CTVA US Comedy - "December Bride" (Desilu/CBS) Season 4 (1957-58)

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Starring Spring Byington
Season 4 (CBS) (1957-58)
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 4 1957-58 ###############
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CBS Mondays 9:30 pm Eastern
31 New Episodes [prod nos. 096-126 no copyright details]

4.01 [96] December Bride: VALLEE'S PROTEGE
07Oct57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Rudy Vallee .......... Himself
Joel Grey ............ Jimmy
Harry Morgan ......... Pete
Synopsis:
Jimmy visits Aunt Lily and tells her he wants to be a movie star. [RF]

4.02 [97] December Bride: MEAN GRANDFATHER
14Oct57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Joel Grey ............ Jimmy
Gail Ganley .......... Betty
Frank Tweddell ....... Grandpa
Synopsis:
Jimmy tangles with his girlfriend's grandfather. [RF]

4.03 [98] December Bride: THE GOLF LESSON [verified -RL]
21Oct57 CBS Mon
Written by Lou Derman & Arthur Julian
Directed by Fred DeCordova
Guest cast:
Joel Grey ............ Jimmy (Lily's nephew)
Lester Matthews ...... Evans
Lee Millar
Ross Ford
Hal K. Dawson
Damian O'Flynn
Synopsis 1:
Lily and Jimmy pursue a producer on the golf course. [RF]
Synopsis 2;
Matt initially refuses to give golf lessons to Ruth, saying that the golf
course is no place for a woman - she'll only slow down the game, and ruin
his fun time with neighbor Pete Porter. He eventually gives in, and she
proves to be even worse a golfer than he could've imagined. [RL]

4.04 [99] December Bride: THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
04Nov57 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Lily accidentally ruins the photo Matt planned to enter in a contest. [RF]

4.05 [100] December Bride: SPORTS CAR
11Nov57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Nina Bara ............ Natasha
Ray Montgomery ....... George
Synopsis:
How to dissuade Matt from taking up sports-car racing? [RF]

4.06 [101] December Bride: THE MICROPHONE SHOW
18Nov57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Howard McNear ........ Smedley
Synopsis 1:
With the help of a recording machine and the entire membership of the Westwood Women's
Cultural Club, Lily lays a trap for a notorious swindler. He has made a verbal promise
to Hilda to provide a hall and decorations for the club. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Lily baits a trap for a notorious swindler. [RF]

4.07 [102] December Bride: MATT'S GRAY HAIR
02Dec57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Amzie Strickland ..... Marilyn
Synopsis:
A vengeful Ruth dyes Matt's hair gray. [RF]

4.08 [103] December Bride: THE OTHER WOMAN
09Dec57 CBS Mon
Written by Lou Derman & John L. Greene
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest cast:
Barbara Eden ......... Miss Wilson
Hillary Brooke ....... Miss Bennett
Tyler McVey
Maurice Kelly
Jack Boyle
Casse Jaeger
James Elsegood
Synopsis:
Ruth thinks an attractive explorer is angling for Matt. [RF]

4.09 [104] December Bride: THE BUTLER SHOW
16Dec57 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Edward Everett Horton ...... The Butler
Synopsis:
Matt's boss lends him his butler while he is vacationing in Europe. The imperious
gentleman forces the Henshaw household into living much beyond their means, and apparently
falls in love with Lily. [RF]

4.10 [105] December Bride: RUTH GOES HOME TO MOTHER
23Dec57 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Lily tries to patch up the Henshaws' quarrel. [RF]

4.11 [106] December Bride: HOT MEAL
20Dec57 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Matt, tired of canned food, demands that Ruth cook him a hot meal. [RF]

4.12 [107] December Bride: THE AIRPLANE SHOW
06Jan58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Margie Liszt ......... Man's Wife
Larry J. Blake ....... Man
Edith Simmons ........ Woman with baby
Synopsis:
Lily tries to help Pete overcome his fear of flying. [RF]

4.13 [108] December Bride: THE PARROT SHOW
13Jan58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Willard Waterman ..... Sam Winslow
Will Wright .......... Mr. Schuyler
Mel Blanc ............ Voice of the Parrot
Synopsis:
Hilda is dismayed when the new landlord hands down his edict: She must get rid of her
parrot, or out she goes. Undaunted Lily comes to Hilda's aid with some additional help
from an elephant, a chimpanzee and a seal. [RF]

4.14 [109] December Bride: THE ANTIQUE SHOW
20Jan58 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Ruth burns when Matt buys her a toaster for her birthday.

