Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)
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One for the Road 

At fourteen, Hal thinks he would be able to meet his Uncle for a fishing excursion many miles away all, by himself. Everett thinks he's too young, but other, younger boys are doing it, so ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Bilson

Writers:

Thomas L. Miller (creator), AJ Carothers (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Juliet Mills ... Nanny
Richard Long ... Professor Everett
David Doremus David Doremus ... Hal
Trent Lehman Trent Lehman ... Butch
Kim Richards ... Prudence
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Businessman (as Pat Harrington)
Clint Howard ... Timmy McGovern
Brian Tochi ... Jimmy Okura
Janene Forsyth Janene Forsyth ... Bus Announcer
Charles Lane ... Ticket Seller
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At fourteen, Hal thinks he would be able to meet his Uncle for a fishing excursion many miles away all, by himself. Everett thinks he's too young, but other, younger boys are doing it, so he gives Hal some money and tickets to ride the bus out there. However, a man stops him at the depot and sob stories him out of his money. Written by WesternOne

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1971 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is from a song made famous by Perry Como, "Make it one for ma baby an' one more for the road." Bette Midler sang the same song to Johnny Carson on his next to last Tonight Show. See more »

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A lesson in trust and breaking overprotective stereotypes
29 June 2017 | by JordanThomasHallSee all my reviews

13-year-old Hal (David Doremus) is upset that his father Professor Everett (Richard Long) will not let him go alone on a bus ride to his uncle's for a fishing trip. A new eight-year-old paperboy named Timmy McGovern (Clint Howard) comes to the house and tells the professor that he's traveled by bike from 7 miles away to deliver newspapers. 11-year-old Jimmy Okura (Brian Tochi) has come 23 miles by bus himself to take his father's place in mowing the Everett's lawn. This has shown the professor that he is underestimating his son's abilities to take care of himself. The family goes to the bus station where the ticket seller (everyone's favorite stone-faced character actor, Charles Lane) also gives his seal of approval. While waiting on the bus alone, Hal is approached by a businessman (Pat Harrington Jr., "One Day at a Time"). The man gives a sob story asking for money for a bus ticket to see his wife in the hospital and talks Hal out of his extra $10. He then apparently swipes Hal's wallet with his bus ticket. Once back home his younger brother Butch (Trent Lehman) says even he wouldn't have fallen for that. He gives Hal the money to get another ticket like nothing happened. The professor's brother Bob calls to say Hal wasn't on the bus, forcing Butch to explain the situation. When the professor and Nanny (Juliet Mills) arrives at the bus station, they find a few surprises. More moral-driven than comical, the episode is a lesson in trust and breaking overprotective stereotypes.

An aside, this is the first time in the series that someone in the household besides Nanny (Juliet Mills) has a mysterious musical cue. It sounds when the professor picks up the phone and knows Prudence (Kim Richards) is on the line.


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