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    • Mayor Of The Town
      Mayor Of The Town
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      6/4/55
      10

      Mayor Russell faces a dilemma when a young teen he has always put trust in is arrested for stealing a car.

    • The War Hero
      The War Hero
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      8/6/60
      9.0

      A former war hero is finding it difficult to adjust back to civilian life so Mayor Russell lends a hand in helping him back.

    • The Watchmaker
      The Watchmaker
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      10/29/55
      9.0

      After a rash of thefts around town, fingers point to the town's old watchmaker as the culprit. Mayor Russell doesn't believe it and comes to the old man's defense.

    • The Old Triangle
      The Old Triangle
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      9/24/55
      8.0

      Butch faces a dilemma: go to a party of a girl he likes who's nothing very special in the looks category, or go see a pretty young woman who is well known and popular but who's mother could be real trouble for Mayor Russell.

    • Happy Birthday
      Happy Birthday
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      9/2/58
      8.0

      Mayor Russell learns that a gangster and his thugs are meeting in Springdale and he fears for the people of the town. Marilly could care less. She's worried about what to buy the Mayor for his birthday.

    • Junior Voters
      Junior Voters
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      11/13/55
      8.0

      Corrupt politics come to Springdale and threaten it's way of life. Mayor Russell, unable to fight it by himself, looks to the young people of the town to stand up against crooked politicians.

    • The Composer
      The Composer
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      8/6/55
      8.0

      Mayor Russell suspects that a new arrival to Springdale, who is lying low, may actually be a well known musician hiding out in the small town. Things get even more exciting when his former fiance shows up too.

    • Papa Dear
      Papa Dear
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      12/10/57
      8.0

      Springdale has been chosen by a movie studio to hold a contest in and Mayor Russell is furious, not wanting his quaint and "unknown" little town to be forever changed.

    • Embezzlement Story
      Embezzlement Story
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      5/7/55
      8.0

      When a friend of the Mayor's is accused of embezzlement, Russell seeks out the truth.

    • Escape Into Space
      Escape Into Space
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      3/28/55
      8.0

      Butch desires to "escape into space" from his troubles and Mayor Russell tries to find out why.

    • Flood Control
      Flood Control
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      5/28/55
      7.5

      It would seem that Mayor Russell's housekeeper Marilly is more suited at catching criminals than he is.

    • Scraggy
      Scraggy
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      8/12/55
      7.5

      Things get tense in Mayor Russell's house when it's discovered that Butch's new friends are in actuality a group of young toughs.

    • Marilly's Murder
      Marilly's Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      9/10/55
      7.5

      After Marilly reads some mystery novels, she turns neighborhood detective and suspects that Mayor Russell just may be involved in murder.

    • Ghost Of A City
      Ghost Of A City
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      1/20/56
      7.5

      For a laugh, Butch and his friends think it will be funny to scare the superstitious janitor of city hall, pretending to be ghosts haunting the building.

    • The Farmer
      The Farmer
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      5/21/55
      7.5

      Mayor Russell helps a disturbed young man find himself by working the land.

    • Thicker Than Water
      Thicker Than Water
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      3/29/55
      7.0

      The town's future medical clinic falls into jeopardy when a backer of the project threatens to pull his financial support if his son doesn't end his current romantic relationship.

    • The School Teacher
      The School Teacher
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      11/5/55
      7.0

      Mayor Russell invites a retired school teacher to stay for awhile while she visits and soon discovers that two women under the same roof leads to trouble.

    • Take Me Out To The Ballgame
      Take Me Out To The Ballgame
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      11/27/54
      7.0
      When Springdale's rising baseball star suddenly gets an offer to join the New York Giants, he faces the terrible choice of going pro and leaving town or staying loyal to his girl friend and the town he grew up in.
    • First Year
      First Year
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      7/30/55
      7.0

      Things liven up a bit in Springdale with the arrival of a new civil engineer and his pretty, but kind of dense, wife.

    • Marilly's Vacation
      Marilly's Vacation
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      7.0

      Mayor Russell learns quickly how much housework Marilly does when she goes on holiday.

