Sunday, July 5, 2015

My Favorite Husband - July 5, 1948 - The Cugats' Tenth Wedding Anniversary

In the series' audition show, instead of celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary, George takes Liz to a party to see his old flame, Myra Ponsonby.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fred Allen - April 2, 1944 - Jack Haley/Radio vs. TV

The denizens of Allen's Alley are asked about the egg surplus. Fred runs into Jack Haley on a studio tour.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jack Benny - April 1, 1951 - Jack Leaves for NY to Do a TV Show

Jack heads for the train station to travel to New York for a television show. The usual suspects are at the station, including Sheldon Leonard, Mel Blanc, and Frank Nelson as the ticket agent.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dennis Day - June 30, 1948 - The New Gym

Dennis is impressed by a magazine article recommending that he should appear to be a man of means, so he donates to the high school's new gym.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - March 29, 1949 - Thousand Pound Inheritance

McGee gets excited when he receives a letter from a lawyer in England saying he's going to inherit one thousand pounds.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Halls of Ivy - June 28, 1950 - Faculty Raffle

As Vicky prepares for her task of drawing the winner of the faculty raffle, the Halls hear of Professor Warren's retirement and suspect he hasn't given his actual reason for it.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fred Allen - June 26, 1949 - Final Show

In the final episode of Fred Allen's regular series, guest Henry Morgan needs to borrow money, so they head to the vault of a mysterious "Mr. X" Allen is familiar with.

Allen would later be a frequent guest on NBC's "The Big Show". After several attempts to break into television, he became a regular panelist on "What's My Line", a spot he held until his death from a heart attack in 1956.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Burns & Allen - June 25, 1945 - George Prepares to Entertain Troops

In the last show of the season, George and Gracie plan their summer tour entertaining at military hospitals.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bob Hope - June 24, 1953 - Kentucky Derby

Bob's opening monologue is about the Kentucky Derby. Later, Victor Mature meets Bob at the gym, and sword and sandal movies are spoofed. This could possibly be a composite of two shows.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dennis Day - June 23, 1948 - The Bookie

Dennis bets on a horse by mistake and tries to keep the bookie from phoning in the bet.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - June 22, 1936 - The Employment Agency

The McGees run an employment agency. This was the last broadcast on NBC's Blue Network (which would later be spun off by government order and would eventually become ABC.) When the show returned, it appeared on NBC's more popular Red Network.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Halls of Ivy - June 20, 1951 - Pork Barrel Politics

The Mayor asks for the college's support to build a new City Hall, but Dr. Hall's against it.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jack Benny - June 19, 1938 - Back Home in Indiana

Kenny Baker's upcoming appearance in "The Mikado" is discussed. In a sketch, Jack and Mary play a country couple whose children come home for a visit.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - June 18, 1944 - Eve's Mother Stays On

While trying to get Eve's mother to leave, Gildy has to deal with a contentious campaign for mayor in which he's running against Mayor Terwilliger.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Magnificent Montague - June 16, 1951 - Father of the Year

A committee decides that Uncle Goodheart should be named Father of the Year, no matter that Montague isn't a father.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jack Benny - March 15, 1942 - Jack Talks about Lending Fred Allen $10

Jack tells the story of the beginning of his feud with Fred Allen; Peter Lind Hayes impersonates Allen.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Burns & Allen - March 14, 1946 - George Sells Chicken Farm

After George tells Gracie he has sold the chicken ranch she bought last week, she starts a matchmaking service.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Our Miss Brooks - March 12, 1950 - The Burglar

When Connie and Mrs. Davis catch a burglar stealing food from them, Connie helps him by getting him a job as the school custodian. Then things begin disappearing from the school.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jack Benny - June 11, 1939 - The Hound of the Baskervilles

The gang's upcoming trip to Jack's hometown of Waukegan is discussed. A sketch based on "Hound of the Baskervilles" is performed. Frank Nelson appears in the play.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bob Hope - June 10, 1941 - From Bob's Hometown, Cleveland Ohio

Bob returns to Cleveland for its sesquicentennial. Skinnay Ennis sings "You Won't Be Satisfied".

