I Married Joan - Season 1

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  • Brad's Broken Toe
    Brad's Broken Toe
    Episode 39
    7/8/53
    6.5
    Joan thinks Brad's exaggerating the pain when he slips on a banana peel at the zoo. When he's actually hospitalized with three broken toes, she feels horrible and is determined to apologize. To get past the night nurse, Joan pretends to be incredibly sick, and her acting almost costs her a gall bladder.moreless
  • Business Executive
    Business Executive
    Episode 38
    7/1/53
    7.3
    A couple of rich law school pals who've gotten rich in business makes Brad feel he's cheated Joan out of the high life. He decides to become a business executive with a chicken soup company, despite Joan's warnings that he's cut out for that work. In Joan's nightmare, the job has changed Brad into a cantankerous, bald man who cares only about money. Wanting happiness over money, Joan refuses to allow Brad to buy her a mink, so he physically drags her to the fur shop.moreless
  • Honeymoon
    Honeymoon
    Episode 37
    6/24/53
    7.3
    The judge plays marriage counselor by telling a couple about the horrible honeymoon he spent locked in a hotel room's closet. He also brags to the husband that he's tricked Joan into doing housework by promising her a diamond bracelet. When Joan learns it was just a scam, she turns the place into a pig's sty when Brad brings the important Andersons over for coffee.moreless
  • Talent Scout
    Talent Scout
    Episode 36
    6/17/53
    5.5
    A pair of phony talent scouts convince Joan she has "it" to be a movie star. All it will take is $500 for the screen test. Wanting to catch the con men, Brad gives Joan the cash in marked bills, not informing her the men are pulling a scam. Joan shows up on the movie set and, dressed as a jungle woman, performs scenes with the movie's star, Bonzo the chimp.moreless
  • Neighbors
    Neighbors
    Episode 35
    6/10/53
    7.3
    The neighbors who keep Brad and Joan awake with their noisy parties are finally moving. Joan recruits a quiet, older couple to buy the house. Unfortunately, they have high-strung show dogs who bark all night long. When their complaints to the police yield no results, Joan is forced to lie down with dogs.moreless
  • Theatrical Can-Can
    Theatrical Can-Can
    Episode 34
    6/3/53
    7.0
    The Ladies Welfare League is putting on the play The Colonel's Daughter but they've run up a huge debt. To pay off the bills, Joan tries to get Brad to book their play for a lawyer's meeting, but the men want chorus girls--until the mayor decides to attend. Brad realizes at the last minute a "respectable" play would be better and books the ladies group, but in her haste, Joan sends the cast to the wrong location. The show must go on, with Joan playing all the roles.moreless
  • Country Club
    Country Club
    Episode 33
    5/27/53
    0.0
    The Stevenses join a country club to help Brad's career advance. However, Joan's golf lessons are having the opposite effect.
  • The Threat
    The Threat
    Episode 32
    5/20/53
    0.0
    A man Bradley had sentenced to jail is about to get out. Joan's obsession with gangster movies has her worried about her husband's safety.
  • The Artist Show
    The Artist Show
    Episode 31
    5/13/53
    0.0
    To help Brad get an appointment as a Federal judge, Joan takes an art class to impress an influential Senator's wife. Things go awry when Joan accidentally pulls off the Senator's hairpiece.
  • Secrets
    Secrets
    Episode 30
    5/6/53
    9.0
    When Joan's loose tongue almost costs Brad a federal judgeship, he warns her that failing to keep a secret can have serious consequences. She has to learn this lesson the hard way.
  • Repairs
    Repairs
    Episode 29
    4/29/53
    5.6
    Joan sees a small crack in the living room ceiling and decides to fix it herself. In the process of unintentionally enlarging the hole, she manages to get stuck in a harp.
  • The Recipe
    The Recipe
    Episode 28
    4/22/53
    8.5
    Joan takes a job in Alfonse's restaurant to steal their recipe to oxtail soup, Brad's favorite. In the process, she competes against a woman she distains to win a soup-making contest.
  • Eviction
    Eviction
    Episode 27
    4/15/53
    8.0
    The noise made by Joan's Woman's Welfare League meetings is irritating the neighbors. The group finds it needs some welfare when Judge Stevens evicts them from their clubhouse.
  • Lateness
    Lateness
    Episode 26
    4/8/53
    0.0
    Brad is infuriated by Joan's tardiness when she arrives at the theater just in time for the final curtain. The late Joan Stevens fears oversleeping for a dinner date, so she buys extra time by turning back the clocks.
  • Model
    Model
    Episode 25
    4/1/53
    7.8
    After a showdown with her husband, Joan goes in search of a job to prove her worth. She's hired as a lowly stock girl at Armand's Gowns, but tells Brad she's a dress designer. Brad comes by the salon to ask her return to being a homemaker, but she doesn't want him to discover that she's not. With the help of a co-worker, she ties up Armand and takes his place, designing dresses "on the fly" with only a bolt of cloth.moreless
  • Diet
    Diet
    Episode 24
    3/25/53
    0.0
    Joan is trying to stick to a diet, but her club friends offer her nothing but temptations.
  • Little Girl
    Little Girl
    Episode 23
    3/18/53
    0.0
    Joan plays matchmaker for a teenaged girl who's visiting for the week. She arranges a date for the shy 16-year-old with a boy who's just as withdrawn. The kids don't stand a chance with Brad and Joan coaching them.
