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Bachelor Father (1957-1962)



Bachelor Father

(1957-1962) 

30 minutes

Comedy / Family / Sitcom 

Cast: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Jimmy Boyd and Sammee Tong

Bachelor Father is a sitcom starring John Forsythe as wealthy attorney Bentley Gregg, Noreen Corcoran as his niece Kelly and Sammee Tong as houseboy Peter Tong that appeared on all three national television networks between 1957 and 1962. The show ’s plots were centered around John Forsythe's character, George Bentley, adjustments to dealing with the responsibilities of parenting while also trying to find the right woman to share his life with.

157 Episodes aired from September 15, 1957 to June 26, 1962
 

Season One
 
1.      Bentley and the P.T.A. 9/15/1957

2.      Bentley Versus the Girl Scouts 9/29/1957

3.      Bentley and the Lady Doctor 10/13/1957
 
4.      Date with Kelly 10/27/1957

5.      Uncle Bentley and the Aunts 11/10/1957

6.      Bentley and the Revolving Housekeepers 11/24/1957

7.      Uncle Bentley Keeps His Promise 12/8/1957
 
8.      Bentley and the Babysitter 12/22/1957

9.      Bentley and the Talent Contest 1/5/1958

10.     Bentley, the Homemaker 1/19/1958

11.     Bentley and His Junior Image 2/2/1958
 
12.     Uncle Bentley Loans Out Peter 2/16/1958

13.     Bentley and the Social Worker 3/2/1958

14.     A Sister for Kelly 3/16/1958

15.     Waiting Up for Kelly 3/30/1958

16.     Woman of the House 4/13/1958
 
17.     Peter Falls in Love 4/27/1958

18.     Bentley's Prospective Son-in-Law 5/11/1958

19.     Bentley's Clubhouse 5/25/1958

20.     Uncle Bentley and the Matchmaker 6/8/1958

Season Two
 
21.     Bentley and the Finishing School 9/14/1958

22.     Parent's Night 9/28/1958

23.     Bentley Leads a Dog's Life 10/12/1958
 
24.     Bentley and the Teenage Siren 10/26/1958

25.     Bentley and Peter's Teacher 11/9/1958

26.     Bentley and the Wedding Bells 11/23/1958

27.     Kelly's Mad Crush 12/7/1958
 
28.     Bentley's Big Case 12/21/1958

29.     Bentley's Economy Wave 1/4/1959

30.     Decisions, Decisions 1/18/1959

31.     Bentley and the Kleptomaniac 2/1/1959

32.     A Phone for Kelly 2/15/1959
 
33.     Kelly's Boyfriend 3/1/1959

34.     Bentley the Proud Father 3/15/1959

35.     Bentley's Aunt Caroline 3/29/1959

36.     Bentley, Man of Steel 4/12/1959

37.     Bentley and the Motorcycle 4/26/1959
 
38.     Bentley the Organizer 5/10/1959

39.     Bentley and the Beauty Contest 5/24/1959

40.     Bentley the Hero 6/7/1959

Season Three
 
41.     Peter Meets His Match 9/17/1959

42.     Bentley and the Dog Trainer 9/24/1959

43.     The Case Against Gisele 10/1/1959

44.     Bentley and the Gullible Guitarist 10/8/1959

45.     Kelly's Idol 10/15/1959

46.     East Meets West 10/22/1959

47.     Bentley and Grandpa Ling 10/29/1959

48.     Kelly the Golddigger 11/5/1959

49.     The Rescue of Rufus 11/12/1959
 
50.     A Key for Kelly 11/19/1959

51.     Bentley's Double Play 11/26/1959

52.     Bentley and the Brainy Beauty 12/3/1959

53.     Bentley Plays Cupid 12/10/1959

54.     Kelly's Secret 12/17/1959
 
55.     Bentley Goes to Washington 12/24/1959

56.     Kelly, the Politician 12/31/1959

57.     Bentley, the Gentleman Farmer 1/7/1960

58.     Bentley and the Combo 1/14/1960

59.     Bentley and the Bartered Bride 1/21/1960
 
60.     The Blond Issue 1/28/1960

61.     Bentley and the Majorette 2/4/1960

62.     Bentley, the Model Citizen 2/18/1960

63.     The Fishing Trip 2/25/1960

64.     The Fortune Cookie Caper 3/3/1960
 
65.     Kelly and the College Man 3/10/1960

66.     Kelly, the Career Woman 3/17/1960

67.     Bentley's New House 3/24/1960

68.     Bentley, the Stage Mother 4/7/1960

