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by deco
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Gildersleeve Plot Hole
Replies: 1
Views: 6759

Gildersleeve Plot Hole

Just finished listening to the Fibber McGee and Molly episode coming back from Vacation.

Gildy complained they used one of his suitcases all summer which his wife (interesting) wanted to use.

On his own show he was always the eternal bachelor.
by deco
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Our Miss Brooks
Topic: just finished listening to our miss brooks
Replies: 1
Views: 14298

just finished listening to our miss brooks

Finished the series of our miss brooks and have these observations . . . 1. The writing and comedy got crisper as the series went on. 1955 shows were some of the best writing for radio and TV. Most shows at the end of their run are stale and are ready to be retired. 2. How much steve urkel resembled...
by deco
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Gildersleeve -- a winner for sure
Replies: 8
Views: 11020

Gildy pleaded in a commercial for Kraft for the government to get rid of price controls. . . I know he would have been a great economic president. He would be too busy with his own affairs to worry about putting restrictions on business and when that ever has happened the economy has always boomed. ...
by deco
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Harold Peary's last episode
Replies: 3
Views: 9162

But one thing that was lacking was timing. Peary was great at bringing in his lines with the rest of the cast. You can almost feel the others urging Waterman to come in at the right time without pauses or gaps. Its a subtle thing but something that Peary was a pro at doing.
by deco
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Walter Tetley
Replies: 0
Views: 7961

Walter Tetley

As Leroy he was a hoot.

But as you know he was the Voice of Sherman, Mr. Peabody's boy on Bullwinkle, Rocky and friends.

They have four seasosn of Rocky and Bullwinkle on Hulu. It's fun to hear a little Leroy in Sherman. What I do miss is Leroy's cry, Sherman would never do that.
by deco
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Heard something "shocking" on Gildy last night....
Replies: 13
Views: 17644

To Make Love was a common phrase which meant to romance or show affection. If you want to see other uses watch Abbott and Costello's movie Who Done It? and even on some of the Rocky and Bullwinkle fairy tales they use the phrase. The change came in 1968 with the hippie dippie group who changed the m...
by deco
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Gildy's blade and Look Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 18967

Thanks, it was very helpful, I think the cost was fifty cents and looking at the knife and knowing that large candy bars went for a nickel, it would have cost 10 large candy bars, or today about 10 dollars. So, it wasn't cheap.

At least, I got to see one.
by deco
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Heard something "shocking" on Gildy last night....
Replies: 13
Views: 17644

What is enjoyable is to listen to history without the filter of modern day slang through these old radio shows. The fibber Magee and Molly shows, along with gildersleeve, bring new insights especially to World War II and the start of the Nuclear Age. They did not have any problems with the use of th...
by deco
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Gildy's blade and Look Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 18967

Gildy's blade and Look Magazine

Does anyone have a picture of Gildy's blade that was a promotional giveway in 1950?

And can anyone steer me to the pictures in Look Magazine on Margie's Wedding?
by deco
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Faith and Gildersleeve
Replies: 1
Views: 9322

Also, Gildy and Charlie McCarthy both had the song played (or sung) by Bing Crosby, "I love those dear hearts and gentle people, who live in my hometown." The song says, "They read the good book from Monday through Friday, that's how the weekend goes." Another tactful encouragment to the execercise ...
by deco
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Faith and Gildersleeve
Replies: 1
Views: 9322

Faith and Gildersleeve

I am amazed at all the references to faith in the Gildy Show. The lastest was a 1949 episode where Gildy speaks for Kraft and of all things encourages people to go to church. It was not to explore their spirituality but to go to church and he told everyone how good church is (not some organization o...
by deco
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: popularity
Replies: 14
Views: 11446

I think one reason Gildy has been more popular today than when it aired is that it has a TV "Friends" and "Seinfeld" quality to it. Gildy is about a group of people who have no reason to be friends but they are. With all the joys and tribulations of friendship, even with romantic twists. What I enjo...
by deco
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Your Favorite "Gildersleeve" Period
Replies: 13
Views: 9658

I too notice that much of the discussion on this forum is dated. Recently, I was able to get some otr on cds so as Jack Sparrow says, "I'm catching up". What is intriguing for me is the summer hiatus of 1945. When the Gildy show signed off for the summer the war in Europe was over and the attention ...
by deco
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: The Shadow
Topic: Lost Episodes
Replies: 7
Views: 38294

Thanks!

Would have loved to listen to the 50's episodes because some of the OTR in the decade were quite good as it competed with TV.
by deco
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: The Shadow
Topic: Lost Episodes
Replies: 7
Views: 38294

Lost Episodes

As a somewhat new hobbyist of OTR, I was just wondering why there are are so many lost episodes of "The Shadow"?

I saw on some web pages that listed the episodes that there are scripts but no broadcasts for most of the 1950's. Could anyone help clarify what happened to them?