- Includes pilot episode of "The Andy Griffith Show," which aired on "The Danny Thomas Show"
- Rare performance footage of Danny Thomas on a Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis telethon
- Danny Thomas' answered prayer: The story of St. Jude's
- Number of Discs: 6
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 13 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Questar
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Package Note: Multi-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
33 classic episodes on six DVDs. The complete fifth season 1957-58: Make room for one of television's most beloved sitcoms on DVD, available for the first time in this exclusive collection authorized by the Danny Thomas family. Make Room For Daddy ran from 1953-65 and earned Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and Best Actor for the multi-talented Danny Thomas as excitable nightclub performer Danny Williams, who juggles his show business career with his hectic family life. This six-disc collection contains all thirty-four episodes from the fifth season, when the series moved to CBS, and Marjorie Lord joined the cast as Danny's new wife, Kathy. As a special bonus, this set also includes the heartwarming final episode of the fourth season, in which Danny proposes to Kathy. With appearences by such legendary entertainers as Jack Benny, Dinah Shore, and Bob Hope, Make Room For Daddy's fifth season was one of the best in one of television's greatest comedies.
Best remembered as the television series that spawned THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, Danny Thomas' MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY was a sitcom classic in its own right. Centered around the career and home life of nightclub singer Danny Williams (Thomas), the long-running series broke new ground in the world of domestic comedy by portraying an all-American family in its less-than-perfect moments. It was, in fact, Danny's kindhearted struggles to deal with his increasingly unruly offspring--daughter Terry (Sherry Jackson) and younger son Rusty (Rusty Hamer)--that lent the show its timeless appeal and earned Thomas a permanent spot in the pantheon of beloved TV fathers. This collection includes every episode of MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY's fifth season, which began with Danny's remarriage to Kathy (Marjorie Lord) after the death of his first wife Margaret (Jean Hagen, who left the series after four seasons) and introduced Kathy's daughter from a previous marriage, Linda (Angela Cartwright).
Description by Questar:
The complete 1957-58 season of one of television's most beloved sitcoms, available for the first time on DVD in this exclusive collection authorized by the Danny Thomas family. Legendary entertainer Danny Thomas stars as nightclub performer Danny Williams, ranked in 2004 by TV Guide as among the top five TV dads of all time. Marjorie Lord joins the cast as Danny's new wife, Kathy. Supplemental features include a must-own bonus episode, "Danny Meets Andy Griffith," the forerunner of "The Andy Griffith Show."