CTVA US Comedy - "Mr. Peepers" (NBC) Season 2 (1952-53)

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Starring Wally Cox as Robinson J. Peepers
Season 2 (NBC) (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Robert B. Huggins
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)


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NBC Sundays 7:30pm Eastern
"Mr Peepers" replaced "Doc Corkle" which was canceled after only 4 episodes.
It remained in this new Sunday time slot for the remainder of its run.

[--] New York Times item 19Oct1952:
Return: "Mr. Peepers," situation comedy program featuring Wally Cox in the title role, will return to NBC television on
Sunday, Oct. 26, at 7:30pm. It will replace the Eddie Mayehoff show, "Doc Corkle," which has has three performances.
The sponsor, Reynolds Metals, reportedly is making the change because of the Mayehoff show's inability to rack up what
was considered a satisfactory rating.

2.01 [11] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
26Oct52 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
Discharged from the U.S. Army, Mister Peepers returns to Jefferson Junior High, but is unhappy to learn that his return
means the layoff of the teacher who replaced him — an older man with a sick wife. 

2.02 [12] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
02Nov52 NBC Sun
- no details

2.03 [13] Mr. Peepers: Going Bowling
09Nov1952 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
Peepers runs into a double-date dilemma.   [TA]

2.04 [14] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
16Nov1952 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
Mr. Peepers and Wes recall the panic caused the previous year when the City Council made plans to fix a broken clock
whose mechanism had become home to a rare species of bird. 

2.05 [15] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
23Nov1952 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
Playing the role of a good Samaritan, Mr. Peepers will find himself involved in remodeling a wedding dress.
(Dallas TX Morning News)

2.06 [16] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
30Nov1952 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
Mr. Peepers borrows Mr. Weskit's car to attend a drive-in movie, and inadvertently parks next to Nancy and her date.
 
2.07 [17] Mr. Peepers: TEEN-AGE CRUSH
07Dec52 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
A young coed who decides that Mr. Peepers is her ideal man causes untold embarrassment to the shy biology instructor.
(Dallas TX Morning News)

2.08 [18] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
14Dec1952 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
Sis Peepers arrives for a visit and appears too intelligent to a young man she meets at Mrs. Gurney's dinner party.
 
2.xx [19] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
21Dec52 NBC Sun
- no details

2.xx [20] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
28Dec52 NBC Sun
- no details

2.xx [21] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
04Jan53 NBC Sun
- no details

2.xx [22] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
11Jan53 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
An old student who failed to graduate for lack of one subject - Mr. Peeper's botany class - will return to the classroom
to complete it. (Dallas TX Morning News) [TA]

2.xx [23] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
18Jan53 NBC Sun
- no details

2.xx [24] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
25Jan53 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
A melancholy engagement party ends happily as Weskit gets over his initial stage fright, with the assistance of the
timid Mr. Peepers. Another excellent job by Wally Cox In his delightful, established characterization.
(TV Key column, Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle)

2.xx [25] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
01Feb53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Leonard Holton, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Synopsis:
Mister Peepers' astronomer sister takes over his class when he falls ill. 

2.xx [26] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
08Feb53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Leonard Holton, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest stars:
Georgiann Johnson ... Marge Bellows
Harry Sheppard ... License Clerk
Ernest Truex ... Mister Remington
Synopsis:
Mister Peepers and Nancy recall the time they accompanied Wes and Marge to the courthouse to get their marriage license,
starting a rumor that Nancy and Peepers were about to be married as well. 

2.xx [27] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
15Feb53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Bobby Vail ... Mister Brown
Synopsis:
At the Jefferson Jr. High bazaar, Mrs. Gurney tells fortunes, Wes challenges customers to test their strength, and
Nancy sells kisses, while Mister Peepers worries that Nancy will move to Iowa. 

2.xx [28] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
22Feb53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Jerome Ross, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest stara:
Thomas Chalmers ... Senator MacDonald
Harry Townes ... Senator's Secretary
Angela Adamides ... Marillee
Synopsis:
Jefferson Jr. High's most distinguished alumnus, Senator Malcolm H. MacDonald, visits the school, where Mister Peepers
is to present him with the students' facsimile of a 15th-century illuminated manuscript. 

2.xx [29] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
01Mar53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Heywood Hale Broun ... Realty Agent
Synopsis:
Wes hunts for an apartment while Marge and Nancy attend Marge's bridal shower. 

2.xx [30] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
08Mar53 NBC Sun
Writer: Robert Alan Aurthur
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Bill Story ... "Romeo"
Ian Keith ... Roger Van Arsdale
Synopsis:
Mrs. Gurney and Nancy join the original Broadway cast of "Romeo and Juliet" for a performance of the play in Jefferson City. 

2.xx [31] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
15Mar53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest star:
Ruth McDevitt ... Mrs. Peepers
Synopsis 1:
Peepers' mother is the special guest at his surprise birthday party. 
Synopsis 2:
Ruth McDevitt, currently appearing on Broadway in "Picnic," will portray Mr. Peepers' mother in Sunday's episode which
revolves around a surprise birthday party for the star. (Dallas TX Morning News Televiews column) [TA]

2.xx [32] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
22Mar53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest star:
Murray Hamilton ... Freddie
Cliff Norton ... Car Salesman
Norma Jane Marlowe ... Sylvia
Angela Adamides ... Marillee
Synopsis:
Peepers decides he needs a new car to win Nancy's heart. 

