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.