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Blondie (1957)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, Robert B. Huggins (#17)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Source : (#17 "Puppy Love")
"TV's Funniest Families" PC Treasures DVD - Catalog #10082
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BLONDIE (1957)
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Hal Roach Studios Inc.
for
NBC (Fridays)
Executive Producer by Hal Roach, Jr.
Produced by William Harmon   
Based on the King Features comic strip of the same name.
US comedy series 1957 26 episodes x 30 min bw
04Jan57-27Sep57) 
starring:
Pamela Britton as Blondie Bumbstead (1957)
Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead (1957)
Ann Barnes as Cookie Bumbstead (1957)
Stuffy Singer as Alexander Bumstead (1957)
*
Florenz Ames as Julius .C. Dithers (1957)
Leal Bliss/ Elvia Allman as Cora Dithers (1957)
*
Harold Peary as Herb Woodley (1957)
Lois Collier/ Hollis Irving as Harriet Woodley (1957)
Pamela Duncan also played Eloise (1957)

Background:
In 1954 a syndicated version of "Blondie" aired, also starring
Pamela Britton in the title role, but with a different supporting cast.

(see separate guide - info wanted)

CBS revived Blondie (1968-69) - but it only lasted half a season.(see separate guide)

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NBC Fridays

[01] Blondie: DAGWOOD'S EGO FOR THE THIRD TIME
04Jan57 NBC Fri
Blondie attempts to bolster Dagwood's ego, so that he will assert himself
with his boss, Mr. Dithers. [JB]

[02] Blondie: MR. DITHERS IS HOSPITALIZED
11Jan57 NBC Fri   
Dagwood takes over for his boss when J.C. Dithers is hospitalized. But his
attempts to supervise the groundbreaking for construction of a supermarket
are stymied by a mother bird and five unhatched eggs in a nest. [JB]

[03] Blondie: MR. DITHERS MOVES IN
18Jan57 NBC Fri       
Dagwood's boss Mr. Dithers and his wife move in on the Bumsteads while their
home is being redecorated. Mrs. Dithers would much prefer a trip to Florida
so cookie and Alexander begin a nuisance campaign to get Mr. Dithers to give
in to his wife's wishes. [JB]

[04] Blondie: THE OTHER WOMAN
25Jan57 NBC Fri       
One of the neighborhood youngsters sees Dagwood having lunch with another
woman, and Blondie is sure it's the pretty new librarian. [JB]

[05] Blondie: HOME SWEET HOME
01Feb57 NBC Fri   
Dagwood takes Blondie at her word when she jokingly tells him to sell the
house as long as he doesn't seem to be able to keep it in good repair. [JB]

[06] Blondie: GET THAT MAN
08Feb57 NBC Fri   
Mr. Dithers sends Dagwood out to purchase a valuable pistol for his gun
collection. Blondie mistakenly thinks Dagwood wants the gun himself and
tries to buy it for his birthday. [JB]

[07] Blondie: THE FEUD
15Feb57    NBC Fri
Dagwood and Herb Woodley have a violent argument while discussing world
affairs. Then they discover that each is in possession of tools belonging
to the other. Blondie and Mrs. Woodley do their best to keep their irate
husbands from declaring war of their own. [JB]

[08] Blondie: THE QUIZ SHOW
22Feb57 NBC Fri   
Dagwood tries to live up to the high reputations claimed by Alexander's
friends for their fathers. He decides to go on a TV quiz show as a "human
adding machine." [JB]

[09] Blondie: HUSBANDS ONCE REMOVED
01Mar57 NBC Fri   
When Dagwood loses their marriage license, Blondie discovers she's unable
to obtain a duplicate because of a fire in the hall of records. Convinced
she and Dagwood are not legally married, Blondie makes Dagwood move himself
to the attic. [JB]

[10] Blondie: THE PAYOFF MONEY
08Mar57 NBC Fri   
Blondie and Mrs. Woodley leave some packages in a downtown locker while they
go on a shopping spree. When she gets home, Blondie discovers that someone
has switched packages, and instead of a pound of liver, she finds $50,000.
A short time later a pair of gangsters show up to try to recover their loot. [JB]

[11] Blondie: HARD LUCK IDOL
15Mar57 NBC Fri   
Dagwood and Blondie receive as a gift an oriental idol with a reputation
for creating bad luck for anyone who owns it. Of course, Dagwood and Blondie
are not superstitious, so the decide not to worry about bad luck.
Coincidentally an unusual number of accidents occurs to disrupt the Bumstead
household. [JB]

[12] Blondie: OIL FOR THE LAMPS OF BLONDIE
22Mar57 NBC Fri
For the Bumsteads' anniversary, Dagwood's boss Mr. Dithers presents them
with an unusual lamp, which they decide to return to the store. When Mr.
Dithers and his wife are expected for dinner, Dagwood and Blondie make a
frantic attempt to buy back the lamp. [JB]

[13] Blondie: BLONDIE THE BREADWINNER
29Mar57 NBC Fri   
Since Mr. Dithers refuses him a raise, Dagwood decides to quit. Blondie
tries to talk Dithers into hiring Dagwood back, whereupon Dithers, impressed
with her sales ability, hires he instead! [JB]

