The Unwritten Commandment

The Unwritten Commandment

Air Date: April 10, 1966

Written by: Jo Pagano, William Blinn, Dan Ullman

Directed by: Gerd Oswald

Guest Stars: Wayne Newton (Andy Walker), Ann Jefferys (Miss Lily), Malcolm Atterbury (Willard Walker), Jerry Newton (Mike), Robert Cleaves (Reverend Porter)

A father does not see his son’s talent as a singer and keeps him working at the family ranch.

Trivia: This was Wayne Newton’s first of two appearances in the series. A world wide entertainer, he is known by the nickname ‘Mr. Las Vegas.’ Discovered by Jackie Gleason, he has had a number one US single – ‘Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast.’

Because he had a high pitched voice, many joked (wrongly) that he was effeminate or even gay. Newton once threatened Johnny Carson over jokes Carson told attacking his manhood. Carson stopped telling the jokes.