"Well, hello! Come right in! Oh, George! We've got company! " Comedy's first couple were busy hosts. As friends and neighbors of Hollywood's greats, you never knew who'd turn up next for a dose of Gracie's nonsense and a song or two from George. This eight-hour collection of hilarious half-hour visits to the Burns house features a galaxy of famous guests!
Logically illogical - that's Gracie Allen! And you can imagine what that means for her long-suffering husband, George Burns! Here are 16 laugh-packed adventures with the people who live in the Burns house, costarring announcer Bill Goodwin, musical director Meredith Willson, and Mel Blanc (as the Happy Postman)! Listen along as Gracie encourages George to get more romantic and discourages his singing.
In the spring of 1947, Gracie turned her eye toward things that are fresh and new: a new hat, a new hemline, and a new home. The real estate wrangling of Beverly Hills most brilliantly befuddled wife finds the Burnses bunking with various members of the cast, occupying a janitor's apartment, and even living seperately at the YMCA/YWCA. All's well that ends well...but, until then it's hilarious!
They've been called the most successful husband and wife comedy team in history, and you'll find no dissension in these ranks. George Burns and Gracie Allen had a chemistry and wit about them that had no parallel. In this sampling of programs from the 1940s, George and Gracie face new livelihoods (and livestock) and mad undertakings (and misunderstandings). They budget and blunder alongside Bill Goodwin, Meredith Willson, Mel Blanc, and special guest Jack Benny.
George and Gracie have made the finals in the contest for "Hollywood's Ideal Married Couple."
After having their tea leaves read by a fortune teller, George thinks Gracie is leaving him for guest Herbert Marshall.
George is worried about their neighbor, Joe Bagley. Joe sells his television set to Gracie, George thinks Joe is going to replace him in the act with Gracie.
George and Gracie have just returned from a tour of army camps. There's bad news for Frankie, George is going to be a crooner.
MGM wants Gracie to appear in the new movie to be made about "Mr. and Mrs. North." Gracie's not interested.
Gracie and her neighbor, Blanche Morton, decide to form a Housewives Guild.
Gracie tries to get a movie job for her friend.
George tries to get elected to the school board. George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Jimmy Cash.
George meets guest Eddie Cantor in the cigar shop and invites him home for dinner.
George's issue of, "Cowboy Love Tales" has arrived. Gracie Allen wants to join a literary club, telling Mrs. Randolph that George is the great-grandson of poet Robert Burns.