The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)
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A Woman's Place 

A battle of the sexes: Joey jokes about women in politics on his show, and Ellie, who has contemplated running for Assemblyman, decides to do so, demanding time on his show to rebut him. Joey agrees, planning to embarrass her on the air.

Director:

James V. Kern

Writers:

Fred S. Fox, Irving Elinson (as Iz Elinson)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Joey Bishop ... Joey Barnes
Abby Dalton ... Ellie Barnes
Guy Marks ... Freddy
Joe Besser ... Mr. Jillson (credit only)
Mary Treen ... Hilda
Eleanor Audley ... Mrs. Fitch - Clubwoman
Shirley Mitchell ... Clubwoman
Ellie Kent Ellie Kent ... Clubwoman
Myrna Ross Myrna Ross ... Clubwoman
Joanne Rio Joanne Rio ... Clubwoman (as Joanne Barr)
Susan Kelly Susan Kelly ... Clubwoman
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Storyline

Ellie has recently flirted with the idea of running for Assemblyman, but because Joey has objections, she has promised to stay out of politics. [All of the preceding has taken place off-camera between episodes.] Joey tells several jokes about the prospect of women in politics on his show. Ellie and her women's political club friends are offended and angry. Ellie decides to run. She insists that Joey put her on his show to rebut his statements. When Joey refuses, she makes life uncomfortable for him at home, including making him sleep on the living room couch. Freddie comes up with a plan to embarrass Ellie on television and end her political ambitions by asking her difficult questions about the U.S. Constititution, and Joey agrees to it. Hilda overhears the plan and tells Ellie, so Ellie bones up on the Constitution before the show. On the show, Ellie turns the tables on Joey, answering every question in great detail, and volunteers her verbatim quoting of the entire Preamble to the ... Written by Larry Gillespie

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1962 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bellmar Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Ellie appears on Joey's TV show to demonstrate the readiness of American women to participate in politics, she does so by quoting the U.S. Constitution word-for-word. After nailing the Preamble, she goes on to say "After the Preamble comes Article I which says, 'Congress shall make no law . . . '." The writers have her quoting the First Amendment to the Constitution, not Article I. See more »

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