Making up for missing yesterday, here are days five and six of the 12 Days of OTR Christmas.
Today's entries come from one one series--The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
The series started out as a standard radio comedy with George and Gracie as ringleaders to a cast of wacky characters. While the show did OK, it wasn't until George and the writers hatched upon a brilliant idea that it became what it's most remembered for--a sitcom about married life. Burns and Allen were the first situational comedy with the leads married on the show.
Of course, there were other hallmarks, such as Gracie's illogical logic, George's desire to sing even though he couldn't carry a tune and Gracie's blind devotion and love for George. The show also used a lot of double entendres for some (for the time) risque material.
So, here are two shows from the series. The first finds George and Gracie trying to mail Christmas packages.Burns and Allen - Mailing Christmas Packages
The second is an interesting one. Gracie is ill and can't do the show, so Jane Wyman takes over her part that evening. For me, it's one of those things where you can hear how there are just some roles meant to be played by only one person...and in this case, the character of Gracie. But it's still fun and it's something different.Burns and Allen - Gracie's Christmas Party
Labels: OTR Christmas
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/17/2007 05:59:00 PM