Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 17, 1965

Last Telecast: September 2, 1966

Broadcast History:

September 1965 - September 1966, Friday 8:00-8:30 on NBC


Hank Dearborn..... Dick Kallman

Doris Royal..... Linda Foster

Dr. Lewis Royal..... Howard St. John

Professor McKillup..... Lloyd Corrigan

Tina Dearborn..... Katie Sweet

Franny..... Kelly Jean Peters

Ossie Weiss..... Dabbs Greer

Mrs. Ethel Weiss..... Sheila Bromley

Miss Mittleman..... Dorothy Neumann

Assistant Coach Gazzari..... Lou Wills, Jr.


Dick Kallman, a promising young Broadway and Hollywood comic of the 1950's and 1960's who never quite made it to major stardom, was showcased in this single-season campus comedy. He played Hank Dearborn, a resourceful young man determined to get a college education despite his lack of funds or family support (his parents had been killed in a car accident when he was 15, leaving him to support his baby sister, Tina). Hank simply "dropped in" to classes at Western State University, filling the seats of students he knew would be absent, and wearing a variety of ingenious disguises.

To support himself and Tina, he engaged in a number of moneymaking schemes, including running a campus laundry service, a watch & shoe repair shop, a dating agency, etc... He was always one step ahead of Dr. Royal, the registrar, who was bent on tracking down the campus phantom. Just about everyone else was in on the secret, however, including Doris, Hank's girlfriend and Dr. Royal's daughter; Prof. McKillup; and Franny, Tina's baby-sitter. The track coach, Ossie Weiss, after seeing Hank sprint to classes, wanted him to join the track team.