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Fred Allen Show One Log

Ba$ed on Otter Logs Dated May 22, 2005


Date Aired : 32/10/23
Episode Number : 1
Available : NO
Notes: First of the Linit Bath Club Revue shows sponsored by the Corn Products Company. The shows are 30 minutes in length.

Date Aired : 32/10/30
Episode Number : 2
Available : NO

Date Aired : 32/11/06
Episode Number : 3
Available : NO

Date Aired : 32/11/13
Episode Number : 4
Available : NO

Date Aired : 32/11/20
Episode Number : 5
Available : NO

Date Aired : 32/11/27
Episode Number : 6
Available : NO

Date Aired : 32/12/04
Episode Number : 7
Available : NO

Date Aired : 32/12/11
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO

Date Aired : 32/12/18
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO

Date Aired : 32/12/25
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mammoth Department Store
First Line : Announcer Kenneth Roberts: "Christmas greetings, ladies and gentlemen. The makers of Linit, the bath way to a soft, smooth skin, hope you've had a joyful holiday."

Date Aired : 33/01/01
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :

Date Aired : 33/01/08
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wide-Awake Detective Agency
First Line: Allen: [Applause] "Thank you, thank you. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen." Messenger: "Telegram, Mr. Allen." Allen: "Who is it from, boy?"
Note: My copy is edited and runs 15:53.

Date Aired : 33/01/15
Episode Number : 13
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/01/22
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Court of Judge Allen
First Line : [Song: "Rise and Shine"] Announcer Kenneth Roberts: "Presenting Fred Allen." Allen: "Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, thank you. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight the Linit Bath Club Revue starts a new series of radio presentations."

Date Aired : 33/01/29
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/02/05
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/02/12
Episode Number : 17
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/02/19
Episode Number : 18
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/02/26
Episode Number : 19
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/03/05
Episode Number : 20
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/03/12
Episode Number : 21
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/03/19
Episode Number : 22
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/03/26
Episode Number : 23
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/04/02
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/04/09
Episode Number : 25
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/04/16
Episode Number : 26
Available : NO


Date Aired : 33/08/04
Episode Number : 1
Available : NO
Notes: First of the Salad Bowl Revue shows sponsored by the Hellmann's Mayonnaise Company. The shows are 30 minutes in length.

Date Aired : 33/08/11
Episode Number : 2
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/08/18
Episode Number : 3
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/08/25
Episode Number : 4
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/09/01
Episode Number : 5
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/09/08
Episode Number : 6
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/09/15
Episode Number : 7
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/09/22
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/09/29
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/10/06
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/10/13
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/10/20
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Inspector Allen Solves Spinach Robberies
First Line: Announcer: "Presenting Fred Allen." Allen: "Thank you. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We've come to another Friday night and you know that means another Salad Bowl Revue. Well, Indian Summer will soon be here and around the reservations everyone knows that the well-dressed squaw will be wearing a muslin blanket."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 20:03.

Date Aired : 33/10/27
Episode Number : 13
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/11/03
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/11/10
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/11/17
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/11/24
Episode Number : 17
Available : NO

Date Aired : 33/12/01
Episode Number : 18
Available : NO


Date Aired : 34/01/03
Episode Number : 1
Available : NO
Notes: First of the Sal Hepatica Revue shows sponsored by the Bristol-Myers Company. The shows are 30 minutes in length.

Date Aired : 34/01/10
Episode Number : 2
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/01/17
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam University
First Line: Allen: [Applause] "Thank you, thank you. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another bubbling half hour with our Sal Hepatica Revue. There has been so much talk about the brain trust lately that we've been investigating the college situation."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 17:28.

Date Aired : 34/01/24
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trustee's Meeting
First Line: Allen: "Tonight we take you back to Bedlam University. I am still the dean and while I'm chasing the pigeons away from my flag pole sitters class, Fertigro Fay will take us to Bedlam's annual Trustee's Meeting."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 15:07.

Date Aired : 34/01/31
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam's Amusement Agency
First Line: Woman [sing-song voice]: "Oh, is great big mans afraid of teeny, weeny, baby?" Allen: "No, but great big mans is running a theatrical agency and not a necking foundry."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 14:19.

Date Aired : 34/02/07
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam's Amusement Agency Revisited
First Line: Allen [Applause] "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and more than welcome to our Sal Hepatica Revue. Tonight we take you back to the Bedlam Amusement Agency."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 16:32.

Date Aired : 34/02/14
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam Penitentiary
First Line : [Fanfare] Announcer: "Introducing Fred Allen." Allen: "Thank you. [Applause] Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. If you'll just sit back for the next half hour we'll mix you up another Sal Hepatica Revue. Tonight we take you to the Bedlam Penitentiary."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 16:55.

Date Aired : 34/02/21
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam Penitentiary Revisited
First Line : ["Fertigro Fay" Fanfare] Announcer: "Introducing Fred Allen." Allen: Thank you, thank you. [Applause] Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Well, here it is Washington's Birthday Eve. And while we can't offer you any cherry tree chopping at this time, we're more than happy to bring you the Sal Hepatica Revue. Tonight we take you back to Bedlam Penitentiary."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 17:33.

Date Aired : 34/02/28
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam Gables resort
First Line :

Date Aired : 34/03/07
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mechanical Robot
First Line: Announcer: [cut off] -"Introduce Allen." Allen: "Thank you." [Applause] "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. With nods, becks, and with teeth hanging as tassels in our smiles, we bid you welcome to another Sal Hepatica Revue. Tonight we take you down South again for another 30 minute vacation."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 18:16.

Date Aired : 34/03/14
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sideshow
First Line: [Fanfare] Announcer: "Introducing Fred Allen." Allen: "Thank you, thank you." [Applause] "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Here we come, higgledy, piggledy to bring you another Sal Hepatica Revue. But first let me make an announcement in which I hope you'll all be interested."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 19:11.

Date Aired : 34/03/21
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Judge Allen's Cut Rate Court
First Line : Allen: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and more than welcome to our new full hour radio show which we are calling ‘The Hour of Smiles.'"
Notes: First show with two products, Sal Hepatica and Ipana Toothpaste, sponsored by the Bristol-Myers Company. The shows are 60 minutes in length. At the end of the show, the announcer states that in two weeks the makers of Ipana will announce details of a dental charm contest. Three winners will receive free trips to the Chicago World’s Fair. The 1st prize winner will be the official Dental Charm Girl of the Century of Progress 1934.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 31:32.

Date Aired : 34/03/28
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Stamping Out Crime
Guest: Norma Terris
First Line : Allen: “-have radio’s brilliant baritone, the Sal Hepatica singers, the Song Smiths, and as our guest artist tonight, the brilliant star of so many Broadway successes, Miss Norma Terris.”
Notes: There is a reminder at the end of the show to tune in next week for the rules of the dental charm contest.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 22:40.

Date Aired : 34/04/04
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Circus Has Arrived
First Line : Allen: "The curtain is lowered, the studio darkened, the camera starts, and we bring you the latest news of the week. [fanfare] The Bedlam News, sees nothing, shows all. [fanfare] New York City. Circus arrives at Madison Square Garden."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 25:06. The dental charm contest details have been edited out.

Date Aired : 34/04/11
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Spring Has Arrived
First Line : Allen: "-starts, and we bring you the latest news [record skip]. [fanfare] Bedlam News, sees nothing, shows all. [fanfare] Spring is here and the Bedlam News cameraman heralds arrives a vernal season around the world."
Note: At the end of the show details are given on the dental charm contest.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 26:29.

Date Aired : 34/04/18
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: To Buy or Not Buy a Toupee
First Line : Allen: "The curtain is lowered, the studio darkened, the camera starts, and we bring you the latest news of the week. [fanfare] Bedlam News, sees nothing, shows all. [fanfare] Baseball season opens and crowds throng parks to greet their favorites.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 24:35.

Date Aired : 34/04/25
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam Department Store
First Line : Allen: "-that great waste of time, trouble and money, we bring you the Bedlam News."
Note: At show's end, the announcer states that this is the last chance to enter the dental charm contest, which ends at midnight on Monday, April 30th. Contestants are to send in a photograph.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 26:30.

Date Aired : 34/05/02
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlamville Needs Funds
First Line: Woman: "Mr. Allen, it's the director with the budget." Allen: "Hello, well, have you got that budget balanced yet? Can't balance it, eh?"
Note: At show's end the announcer congratulates station WLW Cincinnati for broadcasting that night with half a million watts.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 14:59.

Date Aired : 34/05/09
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/05/16
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/05/23
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/05/30
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/06/06
Episode Number : 12
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/06/13
Episode Number : 13
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/06/20
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/06/27
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/07/04
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO


Date Aired : 34/07/11
Episode Number : 1
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Rollin Home
Notes: The Hour of Smiles is retitled Town Hall Tonight. The shows remain at 60 minutes in length.

