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Guest: Margaret Melich, Western Union Singing Telegram Operator
First Line : [Intro chopped, Allen and Von Zell joking and talking over each other] Allen: "No, you didn't know I'd been throwing my voice there. I hire a man to stand there and I throw my voice. But it's all right, get it out." Announcer Harry Von Zell: "I don't blame you. I'd throw it myself."
%red%Note: Incomplete file runs 44:44. Musical numbers and most commercials have been removed. Show ends prematurely.
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Guest: Eagle Scout Edward Antonioli
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: [Intro chopped] Allen: "You just sit over there or you might go and speak to Mr. Van Steeden. Tell him to get a baton." Announcer Harry Von Zell: "But we're not speaking."
Note: Richard B. Gilbert, editor of Metronome Magazine, presents The Merry Macs with a silver plaque, a special award for merit.
%red%Note: Incomplete file runs 46:47. Musical numbers and most commercials have been removed.
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Guest: Kay Rohrer, softball player, future All-American in both catcher and shortstop positions.
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Guest: Jack Benny
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%red%Note: Incomplete file runs 46:25. The musical numbers have been removed.
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: [Intro chopped] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "-Leaning heavily on two friends, all he has left after nine years in radio, the old boy totters to the microphone. He -- stand him right there, fellas -- here he is, Fred Allen, in person."
Note: At show's end Allen thanks his audience, cast and sponsors and announces when his new show will begin in the fall for Texaco. Harry Von Zell announces that next week a new comedy series will begin in this time slot starring Abbot and Costello.
%red%Note: Incomplete file runs 45:41. The musical numbers have been removed.
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First Line : [Intro chopped] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And here he is, Fred Allen, in person." [applause] Allen: "Thank you very much. You notice the great difference when I take a bow, Harry, between my bow and the Hollywood comedian bow? My hair doesn't come off?"
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%red%Notes: 39/10/11 "Satire on Surveys and Polls" with guest Bert Lahr can be found under this date and title. There is also an edited copy that ends at 9:50 and then switches to 48/12/26 Maine Murder Trial. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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Guest: Ethel Merman (Announced at the end of the previous show)
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%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/04
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Search for Dr Livingston
Guest: Ned Sparks
First Line: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, we celebrate the opening of our new fall series by bringing you that lovable buffoon, that man about clown...gee, what is your name again, Bud?"
Notes: First of The Fred Allen Show broadcasts. The Bristol-Myers Company remains the sponsor. The show remains 60 minutes in length.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/11
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Satire on Surveys and Polls
Guest: Bert Lahr
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, any similarity between the next voice you will hear and any living voice is purely coincidental and a figment of the acoustics."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found as the file 49/05/01 "Jamaica Race Track." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 39/10/18
Episode Number : 3
Available : NO
%red%Title/Plot/Host:
Notes : The show with this date and the title Guest - Edgar Rice Burroughs is not a Fred Allen Show. Fred was not sponsored by Texaco until 40-10-02. Therefore, that show is "The Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)"

%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/25
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Prairie Predicament
Guest: Billy Rose, producer of the 1939 World's Fair Aquacade.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we give you the winner in the big contest we forgot to announce last week."


Date Aired : 39/11/01
Episode Number : 5
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/08
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Doughnut King
Guest: Alfred L. Plan, in charge of merchandising research for the doughnut industry.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, as the evening sun, a fiery orb, sinks slowly into the golden west, we turn with regret from the end of the perfect day to face the hectic hour we know is to come."


Date Aired : 39/11/15
Episode Number : 7
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/11/22
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/11/29
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/12/06
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/12/13
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/12/20
Episode Number : 12
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/12/27
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dr. Allen Clinic
Guest: Robert Benchley, authority on wit and humor.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now our next speaker, ladies and gentlemen, is a young man who has just caught 1939 under the mistletoe and is preparing to kiss the old year goodbye."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/01/03
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :
Notes :Romance is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)

%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/01/10
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :
Notes :Dr Clitterhouse is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)

%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/01/17
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :
Notes :Five Star Final is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)

Date Aired : 40/01/24
Episode Number : 17
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/31
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mountain Justice
Guest: Joe Louis, World's Heavyweight Champion
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you our star comedian." Allen: "Good evening. And now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you our star announcer."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/02/07
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Political Amateur Hour
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/02/14
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Visibility Was Poor, But The Pilot Could See His Finish
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/02/21
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Missing Cat
Guest: Barbara Delrose, xylophone virtuoso, aka "Baby Barbara"
First Line : [Intro chopped off, Allen and Von Zell joking together] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "As I was saying, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you a man, well, I could say he is America's favorite comedian."
Notes: Von Zell mentions that tomorrow is Washington's birthday. %red%I am looking for a copy of this program with Barbara Delrose's complete xylophone solo (I have only about 50 seconds of it). If you can provide a complete copy, please send an email by clicking on "Suggestions" (top left below the Main.SideBar). [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%Many thanks to Barbara Delrose for a copy of the 40/02/21 script. Among other delights, it clears up my question on the proper spelling of David Luddmer's name below. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/02/28
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Life at the South Pole
Guest: David Luddmer, guide at the Statue of Liberty.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, A is for Allen who comes every week. B is for the bags hanging down on each cheek."


Date Aired : 40/03/06
Episode Number : 23
Available : NO


Date Aired : 40/03/13
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/20
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Eagle Gets Loose in the Studio
Guest: Captain Charles Knight, authority on eagles and his golden eagle, Mr. Ramshaw.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Now, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you a man who is known to most people as an actor. During the past week, however, he has been appointed a police officer at Old Orchard Beach, Maine."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/27
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who Killed Mack Borden
Guest: Mr. T Hee, animation director for Walt Disney's "Pinocchio."
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, ladies and gentlemen, we had hoped to have Toscanini conduct our overture tonight. But unfortunately our plans went amiss."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/03
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Laziest Man In The World
Guest: Richard Hart, head window cleaner at the Empire State Building.
First Line : [Intro chopped] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "To prove the truth of this old maxim, a man who foisted a 60 minute pecadillo on America last Wednesday night, returns to the scene of his crime tonight. He's Fred Allen in person."
%red%This show is incomplete. It cuts off before the end of "The Laziest Man In The World" sketch.

%note%There is a file labeled 40-04-03 that actually starts with the end of 40-02-21. It begins with a commercial for Ipana toothpaste and then Allen says 'Thank you and now before the little man with his jingle bells plays his nocturnal oblagatto.' There is a discussion that the next week's guest will be David Ludmer, a guide to the Statute of Liberty. The actual beginning of the 40-02-21 episode is at 01:36 into the file and begins with : "A man who foisted a 60 minute pecadillo on America last Wednesday night, returns to the scene of his crime tonight. He's Fred Allen in person." I have a fixed version of 40-04-03 and 40-02-21. [[~Andrew Steinberg]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/04/10
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Crisis In The Central Park Zoo
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/04/17
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: From Nipper To Nobody
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/24
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: He Caught His Wife Kissing A Stranger
Guest: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
First Line : [Intro chopped] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "-this week celebrates his 30th anniversary as an entertainer of His Majesty, the great American public."
%red%Note: Incomplete file runs 38:59.


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/05/01
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Information Tease
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/05/08
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Commencement Day At The Barber College
First Line :


Date Aired : 40/05/15
Episode Number : 33
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Murder at the Ball Park


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/05/22
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Curse of Ra
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/05/29
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Death Takes A Pretzel Baron
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/06/05
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Senator's Dilemma
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/12
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Judge Was A Vegetarian So He Couldn't Mete Out Justice
Guest: Jack Boyle, the cattle and horse caster at Paramount Studios.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "The time: five o'clock Pacific Time. The place: Studio B in Hollywood's Radio City."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/06/19
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jack Benny Interview
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/06/26
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Us, The People Speak
First Line :

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%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/10/07
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Auditions
Guest: Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Gabriel Heatter, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, since the war ended we've all been waiting for the return of the things we've missed."
Notes: Allen returns to radio after a year off for health reasons. Program renamed The Fred Allen Show. Now sponsored by Tender Leaf Tea and Blue Bonnet Margarine. The show remains 30 minutes in length.


