The Great Gildersleeve (Black Eye Entertainment)

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The Great Gildersleeve, Collection 1 Publisher's Summary

Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character appearing regularly on The Fibber McGee & Molly Show. On August 31, 1941, the character landed his own situation comedy show, The Great Gildersleeve, becoming radio’s first spin-off. Gildy moved from the town of Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where he raised his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie (Lillian Randolph). The Great Gildersleeve was the first show to be centered on a single parent balancing raising children, work, and a social life, accomplished with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's slightly understated pomposity. Radio veteran, Hal Peary originated the role of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve but left the series at the height of its popularity in 1950 giving way to Peary-sound-a-like and well-known character actor, Willard Waterman. Waterman continued in the radio role until 1957 and also played Gildersleeve in a TV version syndicated in 1955. Now, enjoy 12 half-hour comedy episodes of The Great Gildersleeve starring Harold Peary.

11/23/41 "Leroy Smokes a Cigar"

11/30/41 "The Canary Won’t Sing"

12/14/41 "Selling the Iron Deer"

12/21/41 "Christmas Gift for Fibber McGee"

12/28/41 "Leroy’s New Dog"

1/11/42 "Gildy Arrested as a Car Thief"

1/25/42 "Matchmaker"

2/8/42 "Auto Mechanics"

9/26/43 "Leila Returns Home"

1/9/44 "Hospitalized"

1/16/44 "Income Tax Problems"

1/30/44 "Aspiring Actress"

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    • The Great Gildersleeve, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character appearing regularly on The Fibber McGee & Molly Show. On August 31, 1941, the character landed his own situation comedy show, The Great Gildersleeve, becoming radio’s first spin-off. Gildy moved from the town of Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where he raised his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie (Lillian Randolph).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Audio Entertainment

    • By David 6602 on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 2

    • The Classic Radio Collection
    • By: Hollywood 360, NBC Radio - producer
    • Narrated by: full cast, Harold Peary
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character appearing each week on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show. On August 31, 1941, Gildersleeve landed his own situation comedy, The Great Gildersleeve, becoming radio's first spin-off. Gildersleeve moved from the town of Wistful Vista, where Fibber McGee and Molly lived, to Summerfield, where he oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy Forrester.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic radio comedy

    • By David 6602 on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Great Gildersleeve, Collection 2

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Great Gildersleeve was the first show to be centered on a single parent balancing raising children, work, and a social life, accomplished with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's slightly understated pomposity. Radio veteran, Hal Peary originated the role of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve but left the series at the height of its popularity in 1950 giving way to Peary-sound-a-like and well-known character actor, Willard Waterman. Now, enjoy 12 half-hour comedy episodes of The Great Gildersleeve starring Willard Waterman.  

    Regular price: $14.99

    • The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 1

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: Carl Amari, Willard Waterman, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
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    Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character,appearing each week on the Fibber McGee & Molly radio show. On August 31, 1941, Gildersleeve landed his own situation comedy show, The Great Gildersleeve, which was radio’s first spin-off. Gildersleeve moved from the town of Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where he oversaw his late brother-in-law’s estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley).

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