My Living Doll

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  • 1964
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (188)

My Living Doll is a sci-fi television series produced by Jack Chertok, filmed at Desilu studios, and aired from September of 1964 to March of 1965. It was the first television series to feature Julie Newmar, and also starred Bob Cummings. Lastly, it is regarded as one of the original "magic sitcoms," with its premise involving an android, played by Newmar, rather than otherworldly beings such as Martians, genies, or witches. The series is about Rhoda, also known as the Experiment AF 709 android, and her interactions with Dr. Bob McDonald (played by Bob Cummings). AF 709 was built to maintain one of NASA's space capsules but manages to leave the lab she. Bob enters the plot and premise by being enlisted to recover Rhoda. However, AF 709's designer must leave the country for Pakistan and so he entrusts Bob to care for her while he's away. Bob, a psychologist within the US Air Force, is also tasked with teaching Rhoda to become the perfect woman; a definition he declares "is a woman who doesn't talk back and does as she's told." AF 709 is nicknamed Rhoda, after Bob's aunt, and her robotic nature is constantly being obfuscated by Bob during her interactions with Bob's family, friends, and colleagues. These matters become complicated, such as in one episode where the frequency and pacing of Lewis Carroll's, known to be a mathematician, writing causes Rhoda to suffer as if infected with a virus. Rhoda must also be regularly corrected by Bob when taking remarks and orders in the most literal meaning possible. The series lasted one season of 26 episodes, although most of its episodes have been lost to time. The surviving episodes that can be viewed are adapted from 16mm versions after the 35mm originals were lost in a 1994 Earthquake. The final five episodes had Bob's character written out and replaced by Jack Mullaney's after Bob left the series due to low ratings. Notably, My Living Doll was picked up for airing without even being vetted with a pilot episode due to a direct order from CBS president, James Aubrey. Lastly, the series is noteworthy for coining the phrase "does not compute."

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The Witness
21. The Witness
February 10, 1965
Bob gets off to an inauspicious start as chairman of a road-safety committee by crashing into his neighbor's car, then Rhoda testifies in court about the entire incident.
Kleptomaniac
18. Kleptomaniac
January 20, 1965
Rhoda, unaware that department stores are places where people purchase things, helps herself to gems from a jewelry counter.
Pool Shark
16. Pool Shark
January 6, 1965
Peter owes a small fortune to a pool shark, but he very cleverly signed Bob's name to the IOU. They send in Rhoda to play the pool shark and with her abilities beat the shark and repays the debt.
I'll Leave It to You
14. I'll Leave It to You
November 22, 1964
Bob's friend Herbert would rather be a comic than a pharmacist, but he's not a very good comedian, so Bob has been asked to persuade the young man to stick to filling prescriptions.
My Robot, the Warden
10. My Robot, the Warden
November 29, 1964
Bob's working extremely hard on a magazine article, and he instructs Rhoda to make certain that he finishes on time.
The Beauty Contest
8. The Beauty Contest
November 15, 1964
Irene sneaks Rhoda into a beauty contest, to which Bob is a judge.
The Love Machine
7. The Love Machine
November 8, 1964
It would take a computer to find the right girl for Peter, and Bob has just the tool, Rhoda. He furnishes Rhoda with information on 250 girls working at the space lab, trying to find a match for Peter.
Beauty Contest
5. Beauty Contest
November 15, 1964
Irene sneaks Rhoda into a beauty contest, to which Bob is a judge.
Love Machine
4. Love Machine
November 8, 1964
It would take a computer to find the right girl for Peter, and Bob has just the tool, Rhoda. He furnishes Rhoda with information on 250 girls working at the space lab, trying to find a match for Peter.
Uninvited Guest
3. Uninvited Guest
October 11, 1964
Reading Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" has had a peculiar effect on poor Rhoda. She's afflicted with spells of vertigo, as well as difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality. The situation is complicated by an unexpected visit from Bob's boss.
Rhoda's First Date
2. Rhoda's First Date
October 4, 1964
When Bob takes Rhoda out to buy the things a woman should have, she mistakenly accepts a man's request to go on a date.
Boy Meets Girl
1. Boy Meets Girl
September 27, 1964
When Space Agency psychiatrist Bob McDonald finds a top secret prototype female robot, her creator Dr. Miller asks Bob to take over her care and training when he is reassigned to Pakistan.
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My Living Doll is a sci-fi television series produced by Jack Chertok, filmed at Desilu studios, and aired from September of 1964 to March of 1965. It was the first television series to feature Julie Newmar, and also starred Bob Cummings. Lastly, it is regarded as one of the original "magic sitcoms," with its premise involving an android, played by Newmar, rather than otherworldly beings such as Martians, genies, or witches.

The series is about Rhoda, also known as the Experiment AF 709 android, and her interactions with Dr. Bob McDonald (played by Bob Cummings). AF 709 was built to maintain one of NASA's space capsules but manages to leave the lab she. Bob enters the plot and premise by being enlisted to recover Rhoda. However, AF 709's designer must leave the country for Pakistan and so he entrusts Bob to care for her while he's away. Bob, a psychologist within the US Air Force, is also tasked with teaching Rhoda to become the perfect woman; a definition he declares "is a woman who doesn't talk back and does as she's told."

AF 709 is nicknamed Rhoda, after Bob's aunt, and her robotic nature is constantly being obfuscated by Bob during her interactions with Bob's family, friends, and colleagues. These matters become complicated, such as in one episode where the frequency and pacing of Lewis Carroll's, known to be a mathematician, writing causes Rhoda to suffer as if infected with a virus. Rhoda must also be regularly corrected by Bob when taking remarks and orders in the most literal meaning possible.

The series lasted one season of 26 episodes, although most of its episodes have been lost to time. The surviving episodes that can be viewed are adapted from 16mm versions after the 35mm originals were lost in a 1994 Earthquake. The final five episodes had Bob's character written out and replaced by Jack Mullaney's after Bob left the series due to low ratings. Notably, My Living Doll was picked up for airing without even being vetted with a pilot episode due to a direct order from CBS president, James Aubrey. Lastly, the series is noteworthy for coining the phrase "does not compute."My Living Doll is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on September 27, 1964.

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My Living Doll is available for streaming on the MPI website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Living Doll on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Hoopla and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 27, 1964
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (188)