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Date with the Angels (1957-58)
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Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive [Updated July 2015]
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger,  Jim Brent, Dave Deneui, Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
references:
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[DD]
 
   Silverstone Films / Don Fedderson Production / MCA tv
Filmed in Hollywood by Desilu  
for
ABC (Fridays 9:30 pm EST 1957/ Wednesdays early 1958)
Executive Producer
Don Fedderson
Produced by
Fred Henry

US Comedy series 1957-58   33 episodes x 30 min color
10May57-29Jan58
Starring
Betty White as Vicki Angel (wife)
Bill Williams as Gus Angel (husband/Insurance Salesman)

Recurring Cast & Characters:
*
Natalie Masters as Wilma Clemson  / Roy Engel as George Clemson (neighbors)
Maudie Prickett as Mrs. Cassie Murphy / Richard Reeves as Mr. Murphy "Murph" and  Francis, Murphy's dog
Burt Mustin as Mr. Finley / Richard Deacon as Roger Finley  (neighbors)
Jimmy Boyd as Wheeler "The Wheel" (Elizabeth's teenage nephew, her sister's son)
Russell Hicks as Adam Henshaw (Gus's boss)  / Isobel Elsom as Mary Henshaw
George Neise as Carl Koening / Joan Banks as Dottie
Nancy Kulp as Dolly

Lillian Bronson as Mrs. Drake
Gage Clark as Dr. Gordon
Premise:
Domestic sitcom centered around young Los Angeles newlyweds Vickie Angel (Betty White),
and her Insurance Salesman husband Gus Angel (Bill Williams)

Announcer: Tom Kennedy
Writers Included:
George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay (William R. Kelsay)

Note:
Betty White also starred in Life with Elizabeth, The Betty White Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, & The Golden Girls

Betty White - Archive Interview Part 1 of 5 - Part 2 of 5 - Part 3 of 5 - Part 4 of 5  -Part 5 of 5

Date with the Angels w Richard Deacon (1 of 3) - (2 of 3)  -  (3 of 3)
Date with the Angels with Jimmy Boyd (1 of 3)  -  (2 of 3)  -  (3 of 3)
A Date with the Angels with Betty White "Pike's Pique" (1 of  3)  -  (2 of  3)  -  (3 of 3)

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ABC Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern (1957)

     1.01 [--] Date with the Angels: VICKIE GOES TO A PARTY
a.k.a. THE RANDELL DINNER PARTY (Series pilot-premiere)
10May57 ABC Fri
Synopsis 1:
Vickie Angel is not happy when Gus informs her they're invited to a very social dinner party at the Randells.
Once there, Vickie finds herself making all the faux pas she knew she would. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Gus comes down with a fever and disrupts Vickie’s baby shower. [JB]

1.02 [--] Date with the Angels: MOTHER BY PROXY [UCLA]
Don Fedderson production
17-May-1957 ABC Fri
Executive Producer, Fred Henry / Producer, Don Fedderson
Written by George Tibbles, Bill Kelsey, Fran Van Hartesveldt.
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography: Nick Musucara, A.S.C
film editor: John Rich
Guest Cast:
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemson (recurring)
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
Richard Reeves ....... Mr. Murphy "Murph" (recurring)
Lillian Bronson ...... Mrs. Drake
Gage Clark ........... Dr. Gordon
Hope Summers.
Synopsis:
When Vickie goes with a friend to visit the office of an obstetrician, Gus mistakenly thinks the Angels are due for a visit from the stork.

1.03 [--] Date with the Angels: HIGH FEVER [verified on film]
© 1957 / Don Fedderson Prod. no. 456-7.
24-May-57 ABC Fri
The Time: About 10 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
Main Character: A husband who thinks he is sick
The Plot: Big men are little boys and little boys are husbands

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt & Bill Kelsay
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography: Nick Musucara, A.S.C
Guest Cast:
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemson (recurring)
Maudie Prickett ...... Cassie Murphy (recurring)

1.04 [--] Date with the Angels: THE WHEEL [verified on film]
31-May-1957 ABC Fri (local delayed broadcast or postponed to 07Jun57)
The Time: About 6 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Plot: Forgive me .... have you ever wanted to belt somebody
The Characters: Loud

