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Starring Danny Thomas & Jean Hagen
Season 1 (ABC) (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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ABC Tuesdays 9:00 pm Eastern
30 episodes
Produced by Louis F. Edelman

1.01 [--] Make Room For Daddy: UNCLE DADDY
29Sep53 ABC
(No information available)

1.02 [--] Make Room For Daddy: PARTY DRESS
6Oct53 ABC
directed by William Asher
Danny objects to his very young daughter going to her first dance
until he is reminded of his own youth. [JB]

1.03 [--] Make Room For Daddy: SECOND HONEYMOON
13Oct53 ABC
directed by William Asher
Danny returns from a three month night club tour and plans a
second honeymoon. Business calls but Margaret saves the day. [JB]

1.04 [--] Make Room For Daddy: MOTHER-IN-LAW
20Oct53 ABC
directed by William Asher
When Danny asks once too often that his mother-in-law babysit for
him, he gets a lesson in adult psychology from his two children. [JB]

1.05 [--] Make Room For Daddy: ANNIVERSARY
27Oct53 ABC
directed by William Asher
Danny forgets that it's his 12th wedding anniversary. His wife
isn't the least bit impressed when he gives her a mere kiss on
the cheek as a peace offering. [JB]

1.06 [--] Make Room For Daddy: MARGARET, NON-PROFESSIONAL
3Nov53 ABC
directed by William Asher
Danny goes into competition with his wife when she embarks on a
show business career of her own. [JB]

1.07 [--] Make Room For Daddy: THE VISITING ENGLISHMAN
10Nov53 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
The household is in confusion when an English musician friend of
Danny's overstays his visit by three weeks. [JB]

1.08 [--] Make Room For Daddy: THE SEA CAPTAIN
17Nov53 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
The Williams children want to adopt a retired sea captain. His
wonderful yarns make them forget they must prepare for daddy's  birthday. [JB]

1.09 [--] Make Room For Daddy: THANKSGIVING STORY
24Nov53 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Thanksgiving dinner is on the table and Danny is in Boston playing a benefit. [JB]

1.10 [--] Make Room For Daddy: LAST DOLLAR
1Dec53 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny's son Rusty claims that he didn't take the money that's
alleged to be missing around the house. [JB]

1.11 [--] Make Room For Daddy: MARGARET'S JOB
8Dec53 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny urges his wife to work in the office of one of career-minded
college friends. If she spends a hard day at the office, Danny
promises to do the "easy" job of taking care of the house. [JB]

1.12 [--] Make Room For Daddy: WONDERLAND
15Dec53 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Guiest Cast:
Spring Byington (as the unwelcome guest)
A radio contestant wins the privilege of spending the weekend at
the home of her favorite comic Danny Williams. The overaged
bobby-soxer who arrives at the house upsets Mrs. Williams' plans
for a quiet weekend.

1.13 [--] Make Room For Daddy: CHRISTMAS
22Dec53 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny finds that his children don't believe in Santa Claus. [JB]

1.14 [--] Make Room For Daddy: TOLEDO
29Dec53 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny goes back to his native Toledo and meets his old friends. [JB]

1.15 [--] Make Room For Daddy: MARGARET'S JEALOUSY
5Jan54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny and his wife see a play in which the long-married husband
develops a roving eye. Margaret's imagination causes jealousy.
She's sure Danny, too, has a wandering look, when Rusty shows her
a picture of Danny kissing a blonde. [JB]

1.16 [--] Make Room For Daddy: TERRY FOR PRESIDENT
12Jan54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny learns a lesson in democracy when he takes over his daughter
Terry's campaign for the presidency of her sixth-grade class. [JB]

1.17 [--] Make Room For Daddy: TRUE BLUE BENNY
19Jan54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny and Benny Lessy delebrate 12th anniversary as a team. [JB]

1.18 [--] Make Room For Daddy: RUSTY RUNS AWAY (not on LOC)
26Jan54 ABC
Son Rusty runs away from home. [JB]

1.19 [--] Make Room For Daddy: THE PROFESSOR
2Feb54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Jealousy rears its head when a college professor comes to visit Danny's wife. [JB]

1.20 [--] Make Room For Daddy: BURLESQUE
9Feb54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Anxious to get her husband out of the "saloon atmosphere,"
Margaret obtains an engagement at a swank supper club for Danny.
His white-tie-and-tails opening takes an unexpected turn when
an old burlesque buddy drops by. [JB]

1.21 [--] Make Room For Daddy: BLACK EYES
16Feb54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny's disturbed because his son Rusty is always fighting with
one of his school chums. Daddy wants to find out the reason for
the disputes. Danny is made Honorary President of Big Brothers
of America. [JB]