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You Bet Your Life - June 9, 1954

In the final show of the season, Groucho meets athlete Stella Walsh and a navy veteran, a chiropodist and a female private detective, and former L.A. mayor Fletcher Bowron and the manager of a weight loss salon.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jack Benny - June 6, 1948 - Jack Leaves for Detroit

In the last Hollywood-based show of the season, Jack prepares to leave for shows in Detroit, Cleveland and New York. Most of the recurring players take a final bow for the season, including Frank Nelson at the train station.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jack Benny - June 2, 1940 - Hillbilly Feud

The gang discusses the dinner at Jack's house last week at which the sponsor renewed the show for next season. Dennis Day sings "Where Was I?" A hillbilly sketch is performed, supposedly written by Don.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jack Paar - June 1, 1947 - Disagreement in the Shade

Dennis Day is the guest star on the first episode of Jack Paar's summer replacement series for Jack Benny.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Halls of Ivy - May 30, 1951 - Finals Day Award

A bright student refuses to take elective courses that he must have in order to graduate and receive an impressive award.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jack Benny - May 29, 1949 - Cast Introduced

The guest star is Margaret Whiting in the final show of the season. The entire company is introduced, including Frank Nelson.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - May 27, 1941 - Gildersleeve's Ladder

After pushing him off a ladder, Fibber visits a recording studio to make an apology record for Gildersleeve.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Jack Benny - May 25, 1941 - The Life of Philbert Harris

The gang take turns imitating Phil in a sketch; everyone discusses their summer vacation plans.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - May 23, 1939 - The Stork

The McGees get a cable from Mort Toops traveling in the Netherlands; since he can't find a parrot to send back, he's sending the McGees a stork.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - May 22, 1949 - Buying a Boat

The gang is attempting to have summer vacation in Hawaii on a budget, and Remley knows a guy with a yacht for sale.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jack Benny - May 21, 1939 - More Gunga Din

Jack and Phil debate who should get the girl in the picture they're shooting. The cast concludes their Gunga Din sketch.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Burns & Allen - May 20, 1948 - Gracie's Mother Visits

Gracie's mother hates George and doesn't think he can take care of her daughter, so George agrees to a plan to get her to go home.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - May 19, 1942 - Going to Be Rich

McGee rushes home with the solution to his and Molly's financial woes, but Molly has a little trouble dragging the details out of him.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jack Benny - May 17, 1942 - Jack Imitates Fred Allen

Broadcasting from the Army Air Base at Santa Ana, the gang performs a salute to George M. Cohan and spoofs the Fred Allen show.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - May 16, 1941 - Audition Program

This audition program for the Gildersleeve show, setting up the premise in which Gildy moves to Summerfield, contains commercials for Johnson's Wax. By the time the series premiered several months later using almost the same script, the sponsor was Kraft.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - May 14, 1950 - Mother's Day

Phil gets arrested for receiving stolen goods after buying Alice a bracelet for Mother's Day, and then gets arrested again while trying to get his money back for the bracelet.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jack Benny - May 13, 1945 - Jack Is Going to San Francisco

Just after V-E Day, Jack claims credit for the victory in Europe; Mary gets a Mother's Day call from her mother. Jack heads to his vault and then the train station for the next show in San Francisco. Frank Nelson plays the information clerk.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

You Bet Your Life - May 10, 1950

Groucho meets two single youngsters, a house painter and a housewife, and a junk dealer and computing pioneer Harry Huskey.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Jack Benny - May 9, 1943 - Louis Armstrong

Jack is still mad at Rochester because he lost $50 betting on Rochester's horse in the Kentucky Derby. While hiding from Jack at the Mississippi Barbecue Palace, Rochester meets up with Louis Armstrong.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fred Allen - June 12, 1940 - Jack Boyle

