The Snoop Sisters
|The Snoop Sisters|
|Created by||Alan Shayne|
|Opening theme||Jerry Fielding|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4 (+ 1 TV movie)|
|Executive producer||Leonard B. Stern|
|Running time||90 min.|
|Production companies||Talent Associates-Norton Simon, Inc.|
|Original release||December 19, 1973 (1973-12-19) –
March 19, 1974 (1974-03-19)
|Related shows||NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie|
Of these series, only Banacek demonstrated any longevity.
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.
Antedating Murder She Wrote, Ernesta was a mystery novelist, while her widowed sister Gwendolyn (known as "G") wrote the stories from Ernesta's dictation.
(G was also a writer, but of poetry.
She had one book of poetry published.
Her late husband was named George, and G fancied he resembled Melvyn Douglas.)
They first appeared on NBC in a TV movie titled The Snoop Sisters (later retitled The Female Instinct), which aired December 16, 1972.
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.
- Helen Hayes as Ernesta Snoop
- Mildred Natwick as Gwendolyn Snoop Nicholson
- Lou Antonio as Barney
- Bert Convy as Lt. Steve Ostrowski
|Nº||Title||Directed by:||Written by:||Air date|
|0||"The Female Instinct"||Leonard B. Stern||Alan Sharp,
Leonard B. Stern, Hugh Wheeler
|December 18, 1972 (1972-12-18)|
|Series pilot: A spinster and her widowed sister, who are both mystery writers, try to track down the killer of a former movie star.|
|1||"Corpse and Robbers"||Leonard Horn||Don Ingalls,
Leonard B. Stern
|December 19, 1973 (1973-12-19)|
|Ernesta receives a telephone call from an old gentleman friend — surprising, since he has been dead for months.|
|2||"Fear is a Free-Throw"||Boris Sagal||Dorothy Herald||January 29, 1974 (1974-01-29)|
|Gwendolyn is the prime suspect after a basketball star is poisoned by an antacid tablet she gave him.|
|3||"The Devil Made Me Do It!"||Leonard Horn||Tony Barrett
|March 5, 1974 (1974-03-05)|
|The Snoop sisters uncover a Satanic cult when they endeavor to unravel the murder of an airline passenger.|
|4||"A Black Day for Bluebeard"||David Friedkin||Tony Barrett||March 19, 1974 (1974-03-19)|
|Vincent Price guest-stars as a washed-up horror movie star suspected of murdering his wealthy wife.|
Only four 90-minute episodes of the series were ever produced.
Both Natwick and Hayes were nominated for Emmy Awards for their work on the program.
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.
Madman Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Australia (Region 4) on March 16, 2011.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The Snoop Sisters.