The Ugliest Girl in Town

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.

The Ugliest Girl in Town
Kastner as Timothy, left and as "Timmie", right.
Created byRobert Kaufman
StarringPeter Kastner
Patricia Brake
Gary Marshal
Jenny Till
Theme music composerHoward Greenfield
Helen Miller
Opening theme"The Ugliest Girl in Town", sung by The Will-O-Bees
Composer(s)Shorty Rogers
Country of originUSA (production)
Great Britain (location)
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20 (3 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Harry Ackerman
Producer(s)Jerry Davis
Production location(s)Filmed on location in London and at Shepperton Studios in Shepperton, Surrey, England
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Screen Gems
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 26, 1968 
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 the 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 they are of a woman. He offers "her" a job.

Knowing this would be the only chance to go to Great Britain and be with Julie, Timothy accepts and dubs himself "Timmie". Timothy 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. This, coupled with the fact that the talent agent discovers the brothers' ruse and demands to recoup his investment, means Timothy has to continue being Timmie for a while longer.


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.

The series theme song, written by Howard Greenfield and Helen Miller and produced by Bill Traut, was recorded by New York City trio the Will-O-Bees and released as a single by SGC Records.[1]


In 2002, TV Guide ranked the series number 18 on its "50 Worst TV Shows of All Time" list.[2]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"The Ugliest Girl in Town"James FrawleyRobert KaufmanSeptember 26, 1968 (1968-09-26)
2"Visitors from a Strange Planet"TBATBAOctober 3, 1968 (1968-10-03)
3"The Pain in Timmy's Tummy"TBATBAOctober 10, 1968 (1968-10-10)
4"The Cover Up Girl"TBATBAOctober 17, 1968 (1968-10-17)
5"One of Our Models Is Missing"TBATBAOctober 24, 1968 (1968-10-24)
6"Up the Thames Without a Paddle"TBATBAOctober 31, 1968 (1968-10-31)
7"The Perfect Young Lady"TBATBANovember 7, 1968 (1968-11-07)
8"The Look Alikes"TBATBANovember 14, 1968 (1968-11-14)
9"Timmy, the Mother"TBATBANovember 21, 1968 (1968-11-21)
10"Popped Star"TBATBADecember 5, 1968 (1968-12-05)
11"The Paris Incident"E.W. SwackhamerBrad AshtonDecember 12, 1968 (1968-12-12)
12"The Jewel Robbery"TBATBADecember 19, 1968 (1968-12-19)
13"My Sister, the Genius"Ray AustinRobert KaufmanDecember 26, 1968 (1968-12-26)
14"The Ugliest Boy in Town"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1969 (1969-01-02)
15"The Trouble with England"Jerry DavisLila Garrett & Bernie KahnJanuary 16, 1969 (1969-01-16)
16"A Little Advice Goes a Long Way"TBATBAJanuary 23, 1969 (1969-01-23)
17"Matchmates"TBATBAJanuary 30, 1969 (1969-01-30)
18"The Track Star"Peter DuffellStanley Price & Brad AshtonUnaired
19"Tubby Timmy"TBATBAUnaired
20"He Lost His Girlish Laughter"TBATBAUnaired


  1. "The Ugliest Girl In Town", Television Obscurities. Retrieved 11 August 2017
  2. TV Guide Book of Lists. Running Press. 2007. pp. 180. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9.

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