Pete and Gladys

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Pete and Gladys
Harry Morgan Cara Williams Pete and Gladys 1960.JPG
Harry Morgan and Cara Williams from
Pete and Gladys
GenreSitcom
Created byParke Levy
Written byAlan Lipscott
Bob Fisher
Larry Rhine
Bob Schiller
Bob Weiskopf
Devery Freeman
Directed byLeslie Goodwins
James V. Kern
Sidney Lanfield
StarringHarry Morgan
Cara Williams
Theme music composerParke Levy
Lee Wainer
Ending themeWilbur Hatch
Composer(s)Jerry Goldsmith
Wilbur Hatch
Lucien Moraweck
Carl Brandt
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes72
Production
Executive producer(s)Parke Levy (1961–1962)
Producer(s)Parke Levy (1960–1961)
Devery Freeman (1961–1962)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)El Camino Productions
CBS Television Network
Release
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 18, 1960 (1960-09-18) –
September 10, 1962 (1962-09-10)
Chronology
Related showsDecember Bride

Pete and Gladys is an American sitcom television series starring Harry Morgan and Cara Williams that aired on CBS on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time for two seasons, beginning on September 19, 1960. The last episode was broadcast on September 10, 1962.

Contrary to what Channel 25 in Boston, MA, claimed, the show starred Harry Morgan, not Henry Morgan.

Synopsis[edit]

One of CBS television's most popular and highly rated sitcoms of the 1950s, December Bride, starred Spring Byington and Harry Morgan as next-door neighbor Pete Porter. Pete spent most of his time complaining about his scatterbrained wife Gladys, who was unseen to viewers. In this spin-off series, Gladys emerges as the redhaired comedian Cara Williams. Pete is an insurance salesman, and the happy couple resides in Westwood, California.

Besides leading-man Peter, another carryover from December Bride during the first season was the character of Hilda Crocker (Verna Felton), a close equivalent of I Love Lucy's Ethel Mertz; she appeared in 23 episodes. Frances Rafferty, another December Bride veteran, appeared in seven episodes of Pete and Gladys as Nancy (a different character from her role in the original series). Barbara Stuart had a recurring first-season role as Gladys' friend Alice, and Ernest Truex appeared in six episodes as Gladys' widowed father, "Pop".[1]

Guest stars[edit]

Reception[edit]

Pete and Gladys never made it into the Nielsen ratings Top 30 during the course of its prime time run. After it ceased production, it was repeated as part of the CBS weekday-morning line up. It aired at 11:30 a.m. EST for two years from October 1, 1962 to October 2, 1964.

Williams was nominated for a 1962 Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She lost to veteran Shirley Booth of NBC's Hazel.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (1960–61)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"For Pete's Sake"TBATBASeptember 19, 1960 (1960-09-19)
22"Crime of Passion"TBATBASeptember 26, 1960 (1960-09-26)
33"The Bavarian Wedding Chest"TBATBAOctober 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)
44"The Handyman"TBATBAOctober 10, 1960 (1960-10-10)
55"Movie Bug"TBATBAOctober 17, 1960 (1960-10-17)
66"Oo-La-La"TBATBAOctober 24, 1960 (1960-10-24)
77"The Goat Story"TBATBAOctober 31, 1960 (1960-10-31)
88"Pete's Personality Change"Jack ArnoldNorman PaulNovember 7, 1960 (1960-11-07)
99"Camping Out"TBATBANovember 14, 1960 (1960-11-14)
1010"Bowling Brawl"TBATBANovember 21, 1960 (1960-11-21)
1111"Pete Takes Up Golf"TBATBANovember 28, 1960 (1960-11-28)
1212"Gladys and the Piggy Bank"TBATBADecember 5, 1960 (1960-12-05)
1313"No Man for Japan"TBATBADecember 12, 1960 (1960-12-12)
1414"Misplaced Weekend"TBATBADecember 19, 1960 (1960-12-19)
1515"Gladys Rents the House"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1961 (1961-01-02)
1616"Gladys' Political Campaign"TBATBAJanuary 9, 1961 (1961-01-09)
1717"Cousin Violet"TBATBAJanuary 16, 1961 (1961-01-16)
1818"The House Next Door"TBATBAJanuary 23, 1961 (1961-01-23)
1919"The Insurance Faker"TBATBAJanuary 30, 1961 (1961-01-30)
2020"Skin Deep"TBATBAFebruary 6, 1961 (1961-02-06)
2121"The Six Musketeers"TBATBAFebruary 20, 1961 (1961-02-20)
2222"Panhandler"TBATBAFebruary 27, 1961 (1961-02-27)
2323"Gladys Opens Pete's Mail"TBATBAMarch 6, 1961 (1961-03-06)
2424"The Garage Story"TBATBAMarch 13, 1961 (1961-03-13)
2525"The Orchid Story"TBATBAMarch 20, 1961 (1961-03-20)
2626"Secretary for a Day"TBATBAMarch 27, 1961 (1961-03-27)
2727"The Fur Coat Story"TBATBAApril 3, 1961 (1961-04-03)
2828"Peaceful in the Country"TBATBAApril 10, 1961 (1961-04-10)
2929"Junior"TBATBAApril 17, 1961 (1961-04-17)
3030"Gladys Cooks Pete's Goose"TBATBAApril 24, 1961 (1961-04-24)
3131"A Study in Gray"TBATBAMay 1, 1961 (1961-05-01)
3232"Pop's Girl Friend"TBATBAMay 8, 1961 (1961-05-08)
3333"Ring-a-Ding-Ding"TBATBAMay 15, 1961 (1961-05-15)
3434"The Mannequin Story"James V. KernBill Freedman & Henry SharpMay 22, 1961 (1961-05-22)
3535"The Projectionist"TBATBAMay 29, 1961 (1961-05-29)
3636"Gladys Goes to College"TBATBAJune 19, 1961 (1961-06-19)

