This is a list of episodes for the television program The Danny Thomas Show, which was titled Make Room for Daddy for the first three seasons. All episodes were filmed in black-and-white.

Series overview

At present, only seasons five and six have been released on DVD.[1]

SeasonTitleEpisodesOriginally airedRankRating
First airedLast airedNetwork
1Make Room for Daddy30September 29, 1953 (1953-09-29)April 20, 1954 (1954-04-20)ABCN/AN/A
230September 28, 1954 (1954-09-28)April 26, 1955 (1955-04-26)N/AN/A
330September 13, 1955 (1955-09-13)April 17, 1956 (1956-04-17)N/AN/A
4The Danny Thomas Show30October 1, 1956 (1956-10-01)April 25, 1957 (1957-04-25)N/AN/A
532October 7, 1957 (1957-10-07)May 26, 1958 (1958-05-26)CBS235.3
633October 6, 1958 (1958-10-06)May 25, 1959 (1959-05-25)532.8
733October 5, 1959 (1959-10-05)May 23, 1960 (1960-05-23)431.1
832October 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)May 22, 1961 (1961-05-22)1225.9
931October 2, 1961 (1961-10-02)May 7, 1962 (1962-05-07)826.1
1032October 1, 1962 (1962-10-01)May 6, 1963 (1963-05-06)728.7[a]
1130September 30, 1963 (1963-09-30)April 27, 1964 (1964-04-27)926.7
  1. ^ Tied with Ben Casey

Episodes

Season 1 (1953–54)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Uncle Daddy"William AsherMelville ShavelsonSeptember 29, 1953 (1953-09-29)
Danny Williams (Danny Thomas) is called Uncle Daddy by his children after being away for months.
22"Party Dress"William AsherBob Fisher & Alan LipscottOctober 6, 1953 (1953-10-06)
Terry wants to wear a party dress to her first formal dance.
33"Second Honeymoon"William AsherStory by : Sumner Arthur Long
Teleplay by : Bob Fisher & Alan Lipscott
October 13,  1953 (1953-10-13)
Margaret plans a second honeymoon with Danny.
44"Mother-in-Law"William AsherBob Fisher & Alan LipscottOctober 20, 1953 (1953-10-20)
Danny gets a lesson adult psychology from his children when he asks his mother-in-law once too often to babysit.
55"Anniversary"William AsherAlan Lipscott & Bob FisherOctober 27, 1953 (1953-10-27)
Danny forgets his 12th wedding anniversary.
66"Margaret, Non-Pro"William AsherBob Fisher & Alan LipscottNovember 3, 1953 (1953-11-03)
Margaret attempts to begin her own showbiz career.
77"The Visiting Englishman"Sheldon LeonardBob WeiskopfNovember 10, 1953 (1953-11-10)
An Englishman who's a friend of Danny's visits the Williams for three weeks.
88"The Sea Captain"Sheldon LeonardAlan Lipscott & Bob FisherNovember 17, 1953 (1953-11-17)
Danny's kids pay more attention to an old sea captain than to him on his birthday.
99"Thanksgiving Story"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottNovember 24, 1953 (1953-11-24)
The Williams may have to spend Thanksgiving without Danny when he gets stranded in Boston.
1010"Last Dollar"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottDecember 1, 1953 (1953-12-01)
A dollar is missing and Rusty swears he didn't take it.
1111"Margaret's Job"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottDecember 8, 1953 (1953-12-08)
Danny talks Margaret into taking a job at her friend's office.
1212"Wonderland"Sheldon LeonardAlan Lipscott & Bob FisherDecember 15, 1953 (1953-12-15)
A woman wins a radio contest to spend the weekend with the Williams.
1313"Christmas"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottDecember 22, 1953 (1953-12-22)
The Williams may have to spend Christmas without Danny.
1414"Toledo"Sheldon LeonardAlan Lipscott & Bob FisherDecember 29,  1953 (1953-12-29)
Danny sees his old friends in Toledo.
1515"Margaret's Jealousy"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottJanuary 5, 1954 (1954-01-05)
Margaret get jealous when Rusty shows her a picture of Danny kissing a blonde.
1616"Terry for President"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottJanuary 12, 1954 (1954-01-12)
Terry runs for class president with Danny as her campaign manager.
1717"True Blue Benny"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottJanuary 19, 1954 (1954-01-19)
Danny plans a party for Benny in honor of their 12th anniversary as a team.
1818"Rusty Runs Away"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottJanuary 26, 1954 (1954-01-26)
Rusty runs away from home and encounters a policeman who offers his help.
1919"The Professor"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottFebruary 2, 1954 (1954-02-02)
Danny is steamed that an old flame of Margaret's is coming to dinner.
2020"Burlesque"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottFebruary 9, 1954 (1954-02-09)
Danny puts on a burlesque show for VIPs who do not approve.
2121"Black Eyes"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottFebruary 16, 1954 (1954-02-16)
Danny teaches Rusty to defend himself against a school bully.
2222"Margaret's Birthday"Sheldon LeonardAlan Lipscott & Bob FisherFebruary 23, 1954 (1954-02-23)
Margaret tries to get Danny to buy a ring for her birthday.
2323"The Matchmaker"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottMarch 2, 1954 (1954-03-02)
Margaret tries to play matchmaker for Jesse.
2424"Night Club"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottMarch 9, 1954 (1954-03-09)
Danny goes out to a night club.
2525"Terry's Career"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottMarch 16, 1954 (1954-03-16)
Terry wants to start her own career in show business.
2626"School Festival"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottMarch 23, 1954 (1954-03-23)
Danny appears at a PTA festival and worries that it will affect Rusty's education.
2727"Rusty's Pal"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottMarch 30, 1954 (1954-03-30)
Rusty finds a new friend in a hobo.
2828"Julia's Birthday"William AsherBob Fisher & Alan LipscottApril 6, 1954 (1954-04-06)
Julia is depressed on her birthday because she's too old to get any acting roles.
2929"Pittsburgh"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottApril 13, 1954 (1954-04-13)
Danny is in Pittsburgh doing a movie with Marie McDonald when the kids surprise him backstage.
3030"Danny's Vacation"Sheldon LeonardBob Fisher & Alan LipscottApril 20, 1954 (1954-04-20)
Danny tries to have a pleasant vacation, but Margaret's college reunion proves to be disruptive.

