ABBOTT, Bud & Lou Costello
(The Abbott & Costello Show)
( Alexander-2222 or 4444
214 Brookline Avenue
Bud & Lou are unemployed actors. Sid Fields is their rooming
house landlord who hounds the boys to pay their back rent.
ABBOTT, Sid & wife, Jean
(Bless This House)
Number Two Howard Road
Sid is a sales rep for a stationary company. Jean is a homemaker. They have a
teenage daughter, Sally and a work-shy son, Mike. The Abbott’s next-door
neighbors are Trevor and his wife, Betty.
(They Came From Outer Space)
Somewhere in the USA
Ablerama “Abe” and his sidekick Boximaxio “Bo” are two teenage aliens from the
planet Crouton ("the most boring planet in the universe"). Before the two
college bound spaceniks get to their destination (Cambridge University), they
crash land in a California junkyard. Revising their plans, Able & Bo turn a
bunch of junked autos (via psychokinetic powers) into a red '57 Corvette and
take off to see the sights of America including its beautiful women.
Unfortunately, while Abe & Bo travel the USA they are pursued by two air force
officers bent on capturing them (Call 1-800-555-1212 to report sightings). In
the meantime, Abe & Bo get employment at odd jobs to support themselves and use
their alien abilities to communicate with each other via telepathy, feel each
others pain through an empathetic connection and merge with inanimate objects
(for a minute at a time) when the situation calls for it.
ABOVE THE TOP RESTAURANT
(It's a Living/Making a Living)
Los Angeles, CA
This posh eatery is supervised by Nancy Beebe. Her support staff includes chef
Mario [later chef Howard Miller], lounge pianist Sonny Mann, bartender Frisco,
and waitresses Lois Adams, Dorothy "Dot" Higgins, Vicki Allen, Maggie McBurney,
Cassie Cranston, Jan Hoffmeyer Gray, Amy Tompkins and Ginger St. James. NOTE:
The building exterior used on the series is the Westin Bonaventure at 404 South
Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. The Bona Vista Lounge on the 35th floor inspired
the setting for this series.
c/o The Ace Building
ACE Comics [printed by Zamos Printing Company] produces the Mad Dog comic strip.
The Mad Dog character [a veterinarian with super powers] was created by Bob
McKay in the 1964 and resurrected in 1992. Bob's creative team included animator
Iris Frankel; inker Chad Pfefferle; office aide Albie Lutz; colorist Patricia
McKay [Bob's feminist daughter] and story writer Harlan Stone. Ace Comics is run
by Mr. terHorst, an unseen business tycoon with a phobia for privacy. Ace Comics
is a subsidiary of American-Canadian Transcontinental Communications [AmCanTranConComCo].
Unfortunately, when the premiere issue of Mad Dog hit the streets, the last page
of the strip was missing. The original 1950s issue of Mad Dog comic sold for
$0.12. At the time, the Mad Dog character came under attack of a witch-hunting
senate sub-committee. Ace Comics discontinued the Mad Dog comic in 1993. A
70-foot Mad Dog balloon floated over New York City during the Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day parade. See also - AUSTIN, Dr. Jeffrey
Devon is a doctor. She lives on a space station two hundred years into the
future where most earthlings fled the polluted planet Earth to the sterile
safety of orbiting space stations. Unfortunately, the descendants of the
original space station inhabitants became afflicted with the Syndrome as a
by-product form being forced to continually breath filtered air and imbibe
reconstituted substances. The Syndromes symptoms included underdeveloped bodies,
weakness and asthma. One such victim is Ulysses Adair, Devon’s son. To help her
son escape the "bubble like" living environment Devon formulated an expedition
[although unsanctioned] to an unexplored planet called G-889, hoping the organic
environment and fresh air would help cure her son. In the mean time Ullysses was
forced to wear a clumsy encounter suit.
