Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! This July saw the passing of Larry Storch, perhaps best known to sitcom fans for his two years on F Troop (1965-1967, ABC). But he was a familiar face from a variety of guest appearances — on everything from The Phil Silvers Show to Married… With Children. Interestingly, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Storch several years ago (2014), and I’m happy to say he was kind, considerate, and eager to entertain. Here’s a picture.
In honor of Mr. Storch, I’m also sharing an episode of my beloved He & She (1967-1968, CBS), which premiered 55 years ago this week! (Read more about it here.) Storch guested in the 23rd aired episode, “Dog’s Best Friend,” alongside Bonnie Scott (of That Girl and Broadway’s How To Succeed In Business…) — it’s an interesting excursion that provides some emotional depth and nuance to Richard Benjamin’s Dick. The script is credited to Milt Rosen, and Jay Sandrich, several years before Mary Tyler Moore, directed. So, enjoy this lesser-known piece of the late, great Larry Storch’s TV legacy, first broadcast on February 21, 1968!
Come back next week for a new Wildcard and the start of our coverage on The Nanny!