My World and Welcome to It

My World and Welcome to It

Based on the works of author/cartoonist James Thurber, John Monroe is a cartoonist who is unsatisfied with his work, concerned about his life's path and afraid of women. So, in his drawings he is king of the castle, but in real life he is dominated by his wife and terrified by his daughter. His belief is that women are only on this Earth to make his life difficult. The series aired on NBC to decent ratings and critical acclaim but for some reason the network canceled it after only one season. William Windom starred in the lead role as John Monroe. Joan Hotchkiss, Lisa Gerritsen, and Harold J. Stone co-starred. Windom won an Emmy for his performance. Several episodes of the series were shown again on CBS during the summer of 1972.

Episode Info

Final: 1x26 -- Child's Play (Mar/06/1970)

After accidentally missing a picnic date with Lydia, John is confronted with three future incarnations of his daugther and none of them is for the better.
William WindomWilliam Windom
As John Monroe
Joan HotchkisJoan Hotchkis
As Ellen Monroe
Lisa GerritsenLisa Gerritsen
As Lydia Monroe
Harold StoneHarold Stone
As Hamilton Greeley
Henry MorganHenry Morgan
As Phillip Jensen


Reviews: 4
Forgotten GemRating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

Like Saltttery's People, this show is sadly forgotten by all but the intelligent. I loved it back when I was twelve years old. II apprecaited its wry, subtle humor and its ironic outlook on life. Ever episode was inspired by a Thurber story or cartoon., and every episode blended live action and animation. Of course, it does not exist on DVD, while , lets be polite and use French, merde, like like " Friends" is easily available Read more

Review posted on Sunday, June 13th 2010 at 12:04 pm

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Creator: Melville Shavelson
Executive Producer: Sheldon Leonard
Producer: Danny Arnold
Associate Producer: Don Richetta
Casting: Fred Roos
Music: Warren Barker
Music Editor: Rocky Moriana
Hairstylist: Pat Whiffing
Make-up: Ted Coodley
Set Decorator: Ken Swartz
Property Master: Gene Gossert

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Recurring Guests

Olive Dunbar as Ruth Jensen (3 eps)
Lew Gallo as Defense Attorney (3 eps)
Lillian Field as Miss Skidmore (3 eps)
Danny Arnold as Policeman (2 eps)
Buddy Lester as O'Malley (2 eps)
Stuart Margolin as Arthur Charles (2 eps)
Arthur Hunnicutt as Zeph Leggin (2 eps)
Douglas Fowley as Grandpa (2 eps)
Sheldon Leonard as Stockbroker (2 eps)
Sam Denoff as Writer (2 eps)

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