Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Duffy's Tavern - December 29, 1948 - Missing Christmas Cards with Dorothy Shaye

Archie's upset because Finnegan didn't send him a Christmas Card, but Finnegan's upset for the same reason. The guest is singer Dorothy Shaye.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Great Gildersleeve - December 20, 1942 - Christmas Program

Gildy has been so busy trying to finish the annual report for the water department that he hasn't done any Christmas shopping.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jack Benny - December 19, 1948 - Christmas Shopping for a Wallet for Don

In the annual Christmas shopping show, Jack buys an expensive wallet for Don before exchanging it for a cheaper one. Frank Nelson plays the floorwalker, and Mel Blanc plays the harried clerk.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jack Benny - December 17, 1944 - Frank Sinatra

Jack hears a commercial for Sympathy Soothing Syrup and heads to the drugstore, where he meets Frank Sinatra.
The Sympathy Syrup routine was a running bit spoofing the then-current commercials for Serutan, which made a big deal of spelling the name backwards. The Sympathy Syrup routines always got a big laugh; Frank Nelson plays the commercial announcer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - December 16, 1941 - Fibber Cuts Christmas Tree

McGee cuts his own Christmas tree and has to trim the branches. This is the second episode after the Pearl Harbor bombing, and has lots of nods to the new wartime footing and appeals to listeners to help the war effort.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Our Miss Brooks - December 13, 1953 - Conklin the Bachelor

Mr. Conklin's wife wants him to court her again, so she produces a forged letter stating their marriage isn't official.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Burns & Allen - December 11, 1947 - Lady Killer

Gracie takes pity on Meredith Willson's lack of success with women and tries to turn him into a lady killer.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - December 10, 1940 - Mailing Christmas Packages

McGee has a bad day when he hears that Uncle Dennis will be staying for Christmas, and then has all kinds of trouble mailing his and Molly's Christmas packages.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My Favorite Husband - December 9, 1949 - The French Lessons

When Liz and Iris can’t read the menu at a French restaurant, they decide to take French lessons. Soime of this material was re-used in "I Love Lucy".

Monday, December 8, 2014

Jack Benny - December 8, 1946 - Shoelaces for Don

It's Christmas time again, and time for another classic Christmas shopping episode where Jack attempts to buy gifts for the cast. As always, Frank Nelson plays the floorwalker and Mel Blanc plays the harried clerk.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Duffy's Tavern - December 7, 1943 - Bing Crosby May Buy a Half Interest in the Bar

Bing Crosby is the guest. This episode was during the period where the sponsor, Bristol-Myers, was trying to re-title the show as "Duffy's", thinking that having "Tavern" in the title was a bad influence. The change wasn't popular and the title was soon changed back to "Duffy's Tavern".

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Magnificent Montague - December 1, 1950 - To Shave or Not to Shave


Montague has a huge decision - he has an opportunity to play Romeo on stage, but he would be forced to shave his famous beard.