Date Aired : 45/10/14
Episode Number : 2
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/10/21
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hillbilly
Guest: Frank Sinatra
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Hildegarde, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, our victorious naval forces have been coming home on battleships, cruisers and carriers."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/10/28
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Charlie Mccarthy Sues Fred for Slander
Guest: Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Ma Perkins, kiddies." [Intro] Allen: "Well, this past week the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs met to discuss the problem of post-war jobs for women."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/04
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lost Memory
Guest: Martha Raye
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Mildred's Pierce, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is National Radio Week."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/11
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr. Mob Buster
Guest: Monty Woolley
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Mary Margaret McBride, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the new American Magazine is on the stand."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found dated 45/01/11.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/18
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Renting a House
Guest: Boris Karloff
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Jessica Dragonet, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "And speaking of grapes, tonight we bring a you a guy who's one of the bunch, and here he is, Fred Allen."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found dated 45/11/08.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/25
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Brooklyn Pinafore
Guest: Leo Durocher, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't The Smiling Irishman and I didn't drive Muntz mad. Thanks for the gag, Rochester." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Last Tuesday, ladies and gentlemen, an Army Air Force crew completed a record-breaking nonstop flight from Guam to Washington D.C. in a B-29."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/02
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO
Guest: Wallace Beery (announced on previous show).


Date Aired : 45/12/09
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/16
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Seeking a Radio Job
Guest: Lauritz Melchior, Metropolitan Opera star.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Mr. F.E. Boone of Lexington, Kentucky, kiddies." [Intro and "Rhapsody In Blue"] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, a certain news commentator starts his news program saying, 'Ah, there's good news tonight.'"
Notes : The Allen's Alley question for this episode should be "Was your family income higher in 1944, and if so, what accounted for the increase?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/30
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Radio Shows in Russia
Guest: Gregory Ratoff, director at 20th Century Fox.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Evelyn and her Magic Violin, kiddies. [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Tonight we bring you The Man of the Year for 1929, a bad year, and here he is, Fred Allen."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Services Radio Service. The early part of the show is edited and much of the last portion is music.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/01/06
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Take It or Leave It
Guest: Phil Baker of Take It Or Leave It.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't the friend of Gladys Sabisco, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, Bing Crosby's sponsor started suit to get Bing to go back on the air."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/01/13
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Carmen
Guest: Maurice Evans, Shakespearean actor
First Line : Fred: "It isn't Young Widow Brown, kiddies." [intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Tonight we bring you the first man who couldn't stand Jack Benny because he is Fred Allen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/01/20
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Movie on Fred Allen's Life
Guest: George Jessel
First Line : Allen: "It isn't the mayor of Anaheim, Azuza and Cucamonga, kids." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "In the January issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, ladies and gentlemen, the so-called star of this program was selected as the Cosmopolite of the Month."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/01/27
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO
Guest: Johnny Mercer, composer (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/02/03
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Piccadilly - Takeoff on Oklahoma
Guest: Beatrice Lillie, musical comedy star.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Ish Kabibble, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Last week, ladies and gentlemen, a leading magazine selected America's 10 Best Dressed Men."


Date Aired : 46/02/10
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest - Orson Welles
First Line :
%red%Note: I have found "Chicken Surplus" 46/03/03 under this date. Is a show for this date really available? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 46/02/17
Episode Number : 19
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/02/24
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hillbilly Drama
Guest: Arthur Treacher, musical comedy star.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't the Jack Benny album of familiar jokes, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Today, ladies and gentlemen, most radio programs are giving things away."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/03/03
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chicken Surplus
Guest: Orson Welles
First Line : Allen: "Oh, I can't think of anything tonight, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, a new book, 'The Way to Vocabulary, Power and Culture' was published."
Notes: This is a new show, but Allen and Welles reprise their Les Miserables sketch from 42/10/18. Another transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/03/10
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Carmen Miranda
Guest: Carmen Miranda
First Line : Allen: "Mr. Allen is correct. Stand by for the giant jackpot, kiddies." [intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, Billboard, the world's foremost amusement weekly published the results of its radio editors poll. The program chosen by the radio editors as their favorite, stars the man you all know well, and here he is, Fred Allen!"
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/03/17
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: %red%(aka "Doc Rockwell - Last Half")
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell
First Line : Doc Rockwell: "Come right in. You'll pardon my rubber gloves. I'm just psychoanalyzing a patient here."
%red%Notes: So far, only the second half of this show is available. It can be found as the second half of the mp3 file that starts with 46/03/24 Candy Anonymous. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/03/24
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Candy Anonymous %red%(aka "Ray Milland - First Half")
%BLUE%Guest: Ray Milland
First Line : [a few notes of Al Goodman's orchestra] Allen: "...Bensonhurst Naglebuster. Say, Portland, would you get me my hat, please?" Portland: "Are you leaving?"
%red%Notes: The audio quality is extremely poor, although it can be heard if the frequencies below 1 kHz and above 7 kHz are removed. This file is two programs edited together. The first half features Ray Milland trying to beat his candy addiction and runs until 12:46. The second half is a sketch with George “Doc” Rockwell as a psychoanalyst sending Allen off to Lost Lake in Maine to cure him of strange dreams (46/03/17). [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 46/03/31
Episode Number : 25
Available : NO


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 46/04/07
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Anti-Noise Campaign
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/04/14
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Brooklyn Pinafore
Guest: Leo Durocher, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
First Line : [Allen's joke cut off] [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This past week, ladies and gentlemen, all New York has been flocking to the National Aviation Show."
Notes: Allen and Durocher reprise their Brooklyn Pinafore sketch from 45/11/25.


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 46/04/21
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: What Did You Like Best About The Circus
First Line :
Notes : A file purporting to be this show was Command Performance 46-04-21 Host Fred Allen


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/04/28
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Racing Form Trial
Guest: Bert Lahr
First Line : Allen: "It isn't the man who can't pronounce 'irresistible,' kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is National Baby Week."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/05/05
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Breakfast Show
Guest: Tallulah Bankhead
First Line : Mrs. Nussbaum: %red%"Make-a%red% %BLUE%the program, he is coming, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, nylon lines may be barred in New York City."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/05/12
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cairo
Guest: Sidney Greenstreet
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Ma Perkins, kiddies." [Intro] Allen: "Thank you and good evening, ladies and gentlemen. And Kenny, those Mexican League owners are signing anyone, apparently."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/05/19
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Makes Phil Harris an Offer
Guest: Phil Harris
First Line: Allen: "When you call Chloe, she doesn't answer either, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "The National Association of Chiropodists sponsors Foot Health Week."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/05/26
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: King for a Day
Guest: Jack Benny
First Line : Allen: "It isn't one of The Old Hickory Singers, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, Shakespeare said 'To be or not to be.'"


Date Aired : 46/06/02
Episode Number : 34
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation in Maine


Date Aired : 46/06/09
Episode Number : 35
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Bowery


Date Aired : 46/06/16
Episode Number : 36
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/06/23
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 50th Anniversary of the Telephone Company
Guest: Oscar Levant
First Line : Senator Claghorn: "That Yankee, I say, that Yankee chicken plucker will be here in a minute, kiddies." [intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Tonight, we bring you a big cheese you can still get for the same price, 30 minutes of your time, and here he is, Fred Allen."
%red%Notes: Show runs 27:10 with music edited on at the end.


