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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 

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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provides 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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Complete series cast summary:
George Burns ...  George Burns 292 episodes, 1950-1958
Gracie Allen ...  Gracie Allen 292 episodes, 1950-1958
Bea Benaderet ...  Blanche Morton / ... 292 episodes, 1950-1958
Harry von Zell ...  Announcer / ... 268 episodes, 1951-1958
Larry Keating ...  Harry Morton 199 episodes, 1953-1958
Ronnie Burns ...  Ronnie Burns / ... 124 episodes, 1951-1958
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provides 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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Because the show was loosely based on her real-life, Gracie Allen was meticulous in decorating her television home. See more »

Quotes

George Burns: Say "Good night," Gracie.
Gracie Allen: Good night.
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Alternate Versions

When the show transitioned from live broadcasts to film in the third season, George Burns found himself footing the bill and decided to drop the "Love Nest" theme which had been utilized in both the original radio series and the first two seasons of the show to avoid paying royalties. During the third season a stock music "theme" from the Mutel music library was utilized; for the fourth season Alexander Laszlo's "Two-a-Day" was used. "Love Nest" returned in the fifth season and replaced the other two themes for syndicated reruns. See more »

Connections

Featured in CBS at 75 (2003) See more »

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Love Nest
(uncredited)
Written by Louis A. Hirsch and Otto A. Harbach
Used as show's signature melody
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The pre-Lucy dizzy housewife show.
1 March 2002 | by doggansSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1950 (USA) See more »

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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show See more »

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Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
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CBS, McCadden Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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