Sep. 15, 1957
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Bachelor Father

Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg(John Forsythe) took on the task helped by Peter(Sammee Tong) of raising his niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when Kelly(Noreen Corcoran) was a little girl, but now she's in her teens, venturing into the adult world and dating! Meanwhile Bentley continues to juggle his career, looking after Kelly, and his own romantic life.

Bachelor Father Season 4 (1960-1961)

4x01 4 4x01 Jasper the Second
Loveable Jasper is gone so Kelly and Peter want another dog, but Bentley doesn't feel loveable, he says no.
Sep. 15, 1960
4x02 4 4x02 Kelly Learns to Drive
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Sep. 22, 1960
4x03 4 4x03 Trial Separation
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Sep. 29, 1960
4x04 4 4x04 Mystery Witness
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Oct. 06, 1960
4x05 4 4x05 A Crush on Bentley
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Oct. 13, 1960
4x06 4 4x06 Peter Gets Jury Notice
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Oct. 20, 1960
4x07 4 4x07 Hilda the Jewel
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Oct. 27, 1960
4x08 4 4x08 It Happens in November
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Nov. 03, 1960
4x09 4 4x09 How to Catch a Man
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Nov. 10, 1960
4x10 4 4x10 Kelly, the Matchmaker
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Nov. 17, 1960
4x11 4 4x11 Bentley Cracks the Whip
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Nov. 24, 1960
4x12 4 4x12 Bentley and the Big Board
On Bentley's advice, Peter invests money in the stock market but as soon as he does, the bottom drops out of the market.
Dec. 01, 1960
4x13 4 4x13 Dear Bentley
Kelly is coming up in the world when she begins working on a column of advice on teenage problems. Bentley thinks she's a little presumptious because Kelly has her own problems.
Dec. 15, 1960
4x14 4 4x14 Bentley and the Lost Chord
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Dec. 22, 1960
4x15 4 4x15 Ginger's Big Romance
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Dec. 29, 1960
4x16 4 4x16 Bentley the Angel
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Jan. 05, 1961
4x17 4 4x17 Bentley and the Woodpecker
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Jan. 12, 1961
4x18 4 4x18 Bentley Goes to Europe
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Jan. 19, 1961
4x19 4 4x19 The Greggs in Rome
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Jan. 26, 1961
4x20 4 4x20 The Greggs in London
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Feb. 02, 1961
4x21 4 4x21 The Greggs in Paris
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Feb. 16, 1961
4x22 4 4x22 Encore in Paris
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Feb. 23, 1961
4x23 4 4x23 There's No Place Like Home
The Greggs are back from their trip to European tour but they still have that continental air. As if that isn't enough, Bentley has reels of movies of the trip.
Mar. 02, 1961
4x24 4 4x24 Bentley Swims Upstream
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Mar. 09, 1961
4x25 4 4x25 A Man Among Men
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Mar. 16, 1961
4x26 4 4x26 Peter's China Doll
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Mar. 23, 1961
4x27 4 4x27 Bentley and the Counterspy
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Mar. 30, 1961
4x28 4 4x28 Peter Plays Cupid
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Apr. 06, 1961
4x29 4 4x29 Bentley and the Great Debate
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Apr. 13, 1961
4x30 4 4x30 Bentley and the Nature Girl
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Apr. 20, 1961
4x31 4 4x31 Bentley's Mad Friends
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Apr. 27, 1961
4x32 4 4x32 Hilda Rides Again
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May. 04, 1961
4x33 4 4x33 Kelly's Charge Account
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May. 11, 1961
4x34 4 4x34 Bentley Builds a Pool
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May. 18, 1961
4x35 4 4x35 Bentley Slays a Dragon
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May. 25, 1961
4x36 4 4x36 A Favor for Bentley
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Jun. 01, 1961
4x37 4 4x37 Kelly Gets a Job
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Jun. 08, 1961
4x38 4 4x38 Kelly's Tangled Web
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Jun. 15, 1961
4x39 4 4x39 Bentley's Barbecue
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Jun. 22, 1961
4x40 4 4x40 Drop That Calorie
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Jul. 06, 1961
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Season 4 Characters

Bentley Gregg played by John Forsythe
Kelly Gregg played by Noreen Corcoran
Peter Tong played by Sammee Tong
Howard Meechim played by Jimmy Boyd
Ginger Farrell played by Bernadette Withers
Loomis played by Bernadette Withers
Mitchell played by Bernadette Withers
Cal Mitchell played by Del Moore
Jasper the Second played by Red (VIII)
Kitty Marsh played by Sue Ane Langdon
Chuck Forrest played by Pat McCaffrie
Harry played by Sid Melton
Grandpa Ling played by Beal Wong
Hilda played by Kathleen Freeman
Janice McCleery played by Joan O'Brien
Dennis played by Jimmy Hawkins
Adelaide Mitchell played by Evelyn Scott
Susie played by Elaine Young (IV)
Ginger played by Bernadette Withers
Lila played by Cheryl Holdridge
Lily Toi played by Ginny Tiu
Lisa Trent played by Patricia Barry
Suzanne Collins played by Jeanne Bal
Angela Murdock played by Andra Martin
Ben McGavin played by Frank Wilcox

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Season 4 Videos

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Season 4 Quotes

04x02 - Kelly Learns to Drive Season 4 / Episode 2: - Kelly Learns to Drive

Bentley Gregg: Don't you think that you've been vacillating enough?
Peter Tong: That depend.
Bentley Gregg: On what?
Peter Tong: What vacillating mean.
04x03 - Trial Separation Season 4 / Episode 3: - Trial Separation

Bentley Gregg: The evening, thus far, was working like a charm. I had only two days ago met Lila West, B.A., Ph.D. A charming young woman, who was going places in the business world - and I was hoping to go places with Lila.
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Season 4 Trivia

  • Episode 30 - This episode marks one of the first times Kelly passes on a chance to convince Uncle Bentley to get serious about a woman. Although used often as a plot device (Kelly fixing up Bentley or trying to get him married)in seasons 1, 2 & 3 by season 4 its dropped and by season 5 not used at all.
  • Episode 26 - Ginny Tiu was the actual performer during the piano scene of; "Chopsticks" and "Divertimento in F major".
  • Episode 40 - This was the last original episode broadcast on NBC.
  • Episode 05 - Television debut of Linda Evans (billed as "Linda Evenstad"). Of course, several years later, Evans would play John Forsythe's wife in the prime-time soap Dynasty.
  • Episode 30 - Episode 30, season 4 marks the first and only time Bentley's two major buddies, Cal and Chuck, appear at the same time. Both play their usual role as Gregg's friend. This is also Chuck's last appearance on the series as Cal takes over the role as Gregg's close 'bud'.

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