Don't Call Me Charlie

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Don't Call Me Charlie
Created byDon McGuire
Written byDon McGuire
Directed byDon McGuire
Joseph Depew
StarringJosh Peine
Linda Lawson
John Hubbard
Arte Johnson
Penny Santon
Cully Richards
Louise Glenn
Alan Napier
Composer(s)Jack Marshall
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18
Running time30 mins. (approx)
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 21, 1962 –
January 25, 1963

Don't Call Me Charlie is an American sitcom that aired on NBC during the 1962-1963 TV season on Friday night from 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm est. Created by Don McGuire, the 18-episode series starred Josh Peine, Linda Lawson, John Hubbard, Arte Johnson, Penny Santon, Cully Richards, Louise Glenn, and Alan Napier.


The series is about Judson McKay (Josh Peine), a small-town Iowa veterinarian who suddenly gets drafted into the Army and finds himself stationed on a base in Paris. Originally titled Viva Judson McKay! after the series main character, advance surveys showing that potential viewers thought it was going to be a series about a Mexican revolutionary. The title was then changed to Don't Call Me Charlie, a frequent line of the colonel in charge of the office (John Hubbard).


  • Josh Peine as Judson McKay, D.V.M.
  • Louise Glenn as Selma Yossarian
  • John Hubbard as Col. U. Charles Barker
  • Artie Johnson as Cpl. Lefkowitz
  • Linda Lawson as Pat Perry
  • Alan Napier as Gen. Steele
  • Cully Richards as Sgt. Wozniak
  • Penny Santon as Madame Fatime


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Vive Judson McKay" September 21, 1962
1-2 "No Vacancy" September 28, 1962
1-3 "The Man Who Cried Wolf" October 5, 1962
1-4 "A Friend In Need" October 12, 1962
1-5 "Only the Lonely" October 19, 1962
1-6 "The Dog Show" November 2, 1962
1-7 "School Days" November 9, 1962
1-8 "Hello Miss Yossarian" November 16, 1962
1-9 "Who Stole My Boots?" November 23, 1962
1-10 "A Visit From Amos Doolittle" November 30, 1962
1-11 "Poor Little Hilda" December 7, 1962
1-12 "Play It, Sam" December 14, 1962
1-13 "Build a Better Mousetrap" December 21, 1962
1-14 "Take My Hand" December 28, 1962
1-15 "Raise Your Right Hand" January 4, 1963
1-16 "Rollo The Wonder Dog" January 11, 1963
1-17 "No Milk Today" January 18, 1963
1-18 "Lorenzo Johnson, D.V.M., Retired" January 25, 1963

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