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Life with Elizabeth (1953-55)
 aka The Betty White Show 
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive



A Guild Films production in association with Don Fedderson
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by George Tibbles

US Comedy series 1953-55   65 episodes x 30 min
Starring:
Betty White as Elizabeth White
Featuring:
Del Moore as Alvin White
*
recurring:
Loie Bridge as Mrs. Chlorine "Chloe" Skinridge
Ray Erlenborn Mr.Fuddy
LeRoy Linnert as Moosie
Dick Garton as Richard Munch

Announcer Jack Narz

Premise:
Events in the lives of the newlywed Whites (Elizabeth and Alvin)
as they struggle to survive the difficult first years of marriage.
Each half hour program consisted of three short vignettes.

Betty White - Archive Interview Part 1 of 5
Betty White - Archive Interview Part 2 of 5 
Betty White - Archive Interview Part 3 of 5
Betty White - Archive Interview Part 4 of 5
Betty White - Archive Interview Part 5 of 5
Life with Elizabeth trailer

LifeWithElizabeth_1954_04_12_Mon_Independent_LongBeach.pdf

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    Syndicated Program

Life With Elizabeth 1952

Life With Elizabeth - Ep One (1/4)  -  (2/4)  -  (3/4)  -  (4/4)

Life With Elizabeth - Ep Two (1/3)  -  (2/3)  -  (3/3)

Betty White - Life With Elizabeth - The Chemistry Set

Life With Elizabeth - The Paper boy
 

1.1 [--] Life With Elizabeth: SKULKING DAY
7-Oct-1953 Wed
Guest cast:
Hal March ........ Jack
Alvin tries to catch the paperboy throwing the paper into the birdbath.

 14-Oct-1953 Wed (no details)
21-Oct-/1953 Wed (no details)


1.4 [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title (verified on DVD - RF)
28-Oct-53 Wed
Produced by George Tibbles
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Director of photography Mack Stengler, A.S.C.
Starring: Betty White
Featuring: Del Moore
With:
Loie Bridge as Mrs. Chloe Skinridge (recurring)
Synopsis:
Elizabeth plays nurse maid to Alvin who has had dental surgery and Mrs.
Skinbridge who has been to the eye doctor. [RF]
*Note: Listed on DVD as episode 4.
Incident 1. Alvin takes photos of Elizabeth from unusual angles.
Incident 2. Honeymoon is over and Elizabeth prepares Alvin for his first day at work.
Incident 3. Alvin, Mrs. Skinridge and Elizabeth are temporarily disabled, Alvin in his chin, Mrs. Skinridge
in her eyes and Elizabeth in her ears, but none of them admit it.

04-Nov-53 Wed - No Details
11-Nov-53 Wed - No Details
18-Nov-53 Wed - No Details

 1.8 [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title (verified on DVD - RF)
25-Nov-53 Wed
Produced by George Tibbles
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Director of photography Mack Stengler, A.S.C.
Starring: Betty White
Featuring: Del Moore
With:
LeRoy Linnert as Moosie (recurring)
Synopsis:
After going to the cabin for a weekend away to stay with Moosie trouble ensues with the onslaught of spiders. [RF]
*Note: Listed on DVD as episode 8.
Incident 1. Alvin is studying nursery rhymes to be prepared for the visit of Elizabeth's four year old niece.
Incident 2. Elizabeth is in distress when Alvin for the first time in their marriage is going away on a short business trip.
Incident 3. Alvin and Elizabeth is staying over the weekend in Moosie's cabin and Elizabeth won't go to bed because of spiders.

 1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title
2-Dec-1953 Wed
Elizabeth and Alvin go on a camping trip.

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title
9-Dec-1953 Wed
Elizabeth and Alvin try to recreate a hair tonic that Alvin use to make in his high school science class.

