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Starring Elena Verdugo as Millie Bronson
Season 4 (CBS) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak / Tom Alger [Updated Nov 2017]
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


 ################ Meet Millie #################
############# season 4 1955-56 ###############
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CBS Tuesdays 9:00 PM Eastern

Sponsored by Carter Products and, on alternate weeks, Pharmaceutical Company/Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Geritol).

Cast:
Elena Verdugo … Millie Bronson
Florence Halop … Mama Bronson (Millie's mother)
Marvin Kaplan … Alfred Prinzmetal (Millie's friend)
Ross Ford … Johnny "J.R." Boone, Jr. (through Oct. 1955)
Roland Winters … J.R. Boone Sr. (Millie's boss)
Isabel Randolph … Mrs. Boone (boss' wife)

4.01 [111] Meet Millie: FURNISHING NEW APARTMENT
15Mar1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-1 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds.
Synopsis:
Home decorations. [New York Times]
Synopsis:
Meet Millie - and Mama's Antiques. [Buffalo NY Evening News]
Synopsis 3:
Millie and mother have a problem of decor. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 4:
Mama Bronson and daughter Millie are faced with the furnishing of their new and spacious apartment, and an interior decorator gets
his lumps during "Meet Millie." [Long Beach CA Independent] [Elyria Ohio Chronicle Telegram]

4.02 [--] Meet Millie: DINNER FOR NEW NEIGHBORS
22Mar1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-2 / copyright 1955
Synopsis:
Guests for dinner and no food. [Buffalo NY Evening News]
Synopsis 2:
Dinner guests find fare extra light. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 3:
When you "Meet Millie" tonight, don't be surprised if she's teed off at her mother. That's because Mama Bronson feeds the wrong dinner
guest and when Millie brings home someone extra special there's nothing left to do but wash the dishes! [Zanesville Ohio Signal]

4.03 [--] Meet Millie: SPRINGTIME HITS ALFRED
prod. no. 55-3 / copyright 1955
--matching episode?
4.x [--] Meet Millie
29Mar1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
Synopsis:
Cupid gets assist from a salami sandwich. [Yonkers NY Herald Statesman]

4.04 [--] Meet Millie: MR. ROGERSON LIKES MILLIE
05Apr1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-4 / copyright 1955
Synopsis 1:
The plot is strictly romantic. [Yonkers Herald Statesman]
Synopsis 2:
Dan Cupid is up to his old tricks again tonight when you drop in at the Bronson apartment to "Meet Millie."
But contrary to what you're thinking, it's Mama who's being wooed … and by her next door neighbor, Mr. Rogerson.
[Zanesville Ohio Signal]

4.05 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA'S HIGHSCHOOL SWEETHEART
12Apr1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-5 / (no copyright details)
Synopsis:
A blind date for Millie's mother. [Yonkers NY Herald Statesman]
Synopsis 2:
Mama Bronson makes a date with a former sweetheart of her long-lost high school past. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

4.06 [--] Meet Millie
19Apr1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-6 / (no copyright details)
Synopsis:
Sticky-fingered vagrant finds Millie's charity bazaar most
charitable. [Yonkers NY Herald Statesman]
Synopsis 2:
A charity bazaar and a sticky-fingered vagrant lead to minor crime wave. [San Antonio Texas Light]
--matching episode?
[--] Meet Millie: CHARITY BAZAAR
no. ??
1954

4.07 [--] Meet Millie: OUTING WITH TEXAN
26Apr1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-7 / copyright 1955
Synopsis 1:
Millie flirts with tall Texan as Boone fumes. [Yonkers NY Herald Statesman]
Synopsis 2:
Millie shows off Texas beau. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]

4.08 [--] Meet Millie: SR. FIRES MILLIE
03May1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-8 / copyright 1955
writers: Howard Leeds, Norman Paul.
Synopsis 1:
Mr. Boone Sr. quarrels with Millie—and fires her. [Yonkers Herald Statesman]
Synopsis 2:
Millie quits her job after big fight with the boss. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 3:
After a flare-up with Mr. Boone, Millie quits her job. Mrs. Bronson and Alfred desperately try to have her reinstated,
but only succeed in making matters worse. [Syracuse NY Herald Journal]

