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  Fibber McGee and Molly - The Lost Episodes, Volume 13 - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA229



 
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Fibber McGee and Molly: The Lost Episodes
Volume 13



Jim and Marion Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1952The success of "Fibber McGee and Molly" as a legendary radio program can be attributed to many factors. The best comedy writing perhaps for any radio program in history. Characters that although larger than life reminded listeners of people they grew up with and even lived next door to. The classic jokes and banter that people tuned in for every night of the week. The primary reason, though, that this fantastically funny program still endures today, endearing itself to new fans all the time rests solely with the actors behind the title characters. The Real 'Fibber McGee and Molly'. Jim and Marian Jordan.

Married just five days before Jim was drafted into World War I, both Jim and Marian Jordan had sought to work as performers their entire lives. Getting a taste of it during his service, landing in France as the Armistice was signed and touring with a troupe there after the war, Jim returned home and tried to make a go of regular jobs. Finding no satisfaction in this, the Jordan's entered into show business with a formula that would work for them their entire career. They did it together.

Finding work initially in Vaudeville, The Jordan's raised a family, fell upon times hard enough that they even went home for a time, and even joined up with a concert company that toured the Midwest for four years. The break came for the couple in 1924 by accident when, while visiting Jim's brother in Chicago, they turned on the radio and heard a singer butchering the piece he claimed to be singing. Jim Jordan proclaimed that he and Marian could do better than the singer, someone bet them ten dollars they couldn't, and the Jordan's, shy the ten spot, went to the station. They performed and left later that with their first radio job-ten dollars a week for six months as the O'Henry Twins.

That spark led eventually to the Jordan's leaving their mark on history as the couple in Wistful Vista that everybody wanted to visit. "Fibber McGee and Molly' kept audiences in stitches for 24 years. By 1943, the Jordan's had a number one show and one that still today resonates with people of all ages.

Although the format went from a half hour to a quarter, an added dimension was added to the later shows. Head Writer Phil Leslie began to fashion lengthy story arcs to accommodate the new five-times-a-week broadcasts. This meant that not only did America tune in every night to hear their favorite neighbors, they now had to listen to find out just what Fibber would do next!

'Fibber McGee and Molly' fans now have the chance to hear many classic episodes from their later fifteen-minute daily series for NBC as Radio Archives 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.

Guaranteed to cause giggles and guffaws, Fibber McGee and Molly: The Lost Episodes, Volume 13 is now available from Radio Archives! In this five hour collection set, you'll enjoy twenty 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 from the end of January through February 1956:

Cappy Visits
Friday, January 27, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Elevator
Monday, January 30, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The New Phone System
Tuesday, January 31, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Cat Fight
Wednesday, February 1, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Cat Fight, Continued
Thursday, February 2, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

McGee Helps With the Shopping
Friday, February 3, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Molly Has A Toothache
Monday, February 6, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Digs up Drum
Tuesday, February 7, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Chinese Restaurant
Wednesday, February 8, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Soap-Carving Contest
Thursday, February 9, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Gold Broach
Friday, February 10, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Ducking An Old Friend
Monday, February 13, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

McGee Tries To Show Off At Dinner With Cliff Parker
Tuesday, February 14, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Skeet Shoot
Wednesday, February 15, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Deputy Sheriff, McGee
Thursday, February 16, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

The Valentine
Friday, February 17, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

McGee Tries To Read A Story
Monday, February 20, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Doc Gamble Looks For A New Office
Tuesday, February 21, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Parking the Car
Wednesday, February 22, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories

Tree For Aunt Catherine
Thursday, February 23, 1956 - 15:00 - NBC, sponsored by Miles Laboratories


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