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Starring Joan Davis and Jim Backus
Season 3 (NBC) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, Tom Alger, Wayne Miller , John King, Rina Fox,  Revel Partington

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


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NBC Wednesdays 8:00pm Eastern
26 New Episodes
Season 3 Regular Supporting Cast:-
Neighbors - Kerwin & Janet Tobin :- (1954-55) (early season 3)   
Dan Tobin as Kerwin Tobin/ Sheila Bromley as Janet Tobin
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Neighbors - Wally & Sally (1954-55)(late season 3)   
Wally Brown   as Wally/ Sally Kelly as Sally
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** Typical Season 3 End Credits **
#80: TWO ST. BERNARDS  # 96 HOW TO WIN FRIENDS
both had the same closing credits:
Directed by Ezra Stone
Produced by P.J. Wolfson
Music by Roger Wagner Chorale
Production Supervisor: Dewey Starkey
Director of Photography: James Van Trees, A.S.C.
Art Director: Al Goodman
Supervising Editor: Marvin Coil, A.C.E.
Film Editor: Robert Stafford
Ass't Director: Tom Connors
Set Decorator: Jack Mills
Sound: Hugh McDowell
Wardrobe by Ohrbach's
Mr. Backus' Wardrobe by House of Worsted-Tex
Filmed by Volcano Pictures Inc.
During the closing credits, the guest cast was was read by the announcer but not listed on screen. [TA]

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3.01 [73] I Married Joan: NEW HOUSE
29Sept54 NBC (original network airdate)   
Show no. 54-1 (UCLA)/Prod. no. 85 (copyright)
Written by Sherwood Schwartz, Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp
Directed by Don Weiss
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford.
Synopsis:
Joan and her husband Judge Stevens purchase a new home and prepare to move in, but find that another family plans to occupy
the same place.

3.02 [74] I Married Joan: PARTY LINE
6Oct54 NBC (original network airdate)
Show no. 54-2 (UCLA)/Prod. no. NOT KNOWN
Written by Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Sherwood Schwartz
Directed by Don Weiss
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Synopsis:
A party line is no party for our confusion-attracting comedienne. Next-door neighbor Mrs. Tobin shares Joan's displeasures,
as well as her telephone line, and the two women begin battling away for right to Mr. Bell's little invention.

3.03 [75] I Married Joan: WALL SAFE
13Oct54 NBC (original network airdate)
Show no. 54-3 (UCLA)/Prod. no. 31 (copyright)
Written by Phil Sharp, Sherwood Schwartz, Jesse Goldstein
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford.
Synopsis:
Joan discovers a hidden wall safe in her new home. Unable to fathom the combination, she hires an expert safe-cracker,
"Light-Fingered Louie." Louie opens the safe revealing a map (of her back yard?) left by the former owners.

3.04 [76] I Married Joan: ALIENATION OF AFFECTIONS
20Oct54 NBC (original network airdate)
Show no. 54-4 (UCLA)/Prod. no. NOT KNOWN

I Married Joan - Alienation of Affections 1/5 (1954) 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5
Written by Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James Van Trees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Synopsis 1:
A jealous wife names Joan as the third party in a triangle.
Synopsis 2:
A friendly kiss from a former beau begins a series of events which results in Joan's involvement in a divorce suit. Joan
decides to patch up Brad's irritation over the kiss by buying him a "truce" gift, but her efforts yield nothing but more complications.

3.05 [77] I Married Joan: BOMBAY DUCK
27Oct54 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no. 80 (copyright)

I MARRIED JOAN-BOMBAY DUCK-Pt 1/3 - Pt 2/3 Pt 3/3
Written by Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford.
Synopsis #1
Joan enrolls in secretarial school, but at the same time Brad wants her to cook a special dinner to impress Judge Cushing.
Joan takes the duck to secretarial school so that she might have time to prepare it and work at the same time.
(She hides the duck in the desk). [WM]
Synopsis #2:
Joan prepares a quiet dinner for herself and Brad, and more and more uninvited guests show up to share it with them.

