When Connie gets an offer for a new job, Mr. Conklin finds himself going out of his way to try to keep her from leaving.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The McGees agree to put up a discharged sailor for the night, and they discuss his future with him. This episode highlights the problems faced by returning servicemen, and promotes the merchant marine.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The Montagues' neighbors leave their daughter with Edwin and Lily when they go on a trip.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
After squabbling with the cast, Jack discusses his new movie that's about to start shooting, "The Horn Blows at Midnight". Jack, Mary and Rochester take a ride to Warners to see the director.
"The Horn Blows at Midnight" wasn't nearly as bad a movie, and didn't do nearly as poorly at the box office as Benny liked to joke in later years. He got a lot of mileage out of it, though - whenever this movie was mentioned, it was sure to be the setup line for a joke.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
To keep the school quieter, Mr. Conklin bans conversation between males and females at the school.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
George gets jealous when a prominent and hunky artist paints Liz' portrait.
This was the third episode of My Favorite Husband broadcast, and in these early episodes, Liz and George Cugat are a wealthy society couple. A ways into the series, the writers who would later make I Love Lucy such a success - Bob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Pugh, and Jess Oppenheimer - changed the Cugats to the Coopers and brought them down a few social pegs, figuring that they'd be easier to identify with.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
McGee still isn't sure whether he's the one who threw a rock through Uppy's window, or if he was just dreaming.
Friday, July 19, 2013
In the series' first regular episode, Connie is trying to become head of the Madison HS English department, and has to impress the new principal, Mr. Conklin. Joseph Forte played Conklin in this episode, and was replaced the next week by Gale Gordon, who held the role through the rest of the show's long run.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Phil gets upset when Benny Goodman and Guy Lombardo are invited to play at the Inaugural Ball and he isn't.
Monday, July 15, 2013
This episode is from the very early days of the series; the McGees don't live at Wistful Vista yet. Instead, they're vagabonds traveling the country by car and extolling the virtues of Johnson's auto wax. The Fibber and Molly segments are more like sketches in a variety show than the sitcom the show would become.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Sketches include a man-in-the-street segment about the UFO craze, and a spoof of adventure serials using old nursery rhymes. Supporting players are Lionel Stander, Hans Conried, Florence Halop and Walter Tetley.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Molly gets flowers from someone named Ralph, but no one knows who Ralph is.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
After some vaudeville reminiscences, Gracie's grandfather shows up for his 92nd birthday.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Georgie Jessel want to film the story of Fred's life; the subject on Allen's Alley is meat shortages.
Friday, July 5, 2013
An overeager McGee signed a six month lease upon arrival in Hollywood to film the movie "This Way Please"; when the shooting is finished, he must find a way to break the lease.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Phil loses a Rose Bowl bet to Jack; Jack meets Barbara Stanwyck at the nightclub where Phil's performing, and tries to talk her into appearing on his show in her role from "Golden Boy". Dennis Day sings "With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair".
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
In this unedited episode, Groucho meets a 6-foot-tall woman and a 13-year-old boy singer, a Scottish bartender and a female tree trimmer, tennis pro Pancho Gonzalez and a housewife, and tells a story about traveling in the days of vaudeville.