FRED ALLEN SHOW
Old-Time Radio Series


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FRED ALLEN SHOW
FRED ALLEN SHOW
John Steinbeck recognized Fred Allen as "unquestionably the best humorist of our time, a brilliant critic of manners and morals." Following in the footsteps of Will Rogers, Fred reintroduced topical political humor to radio. "Until that time, everybody was depending a lot on sketches and a lot that had been brought up from vaudeville and revues," explained scriptwriter Harry Bailey. "Fred began to mention actual people, places and events and use them for takeoffs and comedy." Fred introduced his classic "Allen’s Alley" segment December 13, 1942. The original denizens of the Alley included Alan Reed (later the voice of Fred Flintstone); John Brown (Digger O’Dell the friendly undertaker on The Life of Riley and Thorny on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) and Jack Scott Smart (The Fat Man) as Senator Bloat. Only Minerva Pious’ Mrs. Nussbaum remained in Allen’s Alley when the segment was revived in 1945 with Kenny Delmar’s Senator Claghorn, Parker Fennelly’s Titus Moody and Peter Donald’s Ajax Cassidy.
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   2. Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: The Feud
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   3. FRED WARING & HIS PENNSYLVANIANS - Say It With Music - The Many Moods of Fred Waring
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   4. Winter Wonderland: Fred Waring & Guests
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1. OPENING

2. RING THOSE CHRISTMAS...
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   5. Burns & Allen: Treasury
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   6. Burns & Allen and Friends
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Description: "Well, hello! Come right in! Oh, George! We've got company!"

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   7. Burns & Allen: As Good As Nuts
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   8. Burns & Allen: Muddling Through
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   9. Burns and Allen: Gracie For President
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   10. BURNS & ALLEN / CBS RADIO WORKSHOP
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(10/25/1939) The Prairie Predicament
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(1/31/1940) GUEST: HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMP, JOE LOUIS 1-31-40
 31 min
(12/6/1942) GUEST: GEORGE JESSEL
 29 min
(12/20/1942) GUEST: REESA STEVENS
 29 min
(5/16/1943) GUEST: FRANK SINATRA
 29 min
(10/21/1945) GUEST: FRANK SINATRA
 29 min
(10/28/1945) GUEST: BERGEN & MCCARTHY, CHARLIE SUES FRED
 22 min
(11/4/1945) GUEST: JAMES MASON
 29 min
(11/18/1945) GUEST: BORIS KARLOFF
 29 min
(12/2/1945) GUEST: LEO DUROCHER
 30 min
(1/20/1946) GUEST: GEORGE JESSEL
 29 min
(2/3/1946) PICADILLY WITH BEATRICE LILLIE (30 MIN.)
 30 min
(2/17/1946) E.E. Horton
 20 min
(2/24/1946) Arthur Treacher
 30 min
(3/3/1946) GUEST: ORSON WELLES (30 MIN.)
 29 min
(3/10/1946) Guest: Carmen Miranda
 29 min
(4/14/1946) THE BROOKLYN PINAFORE
 25 min
(4/28/1946) RACING FORM
 29 min
(5/12/1946) GUEST: SYDNEY GREENSTREET
 30 min
(5/26/1946) Fred Allen w/ special guest Jack benny
 29 min
(5/26/1946) GUEST: JACK BENNY - QUIZ
 30 min
(10/27/1946) BREAKFAST SHOW WITH TALLULAH BANKHEAD (30 MIN.)
 30 min
(1/26/1947) GUEST: EDWARD G. ROBINSON
 31 min
(10/19/1947) GUEST: JAMES MASON
 28 min
(10/26/1947) GUEST: JACK HALEY
 30 min
(1/4/1948) GUEST: MARTHA RAYE
 30 min
(4/25/1948) GUEST: LEO DUROCHER
 29 min
(5/2/1948) GUEST: HENRY MORGAN
 29 min
(5/9/1948) GUEST: DON MCNEIL
 29 min
(5/23/1948) Guest: Bing Crosby
 29 min
(6/15/1948) GUESTS: OZZIE & HARRIET NELSON
 29 min
(6/27/1948) STOP THE MUSIC W/ GUEST JACK BENNY
 29 min
(11/28/1948) GUEST: GEORGE JESSEL
 29 min
(3/20/1949) MOB BUSTER
 29 min
(5/1/1949) JAMAICA RACE TRACK
 29 min
(5/22/1949) COLONEL STOOPNAGLE SKIT
 29 min
(6/26/1949) GUEST: JACK BENNY
 30 min

