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Many Happy Returns 

Walter Burnley supervises Wilma, Joe, Lynn, and Harry in returns at Krockmeyer's Department store, leaving him harried and sarcastic. The widower heads home to daughter Joan, her husband Bob and granddaughter Laurie.

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Parke Levy
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Series cast summary:
John McGiver ...  Walter Burnley 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Elinor Donahue ...  Joan Randall 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Mark Goddard ...  Bob Randall 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Christopher Riordan Christopher Riordan ...  Ronnie 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Andrea Sacino Andrea Sacino ...  Laurie Randall 21 episodes, 1964-1965
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Walter Burnley supervises Wilma, Joe, Lynn, and Harry in returns at Krockmeyer's Department store, leaving him harried and sarcastic. The widower heads home to daughter Joan, her husband Bob and granddaughter Laurie.

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Get in line for laughs as John McGiver masterminds the zany complaint crew at Krockmeyer's Department Store!

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USA

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English

Release Date:

21 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The main theme was jazzed up about halfway through the season in a vain effort to boost ratings. See more »

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MANY HAPPY RETURNS
Written and Performed by David D. Rose and Parke Levy
Copyright 1964--David Rose Publishing Company
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Krocmeyer's Appreciates Your Patronage
2 May 2007 | by raherSee all my reviews

One of the running jokes in the show was the minor speech impediment of one of the characters (Mickey Manners's Joe Foley, IIRC). One of the store's regulations was that, after every interaction with a customer, the employee was expected to say, "Krocmeyer's appreciates your patronage." Foley always had a particularly difficult time with this sentence.

Another source of comedy was that the return desk was expected to ask the customer why he/she was returning the item, and to try to convince the customer to keep the merchandise anyway. I got the impression that this was actually a major function of the department, to _discourage_ actual returns. Thus I was a little confused when the plot of one episode was that the store considered replacing the returns employees with a computerized system in which customers would simply drop unwanted merchandise in a bin, insert the receipt in a slot, and automatically get their money back (with a recorded "Krocmeyer's appreciates your patronage").


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