One of the Boys (TV series)

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NBC later aired another series of the same name that ran for 6 episodes in the spring of 1989, starring Maria Conchita Alonso and Robert Clohessy.

One of the Boys
One of the Boys (TV series).jpg
L-R: Rooney, Carvey, and Lane
Created byBernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub
StarringMickey Rooney
Dana Carvey
Nathan Lane
Scatman Crothers
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producer(s)Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)TOY Productions
DistributorColumbia Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (current)
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 23 (1982-01-23) –
April 24, 1982 (1982-04-24)
Preceded byMickey

One of the Boys is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from January to April 1982. It starred Mickey Rooney, Dana Carvey, Nathan Lane, and Scatman Crothers. TV Guide ranked it number 24 on its TV Guide's 50 Worst Shows of All Time list in 2002.


Oliver Nugent (Mickey Rooney) was a spry senior citizen, who, along with his friend, Bernard Solomon (Scatman Crothers) leave their nursing home, and move in with his college-aged grandson, Adam Shields (Dana Carvey), who is attending Sheffield College in New Jersey, and his roommate, Jonathan Burns (Nathan Lane). Also involved is Adam's girlfriend, Jane (Meg Ryan) and their landlady, Mrs. Green (Francine Beers), who is more than entranced with Oliver.



Episode list[edit]

Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1"Too Young or Too Old"Peter BaldwinDon FlynnJanuary 23, 1982 (1982-01-23)
While searching for a job, Oliver suspects age discrimination when he doesn't get a job.
Guest Starring: Kim Delgado as Paramedic
2"Parents' Weekend"Lee BernhardiBernie Orenstien,
Saul Turteltaub
January 30, 1982 (1982-01-30)
Adam and Jonathan push Jonathan's mother and Oliver together.
Guest Starring: Rosemary Prinz as Violet
3"Double Trouble"Lee BernhardiNorman BaraschFebruary 6, 1982 (1982-02-06)
Oliver becomes a prime suspect in a recent rash of burglaries in the neighborhood.
Guest Starring: Dick Latessa as Marone
4"His Cheatin' Heart"Doug RogersBarry HarmanFebruary 13, 1982 (1982-02-13)
Oliver decides to go back to school after he enrolls at the university, but the experience becomes more than he can handle.
Guest Starring: Olympia Dukakis as Professor
5"Too Much to Lose"Peter BaldwinBernie Orenstein,
Saul Turteltaub
February 20, 1982 (1982-02-20)
Oliver tries to lose weight.
6"Double Date"Doug RogersDinah Kirgo,
Julie Kirgo
February 27, 1982 (1982-02-27)
Oliver juggles two dates to the Senior's Dance.
7"The Lass Is Always Greener"Peter BaldwinDinah Kirgo,
Julie Kirgo
March 6, 1982 (1982-03-06)
Adam gets in trouble when Jonathan's new girlfriend won't leave him alone.
8"His Old Flame"Lee BernhardiDon FlynnMarch 13, 1982 (1982-03-13)
Oliver meets an old flame he met while serving in World War II.
9"Extracurricular Activities"Doug RogersLaurie Newbound,
Suzy Simon
March 20, 1982 (1982-03-20)
Jonathan stars in a new play, but Adam writes a negative review, causing friction.
10"On the Rebound"Lee BernhardiDinah Kirgo,
Julie Kirgo
March 27, 1982 (1982-03-27)
Jonathan's sister visits and Adam is immediately taken, but she is on rebound from a previous relationship.
11"Don't Bank on It: Part 1"Lee BernhardiBernie Orenstein,
Saul Turteltaub
April 10, 1982 (1982-04-10)
Oliver and Bernard find a bank machine that spits out money, but two bank robbers also find out.
Guest Starring: Cleavon Little and Barney Martin as Robbers
12"Don't Bank on It: Part 2"Lee BernhardiBernie Orenstein,
Saul Turteltaub
April 17, 1982 (1982-04-17)
Continuing from the previous episode, the boys get mixed up with the bank robbers.
Guest Starring: Cleavon Little and Barney Martin as Robbers
13"Pilot"Peter BaldwinBernie Orenstein,
Saul Turteltaub
April 24, 1982 (1982-04-24)
In the "lost" pilot, Oliver moves in with Adam.
Guest Starring: Wendie Malick as Joan

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