Date Aired : 34/07/18
Episode Number : 2
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/07/25
Episode Number : 3
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Town Hall Tonight

Date Aired : 34/08/01
Episode Number : 4
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/08/08
Episode Number : 5
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/08/15
Episode Number : 6
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/08/22
Episode Number : 7
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/08/29
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/09/05
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/09/12
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/09/19
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/09/26
Episode Number : 12
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/10/03
Episode Number : 13
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/10/10
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/10/17
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Allen's Revue

Date Aired : 34/10/24
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/10/31
Episode Number : 17
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/11/07
Episode Number : 18
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/11/14
Episode Number : 19
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/11/21
Episode Number : 20
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/11/28
Episode Number : 21
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/12/05
Episode Number : 22
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Allen's Revue

Date Aired : 34/12/12
Episode Number : 23
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/12/19
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/12/26
Episode Number : 25
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/01/02
Episode Number : 26
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 35/01/09
Episode Number : 27
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 35/01/16
Episode Number : 28
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 35/01/23
Episode Number : 29
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam News

Date Aired : 35/01/30
Episode Number : 30
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 35/02/06
Episode Number : 31
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/02/13
Episode Number : 32
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/02/20
Episode Number : 33
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/02/27
Episode Number : 33
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/03/06
Episode Number : 35
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/03/13
Episode Number : 36
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Super Amateurs

Date Aired : 35/03/20
Episode Number : 37
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: First Anniversary of One Hour Show

Date Aired : 35/03/27
Episode Number : 38
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/04/03
Episode Number : 39
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Only French Spoken Here

Date Aired : 35/04/10
Episode Number : 40
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/04/17
Episode Number : 41
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/04/24
Episode Number : 42
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: College Night for Amateurs

Date Aired : 35/05/01
Episode Number : 43
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Van Steeden's Third Show

Date Aired : 35/05/08
Episode Number : 44
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/05/15
Episode Number : 45
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/05/22
Episode Number : 46
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Square Dance

Date Aired : 35/05/29
Episode Number : 47
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/06/05
Episode Number : 48
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/06/12
Episode Number : 49
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: All-Star Amateurs

Date Aired : 35/06/19
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/06/26
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Last Show of the Season
First Line: Announcer: "Strike up the band. The big parade is marching down the street to the old Town Hall. Fred Allen's in the lead wearing his new going away outfit. And the Mighty Allen Art Players are carrying a great big banner that says, 'Hollywood Here He Comes.'"
Note: Tiny Ruffner was absent from the show (mentioned by Allen).

Date Aired : 35/10/02
Episode Number : 52
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Once an Amateur, Always an Amateur
First Line : Announcer Tiny Ruffner: "And tonight, a big celebration. Fred Allen's coming back to the old Town Hall. He's bringing Portland and the Mighty Allen Art Players and his baggage and they're all going to give us the biggest show we've had in months."

Date Aired : 35/10/09
Episode Number : 53
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: A Free Soul - the Scot's Idea of Heaven

Date Aired : 35/10/16
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who Killed Kirk Reuben
First Line: Announcer Tiny Ruffner: "Well, the band's playing, the crowd's cheering and here comes Fred Allen leading a new big colorful parade to the old Town Hall. So, come on folks, let's march along with them. Everybody's going!"

Date Aired : 35/10/23
Episode Number : 55
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 35/10/30
Episode Number : 56
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Revue

Date Aired : 35/11/06
Episode Number : 57
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Wild Women of the Wilderness or He Was Her Mate and Her Lyonnaise Potato
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Here they come, folks. The streets are packed and the crowd forms a line ready to follow Fred Allen as he leads the weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's directing the band with a drum major's baton and the Mighty Allen Art Players are swapping kisses with their fans."

Date Aired : 35/11/13
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/11/20
Episode Number : 59
Available : NO

Date Aired : 35/11/27
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Voopie on the Volga or They Drank until They Borscht
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd. They're cheering in the streets as Fred Allen leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's laughing and joking to the gang, the band's playing and here come the Mighty Allen Art Players. Let's join the merry throng."

Date Aired : 35/12/04
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Case of the Disappearing Elephant
First Line: Allen: "...clothes on. I'm opening with 'All's Well'." Harry Von Zell: "Okay, Peter, let 'er go!"

Date Aired : 35/12/11
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Tom's Hot Spot or It Might Be Hammy but It Ain't Porgy
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd. They're cheering Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's laughing, the band's playing, the Mighty Allen Art Players are doing nip-ups."
Note: Only the first half of this show appears to be available. File cuts off before skit is finished.

Date Aired : 35/12/18
Episode Number : 63
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Murder in the Moonlight

Date Aired : 35/12/25
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Department Store Santa
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Yes sir, listen to that crowd cheering Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Members of the band are carrying the Christmas tree and the Mighty Allen Art Players are disguised as reindeer."
Notes: File runs only 41 minutes.

Date Aired : 36/01/01
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder at the Microphone
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Yes sir, listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred and the band are carrying signs with their resolutions spelled out in neon lights."

Date Aired : 36/01/08
Episode Number : 66
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Allen Receives an Award

Date Aired : 36/01/15
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Home on the Range
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd. They're cheering madly as they march along with Fred Allen and his parade to the old Town Hall, Fred zig zagging up the street. The band zags where Fred zigged."
Note: Only the first half of this show appears to be available. My file runs 31:41 and at times has poor sound. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 36/01/22
Episode Number : 68
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mumbo, or Who Stole the Elephant from Billy Nose's Finale
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd. They're jumping up and down and cheering as Fred Allen leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's driving in the wind as the band lowers the boom boom."

Date Aired : 36/01/29
Episode Number : 69
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lord Falconbeak's Dilemma
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "The crowd is cheering Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's keeping the band in time with a gold baton and the Mighty Allen Art Players are following, out of step with the world."

Date Aired : 36/02/05
Episode Number : 70
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Going, Going, Gone
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd. They're cheering Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a roman candle and the Mighty Allen Art Players are right behind doing their best to douse the sparks."

Date Aired : 36/02/12
Episode Number : 71
Available : NO

Date Aired : 36/02/19
Episode Number : 72
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Talkative Tom aka The Fatal Shot
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Just listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band on a muted motorcycle and the Mighty Allen Art Players, swinging their golf clubs, bring up the rear in par."

Date Aired : 36/02/26
Episode Number : 73
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Hillbilly Debutante

Date Aired : 36/03/04
Episode Number : 74
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder Backstage
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "The crowd is cheering madly as Fred Allen leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. The music's so hot Fred's directing the band with a poker and the Mighty Allen Art Players bring up the rear in their smoking jackets."

Date Aired : 36/03/11
Episode Number : 75
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Colonel Culpepper's Plight
First Line: [Cheers]: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade into the doors of the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a toothbrush and the Mighty Allen Art Players are passing out Hartman's desensitizer for the folks to rub on their ears during the 'drama."

Date Aired : 36/03/18
Episode Number : 76
Available : NO

Date Aired : 36/03/25
Episode Number : 77
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Studio's Dilemma
First Line: [Cheers]: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd. Fred Allen is leading his weekly parade to the old Town Hall and the people are giving him and the thundering band cheer after cheer, and three mighty cheers for the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 36/04/01
Episode Number : 78
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Strange Case of Luke Allen, or Why the Lonesome Cowboy Was Lonesome

Date Aired : 36/04/08
Episode Number : 79
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hortense's Dilemma
First Line: [Cheers]: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to the crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a subtone clarinet and America's subnormals, the Mighty Allen Art Players, are following in the wake."

Date Aired : 36/04/15
Episode Number : 80
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sandy's Crime
First Line: [Cheers]: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with an elbow, and those hobos of dramatic progress, the Mighty Allen Art Players, follow him doing nip-ups."

Date Aired : 36/04/22
Episode Number : 81
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Lost Vice President
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd. They're cheering as the big parade marches to the old Town Hall with Fred Allen delivering punch lines to the crowd and the crowd delivering punches to the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 36/04/29
Episode Number : 82
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Slogan or The Milk of Human Kindness Is Seldom Grade A
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's conducting the band with a stuffed eel followed by those stuffed heels of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 36/05/06
Episode Number : 83
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 36/05/13
Episode Number : 84
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 36/05/20
Episode Number : 85
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Comedian's Plight
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with his old baton and the Mighty Allen Art Players are handing out checkerboards so that the audience can entertain themselves during the show."
Note: Fred announces at the end of the program that there are only forty-one more days to Stoopnagle and Budd's show.

