Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV series)

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This article is about the television series. For the book, see Please Don't Eat the Daisies. For the film, see Please Don't Eat the Daisies (film).
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Audrey Meadows Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1965.JPG
Guest star Audrey Meadows in "The Big Brass Blonde" episode, 1965.
Genre Sitcom
Written by William Cowley
Lee Erwin
Neil Travis
Bill Everett
Bill Freedman
Ben Gershman
Austin Kalish
Irma Kalish
Roy Kammerman
Jean Kerr
Sidney A. Mandel
Michael Morris
Jack Raymond
Robert Stambler
Directed by David Alexander
Peter Baldwin
Bruce Bilson
John Erman
Alvin Ganzer
Tay Garnett
Jeffrey Hayden
Richard Kinon
Sidney Miller
Hollingsworth Morse
Gary Nelson
Richard Whorf
Starring Patricia Crowley
Mark Miller
Composer(s) Jeff Alexander
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 58
Production
Producer(s) Robert Stambler
Paul West
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 24 min
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format 1.33:1
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 14, 1965 (1965-09-14) – April 22, 1967 (1967-04-22)
Chronology
Related shows Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (film)

Please Don't Eat the Daisies is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 14, 1965 to April 22, 1967. The series was based upon the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and 1960 film starring Doris Day and David Niven.

The series ran for 58 half-hour episodes and stars Patricia Crowley and Mark Miller. The show also features Dub Taylor, Clint Howard, and Bonnie Franklin for multiple appearances; Ellen Corby had a recurring role as Martha the housekeeper. Robert Vaughn and David McCallum appeared in the "Say UNCLE" episode as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, and Stefanie Powers appeared as April Dancer in the "Remember Lake Serene" episode, connecting this series to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.. (Patricia Crowley had appeared in the pilot episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E..)

In its first season, the show did fairly well in the ratings. It was scheduled on Tuesday nights opposite the second half of two veteran shows on prime time television, Rawhide on CBS and Combat! on ABC. For its second year, Please Don't Eat The Daisies was moved to Saturday nights where it faced brutal competition against the second half of The Jackie Gleason Show. The ratings fell and NBC canceled the series in the spring of 1967.

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1: 1965-1966[edit]

  1. "My Eldest Child" / 1965.09.14
  2. "How About Two Gorillas?" / 1965.09.21
  3. "Who's Kicking That Gong Around?" / 1965.09.28
  4. "Dinner on the Rocks" / 1965.10.05
  5. "We're Bigger Than They Are, But..." / 1965.10.12
  6. "Look Who's Talking" / 1965.10.19
  7. "The Big Train" / 1965.10.26
  8. "Two Seats on the Moon-Shot" / 1965.11.02
  9. "Shape Up or Ship Out" / 1965.11.09
  10. "Somewhere George Is Calling" / 1965.11.16
  11. "Don't Fool Around with the Man Upstairs" / 1965.11.23
  12. "Of Hitches and Stitches and Big Round Dogs" / 1965.11.30
  13. "Very, Very Huckleberry" / 1965.12.07
  14. "It's Lad by a Nose" / 1965.12.14
  15. "The Big Brass Blonde" / 1965.12.21
  16. "Swing That Indian Club" / 1965.12.28
  17. "The Pied Piper of Ridgemont" / 1966.01.04
  18. "Say Uncle" / 1966.01.11 (Solo and Kuryakin appear)
  19. "Nobody's Perfect" / 1966.01.18
  20. "My Good Friend, Whatsisname" / 1966.01.25
  21. "The Monster in the Basement" / 1966.02.01
  22. "Wring Out the Welcome Mat" / 1966.02.15
  23. "Move Over, Mozart" / 1966.02.22
  24. "Who's Walking Under the Bed?" / 1966.03.08
  25. "How Now, Hausfrau?" / 1966.03.15
  26. "Big Man On Campus" / 1966.03.22
  27. "The Magnificent Muldoon" / 1966.03.29
  28. "The Leaning Tower of Ridgemont" / 1966.04.05
  29. "Mine Is the Luck of the Irish" / 1966.04.12
  30. "Night of Knights" / 1966.04.19

Season 2: 1966-1967[edit]

  1. "The Purple Avenger" / 1966.09.17
  2. "My Mother's Name Is Fred" / 1966.09.24
  3. "A-Hunting We Will Go" / 1966.10.01
  4. "At Home with the Family" / 1966.10.08
  5. "The Holdouts" / 1966.10.15
  6. "Trouble Right Here in Ridgemont" / 1966.10.22
  7. "Black Is the Color of My Love's Eye" / 1966.10.29
  8. "My Son, the Genius" / 1966.11.05
  9. "The End of the Trailer" / 1966.11.12
  10. "My Son, the Actor" / 1966.11.19
  11. "Of Haunted Houses, Little Boys, and a Ghost Named Malcolm" / 1966.11.26
  12. "And What Does Your Husband Do?" / 1966.12.03
  13. "Just for Laughs" / 1966.12.10
  14. "The Guardian" / 1966.12.24
  15. "Peace, It's Wonderful" / 1967.01.07
  16. "The Silent Butler Spoke" / 1967.01.14
  17. "The Cupid Machine" / 1967.01.21
  18. "The Thing's the Play" / 1967.01.28
  19. "The Officer of the Court" / 1967.02.04
  20. "None So Righteous" / 1967.02.11
  21. "Remember Lake Serene?" / 1967.02.18 (April Dancer cameo)
  22. "Pest in the House" / 1967.02.25
  23. "Help Wanted, Desperately" with Mary Treen / 1967.03.04
  24. "Just While You're Resting" / 1967.03.11
  25. "When I Was a Young Man" / 1967.03.25
  26. "Professor, Please!" / 1967.04.01
  27. "A Matter of Concentration" / 1967.04.08
  28. "The Day the Play Got Away" / 1967.04.22

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