Date Aired : 46/06/30
Episode Number : 38
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/10/06
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tribute to Medical Science
%red%First Line: Portland Hoffa: "Mr. Allen!" Allen: "Well, Portland, gee whiz. Portland, this is a surprise." Portland: "It's a surprise to see you, too." Allen: "Really? A surprise?" Portland: "After last year Mama didn't think you could get back on the radio again."
%red%Notes: My copy is an edit running 49:13 and called "First-Half Lowell Thomas." Lowell Thomas and HB Caltenborn need to find some news to report. They report Allen's show starting again on Sunday, 10/06 and they are edited into the show, introducing different segments. This is the first appearance of Ajax Cassidy in Allen's Alley. At 24:14 another show starts, probably 46/10/13 "Radio Mikado." The guest is Tony Martin. The question for Allen's Alley is "What did you do to observe fire prevention week?" In the skit, Allen has written an opera based on The Mikado for Tony to star in. My file has bad sound, like 46/03/24. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/10/13
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Radio Mikado
%red%Guest: Tony Martin
%red%First Line: Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, four hundred and fifty years ago yesterday, Christopher Columbus discovered America. Fifteen years ago, today, America discovered a radio comedian and here he is, Fred Allen."
%red%Notes: Please see notes for 46/10/06. This is not a stand-alone show file, but instead an edit of two shows. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 46/10/20
Episode Number : 41
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/10/27
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Breakfast Show
Guest: Tallulah Bankhead
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Kilroy, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Last Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen, the U.N. Assembly convened for the purpose of establishing a lasting peace."


Date Aired : 46/11/03
Episode Number : 43
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/11/10
Episode Number : 44
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/11/17
Episode Number : 45
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/11/24
Episode Number : 46
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/12/01
Episode Number : 47
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/12/08
Episode Number : 48
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/12/15
Episode Number : 49
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/12/22
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Santa Will Not Ride
%red%First Line : Tonight Old Santa shows his Clause in a modern tale called Santa Claus Goes on Strike or Jingle Bells shall not ring tonight. Music maestro.

%red% I have an 11 minute clip of Santa Will Not Ride Again labeled 46-12-22. I have no idea if the date is correct. It is different than the 37/12/22 Santa Will Not Ride Again. [[~Andrew Steinberg]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 46/12/29
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: What resolutions are you planning this New Year's
First Line :


Date Aired : 47/01/05
Episode Number : 52
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/01/12
Episode Number : 53
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: British Radio


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/01/19
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Anti-bribery Legislation
Guest: %blue%Ed Gardner
First Line :
%red%On the Wednesday night Duffy's Tavern program dated 47/01/22, Archie (Gardner) mentions he was on the Fred Allen Show on Sunday. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/01/26
Episode Number : 55
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Law Busters
Guest: Edward G. Robinson
First Line: Allen: "It isn't--I forgot to put a line in here this week, kiddies." [Intro] Portland Hoffa: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the new Information Please Almanac was published."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/02/02
Episode Number : 56
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Tries to Get Lauritz a Job on Radio
Guest: Lauritz Melchior, Metropolitan Opera star.
Notes : The Allen's Alley question for this episode is "Have you ever won anything on a quiz program?"
First Line: Allen: "It isn't the barefoot boy with cheeks of tan, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the New York District Attorney questioned several men suspected of attempting to fix football games and boxing bouts."
Notes: This is not the same show as 45/12/16.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/02/09
Episode Number : 57
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth (announced on previous show)


Date Aired : 47/02/16
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/02/23
Episode Number : 59
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/03/02
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mayhem in the Penthouse
Guest: The Quiz Kids
First Line : The DeMarco Sisters: "Mrs. Nussbaum, Mrs. Nussbaum!" Mrs. Nussbaum: "Shortly I am commencing, kiddies." [intro] Portland Hoffa: "Tomorrow, ladies and gentlemen, the world observes the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/03/09
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One Ham's Family
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/03/16
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Piccadilly
Guest: Beatrice Lillie, musical comedy star.
First Line : The DeMarco Sisters: "Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Cassidy!" Peter Donald: "It taint Hopalong, kiddies." [Intro] Portland Hoffa: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the annual National Antique Show was held at Madison Square Garden."
Notes: Allen and Lillie reprise their Piccadilly - Takeoff on Oklahoma sketch from 46/02/03.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/03/23
Episode Number : 63
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Suing Fred over Copyrights
Guest: Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers.
First Line : The DeMarco Sisters: "Calling Portland, calling Portland!" Portland Hoffa: "It isn't Dame Mae Whitty, kiddies." [Intro] Hoffa: "Last Friday, ladies and gentlemen, was the first day of spring."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/03/30
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Max Baer and Maxie Rosenbloom
First Line :


%blue%Date Aired : 47/04/06
Episode Number : 65
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :
Notes : A show in circulation labeled 47/04/06 is actually 2 episodes: 45/12/30 with the first few seconds cut. The show continues until 18:14, then switches to 46-01-20.


Date Aired : 47/04/13
Episode Number : 66
Available : NO


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/04/20
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Pat Henning
First Line :


Date Aired : 47/04/27
Episode Number : 68
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/05/04
Episode Number : 69
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
Guest: George Jessel (according to the New York Times)


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/05/11
Episode Number : 70
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Hollywood Mikado
Guest: Bing Crosby
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Jack Eigen at the Copa, kiddies." [intro] Portland Hoffa: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the Mayor started a drive to clean up the city."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found dated 46-10-30 and titled "With Bing Crosby."

Date Aired : 47/05/18
Episode Number : 71
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/05/25
Episode Number : 72
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gimmick with a Megaphone
Guest: Rudy Vallee
First Line : Allen: "Demarco Sisters, Demarco Sisters!" The DeMarco Sisters: "It isn't Four Chicks and a Chuck, Mr. Allen." [intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is National Foot Health Week. Saluting National Foot Week we bring you a man who is well-heeled, and here he is, Fred Allen."


Date Aired : 47/06/01
Episode Number : 73
Available : NO
Guest: Jack Benny (announced on previous show)


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/06/08
Episode Number : 74
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rochester Has His Own Radio Program
Guest: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
First Line: Allen: "It isn't Boston Blackie, kiddies." [Intro] Portland Hoffa: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, Hollywood announced that the life of Mayor O'Dwyer will be made into a motion picture."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/06/15
Episode Number : 75
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Renting the Room
Guest: Ozzie and Harriet
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Jinx and Tex, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, to celebrate Father's Day we bring you a man who, for the next half hour, will make things pop."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found dated 48/06/15.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/06/22
Episode Number : 76
Available : NO
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudeville comedian (announced on previous show).


Date Aired : 47/06/29
Episode Number : 77
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/10/05
Episode Number : 78
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/10/12
Episode Number : 79
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/10/19
Episode Number : 80
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Perfect Crime
Guest: James Mason
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, statistics show that today American colleges are crowded worse than ever before."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/10/26
Episode Number : 81
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Haley and Allen Show
Guest: Jack Haley
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, last week Ralph Edwards started his new "Miss Hush" contest."


Date Aired : 47/11/02
Episode Number : 82
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/11/09
Episode Number : 83
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/11/16
Episode Number : 84
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/11/23
Episode Number : 85
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/11/30
Episode Number : 86
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/12/07
Episode Number : 87
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/12/14
Episode Number : 88
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Year's Eve Plans
Guest: George Jessel
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we salute the poultry show. We haven't any chickens, but we do have a man with an old joke and he's going to pullet."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/12/21
Episode Number : 89
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: What's the most important scientific discovery
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/12/28
Episode Number : 90
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Tries to Sue to Return His Cuckoo Clock
Guest: Monty Woolley
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: Ladies and gentlemen, this is our final program of 1947. For the last time this year, I'm about to say those immortal words, and I quote, here he is again, Fred Allen."

