- Toby (TV series)
"Toby" was a Canadian
sitcom, which aired on CBC Televisionin the 1968-69 television season. The show starred Susan Petrieas Toby Mitchell, a teenage girl juggling her family life and her friendship with Quebecexchange student J. J. Roberge ( Robert Duparc). The show also starred Arch McDonnelland Micki Mooreas Toby's parents, and Peter Young as her younger brother Mark.
Although the show aired during a period of great social change, the show was somewhat of a throwback to an earlier era, depicting Toby as relatively innocent and traditional. The "
Toronto Star" described the show as "Canada's own Gidget". Petrie herself commented to the "Star" that "Toby is supposed to be the perfect teenager. I'm not sure I believe her yet.... You know, I would like to tell it like it is. Toby is the type of girl who will go to college, marry the guy she meets in English 345, arrange flowers, be a good hostess — and raise more Tobys."
The show was not particularly successful, and was not renewed for a second season.
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