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography: Nick Musucara, A.S.C
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Boyd ........... Wheeler "The Wheel"
Hugh Sanders ......... Charlie Bennett
Paula Winslowe ....... Thelma Bennett
Doreen McCann ........ Joyce Bennett
Synopsis:
A visit from Vickie's teenage nephew, Wheeler sets the Angel household awhirl. When it appears that young Wheeler has no use for a sweet
young thing sent over to meet him, vickie and Gus take sides. Vickie sides with wheeler. and Gus, of course sides with the girl. [TA/JB]

1.05 [--] Date with the Angels: THE TREE IN THE DRIVEWAY [verified on film]
07-Jun-1957 ABC Fri (rerun 9Aug57)
The Time: About 5 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Main Character: One little tree
The Plot: You can't see the tree for the people

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt
Directed by James V. Kern
Guest Cast:
Nancy Kulp ........... Dolly
George Neise ......... Carl (recurring)
Richard Deacon ....... Mr. Finley (recurring)
Burt Mastin .......... Father Finley (recurring)
Richard Reeves ....... Mr. Murphy "Murph" (recurring)
Maudie Prickett ...... Cassie Murphy (recurring)
Fred Sherman ......... Mayor
Synopsis 1:
The city plans to remove a stunted oak tree from the front of the Angels' home. Vicki decides to start a petition to save it.
Synopsis 2:
Vickie and Gus get involved in city politics when a stunted tree in their parkway is to be removed.
Neighbor Carl talks the Angels into filing a petition to the mayor to let the tree stand. [JB]

1.06 [--] Date with the Angels: THE FEUD [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod. no. 456-8
14-Jun-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 6 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Main Characters: Do you remember the Hatfields and the McCoys?
The Plot: Love thy neighbour

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt & Bill Kelsay
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Nick Musuraca, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Russell Hicks ........ Adam Henshaw (recurring)
Richard Deacon ....... Mr. Finley (recurring)
Burt Mastin .......... Father Finley (recurring)
Richard Reeves ....... Mr. Murphy "Murph" (recurring)
Maudie Prickett ...... Cassie Murphy (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Newlyweds Vickie and Gus Angel become involved with two of their neighbors who are constantly feuding. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Just before an expected visit from Gus’s boss, Vickie and Gus are involved in a dispute with Mr. Finley,
who drove his car over their neighbor’s front lawn. [JB]

1.07 [--] Date with the Angels: SHALL WE DANCE? [verified on film]
21-Jun-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: 8 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Plot: Wait till the Atomic Energy Commission hear about this!
The Characters: They have their own Fallout!

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Nick Musuraca, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Richard Deacon ...... Roger Finley (recurring)
Burt Mastin ......... Father Finley (recurring)
Natalie Masters ..... Wilma Clemson (recurring)
Richard Reeves ...... Mr. Murphy "Murph" (recurring)
Maudie Prickett ..... Cassie Murphy (recurring)
Larry Blake ......... Dean Caldwell
Synopsis:
Vickie and Gus are unable to get out of helping friend Finley plan a show for the local boys Club.
What started out to be the demonstration of splitting an atom, somehow ends up a musical. [JB]

1.08 [--] Date with the Angels: LITTLE WHITE LIES (aka "White Lies")
Don Fedderson Prod. no. 456-6.
28Jun57 ABC Fri
Synopsis:
In an attempt to avoid joining another couple on a trip to Palm Springs,
Vickie makes up a story about an appointment Gus has in Santa Barbara.
One thing leads to another, and they find it difficult to keep all their stories straight. [JB]

[--] 5Jul57 ABC Fri - rerun of "Mother by Proxy" (first aired 17May57)

1.09 [--] Date with the Angels: THE BLUE TIE [verified on film]
Silverstone Films (c) 1957 / 12-Jul-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: 6 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Main Character: A plain blue tie
The Plot: Something Old, something New, something Borrowed, something Blue - UP!

