The Danny Thomas Show

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1957
  • 11 Seasons
  • 7.1  (1,203)

The Danny Thomas Show, also known as Make Room for Daddy, is a classic American sitcom that aired from 1953 to 1965. The show starred Danny Thomas as Danny Williams, a nightclub entertainer who must balance his family life with his demanding career. Throughout the series, Danny deals with the challenges of being a father to his three children: Terry, Rusty, and Linda. His wife, Margaret (played by Marjorie Lord), is a loving and supportive partner who helps him navigate through the ups and downs of family life.

Rusty Hamer stars as Danny's son Rusty, a mischievous boy who often gets into trouble but has a heart of gold. The relationship between Rusty and Danny is at the heart of the show, with Danny always trying to be a good role model for his son despite the chaos that surrounds them.

In addition to the family dynamic, the show explores Danny's professional life as a nightclub performer. Danny often struggles to balance his work commitments with his family obligations, leading to conflict and tension in his relationships with his wife and children.

Despite the challenges, the Williams family always comes together in the end, highlighting the importance of family and love. The show is known for its heartwarming moments, comedic scenes, and memorable characters.

Throughout its twelve-year run, The Danny Thomas Show was a beloved and popular series, earning numerous accolades and awards. The show tackled important social issues of the time, including racism, gender roles, and teenage rebellion.

Overall, The Danny Thomas Show is a classic sitcom that continues to resonate with audiences today. With its relatable characters, heartfelt storylines, and comedic moments, the show is a true gem of American television history.

The Danny Thomas Show is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (263 episodes). The series first aired on October 6, 1957.

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The Persistent Cop
30. The Persistent Cop
April 27, 1964
A cop asks Danny if he will audition a singing group from the poor side of town.
Rusty and the Chorus Girl
29. Rusty and the Chorus Girl
April 20, 1964
Rusty falls for a chorus girl at the Copa.
Call Off the Hounds
28. Call Off the Hounds
April 13, 1964
Danny and Charley are tricked by their wives into thinking they're seeing dogs.
Beautiful Lady
27. Beautiful Lady
April 6, 1964
Danny reconnects with a tomboy girl named Moose that used to play on his school's baseball team. He now finds himself attracted to her.
Pupa Loves Rusty
26. Pupa Loves Rusty
March 30, 1964
12-year-old Pupa mistakenly believes she's engaged to be married to 16-year-old Rusty.
Pupa's Pooch
25. Pupa's Pooch
March 23, 1964
Pupa brings her dog from Italy to the Williams' home.
Pupa from Italy
24. Pupa from Italy
March 16, 1964
Danny imports a girl from Italy to sing at the Copa but soon discovers she has stopped performing pop music in favor of opera music.
The Leprechaun
23. The Leprechaun
March 9, 1964
Howard Morris appears as a man who claims to be a leprechaun.
Tonoose Gets a Job
22. Tonoose Gets a Job
March 2, 1964
Uncle Tonoose needs one thing to make him feel like the leader of the family, so Danny helps him get a job at a women's shoe store.
Sense of Humor
21. Sense of Humor
February 24, 1964
Danny gets in trouble with the local tradesmen for joking about them in his act.
Bunny Gets Into the Act
20. Bunny Gets Into the Act
February 17, 1964
Charley's in the doghouse when he refuses to allow Bunny a chance to perform in his new stage review at the Copa.
The Antique Dealers
19. The Antique Dealers
February 10, 1964
Danny and Charley set up a roadside stand outside their Connecticut country home and try to pass off junk as valuable antiques.
Howdy, Neighbors
18. Howdy, Neighbors
February 3, 1964
Danny, Charley and their wives are perplexed by the snobbish behavior of their Connecticut countryside neighbors.
The Quiz Show
17. The Quiz Show
January 27, 1964
Frank's mother needs a new washing machine, so he cons Danny into appearing with him on a quiz show in hopes of winning a brand new one.
Kathy, the Secretary
16. Kathy, the Secretary
January 20, 1964
When Danny complains to Kathy about her overspending, she cons Phil into giving her a temporary job as his secretary.
The Two Musketeers
15. The Two Musketeers
January 13, 1964
Danny helps a musician at the Copa pay off a debt to a gambler.
Peaceful Co-Existence
14. Peaceful Co-Existence
January 6, 1964
The renovations to the Williams/Halper Connecticut country home are finally complete, and the two couples spend a weekend in the country together.
Linda's Crush
13. Linda's Crush
December 30, 1963
Linda discovers that her father is using her crush on a boy in his comedy act.
Christmas Story
12. Christmas Story
December 23, 1963
Danny is disheartened because his family is so caught up in the material aspects of Christmas that they seem to have forgotten its real meaning. He comes up with a plan he hopes will remedy this.
The Bowling Partners
11. The Bowling Partners
December 16, 1963
Danny is hopeful that Rusty will ask him to be his partner at an upcoming father-and-son bowling tournament.
The Hex
10. The Hex
December 9, 1963
Danny and Charley are convinced that the carpenter working on their new country home has thrown a whammy on them.
Oh, the Clancys
9. Oh, the Clancys
December 2, 1963
Kathy's singing Irish relatives invade the Williams household, and they expect to perform at the Copa. Danny thinks otherwise.
Shy Alfie
8. Shy Alfie
November 18, 1963
Danny tries to help the English waiter Alfie Wingate overcome his fear of women.
My Fair Uncle
7. My Fair Uncle
November 11, 1963
Everyone in the Williams household is taken aback when Uncle Tonoose announces he plans to get married.
Linda and the New Dress
6. Linda and the New Dress
November 4, 1963
After tearing her girlfriend's dress during a fight, Linda buys her a fancy new one and charges it to her father's account.
The Country Squires
5. The Country Squires
October 28, 1963
Kathy and Bunny purchase a dilapidated house in the country behind their husbands' backs.
The Woman Behind the Jokes
4. The Woman Behind the Jokes
October 21, 1963
Kathy is offended at Danny making her the subject of his jokes during his act so she enlists Buddy Sorrell of "The Alan Brady Show" to write jokes about him.
Here's the $50 Back
3. Here's the $50 Back
October 14, 1963
A mysterious friend shows up to repay a loan made to him by Danny many, many years ago.
The Perfect Crime
2. The Perfect Crime
October 7, 1963
With Danny's birthday in a few weeks, Kathy has set aside money for his present. At least, that's what she thought until she's discovered it's gone missing.
Rusty Drives a Car
1. Rusty Drives a Car
September 30, 1963
Rusty is now old enough to drive, and Danny is having trouble accepting the fact that his son is growing up.
Where to Watch The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show is available for streaming on the Stadium Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Danny Thomas Show on demand at Amazon Prime, Crackle, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 6, 1957
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (1,203)