Thursday, August 20, 2015

What Might've Been: The Hathaways (1961)

Now, this is what you'd call monkey business.

In 1961, ABC introduced The Hathaways, which by all rights should've appealed to the kiddo's as a complement to The Flintstones. Why? The show was built around the Marquis Chimps as the adopted "kids" of their managers. You figure the small fry would get a healthy dose of the yuk-yuk's.

Peggy Cass (To Tell The Truth) and Jack Weston are the human stars of this 1-season wonder. Chalk up the failure to some poor schedule placement and marketing. That's all I can figure.

There won't be a rating, so we'll leave you with this sample clip.


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