Mamie is back with the girls to visit for the holidays.

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Harry von Zell ...
Harry von Zell / Announcer
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Blanche Morton (as Bea Benadaret)
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Sarah Selby ...
Jeri Lou James ...
Jeri Kelly (as Jeri James)
Melinda Plowman ...
Linda Kelly
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Jill Kelly (as Jill Oppenheim)
Kathleen O'Malley ...
Julie Lauren
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Mamie is back with the girls to visit for the holidays.

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20 December 1951 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When the lights come up on the set at the start of the show, the mic is dangling next to the porch. See more »

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Gracie Allen: Once upon a time, on a beautiful Christmas morning, Scrooge and Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim went for a walk in the woods while their breakfast was cooling. So, while they were gone, a dear little girl came and knocked on the door. And naturally, nobody answered so she went inside to see who it was, and...
George Burns: Gracie, that's not the way I heard it.
Gracie Allen: Who told it to you?
George Burns: My mother.
Gracie Allen: Oh. Well, this is by Dickens... So, this little girl saw the breakfast cooling and she decided to taste it. So she tried the...
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Music by Frank Churchill
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Yogi before Yogi
9 February 2008 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

Gracie Allen was Yogi Berra before there was a Yogi Berra, (except Gracie performed it and Yogi lived it). She was the all-time master of the comic malapropism and this show was built around her, with George as a sort of one-man Greek chorus, commenting on the action. As with Yogi, the charm comes from the naturalness of the act. Everything makes perfect sense to Gracie. She's the only one who isn't confused by what she says. Fred Clark, master of the aggravated take, is ideal as the next door neighbor, Harry Morton. Both families must endure the visit of cousin Mamie, (Sara Selby) and her children, (one of whom is played by an (11 year old Jill St. John.), for Christmas.

The best line: Gracie is holding a box containing a Christmas present for George. Harry asks "What is it?" Gracie asks him to guess. Harry: "It could be anything." Gracie: "That's what it is. He's always wanted one."


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