Season 2 (1954–55)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
311"Family Trouble"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffSeptember 28, 1954 (1954-09-28)
The family tries to cure Danny of his showbiz jitters.
322"Tonsillectomy"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffOctober 5, 1954 (1954-10-05)
Danny considers getting a nose job before signing a movie contract while he and Rusty have their tonsils removed.
333"Terry Takes Charge"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffOctober 12, 1954 (1954-10-12)
Terry wants to be in charge of the house while Margaret is serving jury duty.
344"Danny Has a Baby"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffOctober 19, 1954 (1954-10-19)
Danny is asked to take care of a baby, but Margaret doesn't think he's qualified.
355"Military School"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffOctober 26, 1954 (1954-10-26)
Rusty may be sent to military school for his bad report card.
366"Danny Lands in Pictures"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffNovember 2, 1954 (1954-11-02)
Danny is promised a role in a movie.
377"Hollywood Trip"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonNovember 9, 1954 (1954-11-09)
The Williams go to Hollywood where Danny has high hopes for a career in film.
388"Anniversary"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonNovember 16, 1954 (1954-11-16)
Danny gets in trouble when he's unable to celebrate his wedding anniversary with Margaret.
399"Margaret's Aunt"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonNovember 23, 1954 (1954-11-23)
Margaret attempts to make peace between her mother and aunt.
4010"Terry's Boyfriend"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffNovember 30, 1954 (1954-11-30)
Terry is asked to her first school dance.
4111"Margaret Feels Neglected"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonDecember 7, 1954 (1954-12-07)
Margaret feels she isn't getting as much attention as Danny, so the family tries to feel wanted.
4212"Father of the Year"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonDecember 14, 1954 (1954-12-14)
Danny wins the Father of the Year award and is to be featured on the cover of a magazine.
4313"The Anna Maria Alberghetti Show"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonDecember 21, 1954 (1954-12-21)
The Williams are visited by Anna Maria Alberghetti.
4414"The New Year's Show"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonDecember 28, 1954 (1954-12-28)
Danny and Margaret try to spend a quiet New Year's Eve alone.
4515"Jesse's Romance"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonJanuary 4, 1955 (1955-01-04)
Danny and Margaret fix Jesse up with a female comedian.
4616"Terry Gets Her Own Room"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonJanuary 11, 1955 (1955-01-11)
Terry wants her own room now that she's older.
4717"Danny Goes on TV"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonJanuary 18, 1955 (1955-01-18)
Danny is booked for a television appearance.
4818"Terry's First Big Crush"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonJanuary 25, 1955 (1955-01-25)
Terry develops a crush on a French celebrity staying with the Williams.
4919"The Children's Governess"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffFebruary 1, 1955 (1955-02-01)
Margaret hires a governess for the children over Danny's objections, then has second thoughts when her mother shows up.
5020"Daddy's Biography"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffFebruary 8, 1955 (1955-02-08)
Terry makes Danny the topic of a composition.
5121"Danny Tries Real Estate"Sheldon LeonardIrving Elinson & Robert O'BrienFebruary 15, 1955 (1955-02-15)
Danny considers a career in real estate.
5222"Rusty Gets a Haircut"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffFebruary 22, 1955 (1955-02-22)
Danny takes Rusty to the barber.
5323"Terry's Teen-Age Birthday"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffMarch 1, 1955 (1955-03-01)
Terry is invited to celebrate her 13th birthday at a chic restaurant.
5424"Peter Pan"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffMarch 8, 1955 (1955-03-08)
Rusty tries to fly like Peter Pan.
5525"The Piano Teacher"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffMarch 22, 1955 (1955-03-22)
Rusty and Terry take piano lessons.
5626"The Newspaperman Show"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffMarch 29,  1955 (1955-03-29)
Danny asks a journalist friend to write an article about his family for publicity.
5727"The Philosopher"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffApril 5, 1955 (1955-04-05)
Danny is asked to deliver a lecture for a philosophy class.
5828"The Father-Son Show"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffApril 12, 1955 (1955-04-12)
Danny has to wear a silly costume for a father-son show at Rusty's school.
5929"The Benefit Show"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffApril 19, 1955 (1955-04-19)
Danny has a nightmare after turning his back on a club owner in need of help.
6030"A Trip to Wisconsin"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonApril 26,  1955 (1955-04-26)
The Williams take a trip to Margaret's old home town in Wisconsin.

Season 3 (1955–56)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
611"Davy Crockett"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffSeptember 13, 1955 (1955-09-13)
Rusty becomes obsessed with Davy Crockett.
622"Little League"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonSeptember 20, 1955 (1955-09-20)
Rusty joins a little league baseball team.
633"Margaret Goes Home to Mother"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonSeptember 27, 1955 (1955-09-27)
Margaret moves back home with mother out of anger at Danny for not inviting her to attend his performance at the White House.
644"Love Thy Neighbor"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonOctober 4, 1955 (1955-10-04)
Terry plays peacekeeper between Danny and a new neighbor.
655"Rusty Gets a Job"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonOctober 11, 1955 (1955-10-11)
Rusty gets a job as a paperboy.
666"Big Shot"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonOctober 18, 1955 (1955-10-18)
Danny uses his status as a celebrity to get out of paying a traffic ticket.
677"Danny's Palladium Offer"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffOctober 25, 1955 (1955-10-25)
Danny receives an offer to perform at the London Palladium.
688"The London Palladium"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffNovember 1, 1955 (1955-11-01)
The Williams head off to London for Danny to perform at the Palladium.
699"Sonnets from the Lebanese"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffNovember 8, 1955 (1955-11-08)
While in London, Danny dreams that he's Robert Browning and Margaret is Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
7010"High Society"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffNovember 15, 1955 (1955-11-15)
Danny and Margaret mingle with English aristocrats.
7111"The Smugglers"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffNovember 22, 1955 (1955-11-22)
Rusty and Terry smuggle a kitten on the trip back home from England.
7212"Danny's Old Girlfriend"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffNovember 29, 1955 (1955-11-29)
Danny has a dream about how his life would have been if he hadn't married Margaret when he receives letters from old girlfriends.
7313"Louise's Surprise Party"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffDecember 6,  1955 (1955-12-06)
The Williams plan a surprise party for Louise.
7414"Mr. Williams Goes Legit"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffDecember 13, 1955 (1955-12-13)
Danny models himself after a champion boxer when he gets cast in a play.
7515"Danny Strikes Oil"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffDecember 20, 1955 (1955-12-20)
Danny is talked into putting his money in an oil investment.
7616"Terry's Party"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffDecember 27, 1955 (1955-12-27)
Terry is given permission to throw a party for her friends.
7717"The Songwriter"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffJanuary 17, 1956 (1956-01-17)
Margaret writes a song she wants Danny to look at and he ends up getting sued for plagiarism.
7818"Star of the Family"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffJanuary 24, 1956 (1956-01-24)
Margaret is the only one in the family who hasn't won an award.
7919"Margaret's Cousin"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffJanuary 31, 1956 (1956-01-31)
Margaret's cousin moves in with the Williams.
8020"Like Father, Like Son"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffFebruary 7, 1956 (1956-02-07)
Danny and Rusty both experience a night of anxiety.
8121"Wyatt Earp Visits the Williamses"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonFebruary 14, 1956 (1956-02-14)
The Williams receive a visit from Hugh O'Brian - TV's Wyatt Earp.
8222"Who Can Figure Kids?"Sheldon LeonardJoel KaneFebruary 21, 1956 (1956-02-21)
Danny learns an important lesson in understanding his children when he tries to make Terry sing and dance in the school play.
8323"Terry and the Sorority"Sheldon LeonardJoel KaneFebruary 28, 1956 (1956-02-28)
Terry hopes to be accepted into the most exclusive sorority despite her father being an entertainer. First appearance of Hans Conried as Uncle Tonoose.
8424"Danny and Jesse Split"Sheldon LeonardJoel KaneMarch 6, 1956 (1956-03-06)
Danny thinks it's time that he and Jesse went their separate ways.
8525"Terry Has a Date"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMarch 13, 1956 (1956-03-13)
Terry goes out on a date with a 16-year-old boy.
8626"Don't Yell at Your Children"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffMarch 20, 1956 (1956-03-20)
Danny and Margaret promise not to yell at the children anymore.
8727"Coats and Boats"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffMarch 27, 1956 (1956-03-27)
Danny wants to spend his bonus on a boat, but Margaret wants to spend it on coats for the kids.
8828"We're Going to Chicago"Sheldon LeonardMac BenoffApril 3, 1956 (1956-04-03)
Danny announces that the family is moving to Chicago.
8929"Danny Goes on USO Tour"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonApril 10, 1956 (1956-04-10)
Danny searches for a qualified piano player to go with him on a USO tour in Japan.
9030"Danny's Birthday"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonApril 17, 1956 (1956-04-17)
Danny tries to get everyone to remember his birthday, even though he told them to forget it.