[--] Newspaper item:
Ann Lee, Amarillo actress who operates Sombrero Theater at Phoenix, Ariz., has been doing more commuting to Hollywood for TV roles.
She was in this week’s "Meet Millie" show on CBS and KFDA-TV. [Amarillo Globe Times, May 5, 1955, Amarillo, Texas]


4.09 [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED MEETS ROSALIND'S FATHER
10May1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-9 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds
Synopsis 1:
Alfred tries to impress his girl friend's father. [Rochester Democrat and Chroncle]
Synopsis 2:
Alfred tries to get musclebound to impress new girl. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 3:
Alfred resorts to bar bells and exercise as part of a plan to impress his girlfriend's father. [Charleston West Virginia Gazette]
Synopsis 4:
Alfred and barbells! [Buffalo Evening News]
Synopsis 5:
Even if you haven't seen Millie Bronson’s poet friend, Alfred Prinzmetal's name alone is enough to tell you he is
no adonis. In fact his woeful lack of muscles is enough grief in the field of love to make Mama Bronson try a solution.
To say Alfred gets nowhere would be tipping a funny story you’ll see and enjoy. [Terre Haute Tribune; Indiana]

4.10 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA'S HER OWN MAID
17May1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
17May1955 Los Angeles, KNXT-2, Tues. 9pm PT
prod. no. 55-10 / copyright 1955
writers, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Company
Synopsis 1:
A stranger with whom Mama it to have a date arrives too early and finds her posing as a maid. [Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle]
Synopsis 2:
Mrs. Bronson delves in to case of mysterious stranger In town. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 3:
A stranger in town, an inopportune visit to the Bronson home and Mrs. Bronson's attempt to play two roles make for mystery and intrigue.
[Long Beach CA Independent, 17May55]

4.11 [121] Meet Millie: ALFRED'S POETRY
24May1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-11 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds
Synopsis 1:
A poet becomes despondent. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
Some rhyme, little reason as Alfred gets despondent. [Yonkers NY Herald Statesman]

4.12 [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED'S MISSING
31May1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-12 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds.
no synopsis available

4.13 [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED RETURNS
07Jun1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-13 / copyright 1955
Synopsis 1:
Alfred wants to sign up for three years in South
American jungle. [Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle]
Synopsis 2:
Alfred kept from leaving town. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer]
Synopsis 3:
Millie Bronson has to call upon her mother and the Boone family to salvage the wandering Alfred Prinzmetal. Alfred, still in the depths of
despair over his failure as a poet, is about to leave for parts unknown. It finally takes his girl friend and a pot roast dinner to bring him back.
[Syracuse NY Herald-Journal]

4.14 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
14Jun1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-14 / copyright 1955
Synopsis 1:
Millie's mother majors in mambo. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
Mrs. Bronson returns to high school in order that she may earn a diploma to gain a new job. However, she finds that the only "science"
class she can master is "the science of the mambo." [Syracuse NY Herald-Journal]

4.15 [--] Meet Millie: MILLIE AND MAMA TAKE A VACATION
21Jun1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-15 / copyright 1955
writers, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul
[verified -RL]
Sponsored by Arid deodorant
Guest Cast:
Ross Ford ........... Johnny Boone, Jr.
Synopsis 1:
Millie's beau, Johnny suggest that they take SEPARATE vacations this year - she and mama go to the mountains, and he gets to go fishing with his buddies.
Millie tries to fix his wagon by going to what she thinks is a "swinging singles" resort, but turns out to be a vacation spot for senior citizens. [RL]
Synopsis 2:
Last-minute changes made in Millie's vacation plans because of Johnny Boone Jr. [New York Times]
Synopsis 3:
A spat with Johnny Boone and a misleading travel folder upset the vacation plans of Millie Bronson and her mother. [Syracuse NY Herald-Journal]
Synopsis 4:
"Meet Millie" and Romance. Misleading Travel Folder Upsets Ma's Plans. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

4.16 [--] Meet Millie: QUARRELING NEIGHBORS
28Jun1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-16 / copyright 1955
writers, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul.
Synopsis 1:
Millie's mother eavesdrops on newlyweds. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
"The Other Woman," Mama Bronson lands amid quarreling newlyweds. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer]

