Lotsa Luck

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Lotsa Luck
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Carl Reiner
Bill Persky
Sam Denoff
Starring Dom DeLuise
Kathleen Freeman
Beverly Sanders
Wynn Irwin
Jack Knight
Composer(s) Jack Elliott
Allyn Ferguson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Concept II Productions
Original network NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 10, 1973 (1973-09-10) – March 15, 1974 (1974-03-15)
Related shows On the Buses

Lotsa Luck is an American sitcom that aired during the 1973-74 television season. The series stars Dom DeLuise as bachelor Stanley Belmont who lives with his bossy mother (Kathleen Freeman), his sister Olive (Beverly Sanders) and her unemployed husband, Arthur (Wynn Irwin). Jack Knight stars as Stanley's best friend, Bummy.

Lotsa Luck is based on the British London Weekend Television series On the Buses.


The show centers around Stanley's frustration with his lazy, mooching brother-in-law, Arthur, who refuses to get a job, dresses like a slob (usually unshaven and wearing a bathrobe) and eats like a horse. Stanley works at the lost-and-found department of a bus company, supporting the entire family.

Episode list[edit]

Episode Number Episode Title Episode Synopsis Episode Notes
00 Pilot Episode Stanley is reluctant to bet what little money he has on a horse that Arthur claims is a sure thing.
01 Olive's Present Olive shares her flu bug with the family.
02 The Bare Facts Stanley suspects that Arthur is seeing another woman.
03 Trial Separation Arthur and Olive decide to separate...in the same house!
04 Stanley and the Librarian Mom hooks Stanley up with a real knockout who is a librarian.
05 The Suit Stanley is elated when his brother-in-law agrees to apply for a job.
06 Mom's Secret Stanley gets suspicious when mom goes to the laundromat every night. Does she have a date? Harold Gould guest stars.
07 The Winning Purse Stanley needs money as bills start to pile up. How will he get it?
08 The Family Plot The family deals with a windfall after the city pays for moving Dad's grave.
09 The Psychiatrist Stanley sees the company shrink when insomnia disrupts his life. The solution? Make nice with Arthur.
10 The New Stan Stanley tries to improve himself to be more attractive to the opposite sex.
11 Arthur's Inheritance Arthur's rich Uncle Elroy dies, and Arthur may be coming into money as a result. Alvy Moore guest stars.
12 The Belmont Connection The lost-and-found is being used as a drop for criminals, and the police want to use Stanley in the sting operation to catch them.
13 Will You Marry Me? Stanley's mother is suspicious of his new girlfriend because she lives alone. Pat Finley guest stars.
14 Do Me a Favor Stanley's family wants him to cash in a favor from a childhood friend who is now famous.
15 Stan and the Wealthy Widow Stanley's family tries to fix him up with a woman that he went to school with. Ruth Buzzi guest stars.
16 The Talent Show Stanley's and Bummy's friendship suffers in a battle over a possible talent show prize. Johnny Brown guest stars.
17 A Little Order of Law and Order The Belmonts get burglarized.
18 You Oughta Be in Pictures Stanley tries out to be "Driver Dan" in the bus company ads. Ronnie Schell guest stars.
19 Stan's Assistant Stanley needs an assistant, so he has the bus company hire Arthur.
20 Arthur Makes His Move Arthur invites a fellow freeloading friend over for dinner.
Alan Oppenheimer guest stars.

Starting with this episode, each episode opens with Stanley storming into the house with a funny story about it being "a jungle out there" before the opening credits.

21 Bummy's Girl Bummy needs Stanley to keep an eye on his girl while Bummy is in Boston. Suzanne Somers guest stars.
22 Get Off My Back Stanley fixes a hole in the ceiling after Arthur overflows the bathtub.

DVD release[edit]

On November 29, 2005, S'More Entertainment released all 22 episodes on DVD in Region 1 in a 4-disc set entitled Lotsa Luck - The Complete Series.[1] This release has been discontinued and is now out of print.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-08. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 

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