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Starring Peggy Wood & Judson Laire
Season 3 (CBS) (1951-52)
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


##################### Mama ###################
############## season 3 1951-52 ##############
#################### (live) ##################
 CBS Fridays 8:00 pm EST
Los Angeles was approx. 2 weeks behind the New York City broadcasts

07Sep51 - "Mama” returns for first show of season 3. [JB]

3.1 [--] Mama: PAPA MAKES A SPEECH
07Sep1951 CBS Fri
Los Angeles: 21Sep1951 KTSL-2
Producer: Carol Irwin.
Director: Ralph Nelson.
Writer: Frank Gabrielson.
—Excerpt from Billboard review:
Episode revolved around papa's excursion into the public speaking field. At first reluctant to address a local dinner,
he soon cottoned to the idea, and finally signed up for a correspondence school speech course.
However, after-dinner speaking sessions haven't changed much since 1900, and poor papa was canceled out before he began.
Consequently, the show ended with him delivering his speech to members of the family in the kitchen after the dinner.
[Billboard magazine, 15Sep1951, review by June Bundy]

3.2 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
14Sep1951 CBS Fri
Katrin is skipped a class in high school on trial, contingent on whether she can master the advanced work and makes
the grade with flying colors. [JB]

3.3 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
21Sep1951 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Dagmar goes into business. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Dagmar asks father for 50 cents, but it's "Mama" who pays. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

3.4 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
28Sep1951 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Mama and Papa Hanson become literary censors. [Buffalo NY Evening News]
Synopsis 2:
Mama and Papa Hanson check a reportedly torrid love story on its acceptability as proper reading material for 16-year-old daughter Katrin.
(San Francisco: 19Oct1951 KPIX-5 Fri. 7:30pm)

3.5 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
05Oct1951 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Mama is faced with problem, "New Rug vs. New Dog.”
Synopsis 2:
When Mama buys a new rug the family finds itself closed off from the living room. [Berkeley Daily Gazette]
(San Francisco: 19Oct1951 KPIX-5)

3.6 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
12Oct1951 CBS Fri

3.7 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
19Oct1951 CBS Fri
no details

3.8 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
26Oct1951 CBS Fri
no details

3.9 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
02Nov1951 CBS Fri
no details

3.10 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
09Nov1951 CBS Fri
no details

3.11 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
16Nov1951 CBS Fri
"Mama” finds the Halvorsens and the Hansons sitting down at Thanksgiving to rend a drumstick or two. [Boston Traveler]
—matching episode?
3.xx [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
30Nov1951 (delayed) San Francisco KPIX-5
Dagmar’s competition with her friend, Sarahanne, in collecting innumerable cigar bands, leads her to set up a handbill printing press.
[Berkeley Daily Gazette]

3.12 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
23Nov1951 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Aunt Jenny becomes guardian of the fire and counselor of the Blue Birds fledgling Camp Fire Girls. [Columbus Ohio Dispatch]
Synopsis 2:
Dagmar and her chums go Indian when they become Bluebirds and start learning the art of being Campfire Girls on the
telecast of Mama, KPIX, 7:30 p.m. [Berkeley Daily Gazette]
(San Francisco: 14Dec1951 KPIX-5)

3.13 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
30Nov1951 CBS Fri
no details

3.14 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
07Dec1951 CBS Fri
Los Angeles: 21Dec1951 KNXT-2 8:30pm
Synopsis 1:
"Mama” splurges on a new hat and then discovers she paid for the new topper with Mission Society Funds, of which she was the treasurer.
[Boston Traveler]
Synopsis 2:
Mama Hansen buys a hat with the Mission Society’s money, thinking she could replace it when she got home, but Dagmar crosses her crosses her up.
[Lowell Sun]

3.15 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
14Dec1951 CBS Fri
Los Angeles: 28Dec1951
Synopsis 1:
Dagmar, youngest of the Hansen flock, reads about a contest for youngsters in the daily paper. [Oakland Tribune]
Synopsis 2:
Dagmar Hansen is anxious to win a newspaper contest so she writes an article about Uncle Chris. [Long Beach Independent]

3.16 [--] Mama:
THE NIGHT THE ANIMALS TALKED
aka
THE NIGHT THE ANIMALS TALK
21Dec1951 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
Peggy Wood, in the title role, narrates an old
Norwegian Christmas legend for the Hanson family. [TA]

3.17 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
28Dec1951 CBS Fri
no details

3.18 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
04Jan1952 CBS Fri
no details

3.19 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
11Jan1952 CBS Fri
no details

3.20 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
18Jan1952 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Far-Eastern missionary talks in church. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Mama’s daughter hopes to be a missionary.

