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The World Of Mr. Sweeney (sitcom, starring Charlie Ruggles)

    (NBC Primetime, 1954;
     NBC Daytime, 1954 - 1955)

    [Two years after the demise of his ABC sitcom -- "The Charlie
     Ruggles Show" -- which had a three year run, veteran comic
     character actor Charlie Ruggles was given a 15-minute slot
     three nights a week; After a few months, it moved to a daily
     slot on NBC's daytime schedule every day for over a year...

     This character of Cicero P. Sweeney first appeared in
     comedy skits Ruggles developed and played on "The Kate
     Smith Show"; Sweeney owned a small-town general store
     and was a ranconteur who might exaggerate the truth a bit;
     The role of his daughter was played by Helen Wagner (Nancy 
     Hughes McClosky) who worked in soap operas later; The show's
     announcer was Don Pardo, whose clarion voice became familiar
     on many game shows for decades to come;

     Despite its relatively short span, this sitcom holds the
     record for the most number of episodes of any sitcom ever
     aired on NBC-TV -- 345 episodes were produced on both the
     nighttime and the daily versions of the show -- according
     to Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh's "Complete Directory to
     Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows"]


Theme: "The Sweeney Walk"

     Composer: Frank Novak (ASCAP/affiliation unknown)

     1978 Publisher: Leeds Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Universal-MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP)
                        a div. of Universal Studios, Inc.
                        of Los Angeles, CA

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