Date Aired : 36/05/27
Episode Number : 86
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trombone Annie
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's hurling kisses to the crowd and the crowd is hurling insults to the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 36/06/03
Episode Number : 87
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder in the Chop House
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's jogging ahead of the town and the Mighty Allen Art Players are running for dear life."
Note: Harry Von Zell announces five winners in a Bristol-Myers window display contest for druggists (final commercial). Fred announces at the end of the show that there are only twenty-seven more days to Stoopnagle and Budd's show.

Date Aired : 36/06/10
Episode Number : 88
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Welcome Stranger
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen who can lead his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Let's join this merry throng. Everybody's going!"
Note: Announcement at the beginning of the show states that the Ipana and Sal Hepatica sponsors have agreed to "close the doors of Town Hall a half hour earlier" to broadcast Herbert Hoover's speech from the Republican Convention in Cleveland. Harry Von Zell announces five more winners in the Bristol-Myers window display contest for druggists (final commercial). Allen reminds the audience that there are only twenty more days to Stoopnagle and Budd's show.

Date Aired : 36/06/17
Episode Number : 89
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Snoopnagle And Budd
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's telling the one about the two Irishmen, and those histrionic marvels, more hiss than histrionics, the Mighty Allen Art Players, are bringing up the rear."
Note: Harry Von Zell gives the names of five additional winners in the Bristol-Myers window display contest for druggists (final commercial). Allen reminds the audience that there are only thirteen more days until Stoopnagle and Budd's show.

Date Aired: 36/06/24
Episode Number:
Available: YES
Title/Plot/Host: The G-Man or Who Shot Frank Puck
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's carrying a steamer trunk packed for his summer vacation. Allen Art Players are thinking about their next benefit. Three months of silence for the benefit of the public."
Note: Harry Von Zell announces five more winners in the Bristol-Myers window display contest for druggists (final commercial).

Date Aired: 36/09/23
Episode Number:
Available: YES
Title/Plot/Host: Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer. They're following the parade to the old Town Hall having lots of fun. There goes Stoopnagle and Budd leading the parade, tipping their toupees to the cheering multitude and it's a big night tonight."
Note: Part of the summer replacement series.

Date Aired: 36/09/30
Episode Number:
Available: YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gangbusters
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that, there's an enthusiastic throng following the parade to the old Town Hall tonight, folks. There go Colonel Stoopnagle and Budd leading the march, bounding about like the graceful gazelles they are, throwing bon mots to the crowd, right and left."
Note: Part of the summer replacement series. At the end of the show Colonel Stoopnagle announces that Allen will be back next week.

Date Aired : 36/10/07
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who Killed Rappaport
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "The crowd's cheering Fred Allen and Portland as they march down from Main scattering fishing tackle and wet bathing suits on all sides."
I'm trying to find out why this is numbered as a different series. It's still Town Hall Tonight with the same sponsors.

Date Aired : 36/10/14
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Will She Come Out
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Here they come, round the world racers." Man: "You don't take this plane, Mr. Bekins, your round the world race is lost."
Note: At the end of the show Allen announces that NBC has reserved the second half hour for an address by President Roosevelt.

Date Aired : 36/10/21
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder at Cupcake County
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer as Fred Allen leads his parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's carrying a big bass drum and the crowd's trying to beat it as the Mighty Allen Art Players come into sight."
Note: This is Allen's Fourth Anniversary show. File is nearly complete except in the amateur competition. Albert R. Nelson's song has been edited.

Date Aired : 36/10/28
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Winning the Game
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade toward the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a baseball bat followed by those no hits, no runs, all errors of the American theater, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: Harry Von Zell announces, at the show's midpoint, that NBC is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Date Aired : 36/11/04
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Studio Strategy
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "The crowd is cheering Fred Allen as he leads the parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a deflated pig skin and the Mighty Allen Art Players are out of wind, too, running away from the crowd."

Date Aired : 36/11/11
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Admiral Crow's Amateur Hour
First Line: [Cheers]: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads the parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's beating time to a rousing march and the Mighty Allen Art Players are beating the rap for their successive crimes against the drama."
Note: Peter Van Steeden celebrates his tenth anniversary on the radio. Harry Von Zell reminds the audience that today is Armistice Day.

Date Aired : 36/11/18
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Great Dane Mystery
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a billiard cue and America's eight balls, the Mighty Allen Art Players, are rolling out behind."

Date Aired : 36/11/25
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Egg Baron
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads the parade down the main street towards the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a breadstick followed by those crumbs of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 36/12/02
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Prodigal Daughter's Return
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with an icicle followed by those cold storage hams, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: Instead of the amateur competition, Allen hosts a competition between the members of Princeton's Triangle Club, the University of Pennsylvania's Mask and Wig Club, and Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club.

Date Aired : 36/12/09
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Community Sing
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads the parade down main street to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a hockey stick followed by those frozen pucks of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: Tonight is the first of the Town Hall variety shows. In comparison with the amateur contests, the variety show rules allow both amateurs and professionals to perform. While Allen states that this is no longer a contest, he assures the performers that there will be a chance for the "radio recognition that a nationwide network can supply" and cash awards as "further encouragement" to them.

Date Aired : 36/12/16
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Million Dollar Smile
First Line: [Cheers]: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads the parade down main street to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a drum stick and he's followed by those veterans of many a turkey, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: The Town Hall Varieties continue as a chance for both amateurs and professionals to audition before a nationwide audience. The cash awards are no longer mentioned.

Date Aired : 36/12/23
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ambrose Smith, Department Store Santa
First Line: [Cheers]: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads the parade down main street to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a hockey stick and he's followed by those cheapskates of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 36/12/30
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Feud

Date Aired : 37/01/06
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/01/13
Episode Number : 17
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Musical Feud, Jazz or Classical

Date Aired : 37/01/20
Episode Number : 18
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Three Madcaps

Date Aired : 37/01/27
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred to Expose Jack Benny's Violin Playing
First Line :

Date Aired : 37/02/03
Episode Number : 20
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Bee

Date Aired : 37/02/10
Episode Number : 21
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Family Genealogy of Jack Benny

Date Aired : 37/02/17
Episode Number : 22
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/02/24
Episode Number : 23
Available : NO

Date Aired : 37/03/03
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/03/10
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder on the High Seas, or One Long Pan Helps Boy Meet Gull
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer as Fred Allen leads the parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's conducting the band with a big sword followed by those dull blades of the boards, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 37/03/17
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: St Patrick's Day Show
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads the parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a shillelagh and is followed by those greenhorns of the theater, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 37/03/24
Episode Number : 27
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/03/31
Episode Number : 28
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/04/07
Episode Number : 29
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/04/14
Episode Number : 30
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/04/21
Episode Number : 31
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Peter Van Steeden's Second Anniversary

Date Aired : 37/04/28
Episode Number : 32
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/05/05
Episode Number : 33
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/05/12
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Frank Sinatra's Debut
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads the parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a bottle of beer followed by those flat heads of the theater, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: Frank Sinatra and His Four Sharps perform "Exactly Like You" during the Town Hall Varieties.

Date Aired : 37/05/19
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Tycoon's Dilemna or He Couldn't Have Revenge because Revenge Is Sweet and the Doctor Said No Sweets on His Diet
First Line: [Cheers]: Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads the parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a loaf of French bread followed by those crusty crumbs of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: Incomplete show. First half only. Cuts off as "The Tycoon's Dilemna" begins. DIfferent full title from the 37/12/15 show.

Date Aired : 37/05/26
Episode Number : 36
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/06/02
Episode Number : 37
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/06/09
Episode Number : 38
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/06/16
Episode Number : 39
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/06/23
Episode Number : 40
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/06/30
Episode Number : 41
Available : NO

Date Aired : 37/11/17
Episode Number : 42
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Returns to the Radio after Making a Movie.
Note: From Hollywood.

Date Aired : 37/11/24
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show (Mountain Justice or The Judge Had the Gavel but He Didn't Give a Rap)
Guest: Ned Sparks, character comedian, and Bob C. McEldowney, The Hollywood Guide Service.
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer as Fred Allen leads his parade of stars to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a palm leaf followed by those dated duds of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: From Hollywood.
File has low sound. No amateurs in this show. Recommend file be renamed.

Date Aired : 37/12/01
Episode Number : 44
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 37/12/08
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cyclone or the Gypsy's Promise
Guest: Harry Saz, sound effects man for Town Hall Tonight.
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer as Fred Allen leads his parade of stars to the Old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a monkey wrench followed by those loose nuts of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: From Hollywood.

Date Aired : 37/12/15
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Tycoon's Dilemma or One Man's Meatball Is Another Man's Steak . . . As of Yesterday
First Line :
Note: Full title found at RadioGOLDINdex and used to compare with show dated 37/05/19.

