Blansky's Beauties

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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: February 12, 1977
Last Telecast: May 21, 1977

Feb 1977-May 1977, ABC Sat 8:00-8:30

Total number of episodes: 13


Nancy Walker as Nancy Blansky
Caren Kaye
as Bambi Benton
Lynda Goodfriend
as Ethel "Sunshine" Akalino
Johnny Desmond
as Emilio
Eddie Mekka
as Joey DeLuca
Scott Baio
as Anthony DeLuca
George Pentecost
as Horace "Stubbs" Wilmington
Taaffe O'Connell
as Hillary S. Prentiss
Rhonda Bates
as Arkansas
Bond Gideon
as Lovely Carson
Gerri Reddick
as Jackie Outlaw
Shirley Kirkes
as Gladys "Cochise" Littlefeather
Antoinette Yuskis
as Sylvia Silver
Jill Owens
as Misty Karamazov
Elaine Bolton
as Bridget Muldoon
Pat Morita
as Arnold

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Series Summary:

Nancy Walker
Nancy Blansky was den mother to a bevy of beautiful Las Vegas showgirls in this short-lived comedy. In addition to keeping order in the chaotic apartment complex where they all lived, Nancy staged the girls' big numbers at the Oasis Hotel, where her boss--the second-in-command at the hotel--was Horace Wilmington. Emilio, the matire d', was Nancy's boyfriend. To help Nancy defray costs of her apartment, Sunshine and Bambi shared it with her, along with her nephews Joey DeLuca (a choreographer) and leering, 12-year-old ("going on 28") Anthony. Anthony was forever trying to make time with Bambi, who much to his chagrin treated him like a kid brother, as did almost all of Nancy's girls. Also sharing Nancy's apartment was a huge Great Dane named Black Jack.

Pat Morita, after the failore of his series Mr. T. and Tina, was added to the cast as Arnold, the same name (and virtually the same character) he had had in a similar supporting role on Happy Days. There he had run a drive-in restaurant, while he ran the coffee shop at the Oasis. (Nancy, in turn, was supposed to be the cousin of Happy Days' dad Howard Cunningham.) Morita's presence on Blansky's Beauties gave both him and star Nancy Walker the dubious distinction of being in two program failures in the same season; she had starred in The Nancy Walker Show five months before the premiere of Blansky's Beauties.

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Did You Know?

Eddie Mekka and Nancy Walker

Blansky's Beauties can be considered a spinoff series of Happy Days. Howard's cousin Nancy Blansky from Las Vegas, who introduced him to Marion, appeared on The Third Anniversary Show on Happy Days. That episode aired on 02/04/77 and Blansky's Beauties then premiered on 02/12/77.

Episode Guide:

TV Land aired some Blansky's Beauties episodes several years ago as part of their "Baiowatch" month featuring shows Scott Baio appeared in.

1. Blansky's Biking Beauty (02/12/77) - Nancy must come up with a terrific act or close the show.
2. Nancy's Cover-Up - Nancy quits rather than have the girls perform topless.
3. Blansky for the Defense(02/19/77) - Juvenille authorites investigate Anthony's home life.
4. Nancy's Magic Moment - Valuables disappear from the dressing room.
6. Nancy Goes Sheik (03/19/77) - Be careful what you wish for holds true in this episode when Bambi falls for a sexy sheik and a worried Nancy springs into action to protect her.
7. Nancy Meets Francis
8. Nancy Remembers Laverne - When Nancy's nephew Joey DeLuca becomes doubtful about having left Milwaukee to achieve stardom in Las Vegas, Nancy, trying to encourage him, reminisces about Laverne, another Milwaukee dancer who was faced with a similar decision 10 years earlier.
9. Nancy Meets Pa Bates - When Arkansas's dad comes to visit his daughter in Las Vegas, he develops a serious case of gambling fever. Only Nancy can save the day and Arkansas's life savings.
10. My Nephew's Debut - Enroute home from Los Angeles, Nancy's car runs out of gas, so she must make a desperate effort to arrive back in Las Vegas in time for Joey's song and dance debut.
11. To Nancy With Love - Nancy gets a job offer.
12. Dear Nancy...
13. Nancy Breaks a Leg

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