The John Forsythe Show

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The John Forsythe Show began as a situation comedy in the fall of 1965 on NBC, but at mid-season it switched to a spy show. In the first phase of the series, John Forsythe appeared as United States Air Force veteran John Foster, who inherited the... read more

The John Forsythe Show began as a situation comedy in the fall of 1965 on NBC, but at mid-season it switched to a spy show. In the first phase of the series, John Forsythe appeared as United States Air Force veteran John Foster, who inherited the private Foster School for Girls in San Francisco, California, from his late aunt, Victoria. Forsythe's co-stars were Elsa Lanchester as the principal, Miss Culver; Ann B. Davis, as the physical education teacher, Miss Wilson; and Guy Marks as Ed Robbins, Forsythe's aide and a former sergeant. Actors who portrayed students included Pamelyn Ferdin as Pamela, Darlene Carr as Kathy, Page and Brooke Forsythe as Marcia and Norma Jean, Peggy Lipton, as Joanna, Tracy Stratford as Susan, and Sara Ballantine as Janice.

Original Release

09/13/1965 on NBC

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 The Terrifying Inheritance of Major John Foster Monday, 13 September 1965
2 Little Miss Egghead Monday, 20 September 1965
3 Miss Culver, Won't You Please Come Home? Monday, 27 September 1965
4 'Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost Monday, 11 October 1965
5 Time of the Goat Monday, 18 October 1965
6 The Nightmare of Koorbahu Monday, 25 October 1965
7 After Going Steady, What Else Is There? Monday, 01 November 1965
8 That Little Old Matchmaker Monday, 08 November 1965
9 Super Girl Monday, 15 November 1965
10 Duty and the Beast Monday, 22 November 1965
11 Oh, What a Tangled Web Monday, 29 November 1965
12 A Waltzing We Will a Go-Go Monday, 06 December 1965
13 The Daring Escape Monday, 13 December 1965
14 Anyone for Marriage? Monday, 20 December 1965
15 Miss Foster's Military Academy Monday, 27 December 1965
16 The Bainbridge Curse Monday, 03 January 1966
17 The Major's Big Beat Monday, 10 January 1966
18 Anyone for a Fat Lip? Monday, 17 January 1966
19 If Food Be the Music of Love Monday, 24 January 1966
20 Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It's Miss Culver! Monday, 07 February 1966
21 The Cupid Caper Monday, 14 February 1966
22 Funny, You Don't Look Like a Spy Monday, 21 February 1966
23 School for Spies Monday, 28 February 1966
24 Engagement, Italian Style Monday, 07 March 1966
25 On an Island with You and You and You Monday, 14 March 1966
26 It Takes a Heap of Sergeants Monday, 21 March 1966
27 If I Were a Prince Monday, 28 March 1966
28 Doctor Soo Monday, 04 April 1966
29 From Russia with Chaos Monday, 11 April 1966
30 Get Me to the Execution on Time Monday, 18 April 1966

Directors

Earl Bellamy, Jerry Paris, Sam Freedle

Writers

Joel Kane, Dan Beaumont, Joseph Bonaduce

Cast

John Forsythe Major John Foster
Guy Marks Ed Robbins
Ann B. Davis Miss Wilson
Elsa Lanchester Margaret Culver
Elsa Lanchester Miss Margaret Culver
Darleen Carr
Tracy Stratford
Pamelyn Ferdin Pamela
Tracy Stratford Susan
Darleen Carr Kathy
Kim Darby Deidre Miller
Dan Tobin Gen. Bradford
Vito Scotti Gonzales
Howard Smith Oakes
Harry Townes Charles J. Fairchild
Nita Talbot Princess Yetta
Arnold Moss Duval
Lisa Gaye
Gene Blakely Dr. Holzer
Paul Birch General Pierce

Producers

Editors

Richard G. Wray

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