    • The Law Student
      The Law Student
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      11/28/55
      7.0

      People are concerned for the Mayor, thinking he's broke, when he is actually trying to raise funds for a needy law student.

    • His Honor, Butch
      His Honor, Butch
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      1/15/56
      7.0

      Tensions rise when Mayor Russell's nephew Butch gets elected mayor of the day.

    • The Old Janitor
      The Old Janitor
      Season 1 - Episode 41
      6.5

      When a elderly is in danger of losing his job, Mayor Russell tries to help him keep his position.

    • Blueberry Hill
      Blueberry Hill
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      9/16/55
      6.5

      Mayor Russell becomes friends with new arrivals to Springdale, an old couple who have moved in with their married daughter. Only Russell soon finds out that they are not happy there and long to live back in their old country home.

    • Doctor's Orders
      Doctor's Orders
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      8/26/58
      6.5

      Mayor Russell uses the incidence of catching a cold from Butch to stay home and work on a city issue.

    • The Cane
      The Cane
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      1/12/58
      6.5

      After a Frenchman is murdered, there is but one clue which eventually involves the Mayor.

    • Popularity Contest
      Popularity Contest
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      4/11/55
      6.5

      Mayor Russell has two problems on his hands: trying to win over the town to his idea of adding parking meters to generate some income, and helping his housekeeper garner votes in a popularity contest.

    • Minnie's Job
      Minnie's Job
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      6.5

      Minnie goes undercover to expose corruption by taking a job in a contractor's office.

    • The Marriage Adviser
      The Marriage Adviser
      Season 1 - Episode 40
      6.5

      A marriage adviser has her own sights set on Mayor Russell.

    • Love Is So Young
      Love Is So Young
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      6/18/55
      6.5

      An attorney friend of Mayor Russell's tries to win over the approval of his fiancee's teenaged daughter.

    • Long May It Wag
      Long May It Wag
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      4/8/55
      6.5

      Stray dogs become the target of an animal-hating judge when he gets bitten by one.

    • Bicycle For Butch
      Bicycle For Butch
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      7/16/55
      6.5

      Butch wants a bicycle badly and thinks he's found a used one to buy, only it's owned by an old woman who owes on her taxes, making the bike an asset that could be claimed by the town.

    • Butch's Tonsillectomy
      Butch's Tonsillectomy
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      7/2/55
      6.5

      Mayor Russell is not pleased with the neglect he sees his young ward Butch give his homeward, not aware that there is a serious reason behind it.

    • The Doctor's Son
      The Doctor's Son
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      7/23/55
      6.0

      City funds are at the center of a dispute: Mayor Russell thinks a traffic-safety program deserves support while Joe Ainsley wants to construct a new grandstand with the monies.

    • Strange Lady
      Strange Lady
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      11/27/55
      6.0

      Butch becomes the target of a new kid to town so Mayor Russell decides to have a talk with the boy's mother.

    • The Mayor Plays Cupid
      The Mayor Plays Cupid
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      11/22/54
      6.0
      Mayor Russell has a lot on his hands running the city, but he also gets involved trying to romantically hook up a widow with Marilly's brother.
    • Marilly's Present
      Marilly's Present
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      7/2/55
      6.0

      Housekeeper Marilly may have done her job too well this time after throwing out an old teapot, not knowing the treasure that is hidden inside.

    • Next Time Take The Bus
      Next Time Take The Bus
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      6/11/55
      6.0

      Mayor Russell makes the town's Chamber of Commerce angry when he favors construction of a new school over the replacement of the city's tired buses.

    • The Poet
      The Poet
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      5.5

      Mayor Russell takes in onto himself to help a poet find, after his death, the notoriety he so deserved while he was alive.

    • Marilly Minds The Baby
      Marilly Minds The Baby
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      10/9/56
      5.5

      Marilly agrees to take care of a couple's baby while they have to be out of town but things get complicated shortly after they leave.

    • Minnie's Romance
      Minnie's Romance
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      2/26/55
      0.0
      Mayor Russell invites a well known author to come to town, only to nearly lose his much loved secretary who was his guest's old girl friend and is ready to elope.