On Danny's birthday his kids pay more attention to a kind old sea captain who lives in the building. Danny finds away to regain their attention,as a dad and for his birthday.



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Episode credited cast:
Rusty Hamer ...
Captain Chris
Benny Lessy
Corky ...
Laddie, the dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Bauer ...
Herself - Golf Pro & Lucky Strike Pitchman
Herself - Seidel Pitchman
Himself - Seidel Pitchman


It's Danny's birthday and he's not happy about his kids not remembering it. They're actually paying more attention to a kindly old sea captain who lives in the building,they even save money to buy the captain a new sweater to replace his torn one. Danny feels he's competing for their attention,not just for his birthday but also as an interesting male figure in their life. He regains their attention by introducing them to what his world in show business is like. They then give him a present, in the show business tradition. Written by happipuppi13

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Comedy | Family




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17 November 1953 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Edgar Buchanan's role as Captain Chris is misidentified in the closing credits as "Capt. Archie". See more »


Edited into Make Room for Daddy: The Flashback Show (1957) See more »


Roamin' In The Gloamin'
Written by Harry Lauder (as Sir Harry Lauder)
Performed by Danny Thomas
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