4.17 [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED'S PAINTING
05Jul1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-17 / copyright 1955
Synopsis 1:
A work of art cures the hiccups. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
Meet Millie—As she struggles to cure Mr. Boone's clients of hiccups. [Buffalo NY Evening News]
Synopsis 3:
A weird abstract painting by Alfred accidentally gets a customer for Mr. Boone tonight on Meet Millie. [Syracuse NY Herald-Journal]
Synopsis 4:
Meet Millie and Albert's cure for the hiccups.
Synopsis 5:
Mr. Boone's client cured of hiccups. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer, 5Jul55]

4.18 [--] Meet Millie: (title unknown)
12Jul1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-18 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds
Synopsis 1:
Mr. Boone has opened up a new office and Johnny was hoping to get a promotion. When Mr. Boone hires someone else for the job, Millie, Mama and Alfred
decide to take a few drastic measures for Johnny's sake. [TV Guide, Philadelphia edition]
Synopsis 2:
Millie Bronson's marriage plans seem about to go on the rocks until her mother concocts a zany scheme to lead her to the altar. [Syracuse NY Herald-Journal]

4.19 [--] Meet Millie: AIR CONDITIONING THE APARTMENT
19Jul1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-19 / copyright 1955
Synopsis 1:
Air-conditioner helps Millie and Mom beat the heat. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
A new air conditioner makes Millie and her mother too popular with the neighbors. [New York Times]
Synopsis 3:
Friends mob new air-conditioner. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer, 19Jul55]

4.20 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA WORKS FOR BOONE
26Jul1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-20 / copyright 1955
writers, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul
Synopsis 1:
Millie Bronson accidentally causes all sorts of trouble tonight when she convinces Mr. Boone that her mother could handle a part time
receptionist's job in the office. This leads to a case of mistaken identity that results in a near international incident.
A dignified maharajah comes to the office and Mrs. Bronson is casual to the point of being insulting. [Syracuse NY Herald Journal]
Synopsis 2:
Mrs. Bronson, as a part-time receptionist, insults a maharajah and offends Millie's boss. [New York Times]
Synopsis 3:
Millie's mother gives Maharajah the brush-off in international incident. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 4:
Near diplomatic incident after mistaken identity. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer]

4.21 [131] Meet Millie: MILLIE TRIES TO FORGET JOHNNY
prod. no. 55-21 / copyright 1955
--matching episode?
4.x [--] Meet Millie
02Aug1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
Synopsis 1:
Millie and Mrs. Bronson turn to Lonely Hearts Club.
[Philadelphia PA Inquirer, 02Aug55]
Synopsis 2:
Millie and her mother are victims of a glib Lothario. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
Millie and her mother fall victim to a glib Lothario who talks them into romance and out of a bank account. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer, 31Jul55]
Synopsis 3:
Millie and mom fall victims to hoaxers. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]

4.22 [--] Meet Millie: WITNESS AUTO ACCIDENT
09Aug1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-22 / copyright 1955
writers, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul
Synopsis 1:
Millie and Mama Bronson testifying as witnesses to an auto accident shatter the austerity of the courtroom when they exercise their feminine
prerogative to change their minds. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer]
Synopsis 2:
Millie and her mother testify in court. [New York Times]
Synopsis 3:
Millie and mother change mind while giving testimony in court. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]

4.23 [--] Meet Millie
16Aug1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
4.x [--] Meet Millie: MAMA, THE CHAMBER-MAID
(same title also used for ep. 3.09)
prod. no. 55-23 / copyright 1955
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian

4.24 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA'S WEDDING RING
23Aug1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-25 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds
Synopsis 1:
Millie Bronson discovers that her mother's wedding ring is missing. She files a claim with the insurance company, reporting the lost jewelry.
What Millie does not know is that Mrs. Bronson has sold the ring to pay for the coming wedding of her daughter. The insurance company discovers
that the claim filed by Millie is fraudulent and Mama almost ends up in jail. [Syracuse NY Herald Journal]
Synopsis 2:
Mrs. Bronson almost lands in jail in an attempt to finance her daughter's forth-coming marriage. [New York Times]
Synopsis 3:
Mrs. Bronson nearly falls in jail when her scheme to finance daughter Millie's marriage backfires. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 4:
Mama's scheme to finance Millie's upcoming wedding backfires. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

4.x [--] Meet Millie: FISHING TRIP AND MARRIAGE DATE
prod. no. 55-24 / copyright 1955
writers, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul.