[14] Blondie: THE GLAMOUR GIRL
05Apr57 NBC Fri   
Guest Cast:
Barbara Nichols (as Vivian Valentine)
Dagwood finds himself in a pretty fix when a Hollywood actress pays a visit
to town and her publicity agent names Dagwood as her former school sweetheart. [JB]

[15] Blondie: THE RUMMAGE SALE
12Apr57 NBC Fri   
When Mr. Dithers discovers a closet full of lamps, clothes and other items,
he mistakenly believes his wife has become a kleptomaniac. [JB]

[16] Blondie: DECEPTION
19Apr57 NBC Fri   
In an attempt to impress an important woman client, Mr. Dithers mails
pictures to her of members of his staff. By mistake, Dagwood's picture is
labeled as president of the firm. [JB]

 [17] Blondie: PUPPY LOVE
26Apr57 NBC Fri
Source: "TV's Funniest Families" PC Treasures DVD - Catalog #10082 [RBH]
Executive Producer: Hal Roach, Jr.
Produced by William Harmon
Directed by Gerald Freedman
Written by Frank Gill, Jr. and George Carlton Brown
Cast:
Arthur Lake ........ Dagwood
Pamela Britton ........ Blondie
Hal Peary ........... Herb Woodley
Florenz Ames ......... Mr. Dithers
Hollis Irving ......... Harriet Woodley
Ann Barnes ........... Cookie
Stuffy Singer ........... Alexander
Herb Vigran ......... J. Tyler Grant
Judy Levinson ........ Gloria
Daisy and Pups trained by Rennie Renfro
Synopsis:
When Alexander becomes infatuated with a pretty classmate, Dagwood decides
to help the romance along. He sets out to impress the young lady's family! [JB]

[18] Blondie: MADE TO FIRE
03May57 NBC Fri   
Complications by the score plague the Bumsteads when Blondie decides she
will take a job in order to earn money for a new washer. She hires a maid
to take care of the house, but the maid's suspicious acts lead the Bumsteads
to believe she may be a jewel thief. [JB]

[19] Blondie: BLONDIE REDECORATES
10May57 NBC Fri   
Dagwaood puts his foot down and tells Blondie their living room looks much
too feminine, and wants it refurnished. Obligingly, Blondie calls in an
interior decorator to make an estimate on the entire house. [JB]

[20] Blondie: BLONDIE'S DOUBLE
17May57 NBC Fri   
Dagwood's boss spots a singer in a nightclub who bears a close resemblance
to Blondie. Dagwood gts the idea that Blondie is sneaking out at night behind his back. [JB]

[21] Blondie: I SPY
24May57 NBC Fri   
Dagwood gets involved with an international spy ring which uses his hat as
a hiding place for secret microfilm. In an attempt to recover the film from
Dagwood, he is stalked by an alluring female espionage agent. [JB]

[22] Blondie: CUPID'S QUESTION COLUMN
31May57 NBC Fri   
Blondie and Dagwood argue over spending money for a new hat for Blondie.
When a friend offers to let Blondie take over, for a week, the local
newspaper's advice-to-the-lovelorn column, Blondie gladly accepts. She's
thought of a way to get even with Dagwood! [JB]

[23] Blondie: THE TRAMP
07Jun57 NBC Fri   
In appreciation of Blondie's kindness, a tramp helps Dagwood get even with
his boss. Mr. Dithers reneged on his promise to give Dagwood some stock in
the company. The tramp poses as a prosperous contractor who wants to Dagwood
to leave Dithers and set up his own company. [JB]

[24] Blondie: FOLLOW THAT MAN
14Jun57 NBC Fri   
Blondie wins $500 for her collection of recipes and uses the money to shop
for new dresses and jewelry. Mr. Dithers suspects that Dagwood has made off
with company funds to pay for Blondie's spending spree. [JB]

[25] Blondie: THE PARTY
21Jun57 NBC Fri   
Alexander's 16th birthday is a grand occasion for the Bumsteads and their
neighbors. But Dagwood and Blondie's offspring turns down their offer to
help entertain at his party. [JB]

[26] Blondie: HOWDY, NEIGHBOR  (Last of the original "26" episodes)
28Jun57 NBC Fri   
Guest Cast:
John Hamilton, Doris Singleton (as the neighbors)
Dagwood and Blondie are flabbergasted. Their new neighbors, just arrived
from Texas, are convinced there is oil on the Bumstead property. [JB]
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NBC Network Reruns (05Jul57-27Sep57, Fridays)
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05Jul57    rerun of "The Feud" (original air date 15Feb57)
12Jul57    rerun of "The Other Woman" (original air date 25Jan57)
19Jul57    rerun of "Husband Once Removed" (original air date 01Mar57)
26Jul57    rerun of "The Quiz Show" (original air date 22Feb57)
02Aug57    rerun of "Blondie the Breadwinner" (original air date 29Mar57)
09Aug57    rerun of "The Glamour Girl" (original air date 05Apr57)
16Aug57    rerun of "The Rummage Sale" (original air date 12Apr57)
23Aug57    rerun of "Deception" (original air date 19Apr57)
30Aug57    rerun of "Puppy Love" (original air date 26Apr57)
06Sep57    rerun of "Blondie's Double" (original air date 17May57)
13Sep57    rerun of "I Spy" (original air date 24May57)
20Sep57    rerun of "Cupid's Question Column" (original air date 31May57)
27Sep57    rerun of "The Tramp" (original air date 07Jun57)


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