Make Room for Daddy: Season 6
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The series was a reflection of Danny Thomas' own life as an entertainer and the problems created by the frequent absences from his children. Even the title came from a phrase used in the real-life Thomas household: whenever Danny returned from a tour, his 2 daughters (Marlo and Terre) had to shift bedrooms to "Make Room For Daddy".
In the series, Danny plays nightclub entertainer Danny Williams, an occasionally loud and cantankerous, but ultimately warm and soft-hearted master of his domain. Constantly being upstaged by his bratty but loveable kids, played by Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright and Sherry Williams (whose role was taken over by Penny Parker), the ensemble also included beautiful Marjorie Lord as his understanding wife, and legendary character actor Hans Conreid as irascible Uncle Tonoose.
"Make Room For Daddy" was unique for many reasons, including how it portrayed the family life of an entertainer dealing with both industry and ordinary family issues. Another reason was its frequent appearances by top celebrities. In this Season 6 boxed-set, William Demarest, Jack Benny, Dinah Shore, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Shirley Jones, and Bob Hope are but a few legendary performers lending their talents. In addition, upcoming stars had recurring roles, such as Tony Bennett as Danny's cousin Steven from Toledo, and Annette Funicello as Italian exchange student Gina Minelli.
"Make Room For Daddy" served as a springboard for then little known talents like Joey Bishop and Bill Dana, both of whom wound up with their own Danny Thomas produced television series. Other Thomas produced series include the Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle, Real McCoys and Mod Squad.
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Though it's considered by many to be one of the all-time classic family TV sitcoms, "Make Room for Daddy" has not fared well in the digital age . . . . until now. Previous DVD releases of the series have consisted of a handful of episodes from the Jean Hagen years that have fallen into the public domain, as well as the release of season 5 of the series in 2004 which, unfortunately, utilized edited, syndicated episodes losing 3 or more minutes per episode. Many fans of the series criticized that release and, for a while, it looked as if there were not going to be any additional DVD releases of the series.Read more ›
My hope is that S'More is giving us the complete episodes with the original titles!
If so, my five star review will stand.
Folks, I got the set today - the review stands. This is a terrific set. It is more than expected and leaves a lot of other TV series collections in the dust. At last this series, which was the bridge between "I Love Lucy" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is available as it should be seen for those who loved it then - and for those who will discover it anew.
The sad Season Five had edited syndication versions of the show with the syndication titles. This set has the original titles at the beginning of each episode and the episodes are full length. If you were disappointed in Season Five, don't let that keep you from buying Season Six. It's a whole new ball game.
All of the characters are here along with some stunning guest stars: Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dinah Shore, William Demarest, and in a continuing arc, Miss Annette Funicello who also sings and dances. The episodes look better than they did way back when. The sound is as crisp and clear as the images.
The extras include interviews with Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright, and Sid Melton. They all talk candidly and with a lot of affection for the show, their work, and the star Danny Thomas. It's great seeing Marjorie and Angela and hearing about their lives after the show. One extra also has Marjorie (mother of actress Anne Archer) reading from her book "A Dance and A Hug."
There is a PSA for St. Jude Hospital that opens each DVD, and another PSA
is a short extra on one disk.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the old show and this is no exception. Delivery was right on time.Published 3 months ago by Thomas Nievar
Now we need season 7!!!!!!!!! Season 6 is great and this dvd set is very high quality (as justified by the many reviews here). So, thank you for season 6. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Johnny K
I love this show and this was very good to watch. I enjoyed it. It brought back memories.Published 13 months ago by Dawn M. Radee
I loved this set! But had no idea it was out until earlier this year. My question, besides myself who would be interested in seasons 7-11 out on DVD? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Janna Watson
great show,clean copies uncut and in order.full screen like they were broadcast.Published 14 months ago by The Ultimate Snagger
I bought this CD for my mom and she loves it! You can't go wrong with any show Danny Thomas is starring in!Published 15 months ago by Jazzy