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Starring Danny Thomas & Jean Hagen
Season 3 (ABC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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ABC Tuesdays 9:00 pm Eastern
30 New Episodes
Prod. nos. 61-90 inc.

3.01 [061] Make Room for Daddy: DAVY CROCKETT
13Sep55 ABC
"Davy Crockett" is such a popular movie hero with Rusty and his
friends that even Danny is forced to see the movie four times.
In order to get into the spirit of things, Danny decides to buy
a fancy western frontier outfit-complete with coonskin cap! [JB]

3.02 [062] Make Room for Daddy: THE LITTLE LEAGUE
20Sep55 ABC
Danny makes a deal to provide a sandlot for a Little League team
on two conditions: that Rusty become a member of the team, and
Danny the coach. [JB]

3.03 [063] Make Room for Daddy: MARGARET GOES HOME
(copyright title "Margaret goes home to Mother")
27Sep55 ABC   
Danny is excited when he receives an invitation to appear at the
White House. But Margaret's feelings are hurt when she learns the
invitation doesn't include her. [JB]
(Rerun 3Jan56)

3.04 [064] Make Room for Daddy: LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
4Oct55 ABC
Guest Cast:
Frank Faylen Virginia Gregg (as the neighbors)
A new next-door neighbor, who also works nights, causes a bit of
trouble for night-club entertainer Danny Williams. Daughter
Terry steps in to lend a helping hand. [JB]

3.05 [065] Make Room for Daddy: RUSTY GETS A JOB
11Oct55 ABC
Rusty gets a job when Danny suggests this method of supplementing
his allowance. But the new paper route takes up so much time that
Danny begins to miss his son's company. [JB]

3.06 [066] Make Room for Daddy: THE BIG SHOT
18Oct55 ABC
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Danny finds himself in deeper than he expected when he tries to
fix a traffic ticket. [JB]

3.07 [067] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY'S PALLADIUM OFFER
25Oct55 ABC
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Jesse finally gets Danny booked into the London Palladium,
fulfilling Danny's lifelong dream, but Danny's family has other
plans for that evening.
Danny's Palladium bid produces anything but joy in the Williams
household. Though the offer fills Danny himself with ecstasy,
Margaret, Terry and Rusty are dismayed. [JB]

3.08 [068] Make Room for Daddy: THE LONDON PALLADIUM
1Nov55 ABC
    Guest Cast:
Cecil Kellaway.
The Williams family is off to London so Danny can play the
Palladium. Their first trans-atlantic flight results in all kinds
of confusion with luggage, seats and Anglo-American relations. [JB]
(continuation of previous show)

3.09 [069] Make Room for Daddy: SONNETS FROM THE LEBANESE
8Nov55 ABC
Guest Cast:
Hans Conried
In London, Danny dreams that he and Margaret are Robert Browning
and Elizabeth Barrett. Hans Conried appears as the man Danny meets
in a tavern. [JB]

3.10 [070] Make Room for Daddy: HIGH SOCIETY
15Nov55 ABC
In London for his Palladium date, Danny hobnobs with British society and royalty. [JB]

3.11 [071] Make Room for Daddy: THE SMUGGLERS
22Nov55 ABC
The Williams are on their way back from England now with a bit
of extra baggage. Rusty and Terry bring along their new kitten,
but don't tell their parents about the extra passenger until they
are safely underway. [JB]

3.12 [072] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY'S OLD GIRL FRIENDS
29Nov55 ABC
Margaret intercepts some letters from three of Danny's old flames.
In a dream Danny imagines what life would have been like with
each of the other women. [JB]

3.13 [073] Make Room for Daddy: LOUISE'S SURPRISE PARTY
6Dec55 ABC
Danny and Margaret want to plan a surprise party for their
housekeeper Louise in honor of her 10 years with the Williams
family. But Louise misunderstands and thinks the Williams want
to fire her! [JB]

3.14 [074] Make Room for Daddy: MR. WILLIAMS GOES LEGIT
13Dec55 ABC
Danny is offered a part in a legitimate stage production and
hires ex-prizefighter Maxie Rosenbloom as a model to study.
Maxie, however, thinks his job is that of a trainer! [JB]

3.15 [075] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY STRIKES OIL
20Dec55 ABC
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
A Texas admirer likes Danny so well he "lets him in" on an oil
deal. But Margaret doesn't think Danny's made a very wise decision
[JB]

3.16 [076] Make Room for Daddy: TERRY'S PARTY
27Dec55 ABC
Synopsis 1 -TV Guide:
Danny tries to lend a fatherly hand when daughter Terry plans a
party. He is a little put out to learn his help isn't wanted! [JB]
Synopsis 2 - Video Box:
Terry Williams (Sherry Jackson) is planning a party for her schoolmates who
want no help from grownups. But her father (Danny Thomas) has different
ideas. Soon, none of her friends want to come because he's being a "but-in-ski". [TA]
Closing credits: (verified on video)
Guest cast:
Danny Richards Jr.
Lee Erickson
Mary Jane Saunders
B.G. Norman
Aurelia Galli
Production Credits:
Produced by Louis F. Edelman
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Written by Mac Benoff
Music by MSI Spencer-Hagen
Director of Photography: Robert De Grasse, A.S.C.
Production Manager: Argyle Nelson
Art Director: Ralph Berger
Set Decorator: Frank Dramer
Editorial Supervisor: Dann Cahn, A.C.E.
Film Editor: Robert Reeve
Assistant Director: Edward Hillie
Camera Coordinator: James Niver
Fashions by: The May Co.
Wardrobe: Harald Johnson
Makeup: Lee Greenway
Propmaster: Stuart Stevenson
Music Editor: E.C. Norton
Sound: Glenn Glenn
Filmed in Hollywood by Desilu
Copyright MCMLV Marterto Productions
Sponsors: 1956 Dodge automobiles & Pall Mall Cigarettes*