Date Aired : 37/12/22
Episode Number : 47
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Santa Will Not Ride Tonight
Guest: Jack Benny and Willie King, operator of the studio lunch wagon.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer as Fred Allen leads his parade of stars to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band dressed as Santa followed by those Claus in the theater's lights, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: From Hollywood.

Date Aired : 37/12/29
Episode Number : 48
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Great Swimming Pool Mystery
Guest: Billie Towsig, co-owner of the personal service bureau, Towsig and Lewis.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer as Fred Allen leads the parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a telescope followed by those fallen stars of the stage, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: Final show from Hollywood.

Date Aired : 38/01/05
Episode Number : 49
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/01/12
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/01/19
Episode Number : 51
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/01/26
Episode Number : 52
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/02/02
Episode Number : 53
Available : NO

Date Aired : 38/02/09
Episode Number : 54
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/02/16
Episode Number : 55
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/02/23
Episode Number : 56
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/03/02
Episode Number : 57
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/03/09
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur Show

Date Aired : 38/03/16
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Advertising Agency's Faux Pas
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/03/23
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: High Wide and Homely
Guest: Ida Gorington, "Ida the Ice Lady" aka the lady iceman.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a milk bottle followed by those curds of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 38/03/30
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lady Putney's Demise
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/04/06
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Studio Executive's Predicament
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/04/13
Episode Number : 63
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Hotel Mystery
Guest: Stanley Woolley Jr., 17-year-old owner of a wild animal rental service.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a magnifying glass followed by those midgets of mimicry, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Found a mention of Woolley's business in the Montana Standard of Butte, Montana, dated January 1, 1939. Using their spelling of his last name for now. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 38/04/20
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Scoop Allen Comes Through
Guest: Dr. Ida Mellen, chief aquarist and ichthyologist at the New York Aquarium.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a frying pan followed by those greaseballs of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."
Note: The cast celebrates Peter Van Steeden's third year as musical director. At show's end Fred announces that this is the 225th weekly broadcast sponsored by Ipana and Sal Hepatica.

Date Aired : 38/04/27
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The True Story of Your Hero
Guest: Charles Atlas, body-building and fitness expert. Title holder, "The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man."
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a ray of sunshine followed by those black knights of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 38/05/04
Episode Number : 66
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who Killed the Hula Hula Dancer
Guest: Earl "Lucky" Teter, race driver, professional daredevil, owner of the traveling stunt show, "Lucky Teter and his Hell Drivers."
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a fireman's hat followed by those false alarms of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 38/05/11
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mountain Justice
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/05/18
Episode Number : 68
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The House That Jack Built
Guest: Ralph W. Smith, barnstormer and test pilot.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Andre Baruch: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a breadstick, followed by those crumbs of the stage, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 38/05/25
Episode Number : 69
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who Stole the Favorite
Guest: Alfred Fiorella, hand organ player (aka organ grinder).
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Andre Baruch: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with an adding machine, followed by those unwelcome additions to the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 38/06/01
Episode Number : 70
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Program Was Killing Them
Guest: John O'Boyle, former hoofer and dance director.
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/06/08
Episode Number : 71
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Satire on Song Writers
Guest: Ray Smith, hunting and fishing guide.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Andre Baruch: "Ah, listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he heads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a celery stalk, followed by those deadbeats of the theater, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 38/06/15
Episode Number : 72
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder At The Zoo
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/06/22
Episode Number : 73
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Telephone Weddings
Guest: Art Moger, contest editor on the Boston Evening American.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Listen to that crowd cheer Fred Allen as he leads his weekly parade to the old Town Hall. Fred's leading the band with a fishing rod followed by those castoffs of the drama, the Mighty Allen Art Players."

Date Aired : 38/06/29
Episode Number : 74
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mountain Malfeance
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/10/05
Episode Number : 75
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Alexander's Ragtime Band
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/10/12
Episode Number : 76
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who Killed Judge Knapp
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/10/19
Episode Number : 77
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hobby Lobby
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/10/26
Episode Number : 78
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: 6th Anniversary Show

Date Aired : 38/11/02
Episode Number : 79
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: November, Month of Harvest and Thanksgiving
Guest: Joseph Allen, NBC Radio City Studios tour guide.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, sir, all the regular old Town Hallites are here to take up the business of the evening, folks. Peter Van Steeden makes a motion to start the overture and it's 'Who Blew Out the Flame.'"
Note: File runs 55:19. The first Sal Hepatica/Ipana commercial is missing from between The Merry Macs' "Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair" and Peter Van Steeden and the band's "Lambeth Walk" (where it would normally be placed).

Date Aired : 38/11/09
Episode Number : 80
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: If I Were Too
Guest: Charles Moody, butler and editor of the magazine, "Staff."
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, sir, the old Town Hall is so crowded tonight folks are sitting in with the band. There's only one way to tell the audience from the musicians and that's for Peter to start the overture. And it's 'Love, I'd Give My Life for You.'"

Date Aired : 38/11/16
Episode Number : 81
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Bank's Dilemma
Guest: Michael MacDougall, magician and card detective.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, sir, the old Town Hall is bulging tonight, folks. Peter hasn't got room to swing his baton. He's going to try to direct the orchestra by sticking out his tongue. Can he do it? The overture is 'You Never Know.'"
Note: At show's end, Fred reads a note from the sponsors asking the audience to support the Red Cross during their annual November Roll Call from the eleventh through the twenty-fourth.

Date Aired : 38/11/23
Episode Number : 82
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder In the Stadium
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/11/30
Episode Number : 83
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Us The People Couldn't Speak
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/12/07
Episode Number : 84
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hillbilly Justice or The Judge Refused to Open the Case Until Someone Ordered Him a Chaser
Guest: Lou Miller and his dog, King
First Line : Disc Two: [Music] Allen: "That was the 'Skater's Waltz' played by the Sonja Henie of ice-stro's, Peter Van Steeden and his Ipana watchamacallits." Disc Four: [Music] Allen: That was 'The Night Before Christmas,' ladies and gentlemen, played by Peter Van Steeden, the Ipana Troubadours and the Town Hall Singers."
Notes: Only discs two and four are available so far.

Date Aired : 38/12/14
Episode Number : 85
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Santa Claus
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/12/21
Episode Number : 86
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Santa Claus Sits Down
First Line :

Date Aired : 38/12/28
Episode Number : 87
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Studio's Crisis
First Line :

Date Aired : 39/01/04
Episode Number : 88
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Luke Allen's Courtship
First Line :

Date Aired : 39/01/11
Episode Number : 89
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Non Campus Mentis
First Line :

Date Aired : 39/01/18
Episode Number : 90
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Deep Sea Tragedy
First Line :

Date Aired : 39/01/25
Episode Number : 91
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Kay Kyser's Musical High School
First Line :

Date Aired : 39/02/01
Episode Number : 92
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/02/08
Episode Number : 93
Available : YES
Guest: Patsy Perroni, Heavyweight Boxer
First Line: [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, sir, the old Town Hall is packed again as usual, ladies and gentlemen. Peter Van Steeden comes out of his little hole in the orchestra pit there. He raises his finger to save the wear and tear on his baton. And the overture is 'It's About Time.'"
Note: At show's end, Fred tells his loyal listeners that "this is the 267th time you've invited us into your homes."

Date Aired : 39/02/15
Episode Number : 94
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/02/22
Episode Number : 95
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Subway Posters
Guest: Carl Schuman, television glass tube blower.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, sir, the Town Hall opens once again for our weekly meeting, folks." Allen: "Here, here." Von Zell: "Peter raises his baton and the overture is 'This Night.'"

Date Aired : 39/03/01
Episode Number : 96
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/03/08
Episode Number : 97
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/03/15
Episode Number : 98
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/03/22
Episode Number : 99
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murder at Madison Square Garden
Guest: Joe Cooper, pullman porter.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, sir, once again the old Town Hall hangs out its SRO sign. The janitor conceals his exit sign. There's a man heckling in the audience here, I can't see who that is. In the meantime, Peter Van Steeden gives the orchestra his high sign. And the overture is 'We've Come a Long Way Together.'"

Date Aired : 39/03/29
Episode Number : 100
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/04/05
Episode Number : 101
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Studio's Plight
Guest: Captain John J. McCabe, Hudson river ferryboat captain.
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, sir, the old Town Hall is jammed to the murals, folks. Peter just has room enough to raise his baton and the overture is 'Rock and Roll.'"

