The Thirteen Best OUR MISS BROOKS Episodes of Season One

Welcome to another Situation Comedy Tuesday! After weeks of highlighting the best episodes of I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, and The Honeymooners, today we begin our three-week stint on the best episodes from the TV version of Our Miss Brooks. A few episodes have been featured on cheap public domain sets, but the series has never been given an official release. However, 126 of the 130 episodes have been recently uploaded to YouTube (I also have those 126 episodes on DVD-Rs), and now can be enjoyed by all. I’m thrilled to present these posts — the first EVER guide to the best episodes of Our Miss Brooks! 

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Miss Connie Brooks, an English teacher at Madison High, often clashes with her pompous principle, Osgood Conklin, Jr., while trying to educate the rambunctious Walter, her student and close confidant, and attempting to snag, Mr. Boynton, the clueless biology teacher across the hall. Miss Brooks’ other friends include Mrs. Davis, the eccentric widow who rents her a room, and Conklin’s preppy daughter Harriet.

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Our Miss Brooks stars EVE ARDEN as Connie Brooks, GALE GORDON as Osgood Conklin, Jr., ROBERT ROCKWELL as Philip Boynton, RICHARD CRENNA as Walter Denton, JANE MORGAN as Mrs. Davis, and GLORIA MCMILLAN as Harriet Conklin.

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Our Miss Brooks is, without a doubt, one of the funniest shows of the ’50s. Eve Arden is as brilliant a performer as Ball and Gleason. She elevates every sharp and sardonic script with her unique performance. She is assisted ably by her co-stars, but this is unquestionably Arden’s show. Our Miss Brooks began as a successful radio series in 1948, featuring Arden, Gordon, Crenna, Morgan, McMillan, and Jeff Chandler as Boynton. The show moved to the small screen in 1952, utilizing many of the same scripts from the radio, but with a new Boynton in Robert Rockwell. For the next three years, Our Miss Brooks aired simultaneously on radio and television to much success. However, during the 1955-1956 television season, the decision was made to transfer Miss Brooks and Mr. Conklin to Mrs. Nestor’s private elementary school. Morgan stayed on as Mrs. Davis, but all the other characters were axed. The change in format (and creative team) proved toxic, and near the end of the season, Mr. Boynton was welcomed back to the series. But it was too late; the TV series was canceled after four seasons. The radio series ceased producing original episodes around the same time, but still continued to air repeats well into 1957. However, Our Miss Brooks soon found itself on the big screen with Warner Brother’s 1956 film of the same name, which ignored the events of Season Four and finally united Miss Brooks with Mr. Boynton.

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Season One, which uses many radio scripts, is the TV series’ strongest and most consistent. It has the highest volume of excellent installments, and for readers uninterested in beginning with the radio series (almost 200 episodes of which can be found online), this is the absolute best place to start. Simply go on YouTube and search for the episode of your choice. Every episode from Season One is available to watch. If, by chance, they are taken down, contact me and I can assist you in obtaining episodes.

Here are my picks for the thirteen best episodes of Season One. (They are in AIRING ORDER.)

 

1) Episode 3: “The Embezzled Dress” (Aired: 10/17/52)

Mrs. Davis mistakenly uses school funds to buy Miss Brooks a new dress. Now Miss Brooks must sell the dress to balance the books.

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There are two standout moments in this episode: the first is Miss Brooks’ attempts to sell her dress to the proportionally spacious Miss Atterberry. The other involves Miss Brooks and the kids forcing Mr. Boynton to model her dress for them. The episode ends winningly in the ever-popular sitcom money exchange. This is a solid offering with smart, if predictable, writing.

2) Episode 5: “The Wrong Mrs. Boynton” [a.k.a. “Mrs. Boynton” or “Miss Brooks Play-Acts”] (Aired: 10/31/52)

Mr. Boynton, searching for a job, asks Connie to pose as Mrs. Boynton. She’s thrilled… until she realizes that he actually means his mother, not his wife.

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What works about this episode is that, given how early we still are in the TV series, the show already has us rooting for Miss Brooks to snare Mr. Boynton. I was cheering inside when she kissed him at the end, and that’s uncommon for me. This is a funny episode, particularly if you “ship” this couple.

3) Episode 11: “The Stolen Aerial” (Aired: 12/12/52)

After getting a discount on her broken TV aerial, Miss Brooks soon receives aerials from others, hoping for the same discount. But a misunderstanding leads Mr. Conklin to believe that Miss Brooks is an aerial thief.