09-Dec-53 Wed - No Details
16-Dec-53 Wed - No Details
23-Dec-53 Wed - No Details

1.12 [--]  Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title (verified on DVD - RF)
1954
Produced by George Tibbles
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Director of photography Mack Stengler, A.S.C.
Starring: Betty White
Featuring: Del Moore
With: Ray Erlenborn as Mr. Fuddy (recurring)
Synopsis:
Elizabeth has Mr. Fuddy teach Alvin ballroom dancing. [RF]
*Note: Listed on DVD as episode 12.

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: 
30-Dec-1953
Elizabeth and Alvin throw a dinner party and one guest won't leave.

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title
06Jan1954 ABC Wed 9:30pm WBKB Chicago IL
starring
Betty white as Elizabeth
Situation comedy, with flashbacks in the lives of a young couple.

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: PHOTOGRAPHY SKETCH, THE HONEYMOON'S OVER, EYE EAR FACE SKETCH [verified on film]
LE6A (copyright 1953)
Written by George Tibbles and Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Guest Cast:
Loie Bridge ....... Mrs. Skinridge.
Incident 1: Alvin gets a new camera and begins taking pictures of Elizabeth from every angle he can think of.
Incident 2: Elizabeth & Alvin reach the end of their honerymoon just 3 months after their marriage.
Incident 3: Elizabeth & Alvin's neighbor Mrs. Chloe Skinridge comes to call.

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title
Elizabeth and Alvin prepare for a visit from Elizabeth's 4-year-old niece.

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title [verified on film]
3-Feb-1954 ABC Wed (copyright 1953)
Written by George Tibbles and Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Guest Cast:
Sharon Randall ........ Claudette Underhill
Robert Emlin .......... Francis Underhill
LeRoy Lennart ......... Moosie Mousefield (uncredited)
Incident 1: Elizabeth and Alvin as newleyweds
Incident 2: Elizabeth is trying to cover up for something she's done
Incident 3: The night the Underhills come to dinner

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title
24 February 1954
Guest Cast:
Loie Bridge ... Mrs. Chloe Skinridge

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title
18Mar1954 Thurs 8pm WDTV Pittsburgh PA
starring
Betty white as Elizabeth

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: ADDING FIGURES /   CAT COSTUME  /  PIANO TUNER
08Apr1954 Thurs 8pm WDTV Pittsburgh PA
starring
Betty white as Elizabeth

LifeWithElizabeth_1954_04_12_Mon_Independent_LongBeach.pdf

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Syndicated Program

2.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title
24-Jan-1955
Guest cast:
Jess Kirkpatrick

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Syndicated Program
 

[--] Life With Elizabeth: BAD MOOD / FIRST KISS / EX-FLAME
Unknown Season
Incident 1. Alvin comes home from work and finds Elizabeth in a foul humor;
Incident 2. Elizabeth and Alvin recall their hesitant first kiss;
Incident 3.Alvin becomes jealous when Elizabeth invites an old beau to dinner.
Guest Cast:
Hal March ... Jack

[--] Life With Elizabeth: BONUS CHECK / HOUSE CLEANING / RICHARD'S MUSTACHE
Unknown Season
Incident 1. Elizabeth and Alvin are planning a long weekend, but they can't leave until Alvin's bonus
check arrives in the mail and the postman is late on his rounds;
Incident 2. Elizabeth comes down with the urge to do some serious house cleaning;
Incident 3. Elizabeth and Alvin try to patch up their neighbors' matrimonial squabble that started
when the husband shaved off his mustache without consulting his wife first.
Guest Cast:
Dick Garton ... Richard
Dee Carroll ... Geraldine

[--] Life With Elizabeth: MAMA'S BIRTHDAY / FLOOR VARNISHING / SINGING LESSON
Unknown Season
Incident 1. Elizabeth tries to break the news of her mother's visit to Alvin gently;
Incident 2. Alvin manages to paint Elizabeth into a corner
Incident 3. Elizabeth decides to take singing lessons.
Guest Cast:
Frank DeVol ... The Singing Teacher

