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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Episode 01: Pilot.
- Episode 02: All That Dough and No Place to Go.
- Episode 03: All in a Night’s Work.
- Episode 04: In Every Life a Little Wife Must Fall.
- Episode 05: Mona Carroll vs. Mona McCluskey.
- Episode 06: How to Put Out an Old Flame.
- Episode 07: Let’s Play Cupid.
- Episode 08: Good for the Goose, Bad for the Gander.
- Episode 09: Michelangelo’s Rival.
- Episode 10: How to Cure an Old Man.
- Episode 11: My Husband, The Wife Beater.
- Episode 12: Mail Against Female.
- Episode 13: Stranger in the Love Nest.
- Episode 14: Dance, Kookerina, Dance.
- Episode 15: Mona, the Soft Air Force Recruit.
- Episode 16: Down from the Wild Blue Yonder.
- Episode 17: The General Swings at Dawn.
- Episode 18: Lovebirds and Jailbirds.
- Episode 19: Diamonds Are a Girl’s Worst Friend.
- Episode 20: Mona, the Mystic.
- Episode 21: Love, Chimp Style.
- Episode 22: Operation – Chicken Soup.
- Episode 23: How to Turn Off a Laser Beam.
- Episode 24: Snow Valley Snow Job.
- Episode 25: Will He, or Won’t He?
- Episode 26: Mike’s Birthday Present.
Production & Filming Details
- Richard Whorf … (23 episodes, 1965-1966).
- Stanley Z. Cherry … (2 episodes, 1966).
- Don McGuire … (1 episode, 1965).
- George Burns … executive producer / producer (26 episodes, 1965-1966).
- Robert Vreeland … associate producer (1 episode, 1965).
- 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).
- Sonny Burke.
- Philip Tannura.
- John C. Fuller.
- McCadden Productions.
- United Artists Television.
- 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.