CTVA US Comedy - "Mama" (CBS) Season 2 (1950-51)

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Starring Peggy Wood & Judson Laire
Season 2 (CBS) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive [Updated Jan 2019 TA]
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, R.B. Huggins, Tom Alger, Robert P.Alexander, Randy Watts

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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CBS Fridays 8:00 pm EST
Los Angeles were approx. 2 weeks behind the New York City broadcasts 

2.1 [50] Mama:  (series returns)
04Aug1950 CBS 
Los Angeles: 18Aug1950


2.2 [--] Mama:
11Aug1950 CBS
no details

2.3 [--] Mama:
18Aug1950 CBS
Synopsis:
Comes a time in every married man’s life when he wants to do something kind of unusual … and if he can surmount the somewhat
forbidding hurdle of his spouse’s disapproval—nay, even outright objection, he may achieve his goal. Anyway, TV viewers will
learn what happens after Papa Hanson’s “unusual” decision to take a balloon ride during the Friday telecast of “Mama.”
[Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ]

2.4 [--] Mama:
25Aug1950 CBS
no details

2.5 [--] Mama:
01Sep1950 CBS
no details

2.6 [--] Mama: SCHOOLGIRL CRUSH
08Sep1950 CBS
Synopsis:
A "SCHOOLGIRL CRUSH" causes considerable turmoil in the Hanson household. With tender amusement, Mama Hanson watches her daughter
Katrin experience the excitement and heartache of her first romance as she becomes infatuated with her substitute piano teacher.
[Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.xx [--] Mama: MUSTACHE
Los Angeles: 22Sep1950 KTTV-11
Synopsis:
MUSTACHE—When a young man, age 16, not only sprouts a mustache but spends long hours before a mirror examining it, something's afoot.
This is the situation confronting Mama on KTTV (11) at 8 p. m., and the family comedy has a surprising climax that gives Nels some bad moments.
[Long Beach Independent]

2.7 [--] Mama:
15Sep1950 CBS
no details

2.8 [--] Mama:
22Sep1950 CBS
no details

2.9 [--] Mama:
29Sep1950 CBS
A long-standing friend upsets the harmony of the Hanson family. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.10 [--] Mama:
06Oct1950 CBS
no details

2.11 [--] Mama:
13Oct1950 CBS
Synopsis:
How would you feel if your wife’s beau of yesteryear suddenly reappeared … still handsome, still debonair … and extremely successful?
Pity then, you husbands, the sad plight of poor Papa Hanson who suffers this disquieting experience during tonight’s telecast.
[Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ]

2.12 [--] Mama:
20Oct1950 CBS
Synopsis:
Cupid and tattoo trouble make Nels Hanson a marked man. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.13 [--] Mama:
27Oct1950 CBS
no details

2.14 [--] Mama: ALONG CAME A SPIDER [UCLA]
Prod. no. 501103-07
03Nov50 [UCLA]
—same episode?
2.xx [--] Mama:
03Nov1950 CBS
Synopsis:
A post-Halloween prankster perturbs "Mama" and her family. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.15 [--] Mama:
10Nov1950 CBS
no details

2.16 [--] Mama:
17Nov1950 CBS
Synopsis:
Ah, the lure of the footlights … the sound of applause … a brilliant thespian career unfolding with glorious promise …
These are the thoughts surging in tumult through the lovely head of Katrin Hanson as she contemplates a glamorous stage career.
Video viewers will find out more about Katrin’s first theatrical venture when they see the Friday telecast of “Mama.”
[Jersey Journal, New Jersey, NJ]

2.17 [--] Mama:
24Nov1950 CBS
no details

2.18 [--] Mama:
01Dec1950 CBS
no details

2.19 [--] Mama:
08Dec1950 CBS
no details

2.20 [--] Mama:
15Dec1950 CBS
Nels Hanson has romantic troubles. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.21 [--] Mama:
22Dec1950 CBS
Synopsis:
"Mama" recalls an old Norwegian Christmas story. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.22 [--] Mama:
29Dec1950 CBS
Mama puts off a needed operation because of the cost. However, the children take charge and make things bright in the household.
[Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.23 [--] Mama:
05Jan1951 CBS
The travails of the Hansen family center around a chance to make a move to Oregon. The family, however, finds the ties to
San Francisco too difficult to cut. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.24 [--] Mama: BLACKMAILERS
12Jan1951 CBS
Los Angeles: 26Jan1951 KTTV-11
Synopsis 1:
Mama thwarts the plans of two hoodlums to block the retirement of the neighborhood postman. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]
Synopsis 2:
BLACKMAILERS—Mama really gets her Norwegian up when a couple of hoodlums threaten to block the retirement plans of Mr. Larch,
neighborhood postman, on KTTV (11) at 8 p.m. [Long Beach Independent]

