Whether boasting about his influence in town, his prowess in the kitchen, his grace on the ice, or his savvy with a rod and reel, no man was ever more determined to stick to his gunsand his storythan fibber mcgee. Dragnet the big september man season 1 episode 11 camelot broadcasting. In 1935, the couple, along with head writer don quinn, teamed up to create fibber mcgee and molly, a weekly sitcom that was given a larger budget and an ensemble cast. Each card has a few words that make up a partial sentence on them. Among the leading ladies in their films were lucille ball and. See the 194142 season and tuesdays all time top ten on this site. Thats as much story as a fibber mcgee and molly episode needs. Ampico favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite october, 2017 subject. The situation comedy, a staple of the nbc red network for the shows entire run and one of the most popular and enduring radio series of its time, ran as a standalone series from 1935 to 1956, and then continued as a shortform series as part of the weekend monitor from 1957 to 1959. At the peak of the shows success in the 1940s, it was adapted into a string of feature films. The longer i listened to the show, the more i loved the recurring characters. Restored to sparkling radio archives audio quality, the fibber mcgee and molly show, the 19391940 season is a 20 hour set beginning a series of collections featuring individual seasons of the classic program as originally heard over 70 years ago. Fibber mcgee and molly, which followed up the jordans previous radio sitcom smackout, followed the adventures of a workingclass couple, the habitual storyteller fibber mcgee and his sometimes terse but always loving wife molly, living among their numerous neighbors and acquaintances in the community of wistful vista.
The fibber mcgee and molly show 19391940 season by don quinn. The classic archives old time radio channel 4,983 views. Listen to the fibber mcgee and molly show 19391940 season by don quinn, jim jordan, marian jordan for free with a 30 day free trial. The fibber mcgee and molly show 19391940 season by don. Fibber mcgee and molly was the finest husband and wife comedy team. The most loved and remembered of the running gags is fibber mcgees closet.
The best years for me were 19391953 when molly returned and the show was a half hour. This is gildersleeve before being spun off to his own show and uppy was one of the alltime great neighbors in any situation. Well after the series petered out in the mid1950s, people still respond to the words fibber mcgees closet, even if theyve never heard the. With bob sweeney, cathy lewis, pat mcgeehan, paul smith. Fibber needs his dictionary which is in the hall closet.
Lux radio theater columbia lux flakes, lux toilet soap 26. Fibber mcgee and molly 0254 packing for vacation fibber. The series was a pinnacle of american popular culture from its 1935 premiere until its end in 1959. Part of our over 12,000 show library of old time radio. Here is collection four of the fibber mcgee and molly, episodes from 1940. We offer 3 different ways for you to listen to our old time radio shows so that no matter what device you are using pc, laptop, android phone, iphone, ipad, kindle, tablet, etc. Harold hal peary july 25, 1908 march 30, 1985 was an american actor, comedian and singer in radio, films, television, and animation remembered best as throckmorton p. Fibber mcgee and molly was an american radio comedy series. Although he had radio audiences laughing for almost 25 years, his longsuffering wife, molly, insisted, taint funny mcgee. The abbott and costello show season 1 episode 21 the television show duration. Two of the films also starred edgar bergen and charlie mccarthy.
This is the most complete fibber mcgee and molly collection to date. The makers of johnsons wax and johnsons water repellant glocoat present fibber mcgee and molly, with bill thompson, arthur q. Fibber and molly had great comedic timing and loved the writing and the format of guests always dropping by the house. Restored to sparkling radio archives audio quality, the fibber mcgee and molly show, the 19391940 season is a 20 hour set beginning a series of. Fibber mcgee and molly wikipedia republished wiki 2. The closet first appearing in the march 5, 1940 broadcast, cleaning the closet. A silvertongued salesman convinces mcgee to buy the most expensive model on the lot and, after molly finds out the cost, fibber is forced into the role of salesman to get rid of the white elephant. Fibber mcgee and molly would run as a weekly series, becoming one of radios most popular programs, until 1953. Pepsodent show bob hope nbcred pepsodent tooth paste, pepsodent tooth powder. Board games free delivery possible on eligible purchases. Why is evident in the fibber mcgee and molly show, the 1939 1940 season from radio archives.
