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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 22 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA007
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 22
 
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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 22
 
 
Being a family centered comedy, The Great Gildersleeve often revolved around the lives and antics of Gildy’s well behaved niece, Marjorie, and wiseacre nephew, Leroy. Portrayed originally by Lurene Tuttle, many of the episodes focused on Marjorie involved her suitors, and then her own family once one of the boyfriends, Bronco Thompson, married her. Gildy’s twelve-year-old nephew, Leroy, was actually portrayed by an adult, Walter Tetley. Tetley made a career of playing child roles as voice actor well into his thirties. Leroy was just obstinate and stubborn enough to be the perfect needle to pop the windbag Gildy at just the funniest moments.
 
Gildersleeve may have been the man of the house, but Birdie, the maid, ran things in the home on The Great Gildersleeve. Birdie over time was revealed as the real brains behind the operation of the family she took care of. This was due in part to writers wanting a more realistic portrayal of the character, but also much credit must be given to actress Lillian Randolph. She brought a whole range of emotions to the role of Birdie, from a joyous laugh to a compassion unmatched when necessary.
 
Whenever Gildersleeve needed to vent or boast about his life or family, he made his way to Mr. Peavey’s drugstore. Peavey, as played by Richard LeGrand, was the long suffering listening ear that Gildy always regaled or assaulted with his latest victory or, more often than not, his most recent troubles. Peavey spoke with a twang heavily rooted in the Midwest and would often respond to Gildersleeve’s rants and ideas with “Well, now, I wouldn’t say that.” This became the most popular catchphrase of The Great Gildersleeve, a program known for coining well used catchphrases.
 
Discover why The Great Gildersleeve is not only considered a great comedy, but also one of the best shows of classic radio in the twelve original broadcasts of The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 22, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
 
#279 Gildy Considers Marriage
Wednesday, March 10, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#280 Adeline’s Beau Cecil - Duel
Wednesday, March 17, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#281 Adeline Wants to Visit the Jolly Boys
Wednesday, March 24, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#282 Marjorie in Love With Her French Teacher
Wednesday, March 31, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#283 Gildy Raising Money for Baseball Field
Wednesday, April 7, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#284 The Water Commissioner’s Radio Speech
Wednesday, April 14, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#285 Gildy’s New Secretary
Wednesday, April 21, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#286 Dinner Courtesy of Hercules Kitchenware
Wednesday, April 28, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#287 Fish Fry
Wednesday, May 5, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#288 Gildy Stays Home Sick
Wednesday, May 12, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#289 Green Thumb Women’s Club
Wednesday, May 19, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
 
#290 Gildy Drives a Mercedes
Wednesday, May 26, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft

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