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Starring Peggy Wood & Judson Laire
Season 6 (CBS) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, R.B. Huggins, Tom Alger, Robert P.Alexander, Randy Watts

references:
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##################### Mama ###################
############## season 6 1954-55 ##############
#################### (live) ##################
CBS Fridays 8:00 pm EST

6.1 [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
03Sep54 CBS Fri (Returns for new season)
Synopsis:
Katrin's romance with a young actor. [TA]

6.2 [--] Mama: MAMA'S BIRTHDAY PRESENT
10Sep54 CBS Fri       
The Hansen children save their pennies to buy Mama a fireless cooker.
Complications arise when Papa, unaware of the plan, decides to make the
cooker as his birthday surprise. [JB]

6.3 [--] Mama: T.R. GOES TO THE DENTIST
17Sep54 CBS Fri       
Mama and the family try to coax T.R. Ryan into visiting the dentist. T.R.
says he'll go only if Papa Hansen accompanies him. [JB]

6.4 [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
24Sep54 CBS Fri
Nels has assembled some of the neighborhood lads into a dance band, and
rehearsals are held in the Hansen home. This upsets Katrin who wants to
hear her new beau play classical music. [JB]

6.5 [--] Mama: THE ORGANDY BLUES
01Oct54 CBS Fri       
Dagmar's got "the organdy blues." She's tired of wearing Katrin's hand-me-
downs. Somehow Dagmar's determined to have a new dress of her very own for
graduation time. [JB]

6.6 [--] Mama: THE MAGNETIC EYE
08Oct54 CBS Fri       
"The Magnet Eye" finds T.R. and Ingeborg in possession of a book on
hypnotism and personal magnetism. They try out the suggestions with amazing results. [JB]

6.7 [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
15Oct54
Synopsis (NY Times):
Mama has to crush rumors that she's flirting with the neighbor. [TA]

6.8 [--] Mama: T.R. AND AUNT JENNY
22Oct54 CBS Fri       
Aunt Jenny tries to bring culture to the life of T.R. Ryan. He takes her
teachings like a man-until she tries to dress him up like Little Lord
Fauntleroy. [JB]

6.9 [--] Mama: THE WORST MAN
29Oct54 CBS Fri       
Nels promises to be the best man for a friend. At the wedding rehearsal,
the groom-to-be has to calm the nervous Nels. Mama also tries to sooth her son. [JB]

6.10 [--] Mama: DAGMAR'S DANCING SCHOOL
05Nov54 CBS Fri   
Synopsis 1
Dagmar petitions her father for a raise in allowance. When he refuses,
Dagmar, the business woman, goes about getting the extra money by opening
her own dance school. [JB]
Synopsis 2 (NY Times):
Peggy Wood and Judson Laire, as Mama and Papa, enroll at a dancing school. [TA]

6.11 [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
12Nov54 CBS Fri
Synopsis (NY Times):
Mama organizes a literary club. [TA]

19Nov54
No information available
26Nov54
No information available
03Dec54
No information available
10Dec54
No information available
17Dec54
No information available