Date Aired : 39/04/12
Episode Number : 102
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/04/19
Episode Number : 103
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/04/26
Episode Number : 104
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/05/03
Episode Number : 105
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/05/10
Episode Number : 106
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/05/17
Episode Number : 107
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/05/24
Episode Number : 108
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/05/31
Episode Number : 109
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/06/07
Episode Number : 110
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/06/14
Episode Number : 111
Available : NO

Date Aired : 39/06/21
Episode Number : 112
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Crisis on the Showboat
Guest: Jess Kizis, Movietone cameraman
First Line : [Cheers] Announcer Harry Von Zell: "Well, sir, another hour of entertainment is starting down the assembly line at the old Town Hall. Here comes the chassis, Peter Van Steeden, and the orchestra bolts on the overture. It's called 'Wishing.'"

Date Aired : 39/06/28
Episode Number : 113
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Sponsor Problems

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.

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."
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
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)"

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

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

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."

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)

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)

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

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."

Date Aired : 40/02/07
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Political Amateur Hour
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."
Note: Incomplete file runs 44:44. Musical numbers and most commercials have been removed. Show ends prematurely.

Date Aired : 40/02/14
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Visibility Was Poor, But The Pilot Could See His Finish
Guest: Eagle Scout Edward Antonioli
First Line : [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.
Note: Incomplete file runs 46:47. Musical numbers and most commercials have been removed.

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. 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

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

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

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."

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."

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."
This show is incomplete. It cuts off before the end of "The Laziest Man In The World" sketch.

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

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

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

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."
Note: Incomplete file runs 38:59.

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

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

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

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

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

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."

Date Aired : 40/06/19
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jack Benny Interview
Guest: Jack Benny
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?"
Note: Incomplete file runs 46:25. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/06/26
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Us, The People Speak
Guest: Kay Rohrer, softball player, future All-American in both catcher and shortstop positions.
First Line : [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.
Note: Incomplete file runs 45:41. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/10/02
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grab It Or Leave It
Guest: Christina Carroll, Major Bowes' Amateur of the Month
First Line : [Intro chopped] Fred Allen: "-that lovable old buffoon, everybody's favorite, Fred Allen, in person."
Notes: First of the Texaco Star Theater broadcasts sponsored by the Texas Company. The shows remain 60 minutes in length. Allen auditions a new announcer, new bandleader and new singer.
Note: Incomplete file runs 43:16. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/10/09
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Sea Buzzard
Guest: Jerry Siegel, Superman writer
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "We present the only actor to ever hitch a wagon to himself to make himself a star. That Mickey Rooney of yesterday, Fred Allen, in person."
Note: Incomplete file runs 41:20. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/10/16
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Death Takes A Boniface
Guest: Ernest Henry Peabody, president of the League for Less Noise.
First Line: [Intro chopped] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Fred Allen, in person." Allen: "Thank you and good evening, ladies and gentlemen. And thank you, Jimmy, for that flattering introduction. You know, it certainly is a novelty to have an announcer speak well of the comedian."
Note: Incomplete file runs 42:59. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/10/30
Episode Number : 4
Available : NO

Date Aired : 40/11/06
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Story Of Bramson Snide
Guest: Carla Thompson, Major Bowes' Amateur of the Month
First Line: [Intro chopped] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "His name wasn't on any ballot. You didn't have to go to the polls and vote for him yesterday. But he's in again regardless. He's Fred Allen, in person."
Note: Incomplete file runs 44:24. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/11/13
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mountain Justice
Guest: Douglas Lee, Douglas Lee Sign Company
First Line: [Intro chopped] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "What he does? Uh, I don't know. Who he is? Uh, well, that slipped my mind, too. Anyway, here he is, uh, uh, who it is, in person."
Note: Incomplete file runs 45:47. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/11/20
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Eagle Is Back
Guest: Captain Charles Knight, authority on eagles and his golden eagle, Mr. Ramshaw
First Line: [Intro chopped] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "And now ladies and gentlemen, we present a man. Eyes: blue Hair: brown. Weight: one-seventy-nine. Height: Five feet, eleven inches. Complexion: ruddy. Identifying mark: one bag under each eye. Name: Allen, comma, Fred, in person."
Note: Incomplete file runs 41:52. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/11/27
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Great Department Store Dilemma
Guest: Ruth Hopkins, teacher with the Arthur Murray School of Dance
First Line: [Intro chopped] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, the next voice you will hear will be that of Fred Allen, in person." Allen: "Thank you, and good evening -- say Jimmy, what was that digest introduction there? What about my build up?"
Note: Incomplete file runs 45:29. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/12/04
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Death Comes To The Mystery Story Writer
Guest: Adelaide Bishop, Major Bowes' Amateur of the Month
First Line: [Intro chopped] Sam: "-in person!" Allen: "I figured as long as I'm down I'll pull up my stockings. But, uh, thank you and good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Say, just a minute, stranger." Sam: "Who me?"
Note: Incomplete file runs 41:23. The musical numbers have been removed. Files ends prematurely just after Allen has introduced Milton Cross of the Metropolitan Opera Company.

Date Aired : 40/12/11
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Dentist's Plight
Guest: Roy Heckler, owner of the flea circus at Hubert's Museum on 42nd Street
First Line: [intro chopped] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "When giving presents in advance it is customary to attach a little label reading 'Do Not Open Until Christmas.' Tonight we give you a prize package. We pasted a label over his mouth. If he opens it before Christmas, he's Fred Allen, in person."
Note: Incomplete file runs 42:51. The musical numbers have been removed.

Date Aired : 40/12/18
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Santa Claus Sits Down
Guest: Stewart Kanin, the violinist who Fred credits with having started the Allen/Benny feud
First Line: [intro chopped] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is Jimmy Wallington speaking. I am also available for after dinner talks. My voice has great flexibility. It can do comedy, drama, or just simple straight lines like, 'Here he is, Fred Allen, in person.'"
Note: Incomplete file runs 46:07. The musical numbers have been removed including part of Kanin's performance of "The Flight of the Bumble Bee."

Date Aired : 40/12/25
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Otto Hottendorf
Guest: Otto Hottendorf, baloney stuffer at the Amour & Co. Plant in Jersey City
First Line: [intro chopped]: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "-at home resting at the end of this joyous Christmas Day. Think of us here in this dank and squalid radio studio. Slaving away with no surcease from our labors. No holiday." Allen: "Jimmy." Wallington: "While the national celebrates, we toil." Allen: "Mr. Wallington." Wallington: "If you ask who is responsible-" Allen: "Jimmy." Wallington: "-for our horrible plight this Christmas night." Allen: "Mr. Wallington." Wallington: "Here he is, Fred Allen, in person."
Note: Incomplete file runs 43:33. The musical number have been removed.

Date Aired : 41/01/01
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Amateur of the Month
Guest: Anthony Polimeni, Major Bowes' Amateur of the Month
First Line: [Song: "There'll Be Some Changes Made"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, 1941 may come and 1940 may go, but we bring you a man who just goes on and on and on and on...."

Date Aired : 41/01/08
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: All Is Not Gold That Glitters
Guest: Patrick Brennan, smoke stack watcher
First Line: [Song: "Keep An Eye On Your Heart"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington and other members of the ensemble: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you that merchant of merriment, that lovable buffoon, that one and only Fred Allen, in person!"

Date Aired : 41/01/15
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Specialist's Quandary
Guest: Nelson Elliscue, owner of the Canine Country Club
First Line : [Song: "The Wise Old Owl"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you that master magician who with a few magic waves of his tongue changes an ordinary Wednesday evening into a night of mirth and merriment."

Date Aired : 41/01/22
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: They Almost Junked the Junket
Guest: James Gallagher, president of the Sandhogs union
First Line : [Song: "So You're The One"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "And now, ladies, gents, in person, Fred Allen." Allen: "Thank you. Thank you and good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Now look Jimmy, before we start, what was that, in person, Fred Allen, introduction?"

Date Aired : 41/01/29
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Stay-At-Home Cruise
Guest: Norman Gray, Schick electric shaver tester
First Line: [Song: "Number 10 Lullaby Lane"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you that Wednesday night merrymaker-" Allen: "Look, come one, come on, make it fast, Jimmy."
Note: At show's end Allen encourages the audience to celebrate the president's birthday by giving to the March of Dimes to fight infantile paralysis.

Date Aired : 41/02/05
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mountain Justice
Guest: June Brady, Major Bowes' Amateur of the Month
First Line : [Song: "Manhattan"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, presenting that happy hooligan, that jovial jibester, that unique you-know, Fred Allen in person."

Date Aired : 41/02/12
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Truth or Subsequences
Guest: Penobscot Chief Needahbeh, lecturer, guide, and master of ceremonies for The Sportsmen's Show.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, if I say to you, Wednesday, February 12th, it means Lincoln's birthday."
Note: At show's end Jimmy Wallington announces that the Texas Company joins the nationwide salute to Boy Scout Week.