3.21 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
25Jan1952 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
Dagmar and her club keep Mama busy. [Detroit Free Press]

3.22 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
01Feb1952 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Mama and Papa decide to take a vacation. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Mama and Papa Hanson plan a vacation without the children, but not without repercussions. [Boston Traveler]

3.2x [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
08Feb1952 CBS Fri
Los Angeles: 22Feb1952 (delayed 2 weeks)
Synopsis 1:
Papa Hanson keeps house while Mama goes on vacation. [Detroit Free Press]
Synopsis 2:
Peggy Wood is holidaying in Haiti, so she’ll be absent from the cast of Mama. "Papa” Hanson will be in charge of the household for tonight only.
[Stamford, Connecticut, Daily Advocate]

3.2x [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
15Feb1952 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Nels wants to join a fraternity and is turned down. He blames his father. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Nels Hanson seeks recognition by either of the top two fraternities. [Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch]

3.25 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
22Feb1952 CBS Fri
Dagmar decides to turn danseuse. [JB]

3.26 [--] Mama: MAMA AND THE CARPENTER [UCLA]
29Feb1952 CBS Fri
Papa accepts a position as foreman in order to make more money.
Faced with the problem of coping with a young Norwegian
immigrant who lacks carpentry ability. [JB]

3.27 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
07Mar1952 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Dagmar ridicules a neighbor's nationality. Mama gives her and the rest of the Hansen family a lesson in tolerance. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A Chinese laundryman is invited to dinner and saves the day for Katrin. [JB]

3.28 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
14Mar1952
The contemplated publication of a Norwegian "Who’s Who” in America upsets the calm of the Hanson family. [JM]

3.29 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
21Mar1952 CBS Fri
no details

3.30 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
28Mar1952 CBS Fri
Dagmar wishes she could get rid of older sister, Katrine. [JB]

3.31 [--] Mama: A SHAKESPEAREAN INCIDENT
04Apr1952 CBS Fri
Nels gets leading role in a college Shakespearean production. Complications result when it turns out to be a feminine part. [JB]

3.32 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
11Apr1952 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
A movie company wants to photograph the Hanson household and feature Mama. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Movie Company Turns 'Mama's' Head
Mama has plenty to say about silent screen stars and momentarily becomes a Theda Bara, Mabel Normand and Anna Q. Nilsson rolled into one,
on the "Mama" program, starring Peggy Wood, Friday, April 11 (CBS-TV, 8-8:30 P. M., EST).
The fun starts when a movie company wants to photograph the Hanson household and feature Mama. [Pittsburgh PA Courier]

3.33 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
18Apr1952 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Mama nixes Dagmar's new chum. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Papa disapproves of Dagmar’s new friend. [Detroit Free Press]

3.34 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
25Apr1952 CBS Fri
Aunt Trina and Katrin go to the movies and become romantically inclined, they decide Aunt Trina should have a beau. [JB]

3.35 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
02May1952 CBS Fri
Katrin learns to treat her fellow human beings with more respect after Mama points out some of her selfish actions. [JB]

3.36 [--] Mama: THE PARTY LINE
09May1952 CBS Fri
Mama gives some advice over the phone to a person with family difficulties. [JB]

3.37 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
16May1952 CBS Fri
Mama becomes involved in the struggle of daughter Katrine to win presidency of the Athena Society. [JB]

3.38 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
23May1952 CBS Fri
Nels spends his last week as a pledge of the Alpha Fraternity. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Nels undergoes the rigors of a fraternity initiation. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

3.39 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
30May1952 CBS Fri
Uncle Cliff journeys to Norway, but returns very suddenly. [JB]

3.40 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
06Jun1952 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Nels is introduced to a new girl in town and Mama goes into action against it. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Nels meets an older girl who works at the music counter in the dime store. [JB]

3.41 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
13Jun1952 CBS Fri
Mama decides to provide more fun in their home, because she thinks they are out too much. [JB]

3.42 [--] Mama: (episode title not known)
20Jun1951 CBS Fri
no details

3.43 [--] Mama: PAPA THE TYRANT
27Jun1952 CBS Fri
Katrin resents Papa waiting up at night for her return home from a date. [JB]

3.44 [--] Mama: NELS AND THE PSYCHOLOGY EXAM
04Jul1952
Nels discovers that a person can be loved and respected even without a college degree. [JB]

[--] 11Jul1952 - start of Summer replacement series "The Arthur Murray Party.”

"Mama” returned for its fourth season on 05Sep1952.

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