2.25 [--] Mama:
19Jan1951 CBS
Synopsis:
no details

2.26 [--] Mama:
26Jan1951 CBS
Mama is confronted by the legendary “Uncle Chris,” who returns from an extended trip and sets the entire household on its ear.
[Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.27 [--] Mama:
02Feb1951 CBS
no details

2.28 [--] Mama:
09Feb1951 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Mama finds her son, Nels, embarked on a campaign to improve his physique, with a not-too-helpful assist from sister Dagmar.
[Stamford CT Daily Advocate]
Synopsis 2:
Nels searches for dumbbells (gymnastic variety) in a campaign to build the body beautiful. His chest expansion is deflated
when sister Dagmar enters an old picture of him in a beautiful baby contest. [Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ]

2.29 [--] Mama:
16Feb1951 CBS
The Hansen family goes to the opera. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.30 [--] Mama:
23Feb1951 CBS
Synopsis:
“Mama” lands a job as assistant pastry chef at a hotel, but finds that her wizardry at the oven lowers Papa’s morale. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.31 [--] Mama:
02Mar1951 CBS
Nels tops his class and gets into trouble. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.32 [--] Mama: KATRIN AND THE COUNTESS [UCLA]
09Mar51 [UCLA]

2.33 [--] Mama:
16Mar1951 CBS
Mama offers her sympathy to son Nels, who neglects his geometry for a young girl and create an eternal triangle. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.34 [--] Mama:
23Mar1951 CBS
no details

2.35 [--] Mama:
30Mar1951 CBS
Mama becomes worried about son Nels’ interest in a girl friend and decides on a little discipline. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.36 [--] Mama:
06Apr1951 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Capitulating to the wishes of her children, “Mama” decides to invest her savings in a new piece of furniture, but encounters
a pickpocket in the department store. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]
Synopsis 2:
A pickpocket in department store is no bargain for "Mama.” [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.37 [--] Mama:
13Apr1951 CBS
no details

2.38 [--] Mama:
20Apr1951 CBS
Synopsis:
Demands For Money by son Nels, the piano-practice sessions of daughter Katrin, and Dagmar's roller-skating antics unnerve Papa Hanson.
So Mama, portrayed by affable Peggy Wood, takes the youngsters on a visit to Aunt Sigrid's country house, leaving Papa to enjoy the life
of a bachelor. And that's when the fun really begins. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.39 [--] Mama:
27Apr1951 CBS
Synopsis:
Papa Hansen attempts to knit a close bond with his son, Nels. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.40 [--] Mama:
04May1951 CBS
Synopsis:
Peggy Wood’s role as “Mama” is one of guidance tonight, as she talks daughter Dagmar into serving as a wedding attendant. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.41 [--] Mama:
11May1951 CBS
no details

2.42 [--] Mama:
18May1951 CBS
Synopsis 1:
“Mama” stands by while her sister, Jenny, drops in for a visit. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]
Synopsis 2:
Aunt Jenny learns about checkers and romance. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.43 [--] Mama:
25May1951 CBS
Mama wearing eyeglasses sees things quite differently. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

2.44 [--] Mama:
01June1951 CBS
Synopsis:
Nels receives his high school diploma tonight. [Stamford CT Daily Advocate]

2.45 [--] Mama:
08June1951 CBS
no details

2.46 [--] Mama:
15June1951 CBS
no details

2.47 [--] Mama:
22June1951 CBS
no details

2.48 [--] Mama:
29June1951 CBS
Synopsis:
Mama holds out a helping hand to a despondent actor.

2.49 [--] Mama:
06July1951 CBS
Synopsis:
Papa Hanson does carpentry repairs on a Nob Hill mansion, as the CBS-TV “Mama” starts its third year on the air tonight.
Actually, the “Mama” series made its debut July 1, 1949, but the second anniversary is being celebrated with this first broadcast in July 1951.
[Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ]

2.50 [--] Mama:
13July1951 CBS
no details

2.51 [--] Mama:
20July1951 CBS
no details

2.52 [--] Mama:
27July1951 CBS
no details

[--] 03Aug1951 CBS - start of Summer replacement series: “The Ad Libbers” (03Aug51 - 31Aug51).

“Mama” returned for its third season on 07Sep1951. 

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