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Starring Danny Thomas
Season 4 (ABC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############ Make Room for Daddy ############
############# season 4 1956-57 ###############
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ABC Mondays 8:00 pm Eastern
30 episodes
Prod nos 91-120 inc.

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

4.01 [091] Make Room for Daddy: BOARDING SCHOOL
prod. no. 91 / 1Oct56 ABC
Guest Cast:
Virginia Gregg (as Dr. Paris)
Widower Danny Williams feels his children need more attention than
he can give them. Over protests of his accompanist and his press agent,
Danny sends Rusty and Terry off to boarding school. [JB]

4.02 [092] Make Room for Daddy: THE NELSON EDDY SHOW
prod. no. 94 / 8Oct56 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Guest Star:
Nelson Eddy (as himself)
Danny is swamped by offers from fellow performers to take on his
night-club chores after they find out about his broken ankle.
He decides to turn them over to singer Nelson Eddy instead of
another comedian. [JB]

4.03 [093] Make Room for Daddy: PROBLEM FATHER
prod. no. 95 / 15Oct56 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Daughter Terry becomes embarrassed by her father's casual attitude.
She's afraid he'll either do or say the wrong thing before her new
boy friend, a banker's son. [JB]

4.04 [094] Make Room for Daddy: BE A PAL TO YOUR SON
prod. no. 97 / 22Oct56 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Rusty is sure Danny is taking the business of being a father much
too seriously. [JB]
Guest Cast:
Rudy Lee (as Stevie)
Philip Ober (as Hall)

4.05 [095] Make Room for Daddy: DEN MOTHER
prod. no. 92 / 29Oct56 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Guest Cast:
Rita Lynn (as Mrs. Albright)
Shirley Mitchell (as Mrs. Shaffer)
Evelyn Scott (as Mrs. Brown)
Madge Meredith (as Mrs. Jackson)
Danny tries to fill the roles of both father and mother when Rusty
complains that all the Cubs, in his pack have representation at the
den-mother meetings except him. [JB]

4.06 [096] Make Room for Daddy: TERRY AT THE CROSSROADS
prod. no. 96 / 5Nov56 ABC
Synopsis:
Terry seeks Danny's counsel after she develops a crush on a boy who doesn't
return her interest. Danny's advice - tone down the athletics, and be more
feminine. [TA/JB]
(Delayed 15Nov56 broadcast, WABT-13, Birmingham, Ala. Thurs. 10:30pm)

4.07 [097] Make Room For Daddy: DANNY GOES TO TEXAS
prod. no. 99 / 12Nov56 ABC
Danny is dubious when his agent asks him to accept an assignment in
Texas. After much persuasion, he yields, only to discover that he
is to perform for a single person! [JB]

4.08 [098] Make Room for Daddy: THE DIARY
prod. no. 93 / 19Nov56 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Danny runs into family problems after he takes a look at daughter
Terry's diary. He has a hard time deciding whether or not he should
let Terry know what he has done. [JB]

4.09 [099] Make Room for Daddy: TALENTED KID
prod. no. 98 / 26Nov56 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Introducing Tony Thomas
Danny Williams is worried and unhappy because his son Rusty has
not inherited any of the family talent. Danny's son, Tony Thomas,
makes his professional debut on this show. [JB]
Danny wants Rusty sing on TV with him as his son, but Rusty has
no talent at all, so Danny auditions a child singer to play his son. [TA]

4.10 [100] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY'S COMEBACK
prod. no. 100 / 3Dec56 ABC
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Synopsis:
Danny throws away his crutches and plans his first nightclub appearance
since his accident. [TA/JB]
(Delayed 13Dec56 broadcast, WABT-13, Birmingham, Ala. Thurs. 10:30pm)

4.11 [101] Make Room for Daddy: MY FAIR VOCAL COACH
prod. no. 101 / 10Dec56 ABC
Synopsis:
Danny and Rusty are both smitten with their pretty vocal coach. Danny
wants to get her an audition with three famous impresarios. When she
refuses, he and Rusty conspire to get her to change her mind. [TA/JB]
[Delayed 20Dec56 broadcast, WABT-13, Birmingham, Ala. Thurs. 10:30pm)

4.12 [102] Make Room for Daddy: PRIDE TAKES A HOLIDAY
prod. no. 103 / 17Dec56 ABC
Rusty asks his father to act as master of ceremonies for a Cub Scout
show. But Danny wants to do the job one way and the Scouts want him
to do it another. [JB]

4.13 [103] Make Room for Daddy: CHRISTMAS AND CLOWNS
prod. no. 104 / 24Dec56 ABC
For the first time in the Williams home, the family celebrates
Christmas without mother. As a result of Danny's attempt to teach
Rusty the spirit of Christmas, he finds he has a troupe of
out-of-work circus performers to feed. [JB]

4.14 [104] Make Room for Daddy: LIZ'S BOYFRIEND
prod. no. 105 / 31Dec56 ABC
    Danny learns that the man posing as a suitor to his press agent Liz,
is interested only in selling Danny comedy material. [JB]

4.15 [105] Make Room for Daddy: THE SCHOOLTEACHER
prod. no. 102 / 7Jan57 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Guest Cast:
Monica Lewis, singer (as the schoolteacher)
Danny goes to see Rusty's fourth-grade teacher. He doesn't approve
of her method of teaching at all. She, in turn, says that singing
in a night club is much easier than teaching school. Danny
challenges her to prove it, and she shows up to prove her point. [JB]

