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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 

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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Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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 Announcer / ... 268 episodes, 1951-1958
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 Harry Morton 199 episodes, 1953-1958
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 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

In a New York Times article, Gracie Allen commented, "It makes me furious to see an actor go through the motion of writing an address on a piece of paper. They scribble it off in a second and you know they couldn't have written anything." Whenever Allen performed a task on the show, whether it was writing a name, sewing a handkerchief, rolling cigarettes or chopping up vegetables, she meticulously performed the duty while reciting her dialogue. See more »

Quotes

George Burns: Say "Good night," Gracie.
Gracie Allen: Good night.
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Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: Pilot (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Nest
(uncredited)
Written by Louis A. Hirsch and Otto A. Harbach
Used as show's signature melody
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Best Comedy of All Time
13 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

There is something which has baffled me for years...why didn't this get into the syndication game from the start? We might never know for sure. But I am emphatically sure of is that THE GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN SHOW was and still is: the Best Comedy of All Time!

Yes, and it is all about Gracie. George Burns was a genius to impart the most wonderfully funny lines to Gracie. Gracie brought the most wonderful rendition of the "Dumb Dora" characterization to its zenith.

Her delivery of the most convoluted lines and the daffiest situations will never be equaled. She never broke character saying the most over-the-top dialogues. Having watched each of the almost 300 episodes several times and have come away with the most delightful laughter, I feel healthier.

If I get to reach old age, I will know that it was Gracie's character that has unequivocally been my fountain-of-youth medicine.

Now that the shows are everywhere online, I seldom go to my practically comprehensive DVD collection of the matchless classics. It is almost a daily obsession for me to get a dosage of this remarkable program.

Publicly, I want to acknowledge just how wonderful this program has become...and I want to thank the memories of George Burns and Gracie Allen for bringing so much delightful laughter and happiness to my life.


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