CTVA US Comedy - "December Bride" (Desilu/CBS) Season 2 (1955-56)

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Starring Spring Byington
Season 2 (CBS) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
George Orphanidys, Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak, Bob Manfredi, Steve Jensen

references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

############# December Bride ###############
############# season 2 1955-56 ###############
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CBS Mondays 9:30 pm Eastern
31 New Episodes [prod. nos. 35-65]

2.01 [35] December Bride: THE BOXING SHOW
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 30Aug55)
03Oct55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Art Aragon ........... Himself
Synopsis:
Lily snags boxer Art Aragon for her club's charity boxing match. [RF]

2.02 [36] December Bride: THE PIZZA SHOW
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 23Aug55)
10Oct55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Robert Clark ......... Johnny
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda get jobs as waitresses in a pizzeria. [RF]

2.03 [37] December Bride: LILY AND THE WOLF
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 17Sep55)
17Oct55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Charles Coburn ....... Pemberton
Lilian Hamilton ...... Mrs. Pemberton
Synopsis:
Lily has a wolfish new boss. [RF]

2.04 [38] December Bride: RUTH NEGLECTS MATT
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 24Sep55)
24Oct55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Joi Lansing .......... Linda
Synopsis:
Lily schemes to get club-chairwoman Ruth to pay more attention to Matt. [RF]

2.05 [39] December Bride: THE SHOPLIFTER
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 6Sep55)
31Oct55 CBS Mon
December Bride - The Shoplifter 1/3
December Bride - The Shoplifter 2/3
December Bride - The Shoplifter 3/3
Guest cast:
Fritz Feld ........... Manager
Gail Bonney .......... Madeline
Almira Sessions ...... Elsie
Synopsis:
A name mix-up results in Lily's being identified as a shoplifter. [RF]

2.06 [40] December Bride: LET YOURSELF GO
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 1Oct55)
07Nov55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Rolfe Sedan .......... O'Brien
Synopsis:
Heeding Lily's advice, Matt, Pete and Hilda "let themselves go" with
disastrous results. [RF]

2.07 [41] December Bride: THE LAUNDROMAT SHOW
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 8Oct55)
14Nov55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Herbert Marshall

2.08 [42] December Bride: SKIDROW
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 15Oct55)
21Nov55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Percy Helton ......... Harry
Joe Besser ........... Joe
Synopsis:
Ruth and Matt suspect that Lily is playing the horses. [RF]

2.09 [43] December Bride: BIG GAME HUNTER [verified -RL]
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 29Oct55)
28Nov55 CBS Mon
Written by Ben Gersman, Lou Derman, Parke Levy
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest cast:
Harry Chesire ....... Poole
Pierre Watkins
Synopsis 1:
Lily pretends to have a boyfriend. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matt and Ruth are concerned that Lily's newspaper column is taking up
too much of her free time. They're concerned she's not dating enough,
so Lily creates an imaginary suitor named Roger, whom she claims is a
big game hunter. Trouble ensues when Matt brings home a business partner,
who is a big game hunting enthusiast, and Lily gets Hilda's new
boyfriend to pretend he's Roger. [RL]

2.10 [44] December Bride: FAMILY QUARREL [verified RL/SJ]
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 5Nov55)
05Dec55 CBS Mon
December Bride - Family Quarrel 1/4
December Bride - Family Quarrel 3/4
December Bride - Family Quarrel 4/4
Written by Parke Levy, Peggy Chantler, Samuel Marx
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest Cast:
Gail Bonney .... Madeline Schweitzer
Madge Blake ..... Anita Henderson
Joe Forte ....... Mr. Hector Flagg

Synopsis 1:
Lily believes she's the subject of a scathing mother-in-law essay. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Matt and Pete enter an essay contest in which they must write the truth about their mothers-in-law. Matt writes
a very complimentary essay, but Pete writes an essay laden with sarcastic remarks. Somehow the two essays get
confused, and Lily reads Pete's submission and decides to move out. [RL]

2.11 [45] December Bride: HIGH SIERRAS
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 12Nov55)
12Dec55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Dan Duryea ........... Himself
Douglas Fowley
Synopsis:
Two bearded men threaten Hilda and Lily when their car breaks down on
an isolated road. [RF]

2.12 [46] December Bride: RATE YOUR MATE
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 19Nov55)
26Dec55 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Howard Wendell ....... Weston
Synopsis:
Ruth and Matt flunk a compatibility test. [RF]

2.13 [47] December Bride: OPERATION COLE SLAW
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 26Nov55)
02Jan56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Robert Keane ......... Pritchard
Gail Bonney .......... Madeline
Madge Blake .......... Anita
Synopsis:
How to prevent a disagreeable man from moving next-door? [RF]

2.14 [48] December Bride: THE TRAILER SHOW
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 3Dec55)
09Jan56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Fred Sherman ......... Cooper
Jerry Mathers
Robert Foulk
Robert Burton
Synopsis:
Lily invites a family whose trailer has broken down into the house,
only to discover that one of their kids has the mumps. [RF]

2.15 [49] December Bride: MATT'S MOVIE CAREER
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 10Dec55)
16Jan56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Gail Bonney .......... Madeline
Madge Blake .......... Anita
Paula Winslow ........ Edythea
Synopsis:
Lily calls on son-in-law Matt to appear in her club's annual play. When Matt receives
rave reviews for his performance, he decides he is destined for a movie career. [RF]

