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O.K. Crackerby! 

O.K. Crackerby is a rough-and-tumble man from Oklahoma who is also the richest man in the world. But because he lacks the "social graces," high-society rejects him. To improve himself and ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Burl Ives ...  O.K. Crackerby 17 episodes, 1965-1966
Hal Buckley Hal Buckley ...  St. John Quincy 17 episodes, 1965-1966
Brooke Adams ...  Cynthia Crackerby 17 episodes, 1965-1966
Brian Corcoran Brian Corcoran ...  O.K. Crackerby Jr. 17 episodes, 1965-1966
Joel Davison Joel Davison ...  Hobart Crackerby 17 episodes, 1965-1966
Dick Foran ...  Slim 17 episodes, 1965-1966
Laraine Stephens ...  Susan Wentworth 13 episodes, 1965-1966
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O.K. Crackerby is a rough-and-tumble man from Oklahoma who is also the richest man in the world. But because he lacks the "social graces," high-society rejects him. To improve himself and his children, he hires St. John Quincy, an unemployed Harvard graduate, as a tutor. St. John's girlfriend Susan and Slim is O.K.'s friend. O.K. and St. John are constantly arguing among themselves but stand together to fight the social prejudices of the "upper class." Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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English

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16 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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(17 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Odd sitcom
10 May 2016 | by westernoneSee all my reviews

Supposedly creators Abe Burrows and TV Guide critic Cleveland Amory contrived to scientifically design a situation comedy that would be perfect, but their calculations were way off the mark.

Often the characters Burl Ives played were of the friendly bumbling sort that Edgar Buchanan might play, but clearly here he is coming from the "Big Daddy" persona from "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" He's supposedly the richest man in the world, an Oklahoma Oil baron. He's not a lovable, masculine version of Auntie Mame, more like an arrogant, intimidating ignoramus like Donald Trump. He buys a supposedly super luxury hotel to live in and the series pretty much never leaves the woefully unluxurious sets representing it. He purportedly has just left the oil patch to now break into high society, but it seems more like he wants to break high society, using money to buy in, or to destroy anyone who disagrees with him. He has a far off location with a computer that knows who owns what, and how he might take it from them, like a comic book supervillian. He's devoid of a sense of humor. He's scary. He's stupid, too. The worst part is, most all the time, his tactics pay off- The bully wins. I don't know what it's supposed to say, unless it's that self-made capitalists are immoral. No wonder it was killed off in mid season.


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