  • The Stamp
    The Stamp
    Episode 22
    3/11/53
    6.5
    Joan mails a letter using a Mozambique stamp that Brad just purchased for $350. Her husband blows his top, leading Joan to dream she's on trial for being a "goof" with Brad as judge and prosecutor. He's singing a different tune when the stamp turns out to be counterfeit and the check comes back in the mail.moreless
  • Shopping
    Shopping
    Episode 21
    3/4/53
    0.0
  • The Opera
    The Opera
    Episode 20
    2/25/53
    0.0
    The women's club stages an opera as a charity fundraiser, leading Joan to declare she's "through with singers". She takes her words back when Bing Crosby shows up at her door.
  • Draftboard
    Draftboard
    Episode 19
    2/18/53
    0.0
    Brad receives a letter from the draft board, leading Joan to think he's being called up for duty. Figuring they won't need the house, she rents their house to new tenants.
  • Memory
    Memory
    Episode 18
    2/11/53
    0.0
    Joan's poor memory results in three spaghetti dinners in the same evening.
  • Fireman
    Fireman
    Episode 17
    2/4/53
    8.0
    To help a neighbor end a family argument, Joan the peacemaker visits the husband at the firehouse. Unexpectedly, she's volunteered and teaching the firemen suprising ways to put out a fire.
  • Moosehead
    Moosehead
    Episode 16
    1/28/53
    0.0
    Joan's goal is to pick up a gift for one of Brad's friends at an auction. She comes back with a stuffed moosehead.
  • Uncle Edgar
    Uncle Edgar
    Episode 15
    1/21/53
    7.5
    Joan and Brad try to keep a visiting uncle entertained and out of trouble.
  • Circumstantial Evidence
    1/14/53
    0.0
    Joan has taken interest in one of Brad's cases. She's convinced a man about to be sentenced is innocent because she likes his wife.
  • Bad Boy
    Bad Boy
    Episode 13
    1/7/53
    7.5
    Judge Stevens sends a criminal up the river and brings home the criminal's ten-year-old son. Tommy's a chip of the block, a little delinquent who reads talks like a gangster, reads racing forms, steals other kids' candy, and bounds and gags Joan to a chair. To scare the kid "straight", Joan recruits Tommy in her melodramatic plot to kill Bradley.moreless
  • Acrobats
    Acrobats
    Episode 12
    8.0
    Brad may be appointed to a federal judgeship if he makes a good impression on the decision maker, Mr. Gilmore. Before the important evening out, Joan goes to a shop to try on hats and gets into a slapstick fight with another woman--Mrs. Gilmore. Unable to squirm out of her wifely obligation, Joan meets them at a nightclub in disguise and gets pulled into an acrobatic floor show.moreless
  • Dreams
    Dreams
    Episode 11
    12/24/52
    7.3
    A reunion with three old school friends has Joan feeling like a failure. Their successful careers leads Joan to daydream about what she would have accomplished had she never married Brad. She pictures herself as Lady Joan, head of the world's biggest cosmetics company, Babe Stevens, famous swimmer, and Dr. Joan Stevens, great diplomat.moreless
  • Bazaar Pie
    Bazaar Pie
    Episode 10
    12/17/52
    0.0
    Playing marriage broker, Joan tries to fire up a romance between a new neighbor and her aunt. Plus, Joan fears she's baked a $5000 ring into one of the pies she made for the local bazaar.
  • Birthday
    Birthday
    Episode 9
    12/10/52
    0.0
    To raise cash for Brad's birthday gift, Joan charges some dresses on her credit card and then sells them to her friends.
  • Joan's Curiosity
    Joan's Curiosity
    Episode 8
    12/3/52
    0.0
    Despite warnings from Brad to leave his mail alone, curious Joan has to open a package addressed to her husband. What pops out, a huge inflatable lifeboat, has Joan frantically trying to get the air out of the evidence.
  • Hunting
    Hunting
    Episode 7
    11/26/52
    0.0
    Joan, claiming to be experienced with the great outdoors, horns in on Brad's hunting trip with the guys.
  • Brad's Class Reunion
    11/19/52
    0.0
    Joan does everything she can to keep Brad from attending his class reunion after discovering an essay he wrote about a girl in high school.
  • Crime Panel
    Crime Panel
    Episode 5
    11/12/52
    8.0
    The Judge and his wife are invited to talk about crime prevention on a TV discussion show. Not being an expert, Joan bones up by listening to a radio mystery show. Missing the ending, she keeps Brad up all night trying to solve the show's murder. The next day, she does first hand research by posing as a moll at the local pool hall.moreless
  • Jitterbug
    Jitterbug
    Episode 4
    11/5/52
    7.5
    Judge Stevens faces Joan's wrath when she appears in his court with a $50 speeding ticket and he refuses to "fix" it for her. Her revenge is to charge Brad for each of his meals.
  • Ballet
    Ballet
    Episode 3
    10/29/52
    0.0
    Joan is burned out from her housework, so Brad signs her up in a ballet class.
  • Career
    Career
    Episode 2
    10/22/52
    7.3
    Tired of being a housewife doing nothing but grueling household chores, Joan seeks her true calling as a great actress. In her first role, she's cast as a housewife who does nothing but scrub dirty floors.
    Later, the judge is raising money for his political career and invites two arch rivals over for dinner and donations; he just didn't mean to have them both over on the same night. Joan and Brad try to keep the two apart AND serve a meal in two different rooms at the same time.moreless
  • Pilot
    Pilot
    Episode 1
    10/15/52
    0.0
    A couple takes their fight over a fur coat to Brad's courtroom. This case causes Joan to flashback to the time when a fur caused problems in her marriage. She had purchased a Persian lamb coat and attempts to had it from Brad.
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