The Doris Day Show (1968–1973)
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The Musical 

Doris directs the elementary school play, but her thoroughly modern dance musical meets resistance from the conservative principal.

Director:

Bruce Bilson

Writers:

Sidney Morse (as Sid Morse), Sidney Morse (story editor) (as Sid Morse)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Doris Martin
Denver Pyle ... Buck Webb
James Hampton ... LeRoy B. Simpson
Philip Brown ... Billy Martin
Todd Starke ... Toby Martin (as Tod Starke)
Naomi Stevens ... Juanita
Lord Nelson ... Nelson the Sheepdog
Ray Teal ... Mr. Eric Ekstrom
Gary Dubin ... Freddie
Michele Tobin Michele Tobin ... Gloria
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Storyline

Buck returns from a school board meeting with lots of news, the most important being that the school is putting on a musical show as a fundraiser for the library. Doris wishes she didn't say that since it's a good cause she would love to help out in any way, because Buck already volunteered her to head the production without asking her. She truly is happy to help. With no money in the budget, Doris decides to work backward, seeing what she can scrounge up and get for free - such as Buck and LeRoy's labor - before she decides what the show will be all about. But once she has that idea, she decides to make it a closed set - even to Principal Eric Ekstrom, who trusts Doris to produce a tasteful, family-oriented show - so that everyone can be equally mesmerized on opening night. But once Principal Ekstrom gets sight of one excerpt of the show, he and Doris get into an argument about removing what he considers an offending routine or else the show doesn't go on. Doris has to figure out a ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For this episode, writer Sidney Morse recycled his own plot from The Andy Griffith Show: The Senior Play (1966), which involved Helen encountering similar resistance from the principal as she directed the senior play. See more »

Connections

References Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
Written by Jay Livingston (as Livingston) & Ray Evans (as Evans)
Performed by a children's chorus
Series theme song played over the end credits
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