Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jack Benny - October 31, 1948 - Jack Goes Trick-or-Treating

On Halloween, Jack goes trick-or-treating with his youth group, the Beavers. Dennis Day sings "Down among the Sheltering Palms".

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Our Miss Brooks - October 29, 1950 - The Dancer

When Conklin hires an exotic dancer for a bachelor party, Connie mistakes her for Conklin's new secretary.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jack Benny - October 28, 1951 - Jack Loses His Song

Jack has misplaced the sheet music for his unsaleable song, "When You Say I Beg Your Pardon, Then I'll Come Back to You". Ronald Colman and Benita Hume make another wonderful appearance as Jack's neighbors.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Great Gildersleeve - October 27, 1948 - Gildy Proposes to Adeline

In order to improve his chances of adopting the foundling the family's been caring for, Gildy proposes marriage to Adeline.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fibber McGee & Molly - October 26, 1953 - Fibber Gets Lost on the Train

While taking the train to visit Molly's Aunt Sarah, McGee heads to the club car, but then can't find Molly again. This is one of the 15 minute daily episodes without an audience, and the theme and music cues haven't been added to the recording yet.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fred Allen - October 25, 1942 - Roy Rogers / Courting of Jenny Sugs

The News segment addresses the new war edict for Meatless Tuesdays. The announcer for this episode is Arthur Godfrey, who only lasted a very few weeks as Allen's announcer. Godfrey had some very negative things to say about him afterward, although not many people seem to have had trouble getting along with Allen.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jack Benny - October 24, 1948 - Jack Invites the Colmans to Dinner

The Colmans try to get out of going to dinner at Jack's house. Ronald Colman and Benita Hume are the guest stars, of course, and Frank Nelson appears on the other end of a phone call by Benny.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - October 23, 1949 - Sponsor's Formal Party

When the sponsor throws a formal party for Phil, a Pygmalion-type makeover needs to be done on Remley and the rest of the band. Alice sings "There's Yes Yes in Your Eyes"; Phil sings "Silas Lee from Tennessee".

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jack Benny - October 20, 1946 - The Fiddler

The gang parodies the popular radio series "The Whistler". Dennis Day sings "Scarlet Ribbons".

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Great Gildersleeve - October 19, 1941 - School Pranks

When Leroy overhears Gildy and Judge Hooker reminiscing about pranks from their school days, he pulls one of his own.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bob Hope - October 17, 1944 - Wheeler Infantry Base

In a show from Wheeler Infantry Base in Georgia, Frances Langford sings "Don't Get Around Much Anymore".

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Jack Benny - October 16, 1938 - Last Broadcast from the Old NBC Studio

In the last show from the original NBC studios, Jack discusses his latest picture with Joan Bennett, "Artists and Models Abroad". Kenny Baker sings "I've Got a Date with a Dream".

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Jack Benny- October 12, 1947 - Jack Fixes Breakfast

After breakfast, Jack goes to visit the doctor, who of course turns out to be Frank Nelson.

Friday, October 11, 2013

You Bet Your Life - October 11, 1950

Groucho interviews two single youngsters, a trash collector and a housewife, and a woman who works at an employment agency and a yacht broker.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dennis Day - October 9, 1948 - Football Plays

When a rival football team steals Weaverville High's playbook, Dennis is drafted to steal it back. Dennis sings "Love Somebody".

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Jack Benny - October 8, 1944 - Jack Offers Dennis' Job to Frank Sinatra

With Dennis Day having joined the Navy, Jack tries to hire Frank Sinatra as his new singer. Frank Nelson plays a radio announcer.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fred Allen - October 7, 1945 - Charlie McCarthy's New Partner

Fred Allen returns to the air after taking a year off for health reasons. This episode features the first appearances of Senator Claghorn (Kenny Delmar) and Titus Moody (Parker Fennelly) in Allen's Alley. Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy are the guests, as Fred remembers when he agreed to become Charlie's new partner.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Burns & Allen - October 6, 1942 - Married but Single

Gracie tells George that she wants to recapture the romantic days of their courtship. Jimmy Cash sings "Serenade in Blue".

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fibber McGee & Molly - October 5, 1948 - Pressed Pants

When McGee stops off to have his pants pressed, he's stuck without them at the most inopportune time.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Jack Benny - October 3, 1948 - Jack Returns to America by Ship

After Jack, Mary and Phil return home on the Queen Mary from their summer tour of Europe, Jack continues to hear people yodeling. Dennis Day sings "A Tree in the Meadow". Frank Nelson plays a radio announcer.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fred Allen - October 2, 1935 - Once an Amateur

In this episode of "Town Hall Tonight", a satirical take on the news is followed by an amateur contest.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013