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That's My Boy (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent,  Rina Fox
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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THAT'S MY BOY
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Production Company not known
for
CBS (Saturdays 10:00 pm Eastern) (10Apr54-01Jan55)
CBS Sundays (reruns)( Jun59-Sep59)
Produced by
Cy Howard

US comedy series 1954-55   37 episodes listed x bw film
starring
Eddie Mayehoff as "Jarring" Jack Jackson
Rochelle Hudson as Alice Jackson
Gil Stratton, Jr. as Junior Jackson
Mabel Albertson as Henrietta Patterson
John Smith as Bill Baker
Announcer: Bill Baldwin

Premise:
Based upon the 1951 motion picture in which Mayehoff starred
with Jerry Lewis, this series was based upon the same premise --
that of a retired football star who constantly tries to make
a "man" out of his bookish intellectual son "Junior" through
a variety of efforts which inevitably fail.

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CBS Saturdays 10:00 pm Eastern (10Apr54-01Jan55)

1.01 [--] That's My Boy: TIGER OF ROSSMORE COLLEGE
10Apr54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jarring Jack is visited by an old college buddy, the former
“Tiger of Rossmore College.” Jack asks his aid in persuading Junior
to give up his plans for attending an “intellectual” eastern
college. [JB]

1.02 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
17Apr54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Alice informs Jack, the perennial college athlete, that he must get
rid of his trophies. Alice makes this request because Dr. Hunter
has discovered that Junior is afflicted with a psychosomatic illness
whenever he comes into contact with his father’s trophies. [JB]

1.03 [--] That's My Boy: BOYS' WEEK
24Apr54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
It’s dad’s plan that Junior follow in his boyhood footsteps and be
the town Mayor during “Boys Week.” Junior stumps for zoning
commissioner instead and what happens to dad shouldn’t happen
to a dog. [JB]

1.04 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
01May54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
The burden of fighting the main event of a fight is placed on Junior’s
shoulders. [JB]

1.05 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
08May54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack invites athlete Bill Baker to the house to give Junior an idea of
the type of behavior he admires. But Bill turns out to be a show-off. [JB]

1.06 [--] That's My Boy: PERSON TO PERSON
15May54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack is slated for an appearance on Edward R. Morrow’s “Person to Person.”
His trophies are to be a featured part of the program. When they
disappear, it seems as if Jack’s dreams of glory won’t come true. [JB]

1.07 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
22May54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Junior Jackson finds his dad’s lesson in love making a bit old-fashioned.
When he goes a courtin’, the modern miss doesn’t think much of his
technique. [JB/RF]

[--] 29May54 (See 05Jun54)

1.08 [--] That's My Boy: CULTURE WILL OUT
05Jun54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack is pleased to hear that an alumnus is going to give money
to the athletic department. When Junior hears of this, he grows
angry. The boy feels that his science teacher is the one who needs
the endowment.
(Postponed from last week)

[--] 12Jun54 CBS Sat (see 03Jul54)
Synopsis:
Jack sends Junior to spend the weekend at the home of the local
football hero. The football hero is far more impressed by
Junior’s brain than Junior is by the athlete’s brawn.

1.09 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
19Jun54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Junior buys his dad a gift for Father’s Day. He also buys a
birthday gift for an intellectual girl friend-a stuffed owl.
The gifts get mixed and Jarrin’ Jack must act pleased with
the latest addition to his trophy collection.

1.10 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
Note: the following episode aired on 17Jul54 late afternoon
in Pittsburgh, PA and is most likely one the episodes that
actually aired in June 1954, probably 26Jun54.

Synopsis:
His vision blurred by eyedrops, Jack flounders through an air-raid drill
on his job as air-raid warden. [JB]

[--] 26Jun54 (See 03Jul54)

1.11 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
03Jul54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack sends Junior to the house of Rossmore’s athletic hero, Bill Baker.
Instead of inspiring Junior to become a football hero (Jack’s
desired result), the visit makes Bill wish he were more intellectual.
(Postponed from last week)
Note: this appears to be the same episode that aired on 12Jun54


1.12 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
10Jul54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Rossmore plans a surprise testimonial dinner for Jarrin’ Jack
as Rossmore’s most outstanding citizen. The only way they
can get him out of his house is to stage a family feud so that
Jack will leave home go off to his club. [JB]

1.13 [--] That's My Boy: GRIDIRON CLASSICS
17Jul54 CBS Sat
Junior gets a job in an ad agency and whips up a TV program,
“Gridiron Classics.” [JB]

1.14 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
24Jul54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jarrin’ Jack’s guests are a pro football team. He makes their
stay memorable by injuring their star player in a demonstration
of football plays and booking them rooms in a hotel where a
symphony orchestra is also stopping. Things generally hit a
very sour note. [JB]

1.15 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
31Jul54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
When Junior is selected for a school team, Jack assumes that
baseball is the sport in question. His bright dreams of
Junior on the diamond are shattered by the reality of Junior
bent over the board-Junior’s made the chess team. [JB]

1.16 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
07Aug54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack tries to interfere with Junior’s plans for a party and
is angrily dismissed from the house. He sulks about town
and seems certain to miss a party planned without his help-a
birthday surprise at the Barkers’ house. [JB]

