The Texas Wheelers

Jim 1970s

Aired 1974-75

DAD: Zack Wheeler (Jack Elam) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Layabout

KIDS: Truckie (Gary Busey) (24), Doobie (Mark Hamill) (16), Boo (Karen Obediear) (12), T.J. (Tony Becker) (10)


STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown

Wow. Mark Hamill and Gary Busey in a SITCOM – with Jack Elam as a dad! This show was ripe with interactions between the kids and their no-account dad. Picture Fred Sanford with 4 kids, and that’s the comedy level.

A flap of the William Demarest Memorial Dish Towel to Ellen Vance for reminding me of this funny little show. Thanks, Ellen!