CTVA US Comedy - "Joe and Mabel" (1955-56) starring Larry Blyden, Nita Talbot

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Joe and Mabel (1955/1956)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)

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JOE AND MABEL
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David Susskind Production ?
for CBS (Tuesdays)
Produced and Written by Alex Gottlieb
Directed by Ezra Stone

US Comedy series 1955 2pilots + 1956 13 episodes x 30 min bw
(10Sep55-17Sep55) (26Jun56-25Sep56)
Starring
Larry Blyden as Joe Sparton
Nita Talbot as Mabel Spooner
with:
Luella Gear as Mrs. Spooner (Mabel's mom)
Michael Mann as Sherman Spooner (Mabel's mischievous little brother)
Norman Fell as Mike the Cabbie
Shirl Conway as Dolly Armstrong

Premise:
Mabel works in a nail boutique and lives with her mother and younger brother.
Her jealous, insecure boyfriend Joe drives a New York cab for a living. His
best friend is named Mike, and he also drives a cab. Joe loves Mabel, but
constantly evades her attempts to get him to propose. [RL]

Note:
The show has a cartoon open, and each episode begins and ends with Joe in his cab,
talking to the audience. At the beginning he sets up that particular episode, and
at the end he alludes to the NEXT episode. [RL]

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[--] Joe and Mabel: pilot 1 - 10Sep55 CBS
[--] Joe and Mabel: pilot 2 - 17Sep55 CBS

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CBS Tuesdays (26Jun56-25Sep56)

1.1 [--] Joe and Mabel: JOE'S BANKBOOK
26Jun56 CBS Tue (copyright date 22Jun56)

1.2 [--] Joe and Mabel: MABEL'S COUSIN
3Jul56 CBS Tue (copyright date 29Jun56)

1.3 [--] Joe and Mabel: THE LINEUP
10Jul56 CBS Tue (copyright date 6Jul56)

1.xx [--] Joe and Mabel: (unknown - possibly "The Lineup")
Synopsis:
Joe's tough guy fare turns out to resemble a wanted criminal who stole $30,000
from a charity. He is at first reluctant to tell the police that he can identify
the crook for fear of his life, but becomes "good citizen Joe" when Mabel talks
him into doing the right thing. [RL]

1.4 [--] Joe and Mabel: FLORIDA
17Jul56 CBS Tue (copyright date 13Jul56)

1.5 [--] Joe and Mabel: THE OLD MASTERPIECE
24Jul56 CBS Tue (copyright date 20Jul56)

1.6 [--] Joe and Mabel: THE LADY PSYCHIATRIST
31Jul56 CBS Tue (copyright date 27Jul56)

1.7 [--] Joe and Mabel: JOE, THE ACTOR
7Aug56 CBS Tue (copyright date 3Aug56)

1.8 [--] Joe and Mabel: JOE'S PHOBIA
14Aug56 CBS Tue (copyright date 10Aug56)

[--] 21Aug56 - no details

1.9 [--] Joe and Mabel: MABEL, THE MODEL
28Aug56 CBS Tue (copyright date 24Aug56)

1.10 [--] Joe and Mabel: MABEL'S VOICE
4Sep56 CBS Tue (copyright date 31Aug56)

1.xx [--] Joe and Mabel: (unknown - possibly "Mabel's Voice")
Synopsis:
Joe and Mabel quarrel over whether vocal talent is learned or inborn. Joe thinks
one has to be born with it, while Mabel thinks otherwise. To prove Joe wrong,
Mabel secretly takes voice lessons from a voice teacher named Mr. Caruso, but
jealous Joe thinks she is seeing another man behind his back. [RL]

1.11 [--] Joe and Mabel: JOE'S NIGHT OFF
11Sep56 CBS Tue (copyright date 7Sep56)

1.12 [--] Joe and Mabel: MABEL'S LEGACY
18Sep56 CBS Tue (copyright date 14Sep56)

1.xx [--] Joe and Mabel: (unknown - possibly "Mabel's Legacy")
Synopsis:
Joe gets to read Mabel's old love letters (thanks to her mischievous younger
brother, Sherman). He instantly becomes jealous of her former lover, Stanley.
Stanley is a dignified, rich man quite a few years older than Mabel. Coincidentally,
a newspaper article claims that Mabel is an heiress and Joe comes to the conclusion
that old Stanley has kicked the bucket and left her a small fortune . [RL]

1.13 [--] Joe and Mabel: THE BROKEN ENGAGEMENT (final episode)
25Sep56 CBS Tue (copyright date 21Sep56)

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