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Please Don’t Eat The Daisies (NBC 1965-1966, Patricia Crowley, Mark Miller)

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Please Don’t Eat The Daisies was a sitcom that was based on the Doris Day film of the same name (released in 1960) which in turn was based on a book by Jean Kerr.

The plotline concerned the Nash family, English professor dad Jim and reporter wife Joan. The family lived in Ridgemont, New York (Jim taught at Ridgemont College), the pair had four kids, Kyle, Joel, Tracey and Trevor (the last two played by real life brothers Joe and Jeff Fifthian).

The family, who also had a maid called Martha and a large sheepdog called Ladadog, were highly unconventional much to the consternation of their next door neighbours Marge and Herb Thornton.

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USA / NBC – MGM / 58×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1965-1966

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Book: Jean Kerr

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PATRICIA CROWLEY as Joan Nash
MARK MILLER as Jim Nash
KIM TYLER as Kyle Nash
BRIAN NASH as Joel Nash
JOE FIFTHIAN as Tracey Nash
JEFF FIFTHIAN as Trevor Nash
SHIRLEY MITCHELL as Marge Thornton
HARRY HICKOX as Herb Thornton (1965-66)
KING DONOVAN as Herb Thornton (1966-67)
DUB TAYLOR as Ed Hewley (1965-66)
ELLEN CORBY as Martha O’Reilly
BILL QUINN as Dean Gerald Carter (1966-67)
JAN VANDERPYL as Ethel Carter (1966-67)


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