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Date With the Angels (1957-1958)

Date With the Angels


Family / Sitcom

26 minutes


Betty White as Vickie Angel
Bill Williams as Gus Angel
Jimmy Boyd as Wheeler
Richard Reeves as Mr. Murphy
Maudie Prickett as Mrs. Cassie Murphy
Richard Deacon as Roger Finley
Burt Mustin as Mr. Finley
Tom Kennedy as Announcer
Roy Engel as George Clemson
Natalie Masters as Wilma Clemson
Lillian Bronson as Mrs. Drake
Gage Clarke as Dr. Gordon

Date With the Angels was a sitcom airing on ABC in 1957.

The program is about the Angels, a newlywed couple, and their comedic adventures with friends and neighbors .

The show was originally supposed to contain daydream or fantasy sequences but the sponsors vetoed those storylines.  As a result, according to Betty White, the program became run-of-the-mill. Interestingly, when the program was cancelled after one season, it was replaced with a live comedy-variety program – starring Betty White.

The Wheel (5/24/1957)

A visit from Vickie’s teenage nephew sets the Angel household awhirl.  When it appears that young Wheeler has no use for a sweet young thing sent over to meet him Vickie and Gus take sides.

High Fever (5/24/1957)

Gus is sick with a high fever.  Vickie does her best to help out, but takes him to see an obstetrician.

Tree in the Driveway (6/7/1957)

The city plans to remove a stunted oak tree from the front of the Angels’ home.  Vickie decides to start a petition to save it.

The Feud (6/14/1957)

Just before an expected visit from Gus’s boss, Vickie and Gus are involved in a dispute with Mr. Finley, who drove his car over their neighbor’s front lawn.

Shall We Dance? (6/21/1957)

Vickie and Gus are unable to get out of helping friend Finley plan a show for the local Boys Club.  What started out to be the demonstration of splitting an atom somehow ends up a musical.

The Blue Tie (7/12/1957)

Vickie Angel goes to buy Gus a gift in the department store.  While there she’s asked to take a job as a salesgirl for one day and accepts.  There are complications when Gus finds her working since he made it clear previously that he does not want his wife working.

The Surprise (7/26/1957)

Both Gus and Vickie are in for a surprise.  Gus had planned to surprise Vickie with a trip to San Francisco for her birthday, but she loaned their luggage to a neighbor and agreed to dog sit for the entire weekend.

Pike’s Pique (8/2/1957)

Vickie and Gus go to a carnival and are proud of all the prizes they’ve won.  But when they meet up with their neighbors , the Murphys, Gus’s loot looks mighty puny beside the other couple’s.

Return of the Wheel (9/6/1957)

Wheeler, Vickie’s teenage nephew, is sent to California to forget a girl.  Vickie plans to pair him with a neighborhood girl.

Everybody’s Baby (9/20/1957)

Vickie’s neighbor, Wilma Clemson, is expecting a baby.  Gus arranges to have the nervous father-to-be, George, sent out of town for a rest.  But Wilma’s baby arrives early.

Catered Party (9/27/1957)

The Angels invite some upper class couples to a Hawaiian luau in the humble home in order to sell them insurance.

Star Struck (10/25/1957)

Vickie boasts to her neighbors that singer Dennis Day has dropped in to ask her opinion of a new song.  She’s dismayed to find that no one believes her story.

Chip Off the Old Block (12/6/1957)

The Angels’ neighbors , the Murphys, have a son in the Navy .  Murphy has always spoken of his son as a he-man sailor.  But home on leave the son reveals that his Navy work is as a musician in a band.

Santa's Helper (12/13/1957)

Vickie tries to find a suitable outlet for Mr. Finley, Sr.'s energy, so she enlists the help of her friend Dolly to get him a job in the local department store as one of Santa's helpers. Her plan backfires when Mr. Finley - as Santa - starts to give out free toys to all the children who meet with him, with the skinflint toy department manager on the hook for the unwitting expenditure.

A Day at the Track (12/27/1957)

The Train (1/8/1958)

The Angels go on a train trip with their neighbors .  There are problems when the wives find the boys are a little too helpful toward the tall brunettes and pretty girls in the Pullman car!

Double Trouble (1/15/1958)

While on vacation the Angels stay at a hotel where a lounge singer that looks and sounds exactly like Vickie has a fight with her gangster-type boyfriend.    

Actors: Betty White, Bill Williams
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