In a show from Hollywood, Fred's guest is Jack Boyle, the horse and cattle manager for Paramount Pictures.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My Favorite Husband - May 6, 1949 - Overweight

An evening of watching old home movies from when the group were a lot slimmer leads George, Liz and the Atterburys to a weight loss challenge.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - April 30, 1944 - Gildy Engaged to Eve

Gildy is concerned about his relationship with Eve because she won't say if she'll still marry him if he loses his campaign to become mayor.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

You Bet Your Life - April 28, 1954

Groucho meets athlete and future politician Bob Mathias and his wife, a businessman and businesswoman, and a dog show judge and a farmer.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Jack Benny - April 27, 1947 - The Colmans Ride in Jack's Car

Before he leaves on a trip to Chicago, Jack gives the Colmans a ride to the studio to see his show. Jack also announces that he will be traveling to Texas to give benefit shows for the Texas City disaster victims.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bob Hope - April 26, 1949 - Richmond, Virginia

In a show from Richmond, Doris Day sings "My Dream Is Yours". In a sketch, the cast re-enacts the settlement of Virginia.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 25, 1944 - Job Offer As a Cannery Executive

McGee drops everything and plans to move to beautiful Portland, Oregon after receiving a telegram from his cousin asking him to run a string of canneries.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jack Benny - April 23, 1950 - Beavers Kids Club Spoof the Benny Show

The Beverly Hills Beavers, the kids club in which Jack is a member, put on their version of the Benny show, with the children mimicking all the cast members. This premise was performed again on the episode of 2/22/53.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Our Miss Brooks - April 22, 1951 - New School TV Set

When a collection agency pursues faculty members, Connie and Mr. Boynton decide to put up the school's new TV set as collateral.

Monday, April 20, 2015

You Bet Your Life - April 20, 1949 - Unedited

Groucho meets a bachelor and a spinster, a telephone operator and a housewife, and an antique dealer and a dealer in war surplus materials.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jack Benny - April 19, 1942 - Don's Play

The gang eats at the drugstore across the street from the studio. Frank Nelson once again plays Virgil, the sound man. Dennis Day sings "I Remember You". Later, a play Don has written is performed.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Halls of Ivy - April 18, 1951 - Romiette and Julio

The school drama club wants to perform a modern rewrite of Shakespeare called "Romiette and Julio".

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dennis Day - April 16, 1947 - Marriage Counselor

Dennis visits a marriage counselor (Cathy Lewis) to find out if he and Mildred are compatible with each other.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jack Benny - April 15, 1951 - The IRS Visits Jack

For the second week in a row, Jack is visited by IRS agents who can't believe he spent so little money on potential deductions. Later, Jack takes the Beavers to the circus.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jack Benny - April 11, 1943 - Jack Returns after Illness

Jack returns to the show after a five week absence, and Frank Nelson plays Jack's doctor. Dennis Day sings "We Mustn't Say Goodbye."

Friday, April 10, 2015

Our Miss Brooks - April 10, 1955 - Tears for Mr. Boynton

Mrs. Davis suggests to Connie that Mr. Boynton might feel romantically towards her if she acts more vulnerable, so Connie begins having crying fits.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 9, 1946 - Salvador McGee

McGee's cousin Salvador, an artist, is coming for a visit. This inspires McGee to take up painting.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jack Benny - April 7, 1940 - Jack Revives Buck Benny after 3 Years

With a new Buck Benny movie in the pipeline, the cast performs a Buck Benny sketch after a long hiatus. Dennis Day sings a song from the new movie.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Fred Allen - April 4, 1943 - Jimmy Durante/Looking for Umbriago

When Fred is accused of renting a room in violation of rent ceilings, Jimmy Durante waits for his friend Umbriago to defend him.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Jack Benny - April 3, 1938 - Returning to Hollywood

George Jessel hosts the show while Jack is late getting back to Hollywood, while we hear Jack and Rochester on the train.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 1, 1941 - Missing Car Fender

