The Doris Day Show: Season 3, Episode 15

It's Christmas Time in the City (21 Dec. 1970)

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Doris throws a Christmas party at her apartment and invites Mr. Jarvis. However, not only does Jarvis turn down her invitation, but he threatens to call the cops if Doris and her guests make too much noise.

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Myrna Gibbons
Paul Smith ...
Ron Harvey
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Philip Brown ...
Todd Starke ...
Toby Martin (as Tod Starke)
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Angie Pallucci
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Willard Jarvis (as Billy DeWolfe)
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Louie Pallucci
Carol Worthington ...
Ethel Weber
John Lawrence ...
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Everyone important in Doris' day-to-day life is in a festive Christmas spirit, and is invited to the Christmas Eve party being held at her apartment. The one person who isn't in a festive spirit and who isn't invited to her party is her neighbor, Mr. Jarvis, who is as disagreeable as ever this time of year as any other time. Toby, however, believes that his mother should at least extend an invitation to Mr. Jarvis, which may soften his outlook on them and on life, at least for this one night. Doris does oblige her son, but Mr. Jarvis, ever as ornery, flatly declines the invitation, with the threat that he will call whoever necessary to ensure that her party does not disturb his peace. As Doris, her kids and their guests try to have a festive time at the party, Doris is continually worried about making too much noise and as a result what Mr. Jarvis will do to ruin the evening for them. Will the magic of Christmas in some way bridge the gap between neighbors? Written by Huggo

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The title is a line from the Christmas song "Silver Bells" composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and was an Oscar winner for Best Song. See more »

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Silver Bells
24 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While this series was hugely popular in its day, due almost entirely to its star, looking at it now almost 45 years on it comes across as an entirely standard undistinguished sitcom. It does have a good cast of talented supporting actors, Kaye Ballard, Rose Marie, Bernie Kopell, McLean Stevenson, Billy De Wolfe and Denver Pyle who directed this particular episode but the situation it presents has been done thousands of times.

What would normally be a run of the mill episode of the series is turned into something extraordinary at the end of the show when the cast gather around for a Christmas sing a long. It's at this point that Doris starts to sing and what was standard TV becomes a chance to see a master at work. All three numbers are enjoyable with Jingle Bells and Silent Night pleasant group numbers but it is the middle number when she sings her classic version of Silver Bells solo that is truly magic. As beautiful as it is, and it is very much so, the amount of soft focus they shoot Doris in during her song is a bit distracting especially when they cut away and the scene is once again in sharp focus.

Another nice touch at the conclusion of the show Miss Day breaks the fourth way and addresses the audience directly wishing them a safe and happy holiday. It's quite charming.


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