Mona McCluskey TV Series Overview (1965-1966)


Introduction

Mona McCluskey (also known as Meet Mona McCluskey) is an American sitcom that aired on NBC as part of its 1965-1966 schedule.

The series stars Juliet Prowse in the title role, and aired from 16 September 1965 to 14 April 1966.

Outline

Prowse portrayed Mona McCluskey, an actress who marries a United States Air Force sergeant, Mike McCluskey, played by Denny Scott Miller. The major premise of the show is Mona trying to balance her acting career with her marriage to Mike, who preferred that they live on his smaller Air Force salary.

Cast

  • Juliet Prowse … Mona McCluskey, 26 episodes, 1965-1966.
  • Denny Miller … Mike McCluskey, 26 episodes, 1965-1966.
  • Bartlett Robinson … Frank Caldwell, 26 episodes, 1965-1966.
  • Herbert Rudley … General Crone, 26 episodes, 1965-1966.
  • Robert Strauss … Sergeant Stan Gruzewsky, 26 episodes, 1965-1966.
  • Elena Verdugo … Alice / …26 episodes, 1965-1966.

Production

The series was produced for NBC by McCadden Enterprises, Inc. in association with United Artists Television. The series executive producer was comedian George Burns. The theme song was the Tin Pan Alley standard “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”, sung by a male voice.

Release

Mona McCluskey appeared on Thursday nights against ABC’s Peyton Place and the second half-hour of CBS’s two-hour Thursday Night Movie. It failed to win its time slot and was cancelled by NBC, with its last episode airing in April 1966.

Trivia

  • Mike’s salary as an Air Force Sergeant was $500 a month; Mona’s was $5,000 a week, making his yearly pay $6,000 versus $312,000 for her.
    • If adjusted for inflation, these amounts would be equivalent to $45,000 and $ 2,350,000, respectively.

Mona McCluskey Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Richard Whorf … (23 episodes, 1965-1966).
    • Stanley Z. Cherry … (2 episodes, 1966).
    • Don McGuire … (1 episode, 1965).
  • Producer(s):
    • George Burns … executive producer / producer (26 episodes, 1965-1966).
    • Robert Vreeland … associate producer (1 episode, 1965).
  • Writer(s):
    • Arthur Alsberg … (written by) (3 episodes, 1965).
    • Edmund Beloin … (written by) (2 episodes, 1966).
    • William Burns … (written by) (1 episode, 1966).
    • Irving Elinson … (written by) (15 episodes, 1965-1966).
    • Bob Fisher … (written by) (3 episodes, 1965).
    • Fred S. Fox … (written by) (18 episodes, 1965-1966).
    • Henry Garson … (written by) (2 episodes, 1966).
    • Don McGuire … (written by) (1 episode, 1965).
    • Elon Packard … (written by) (1 episode, 1966).
    • Norman Paul … (written by) (1 episode, 1966).
    • William Raynor … (written by) (1 episode, 1966).
    • Myles Wilder … (written by) (1 episode, 1966).
  • Music:
    • Sonny Burke.
  • Cinematography:
    • Philip Tannura.
  • Editor(s):
    • John C. Fuller.
  • Production:
    • McCadden Productions.
    • United Artists Television.
  • Distributor(s):
    • National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (1965-1966) (USA) (TV).
  • Release Date: 16 September 1965 to 14 April 1966.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 22-24 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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