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt & Bill Kelsay
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Nick Musuraca, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Stanley Stafford ...... Mr. Wallace
Nancy Kulp ............ Dolly (recurring)
Sally Fraser .......... Barbara
Barbara Bestar ........ Evelyn
Norma Varden .......... Mrs. Appleton
Charles Seel .......... Daniel
Cheerio Meredith ...... Emily
Frank Chase ........... Joe
Barbara Pepper ........ Martha
Barbara Benson ........ Virginia
Synopsis:
Vickie Angel goes to buy Gus a gift in a department store. While there she’s asked to take a job as a salesgirl for one day and accepts.
There are complications when Gus finds her working. He made it clear previously that he does not want his wife working. [JB]

1.10 [--] Date with the Angels: HEARTBURN
19Jul57 ABC Fri
Synopsis:
Vickie Angel and her friend Wilma Clemson decide to marry off Gus’s secretary to bachelor Dr. Gordon.
When their husbands hear of this romantic plotting they decide to call a halt to the proceedings. [JB]

1.11 [--] Date with the Angels: S'PRISE (a.k.a "The Surprise") [verified on film]
Silverstone Films (c) 1957 / 26-Jul-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: Vickie Angel's first birthday, since she married Gus Angel, that is!
The Plot: Never the Plane shall meet
The Characters: High and Flighty!

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt & Bill Kelsay [RL]
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Nick Musuraca, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemson (recurring)
Maudie Prickett ...... Cassie Murphy (recurring)
and Francis, Murphy's Dog
Synopsis 1:
Bill plans a surprise birthday party for Vicki, but she is led to believe that he is going to run away with her neighbor.
Synopsis 2:
Both Gus and Vickie are in for a surprise. Gus had planned to surprise Vickie with a trip to San Francisco for her birthday.
But she loaned their luggage to a neighbor and agreed to “dog sit” for the entire weekend. [JB]

 1.12 [--] Date with the Angels: PIKE'S PIQUE [verified on film]
02-Aug-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 6 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Plot: Even the Crystal Ball gets balled up
The Main Character: A dog with a green face

Written by George Tibbles & Bill Kelsay
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Nick Musuraca, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Richard Reeves ....... Mr. Murphy "Murph" (recurring)
Maudie Prickett ...... Cassie Murphy (recurring)
Ted de Corsia ........ Charley
Dave Willock ......... Sam
Wally Brown .......... Lefty
Maxine Semon ......... Madame Le Capricorn
Sid Melton ........... Frank
Bill Synder .......... Harry
Synopsis 1:
Vickie and Gus Angel must deal with a zany group of events involving a missing trained dog,
a nutty fortune teller, and an atmospheric oceanfront carnival. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Vickie and Gus go to a carnival and are proud of all the prizes they’ve won. But when they meet up with
their neighbors, the Murphys, and Gus’s loot looks mighty puny beside the other couple’s. [JB]

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 09Aug57 Tree in the Parkway (Repeat of 07Jun57)
Note: the program was pre-empted in most time zones for Football-College All-Stars vs. NFL Giants.
[--] 16Aug57 The Wheel (Repeat of 31May57)
[--] 23Aug57 Shall We Dance? (Repeat of 21Jun57)
[--] 30Aug57 The Blue Tie (Repeat of 12Jul57)

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ABC Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern (1957)
ABC Wednesdays 9:30 pm Eastern (1958)

2.01 [13] Date with the Angels; RETURN OF THE WHEEL [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0014 (copyright/ prod. date 13Jun57)
Silverstone Films (c) 1957 / 6-Sep1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 7 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Characters: Two Chicks and Wheel
The Plot: Two's company, Three's for the Birds

Written by George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Boyd ........... Wheeler "The Wheel" (recurring)
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemnson (recurring)
Sheila James ......... Laurie Olsen
Maureen Cassidy ...... Jane
Ralph Dumkey ......... Mr. Olsen (Laurie's father)
Synopsis:
Wheeler, Vickie’s teenage nephew, is sent to California to forget a girl. Vickie plans to pair him with
a neighborhood girl, but the he’s trying to forget shows up at the Angel’s residence. [JB]

2.02 [14] Date with the Angels: THE GORILLA [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0015 (copyright 1957 /prod. date 20Jun57)
13-Sep-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 4 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Plot: There's no business like monkey business
The Main Character: There's no business like monkey business!

