The Last Resort (American TV series)

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The Last Resort
GenreSituation comedy
Created byGary David Goldberg
Directed byAsaad Kelada
Starring(See article)
Composer(s)Hod David Schudson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15
Producer(s)Gary David Goldberg
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)MTM Enterprises
Distributor20th Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1979 (1979-09-19) –
March 17, 1980 (1980-03-17)

The Last Resort is an American sitcom centered on a group of college students working in a hotel kitchen; the humor was in the style of Animal House, and it ran for one season of 15 episodes on CBS.


  • Larry Breeding as Michael Lerner
  • Robert Costanzo as Murray
  • Stephanie Faracy as Gail Collins
  • John Fujioka as Kevin
  • Dorothy Konrad as Mrs. Trilling
  • Zane Lasky as Duane Kaminsky
  • Walter Olkewicz as Zach Comstock
  • Ray Underwood as Jeffrey Barron



TitleOriginal air date

Season 1 (1979–80)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Series pilot; unaired.
1"Here Comes the Bride"Asaad KeladaLloyd Garver & Donald ReikerSeptember 19, 1979 (1979-09-19)
Pastry chef Gail Collins concocts an improbable story to impress one of the students. The bride (Beverly) played by Gail Edwards.
2"Zach in Love"Asaad KeladaPatricia Jones & Donald ReikerSeptember 26, 1979 (1979-09-26)
Michael's intercession with a girl on Zach's behalf surprises everyone.
3"Let Them Eat Cake"Asaad KeladaMarty NadlerOctober 3, 1979 (1979-10-03)
There's chaos in the kitchen when a mouse is found dead with cake batter clinging to its whiskers.
4"Girlfriends"Asaad KeladaPatricia Jones & Donald ReikerDecember 17, 1979 (1979-12-17)
On a singles weekend, Gail discovers that her visiting girlfriend's sexual inclinations have changed.
5"High School Confidential"Asaad KeladaLloyd GarverDecember 24, 1979 (1979-12-24)
Murray is having a nervous breakdown trying to earn a high school diploma at night school.
6"A Very Little Romance"Asaad KeladaPatricia Jones & Donald ReikerDecember 31, 1979 (1979-12-31)
Gail and Michael would like to keep their little romance secret.
7"And Murray Makes Three"Asaad KeladaMarty NadlerJanuary 7, 1980 (1980-01-07)
A woman's husband shows up at the resort knowing all about his wife's affair with Murray.
8"Not a Prayer"Asaad KeladaRich ReinhartJanuary 21, 1980 (1980-01-21)
Wise guy Zach falls for a visiting nun who has not yet taken her final vows.
9"Father's Day"Asaad KeladaPatricia Jones & Donald ReikerJanuary 28, 1980 (1980-01-28)
Michael's father (Ronny Cox) tries to buy his son's affections after an 18-year absence.
10"Gone with a Whim"Asaad KeladaTBAFebruary 4, 1980 (1980-02-04)
A campaign is started to get Zach rehired after his firing by the hotel owner.
11"The Price of Love"Asaad KeladaLloyd Garver & Marty NadlerFebruary 11, 1980 (1980-02-11)
Gail is repelled by a celebrant at a mortician's convention, but Michael falls for a guest from an even older profession.
12"Is There a Doctor in the House?"Asaad KeladaRich ReinhartFebruary 18, 1980 (1980-02-18)
Pre-med student Michael loses self-confidence when a flu epidemic and a fatal heart attack occur in the resort.
13"Dorm Window"Asaad KeladaLloyd Garver, Gary David Goldberg & Marty NadlerFebruary 25, 1980 (1980-02-25)
Wheelchair-bound Michael is convinced that he witnessed a murder — until the victim shows up for breakfast.
14"Whodunit?"Asaad KeladaGary David GoldbergMarch 10, 1980 (1980-03-10)
Everyone is worried when $500 in tips is stolen.
15"Zegelmania"Asaad KeladaJoanne PagliaroMarch 17, 1980 (1980-03-17)
Duane's research colleague (Judd Hirsch) rigs the results of an experiment to get a grant.