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(12/22/1937)
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(12/22/1937)
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(3/22/1939)
Murder at Addison Square Garden
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(1/31/1940)
Man in the street
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(1/31/1940)
Man in the street (Clip)
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(3/18/1942)

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(10/18/1942)

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(12/6/1942)
Guest: George Jessel
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(12/20/1942)
Guest: Reesa Stevens - Part 1
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(12/20/1942)
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(12/20/1942)
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(12/20/1942)
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(12/20/1942)
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(12/20/1942)
Guest: Reesa Stevens Part 2
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(1/3/1943)
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(1/3/1943)
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(5/16/1943)
Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 1
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(5/16/1943)
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(5/16/1943)
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(5/16/1943)
Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 2
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(5/16/1943)
W/ GUEST FRANK SINATRA PART 1
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(5/16/1943)
W/ GUEST FRANK SINATRA PART 2
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(1/4/1945)
Guest: Martha Raye Part 1
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(1/4/1945)
Guest: Martha Raye Part 2
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(10/17/1945)
1st Show for Senator Claghorn
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(10/17/1945)
1st Show for Senator Claghorn
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(10/21/1945)
Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 1
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(10/21/1945)
Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 1
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(10/21/1945)
Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 2
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(10/21/1945)
Guest: Frank Sinatra - Part 2
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(10/21/1945)
Guest: Frank Sinatra Part 1
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(10/21/1945)
Guest: Frank Sinatra Part 2
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(10/28/1945)
Charlie McCarthy Sues Fred
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(10/28/1945)
Charlie McCarthy Sues Fred Part 1
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(10/28/1945)
Charlie McCarthy Sues Fred Part 2
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(11/4/1945)
Guest: James Mason Part 1
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(11/4/1945)
Guest: James Mason Part 2
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(11/18/1945)
Guest: Boris Karloff - Part 1
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(11/18/1945)
Guest: Boris Karloff - Part 2
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(11/18/1945)
Guest: Boris Karloff Part 1
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(11/18/1945)
Guest: Boris Karloff Part 2
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(11/18/1945)
Guest: Boris Karloff Part 2
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(11/18/1945)
Guest: Boris Karloff Part 2
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(12/2/1945)
Guest: Leo Durocher - Part 1
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(12/2/1945)
Guest: Leo Durocher - Part 2
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(12/2/1945)
Guest: Leo Durocher (Part 1)
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(12/2/1945)
Guest: Leo Durocher (Part 1)
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(12/2/1945)
Guest: Leo Durocher (Part 2)
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(12/2/1945)
Guest: Leo Durocher (Part 2)
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(1/20/1946)
Allen's Alley
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(1/20/1946)
Allen's Alley (Clip)
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(1/20/1946)
Guest: George Jessel
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(1/20/1946)
Guest: George Jessel
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(1/20/1946)
Guest: George Jessel (Clip)
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(1/20/1946)
W/ GUEST, GEORGE JESSEL PART 1
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(1/20/1946)
W/ GUEST, GEORGE JESSEL PART 2
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(2/3/1946)

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(2/3/1946)

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(2/3/1946)
Picadilly
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(2/3/1946)
Picadilly
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(2/3/1946)
Picadilly
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(3/3/1946)

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(3/3/1946)
Clip from show with Orson Welles
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(3/3/1946)
Guest: Orson Welles Part 1
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(3/3/1946)
Guest: Orson Welles Part 1
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(3/3/1946)
Guest: Orson Welles Part 2
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(3/3/1946)
Guest: Orson Welles Part 2
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(3/3/1946)
W/ GUEST: ORSON WELLES PART 1
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(3/3/1946)
W/ GUEST: ORSON WELLES PART 2
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(3/10/1946)

