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