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This series is excellent at constructing stories that build and build and build. Here Conklin suspects Brooks of stealing his TV aerial, after the lecherous repairman has loaned it to her by mistake. It’s fascinating to see the old gadgets — especially for young fans like myself who have only contended with cable and satellite. Another sharp and solid episode.

4) Episode 14: “Aunt Mattie Boynton” (Aired: 01/02/53)

Miss Brooks sets out to prove that she’s just as capable as Mr. Boynton’s Aunt Mattie, hoping to snare not only her man, but a promotion from Mr. Conklin as well.

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This episode introduces TV audiences to Mary Jane Croft (a future Lucy regular) as Miss Brooks’ rival, Miss Enright. Though used sparingly on the television series, she appeared more frequently on radio. Her appearances are always delicious as Arden and Croft are superb cats. The big physical bit has oil shooting out of the air vents onto Brooks, Enright, and Conklin, after one of Connie’s schemes goes awry. This is a very funny episode.

5) Episode 16: “The Hurricane” (Aired: 01/16/53)

Miss Brooks gets the school ready for a hurricane when Walter hears storm warnings on his homemade radio.

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I’ve heard from fans of both the TV and radio series that this episode was a highlight for them. Here is another episode that builds to a climax, while letting the audience in on, via radio, the secret that none of the other characters know: the hurricane the announcer is speaking about is actually occurring in Bombay. “Tether your elephants!”

6) Episode 17: “Monsieur LaBlanche” (Aired: 01/30/53)

Connie receives a note in French from Monsieur LaBlanche. She assumes that he’s asking her for a date, but he really just needs a loan.

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Our Miss Brooks excels at misunderstandings — the radio roots making it ideal for gags that build through dialogue only. Here Connie gets a note from the French teacher that she thinks is romantic, but as the audience learns (before she does) — is actually a request for a loan.

7) Episode 18: “Old Marblehead” (Aired: 02/06/53)

Conklin, “Old Marblehead” to the students, sets out to have a bust of himself erected in Madison High. To raise funds, he fines students and faculty for infractions in his made-up “Carelessness Code.”

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When watching this episode for the first time, the only thing I wrote down was: “great dialogue.” This episode is incredibly well-written and very funny. There’s a nice gag with Conklin and his bust at the end, but I was more drawn to the high quality of the lunchroom scenes — excellent writing.

8) Episode 22: “Mr. Casey” [a.k.a “Mr. Casey’s Will”] (Aired: 03/06/53)

Mrs. Davis’s looney sister has drawn up a will for her cat, the late Mr. Casey, and has left things to Miss Brooks, Mr. Boynton, Mr. Conklin, and Walter. Mrs. Davis bets Miss Brooks that the three men will feel entitled to their gifts, even though they have no idea who Mr. Casey was.

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This episode might be the funniest of Season One. Mrs. Davis gets some screamingly riotous lines in the opening scene (“You’re bucking for a butterfly net!”) as she addresses her eccentric sister. The episode has Connie telling the three guys that they’re beneficiaries in Mr. Casey’s will. Clearly they have NO idea who Mr. Casey is, but unwilling to risk loosing their newly bestowed riches, each make up stories about the mysterious Mr. Casey. Of course they go to the reading and learn that Connie has been tricking them — Mr. Casey was a cat!

9) Episode 26: “Lulu, The Pin-Up Boat” (Aired: 04/03/53)

Mr. Conklin orders the school to dress more conservatively upon the arrival of his boss, Mr. Michaels. But a misunderstanding develops involving Mr. Michaels, Miss Brooks and the racy pin-up photos that Conklin confiscated from Walter.

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This episode builds to a hysterical scene in which the prudish Michaels finds a picture of Betty Grable in Conklin’s desk, and Miss Brooks, thinking that he’s looking at a picture of Conklin’s prized boat, Lulu, carries on an entire conversation about “the old girl.” That scene alone makes the otherwise solid episode very worthwhile.

10) Episode 27: “The Yodar Kritch Award” (Aired: 04/10/53)

Connie finally gets a date with Mr. Boynton—to a party that will take place only if Bones wins “The Yodar Kritch Award” for outstanding achievement in English.

