CTVA US Comedy - "December Bride" (Desilu/CBS) Season 3 (1956-57)

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Starring Spring Byington
Season 3 (CBS) (1956-57)
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 3 1956-57 ###############
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CBS Mondays 9:30 pm Eastern
30 New Episodes [Prod. nos. 66-95]

3.01 [66] December Bride: THE RORY CALHOUN SHOW
08Oct56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Rory Calhoun ......... Himself
Leo Fuchs
Synopsis:
Rory Calhoun is the prospective buyer of the Henshaw house. [RF]

3.02 [67] December Bride: THE MARJORIE MAIN SHOW
15Oct56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Marjorie Main ........ Herself
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda welcome a movie star's agent who is looking over Matt's house for his
client. The agent won't tell them which star he represents, but does tell them her
initials - "M. M." [RF]

3.03 [68] December Bride: HOUSE ON BLOCKS
29Oct56 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda take it upon themselves to sell the Henshaw home, and Lily winds up
buying a house that must be moved to make way for a new freeway. [RF]

3.04 [69] December Bride: THE PRIZE FIGHTER
Desilu prod. no. 72
05Nov56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Art Aragon ........... Himself
Arnold Stang ......... Marvin

3.05 [70] December Bride: RITZY NEIGHBORHOOD
Desilu prod. no. ?
12Nov56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Cheerio Meredith ..... Hortenze
Marge Bennett ........ Edythea
Almira Sessions ...... Elsie
Peter Leeds .......... Jim
Shirley Mitchell ..... Vikki
Synopsis:
Matt and Pete are unhappy with their end of the bargain when both sell their family
homes to buy a palatial mansion. Lily decides to regain the former Henshaw homestead
by demonstrating her own particular good neighbor policy. [RF]

3.06 [71] December Bride: LILY AND THE PROWLER
Desilu prod. no. 69
19Nov56 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Matt and Pete balk at helping their wives with the dishes. [RF]

3.07 [72] December Bride: THE JOCKEY
Desilu prod. no. 73
26Nov56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Arnold Stang ......... Marvin
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda win a race horse in a drawing. As a result, Pete's brother-in-law
decides that he should be the jockey in an upcoming race. The girls agree to let
him be the stable boy, but won't okay his actually riding the horse. [RF]

3.08 [73] December Bride: THE DECORATING SHOW
03Dec56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Howard McNear ........ Painter
Grandon Rhodes ....... Kendall
Synopsis:
The Henshaws' decorator falls for Lily. [RF]

3.09 [74] December Bride: THE INDIAN SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 77
10Dec56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Norman Leavitt ....... Carpenter
Joseph Kearns ........ Indian Guide
Rodd Redwing ......... Indian Shopkeeper
Synopsis:
The whole gang heads for Chicago. [RF]

3.10 [75] December Bride: MAN TOWN
Desilu prod. no. 78
17Dec56 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
In Oklahoma, Lily and Hilda try to clear Pete of a robbery charge. [RF]

3.11 [76] December Bride: FOOTBALL HERO
Desilu prod. no. 74
25Dec56 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Gary Gray
Synopsis:
Lily wonders why Matt won't attend his alma mater's football game. [RF]

3.12 [77] December Bride: NEW YEAR'S PARTY
Desilu prod. no. 75
31Dec56 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Lily, Hilda, Matt, Ruth and Pete plan to celebrate New Year's Eve in Chicago.
Pete goes out to make reservations, but can only get them for three people.
Lily and Hilda then pretend they already have special plans of their own. [RF]

3.13 [78] December Bride: ROYALTY
Desilu prod. no. 76
07Jan57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
John Qualen .............. the Count
Iphigenie Castiglioni .... the Duchess
Isabel Randolph .......... Sophie Lawrence
Gordon Richards .......... the Butler
Synopsis:
Hilda meets a count who vows to make her his countess. [RF]

3.14 [79] December Bride: CHICKEN FARM
Desilu prod. no. 79
14Jan57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Irving Bacon ......... Andy
Will Wright .......... Doctor
Synopsis:
The search is on when Lily loses Ruth's ring. [RF]

3.15 [80] December Bride: THE HOMECOMING SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 80
21Jan57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Elvia Allman ......... Sarah Selkirk
Almira Sessions ...... Elsie
Madge Blake .......... Margaret
Connie Van ........... Selma

3.16 [81] December Bride: THE BUDGET SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 81
28Jan57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Ann Doran ............ Miss Moore
Genevieve Aumont ..... Miss La Rouche
Millie Bruce ......... Maid
Dee Sharon ........... Model #1
Irene King ........... Model #2