2.16 [50] December Bride: THE RUDY VALLEE SHOW
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 17Dec55)
23Jan56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Rudy Vallee .......... Himself
Benny Rubin
Synopsis:
Lily recruits Rudy Vallee for her club's charity drive. [RF]

2.17 [51] December Bride: THE TEXAS SHOW #1 [verified -RL]
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 22Dec55)
30Jan56 CBS Mon
written by Parke Levy, Lou Derman, Bill Davenport
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest cast:
Howard McNear
Lyle Talbot .......... Bill Jeffreys
Synopsis 1:
Lily invests in Texas oil wells. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Bill Jeffries is a Texas oilman who romances Lily. When he tries to get
her to invest in his latest oilwell, Matt and Ruth thinks he's trying to
swindle the old lady. Matt manages to get Lily's check back, but she is
disappointed when the oilwell does indeed become a gusher. [RL]
First of a three-part episode.

2.18 [52] December Bride: THE TEXAS SHOW  #2
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 29Dec55)
06Feb56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Lyle Talbot .......... Bill Jeffreys
Synopsis:
Lily schemes to match Hilda with a ranch foreman. [RF]

2.19 [53] December Bride: THE TEXAS SHOW  #3
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 14Jan56)
13Feb56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Lyle Talbot .......... Bill Jeffreys
Dick Wessel .......... Steve
Lou Krugman
Synopsis:
Wealthy Bill Jeffreys proposes to Lily. [RF]

2.20 [54] December Bride: SUNKEN DEN
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 7Jan56)
20Feb56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Desi Arnaz as Himself
Richard Deacon
Joseph Kearns

2.21 [55] December Bride: THE WRESTLER
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 21Jan56)
27Feb56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Sandor Szabo ......... Carl Manheim
Sandra Gould ......... Frieda Manheim
Jules Strongbow
Synopsis:
A 200 pound singing wrestler asks Lily to be his manager. [RF]

2.22 [56] December Bride: RUTH GETS A JOB
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 7Feb56)
12Mar56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Charlotte Lawrence ... Bernice Harper
Doug Evans ........... Mr. Holman
Sara Berner .......... Wilma
Peter Leeds .......... Bruce
Synopsis:
When Matt refuses her the money for a new refrigerator, Ruth gets a job in order to
pay for one herself. But her motive is misunderstood, and Matt learns people think
he doesn't earn enough to support his wife! [RF]

2.23 [57] December Bride: HANDCUFFS
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 14Feb56)
19Mar56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Irving Bacon ......... Bolten
Dick Wessel .......... Walter
Synopsis:
Pete handcuffs Hilda to Lily, and promptly loses the key. [RF]

2.24 [58] December Bride: PETE'S BROTHER-IN-LAW
Desilu prod no. 59 (copyright date 22Mar56)
26Mar56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Arnold Stang ......... Marvin
Dick Wessel .......... Walter
Pierre Watkin ........ Bradbury
Synopsis:
Pete's brother-in-law, Marvin pays him a visit. [RF]

2.25 [59] December Bride: LILY IN A GAS STATION
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 28Jan56)
02Apr56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Frank Cady ........... Finn
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda consider buying a gas station. [RF]

2.26 [60] December Bride: RUTH'S HAIRCUT
Desilu prod. no. 60 (copyright date 28Feb56)
09Apr56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Mabel Albertson ...... Mrs. Henshaw
Synopsis:
Ruth wants to make a good impression on Matt's mother, who is scheduled to arrive for
a visit. But Matt is highly disturbed when Ruth goes against his wishes and gets an
Italian haircut. [RF]

2.27 [61] December Bride: JAYWALKER
Desilu prod. no. 61 (copyright date 6Mar56)
15Apr56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Howard McNear ........ Judge
Arte Johnson ......... Eugene
King Donovan ......... Officer
Synopsis:
Lily fights a jaywalking ticket, causing Matt to fear losing entrance to
the country club. [RF]

2.28 [62] December Bride: BEAUTY PAGEANT
Desilu prod. no. ? (copyright date 23Apr56)
23Apr56 CBS Mon
December Bride - Beauty Pageant 1/3
December Bride - Beauty Pageant 2/3
December Bride - Beauty Pageant 3/3
Guest cast:
Cheerio Meredith ..... Hortense
Synopsis:
How to attract patrons to the women's-club charity show?

2.29 [63] December Bride: LILY AND THE SAILOR
Desilu prod. no. 63 (copyright date 27Mar56)
30Apr56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Nestor Paiva
Synopsis:
Lily tries to resolve the Henshaws' marital spat. [RF]

2.30 [64] December Bride: LILY, THE MATCHMAKER
Desilu prod. no. 64 (copyright date 3Apr56)
07May56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Nancy Kulp
Richard Deacon
Robert Foulk
Henry Clark .......... Stanley
Synopsis:
Lily turns matchmaker for a shy, unattractive girl. [RF]

2.31 [65] December Bride: SWIMMING POOL
Desilu prod. no. 65 (copyright date 7Apr56)
14May56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Frank Jenks .......... Bigelow
Damian O'Flynn
Synopsis:
The Henshaws can't decide between a swimming pool and a new carpet. [RF]

Summer Replacement Show  - Summer 1956
CBS Mondays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern (30 min)(2Jul56-24Sep56)

The Vic Damone Show  

############### December Bride ###############
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