Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jack Benny - April 9, 1944 - Repairing Jack's Sidewalk

Jack tries to repair the sidewalk in front of his house. The guest star is Basil Rathbone; Dennis Day sings "Long Ago and Far Away".

Monday, April 29, 2013

My Favorite Husband - April 29, 1949 - Vacation Time

Liz tries to talk George into vacationing at the lake this year, instead of going on a hunting trip.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fred Allen - April 25, 1948 - Leo Durocher

Fred's guest is baseball manager Leo Durocher. The subject in Allen's Alley is superstitions.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 24, 1945 - Hitching a Ride to the Elks

Molly wants McGee out of the house so that she can clean it, but he's having trouble getting a ride to the Elks lodge.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You Bet Your Life - April 23, 1952

Groucho interviews a schoolteacher and student, a bus driver and a grandmother, and a Congressional Medal of Honor winner and his fiancee.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Great Gildersleeve - April 21, 1946 - The Petition

Because of the post-war housing shortage, someone is moving a disused streetcar onto a vacant lot to live in, and a petition is created to stop it.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Burns & Allen - March 20, 1947 - Crime Wave

Gracie hears that there's a crime wave in the neighborhood, so she brings home a St. Bernard.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jack Benny - April 18, 1948 - Murder at the Racquet Club Part 2

The cast races to complete their sketch after running over the past two weeks. Frank Sinatra and Samuel Goldwyn are guests.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 16, 1946 - Antique Table

McGee's cousin Salvadore comes for an extended visit (and many extended meals), and in return, fixes up Molly's antique table.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bob Hope - April 15, 1941 - Hedda Hopper

Bob's guest is gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, who participates in a sketch about advice to the lovelorn.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jack Benny - April 14, 1946 - Violin Interrupts Ronald Colman's Rehearsal

Jack's violin lessons disturb neighbor Ronald Colman's rehearsal. When Colman complains, Jack thinks they're fighting, and calls gossip columnist Louella Parsons with the scoop. The Colmans are delightful as always, and Mel Blanc once again plays Benny's violin teacher, Professor LeBlanc.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jack Benny - April 10, 1938 - A Yank at Oxford

The gang perform their version of "A Yank at Oxford", the 1928 movie that starred Robert Taylor and Vivien Leigh. Kenny Baker sings "Goodnight, Angel".

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Halls of Ivy - April 9, 1952 - Faculty Marriage

A pair of faculty members visit the Halls and announce that they've gotten married. Trouble is, it's against the rules for married couples to serve on the faculty together.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 8, 1941 - Fibber Builds a Telescope

While preparations are being made for Easter, McGee builds a telescope and discovers a comet. Frank Nelson has a small part near the end of the episode as a radio announcer.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Jack Benny - April 6, 1941 - Quiz Kids vs. Jell-O Kids

The cast become the "Jell-O Kids" in order to compete against the Quiz Kids. "Quiz Kids" was a popular show from Chicago; precocious kids answered questions that would stump many adults, while being cute and clever.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bob Hope - April 5, 1949 - Tom Sawyer Sketch

This Easter-themed episode features a sketch about Hope's cross-country trip to do his TV show, and one about Tom Sawyer.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Our Miss Brooks - April 3, 1955 - An American Tragedy

While planning a weekend at the lake with Mr. Boynton after making him choose between her and a society girl, Connie begins to wonder if the plot of "An American Tragedy" is being played out.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jack Benny - April 2, 1944 - Louella Parsons Interviews Jack

Louella Parsons interviews Jack at home on the same night that he's having the cast over for a dinner party.

Louella Parsons was a gossip columnist for the Hearst papers. Her main competitor was Hedda Hopper; the two were the most prominent gossip columnists during the mid-20th Century.

The show starts with a repeat of the tour bus gag; Frank Nelson plays the husband half of a couple on the bus.

Monday, April 1, 2013

My Favorite Husband - April 1, 1949 - April Fool's Day

Liz plays an April Fool's joke on George by planting a lipstick-stained handkerchief in his pocket, so that she can find it and accuse him, but someone else has the same idea.