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Great Gildersleeve Harold Peary

Based on Otter Logs dated Jan 20, 2006

Note: The start of the show varied slightly over time. Early on, after the announcement of the sponsor (the Kraft Foods Company) and the show title and star, there was a commercial. Later in the series the start-of-show commercial was dropped for a time. Also, the episode introduction went from being a simple "And now for the adventures of The Great Gildersleeve" to much more complicated introductions; in some cases, bits of dialogue were added by the actors. Most of the time the Dialogue First Lines start when the announcer is finished and the show is well and truly launched. Announcements mentioned in the notes can usually be found at the end of the show. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 41/05/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Audition Show
First Line (Harlow Wilcox): "And now for the adventures of The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Train Conductor: "Wistful Vista. Coming into Wistful Vista."
Note: Sponsored by Johnson Wax, Fibber McGee and Molly's sponsor.

Date Aired : 41/08/31
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Arrives at Summerfield
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now for the adventures of The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Train Conductor: "Wistful Vista. Coming into Wistful Vista."
Note: Same script as the Audition Show. The Kraft Cheese Company is now the show's sponsor.

Date Aired : 41/09/07
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Cake
AKA : Birdie Arrives
First Line (Jim Bannon): "Last week, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, Fibber McGee's next door neighbor, left Wistful Vista to become the legal guardian of his niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy Forrester, in the city of Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, as a result of that play, Leroy, we have a member of our team on each base. Understand?"

Date Aired : 41/09/14
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Paper Route
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now for the adventures of The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, and now I'll check the grocery bills. Nine and nine is eighteen and eight is twenty-eight, no, twenty-six..."

Date Aired : 41/09/21
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie's Girl Friend Visits
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now for the adventures of The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "If you take the other end of this trunk, Birdie-" Birdie: "I got it, Mr. Gildersleeve."
Note: At the show's end Jim Bannon reads a centennial resolution from the village of Gildersleeve, in the town of Portland, Connecticut, that appoints Harold Peary the honorary mayor of Gildersleeve.

Date Aired : 41/09/28
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hiccups
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Ted Wills: "Here we are, Mr. Gildersleeve, report of estate of Marjorie and Leroy Forrester, minors, submitted by Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, guardian."

Date Aired : 41/10/05
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Investigate the City Jail
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Uh, don't eat your luncheon so fast, Leroy."

Date Aired : 41/10/12
Episode Number : 7
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 41/10/19
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Pranks at School
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Come on, wake up Judge Hooker. Pay attention to your checkers."

Date Aired : 41/10/26
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Visit from Oliver
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve and his niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "That's very good, very good. Now the next question is for you, Uncle Mort."

Date Aired : 41/11/02
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Baby Sitting
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Uh, Leroy-" Leroy: "Yes, Uncle Mort?" Gildersleeve: "Come in here a minute, will you?"

Date Aired : 41/11/09
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdie Quits
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hello? Where is everybody?" Marjorie: "Oh?" Gildersleeve: "Oh, oh, there you are, Marjorie."

Date Aired : 41/11/16
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Serviceman for Thanksgiving
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, my goodness, Birdie. The ashtrays are all empty for once."

Date Aired : 41/11/23
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Smokes a Cigar
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Uncle Mort. You know that pile of stuff of yours in the attic?"

Date Aired : 41/11/30
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Canary Won't Sing
First Line (Jim Bannon): And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gee, Uncle Mort, those certainly were two swell movies."

Date Aired : 41/12/07
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cousin Octavia Visits
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, as he and Marjorie and Leroy wait in the Summerfield railroad station for the arrival of that well-known authoress, lecturer and second cousin, Octavia Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Uncle Mort?" Gildersleeve: "Yes?" Marjorie: "Are you sure you'll be able to recognize cousin Octavia?"
Note: The show is interrupted by news of the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Date Aired : 41/12/14
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Selling the Iron Deer
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Uh, laundry for month of November, twenty-four dollars and thirty-two cents."
Note: Before the show there is news about war preparations around the world.

Date Aired : 41/12/21
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Gift for Fibber McGee
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Let me have some more of that green paper, Leroy. Thanks."

Date Aired : 41/12/28
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's New Dog
First Line (Jim Bannon): And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Good morning, Uncle Mort." Gildersleeve: "Good morning." Marjorie: "Oh, is that one of your Christmas shirts you're wearing?"

