Route 66




Route 66 Cast


Series Description
    


Route 66 was a 60 minute action series on CBS about two young, hip guys who travelled along historic route 66 in a corvette convertible. In addition to having one great time, they also ran into people less fortunate than themselves and always did their best to help out.

Route 66 Cast

Martin Milner .... Tod Stiles
George Maharis .... Buz Murdock
Glenn Corbett .... Linc Case


Route 66 Trivia

The obvious choice for a Route 66 theme song would have been the Bobby Troup song titled, "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" but CBS didn't care to pay royalties so they hired Nelson Riddle to write an instrumental theme for the series.

Route 66 was most likely at least partially inspired by a Canadian series that aired the previous season titled, "Cannonball".

Even though the series was called Route 66, there were some episodes that weren't based along that highway. Episode #95, "Same Picture, Different Frame", was shot in Maine and episode #96, "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are" was filmed in Vermont. Glenn Corbett has said that none of the episodes he appeared in were along Route 66. He said that they told him the scenery wasn't exciting enough!

George Maharis quit Route 66 during season four. He did become ill with hepatitis during that time but it was common knowledge at the time that he just used that as an excuse to get out of his contract. He had actually been unhappy for quite a while with the terms of his contract and he had many run-ins with Martin Milner and the Route 66 producers.

Episode #68, "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing" was a real treat for horror fans! Boris Karloff ("Thriller"), Lon Chaney Jr. ("Pistols 'N' Petticoats") and Peter Lorre all guest-starred on that episode and both Karloff and Chaney wore their famed Frankenstein Monster and Wolf Man make-up for the first time in many years.


Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Route 66 - The First Season

1... Black November (10/7/1960)
2... A Lance of Straw (10/14/1960)
3... The Swan Bed (10/21/1960)
4... The Man on the Monkey Board (10/28/1960)
5... The Strengthening Angels (11/4/1960)
6... Ten Drops of Water (11/11/1960)
7... Three Sides (11/18/1960)
8... Legacy for Lucia (11/25/1960)
9... Layout at Glen Canyon (12/2/1960)
10. The Beryllium Eater (12/9/1960)
11. A Fury Slinging Flame (12/30/1960)
12. Sheba (1/6/1961)
13. The Quick and the Dead (1/13/1961)
14. Play It Glissando (1/20/1961)
15. The Clover Throne (1/27/1961)
16. Fly Away Home - Part 1 (2/10/1961)
17. Fly Away Home - Part 2 (2/17/1961)
18. Sleep on Four Pillows (2/24/1961)
19. An Absence of Tears (3/3/1961)
20. Like a Motherless Child (3/17/1961)
21. Effigy in Snow (3/24/1961)
22. Eleven, the Hard Way (4/7/1961)
23. Most Vanquished, Most Victorious (4/14/1961)
24. Dont Count Stars (4/28/1961)
25. The Newborn (5/5/1961)
26. A Skill for Hunting (5/12/1961)
27. Trap at Cordova (5/26/1961)
28. The Opponent (6/2/1961)
29. Welcome to Amity (6/9/1961)
30. Incident on a Bridge (6/16/1961)


Route 66 - The Second Season

31. A Month of Sundays (9/22/1961)
32. Blue Murder (9/29/1961)
33. Good Night, Sweet Blues (10/6/1961)
34. Birdcage on My Foot (10/13/1961)
35. First Class Mouliak (10/20/1961)
36. Once to Every Man (10/27/1961)
37. The Mud Nest (11/10/1961)
38. A Bridge Across Five Days (11/17/1961)
39. Mon Petit Chou (11/24/1961)
40. Some of the People, Some of the Time (12/1/1961)
41. The Thin White Line (12/8/1961)
42. And the Cat Jumped Over the Moon (12/15/1961)
43. Burning for Burning (12/29/1961)
44. To Walk with the Serpent (1/5/1962)
45. A Long Piece of Mischief (1/19/1962)
46. 1800 Days to Justice (1/26/1962)
47. A City of Wheels (2/2/1962)
48. How Much a Pound is Albatross (2/9/1962)
49. Aren't You Surprised to See Me? (2/16/1962)
50. You Never Had It So Good (2/23/1962)
51. Shoulder the Sky My Lad (3/2/1962)
52. Blues for a Left Foot (3/9/1962)
53. Go Read the River (3/16/1962)
54. Even Stones Have Eyes (3/30/1962)
55. Love is a Skinny Kid (4/6/1962)
56. Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn (4/13/1962)
57. Two on the House (4/20/1962)
58. There I am, There I Always Am (5/4/1962)
59. Between Hello and Goodbye (5/11/1962)
60. A Feat of Strength (5/18/1962)
61. Hell is Empty, All the Devils are Here (5/25/1962)
62. From an Enchantress Fleeing (6/1/1962)


