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The Great Gildersleeve 

Throckmorton Gildersleeve is a blustery "ladies" man who often finds himself in unusual predicaments. Raising his too smart nephew Leroy, he leans on his secretary Bessie and tries to ignore the advice of housekeeper Birdie.
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Willard Waterman ...  Throckmorton P. 'Gildy' Gildersleeve / ... 40 episodes, 1954-1956
Ronald Keith Ronald Keith ...  Leroy Forrester 18 episodes, 1955-1956
Lillian Randolph ...  Birdie Lee Coggins / ... 17 episodes, 1954-1956
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Throckmorton Gildersleeve is a blustery "ladies" man who often finds himself in unusual predicaments. Raising his too smart nephew Leroy, he leans on his secretary Bessie and tries to ignore the advice of housekeeper Birdie.

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English

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20 September 1955 (USA) See more »

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(39 episodes)

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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An unaired pilot starred Willard Waterman, Lillian Randolph, and Tim Considine as Leroy. Also in the cast: Jesse White, Maidie Norman, Mary Costa. 1954. See more »

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Yeah it's labored.
15 December 2007 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

It has all the attributes of bad fifties TV-black servant, mouthy bratty kid, girls all in dresses and man-hungry June Cleavers, Dagwood and Blondie style situations. In the episode I saw, the kids swapped around a love-note Gildersleeve had penned to his fiancé w/ a classic Browning one, she put it into their poetry club as being his own(what-she was a fan of poetry yet had never read 'How do I love thee-let me count the ways'-?!), they too fall for it, etc. You know the drill.

"Pleasentville" did a decent job of sending this stuff up, though I can't say I'm a fan of the movie. This show-it worked better on radio. Gildersleeve is a funny character who's laugh and catch-phrases still echo in pop-culture(try the Red Guy in Cow and Chicken--trust me...it's in there...), but this series..forget it.

** outta ****


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