I'm Dickens, He's Fenster

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I'm Dickens, He's Fenster
John Astin Marty Ingels I'm Dickens He's Fenster 1962.JPG
John Astin as Dickens and Marty Ingels as Fenster (1962)
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Leonard Stern
Starring John Astin
Marty Ingels
Emmaline Henry
Theme music composer Irving Szathmary
Opening theme "The 'I'm Dickens- He's Fenster' March"
Composer(s) Irving Szathmary
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 32
Production
Producer(s) Leonard Stern
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Heyday Productions
Distributor ABC Films
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 28, 1962 (1962-09-28) – September 13, 1963 (1963-09-13)

I'm Dickens, He's Fenster is an American sitcom that ran on ABC during the 1962-63 season and was created and produced by Leonard Stern, filmed at Desilu.

Synopsis[edit]

The series stars John Astin and Marty Ingels as carpenters Harry Dickens and Arch Fenster. Emmaline Henry appeared as Harry's wife, Kate. Appearing regularly, as members of the construction gang Dickens and Fenster worked with, were Frank DeVol (as Myron Bannister), Dave Ketchum (Mel Warshaw), Henry Beckman (Bob Mulligan), and Noam Pitlik (Bentley).

The program followed the cartoon series The Flintstones and preceded 77 Sunset Strip on Fridays at 9 pm Eastern time, but did not attract a sufficient audience. It ran opposite Sing Along With Mitch starring Mitch Miller on NBC and Route 66 on CBS.

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "A Small Matter of Being Fired" (pilot)(Guest Starring Yvonne Craig) September 28, 1962
1-2 "Nurse Dickens" October 5, 1962
1-3 "The Double Life of Mel Warshaw" October 12, 1962
1-4 "Harry, the Father Image" October 19, 1962
1-5 "Part-Time Friend" October 26, 1962
1-6 "The Acting Game" November 2, 1962
1-7 "The Toupee Story" November 9, 1962
1-8 "A Wolf in Friend's Clothing" November 16, 1962
1-9 "Party, Party, Who's Got the Party?" November 23, 1962
1-10 "The Yellow Badge of Courage" November 30, 1962
1-11 "The Joke" December 7, 1962
1-12 "Love Me, Love My Dog" December 14, 1962
1-13 "Here's To the Three Of Us" December 21, 1962
1-14 "Get Off My Back" December 28, 1962
1-15 "How Not To Succeed In Business" January 4, 1963
1-16 "The Godfathers" January 11, 1963
1-17 "The Carpenters Four" January 18, 1963
1-18 "The Great Valenciaga" January 25, 1963
1-19 "Mr. Take Over" February 1, 1963
1-20 "Have Car, Will Quarrel" February 8, 1963
1-21 "Say It With Pictures" February 15, 1963
1-22 "Senior Citizen Charlie" February 22, 1963
1-23 "The Bet" March 1, 1963
1-24 "The Syndicate" March 8, 1963
1-25 "Is There A Doctor in the House?" March 15, 1963
1-26 "Harry the Contractor" March 22, 1963
1-27 "Table Tennis, Anyone?" March 29, 1963
1-28 "Kick Me Kate" April 5, 1963
1-29 "Number One Son" April 12, 1963
1-30 "Big Opening at the Hospital" April 26, 1963
1-31 "King Archibald, the First" May 3, 1963
1-32 "Hotel Fenster" May 10, 1963

DVD release[edit]

On April 10, 2012, Lightyear Entertainment & TV Time Machine Productions released I'm Dickens, He's Fenster- 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition: Volume 1 on DVD in Region 1 for the first time.[1] The 3-disc set contains the first 16 episodes of the series as well as several bonus features.

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