The program had a spectacular season, including the first appearance of harold pearys wonderfully funny gildersleeve character october 17, 1939 and the debut of fibber s infamously. The great gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast in the united states from august 31, 1941 to 1958. Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and android. The last show of the season, to be replaced for the summer by meredith willson. Fibber had no actual job, and spent much of his time on getrichquick schemes which never panned out. The sitcom was destined to finish in second place for a record nine seasons. Fibber models a dress and return from vacation duration. Wrote commercial jingles with martin sperzel and henry russell. By radio alias they are fibber mcgee and molly of 79 wistful vista.
Last week they made their debut in the dramatic bigtime, playing mama loves papa a charles rugglesmary boland movie story on cbss lux radio theatre. One of radios most famous, popular and longlasting comedies, fibber mcgee and. Fibber mcgee and molly would go on to great success despite or perhaps because of the vaudeville sensibilities of its creators and stars, married couple jim and marian jordan. Initially written by leonard lewis levinson, it was one of broadcast historys earliest spinoff programs. There were also several feature films made by rko in the 40s and starring the radio cast spinoff. This collection of fibber mcgee and molly greats includes 761 different shows and appearances for a total of 318 hours of listening enjoyment. December 10, 1940 fibber mcgee and molly, mailing the christmas packages november 11, 1941 fibber mcgee and molly, edgar bergen and charlie mccarthy visit may 2, 1944 fibber mcgee and molly, aunt sarahs picture. Why is evident in the fibber mcgee and molly show, the 19391940 season from radio archives. Head on over to wistful vista for a visit with the old timer, wallace.
Fibber mcgee and molly online using any of the 3 radio players below. Fibber mcgee and molly 777 shows old time radio in mp3. The program had a spectacular season, including the first appearance of harold pearys wonderfully funny gildersleeve character october 17, 1939 and the debut of fibbers infamously. People remembered the jordans too well and could not accept other actors in the roles of fibber and molly. This product is a dvd collection of old time radio mp3s.
After discovering that their car cant hold all the luggage theyve packed for vacation, fibber decides to buy a trailer for their trip. Heres some background information for fibber mcgee and molly. Molly mcgee marian jordan fibbers irish wife and the straight woman of the double act. Restored to sparkling radio archives audio quality, the fibber mcgee and molly show, the 1939 1940 season is a 20 hour set beginning a series of collections featuring individual seasons of the classic program as originally heard over 70 years ago. Laugh with over 450 hours of laughs with jim and marian jordan as fibber mcgee and molly in this classic radio sitcom. A staple of the nbc red network for the shows entire run and one of the most popular and enduring radio series of its time, the prime time situation comedy ran as a standalone series from 1935 to 1956, then continued as a shortform series as part of the weekend monitor from 1957 to 1959. The fibber mcgee and molly show 19391940 season ljudbok. Fibber mcgee and molly were characters in four movies in the 1940s. And yet somehow the mcgees never seemed to actually run out of money and lived quite comfortably, even being able to afford a housekeeper for a while. Living in the fictional midwestern city of wistful vista, fibber was an american teller of tall tales and a braggart, usually to the exasperation of his long suffering. When molly opens the door she finds herself buried in a mountain of oddments and junk from over the years. Fibber mcgee and molly show fibber mcgee and molly show audiobook, by jim jordan. It was only in 1940 when the show became a nationwide sensation, topping the ratings game versus other radio programs in america.
Fibber mcgee and molly march 4, 1940 added to the national registry. Head on over to wistful vista for a visit with the old timer, wallace wimple. The jordans in character artists rendering jim and marian jordan. Boomer i think these were the best neighbors who visited the. Gildersleeve, abigail uppington, the old timer, horatio k.