Season 4 (1956–57)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
911"Boarding School"Sheldon LeonardBill ManhoffOctober 1, 1956 (1956-10-01)
After Margarets sudden death, Danny feels his children need more attention than he can give them on his own. He decides boarding school is the best option.
922"The Nelson Eddy Show"Sheldon LeonardBill ManhoffOctober 8, 1956 (1956-10-08)
Nelson Eddy fills in for Danny at the club.
933"Problem Father"Sheldon LeonardBarbara HammerOctober 15,  1956 (1956-10-15)
Terry is ashamed of Danny's behavior when she dates the son of a conservative banker.
944"Be a Pal to Your Son"Sheldon LeonardBill ManhoffOctober 22, 1956 (1956-10-22)
The father of Rusty's friend tells Danny he's not being much of a pal to his son.
955"Den Mother"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonOctober 29, 1956 (1956-10-29)
Rusty asks Danny to be Den Mother of his Cub Scout Pack.
966"Terry at the Crossroads"Sheldon LeonardBill ManhoffNovember 5, 1956 (1956-11-05)
Terry falls for a boy who doesn't like the way she looks.
977"Danny Goes to Texas"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonNovember 12, 1956 (1956-11-12)
Danny gets booked for a performance in Texas.
988"The Diary"Sheldon LeonardArthur H. DalesNovember 19, 1956 (1956-11-19)
Danny reads Terry's diary.
999"Talented Kid"Sheldon LeonardArthur H. DalesNovember 26, 1956 (1956-11-26)
Danny wants Rusty to perform with him on television.
10010"Danny's Comeback"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 3, 1956 (1956-12-03)
Danny is pressured into coming back to work even though his broken leg is still healing.
10111"My Fair Vocal Coach"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonDecember 10, 1956 (1956-12-10)
Danny falls for his new vocal coach and tries to talk her into auditioning for Broadway.
10212"Pride Takes a Holiday"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonDecember 17, 1956 (1956-12-17)
Danny is named Master of Ceremonies for an upcoming show with Rusty's Cub Scouts.
10313"Christmas and Clowns"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonDecember 24, 1956 (1956-12-24)
Danny invites circus clowns to Christmas dinner to help the kids get through their first Christmas without their mother.
10414"Liz's Boyfriend"Sheldon LeonardBill ManhoffDecember 31, 1956 (1956-12-31)
Danny and Benny interfere in Liz's love life.
10515"The School Teacher"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 7, 1957 (1957-01-07)
Rusty's school teacher performs in Danny's club.
10616"Danny's Date"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 14, 1957 (1957-01-14)
The kids sabotage Danny's date.
10717"Girl from Iowa"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonJanuary 21, 1957 (1957-01-21)
A girl from Iowa wants to make it in show business and has come to Danny for help.
10818"Danny Goes Social"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 28, 1957 (1957-01-28)
Danny accepts an invitation to a blonde bombshell's high society champagne dinner.
10919"Lobster Story"Sheldon LeonardBill ManhoffFebruary 4, 1957 (1957-02-04)
Danny thinks a down-and-out comic has stolen his material.
11020"The Flashback Show"Sheldon LeonardArthur Stander, Alan Lipscott, Bob Fisher, Jean Holloway & Mac BenoffFebruary 14, 1957 (1957-02-14)
Danny thinks the children have forgotten his birthday.
11121"Danny's Fiancée"Sheldon LeonardLaurence MarksFebruary 21, 1957 (1957-02-21)
Danny meets a woman he hopes will be the perfect mother for his kids.
11222"My Friend Harry"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonFebruary 28, 1957 (1957-02-28)
Danny wants to portray Harry Ruby in a TV special.
11323"Uncle Tonoose Pays a Visit"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderMarch 7, 1957 (1957-03-07)
Uncle Tonoose plans a Lebanese-style wedding for Danny.
11424"The Model"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonMarch 14, 1957 (1957-03-14)
Danny tries to dissuade Terry from going to modeling school.
11525"The Orphan Asylum"Sheldon LeonardArthur Stander and S.L. BershadMarch 21, 1957 (1957-03-21)
Rusty runs away to an orphanage when Danny breaks his promise to perform at Rusty's school.
11626"Little League Umpire"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMarch 28, 1957 (1957-03-28)
Danny becomes the umpire for Rusty's Little League baseball team.
11727"Danny Meets Kathy"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonApril 4, 1957 (1957-04-04)
Kathy O'Hara comes into Danny's life as a nurse who treats Rusty's measles.
11828"Men Are Men"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonApril 11, 1957 (1957-04-11)
Danny and Rusty each have trouble with the opposite sex.
11929"Little Miss Moppet"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonApril 18, 1957 (1957-04-18)
Kathy's daughter tries to sabotage her relationship with Danny.
12030"Danny's Proposal"Sheldon LeonardBill ManhoffApril 25, 1957 (1957-04-25)
Terry and Rusty try to get Danny to propose to Kathy.

Season 5 (1957–58)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1211"Lose Me in Las Vegas"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderOctober 7, 1957 (1957-10-07)
Danny and Kathy take a delayed honeymoon in Las Vegas with the children to tag along where Danny ends up entertaining crowds.
1222"Terry vs. Kathy"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonOctober 14, 1957 (1957-10-14)
Terry refuses to relinquish the mantle of housekeeper to Kathy.
1233"Kathy Is Approved"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderOctober 21, 1957 (1957-10-21)
Uncle Tonoose arrives to approve Kathy being in the family.
1244"The Dinah Shore Show"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonOctober 28, 1957 (1957-10-28)
Terry must choose either Kathy or Dinah Shore to perform at her school's fundraiser.
1255"Parents Are Pigeons"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonNovember 4, 1957 (1957-11-04)
Rusty and Linda manipulate Danny and Kathy into doing what they want until Terry shows them they've been had.
1266"Two Sleepy People"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonNovember 11, 1957 (1957-11-11)
Danny and Kathy try to prove they can be just as active as other couples.
1277"Danny Meets His Father-in-Law"Sheldon LeonardBill Davenport & Jim FritzellNovember 18, 1957 (1957-11-18)
Kathy's father is angry with Danny for not waiting for him to return from a three-month trip before they got married.
1288"Honesty Is the Best Policy"Sheldon LeonardBill Davenport & Jim FritzellNovember 25, 1957 (1957-11-25)
Rusty expects to be rewarded for returning a wallet to its owner, but Danny tries to explain that honesty is its own reward.
1299"Terry, the Breadwinner"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonDecember 2, 1957 (1957-12-02)
Terry gets a part-time at a dress shop where she keeps losing customers to an aggressive co-worker.
13010"The Non-Orgs"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 9, 1957 (1957-12-09)
Terry is denied membership into a sorority because her father is in show business
13111"The Soap Box Derby"Sheldon LeonardBill Davenport & Jim FritzellDecember 16, 1957 (1957-12-16)
Danny and Mr. Daly each build a different cart for Rusty to drive in the Soap Box Derby.
13212"Man's Best Friend"Sheldon LeonardHenry GarsonDecember 23, 1957 (1957-12-23)
A man at the Copa is forced to give up his dog, so Danny takes him home to Rusty, who realizes how the dog's former owner is attached to him.
13313"The Chess Game"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderDecember 30, 1957 (1957-12-30)
Danny plays a game of chess with Kathy's uncle Sean.
13414"The Bob Hope Show"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 6, 1958 (1958-01-06)
Danny thinks Bob Hope will steal the show at a benefit for the Heart Fund.
13515"Evil Eye Schultz"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderJanuary 13, 1958 (1958-01-13)
Danny is afraid that a waiter with a reputation for jinxing the opening performances of those he serves will mess up his opening at the Copacabana.
13616"The Honeymoon"Sheldon LeonardBill Davenport & Jim FritzellJanuary 20, 1958 (1958-01-20)
When waiter Oscar Schultz, aka Evil Eye, gets engaged to a woman with children, Danny explains to him why he shouldn't take the children on his honeymoon -- by telling him about his own.
13717"The Raffle Tickets"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderJanuary 27, 1958 (1958-01-27)
Danny uses his nightclub act to help Rusty sell the most raffle tickets.
13818"Rusty, the Bully"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonFebruary 3, 1958 (1958-02-03)
Rusty takes boxing lessons to deal with a bully at school, only to become the new bully.
13919"St. Vincent's Frolics"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartFebruary 10, 1958 (1958-02-10)
Kathy signs Danny up to be the director and producer of a charity show at the hospital where she used to work.
14020"Pardon My Accent"Sheldon LeonardRobert O'Brien & Irving ElinsonFebruary 17, 1958 (1958-02-17)
Rusty's school is having an awards ceremony where the fathers are invited to say a few words, but a friend of his is accepting an award without his father, who happens to be an immigrant.
14121"Terry's Crush"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartFebruary 24, 1958 (1958-02-24)
Terry has a crush on Dean Martin.
14222"Uncle Tonoose Meets Mr. Daly"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderMarch 3, 1958 (1958-03-03)
The Williams household becomes chaotic when Uncle Tonoose and Mr. Daly meet for the first time.
14323"Danny Roars Again"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 10, 1958 (1958-03-10)
Kathy gets Danny to stop yelling all the time, but soon realizes she's grown accustomed to it.
14424"The Country Girl"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 17, 1958 (1958-03-17)
Danny and Benny discover a country singer in Rock Ridge.
14525"Good Old Days"Sheldon LeonardBill Davenport & Jim FritzellMarch 24, 1958 (1958-03-24)
Terry's friends practice for a PTA show, but because it's rock and roll, Danny doesn't support it - until the principal breaks up the band.
14626"Terry's Coach"Sheldon LeonardEd SimmonsMarch 31, 1958 (1958-03-31)
Rusty finds a beggar to be Terry's drama coach when she's unable to act her part in The Merchant of Venice.
14727"Make Room for Father-in-Law"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonApril 7, 1958 (1958-04-07)
Kathy's father moves in with the Williams.
14828"Family Ties"Sheldon LeonardBill Davenport & Jim FritzellApril 21, 1958 (1958-04-21)
Kathy accompanies Danny to his poker game after overhearing his lecture to Rusty that families should do things together.
14929"Rusty, the Man"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartApril 28, 1958 (1958-04-28)
Rusty gets a job shining shoes to prove he's a man.
15030"Terry's Girlfriend"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMay 5, 1958 (1958-05-05)
Terry has a new, sophisticated girlfriend whom Danny doesn't approve - before he meets her wealthy, aloof parents.
15131"You Gotta Be Miserable to Be Happy"Sheldon LeonardBill Manhoff and Leonard BurnsMay 12, 1958 (1958-05-12)
Danny thinks Kathy will be jealous of a blonde dancer who's been signed as part of his act.
15232"Too Good for Words"Sheldon LeonardRoland MacLane and Dick ConwayMay 19, 1958 (1958-05-19)
A columnist comes to the Williams household to write about their everyday lives.

