Me and the Chimp
Working with animals on television is always a risk, something That Girl costar Ted Bessell found out when he shared top billing with a chimpanzee. From January to May 1972, Me and the Chimp was produced by Tom Miller and Garry Marshall, who later went on to create Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. The show centered around a family who found a chimp wandering around the neighborhood and decided to keep it hidden from their neighbors. Bessell was able to change the original working title from The Chimp and I, so at least he was the top banana.