasionally cracking jokes. Freddy eat meals often with Joey and Ellie even though he's not invited but was expected anyway. Freddy unexpectedly leaves without warning or explanation in early 1963, never to be seen again.

Larry Corbett: Larry Corbett is Joey's writer/agent/manager and the two have been good friends for years. Like Freddy, Larry was also looking for a pretty girl. Joey and Ellie often have Larry over for the daily meals. Larry makes jokes all the time in a quite serious manner. He once considered marriage to Liz, a friend of Ellie's, but the relationship ends after some bad advice from Joey and Ellie.

Mr. J.J. Jillson: Mr Jillson, more commonly called the superintendant of the Carlton Arms apartment in which The Barneses live. He and his wife Mrs. Jillson live in the basement of the Carlton Arms apartment building, where he is always on call to fix things. Mr Jillson talks about his wife constantly as if he dislikes her but deep down he really loves her. Mrs Jillson is constantly screaming at Mr. Jillson through the ventilator from their apartment to the Barnes', startling him. Mr. Jillson wins contests and has many types of animals in his apartment. He also loves cinnamon rolls that he can't pronounce.

Hilda, the maid: Hilda is hired by Ellie to be the Barnes' maid. She later also becomes Joey Jr.'s. nanny. She and Joey often trade insults, even though they really like each other. There was never a reference to her last name or personal life.

Joey Barnes Jr.: Joey Jr. is the son of Joey and Ellie. He was born on May 11 1963.moreless

Joey Bishop

Joey Bishop

Joey Barnes

Abby Dalton

Abby Dalton

Ellie Barnes

Mary Treen

Mary Treen

Hilda (1962-1965)

Joe Besser

Joe Besser

Jillson (1962-1965)

Corbett Monica

Corbett Monica

Larry Corbett (1963-1965)

Guy Marks

Guy Marks

Freddie (1962)

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