Hey, Landlord

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Hey, Landlord
Hey Landlord Will Hutchins Chanin Hale 1966.jpg
Will Hutchins and Chanin Hale, 1966.
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Garry Marshall
Jerry Belson
Starring Will Hutchins
Sandy Baron
Michael Constantine
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Kathryn Minner
Pamela Rodgers
Miko Mayama
Theme music composer Quincy Jones
Composer(s) Quincy Jones
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 31
Executive producer(s) Lee Rich
Producer(s) Garry Marshall
Jerry Belson
Production company(s) Mirisch-Rich Television Productions, in association with United Artists Television
Distributor MGM Television
Original network NBC
Picture format color
Original release September 11, 1966 – April 23, 1967

Hey, Landlord is an American sitcom that appeared on NBC during the 1966-1967 season, sponsored by Procter & Gamble in the 8:30-9pm Eastern time period on Sunday nights. It is notable for its casting director Fred Roos, who later became a producer for Francis Ford Coppola. Roos discovered the counterculture sketch group The Committee in San Francisco and cast all members in bit parts in Hey, Landlord. It also served as the first TV show for prolific writer-director-producer Garry Marshall (Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley).

Plot, cast, and characters[edit]

This series stars Will Hutchins as Woody Banner, who learns that his uncle has died and that he has inherited from him a New York City brownstone apartment building in Manhattan's East 30s as its landlord. Other tenants in the building are Sandy Baron as comedian Chuck Hookstratten, Jack (Michael Constantine) who was a photographer, glamorous Theresa (Pamela Rodgers) and her roommate and best friend Kyoto (Miko Mayama), who frequently yells, "Hey, Landlord!" thus giving the show its title. Other co-stars are Ann Morgan Guilbert, and Kathryn Minner, who at the time specialized in playing little old ladies. Sally Field later appeared in four episodes as Woody's visiting sister Bonnie.

Plots from a few episodes of the show were believed to have been later used on Marshall's series Laverne and Shirley.


The series lasted one season of 31 episodes; the last episode aired on April 23, 1967.

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Pursuit Of A Dream" (pilot) September 11, 1966
1-2 "If She Catches the Bouquet, I'll Die" September 18, 1966
1-3 "From Out of the Past Comes the Thundering Hoofbeats..." September 25, 1966
1-4 "The Daring Duo vs. The Incredible Captain Kill" October 2, 1966
1-5 "Instant Family" October 9, 1966
1-6 "The Shapes of Wrath" October 16, 1966
1-7 "Chuck Nobody" October 23, 1966
1-8 "The Long Hot Bus" October 30, 1966
1-9 "Safari" November 13, 1966
1-10 "When You Need A Hidden Room, You Can Never Find One" November 20, 1966
1-11 "Divorce...Bachelor Style" November 27, 1966
1-12 "Sizzling Sidney" December 4, 1966
1-13 "The Big Fumble" December 11, 1966
1-14 "By the Sea...Or At Least Rent It" December 18, 1966
1-15 "How're You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On the Farm, After They've Seen the Rug?" December 25, 1966
1-16 "Go Directly To Jail" January 1, 1967
1-17 "Roommate, Stay Away From My Door" January 8, 1967
1-18 "A Legend Dies" January 15, 1967
1-19 "Oh, How We Danced" January 22, 1967
1-20 "The Screen Queen Quiz" January 29, 1967
1-21 "Stranger In The Night, Than In The Morning" [a.k.a. Same Time, Same Station, Same Girl"] February 5, 1967
1-22 "How Do You Follow Hi-Lites From Hamlet?" February 12, 1967
1-23 "Woody, Can You Spare A Sister?" February 19, 1967
1-24 "Sharin' Sharon" February 26, 1967
1-25 "Big Brother Is Watching You" March 5, 1967
1-26 "A Little Off the Top" March 12, 1967
1-27 "Testing, One, Two, Three" March 26, 1967
1-28 "Swingle City East" April 2, 1967
1-29 "Czech Your Wife, Sir?" April 9, 1967
1-30 "The Dinner Who Came To Man" April 16, 1967
1-31 "Aunt Harriet Wants You!" April 23, 1967


Kliph Nesteroff interview with Carl Gottlieb, April 2013

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