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Old 01-14-2017, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Which TV Shows Always Included The Entire Regular Cast In Every Episode?

In IMDb it says that in each episode of the Beverly Hillbillies, all the cast members were in each episode ( unless I misunderstand something).

Which TV shows did the same with its cast members and which shows did not?

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Jethro (Max Baer Jr.) missed two episodes near the end of season 9, though he still was credited in the opening theme. IMDB counts all episodes an actor was credited for, regardless if the actor actually made an appearance.

As for your question, Gilligan's Island comes to mind. All 7 regulars I believe appeared in at least one scene in all 98 episodes. The Honeymooners may also qualify, though it only lasted one season. I can't think of any other series which had a 100% attendance rate for all its regulars though. Over the course of many seasons it becomes extremely more likely that someone just can't make an episode, or the script just won't call for their presence.

It also depends on your definition of a regular character. If you just mean characters who get "starring" credit I'm sure there are more shows out there because there generally aren't that many starring characters in a show.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:42 PM   #3
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I would say Leave it to Beaver, the immediate family. There were two episodes, that I recall, when June Cleaver, was out of town, and Ward
Cleaver was out of town, but, they both made brief appearances, even then.
So, I would say "Leave it to Beaver" series had the entire cast every episode.
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I'm going to guess Golden Girls had the regular cast in every episode of the series. Just because it was only the 4 actresses so it was a small cast.
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The Brady Bunch
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The Brady Bunch
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Mork and Mindy
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Happy Days

I remember reading somewhere that Florence Henderson, Barry William, and one other person that I can't think of were the only three to appear in every Brady Bunch episode. And the casts changed a lot on Happy Days and Mork and Mindy, so I know the entire cast didn't appear in every episode.
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I think Vivian Vance and William Frawley each missed one or two episodes of I Love Lucy. I think the entire Ropers cast appeared in every episode but that series only lasted 28 episodes.
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Based on what I've seen of Petrocelli (I'm close to taking the checkered flag on that 1974-76 NBC legal series), Barry Newman, Susan Howard and Albert Salmi (the three core cast members, and the only three credited) appeared in every episode.
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I remember reading somewhere that Florence Henderson, Barry William, and one other person that I can't think of were the only three to appear in every Brady Bunch episode. And the casts changed a lot on Happy Days and Mork and Mindy, so I know the entire cast didn't appear in every episode.

I was assuming the question involved shows who's entire "current" cast appeared in each episode. So while Ron Howard left HD in 79, you couldn't really say he counted as one of the cast that didn't appear in the years afterward, right?
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I was assuming the question involved shows who's entire "current" cast appeared in each episode. So while Ron Howard left HD in 79, you couldn't really say he counted as one of the cast that didn't appear in the years afterward, right?

I know that Anson Williams was considered a cast member during the final season but only appeared in maybe two episodes (he wasn't even in the finale).

I, too, was wondering if this meant current casts or overall. I'd like to list some shows as well. I just need to think of some.
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The Honeymooners may also qualify, though it only lasted one season.

Joyce Randolph (Trixie Norton) missed a few episodes here and there.
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Elinor Donahue missed at least one episode, and I'm pretty sure more. I remember last year I popped in a season three DVD and watched an episode that she was absent from.
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Frasier, Niles, Roz, Daphne and Martin were in all 263 episodes of "Frasier".
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I think in the 50's, there were quite a few westerns with only one lead character.
I'm assuming the show Steve McQueen got his start on is one. Anyway, any show with just one lead they would have to be in every episode, wouldn't they?
These shows were before my time.

The Odd Couple may be one. They only had 2 regulars. There was one episode were I don't think Felix was in it, but Tony Randall played his grandpa. Not sure if that counts.
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