3.06 [78] I Married Joan: CLOTHES BUDGET
3Nov54 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no. 8B (copyright)

I MARRIED JOAN-CLOTHES BUDGET-Pt.1/3 - Pt.2/3 Pt.3/3
Written by Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Guest Cast:
Adele Jergens (as Helen)
 Synopsis #1:
Brad reads a newspaper article that says the average American woman spends $600 a year for clothing. Joan laughs and says
that she doesn"t spend nearly that amount. They make a bet, Brad writes her a check for $600, and tells Joan not to ask him
for clothing money for one year, confident that she will ask him for more money before the year is up. The following day,
Joan goes shopping for a new wardrobe and becomes so intimidated by a snotty salesgirl that she spends the entire amount
on one formal gown (ala the gown the Good Witch of the North wore in"Oz".)
This is probably the funniest show of the entire series. <Scott96@aol.com>
Synopsis #2:
Judge Brad Stevens puts Joan on a clothes allowance for the year. Joan goes shopping with her friend, Helen (Adele Jergens),
and let herself be persuaded to spend the whole allotment on one gown.

3.07 [79] I Married Joan: DANCING LESSONS
(NOT to be confused with ep. #3 "Ballet")
10Nov54 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no. NOT KNOWN
Written by Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Synposis:
Joan gets the yen to do the mambo and she drags a protesting Brad off to the dance studio. Brad's attitude toward the dance
changes when he meets Carlotta, the instructress.

 3.08 [80] I Married Joan: TWO ST. BERNARDS
17Nov54 NBC (original network airdate)
(replaced "Home Movies" episode re-scheduled to 8Dec54)
Show no. 54-8 (UCLA)/Prod. no. 53 (copyright)
Written by Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford.
Guest cast: (Spoken by Announcer on End Credits)
Jerry Hausner
Sharon Baird (as Susan)
Bill Kennedy
Bill Arnold
Joe Devlin
Synopsis #1:
On Bradšs orders, Joan tries to return a Chihuahua she bought.
Synopsis #2:
When Judge Stevens orders Joan to cancel her order for a chihuaha dog, Joan finds herself the proud owner of a St. Bernard
instead in fact two St. Bernards. Wait - make that three St. Bernards!
Synopsis #3:
After seeing her neighbor's Chihuahua, Joan wants a dog of her own. She even reserves a Chihuahua at a pet store but has to
cancel when Brad tells her he doesn't want a dog. At the pet store, the salesman coaxes Joan into buying a St. Bernard.
To make sure the Chihuahua order was cancelled, Brad visits the store and he, too, is coaxed into purchasing a Saint Bernard.
Back home,Joan and Brad hide the dogs from each other. They keep both St. Bernards although feeding them is expensive. When
one of the dogs disappears, Joan goes to the police station to file a missing person's report. Later, Joan finds the missing
dog in her basement...where it had puppies. A neighbor girl, whose parents heard about lost dog, brings the couple a third St. Bernard! [TA]

3.09 [81] I Married Joan: MANHOLE COVER
24Nov54 NBC (original network airdate)   
Prod. no. 4B (copyright)
Written by Sherwood Schwartz, Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Synopsis:
Joan complains about the noise caused by a loose manhole cover and get tangled in the red tape of city government.

3.10 [82] I Married Joan: THE FARM
1Dec54 NBC (original network airdate)
Show no. 54-10 (UCLA)/ Prod. no. 77 (on copyright)
Written by Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford.
Synopsis:
Joan and Brad disagree on just how to spend a week in the country.
Joan prefers the Fairchilds' country estate, while Brad would  rather work on a farm.

3.11 [83] I Married Joan: HOME MOVIES
8Dec54 NBC (original network airdate) (postponed from 17Nov54)
Prod. no. 36 (on copyright)
Written by Phil Sharp, Sherwood Schwartz, Jesse Goldstein
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Synopsis:
Upon their return from a vacation to Honolulu, the Stevens find
that Joan had forgotten to lock the doors, cancel the milk, etc.
Brad rebels against his wife's lack of responsibility by leaving home.