4.25 [--] Meet Millie
30Aug1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
no synopsis available

4.26 [--] Meet Millie: UNCLE EDDIE COMES FOR THE WEDDING
06Sep1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-26 / copyright 1955
writers, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul
Synopsis 1:
Millie connives with "Mama" to keep a "black-sheep
uncle" from possibly ruining her marriage plans. [Niagara Falls NY Gazette]
Synopsis 2:
Millie's marriage plans go awry when a "black-sheep"
relative, a devil-may-care itinerant uncle, drops in unexpectedly to meet his niece's sophisticated future in-laws. Millie and her mother have
their hands full trying to restrain the impetuous and uninhibited Uncle Eddie, whose zany antics are shattering their hopes of a favorable
impression on Johnny's prudish relatives. [Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Advocate]
Synopsis 3:
Millie's marriage plans go awry. [New York Times]

4.27 [--] Meet Millie: DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING
13Sep1955 CBS Tues. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 13Sep1955 KNXT-2, Tue. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 55-27 / copyright 1955
writers, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul
Synopsis 1:
The Bronsons and Boones rehearse for wedding. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
Millie and hubby-to-be rehearse the wedding "I Do's." [Niagara Falls NY Gazette]
Synopsis 3:
THE FINAL, in the "Meet Millie" series is on (2) at 9 p.m.
and Millie gets married to Johnny to end the agony once and for all. Elena Verdugo, the 'Millie," is now free to make movies even though still
under CBS contract. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 4:
STORY LINES — Millie and Johnny get married on "Meet
Millie" since the show is winding up forever on (2) at 9 p.m. There's a lot of handkerchief wringing as the parents think of losing their children.
Elena Verdugo star of the deceased series, remains under CBS contract but is free to return to movies. [Long Beach CA Independent]

[--] Note:
"Meet Millie" was originally scheduled to end on 13Sep55, with Millie about to marry Johnny Boone. Jr.
But the network and sponsors were reportedly so unhappy with the replacement series ("Joe and Mabel") that they decided to continue production on "Meet Millie."
(Please see "Newspaper & Magazine Items" below for more info.)
One major change: Instead of marrying Johnny Boone Jr., Millie would remain single. It's not clear how the writers handled this transition.
But the character of Johnny Boone Jr. appears to have been written out of the series by November 1955.


4.28 [--] Meet Millie:
20Sep1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
no synopsis available
matching episode?
4.28 [--] JR.'S PARTNERSHIP II
(title used before on #54-26)
prod. no. 55-28 / copyright 1955

4.29 [--] Meet Millie: THE WEDDING DAY
27Sep1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-29 / copyright 1955
no synopsis available

4.30 [--] Meet Millie: GETTING MILLIE AND JR. TOGETHER
04Oct1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
prod. no. 55-30 / copyright 1955
Sponsored by Geritol.
writers, Arthur Julian, Milton Pascal, Morris Freedman
no synopsis available

4.31 [141] Meet Millie: RUINING NEW JOB FOR MILLIE
11Oct1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
prod. no. 55-31 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, Joel Kane, Lee Karson
no synopsis available

4.32 [--] Meet Millie: DECISION TO GO TO TEXAS
18Oct1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
prod. no. 55-32 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, Milton Pascal, Morris Freedman
no synopsis available

4.33 [--] Meet Millie: MOVING TO TEXAS
25Oct1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
prod. no. 55-33 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, John Kohn, Bernard Drews
no synopsis available

4.34 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA TAKES OVER THE HOUSE
01Nov1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
prod. no. 55-34 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, Milton Pascal, Morris Freedman
--matching episode?
[--] Meet Millie: (episode title not known) [verified -RL]
Created by Frank Galen
Written by Arthur Julian, Milton Pascal and Morris Freedman
Sponsored by Arid deodorant
Guest Cast:
Bob Jellison .......... Slim
Roland Winters ........ JR Boone, Sr.
Harry Cheshire ........ EK Weems
Arthur Q. Bryan ....... Dr. Higgins
Edith Leslie .......... Jeannie
Robert Easton ......... Red
Byron Keith ........... Sam
Tom Wade .............. Tex
Synopsis:
Millie, Mama and Alfred all visit a Texas ranch. Mama is so very bored, she offers to take over the housekeeping chores when the
current housekeeper needs time off to
deal with a family matter. Little does Mama realize that her day will start at 4am to feed the farm hands. [RL]

