CTVA US Comedy - "Fibber McGee & Molly" (California National/NBC)(1959-60) Bob Sweeney & Cathy Lewis

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Fibber McGee & Molly (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: James Beer, Tom Alger, Robert Leszczak
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (tv series)
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California National Productions (series)
MGM Television Production (pilot)
for
NBC (Tuesdays 8:30 pm EST)
Produced by William Asher
Based on the NBC Radio series (1935-56)
which starred Jim Jordan and his wife Marian Jordan.
US Comedy series 1959-60   26 episodes listed x 30 min
(15Sep59-05Jan60)
Starring
Bob Sweeney as Fibber McGee
Cathy Lewis as Molly McGee
with:
Addison Richards as Doc Gamble
Harold Peary as Mayor La Trivia
Elisabeth Fraser as Hazel Norris, neighbor
Paul Smith as Roy Norris, neighbor
Barbara Beaird as Teeny, neighbor's daughter
Jack Kirkwood as Fred Nitney
Dorothy Neumann as Mrs. La Trivia

Premise:
The trials and tribulations of Fibber and Molly McGee, a married couple,
residing at 79 Wistful Vista, who are beset with problems due to Fibber,
an amateur inventor and expert liar.

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NBC Tuesdays 8:30 pm Eastern

 1.1 [--] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE TRAILER [verified -RL]
15Sep59 NBC Tue
MGM/ Produced /Directed by William Asher
Written by Bill Davenport
Guest Cast:
Charles Lane .......... Bill Gordon, the salesman
Harry Cheshire ........ Oliver
Barbara Beaird ........ Teeny
Harold Peary .......... Mayor La Trivia
Addison Richards ...... Doc Gamble
Synopsis:
The McGees realize that their car is just too small to pack for a long vacation,
so Fibber goes to a Trailer Show in Wistful Vista to buy a smallone. Gullible
Fibber winds up buying the biggest one for $9,500. He fibsand tells Molly he
won it at the Trailer Show. She eventually finds out thetruth, and suddenly
Fibber becomes the salesman to get another sucker totake it off his hands. [RL]

[02] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE SHOOTING GALLEY
22Sep59 NBC Tue

1.3 [--] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE GOOD NEIGHBOR [verified -RL]
29Sep59 NBC Tue
Sponsored by SINGER SEWING MACHINES
Produced & Directed by William Asher
Written by
Bill Davenport, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder, Larry Rhine, Bill Freedman
Guest cast
Paul Smith ........... Roy Norris
Elisabeth Fraser ..... Hazel Norris
Owen Howard .......... Adam Davis
Charles Caine ........ The Judge
Robert Casper ........ Norman Wahler
Paul Bryar ........... the Surveyor
Synopsis:
Fibber and Molly are planning a party with next-door nieghbor Roy
Norris to celebrate eight years of friendship. All goes well, until
both families lay claim to an apple tree in the yard. [J.Beer]

[04] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE BIG DANCE
06Oct59 NBC Tue

[05] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE FRED NITNEY STORY
13Oct59 NBC Tue (possibly postponed)
20Oct 59 NBC Tue [J.Beer]
Fred Nitney, an old vaudevillian pal of Fibber's, decides to stay
at the McGee home while he writes a book about his life on the stage. [J.Beer]

[06] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE COURTSHIP
20Oct59 NBC Tue

[07] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE POKER GAME
27Oct59 NBC Tue

[08] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE UNWANTED GUEST
03Nov59 NBC Tue

[--] 10Nov59 - no details

[09] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) MAYOR McGEE
17Nov59 NBC Tue

[10] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE MASQUERADE PARTY
24Nov59 NBC Tue
Synopsis:
The hotel refuses to let Charlie, Fred Nitney's bear, stay there, so Fibber
invites Fred and charlie to be his house guests. [J.Beer]
(Time-shifted broadcast, 1Dec 59, 9:30 p.m. WEAU-13 Eau Claire, WI)

[11] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE PAINT JOB
01Dec59 NBC Tue
Synopsis:
Roy Norris has just had his house painted. Not to be outdone, Fibber
decides to paint the McGee house-himself.[J.Beer]

[12] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) MOLLY'S MOTHER
08Dec59 NBC Tue

[--] 15Dec59 - no details

[--] Fibber McGee and Molly: (tv series) THE PAINT JOB
22Dec59 NBC Tue
(rescheduled or rerun?)

[--] 29Dec59 - no details
[--] 05Jan60 - no details (final episode -possibly a rerun)

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[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: SHIPWRECK (1959)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE CONVENTION (1959)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE FINANCIER (1959)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE MOUNTAIN CABIN (1959)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE PARK (1959)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE PERFECT GAME (1959)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE SCHOOL PLAY (1959)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: WORKING GIRLS (1959)

[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE POEM (1960)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE INSURANCE POLICY (1960)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE COW (1960)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: MOLLY'S BIRTHDAY PRESENT (1960)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: THE TRAVEL BUREAU (1960)
[--] Fibber McGee & Molly: MOLLY'S POLITICAL CAREER (1960)

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