3.12 [84] I Married Joan: GUN MOLL (a.k.a. "Big Louie's Parole")
15Dec54 NBC (original network airdate)
Synopsis #1:
Brad has to decide whether or not to agree to Big Louie's parole. Joan is convinced by sinister phone messages from Louie's mob
that things will be far healthier if her husband okays the parole.
Synopsis #2:
Joan is troubled by the belief that mobsters may try to kill Brad unless he paroles one of their men.

3.13 [85] I Married Joan: CRAZY TOES SMITH
22Dec54 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no. 79 (copyright)
Written by Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Ernie Leadlay
Guest Cast:
Archie MacDonald (as Crazy Toes Smith)
Joseph Crehan (as Coach)
Synopsis #1:
When her Alma Mater’s star kicker faces ineligibility because of his low grades, Joan tries to help him with his studies.
Synopsis #2:
Joan does her Alma Mater, Eastside High, a dubious favor by tutoring the star football player past his exams.

3.14 [86] I Married Joan: JOAN PLAYS CUPID
29Dec54 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no. 15B (copyright)
Written by Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Synopsis:
Helpful Joan Stevens dons her cupid wings and draws her bow in an attempt to help an old friend revive a dormant romance, with
some unexpected results.

3.15 [87] I Married Joan: THE WEDDING (sequel to "Joan Plays Cupid)
5Jan55 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no. 16B (copyright)
Written by Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Ernie Leadlay
Synopsis:
Joan finishes up her match-making activities of last week (in "Joan Plays Cupid") by staging Sally and Wally's wedding in her home.

3.16 [88] I Married Joan: THE MAID
12Jan55 NBC (original network airdate)   
Joan hires a new maid whose first love is not the kitchen but the stage. To keep the aspiring actress happy, Joan arranges for
a matinee idol to make a play for her.

3.17 [89] I Married Joan: MONEY IN THE SHOTGUN
(not to be confused with 2.10 "Shotgun")
19Jan55 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no.17 (copyright)

I MARRIED JOAN-1/3-"MONEY IN THE SHOTGUN" - 2/3 3/3
Written by Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Synopsis:
Joan Stevens tries to keep her husband from finding out about the
furniture she sold. She hides the money in what turns out to be a very unsafe spot - a shotgun!.

3.18 [90] I Married Joan: EYE GLASSES
26Jan55 NBC (original network airdate)
Show no. 54-19 (UCLA)/Prod. no. NOT KNOWN
Written by Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Ernie Leadlay
Synopsis :
Joan and Brad Stevens plan a bowling match with their friends,
Wally and Sally. Joan, bothered by eye strain, prepares for the match in a rather unusual way.

3.19 [91] I Married Joan: THE ALLERGY
2Feb55 NBC (original network airdate)
Synopsis:
Joan goes to the doctor about her constant sneezing and learns
that she is allergic to something or someone. She thinks it's Brad.
(aired 2Feb55 on WOOD-8 Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wednesdays at 8:00pm)

3.20 [92] I Married Joan: LIEUTENANT GENERAL
9Feb55 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no. 14 (on copyright)
Written by Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford.
Synopsis:
Joan brags to her snooty friend, Helen, that her sister is married
to a general in the army. When her sister arrives with her
lieutenant husband, Joan sinks deeper into the lie. Joan's real
daughter, Beverly Wills, and Beverly's husband, Alan Grossman,
play the sister and brother-in-law.

3.21 [93] I Married Joan: THE LETTER
16Feb55 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod no. 22B (on copyright)
Written by Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein
Directed by Ezra Stone.
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford.
Synopsis:
Joan mistakenly opens a letter intended for a neighbor. Rather than humiliate herself by admitting her mistake, she thinks up a
scheme to have it remailed.

3.22 [94] I Married Joan: LADIES PRISON
23Feb55 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod. no. 54-22 (on copyright)

I MARRIED JOAN-Pt. 1/3-LADIES PRISON - Pt. 2/3 Pt. 3/3
Written by Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Ernie Leadlay
Synopsis:
Joan poses as an inmate to study conditions in a woman's prison in an effort to help Brad.

