Monday, September 30, 2013

You Bet Your Life - September 30, 1953

Groucho meets a serviceman and his wife, a female descendant of General Putnam and a reporter, and a college girl and an L.A. municipal court judge.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Great Gildersleeve - September 28, 1941 - Hiccups

While preparing to see Judge Hooker with Leroy and Marjorie, Gildy develops a severe case of hiccups.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fibber McGee & Molly - September 27, 1949 - The Fish Dinner

When Wallace Whimple says he'll bring a bunch of fish to McGee's house, McGee invites all his friends over to wait.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Our Miss Brooks - September 26, 1954 - Mr. Lathrop Returns to School

A business executive returns to high school to get his diploma, but he upsets the staff, who conspire to get rid of him.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jack Benny - September 25, 1949 - Guest Show

Jack welcomes Edgar Bergen to CBS, and runs into Amos 'n Andy. Dennis Day sings "Some Enchanted Evening".

This episode took place in the thick of the talent raids by CBS against NBC. Bergen's new show for CBS was to premiere the next week. Other stars who made the switch during this period were the cast of "Amos 'n Andy", Red Skelton, Burns & Allen, and Harold Peary.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fibber McGee & Molly - September 23, 1935 - Scrubbing the Back Porch

After McGee gives up on trying to fix the doorbell in their new house in Wistful Vista, Molly tries to get him to scrub the back porch.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jack Benny - September 21, 1952 - In Scotland, Jack Goes Shopping with Mary

The gang gathers at a lunch counter; later, Jack tells a reporter about his trip to Scotland the past summer.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - September 18, 1949 - Phil Returns to the Air

Phil returns from his summer trip to Canada, but the first show of the season is tomorrow and nothing has been prepared. Alice sings "There's Yes Yes in Your Eyes" and Phil sings "Silas Lee".

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Jack Benny - September 17, 1950 - In Venice

The cast discusses the previous week's season premiere, and Mary recalls the trip to Venice taken that summer by her and Jack. Frank Nelson plays a phone company worker who collects the money from Jack's pay phone. Dennis Day sings "Mona Lisa".

Monday, September 16, 2013

My Favorite Husband - September 16, 1949 - Baseball

George and Mr. Atterbury want to play in the baseball game at the company outing, but they'll only be allowed in the game if their wives also play.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

You Bet Your Life - September 15, 1947 - Audition Show

This is the first episode produced of "You Bet Your Life", in order to sell the show. Jack Slatery is the announcer.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jack Benny - September 13, 1953 - Back from Vacation in Hawaii

Jack returns from his summer vacation in Hawaii, and the gang gathers to greet him. Dennis Day sings "With These Hands".

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Our Miss Brooks - September 11, 1949 - Head of the Board

Connie plans to take Walter on a picnic, but Walter has tricked Mr. Conklin into believing the head of the school board will make an inspection visit.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jack Benny - September 10, 1950 - Back from London

Jack and Rochester return from Jack's summer engagement at the Palladium. Dennis Day sings "Goodnight, Irene". The gang arrives at the studio to find that a TV show is being produced, and no one remembers radio. Frank Nelson and Mel Blanc play crew members.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Great Gildersleeve - September 6, 1942 - The Golf Tournament

The day after Marjorie is brought to a club dance by a bandleader , Gildy plays against him in a golf tournament. Mel Blanc plays an announcer, and Frank Nelson plays the bandleader.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jack Benny - January 21, 1940 - Killer Hogan

Doing the show from New York, Jack wants to protect himself from Fred Allen, and hires a fey bodyguard. Dennis Day sings "There I Go". Frank Nelson plays Jack's doctor.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our Miss Brooks - September 4, 1955 - Summer Vacation

When Connie hears that Mr. Boynton is vacationing at Crystal Lake, she plans a trip there as well.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013