Season 6 (1958–59)

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1531"Jack Benny Takes Danny's Job"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 6, 1958 (1958-10-06)
Jack Benny replaces Danny at Rusty's Cub Scouts show.
1542"Rusty, the Ward-Heeler"Sheldon LeonardArthur Stander and David AdlerOctober 13, 1958 (1958-10-13)
Rusty takes Danny's advice to throw a rally when he runs for class president.
1553"First Anniversary"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 20, 1958 (1958-10-20)
On their first wedding anniversary, Danny and Kathy have a disagreement over who proposed to whom.
1564"Terry Goes Steady"Sheldon LeonardDavid Adler and Arthur StanderOctober 27, 1958 (1958-10-27)
Danny gets worried when he reads an article about teens running away to get married and learns that Terry has gone steady.
1575"Take a Message"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderNovember 3, 1958 (1958-11-03)
Danny and Kathy are invited to dinner with the Foxes, but a mistake on Kathy's part has them eating with the Wolfs.
1586"A Locket for Linda"Sheldon LeonardWilliam Cowley & Peggy ChantlerNovember 10, 1958 (1958-11-10)
Linda is promised a locket from the tooth fairy.
1597"Danny the Performer"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderNovember 17, 1958 (1958-11-17)
Danny invites Rusty's friends to the club, hoping his son will respect his career. NOTE: This episode was produced for Season 5 and included on that DVD release.
1608"Uncle Tonoose's Fling"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerNovember 24, 1958 (1958-11-24)
Uncle Tonoose expects to live like a playboy after marrying off his last relative - just before he meets someone.
1619"Linda's Tonsils"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonDecember 1, 1958 (1958-12-01)
Linda is afraid of having her tonsils taken out.
16210"Dinah Shore and Danny Are Rivals"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 8, 1958 (1958-12-08)
Danny is scheduled to open on the same night as Dinah Shore.
16311"The Reunion"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonDecember 15, 1958 (1958-12-15)
Danny attends a high school reunion in Toledo.
16412"Kathy's Career"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 22, 1958 (1958-12-22)
Kathy gets a job at a fashion magazine.
16513"The Saints Come Marching In"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonDecember 29, 1958 (1958-12-29)
Danny discovers a band of wayward young men.
16614"Lucille Ball Upsets the Williams' Household"Sheldon LeonardSid Dorfman and Arthur StanderJanuary 5, 1959 (1959-01-05)
In a crossover with The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, Lucy Ricardo creates havoc in the Williams apartment while Ricky and Danny are out at the nightclub.
16715"Tony Bennett Gets Danny's Help"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerJanuary 12, 1959 (1959-01-12)
Danny helps his cousin Stephen (Tony Bennett) get into show business.
16816"Tennessee Ernie Stays for Dinner"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 19, 1959 (1959-01-19)
The children bring a drifter (Tennessee Ernie Ford) over for dinner after Danny teaches them about helping the poor.
16917"Bob Hope and Danny Become Directors"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonJanuary 26, 1959 (1959-01-26)
Danny takes over as director of his children's school production of Alice in Wonderland only to take advice from Bob Hope, whose nephew is also in the play.
17018"Red Tape"Sheldon LeonardGeorge Beck & Arthur PhillipsFebruary 2, 1959 (1959-02-02)
The Williams are determined to take in a foreign exchange student in spite of the authorities deeming their home unfit.
17119"Gina from Italy"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderFebruary 9,  1959 (1959-02-09)
Gina Minelli, a girl from Italy, is welcomed into the Williams' household.
17220"Shirley Jones Makes Good"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartFebruary 16, 1959 (1959-02-16)
The daughter (Shirley Jones) of Danny's mentor comes to New York for a job at the Copa, but she can't sing.
17321"Gina's First Date"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonFebruary 23, 1959 (1959-02-23)
Danny helps Gina get a date with a high school football player.
17422"Growing Pains"Sheldon LeonardArthur Phillips and George BeckMarch 2, 1959 (1959-03-02)
Rusty becomes smitten with a girl at school.
17523"Frankie Laine Sings for Gina"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMarch 9, 1959 (1959-03-09)
Gina comes down with the measles just as Frankie Laine agrees to perform at her school dance.
17624"Kathy Leaves Danny"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMarch 16, 1959 (1959-03-16)
Kathy makes vacation plans without consulting Danny.
17725"Latin Lover"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 23, 1959 (1959-03-23)
A suave man from Gina's hometown shows up at the Williams apartment.
17826"Losers Weepers"Sheldon LeonardDanny Simon and Milt RosenMarch 30, 1959 (1959-03-30)
The material for Danny's opening at the Copa keeps getting lost.
17927"Grandpa's Diet"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderApril 6, 1959 (1959-04-06)
Kathy's grandfather visits the Williams and they try to keep him on his diet.
18028"Double Dinner"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderApril 20, 1959 (1959-04-20)
Danny faces opposition when he's nominated to be Abbott at the Friars' Club.
18129"Danny's Big Fan"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartApril 27, 1959 (1959-04-27)
Danny gets pestered by an avid fan who actually wants his friendship.
18230"The Surprise Party"Sheldon LeonardStory suggested by : Lucille DeMarest
Teleplay by : Danny Simon
May 4, 1959 (1959-05-04)
The Williams plan a surprise party for Danny's birthday.
18331"Gina for President"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMay 11, 1959 (1959-05-11)
Gina runs for class president against her boyfriend.
18432"The Practical Joke"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMay 18, 1959 (1959-05-18)
Danny uses the Williams' temporary maid to play a practical joke on Charley Halper.
18533"Linda's Giant"Sheldon LeonardRichard MorganMay 25, 1959 (1959-05-25)
Danny is blamed for Linda apparently an imaginary friend called Mr. Jumbo.

