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Episodes regularly featured music by Danny Thomas, guest stars and occasionally other cast members as part of the plot.
Thomas played the role of Danny Williams, a successful comedian and nightclub entertainer at the Copa Club, based on the iconic New York City nightclub the Copacabana. Jean Hagen played his serious and loving wife Margaret. The show's premise involved Danny rarely having time to spend with his family and Margaret having to deal with the children virtually on her own. She often felt neglected by Danny, and on several occasions felt like leaving him.
Margaret was a society woman and strict with the children, but loved her family. Louise Beavers made several appearances during this era as the Williams' maid, Louise Evans, and often was at odds with Danny and sided with Margaret in most of the couple's arguments.
Nana Bryant often appeared as Margaret's kind mother, of whom Danny and the children were fond, but Margaret, who had been raised by her aunt and uncle because of her mother often being away on stage tours, was not as warm to her mother.
Bryant died in lateand rather than the character being recast, she simply disappeared. For its first three years, Make Room For Daddy garnered decent ratings, but failed to make the list of the top 30 programs. Shortly after the third season finished filming, Jean Hagen left the show over dissatisfaction with her role and frequent clashes with Sentence of Death - Manos - Kranker Tannenbaum Thomas.
Thomas was upset with her for leaving, and Attack - Seven Minutes Of Nausea / Patareni - Seven Minutes Of Nausea / Patareni the show would not Neil Young With Crazy Horse* - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere without her.
However, he decided to push on. At the start of the fourth season, the series title was changed to The Danny Thomas Show. Both Thomas and producer Sheldon Leonard were faced with a serious dilemma—how to explain Hagen's absence. To have "Danny" and "Margaret" divorce in that era would have been unacceptable to television audiences, so it was explained that Margaret had died suddenly off-screen.
It was a risky move because until this time, no character on a TV situation comedy had died. Danny now was a Rocket Man - Various - Almighty - The Definitive Collection 2 - The Full 12 Mixes juggling a performing career while raising two children on his own. He had Louise and his friends often looking after the children while he was touring.
He decided to move them to a boarding school, but later relented and the family moved into a new apartment. During the fourth season, the Danny character Red River Valley - Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra - Linger Awhile a few other women and nearly got engaged to a widowed singer until he found out she did not like children.
By season's end, the ratings had suffered and it was decided that a wife and mother was needed to complete the family unit. In a four-part story arc that began airing in Aprilson Rusty fell ill with the measles and Danny hired Kathy O'Hara Marjorie Lorda young Irish nurse, to look after him.
Kathy was a widow with a little girl played by Lelani Sorenson. Danny and Kathy became fast friends and, not surprisingly, Danny quickly fell in love with her, as did the kids. In the season finale, the two became engaged. In a curious twist, ABC at this point canceled the series, which proved to be fortunate. In the spring Just Get Up And Dance - Various - Bolero Mix 30I Love Lucywhich had reigned as the top-rated show for almost all of its six-year run on CBS, was ending production.
The Williams family moved into a larger brand-new apartment and, with the change of network, the producers also changed Kathy's Little Boy Tracks - Danny Thomas - Tomorrow Belongs To You . Lelani Sorenson was dropped from the cast and replaced by Angela Cartwright as Linda. Linda then was adopted by Danny, and the show's ratings dramatically increased. During this season, Amanda Randolph was sick and rarely appeared as Louise, who was said to be recovering from the flu, with Kathy doing most of the housework.
In the early part of the sixth season, Sherry Jackson left the show and the character of Terry was said to have gone to a girls school in Paris. Jackson commented on her close Little Boy Tracks - Danny Thomas - Tomorrow Belongs To You with Jean Hagen and why she left the series, saying, "The major perk was Jean Hagen. I adored her. We had a great time.
She and I were best buddies; she was my only friend from the Make Room for Daddy cast. What made me specifically want to leave the show? I had a five-year contract, Jean had a three-year contract. Jean was thoroughly fed up with the series and made it clear that she didn't want to come back.
When she left, I was devastated. I didn't want to continue, either. I wanted to break my contract. They wouldn't let me leave, but gave me less to do; that's why I'm in fewer shows from ages 14— In Season 7, the character of Terry was brought back, but recast with Penney Parker. Terry was featured in a seven-episode story arc that had her engaged and eventually married to Pat Hannigan Pat Harrington, Jr. After the wedding, the Hannigans moved to California and Terry was rarely mentioned, never to be seen on the show again.
In the last two seasons, with Thomas and Lord tired of their roles, Danny and Kathy both regularly traveled, and for much of the tenth season they toured Europe with a handful of episodes featuring location footage. During the 11th and final season, Thomas decided to retire from the show and the program ended in the spring Little Boy Tracks - Danny Thomas - Tomorrow Belongs To You finishing as still one of the most popular television programs and ranking at number nine.
In real life, Thomas was Lebanese, Conried was not. The theme music was various versions changing over the years of the traditional Irish song, " Danny Boy ".
The series was responsible for the creation of another long-running sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show. Danny Thomas played himself in one episode. Shortly after filming the second special inRandolph died suddenly of a stroke at the age of The special did so well that it was picked up as a series by CBS, but Thomas considered its assigned time slot to be too quiet and pulled the show. For the series premiere, Sherry Jackson reprised her role of oldest daughter Terry.
No mention was made of her husband Pat Hannigan. Instead, for this new version of the series, Terry's husband was named Bill, who was a soldier. In this episode, Terry left her son, six-year-old Michael played by Michael Hughesin the care of grandparents Danny and Kathy so she could join Bill, who was stationed overseas.
During that season, new characters were played by Stanley Myron Handelman and former football player Roosevelt Grier. The show lasted only one year, producing 24 episodes; its cancellation came at a time when the networks were purging content favoring older, rural and other less affluent viewers after the loss of a half-hour of daily program time in As a result, the ratings went from mediocre to poor.
Subsequently, most of the CBS episodes were then syndicated and offered to local stations. The first four seasons from ABC were not put into syndication. From February 1, tothe show's fifth through ninth seasons were shown on Nick at Nite. TV Land has also shown several of the Marjorie Lord episodes.
GoodLife Television aired the majority of the episodes from the fourth season through the seventh season and select episodes from seasons eight and nine. Inthe series joined the weekday line up of Cozi TVwhere it currently airs not only all the episodes featuring Marjorie Lord, but also the Season 4 episodes the year after Jean Hagen left the series and the year that Marjorie Lord's character was introduced. Season 5 only is available on Hulu.
George Carlin referred to the reruns as "Daddy has had room made for". The set includes two special episodes: the fourth-season finale, "Danny's Proposal", and the pilot for The Andy Griffith Show. The complete sixth season on DVD was released on January Several of the early episodes with Jean Hagen can be purchased on discount DVDs, as these episodes have entered public domain because of lapsed copyright.
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