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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 4 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA339
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 4
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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 4

The Great Gildersleeve became one of radio's most successful situation comedies, and sixty years after it left the airwaves, it continues to be a favorite among old-time radio fans. It was distinctive in that the series placed a strong emphasis on character-driven comedy, as opposed to the vaudeville-based slapstick of its parent show, Fibber McGee & Molly. As portrayed by Peary, the Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve character — who, on Fibber McGee, had a pronounced larcenous streak — mellowed considerably, settling into the comfortable role of kind and loving uncle to his niece and nephew. Assisted in the running the household by housekeeper Birdie Lee Coggins (Lillian Randolph). Outside the home, Gildersleeve's closest association was with Judge Horace Hooker (Earle Ross), with whom he had many battles during the first few broadcast seasons.
A unique bit of history was made when The Great Gildersleeve premiered across the radio airwaves back on August 31, 1941. It marked the first time in the Golden Age of Radio that a popular regular character on an already much beloved and popular radio program – Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve from Fibber McGee and Molly – was spun off into his own radio series.
Gildersleeve’s departure from Wistful Vista and move to Summerfield was explained by the unexpected passing of his brother-in-law. He moved there to raise his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy Forrester and manage the estate their father had left for them. While on the train to Summerfield, Gildersleeve played a practical joke on Judge Horace Hooker, which only backfired on Gildersleeve, because the judge just happened to be the executor of his late brother-in-law’s estate. Yet Hooker and Gildersleeve eventually set aside their animosity for each other and became friends after the first season.
So sit back and enjoy the twelve original broadcasts offered in this collection and presented exactly as broadcast, complete with commercials for Kraft Foods.
#13 Leroy Smokes a Cigar
Sunday, November 23, 1941 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#14 The Canary Won't Sing
Sunday, November 30, 1941 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#16 Selling the Iron Deer
Sunday, December 14, 1941 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#17 Christmas Gift for Fibber McGee
Sunday, December 21, 1941 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#18 Leroy's New Dog
Sunday, December 28, 1941 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#19 Gildy Goes on a Diet
Sunday, January 4, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#20 Gildy Arrested as Car Thief
Sunday, January 11, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#21 A New Bed for Marjorie
Sunday, January 18, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#22 Matchmaker
Sunday, January 25, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#23 Leroy Runs Away
Sunday, February 1, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#24 Auto Mechanics
Sunday, February 8, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#26 Selling the Drugstore
Sunday, February 22, 1942 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft

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Reviewer: Michael Saval from Reston, VA United States  
it was very funny. I really enjoyed it.

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