The Ugliest Girl in Town

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The Ugliest Girl in Town
Peter Kastner Ugliest Girl in Town 1969.JPG
Kastner as Timothy, left and as "Timmie", right.
Created by Robert Kaufman
Starring Peter Kastner
Patricia Brake
Gary Marshal
Jenny Till
Theme music composer Howard Greenfield
Helen Miller
Opening theme "The Ugliest Girl in Town", sung by The Will-O-Bees
Composer(s) Shorty Rogers
Country of origin USA (production)
Great Britain (location)
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20 (3 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Harry Ackerman
Producer(s) Jerry Davis
Location(s) Filmed on location in London and at Shepperton Studios in Shepperton, Surrey, England
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Screen Gems
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network ABC
Original release September 26, 1968 – January 30, 1969

The Ugliest Girl in Town is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC. It ran from September 26, 1968 to January 30, 1969.

Timothy Blair is a Hollywood talent agent. He falls in love with Julie Renfield, a British actress who is visiting the United States to do a movie. After that movie is finished, she returns to England. To help his brother Gene complete a photography assignment, Timothy dresses as a hippie and poses for a photo shoot. The photos are sent to a modeling agent in England who assumes that they are of a woman. He offers "her" a job.

Knowing that this would be the only chance to go to Great Britain and be with Julie, Tim accepts and dubs himself "Timmie". Tim has two weeks of vacation to spend as much time with Julie as he can, but when he is about to leave with his brother, Gene loses £11,000 gambling. Unless he pays him back, Tim has to continue being Timmie for a while longer.

In 2002, TV Guide ranked the series number 18 on its '50 Worst TV Shows of All Time' list.[1]

Although the series was bought by ITV for British airings, it was never screened in the London area despite the series being both set and filmed there.


Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "The Ugliest Girl in Town" (pilot) September 26, 1968
1-2 "Visitors from a Strange Planet" October 3, 1968
1-3 "The Pain in Timmy's Tummy" October 10, 1968
1-4 "The Cover Up Girl" October 17, 1968
1-5 "One of Our Models Is Missing" October 24, 1968
1-6 "Up the Thames Without a Paddle" October 31, 1968
1-7 "The Perfect Young Lady" November 7, 1968
1-8 "The Look Alikes" November 14, 1968
1-9 "Timmy the Mother" November 21, 1968
1-10 "Popped Star" December 5, 1968
1-11 "The Paris Incident" December 12, 1968
1-12 "The Jewel Robbery" December 19, 1968
1-13 "My Sister, the Genius" December 26, 1968
1-14 "The Ugliest Boy in Town" January 2, 1969
1-15 "The Trouble with England" January 16, 1969
1-16 "A Little Advice Goes a Long Way" January 23, 1969
1-17 "Matchmates" January 30, 1969
1-18 "The Track Star" Unaired
1-19 "Tubby Timmy" Unaired
1-20 "He Lost His Girlish Laughter" Unaired


  1. ^ TV Guide Book of Lists. Running Press. 2007. p. 180. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9. 

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