Date Aired : 41/02/19
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Milk
Guest: "Lindy" Lindemann, Restauranteur
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, you never can be sure of your in-laws. You never can be sure of the weather."

Date Aired : 41/02/26
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Western Union
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't feel so good tonight. I'm going over there and lie down."

Date Aired : 41/03/05
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Little Red Riding Hood
Guest: Franklin P. Adams of Information Please
First Line: [Song: "Keep An Eye On Your Heart"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, March may come in like a lion and March may go out like a lamb."

Date Aired : 41/03/12
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Philanda Blank - My Story
First Line: [Song: "Number 10 Lullaby Lane"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, well, well, here it is Wednesday again. And here it is 9:00 o'clock again."

Date Aired : 41/03/19
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nicotine Alley
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, tomorrow is the first day of spring. The day when Mother Nature auditions her buds and flowers."

Date Aired : 41/03/26
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Wedlock Society
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, now that the weather is warmer, you folks will soon be getting outdoors to exercise and build yourselves up."

Date Aired : 41/04/02
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One Long Pan Takes a Chance
First Line: [Song: "Number 10 Lullaby Lane"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, once again it is my pleasure-" Allen: "Hurry up, Jimmy." Wallington: "-to introduce that happy harlequin...."

Date Aired : 41/04/09
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shortcut to a Nervous Breakdown
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "At this time of the year, ladies and gentlemen, the sun shines, the birds sing, the flowers bloom, the sap is running from the trees."
Note: At show's end Jimmy Wallington announces that April has been proclaimed cancer control month by President Roosevelt.

Date Aired : 41/04/16
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sleep
Guest: Richard Kroener, Gargantua's trainer.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, Friday marks the 166th anniversary of the historic ride of Paul Revere."

Date Aired : 41/04/23
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Radio - The Great American Pastime
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, brevity may be the soul of wit, but tonight we bring you the heel of wit, and here he is, Fred Allen, in person."

Date Aired : 41/04/30
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Baritone's Plight
First Line: [Song: "The Wise Old Owl"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, the magazines are full of fabulous success stories. Men who have come up the easy way. Tonight we bring you a man who has come up the hard way."

Date Aired : 41/05/07
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jack Benny's 10th Anniversary
Guest: Amos & Andy and Mayor Talcott from Waukegan, IL
First Line : [Song: "Number 10 Lullaby Lane"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we present something heretofore unheard of in radio. One comedian is devoting his entire sixty minutes to a monster tribute to celebrate the 10th anniversary of another comedian."
Note: At show's end, Larry Elliott reads a message from the U.S. Government encouraging the public to purchase Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps.

Date Aired : 41/05/14
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rhyme Doesn't Pay
Guest: Arch Crosley of the Crosley Research Reports
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, the Belmont Park Racetrack opened this week. I don't know who looks good tomorrow for straight, place or show, but tonight I give you a man who comes straight to the microphone, takes his place and starts the show. Fred Allen, in person."

Date Aired : 41/05/21
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: What's Wrong with Radio
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudevillian
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: And now, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you that popular author, that man about the book-of-the-month club, that new bum that burst on the literary horizon, Fred Allen, in person."

Date Aired : 41/05/28
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Great Studio Economy Wave
Guest: Dr. Elias Bodenweiser, horse dentist
First Line: [Song: "Manhattan"] Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, if there is a joke told on this program, you know who tells it. This program, if it is a program, is a one man show. If it is a show. And here is the one man. If he is a man. Fred Allen, in person."
Note: At show's end, Allen announces that this is National Fire Defense Week. Larry Elliott reads a letter from Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia to the Fire Chiefs of America.

Date Aired : 41/06/04
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One Long Pan, Ghost to Ghost Network
Guest: Leo Durocher, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Good evening to y'all folks. Tonight I'm proud as all git out to present a little ol' boy from down yonder who's here to spread some little ol' high jinks. And here he all is, little ol' Fred Allen, in person."
Note: At show's end, Larry Elliott reads a message from the U.S. Government encouraging the public to purchase Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps.

Date Aired : 41/06/11
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Saga of the Great American Drugstore
Guest: Monty Proser, press agent and nightclub owner
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Well, folks, summer is practically here and most people are laying around the beaches enjoying themselves. I'd be out at some beach enjoying myself, too, if I didn't have to hang around and say, 'Here he is, Fred Allen, in person.'"
Note: After the first commercial break and Goodman's orchestra plays "Intermezzo," Fred reads an announcement from the U.S. Flag Association in honor of Flag Week.

Date Aired : 41/06/18
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Blood and No Sand
Guest: Thomas E. Dewey, district attorney of New York City
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, if you've been looking for relief from the warm weather, we now present that comic cyclone." Allen: "Yes?" Wallington: "That breezy buffoon." Allen: "Here, here." Wallington: "That zephyr zany." Allen: "Yeah-" "In other words, that bag 'o wind." Allen: "Oh, now wait a minute-" Wallington: "Fred Allen, in person."
Note: Thomas E. Dewey speaks in support of the USO. He asks the public to send contributions to either their local committee or to the national office.

Date Aired : 41/06/25
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Hour of Good Intentions
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, I feel sorry for you sweltering around your radios on a hot night like this. There's only one way I can help you cool off. And so I give you that big frost, Fred Allen, in person."
Note: The Oklahoma A&M Cowboy Quartet, scheduled to audition on Major Bowes' program, performs instead on Allen's show (due to Major Bowes being ill). At show's end, Harold N. Graves, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, announces that the Texas Company has donated time through the summer for a fundraising program created by the U.S. Treasury Department that will feature artists from stage, screen and radio. Allen thanks everyone as this is their season ender and asks the audience to tune in to "Millions for Defense."

Date Aired : 41/10/01
Episode Number : 39
Available : NO

Date Aired : 41/10/08
Episode Number : 40
Available : NO

Date Aired : 41/10/15
Episode Number : 41
Available : NO

Date Aired : 41/10/22
Episode Number : 42
Available : NO

Date Aired : 41/10/29
Episode Number : 43
Available : NO

Date Aired : 41/11/05
Episode Number : 44
Available : NO

Date Aired : 41/11/12
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Havoc in the Auto Factory
Guest: Anna May Wong, film and stage actress
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight the horse show closes in Madison Square Garden. Tomorrow, New York will be a one horse town. And here is the one nag who will still be here. He's Fred Allen, in person."
Note: Alonzo Squires, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by his classmates at the University at North Carolina, is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week.
Note: Both the East Coast and West Coast transcription discs skip throughout. The East Coast broadcast is especially bad. Kenny Baker's first song is missing from that broadcast.

Date Aired : 41/11/19
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Death Comes to Barnegie Hall
Guest: Mark Hellinger, film producer, author and columnist
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and most people are looking forward to a big dinner with a roast bird. We bring you now a man who doesn't have to wait for Thanksgiving to get the bird. He's Fred Allen, in person."
Note: Becky Wells Roberts, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by her classmates at the University of Kentucky, is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week. At show's end, Larry Elliott reads a request for volunteers from the American Red Cross.

Date Aired : 41/11/26
Episode Number : 47
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mob Breakers
First Line :

Date Aired : 41/12/03
Episode Number : 48
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How Clean Is My Valley
First Line :

Date Aired : 41/12/10
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Death Valley Takes a Day Off
Guests: Louella Parsons, gossip columnist
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, for four days last week (garbled) was in a fog. We bring you now a man who was been in a fog for forty years."
Notes: Jack Wilson, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by his classmates at the University of Oklahoma, is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week. There is a special announcement at the beginning of the program by the Texas (Texaco Star) Company explaining that The Fred Allen Show will go on as usual (after the attack on Pearl Harbor). At the end of the program there is news from John Daly in the CBS newsroom.

Date Aired : 41/12/17
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO

Date Aired : 41/12/24
Episode Number : 51
Available : NO

Date Aired : 41/12/31
Episode Number : 52
Available : NO

Date Aired : 42/01/07
Episode Number : 53
Available : NO

Date Aired : 42/01/14
Episode Number : 54
Available : NO

Date Aired : 42/01/21
Episode Number : 55
Available : NO

Date Aired : 42/01/28
Episode Number : 56
Available : NO

Date Aired : 42/02/04
Episode Number : 57
Available : NO

Date Aired : 42/02/11
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Duffy's Tavern

Date Aired : 42/02/18
Episode Number : 59
Available : NO

Date Aired : 42/02/25
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Death at King Tut's Tomb
First Line :
Guest: Jack Haley, actor and a song-and-dance vaudevillian
First Line:
Note: Tom McIniry, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by his classmates at the University of Alabama, is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week.

