McDuff the Dog – Town of Peach Bottom


McDuff the Dog is the ghost of an English sheep dog featured on the NBC fantasy comedy MCDUFF THE TALKING DOG (1976).

One hundred years ago, McDuff the dog lived in a home in the town of Peach Bottom. He had a good life, but then like all good dogs, they go to heaven. Well, at least for a while.

Fast forward to 1976 and a young veterinarian named Dr. Calvin Campbell (Walter Willison) who moves into the rural house where McDuff used to live. Within a short time, Calvin senses there is something supernatural going on and discovers the spirit of McDuff still residing on the property. And to make things even more magical, Calvin was the only one who could see or hear McDuff (voice of Jack Lester).

This made life a bit complicated as McDuff got involved in Calvin’s day-to-day routine and spoke to the other animals who visited Calvin’s practice.


And to make things worse, Calvin was dubbed “eccentric” by his kid sister, Kimmy (Michelle Stacy) and housekeeper Mrs. Osgood (Monty Margetts) when they came upon Calvin talking to thin air.

This unusual behavior caught the attention of Calvin’s nosey neighbor Amos Ferguson (Gordon Jump), and Squeaky Ferguson (Johnnie Collins III), Amos’s dorky nephew who investigate the strange happenings at the Campbell place.


Amos wants to buy Calvin’s property but Calvin refuses so Ferguson is always coming with a new scheme to get Calvin to sell until McDuff thwarts his efforts.

McDuff the Dog
c/o Dr. Calvin Campbell
Town of Peach Bottom

McDuff the Talking Dog (IMDB)


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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