Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

Bentley and the Nature Girl 

Bentley has his eye on a bird watcher.


Earl Bellamy


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Episode complete credited cast:
John Forsythe ... Bentley Gregg
Noreen Corcoran ... Kelly Gregg
Sammee Tong ... Peter Tong
Andra Martin ... Angela Murdock
Del Moore ... Cal Mitchell
Pat McCaffrie Pat McCaffrie ... Chuck Forrest
Elvia Allman ... Mrs. Carmella Hogworthy
Russell Collins ... Professor Murdock


Bentley falls for a beauty who is a dedicated naturalist and bird lover who is very close to her bird expert father. In order to win her favor (and impress her father) he pretends (feigns) an interest in her passion for birds. As Bentley spends more time with her, his friends, Cal and Chuck, lament his frequent departures from their regular 'guy' activities such as the weekly poker game. As he becomes more involved with his 'nature' girl Bentley captures the sound a rare bird to impress her, on tape. Discovering the tape Bentley has left in his living room, Cal and Chuck decide to get him back for his lack of attention to them by recording silly comments over the recording Gregg had made of the bird. Unaware of this sleigh of 'hands' from his friends Bentley takes the recording to a bird lovers meeting, where it is played, in front of his gal and her dad and many bird fans, his buddies gags replacing the bird sounds. Embarrassed, Bentley sneaks out the meeting and confronts his ... Written by Bentley Misses Out Again

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Release Date:

20 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Bachelor Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode marks one of the first times Kelly passes on a chance to convince Uncle Bentley to get serious about a woman. Although used often as a plot device (Kelly fixing up Bentley or trying to get him married)in seasons 1, 2 & 3 by season 4 its dropped and by season 5 not used at all. See more »

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