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Any time we see Miss Brooks actually teaching is exciting. (We never see her in front of an actual class, except in one Season Four episode.) The Snodgrass brothers are the epitome of stupidity, and though that type of humor is not normally my cup of tea, it’s shamelessly funny on Our Miss Brooks. The scene where she tries to give Bones a crash course in English is a highlight.

11) Episode 28: “Madame Brooks DuBarry” (Aired: 04/17/53)

Mr. Conklin is plagued by suspicions about the after-hour doings of the unwed Miss Brooks, just as she has enlisted Monsieur LaBlanche to barge in on her evening with Mr. Boynton and make him jealous.

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The idea of Connie Brooks as a hussy is enough to bring a smile to my face. This episode has Conklin expecting Miss Brooks of sluttish behavior and deciding to spy on her date with Boynton. Of course, Miss Brooks has arranged to make Boynton jealous with the help of a few friends. This is a very funny episode.

12) Episode 31: “Suzy Prentiss” (Aired: 05/08/53)

Bones is in love with Suzy Prentiss, the only student in school stupider than he is. After arranging for the students to go on a date, Miss Brooks must somehow find formals for them.

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This is another laugh riot as Bones finds love in the only student dumber than he is, Suzy Prentiss (who is so dumb she spells her name Suzy Prentisss.) She’s excellent as another dullard and the episode features many laugh-out-loud moments. A series highlight.

13) Episode 36: “Cure That Habit” (Aired: 06/12/53)

Walter plays a gag on Mr. Conklin and sends him literature from Alcoholics’ Anonymous. Of course, complications arise when another boss visits and assumes the worst.

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Similar pattern — episode rises to a hilarious crescendo with the stuffy Mr. Chambers expecting Conklin of having a drinking problem. The build to the big scene, which is obviously inevitable, remains humorous and elevates the entire episode. Smart writing, great performances, excellent sitcom episode.

 

 

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*** UPDATE — 07/30/14: It seems like the Youtube account which had uploaded 126 of the 130 episodes has been taken down by CBS. Is that DVD finally in the works?

 

***UPDATE — 08/29/16: Our Miss Brooks is finally coming back to television. It will be shown regularly at 5:00 am on Me-TV. 127 of the 130 episodes are included in the syndication package (including the still elusive “The Dream”), but they will be of better visual quality than the copies that currently circulate!

 

 

Come back next Tuesday for the thirteen best Our Miss Brooks episodes from Seasons Two and Three. And tune in tomorrow for another Wildcard Wednesday post!

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33 thoughts on “The Thirteen Best OUR MISS BROOKS Episodes of Season One

  1. I love Miss Brooks. This past spring I actually watched all the episodes on YouTube. I actually counted 127. I logged them randomly up till the fourth season, where I consulted the CBS Syndication Bible to log that season in broadcast order. (That season’s stories tend to be serial-like in scripting). I recognized two of the missing episodes as “The Dream”, where Connie dreams she marries Mr. Boynton (I think from the third season), and “Twins At School” a second episode from season four where she tries to fool Mr. Conklin and Mrs. Nestor that she has a twin sister, Bonnie. I’ve been a fan of the series since my family got a UHF converter box and was able to pick up the series on Chicago’s local Channel 26. This was in 1966. I have the Platinum Disc which features 3 episodes of Miss Brooks as well as 4 eps of Love That Bob. That disc had one more episode than the others offered. I really enjoyed watching the series on YouTube again. I have since watched I Married Joan on YouTube, (68 episodes out of 98) and I have a DVD-R set of Pete and Gladys, (18 episodes of 72 and a bonus of 2 episodes of December Bride). I have many other shows from my childhood collected on DVD as well. Being a fan of Gale Storm, I have had the privlege of a brief but nice correspondence with the late actress’s daughter, who answered my question as to why Gale’s second series is never shown in comparison to My Little Margie, which I have an excellent 24 episode set of. (A British company holds the rights to The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna, which is the show’s official, if long title). Your choice of the 13 best season one eps of Miss Brooks corresponds with mine. I, like many fans you have spoken with, also think “The Hurricaine” is one the the best from this season (possibly the whole series). It’s a shame that some company couldn’t put a high-quality DVD set of Miss Brooks out. Many of the episodes I saw on YouTube had a “washed out” quality. If not for the price restrictions, I would probably buy the DVD set you have, (I need to watch what I spend). Good luck with this marvelous new website and I am looking forward to your next review.

