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Pete and Gladys 

Pete Porter is an insurance salesman and the somewhat-dour straight man to his perky and beautiful but scatterbrained wife, Gladys.

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Parke Levy
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1962   1961   1960  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Harry Morgan ...  Pete Porter 72 episodes, 1960-1962
Cara Williams ...  Gladys Porter 72 episodes, 1960-1962
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Pete Porter is an insurance salesman and the somewhat-dour straight man to his perky and beautiful but scatterbrained wife, Gladys.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

19 September 1960 (USA) See more »

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For Pete's Sake See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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This was a spin-off of "December Bride" (1954). See more »

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Originally introduced on the sitcom December Bride, the character of Pete Porter and his much talked-about (but never seen) wife Gladys were the doting parents of a baby girl named Linda. But when Pete and Gladys got their own series, the child disappeared and was never mentioned again. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Desi Arnaz/Desi Arnaz, Jr. (1976) See more »

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One of the first spin-offs
19 May 2006 | by sandlot3See all my reviews

December Bride had a neighbor Pete Porter played by Harry Morgan (later featured in Dragnet and M*A*S*H) but Gladys, his nagging and sloppy wife, was never seen. Here she was featured as well as some of the supporting cast from Bride, as that show had just ended. Gladys proved to be neither nagging nor a slob but was kind of wacky in the Lucy vein. This was probably Morgan's funniest role, as audiences loved his sarcastic humor on Bride that fueled the spin-off. Morgan and Cara Williams were veteran actors from TV and movies so they performed well together and the comedy chemistry clicked. Williams had a short-lived show of her own (The Cara Williams Show) after this one ended.


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