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Johnny Jupiter 

Ernest P. Duckweather, a general-store clerk, invents an interplanetary television set, thus developing a friendship with a puppet named Johnny Jupiter.

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Martin Stone
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1954   1953   Unknown  

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Series cast summary:
Wright King ...  Ernest P. Duckweather 39 episodes, 1953-1954
Gilbert Mack ...  B-12 / ... 32 episodes, 1953-1954
Cliff Hall Cliff Hall ...  Horatio Frisby 31 episodes, 1953-1954
Pat Peardon Pat Peardon ...  Katherine Frisby 31 episodes, 1953-1954
Vaughn Taylor ...  Ernest P. Duckweather 12 episodes, 1953
Gene London Gene London ...  Reject the Robot / ... 11 episodes, 1953-1954
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Ernest P. Duckweather, a general-store clerk, invents an interplanetary television set, thus developing a friendship with a puppet named Johnny Jupiter.

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Genres:

Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1953 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The DuMont version ended on 13 June 1953; the series ended (over ABC) on 29 May 1954. See more »

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Narrator: This is the story of Ernest P. Duckweather, who invented the strangest television in the world. On this set he could look through endless space, six hundred million miles away, to far-off Jupiter. In a Jupiterian television station he found three friends: Johnny Jupiter, a human, more or less; Major Domo, chief of the robots; and Reject, the factory-rejected robot who was able to appear and disappear at will. Soon Duckweather found that he could turn to the Jupiterians for help whenever he was ...
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Review of Two Episodes
18 July 2006 | by stsinger-1See all my reviews

I've seen the episodes 'Duckweather's TV Shop' and 'The Professor' from the second ABC series. Although the stories are simple and don't hold much interest for adults, it's interesting to see an early fantasy sitcom that has many of the elements that later shows like 'I Dream of Jeannie' and 'Bewitched' would later follow. The plots are thin, the acting poor, and there's little sense of consistent logic. I've read about this show from other sources and some reviewers seem to think that 'Johnny Jupiter' contains some manner of educational content for young viewers. The only things I learned are that if you're a bumbling Jerry Lewis wannabee then you shouldn't open a TV repair shop, the planet Jupiter has it's own television stations and inane cardboard robots, and oh yeah- M&M's are a tasty treat that can't be beat!


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