December Bride (1954–1959)

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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »


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  • Spring Byington and Verna Felton in December Bride (1954)
  • Dean Miller and Frances Rafferty in December Bride (1954)
  • Desi Arnaz and Verna Felton in December Bride (1954)
  • Spring Byington, Verna Felton, and Joseph Kearns in December Bride (1954)
  • Spring Byington, Dean Miller, and Frances Rafferty in December Bride (1954)
  • Spring Byington, Verna Felton, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan, and Frances Rafferty in December Bride (1954)

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Parke Levy

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26 February 2008 | bkoganbing
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| Lucy For The Old Folks
December Bride was a series out to prove that senior citizens despite age and experience can be as wacky as the rest of the population. I'm not sure how Dean Miller put up with his mother-in-law Spring Byington all those years.

Dean was married to the lovely Frances Rafferty and apparently taking in mom was part of the package. Spring was a lovely charming lady as she always was. She didn't seek out problems quite in the way Lucy Ricardo did, but trouble always kept finding her along with her best friend Verna Felton.

If these two seemed always to be getting into trouble the way Lucy and Ethel did, no one should be surprised since Desilu produced the show. One of the other gags was next door neighbor Harry Morgan constantly complaining about his wife Gladys. Somewhat along the lines of the way Phyllis Diller used to refer to her husband Fang in her monologues.

I do remember one episode did involve a costume party and Morgan called into the next room telling Gladys to get out here, they were leaving. There was a pregnant pause that at last we would finally see the legendary Gladys. She came out, in a gorilla suit.

Morgan got a spin off series of his own with Cara Williams as Gladys. But it only lasted a season. Never understood why, it was pretty funny.

If the TVLand channel can run I Love Lucy to death, maybe they can find these December Bride episodes for the old folks of which I'm now one.

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