Date Aired : 42/01/04
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Goes on a Diet
First Line (Jim Bannon): And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Here you are, Mr. Gildersleeve. I cut you an extra large portion of roast on account of you must be extra hungry."

Date Aired : 42/01/11
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Arrested as Car Thief
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve who has, as you know, a nephew named Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now take it easy, Leroy. Just be calm, like me."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy advertise the feature film, "Look Who's Laughing."

Date Aired : 42/01/18
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A New Bed for Marjorie
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who is about to visit a local furniture store in search of a new bed, as a surprise gift for his niece, Marjorie."
First Line (Dialogue): [traffic sounds] Gildersleeve: "Now I like that pink canopy bed in the window, Leroy."
Note: Peary makes a plea for contributions to the "Fight Infantile Paralysis Campaign."

Date Aired : 42/01/25
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Matchmaker
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "More hot cocoa, Judge Hooker?" Hooker: "No, thanks, Birdie, I'm warm enough."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy discuss the importance of buying defense bonds.

Date Aired : 42/02/01
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Runs Away
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. Tonight we find him celebrating the first of the month in his customary fashion, paying bills, counting out Birdie's salary and making allowances for Marjorie and Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Uh, Marjorie, Birdie, Leroy?" Marjorie: "What is it, Uncle Throckmorton?"

Date Aired : 42/02/08
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Auto Mechanics
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who we find covered with oil and grease having just finished fixing Birdie's sewing machine."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, your sewing machine is all fixed now, Birdie. You should hear that Singer hum."
Note: Peary encourages everyone to buy defense bonds.

Date Aired : 42/02/15
Episode Number : 25
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/02/22
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Selling the Drugstore
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, as he prepares to have breakfast this morning with his niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ah, good morning Marjorie, my dear. Good morning Leroy." Leroy: "Happy George Washington's birthday, Unk."
Note: Another end of show mention of defense bonds.

Date Aired : 42/03/01
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fortune Teller
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's at the Bundles for Blue Jackets bazaar preparing to do his bit by acting as the barker at the booth where the pretty girls are going to sell kisses."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, well, so this is my booth, eh? You know, Marjorie, I think it's going to be fun selling kisses."
Note: Gildersleeve and Hooker encourage contributions to The American Red Cross.

Date Aired : 42/03/08
Episode Number : 28
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/03/15
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ten Best Dressed
First Line (Jim Bannon): "Spring has come to a certain home in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "The moon shines bright, it's light all night" [tapping hammer] "deep in the heart of Texas."

Date Aired : 42/03/22
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's New Neighbors
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who has just returned home after a busy day at the office to find that some new neighbors are moving into the vacant house next door."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens and closes] Gildersleeve: "Ah, good afternoon, Marjorie. Hello, Birdie."
Note: Gildersleeve tells Leroy that he will be on the Rudy Vallee program on Thursday night with John Barrymore.

Date Aired : 42/03/29
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Writes to Servicemen for Marjorie
First Line (Jim Bannon): "On one of the nicest streets in the bustling city of Summerfield lives Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, a typical American uncle, stout, jolly, faced with all the problems that the average uncle is faced with."
First Line (Dialogue): [car coming to a stop] Gildersleeve: "Well, thanks for the lift home, Judge Hooker."
Note: Another end of show mention of defense bonds and stamps.

Date Aired : 42/04/06
Episode Number : 32
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/04/13
Episode Number : 33
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/04/20
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Sells Flower Seeds
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now to visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's alternately looking at his watch which says three-fifteen and to the large mysterious package which says 'Deliver to Leroy Forrester, Esq.'"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Isn't Leroy ever gonna get home from school, my dear?"

Date Aired : 42/04/26
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Goat Horace
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now it's time to join that busy business man, that solid citizen and that unctuous uncle, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, who's arrived home from the office an hour earlier than usual today because of a splitting headache."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens and closes] Marjorie: "Why, Uncle Mort, what are you doing home at this hour?"
Note: Gildersleeve and Marjorie encourage contributions to the Navy's Relief Society.