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(3/10/1946)
Guest: Carmen Miranda
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(3/10/1946)
W/ GUEST: CARMEN MIRANDA PART 1
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(3/10/1946)
W/ GUEST: CARMEN MIRANDA PART 2
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(4/14/1946)

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(4/28/1946)
Racing Form Trial with Burt Lahr
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(4/28/1946)
Racing Form Trial with Burt Lahr
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(5/26/1946)
Guest: Jack Benny Part 2
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(5/26/1946)
Guest: Jack Benny - Part 1
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(5/26/1946)
Guest: Jack Benny - Part 1
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(5/26/1946)
Guest: Jack Benny - Part 2
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(5/26/1946)
Guest: Jack Benny - Part 2
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(5/26/1946)
Guest: Jack Benny Part 1
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(5/26/1946)
Guest: Jack Benny Part 1
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(5/26/1946)
Guest: Jack Benny Part 2
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(5/26/1946)
King for a Day
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(10/27/1946)
Breakfast Show
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(10/27/1946)
Breakfast Show Part 1
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(10/27/1946)
Breakfast Show Part 1
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(10/27/1946)
Breakfast Show Part 2
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(10/27/1946)
Breakfast Show Part 2
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(10/27/1946)
Guest: Tallulah Bankhead
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(1/26/1947)
(Part 1)
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(1/26/1947)
(Part 2)
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(3/2/1947)
Guests: Jack Benny & Henry Morgan
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(3/2/1947)
Guests: Jack Benny & Henry Morgan
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(3/11/1947)
The Brooklyn Pinafore
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(6/15/1947)

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(6/15/1947)
Guests: Ozzie and Harriet Nelson Part 1
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(6/15/1947)
Guests: Ozzie and Harriet Nelson Part 2
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(10/26/1947)
Part 1
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(10/26/1947)
Part 2
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(4/18/1948)
Guest: James Farley
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(4/18/1948)
Guest: James Farley
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(4/25/1948)
Guest: Leo Durocher Part 1
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(4/25/1948)
Guest: Leo Durocher Part 2
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(5/9/1948)
Guest: Don McNeill
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(5/9/1948)
Guest: Don McNeill
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(5/9/1948)
Part 1
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(5/9/1948)
Part 2
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(5/23/1948)
Guest: Bing Crosby
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(5/23/1948)
Guest: Bing Crosby
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(5/23/1948)
Guest: Bing Crosby
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(5/23/1948)
Guest: Bing Crosby
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(6/6/1948)
Quiz Program and Soap Opera
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(6/6/1948)
Quiz Program and Soap Opera
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(6/6/1948)
Quiz Program and Soap Opera
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(6/15/1948)
Guests Ozzie and Harriet Nelson - Pt. 1
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(6/15/1948)
Guests Ozzie and Harriet Nelson - Pt. 2
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(6/15/1948)
Guests: Ozzie and Harriet - Part 1
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(6/15/1948)
Guests: Ozzie and Harriet - Part 2
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(6/15/1948)
Guests: Ozzie and Harriet Nelson Part 1
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(6/15/1948)
Guests: Ozzie and Harriet Nelson Part 2
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(6/27/1948)
Allen's Alley
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(11/28/1948)
Guest: George Jessel
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(3/4/1949)

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(3/20/1949)
Mob Buster
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(3/20/1949)
Mob Buster
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(4/24/1949)
Teaching Technique
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(4/24/1949)
Teaching Technique w/ Basil Rathbone Part 1
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(4/24/1949)
Teaching Technique w/ Basil Rathbone Part 2
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(5/1/1949)

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(5/1/1949)

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(5/1/1949)
Allen's Alley
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(5/1/1949)
Guest: Bert Lahr (clip)
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(5/1/1949)
Jamaica Race Track
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(5/22/1949)
Colonel Stoopnagle Skit Part 1
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(5/22/1949)
Colonel Stoopnagle Skit Part 2
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(6/26/1949)
Final Broadcast with Jack Benny Part 1
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(6/26/1949)
Final Broadcast with Jack Benny Part 2
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(6/26/1949)
Finale with Jack Benny
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(6/26/1949)
Finale with Jack Benny