Father of the Bride
Written byCharles E. Anderson
Ken Cooper
John Elliotte
Dale Eunson
Katherine Eunson
Mathilda Ferro
Theodore Ferro
Mort Green
Edward Streeter
Carey Wilber
Directed byMort Green
Anton Leader
Fletcher Markle
Gene Reynolds
Richard Whorf
StarringLeon Ames
Ruth Warrick
Myrna Fahey
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes34
Executive producerRobert Maxwell
ProducersRudolph E. Abel
Mort Green
CinematographyHal Mohr
Running time30 mins. (approx)
Production companyMGM Television
Original networkCBS
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 29, 1961 (1961-09-29) –
September 14, 1962 (1962-09-14)
Related showsFather of the Bride
Back row, L-R: Ruth Warrick and Leon Ames. Front row, L-R: Myrna Fahey and Burt Metcalfe.
Back row, L-R: Ruth Warrick and Leon Ames. Front row, L-R: Myrna Fahey and Burt Metcalfe.

Father of the Bride is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1961–62 season. Produced by MGM Television, the series was based on the 1950 film of the same title. Cast members include Leon Ames as the father of the bride, Ruth Warrick as the mother, and Myrna Fahey as the bride.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Bombshell at Breakfast"Fletcher MarkleKen CooperSeptember 29, 1961 (1961-09-29)
Kay announces that she has been proposed to, has accepted and is planning to be married.
2"Buckley"Fletcher MarkleKen CooperOctober 6, 1961 (1961-10-06)
Stanley is outraged when he thinks his prospective son-in-law has gotten fresh with his daughter and declares that the wedding is off.
3"Buckley's Parents"Fletcher MarkleKen CooperOctober 13, 1961 (1961-10-13)
Despite Ellie's warnings, Stanley Banks makes a spectacle of himself at the first formal meeting of the in-laws.
4"The Ring"Fletcher MarkleTBAOctober 20, 1961 (1961-10-20)
Stanley, exercising his rightful role as the prospective father-in-law, picks up the reset engagement diamond ring for Buckley—and promptly loses it.
5"The Engagement Party"Fletcher MarkleTBAOctober 27, 1961 (1961-10-27)
Stanley refuses to call in caterers for the engagement party and finds himself stuck in the kitchen while trying to memorize the announcement speech.
6"Kay's Dinner"Fletcher MarkleTBANovember 3, 1961 (1961-11-03)
Preparing her first dinner for her prospective in-laws, Kay ruins the meal, causing her father to dash across town to get her mother to save it.
7"Guest List"Fletcher MarkleTBANovember 10, 1961 (1961-11-10)
Although it is agreed that the wedding will be small, the guest list continues to grow until Kay and Buckley are to the point of eloping.
8"Maid of Honor"Fletcher MarkleTBANovember 17, 1961 (1961-11-17)
Relations around the Banks household are strained after Kay rejects a friend as her maid-of-honor.
9"Mr. Massoula"Fletcher MarkleMathilda Ferro & Theodore FerroNovember 24, 1961 (1961-11-24)
A catering firm, specializing in wedding receptions, invades the Banks home and decrees it scarcely fit for human occupancy, let alone a reception.
10"White Elephant"Fletcher MarkleTBADecember 1, 1961 (1961-12-01)
A traditional white elephant among wedding gifts turns out to be a white ceramic elephant for Kay and Buckley.
11"Stanley's Suit"Fletcher MarkleTBADecember 8, 1961 (1961-12-08)
Stanley tries to keep wedding expenses down by wearing the striped trousers and cutaway coat that he wore at his own wedding.
12"The Shower"Fletcher MarkleTBADecember 15, 1961 (1961-12-15)
Stanley and Tommy go fishing in order to avoid Kay's wedding shower.
13"Furnishing the Apartment (a.k.a. The Apartment)"Fletcher MarkleTBADecember 22, 1961 (1961-12-22)
The apartment that Kay and Buckley decide will be perfect for their first home is rented out from under them by Stanley.
