Patty Duke to Play Dual Role on TV Again — Will a Hot Dog Still Make Her Lose Control?

Nov 14, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Patty Duke is returning to TV to again play a dual role, this time taking on the role of a pair of grandmothers on the Disney Channel show “Liv and Maddie,” reports the Associated Press.

Duke, 67, is known for her “identical cousins” role in her namesake sitcom “The Patty Duke Show,” with its famous title sequence featuring the line “A hot dog makes her lose control.” The show aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966.

The actress said her grandchildren are fans of the TV show, and that while she didn’t expect to portray identical family members again, she was somewhat jealous of “Liv and Maddie” actress Dove Cameron, who portrays twin sisters on the show.

“I won’t lie,” Duke said. “When [the show] came on the air, there was a part of me that said, ‘I want to do that!'”

Producers of “Liv and Maddie” have said they were inspired by Duke’s show, and have been wanting her to appear on their program.

Duke’s episode will air next year.

See Patty lose control in this vintage clip of the “Patty Duke Show” opening:

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  1. It was good to see Bill Schallert in that opening. He has nearly 70 years in the business and doesn’t get enough credit. I saw him recently on an episode of 2 Broke Girls.

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