Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 29, 1953
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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Make Room for Daddy

Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family. Most episodes conclude with a song by Danny or one of the children. Affection expressed as hostility ("I love you, you little jerk") and ironic humor characterize this show.

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11x30 The Persistent Cop Aired: Apr. 27, 1964

Danny is asked by a policeman to audition a young singing group from the poor side of town. But one look inside the Williams apartment makes …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 11 seasons and 341 episodes air between 1953 and 1964.

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  • Danny Thomas was forced against his will to have Jean Hagen as his TV wife. He could not stand her attitude or what he considered her slovenly appearance. During one rehearsal he is said to…
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    Danny Thomas was forced against his will to have Jean Hagen as his TV wife. He could not stand her attitude or what he considered her slovenly appearance. During one rehearsal he is said to have have shouted "For God's sake, Jean, put on a little lipstick". She left after the third season and, at the beginning of the fourth season, to assure that she could not come back he had her character die.
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  • Danny Thomas and Marjorie Lord appeared as the same characters Danny and Kathy Williams in "The Joey Bishop Show" (1961) {This Is Your Life (#1.4)}.
  • Penney Parker beat a then-unknown actress named Mary Tyler Moore for the role of Terry. According to Danny Thomas, the only reason Parker got the part was because he felt Moore's nose looked…
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    Penney Parker beat a then-unknown actress named Mary Tyler Moore for the role of Terry. According to Danny Thomas, the only reason Parker got the part was because he felt Moore's nose looked different enough from his so that nobody would believe she was his daughter.
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