Father of the Bride (TV series)

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Father of the Bride
Genre Sitcom
Written by Charles E. Anderson
Ken Cooper
John Elliotte
Dale Eunson
Katherine Eunson
Mathilda Ferro
Theodore Ferro
Mort Green
Edward Streeter
Carey Wilber
Directed by Mort Green
Anton Leader
Fletcher Markle
Gene Reynolds
Richard Whorf
Starring Leon Ames
Ruth Warrick
Myrna Fahey
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 34
Executive producer(s) Robert Maxwell
Producer(s) Rudolph E. Abel
Mort Green
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Running time 30 mins. (approx)
Production company(s) MGM Television
Original network CBS
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 29, 1961 – September 14, 1962
Related shows Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1961-62 season. Produced by MGM Television, the series was based on the 1950 film of the same title. Cast members include Leon Ames as the father of the bride, Ruth Warrick as the mother, and Myrna Fahey as the bride.



Episode # Episode title Original airdate Plot
1-1 "Bombshell At Breakfast" September 29, 1961 Kay announces that she has been proposed to, has accepted and is planning to be married.
1-2 "Buckley" October 6, 1961 Stanley is outraged when he thinks his prospective son-in-law has gotten fresh with his daughter and declares that the wedding is off.
1-3 "Buckley's Parents" October 13, 1961 Despite Ellie's warnings, Stanley Banks makes a spectacle of himself at the first formal meeting of the in-laws.
1-4 "The Ring" October 20, 1961 Stanley, exercising his rightful role as the prospective father-in-law, picks up the reset engagement diamond ring for Buckley—and promptly loses it.
1-5 "The Engagement Party" October 27, 1961 Stanley refuses to call in caterers for the engagement party and finds himself stuck in the kitchen while trying to memorize the announcement speech.
1-6 "Kay's Dinner" November 3, 1961 Preparing her first dinner for her prospective in-laws, Kay ruins the meal, causing her father to dash across town to get her mother to save it.
1-7 "Guest List" November 10, 1961 Although it is agreed that the wedding will be small, the guest list continues to grow until Kay and Buckley are to the point of eloping.
1-8 "Maid of Honor" November 17, 1961 Relations around the Banks household are strained after Kay rejects a friend as her maid-of-honor.
1-9 "Mr. Massoula" November 24, 1961 A catering firm, specializing in wedding receptions, invades the Banks home and decrees it scarcely fit for human occupancy, let alone a reception.
1-10 "White Elephant" December 1, 1961 A traditional white elephant among wedding gifts turns out to be a white ceramic elephant for Kay and Buckley.
1-11 "Stanley's Suit" December 8, 1961 Stanley tries to keep wedding expenses down by wearing the striped trousers and cutaway coat that he wore at his own wedding.
1-12 "The Shower" December 15, 1961 Stanley and Tommy go fishing in order to avoid Kay's wedding shower.
1-13 "Furnishing the Apartment (aka The Apartment)" December 22, 1961 The apartment that Kay and Buckley decide will be perfect for their first home is rented out from under them by Stanley.
1-14 "Surprise, Surprise!" December 29, 1961 Stanley thinks the family has forgotten his birthday in a flurry of preparations for Kay's shower.
1-15 "The Honeymoon" January 5, 1962 A disagreement over honeymoon sites between Kay and Buckley turns into a battle that threatens to wreck marriage plans.
1-16 "Homework" January 19, 1962 Stanley offers to help Tommy solve a high school geometry problem, despite realizing that he is not familiar with the subject.
1-17 "The Rehearsal" January 26, 1962 The entire wedding party is left waiting at the altar when the groom-to-be fails to show up at the rehearsal.
1-18 "The Wedding" February 2, 1962 After months of preparation and havoc, Kay and Buckley are married.
1-19 "The Pine Pillow" February 9, 1962 Stanley accuses the post office of inefficiency when everyone but him receives gifts from the honeymooning Kay and Buckley.
1-20 "The Homecoming" February 16, 1962 Kay and Buckley return from their honeymoon to find that their well-meaning in-laws have furnished one apartment and hung draperies in another, but have put nothing in the newlyweds' apartment.
1-21 "Too Many Cooks" February 23, 1962 Kay gets advice from her mother-in-law, then causes a problem when she goes to her mother for help.
1-22 "The Quarrel" March 2, 1962 Kay threatens divorce when Buckley rebels against her comparing him with her father.
1-23 "Tommy's Hero" March 9, 1962 Stanley thinks he has lost both of his children to Buckley when Tommy turns down his dad's box seats for a baseball game.
1-24 "The Milking Stool" March 16, 1962 Feeling useless since Kay's marriage, Ellie decides to go into the antique furniture business.
1-25 "Quibbling" March 23, 1962 Kay runs home to her mother after she and Buckley have some basic conflicts.
1-26 "The House" March 30, 1962 Stanley doesn't think it's wise for the children to buy a house, then nearly faints when Ellie tells him Kay is going to have a baby.
1-27 "The Campaign Manager" April 6, 1962 Stanley's law partner solicits his aid in campaigning for the Williston maid to be president of an organization.
1-28 "The Duchess" April 13, 1962 Buckley's mother, Doris Dunston, thinks she has inherited an island with a 154-room Norman castle and the title Duchess of Lianddudnow
1-29 "Stanley's Steamer" April 20, 1962 Stanley spends a lot of time with his new toy and is suspected of carrying on with another woman.
1-30 "The Hospital" April 27, 1962 Herbert Dunstan calmly calls a cab and goes to a hospital without any explanation.
1-31 "The Band" May 4, 1962 Stanley unwittingly hires his own teen-aged sons inexperienced jazz combo to entertain for the big annual lawyer's ball.
1-32 "Bradley's Shack" May 11, 1962 Ellie gets suspicious when she learns Stanley and his men friends will "rough it" at a plush hunting lodge.
1-33 "The Hammers" May 18, 1962 House guests turn the Banks residence into a haven for a muscle-building school.
1-34 "The Visit" June 1, 1962 Stanley turns down a dinner invitation from his children because he thinks they are just being nice to him.

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