ABC (ended 1962)
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  • show Description
  • Set in the "Roaring Twenties," Margie was a program about a young girl who attended Madison High School and lived with her parents, brother, and aunt. Other characters included her best friend Maybelle Jackson and boyfriends Heywood and Johnny. Adding to the 20s flavor of the series were written cues in some episodes that harkened to silent movies and told viewers to "please pay attention" or that "the plot thickens." Plenty of raccoon coats, open-top jalopies, period music, and flapper references were integrated into the storylines. The show was a star vehicle for Cynthia Pepper (who had a previous recurring role on My Three Sons and went on to star with Elvis in the movie Kissin' Cousins) - but it was cancelled after one season.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 26

    The Professional Man

    Aired 4/12/62

  • S 1 : Ep 25

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Aired 4/5/62

  • S 1 : Ep 24

    Margie, the Gossip Columnist

    Aired 3/29/62

  • S 1 : Ep 23

    Friendship is for Friends

    Aired 3/22/62

  • S 1 : Ep 22

    Whatever Mama Wants

    Aired 3/15/62

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cynthia Pepper

    Margie Clayton

  • Penny Parker

    Maybelle Jackson

  • Tommy Ivo

    Heywood Botts

  • Wesley Tackitt

    Nora Clayton

  • Johnny Bangert

    Cornell Clayton

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Margie: (on a dare from the sorority) Do you mind if I sit down? Clarence (a bookish, shy student): Why? Margie: Well, I thought that since we both go to the same high school, we should get to know one another. Clarence: Are you sure you got the right booth?

    • Nora Clayton: (to her husband as he is listening to a crystal radio set) That radio! You can hear Schenectady - but you can't hear the doorbell!

    • Margie: Leroy, what instrument did you play? Leroy: The coronet. Margie: Well, a lot of jazz bands have coronets! We can get a saxophone player and a trombone player...

    Notes (16)

    • Margie (not to be confused with My Little Margie) and some of the situations and plots in the series were loosely based on a 1946 movie of the same name. The movie features the lead character Margie MacDuff (played by Jeanne Crain) recounting her days as a high schooler in the 1920s.

    • Some sources state that an alternative title for this episode's script is "House Divided."

    • Some sources state that an alternative title for this episode's script is "Family Pride."

    • Some sources indicate that an alternative title for this episode's script is "The Sheik."

    • Some sources state that an alternative title for this episode's script is simply "The Matchmaker."

    • The airdate and season number for this episode are an estimation, however no records list another episode airing on this date.

    • From available records, it is very difficult to establish a chronological order as to when Johnny Bangert or Billy Hummert played the Cornell character in the series.

    • Some sources state that an alternative title for this episode is "The Shimmy Dress."

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    Trivia (1)

    • In this episode, Margie and Maybelle perform the song "Ain't We Got Fun?" and Margie sings the standards "Baby Face," "Ma, He's Makin' Eyes At Me," and "Bye, Bye, Blackbird."

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Life of a small-town New England banker's teen-aged daughter is depicted in this mild situation comedy set in the 1920's.

    By The1Factotum1i1, Feb 29, 2008