Molly brings the car home missing a fender, and has to keep McGee from seeing the car until Gildersleeve can replace the fender for her.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

You Bet Your Life - March 31, 1958

Groucho meets bridge expert Charles Goren, actress/dancer Sanita Pelkey and Ernie Kovacs.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fibber McGee & Company - March 28, 1939 - Inherited Yacht

McGee believes he's inherited a yacht, and invites all his friends to go sailing. This was one of the final "Fibber McGee & Company" episodes - Molly would return the next month.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jack Benny - March 26, 1939 - Ed Sullivan

Guest Ed Sullivan helps with a running gag in which Jack is really an impostor named Maxwell Stroud. In a sketch, Jack runs a hotel. Frank Nelson plays a man who thinks he's Napoleon.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bob Hope - March 25, 1952 - San Diego Air Naval Station with Gracie Allen

The show is performed from the San Diego Naval Training Station. Guest Gracie Allen thinks that Bob's fallen in love with her. The Bell Sisters sing "Bermuda".

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Favorite Husband - March 24, 1951 - Iris and Liz's Easter

If Liz and Iris can slim down to the same dress size they wore ten years ago, George and Rudolph will buy each of them a whole new Easter outfit. Frank Nelson plays a floorwalker.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - March 22, 1942 - New Neighbors

New neighbors move in next door, and while Gildy tries his best to keep a good neighbor policy, the new people cause nothing but aggravation for the Gildersleeve household.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Burns & Allen - March 21, 1944 - Rita Hayworth / George the Genius

George and Gracie spend the night with Rita Hayworth, and Gracie tries to prove that George is a genius.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

You Bet Your Life - March 17, 1954

Groucho meets a young lieutenant and his wife, a saw sharpener and a woman who works at a department store, and an Irish housewife and Disney animator Ward Kimball.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jack Benny - March 16, 1941 - Back from Palm Springs

The gang returns from vacation in Palm Springs. Dennis Day sings "In Dublin's Fair City" (also known as "Molly Malone" or "Cockles and Mussels".)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - March 15, 1942 - Ten Best-Dressed

Gildersleeve is flattered to be named one of the ten best-dressed men in Summerfield. Unfortunately, it’s a suit-selling scam, and both Gildy and Judge Hooker get swindled.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - March 14, 1944 - Dinner Party/Beulah Is Hired

Having just hired their new maid, Beulah (who only works Tuesday nights because that's when they need her the most), the McGees plan a dinner party.

The character of Beulah was originated by white actor Marlin Hurt using a black dialect and was popular on radio. Beulah moved on to her own series in 1945, and later to television. After Hurt's abrupt death from a heart attack in 1946, the role was played by black actresses including Hattie McDaniel, Ethel Waters and Louise Beavers, among others.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jack Benny - March 12, 1944 - From the Naval Station at Livermore

The show is performed from the Navy base at Livermore, California. A ceremony where Mary christened a ship is discussed. Dennis Day sings "Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes".

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - March 8, 1949 - The Elks Club Mortgage

The mortgage on the Elks Club meeting hall is about to be paid off, and a mortgage-burning ceremony is planned. What could go wrong?

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jack Benny - March 7, 1937 - Fight of the Century

The show is performed from the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Since they're in New York, the gang makes lots of digs at the Fred Allen show. Abe Lyman and his Orchestra provide the music.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Burns & Allen - March 6, 1947 - Gracie Takes Up Crime Solving

After listening to a Thin Man-type show on the radio, Gracie is convinced that she'll have to solve crimes in her everyday life.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fred Allen - March 5, 1941 - Little Red Riding Hood

The cast decides that old fashioned fairy tales are passe, so they perform Little Red Riding Hood in the style of the radio show Gangbusters, and then that of We The People.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - March 3, 1948 - Girl-Shy Leroy

Leroy receives a party invitation from a girl at school, but he's not interested in going to a girl's party.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Jack Benny - March 2, 1947 - Jack Tries to Rehire the Sportsmen

The sponsor demands that Jack rehire the Sportsmen, who he has just fired. Dennis Day sings "Oh, But I Do".

