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Professional Father (1955)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Rina Fox, Robert Leszxzak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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PROFESSIONAL FATHER
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Production Company not known
for CBS (Saturdays)
Produced by Harry Kronman

US Comedy Series 1955    18 approx episodes x 30 min
(08Jan55-02Jul55)
Starring:
Steve Dunne as Thomas Wilson, M.D
Barbara Billingsley as Helen Wilson (wife)
Ted Marc as Thomas "Twig" Wilson, Jr (son)
Beverly Washburn as Kathryn "Kit" Wilson (daughter)
with:
Phyllis Coates as Nurse Madge Allen (neighbor)
Joseph Kerns as Fred Allen (neighbor)
Arthur Q. Bryan as Mr. Boggs (handyman)
Ann O'Neal as Nana (the housekeeper)

Premise:
Events in the lives of the Wilson family: Thomas, a child psychologist;
his wife, Helen; and their children, Kit and Twig.

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CBS Saturdays (08Jan55-02Jul55)

[01] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
08Jan55 CBS Sat
Dr. Wilson's manuscript for a book about behavior falls into the hands
of his offspring, Twig and Kit. They try to put into practice the type of
behaviour their father advocates. [JK]

[02] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
15Jan55 CBS Sat
When Dr. Wilson announces his plan for a vacation to get away from it
all, his wife plans a gay social time. Her plans receive a jolt when
she discovers the doctor is olanning to go duck-hunting. [JK]

[03] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK/RF]
22Jan55 CBS Sat [JK] (possibly rescheduled to 12Feb55)
12Feb55 CBS Sat [RF]
Synopsis 1:
The Wilson family and their neighbors, Fred and Madge have their proposed
skiing trip interrupted by when daughter Kit refuses to leave her guppies
unless a reliable "fish sitter" can be found. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Wilson and family are all set to go on an outing but they can't
seem to find a "fish sitter" to stay at home with the children's pet
guppies. [RF]

1.4 [--] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK] [verified -RL]
29Jan55 CBS Sat
Written by Harry Kronman & Jerry Adelman
Directed by John Claar
Guest cast
Jimmy Moss ........ "Lard" Patterson
Ralph Dumke ....... Mr. Patterson
Synopsis:
Dr. Wilson had planned to go on a fishing with his neighbor Fred,
But he didn't count on a stint as umpire of son Twig's baseball game. [JK]
Note:
Ironically, Barbara Billingsley was in this show PRIOR to "LEAVE IT TO BEAVER,"
but son TWIG in this show played for a baseball team called THE BEAVERS. [RL]

[05] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
05Feb55 CBS Sat
Dr Wilson advises a young patient to take out his repressed energies
on the local bully. The bully has been taunting son Twig, too. [JK]

[--] 12Feb55 CBS - possibly reschedule of 22Jan55 episode

[06] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
19Feb55 CBS Sat
Dr. Wilson thinks of the harshest possible punishment for Kit and
Twig, who've spent all of their allownances. He forbids them to go the
movies. [JK]

[--] 26Feb55 - no details - possibly preempted

[07] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
05Mar55 CBS Sat
Helen Wilson finds that when she becomes interested in the work of
a young artist her offspring suddenly show a keen interest in art. [JK]

[08] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
12Mar55 CBS Sat
The Wilsons never realized how much they depended on their housekeeper,
Nana, until she decided to take a vacation. [JK]

[09] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
19Mar55 CBS Sat
Dr. Wilson tries an experiment in reverse psychology when he discovers
Twig has a severe case of hero-worship of their next door neighbor.
He sends Twig to live next door and makes the neighbor's son a part
of the Wilson family. [JK]

[10] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
26Mar55 CBS Sat
Dr. Wilson's ability as a child psychologist is put to the test when his
children come to believe he dosn't love them. [JK]

[11] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK]
02Apr55 CBS Sat
The Wilson family, with one exception, is decked out in its Sunday best
in anticipation of attending the social event of the year. The exception:
Twig who insists on wearing blue jeans and a T shirt. [JK]

[12] Professional Father: THE AUNT WHO CAME TO DINNER [JK/RF]
09Apr55 CBS Sat
The Wilson's expect their Aunt Martha for an hour's visit. Martha has
other plans though, and becomes the aunt who came to dinner. [JK/RF]

[13] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [JK/RF]
16Apr55 CBS Sat
When Twig asks for money to buy baseball equipment, Dr. Wilson insists
his son earn the money. [JK/RF]

[14] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [RF]
23Apr55 CBS Sat
Helen's old boyfriend shows up with just two tickets to the theater.
Dr. Wilson's scientific training doesn't prevent him from feeling a
little jealous. [RF]

[--] 30Apr55 - no details

[15] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [RF]
07May55 CBS Sat
In an effort to save a so-called incorrigible youth from reform school,
Dr. Wilson suggests the boy stay at the Wilson home. [RF]

[16] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [RF]
14May55 CBS Sat
cast:
Larry Blake as Donald Peterson
Dr. Wilson invites his neighbor, Donald Peterson on a fishing trip. The
doctor learns an important lession in psychology. [RF]

[17] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [RF]
21May55 CBS Sat
Dr. Wilson and Twig have a problem: how to avoid attending the opera
with the women of the family. [RF]

[18] Professional Father: UNKNOWN TITLE [RF]
28May55 CBS Sat
Twig becomes a judge in the city government for Boy's Day in City
Government. Dr. Wilson's joy over this honorary position decreases as Twig
presents him with old traffic violations and appropriate fines. [RF]

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