    • Hi, Leslie! Thank you for reading my blog! In addition to the two OUR MISS BROOKS episodes that you mentioned, the other two that I neither own on DVD nor seen online are “The Bakery” and “Blood, Sweat, and Laughs.” If you know anything about these episodes, please let me know!

      I too am a Gale Storm fan, but do not own any episodes of either series on DVD. One day I hope to add some to my collection. Like you, I have enjoyed I MARRIED JOAN on YouTube. I have about 50 episodes of THE BOB CUMMINGS SHOW and close to 130 episodes of DECEMBER BRIDE on DVD-r. But since neither are as close to completion as OUR MISS BROOKS, I won’t be featuring a list of the best episodes on Tuesday posts, but some should, along with radio episodes of BROOKS, pop up on future Wildcard Wednesdays!

      I’m so glad to have found another classic TV enthusiast and I thank you wholeheartedly for reading and commenting!

      • Hi, Upperco. I don’t recall the details of the two episodes you mentioned. Some of the downloads on YouTube originated on Chicago’s WPWR Channel 50 from the late ’80s. I saw these broadcasts and the episodes were terribly mixed-up which could account for several missing shows. One episode I recall watching, “Bones, Son Of Cyrano” had the reels mixed up and the scenes out of sequence. I had taped it (the show aired at 5:00 am) and then re-taped it on another VCR to put the show back in order. I no longer have any of those tapes as I was so frustrated by the cheap and unreliable VCRs I was going through, that when DVD came along I junked all my VHS (and Beta) equipment and tapes. Fortunately, I now have more classic TV on DVD than I ever had on VHS. Like you, I always felt that I Love Lucy’s fourth season was the best and that was the first one I bought. (Yeah, I’ve been reading your Lucy blogs, too). I also enjoyed your blog about He & She, which I remember from it’s first showing. A suggestion for another unsung show from the ’60s would be the 1966-67 series Love On A Rooftop, a charming Screen Gems comedy which ran on ABC that year. There have been campaigns to get both He & She and Rooftop on DVD for years, but with DVD sales flattening out in the past few years, that becomes more and more a remote possibility. If you want the best quality for My Little Margie DVDs, I can heartily reccommend the two 12-episode sets from VCI. The episodes are not in broadcast order, but the quality is very good for a show this old which, unlike Lucy, has been largely forgotten. Margie had an old lady friend, Mrs. Odetts, played by Gertrude Hoffman, who functioned on My Little Margie much the same as Mrs. Davis did on Miss Brooks. She wasn’t in every episode however, as Mrs. Davis was on her series. I think on my DVDs she is in only 3 shows, but there is one, where she purchases a souped-up sports car, that had me crying from laughing so hard. In another, she gets tarted up as a society woman and looks like an ancient drag queen! Funny stuff. Like you, I love the old shows and prefer them to most anything on the air currently.

        • Hi, Leslie!

          You make my mouth water for some MY LITTLE MARGIE!

          Have seen a couple of episodes of LOVE ON A ROOFTOP online too; haven’t been able to find a DVD-r set with more than 23 of the 30 episodes, but I’d love to get both series on DVD! I have 25 of the 26 HE & SHE episodes, so I’ll be featuring my picks for the best when we get to 1967 on Sitcom Tuesdays.

          As I said before, I have close to 130 of the 157 DECEMBER BRIDE episodes. I’ve only watched the first 36 episodes, and they just haven’t made me laugh as much as I was hoping. It was the second highest rated sitcom of the ’50s (after LUCY), and I love Verna Felton. Are you a fan of this series as well?

          • I am indeed a fan of December Bride, but admit to a real fondness for it’s spin-off show, Pete And Gladys. Cara Williams, who played Gladys was very funny and garnered an Emmy nomination in the show’s second season. She lost out to Shirley Booth in Hazel (another favorite of mine). December Bride was unusual in the fact that the stories centered around an older woman. There were no other shows at that time to do so. Verna Felton as Hilda was wonderful. She also played the same part in the first season of Pete And Gladys. Gale Gordon was also featured in that show as Uncle Paul, a kind of cross between Osgood Conkilin and Theodore J. Mooney. I am just glad that I have enough sample episodes of both shows to satisfy my memories and indulge in classic TV whenever my mood strikes.

  2. I just remembered, I did a review of December Bride on IMDB a while back. You can see all my reviews there by accessing earlytalkie, the name I use to post there.

