The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Season 7, Episode 38

The Home Graduation (27 May 1957)

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Brian's McAfee's family arrives for his college graduation, but he mistakenly thinks he hasn't earned a diploma, so he turns to Gracie for advice and she convinces him to fake a broken leg so they can hold a phony ceremony in her home.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Harry von Zell ...
Harry von Zell / Announcer
Ronnie Burns ...
Ralph Dumke ...
Prof. Clinton
Judi Meredith ...


College student Brian McAfee's father is in town from Texas to see his son graduate (after nine years in school). However, Brian thinks that he hasn't passed. Gracie comes up with a plan to make Brian's father think that he has graduated that involve Harry pretending to be the "dean", but her plan goes awry when the real dean shows up. Written by

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27 May 1957 (USA)  »

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This episode's Vaudeville Afterpiece is titled "The Lifeguard." See more »


Gracie Allen: I know I've got a wonderful idea but I can't think of it.
Blanche Morton: Well, maybe I can help you think of something. You know what they say, "Two heads are better than one."
Harry Morton: In this particular case, I don't believe they are even the equivalent of one.
Blanche Morton: Well, why don't you help us? With four heads we can't miss.
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References The Jack Benny Program (1950) See more »

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