- Topper (TV series)
"Topper" was a television
situation comedyseries based on the 1930s film series "Topper".
The thrust of the story is that the sophisticated Cosmo Topper (
Leo G. Carroll) is vice-president of a bank. He is married to the sweet but somewhat dumb Henrietta (Lee Patrick). They live in a house in a Los Angeles suburb that they bought from the estate of a fashionable young couple, George and Marion Kerby ( Robert Sterlingand Anne Jeffreys), now-former clients of Topper's bank, who died after being swept away by an avalanche. Their St. Bernard, Neil, who was unable to rescue them, also died with them. Cosmo finds that his house is haunted by their ghosts and that of their alcoholic St. Bernard. Only Cosmo can see or hear them.
The ghosts try to put some excitement and joy into the life of the somewhat stodgy and conservative Cosmo. In action that would anticipate the later series "
Bewitched" and " I Dream of Jeannie", the ghosts would cause strange (but very humorous) events to happen, for which an embarrassed Cosmo would have to create some kind of explanation to others who would be baffled, and often even amusingly frightened, by seeing them.
The show ran on
CBSfrom 1953 to 1955. 78 episodes were produced. Both ABC and NBClater aired repeats of these episodes (ABC in 1955 and NBC in 1956). In later decades Topper would be popular in syndication. Some episodes are available on DVD.
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