15 April 1966
| 7.8/10 |
17 September 1965
Camp Runamuck Theme
| William Freedman
Sidney A. Mandel
R. Robert Rosenbaum
Dave Madden, Nina Wayne, David Ketchum, Arch Johnson, Leonard Stone
Joe Forrester, Grindl, Mona McCluskey, The Farmer's Daughter, Day by Day
Camp Runamuck is an American sitcom which aired on NBC during the 1965-1966 television season. The series was created and executive produced by David Swift, and aired for 26 episodes.
Camp Runamuck Wikipedia
The series related the wacky goings-on at the titular boys' summer camp, and at Camp Divine, its girls counterpart across the lake. Runamuck was run by Commander Wivenhoe (Arch Johnson), a man who couldn't stand kids, and senior counselor Spiffy (Dave Ketchum), his assistant of sorts.
Helping them out were counselor Pruett (Dave Madden), Doc Joslyn, and camp cook Malden (Mike Wagner). Eulalia Divine (Hermione Baddeley) was the owner of the girls' camp, which was run by chief counselor Mahalia May Gruenecker (Alice Nunn). Nina Wayne (younger sister of Carol) played Camp Divine's curvaceous counsellor Caprice Yeudleman. The competitiveness between the two camps and the incidents and accidents that would normally occur at such summer camps - missing kids, people falling into the lake, food poisoning, and so on - formed the basis of most of the show's plots.
The series was scheduled opposite CBS's The Wild Wild West and ABC's The Flintstones and struggled in the ratings. The series was canceled in September 1966 after one season.Arch Johnson as Commander Wivenhoe
Dave Ketchum as Senior Counsellor Spiffy
Dave Madden as Counselor Pruett
Frank De Vol as Doc Joslyn (1)
Leonard Stone as Doc Joslyn (2)
Mike Wagner as Camp Cook Malden
Hermione Baddeley as Eulalia Divine
Alice Nunn as Mahalia May Gruenecker
Nina Wayne as Caprice Yeudleman
George Dunn as The Sheriff
The series aired in the UK by the BBC on Saturday mornings ten years after it aired in the United States. (Although this was the first network UK screening of Camp Runamuck, the series was aired by some ITV regional stations in 1969). In the United States, it briefly ran on Comedy Central.