ADAMS, Captain Shank
(Boots & Saddles)
c/o Fort Lowell
Arizona Territory (1870s)
Captain Shank Adams is stationed with the American Fifth cavalry at Fort Lowell.
Soldiers on duty included Lieutenant Colonel Hays; Lieutenant Kelly; Lieutenant
Binning; Sergeant Bullock and veteran Indian scout Luke Cummings. Note: The
program title was derived from the traditional "bugle call" used to summon
soldiers to their horses. The series was filmed on location in Kanab, Utah.
San Diego, CA
Dan is a private eye.
(Stories of the Century)
American Frontier (late 1800s)
Frankie is a detective for the Southwestern Railroad. She tracked down such
notorious frontier outlaws as Belle Starr, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, and
Jesse James with the assistance of her rugged partner Matt Clark. Note: The
series was also known as The Fast Guns and Tales of the West.
(Ichabod & Me)
RFD Number 6
Phippsboro, New Hampshire
Ichabod is the town mayor and traffic commissioner. He lives with his beautiful
ADAMS, James “Grizzly”
(The Life & Times of Grizzly Adams)
Sierra Nevadas (1850s)
James Adams is falsely convicted of murder and escapes to the safety of the
mountains. While there, he befriends a grizzly bear that he calls Ben and two
human inhabitants Mad Jack, a mountain man and Nakuma, an Indian. Note: The real
Grizzly Adams (and the inspiration for the series) was born on October 22, 1822
in Medway, Massachusetts. He was known to have strolled into San Francisco with
two unleashed grizzly bears at his side, hence his nickname. The real Ben died
in a San Francisco zoo (built by Adams) in the 1850s. Adams died in 1860 while
touring with the great P. T. Barnum Circus.
(It's A Living)
8713 Mercer Street
Los Angeles, CA
Lois is a waitress at the Above the Top Restaurant. She is married to Bill Adams
(never-seen) and has two children, Amy and Joey.
ADAMS, Major Seth
American Frontier (late 1800s)
Seth is a wagon master. He leads pioneer families west by wagon train from St.
Joseph, Missouri to California in the post Civil War days. His wagon crew
included assistant wagon master Bill Hawks; frontier scout Flint McCullough;
frontier scout Duke Shannon; frontier scout Cooper Smith; and trail cook,
Charlie Wooster. Christopher Hale replaced Major Seth Adams as Wagon master
later in the journey.
Dearborn Street Station
During the 1950s Dr. “Hawkeye” Pierce got fed up with the food served at the
4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea [11 days of liver and fish] and so
he had ribs sent from Adam’s Ribs to his waiting lips.
ADDAMS, Gomez & wife, Morticia
(The Addams Family)
000 Cemetery Lane
Cemetery Ridge, USA
Gomez is an eccentric cigar-smoking millionaire lawyer who lives in a spooky
gothic mansion with his slender wife, Morticia. The French language drove Gomez
crazy with desire when spoken by his wife, Morticia. As Gomez would say "Tish!,
when you speak French, it drives me wild, Cara Mia!" He would then grab her arm
and plant a trail of kisses from her hand up to her waiting lips. Morticia's
French supposedly helped clear up a sinus condition Gomez had for 22 years. One
of Gomez's love poems stated "When I first saw you from afar, My heart flamed
with fierce passion. And when you spoke French, ooh-la-la!..." Gomez kept his
Garcia y Vegas cigars in a cigar store Indian statue that rested in his
museum-like living room. When Gomez pulled the cigars from his unique holder,
they were already lit. At times, Gomez lit his cigars by striking a match on his
Butler's body or igniting it with a flame thrower. Gomez's wife, Morticia also
enjoyed a good smoke. Except in her case, when she smoked, her entire body
emitted a milky, misty cloud of vapor. Besides Gomez and Morticia, the Addams
family included their portly son Pugsley Addams; their somber little girl
Wednesday Thursday Addams; Grandmama "the witch" Addams; the bald Uncle Fester
Frump; the hairy Cousin Itt; and Lurch, the family's towering zombie butler who
answers the family gong with "You Rang?" Other residents are Thing, a
disembodied hand; Kit Kat, a cowardly lion; and Cleopatra, an African strangling
plant. When it came time to food, Morticia Addams prepared a number of strange
delicacies for her family. Their daily diet included such entrees as baked
iguana, breast of alligator, broiled elephant hooves, casserole of spleen (with
a pinch of hemlock), fricassee of toad, marinated gizzard of lizard, soufflé of
aardvark, and tongue of yak. The Adam’s man-eating plant Cleopatra also had a
strange diet. Cleopatra was an African strangler plant whose main diet was
chunks of red, fleshy meat [Cleo's favorite food was Zebra Burgers and Yak
meatballs]. Morticia grew Cleopatra from a seed. The overly aggressive plant was
always snuggling up to the family's visitors who didn't realize the plant's
apparent affection was really Cleopatra's way of sizing up her next meal.
