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Mrs. G. Goes to College (1961)
The Gertrude Berg Show (1962)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
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MRS `G' GOES TO COLLEGE aka 'The Gertrude Berg Show'
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Four Star-Jahfa production
for
CBS (Wednesdays 9:30 pm Eastern)(4Oct61-27Dec61)("Mrs `G' goes to College")
CBS (Thursdays 9:30 pm Eastern)(11Jan62-5Apr62)("The Gertrude Berg Show")
Produced by Hy Averback
US Comedy series 1961-62   26 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Gertrude Berg as Sarah Green
Cedric Hardwicke as Professor Crayton
Featuring:
Mary Wickes
as Maxfield
Skip Ward as Joe Caldwell
Marion Ross as Susan Green (Mrs. G's daughter)
Leo Penn as Jerry Green
Paul Smith as George Howell
Aneta Corsaut as Irma Howell
Karyn Kupcinet as Carol

Premise: An elderly widow becomes a college freshman.

Gertrude Berg had previously starred in the comedy series
'The Goldbergs' as Molly Goldberg
(1949-56) first live and then on film.
 
Other Credits:
Music Supervision Herschel Burke Gilbert
Music Scored by Rudy Schrager
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Production Supervisor, Jack Sonntag
Editorial Supervisor, Bernard Burton
Supervising Art Director, Bill Ross

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CBS Wednesdays 9:30pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: THE FIRST DAY (verified)
4Oct61 CBS Wednesday at 9:30pm
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback / Associate Producer Bill Harmon
Story by Gertrude Berg & Cherney Berg
Teleplay by Gertrude Berg Cherney Berg, Arthur Stander
Director of Photography, Harry J. Wild, A.S.C.
Featuring:
Mary Wickes ........ Maxfield (recurring)
Skip Ward .......... Joe Caldwell (recurring)
Marion Ross ........ Susan Green (recurring)
Paul Smith ......... George Howell (recurring)
Aneta Corsaut ...... Irma Howell (recurring
Sarah Selby ........ Mother
Nancy King ......... Sally
Martin Dean ........ Boy in Classroom
Adrian Ellis, Robin Laury ...... Girls in Classroom
Tracy Olsen, Bunny Henning, Allyson Daniell ...... Girls in Maxwells
Synopsis:
It’s "The First Day" of the semester, and the new student Sarah Green quickly
runs afoul of Prof. Crayton, who holds freshmen in low esteem, even if the
particular freshman happens to be the mother of three.

1.02 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: FIRST TEST (verified)
11Oct61 CBS Wed
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback / Associate Producer Bob Claver
Written by Cherney Berg & Howard Merrill
Director of Photography, Howard Schwartz
Guest Star:
Peter Lorre
Featuring:
Mary Wickes ........ Maxfield (recurring)
Skip Ward .......... Joe Caldwell (recurring)
Paul Smith ......... George Howell (recurring)
Karyn Kupcinet ..... Carol (recurring)
Judy Nugent ........ Judy
Joe Forte .......... Professor in Bridge Game
Synopsis:
Sarah and classmate Joe Caldwell are beating their heads against a solid
molecular wall in their science class. [RF]

1.03 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: SAM'S CAR
18Oct61 CBS Wed
Synopsis 1:
Sarah still has an ancient car from her pre-college days, and now she'd
like to get rid of it. Only who wants an old heap like that? [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Sarah is faced with the problems of disposing of her late husband's automobile
- a well preserved relic which she has kept for sentimental reasons. [TA]

1.04 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: LONELY SUNDAY
25Oct61 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Stuart Margolin ...... Lester Wexler
Carol O'Leary ........ Librarian
James Nolan .......... Fireman
Synopsis:
Sarah prepares a huge Sunday dinner, just as she has been doing every Sunday
for years. Then she realizes that all her friends are gone for the weekend -
and she may be dining alone. [RF]

1.05 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: MRS. G. MEETS DR. HENNESSEY
1Nov61 CBS Wednesday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Jackie Cooper ......... Chick Hennesey
Synopsis:
Sarah’s classmate Joe Caldwell gets a low grade from Professor
Crayton. He decides to end it all by joining the Navy. Jackie Cooper
appears as Navy medical officer Chick Hennesey, the role he plays in
his own "Hennesey" series.