4.16 [106] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY'S DATE
prod. no. 106 / 14Jan57 ABC
Guest Star:
Barbara Billingsley
Danny is disappointed when his plan for making the rounds of the
night spots is frowned on by Rusty and Terry. The two youngsters
do not want to share their father with any woman who might be a
candidate for role of their stepmother. [JB]
Danny is trying to date a pretty young lady but the kids are
jealous and afraid of losing him, so they do all they can to wreck his plans. [TA]

4.17 [107] Make Room for Daddy: GIRL FROM IOWA
prod. no. 107 / 21Jan57 ABC
(no details)

4.18 [108] Make Room for Daddy: DANNY GOES SOCIAL
prod. no. 108 / 28Jan57 ABC
(no details)

4.19 [109] Make Room for Daddy: THE LOBSTER STORY
prod. no. 109 / 4Feb57 ABC
Guest Cast:
Pat Moran (as the comedian)
Danny is indignant when he learns that a down-at-the-heels comedian is
using his material. [TA/JB]
(Delayed 15Feb57 broadcast, WABT-13, Birmingham, Ala. Thurs. 10:30pm)

4.20 [110] Make Room for Daddy: THE FLASHBACK SHOW
prod. no. 110 / 14Feb57 ABC
Guest Star:
Ernest Borgnine (as a cop)
Danny reminisces about when the kids were younger after he comes
home early to find that everyone forgot about his birthday. [TA/JB]

4.21 [111] Make Room For Daddy: DANNY'S FIANCÉE
prod. no. 113 / 21Feb57 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Guest cast:
Ann Lee (as June Richards)
Daughter Terry spots a designing female when a woman Danny had met in
Chicago takes him up on his invitation to visit his home. [JB]
Danny meets a scheming female in Chicago. It takes Terry to spot the lady's real intentions. [TA]
(NBC afternoon re-run 24Jan62)

4.22 [112] Make Room For Daddy: MY FRIEND, HARRY
prod. no. 112 / 28Feb57 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Harry Ruby (as himself)
Synopsis:
Danny aims for the title role in a TV show portraying the life of Harry
Ruby. The hitch: convincing Harry that he is right for the part. [TA/JB]
(NBC afternoon re-run 23Jan62)

4.23 [113] Make Room For Daddy: UNCLE TONOOSE PAYS A VISIT
prod. no. 111 / 7Mar57 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Cast:
Maggie Mahoney (as Peggy)
Hans Conried (as Uncle Tonoose)
Synopsis:
Danny's uncle comes to visit and brings with him a prospective wife for
Danny. Whether or not Danny is interested in the young lady is of no importance to Tonoose. [JB/TA]
(NBC afternoon re-run 22Jan62)

4.24 [114] Make Room For Daddy: THE MODEL
prod. no. 114 / 14Mar57 ABC
Synopsis:
Terry decides to quit school in favor of a modeling career, much to Danny's dismay. He connives to discourage
her from leaving school without arousing her suspicion. [JB]
The apparent charm of a modeling career makes Terry think of quitting school. [TA]
(NBC afternoon re-run 25Jan62)

4.25 [115] Make Room For Daddy: THE ORPHAN ASYLUM
prod. no. 116 / 21Mar57 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Danny's failure to keep a promise to entertain at a school party strikes
Rusty, his son as a sign that he's no longer loved. Rusty runs away and
applies for admission to an orphanage. [TA/JB]
(NBC afternoon re-run 29Jan62)

4.26 [116] Make Room for Daddy: LITTLE LEAGUE UMPIRE
prod. no. 115 / 28Mar57 ABC (aired out of prod. sequence)
Rusty comes home unhappy because his team lost their 16th
straight game, so Danny volunteers to become a umpire. [TA/JB]
(NBC afternoon re-run 26Jan62)

4.27 [117] Make Room For Daddy: DANNY MEETS CATHY
prod. no. 117 / 4Apr57 ABC
Marjorie Lord (as Kathy)
Rusty has contracted the measles and Danny finds himself barred from the
sickroom by Kathy, a registered nurse. She refuses to allow him to visit
his son until Danny can prove he's already had the measles. [JB/TA]
(NBC afternoon re-run 30Jan62)

4.28 [118] Make Room For Daddy: MEN ARE MEN
prod. no. 118 / 11Apr57 ABC Thursday 9:00pm
Cast:
Marjorie Lord (as Kathy)
Anna Marie Nanasi (as Ruthie)
Danny's new girl friend, Kathy, gives advice to Rusty's girl, Ruthie. Danny doesn't agree with the advice.
And neither does Rusty, so both quarrel with their girl friends. [JB/TA]
(NBC afternoon re-run 31Jan62)

4.29 [119] Make Room For Daddy: LITTLE MISS MOPPET
prod. no. 119 / 18Apr57 ABC
Guest cast:
Leilani Sorensen (as Patty)
Marjorie Lord (as Kathy)
Kathy's daughter Patty decides that Danny is trying to steal her mother's
affection from her, and sets out to break up their friendship. [TA/JB]
(NBC afternoon re-run 1Feb62)

4.30 [120] Make Room For Daddy: DANNY'S PROPOSAL  (final new episode on ABC)
prod. no. 120 / 25Apr57 ABC
Danny gets an assist from both Terry and Rusty when he tries to gain enough
courage to ask Kathy to marry him. [JB]
When Danny lacks the courage to propose to Kathy, he turns to Terry and Rusty for help. [TA]
(NBC afternoon re-run 2Feb62)

 Next season Danny Thomas changes Networks - from ABC  to CBS ......

 see -  The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)(1957-64)

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