4.35 [--] Meet Millie: IDIOT'S OIL
08Nov1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
prod. no. 55-35 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, Joel Kane, Lee Karson
Synopsis 1:
Alfred Prinzmental becomes the proud owner of a piece of Texas land. Comedy revolves around Alfred's concern for his vegetables as he
plods about knee-deep in oil. [Richmond Virginia Times-Dispatch]
Synopsis 2:
Alfred buys some land but Mr. Boone tricks him out of it.
[Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 3:
Alfred gets a piece of Texas land, but Mr. Boone fleeces him out of it after discovering that there is oil on the property.
Millie and Mama try to get the land back. [Syracuse NY Herald Journal]

4.36 [--] Meet Millie
15Nov1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
Synopsis 1:
A handsome cowboy proves to Millie, the secretary from Manhattan, that nothing can compare to a Texas-styled courtship. [Buffalo NY Courier Express]
Synopsis 2:
Handsome cowboy demonstrates Texas-style courtship to the Manhattan secretary. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer, 15Nov55]
Synopsis 3:
Mama gets upset when she thinks Millie's new boy friend broke a date to meet another girl. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]

4.37 [--] Meet Millie
22Nov1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
Synopsis:
Millie decides that she, Mama and Alfred should find a place to live, and invite Mr. Weems for Thanksgiving dinner. [Alton Illinois Evening Telegraph]

4.38 [--] Meet Millie
29Nov1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
4.x [--] Meet Millie: MAMA FOR PRESIDENT
prod. no. 55-38 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, Morris Freedman, Milton Pascal

4.39 [--] Meet Millie
06Dec1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
4.x [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED, THE TRAITOR
prod. no. 55-39 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, Phil Schuken

[--] 13Dec55 CBS - pre-empted for "See It Now."
Edward R. Murrow interviews Grandma Moses and Louis Armstrong. (Grandma Moses segment in color.)

4.40 [--] Meet Millie: CHRISTMAS STORY 1955
20Dec1955 CBS Tues. 9pm
prod. no. 55-40 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, Milton Pascal, Morris Freedman
Synopsis:
Millie and her friends are going out to sing Christmas Carols and Mama and Alfred give an unusual audition in order to go along. [Alton Illinois Evening Telegraph]

[--] Beginning 27Dec55, the prod. no's. no longer match the episode numbers. This could be due to the series being pre-empted on 13Dec55.

4.41 [--] Meet Millie:
27Dec55 CBS Tue. 9pm
Synopsis 1:
Mama noisily invades a party. [NY Times]
Synopsis 2:
Mama acts up at Millie's New Year's Eve party. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 3:
Millie's new-found acquaintances gasp in amazement at Mama's antics at a New Year's Eve party.
Mama is concerned that Millie's friends are a wild group and, therefore a bad influence on her daughter. Hoping to prove her point by acting
as one of them, Mama noisily invades their party and is chagrined to learn that she is the only "wild" one there.
[Baton Rouge Advocate] [The Pittsburgh Press]
--matching episode?
4.x [--] Meet Millie: MILLIE'S WILD OATS
prod. no. 55-42 / copyright 1955
writers, Arthur Julian, Phil Schuken.

Note: The following synopses, also listed for 27Dec55, seem to describe a different episode. In fact, they seem similar to ep. 4.50 "Teaching Mama A Lesson."
4.x [--] Meet Millie:
27Dec55 CBS Tue.
Synopsis 1:
Millie decides to teach Mama a lesson. [Geneva NY Daily Times]
Synopsis 2:
Annoyed because she thinks Mama is interfering in her romance, Millie decides to teach her a lesson. [TV Guide, Lake Ontario edition]
Synopsis 3:
Millie is annoyed at Mama for interfering in her romance and decides to teach her a lesson. [Alton IL Evening Telegraph]

