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While prospecting for gold in Alaska in 1900, Luke Carpenter, thirty-three years of age, was buried and frozen alive when caught in an avalanche. Sixty-seven years later, Luke's Son, Edwin Carpenter, sixty-seven years of age, widower and retired businessman, is informed of a recent avalanche in Alaska and of a find--his father, alive. Luke was brought to the home of his now aging son in Woodland Oaks, California. Chronologically Luke was 101, but he hadn't aged while in deep freeze and was physically still 33--younger than his own son.

In fact, he was younger in spirit, at least, than his 33- year-old grandson Ken, who was his exact look-alike. Ken was stuffy and conservative, while Luke was ebullient, full of fun, and a rugged individualist.

The comedy centered both on the contrast between them and on Luke's problems in adapting to the modern world, while his origin was kept a military secret. Colonel Garroway, an army doctor, was assigned to look after him. The first thing Luke had seen on awakening in Edwin's home was a 1967 TV set with what appeared to be little people aiming guns at him. He applied his simple, individualistic ways to the problems of the 2oth century with some success, though he never could get used to a modern job.

Show Description Credit: Tim's TV Showcase
> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Mar 28, 1968
Premiere September 6, 1967
Episodes 26
Network ABC
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
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