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On This Day in Sitcom History — April 10th
1963: Leo Durocher Guest Stars on The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies episode, “The Clampetts and the Dodgers” aired on this day in 1963. It guest starred Leo Durocher, who was a Major League Baseball player, then a coach, then a manager, and finally a commentator.
1967: The Andy Griffith Show Season Seven Finale with Rob Reiner
The season seven finale of The Andy Griffith Show, “Goober’s Contest,” aired on this day in 1967. It featured a guest appearance by a young Rob Reiner as a printer’s apprentice.
1967: Green Acres Season Three Finale with Mr. Ed
The Green Acres season three finale, “A Star Named Arnold is Born: Part 2,” also aired on this day in 1967. It featured a special guest appearance by Mr. Ed (yes, the horse).
1981: David Graf’s First Credited Role on The Dukes of Hazzard
The season three finale of The Dukes of Hazzard, “The Canterbury Crock,” aired on this day in 1981. It featured a guest appearance by David Graf (Tackleberry from the Police Academy franchise) in his very first credited acting role.
1983: Newhart’s Last Episode of Season One, Leslie, and Video
The Newhart season one finale, “I Enjoy Being a Guy,” aired on this day in 1983. It was Jennifer Holmes’s final episode as Leslie and the last episode shot on video. Season two was shot on film and featured Julia Duffy as Leslie’s cousin, Stephanie.
1994: Fergie Appears on Married… with Children
The Married… with Children episode, “Nooner or Later,” aired on this day in 1994. It featured an appearance by popular singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas as a girl who asked Bud (David Faustino) for his place in line for concert tickets.
Side Note: Penny’s 14!
One of my cats, Penny, was born on this day in 2009, and today she turns 14 years old!