The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »
From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »
There are conflicting stories regarding Fred Clark's departure from the show. On-screen, George Burns explained that Clark had taken a role in a play and was unable to juggle both jobs. In "Say Goodnight, Gracie! The Story of George Burns and Gracie Allen," the authors stated that his wife, singer Benay Venuta resided in New York, and the strain of commuting from Hollywood on weekends to be with her proved overwhelming. In his third autobiography, Burns wrote that Clark was contractually obligated for one additional season but demanded an additional $500 a week (which would have been more than Burns was making), so he was let out of his contract. See more »
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.
Oh, I see.
But the turkey liked the food so well that he came back each year. And that way we always had...
A turkey for Christmas dinner?
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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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