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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 18 - 6 hours [Download] #RA818D
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 18
 
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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 18
 
 
The Great Gildersleeve had a sixteen-year run on the air. Unlike most comedies, this show changed and shifted in ways that allowed the audience to experience, even grow up with the characters. Listeners tuned in as Leroy and Marjorie grew up, even getting to be a part of Marjorie and Bronco’s marriage and the birth of their children. Gildy himself grew from a two dimensional laugh to a fully realized character who experienced the hilarious and even heartbreaking struggle of life and love, the latter several times. This sort of storytelling gave listeners a connection to The Great Gildersleeve that is still present and effective today.
 
Gildersleeve did not carry his self-titled show all on his own. Leroy and Marjorie, and Birdie Lee added a particular spark to the comedic family antics of the show. Summerfield itself boasted a few citizens that also made their mark. From Bronco Thompson, the man Marjorie would eventually marry to Forrest Peavey, the twangy pharmacist to Leila Ransom, the widow with her sights set on Gildy, these and more characters helped elevate The Great Gildersleeve from being just another comedy show to one that struck a funny and often loving chord with its audience.
 
Summerfield typified small town America. Most of the episodes took place within eight blocks around the Gildersleeve home. There was a park nearby. Mr. Peavey’s drugstore cornered on the street that Gildy lived on, Judge Hooker living just across the street from the pharmacy. Down the avenue was Floyd’s Barber Shop. A water reservoir also was oddly placed in this eight block area, but would prove to provide Gildy with something he needed - a job as water commissioner.
 
Visit Summerfield and laugh with and at The Great Gildersleeve in the in the twelve original broadcasts of The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 18. Presented as they originally aired, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
 
#231 Leila Back for a Visit - Gildy in Love
Wednesday, January 8, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#232 Jolly Boy's Sleighride - Judge Hooker Ill
Wednesday, January 15, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#233 Dancing School
Wednesday, January 22, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#234 Marjorie's Hotrod Boyfriend
Wednesday, January 29, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#235 Magazine Salesman
Wednesday, February 5, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#236 Old School Friend Visits Gildy
Wednesday, February 12, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#237 Bessie's Cousin Substitutes for Her
Wednesday, February 19, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#238 Getting Rid of Bessie
Wednesday, February 26, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#239 Marjorie Flipped Over Crooner Larry Lake
Wednesday, March 5, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#240 Leroy and Craig Picked Up Taking Lumber
Wednesday, March 12, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#241 Stuck With Water Dept Money Over Night
Wednesday, March 19, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#242 First Day of Spring - New Piano Teacher
Wednesday, March 26, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review

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5 of 5 Gildersleeve, Volume 18 November 28, 2018
Reviewer: Don C from Hudson, FL United States  
Big improvement over those "free" files that have been kicking around for years. At first I was concerned about the first 2 shows. There was a sort of echo throughout. It is NOT a processing glitch. Both of these programs were broadcast from remote locations so the echos come from the theater

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5 of 5 Great Remastering Quality November 26, 2018
Reviewer: Christopher Peppel from Arlington, MA United States  
I enjoyed my copy very much.  The remastering quality was great, and I appreciate the convenience of downloadable files.

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