69.     The Woman's Angle 4/14/1960
 
70.     Bentley Meets the Perfect Woman 4/21/1960

71.     Bentley and the Travel Agent 4/28/1960

72.     The Very Friendly Witness 5/5/1960

73.     Bentley and the Blood Bank 5/12/1960
 
74.     A Man of Importance 5/19/1960

75.     Bentley and the Beach Bum 5/26/1960

76.     Where There's a Will 6/2/1960

77.     Bentley's Birthday Gift 6/9/1960


Season Four
 
78.     Jasper the Second 9/15/1960

79.     Kelly Learns to Drive 9/22/1960

80.     Trial Separation 9/29/1960

81.     Mystery Witness 10/6/1960
 
82.     A Crush on Bentley 10/13/1960

83.     Peter Gets Jury Notice 10/20/1960

84.     Hilda the Jewel 10/27/1960

85.     It Happens in November 11/3/1960

86.     How to Catch a Man 11/10/1960
 
87.     Kelly, the Matchmaker 11/17/1960

88.     Bentley Cracks the Whip 11/24/1960

89.     Bentley and the Big Board 12/1/1960

90.     Dear Bentley 12/15/1960

91.     Bentley and the Lost Chord 12/22/1960
 
92.     Ginger's Big Romance 12/29/1960

93.     Bentley the Angel 1/5/1961

94.     Bentley and the Woodpecker 1/12/1961

95.     Bentley Goes to Europe 1/19/1961

96.     The Greggs in Rome 1/26/1961
 
97.     The Greggs in London 2/2/1961

98.     The Greggs in Paris 2/16/1961

99.     Encore in Paris 2/23/1961

100.    There's No Place Like Home 3/2/1961

101.    Bentley Swims Upstream 3/9/1961
 
102.    A Man Among Men 3/16/1961

103.    Peter's China Doll 3/23/1961

104.    Bentley and the Counterspy 3/30/1961

105.    Peter Plays Cupid 4/6/1961

106.    Bentley and the Great Debate 4/13/1961
 
107.    Bentley and the Nature Girl 4/20/1961

108.    Bentley's Mad Friends 4/27/1961

109.    Hilda Rides Again 5/4/1961

110.    Kelly's Charge Account 5/11/1961

111.    Bentley Builds a Pool 5/18/1961
 
112.    Bentley Slays a Dragon 5/25/1961

113.    A Favor for Bentley 6/1/1961

114.    Kelly Gets a Job 6/8/1961

115.    Kelly's Tangled Web 6/15/1961

116.    Bentley's Barbecue 6/22/1961
 
117.    Drop That Calorie 7/6/1961

Season Five
 
118.    Kelly's Graduation 9/21/1961

119.    The King's English 10/3/1961

120.    Rush Week 10/10/1961
 
121.    Kelly and the Free Thinker 10/17/1961

122.    A Party for Peter 10/24/1961

123.    Never Steal An Owl 10/31/1961

124.    Bentley's Catered Affair 11/7/1961

125.    House at Smuggler's Cove 11/14/1961
 
126.    Peter's Punctured Wedding 11/21/1961

127.    Star Light, Star Not So Bright 11/28/1961

128.    Bentley and the Time Clock 12/5/1961

129.    Birth of a Song 12/12/1961

130.    Deck the Halls 12/19/1961

131.    The Law and Kelly Gregg 12/26/1961

132.    How to Throw Your Voice 1/2/1962

133.    Kelly and the Yes Man 1/9/1962

134.    Gold in Them Hills 1/16/1962
 
135.    How Howard Won His "C" 1/23/1962

136.    Pinch That Penny 1/30/1962

137.    Blossom Comes to Visit 2/6/1962

138.    Bentley and the Homebody 2/13/1962

139.    Summer Romance 2/20/1962
 
140.    The Hong Kong Suit 2/27/1962

141.    Will Success Spoil Jasper? 3/6/1962

142.    Strictly Business 3/13/1962

143.    On the Old Camp Ground 3/20/1962

144.    A Visit to the Bergens 3/27/1962
 
145.    The Richest Cat 4/3/1962

146.    The Twain Shall Meet 4/10/1962

147.    Bentley Goes to Bat 4/17/1962

148.    Kelly's Engagement 4/24/1962

149.    Kelly, the Home Executive 5/1/1962
 
150.    Blossom Time at the Greggs 5/8/1962

151.    What Men Don't Know 5/15/1962

152.    Marry Thy Neighbor 5/22/1962

153.    Bentley Takes it Easy 5/29/1962

154.    Boys Will Be 6/5/1962
 
155.    Divided House 6/12/1962

156.    Peter, the Medicine Man 6/19/1962

157.    Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight 6/26/1962

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