McKeever and the Colonel

McKeever and the Colonel is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC during the 1962-'63 season, on Sunday nights at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Its setting was a fictional military academy known as Westfield. Dick Powell's Four Star Television produced the series.

McKeever and the Colonel
Allyn Joslyn as Colonel Harvey T. Blackwell.
Created byR.S. Allen
Harvey Bullock
Written byR.S. Allen
Harvey Bullock
Max Wilk
Arthur Marx
Albert Lewin
Burt Styler
Harvey Helm
Bob Marcus
StarringScott Lane
Allyn Joslyn
Jackie Coogan
Elisabeth Fraser
John McGiver
John Eimen
Composer(s)Herschel Burke Gilbert
Joseph Mullendore
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes26
Producer(s)Tom McKnight
Running time30 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Four Star-Harlen
DistributorFour Star Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack and white
Audio formatMonoaural
Original releaseSeptember 23, 1962 
June 16, 1963

Gary McKeever (played by Scott Lane) was the lead character, a likable but mischievous cadet. He often found himself in trouble with the camp commandant, the pompous Colonel Harvey T. Blackwell (played by character actor Allyn Joslyn). Jackie Coogan played Sgt. Barnes, a down-to-earth school staffer who was more sympathetic to McKeever. The program also starred character actor John McGiver as well as child actor John Eimen as Monk.

Episode list

Episode #Episode titleOriginal airdate
1-1"General McKeever" (pilot)September 23, 1962
1-2"The Army Mule"September 30, 1962
1-3"TV Or Not TV"October 7, 1962
1-4"Straight and Narrow"October 14, 1962
1-5"The Mascot"October 28, 1962
1-6"The Cookie Crumbles"November 4, 1962
1-7"By the Book"November 11, 1962
1-8"The Bugle Sounds"November 18, 1962
1-9"Blackwell's Stand"November 25, 1962
1-10"McKeever and the Celestial Bells"December 2, 1962
1-11"Hand In Glove"December 9, 1962
1-12"Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"December 16, 1962
1-13"Happy Birthday, Colonel"December 23, 1962
1-14"For Dear Old Westfield"December 30, 1962
1-15"Too Many Sergeants"January 6, 1963
1-16"McKeever's Astronaut"January 20, 1963
1-17"The Neighbor"January 27, 1963
1-18"Love Comes To Westfield"February 10, 1963
1-19"The Big Charade"February 17, 1963
1-20"The Old Grad"March 3, 1963
1-21"All Quiet on the Westfield Front"March 10, 1963
1-22"Feat Of Clay"March 17, 1963
1-23"Make Room For Mother"March 24, 1963
1-24"Project Walkie-Talkie"March 31, 1963
1-25"Blackwell, the Retread"April 7, 1963
1-26"McKeever Meets Munroe"April 14, 1963

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