Eisenhower and Lutz

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Eisenhower and Lutz
Genre Sitcom
Created by Allan Burns
Written by Cheryl Blythe
Allan Burns
Mark Egan
Gina Goldman
David Nichols
Burt Prelutsky
Dava Savel
Mark Solomon
Dan Wilcox
Shelley Zellman
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Allan Burns
Andy Cadiff
Beth Hillshafer
Arlene Sanford
David Steinberg
Dan Wilcox
Starring Scott Bakula
DeLane Matthews
Patricia Richardson
Henderson Forsythe
Opening theme "Boys Like You" performed by Amanda McBroom
Composer(s) Patrick Williams
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Dan Wilcox
Producer(s) Gareth Davies
Mark Egan
Mark Soloman
Shelley Zellman
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) MTM Enterprises
Distributor 20th Television
Original network CBS
Original release March 14 – June 20, 1988

Eisenhower and Lutz is an American sitcom which aired for thirteen episodes on CBS from March 14 to June 20, 1988.


The series stars Scott Bakula as Barnett M. "Bud" Lutz, Jr., a shiftless ambulance-chasing lawyer. Lutz had trouble getting clients, so his father (Henderson Forsythe) added the name "Eisenhower" to his shingle to attract clientele. Lutz spent more time trading quips with the women in his life—Megan, (DeLane Matthews), and K.K. (Patricia Richardson) -- than he did actual legal work.

Creator Allan Burns later used three actors from this series—Matthews, Richardson and Geter—on his 1989 NBC sitcom FM.


Actor Role
Scott Bakula Barnett M. "Bud" Lutz, Jr
Henderson Forsythe Barnett M. "Big Bud" Lutz
DeLane Matthews Megan O'Malley
Patricia Richardson Kay "K.K." Dunne
Leo Geter Dwayne Spitler
Rose Portillo Millie Zamora


Title Directed by: Written by: Air date
1 "The Whiplash Kid Returns: Part 1" Allan Burns Allan Burns March 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)
Bud Lutz Jr., straight out of law school, sets up his practice at a busy, accident-prone intersection in Palm Springs.
2 "The Whiplash Kid Returns: Part 2" Peter Baldwin Allan Burns March 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)
See Part 1, above.
3 "The Hernia Chronicles" Dan Wilcox Dan Wilcox March 21, 1988 (1988-03-21)
Bud Jr. is worried about his father's hernia surgery. Meanwhile, Kay and Megan compare notes about their mutual love interest, Bud Jr.
4 "Take My Ex-wife, Please" Bethany Rooney Dava Savel March 28, 1988 (1988-03-28)
5 "Blast from the Past" Peter Baldwin Cheryl Blythe,
Allan Burns
April 18, 1988 (1988-04-18)
6 "Bud Junior, Junior: Part 1" David Steinberg Mark Egan,
Mark Solomon
April 25, 1988 (1988-04-25)
7 "Bud Junior, Junior: Part 2" TBA Mark Egan,
Mark Solomon
May 2, 1988 (1988-05-02)
8 "Don't Change a Hair for Me" Arlene Sanford Shelley Zellman May 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)
9 "Petrified Forrest" Dan Wilcox Burt Prelutsky May 16, 1988 (1988-05-16)
10 "Bud's Buddy" Peter Baldwin David Nichols May 30, 1988 (1988-05-30)
11 "Pride and Prejudice" Peter Baldwin Gina Goldman June 5, 1988 (1988-06-05)
Bud takes on a racial prejudice case. Meanwhile, Megan breaks up with Bud because his pride is getting in the way of their relationship, and an older woman has eyes for Bud.
12 "Play It Again, Bud" Andy Cadiff Mark Egan,
Mark Solomon,
Shelley Zellman
June 13, 1988 (1988-06-13)
13 "The Devil Wears a Toupee" Peter Baldwin Shelley Zellman June 20, 1988 (1988-06-20)

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