A ventriloquist and his dummy seek psychological help from Dr. Bob Hartley when the dummy threatens to break up their successful showbiz act. Michael Zinberg directed from a script written by Lloyd Garver.
Dr. Hartley is nonplussed when his hen-pecked patient, Mr. Peterson, goaded by Mr Carlin, asserts himself with far reaching consequences. Dick Martin directed from a script written by Glen and Les Charles.
Dr. Hartley's impulsive decision to leave town for a week is received with disastrous emotional effect by his many and varied patients who seemingly can't "make it" without him. Dick Martin directed from a script written by Kathy Donnell.
Dr. Hartley interviews a variety of psychologists to take over his patients while he's out of town, but it's soon apparent they're very much in need of help themselves. Peter Bonerz directed from a script written by Lloyd Garver.
At first, Bob is thrilled when a non-talkative patient finally opens up after being told that anything he might say will be held in the strictest confidence. His joy is short-lived when the man confesses to grand larceny.
Emily's protective instincts are aroused when 70-year-old Grace DuBois (Mildred Natwick), an odd but friendly recluse, is threatened with being sent to a rest home for elderly people who can't cope with reality.
Bob finds himself with unhappy and hostile patients who refuse to attend his Christmas party when they are mistakenly informed of a rate increase at the height of the Yuletide season. One patient is moved to hire a pie-throwing service.
Emily Hartley discovers a new high in male chauvinism when Bob's father arranges a fishing trip to his cabin and assigns her woman's work while the men brave the outdoors. Peter Bonerz directed from a script written by Laura Levine.
Dr. Hartley continues his therapy sessions with a quintet of jovial ex-convicts to help them in their search for honest employment. Michael Zinberg directed from a script written by Emily Purdum Marshall.
Bob advises a patient to write a play based on his own experiences. But when the man writes, directs, and produces an actual World War I drama whose characters bear a startling resemblance to the rest of Bob's patients, the warfare really begins.
Paul Billingham comes to Bob because of his stuttering problem. On radio, he practiced several unseen rhythmic devices to mask his problem, but a new television opportunity threatens to expose his problem with disastrous results.
At the school where Emily works, low reading scores prompt indignant outbursts and threats from angry parents. Principal Phil Bannister flees their wrath by going on an extended fishing trip, but not before he tells Emily to handle the crisis.
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