Good Morning, World

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Not to be confused with Good Morning World.
Good Morning, World
Good Morning, World complete series DVD cover
Genre Sitcom
Created by Bill Persky
Sam Denoff
Carl Reiner
Sheldon Leonard
Written by Carl Biddiscombe
Sam Bobrick
Joseph Bonaduce
John C. Chulay
James L. Brooks
Sam Denoff
Peggy Elliott
Bill Idelson
Bruce Johnson
Carl Kleinschmitt
Rick Mittleman
Dale McRaven
Bernie Orenstein
Ronnie Pearlman
Bill Persky
Ed Scharlach
Saul Turtletaub
E. Duke Vincent
Jack Winter
Sydney Zelinka
Directed by Danny Dayton
Gary Nelson
Carl Reiner
John Rich
Robert Scheerer
George Tyne
Starring Ronnie Schell
Joby Baker
Billy De Wolfe
Goldie Hawn
Julie Parrish
Theme music composer Dave Grusin
Composer(s) Dave Grusin
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) Sheldon Leonard
Carl Reiner
Producer(s) Sam Denoff
Bill Persky
Running time 30 mins.
Production company(s) Discus Productions
Original network CBS
Original release September 5, 1967 – March 19, 1968

Good Morning, World is an American sitcom broadcast on CBS-TV during the 1967–1968 season, originally sponsored by Procter & Gamble on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. On January 7, 2017, reruns of the show began airing on the Antenna TV network late night Saturdays at 1:00am ET (10:00pm PT).[1]


Larry (Ronnie Schell) and Sandy (Goldie Hawn).
Dave (Joby Baker) and Linda (Julie Parrish).

It was designed as a starring vehicle for Ronnie Schell[citation needed], who had proven to be fairly popular as "Duke", one of Gomer's buddies, in the hit program Gomer Pyle, USMC over the three previous seasons. Schell's character, Larry Clarke, was a morning disc jockey and part of a morning drive-time team, "Lewis and Clarke", on a smallish AM radio station in Los Angeles. The show also starred Joby Baker, who was known for guest starring in many sitcoms. The show's creators were Carl Reiner, Sheldon Leonard, Bill Persky, and Sam Denoff, all of whom had worked on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and was inspired by Persky and Denoff's personal experiences working as continuity writers for several disc jockeys on radio station WNEW in New York during the 1950s. In fact, William B. Williams, one of the station's most popular deejays, received screen credit for originating the show's title (adapted from his famous opening greeting, "Hello, World!").

Despite having the long-established and popular Red Skelton Show as a lead-in, and the young Goldie Hawn as a minor neighbor character, the show did not do well on Nielsen ratings[citation needed] and Schell returned to Gomer Pyle as Duke for the next season, which was also that show's last. Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully did voice-over narration in some of the episodes.

Ronnie Schell, on the DVD commentary for the series, claimed that the show might have been renewed for a second season on CBS, but there were issues with the main cast that alarmed the network. Baker could not memorize his lines and Parrish was having health concerns that slowed down her performance as the season progressed. Recasting both actors was considered.

Unlike most sitcoms of the era, Good Morning, World was filmed before a live audience; standard practice at the time was to film an episode on a closed set and add a laugh track during post-production. However, a laugh track was still used to fill any gaps in audience reactions or missed punchlines.


The morning team of Lewis and Clarke.

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Production Code Episode Title Airdate
1 1 "Knits to You, Sir" September 5, 1967
2 26 "You Can't Say That About My Wife and Neither Can I" September 12, 1967
3 9 "You vs. Me" September 19, 1967
4 2 "If You Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder, I'll Go Wild" September 26, 1967
5 25 "Who Will Buy My Calamari?" October 3, 1967
6 7 "Where Have You Been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?" October 10, 1967
7 4 "Love at First Flight" October 24, 1967
8 5 "No News Like Nude News" October 31, 1967
9 8 "Stan and Ollie Meet Larry and Dave" November 7, 1967
10 6 "Feet of Clay and a Head to Match" November 14, 1967
11 11 "The Return of Bibian" November 21, 1967
12 13 "If You Marry Me Today, I'll Marry You Tomorrow" November 28, 1967
13 3 "Don't Call Us and We Won't Call You" December 5, 1967
14 14 "The Voice of the Turtle is Better Than Mine" December 12, 1967
15 16 "The Man Who Came to Din Din" December 19, 1967
16 12 "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Maybe" December 26, 1967
17 16 "First Down and 200 Miles to Go" January 2, 1968
18 15 "I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dave" January 9, 1968
19 17 "The Wedding Present" January 16, 1968
20 18 "Partner Meet My Partner" January 23, 1968
21 10 "Pot Luckless" January 30, 1968
22 20 "I Love a Charade" February 6, 1968
23 21 "For My Daughter's Hand, You'll Get My Foot" February 20, 1968
24 22 "Here Comes the Bribe" February 27, 1968
25 24 "Hutton's Mutt" March 12, 1968
26 23 "The Lady and the Pussycat" March 19, 1968

DVD release[edit]

All 26 episodes of Good Morning, World were released on DVD by S'more Entertainment on January 17, 2006.[2]


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