Date Aired : 42/05/03
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ship Christening
First Line (Jim Bannon): "Ladies and gentlemen, up and down the coast of America the United States Maritime Commission is launching better than one new Liberty Ship a day."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hi, folks. What's all the excitement?" Marjorie: "Leroy, we just received a telegram from San Francisco."
Note: Broadcast from the NBC studios in San Francisco.

Date Aired : 42/05/10
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mystery Voice
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's join The Great Gildersleeve who's listening in the reception room at one of the Summerfield radio stations while his friend, Judge Hooker, is finishing his regular daily talk on, 'The Child In The Home And What To Do About It.'"
First Line (Dialogue): Judge Hooker: "And I always say, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world."

Date Aired : 42/05/17
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: College Chum Visits
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's just arrived home in great humor for the local paper contains a big write-up and picture of our hero, the latest in a series they've been running entitled, 'Men Who Have Pushed Summerfield Ahead, No. 89, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve.'"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Go ahead, read on, Marjorie."

Date Aired : 42/05/24
Episode Number : 39
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/05/31
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner for Judge Hooker
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And once again let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's not a happy man today."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, and there I was, peacefully driving along when suddenly I heard a bang and then a bumpedy-bumpedy-bump."

Date Aired : 42/06/07
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Sneezes
First Line (Jim Bannon): "For the past few days our friend, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, has been the victim of a baffling attack of the sneezes and so far he hasn't found out the cause."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "And as I was saying, Marjorie, every time I, I, I, achoo!"
Note: Peary announces that the leading NBC shows will produce a Sunday afternoon summer series, "The Victory Parade," to be broadcast in the Jack Benny time slot.

Date Aired : 42/06/14
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Produces a Play
First Line (Jim Bannon): "Did you ever lend an organization your living room for a meeting and then find that you weren't invited to attend?"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, it isn't as if they're anybody important, Birdie."

Date Aired : 42/06/21
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Father's Day Chair
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's waded through his morning paper and his morning milk, and is now struggling through his morning mail."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Uh, bill, bills, nothing but bills."

Date Aired : 42/06/28
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Is in Love with Amelia Hooker
First Line (Jim Bannon): "And now let's visit our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's been long noted for his easygoing disposition."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Oh, my goodness, Marjorie, I'm late to the office again."
Note: Final broadcast of the season. Peary thanks their sponsor, writer, musical director, producer, and the cast, who he identifies by character. He reminds the audience that each leading NBC show will contribute a program to NBC's eight-week summer series, "The Victory Parade."

Date Aired : 42/08/30
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fishing Trip to Lake Hackmatack
First Line (Ben Alexander): "And now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who seems to have been overdoing a bit lately."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "You know, doctor, this is a lot of nonsense. I feel fine."

Date Aired : 42/09/06
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Golf Tournament
First Line (Frank Bingman): "And now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's brushing up on his golf game in preparation for the finals of the annual Labor Day tournament of the Summerfield Country Club."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, now, let me see. This is a very difficult shot."

Date Aired : 42/09/13
Episode Number : 47
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/09/20
Episode Number : 48
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/09/27
Episode Number : 49
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/10/04
Episode Number : 50
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Planting a Tree
First Line (Frank Bingman): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's risen this morning with the conviction that all's right with the world."
First Line (Dialogue): [bird singing] Gildersleeve: "October. I tell you, Marjorie, there's no finer month in the year."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy advertise the feature film, "Here We Go Again."

Date Aired : 42/10/11
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: First Cold Snap
First Line (Frank Bingman): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. We find him in the land of Nod, sleeping the sleep of a man who has put his car up on blocks, bought his full quota of war bonds and saved four and a half pounds of bacon fat, while outdoors Jack Frost has been preparing a little surprise for him."
First Line (Dialogue): [Gildersleeve snoring] Leroy: "Hey, Unk! Uncle Mort! Hey!"
Note: Peary urges the public to conserve fuel oil.

Date Aired : 42/10/18
Episode Number : 52
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Appointed Water Commissioner
First Line (Frank Bingman): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who has been carrying on a feud recently with the water department."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir. I told him, 'Clanahan, I'll give you exactly 24 hours.'"

Date Aired : 42/10/25
Episode Number : 53
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's First Day on the Job
First Line (Frank Bingman): "And now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who stands this morning on the threshold of a new career."
First Line (Dialogue): [Gildersleeve whistling] Marjorie: "Ready now, here he comes. And don't forget to bow."

