The Ed Wynn Show

Jim 1950s - 1960s

Aired: 1958-1959

DAD: John Beamer (Ed Wynn ) / Widower-Grandfather

DAD’S JOB: Retired?

KIDS: Laurie (Jacklyn O’Donnell) (18), Midge (Sherry Alberoni) (9)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead – so is Dad.

STAND-IN “MOM”: John Beamer — the grandfather.

Here’s a great twist on the “Not the Dad-Single Dad Show” motif (like Bachelor Father) — in this case, the “Dad” is the grandfather — Ed Wynn’s character, John Beamer. John’s children died, leaving him with the duty of raising teenaged Laurie and elementary-school-aged Midge.