According to the Chicago Daily Tribune's "Listeners' Choice" column on Wednesday, February 25, 1942, the show's guests were scheduled to be Jack Haley and Tom McIniry from the University of Alabama. According to the Washington Post, in their column "The Post Radio Highlights," this was the last time to hear Fred Allen on Wednesday night. On Sunday, March 8, the show would take the slot vacated by the Sunday Evening Hour. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 42/03/08
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Life of Fred Allen
Guests: Maurice Evans, film and stage actor, most notably in Shakespeare
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, this week New York City installed an air raid siren that can be heard from one end of the city to the other."
Note: John J. McDonald, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by his classmates at the College of the Holy Cross, is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week.

Date Aired : 42/03/15
Episode Number : 62
Available : NO
Guests: Tyrone Power, film and stage actor
First Line:
Note: David Bowman, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by his classmates at Colgate University (announced on previous show), is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week.

Date Aired : 42/03/22
Episode Number : 63
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sherlock Holmes Parody
Guests: Reginald Gardiner, film and stage actor
First Line :
Note: Robert Lloyd, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by his classmates at Johns Hopkins University (according to the Listeners' Choice radio listings, Chicago Daily Tribune), is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week.

Date Aired : 42/03/29
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Quiz Kids
First Line :

Date Aired : 42/04/05
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Forum for the Forlorn
First Line :

Date Aired : 42/04/12
Episode Number : 66
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Excerpt
First Line :

Date Aired : 42/04/19
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Falstaff Openshaw
First Line :

Date Aired : 42/04/26
Episode Number : 68
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Interviews College Student
First Line :

Date Aired : 42/05/03
Episode Number : 69
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Great Side Show Mystery
Guests: Oscar Levant, pianist, author, comedian, and panelist on Information Please
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, in motion pictures the length of all kisses is restricted. In radio there is no such restriction."
Note: Geraldine Ellison, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by her classmates at the Tuskegee Institute, is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week.

Date Aired : 42/05/10
Episode Number : 70
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Courtin' Of Nasty And Narrow
Guests: Marlene Dietrich, film and stage actress
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, in this week's issue of Look Magazine there's an article about this program."
Note: Donald Regan, named the "Most Talented Undergraduate" by his classmates at Fordham University, is the winner of the Texaco College Competition this week.

Date Aired : 42/05/17
Episode Number : 71
Available : NO

Date Aired : 42/05/24
Episode Number : 72
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vaudeville
Guests: Jack Haley and the winner of the Texaco College Competition, Josh Wheeler from Louisiana State University.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, in clothing stores today men can't get cuffs on their trousers or lapels on their coats."

Date Aired : 42/05/31
Episode Number : 73
Available : NO
Guest: Maestro Ben Bernie and the winner of the Texaco College Competition, Fayrene Smith from Southern Methodist University (announced on previous show).

Date Aired : 42/06/07
Episode Number : 74
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Star Is Born aka English Radio Spoof
Guests: Jean Arthur and the winner of the Texaco College Competition, Claude Carmen from St. Louis University.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, the July issue of True Detective Magazine contains Fred Allen's favorite crime thriller."

Date Aired : 42/06/14
Episode Number : 75
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Life Of Luther Boomer
Guests: Maurice Evans, Shakespearean actor, and the winner of the Texaco College Competition, Mary Eleanor Mulholland from West Virginia University (announced on previous show).
First Line:

Date Aired : 42/06/21
Episode Number : 76
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mountain Justice
Guests: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudeville comedian, and the winner of the Texaco College Competition, George Strasser from St. John's University.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is Father's Day. We haven't anything on our program tonight about father, but we do have a man whose jokes will make you yell uncle."

Date Aired : 42/06/28
Episode Number : 77
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation Plans
Guests: Judy Canova and the winner of the Texaco College Competition, Dorothy Cochran from Cornell University.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, next week we will present the new Texaco Star Theater summer show with music by Al Goodman, acting by Jimmy Wallington and songs by James Ullman."

Date Aired : 42/10/04
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: First 30 minute show
Guest: Arthur Godfrey and Charles Laughton.
First Line : Announcer Jack Smart: "And here he is back from his vacation, the man his creditors have been waiting for, Fred Allen, in person."
Notes: The show remains the Texaco Star Theater, but it is now 30 minutes in length. Arthur Godfrey auditions to be Fred Allen's announcer.

Date Aired : 42/10/11
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wee Bonnie Baker is engaged
Guest: Roland Young
First Line : Announcer Arthur Godfrey: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, there is only one comedian in radio you can tune in during a blackout who isn't bright enough to violate the law."

Date Aired : 42/10/18
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Les Miserables
Guest: Orson Welles
First Line : Announcer Arthur Godfrey: "In a recent impartial test by Reader's Digest, ladies and gentlemen, one radio comedian was found to contain less corn than all other leading radio comedians combined."
Notes: This recording was produced by the Special Service Division of the War Department of the United States America for Armed Forces Radio Service. There is a greeting and introduction by Allen at the beginning and end of the recording.

Date Aired : 42/10/25
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Courtin' Of Jenny Suggs
AKA : Roy Rogers Courting of Jenny Sugs
Guest: Roy Rogers and singer Jane Pickens.
First Line : Announcer Arthur Godfrey: "Last week, ladies and gentlemen, when Jack Benny donated his Maxwell to the scrap drive, he ridiculed a certain party for turning in his metal arch supporters."

Date Aired : 42/11/01
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Coffee Rationing to Begin
Guest: Robert Benchley, authority on wit and humor.
First Line : Announcer Arthur Godfrey: "Next Tuesday is election day, folks. Don't forget our candidate."

Date Aired : 42/11/08
Episode Number : 6
Available : NO
Guest: Joan Edwards of Your Hit Parade and Hugh Herbert (announced on previous show).

Date Aired : 42/11/15
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: BBC, Take It or Leave It
Guest: Gracie Fields, Queen of the English music halls.
First Line : Announcer Arthur Godfrey: "Well, folks, we're all having our troubles getting coffee, meat and fuel, and tonight we bring you a commodity you get too much of, and here he is, excuse me, Fred Allen."

Date Aired : 42/11/22
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO
Guest: James Melton, Metropolitan Opera Star (announced on previous show).

Date Aired : 42/11/29
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Adolphe Menjou Translates Jokes
Guest: Adolphe Menjou and singer Joan Merrill.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, when the new Social Register came out last week, several familiar names were missing."

Date Aired : 42/12/06
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Allen's Alley Begins
Guest: George Jessel and singer Josephine Houston.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Folks, December is a month of cold weather. Don't forget to let your cat in on winter nights or you'll wind up like this program, with a frozen puss."

Date Aired : 42/12/13
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO
Guest: Jack Haley and singer Christina Carroll (announced on previous show).

Date Aired : 42/12/20
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rise Stevens
Guest: Rise Stevens, Metropolitan Opera star.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Jeffers, the Rubber Director, is asking all citizens to pick up nails and broken glass in the street to save tires."

Date Aired : 42/12/27
Episode Number : 13
Available : NO
Guest: Dennis Day (announced on previous show).

Date Aired : 43/01/03
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Missing Shot
Guest: Peter Lorre and singer Lois January.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "This past week, ladies and gentlemen, the New Year arrived. Tonight we bring you a man who tried to see the New Year in, but couldn't locate it on account of the dimout."

Date Aired : 43/01/10
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest Jack Benny
Guest: Jack Benny and violinist Michel Piastro.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "During the past week, ladies and gentlemen, the New York film critics selected as the best picture of the year, Noel Coward's dramatic masterpiece, 'In Which We Serve.'"

Date Aired : 43/01/17
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO
Guest: George Jessel (announced on previous show).

Date Aired : 43/01/24
Episode Number : 17
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/01/31
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How Do You Feel About Dining Out
Guest: Oscar Levant, concert pianist and panelist on Information Please, and singer Tamara.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, last week a lady, after missing a question on a quiz program, received over 300,000 pennies in the mail."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service. The portion of the show transcribed only runs about 24 minutes and the ending has been cut off after Allen and Levant perform together. The last 6 or so minutes is taken up by music.

Date Aired : 43/02/07
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Phantom of the Opera
Guest: Claude Rains and singers Hi Lo Jack and the Dame.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, America started celebrating its 33rd annual Boy Scout Week."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service. End of show cut off and music added on. Hi Lo Jack and the Dame become regulars after this show.

Date Aired : 43/02/14
Episode Number : 20
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/02/21
Episode Number : 21
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/02/28
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Shot In The Penthouse
Guest: Phil Baker of Take It Or Leave It.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, there are three pages of pictures of a certain radio comedian in this week's Look Magazine."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.