%red%%note% Why does the numbering start over here? The current numbering scheme of this log sometimes starts over with the fall season, and sometimes on Jan. 1.[[~Andrew Steinberg]] The change in numbering may be because of the change in sponsor. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/01/04
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Psychopathic Spectacular
Guest: James Mason
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight the Ford Dealers start their new program by introducing an old model and here he is, Fred Allen."
Notes: Another Long Pan sketch with Mason. This is not the same as the 47/10/19 sketch. The Fred Allen Show is now sponsored by The Ford Dealers of America. The shows remain 30 minutes in length.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/01/11
Episode Number : 2
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth and Robert White (announced on previous show).


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 48/01/18
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest - Beatrice Lillie
First Line :
Notes : A file purporting to be this show was really 47/03/16 Picadilly


Date Aired : 48/01/25
Episode Number : 4
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Dr Hoppinpepper


Date Aired : 48/02/01
Episode Number : 5
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/02/08
Episode Number : 6
Available : NO


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 48/02/15
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andy Russell
First Line :


Date Aired : 48/02/22
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/02/29
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/03/07
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/03/14
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/03/21
Episode Number : 12
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/03/28
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Husband and Wife Radio Show
Guest: James and Pamela Mason
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is Easter Sunday. Tonight we bring you a man who wasn't in the Easter parade today because the parade has passed him by."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/04/04
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth and The Harmonaires (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/04/11
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One Long Pan Skit
Guest: Basil Rathbone
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, in radio some programs come to you as a public service. Other programs come to you transcribed."
%red%Notes: There are copies of this show incorrectly dated as 46/04/11. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/04/18
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Author Meets His Match
Guest: James A. Farley, former Postmaster General of the United States
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, this week a survey reported that the life expectancy of the average man is 62 and 6/10 years."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/04/25
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Scalping Baseball Tickets
Guest: Leo Durocher
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa:"Ladies and gentlemen, to observe Daylight Saving Time, today all clocks will move ahead one hour. Tonight, we bring you the Man of the Hour, the hour the country lost, here is Fred Allen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/02
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: JP Morgan Court of Human Relations
Guest: Henry Morgan
First Line : Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, in the May issue of Cosmopolitan, Jack Haley has written a piece called, 'I Knew Him When.'"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/09
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Break the Contestant
Guest: Don McNeill of The Breakfast Club.
First Line : Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is Mother's Day. If I had my way tonight, I would introduce my mother."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/16
Episode Number : 20
Available : NO
Guest: Gracie Fields, Queen of the English music halls (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/23
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Wants to Do Bing's Life Story
Guest: Bing Crosby
First Line : Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is the last day of National Air Mail Week. And paying a tribute to National Air Mail Week, we bring you a male who shouldn't be on the air, he's Fred Allen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/30
Episode Number : 22
Available : NO
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudeville comedian (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/06/06
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Quiz Program and Soap Opera
Guest: Jack Eigen, disc jockey at the Copacabana Nightclub.
First Line : Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, at this time each year, most of the leading comedians leave radio for their annual summer vacation. One hardy Punchinello still carries on, however, and here he is, Fred Allen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/06/13
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth and the Moylan Sisters (announced on previous show).


Date Aired : 48/06/20
Episode Number : 25
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/06/27
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Stop the Music
Guest: Jack Benny
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry that I haven't been here the last few weeks to introduce our star, but tonight I'm back and here I am again, Portland Hoffa."


Date Aired : 48/10/03
Episode Number : 27
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Cease the Melody


Date Aired : 48/10/10
Episode Number : 28
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/10/17
Episode Number : 29
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/10/24
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Prize for Listeners Missing Contest
Guest: Dale Carnegie
First Line : [long intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "No, I've been looking in this drug store window. It's funny."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/10/31
Episode Number : 31
Available : NO
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudeville comedian (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/11/07
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sam Shovel, Private Eye
Guest: Arthur Treacher
First Line : [long intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "Oh, no, I was in that French cafe across the street."
%red%There may be other recordings incorrectly dated 48/11/11.


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 48/11/14
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tv Opera Company
First Line :


Date Aired : 48/11/21
Episode Number : 34
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/11/28
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: George Jessel Tries to Get in the Roxy Theater, Free
Guest: George Jessel
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Say, I'm sorry, I'm sorry I'm late, Portland. I had to stop in at the National Surety Corporation."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/12/05
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: TV Commercials
Guest: Henry Morgan
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Tell me, tell me, wait until I get the door locked here. Tell me Portland, what have you been up to since I saw you last Sunday." Portland Hoffa: "Mama took me to the opera opening."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/12/12
Episode Number : 37
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth (announced on previous show).


Date Aired : 48/12/19
Episode Number : 38
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/12/26
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Maine Murder Trial
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Say, Portland, tell me what are you doing with that piece of chalk?" Portland: "Oh, I've been writing on all the buildings."


Date Aired : 49/01/02
Episode Number : 40
Available : NO
Guest: Burt Lancaster (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/01/09
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Author Meets His Match
Guest: H. Allen Smith
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "No, I just came out of the radio store."


Date Aired : 49/01/16
Episode Number : 42
Available : NO
Guest: Charles Boyer (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/01/23
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Traveling Salesman
Guest: Jack Haley
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Well, Portland, what's been doing all week?" Portland: "Last Monday was Benjamin Franklin's birthday."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/01/30
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest - Rudy Vallee
AKA : Howdy Doody
Guest: Rudy Vallee
First Line: [intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "No, I was looking at that big movie sign across the street."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/02/06
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Planning a TV Show
Guest: Bert Lahr
First Line : [intro]Allen: "I was held up in traffic, Portland. I guess I'm a little late or didn't you notice?" Portland Hoffa: "I've been reading this magazine." Allen: "Oh, the Cosmopolitan."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/02/13
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder Case
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell
First Line : [intro]Allen: "I'm a little late again, Portland. Has time been hanging heavily on your hands?" Portland: "No, I've been reading this book. It's called 'Verses.'"


Date Aired : 49/02/20
Episode Number : 47
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/02/27
Episode Number : 48
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Cease the Melody


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/03/06
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Untitled
Guest: Henry Morgan
First Line: [intro]Allen: "Portland, it's Sunday. What are you doing with that shopping bag?" Portland: "Mama sent me out to look for bread."
%red%Note: AFRS copy. Show runs just under 24 minutes.


Date Aired : 49/03/13
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/03/20
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mob Buster
Guest: Victor Moore
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Say, it's strange Portland. Every Sunday night you seem to be on this same corner at precisely the same time."


Date Aired : 49/03/27
Episode Number : 52
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/04/03
Episode Number : 53
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/04/10
Episode Number : 54
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/04/17
Episode Number : 55
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/04/24
Episode Number : 56
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Mad Doctor Of Downing Street
Guest: Basil Rathbone
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Portland, what is that poster you just tacked up on the telephone poll?" Portland Hoffa: "This is Natural Health Week."
Notes: Another Long Pan sketch with Rathbone. This is not the same sketch as 48/04/11.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/05/01
Episode Number : 57
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jamaica Race Track
Guest: Bert Lahr
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Well, Portland, have I...have I kept you waiting?" Portland Hoffa: "Oh, It's alright. I've been looking at the pictures outside the newsreel theater." Allen: "Oh good, what are the newsreels showing this week?" Portland: "A man in Brooklyn lives in a closet for ten years."
%red%Notes: 39/10/11 "Satire on Surveys and Polls" with guest Bert Lahr can be found under this date and title. There is also an edited copy that ends at 9:50 and then switches to 48/12/26 Maine Murder Trial. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 49/05/08
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 49/05/15
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jimmy Morgan
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/05/22
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Babysitting
Guest: Colonel Stoopnagle
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Portland, have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "No, I picked your mail up at the post office."


