Cassie

Cassie

Air Date: October 24, 1971

Written by: True Boardman

Directed by: Herschel Daugherty

Guest Stars: Jack Cassidy (Kevin O’Casey), Diane Baker (Norma O’Casey), Lisa Gerritsen (Cassie O’Casey)

Hoss puts together a horse race to help a troubled family.

Trivia: This was Jack Cassidy’s first and only appearance in the series. He was the father of David, Shaun, Ryan and Patrick Cassidy. Cassidy turned down the role of Ted Baxter on the CBS hit The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) but did guest star as Ted’s brother. Tragically, he died in 1976 in a fire started in his apartment – he fell asleep with a lit cigarette on his couch.

This was Lisa Gerritsen’s first and only appearance in the series. A child actor in the 70s, she is best known for her role as Bess Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler More Show and its spinoff sitcom, Phyllis. Her grandfather, famous screenwriter True Boardman, was the writer of this script.