Fibber mcgee and molly was a radio show that played a major role in determining the full form of what became classic, oldtime radio. Originally portrayed with a cartoonish accent, the character settled into using jordans own natural voice by the early 1940s. The fibber mcgee and molly show, the 19391940 season. It ran on the radio from 1935 to 1959 then switched to television in 1959. Fibber mcgee and molly also had to evolve a listen to the very first show from 1935 reveals an almost unrecognizable set of characterizations. Its running gags and characters inspired many imitators.
The mcgees are leaving for vacation, and fibber has written a tune which sounds suspiciously like kiss me again. Fibber and molly finished as a series of 5 minute segments which peppered nbcs monitor weekend service in the late 50s. The granddaddy of all sitcoms, fibber mcgee and molly gave us lots of wonderful christmas programs over their 24 years run. It took a year or two for the couple to settle in wistful vista, and a few more years to bring out the supporting cast like the great gildersleeve and the recurring gags the closet didnt appear. It is designed to be played on your computer dvd drive with standard mp3 software like windows media player or its equivalent on macintosh. Carstairs entered the show in the mid 40s, essentially. The merry game of fibber mcgee and the wistful vista mystery. The fibber mcgee and molly tv series never caught on, probably because it didnt have jim jordan and marian jordan, the original stars of the classic 19351959 radio show. Modern sitcoms seem to be satisfied with just one nod to the holidays in the season, but fibber and molly seemed to have a christmas themed episode almost every week in december most years.
Boomer i think these were the best neighbors who visited the mcgees every week. The great gildersleeve and beulah suspiciously similar substitute. A toprated program throughout the 1940s, this series was a creative partnership between performers jim and marian jordan and writer don quinn. Head writer from 19351950 and assistant writer for the 19501951 season of nbc radios fibber mcgee and molly. Fibber mcgee and molly was a 19351959 american radio comedy series.
Fibber mcgee and molly, fibber mcgee and molly, a radio comedy series, first aired on nbc radio on april 16, 1935. Bryan, dick le grand, cliff arquette, elvia allman, and me, harlow wilcox. Fibber mcgee and molly is one of my ultimate favorite otr programs. In addition to the general decline of scripted radio and the. Creatorwriter of nbc radios the halls of ivy 19501952. Gildersleeve, a supporting character on radios fibber mcgee and molly that moved to its own radio hit, the great gildersleeve. Best known as the blustery storyteller and his witty, long suffering wife, jim and marian jordan did in fact have a lot in common with fibber and molly, having married in 1918. They lived at 79 wistful vista, in the fictional midwestern city of wistful vista. Gildersleeve, a regular character from the radio situation comedy fibber mcgee and molly. People remembered the jordans too well and could not accept other actors in.
The character went by several aliases on fibber mcgee and molly. Fibber and molly mcgee lived at 79 wistful vista in a town also named wistful vista. Perhaps others may not care for it because they may unconsciouly look. During the 1944 seasons episode titled, aunt sarahs picture, fibber asks tini what her real name is. Listen to 442 episodes of fibber mcgee and molly for free. Absurd comedy, clever wordplay, and a downtoearth feel were its trademarks.
One player reads a story out of a booklet and when the. The lovable characters from the johnson wax show with fibber mcgee and molly. Fibber mcgee and molly show audiobook audio theater. Fibber mcgee and molly season 1 episode 6 courtship. Oct 01, 2019 listen to the fibber mcgee and molly show 1939 1940 season by don quinn, jim jordan, marian jordan for free with a 30 day free trial. A tv series, starring different actors as fibber and molly, was attempted in 1959 but lasted only half a season. Episodes of fibber mcgee and molly april 16, 1935 fibber mcgee and molly, the motorcycle cop april 30, 1935 fibber mcgee and molly, hot dogs and a blowout july 15, 1935 fibber mcgee and molly, a dip in the ocean july 22, 1935 fibber mcgee and molly, the baseball instructor august 26, 1935 fibber mcgee and molly, the mcgees win 79 wistful vista.197 1224 927 1399 853 1168 1456 1298 49 1107 788 1280 576 272 965 848 877 310 170 697 359 1537 66 766 286 926 1182 422 311 900 994 542 983 307 4 1454 84 1199 1196 160 784 1497 1015 927 303