1.06 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: THE BABY AFFAIR
8Nov61 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Marion Ross .... Susan
Leo Penn ..... Jerry
Paul Smith ... George Howell
Synopsis:
Susan and Jerry, Sarah's daughter and son-in-law, are having problems
with their little girl. Then Sarah shows up with a few suggestions -
taken from a textbook on child psychology. [TA]

1.07 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: CRAYTON ON TV
15Nov61 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Paul Smith .... George Howell
Aneta Corsaut ... Irma Howell
Parley Baer .... Prof. Nimetz
Tom B. Henry ... Prof. Merriam
Ned Wever ......Dean Stoner
Elliott Reid ..... Director
Synopsis 1:
Prof. Crayton presents a book report on TV. Sarah and the other English
students agree that his appearance was a success, but there seems to be
a controversy about the book he chose to discuss. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Prof. Crayton registers a hit in his television debut as a book reviewer
... until the fan mail starts coming in. [TA]

1.08 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: RED, RED ROSE
22Nov61 CBS Wednesday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Isobel Elsom ......... Elizabeth Blakeley
Synopsis:
Prof. Crayton’s announcement that he is giving a reception for
British poetess Elizabeth Blakeley brings an unprecedented demand for
invitations.

1.09 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: ROMANCE FOR MAXIE
29Nov61 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Charles Watts ........ Jesse Roberts
Karyn Kupcinet ....... Carol
Synopsis:
Maxfield excitedly reveals that she has been asked out by an eligible bachelor
named Jesse Roberts. Sarah and the other student roomers at Maxie's insist
that she bring her new boyfriend around and show him off. [RF]

1.10 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: THE TROUBLE WITH CRAYTON
6Dec61 CBS Wed
Guest Cast:
Peter Lorre ...... Dr. Kestner
Phillip Coolidge ... Charles Joseph Burke
Judy Crowder ...... Sally
Synopsis:
Crayton passes his physical exam with flying colors, but Sarah
and Dr. Barber, who want the professor to take a much-needed rest
conspire to keep the results a secret. [TA]

1.11 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: THE TEACHER
13Dec61 CBS Wed
Synopsis 1:
Now that Sarah is acquiring a college education, she
feels it's only fair to pass her knowledge on to others. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mrs. G becomes a teacher whose classroom is the backroom of a tailor
shop when she decides to share her newly acquired education with other
less fortunate adults. [TA]

1.12 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: MRS. G. MEETS THE FACULTY
20Dec61 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Adrianne Ellis .... Laura
Parley Baer ... Prof. Nimetz
Judy Nugent ..... Judy
Synopsis:
Sarah's enthusiastic about the forthcoming faculty reception for the
freshman class, which just about makes her a minority of one. Everybody
else thinks it's going to be a big bore. [TA]

1.13 [--] Mrs. G. Goes To College: MRS. G's PRIVATE TELEPHONE
27Dec61 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Leo Penn ............. Jerry
Yvonne Craig ......... Sally
Jonathan Bolt ........ Donald Cobby
Synopsis:
Seems every time Sarah wants to use the boarding-house phone, one of the other
tenants is on the line. So she decides to haver her own phone installed in her room. [RF]

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CBS Thursdays 9:30pm Eastern

1.14 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: MAXIE'S SILENT PARTNER
11Jan62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Synopsis:
Sarah decides to enter the business world, and invests her savings
in half-ownership of the campus boarding house. Her first problem:
persuade Prof. Crayton to try to get along with the other boarders.
This show, formerly known as "Mrs. G. Goes to College," gets a new
title with this episode and moves into this new time period. [TA]

1.15 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: MRS. G. VERSUS THE KINGSTON TRIO
18Jan62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Kingston Trio ............ themselves - Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, & John Stewart)
Phillip Coolidge ........ Prof. Burke
Carol O’Leary ............ Diane
Les Brown Jr. ............ ticket seller
Synopsis:
Sarah takes it hard when the Kingston Trio is signed to give a campus
concert. They’re slated to appear the same night as the faculty String
Quartet, whose concert she is promoting. [TA]
The Kingston trio sing "Tom Dooley," "Chilly Winds" and "When the
Saints Go Marching In."