4.42 [--] Meet Millie:
03Jan56 CBS Tue. 9pm
Synopsis 1:
A new neighbor borrows practically everything the Bronsons own. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 2:
Mama goes overboard by letting the new tenant in the apartment borrow practically everything much to Millie's displeasure. [Alton IL Evening Telegraph]
Synopsis 3:
A benevolent Mrs. Bronson is taken advantage of by a typical "Borrowing" neighbor. [The Pittsburgh Press]
Synopsis:
Things get hectic when new tenant attempts to "borrow" full course beef dinner. [The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon]
--matching episode?
4.x [--] Meet Millie: ENCORE COSTUME COMPANY
prod. no. 55-43 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Morris Freedman, Milton Pascal

4.43 [--] Meet Millie: SAVING GLADYS' JOB
10Jan56 CBS Tue. 9pm
prod. no. 55-44 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Milton Pascal, Morris Freedman
Synopsis 1:
Millie's and Mama's efforts to get Gladys a raise from Mr. Boone result in getting her fired. [Alton IL Evening Telegraph]
Synopsis 2:
An underpaid employee of Mr. Boone's takes Mrs. Bronson's suggestion about getting a raise and finds
herself out of a job. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]

4.x [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED LOVES GLADYS
prod. no. 55-45 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Morris Freedman, Milton Pascal
--matching episode?
4.44 [--] Meet Millie:
17Jan1956 CBS Tue. 9pm
Synopsis 1:
Playing a pair of cupids, Mama and Millie tell the wrong girl that Alfred is in love with her. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 2:
Alfred falls In love again. [Geneva NY Daily Times]
Synopsis 3:
Alfred's unusual behavior, which has Millie and Mama very concerned, is due entirely to his being in love with a girl who doesn't even know he exists.
[Alton IL Evening Telegraph]

4.45 [--] Meet Millie: BLIND DATE
24Jan1956 CBS Tue. 9pm
prod. no. 55-46 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Phil Shulken
Synopsis:
Millie and her mother accept "blind" dates and try to prevent each other from knowing about it. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]

4.46 [--] Meet Millie: WEEKEND AT LAKE PLACID
(copyright title)
a.k.a. WEEKEND IN THE SNOW
31Jan1956 CBS Tue. 9pm
prod. no. 55-47 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Milton Pascal, Morris Freedman
Synopsis 1:
In order to spend a weekend at Lake Placid, Millie and Alfred are joined at the office by Mama to help finish up the week's work.
Synopsis 2:
Millie and Mama seek a quiet weekend but are plagued with friends. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 3:
Mama and Millie go to a winter resort and rent a small room at the lodge. The tension mounts and the fun begins when Mr. Boone,
Alfred and Gladys move in for a little freeloading. [San Texas Antonio Express]
--Library of Congress info:
MEET MILLIE (Television program)
Scripts in this series are by
Columbia Broadcasting System.
© Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.
Feb. 15, 1955. Weekend in the snow.
© 27Jan56; DU41634.

4.47 [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED'S TRUE CONFESSIONS
07Feb1956 CBS Tue. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 55-48 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Larry Rhine, Bill Freedman.
Synopsis:
Alfred submits a story to a true confession magazine with Mrs. Bronson's signature. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

4.48 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA'S PARTY
14Feb56 CBS Tue. 9pm
prod. no. 55-49 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Morris Freedman, Milton Pascal
Synopsis 1:
Millie is concerned when she thinks Mama is lonesome and invites her to a party, but Mama is determined not to be a hindrance and stages her own party.
[Philadelphia PA Inquirer, 12Feb56]
Synopsis 2:
Millie, worried that her mother is lonely, invites her to a party. But Mama has other ideas. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard, 14Feb56]
Synopsis 3:
Meet Millie, who is worried that her mother is lonely. [New York Times, originally scheduled for 05Feb56?]
Synopsis 4:
Concerned about Mama being lonely, Millie invites her to a party but Mama decides to stage her own celebration. [Alton IL Evening Telegraph]

4.49 [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED'S DRAMATIC SCHOOL
21Feb1956 CBS Tue. 9pm
prod. no. 55-50 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Milton Pascal, Morris Freedman.
Synopsis:
Alfred goes Hollywood. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 2:
When Alfred signs up for dramatic coaching, Millie and Mama think the drama school is a racket and try to get his money back. [Alton IL Evening Telegraph]

