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.
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.
Gildersleeve's car isn't running well, and he wants Marjorie's boyfriend to fix the problem.
The denizens of Allen's Alley are asked about the egg surplus. Fred runs into Jack Haley on a studio tour.
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.
McGee gets excited when he receives a letter from a lawyer in England saying he's going to inherit one thousand pounds.
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.
In the last show of the season, George and Gracie plan their summer tour entertaining at military hospitals.
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.
The Mayor asks for the college's support to build a new City Hall, but Dr. Hall's against it.
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.
A committee decides that Uncle Goodheart should be named Father of the Year, no matter that Montague isn't a father.
Jack tells the story of the beginning of his feud with Fred Allen; Peter Lind Hayes impersonates Allen.
After George tells Gracie he has sold the chicken ranch she bought last week, she starts a matchmaking service.
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.
Bob returns to Cleveland for its sesquicentennial. Skinnay Ennis sings "You Won't Be Satisfied".
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.
Fibber shows Molly how the "envelope swindle" works, but the old timer goes him one better.
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.
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.
Dennis Day is the guest star on the first episode of Jack Paar's summer replacement series for Jack Benny.
A bright student refuses to take elective courses that he must have in order to graduate and receive an impressive award.
After pushing him off a ladder, Fibber visits a recording studio to make an apology record for Gildersleeve.
The gang take turns imitating Phil in a sketch; everyone discusses their summer vacation plans.
The Halls help a medical student decide whether to leave Ivy and become a prizefighter.
The gang is attempting to have summer vacation in Hawaii on a budget, and Remley knows a guy with a yacht for sale.
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.
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.
Broadcasting from the Army Air Base at Santa Ana, the gang performs a salute to George M. Cohan and spoofs the Fred Allen show.
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.
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.
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.
McGee's barometer says it's going to snow tomorrow, even though it's May, so he tries to warn everyone.
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.
After performing a play for the Women's Club, McGee finds himself stuck in a suit of armor.
McGee finds his old Boy Scout manual and starts catching up on his good deeds.
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.
While out mailing a letter, McGee gets his feet stuck in a fresh layer of tar on the road.
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.
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.
In order to get Alice to agree to do a movie, a studio offers Phil a small role in the film.
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.
When a collection agency pursues faculty members, Connie and Mr. Boynton decide to put up the school's new TV set as collateral.
The school drama club wants to perform a modern rewrite of Shakespeare called "Romiette and Julio".
McGee tries to call the bank to complain about his statement, but keeps getting interrupted.
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."
Mrs. Davis suggests to Connie that Mr. Boynton might feel romantically towards her if she acts more vulnerable, so Connie begins having crying fits.
McGee's cousin Salvador, an artist, is coming for a visit. This inspires McGee to take up painting.
Gildy fights to keep Leroy's pet pig, seeking to avoid a city ordinance against livestock.
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.
When Fred is accused of renting a room in violation of rent ceilings, Jimmy Durante waits for his friend Umbriago to defend him.
George Jessel hosts the show while Jack is late getting back to Hollywood, while we hear Jack and Rochester on the train.
Remley tells the newspaper about the flying saucer he's seen. He also tells them he's Phil Harris.
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.
A serviceman receives a letter by mistake implying that Marjorie wants to marry him.
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.
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".
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.
Molly wins a contest with the prize being a fancy designer dress made just for her.
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.
George and Gracie spend the night with Rita Hayworth, and Gracie tries to prove that George is a genius.
Alice is happy with her new car, until Phil and Remley decide to fix the windshield wiper.
McGee gets a draft notice in the mail and tries to sort out the mistake.
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".)
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.
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.
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".
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?
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.
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.
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.
Leroy receives a party invitation from a girl at school, but he's not interested in going to a girl's party.
The sponsor demands that Jack rehire the Sportsmen, who he has just fired. Dennis Day sings "Oh, But I Do".
McGee thinks there's a mouse in the house, and he's determined to trap it.
Stretch has a crush on Harriet, and he's afraid it'll affect his basketball play.
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.
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.
McGee finds out there will be a live model at his art class. This script was also performed on May 8, 1951.
Archie's unscrupulous friend Slip (played by Alan Reed) persuades him to apply for a patent on electricity.
The show is broadcast from the Presidio at San Francisco before an audience of soldiers.
Harry Morton wants to bring George along on an apple-picking job in Washington state, but George thinks the job is in D.C.
While in New York, Phil and Remley concoct a publicity stunt by saying Phil will jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.
Jane Wyman is the guest in a show performed from St. Joe, for the benefit of the Red Cross blood drive.
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.
Gracie wants to help her friend Tootsie marry Bill Goodwin, and she orders a beauty kit to make Tootsie look like Veronica Lake.
George complains to his office landlord about the dancer practicing noisily above his office. He doesn't know it's Fred Astaire.
Jack promotes his upcoming appearance on the Ford Theater, and celebrates his birthday a day early.
McGee is arrested after accepting a job as a watch salesman.
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.
The events just after last Sunday's show are revisited. Jack's guardian angel appears again, and Frank Nelson plays a drugstore clerk.
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.
When Molly is asked to fill a vacancy on the city council, McGee is delighted, but Molly has doubts.
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.
Phil's going to New York as a member of the Jack Benny cast, but Alice and Remley aren't invited.
The program originates from San Francisco, as McGee makes plans to put in a wall safe.
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.
Professor Warren is being forced to retire because of his age, and Dr. Hall tries to find a way around it.
Conklin tries to go one up on the other schools in the district by scheduling school on Saturdays, but the students boycott the plan.
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.
The program is broadcast from Fort Meade, Maryland. Dennis Day sings "I Just Kissed Your Picture Goodnight".
Phil, Alice and the whole gang travel to Washington to play at President Truman's inaugural. Fred Allen is the guest star.
For the Pioneer Days festival, McGee is helping to re-enact a one hundred year old robbery.
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."
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.
Leroy doesn't want to go to the dentist to have his bad tooth pulled, and GIldy doesn't want to go either.
On his way home, McGee accidentaly switches his box of shoes for a shoebox full of money.
Gracie proposes that the Beverly Hills Uplift Society take over performing the show, and that George should direct it.
Connie supervises Student Government Day, when the students run the city for the day.
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.
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.
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.
Montague receives an offer from a Hollywood studio who are going to produce Macbeth.
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.
On the occasion of Don WIlson's 20th year with the Benny show, a version of Don's life story is recounted.
Gracie tries to break the news gently to George about the total for last month's Christmas bills.
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.
The McGees are stranded downtown when they can't get change for a $100 bill.
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.
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.
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.
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.