Date Aired : 49/05/29
Episode Number : 61
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/06/05
Episode Number : 62
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/06/12
Episode Number : 63
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Town to Dig Well


Date Aired : 49/06/19
Episode Number : 64
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/06/26
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Final Show
Guest: Jack Benny and Henry Morgan
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "Oh, I've been looking at the pictures outside the newsreel theater." Allen: "Oh really, what's new in the newsreels this week?" Portland: "The Gregory Pecks had another boy."


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%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/04
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Search for Dr Livingston
Guest: Ned Sparks
First Line: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, we celebrate the opening of our new fall series by bringing you that lovable buffoon, that man about clown...gee, what is your name again, Bud?"
Notes: First of The Fred Allen Show broadcasts. The Bristol-Myers Company remains the sponsor. The show remains 60 minutes in length.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/11
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Satire on Surveys and Polls
Guest: Bert Lahr
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, any similarity between the next voice you will hear and any living voice is purely coincidental and a figment of the acoustics."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found as the file 49/05/01 "Jamaica Race Track." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 39/10/18
Episode Number : 3
Available : NO
%red%Title/Plot/Host:
Notes : The show with this date and the title Guest - Edgar Rice Burroughs is not a Fred Allen Show. Fred was not sponsored by Texaco until 40-10-02. Therefore, that show is "The Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)"

%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/25
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Prairie Predicament
Guest: Billy Rose, producer of the 1939 World's Fair Aquacade.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we give you the winner in the big contest we forgot to announce last week."


Date Aired : 39/11/01
Episode Number : 5
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/08
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Doughnut King
Guest: Alfred L. Plan, in charge of merchandising research for the doughnut industry.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, as the evening sun, a fiery orb, sinks slowly into the golden west, we turn with regret from the end of the perfect day to face the hectic hour we know is to come."


Date Aired : 39/11/15
Episode Number : 7
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/11/22
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/11/29
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/12/06
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/12/13
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO


Date Aired : 39/12/20
Episode Number : 12
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/12/27
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dr. Allen Clinic
Guest: Robert Benchley, authority on wit and humor.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now our next speaker, ladies and gentlemen, is a young man who has just caught 1939 under the mistletoe and is preparing to kiss the old year goodbye."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/01/03
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :
Notes :Romance is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)

%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/01/10
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :
Notes :Dr Clitterhouse is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)

%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/01/17
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :
Notes :Five Star Final is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)

Date Aired : 40/01/24
Episode Number : 17
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/31
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mountain Justice
Guest: Joe Louis, World's Heavyweight Champion
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you our star comedian." Allen: "Good evening. And now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you our star announcer."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/02/07
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Political Amateur Hour
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/02/14
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Visibility Was Poor, But The Pilot Could See His Finish
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/02/21
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Missing Cat
Guest: Barbara Delrose, xylophone virtuoso, aka "Baby Barbara"
First Line : [Intro chopped off, Allen and Von Zell joking together] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "As I was saying, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you a man, well, I could say he is America's favorite comedian."
Notes: Von Zell mentions that tomorrow is Washington's birthday. %red%I am looking for a copy of this program with Barbara Delrose's complete xylophone solo (I have only about 50 seconds of it). If you can provide a complete copy, please send an email by clicking on "Suggestions" (top left below the Main.SideBar). [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%Many thanks to Barbara Delrose for a copy of the 40/02/21 script. Among other delights, it clears up my question on the proper spelling of David Luddmer's name below. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/02/28
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Life at the South Pole
Guest: David Luddmer, guide at the Statue of Liberty.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, A is for Allen who comes every week. B is for the bags hanging down on each cheek."


Date Aired : 40/03/06
Episode Number : 23
Available : NO


Date Aired : 40/03/13
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/20
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Eagle Gets Loose in the Studio
Guest: Captain Charles Knight, authority on eagles and his golden eagle, Mr. Ramshaw.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Now, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you a man who is known to most people as an actor. During the past week, however, he has been appointed a police officer at Old Orchard Beach, Maine."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/27
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who Killed Mack Borden
Guest: Mr. T Hee, animation director for Walt Disney's "Pinocchio."
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, ladies and gentlemen, we had hoped to have Toscanini conduct our overture tonight. But unfortunately our plans went amiss."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/03
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Laziest Man In The World
Guest: Richard Hart, head window cleaner at the Empire State Building.
First Line : [Intro chopped] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "To prove the truth of this old maxim, a man who foisted a 60 minute pecadillo on America last Wednesday night, returns to the scene of his crime tonight. He's Fred Allen in person."
%red%This show is incomplete. It cuts off before the end of "The Laziest Man In The World" sketch.

%note%There is a file labeled 40-04-03 that actually starts with the end of 40-02-21. It begins with a commercial for Ipana toothpaste and then Allen says 'Thank you and now before the little man with his jingle bells plays his nocturnal oblagatto.' There is a discussion that the next week's guest will be David Ludmer, a guide to the Statute of Liberty. The actual beginning of the 40-02-21 episode is at 01:36 into the file and begins with : "A man who foisted a 60 minute pecadillo on America last Wednesday night, returns to the scene of his crime tonight. He's Fred Allen in person." I have a fixed version of 40-04-03 and 40-02-21. [[~Andrew Steinberg]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/04/10
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Crisis In The Central Park Zoo
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/04/17
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: From Nipper To Nobody
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/24
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: He Caught His Wife Kissing A Stranger
Guest: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
First Line : [Intro chopped] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "-this week celebrates his 30th anniversary as an entertainer of His Majesty, the great American public."
%red%Note: Incomplete file runs 38:59.


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/05/01
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Information Tease
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/05/08
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Commencement Day At The Barber College
First Line :


Date Aired : 40/05/15
Episode Number : 33
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Murder at the Ball Park


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/05/22
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Curse of Ra
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/05/29
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Death Takes A Pretzel Baron
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/06/05
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Senator's Dilemma
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/12
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Judge Was A Vegetarian So He Couldn't Mete Out Justice
Guest: Jack Boyle, the cattle and horse caster at Paramount Studios.
First Line : Announcer Harry Von Zell: "The time: five o'clock Pacific Time. The place: Studio B in Hollywood's Radio City."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/06/19
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jack Benny Interview
First Line :


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 40/06/26
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Us, The People Speak
First Line :

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%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/10/07
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Auditions
Guest: Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Gabriel Heatter, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, since the war ended we've all been waiting for the return of the things we've missed."
Notes: Allen returns to radio after a year off for health reasons. Program renamed The Fred Allen Show. Now sponsored by Tender Leaf Tea and Blue Bonnet Margarine. The show remains 30 minutes in length.


Date Aired : 45/10/14
Episode Number : 2
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/10/21
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hillbilly
Guest: Frank Sinatra
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Hildegarde, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, our victorious naval forces have been coming home on battleships, cruisers and carriers."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/10/28
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Charlie Mccarthy Sues Fred for Slander
Guest: Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Ma Perkins, kiddies." [Intro] Allen: "Well, this past week the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs met to discuss the problem of post-war jobs for women."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/04
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lost Memory
Guest: Martha Raye
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Mildred's Pierce, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is National Radio Week."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/11
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr. Mob Buster
Guest: Monty Woolley
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Mary Margaret McBride, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the new American Magazine is on the stand."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found dated 45/01/11.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/18
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Renting a House
Guest: Boris Karloff
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Jessica Dragonet, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "And speaking of grapes, tonight we bring a you a guy who's one of the bunch, and here he is, Fred Allen."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found dated 45/11/08.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/25
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Brooklyn Pinafore
Guest: Leo Durocher, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't The Smiling Irishman and I didn't drive Muntz mad. Thanks for the gag, Rochester." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Last Tuesday, ladies and gentlemen, an Army Air Force crew completed a record-breaking nonstop flight from Guam to Washington D.C. in a B-29."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/02
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO
Guest: Wallace Beery (announced on previous show).