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
George Neise ......... Carl (recurring)
John Litel ........... Mr. Taylor
Richard Reeves ....... Mr. Murphy "Murph" (recurring)
George D. Barrows .... Mr. Kelly
Wally Cassell ........ Jim Keats
Synopsis:
A stuffed gorilla greets the Angels in their living room when they return from their vacation.
Gus decides to turn the tables on a gang of practical jokers by hiring a famed gorilla impersonator. [JB]

2.03 [15] Date with the Angels: EVERYBODY'S BABY [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0016 (copyright/ prod. date: 28May57)
20-Sep-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 5 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Main Character: One Stork
The Plot: Rockabye boo boo

Written by: George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Maury Gertzman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemnson (recurring)
George Neise ......... Carl (recurring)
Donald Curtis
Gavin Gordon
Gage Clark
Elvia Allman
Dan Riss
Mary Treen
Jack Kelk

Synopsis 1:
A girl friend of Vickie Angel is about to have a baby and her husband is out of town.
Vickie steps in and rushes her friend to the hospital. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Vickie’s neighbor, Wilma Clemson, is expecting a baby. Gus arranges to have the nervous father-to-be, George,
sent out of town for a rest. But Wilma’s baby arrives early. [JB]

2.04 [16] Date with the Angels: CATERED PARTY
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0018 (Copyright/Prod. date: 18Jul57)
27Sep57 ABC Fri
Writers: George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
********No information available *********

Note: “Nobody’s Father” episode scheduled for this week, postponed until 08Nov57.

2.05 [17] Date with the Angels: THE CONVENTION
4Oct57 ABC Fri
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0020 (copyright/prod. date: 01Aug57)
Writers: George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Synopsis:
Vickie, who is supposed to join Gus at a convention, arrives early and embarrasses Gus. [JB]

2.06 [18] Date with the Angels: NIGHT SCHOOL
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0023 (copyright/prod. date 05Sep57)
11Oct57 ABC Fri
Writers: George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Synopsis:
Vickie and Gus enroll in a psychology lass and Vickie determines to use her
newfound knowledge to help a girl friend of hers find a husband. [JB]

[--] 18Oct57 Pre-empted for the one hour premiere of "The Frank Sinatra Show"

2.07 [19] Date with the Angels: STAR STRUCK  [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0026 (copyright/ prod. date: 03Oct57)
25-Oct-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 8 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Characters: 3 strangers
The Plot: Truth is stranger than friction

Written by George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt,
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Starring: Betty White (Vickie Angel), Bill Williams (Gus Angel)
Guest Cast:
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemnson (recurring)
Gus Constance ........ Head Waiter
And Playing Themselves...
Dennis Day,
Hugh O'Brian
Liberace

Synopsis 1:
Vickie boasts to her neighbors that singer Dennis Day has dropped in to ask her opinion of a new song.
She's dismayed to find that no one believes her story. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Vickie spots Liberace dining at the Brown Derby while the Angels are there, but Bill doesn't believe her.
Then Dennis Day shows up at their house to make matters worse.

2.08 [20] Date with the Angels: DIANE  [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0017 (copyright/prod date 11Jul57)
01-Nov-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 6 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Main Character: Gus's former girlfriend
The Plot: Oh boy!

Writers: George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt,
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Cara Williams ........ Diane
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemnson (recurring)
Paul Dubov ........... Jack Sanderson
Gerry Lock ........... "Dream" Diane
Synopsis:
Assuming Vickie will be glad to meet one of his old acquaintances, Gus brings home Diane, an ex-girlfriend.
But when Gus and Diane revive old memories, Vickie feels left out. [JB]

2.09 [21] Date with the Angels: NOBODY'S FATHER [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0019 (copyright/prod. date: 25Jul57)
08-Nov-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 8 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Characters: Gold plated!
The Plot: Aloha! - in Hawaiian that means Good day, Goodbye, Good grief!

