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Created by  David Swift
Final episode date  15 April 1966
Network  NBC
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Sitcom
First episode date  17 September 1965
Theme song  Camp Runamuck Theme
Number of seasons  1
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Written by  William Freedman Ben Gershman Sidney A. Mandel Ann Marcus Bob Rodgers David Swift
Directed by  Charles Barton Bruce Bilson Howard Duff Hal March R. Robert Rosenbaum David Swift
Starring  Arch Johnson Dave Ketchum Dave Madden Alice Nunn
Theme music composer  Frank DeVol Jack Keller Howard Greenfield
Cast  Dave Madden, Nina Wayne, David Ketchum, Arch Johnson, Leonard Stone
Similar  Joe Forrester, Grindl, Mona McCluskey, The Farmer's Daughter, Day by Day

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


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  • 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
  • Syndication

    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.


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