Route 66 - The Third Season

63. One Tiger to a Hill (9/21/1962)
64. Journey to Nineveh (9/28/1962)
65. Man Out of Time (10/5/1962)
66. Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma (10/12/1962)
67. Voice at the End of the Line (10/19/1962)
68. Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing (10/26/1962)
69. Across Walnuts and Wine (11/2/1962)
70. Welcome to the Wedding (11/9/1962)
71. Every Father's Daughter Must Have Her Own (11/16/1962)
72. Poor Little Kangaroo Rat (11/23/1962)
73. Hey Moth, Come Eat The Flame (11/30/1962)
74. Only by Cunning Glances (12/7/1962)
75. Where is Chick Lorrimer? Where Has He Gone? (12/14/1962)
76. Give an Old Cat a Tender Mouse (12/21/1962)
77. A Bunch of Lonely Pagliaccis (1/4/1963)
78. You Can't Pick Cotton in Tahiti (1/11/1963)
79. A Gift for a Warrior (1/18/1963)
80. Suppose I Said I Was the Queen of Spain (2/8/1963)
81. Somehow It Gets to Be Tomorrow (2/15/1963)
82. Shall Forfeit His Dog and Ten Shillings to the King (2/22/1963)
83. In the Closing of a Trunk (3/8/1963)
84. The Cage Around Maria (3/15/1963)
85. Fifty Miles From Home (3/22/1963)
86. Narcissus on an Old Red Fire Engine (3/29/1963)
87. The Cruelest Sea of All (4/5/1963)
88. Peace, Pity, Pardon (4/12/1963)
89. What a Shining Young Man Was Our Gallant Lieutenant (4/26/1963)
90. But What Do You Do in March (5/3/1963)
91. Who Will Cheer My Bonnie Bride (5/10/1963)
92. Shadows of an Afternoon (5/17/1963)
93. Soda Pop and Paper Flags (5/24/1963)


Route 66 - The Fourth Season

94. Two Strangers and an Old Enemy (9/27/1963)
95. Same Picture, Different Frame (10/4/1963)
96. Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are (10/11/1963)
97. Where Are the Sounds of Celli Brahms (10/18/1963)
98. Build Your Houses With Their Backs to the Sea (10/25/1963)
99. And Make Thunder His Tribute (11/1/1963)
100. The Stone Guest (11/8/1963)
101. I Wouldn't Start For Here (11/15/1963)
102. A Cage in Search of a Bird (11/29/1963)
103. A Long Way From St. Louie (12/6/1963)
104. Come Home Greta Inger Gruenchaffen (12/13/1964)
105. 93 Percent in Smiling (12/20/1963)
106. Child of a Night (1/3/1964)
107. Is it True There Are Posies at the Bottom of Landfair Lake? (1/10/1964)
108. Like This It Means Father, Like This Bitter, Like This Tiger (1/17/1964)
109. Kiss the Monster, Make Him Sleep (1/24/1964)
110. Cries of Persons Close to One (1/31/1964)
111. Who in His Right Mind Needs a Nice Girl (2/7/1964)
112. This is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You (2/14/1964)
113. Follow the White Dove With the Broken Wing (2/21/1964)
114. I'm Here to Kill a King (2/28/1964)
115. Where There's a Will, There's a Way - Part 1 (3/6/1964)
116. Where There's a Will, There's a Way - Part 2 (3/13/1964)




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