The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

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 George Burns (292 episodes, 1950-1958)
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 Gracie Allen (292 episodes, 1950-1958)
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 Blanche Morton / ... (292 episodes, 1950-1958)
Harry von Zell ...
 Announcer / ... (268 episodes, 1951-1958)
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 Harry Morton (199 episodes, 1953-1958)
Ronnie Burns ...
 Ronnie Burns / ... (125 episodes, 1951-1958)
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

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A sure-fire fun-treat for the entire family! See more »

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12 October 1950 (USA)  »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951), this was the second US sitcom to be imported for broadcast in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Allen: Well, you see one Christmas my father caught a wild turkey and he fed him corn and chestnuts. But then we didn't have the heart to kill him so we let him get away.
George Burns: Oh, I see.
Gracie Allen: But the turkey liked the food so well that he came back each year. And that way we always had...
George Burns: A turkey for Christmas dinner?
Gracie Allen: Yes.
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Connections

Referenced in Texaco Star Theatre: Episode #5.15 (1953) See more »

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Love Nest
(uncredited)
Written by Louis A. Hirsch and Otto A. Harbach
Used as show's signature melody
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The pre-Lucy dizzy housewife show.
1 March 2002 | by (Middle of Nowhere, CT) – See all my reviews

This show was, please don't kill me for saying this, even better than "I Love Lucy". Lucy was good, but this was better. Gracie and Blanche(Bea Benederett, voice of Betty Rubble and original choice for Ethel Mertz) would pull one crazy stunt after another. Meanwhile Bill Goodwin(later replaced by Harry Von Zell) would attract all the girls, and George would step out of the scene to narrate(A technique now used in the Disney cartoon show "The Weekenders"). Gracie's "Illogical logic", as George called it, cracks you up every time. By the way, the radio version featured music of Meredith Wilson(famous for writing "The Music Man").


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