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Life with Elizabeth (1953-55)
 aka The Betty White Show 
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive [Updated July 2015]
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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 (neighbor)
Ray Erlenborn  as  Mr.Fuddy (Alvin's boss)
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 described by the announcer as "Incidents".
Incident 1 & 2 were usually shorter than Incident 3, which usually featured guest cast.

Betty White - Archive Interview Part 1 of 5  -  Part 2 of 5  -  Part 3 of 5  -  Part 4 of 5  - 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
With: Hal March as 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  *Note: Listed on DVD as episode 4.
Produced by George Tibbles
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Director of photography Mack Stengler, A.S.C.
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.
Elizabeth plays nurse maid to Alvin who has had dental surgery and Mrs. Skinbridge who has been to the eye doctor. [RF]
With: Loie Bridge as Mrs. Chloe Skinridge (recurring)

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

[--] Life With Elizabeth: DRIVING LESSON / FUSES IN CELLAR / FUDDY'S TOUPEE [verified on film]
LE6B (copyright 1953)  airdate not known
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Incident 1: Elizabeth wants Alvin to buy a new car.
Incident 2: Alvin struggles replacing a Fuse in the cellar
Incident 3: Alvin asks his boss Mr. Fuddy home for dinner.
With: Ray Erlenborn as Mr. Fuddy (recurring)

[--] Life With Elizabeth: CUT DOWN FURNITURE / HYPNOSIS (Lighthouse) / MR. FUDDY'S HOME MOVIES  [verified on film]
LE7B (copyright 1953) airdate not known
Written by George Tibbles and Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
With: Ray Erlenborn as Mr. Fuddy (recurring)

[--] Life With Elizabeth: PING PONG / LEAKING ROOF / VACUUM CLEANER SALESMAN [verified on film]
(copyright 1953) airdate not known
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Incident 1: Alvin gets very competitive playing Ping Pong with Elizabeth
Incident 2: Alvin fixes a leaking roof, but it still leaks.
Incident 3: Elizabeth and Alvin face a Vacuum Cleaner salesman.
With: Frank de Vol as The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman

[--] Life With Elizabeth: PHONE CALLS TO WORK / GIRL SCOUT TRIP / CENSUS TAKER
(copyright date 1953) airdate not known
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
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.
With: Frank DeVol as The Census Taker

[--] Life With Elizabeth: MAMA'S VISIT / PICNIC / NOSEY NEIGHBOR [verified on film]
LE5B (copyright 1953) airdate not known
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Incident 1: Elizabeth prepares for her mother's visit by moving the furniture around
Incident 2: Elizabeth and Alvin go cycling
Incident 3: Elizabeth recalls when she first met her neighbor Mrs Chloe Skinridge
With: Loie Bridge as Mrs. Skinridge (recurring)

 1.8 [--] Life With Elizabeth: NURSERY RHYMES / BUSINESS TRIP / SPIDERS (verified on DVD - RF)
25-Nov-53 *Note Listed on DVD as episode 8.
Produced by George Tibbles
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Director of photography Mack Stengler, A.S.C.
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.
After going to the cabin for a weekend away to stay with Moosie trouble
ensues with the onslaught of spiders. [RF]
With: LeRoy Linnert as Moosie (recurring)

 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 *Note: Listed on DVD as episode 12.
Produced by George Tibbles
Written by George Tibbles & Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Director of photography Mack Stengler, A.S.C.
Synopsis:
Elizabeth has Mr. Fuddy teach Alvin ballroom dancing. [RF]
With:
Ray Erlenborn as Mr. Fuddy (recurring)

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
 

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
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.
With: Loie Bridge as Mrs. Skinridge.(recurring)

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

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

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

1.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: ADDING FIGURES / WITCH PARTY aka CAT COSTUME / PIANO TUNER [verified on film]
copyright 1953 / LE8B / 08Apr1954 Thurs 8pm WDTV Pittsburgh PA
Written by George Tibbles and Milt Kahn
Directed by Duke Goldstone
Incident 1: Alvin has to do some office work at home, but Elizabeth won't stop talking
Incident 2: Elizabeth and Alvin prepare to dine out. Alvin thinks he's meeting the mayor,
and Elizabeth thinks its a masquerade party.
Incident 3: It's fix it day and the Piano tuner calls.
With: Frank De Vol as The Piano Tuner

 LifeWithElizabeth_1954_04_12_Mon_Independent_LongBeach.pdf

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Syndicated Program

2.xx [--] Life With Elizabeth: Unknown title
24-Jan-1955
With:
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.
With:
Hal March as 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.
With:
Dick Garton as Richard
Dee Carroll as Geraldine

[--] Life With Elizabeth: MAMA'S BIRTHDAY / FLOOR VARNISHING / SINGING LESSON
LE4B
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 [verified on film]
LE3A (copyright 1954)
Written & Produced by George Tibbles
Associate Producer & Directed by Wiliam Berke
 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.
With:
Ray Erlenborn ... Mr. Fuddy (not listed on film?)
With: [verified on film]
Jack Smith
Dick Garton


[--] Life With Elizabeth: OAK TREE / TV REPAIR / DRIVE-IN
LE4A
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.
With:
Joe Cranston as The Repair Man
Charlotte Lawrence as The Carhop

[--] 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
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.
With:
Jack Smith
Dick Garton

[--] 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
Incident 1: Elizabeth brings home a Parrot
Incident 2: Alvin keeps falling asleep
Incident 3: It's Alvin's night to go bowling
With:
Jess Kirkpatrick as Dave

[--] Life With Elizabeth: WHO CHARGED THAT / MONSTER ANTS / JINGLE JUMBLE [verified on film]
LE10B (copyright 1954)
Written & Produced by George Tibbles
Associated Producer & Director: William Berke
Incident 1: Bill Dunning, debt collector
Incident 2: Elizabeth has seen monter ants in her kitchen
Incident 3: As art of their good neighbor policy Elizabeth and Alvin agree to listen to some of their neighbours jingles.
With:
Joe Cranston & Peggy Sell as Mr & Mrs. Jack Boniface

[--] Life With Elizabeth: LOBSTER / MILKMAN MUDDLE / SEA SICK [verified on film]
LE7A
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Incident 1: Elizabeth is cooking Lobster for dinner
Incident 2: Elizabeth causes confusion with the milkman
Incident 3: Elizabeth and Alvin are on a sea cruise, and Elizabeth keeps getting sea sick.
Timeless Television also include (from another episode) .....
Includes 1: A relaxing Sunday afternoon, Elizabeth and Alvin discuss their personal secrets and annoying habits

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LE1A - Mystery Story, Jealousy, Car Repair,
LE1B - Take My Advise, Baseball Practice, Singing Trouble
LE2B - Bonus Check, Bulging Bureaus, Missing Moustache
LE5A - Morning Meany, Shopping Spree, Burglar Bit,
LE8A - Wallpaper, Gopher, Babysitting,
LE9A - Tree In Freeway, First Kiss, Boyfriend Returns,
LE9B - Stolen Car, Patio Gate, Mountain Cabin
LE10A - Kitchenette, Jungle, Charleston,
LE11A - Ego, Telepathy, Golf Practice,
LE11B - The Surndle, A Nervous Speech, Greetings Via Song


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