CTVA US Comedy - "Mama" (CBS) Season 8 (1956-57)

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Starring Peggy Wood & Judson Laire
Season 8 (CBS) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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 8 1956-57 ##############
################## (filmed) ##################
13 episodes / 11? aired (16Dec56-17Mar57)
CBS Sundays 5pm

8.01 Mama: THE NIGHT THE ANIMALS TALKED (version 2) (filmed)
16Dec56 CBS Sun
The series returns with Mama's traditional Christmas story about her great-
grandmother Hedvig, "The Night the Animals Talked." Hedvig, a child of old
Norway, believes that animals talk on Christmas Eve. Though her family
ridicules her, and a witch gives her warning, Hedvig slips out to the barn
to hear a conversation between Hilda the cow and Olaf the donkey. There,
ready to take advantage of Hedvig's credulity, are a burglar and his wife. [JB]
Note:
This is the same title as 23Dec55 and basically the same story but with
obvious changes in the storyline.


8.02 Mama: MAMA AND THE NURSERY SCHOOL (filmed)
23Dec56 CBS Sun
Guest Cast:
Ruth Hammond as Miss Jessie
Marilyn Siegel as Edna
Gigi Gerow as Lucille
Orrin Joels as Claud
When Miss Jessie, who runs a nursery school, has to move, Mama offers the
Hansen living room as a temporary meeting place. But complications arise
and Mama is shortly running a nursery school herself. [JB]
*
30Dec56 Pre-empted-Year of Crisis
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8.03 [--] 06Jan57
No information available
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8.04 [--] 13Jan57
No information available
*
8.05 [--] Mama: T.R.'s TREASURE TROVE (filmed)
20Jan57 CBS Sun
While digging around in the remains of a building which is being razed, T.R.
and his friend Mickey find a number of gold pieces. [JB]

8.06 [--] Mama: ARMY WIFE (filmed)
27Jan57 CBS Sun
While Philip is overseas, Katrin has been doing work at the Army Canteen.
There she meets Lt. Ellis, who tells her he met Philip in France. At the
lieutenant's insistence, Katrin breaks her rule of never going out, and
agrees to go to dinner with him. [JB]
*
03Feb57 Pre-empted-See It Now
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8.07 [--] Mama: T.R.'s GLASSES (filmed)
10Feb57 CBS Sun
Mama has double trouble, with T.R. making an all-out effort to avoid wearing
glasses, and Papa unexpectedly discovering that he, too, should be joining
the bespectacled class. [JB]
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8.08 [--] Mama: THE HANSENS RISE IN THE WORLD (filmed)
17Feb57 CBS Sun
Papa feels that his work as a carpenter does not bring enough prestige for
his family, so he becomes a lace salesman. [JB]
*
8.09
24Feb57
No information available
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03Mar57 Pre-empted-See It Now
*
8.10 Mama: A MAN'S HAND (filmed)
10Mar57 CBS Sun
After Katrin's conference with T.R.'s school principal in which "a man's
hand" is the suggested remedy, Papa decides that he should spend more time
with T.R. [JB]

8.11 Mama: THE SEVENTH AGE (filmed)
17Mar57 CBS Sun 5:00pm
J. Sanford Carlysle, an old Shakespearean actor who rooms with Aunt Jenny,
begins taking his meal with the Hansens, and intimates that he is "between engagements." [JB]

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############### end of season 8 ##############
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