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The Bob Cummings Show 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1955–1959)
The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California. The show is centered around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down.
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1959   1958   1957   1956   1955  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Cummings ...  Bob Collins / ... 160 episodes, 1955-1959
Ann B. Davis ...  Charmaine 'Schultzy' Schultz / ... 159 episodes, 1955-1959
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The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California. The show is centered around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down.

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love That Bob! See more »

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Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Four decades later, Ann B. Davis reprised the role of Schultzy for a cameo in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). See more »

Quotes

[at the opening of the series.]
Bob: Hold it! I think you're gonna like this picture!
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Connections

Referenced in Not Necessarily the News: Inside Entertainment (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

A Romantic Guy, I
(uncredited)
(theme song)
Written by Frank Stanton, Del Sharbutt and Richard R. Uhl
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One of the brightest sit-com's of the 50's
27 August 2001 | by dcorr123See all my reviews

I watched this show when it first aired and in many reruns over the following decade. Bob Cummings demonstrated impeccable comic timing while supported by an equally outstanding ensemble. Especially noteworthy for me were Dwayne Hickman, Ann B. Davis, Nancy Kulp and King Donovan. This show has often been criticized as "sexist" whereas it was, in fact, just the opposite. The primary theme of the show centered around Bob's constant womanizing which almost always ended in his getting his comeuppance. Bob often poked fun at himself in this series for example: making fun of health-foods through Nancy Kulp's character even though he was himself a health-food "addict" long before such became fashionable or portraying himself (i.e. Bob Cummings the actor) as an arrogant egotist. I strongly disagree with the "if you liked this" suggestions. This is hardly in the same category as Mr. Ed. Better choices would be Dobie Gillis or the Phil Silvers show.


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