Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV series)

Please Don't Eat the Daisies is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 14, 1965 to September 2, 1967. The series was based upon the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and 1960 film starring Doris Day and David Niven.

Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Mark Miller and Patricia Crowley as Jim and Joan Nash, 26 April 1966
GenreSitcom
Written byWilliam Cowley
Lee Erwin
Neil Travis
Bill Everett
Bill Freedman
Ben Gershman
Austin Kalish
Irma Kalish
Roy Kammerman
Jean Kerr
Sidney A. Mandel
Michael Morris
Jack Raymond
Robert Stambler
Directed byDavid Alexander
Peter Baldwin
Bruce Bilson
John Erman
Alvin Ganzer
Tay Garnett
Jeffrey Hayden
Richard Kinon
Sidney Miller
Hollingsworth Morse
Howard Morris
Gary Nelson
Jerry Thorpe
Richard Whorf
StarringPatricia Crowley
Mark Miller
Composer(s)Jeff Alexander
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes58
Production
Producer(s)Robert Stambler
Paul West
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time24 min (30 minutes with commercials)
Production company(s)Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television
DistributorMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television
(1967-1968)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format1.33:1
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 14, 1965 (1965-09-14) 
April 22, 1967 (1967-04-22)
Chronology
Related showsPlease Don't Eat the Daisies
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (film)

The series ran for 58 half-hour episodes and starred Patricia Crowley and Mark Miller. The show also features Dub Taylor, Clint Howard, and Bonnie Franklin for multiple appearances; Ellen Corby had a recurring role as Martha the housekeeper. Robert Vaughn and David McCallum appeared in the "Say UNCLE" episode as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, and Stefanie Powers appeared as April Dancer in the "Remember Lake Serene" episode, connecting this series to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.. (Patricia Crowley had appeared in the pilot episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E..)

In its first season, the show did fairly well in the ratings. It was scheduled on Tuesday nights opposite the second half of two veteran shows on prime time television, Rawhide on CBS and Combat! on ABC. For its second year, Please Don't Eat The Daisies was moved to Saturday nights where it faced brutal competition against the second half of The Jackie Gleason Show. The ratings fell and NBC canceled the series in the spring of 1967.

Cast

Episode list

Season 1: 1965–66

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"My Eldest Child"TBATBASeptember 14, 1965 (1965-09-14)
22"How About Two Gorillas?"TBATBASeptember 21, 1965 (1965-09-21)
33"Who's Kicking That Gong Around?"TBATBASeptember 28, 1965 (1965-09-28)
44"Dinner on the Rocks"TBATBAOctober 5, 1965 (1965-10-05)
55"We're Bigger Than They Are, But..."TBATBAOctober 12, 1965 (1965-10-12)
66"Look Who's Talking"TBATBAOctober 19, 1965 (1965-10-19)
77"The Big Train"TBATBAOctober 26, 1965 (1965-10-26)
88"Two Seats on the Moon-Shot"TBATBANovember 2, 1965 (1965-11-02)
99"Shape Up or Ship Out"TBATBANovember 9, 1965 (1965-11-09)
1010"Somewhere George is Calling"TBATBANovember 16, 1965 (1965-11-16)
1111"Don't Fool Around with the Man Upstairs"TBATBANovember 23, 1965 (1965-11-23)
1212"Of Hitches and Stitches and Big Round Dogs"TBATBANovember 30, 1965 (1965-11-30)
1313"Very, Very Huckleberry"TBATBADecember 7, 1965 (1965-12-07)
1414"It's Lad by a Nose"TBATBADecember 14, 1965 (1965-12-14)
1515"The Big Brass Blonde"TBATBADecember 21, 1965 (1965-12-21)
1616"Swing That Indian Club"TBATBADecember 28, 1966 (1966-12-28)
1717"The Pied Piper of Ridgemont"TBATBAJanuary 4, 1966 (1966-01-04)
1818"Say UNCLE"TBATBAJanuary 11, 1966 (1966-01-11)
1919"Nobody's Perfect"TBATBAJanuary 18, 1966 (1966-01-18)
2020"My Good Friend, Whatsisname"TBATBAJanuary 25, 1966 (1966-01-25)
2121"The Monster in the Basement"TBATBAFebruary 1, 1966 (1966-02-01)
2222"Wring Out the Welcome Mat"TBATBAFebruary 15, 1966 (1966-02-15)
2323"Move Over, Mozart"TBATBAFebruary 22, 1966 (1966-02-22)
2424"Who's Walking Under the Bed?"TBATBAMarch 8, 1966 (1966-03-08)
2525"How Now, Hausfrau?"TBATBAMarch 15, 1966 (1966-03-15)
2626"Big Man on Campus"TBATBAMarch 22, 1966 (1966-03-22)
2727"The Magnificent Muldoon"TBATBAMarch 29, 1966 (1966-03-29)
2828"The Leaning Tower of Ridgemont"TBATBAApril 5, 1966 (1966-04-05)
2929"Mine is the Luck of the Irish"TBATBAApril 12, 1966 (1966-04-12)
3030"Night of Knights"TBATBAApril 19, 1966 (1966-04-19)