[--] Life With Elizabeth: MONOPOLY GAME/ DINNER PARTY / CONTRACT INTERROGATION
Unknown Season
Incident 1. Elizabeth and Alvin play a cutthroat game of Monopoly;
Incident 2. Elizabeth invites ten friends to a dinner party and then realizes her dining room table only seats eight;
Incident 3. Elizabeth lets slip to the wife of a her husband's competitor that his company is bidding on a crucial
contract with disastrous results.
Guest Cast:
Ray Erlenborn ... Mr. Fuddy

[--] Life With Elizabeth: OAK TREE / TV REPAIR / DRIVE-IN
Unknown Season
Incident 1. Elizabeth tries to convince Alvin to let her plant an oak tree in the middle of their patio;
Incident 2. Alvin attempts to repair his malfunctioning television set by himself;
Incident 3. Elizabeth and Alvin attempt to deal with a charmless carhop at a drive-in movie theater.
Guest Cast:
Joe Cranston ... The Repair Man
Charlotte Lawrence ... The Carhop

[--] Life With Elizabeth: PHONE CALLS TO WORK / GIRL SCOUT TRIP / CENSUS TAKER
Unknown Season
Incident 1. Elizabeth pesters Alvin with her constant inconsequential phone calls to his office;
Incident 2. Elizabeth asks Alvin to quiz her on the Girl Scout leader's handbook to ensure she's
prepared for her first camping trip
Incident 3. Elizabeth bedevils a poor census taker.
Guest Cast:
Frank DeVol ... The Census Taker

LE 1A - Mystery Story, Jealousy, Car Repair,
LE 1B - Take My Advise, Baseball Practice, Singing Trouble
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[--] Life With Elizabeth: SCUTTLED SCHOONER, TV AERIAL, DUELING PING PONG [verified on film]
LE 2A (copyright 1954)
Written & Produced by George Tibbles
Associate Producer & Director William Berke
Guest Cast:
Jack Smith
Dick Garton
Incident 1: Elizabeth and Alvin practise their sailing skills.
Incident 2: The Whites get a new television set.
Incident 3: Elizabeth and Alvin play Ping Pong.

LE3A - Monopoly Sketch, Planning Dinner, Third Degree,

[--] Life With Elizabeth: PARROT PROBLEMS, SEEPING CYCLE, Germ Sketch [verified on film]
LE3B (copyright 1954)
Written & Produced by George Tibbles
Associate Producer & Director William Berke
Guest Cast:
Jess Kirkpatrick ....... Dave
Incident 1: Elizabeth brings home a Parrot
Incident 2: Alvin keeps falling asleep
Incident 3: It's Alvin's night to go bowling
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LE4A - Dead Air, TV Repair, Drive-In,
LE4B - Mama's Birthday, The Varnished Floor, Singing Trouble
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LE5A - Morning Meany, Shopping Spree, Burglar Bit,
LE5B - Mama's Visit, Picnic, Nosy Neighbor
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[--] Life With Elizabeth: PHOTOGRAPHY SKETCH, THE HONEYMOON'S OVER, EYE EAR FACE SKETCH [verified on film]
LE6A (copyright 1953)
Guest Cast:
Loie Bridge ....... Mrs. Skinridge.

Incident 1: Alvin get's into Photography
Incident 2: Elizabeth & Alvin reach the end of their honerymoon just 3 months after their marriage.
Incident 3: Elizabeth & Alvin's neighbor Mrs. Chloe Skinridge comes to call.

LE6B - Driving Lesson, Fuses in Cellar, Fuddy's Toupee
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LE7A - Lobster, Milkman Muddle, Sea Sick,
LE7B- Cut Down Furniture, Hypnosis (Lighthouse), Home Movies
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LE8A - Wallpaper, Gopher, Babysitting,
LE8B - Adding Figures, Witch Party, Piano Tuner
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LE9A - Tree In Freeway, First Kiss, Boyfriend Returns,
LE9B - Stolen Car, Patio Gate, Mountain Cabin
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LE10A - Kitchenette, Jungle, Charleston,
LE10B - Who Charged What, Jealousy, Jingle Jumble
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LE11A - Ego, Telepathy, Golf Practice,
LE11B - The Surndle, A Nervous Speech, Greetings Via Song

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