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My World and Welcome to It 

John Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen (Joan Hotchkis) and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia (Lisa Gerritsen). Monroe's ... See full summary »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
William Windom ...  John Monroe 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Joan Hotchkis ...  Ellen Monroe 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Lisa Gerritsen ...  Lydia Monroe 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Harold J. Stone ...  Hamilton Greeley 18 episodes, 1969-1970
Henry Morgan ...  Philip Jensen 16 episodes, 1969-1970
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John Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen (Joan Hotchkis) and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia (Lisa Gerritsen). Monroe's frequent daydreams and fantasies are usually based on James Thurber, cartoonist for The New Yorker, material. It took several tries before the life and work of James Thurber was successfully adapted into a weekly television series. Two failed pilots, broadcast in 1959 and 1961, eventually led to NBC scheduling My World and Welcome To It on Mondays for the 1969-1970 season. The sitcom starred William Windom as John Monroe [the character based on James Thurber] and featured a combination of live-action and animation. Despite many positive reviews, moderate Nielsen ratings led NBC to cancel the series after one season. It then went on to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series. Written by bostontolalaland

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das ist meine Welt See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Won Emmys for Best Comedy, and Best Actor: William Windom; and was immediately canceled. See more »

Crazy Credits

From the animated opening credit roll: Based on stories, inspirational pieces, cartoons, and things that go bump in the night. By James Thurber. After the credit roll is complete, the animated dog starts to chase James Thurber's name. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) See more »

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Has stuck in my mind since childhood.
23 August 1999 | by Joe-385See all my reviews

I looked up this show because I was watching a video of "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and recognized William Windom. In fact I have always recognized him whenever I have seen him, thinking "There's that guy who was in the show with the cartoons when I was little."

For some reason scenes from the show have always stuck in my mind, and I've always had an awareness that the show was something special, even though I was only 6 when it was on and haven't seen it since. Finally I figured I had to know what it was (since no one I know even remembers that such a show existed). So I came on here and looked up William Windom, and read with interest the description of it from Mr. Leone. I, too, wish it were possible to see the show again now.


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