The Ann Sothern Show - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • Baby at the Bartley House
    6/15/59
    7.0
    Katy and Olive babysit for a neighbor. When the neighbor's late coming home, the girls take the baby to the hotel while they work.
  • A Promotion for Johnny
    6/8/59
    7.0
    Johnny is finally getting the promotion he wants. Unfortunately, he overhears a conversation that makes him think he's being fired.
  • Katy Goes Through Channels
    6/1/59
    7.0
    Mr. Devery wants to win the Bartley trophy for efficiency, so he applies a military strategy.
  • Springtime for Katy
    Springtime for Katy
    Episode 32
    5/18/59
    7.0
    Katy dates a handsome actor, in order to remind Mr. Devery that she's not just one of the boys.
  • The Raise
    The Raise
    Episode 31
    5/11/59
    7.0
    A member of the board comes to visit and brings along her nephew. Mr. Devery wants a raise, so he agrees to train the boy in the hotel business. Unfortunately, no one asked the boy what his plans for the future were.
  • The Ugly Bonnet
    The Ugly Bonnet
    Episode 30
    5/4/59
    7.0
    Mr. Devery buys Katy an ugly hat in appreciation of her hard work. When he wants her to wear it to lunch with him, she has to explain why she returned it.
  • Geisha Girl
    Geisha Girl
    Episode 29
    4/27/59
    7.0
    When Katy gets tired of doing meaningless chores for the boss, she hires a house boy. However, she gets a geisha girl instead.
  • The Square Peg
    The Square Peg
    Episode 28
    4/20/59
    8.5
    Mr. Devery wants to increase staff efficiency, so he hires a psychologist to run some tests.
  • Katy's Investment Club
    4/13/59
    7.0
    Michael, the hotel's chef, has joined an investment club from which he is gaining tons of profits. So, the rest of the staff asks Katy to be in charge of their own investment funds.
  • The Engagement Ring
    The Engagement Ring
    Episode 26
    4/6/59
    7.0
    The staff becomes concerned when Katy is seen wearing an engagement ring that belongs to the boss. What they don't know is that Katy is just having the ring fixed.
  • The Road to Health
    The Road to Health
    Episode 25
    3/30/59
    7.0
    Mr. Devery falls in love with a younger woman and decides to make himself more attractive.
  • Katy's New Boss
    Katy's New Boss
    Episode 24
    3/23/59
    7.0
    Katy thinks the new boss is too hard on the staff.
  • Katy's Big Surprise
    Katy's Big Surprise
    Episode 23
    3/9/59
    7.0
    Mr. Macauley is transferred to a different branch, leaving Katy and the staff certain she will be the new manager. Requests for promotions begin to overwhelm her, until she learns Mr. Bartley has already chosen a different manager.
  • Stand-In Heiress
    Stand-In Heiress
    Episode 22
    3/2/59
    7.0
    A wealthy friend of Katy's is engaged. Unfortunately, Katy is convinced that her friend's new betrothed is a con artist.
  • Two on the Aisle
    Two on the Aisle
    Episode 21
    2/23/59
    7.0
    A press agent gives Katy 2 tickets to a hit play. She must choose which friend will get the 2nd ticket.
  • The High Cost of Living
    2/16/59
    7.0
    Katy and Olive are in a financial crunch, so they hire a consulting firm to help them make a budget.
  • The O'Connors Stick Together
    2/9/59
    8.3
    When Katy discovers that her uncle Sean and his brother have a feud, she schemes to stop it. She wants to unite the two by having them stop her from an unsuitable marriage.
  • Hurrah for the Irish
    2/2/59
    7.0
    Katy's Irish uncle Sean is newly wealthy after winning the lottery. Now, he wants to buy a fur coat for Katy.
  • The Five Year Itch
    The Five Year Itch
    Episode 17
    1/26/59
    7.0
    When Katy starts acting grumpy, her friends suggest she take a vacation. Before she can go, she needs to find a substitute for her job.
  • Three Loves Has Katy
    1/19/59
    7.0
    A college reunion brings three of Katy's old boyfriends to town. While visiting with them, she begins to rethink her decision to have a career instead of marriage.
  • Give It Back to the Indians
    1/12/59
    7.0
    When Katy defends the rights of Native Americans on the radio, an influential stockholder demands that she be fired from Bartley House.
  • Johnny Moves Up
    Johnny Moves Up
    Episode 14
    1/5/59
    7.0
    Johnny the bellhop has been fooling his mom. She thinks he's an executive. Can Katy and the rest of the staff keep up the deception when she comes to visit?
  • The East Side Story
    The East Side Story
    Episode 13
    12/29/58
    7.0
    A long-time employee convinces Katy to give his son a chance as the night watchman. When things start dissappearing, is it the former delinquent's fault?
  • The Boss's Son
    The Boss's Son
    Episode 12
    12/22/58
    8.3
    Katy must fend off the advances of the hotel founder's playboy son.
  • It's a Dog's Life
    It's a Dog's Life
    Episode 11
    12/15/58
    7.0
    The staff are impressed by Donald's good behavior. Of course, it's just an act to cover up for the dog he's hiding in his room.
  • The Big Gamble
    The Big Gamble
    Episode 10
    12/8/58
    7.0
    When the Macauleys go on vacation, Katy rents out their room. Unfortunately, the guest is a lady gambler who starts a poker game.
  • Say It With Music
    Say It With Music
    Episode 9
    12/1/58
    7.0
    Mrs. Macauley wants to impress her women's group, so Katy tries to persuade a famous cellist to play at their meeting.
  • The Thanksgiving Story
    11/24/58
    7.0
    Katy fears Donald is hanging out with delinquents. When it's apparant he's only joined an orchestra, Katy tries to get them a gig at the hotel. Ann Sothern joins Barry Gordon for a rendition of "Thanks for Everything".
  • The Countess of Bartley
    11/17/58
    7.0
    A playboy count and his aunt check into the hotel. Katy quickly figures out the aunt is only interested in matching her nephew up with Katy.
  • New Lease on Life
    New Lease on Life
    Episode 6
    11/10/58
    7.0
    Katy's friends convince her that she's taking advantage of Olive, so she decides to move. She needs the help of a Latin American band to break her lease.
  • Masquerade Ball
    Masquerade Ball
    Episode 5
    11/3/58
    8.3
    During a masquarade ball, thieves break into the Bartley House safe and make off with the rich guests' jewelry. Katie tracks down the crooks.
  • Governess for a Day
    10/27/58
    7.0
    Nine-year-old Donald lives at the hotel. When he begins terrorizing the staff, Katy takes on the job of disciplining him. Elsewhere, Mr. Macauley prepares to receive an award.
  • Love Comes to Olive
    10/20/58
    7.0
    When Olive develops a crush on the desk clerk, Katy does her best to discourage the romance.
  • Six Wives Plus Two
    Six Wives Plus Two
    Episode 2
    10/13/58
    7.0
    When Mr. Macauley saves the life of a maharajah, the man gives him one of his six wives.
  • Bridal Suite
    Bridal Suite
    Episode 1
    10/6/58
    7.0
    Katy tries to help a young newlywed couple. She gives them the bridal suite at a reduced rate. Meanwhile, Mr. Macauley assigns the same room to friends of his wife.