The Hathaways

(1961)
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The Hathaways is a 26-episode situation comedy which aired on ABC from October 6, 1961, to March 30, 1962, starring Peggy Cass and Jack Weston as suburban Los Angeles "parents" to a trio of performing chimpanzees. Weston portrays Walter Hathaway, a real estate agent. Cass is his wife Elinore, the "mother" and booking agent to the Marquis Chimps, named Candy, Charlie, and Enoch. The chimps had earlier appeared on CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show and did some commercials in 1960.

Supporting roles were filled by character actress Mary Grace Canfield as Mrs. Amanda Allison, a housekeeper; Barbara Perry as Elinore's friend and neighbor, Thelma Brockwood, and Harvey Lembeck as Jerry Roper, the theatrical agent of the chimps, Another neighbor, Mrs. Harrison was played by Belle Montrose, the mother of comedian Steve Allen.

The premiere episode is entitled "Love Thy Neighbor": the Brockwoods decide to purchase the house next door despite reservations about the chimps being their neighbors too. Joe Flynn, guest-starred as Freddie Winkler in the third episode "Walter Takes a Partner", which aired on October 20. Vaughn Taylor played a veterinarian Dr. Dorsey in "Candy's Tonsils". Robert Q. Lewis portrayed Barney Holt in "TV or Not TV" on. Other episodes were entitled "The Hathaways Sleep Out", "Grandma's Lamp", "TV or Not TV", "The Practical Joker", "Help Wanted", "The Shrewd Trader", "A Man for Amanda", and the series finale, "Elinore's Best Friend".

Series Cast

  1. Peggy Cass

    Peggy Cass

    26 Episodes

  2. Jack Weston

    Jack Weston

    26 Episodes

  3. Belle Montrose

    26 Episodes

  4. Harvey Lembeck

    Harvey Lembeck

    26 Episodes

  5. Mary Grace Canfield

    Mary Grace Canfield

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1961 | 26 Episodes

Season 1 of The Hathaways premiered on October 6, 1961.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m

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