1.16 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: SUNDAY DINNER
25Jan62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest Cast:
Brian Davies ............. Fuzzy Hess
Susan Hope ............... Susan
Joe Forte ................ Prof. Joseph
Dick Ryan ................ Prof. Richards
Synopsis:
Now that she’s on the business end of the boarding-house venture
with Maxfield, Sarah sees it’s going to take more money to operate the
place. And she knows just how to get it - by selling home-cooked Sunday
dinners to the tenants. [TA]

1.17 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: THE MOTHER AFFAIR
1Feb62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Arlene Francis .......... Mrs. Evans
Bennye Gatteys .......... Nancy Evans
Alan Reed Jr. ........... Quentin
Synopsis:
A coed named Nancy Evans enrolls at the university and takes a room at
Maxfield’s. Nancy is accompanied by her mother, a protective sort who
is used to making all of her daughter’s decisions for her. [TA]

1.18 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: PEACE CORPS
8Feb62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Fabian Forte ........... Paul Volk
Will Kuluva ............ Ralph
Jerry Hausner .......... Murray
Synopsis:
Student Paul Volk has developed an interest in the Peace Corps and asks
his father’s permission to join. But Mr. Volk won’t hear of it - and
Paul turns to Sarah and Prof. Crayton for advice. [TA]

1.19 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: GOODBYE, MR. HOWELL
15Feb62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest Cast:
William Windom ......... Ernie Oakes
Doris Singleton ........ Bunny
Ken Berry .............. Oscar
Terry Hope ............. Susan
Eddie Peterson ......... Naismith
Synopsis:
George Howell remembers his old college chum Ernie Oakes as not too
bright and forever broke. Now Ernie arrives for a visit - and announces
that he is going to stay in the penthouse at the Royal Egyptian Hotel. [TA]
(Delayed local broadcast 24Feb62 on WLYH-15, Lebanon, Saturday 8:30pm)

1.20 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: HOW NOW, BROWN COW?
22Feb62 CBS Thur
Guest Cast:
Philip Coolidge ........ Dr. Burke
Doug Lambert ........... Rodney Putnam
Dani Lynn .............. Ami
Synopsis:
The subject of debating comes up in Sarah's speech class and Dr. Burke,
the professor, suggests a sample debate. Resolved: "Report Cards Be
Abolished in Education" - and Sarah is chosen to defend the negative view. [TA]

1.21 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: HIGH FINANCE
1Mar62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Bob Hastings .......... Charlie Hughes
Erin O’Donnell ........ Marion
Synopsis:
Charlie Hughes has money troubles, and it looks like he’ll have to quit
school. But Sarah thinks his education comes first and offers to help him. [TA]

1.22 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: ONE OF OUR BOOKS IS MISSING
8Mar62 CBS Thur
Guest cast:
Vaughn Taylor
Synopsis:
Sarah Green takes a firm stand for justice when she
insists that the college library has wrongly accused
her of not returning a long overdue book. [TA]

1.23 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: CURFEW SHALL NOT RING TONIGHT
15Mar62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Synopsis:
Joe and Carol are incensed by an evening curfew, which has been imposed
by the faculty. [TA]

1.24 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: GENTLEMAN CALLER
22Mar62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Robert F. Simon .......... Mr. Harris
Synopsis:
A letter from her sister Dora says that Sarah’s days as a lonely widow
may soon be over - Dora is sending a very eligible bachelor named Mr.
Harris to visit her. [TA]

1.25 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: DAD'S DAY
29Mar62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Alan Reed Sr. .......... Mr. Rickadmyack
Alan Reed Jr. .......... Quentin Richards
Cliff Norton ........... Mr. Franklin
Russ Conway ............ Mr. Caldwell
Terry Hope ............. Susan
Stafford Repp .......... Susan’s father
Dani Lynn .............. Amy)
Ban Wright ............. Amy’s father
Synopsis:
"Dad’s Day" on campus is coming up and Amy and Susan can’t find rooms
for their fathers. Sarah, naturally, has just the solution - her boarding house. [TA]

1.26 [--] The Gertrude Berg Show: THE BIRD (final episode)
5Apr62 CBS Thursday at 9:30pm
Guest cast:
Frank Aletter ......... Norman Rogers
John Astin ............ Dr. Carmichael
Synopsis:
Sarah and some other freshmen are taking a look at the college atom
smasher when suddenly they hear a "peep, peep" sound. Sarah examines
the cyclotron more closely - and finds a bird nesting in its coils. [TA]

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From : MICHAEL CREECH <MCREECH@indy.rr.com>
Sent : Saturday, July 10, 2004 2:26 PM
Subject : Mrs G Goest To College / The Gertrude Berg Show

I read your information in the "Mrs. G Goes To College /
The Gertrude Berg Show" and was wondering if you know where
I could find these episodes on VHS?
I am a huge fan of one of the cast members, Aneta Corsaut.
Any help would be appreciated.
Mike Creech


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