Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Halls of Ivy - May 31, 1950 - The Sexton Award

Toddy faces a babysitting emergency on the night he's to receive the prestigious Sexton Award.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our Miss Brooks - May 27, 1951 - The English Test

Connie's planning to have Mr. Boynton take her to a party at Stretch Snodgrass' house, but she finds out that Stretch's father will cancel the party if Stretch doesn't win an award for English.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Jack Benny - May 24, 1953 - Insurance Medical Exam

Rochester drives Jack to the doctor for an exam, as the sponsor is taking out a $2,000,000 policy on Jack. Guess who the doctor is?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - May 23, 1948 - Back From Lake Arrowhead

Alice is going to a musicale, but Phil doesn't want to go. Phil sings "Lullaby of Broadway", and Alice sings "Slumming on Park Avenue".

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - May 21, 1950 - Driver's License Exam

When Phil and Frankie accompany Alice to her driver's license exam, they end up in a confrontation with a hostile policeman and find out that Phil's license is expired.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jack Benny - May 20, 1945 - From San Francisco

The show originates from San Francisco shortly after V-E Day. Larry Stevens sings "Stars in Your Eyes"; Rita Hayworth and harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler are the guest stars.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Magnificent Montague - May 19, 1951 - Big Ed McClune

To raise money for their mortgage, the Procenium Club distributes a punchboard, risking the wrath of a local mobster.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Duffy's Tavern - May 18, 1949 - Most Popular Bartender Contest

Archie tries to win a trip to Atlantic City by entering a contest to be declared the most popular bartender on Third Avenue.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Burns & Allen - May 16, 1944 - George Tries to Sing His Way into Office

When George and Gracie hear about a candidate in Louisiana who won his election by singing, Gracie suggests that George try to win his local election by singing. Singer Lawrence Tibbett is the guest star.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jack Benny - May 15, 1938 - Murder in the Library

After a routine about Jack having bought a horse, Andy Devine and Schlepperman drop by before the "Murder in the Library" sketch.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Great Gildersleeve - May 14, 1944 - Who's Kissing Leila?

Gildy's friends plant doubts about his relationship with Eve, and they aren't resolved by a conversation with her. Then, when Leila comes to visit, Gildy can't resist kissing her.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - May 13, 1941 - Salmon Dinner

Molly's old flame Otis Cadwallader sends a letter telling her that he's caught a record-breaking salmon and is shipping it to the McGees.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Fred Allen - May 12, 1946 - Sydney Greenstreet

Fred's monologue discusses the poaching of Dodgers players by the Mexican league, and everyone in Allen's Alley is talking about the opening of Coney Island. Actor Sydney Greenstreet takes part in a sketch set at a theatrical hotel.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Jack Benny - May 11, 1941 - NBC Tribute to Jack Benny on 10th Anniversary

To celebrate Jack's 10 years on radio, a musical tribute is presented. Unusually, Jack's actual age of 47 is mentioned.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - May 9, 1944 - Alice Darling's New Boyfriend

Alice brings over her new boyfriend. They want to go dancing, but McGee tries to get them to keep him company.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jack Benny - May 7, 1950 - Jack Buys Suit for His Trip

After arguing with his PR man about not wanting to do crazy stunts on his upcoming tour, Jack goes with Mary and Rochester to buy a suit, where he meets the racetrack tout (Sheldon Leonard). Frank Nelson plays the tailor.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Burns & Allen - May 2, 1946 - Charles Boyer

The guests on this special one-hour show are Charles Boyer and Frances Langford. Dinah Shore, whose show normally followed Burns and Allen, had been scheduled to appear but developed laryngitis.

Gracie invites Boyer to appear in a play with the Beverly Hills Uplift Society. In a sketch, Gracie dreams she's married to Boyer.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - May 1, 1945 - Briefcase Bronson Is on the Loose

McGee sees a wanted poster in the post office and hopes to catch the criminal. Of historcal interest, the program begins with a notice that if news of the death of Hitler is confirmed by Allied sources, the show will be interrupted.