3.17 [82] December Bride: STUDY GROUP [verified -RL]
Desilu prod. no. 82
04Feb57 CBS Mon
Written by Lou Derman, Park Levy, Budd Grossman
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest cast:
King Donovan
Joseph Kearns ........ Thornhill
Joi Lansing .......... Candy
Barbara Stuart
Jan Kayne
Gloria Pall
Lee Millar
Synopsis:
A neglected Matt schemes to make Ruth jealous. [RF]

3.18 [83] December Bride: MOTHER-IN-LAW CLUB
Desilu prod. no. 83
11Feb57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Doris Kemper ......... Mrs. Kane
Ruth Warren .......... Mrs. Hopkinson
Sara Haden ........... Mrs. Hawks
Netta Packer ......... Mrs. Prebbles
Synopsis:
Lily's plans for a club for mothers-in-law run into a snag. [RF]

3.19 [84] December Bride: THE PIANO SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 84
18Feb57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Arlene Harris ........ Millicent
Chick Chandler ....... Johnny Lafferty
George Meader ........ Mr. Hanegan
Maxine Gates ......... Mrs. Hanegan
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda try to win a piano on a radio show. [RF]

3.20 [85] December Bride: DUCK HUNTING
Desilu prod. no. 85
25Feb57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Raymond Greenleaf .... Paul Farnum
Byron Foulger ........ Mr. Burns
Synopsis:
Matt and Pete feel sorry for Lily because her newly blossomed romance falls
through. They decide to take her on a duck-hunting trip. [RF]

3.21 [86] December Bride: THE ENGAGEMENT SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 86
04Mar57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Raymond Greenleaf .... Paul Farnum
Synopsis:
Everyone's happy about Lily's engagement except Hilda. [RF]

3.22 [87] December Bride: MASQUERADE PARTY
Desilu prod. no. 87
11Mar57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Raymond Greenleaf .... Paul Farnum
Synopsis:
Lily runs into a few obstacles when she and her fiance plan to announce their engagement.
Paul's housekeeper overrules Lily's every idea and takes matters into her own hands. [RF]

3.23 [88] December Bride: KISSING BOOTH
Desilu prod. no. 89
18Mar57 CBS Mon
Guest Cast:
Elivia Allman ........ Sarah Selkirk
Robert Fortier ....... Bill Chambers
Frank Jenks .......... Man
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda offer to operate the kissing booth at a charity bazaar, but Matt
is none too happy when wife Ruth is asked to join in the project. [RF]

3.24 [89] December Bride: THE HOBO SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 88
25Mar57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Sid Melton ........... Weehauken
Dick Wessel .......... Big Sam
Lillian Culver ....... Mrs. Adams
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda fight to preserve a hobo camp.[RF]

3.25 [90] December Bride: THE ENGLISHMAN
Desilu prod. no. 90
01Apr57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Paul Cavanagh ........ Mr. Hawthorne
Lewis Martin ......... Mr. Henshaw
Synopsis:
Matt holds a discussion with a British lecturer scheduled to speak to Lily's club
on the subject of marriage. In his effort to prove American husbands are not
henpecked. Matt grows a beard. [RF]

3.26 [91] December Bride: DO-IT-YOURSELF
Desilu prod. no. 91
08Apr57 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Lily goes on a do-it-yourself spree. [RF]

3.27 [92] December Bride: THE OLD MAN
Desilu prod. no. 92
15Apr57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Dick Elliott ......... Stanley
Charles Cantor ....... Mr. Poole
Synopsis:
Stanley's father doesn't approve of his son's romance with Hilda. [RF]

3.28 [93] December Bride: SONG PLUGGING
Desilu prod. no. 93
22Apr57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Sandor Szabo ......... Carl Manheim
Sandra Gould ......... Frieda Manheim
Synopsis:
Lily gets involved in the marital troubles of a hulking wrestler. [RF]

(Error? the above details possibly relate to #2.1 [55] "The Wrestler")

3.29 [94] December Bride: MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
Desilu prod. no. 94 (copyright date 29Apr57)
29Apr57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Morey Amsterdam ...... Himself
Synopsis:
Lily's friend Morey Amsterdam tries to patch up the Henshaws' spat. [RF]

3.30 [95] December Bride: LILY-HILDA FIGHT
Desilu prod. no. 95
06May57 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Everyone's happy about Lily's new dress-designing job, except Hilda. [RF]

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