Season 7 (1959–60)

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1861"Terry Comes Home"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonOctober 5, 1959 (1959-10-05)
Terry returns home after two years of school in Europe, but she may just as soon leave when Danny tries to enforce the house rules.
1872"Rusty's Day in Court"Sheldon LeonardNorman PaulOctober 12, 1959 (1959-10-12)
Danny has a car accident and when the other driver (Charles Lane) takes the case to court, it's up to Rusty to decide who's to blame.
1883"The Chinese Doll"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonOctober 19, 1959 (1959-10-19)
Linda has a new friend, Chow-Lee, whose father (Marvin Miller) thinks she's a bad influence.
1894"Cupid's Little Helper"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 26, 1959 (1959-10-26)
Terry tries to help Danny improve his marriage to Kathy.
1905"Terry Meets Him"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonNovember 2, 1959 (1959-11-02)
Terry dates European playboys with no money, leaving Danny to pay the bills.
1916"Jealousy"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonNovember 9, 1959 (1959-11-09)
Kathy gets jealous of Danny helping out a former showgirl who's now a headliner, so she sets out to prove that men can be as jealous as women.
1927"Terry Goes Bohemian"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderNovember 16, 1959 (1959-11-16)
Terry spends time with a group of beatniks.
1938"Rusty, the Weightlifter"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonNovember 23, 1959 (1959-11-23)
Rusty takes up lifting weights to deal with a bully at school.
1949"Tonoose, the Matchmaker"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderNovember 30, 1959 (1959-11-30)
Danny and Uncle Tonoose have different ideas on who Terry should marry.
19510"Danny and Milton Berle Quit Show Biz"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderDecember 7, 1959 (1959-12-07)
Danny quits show business when his new show bombs and he learns that Milton Berle has found a new career in oil investments.
19611"Danny and the Little Men"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonDecember 14, 1959 (1959-12-14)
Danny is tricked into thinking he's seeing little green men when he cancels plans with the family to work on fixes for his new show.
19712"A Dog's Life"Sheldon LeonardPhil DavisDecember 21, 1959 (1959-12-21)
Kathy and the kids bring a dog into the apartment just as the building gets a new landlord who hates loud noises.
19813"Kathy Crashes TV"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 28, 1959 (1959-12-28)
Kathy auditions for a family talent show at the Friar's Club despite Danny telling her she's the only one in the family with no talent.
19914"Nightclub Owners"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonJanuary 4, 1960 (1960-01-04)
Danny and Pat attempt to save a nightclub from being torn down to make way for a parking lot.
20015"That Ol' Devil Jack Benny"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderJanuary 11, 1960 (1960-01-11)
Danny comes to suspect that Jack Benny may have conspired with the Devil to take a big network show away from him.
20116"How to Be Head of the House"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerJanuary 18, 1960 (1960-01-18)
Danny and Kathy vie to be head of the household when they can't agree on where to hang their new painting and when they each try to convince Terry and Pat where they should go on their honeymoon.
20217"Danny, the Housewife"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 25, 1960 (1960-01-25)
Danny takes care of the house while Kathy is on jury duty.
20318"Apple Polishers"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonFebruary 1, 1960 (1960-02-01)
Rusty allows a local merchant's son to play on his baseball team in exchange for new uniforms, despite the kid being a terrible player. Danny finds himself in a similar situation when he tells Phil to find a yes man in exchange for a network show.
20419"Tonoose Makes Wedding Plans"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerFebruary 8, 1960 (1960-02-08)
Danny and Uncle Tonoose have different wedding plans for Terry.
20520"Danny Meets Andy Griffith"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderFebruary 15, 1960 (1960-02-15)
In the episode that spawned The Andy Griffith Show, Danny drives through the town of Mayberry and gets pulled over by Sheriff Andy Taylor for going through a stop sign he didn't notice.
20621"Battle of the In-Laws"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderFebruary 22, 1960 (1960-02-22)
Pat's father accuses Danny of stealing his song.
20722"Eulogy for Tonoose"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerFebruary 29, 1960 (1960-02-29)
Uncle Tonoose wants Danny to write his eulogy.
20823"Linda Wants to Be a Boy"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 7, 1960 (1960-03-07)
Linda disguises herself as a boy to join Rusty's football team.
20924"Bachelor Party"Sheldon LeonardFred S. Fox & Iz ElinsonMarch 14, 1960 (1960-03-14)
During his bachelor party, Pat decides to call off the wedding when he thinks he can't a good provider for Terry.
21025"Danny, the Handyman"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMarch 21, 1960 (1960-03-21)
Danny helps Rusty build a doghouse.
21126"The Wedding"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderMarch 28, 1960 (1960-03-28)
Danny feels like a third wheel with everyone else caught up in the last-minute wedding plans for Terry and Pat.
21227"Three on a Honeymoon"Sheldon LeonardIz Elinson & Fred S. FoxApril 4, 1960 (1960-04-04)
Danny feels depressed with Terry and Pat on their honeymoon, but finds a way to get them back into town when he gets a call to fill in for Jimmy Durante.
21328"The Deerfield Story"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonApril 11, 1960 (1960-04-11)
Danny is visited by an old friend from Deerfield.
21429"The Singing Delinquent"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartApril 18, 1960 (1960-04-18)
Danny helps out a singer with a bad attitude.
21530"Rusty and the Tomboy"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonApril 25, 1960 (1960-04-25)
A tomboy hopes that Rusty will take her to the school dance but after receiving tips from Danny, Rusty asks the most popular girl.
21631"Family Portrait"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMay 9, 1960 (1960-05-09)
A famous artist moves in with the Williams to decide if he should paint a portrait of them.
21732"Rusty Meets Little Lord Fauntleroy"Sheldon LeonardStory by : Hal Fimberg
Teleplay by : Norman Paul
May 16, 1960 (1960-05-16)
The Williams look after the son of a show business reporter who's called away on an overnight assignment.
21833"Rusty's Advice to Linda"Sheldon LeonardFlashback Material : Arthur Stander
New Material : S.L. Bershad and R.J. Jacobs
May 23, 1960 (1960-05-23)
Linda wants to run away from home when she loses her skates and Danny and Kathy won't buy her new ones. Rusty talks her out of it by telling her about the time he ran away to an orphanage. This episode includes flashbacks to "The Orphan Asylum". 'S.L. Bershad' and 'R.J. Jacobs' are pseudonyms for producers Sheldon Leonard and Ronald Jacobs.