Date Aired : 45/12/09
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/16
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Seeking a Radio Job
Guest: Lauritz Melchior, Metropolitan Opera star.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Mr. F.E. Boone of Lexington, Kentucky, kiddies." [Intro and "Rhapsody In Blue"] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, a certain news commentator starts his news program saying, 'Ah, there's good news tonight.'"
Notes : The Allen's Alley question for this episode should be "Was your family income higher in 1944, and if so, what accounted for the increase?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/30
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Radio Shows in Russia
Guest: Gregory Ratoff, director at 20th Century Fox.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Evelyn and her Magic Violin, kiddies. [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Tonight we bring you The Man of the Year for 1929, a bad year, and here he is, Fred Allen."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Services Radio Service. The early part of the show is edited and much of the last portion is music.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/01/06
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Take It or Leave It
Guest: Phil Baker of Take It Or Leave It.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't the friend of Gladys Sabisco, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, Bing Crosby's sponsor started suit to get Bing to go back on the air."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/01/13
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Carmen
Guest: Maurice Evans, Shakespearean actor
First Line : Fred: "It isn't Young Widow Brown, kiddies." [intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Tonight we bring you the first man who couldn't stand Jack Benny because he is Fred Allen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/01/20
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Movie on Fred Allen's Life
Guest: George Jessel
First Line : Allen: "It isn't the mayor of Anaheim, Azuza and Cucamonga, kids." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "In the January issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, ladies and gentlemen, the so-called star of this program was selected as the Cosmopolite of the Month."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/01/27
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO
Guest: Johnny Mercer, composer (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/02/03
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Piccadilly - Takeoff on Oklahoma
Guest: Beatrice Lillie, musical comedy star.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Ish Kabibble, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Last week, ladies and gentlemen, a leading magazine selected America's 10 Best Dressed Men."


Date Aired : 46/02/10
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest - Orson Welles
First Line :
%red%Note: I have found "Chicken Surplus" 46/03/03 under this date. Is a show for this date really available? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 46/02/17
Episode Number : 19
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/02/24
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hillbilly Drama
Guest: Arthur Treacher, musical comedy star.
First Line : Allen: "It isn't the Jack Benny album of familiar jokes, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Today, ladies and gentlemen, most radio programs are giving things away."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/03/03
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chicken Surplus
Guest: Orson Welles
First Line : Allen: "Oh, I can't think of anything tonight, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, a new book, 'The Way to Vocabulary, Power and Culture' was published."
Notes: This is a new show, but Allen and Welles reprise their Les Miserables sketch from 42/10/18. Another transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/03/10
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Carmen Miranda
Guest: Carmen Miranda
First Line : Allen: "Mr. Allen is correct. Stand by for the giant jackpot, kiddies." [intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, Billboard, the world's foremost amusement weekly published the results of its radio editors poll. The program chosen by the radio editors as their favorite, stars the man you all know well, and here he is, Fred Allen!"
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/03/17
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: %red%(aka "Doc Rockwell - Last Half")
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell
First Line : Doc Rockwell: "Come right in. You'll pardon my rubber gloves. I'm just psychoanalyzing a patient here."
%red%Notes: So far, only the second half of this show is available. It can be found as the second half of the mp3 file that starts with 46/03/24 Candy Anonymous. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/03/24
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Candy Anonymous %red%(aka "Ray Milland - First Half")
%BLUE%Guest: Ray Milland
First Line : [a few notes of Al Goodman's orchestra] Allen: "...Bensonhurst Naglebuster. Say, Portland, would you get me my hat, please?" Portland: "Are you leaving?"
%red%Notes: The audio quality is extremely poor, although it can be heard if the frequencies below 1 kHz and above 7 kHz are removed. This file is two programs edited together. The first half features Ray Milland trying to beat his candy addiction and runs until 12:46. The second half is a sketch with George “Doc” Rockwell as a psychoanalyst sending Allen off to Lost Lake in Maine to cure him of strange dreams (46/03/17). [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 46/03/31
Episode Number : 25
Available : NO


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 46/04/07
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Anti-Noise Campaign
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/04/14
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Brooklyn Pinafore
Guest: Leo Durocher, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
First Line : [Allen's joke cut off] [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This past week, ladies and gentlemen, all New York has been flocking to the National Aviation Show."
Notes: Allen and Durocher reprise their Brooklyn Pinafore sketch from 45/11/25.


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 46/04/21
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: What Did You Like Best About The Circus
First Line :
Notes : A file purporting to be this show was Command Performance 46-04-21 Host Fred Allen


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/04/28
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Racing Form Trial
Guest: Bert Lahr
First Line : Allen: "It isn't the man who can't pronounce 'irresistible,' kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is National Baby Week."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/05/05
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Breakfast Show
Guest: Tallulah Bankhead
First Line : Mrs. Nussbaum: %red%"Make-a%red% %BLUE%the program, he is coming, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, nylon lines may be barred in New York City."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/05/12
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cairo
Guest: Sidney Greenstreet
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Ma Perkins, kiddies." [Intro] Allen: "Thank you and good evening, ladies and gentlemen. And Kenny, those Mexican League owners are signing anyone, apparently."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/05/19
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Makes Phil Harris an Offer
Guest: Phil Harris
First Line: Allen: "When you call Chloe, she doesn't answer either, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "The National Association of Chiropodists sponsors Foot Health Week."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/05/26
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: King for a Day
Guest: Jack Benny
First Line : Allen: "It isn't one of The Old Hickory Singers, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, Shakespeare said 'To be or not to be.'"


Date Aired : 46/06/02
Episode Number : 34
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation in Maine


Date Aired : 46/06/09
Episode Number : 35
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Bowery


Date Aired : 46/06/16
Episode Number : 36
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/06/23
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 50th Anniversary of the Telephone Company
Guest: Oscar Levant
First Line : Senator Claghorn: "That Yankee, I say, that Yankee chicken plucker will be here in a minute, kiddies." [intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Tonight, we bring you a big cheese you can still get for the same price, 30 minutes of your time, and here he is, Fred Allen."
%red%Notes: Show runs 27:10 with music edited on at the end.


Date Aired : 46/06/30
Episode Number : 38
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/10/06
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tribute to Medical Science
%red%First Line: Portland Hoffa: "Mr. Allen!" Allen: "Well, Portland, gee whiz. Portland, this is a surprise." Portland: "It's a surprise to see you, too." Allen: "Really? A surprise?" Portland: "After last year Mama didn't think you could get back on the radio again."
%red%Notes: My copy is an edit running 49:13 and called "First-Half Lowell Thomas." Lowell Thomas and HB Caltenborn need to find some news to report. They report Allen's show starting again on Sunday, 10/06 and they are edited into the show, introducing different segments. This is the first appearance of Ajax Cassidy in Allen's Alley. At 24:14 another show starts, probably 46/10/13 "Radio Mikado." The guest is Tony Martin. The question for Allen's Alley is "What did you do to observe fire prevention week?" In the skit, Allen has written an opera based on The Mikado for Tony to star in. My file has bad sound, like 46/03/24. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/10/13
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Radio Mikado
%red%Guest: Tony Martin
%red%First Line: Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, four hundred and fifty years ago yesterday, Christopher Columbus discovered America. Fifteen years ago, today, America discovered a radio comedian and here he is, Fred Allen."
%red%Notes: Please see notes for 46/10/06. This is not a stand-alone show file, but instead an edit of two shows. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 46/10/20
Episode Number : 41
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/10/27
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Breakfast Show
Guest: Tallulah Bankhead
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Kilroy, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Last Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen, the U.N. Assembly convened for the purpose of establishing a lasting peace."


Date Aired : 46/11/03
Episode Number : 43
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/11/10
Episode Number : 44
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/11/17
Episode Number : 45
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/11/24
Episode Number : 46
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/12/01
Episode Number : 47
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/12/08
Episode Number : 48
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/12/15
Episode Number : 49
Available : NO


Date Aired : 46/12/22
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Santa Will Not Ride
%red%First Line : Tonight Old Santa shows his Clause in a modern tale called Santa Claus Goes on Strike or Jingle Bells shall not ring tonight. Music maestro.