Season 2 (1961–62)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
371"Crossed Wires"TBATBASeptember 18, 1961 (1961-09-18)
382"Fasten Your Seat Belts"TBATBASeptember 25, 1961 (1961-09-25)
393"The Hoarder and the Boarder"TBATBAOctober 2, 1961 (1961-10-02)
404"Second Car"TBATBAOctober 9, 1961 (1961-10-09)
415"Uncle Paul's New Wife"TBATBAOctober 16, 1961 (1961-10-16)
426"Money, Money, Who's Got the Money?"TBATBAOctober 23, 1961 (1961-10-23)
437"Uncle Paul's Insurance"James V. KernBob Schiller & Bob WeiskopfOctober 30, 1961 (1961-10-30)
448"Down with Togetherness"TBATBANovember 6, 1961 (1961-11-06)
459"Eyewitness"TBATBANovember 13, 1961 (1961-11-13)
4610"Three Loves of Gladys"TBATBANovember 20, 1961 (1961-11-20)
4711"Sick, Sick, Sick"TBATBANovember 27, 1961 (1961-11-27)
4812"Christmas Shopping"TBATBADecember 4, 1961 (1961-12-04)
4913"The Live-in Couple"TBATBADecember 11, 1961 (1961-12-11)
5014"Lover, Go Away"TBATBADecember 25, 1961 (1961-12-25)
5115"Hero in the House"TBATBAJanuary 1, 1962 (1962-01-01)
5216"Pete's Hobby"TBATBAJanuary 8, 1962 (1962-01-08)
5317"Who Was That Man?"TBATBAJanuary 15, 1962 (1962-01-15)
5418"Garden Wedding"Leslie GoodwinsBob Schiller & Bob WeiskopfJanuary 22, 1962 (1962-01-22)
5519"Follow That Skeleton"Sidney LanfieldAlan Lipscott & Bob FisherJanuary 29, 1962 (1962-01-29)
5620"Will the Real Michele Tabour Please Stand Up?"Leslie GoodwinsHenry Sharp & Barry E. BlitznerFebruary 5, 1962 (1962-02-05)
5721"The Prize"Leslie GoodwinsDevery FreemanFebruary 12, 1962 (1962-02-12)
5822"Yak, Yak, Yak"TBATBAFebruary 19, 1962 (1962-02-19)
5923"Never Forget a Friend"Leslie GoodwinsDanny SimonFebruary 26, 1962 (1962-02-26)
6024"Office Wife"TBATBAMarch 5, 1962 (1962-03-05)
6125"The Chocolate Cake Caper"TBATBAMarch 12, 1962 (1962-03-12)
6226"Sleepytime Wife"Sidney MillerBob Fisher & Arthur MarxMarch 19, 1962 (1962-03-19)
6327"Maternity House"TBATBAApril 2, 1962 (1962-04-02)
6428"Pete's Party Dress"TBATBAApril 9, 1962 (1962-04-09)
6529"The Top Banana"TBATBAApril 16, 1962 (1962-04-16)
6630"Go Help Friends"TBATBAApril 23, 1962 (1962-04-23)
6731"The Lame Excuse"TBATBAMay 7, 1962 (1962-05-07)
6832"Step on Me"TBATBAMay 14, 1962 (1962-05-14)
6933"The Case of the Gossipy Maid"TBATBAMay 21, 1962 (1962-05-21)
7034"The Arrival"TBATBAMay 28, 1962 (1962-05-28)
7135"The Expectant Gardner"TBATBAJune 4, 1962 (1962-06-04)
7236"Continental Dinner"TBATBASeptember 10, 1962 (1962-09-10)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Cast and Crew for Pete and Gladys". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 16, 2013.

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