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 (291 episodes, 1950-1958)
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 Gracie Allen (291 episodes, 1950-1958)
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 Blanche Morton / ... (291 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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During the first two seasons "Burns & Allen" was on every second week, alternating with various other series on CBS. In season one it alternated with Starlight Theatre (1950), in season two it first alternated with The Garry Moore Show (1950), then "Star of the Family" (1950)_ and ultimately "The Al Pearce Show" (1952)_. It became a weekly show in season three. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Murphy Brown: Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1989) See more »

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Love Nest
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Written by Louis A. Hirsch and Otto A. Harbach
Used as show's signature melody
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Iconic, true piece of history
7 September 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Back in the days before supermarket tabloids, there was a story that most Hollywood insiders already knew. George Burns and Gracie Allen, two stage performers who had made their names in the post-vaudeville era, loved each other. For real. Keeping in mind that this wonderful show is often contrasted to I LOVE LUCY -- where the stars ended up in one of the most public divorces Hollywood has ever seen -- that fact is worth remembering. Also worth remembering is that Burns basically played himself. And in his case, playing himself meant playing of the most charming, talented, and gifted storytellers in the world. George Burns practically invented comic timing. And he was a well-liked individual. (So well liked that years later when they were casting the role of GOD, giving him the part was a no-brainer!). Also interesting is the use of the hidden camera to watch the other characters. Not only a "show inside a show," but anticipating a trend that was decades away. Marshall McLuhan was a young man when this show aired, but somehow you know he watched it. Bottom line, not merely a show, a piece of history. With commercials.


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