Date Aired : 43/03/07
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 100th Program for Texaco
Guest: Judy Canova
First Line : Allen: "Thank you. Thank you and good evening, ladies and gentlemen. And Jimmy, tonight we have got to make good. That's all there is. We have got to excel tonight. This is a gala occasional.
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service."

Date Aired : 43/03/14
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/03/21
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Great Goldfish Murder
First Line :

Date Aired : 43/03/28
Episode Number : 26
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/04/04
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest - Jimmy Durante
Notes : There is a show labeled 43/04/04 Looking For Umbragio which is really 44/01/23 Jimmy Durante.

Date Aired : 43/04/11
Episode Number : 28
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/04/18
Episode Number : 29
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/04/25
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guest - Bela Lugosi
First Line :

Date Aired : 43/05/02
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Immediate Seating on the Inside
First Line :

Date Aired : 43/05/09
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Guest: Actor Akim Tamiroff
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, (record skips) tonight I would introduce (record skips) but since I have a family to support (record skips)..."

Date Aired : 43/05/16
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Are You Raising Chickens
Guest: Frank Sinatra
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, Winston Churchill is in Washington. Every time Mr. Churchill meets Mr. Roosevelt, something happens."

Date Aired : 43/05/23
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: What are you doing about National Poetry Week
Guest: George Jessel
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, this has been a big week for travel. Winston Churchill went to Washington. Former Ambassador Joseph E. Davies went to Moscow."

Date Aired : 43/05/30
Episode Number : 35
Available : NO
Guest: George "Doc" Rockwell, vaudeville comedian (announced on previous show).

Date Aired : 43/06/06
Episode Number : 36
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/06/13
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Raffles, the Talking Bird
First Line :

Date Aired : 43/06/20
Episode Number : 38
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/06/27
Episode Number : 39
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/12/12
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred tries to get Lauritz Melchior a job on radio
Guest: Lauritz Melchior, Metropolitan Opera star.
First Line: Fred Allen: "Thank you, thank you, and good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Now Deems, I want to thank you for a nice dull welcome."
Notes: This is a 13:53 edit of the Philco Hall of Fame. This copy is dated 43/12/31 and called "Selection from an Hour Program." The announcer states that if you missed Fred Allen's return to radio, they are providing a condensed version of the show. Deems Taylor introduces Lauritz Melchior.
Notes: If your show starts off with Allen: "It isn't Mr. F.E. Boone of Lexington, Kentucky, kiddies.", and has Kenny Delmar announcing, it is from 45/12/16. Do not add it here. The same skit was used 3 times on the show.]

Date Aired : 43/12/19
Episode Number : 41
Available : NO

Date Aired : 43/12/26
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line :

Date Aired : 44/01/02
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Loan Sharks
Guest: Albert Spalding, concert violinist.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, tonight we present our first program of the New Year and bring you a man who, for 1944, has resolved to be with you Sundays even if he can't be with you Mondays and always."

Date Aired : 44/01/09
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Gets Hit on the Head by a Barrel from a Brewery Truck
Guest: Ed Gardner, "Archie" from Duffy's Tavern.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the OPA designated spare stamp 2 a special pork stamp with a value of 5 points."

Date Aired : 44/01/16
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Guest: Mary Pickford, America's Sweetheart
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Last week, ladies and gentlemen, Life Magazine published the pictures of America's leading comedians."
Note: At the show's end, Jimmy Wallington speaks about the United States Cadet Nurse Corps.

Date Aired : 44/01/23
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How did the fish shortage bother you
Guest: Jimmy Durante
First Line : Allen: "Thank you and good evening ladies and gentlemen. And Jimmy, that extra coffee people are going to get this year will sure be a boon to radio."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.

Date Aired : 44/01/30
Episode Number : 47
Available : NO

Date Aired : 44/02/06
Episode Number : 48
Available : NO

Date Aired : 44/02/13
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How is the alarm clock shortage going to affect you
First Line :

Date Aired : 44/02/20
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO

Date Aired : 44/02/27
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host:
Guest: The Quiz Kids
First Line: Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Last week, ladies and gentlemen, California had its worst rain storm in years."
Notes: The file ends with the First Fighter Command's announcement of an all clear for the practice air raid drill for southeastern New York.

Date Aired : 44/03/05
Episode Number : 52
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host:
Guest: Ralph Edwards
First Line :

Date Aired : 44/03/12
Episode Number : 53
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How are you doing with your income tax
First Line :

Date Aired : 44/03/19
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Are you keeping a victory garden this year
Guest: Ted Lewis, clarinetist.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Tomorrow, ladies and gentlemen, will be the first day of spring. The day when Mother Nature awakens and the sap stirs in the trees."

Date Aired : 44/03/26
Episode Number : 55
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Benny Goodman is breaking up his band
Guest: Ed Gardner, "Archie" from Duffy's Tavern.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "This week, ladies and gentlemen, the Brooklyn Dodgers, 'Dem Bums,' started their spring training."

Date Aired : 44/04/02
Episode Number : 56
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How has the egg surplus affected you
Guest: Jack Haley
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday was April 1st. Now it may seem a little late for jokes, but tonight we bring you radio's funniest and most hilarious comedian."

Date Aired : 44/04/09
Episode Number : 57
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Have you eaten in a restaurant lately
Guest: Reginald Gardiner
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "This is Easter Sunday, ladies and gentlemen. The day the little bunny leaves his colored eggs at your door."

Date Aired : 44/04/16
Episode Number : 58
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How much money do you think you're going
First Line :

Date Aired : 44/04/23
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: North Dakota
Guest: Oscar Levant, concert pianist and panelist on Information Please.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, the gaint plane, Constellation, flew from California to Washington D.C. in the record time of 6 hours and 58 minutes."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service. This show can also be found with the date 44/04/03 and titled "Oscar Levant South Dakota (AFRS)."

Date Aired : 44/04/30
Episode Number : 60
Available : NO

Date Aired : 44/05/07
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Life of Moose Max
Guest: George Jessel
First Line: Allen: "Thank you and good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Did you hear Jack Benny's program tonight?" Jimmy Wallington: "No, I missed it tonight."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service.

Date Aired : 44/05/14
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Quota of sugar
First Line :

Date Aired : 44/05/21
Episode Number : 63
Available : NO

Date Aired : 44/05/28
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Are you still turning in every piece of paper
First Line :

Date Aired : 44/06/04
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Killers
Guest: Peter Lorre
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Last week, ladies and gentlemen, Professor Einstein called on the intellectuals of the world to organize and form a union of thinkers."
Notes: A transcription for the Armed Forces Radio Service. End of show is cut off, music briefly plays, then dead air for the remaining 9 minutes.

Date Aired : 44/06/11
Episode Number : 66
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: South Dakota
Guest: Deems Taylor, composer and music critic.
First Line : Announcer Jimmy Wallington: "Ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen, during the past week, most of radio's popular comedians, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and Red Skelton left the air for the summer."

Date Aired : 44/06/18
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Reduce the amount of meat you have been eating lately
First Line :

Date Aired : 44/06/25
Episode Number : 68
Available : NO

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

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."

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."

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."

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."
Notes: This show can also be found dated 45/01/11.

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."
Notes: This show can also be found dated 45/11/08.

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."

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

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?"

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.

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."

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."

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."

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

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 :
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

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.

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.

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.

Date Aired : 46/03/17
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: (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."
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

Date Aired : 46/03/24
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Candy Anonymous (aka "Ray Milland - First Half")
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?"
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

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

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.

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

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."

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

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.

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.

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

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."
Notes: Show runs 27:10 with music edited on at the end.

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

Date Aired : 46/10/06
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tribute to Medical Science
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."
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

Date Aired : 46/10/13
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Radio Mikado
Guest: Tony Martin
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."
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

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
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.

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

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

Date Aired : 47/01/19
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Anti-bribery Legislation
Guest: Ed Gardner
First Line :
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

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."

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.

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

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."

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

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.

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."

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

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

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)

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."
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

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)

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."

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."
Notes: This show can also be found dated 48/06/15.

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

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."

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

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."

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

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."

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

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.

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

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

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

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."

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

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."
Notes: There are copies of this show incorrectly dated as 46/04/11. Lisa Fittinghoff

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."

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."

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.'"

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."

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

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."

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

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."

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

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

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."

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

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."
There may be other recordings incorrectly dated 48/11/11.

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

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."

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."

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

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).

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).

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."

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."

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."

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

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."
Note: AFRS copy. Show runs just under 24 minutes.

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

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

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.

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."

Date Aired : 49/05/08
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO
Guest: Ethel Merman (Announced at the end of the previous show)

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

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

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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