The Debbie Reynolds Show
|The Debbie Reynolds Show|
|Created by||Jess Oppenheimer|
|Directed by||Ezra Stone|
|Opening theme||"With a Little Love (Just a Little Love)"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Filmways Television|
|Original run||September 16, 1969– September 1, 1970|
The Debbie Reynolds Show is an American situation comedy which aired on the NBC television network during the 1969-70 television season. The series was produced by Filmways, but the distribution rights are currently owned by Universal Media Studios through its ownership of NBC Productions (due to Reynolds' original contract with the network to produce the series).
Debbie Reynolds portrayed Debbie Thompson, a housewife married to Jim, a successful sportswriter for the Los Angeles Sun. Jim was portrayed by actor Don Chastain, his boss by longtime television actor Tom Bosley. Reynolds' attempts to amuse herself were regarded as being reminiscent of those of Lucille Ball on Here's Lucy. Creator/producer Jess Oppenheimer was the original producer and co-creator of I Love Lucy. The show also employed Bob Carroll, Jr., and Madelyn Davis, two longtime Lucy writers.
In popular culture
Monty Python's Flying Circus spoofed the series in a sketch primarily written by John Cleese and Graham Chapman entitled "The Attila the Hun Show". It pokes fun at The Debbie Reynolds Show (the opening title sequence in particular), as well as American comedy in general.
- Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows
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