14"Surprise, Surprise!"Fletcher MarkleMort Green & Ken CooperDecember 29, 1961 (1961-12-29)
Stanley thinks the family has forgotten his birthday in a flurry of preparations for Kay's shower.
15"The Honeymoon"Fletcher MarkleTBAJanuary 5, 1962 (1962-01-05)
A disagreement over honeymoon sites between Kay and Buckley turns into a battle that threatens to wreck marriage plans.
16"Homework"Gene ReynoldsTBAJanuary 19, 1962 (1962-01-19)
Stanley offers to help Tommy solve a high school geometry problem, despite realizing that he is not familiar with the subject.
17"The Rehearsal"Fletcher MarkleTBAJanuary 26, 1962 (1962-01-26)
The entire wedding party is left waiting at the altar when the groom-to-be fails to show up at the rehearsal.
18"The Wedding"Anton LeaderTBAJanuary 26, 1962 (1962-01-26)
After months of preparation and havoc, Kay and Buckley are married.
19"The Pine Pillow"Gene ReynoldsTBAFebruary 9, 1962 (1962-02-09)
Stanley accuses the post office of inefficiency when everyone but him receives gifts from the honeymooning Kay and Buckley.
20"The Homecoming"Fletcher MarkleTBAFebruary 16, 1962 (1962-02-16)
Kay and Buckley return from their honeymoon to find that their well-meaning in-laws have furnished one apartment and hung draperies in another, but have put nothing in the newlyweds' apartment.
21"Too Many Cooks"Gene ReynoldsTBAFebruary 23, 1962 (1962-02-23)
Kay gets advice from her mother-in-law, then causes a problem when she goes to her mother for help.
22"The Quarrel"Gene ReynoldsTBAMarch 2, 1962 (1962-03-02)
Kay threatens divorce when Buckley rebels against her comparing him with her father.
23"Tommy's Hero"Gene ReynoldsTBAMarch 9, 1962 (1962-03-09)
Stanley thinks he has lost both of his children to Buckley when Tommy turns down his dad's box seats for a baseball game.
24"The Milking Stool"Fletcher MarkleTBAMarch 16, 1962 (1962-03-16)
Feeling useless since Kay's marriage, Ellie decides to go into the antique furniture business.
25"Quibbling"Fletcher MarkleMort GreenMarch 23, 1962 (1962-03-23)
Kay runs home to her mother after she and Buckley have some basic conflicts.
26"The House"Fletcher MarkleTBAMarch 30, 1962 (1962-03-30)
Stanley doesn't think it's wise for the children to buy a house, then nearly faints when Ellie tells him Kay is going to have a baby.
27"The Campaign Manager"Gene ReynoldsMort GreenApril 6, 1962 (1962-04-06)
Stanley's law partner solicits his aid in campaigning for the Williston maid to be president of an organization.
28"The Duchess"Gene ReynoldsDale & Katherine EunsonApril 13, 1962 (1962-04-13)
Buckley's mother, Doris Dunston, thinks she has inherited an island with a 154-room Norman castle and the title Duchess of Lianddudnow.
29"Stanley's Steamer"TBATBAApril 20, 1962 (1962-04-20)
Stanley spends a lot of time with his new toy and is suspected of carrying on with another woman.
30"The Hospital"TBATBAApril 27, 1962 (1962-04-27)
Herbert Dunston calmly calls a cab and goes to a hospital without any explanation.
31"The Band"Gene ReynoldsTBAMay 4, 1962 (1962-05-04)
Stanley unwittingly hires his own teen-aged sons inexperienced jazz combo to entertain for the big annual lawyer's ball.
32"Bradley's Shack"Gene ReynoldsTBAMay 11, 1962 (1962-05-11)
Ellie gets suspicious when she learns Stanley and his men friends will "rough it" at a plush hunting lodge.
33"The Hammers"Gene ReynoldsTBAMay 18, 1962 (1962-05-18)
House guests turn the Banks residence into a haven for a muscle-building school.
34"The Visit"Gene ReynoldsJames S. Henerson & Ken CooperJune 1, 1962 (1962-06-01)
Stanley turns down a dinner invitation from his children because he thinks they are just being nice to him.