%red% I have an 11 minute clip of Santa Will Not Ride Again labeled 46-12-22. I have no idea if the date is correct. It is different than the 37/12/22 Santa Will Not Ride Again. [[~Andrew Steinberg]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 46/12/29
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: What resolutions are you planning this New Year's
First Line :


Date Aired : 47/01/05
Episode Number : 52
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/01/12
Episode Number : 53
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: British Radio


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/01/19
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Anti-bribery Legislation
Guest: %blue%Ed Gardner
First Line :
%red%On the Wednesday night Duffy's Tavern program dated 47/01/22, Archie (Gardner) mentions he was on the Fred Allen Show on Sunday. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/01/26
Episode Number : 55
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Law Busters
Guest: Edward G. Robinson
First Line: Allen: "It isn't--I forgot to put a line in here this week, kiddies." [Intro] Portland Hoffa: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the new Information Please Almanac was published."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/02/02
Episode Number : 56
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Tries to Get Lauritz a Job on Radio
Guest: Lauritz Melchior, Metropolitan Opera star.
Notes : The Allen's Alley question for this episode is "Have you ever won anything on a quiz program?"
First Line: Allen: "It isn't the barefoot boy with cheeks of tan, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the New York District Attorney questioned several men suspected of attempting to fix football games and boxing bouts."
Notes: This is not the same show as 45/12/16.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/02/09
Episode Number : 57
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth (announced on previous show)


Date Aired : 47/02/16
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/02/23
Episode Number : 59
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/03/02
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mayhem in the Penthouse
Guest: The Quiz Kids
First Line : The DeMarco Sisters: "Mrs. Nussbaum, Mrs. Nussbaum!" Mrs. Nussbaum: "Shortly I am commencing, kiddies." [intro] Portland Hoffa: "Tomorrow, ladies and gentlemen, the world observes the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/03/09
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One Ham's Family
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/03/16
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Piccadilly
Guest: Beatrice Lillie, musical comedy star.
First Line : The DeMarco Sisters: "Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Cassidy!" Peter Donald: "It taint Hopalong, kiddies." [Intro] Portland Hoffa: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the annual National Antique Show was held at Madison Square Garden."
Notes: Allen and Lillie reprise their Piccadilly - Takeoff on Oklahoma sketch from 46/02/03.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/03/23
Episode Number : 63
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Suing Fred over Copyrights
Guest: Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers.
First Line : The DeMarco Sisters: "Calling Portland, calling Portland!" Portland Hoffa: "It isn't Dame Mae Whitty, kiddies." [Intro] Hoffa: "Last Friday, ladies and gentlemen, was the first day of spring."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/03/30
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Max Baer and Maxie Rosenbloom
First Line :


%blue%Date Aired : 47/04/06
Episode Number : 65
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :
Notes : A show in circulation labeled 47/04/06 is actually 2 episodes: 45/12/30 with the first few seconds cut. The show continues until 18:14, then switches to 46-01-20.


Date Aired : 47/04/13
Episode Number : 66
Available : NO


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/04/20
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Pat Henning
First Line :


Date Aired : 47/04/27
Episode Number : 68
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/05/04
Episode Number : 69
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
Guest: George Jessel (according to the New York Times)


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/05/11
Episode Number : 70
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Hollywood Mikado
Guest: Bing Crosby
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Jack Eigen at the Copa, kiddies." [intro] Portland Hoffa: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the Mayor started a drive to clean up the city."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found dated 46-10-30 and titled "With Bing Crosby."

Date Aired : 47/05/18
Episode Number : 71
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/05/25
Episode Number : 72
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gimmick with a Megaphone
Guest: Rudy Vallee
First Line : Allen: "Demarco Sisters, Demarco Sisters!" The DeMarco Sisters: "It isn't Four Chicks and a Chuck, Mr. Allen." [intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is National Foot Health Week. Saluting National Foot Week we bring you a man who is well-heeled, and here he is, Fred Allen."


Date Aired : 47/06/01
Episode Number : 73
Available : NO
Guest: Jack Benny (announced on previous show)


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/06/08
Episode Number : 74
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rochester Has His Own Radio Program
Guest: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
First Line: Allen: "It isn't Boston Blackie, kiddies." [Intro] Portland Hoffa: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, Hollywood announced that the life of Mayor O'Dwyer will be made into a motion picture."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/06/15
Episode Number : 75
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Renting the Room
Guest: Ozzie and Harriet
First Line : Allen: "It isn't Jinx and Tex, kiddies." [Intro] Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, to celebrate Father's Day we bring you a man who, for the next half hour, will make things pop."
%red%Notes: This show can also be found dated 48/06/15.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/06/22
Episode Number : 76
Available : NO
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudeville comedian (announced on previous show).


Date Aired : 47/06/29
Episode Number : 77
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/10/05
Episode Number : 78
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/10/12
Episode Number : 79
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/10/19
Episode Number : 80
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Perfect Crime
Guest: James Mason
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, statistics show that today American colleges are crowded worse than ever before."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/10/26
Episode Number : 81
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Haley and Allen Show
Guest: Jack Haley
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, last week Ralph Edwards started his new "Miss Hush" contest."


Date Aired : 47/11/02
Episode Number : 82
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/11/09
Episode Number : 83
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/11/16
Episode Number : 84
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/11/23
Episode Number : 85
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/11/30
Episode Number : 86
Available : NO


Date Aired : 47/12/07
Episode Number : 87
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/12/14
Episode Number : 88
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Year's Eve Plans
Guest: George Jessel
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we salute the poultry show. We haven't any chickens, but we do have a man with an old joke and he's going to pullet."


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 47/12/21
Episode Number : 89
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: What's the most important scientific discovery
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 47/12/28
Episode Number : 90
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Tries to Sue to Return His Cuckoo Clock
Guest: Monty Woolley
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: Ladies and gentlemen, this is our final program of 1947. For the last time this year, I'm about to say those immortal words, and I quote, here he is again, Fred Allen."

%red%%note% Why does the numbering start over here? The current numbering scheme of this log sometimes starts over with the fall season, and sometimes on Jan. 1.[[~Andrew Steinberg]] The change in numbering may be because of the change in sponsor. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/01/04
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Psychopathic Spectacular
Guest: James Mason
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight the Ford Dealers start their new program by introducing an old model and here he is, Fred Allen."
Notes: Another Long Pan sketch with Mason. This is not the same as the 47/10/19 sketch. The Fred Allen Show is now sponsored by The Ford Dealers of America. The shows remain 30 minutes in length.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/01/11
Episode Number : 2
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth and Robert White (announced on previous show).