1.22 [--] Make Room For Daddy: MARGARET'S BIRTHDAY
23Feb54 ABC
Make Room for Daddy-1/3-Danny Thomas & Jean Hagen, (1954)
Make Room for Daddy-2/3-Danny Thomas & Jean Hagen (1954)
Make Room for Daddy-3/3-Danny Thomas & Jean Hagen (1954)
Filmed in Hollywood by D-P-I / Produced by Louis F. Edelman
Written by Alan Lipscott & Bob Fisher
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
director of photography: Robert de Grasse, A.S.C.
Starring:
Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer
Cast:
Ben Lessy .......... Benny
Harvey Lewbeck ..... Chips
Shirley Mitchell ... Helen
Jacqueline De Wit .. Elvira
Marianne Stewart ... Grace
Danny's wife tries to get him to buy her the gifts she really wants for her birthday. [JB]

1.23 [--] Make Room For Daddy: THE MATCHMAKER
2Mar54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Cupid's arrows miss their mark when Danny and wife Margaret try
to save Danny's agent from a life of bachelor-hood. Margaret
seems to think that the bachelor's is a lonely lot. [JB]

1.24 [--] Make Room For Daddy: NIGHT CLUB
9Mar54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Guest Cast:
Wallace Ford, Patti Moore
Danny's doctor tells him he must relax. For some reason, Danny
thinks that operating a night club would be a fine way to take it easy. [JB]

1.25 [--] Make Room For Daddy: TERRY'S CAREER
16Mar54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny is thrilled when Terry wins a part in a Broadway play.
But Margaret wants the girl to lead a normal life. [JB]

1.26 [--] Make Room For Daddy: SCHOOL FESTIVAL
23Mar54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Guest Cast:
Jan Clayton
Danny's awed by the life and hard times of his son's teacher.
By a strange coincidence, son Rusty gets a high mark just after
Danny has promised the teacher he'll appear at a PTA festival.
Kids in Rusty's class suspect apple polishing. [JB]

1.27 [--] Make Room For Daddy: RUSTY'S PAL
30Mar54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Guest Cast:
Tom Tully
A philosophical hobo, who believes that knowledge and money are
of no value unless they're spread around to everyone, tries to
indoctrinate the Williams family. [JB]

1.28 [--] Make Room For Daddy: JULIA'S BIRTHDAY
6Apr54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Guest Cast:
Nana Bryant (as Julia)
Danny's mother-in-law is depressed because she feels her age will
keep her from obtaining future acting roles. The Williams try to
get her a role on a top TV show. [JB]

1.29 [--] Make Room For Daddy: PITTSBURGH
13Apr54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Terry and Rusty overhear Daddy and actress Marie McDonald in a
love scene and mistake the acting for the real thing. [JB]

1.30 [--] Make Room For Daddy: DANNY'S VACATION
20Apr54 ABC
directed by Sheldon Leonard
Vacations come few and far between for Danny. So you can imagine
his reaction when he learns that wife Margaret plans to spend his
leisure time at her Northwestern University reunion. [JB]

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Summer Re-Runs
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27Apr54    Second Honeymoon (Rerun, original air date 13Oct53)
04May54    Mother-In-Law (Rerun, original air date 20Oct53)
11May54    No information available.
18May54    Margaret, Non-Professional (Rerun, original air date 03Nov53)
25May54    The Visiting Englishman (Rerun, original air date 10Nov53)
01Jun54    The Sea Captain (Rerun, original air date 17Nov53)
08Jun54    Anniversary (Rerun, original air date 27Oct53)
15Jun54    Last Dollar (Rerun, original air date 01Dec53)
22Jun54    Margaret's Job (Rerun, original air date 08Dec53)
29Jun54    Wonderland (Rerun, original air date 15Dec53)
06Jul54    Margaret's Jealousy (Rerun, original air date 05Jan54)
13Jul54    Danny's Vacation (Rerun, original air date 20Apr54)
20Jul54    The Professor (Rerun, original air date 02Feb54)
27Jul54    Burlesque (Rerun, original air date 09Feb54)
03Aug54    Rusty Runs Away (Rerun, original air date 16Feb54)
10Aug54    Julia's Birthday (Rerun, original air date 06Apr54)
17Aug54    The Matchmaker (Rerun, original air date 02Mar54)
24Aug54    Night Club (Rerun, original air date 09Mar54)
31Aug54    Terry's Career (Rerun, original air date 16Mar54)
07Sep54    School Festival (Rerun, original air date 23Mar54)
14Sep54    Rusty's Pal (Rerun, original air date 30Mar54)
21Sep54    Terry for President (Rerun, original air date 12Jan54)

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