Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bob Hope - February 27, 1945 - Frank Sinatra

At a military hospital in Palm Springs, the guest is Frank Sinatra. Frances Langford sings "I Dream of You". Sinatra sings "I'm Beginning to See the Light".

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Jack Benny - February 26, 1939 - Jesse James Part 1

Jack's disappointed that he didn't win the Academy Award; the recent Jesse James movie is parodied in a sketch. Verna Felton appears as Jesse James' mother, and Andy Devine plays Jesse's brother. Kenny Baker sings "This Night".

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

You Bet Your Life - February 23, 1949 - Unedited

In an episode not yet edited for broadcast, Groucho interviews the head of the Dana Andrews fan club and a studio fan mail clerk, an airline hostess and a traveling salesman, and a manicurist and a blacksmith.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Jack Benny - February 21, 1943 - Monument for Jack

The show originates from Chicago, in Jack's home state of Illinois. The guest is Bob Crosby, who would later play the show's bandleader after Phil Harris' departure. Dennis Day sings "I've Heard That Song Before."

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Jack Benny - February 17, 1946 - From Palm Springs

In a show from Palm Springs, Jack's age is discussed as his birthday has just occurred, and Frank Nelson plays an announcer. Mel Blanc plays Jack's violin teacher, Professor LeBlanc.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Jack Benny - February 14, 1954 - Jack's 39th Birthday Again

It's February 14, which means it's time for Jack to turn 39 again (and again and again.) Mel Blanc plays Mr. Finque, a bit that was used several times. Dennis Day sings "Secret Love".

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Phill Harris/Alice Faye - February 13, 1949 - Someone Sends Alice Flowers for Valentine's Day

Alice receives flowers for Valentine's Day, but Phil has no idea who sent them. Alice sings "Skip to My Lou", and Phil sings "Minnie the Mermaid".

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jack Benny - February 12, 1950 - Will TV Replace Radio?

In New York, Jack is once again staying at the run-down Acme Plaza. The Ink Spots sing "If I Didn't Care", which morphs into the middle commercial. A parody of the Fred Allen show asks the question, "Will television replace radio?"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Great Gildersleeve - February 11, 1948 - Gildy Gets Eyeglasses

When the figures are all wrong on the reports coming out of Gildy's office, Gildy accuses his secretary of needing glasses, but it turns out Gildy's the one who needs them.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

You Bet Your Life - February 9, 1949 - Unedited

In this Valentine's Day-themed episode, Groucho meets a pair of high school students, a wedding caterer and a marriage license bureau chief, and an American war bride and French war groom.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Jack Benny - February 8, 1942 - Jack Complains about Fred Allen's Show

Because of the wartime change to permanent Daylight Savings Time, Jack docks the cast an hour's pay. Frank Nelson plays Virgil, the sound man.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Bob Hope - February 7, 1950 - From the Vine Street Playhouse with Fred Allen

In a sketch, Bob runs into Fred Allen when he returns to Hollywood from Washington, D.C. Bob and Doris Day sing "I Wanna Go Home with You".

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Jack Benny - February 4, 1940 - Leaving for Yosemite

The gang takes a trip to Yosemite, and they stop at a store on the way for outdoor supplies

Monday, February 3, 2014

My Favorite Husband - February 3, 1951 - Liz Develops Inferiority Complex

After her failings are pointed out by everyone else, Liz develops an inferiority complex.

This is one of the episodes that was adapted for "I Love Lucy", with much of the script transferred intact.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly radio show 2/2/54 Redecorating the Servicemen's Center

When Molly is elected to head the Women's Club committee on fixing up the Servicemen's Center, McGee decides to do the work himself.