Season 2: 1966–67

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
311"The Purple Avenger"TBATBASeptember 17, 1966 (1966-09-17)
322"My Mother's Name is Fred"TBATBASeptember 24, 1966 (1966-09-24)
333"A-Hunting We Will Go"TBATBAOctober 1, 1966 (1966-10-01)
344"At Home with the Family"TBATBAOctober 8, 1966 (1966-10-08)
355"The Holdouts"TBATBAOctober 15, 1966 (1966-10-15)
366"Trouble Right Here in Ridgemont"TBATBAOctober 22, 1966 (1966-10-22)
377"Black is the Color of My Love's Eye"TBATBAOctober 29, 1966 (1966-10-29)
388"My Son, the Genius"TBATBANovember 5, 1966 (1966-11-05)
399"The End of the Trailer"TBATBANovember 12, 1966 (1966-11-12)
4010"My Son, the Actor"TBATBANovember 19, 1966 (1966-11-19)
4111"Of Haunted Houses, Little Boys, and a Ghost Named Malcolm"TBATBANovember 26, 1966 (1966-11-26)
4212"And What Does Your Husband Do?"TBATBADecember 3, 1966 (1966-12-03)
4313"Just for Laughs"TBATBADecember 10, 1966 (1966-12-10)
4414"The Guardian"TBATBADecember 24, 1966 (1966-12-24)
4515"Peace, It's Wonderful"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1967 (1967-01-07)
4616"The Silent Butler Spoke"TBATBAJanuary 14, 1967 (1967-01-14)
4717"The Cupid Machine"TBATBAJanuary 21, 1967 (1967-01-21)
4818"The Thing's the Play"TBATBAJanuary 28, 1967 (1967-01-28)
4919"The Officer of the Court"TBATBAFebruary 4, 1967 (1967-02-04)
5020"None So Righteous"TBATBAFebruary 11, 1967 (1967-02-11)
5121"Remember Lake Serene?"TBATBAFebruary 18, 1967 (1967-02-18)
5222"Pest in the House"TBATBAFebruary 25, 1967 (1967-02-25)
5323"Help Wanted, Desperately"TBATBAMarch 4, 1967 (1967-03-04)
Guest star: Mary Treen
5424"Just While You're Resting"TBATBAMarch 11, 1967 (1967-03-11)
5525"When I Was a Young Man"TBATBAMarch 25, 1967 (1967-03-25)
5626"Professor, Please!"TBATBAApril 1, 1967 (1967-04-01)
5727"A Matter of Concentration"TBATBAApril 8, 1967 (1967-04-08)
5828"The Day the Play Got Away"TBATBAApril 22, 1967 (1967-04-22)
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