1 9 6 2 (USA)
27 x 30 minute episodes
“Could be small, could be tall, could be fat or thin,
It could be a he, it could be a she,
but whatever it is, in our little house, there’s always room for one more.”
This ABC family comedy aired Saturday nights between January and September 1962 and revolved around the middle-class Rose family of Los Angeles.
Engineer George (Andrew Duggan) and his wife, Anna (Peggy McCay) had two biological children – 10-year-old Laurie (Carol Nicholson) and 9-year-old Flip (Ronnie Dapo) – and two adopted children – 16-year-old Mary (Ahna Capri) and 14-year-old Jeff (Mickey Rooney’s son, Tim).
The Roses’ easygoing ways and sympathy for children, in general, kept bringing other homeless waifs in and out of the household as well. As the title suggested, they always had “room for one more”.
Walter and Ruth Burton (Jack Albertson and Maxine Stuart) were their neighbours. Elsie (Sara Seeger) was Anna’s friend. Tramp was the family mutt.
Room For One More aired on ABC on Saturday nights as a mid-season replacement for The Roaring Twenties. The series – based on the 1952 movie of the same title starring Cary Grant – faced tough competition from Perry Mason on CBS and Tales of Wells Fargo on NBC.
Sponsors included Armour and Company and Block Drug Company.