Thursday, October 30, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - October 30, 1949 - Ukelele Lesson

Phil and Remley, taking advantage of the Arthur Godfrey-inspired ukelele fad, decide to give ukelele lessons.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jack Benny - October 29, 1950 - How Jack Met the Colmans

Jack's in New York for his first television show, and staying at the Acme Plaza again. A reporter asks him to tell the story of how he met Ronald and Benita Colman.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Great Gildersleeve - October 28, 1945 - Rumor: Mrs. Peavey Is Ill

Gildy hears that Peavey's wife needs an operation, and rallies the Jolly Boys to raise the money to pay for it.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

You Bet Your Life - October 26, 1949

Groucho meets a bachelor and a spinster, a baker and a housewife, and a clerk from a magic shop and a schoolboy.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jack Benny - October 25, 1936 - Romeo & Juliet Preview

Everyone's talking about Jack's recent movie, "The Big Broadcast of 1937". Next week's play, "Romeo and Juliet", is also discussed, until the sponsor tells Jack they can't do it.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - October 24, 1948 - Live Steer

When Phil and Alice need to economize, Frankie tells them he can get a great deal on meat. It turns out, though, that the meat is still alive.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our Miss Brooks - October 22, 1950 - Stretch Is in Love Again

Stretch is in love and it's affecting his play on the football team. Connie tries to talk with him and find out what's going on.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jack Benny - October 21, 1945 - Texas Sandman

Jack decides to take Rochester's advice and bet on Texas Sandman at the Gold Cup horse race; Frank Nelson plays the track's PA announcer.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Great Gildersleeve - October 20, 1948 - Adopting the Baby

Looking to put his best foot forward as he attempts to adopt the mystery baby, Gildy prepares to ask Adeline to be his wife.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - October 19, 1953 - Ribbon on Finger to Recall What?

McGee has put a ribbon on his finger to remind him that he is supposed to do something, but he doesn’t know what it is.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fred Allen - October 18, 1942 - Orson Welles

Orson Welles stars in a production of “Les Miserables.” Arthur Godfrey makes another of several appearances as the announcer before deciding the studio wasn't big enough for himself and Fred Allen.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jack Benny - October 17, 1948 - Sorry, Wrong Number

Barbara Stanwyck is the guest star. When Jack, Mary and Dennis all go to see the movie "Sorry, Wrong Number", Jack remembers a similar situation that occurred the previous year when Jack was talking to his sponsor.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Favorite Husband - October 16, 1948 - Liz Sells Dresses

Liz acciedntally returns a dress to a more expensive store than where she bought it, and makes money on the deal. She then decides to go into business buying dresses at one store and returning them at another.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - October 15, 1940 - Missing Screwdriver

McGee can't find his screwdriver, so he brings his tool chest up to the living room and starts emptying it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Burns & Allen - October 14, 1940 - What's Wrong with Gracie?

George thinks Gracie's acting even stranger than usual, and the sound man suggests that she see a psychiatrist.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jack Benny - October 13, 1946 - Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy

Jack and Mary walk to the studio for the show, and run into lots of recurring characters. Frank Nelson plays a counter man in the drugstore.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

You Bet Your Life - October 12, 1949

Groucho meets a young couple who are going steady, a housewife and a DMV employee, and a girl softball player and a steam room masseur.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jack Benny - October 9, 1938 - Yellow Jack

The cast performs a parody of the 1938 movie “Yellow Jack”, in which Jack is a doctor in Cuba. Frank Nelson has a role in the play.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jack Benny - October 8, 1950 - Jack Listens to the World Series

Jack invites the gang to his house to listen to the World Series. Frank Nelson is the play-by-play announcer.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Great Gildersleeve - October 6, 1948 - The Welfare Investigator

Gildy gets a letter from the county welfare department,, and is afraid they're coming to take away the mystery baby.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Jack Benny - October 5, 1941 - From New York

An executive from Jell-O visits for the first show of the season, broadcast from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.,

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fred Allen - October 4, 1942 - Charles Laughton

The first episode of the 1942 season is also the first half-hour Fred Allen Show. Still sponsored by Texaco at this point, the new announcer is Arthur Godfrey, who would last only a few weeks before leaving.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - October 2, 1949 - Frankie Borrows the Car

When Phil gets tired of having Frankie contantly borrow his car, he resolves to buy Frankie the cheapest used car he can find.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jack Benny - October 1, 1944 - Jack Looks for Replacement Singer

In the show's first episode for Lucky Strike, Jack and Mary meet with the new sponsor. Later, they discuss how to replace Dennis Day, who has joined the Navy.