4.15 [110] December Bride: HOUSEMOTHER
27Jan58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Irene Tedrow ......... Dean Fillmore
Synopsis:
Sorority housemother Lily sees Pete and Matt hazing the new pledges. [RF]

4.16 [111] December Bride: THE MUSCLEMAN SHOW [verified -RL]
Desilu prod. no. 111 (copyright date 1Feb58)
03Feb58 CBS Mon
Written by Arthur Julian and Bill Davenport
Directed by Fred DeCordova
Guest cast:
Mike Masters ......... Mr. Muscle Beach
Ray Kellogg
Jim Stockton
Jett Roberts
Jeanne Tatum,
Synopsis 1:
Ruth admires the handsome physique of Mr. Muscle Beach, and Matt goes out to buy a
set of barbells to build up his muscles. But after awhile he finds the constant
exercising leaves him stiff and sore. He waits anxiously for Ruth to ask him to
give up the muscle-building course. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Lily looks forward with great anticipation to writing an article about Mr. Conway,
the new Mr. Muscle. When Conway poses for pictures in front of Matt, he feels
puny in comparison and orders a set of gym equipment immediately. [RL]

4.17 [112] December Bride: CONTOUR CHAIR
Desilu prod. no. 112 (copyright date 9Feb58)
10Feb58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Lee Millar ........... Burt
Russ Trent ........... Schweitzer
Synopsis:
Matt's puzzled by the disappearance and reappearance of a chair. [RF]

4.18 [113] December Bride: THE FRED MACMURRAY SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 118 (copyright date 16Feb58)
17Feb58 CBS Mon (rerun 02Jun58)
Guest cast:
Fred MacMurray ....... Himself
Jack Albertson ....... Tom Desmond
Kathleen Freeman ..... Marie
Ralph Dumke .......... Mr. Broderick
Henry East ........... Dog Trainer
Synopsis:
Lily decides to choose Fred MacMurray as her newspaper's honorary candidate for
mayor of Westwood. Fred agrees with Lily that they are a cinch to win the campaign,
until he discovers who his opponent is - True Heart, a canine television star! [RF]

4.19 [114] December Bride: BABY REHEARSAL
Desilu prod. no. 113 (copyright date 23Feb58)
24Feb58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Olan Soule ........... Kent
Synopsis:
With fatherhood approaching, Pete rehearses the run to the hospital. [RF]

4.20 [115] December Bride: ARMY BUDDY
Desilu prod. no. 114 (copyright date 2Mar58)
03Mar58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Richard Erdman ....... Major Jerry Higgins
Lyle Talbot .......... Mr. Winters
Synopsis:
The Government asks Matt to pay for a plane lost during his Army days. [RF]

4.21 [116] December Bride: THE ED WYNN SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 119 (copyright date 9Mar58)
10Mar58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Ed Wynn .............. Himself
Synopsis:
Ed, who is a member of Matt's camera club, pays a visit to the Henshaw home. He reveals
to Lily that his ambition is to portray Abraham Lincoln in an upcoming play, but he's
been told he's too short for the part. [RF]

4.22 [117] December Bride: THE BOUNCER SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 116 (copyright date 16Mar58)
17Mar58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Sandor Szabo ......... Carl Manheim
Synopsis:
Lily turns agent to get a singer-wrestler a nightclub job. [RF]

4.23 [118] December Bride: SLEEP TEACHING
Desilu prod. no. 117 (copyright date 23Mar58)
24Mar58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Tom Browne Henry ..... Mr. Gordon
Synopsis:
When Lily purchases sleep-teaching equipment in order to learn Spanish, Ruth decides
that the equipment is just the thing to help persuade Matt to ask for a raise so
they can go to Europe. [RF]

4.24 [119] December Bride: THE GILBERT ROLAND SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 123 (copyright date 30Mar58)
31Mar58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Gilbert Roland ....... Himself
Synopsis:
Gilbert Roland seeks Lily's help in winning the hand of a pretty senorita. Too
late Roland discovers he doesn't wish to marry her, but under the strict Spanish
code, the commitment to marry is final. Since she had a hand in creating the problem,
Lily decides it's up to her to undo the damage. [RF]

4.25 [120] December Bride: AUNT EMILY
Desilu prod. no. 121 (copyright date 6Apr58)
07Apr58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Isabel Randolph ...... Emily
Rolfe Sedan .......... Gibbons
Synopsis:
Hilda's hypochondriac cousin falls for Pete. [RF]

4.26 [121] December Bride: THE MICKEY ROONEY SHOW
14Apr58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Mickey Rooney ........ Himself
Synopsis:
Lily helps Mickey Rooney find a boy for a movie on juvenile delinquency. [RF]

4.27 [122] December Bride: LILY'S BIRTHDAY DRESS
21Apr58 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Chaos erupts when Lily "borrows" her birthday present in advance. [RF]

4.28 [123] December Bride: WEDDING FLOAT
28Apr58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Elvia Allman ......... Sarah Selkirk
Marjorie Bennett ..... Edythan Walker
Cheerio Meredith ..... Hortense Miller
Synopsis:
Lily's club decides to enter a wedding float in the upcoming parade. [RF]

4.29 [124] December Bride: THE CAPISTRANO SHOW
05May58 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Shirley Mitchell ..... Nancy
Synopsis:
The boss's niece disrupts the Henshaw household. [RF]

4.30 [125] December Bride: LILY ON THE BOAT
12May58 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
Lily misunderstands when Ruth and Matt offer to send her on a cruise. [RF]

4.31 [126] December Bride: MATT AND PETE FIGHT
19May58 CBS Mon
Synopsis:
After arguing with Matt, Pete decides to move. [RF]

[--] 02Jun58 rerun of "The Fred MacMurray Show" (first aired 17Feb58)

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