The Great Gildersleeve

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(ended 1956)

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  • Season 1
    • Gildy's All American Boy
      1/1/56
      6.0

      Gildersleeve talks Leroy and Bruce out of constructing a rocket in the back yard and into building a raft like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. When the boys disappear, Gildy panics and assumes they're lost on the river. He launches a search party while the boys, bored with the raft, head for the movie theater.

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    • Gildy's Dancing Lessons
      1/1/56
      6.5

      Leroy won't go to the school party because he doesn't know how to dance. Uncle Throckmorton takes him to Miss Yvonne for lessons and is instantly infatuated with the gorgeous instructor. In no time, Leroy is out and Gildy is the one signed up for $600 worth of dance classes.

    • Gildy Loves Well, But Unwisely
      1/1/55
      0.0

      Gildy tries to save Judge Hooker from a gold-digging blonde, unaware that he's her actual target.

    • Gildy Tangles With Leroy's Teacher

      Gildersleeve takes on Leroy's teacher after the boy complains she's overworking him.

    • Gildy And The Expectant Father
      5/11/56
      7.0

      Throckmorton's date Katheryn, a nurse, stashes him in the expectant fathers waiting room until she gets off duty. He ends up comforting a very nervous first-time father whose wife is taking forever to deliver. Gildy calls the Jolly Boys over to sit with them, turning it into an all night stag party vigil.

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    • The Good Scout
      The Good Scout
      Episode 20
      1/1/56
      0.0

      Gildy has to cancel a couple of dates with one of his girlfriends because of business. The woman's busybody aunt convinces her that Gildersleeve is a no good cad.

    • Orange Blossoms In Summerfield
      3/19/56
      0.0

      Gildy's plan for getting out of his engagement is to make the woman's family hate him.

    • The Quiet One
      The Quiet One
      Episode 18
      1/1/55
      0.0

      As part of a club initiation, Gildersleeve cannot utter a word for 24 hours. His refusal to speak could cost him his job or land him in jail.

    • Command Performance
      1/1/55
      0.0

      Gildy thinks Leroy would make a fine singing cowboy.

    • Golf Ball Incident
      Golf Ball Incident
      Episode 16
      1/1/56
      0.0

      Gildy starts a feud between City Hall and the newspaper when he beans a congressman in the head with a gold ball.

    • Gildy Goes Hollywood
      1/1/56
      0.0

      A film being shot at City Hall about a water commissioner has big ham Gildersleeve dreaming of becoming a movie star.

    • Bard Of Summerfield
      2/16/56
      0.0

      The kids get a look at the dreadful poem their uncle wrote for his girlfriend and replace it with one from Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Impressed with his talent, his girl invites him to read his other compositions for the ladies' poetry club. Even after learning what the kids have done, Gildy still thinks he's a better poet than Browning.

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    • The Nightmare
      The Nightmare
      Episode 13
      1/1/56
      0.0

      Reading too many cheap mystery novels is giving Gildersleeve crazy dreams.

    • Water Commissioner's Water Color
      Uncle Gildy keeps scaring off Marjorie's boyfriends by giving them the third degree. He checks up on her latest, an artist, by visiting the young man's studio under the ridiculous alias of John P. Smith. Mr. Smith's vanity quickly takes over and Throckmorton begins posing for a $100 painting of himself.moreless
    • The Raffle
      The Raffle
      Episode 11
      1/1/56
      0.0

      Gildy tries to impress a high society woman with his (nonexistent) wealth and lands himself in the slammer.

    • One Too Many Secretaries
      1/20/56
      7.0

      The mayor thinks Gildy's floozy girlfriend is his new secretary when he walks in on them playing "office" one night. Since the mayor's glad incompetent Bessie is gone, Throckmorton sends her on immediate vacation until he can figure out how to re-hire her--even though she's not actually fired in the first place.

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    • Gildy, King Of Hearts
      1/5/56
      0.0

      When it rains, it pours. The great lover gets himself engaged to two different women within 24 hours.

    • Gildy's Juvenile Delinquent
      1/1/55
      0.0

      Gildersleeve wants to punish Leroy for a silly prank until the boy cons his uncle into believing someone else was responsible.

    • Gildy, The Private Eye
      12/16/55
      0.0

      The mayor appoints Gildy the acting Police Commissioner in name only until the real one returns from a fishing trip. Throckmorton ignores orders to just be a figurehead and dives into crime fighting as if he knew what he was doing. His mission: capture the Whistling Bandit who's on a rampage in Summerfield.

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    • Gildy Stews About A Cook
      12/9/55
      7.0

      Birdie's engagement is on hold until she finds a suitable replacement, but none of the applicants for housekeeper measure up. Not wanting to stand in the way of her happiness, Gildy hires an actress to play his future bride so Birdie will be free to go. The plan goes well until Gildy's real girlfriend drops by.

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    • Gildy Goes Diving
      11/18/55
      6.0

      Gildy is steamed that no one could identify him as the water commissioner on a local quiz show. Determined to make himself a household name with some newspaper coverage, he plans to dive to the bottom of the reservoir to look for underwater springs.

    • Circumstantial Evidence
      1/1/55
      0.0

      When circumstantial evidence is used against Gildy, he storms out of the water department.

    • Practice What You Preach
      9/27/55
      9.5

      Gildy tells Leroy that the way to get a girl to come back is by having a good time without her. He proves it's true when Lois begins going out with another man after Gildy had bailed out of couple of their dates. Now, Throckmorton is desperate to win her back, competing against the new beau at the county fair attractions.

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    • Gildy Goes Broke
      Gildy Goes Broke
      Episode 1
      9/20/55
      7.0

      Leroy is spending a small fortune on his new little girlfriend. Since reasoning with Leroy isn't working, Gildy's going to put a stop to the high living by speaking to the girl's mother. Throckmorton is instantly charmed by the attractive widow Knickerbocker and soon is spending every last dime he has on the woman.

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