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Love, American Style 

An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
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5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1974   1973   1972   1971   1970   1969  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Stuart Margolin ...  Love American Style Player / ... 29 episodes, 1969-1973
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ...  Love American Style Player / ... 27 episodes, 1969-1973
William Callaway ...  Love American Style Player / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1971
Mary Grover Mary Grover ...  Love American Style Player / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1971
Tracy Reed ...  Love American Style Player / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1974
Buzz Cooper Buzz Cooper ...  Love American Style Player 19 episodes, 1969-1970
Lynne Marta ...  Love American Style Player 18 episodes, 1969-1970
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Many of the blackouts were credited to Samuro Mitsubi and Tawisaki Kwi. According to the book "My Happy Days in Hollywood" (2012), the names were pseudonyms for memoir author Garry Marshall and his long-time writing collaborator Jerry Belson. See more »

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Referenced in Nurse Jackie: Day of the Iguana (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Love American Style
(Title Song)
Lyrics by Arnold Margolin
Music by Charles Fox
Performed by Ron Hicklin
(Seasons 2-5)
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Great nostalgia for us baby boomers
27 March 2016 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

This show was part of ABC's Friday night line-up back when networks put their good shows on Friday and Saturdays, as opposed to today when those nights are burial grounds for failing TV shows. It was popular in the late 60's and early 70's not just because it was witty, but because it was considered a bit naughty. In fact it was put on last in the evening in the lineup and given a great big warning label - for mature audiences only. For modern viewers, this show will seem much like a precode film from the early 1930's - you'll wonder what the big deal is since by and large nothing shocking ever really happens. Like precode films it does mark a transitional period. Precodes were the last hurrah of controversial material in the movies for the next 30 years. Love American Style marked the first inroad of controversial material on TV, as bigger and bigger shocks would be required to titillate audiences until now, almost 50 years later, the show appears quaint. You just have to remember that at the time this show first aired shows such "My Three Sons" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" were the norm for hit Television. The 60's didn't really happen in middle America until the 70's and this show was part of the first wave of that transition, for better or worse.

The episodes themselves are still pretty humorous, and often you'll see failed pilots end up as episodes of Love American Style. The most famous example was a 1972 episode that turned out to be the pilot for "Happy Days", one of ABC's most successful shows of the 1970's. If you're a boomer you're bound to enjoy this show. If you are younger, it's an interesting and humorous lesson in the journey TV has taken over the years.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1969 (USA) See more »

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(1970-1971) | (1969-1970 and 1971-1974)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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