1.17 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
14Aug54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack puts his family team against that of neighbor Sam Barker
in the country club’s annual athletic contest. Jack’s given
first choice of games and he’s sure the Jacksons can’t lose-not
when wife Alice, a former Olympics star, is slated to play
the decisive tennis match. [JB]

1.18 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
21Aug54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Rossmore’s prime do-gooder is to be tendered a surprise
testimonial dinner by his fellow citizens. The catch is
that the honoring committee wants to have Jack’s trophies
on hand at the event. If they disappear from the house,
Jack will become suspicious. What to do? [JB]

1.19 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
28Aug54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
The town council requests portraits of its leading citizens,
one Jarrin’ Jack Jackson included. Junior shows a sudden
artistic talent and is commissioned to do the painting of
his famous father. [JB]

1.20 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
04Sep54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jarrin’ Jack plans to dredge Noonan swamp. [JB]
(similar to #1.25)

1.21 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
11Sep54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack is all set to referee Rossmore’s big freshman basketball
game. He winds up watching over something far different. [JB]

1.22 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
18Sep54 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Gloria Winters ......... Junior’s girl friend
Synopsis:
A dream come true for Jarrin’ Jack Jackson when Junior registers
for college. Jack gets upset, however, when Junior doesn’t
seem to appreciate the advantages of college life at dear old
Rossmore. Gloria Winters is Junior’s girl friend. [JB]

1.23 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
25Sep54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Junior convinces Jack that it pays to advertise on TV. This
conclusion is the result of dividends produced on Junior’s
sports film show. [JB]

1.24 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
02Oct54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Junior’s unpredictable activities continue to cause his father
anxiety. But Jarrin’ Jack, equal to any situation, dons his
Sherlock Holmes hat and begins his investigation. [JB]

1.25 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
09Oct54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Junior’s schooling is endangered when Jack has to purchase some
expensive equipment to dredge Noonan’s Swamp. The only solution
Jack can think of doesn’t seem appropriate for his son. [JB]
(similar to #1.20)

1.26 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
16Oct54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jarrin’ Jack and Junior decide to play baseball in the city park.
Jack’s failure to observe the “keep off the grass” edict leads
to trouble. [JB]

1.27 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
23Oct54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jarrin’ Jack is ready to go off on a moose hunt with some of his
cronies. His wife insists that he take son Junior along and Jack’s
reaction is anything but cordial. [JB/RF]

1.28 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
30Oct54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack’s in a stew. His son, Junior, hasn’t been pledged by a
single fraternity at Rossmore College. All this after his
father’s record as big man on campus! [JB]
Synopsis two:
Knowing that Junior has not been pledged to Jarrin’ Jack’s college
fraternity, Alice and a neighbor try to keep Jack from going to
the fraternity initiation ceremony. [JB]

1.29 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
06Nov54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
The boss’s wife vetoes Jack’s attempts to purchase Holbeck Heights,
the land adjoining Noonan’s Swamp. Maybe if Jack turns on that
old football-hero charm, he can win over his opponent. [JB]

1.30 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
13Nov54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
It’s the day of the big game, but the old grad still has to learn
that business comes before football. As usual,it’s Henrietta
Patterson, Jack’s partner’s wife, who riles him. [JB]

1.31 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
20Nov54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jarrin’ Jack’s not at all jubilant when his son gets an “R” from
Rossmore. Instead of winning his letter on the gridiron, Junior
got an award for prowess on the podium-of the college symphony
orchestra. [JB]

1.32 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
27Nov54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack and the boss’s wife are at it again! The topic of debate
is the old familiar one-what to do with Noonan’s Swamp. [JB]

1.33 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
04Dec54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
The Jackson-Barker feud is on again! It all began when Jarrin’
Jack built an additional closet for his house and discovered that
it overlapped onto Sam Barker’s property. [JB]

1.34 [--] That's My Boy: FOUNDERS DAY
11Dec54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack trumps the ace of the mayor’s wife once too often. The feuding
families can’t bridge the gap created between them by a dispute over
who is to fire the ancient city-park cannon on Rossmore’s
anniversary day. [JB]

1.35 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
18Dec54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
It seems as if Henrietta will put a stop to plans for both Junior’s
ski vacation and the gaiety of the office party. But when it’s
office party time down at the factory, nothing can keep spirits
low for very long! [JB]

1.36 [--] That's My Boy: (episode title not known)
25Dec54 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack decides to take a course at the university so that he can join in
the activities of his son Junior’s newly formed astronomy club. [JB]

1.37 [--] That's My Boy: THE ACTOR (Final show of the series)
01Jan55 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Jack is determined to play the “lover boy” role in a local dramatic show.
But the director is unimpressed by his past glory as a football hero
and Jack seems destined for bit parts only. [JB]

 
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CBS Sundays

 [--] 12Jul59 CBS Sun - rerun of #1.29
Synopsis:
The boss's wife vetoes Jarrin' Jack's attempts to purchase Holbeck
Heights, the land adjoining Noonan's swamp. [RF]

[--] 26Jul59 CBS Sun - rerun of #1.32
Synopsis:
Jack and the boss's wife are at it again. The topic of debate is the
old familiar one - what to do with Noonan's Swamp. [RF]

[--] 02Aug59 CBS Sun - rerun of #1.33
Guest cast:
Larry Blake ..... Sam
Synopsis:
The Jackson-Barker feud is on again. It all began when Jarrin' Jack
built an addition to his house and discovered that it overlapped onto Sam
Barker's property. [RF]


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