c/o Blue Moon Detective Agency
Los Angeles, CA
David is a private investigator. Born in Philadelphia on November 27th, 1955, he
is hip, cocky, fun-loving and enjoys playing the blues on his harmonica. Before
his gig as a private eye, David worked as a bartender in New York City.
Initially, Blue Moon was called ‘City of Angels Investigations’ and owned by
glamorous fashion model Maddie Hayes [the business was a tax dodge]. After
Maddie’s accountant skipped with all of her millions, Maddie decided to
liquidate the company for some fast cash, but David convinced her to stay on
board and together they became partners in a new Blue Moon Detective Agency.
Over time, David grew very fond of Maddie [a.k.a. “Blondie Blond”] and
eventually they made love on her living room floor. Maddie became pregnant but
the child was stillborn and it was never clear whether the baby was fathered by
David or Maddie’s old boyfriend Sam. David’s motto is ”Live fast, die young,
have clean underwear.” His catchphrase is “Do bears bear. Do bees bee?“ On women
David concluded “Women can live with them, can’t kill them, can‘t leave them on
the side of the road when your through with them.” David’s family included his
irresponsible brother, Richard and their father David Sr.. David’s former
girlfriend is Julian Armstrong.
ADDISON, Roger & Kay
7138 Valley Spring Road
Los Angeles, CA
Roger and Kay are retired. They live next-door to architect Wilbur Post. Later
in the series, Gordon & Winnie Kirkwood move into the Addison's home.
(The New WKRP in Cincinnati)
c/o WKRP Radio Station
Suite 1412 [Ninth Floor]
Donovan is the program director at WKRP - “The Mighty 1530 AM.“ He is married,
African-American and the newly hired replacement for Andy Travis, the previous
program director. Donovan moved to Cincinnati in 1991 because he thought it was
a "nice place to raise little black children." Sadly, Donovan died in a plane
crash in 1993.
(Will & Grace)
155 Riverside Drive
New York, NY (Manhattan)
Grace is an interior designer. She is single, Jewish and semi-neurotic. Grace
attended Columbia University in 1985 where she first met and dated Will Truman
[until he revealed he was gay]. After a year, they reconciled and have been
together as friends ever since. Grace’s parents lives in Schenectady, New York.
Her mother is outrageously theatrical and younger sister Joyce is just hostile.
Before moving to Apt. 9A, Grace lived across the hall in 9C with Will Truman
[now a lawyer]. Will says Grace’s apartment always smells like asparagus and
shoes. Grace later moved back into Will’s apartment and let their friend Jack
McFarland stay in 9A [rent free] until the lease was up.
(The Whiz Kids)
601 North Canyon Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Richard lives with his divorced mother Irene and his younger sister Cheryl. He
hangs out with his computer whiz friends Alice Tyler, Jeremy Saldino and
Hamilton "Hams" Parker.