      • Favorite episodes of December Bride would include the pilot episode, “Meet Lily Ruskin” I believe, is the title for that one. There was a funny one where Matt Henshaw aspires to an acting carrer after being taken in by a phoney talent school, I don’t recall the title, but that episode also points out what for me was a flaw of the series. I don’t know if it was the writing or directing, but I was never that crazy about Dean Miller as Matt Henshaw. I found his character to be rather loud and abrasive at times. But that’s just my opinion. I can think of more favorite episodes of Pete And Gladys because I found it to be a funnier show. One episode had Gladys run into an old boyfriend after promising a jealous Pete that she would not meet with him. They are in a coffee shop, and Gladys winds up getting coffee spilled on her dress. She dosen’t want to go out in public looking like that so she sends the dress to the hotel cleaners. (The coffee shop is in the hotel). The dress gets ruined and Pete expects to meet her in front of the hotel. She explains her lateness by saying she has gotten a flat tire which she will have to flatten before Pete arrives. With nothing to wear she cloaks herself in the window curtains and proceeds to let the air out of the tire as a policeman catches her. She goes to the police station and Pete enters to complain about a ticket put on their disabled car. Gladys, seeing Pete wanders through a door which leads her into a lineup. And so on until a happy conclusion is finally reached. This episode is titled “Who Was That Man?” for no reason that makes any sense. Another favorite is “Uncle Paul’s Insurance” which features Gale Gordon as Uncle Paul. He is as funny in this series as he was with Eve Arden and Lucy. Long story short, this episode finds Gladys and Uncle Paul accidentally hypnotized into thinking they are five years old. Pete And Gladys has been criticized in the main for being too much like I Love Lucy, and indeed, there are many similarities. But Cara Williams was very good in the role, and she played well with Harry Morgan as Pete. For years I thought that Pete And Gladys was a Desilu production, but I was surprised when I got my DVD-R set back in 2008 that the show was a CBS production shot at Paramount long before the merger with Desilu. Another favorite episode (I do rattle on) is titled “Will The Real Michelle Tabor Please Stand Up?”. In this one, Cara Williams plays Gladys and a tempermental French dancing star making her American debut. Of course, after a mix-up, Gladys has to go on in place of the star and is thrown into a hilarious Apache dance. She gets thrown all over the place in one of the funniest burlesques of an Apache dance I have ever seen. Cara Williams, like Lucy and Joan Davis, had a wonderful facility for physical comedy. Pete And Gladys ran from 1960 to 62 in prime time, and from 62 to 64 as part of CBS’s morning linup. The shows cancellation in 1962 probably had something to do with Lucy’s decision to return to TV with The Lucy Show that fall. OK, I have run on enough for night!

  3. My pleasure! It heartens me to know that someone of your obvious youth takes such an interest in shows of this vintage. I often spout off to my partner about the younger generation having no taste or interest in anything older or in (heaven forfend) black-and-white. Your obvious good taste is a good sign that things aren’t all that bleak! Have a wonderful Labor Day!

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  5. Fans of DECEMBER BRIDE & PETE AND GLADYS may enjoy my biography of Verna Felton which includes a complete and thoroughly detailed episode guide for both series, including guest casts, filming and original telecast dates, as well as plot summaries. Lots of inside information on both series and the dynamics of the actors.

    • Mr. Tucker, thanks for reading and commenting!

      I just purchased your book and am so excited to learn more about one of my favorite character actresses. Also looking forward to the episode guides.

      I recently acquired about 130 episodes of DECEMBER BRIDE on DVD-r, but I haven’t had the time to watch past the first season. I intend to do a post on this series at some point.

      Do you have any favorite episodes in particular?

      • I’ve seen all 157 episodes except for 11 of them. Still searching for those.

        My favorites from Season 1 are: Grandfather Clock, Theatre Tickets, The Lineup, and Chicken Salad.

        Season 2: Boxing Show, Shoplifter, Big Game Hunter, Texas Show part 3, Sunken Den, Wrestler, Handcuffs, & Jaywalker.

        Season 3: House on Blocks, Football Hero, Engagement Show, Masquerade Party, and Hobo show.

        Season 4: Mean Grandfather, Golf Lesson, Parrot Show, Aunt Emily, & Mickey Rooney show.

        Season 5: Hilda Gets Engaged, Car for Christmas, and Lily Helps Twilly.

        I picked these because they include some of Verna’s best moments. She was a scream. Hope you’ve at least seen her in “Sunken Den.” She did all her own stunts.

