CTVA US Comedy - "December Bride" (Desilu/CBS) Season 5 (1958-59)

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Starring Spring Byington
Season 5 (CBS) (1958-59)
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 5 1958-59 ###############
############## (final season) ################
CBS Thursdays 8:00 pm Eastern
31 New Episodes [prod. nos. 127-157 no copyright details]

5.01 [127] December Bride: THE EDGAR BERGEN SHOW
02Oct58 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Edgar Bergen .......... Himself
Frances Bergen ........ Herself
Synopsis:
Lily helps Edgar get his brother-in-law to propose to his girl. [RF]

5.02 [128] December Bride: THE ALASKA SHOW
09Oct58 CBS Thur
Synopsis:
Matt joins the Air Force Reserve. Assignment: the arctic. [RF]

5.03 [129] December Bride: FENWICK ARMS
16Oct58 CBS Thur
Synopsis:
Lily tries to patch up a feud. [RF]

5.04 [130] December Bride: BRIDE'S FATHER-IN-LAW
Desilu prod. no. 127
23Oct58 CBS Thur
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest Cast:
Roscoe Karns ......... Dad Hodges
Ruta Lee ............. Carol Hodges
Synopsis:
The new bride is bothered by a meddlesome father-in-law. [RF]

5.05 [131] December Bride: THE CHIMP SHOW
30Oct58 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Reta Shaw ............ Eleanor Bascomb
Wally Brown .......... Henry Bascomb
Synopsis:
Henry Bascomb's wife objects to his show-business partner: a monkey. [RF]

5.06 [132] December Bride: HILDA GETS ENGAGED
06Nov58 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Dick Elliott ......... Stanley
Synopsis:
Hilda discovers that one of her girlfriends is engaged, so Hilda decides to become
engaged too. She tells all her friends that she is going to be married, even though
her boyfriend has never proposed. [RF]

5.07 [133] December Bride: THE ZSA ZSA GABOR SHOW
13Nov58 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Zsa Zsa Gabor ........ Herself
Lyle Talbot .......... Bill Monahan
Synopsis:
Zsa Zsa Gabor is the guest speaker on accident prevention. [RF]

5.08 [134] December Bride: HORSE PHOBIA
Desilu prod. no. 134
20Nov58 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Glenn Turnbull ....... Larry Gilbert
Norman Leavitt ....... Mr. Foster
Robert Carson ........ Mr. Hempstead
Synopsis:
Lily tries to help Matt overcome his fear of horses. [RF]

5.09 [135] December Bride: TOUGH MOTHER-IN-LAW
27Nov58 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Lester Matthews ...... Lester
Synopsis:
Pete's mother-in-law's boyfriend falls for Lily. [RF]

5.10 [136] December Bride: POWER SAW
Desilu prod. no. 137
04Dec58 CBS Thur
written by Lou Derman & Arthur Julian & Bill Davenport
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Synopsis:
Lily presents son-in-law Matt with a set of power tools for his birthday, but
then Ruth begins to feel neglected when Matt becomes absorbed in his new hobby. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Armed with new power tools, Matt embarks on a do-it-yourself spree. [RF]

5.11 [137] December Bride: THE POST OFFICE SHOW
11Dec58 CBS Thur
Synopsis:
The gang invades the post office to reclaim Matt's resignation letter. [RF]

5.12 [138] December Bride: CAR FOR CHRISTMAS
18Dec58 CBS Thur
Synopsis:
How to get Matt to buy a car for Christmas? [RF]

5.13 [139] December Bride: CHILD OF NATURE
25Dec58 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Tom Brown ............ Ralph Turner
Frank Wilcox ......... Dr. Craig
Ross Ford ............ Harry Gibson
Synopsis:
Matt's too tired to go to the ballet, but he recovers quickly when he gets
two tickets to see Brigitte Bardot. [RF]

5.14 [140] December Bride: THE BEATNIK SHOW
01Jan59 CBS Thur
Synopsis:
Lily tangles with a group of beatniks. [RF]

5.15 [141] December Bride: THE NURSE SHOW
08Jan59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Isabel Randolph ...... Miss Twilly
Richard Erdman ....... Roy Miller
Synopsis:
Pete scouts for a nurse to care for the Porters' expected baby. [RF]

5.16 [142] December Bride: PETE HAS A BABY
15Jan59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Louise Glenn ......... Ann Nichols
Terry Becker ......... Joe Carter
Barney Phillips ...... Chaplain Randolph
Sid Melton ........... Bill
Helen Jay ............ Nurse
Stafford Repp ........ Policeman
Synopsis:
Lily tries to quell father-to-be Pete's nervousness. [RF]

