Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dennis Day - June 30, 1948 - The New Gym

Dennis is impressed by a magazine article recommending that he should appear to be a man of means, so he donates to the high school's new gym.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - March 29, 1949 - Thousand Pound Inheritance

McGee gets excited when he receives a letter from a lawyer in England saying he's going to inherit one thousand pounds.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Halls of Ivy - June 28, 1950 - Faculty Raffle

As Vicky prepares for her task of drawing the winner of the faculty raffle, the Halls hear of Professor Warren's retirement and suspect he hasn't given his actual reason for it.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fred Allen - June 26, 1949 - Final Show

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.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Burns & Allen - June 25, 1945 - George Prepares to Entertain Troops

In the last show of the season, George and Gracie plan their summer tour entertaining at military hospitals.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bob Hope - June 24, 1953 - Kentucky Derby

Bob's opening monologue is about the Kentucky Derby. Later, Victor Mature meets Bob at the gym, and sword and sandal movies are spoofed. This could possibly be a composite of two shows.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dennis Day - June 23, 1948 - The Bookie

Dennis bets on a horse by mistake and tries to keep the bookie from phoning in the bet.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - June 22, 1936 - The Employment Agency

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.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Halls of Ivy - June 20, 1951 - Pork Barrel Politics

The Mayor asks for the college's support to build a new City Hall, but Dr. Hall's against it.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jack Benny - June 19, 1938 - Back Home in Indiana

Kenny Baker's upcoming appearance in "The Mikado" is discussed. In a sketch, Jack and Mary play a country couple whose children come home for a visit.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Great Gildersleeve - June 18, 1944 - Eve's Mother Stays On

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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Magnificent Montague - June 16, 1951 - Father of the Year

A committee decides that Uncle Goodheart should be named Father of the Year, no matter that Montague isn't a father.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jack Benny - March 15, 1942 - Jack Talks about Lending Fred Allen $10

Jack tells the story of the beginning of his feud with Fred Allen; Peter Lind Hayes impersonates Allen.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Burns & Allen - March 14, 1946 - George Sells Chicken Farm

After George tells Gracie he has sold the chicken ranch she bought last week, she starts a matchmaking service.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Our Miss Brooks - March 12, 1950 - The Burglar

When Connie and Mrs. Davis catch a burglar stealing food from them, Connie helps him by getting him a job as the school custodian. Then things begin disappearing from the school.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jack Benny - June 11, 1939 - The Hound of the Baskervilles

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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bob Hope - June 10, 1941 - From Bob's Hometown, Cleveland Ohio

Bob returns to Cleveland for its sesquicentennial. Skinnay Ennis sings "You Won't Be Satisfied".

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You Bet Your Life - June 9, 1954

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.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jack Benny - June 6, 1948 - Jack Leaves for Detroit

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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jack Benny - June 2, 1940 - Hillbilly Feud

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.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jack Paar - June 1, 1947 - Disagreement in the Shade

Dennis Day is the guest star on the first episode of Jack Paar's summer replacement series for Jack Benny.