Season 8 (1960–61)

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2191"Kathy Delivers the Mail"Sheldon LeonardRay Singer & Dick ChevillatOctober 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)
Kathy tries to help out the mailman.
2202"The Report Card"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 10, 1960 (1960-10-10)
Rusty comes home with A's on his report card, but the teacher made a mistake.
2213"Danny and the Actor's School"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonOctober 17, 1960 (1960-10-17)
Danny goes to drama school when he thinks his comedy isn't getting much respect.
2224"Kathy and the Glamour Girl"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonOctober 31, 1960 (1960-10-31)
Kathy gets jealous of performing with a glamour girl, especially when her song is involved.
2235"Danny Proposes to His Wife"Sheldon LeonardIz Elinson & Fred S. FoxNovember 7, 1960 (1960-11-07)
Kathy won't consider her marriage to Danny final until he proposes to her.
2246"Kathy, the Matchmaker"Sheldon LeonardStory by : Tom & Helen August
Teleplay by : Arthur Stander
November 14, 1960 (1960-11-14)
Kathy plays matchmaker for her friend Doris and Phil.
2257"Tonoose, the Liar"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerNovember 21, 1960 (1960-11-21)
Uncle Tonoose claims to know middleweight champion Kid Moore, who's arriving to rehearse with Danny.
2268"Linda, the Performer"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartNovember 28, 1960 (1960-11-28)
Charlie wants to book Linda for Danny's upcoming TV special after she sings at the club on her birthday.
2279"Danny and the Dentist"Sheldon LeonardRay Singer & Dick ChevillatDecember 5, 1960 (1960-12-05)
Despite his toothache, Danny refuses to go to the dentist.
22810"Fugitive Father"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonDecember 12, 1960 (1960-12-12)
A friend of Danny's is a fugitive from social services.
22911"The Singing Sisters"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 19, 1960 (1960-12-19)
Danny comes to the aid of two sisters who haven't been properly paid for getting their Christmas song published.
23012"Rusty the Rat"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerDecember 26, 1960 (1960-12-26)
Rusty tries to make Linda take the fall for breaking one of Danny's golf clubs.
23113"The Plant"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 2, 1961 (1961-01-02)
Danny receives a rare plant from a fan that needs a lot of attention.
23214"Democracy at Work"Sheldon LeonardBenedict Freedman & John Fenton MurrayJanuary 9, 1961 (1961-01-09)
Danny creates a system where the family votes on everything.
23315"You Can Fight City Hall"Sheldon LeonardFred S. Fox & Iz ElinsonJanuary 16, 1961 (1961-01-16)
Danny goes to court for a parking ticket he thinks is unnecessary.
23416"The Whoopee Show"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerJanuary 23, 1961 (1961-01-23)
Danny uses Kathy's appearance from having the sniffles as material for his act.
23517"The Rum Cake"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonJanuary 30, 1961 (1961-01-30)
The Williams add too much rum to Kathy's cake when she tries to get the landlord to change his mind about evicting them for Rusty staying up past his bedtime practicing the drums for the school orchestra try-outs.
23618"Tonoose, the Boss"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartFebruary 6, 1961 (1961-02-06)
Danny talks Uncle Tonoose into investing his life savings in the club in order to send his grand-nephew to college and medical school.
23719"Rusty, the Millionaire"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerFebruary 13, 1961 (1961-02-13)
Danny gives Rusty a large amount of money to see how he can handle it.
23820"Good Old Burlesque"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonFebruary 20, 1961 (1961-02-20)
Danny tries to put burlesque into the act when he recognizes a swami Kathy hires as an old burlesque performer.
23921"Four Angels"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonFebruary 27, 1961 (1961-02-27)
Rusty becomes a talent agent for the Four Angels and tries to get them on The Ed Sullivan Show.
24022"The Dog Walkers"Sheldon LeonardFred S. Fox & Iz ElinsonMarch 6, 1961 (1961-03-06)
Jose takes over Rusty's job of walking the dogs.
24123"The Scrubwoman"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerMarch 13, 1961 (1961-03-13)
The Williams' scrubwoman, Nelly O'Brien, admits she'd been writing him to her old beau about being a performer, then she finds herself in a dilemma when the man arrives in New York.
24224"Everything Happens to Me"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMarch 27, 1961 (1961-03-27)
Danny is met with misfortune when he comes home from Los Angeles and mistakenly takes two sleeping pills.
24325"Old Man Danny"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerApril 3, 1961 (1961-04-03)
Danny starts to feel his age when he hires a new singer who has a profound effect on the audience at the club.
24426"Danny and the Hoodlums"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerApril 10, 1961 (1961-04-10)
Danny tries to save Skip from a Chicago gangster.
24527"Rusty's Punishment"Sheldon LeonardHarry Crane & Stan DrebenApril 17, 1961 (1961-04-17)
Rusty gets punished for making a classmate do his history homework while he goes to basketball practice.
24628"The Scoutmaster"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartApril 24, 1961 (1961-04-24)
Danny competes with Major Hegendorn to be the new scoutmaster for Rusty's troop.
24729"The Magician"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMay 1, 1961 (1961-05-01)
Rusty and Linda do a magic act to earn money for the hospital drive.
24830"The Woman Behind the Man"Sheldon LeonardIz Elinson & Fred S. FoxMay 8, 1961 (1961-05-08)
Kathy resents Danny for not having any problems for her solve - until she hears his dressing room needs to be painted.
24931"Teenage Thrush"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMay 15, 1961 (1961-05-15)
Danny discovers a teenage singer whose mother wants her to finish her education.
25032"Party Wrecker"Sheldon LeonardHarry Crane & Stan DrebenMay 22, 1961 (1961-05-22)
For his birthday, Danny just wants a quiet dinner with him and Kathy, then learns that Mr. Heckendorn is having a big party.

Season 9 (1961–62)