Sunday, March 1, 2015

You Bet Your Life - March 1, 1950

Groucho meets a bachelor and a spinster, a butler and a housewife, and a sightseeing bus driver and a woman who works at the French consulate.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jack Benny - February 26, 1939 - Jesse James Part 1

Jack's disappointed that he didn't win the Academy Award. The gang parodies the 1939 movie "Jesse James" starring Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Favorite Husband - February 25, 1949 - Absent-mindedness

Liz goes to see a doctor about her absent-mindedness, but then reports her car stolen when she forgets that George dropped her off at the doctor.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - February 24, 1953 - McGee the Artist

McGee finds out there will be a live model at his art class. This script was also performed on May 8, 1951.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Duffy's Tavern - February 23, 1949 - Archie Wants to Patent Electricity

Archie's unscrupulous friend Slip (played by Alan Reed) persuades him to apply for a patent on electricity.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Burns & Allen - February 21, 1946 - George's Job in Washington

Harry Morton wants to bring George along on an apple-picking job in Washington state, but George thinks the job is in D.C.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jack Benny - February 18, 1945 - From St. Joseph, Missouri

Jane Wyman is the guest in a show performed from St. Joe, for the benefit of the Red Cross blood drive.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Halls of Ivy - February 17, 1950 - The Chinese Student

Dr. Hall uses the opportunity of an address in the Ivy chapel to speak of tolerance and brotherhood, after a Chinese student leaves Ivy because of prejudice.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Burns & Allen - February 16, 1943 - Veronica Lake / Transforming Tootsie

Gracie wants to help her friend Tootsie marry Bill Goodwin, and she orders a beauty kit to make Tootsie look like Veronica Lake.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Burns & Allen - February 15, 1944 - Fred Astaire Drives George Crazy

George complains to his office landlord about the dancer practicing noisily above his office. He doesn't know it's Fred Astaire.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Jack Benny - February 13, 1949 - Jack Turns 40 on His Birthday

Jack promotes his upcoming appearance on the Ford Theater, and celebrates his birthday a day early.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Halls of Ivy - February 10, 1950 - The Snowman

The students at the school have a tradition of building snowmen on the lawns of the faculty members they like best, but the Halls are perturbed when there isn't one on their lawn.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jack Benny - February 9, 1947 - What Happens after the Show Goes off the Air

The events just after last Sunday's show are revisited. Jack's guardian angel appears again, and Frank Nelson plays a drugstore clerk.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Fred Allen - February 28, 1943 - Phil Baker

The new war rationing system is the subject in Allen's Alley. "Take It or Leave It" starring Phil Baker, the show that follows Allen's, invades Allen's show in retribution for the frequent overruns by Allen's show.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Jack Benny - February 6, 1938 - Jack Oversleeps through the Broadcast

Jack is late to the show after oversleeping. A flashback shows Jack and Mary at the Santa Anita racetrack the day there was a big winner. Frank Nelson plays a pickpocket.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Jack Benny - February 2, 1947 - What If Jack Benny Was Never Born

After Jack goes to see "It's a Wonderful Life" with Mary and runs into Frank Capra, his guardian angel shows him what the world would have been like without him.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

You Bet Your Life - February 1, 1950

Groucho meets a newlywed couple, a married man and a supermarket clerk, and a brownie troop leader and a public school official.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Halls of Ivy - January 31, 1951 - Professor Warren's Retirement

Professor Warren is being forced to retire because of his age, and Dr. Hall tries to find a way around it.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our Miss Brooks - January 29,1950 - School on Saturday

Conklin tries to go one up on the other schools in the district by scheduling school on Saturdays, but the students boycott the plan.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jack Benny - January 28, 1951 - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Jack and the gang are in New York for Jack's second television show. Jack works his way into Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.'s table at a restaurant.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

You Bet Your Life - January 25, 1950

Groucho meets a single librarian and a young policeman, a television expert and a housewife, and an auctioneer and a square dance caller.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jack Benny - January 24, 1943 - Mr. Benny Goes to Washington

The program is broadcast from Fort Meade, Maryland. Dennis Day sings "I Just Kissed Your Picture Goodnight".

