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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 26 - 6 hours [Download] #RA139D
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 26

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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 26
Of all the things that most fans remember about The Great Gildersleeve, particularly Harold Peary’s portrayal, the character’s ‘dirty laugh’, Peary’s trademark extended chuckle, typically stands out. That particular trait, however, is just one of several catchphrases of sorts that the program provided to listeners and even today’s popular culture, over its sixteen year run.
Leroy, Gildersleeve’s irascible nephew, was played to smart aleck profession by Walter Tetley. A perfect sparring partner for the sometimes immature, easily irritated Gildersleeve, Leroy had kids all over the country saying “Are you kiddin’?”, his typical response to much of what his Uncle said to him. This would lead to a response from Gildersleeve that has seeped into various mediums over the decades “Leee-eee-roy!”
Another character that left his own unique catchphrase ringing in listeners’ ears was Peavey, the long-suffering druggist. Almost weekly, Gildersleeve would impart his latest trouble or tell his latest exaggerated tale to Peavey and, almost without fail, Peavey would respond, “”Well, now, I wouldn’t say that…” This phrase, including the relaxed, yet sarcastic way Peavey would deliver it is still heard from time to time today, particularly in cartoons and, naturally, comedies.
The Jolly Boys, originally just an idea for a single episode, not only caught on enough for the show to give the group a recurring role, but also translated into real groups in cities across the country. In a 1945 article, it is mentioned that Hal Peary discovered a Jolly Boys group in Memphis. There’s also a Jolly Boys group apparently still active in Granada, Mississippi that began in 1945.
Tune in to this collection to find out just what sort of love and trouble Gildy gets into in the twelve original broadcasts of The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 26, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
#327 Gildy's Millionaire Friend Visits
Wednesday, May 11, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#328 Marjorie and Rodney, the Poet
Wednesday, May 18, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#329 Gildy Sues Bullard
Wednesday, May 25, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#330 Folk Dancing Class
Wednesday, June 1, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#331 Songwriter
Wednesday, September 21, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#332 Nurse Milford
Wednesday, September 28, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#333 Double Date With Marjorie and Bronco
Wednesday, October 5, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#334 Gildy at Hospital With Expectant Father
Wednesday, October 12, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#335 Tom Cat Troubles
Wednesday, October 19, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#336 Gildy's Rival Dr Olson
Wednesday, October 26, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#337 Rivalry Continues at the Carnival
Wednesday, November 2, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#338 Birthday Tea Party for Marjorie
Wednesday, November 9, 1949 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft

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5 of 5 Terrific quality! April 6, 2020
Reviewer: Craig Roberts from Silver Spring, MD United States  
The audio quality of Radio Archives’ recordings are unequalled. Whoever is processing them is doing a commendable job with proper equalization and noise reduction, avoiding the overly filtered and restricted sound that plagues most OTR restorations. The source material must be very good, too.  I broadcast these wonderful  shows through the phono input of my restored 1937 Silvertone console radio that is a living room companion. The recordings’ pristine sound lends greatly to the “you are there” feeling they evoke.

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