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2511"For Every Man There's a Woman"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 2, 1961 (1961-10-02)
Danny records a song for elevator operator Jose Jimenez to give the woman he loves.
2522"Linda Runs Away"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerOctober 9, 1961 (1961-10-09)
Danny and Charlie acquire disguises to follow Linda when she runs away from home.
2533"Love Letters"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonOctober 16, 1961 (1961-10-16)
Linda delivers Kathy's old love letters from Danny to everyone in the building.
2544"The Trumpet Player"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 23, 1961 (1961-10-23)
Rusty auditions for a band at the YMCA as their trumpet player.
2555"Tonoose vs. Daly"Sheldon LeonardFred Fox & Iz ElinsonOctober 30, 1961 (1961-10-30)
Danny and Kathy hold an Olympics competition between his uncle Tonoose and her father.
2566"Hen-Pecked Charley"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonNovember 13, 1961 (1961-11-13)
Danny doesn't like the way Bunny bosses Charley around.
2577"Danny Weaves a Web"Sheldon LeonardHarry Crane & Stan DrebenNovember 20, 1961 (1961-11-20)
Danny takes the housekeeping money Kathy keeps in a jar to get the car repaired when he finds a dent and doesn't tell her because of his telling jokes about women drivers at the club.
2588"Danny and Durante"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartNovember 27, 1961 (1961-11-27)
Jimmy Durante takes a crash course in art, literature and haberdashery from Danny so he'll feel adequate to his college graduate niece.
2599"Danny and the Brownies"Sheldon LeonardRay Singer & Dick ChevillatDecember 4, 1961 (1961-12-04)
Danny and Charley volunteer as leaders for Linda's brownie troops when Kathy hurts her ankle.
26010"Tonoose's Plot"Sheldon LeonardDanny Simon & Mel TolkinDecember 11, 1961 (1961-12-11)
Tonoose comes to live with the Williams because his family in Toledo have just bought a piece of land for their cemetery and he doesn't like the location of his plot.
26111"Keeping Up With the Joneses"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonDecember 18, 1961 (1961-12-18)
A buying war between Danny and Charley begins when Kathy gets jealous of Bunny receiving new earrings.
26212"Teacher for a Day"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 25, 1961 (1961-12-25)
Danny partakes in a PTA at Rusty's school where the parents are teachers for the day.
26313"A Baby for Charley"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerJanuary 1, 1962 (1962-01-01)
Bunny is about to have a baby, but she thinks that Charley hates children when she hears him ranting about how he and Danny had to cancel plans with their wives because is on vacation.
26414"Useless Charley"Sheldon LeonardDanny Simon & Mel TolkinJanuary 8, 1962 (1962-01-08)
Charley doesn't think he'll be a good father when Bunny turns down his ideas about how to care for their unborn baby and he destroys Rusty's project.
26515"Linda, the Tomboy"Sheldon LeonardIz Elinson & Fred S. FoxJanuary 15, 1962 (1962-01-15)
Linda competes with another girl for the affections of a boy she hopes will ask her to a party.
26616"The Big Fight"Sheldon LeonardDanny Simon & Mel TolkinJanuary 22, 1962 (1962-01-22)
Danny and Charley have a fight over which of them works harder.
26717"Casanova Tonoose"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerJanuary 29, 1962 (1962-01-29)
Tonoose announces he's getting married.
26818"Charley Does It Himself"Sheldon Leonard and Danny ThomasRay Singer & Dick ChevillatFebruary 5, 1962 (1962-02-05)
Bunny's brother offers to do the nursery for her and Charley, but Charley wants to do it himself.
26919"The P.T.A. Bash"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonFebruary 12, 1962 (1962-02-12)
Kathy is persuaded by the PTA to perform for them even though he's rehearsing for The Ed Sullivan Show. Nancy Kulp and Maudie Prickett appear as PTA members.
27020"A Nose by Any Other Name"Danny ThomasRay Singer & Dick ChevillatFebruary 19, 1962 (1962-02-19)
Danny goes to a plastic surgeon when he thinks his nose embarrasses the family.
27121"Casanova Junior"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartFebruary 26, 1962 (1962-02-26)
Danny gives Rusty advice on how to ask out a girl to the school dance.
27222"Temper, Temper"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 5, 1962 (1962-03-05)
Danny vows to watch his temper when he feels guilty about yelling at Kathy.
27323"Hunger Strike"Sheldon LeonardLeo Solomon & Ben GershmanMarch 12, 1962 (1962-03-12)
Rusty goes on a hunger strike when he tries to trick Danny into giving him permission to go on a weekend saddle trip.
27424"Bunny Cooks a Meal"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMarch 19, 1962 (1962-03-19)
Kathy has to teach Bunny how to cook over the weekend because Charley's gourmand cousin (Louis Nye) is coming over for dinner and thinks Bunny's a great cook when she really isn't.
27525"Jose's Protege"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 26, 1962 (1962-03-26)
Danny tries to get Jose's nephew for his act.
27626"Danny and Bob Hope Get Away from It All"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartApril 2, 1962 (1962-04-02)
Danny and Bob Hope take a vacation.
27727"Extrasensory Charley"Sheldon LeonardLeo Solomon & Ben GershmanApril 9, 1962 (1962-04-09)
The Williams help Bunny trick Charley into thinking he has extrasensory perception.
27828"Kathy, the Pro"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonApril 16, 1962 (1962-04-16)
Kathy feels useless at home so she joins Danny at the club.
27929"A Promise is a Promise"Sheldon LeonardHarry Crane & Stan Dreben and Arthur StanderApril 23, 1962 (1962-04-23)
Linda breaks her promise not to touch Danny's recorder, so he grounds her, only to be reminded that he promised she could go on Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darnedest Things TV program.
28030"The Smart Aleck"Sheldon LeonardRay Allen Saffian & Harvey BullockApril 30,  1962 (1962-04-30)
Danny teaches his smart-aleck cousin humility.
28131"Baby"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartMay 7, 1962 (1962-05-07)
Charley is given several doses of a tranquilizer to calm him down when the baby is soon due.

Season 10 (1962–63)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2821"The Baby Hates Charley"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 1, 1962 (1962-10-01)
Charley's own baby seems to hate him.
2832"Danny's Replacement"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonOctober 8, 1962 (1962-10-08)
With Danny preparing for a tour in Europe, Jack Carter is booked as his replacement at the club.
2843"What Are Friends For?"Sheldon LeonardJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 15, 1962 (1962-10-15)
The Halpers and the Williams' are peeved at each other when neither asks the other to look after Rusty and Linda while Danny and Kathy tour Europe.
2854"British Sense of Humor"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderOctober 22, 1962 (1962-10-22)
Danny arrives in England where their sense of humor doesn't appeal to him.
2865"Jose Rents the Copa"Greg GarrisonJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 29, 1962 (1962-10-29)
Jose needs to rent the Copa at a deep discount for an afternoon.
2876"Rusty for President"Greg GarrisonCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonNovember 5, 1962 (1962-11-05)
Rusty runs for junior class president.
2887"A-Hunting We Will Go"Sheldon LeonardHarvey Bullock & Ray Allen SaffianNovember 12, 1962 (1962-11-12)
In England, a friend of Danny's talks him into hunting for pheasant.
2898"Ten Years Ago Today"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartNovember 19, 1962 (1962-11-19)
Charley remembers the day he and Danny first met.
2909"Jose, the Scholar"Coby RuskinCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonNovember 26, 1962 (1962-11-26)
Jose studies for an American history exam.
29110"The Ould Sod"Sheldon LeonardDavid AdlerDecember 3, 1962 (1962-12-03)
Danny and Kathy go to Ireland to see her relatives.
29211"Tonoose, Life of the Party"Al RafkinJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 10, 1962 (1962-12-10)
Rusty throws a party that may be ruined by Tonoose's showing up.
29312"Danny's English Friend"Danny ThomasHarvey Bullock & Ray Allen SaffianDecember 17, 1962 (1962-12-17)
Charley hires bumbling waiter Alfie (Bernard Fox) who Danny met in England to work at the club.
29413"Bunny, the Brownie Leader"Al RafkinJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 24, 1962 (1962-12-24)
Bunny becomes the leader of Linda's girl scout brownie troop. Margaret Hamilton guest stars.
29514"Charley, the Artist"Greg GarrisonCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonDecember 31, 1962 (1962-12-31)
Bunny talks Charley into taking art class where he suspects his professor of being a fraud. Fritz Feld and Herbie Faye guest star.
29615"Lost French Boy"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderJanuary 7, 1963 (1963-01-07)
In France, Danny and Kathy are swindled by an adorable six-year-old boy.
29716"Jose the Dog Sitter"Coby RuskinJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 14, 1963 (1963-01-14)
Jose looks after a kleptomaniac dog.
29817"Tonoose Needs Glasses"Coby RuskinJack Elinson & Charles StewartJanuary 21, 1963 (1963-01-21)
Tonoose isn't happy that he has to wear glasses.
29918"Million Dollar Dress"Sheldon LeonardRobert ShannonJanuary 28, 1963 (1963-01-28)
Danny schemes to have a copy made of an expensive dress by French designer Marie-Louise Carven for Kathy.
30019"Rusty's Birthday"Al RafkinEd James & Seaman JacobsFebruary 4, 1963 (1963-02-04)
Rusty is unhappy that Danny and Kathy can't get him anything for his 16th birthday because they're in Europe.
30120"Charley the Tiger"Coby RuskinRay Singer & Dick ChevillatFebruary 11, 1963 (1963-02-11)
Charley learns to defend himself.
30221"The Roman Patriot"Sheldon LeonardArthur StanderFebruary 18, 1963 (1963-02-18)
Danny and Kathy arrive in Rome where a handsome Italian offers to take Kathy sightseeing when Danny is too exhausted to do so.
30322"Jose's Guided Tour"Al RafkinGarry Marshall and Fred FreemanFebruary 25, 1963 (1963-02-25)
Jose makes extra money as a tour guide - in Danny's apartment.
30423"Bunny's Cousin"Al RafkinCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 4, 1963 (1963-03-04)
Bunny wants Charley to give her cousin a job at the club. Jaye P. Morgan guest stars (billed as J.P. Morgan.)
30524"When in Rome"Sheldon LeonardHoward LeedsMarch 11, 1963 (1963-03-11)
Danny and Kathy arrive in Rome where they're advised to eat with fellow American tourists, but they don't.
30625"Louise to the Rescue"Coby RuskinJack Elinson & Charles StewartMarch 25, 1963 (1963-03-25)
Louise offers to help Charley out of a spot. Joyce Jameson and The Clara Ward Singers guest star.
30726"Venetian Melody"Sheldon LeonardHarvey Bullock & Ray Allen SaffianApril 1, 1963 (1963-04-01)
In Venice, Danny and Kathy meet a young agent, her little brother and her gondola-singing father.
30827"Charley My Boy"Jay SandrichCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonApril 8, 1963 (1963-04-08)
Charley is charmed by a beautiful singer (Ruta Lee) auditioning at the club.
30928"Linda, the Grownup"Jay SandrichEd James & Seaman JacobsApril 15, 1963 (1963-04-15)
Linda wants to prove she can be responsible.
31029"Homecoming"Danny ThomasCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonApril 22, 1963 (1963-04-22)
Danny and Kathy come home from their European vacation.
31130"Tonoose's Brother"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartApril 29, 1963 (1963-04-29)
Danny tricks Tonoose into thinking he's his long-lost brother.
31231"Jose's Rival"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartMay 6, 1963 (1963-05-06)
Jose has a rival for the affections of his dream girl. Bill Bixby and Zeme North guest star.
31332"That Old Feeling"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartMay 13, 1963 (1963-05-13)
Danny negotiates with Harry Ruby over the use of Ruby's songs in Danny's act.

