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.