Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

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Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naiveté, but Blondie saves the day.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
Comedy
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When Blondie has an opportunity to become a star the Bumstead household, mainly Dagwood, becomes upset.

Director: Abby Berlin
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Certificate: Passed Comedy
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Blondie's sudden windfall causes noting but trouble for the Bumstead family.

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Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
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Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer
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Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften... See full summary »

Director: Abby Berlin
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dagwood accidentally enlists in the Army reserve. Blondie accompanies him to basic training camp.

Director: Edward Bernds
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In order to close a business deal, Dagwood impersonates Mr. Dithers. While doing so he must avoid the nearly blind process server Jim Gray.

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Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Bumstead family dog, Daisy, becomes a top dog-model, and receives so much acclaim that she comes to the attention of a gangster's girl friend, who persuades the gang to kidnap Daisy for ransom. Blondie and Dagwood go to Daisy's rescue.

Director: Abby Berlin
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dagwood buys a horse when he is supposed to be buying a house.

Director: Frank R. Strayer
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip.

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Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
Blondie (1968–1969)
Comedy
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Stars: Will Hutchins, Patricia Harty, Pamelyn Ferdin
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 Dagwood Bumstead 26 episodes, 1957
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 Blondie Bumstead 26 episodes, 1957
Florenz Ames ...
 J.C. Dithers / ... 26 episodes, 1957
Ann Barnes ...
 Cookie Bumstead 26 episodes, 1957
Stuffy Singer ...
 Alexander Bumstead 26 episodes, 1957
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 Herb Woodley / ... 26 episodes, 1957
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 Mrs. Woodley / ... 12 episodes, 1957
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 Cora Dithers / ... 9 episodes, 1957
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Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.

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Debuted on NBC on 4 January 1957 and last aired 27 September 1957. See more »

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This "Blondie" pilot was an okay beginning for the '50s TV series
18 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

NOTE: I had originally written most of this review on August 3, 2015 and had submitted this in the episode # 6 entry which is now deleted.

Dagwood is asked by his boss, Mr. Dithers (Robert Burton), to buy a certain gun using Dithers' money. His wife and kids, Alexander (Stuffy Singer) and Cookie (Mimi Gibson), see Dag at a sports store talking to a Mr. Miller (Joseph Kearns) thinking the gun is for him. (It's Dag's birthday) and Blondie keeps coming back to get it for him raising the price doing so. Dagwood keeps having to do the same as well. Anyway, this was a little funny much of the time possibly due to director Abby Berlin's timing. He had previously been an assistant to director Frank Strayer on the initial series of Blondie movies before taking over after he left. Berlin would eventually do other things before his death on August 9, 1965. Other players include Lucien Littlefield as Mr. Beasley the mailman, Robin Raymond as Tootsie Woodley, and Isabel Withers as Mrs. Cora Dithers. The last one had previously played HARRIET Woodley in the final one of the Blondie movie entries-Beware of Blondie. Pamela Britton was Blondie and Hal Le Roy was Dagwood. He and Arthur Lake, besides both having played Mr. Bumstead, had also once played Harold Teen, Lake in a silent version and Le Roy in a musical one. I also have reviewed on this site a further ep of this series with Lake and Ms. Britton called "Puppy Love" which is #17...


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