Call Her Mom

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Call Her Mom is a 1972 American TV movie. It was the pilot for a proposed series that was not picked up. It screened as a stand-alone film as an ABC Movie of the Week.[1]

It was directed by Jerry Paris.

Plot[edit]

A waitress becomes house mother for a college fraternity.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The Los Angeles Times thought the movie was poor and the cast "wasted".[2]

However it was a huge ratings success, earned a 30.9 rating and a 46 audience share, making it the second highest show of the week after All in the Family.[3] It was the eighth most widely seen film on television, after Ben Hur, The Birds, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Night Stalker, Brian's Song, Women in Chains, and Born Free (the ninth and tenth were A Death of Innocence and Feminist and the Fuzz.[4]

ABC then put Stevens in Playmates.[5] This was another large success, ranking among the 20 most viewed films on TV for a time.[6][7]

The film was repeated in 1973 and was the 12th most popular show of the week.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, C. (1972, Feb 17). New pilots star TV war-horses. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/156941537?accountid=13902
  2. ^ 'This is real life'. (1972, Feb 17). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/156955081?accountid=13902
  3. ^ ABC's movie of week up in ratings. (1972, Mar 02). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/156974755?accountid=13902
  4. ^ Made-for-TV movies find big ratings. (1972, Apr 09). The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/148353437?accountid=13902
  5. ^ Haber, J. (1972, Jul 06). Connie to fatten her batting average. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/157012040?accountid=13902
  6. ^ 'Sex symbol' due in nation's homes. (1974, Jul 25). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/157599961?accountid=13902
  7. ^ Unbreakable connie cries real tears. (1974, Sep 15). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/157644271?accountid=13902
  8. ^ ABC'S 'SAN FRANCISCO' TOP OF NIELSEN POLL. (1973, Jun 07). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/157260767?accountid=13902

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