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One of the most prolific sitcom guest stars of the 1960s and 1970s - Bernie Kopell.

When Things Were Rotten was a sitcom created in 1975 by Mel Brooks and aired for half a season by ABC. A parody of the Robin Hood legend, the series starred Richard Gautier (who earlier had played Hymie the Robot in Brooks’ Get Smart series) as Robin Hood.
Also in the regular cast were Dick Van Patten as Friar Tuck, Bernie Kopell (another Get Smart veteran, above) as Alan-a-Dale, Henry Polic II as the Sheriff of Nottingham (whose name was Hubert), Ron Rifkin as Prince John, Misty Rowe as Maid Marian, and David Sabin as Little John.
The rapid-fire, Mel Brooks style of comedy was out of place on network television of the era, so despite critical acclaim, the series failed to find an audience and was canceled after 13 episodes, with The Bionic Woman being its mid-season replacement.

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oldshowbiz:

One of the most prolific sitcom guest stars of the 1960s and 1970s - Bernie Kopell.

When Things Were Rotten was a sitcom created in 1975 by Mel Brooks and aired for half a season by ABC. A parody of the Robin Hood legend, the series starred Richard Gautier (who earlier had played Hymie the Robot in Brooks’ Get Smart series) as Robin Hood.

Also in the regular cast were Dick Van Patten as Friar Tuck, Bernie Kopell (another Get Smart veteran, above) as Alan-a-Dale, Henry Polic II as the Sheriff of Nottingham (whose name was Hubert), Ron Rifkin as Prince John, Misty Rowe as Maid Marian, and David Sabin as Little John.

The rapid-fire, Mel Brooks style of comedy was out of place on network television of the era, so despite critical acclaim, the series failed to find an audience and was canceled after 13 episodes, with The Bionic Woman being its mid-season replacement.

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Anne Francis starred as Honey West, the title character in a detective series that aired on ABC during the 1965–1966 television season. John Ericson played her partner, Sam Bolt.
In the television series, West kept an exotic pet ocelot named Bruce. (In “The Fun-Fun Killer”, which originally aired on March 4, 1966, the African series Daktari is showing on Honey’s TV, and Honey asks, “Oh Bruce, why do we always have to watch your show?”)
Honey West was cancelled after just one season. This came down to two factors: competition from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., and the network reportedly decided it would be cheaper to import The Avengers and run it in the same time-slot than to keep producing Honey West. Francis nonetheless received a Golden Globe Award and a Best Actress Emmy nomination for her performance. (Wikipedia)

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Anne Francis starred as Honey West, the title character in a detective series that aired on ABC during the 1965–1966 television season. John Ericson played her partner, Sam Bolt.

In the television series, West kept an exotic pet ocelot named Bruce. (In “The Fun-Fun Killer”, which originally aired on March 4, 1966, the African series Daktari is showing on Honey’s TV, and Honey asks, “Oh Bruce, why do we always have to watch your show?”)

Honey West was cancelled after just one season. This came down to two factors: competition from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., and the network reportedly decided it would be cheaper to import The Avengers and run it in the same time-slot than to keep producing Honey West. Francis nonetheless received a Golden Globe Award and a Best Actress Emmy nomination for her performance. (Wikipedia)