Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jack Benny - April 3, 1949 - Jack Prepares for Trip to NY

Mary and Rochester help Jack pack for his trip to New York. At the airport, Jack finds the usual torment, including the racetrack tout, and Frank Nelson at the information desk.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - June 28, 1937 - Human Cannonball

McGee finds himself in charge of mounting a circus benefit, and is himself the major attraction as he'll be shot out of a cannon.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fred Allen - June 27, 1948 - Jack Benny / Stop the Music

In the last show of the season, the success of the competing show "Stop the Music" is mocked. The denizens of Allen's Alley discuss their upcoming vacations. In a sketch, Fred goes to visit his nemesis, Jack Benny.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jack Benny - June 26, 1938 - Last Show of the Season

The cast discuss their vacation plans. Jack tries to throw an end-of-season party, but has an argument with his cook (Rochester is there, but isn't his cook yet.)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Halls of Ivy - June 25, 1952 - Summer Vacation

Toddy feels slighted when no students appear at the farewell party being given for him by the faculty as the school year ends.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Favorite Husband - June 24, 1949 - Liz Changes Her Mind

Liz can't seem to follow through on anything without changing her mind. After George complains, Liz is determined to finish everything she starts. Parts of this episode were recycled for the "I Love Lucy" episode "Lucy Changes Her Mind".

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fred Allen - June 22, 1938 - Telephone Weddings

The latest fad in wedding ceremonies, marriage by telephone, is discussed; Fred interviews Art Molger, a newspaper puzzle editor in Boston.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Great Gildersleeve - June 21, 1942 - The Father's Day Chair

Everyone orders Gildy a different-colored club chair for Father's Day, and mayhem ensues when they all arrive at the house.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Jack Benny - June 20, 1937 - Jack's Movie

Jack leaves the show to shoot a scene from his upcoming movie, "Artists and Models". Kenny Baker sings "Never in a Million Years".

This is the earliest surviving episode with Eddie Anderson as Rochester, who meets up with Jack at Paramount.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - June 19, 1949 - Frankie's Foster Son

Remley plans to get married so that he can adopt the French orphan who was left on his doorstep. Alice sings "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy".

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Burns & Allen - June 18, 1945 - Making George Look Young

When others say that George looks old, it makes Gracie feel old herself, so she decides to give George a makeover.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Halls of Ivy - June 14, 1950 - Stolen First Edition

Vicki buys Toddy a rare first edition as a gift, but it turns out to have been stolen from the campus library.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Our Miss Brooks - June 12, 1949 - Wishing Well Dance

A wishing well is set up at the school to raise funds for a dance; when Connie's friends hear that Mr. Boynton's wish is for a lock of her hair, they all go to work.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bob Hope - June 10, 1952 - Dale Evans & Roy Rogers

From the Naval Air Station in Coronado, California, the guests are Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Dale sings "T for Texas" and Roy sings "A Four-Legged Friend". In a sketch, Roy and Hy Averback visit Bob at home.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Jack Benny - June 9, 1940 - Vacation Plans

The gang discusses Jack's upcoming vacation in Hawaii and the movie he'll be shooting after that. Dennis Day sings "Say It".

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Burns & Allen - June 8, 1943 - Gracie & Tootsie Work for Millionaire Playboy

Tootsie and Gracie go to apply for jobs with a playboy who's looking for help. When George meets the playboy, he gets jealous.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Burns & Allen - June 6, 1944 - Kansas City's Favorite Singer

While George is upset because he's not recognized for doing anything well, an address mixup leads to him receiving a letter intended for Dinah Shore declaring him Kansas City's favorite singer. Frank Nelson plays a member of the Kansas City council.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jack Benny - June 5, 1938 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Part 3

After some jokes about Jack's upcoming movie, "Artists and Models Abroad", the final part of the Tom Sawyer play is performed.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

You Bet Your Life - June 4, 1952

Groucho meets a bachelor and a spinster, a woman who works at the draft board and a man from Missouri, and a housewife and a man who works at the Office of Price Stabilization.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - June 3, 1947 - Citizenship Test

When Fibber loses his birth certificate, Mayor LaTrivia tells him that he needs to take a citizenship test.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Jack Benny - March 30, 1952 - My Naval Career

The show is perfomed from a naval training base in San Diego. In a flashback to 1917, Jack enlists in the Navy. Dennis Day sings "I Hear a Rhapsody".