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.