[--] 3Jan56 rerun of "Margaret Goes Home to Mother" (first aired 27Sep55)
[--] 10Jan56 rerun of "The Benefit Show" (first aired 19Apr55)


3.17 [077] Make Room for Daddy: THE SONGWRITER
17Jan56 ABC
Guest Star: Harry Ruby.   
Synopsis 1:
In order to wheedle an appointment with her hair-dresser, Margaret
tries to get Danny to listen to a song supposedly written by the
beautician. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Margaret gets Danny to work on a song her hair stylist wrote,
and soon finds himself in the middle of a plagiarism lawsuit. [TA]

3.18 [078] Make Room for Daddy: STAR OF THE FAMILY
24Jan56 ABC
Everyone in the family brings home a trophy from one contest or
another except Margaret. The Williams tribe tries to remedy the
situation. [JB]

3.19 [079] Make Room for Daddy: MARGARET'S COUSIN
31Jan56 ABC
Danny puts his foot down when Margaret's ne-er-do-well cousin
comes to visit. Cousin Carl enchants the children. [JB]

3.20 [080] Make Room for Daddy: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
7Feb56 ABC
Both Danny and his son Rusty are anxious about upcoming assignments.
Danny is to open at a night club, and Rusty is worried about
delivering the Gettysberg Address at school. [JB]

3.21 [081] Make Room for Daddy: WYATT EARP VISITS THE WILLIAMSES
14Feb56 ABC
Guest Cast:
Hugh Brian ("Wyatt Earp")
Hugh O'Brian visits the Williams family as himself. Son Rusty
shows his disgust and daughter Terry her delighted surprise.
Hugh realizes that to maintain peace he must don his Wyatt Earp
costume. [JB]

3.22 [082] Make Room for Daddy: WHO CAN FIGURE KIDS?
21Feb56 ABC
Guest Cast:
Wally Brown,
Arte Johnson.
Synopsis 1:
Danny is at a loss when daughter Terry balks at appearing in a
school play. Even the son of a former vaudeville partner prefers
a medical career to show business. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Danny is taught a valuable lesson when he tries to force Terry
to sing and dance in the school play. [TA]

3.23 [083] Make Room for Daddy: TERRY AND THE SORORITY
28Feb56 ABC
    Terry is happy about receiving a bid to join the school sorority
until Danny's Uncle arrives for a visit. [JB]

3.24 [084] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY AND JESSE SPLIT
6Mar56 ABC
Insult is added to injury when Danny learns that his long-time
agent Jesse plans to take on another client. Danny wants Jesse
to concentrate on getting his own TV bookings. [JB]

3.25 [085] Make Room for Daddy: TERRY HAS A DATE
13Mar56 ABC
Guest Cast:
Dick Beymer (as the boy friend)
Terry accepts the invitation of an "older man" of 16, and Danny
suffers all the worries of fathers of teen-age girls going on
their first dates. [JB]

3.26 [086] Make Room for Daddy: DON'T YELL AT YOUR CHILDREN
Prod. no. 86 / 20Mar56 ABC
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Synopsis 1:
Terry and Rusty discover it's no fun to be naughty when you're
not scolded or punished. And Danny and Margaret learn something
about giving orders to children. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Danny and Margaret decide to set a good example for the kids
by not getting angry or yelling no matter what. [TA]

3.27 [087] Make Room for Daddy: COATS AND BOATS
27Mar56 ABC
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Guest Cast:
Walter Woolf King (as the dramatics teacher)
Danny and Margaret quarrel over what to do with a bonus check
received by Danny. [JB]

3.28 [088] Make Room for Daddy: WE'RE GOING TO CHICAGO
3Apr56 ABC
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Louise, the Williams' housekeeper, has serious misgivings about
Danny's decision to move to Chicago. [JB]

3.29 [089] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY GOES ON A U.S.O. TOUR
10Apr56 ABC
Songwriter Harry Ruby offers his services as accompanist on Danny's USO tour. [JB]

3.30 [090] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY'S BIRTHDAY
17Apr56 ABC
It's Danny's birthday and he tells his family that he doesn't want any presents. Margaret and the children
surprise him by taking him at his word. [JB]

**** Jean Hagen left the series at the end of the 1955-56 season ****

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Summer Reruns (24Apr56-26Jun56)
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24Apr56    "Rusty Gets a Job" (Rerun, original air date 11Oct55)    
01May56    "Love Thy Neighbor" (Rerun, original air date 04Oct55)
08May56    "Danny's Palladium Offer" (Rerun, original air date 25Oct55)
15May56    "The London Palladium" (Rerun, original air date 01Nov55)
22May56    "Sonnets From the Lebanese" (Rerun, original air date 08Nov55)
29May56    "High Society" (Rerun, original air date 15Nov55)
05Jun56    "The Smugglers" (Rerun, original air date 22Nov55)
12Jun56    "The Big Shot" (Rerun, original air date 18Oct55)
19Jun56    "Louise's Surprise Party" (Rerun, original air date 06Dec55)
26Jun56    "Mr. Williams Goes Legit" (Rerun, original air date 13Dec55)

The show went on summer hiatus after 26Jun56 replaced by
G.E. Summer Originals and returned on Monday 01Oct56.

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