6.xx [--] Mama: BLESS THIS HOUSE
24Dec54 CBS Fri   
Papa Hansen gives a young Norwegian boy a job as carpenter's assistant.
When the lad sings at the Hansen house, he thrills them so with his
rendition of "Bless This House" that mama and papa want him to forsake the
workshop for a musical career. [JB]
Alternate title for "Bless this House" ??
6.xx [--] Mama: CINDERELLA BOY (New York Times title)
24Dec54 CBS Fri
Synopsis 2 (NY Times):
The Hansen's Christmas Party. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
31Dec54 CBS Fri
Katrin's middle-aged employer takes a fancy to her and invites her to go
out with him. Poor Katrin fears that she will lose her job should she refuse. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: NELS AND THE WEDNESDAYS WOES
07Jan55 CBS Fri       
When Nels wins the college boxing title, his fraternity pals decide that
Nels' fighting skills could be used to earn money to revamp the frat house.[JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
14Jan55 CBS Fri
Ingeborg wants a dog. Her method of getting one: she'll present one to
Aunt Trina and Uncle Gunner for their wedding anniversary. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: CLOUD OF SUSPICION
21Jan55 CBS Fri
With:
Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Ruth Gates
Synopsis:
Mama attempts to raise the "cloud of suspicion" from Papa's burdened
shoulders when he is accused of stealing money from the woman he is working for. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
28Jan55 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Patty McCormick
Synopsis 1:
Ingeborg's problems with penny candy throw the Hansen household into an uproar. [JB]
Synopsis 2 (NY Times):
Ingeborg's sweet tooth becomes a hazard. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
04Feb55 CBS Fri
Nels and some of his college friends are chosen as extras in the play being
staged by a traveling stock company. Mama has a budding thespian on her hands! [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
11Feb55 CBS Fri
Ingeborg and T.R. Ryan compete in the Sunday School Bible contest. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
18Feb55 CBS Fri
A schoolmate invites Dagmar to the Friday night show at the local movie
palace. Dagmar's willing but the rest of the family has divided opinions on the subject. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
25Feb55 CBS Fri
An excited cousin Karsten arrives unexpectedly at the Hansens' with the
announcement that a large sum of money has been mysteriously deposited at
the bank in his name. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: T.R. AND THE AFGHAN
04Mar55 CBS Fri   
The boys and girls in T.R.'s class are each required to knit a square for
an Afghan to be sent to Belgian war refugees. T.R. asks mama to help him out. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: DAGMAR AND THE GIRL SCOUTS
11Mar55 CBS Fri
As soon as Dagmar receives her Girl Scout pin, she sets out to prove that
she's the best "Scout" in town. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
18Mar55 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
School politics threaten the job security of a teacher. Mama uses her own
methods to combat the opposition. [JB]
Synopsis 2 (NY Times):
Mama is aroused when politics threaten the job of Dagmar's teacher at the
Steiner School. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
25Mar55 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
Nels goes to all sorts of trouble to get out of a date with a visitor from
Minnesota. Too late, he discovers that she's a raving beauty. [JB]
Synopsis 2 (NY Times):
Aunt Jenny gets Nels to promise he will go on a blind date. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
01Apr55 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
A talent scout signs Ingeborg for a series of lessons at a drama school. [JB]
Synopsis 2 (NY Times):
Aunt Trina prepares her young daughter for a theatrical career. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: T.R. AND THE SHINING SECRET
08Apr55 CBS Fri
T.R. becomes a bootblack to earn money to buy Aunt Jenny a gift.

6.xx [--] Mama: DAGMAR'S GRADUATION
15Apr55 CBS Fri   
As Mama gets Dagmar ready for her grammar school graduation, she reminisces
about the highlights in her littlest one's growing up. Through a film
montage, we relive with Mama the times when Dagmar: lost her first tooth;
got her first spanking; made her first fun-house visit; hung her first
Christmas stocking; and baked her first cake. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
22Apr55 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
G. Albert Smith
Synopsis 1:
Aunt Jenny is certain that one of her male boarders is planning to propose. [JB]
Synopsis 2 (NY Times):
Aunt Jenny's romantic hopes meet competition. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
29Apr55 CBS Fri
A former girl friend of Katrin's comes to work in her office. She's lazy
and inclined to take advantage of the good-natured Katrin. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
06May55 CBS Fri
No information available

6.xx [--] Mama: PAPA AND HIS CARPENTER'S CONSCIENCE
13May55 CBS Fri
Papa's boss has been losing building contracts because a new firm in town
has been underbidding him. He urges Pap to take a job with the rival firm.
[JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
20May55 CBS Fri
Synopsis (NY Times):
Dagmar takes mother's broach without permission and loses it. She is taught
a lesson. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: NEL'S GRADUATION
27May55 CBS Fri   
The Hansen family is elated about Nels' coming college graduation. Then,
at the last minute, they receive a bill for Nels' back lab fees. It must
be paid or he can't graduate. And Mama's bank account is down to zero. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: (episode title unknown)
03Jun55 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
T.R. and Ingeborg join in a business venture. They're going to make
pushmobiles with roller skates and wooden boxes. [JB]
Synopsis 2 (NY Times):
Ingeborg and T.R. decide to go into business so they can buy roller
skates. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: BIG BROTHER NELS
10Jun55 CBS Fri
Synopsis 1:
The usual brother and sister squabbles are forgotten when Nels comes to
Katrin's aid in a difficult situation. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Katrin and "Big Brother Nels" improve their relationship after she has
had a disillusioning date. [TA]

6.xx [--] Mama: PAPA, THE VIKING CHIEF
17Jun55 CBS Fri   
The Hansen family waits with baited breath to see if Papa is selected for
the prize part of Eric the Red in the Sons of Norway annual pageant. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: T.R., THE DEMON DETECTIVE
24Jun55 CBS Fri   
T.R., armed with his trusty detective kit, sets out to prove that Dagmar
is innocent of the theft of which she's been accused by members of a rival sorority. [JB]

6.xx [--] Mama: MAMA AND THE MELTING POT
01Jul55 CBS Fri       
Ingeborg comes home with a story about the boy in her class who calls her
a "foreigner." Mama goes to school, determined to give both the boy and
the teacher a lesson in "Americanism." [JB]
(Final Show of Season 6)

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