Season 11 (1963–64)

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No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
3141"Rusty Drives A Car"Danny ThomasFlashback Material by : Alan Lipscott, Bob Fisher, Arthur Stander, Charles Stewart and Jack Elinson
Written by : Sheldon Keller & Howard Keller
September 30, 1963 (1963-09-30)
Rusty is old enough to drive a car and Danny can't believe how much his son has grown up. This episode includes flashbacks from "Last Dollar", "The Raffle Tickets" and "Rusty, the Man".
3152"The Perfect Crime"Danny ThomasRay Allen Saffian & Harvey BullockOctober 7, 1963 (1963-10-07)
The money that Kathy set aside to buy Danny a birthday present has apparently been stolen. Guy Marks guest stars.
3163"Here's the $50 Back"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 14, 1963 (1963-10-14)
Danny is paid back $50 he supposedly lent a long time ago. Pat Buttram guest stars.
3174"The Woman Behind the Jokes"Danny ThomasFred S. Fox & Iz ElinsonOctober 21, 1963 (1963-10-21)
Kathy resents Danny making her the butt of his jokes at the club, so she enlists Buddy Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam, crossing over from The Dick Van Dyke Show) for her retaliation.
3185"The Country Squires"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartOctober 28, 1963 (1963-10-28)
Kathy and Bunny buy a house in the country without first telling their husbands.
3196"Linda and the New Dress"Danny ThomasIz Elinson & Fred S. FoxNovember 4, 1963 (1963-11-04)
Linda tears her friend's dress during a fight, so to make up for it, she buys her a new one - leaving Danny with the bill.
3207"My Fair Uncle"Danny ThomasFred S. Fox & Iz ElinsonNovember 11, 1963 (1963-11-11)
Uncle Tonoose plans to get married. Florence Halop appears as the prospective bride-to-be.
3218"Shy Alfie"Danny ThomasHarvey Bullock & Ray Allen SaffianNovember 18, 1963 (1963-11-18)
Danny tries to help waiter Alfie overcome his shyness around women.
3229"Oh, the Clancys"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 2, 1963 (1963-12-02)
Kathy's relatives (played by Barbara Mullen and The Clancy Brothers) show up in America hoping to perform at the Copa.
32310"The Hex"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartDecember 9, 1963 (1963-12-09)
Danny and Charley think they've been hexed by the carpenter (Charles Lane) working on their new home.
32411"The Bowling Partners"Danny ThomasJerry Belson & Garry MarshallDecember 16, 1963 (1963-12-16)
Danny and Rusty participate in a father-and-son bowling tournament.
32512"Christmas Story"Danny ThomasHarvey Bullock & R.S. AllenDecember 23, 1963 (1963-12-23)
Danny tries to remind his family the true meaning of Christmas.
32613"Linda's Crush"Danny ThomasGarry Marshall & Jerry BelsonDecember 30, 1963 (1963-12-30)
Linda is angry with Danny for using her crush on a boy in his comedy act.
32714"Peaceful Co-Existence"Danny ThomasSheldon Keller & Howard MerrillJanuary 6, 1964 (1964-01-06)
The Williams and Halpers spend a weekend in the country where they get on each others' nerves.
32815"The Two Musketeers"Danny ThomasR.S. Allen & Harvey BullockJanuary 13, 1964 (1964-01-13)
Danny helps a musician at the Copa Club pay off a debt to a gambler.
32916"Kathy, the Secretary"Danny ThomasCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonJanuary 20, 1964 (1964-01-20)
Kathy tricks Danny into making her his secretary when he complains about her overspending.
33017"The Quiz Show"Danny ThomasJerry Belson & Garry MarshallJanuary 27, 1964 (1964-01-27)
Danny goes on a quiz show with Frank, who hopes to win a new washing machine for his mother.
33118"Howdy, Neighbors"Danny ThomasIz Elinson & Fred S. FoxFebruary 3, 1964 (1964-02-03)
The Williams and Halper's have neighbors in the Connecticut countryside who are snobs.
33219"The Antique Dealers"Danny ThomasEd James & Seaman JacobsFebruary 10, 1964 (1964-02-10)
Danny and Charley try to sell off old junk as valuable antiques.
33320"Bunny Gets Into the Act"Danny ThomasCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonFebruary 17, 1964 (1964-02-17)
Bunny wants to perform in Charley's revue at the Copa.
33421"Sense of Humor"Danny ThomasSheldon Keller & Howard MerrillFebruary 24, 1964 (1964-02-24)
Danny gets in trouble with the local tradesmen for joking about them in his act.
33522"Tonoose Gets a Job"Danny ThomasCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 2, 1964 (1964-03-02)
Danny gets Tonoose a job at a women's shoe store.
33623"The Leprechaun"Danny ThomasEd James & Seaman JacobsMarch 9, 1964 (1964-03-09)
A man claims to be a leprechaun.
33724"Pupa from Italy"Sheldon LeonardCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonMarch 16, 1964 (1964-03-16)
Danny brings an Italian girl to perform at the Copa, only to learn that she traded in pop music for opera.
33825"Pupa's Pooch"Sheldon LeonardFred S. Fox & Iz ElinsonMarch 23, 1964 (1964-03-23)
Pupa brings her dog from Italy to the Williams' home.
33926"Pupa Loves Rusty"Sheldon LeonardGarry Marshall & Jerry BelsonMarch 30, 1964 (1964-03-30)
Pupa thinks she and Rusty are engaged to be married.
34027"Beautiful Lady"Danny ThomasJack Elinson & Charles StewartApril 6, 1964 (1964-04-06)
A tomboy girl who used to play on Danny's baseball team is now a beautiful woman.
34128"Call Off the Hounds"Danny ThomasCharles Stewart & Jack ElinsonApril 13, 1964 (1964-04-13)
Danny and Charley are tricked by their wives into thinking they're seeing dogs.
34229"Rusty and the Chorus Girl"Danny ThomasIz Elinson & Fred S. FoxApril 20, 1964 (1964-04-20)
Rusty falls for a chorus girl at the Copa.
34330"The Persistent Cop"Danny ThomasFred S. Fox & Iz ElinsonApril 27, 1964 (1964-04-27)
A cop pesters Danny into letting a singing group from the poor side of town audition for him.

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