        Let me know how you like my bio of her. And THANKS for ordering! Just curious—did you order through Amazon or another seller?

        Thanks,
        Fredrick

        • Frederick,

          Thanks again for your comments — those recommendations will be most helpful! I am anxious to see “Sunken Den,” as I believe a certain Cuban bandleader makes an appearance.

          I purchased the book from eBay. Just got the notice that it shipped this morning. (By the way, I watched DUMBO (1941) last evening too, so I am more than ready for some Verna!)

        • Not yet. Estimated delivery was Friday, but there’s been no documented updates since Wednesday. I’m leaving for Orlando on Tuesday evening, and I was hoping to make your book my plane read. Unfortunately, if it arrives later than that, I won’t be able to get the book until I return to Boston in January.

      • Mr. Tucker,

        Finished the book yesterday, and am writing to tell you how impressed I was with not only the amount of fascinating detail that I learned about Miss Felton, but also how engrossing and enjoyable the read was. I didn’t want it to end! The chapters about Verna’s extensive radio career were probably my favorite — and I’d never even heard of the MISS TUBBS! (How I wish we could see those!)

        Looking forward to using your detailed episode guide during my audit of DECEMBER BRIDE. I hope to feature some of my favorite installments of the series on a Wildcard Wednesday post in April or May.

        I had high expectations and they were exceeded. Outstanding work!

        • Jackson, your enthusiastic review makes my day. If you see fit, I hope you’ll post a review for VERNA FELTON on Amazon. Since you’re a MISS BROOKS fan, I have an interesting aside about MISS TUBBS, but I’d rather not post it here. My email is frex59@bellsouth.net if you’d care to hear more. Again, I’m very happy you were pleased with my work.
          Fredrick

  6. I have “Sunken Den” on DVD, converted straight from a 16mm print I own. You will laugh out loud at Verna during the dance sequence. I have approximately 12 other Dec. Bride films.

    I have only one OUR MISS BROOKS film, but I have not viewed it. I want to get it transferred to DVD as well. It’s titled ANGELA’S WEDDING and features one of my favorite character actresses, Jesslyn Fax, who also appeared twice on DB.

    I am trying to find all of Jesslyn’s appearances on BROOKS. I will include a chapter about her in an upcoming book which profiles TV’s busiest character actresses, including Madge Blake, Marjorie Bennett, Cheerio Meredith, Ruth McDevitt, Reta Shaw, Marion Lorne, etc. Right now I’m writing a bio of Alice Pearce of BEWITCHED fame.

    • When I wrote the above message I did not know you had posts on here about Alice Pearce and BEWITCHED! We are much in sync, it seems. Loved your Best 10 eps lists of Seasons 1 & 2! Great job!
      Fredrick

      • Adore Ms. Pearce — such a sublimely funny woman. Will get around to featuring some of the musicals in which she was featured too.

        And I’m crazy about Reta Shaw; wish she did more BEWITCHED. Such joy in seeing her face pop up all over the place.

        • Love Reta, too. I’ve even been to her hometown of South Paris, Maine, and walked through her childhood home, room by room. I have a big collection on Reta. Have also been to Ruth McDevitt’s hometown and Marion Lorne’s. Met Marion’s nieces and have communicated with relatives of Ruth, Madge, Jesslyn, Cheerio, Reta, and Alice…not to mention Bea Benaderet, of whom I have a huge collection of memorabilia.

          • Speaking of Benaderet, how complete is your collection of BURNS AND ALLEN episodes? Some kind soul has posted syndicated copies of a majority of the episodes from Seasons Three thru Eight on YouTube, and I’d love to watch the entire series and feature my choices for the best installments here on Sitcom Tuesdays. But those live shows — though I’m sure they all exist — seem much harder to come by.

  7. For some reason, I cannot access your most recent posts, but I’m receiving updated messages about them in my personal email. Glad the VERNA book is set to arrive before your departure.

      • Look at thread above…I don’t see your posts about Verna and your trip and your hopes that the book would arrive in time. I only knew this through the emails I received quoting your posts.

        • Oh, just the comments?

          Hmm. I see them. Are you looking in the right place? They’re not under the thread right above us — about “Sunken Den” and the other character actresses. They’re under the post above that where you listed your favorite DECEMBER BRIDE episodes.

          Let me know if you’re still having trouble!

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