Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dan Dailey in The Governor & JJ (1969)

Venerable song and dance man Dan Dailey starred in this sitcom about the conservative governor of a midwestern state and his free-thinking daughter Jennifer Jo, aka J.J. (Julie Sommers). Plots usually centered around the disagreements father and daughter had about the issues of the day. Guest stars included Jack Cassidy, Carroll O'Connor and Bud Cort.

This series lasted for two seasons, but was ultimately replaced by All in the Family. It's not available in a commercial release DVD, but unofficial copies can be found. Above is a clip from the show, uploaded to YouTube by Hardtofindvideos2.

Obscurity factor: 9 (not on DVD, can be difficult to locate, not well remembered)


  1. I think it is Julie "Sommars", with an a. No relation to Suzanne.

    This show was cancelled mid-way through 1970-71, the same time that Bracken's World (also posted here) was cancelled.

  2. I remember this title, but not the show. Jack Cassidy appeared on EVERYTHING in the 60s/70s, it seems...

  3. What are those people doing in Mary Richards' Apartment?