Today's entries comes from my favorite old time radio show, The Great Gildersleeve.
Gildersleeve was one of the first spin-offs in radio history. A recurring character on the Fiber McGee and Molly Show
, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve got his own show in the early 40s when he moved to Springfield to care for his nephew Marjorie and his nephew, Leroy. Over the next several years, Gildersleeve would become water commissioner of the town and have a series of romantic escapades with various single women in town, the biggest and most prominent being Leela Ransom, the southern widow who lived next door.
If made today, Gildersleeve
would be labeled a "dramedy." It was one of the first OTR shows I was exposed to and it's a favorite. And to celebrate, here are three Christmas episodes. First up, Gildy decides to have friends over to carol at his place.
Great Gildersleeve - Christmas Caroling at Home
Next up are two Christmas episodes that go together. In both of them, Gildy's nephew Leroy wants a model airplane for Christmas.
Great Gildersleeve - Christmas ShoppingGreat Gildersleeve - Christmas Puppy
The last two are some of my favorite OTR Christmas shows. Enjoy!
Labels: OTR Christmas
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/22/2007 04:45:00 PM