Writers: George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemnson (recurring)
Loie Bridge
Burt Mastin
.......... Father Finley (recurring)
Tris Coffin
Kay Stewart
Robert S. Carson
Alice Backes
Paul Cavanagh
Helen Kleeb

Synopsis:
Vickie tries to convince one of her husband’s prospective insurance clients that it would be more enjoyable to invest
in a vacation than in an insurance policy. As a result Gus almost loses his client. [JB]
(Note: postponed from 27Sep57)

2.10 [22] Date with the Angels: NO-RISK POLICY
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0021 (copyright/ prod. date 15Aug57)
15Nov57 ABC Fri
Writers: George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Guest cast:
George Neise
Gavin Gordon
Synopsis:
Vickie claims to have witnessed a bus accident involving her erratic neighbor, Mr. Finley.
 Gus is more than interested in the case because his insurance firm represents the bus company. [JB/RF]

2.11 [23] Date with the Angels: THE BURGLAR [verified on film]
Silverstone Films 1957 / Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0024 (copyright/prod. date: 12Sep57)
22-Nov-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 5 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Plot: You can't tell a book by its cover
The Characters: They threw the book at us.

Written by: George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Roy Engel ............ George Clemson (recurring)
Natalie Masters ...... Wilma Clemnson (recurring)
Willis Bouchey ....... Mr. Chase
Terrence de Marney ... Sam Bender
Harry Lauter ......... Mr. Belknapp
Synopsis:
Vickie is unable to convince anyone that a burglar has been in the house during a night when Gus was out of town on business. [JB]

2.12 [24] Date with the Angels: THE CHATEAU
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0025 (copyright/ prod. date: 19Sep57)
29Nov57 ABC Fri
Writers: George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Synopsis:
When is a hideout not a hideout? Vickie and Gus Angel find out
when they and two other families buy a cabin in the mountains. [JB]

2.13 [25] Date with the Angels: CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK [verified on film]
A Date with the Angels "Chip Off the Old Block"(1 of  3)  -  (2 of 3)  -  (3 of 3)
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0028 (copyright/ prod. date: 17Oct57)
06-Dec-57 ABC Fri
The Time: About 7 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Place: A Full House
The Plot: Miss Deal

Written by George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Maury Gertzman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Natalie Masters ..... Wilma Clemson (recurring)
Richard Reeves ...... Mr. Murphy "Murph" (recurring)
Paul Savage
Harry Fleer

Synopsis:
The Angels’ neighbors the Murphys have a son in the Navy. Murphy has always spoken of his son as a he-man sailor.
But home on leave, the son reveals that his Navy work is as a musician in a band. [JB]

2.14 [26] Date with the Angels: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW : SANTA'S HELPER  [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0022 (copyright/prod. Date: 23Aug57)
13-Dec-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 8 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Plot: There's no such thing as a miserable Santa Claus
The Main Character: ... well with one possible exception!

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Burt Mastin .......... Father Finley (recurring)
Richard Deacon ....... Mr. Finley (recurring)
Hanley Stafford ...... Mr Wallace
Nancy Kulp ........... Dolly (recurring)
Debbie Sydes
Synopsis 1:
The elderly Santa hired by the department store thinks he can give away all the toys! By this escapade, the "Scrooge"
department store manager (Richard Deacon) discovers the real meaning of Christmas. Look for the American Flyer train layout.
Erector sets, and other Gilbert toys in the store!
Synopsis 2:
Vicki gets her neighbor Mr. Finlay (Bert Mustin) a job as a department store Santa. Trouble begins when Finlay keeps
his promise to the kidsby giving them what they want from the store's inventory!

2.15 [27] Date with the Angels: COUSIN HERBIE
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0030 (copyright/ prod Date: 31Oct57)
20Dec57 ABC Fri
Writers: George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt, Bill Kelsay
Guest Star:
Jack Carson ............. Herbie
Synopsis:
A distant cousin of Gus’s moves in on the Angels and quickly relieves
them of their food and money. Herbie, a songwriter, seems to want to stay permanently. [JB]

2.16 [28] Date with the Angels: DAY AT THE TRACK [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0027 (copyright/prod. date 10Oct57)
27-Dec-1957 ABC Fri
The Time: About 4 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Place: The Race Track
The Plot: How to win money and lose friends

Writers: George Tibbles,, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
John Dehner
Loie Bridge
Johnny Silver
Helene Heigh
Frank Jenks

