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169xMAKExROOMxFORxDADDY - MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY (after season...

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MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY (after season three, known as THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW) 1953-64 Our episode of focus: “Wyatt Earp Visits the Williamses,” first aired Valentine’s Day, 1956, in season 3. Cast: Danny Williams………………………Danny Thomas Margaret Williams……………………Jean Hagen Terry Williams………………………. ..Sherry Jackson Rusty Williams………………………. .Rusty Hamer Special Guest Star: Hugh O’Brian as himself. Hugh O’Brian was the star of The Life and Legends of Wyatt Earp , which aired 1955-61. Although not set in the suburbs, Make Room for Daddy was probably the second most influential sit-com (after I Love Lucy ) of the 1950s. It focuses on the real life issues and concerns of a nuclear family, and pioneered many motifs that became common in later sit-coms (such as the smart-alecky kid, the befuddled parents, realistic sibling rivalry, the meaningful lesson learned in the closing moments of each episode). It was one of the first programs to introduce characters who would later get their own show, in spinoffs,
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