3.23 [95] I Married Joan: THE LADY AND THE PRIZEFIGHTER
2Mar55 NBC (original network airdate)
Prod no. 48 (on copyright)

I Married Joan - The Lady And The Prizefighter 1/5 (1955) - 2/5 3/5 4/5 -  5/5
Written by Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Guest Cast includes:
Wally Brown, (as Wally, neighbor)(recurring)
Sally Kelly (as Sally, neighbor)(recurring)
Gregg Martell.
Synopsis #1:
Wally accidentally knocks out a professional fighter and Joan decides he should have a re-match.
Synopsis #2:
Joan enters her friend Wally in a charity bout.
Synopsis #3:
After losing a bet on a boxing match, Joan decides to stage a fight for her woman's club.

 3.24 [96] I Married Joan: HOW TO WIN FRIENDS
(a.k.a. "Joan's Testimonial Luncheon"- video title)
9Mar55 NBC (original network airdate)
Show no. 54-24 (UCLA)/ Prod. no. 26 (on copyright)

I Married Joan-How To Win Friends 1/3 (1955) 2/3 3/3
Written by Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Sherwood Schwartz
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford
Guest cast: (Spoken by Announcer on End Credits)
Geraldine Carr
Marjorie Bennett
Sandra Gould (as Mildred)
Tony Ward [possible a.k.a. Anthony Warde]
Charlotte Lawrence
Dick Elliott
Hal Taggart
Synopsis:
The girls in Joaniešs bridge club are giving her a Luncheon, but
Joan thinks they no longer like her. After taking a lesson on
how to make people like you, Joan almost winds up a member of
the Loyal Order of Brotherly Broncos!
Synopsis 2:
Joan overhears her friends talking about a surprise testimonial
luncheon that they're planning for her. But Joan get the details wrong. She
shows up at the "Blue Room" where she thought the luncheon was to take place.
Instead of her ladies' club, there's a meeting of the Loyal Order of Brotherly
Broncos. Back at home, Joan believes she's been the victim of a prank
and thinks she's unpopular. Joan sees a newspaper ad reading "Anyone can be
popular - Let Oliver Putman teach you the secret of making people like
you." At the REAL luncheon, Joan follows Mr. Putnam's advice...but it
backfires. She's so agreeable that her friends think she's being catty. They
become angry and take back their gifts. Back at home, Joan falls asleep on the
couch and has a dream in which she is trying to commit suicide!! She
wakes up to find herself surround by her husband & friends. The friends
apologize for the way they acted at the luncheon. Joan opens her gifts but
becomes upset when she sees a size 40 tag on a nightgown. After another
argument breaks out and the women leave, Joan then realizes that she was
looking at the $40 price tag. [TA]

3.25 [97] I Married Joan: THE COWBOY
16Mar55 NBC (original network airdate)
Show no. 54-25 (UCLA)/Prod. no. 67 (on copyright)
Written by Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees
film editor: Ernie Leadlay
Guest Star:
Hoot Gibson (as cowboy Bucko Bob Brady)
Synopsis:
After Brad awards a judgment for back rent due against former
movie idol Bucko Bob Brady, the judge and Joan decide the aging
cowboy deserves a comeback. Hoot Gibson, himself a one-time
cowboy great, plays the idol's role.

3.26 [98] I Married Joan: THE JAIL BIRD (last new episode)
23Mar55 NBC (original network airdate)
Show no. 54-26 (UCLA)/Prod. no. 30 (copyright)
Written by Howard Snyder, Jesse Goldstein, Phil Sharp, Hugh Wedlock
Directed by Ezra Stone
director of photography: James VanTrees; film editor: Robert Stafford.
Synopsis #1:
Joan takes care of a raven she found in her kitchen, but later discovers the folly of her kind act.
Synopsis #2:
A thieving crow has everyone thinking Joan is a kleptomaniac   

[--] 30Mar55 Re-run of    "Dented Fender" (Originally aired 3Mar54)
[--] 6Apr55 Re-run of    "Mountain Lodge" (Originally aired 10Mar54)

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