Synopsis:
In an attempt to lose an insurance deal, Gus finds it necessary to spend time at a race track.
His efforts nearly ruin the deal when he and Vickie are tempted to try out a sure-fire betting system. [JB]

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"Date with The Angels" moves from Fridays to Wednesdays
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 2.17 [29] Date with the Angels: WHEELER AT THE CABIN (verified on film - Dave Deneui)
Don Fedderson Prod # 0456-0031
01Jan58 ABC Wed
Directed by James V. Kern [DD]
Written by George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt [DD]
Guest Cast: [DD]
Jimmy Boyd ........... Wheeler "The Wheel" (recurring)
Beverly Wills,
Irving Bacon,
Gloria Castillo,
Madge Blake.

Synopsis:
Vickie and Gus find themselves nearly ousted from their new mountain cabin when teenaged Wheeler pays them a return visit.
Wheeler’s ability to say the wrong thing at the wrong time gets the Angels into trouble with their neighbors. [JB]
Sponsors Commercial:
Plymouth commercial is included which says, "Happy New Year" confirming
1st of January is the accurate airdate. [DD]


2.18 [30] Date with the Angels: THE TRAIN  (verified on film -SC)
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0032 (copyright/prod. date 14Nov57)
8-Jan-1958 ABC Wed
The Time: About 6 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Plot: It could have happened anywhere
The Place: But it happened on a Train!

Written by George Tibbles and Paul David
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography: Henry Cronjager, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
George Neise ......... Carl (recurring)
Joan Banks ........... Dottie
Joan Vohs
Geoge Givot
Sally Bliss

Synopsis 1:
The Angels go on a train trip with their neighbors. There are problems when the wives find the boys are a little
"too helpful" toward the tall brunettes and pretty girls in the Pullman car!
Synopsis 2:
It's the men against the women when a casual remark sparks a fight on a cross-country train ride between the Angels and the Clemsons.

2.19 [31] Date with the Angels: DOUBLE TROUBLE [verified on film -SC]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0033 (copyright/prod. date 12/5/57)
15-Jan-1958 ABC Wed
The Time: About 3 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Main Character: Call me honey!
The Plot: Everybody else does!

Written by George Tibbles, Bill Kelsay, Fran Van Hartesveldt. [SC]
Directed by James V. Kern [SC]
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Chuck Connors ........ Stacey L. Stacey
Reta Shaw ............ Mrs. Lyons
Roland Winters ....... Corey
Willard Waterman ..... Slike
Synopsis 1:
Vicki Angel is mistaken for a resort hotel lounge singer who is her exact double. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
While on vacation, the Angels stay at a hotel where a a lounge singer that looks and sounds exactly
like Vicki has a fight with her gangster-type boyfriend.
Synopsis 3:
Vickie learns that she has a double when she and Gus pay a visit to a resort. What's more, the other girl
has a jealous boyfriend who doesn't like it at all when he sees Gus and Vickie together. [RF]
*Note: Betty White plays both Vickie and Honey.

2.20 [32] Date with the Angels: FRANCIS GOES TO SCHOOL [verified on film]
Don Fedderson Prod# 0456-0029 (copyright 1957/prod. date: 24Oct57)
22-Jan-1958 ABC Wed
The Time: About 7 months after Vickie and Gus Angel were married
The Main Character: Francis, licence number 34728
The Plot: A shaggy dog story

Written by George Tibbles, Fran Van Hartesveldt (NOT Bill Kelsay)
Directed by James V. Kern
director of photography, Sid Hickox, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Burt Mastin .......... Father Finley (recurring)
Richard Deacon ....... Mr. Finley (recurring)
Richard Reeves ....... Mr. Murphy "Murph" (recurring)
Synopsis:
Mr. Finley, the Angels’ next-door neighbor, comes to stay with them when his son begins conducting experiments in dog psychology
on a stray canine. Then the Angels learn that their other neighbors, the Murphys, are searching for their missing dog, Francis. [JB]

2.21 [33] Date with the Angels: WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY
29Jan58 ABC Wed
An invitation to dinner at the home of Gus's boss turns out to be a thinly
disguised personnel interview. It seems Gus is under consideration for a promotion. [TA]

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