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Alan Rafkin

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Director (feature film)

Let's Switch (1975) as Director
Comedy adventures result when a hip woman's magazine editor and a pretty suburban housewife swap lives.
How to Frame a Figg (1971) as Director
A bungling bookkeeper's assistant in the Dalton city hall finds himself framed for embezzlment. A sweet young woman helps him clear his name.
Angel in My Pocket (1969) as Director
A minister and his family fight for acceptance when he moves to a new church.
Nobody's Perfect (1968) as Director
This military service comedy chronicles the misadventures of the U.S.S. Bustard in Japan. The crew has stolen a Buddha statue from a Japanese village, which if discovered missing would threaten Japanese/American relations. Doc Willoughby is the ship's petty officer, whose antics are constantly getting him into trouble with his captain. On shore leave, Willoughby falls for a seemingly demure Japanese girl in a kimono shop, who actually turns out to be a Japanese/American nurse in the US Navy, Lt. Tomiko Momoyama. However, it turns out she was betrothed as a child to a traditional Japanese man named Toshi, who fully intends on enforcing tradition. Willoughby divides his time between trying to return the Buddha statue back to the Japanese village it rightfully belongs to, and trying to woo Tomiko from the traditional Japanese man she rightfully belongs to.
The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) as Director
A dentist cleans up the West with the help of a reformed lady bandit.
The Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967) as Director
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) as Director
To win a reporting job, a young man must spend the night in a haunted house.
Ski Party (1965) as Director
Two college guys take a ski trip to meet girls.

Director (special)

Coach Retrospective: Mary Hart Goes One-on-One With "Coach," The (1994) as Director; Contributing Director
Coach Hayden Fox accepts an invitation by entertainment reporter Mary Hart to go one-on-one with her and take a look at the highlights of his life during the past six years.
Ghost Writer (1990) as Director
Pilot for a comedy/horror pilot about a mystery writer who lives in a sometimes-haunted Gothic mansion with his family.
Boys, The (1988) as Director
A pilot for a comedy series taped before a live audience and set in a fictional, private New York men's club called the Excalibur Club, which is now on hard times. The comedy focuses on a group of poker buddies.
Puppetman (1987) as Director
A comedy pilot about a struggling puppeteer who faces an uphill battle as a single parent and as the chief "puppetman" on his beloved children's show. Broadcast as a segment of the "CBS Summer Playhouse."
Sam (1985) as Director
A comedy pilot about Samantha "Sam" Flynn, a single working mother. The pilot episode relates Sam's experiences when she attempts to arrange a birthday surprise for her boss by reuniting him with his seldom seen grandmother in Yugoslavia.
Living in Paradise (1981) as Director
The adventures of Vincent Slattery, a carefree, retired bachelor. In the pilot, Slattery seeks to find a date to accompany him to the Emmy Awards presentation when he learns that his son's series, "Sorority Sweethearts," has been nominated for an Emmy.
Harry's Battles (1981) as Director
The story, set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, follows the endless frustrations of Harry Fitzsimmons, an average guy who constantly battles the bureaucratic errors that seem to plague his life. In the pilot episode, a simple trip to the hospital turns into a nightmare when Harry takes his wife to have
Legs (1978) as Director
The comic adventures of a company of entertainers who are struggling to make ends meet by working in a not-so-posh Las Vegas hotel. With some changes, it became the basis for the series, "Who's Watching the Kids?"
Handle With Care (1977) as Director
The story, set during the Korean War, relates the experiences of Liz Baker and Jackie Morse, two beautiful Army nurses, who are members of an all-female M*A*S*H unit.
Local 306 (1976) as Director
The misadventures of Harvey Gordon, the newly appointed chief steward of Plumber's Local 306. In the pilot episode, Harvey seeks a way to overcome his fear of flying in order to to attend a distant union meeting.
Another April (1974) as Director
The story, set in Seattle, Washington, follows the misadventures of April Moss, a mod young divorcee struggling to find peace in the home of her conservative parents. In the pilot episode, April clashes with her father over the prospect of her dating (get this) a hippie.
Daddy's Girl (1973) as Director
The story of Bob Randall, widowed father of a junior miss fascinated by nudism.

Cast (special)

Love Boat, The (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary about the television series "The Love Boat," which premiered in 1977 on ABC.
That Girl (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary about the television series "That Girl," which premiered in 1966 on ABC.
Andy of Mayberry: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Andy Griffith.
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 4 (2000) as Interviewee
Special that features interviews with stars of three television series: "Happy Days," "The Jeffersons" and "One Day at a Time."

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