Friday, January 23, 2015

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - January 23, 1949 - Preparing to Attend the Inaugural Ball

Phil, Alice and the whole gang travel to Washington to play at President Truman's inaugural. Fred Allen is the guest star.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Favorite Husband - January 21, 1949 - Marriage License Error

When Liz and George discover an error on their marriage license, Liz believes they aren't legally married. The premise of this episode was used again later on "I Love Lucy."

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jack Benny - January 20, 1946 - State Fair

The cast ribs Jack about being elected honorary mayor of Anaheim, Azuza and Cucamonga, and then part 2 of the "State Fair" sketch is performed. Artie Auerbach makes his second appearance as Mr. Kitzel, although his name isn't used yet.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - January 19, 1949 - Leroy's Toothache

Leroy doesn't want to go to the dentist to have his bad tooth pulled, and GIldy doesn't want to go either.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Burns & Allen - January 17, 1946 - The Uplifters Take Over the Show

Gracie proposes that the Beverly Hills Uplift Society take over performing the show, and that George should direct it.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jack Benny - January 15, 1939 - Jack's Screen Guild Theatre Performance

Jack's performance last week with Joan Crawford on the Screen Actors Guild Theater is discussed. Frank Nelson announces the opening of the show, as Don is at the drugstore across the street with the cast.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You Bet Your Life - January 14, 1955

Groucho meets a female bowler and an Italian man, a bachelor and a single woman, and a prince and princess. This seems to be the audio from a TV version of the show; I don't know if it was broadcast on radio in this form.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - January 13, 1936 - Master of the Kennel

After much prodding by Molly, McGee takes a job at a kennel, but the employment office sends him to the wrong place.
At one point, Molly says that McGee hasn't had a job "since you sold the store", which implies that the McGees are the same characters as the couple that ran the store on "Smackout!", the Jordans' previous series in which they owned a store that was always "smack out" of everything.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - January 11, 1942 - Arrested As a Car Thief

When Gildy unexpectedly drives his car to Fairview, he accidentally switches to someone else's car along the way - one filled with explosives. Frank Nelson plays a highway commissioner.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jack Benny - January 10, 1954 - The Don Wilson Story

On the occasion of Don WIlson's 20th year with the Benny show, a version of Don's life story is recounted.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - January 8, 1950 - Red Paint on the Poodle

Phil agrees to watch Mr. Scott's dog when Scott goes on vacation, and of course he and Remley manage to spill paint all over the dog.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jack Benny - January 6, 1946 - Rose Bowl Game

The gang's various New Year's activities are discussed. Phil and Jack argue about a bet they made on the Rose Bowl, and a flashback tells of Jack's day at the game. This episode has the first appearance by Artie Auerbach (Mr. Kitzel) on the Benny show.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - January 5, 1943 - Cutting Down Fibber's Old Suit for Molly

Molly need some new clothes, so she and McGee head down to the tailor's shop to have one of his old suits cut down for her.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Saturday, January 3, 2015

You Bet Your Life - January 3, 1951

Groucho meets a secretary and a lawyer, a rocket expert and a railroad engineer, and a young mother and a nursery school teacher.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Jack Benny - January 2, 1938 - Leaving for SF Next Week

Jack resolves to pay off his debts from 1937. New Year's Eve festivities are revisited, and the cast prepares to leave for next week's show in San Francisco.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - January 1, 1950 - Concert Stage

Feeling unfulfilled after the New Year's Eve party, Phil sets out to become a great concert singer. The last couple of minutes of the episode are missing.