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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 

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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Complete series cast summary:
...  George Burns 292 episodes, 1950-1958
...  Gracie Allen 292 episodes, 1950-1958
...  Blanche Morton / ... 292 episodes, 1950-1958
...  Announcer / ... 268 episodes, 1951-1958
...  Harry Morton 199 episodes, 1953-1958
...  Ronnie Burns / ... 125 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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You've HEARD them on radio, now SEE them on television! 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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Trivia

During the first two seasons, this show was on every other 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

Gracie Allen: 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.
George Burns: Oh, I see.
Gracie Allen: But the turkey liked the food so well that he came back each year. And that way we always had...
George Burns: A turkey for Christmas dinner?
Gracie Allen: Yes.
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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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Iconic, true piece of history
7 September 2013 | by 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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