5.17 [143] December Bride: NURSE IS FIRED
22Jan59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Isabel Randolph ...... Miss Twilly
Vikki Rubino ......... Linda
Synopsis:
Lily locks horns with the Porter baby's tyrannical nurse. [RF]

5.18 [144] December Bride: LILY'S BLIND DATE
29Jan59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Roscoe Karns ......... Charley Allen
Henry Hunter ......... Daniel Turner
William Forrest ...... Harry Howard
Paul Bryar ........... Detective
Margie Liszt ......... Woman
Synopsis:
The Henshaws try to match Lily with Matt's boss. [RF]

5.19 [145] December Bride: LILY'S ADVICE COLUMN
05Feb59 CBS Thur
Guest cast:
Roger Perry .......... Mayfair
Dick Elliott ......... Stanley
Grandon Rhodes ....... Mr. Graves
Synopsis:
In her column, Lily tells a young man not to follow in his father's footsteps.
Unfortunately, the father is one of the newspaper's biggest advertisers. [RF]

5.20 [146] December Bride: THE HI-FI SHOW
12Feb59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Nancy Kulp ........... Librarian
Robert F. Hoy ........ First Man
Perry Ivins .......... Second Man
Synopsis:
The book containing Matt's bonus check is returned to the library. [RF]

5.21 [147] December Bride: THE SCOTCH SHOW
19Feb59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Russell Arms ......... Ronnie MacDougall
Bethel Leslie ........ Nancy Lee Fairburn
Synopsis:
Lily interferes in a family feud. [RF]

5.22 [148] December Bride: THE MARTIAN SHOW
26Feb59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Roger Perry .......... Mayfair
Grandon Rhodes ....... Graves
Synopsis:
Columnist Lily tangles with one of her newspaper's biggest advertisers. [RF]

5.23 [149] December Bride: LILY BABYSITS
05Mar59 CBS Thur
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda take the Porter baby for a drive then run out of gas. [RF]

5,24 [150] December Bride: RUTH THE BRAIN
12Mar59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ........... McCullough
Synopsis:
Matt begins to feel and act dumb when Ruth tops his IQ score. [RF]

5.25 [151] December Bride: STAN LOSES HIS NERVE
19Mar59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Dick Elliott ......... Stanley
Lisa Gaye ............ Lisa
Jim Davis ............ Don
Synopsis:
Hilda's boyfriend Stanley, an exterminator, fears he's washed up. [RF]

5.26 [152] December Bride: THE TEXAN, RORY CALHOUN
26Mar59 CBS Thur
Directed by Fred de Cordova
Guest Cast:
Rory Calhoun ......... Himself
Ralph Reed ........... Bobby Hamilton
Sid Melton ........... Bill
Glenn Turnbull ....... Mr. Gilham
Synopsis:
A teenager decides to become a cowboy like his idol, Rory Calhoun. [RF]
Note:
Rory Calhoun starred in the Western series "The Texan"
Desilu-Rorvic Production for CBS (Mondays 8:00 pm EST)
(1958-60 79 episodes x 30 min bw)


5.27 [153] December Bride: LINDA ON TV
02Apr59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Vikki Rubino ......... Linda
Peter Leeds .......... Lennie Heller
Synopsis:
Lily and Hilda try to land a television role for Pete's new baby. [RF]

5.28 [154] December Bride: LILY GOES FISHING
09Apr59 CBS Thur
Synopsis:
Matt and Pete spend a day surf-casting at Malibu Beach, and Matt lands a
record-breaking fish. Delighted, he puts the fish in the refrigerator,
planning to take it to the taxidermist for mounting. But Lily, unaware
of the fish's prize-winning size, sends it out to be boned and fileted
as a special treat for her son-in-law. [RF]

5.29 [155] December Bride: LILY HELPS TWILLY
16Apr59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Isabel Randolph ...... Miss Twilly
Leo Fuchs ............ Felix
Steven Geray ......... Maitre'd
Sue Bakkenson ........ Waitress
Synopsis:
Lily tries to reconcile Miss Twilly with her old boyfriend. [RF]

5.30 [156] December Bride: LILY, THE EXAMPLE
30Apr59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Jesse White .......... Harry
Allen Jenkins ........ Joe
Synopsis:
Ruth rebels when Matt keeps telling her to act like Lily. [RF]

5.31 [157] December Bride: BALD BABY (final episode)
07May59 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Portland Mason ....... Gloria (James Masons' daughter)
Synopsis:
Pete's sure that baby Linda has inherited one of his traits: baldness. [RF]

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