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  Fibber McGee and Molly - The Lost Episodes, Volume 12 - 6 hours [Download] #RA700



 
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Fibber McGee and Molly: The Lost Episodes
Volume 12



Jim and Marion Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1952It's a typical evening in a typical Midwestern home of the 1940s. The couple that live here are engaged in their usual activities: the wife is in the kitchen washing the dinner dishes and the husband is in the living room smoking his pipe. Suddenly he's inspired to break out his old ukulele and play himself a tune. He gets up from his chair and heads for the hall closet, opens the door, and...

Now, if we were anywhere else but Wistful Vista USA, this little scenario would likely end with a musical solo...but, because we're at the home of Fibber McGee and Molly, we know for sure exactly what's going to happen next. The man of the house will open that door and all of the books and contraptions and souvenirs and junk that he's been stuffing in there for years will come pouring out - complete with a string-less ukulele that's been that way since at least 1937. "Gotta clean out that closet one of these days," he'll say, and we'll laugh like we always do because almost every one of us has a closet or a junk drawer or a basement just like that in our own homes.

The long-running success of "Fibber McGee and Molly" was based on familiar things like that overstuffed closet, doorbells that announced the arrival of some eccentric neighbor, telephone operators who would bring you up to date on the town gossip before you could place a call, and get-rich-quick schemes that never quite panned out. Whether we wanted to admit it or not, an awful lot of us were either like Fibber, full of tall-tales and big talk, or like Molly, long-suffering but sweet, loving, and down to earth. We knew these people and, sometimes, we even were these people.

It's not surprising, then, that "Fibber McGee and Molly" enjoyed one of the most successful runs in radio history, being heard on the air in one form or another for nearly twenty-five years. It's also not surprising that today, over fifty years after they made their last appearance as a team, Jim and Marion Jordan remain a part of our culture; people of a certain age still say "Tain't funny, McGee" when someone's joke falls flat and many an overstuffed storage cupboard is referred to as "McGee's Closet".

For many years, radio enthusiasts and the general public have been enjoying the antics of Fibber and Molly thanks to the generous recording library left by the Johnson's Wax Company, the long-time sponsor of the series. To add to these programs, RadioArchives.com has acquired nearly the complete run of their later fifteen-minute daily series for NBC and has been releasing them in a series of popular compact disc collections - hilarious adventures that literally haven't been heard since they were first aired in the mid-1950s. Featuring the Jordan's, along with neighbors like Wallace Wimple, the Old Timer, and Doc Gamble, played by Bill Thompson and Arthur Q. Bryan, the newly-discovered shows in these collections are just as warm and entertaining today as they were more than fifty years ago.

If you're in need a good laugh, "Fibber McGee and Molly: The Lost Episodes, Volume 12" is the best way to get one - a whole lot of them, in fact. In this six-hour collection set, priced at just $17.98, you'll enjoy twenty-four full-length broadcasts, transferred from the original NBC master recordings and fully restored for sparkling audio fidelity. Here is the complete content of this wonderful collection of shows, presented here just as they were originally aired between December 1955 and January 1956:

The Forgotten Card
Thursday, December 22, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Patient Little Star
Friday, December 23, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

A Drill for Christmas
Monday, December 26, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Leftover Turkey
Tuesday, December 27, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Bank Robbery
Wednesday, December 28, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Planning for New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 29, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Going Bowling
Friday, December 30, 1955 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Light Bill
Wednesday, January 4, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Dinner at Pierre's
Thursday, January 5, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Strategy of Married Life
Friday, January 6, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Fur Coat
Monday, January 9, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Lawyers
Tuesday, January 10, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Molly Buys a Coffee Table
Wednesday, January 11, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Disposing of the Coffee Table
Thursday, January 12, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Teeny Loses a Skate
Friday, January 13, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Furnace
Monday, January 16, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Electronic Brain
Tuesday, January 17, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Making a Sick Call
Wednesday, January 18, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Shoemaker
Thursday, January 19, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

A Telegram from Aunt Sarah
Friday, January 20, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Molly Loses Her Wedding Ring
Monday, January 23, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Claiming the Moon
Tuesday, January 24, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

No Moon After All
Wednesday, January 25, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Reward
Thursday, January 26, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories


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