Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jack Benny - April 29, 1951 - From Nellis Air Force Base

Jack and Mary recount their trip to Las Vegas. Much of this material was also used in a TV episode.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 27, 1948 - Passenger Pigeon Trap

When McGee reads in Wimple's Bird Book that the passenger pigeon is extinct, he disagrees and becomes determined to trap one.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

You Bet Your Life - April 26, 1950

Groucho meets a building inspector and a real estate agent, a female camp counselor and a married man, and a bachelor and a spinster.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Jack Benny - April 25, 1943 - Rochester's Horse in Kentucky Derby

Rochester tries to trick Jack into letting their horse run in the Kentucky Derby. Eddie Anderson (Rochester) did indeed own a horse that ran in that year's Derby, finishing last.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Favorite Husband - April 22, 1949 - Time Budgeting

George tries to get Liz to budget her time. This episode was lifted almost intact by the writers for an "I Love Lucy" episode.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Jack Benny - April 21, 1940 - From the Ritz Theater in New York

In New York, Jack employs an unusual bodyguard, "Killer" Hogan, in case of trouble from Fred Allen. Frank Nelson plays a doctor.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 19, 1949 - The New Fire Truck

The McGees get a ride on Wistful Vista's new fire engine after winning a contest. It doesn't end well.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Great Gildersleeve - April 18, 1943 - Nature Hike

When Leroy begins to get in trouble, Gildy sets him on the straight and narrow by taking him on a nature hike.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - April 16, 1950 - Phil Is Cinderella

Phil agrees to screen the movie "Cinderella" at the birthday party of the sponsor's daughter. Phil sings "The Mountaineer and the Jabberwock", and Alice sings "Music! Music! Music!"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 15, 1941 - Fibber Needs Glasses

During a visit to the eye doctor, McGee accidentally takes Wallace Whimple's coat. This seems to be the first appearance of Whimple on the show.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fred Allen - April 14, 1946 - Leo Durocher

Baseball manager Leo Durocher (with the Dodgers at the time) is the guest. In a sketch, Fred runs into Durocher in a diner. The question in Allen's Alley concerns a drive to reduce gambling.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jack Benny - April 13, 1941 - Jack Prepares for Appearance on Quiz Kids

As Jack prepares for an appearance on the popular "Quiz Kids" show, several of the Kids are staying at his house. Frank Nelson plays a quizmaster.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

You Bet Your Life - April 12, 1950

Groucho interviews a steel worker and an iceman, a baby photographer and a young mother, and a GI and his Belgian war bride.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jack Benny - April 9, 1944 - Jack Fixes His Sidewalk

When a passerby trips on Jack's sidewalk, he and Rochester go out to fix it. Basil Rathbone is the guest, and Dennis Day sings "Long Ago and Far Away".

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Favorite Husband - April 8, 1949 - Gum Machine

George tries to convince Liz to stand up to people more often. Frank Nelson plays a policeman.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 7, 1953 - Elks Club Vaudeville Show

With Marian Jordan ill and unable to appear on the show this week, McGee flies solo as he plans to perform in the Elks vaudeville show.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Great Gildersleeve - April 6, 1949 - Birthday Party Conflicts

It's baby Romerry's birthday and Gildy wants to have the party at his house, but he also has another party to attend at the same time.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Jack Benny - April 5, 1942 - Don's Commercial

Don gets upset at the way Jack tries to cue the middle commercial. Dennis Day sings "In an Old Cathedral Garden".

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014