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 48/01/18
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest - Beatrice Lillie
First Line :
Notes : A file purporting to be this show was really 47/03/16 Picadilly


Date Aired : 48/01/25
Episode Number : 4
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Dr Hoppinpepper


Date Aired : 48/02/01
Episode Number : 5
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/02/08
Episode Number : 6
Available : NO


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 48/02/15
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andy Russell
First Line :


Date Aired : 48/02/22
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/02/29
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/03/07
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/03/14
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/03/21
Episode Number : 12
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/03/28
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Husband and Wife Radio Show
Guest: James and Pamela Mason
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is Easter Sunday. Tonight we bring you a man who wasn't in the Easter parade today because the parade has passed him by."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/04/04
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth and The Harmonaires (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/04/11
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One Long Pan Skit
Guest: Basil Rathbone
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, in radio some programs come to you as a public service. Other programs come to you transcribed."
%red%Notes: There are copies of this show incorrectly dated as 46/04/11. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/04/18
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Author Meets His Match
Guest: James A. Farley, former Postmaster General of the United States
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, this week a survey reported that the life expectancy of the average man is 62 and 6/10 years."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/04/25
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Scalping Baseball Tickets
Guest: Leo Durocher
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa:"Ladies and gentlemen, to observe Daylight Saving Time, today all clocks will move ahead one hour. Tonight, we bring you the Man of the Hour, the hour the country lost, here is Fred Allen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/02
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: JP Morgan Court of Human Relations
Guest: Henry Morgan
First Line : Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, in the May issue of Cosmopolitan, Jack Haley has written a piece called, 'I Knew Him When.'"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/09
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Break the Contestant
Guest: Don McNeill of The Breakfast Club.
First Line : Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is Mother's Day. If I had my way tonight, I would introduce my mother."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/16
Episode Number : 20
Available : NO
Guest: Gracie Fields, Queen of the English music halls (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/23
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Wants to Do Bing's Life Story
Guest: Bing Crosby
First Line : Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is the last day of National Air Mail Week. And paying a tribute to National Air Mail Week, we bring you a male who shouldn't be on the air, he's Fred Allen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/05/30
Episode Number : 22
Available : NO
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudeville comedian (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/06/06
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Quiz Program and Soap Opera
Guest: Jack Eigen, disc jockey at the Copacabana Nightclub.
First Line : Announcer Kenny Delmar: "Ladies and gentlemen, at this time each year, most of the leading comedians leave radio for their annual summer vacation. One hardy Punchinello still carries on, however, and here he is, Fred Allen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/06/13
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth and the Moylan Sisters (announced on previous show).


Date Aired : 48/06/20
Episode Number : 25
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/06/27
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Stop the Music
Guest: Jack Benny
First Line : [intro]Portland Hoffa: "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry that I haven't been here the last few weeks to introduce our star, but tonight I'm back and here I am again, Portland Hoffa."


Date Aired : 48/10/03
Episode Number : 27
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Cease the Melody


Date Aired : 48/10/10
Episode Number : 28
Available : NO


Date Aired : 48/10/17
Episode Number : 29
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/10/24
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Prize for Listeners Missing Contest
Guest: Dale Carnegie
First Line : [long intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "No, I've been looking in this drug store window. It's funny."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/10/31
Episode Number : 31
Available : NO
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudeville comedian (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/11/07
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sam Shovel, Private Eye
Guest: Arthur Treacher
First Line : [long intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "Oh, no, I was in that French cafe across the street."
%red%There may be other recordings incorrectly dated 48/11/11.


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 48/11/14
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tv Opera Company
First Line :


Date Aired : 48/11/21
Episode Number : 34
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/11/28
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: George Jessel Tries to Get in the Roxy Theater, Free
Guest: George Jessel
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Say, I'm sorry, I'm sorry I'm late, Portland. I had to stop in at the National Surety Corporation."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/12/05
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: TV Commercials
Guest: Henry Morgan
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Tell me, tell me, wait until I get the door locked here. Tell me Portland, what have you been up to since I saw you last Sunday." Portland Hoffa: "Mama took me to the opera opening."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/12/12
Episode Number : 37
Available : NO
Guest: Shirley Booth (announced on previous show).


Date Aired : 48/12/19
Episode Number : 38
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 48/12/26
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Maine Murder Trial
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Say, Portland, tell me what are you doing with that piece of chalk?" Portland: "Oh, I've been writing on all the buildings."


Date Aired : 49/01/02
Episode Number : 40
Available : NO
Guest: Burt Lancaster (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/01/09
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Author Meets His Match
Guest: H. Allen Smith
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "No, I just came out of the radio store."


Date Aired : 49/01/16
Episode Number : 42
Available : NO
Guest: Charles Boyer (announced on previous show).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/01/23
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Traveling Salesman
Guest: Jack Haley
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Well, Portland, what's been doing all week?" Portland: "Last Monday was Benjamin Franklin's birthday."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/01/30
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest - Rudy Vallee
AKA : Howdy Doody
Guest: Rudy Vallee
First Line: [intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "No, I was looking at that big movie sign across the street."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/02/06
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Planning a TV Show
Guest: Bert Lahr
First Line : [intro]Allen: "I was held up in traffic, Portland. I guess I'm a little late or didn't you notice?" Portland Hoffa: "I've been reading this magazine." Allen: "Oh, the Cosmopolitan."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/02/13
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder Case
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell
First Line : [intro]Allen: "I'm a little late again, Portland. Has time been hanging heavily on your hands?" Portland: "No, I've been reading this book. It's called 'Verses.'"


Date Aired : 49/02/20
Episode Number : 47
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/02/27
Episode Number : 48
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Cease the Melody


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/03/06
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Untitled
Guest: Henry Morgan
First Line: [intro]Allen: "Portland, it's Sunday. What are you doing with that shopping bag?" Portland: "Mama sent me out to look for bread."
%red%Note: AFRS copy. Show runs just under 24 minutes.


Date Aired : 49/03/13
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/03/20
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mob Buster
Guest: Victor Moore
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Say, it's strange Portland. Every Sunday night you seem to be on this same corner at precisely the same time."


Date Aired : 49/03/27
Episode Number : 52
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/04/03
Episode Number : 53
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/04/10
Episode Number : 54
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/04/17
Episode Number : 55
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/04/24
Episode Number : 56
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Mad Doctor Of Downing Street
Guest: Basil Rathbone
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Portland, what is that poster you just tacked up on the telephone poll?" Portland Hoffa: "This is Natural Health Week."
Notes: Another Long Pan sketch with Rathbone. This is not the same sketch as 48/04/11.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/05/01
Episode Number : 57
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jamaica Race Track
Guest: Bert Lahr
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Well, Portland, have I...have I kept you waiting?" Portland Hoffa: "Oh, It's alright. I've been looking at the pictures outside the newsreel theater." Allen: "Oh good, what are the newsreels showing this week?" Portland: "A man in Brooklyn lives in a closet for ten years."
%red%Notes: 39/10/11 "Satire on Surveys and Polls" with guest Bert Lahr can be found under this date and title. There is also an edited copy that ends at 9:50 and then switches to 48/12/26 Maine Murder Trial. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


Date Aired : 49/05/08
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 49/05/15
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jimmy Morgan
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/05/22
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Babysitting
Guest: Colonel Stoopnagle
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Portland, have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "No, I picked your mail up at the post office."


Date Aired : 49/05/29
Episode Number : 61
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/06/05
Episode Number : 62
Available : NO


Date Aired : 49/06/12
Episode Number : 63
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Town to Dig Well


Date Aired : 49/06/19
Episode Number : 64
Available : NO


%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/06/26
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Final Show
Guest: Jack Benny and Henry Morgan
First Line : [intro]Allen: "Have you been waiting long?" Portland Hoffa: "Oh, I've been looking at the pictures outside the newsreel theater." Allen: "Oh really, what's new in the newsreels this week?" Portland: "The Gregory Pecks had another boy."


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Changed lines 87-88 from:
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Romance
to:
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
Changed line 90 from:
to:
Notes :Romance is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)
Changed lines 94-95 from:
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse
to:
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
Changed line 97 from:
to:
Notes :Dr Clitterhouse is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)
Changed lines 101-102 from:
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Five Star Final
to:
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:
Changed line 104 from:
to:
Notes :Five Star Final is from a different show, Texaco Star Theater (without Fred Allen)
June 07, 2009, at 02:46 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%red%Note: AFRS copy. Show runs just under 24 minutes.
June 07, 2009, at 02:40 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
Changed line 1234 from:
Date Aired : 49/03/06
to:
%BLUE%Date Aired : 49/03/06
Changed lines 1236-1239 from:
Available : NO
to:
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Untitled
Guest: Henry Morgan
First Line: [intro]Allen: "Portland, it's Sunday. What are you doing with that shopping bag?" Portland: "Mama sent me out to look for bread."

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