The Goldbergs (1949–1957)

Die Fledermaus 

TV-G | | Comedy | Episode aired 1955
Molly arranges a production of an opera in Haverford. She goes beyond simply casting community members in the production however when she creates a love match.


Marc Daniels


Gertrude Berg


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gertrude Berg ... Molly Goldberg
Eli Mintz ... Uncle David
Arlene McQuade Arlene McQuade ... Rosie
Tom Taylor ... Sammy
Robert H. Harris ... Jake
George S. Irving ... Oscar (as George Irving)
Susan Steel Susan Steel ... Mrs. Carey
Pat Ripley Pat Ripley ... Myra (as Patrica Ripley)
LeRoi Operti LeRoi Operti ... Mr. Stunzel (as Le Roi O'Perti)
Paula Trueman ... Mrs. Peterson (as Paula Truman)
Katharine Raht Katharine Raht ... Mrs. Fuller (as Katherine Raht)
Charles Mendick Charles Mendick ... Charlie


To help a committee raise money, Molly decides to bring a production of Die Fledermaus to town. They discover that a local butcher the women don't use named Oscar (played by George Irving), is a baritone (and also a bachelor), which they need for the show. Helping with the production is a woman named Myra Fuller, and Oscar the butcher expresses romantic interest in her. It turns out that Myra has had three broken engagements due to her mother's interference. The butcher Charlie, a married man, who the women do use, stops by very upset that they have all switched to Oscar. He says that he is now their former butcher. Oscar says he doesn't want or need the women as new clients; he only wants to sing. Molly promises that many purchases will still be made from Charlie. When Mrs. Fuller, Myra's mother, hears her daughter is involved with a mere "butcher," she becomes upset and comes to take her daughter away from him and away from the opera. In the end, Molly arranges for Oscar to obtain ... Written by Robert Gold

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