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by Cobra
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Driver's license? Oh, come on
Replies: 3
Views: 5456

Aha! On the Aug. 19, 1953, show, Gildy says that Leroy doesn't need a fishing license because he is just 12. Summerfield was truly a magic place where Leroy and Marjorie could grow older and younger at will, and Throckmorton's wife could vanish from existence when he moved there from Wistful Vista.
by Cobra
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Driver's license? Oh, come on
Replies: 3
Views: 5456

Driver's license? Oh, come on

Of all the hard-to-believe occurrences on "The Great Gildersleeve," the hardest to accept might be Leroy getting his driver's license on the Sept. 17, 1952, show. Come on, now -- the kid was never depicted as anything but a pre-adolescent or, at best, someone just entering his teenage years. What li...
by Cobra
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: 15 or so Gildy TV shows can be downloaded
Replies: 0
Views: 4491

15 or so Gildy TV shows can be downloaded

Most readers of this forum probably have all or most of the Gildersleeve radio shows, but did you know that about 15 of the TV shows, with Willard Waterman and Lilian Randolph reprising their radio roles, can be downloaded or streamed from www.archive.org. Just put Gildersleeve in the search box and...
by Cobra
Sat May 30, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: There is a Tavern in the Town (F. J. Adams, 1891)
Replies: 2
Views: 4288

Thank you for the lyrics to Peavey's favorite song. I am hoping that there is no deep or sad reason for your posting them.
by Cobra
Mon May 11, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: photographs
Replies: 2
Views: 5093

Photos are sometimes offered at that well-known Internet auction site. I have a few of Hal Peary, not at the broadcast but meeting servicemen and hanging out in Hollywood.
by Cobra
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Your Favorite "Gildersleeve" Period
Replies: 13
Views: 9658

What you said about the Kraft owner is certainly true. I also think that few would disagre that Mr. Kraft had one of the world's worst speaking voices!

Incidentally, it is great that there is a flurry of new entries on old topics in this forum, thanks to Pabst-ett.
by Cobra
Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Willard Waterman on children's story records
Replies: 2
Views: 4851

That was Harold Peary, not Willard Waterman. But you're certainly correct about the use of quality language -- something that was generally true on old time radio. It is sad to see how television has contributed to the deterioration of our language.
by Cobra
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Revisionist history
Replies: 0
Views: 4937

Revisionist history

One of the most moving Gildersleeve shows was the episode of Dec. 21, 1949, titled "Bronco and Marjorie are Engaged." Ah, but to enhance the sentimentality, the history of Gildy was changed. The Great Man reminisces about how long ago he saved Marjorie's pigtails in the attic after they were cut off...
by Cobra
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Marjorie's hair color
Replies: 9
Views: 10535

In the fall of 1949, Leroy teases Marjorie that Bronco has stood her up to date a blonde, and Marjorie refers to her rival as "that blonde weasel." That seems to indicate that Marjorie is no longer a blonde. Although her hair color is not mentioned, I suspect that she is now a brunette, as she appea...
by Cobra
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: My Gildy collection
Replies: 2
Views: 5201

My Gildy collection

Am I the only one who collects Great Gildersleeve souvenirs or are there other wackos out there? My collection contains: :) A photo of Harold Peary with a genuine autograph attached. :) A photo of Willard Waterman with, perhaps fittingly, a replica autograph attached. :) A Great Gildersleeve clock. ...
by Cobra
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Fibber McGee and Molly
Topic: characters played by Marion Jordan
Replies: 4
Views: 11162

According to a new book, Marian Jordan played Molly, little girl (later named Teeny), Geraldine, Mrs. Wheedledeck, Mrs. Wearybottom, old lady on roller skates, old lady at bazaar, spirited old lady, woman on tour, and the Old Timer's long-lost sister Nellie. Whether there were more, I don't yet know...
by Cobra
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Which Shows Am I Missing?
Replies: 2
Views: 3704

I would certainly like a copy of the spreadsheet. I believe I have about the same number of episodes but would like to check that.
by Cobra
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Mystery Baby
Replies: 5
Views: 5739

The winning name was Romery.

The series of episodes involving the baby, whom Gildy found seemingly abandoned, was delightful. SPOILER ALERT: The series culminated right around Christmas in a touching episode in which Gildy returns the baby to her father.
by Cobra
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Gildersleeveless
Replies: 1
Views: 4009

Gildersleeveless

Surely the most unusual of all the Gildy shows was the one that aired on Dec. 17, 1947. Hal Peary had taken ill and couldn't appear, so the writers presumably scrambled to come up with a tale in which the Great Man took to his room in anger after the Summerfield Indicator-Vindicator ran an article i...
by Cobra
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: The Great Gildersleeve
Topic: Suggestion Box Show uploaded and a few others things
Replies: 6
Views: 4890

Were you ever able to put these in an unprotected MP3 format? Many of us would love to add them to our colections, or even just hear them. Thanks.