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The Snoop SistersThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_0_0
Created byThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_1_0 Alan ShayneThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_1_1
StarringThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_2_0 Helen Hayes

Mildred Natwick Lou Antonio Art Carney (Pilot) Bert Convy Lawrence Pressman (Pilot) Charlie CallasThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_2_1

Opening themeThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_3_0 Jerry FieldingThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_3_1
Country of originThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_4_0 USAThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_4_1
No. of seasonsThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_5_0 1The Snoop Sisters_cell_0_5_1
No. of episodesThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_6_0 4 (+ 1 TV movie)The Snoop Sisters_cell_0_6_1
ProductionThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_7_0
Executive producerThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_8_0 Leonard B. SternThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_8_1
Camera setupThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_9_0 Single-cameraThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_9_1
Running timeThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_10_0 90 min.The Snoop Sisters_cell_0_10_1
Production companiesThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_11_0 Talent Associates-Norton Simon, Inc.

Universal TelevisionThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_11_1

ReleaseThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_12_0
Original networkThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_13_0 NBCThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_13_1
Audio formatThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_14_0 MonauralThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_14_1
Original releaseThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_15_0 December 19, 1973 (1973-12-19) –

March 19, 1974 (1974-03-19)The Snoop Sisters_cell_0_15_1

ChronologyThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_16_0
Related showsThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_0_17_0 NBC Wednesday Mystery MovieThe Snoop Sisters_cell_0_17_1

The Snoop Sisters is an American comedy-mystery television show that aired on NBC during the 1973–1974 season. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_0

The series aired on a monthly rotation (referred to as a "wheel") as part of the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie, trading timeslots with Banacek, Tenafly, and Faraday and Company. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_1

Of these series, only Banacek demonstrated any longevity. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_2

Synopsis The Snoop Sisters_section_0

The show stars Hollywood film actresses Helen Hayes and Mildred Natwick as two elderly sisters, Ernesta Snoop and Gwendolyn Snoop Nicholson, who routinely stumbled across mysteries, which they solved. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_3

Antedating Murder She Wrote, Ernesta was a mystery novelist, while her widowed sister Gwendolyn (known as "G") wrote the stories from Ernesta's dictation. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_4

(G was also a writer, but of poetry. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_5

She had one book of poetry published. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_6

Her late husband was named George, and G fancied he resembled Melvyn Douglas.) The Snoop Sisters_sentence_7

They first appeared on NBC in a TV movie titled The Snoop Sisters (later retitled The Female Instinct), which aired December 16, 1972. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_8

The series followed the 1971 ABC television movie Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate, which also starred Hayes and Natwick working together as amateur sleuths, along with Myrna Loy and Sylvia Sydney. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_9

Guest stars during the series' brief run included: Joan Blondell, Art Carney, Jill Clayburgh, Alice Cooper, William Devane, Tammy Grimes, George Maharis, Roddy McDowall, Eve McVeagh, Geraldine Page, Walter Pidgeon, Vincent Price, Fritz Weaver, and in her final screen appearance, Paulette Goddard. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_10

Cast The Snoop Sisters_section_1

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  • Helen Hayes as Ernesta SnoopThe Snoop Sisters_item_0_0
  • Mildred Natwick as Gwendolyn Snoop NicholsonThe Snoop Sisters_item_0_1
  • Lou Antonio as BarneyThe Snoop Sisters_item_0_2
  • Bert Convy as Lt. Steve OstrowskiThe Snoop Sisters_item_0_3

Episode list The Snoop Sisters_section_2

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The Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_0_0 TitleThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_0_1 Directed by:The Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_0_2 Written by:The Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_0_3 Air dateThe Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_0_4
0The Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_1_0 "The Female Instinct"The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_1_1 Leonard B. SternThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_1_2 Alan Sharp,
Leonard B. Stern,
Hugh WheelerThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_1_3
December 18, 1972 (1972-12-18)The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_1_4
Series pilot: A spinster and her widowed sister, who are both mystery writers, try to track down the killer of a former movie star.The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_2_0
1The Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_3_0 "Corpse and Robbers"The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_3_1 Leonard HornThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_3_2 Don Ingalls,
Leonard B. SternThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_3_3
December 19, 1973 (1973-12-19)The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_3_4
Ernesta receives a telephone call from an old gentleman friend — surprising, since he has been dead for months.The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_4_0
2The Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_5_0 "Fear is a Free-Throw"The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_5_1 Boris SagalThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_5_2 Dorothy HeraldThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_5_3 January 29, 1974 (1974-01-29)The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_5_4
Gwendolyn is the prime suspect after a basketball star is poisoned by an antacid tablet she gave him.The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_6_0
3The Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_7_0 "The Devil Made Me Do It!"The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_7_1 Leonard HornThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_7_2 Tony Barrett
Robert FosterThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_7_3
March 5, 1974 (1974-03-05)The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_7_4
The Snoop sisters uncover a Satanic cult when they endeavor to unravel the murder of an airline passenger.The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_8_0
4The Snoop Sisters_header_cell_1_9_0 "A Black Day for Bluebeard"The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_9_1 David FriedkinThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_9_2 Tony Barrett
Jackson GillisThe Snoop Sisters_cell_1_9_3
March 19, 1974 (1974-03-19)The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_9_4
Vincent Price guest-stars as a washed-up horror movie star suspected of murdering his wealthy wife.The Snoop Sisters_cell_1_10_0

Reception The Snoop Sisters_section_3

Only four 90-minute episodes of the series were ever produced. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_11

Both Natwick and Hayes were nominated for Emmy Awards for their work on the program. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_12

Natwick won. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_13

DVD releases The Snoop Sisters_section_4

Visual Entertainment released The Snoop Sisters: The Complete Series on DVD in Canada on March 15, 2011; and in the U.S. on June 7, 2011. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_14

Madman Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Australia (Region 4) on March 16, 2011. The Snoop Sisters_sentence_15


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