2.xx [33] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
29Mar53 NBC Sun
- no details

2.xx [34] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
05Apr53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Story: Bud Shartar, Fred Carney
Guest Cast:
David Orrick ... Anderson P. Henderson
Victor Beecroft ... Telegraph Man
Martin Huston ... Lester
Synopsis:
Peepers captures a rare butterfly on an outing with Wes. 

2.xx [35] Mr. Peepers: FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
12Apr53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Donald Harris ... Tommy Sparks
Jonathan Marlowe ... Elwood Hamper
Angela Adamides ... Marillee Carpenter
Synopsis:
School Superintendent Bascomb comes to inspect the students' newspaper publishing operation, run by a "crusading editorial staff." 

2.xx [36] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
19Apr53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Floyd Buckley ... Conductor
Frank Cosaro ... Candy Butcher
Synopsis:
A very nervous Wes takes the train to Chicago to meet Marge for the wedding, accompanied by Peepers, Nancy, and Mrs. Gurney.
 
2.xx [37] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
26Apr53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Ward Costello ... Minister
Dan Morgan ... Tailor
Howard Freeman ... Mister Bellows
Katherine Copeland ... Waitress
Synopsis:
Wes and Marge finally get married. 

2.xx [38] Mr. Peepers: MRS. GURNEY RETIRES
03May53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Parker Fennelly ... Mister Sweeney
Katherine Squire ... Mrs. Murchison
Norma Jane Marlowe ... Arabella
Synopsis:
Misunderstanding an overheard conversation between Mr. Bascomb and Mr. Peepers, Mrs. Gurney feels unwanted and decides
to retire.   [TA]

2.xx [39] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
10May53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Keith.Lawrence Lee III ... Charley
Douglas Rodgers ... Captain Finn
Peter Chan ... Lee Wong
Martin Balsam ... Sergeant Ehrlich
David Winters ... Walter Murdock
Synopsis:
An old buddy of Mr. Peepers brings his precocious young Chinese son to be enrolled in Mr. Peepers' class.   [TA]

2.xx [40] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
17May53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Harry Clark ... Head Mover
Michael Enserro ... Assistant Mover
Ernest Truex ... Mister Remington (recurring)
Synopsis:
Marge and Wes are about to come home from their Sun Valley honeymoon, and their apartment proves to be in less-than-perfect
shape as Mr. Peepers and Nancy prepare it for the Weskits' return. 

2.xx [41] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
24May53 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
Despite Marge's inexperience in cooking, she and Wes invite Mr. Peepers and Nancy over for dinner. After dinner, Wes and
Marge fight, and at midnight, Wes appears at Mr. Peepers' apartment to spend the night.   [TA]

2.xx [42] Mr. Peepers: GRADUATION SPEECH
31May53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Jonathan Marlowe ... Elwood Hamper
Synopsis:
Peepers takes public speaking lessons from Wes when he finds he must make the graduation speech. 

2.xx [43] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
07Jun53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Field ... Mrs. Remington
Dan Morgan ... Charlie
Synopsis:
Mister Peepers borrows Mister Remington's car to take Nancy on their last date before he leaves Jefferson City for
ten weeks. They get lost and end up at Mister Remington's lodge hall—where Nancy dances with everyone but Mister Peepers.
 
2.xx [44] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
14Jun53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Ben Lackland ... Bus Passenger
Olive Templeton ... Little Old Lady
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Bus Driver
Heywood Hale Broun ... Fabian
Fred Kareman ... Counterman
Joseph Sweeney ... Stationmaster
Synopsis:
Mr. Weskit takes a bus trip to visit Mom and Sis Peepers.   [TA]
Synopsis 2:
It's the last date of the school season for Mr. Peepers and his favorite person, school nurse Nancy Remington.
(Miami Daily News)

2.xx [45] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
21Jun53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
James Broderick ... Merv
Robert Emmett ... Luther
Earl George ... Uncle Lyman
Paula Trueman ... Aunt Borghild
Reta Shaw ... Aunt Lillian
Doro Merande ... Aunt Ralphia
Synopsis:
Show-off Cousin Luther and other relatives come to visit Ma and Sis Peepers, where Mr. Peepers is staying.   [TA]

2.xx [46] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
28Jun53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Synopsis:
Wes, Marge, Nancy, and Mrs. Gurney meet Peepers at his mother's house in order to give him a ride to the college, where
he is to take a refresher course for secondary science teachers. They plan to arrive in the evening and drive through
the night, but Mom Peepers is concerned that they all get a good night's sleep first. Finally it is agreed that they
will spend the night at Mom's house, but they wind up talking all night and get no sleep at all.   [TA]

2.xx [47] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
07Jul53 NBC Sun
Writer: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Hal Keith
Guest Cast:
Michael Gorrin ... Dr. Hoffmann
Harry Holsten ... Roy
Lin McCarthy ... Eddie
William Smithers ... Jerry
Walter Appler ... Bartender
Lonny Chapman ... Bill
Synopsis:
At Upstate Teachers' College for a summer refresher course, Mister Peepers visits his former professor, Dr. Ludvig Hoffman.
He winds up rooming with a young drum-playing football player who flunked out the previous year, and who calls the
slightly older Mister Peepers "Pop." Finally, the lonely Mister Peepers meets up with some old friends, and they get
together for a reunion drink. 

2.xx [48] Mr. Peepers (episode title unknown)
12Jul1953 Sun. 7:30pm NBC
- no details

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