4.50 [--] Meet Millie: TEACHING MAMA A LESSON
28Feb1956 CBS Tue. 9pm
prod. no. 55-51 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Morris Freedman, Milton Pascal.
Synopsis 1:
Millie tries to teach her marriage-minded mother a lesson.
[Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 2:
Alfred and Mr. Boone try to teach Mama not to interfere in Millie's latest romance. [Alton IL Evening Telegraph]

4.51 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA'S INSURANCE CLAIM (final episode)
06Mar1956 CBS Tue. 9pm
prod. no. 55-52 / copyright 1956
writers, Arthur Julian, Bill Freedman, Larry Rhine.
Synopsis:
When Millie tries to collect for a damaged dress, she discovers there are more interesting things when a handsome insurance adjustor calls. [Alton IL Evening Telegraph]
--same episode?
4.x [--] Meet Millie:
Synopsis 1:
Mama is shocked to learn Millie is working part-time after her regular job. [06Mar1956 Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 2:
Mrs. Bronson becomes queen of a rowdy dime-a-dance hall. [06Mar1956 Syracuse NY Herald Journal]

[--] 06Mar1956 Long Beach CA Independent:
"Meet Millie" was scheduled to be dropped last season so they got her married and prepared to abandon her to the past
… however, she failed to fall by the wayside and returned for this season.
Now once again she has her final show on (2) at 9 p.m. with Elena Verdugo, Florence Halop and Marvin Kaplan starred…


[--] 13Mar56 CBS - pre-empted by "See It Now"


[--] 20Mar56 CBS - replaced by "Guy Lombardo's Diamond Jubilee." (Tuesday 9pm time slot)

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Billboard magazine, Oct. 8, 1955
CBS POSTPONING "JOE AND MABEL" . . .
CBS -TV this week postponed the starting date of "Joe and Mabel," the new situation comedy film series that has been purchased by
Carter and Pharmaceuticals. The "Meet Millie" stanza will continue in that time slot until the web is ready to go with "Joe and Mabel."

Unknown publication:
Another stanza which is up in the air is the "Joe and Mabel" show, which was slated to replace "Meet Millie" in the Tuesday 9-9:30 p.m. spot.
Carter and Pharmaceuticals, (who) share owner-ship of the time slot, have reportedly decided to keep "Meet Millie," which over the past
few weeks has experienced an amazing resurgence of strength in attracting viewers.

[--] October 10, 1955 "Telecasting" magazine:
Gottlieb Signed by CBS -TV
ALEX GOTTLIEB, motion picture and tv producer,
has been signed by CBS Television to produce the network's "Meet Millie" series.
Lester Vail has been director of the series for two years, after serving as a network producer-director
in New York. He will continue to direct the series several weeks, before becoming producer-director of another network series.
Mr. Gottlieb became producer with Universal Studios in 1938 and remained there until 1944, when he moved to the production staff of Warner Bros.
Recently, he has concentrated on network television.

[--] 28Oct1955 Newspaper item:
"Video Keynotes"
Millie Cast Wins Reprieve
By STEVEN H. SCHEUER
Meet Millie was supposed to bow out in late September to make way for a new film series Joe and Mabel. On the Sunday before the Tuesday debut
for Joe and Mabel, the Meet Millie cast was called and told to report Monday for rehearsals.
Joe and Mabel never appeared because there weren't enough films completed and those that were finished were not very amusing.
Millie went on that Tuesday night with only a day and a half of rehearsals and will continue for a few more weeks until Joe and Mabel really gets on the air.
So Millie fans are happy for a few more weeks.
The producers have changed and the plot has been altered. Millie's marriage plans are out the window because there are already a number of
young married couple comedies and there was no sense adding another.
This extended run blew all vacation plans for the cast.
Elena Verdugo was practically on her way to Alaska when she got word to come back, Marvin Kaplan (Alfred Prinzmetal) was about to take in Europe.
Roland Winters thought he was going to have a chance to make some movies, and then said no, but nobody's unhappy. They all still like each other
after three years and that's almost unheard of here in Hollywood. (Long Island NY Star-Journal)

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