Date Aired : 42/11/01
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Pal to Leroy
First Line (Frank Bingman): "And now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who has just put in a full week down at the water department and comes home ready for a weekend of well-earned rest and relaxation."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Leroy: "Hello, Uncle Mort." Gildersleeve: "Oh, hello, Leroy."

Date Aired : 42/11/08
Episode Number : 55
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Quiet Evening at Home
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on with the show. As it must to all men, the first of the month came last week to Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve and with it, bills."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sorting envelopes] "Bills, bills, bills, look at them."
Note: Peary urges the public to fight inflation by reining in spending and buying war bonds.

Date Aired : 42/11/15
Episode Number : 56
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: College Chum's Son Visits
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve. There's a snap in the air these days and a touch of football."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Ah, good morning, Miss Fitch."
Note: Peary congratulates three Kraft Cheese plants located in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Freeport, Illinois; and Decatur, Indiana for receiving the Army-Navy "E" Award for outstanding service in the production of food for the fighting men.

Date Aired : 42/11/22
Episode Number : 57
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thanksgiving Dinner
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Well, let's get on to The Great Gildersleeve who's been putting in a busy Saturday morning down at the water department trying to clear his desk of all the odds and ends that have piled up there."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Action, yes, action, that's the keynote today, Miss Fitch."

Date Aired : 42/11/29
Episode Number : 58
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Attend the Theatre - Date with a Star
First Line (Frank Bingman): "Well, Summerfield is aflutter. Showbills have appeared around town announcing a revival of 'The Student Prince' starring Vera Lavalle of the original company."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "I have a dream of you...ah...fashioned of a starlight, perfume of...ah, she was lovely, Vera Lavalle."

Date Aired : 42/12/06
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Toothache
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. For several days he's been harboring a dark secret."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ouch!" Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve, what's the trouble? You got toothache?"
Note: Peary urges the public to save rubber and be patient with tire and gas rationing.

Date Aired : 42/12/13
Episode Number : 60
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 42/12/20
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Program
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. With December almost gone, he's been working like a beaver the past few days trying to get out the annual report of the water department."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [snoring and dreaming] Marjorie: "You simply must get at that Christmas card list, Uncle Mort."
Note: On behalf of the cast and the Kraft Cheese Company, Peary wishes the audience a Merry Christmas.

Date Aired : 42/12/27
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Chemistry Set
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Well, Christmas is over, New Year's is four days off and in that lull that comes between the two we find The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "What can I do, Unk? Huh? What can I do?"

Date Aired : 43/01/03
Episode Number : 63
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wanting to Marry Leila
First Line (Ken Carpenter): No introduction
First Line (Dialogue): Judge Hooker: [whistling] Well, morning, Wally." Wally: "Hello, there. Oh, hello, Judge. Didn't recognize you in the earmuffs."

Date Aired : 43/01/10
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fibber McGee and Molly Visit
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve. Saturday afternoon finds him in a flurry of preparation for the expected visit of his old friends, Fibber McGee and Molly."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, Birdie, how do we stand? Has that roast of beef turned up yet?"

Date Aired : 43/01/17
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Women's Club Speaker
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, whom we find approaching a milestone in his career."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Come on, come on. Where's breakfast, where's my coffee?"

Date Aired : 43/01/24
Episode Number : 66
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sabotage
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Well, now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. After a hard day at the water department he comes trudging home, shakes the snow from his collar, stamps his feet on the doormat, opens the front door and is greeted by a warm smell that can mean only one thing."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Cabbage. Well, where there's cabbage there may be corned beef."
Note: Peary urges the public to contribute to the drive against infantile paralysis.

Date Aired : 43/01/31
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fire Engine Committee
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Well, now let's see what's happening at The Great Gildersleeve's. It's five o'clock in the afternoon and the great man is just arriving home."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, well, well, happy little family. You're looking very pretty, my dear."
Note: Peary urges the public to be patient with the processed foods point rationing system.

Date Aired : 43/02/07
Episode Number : 68
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila's Sister
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see what The Great Gildersleeve is up to. For a week he's been strictly on the job at the water department, but today with everything running smoothly he's been able to give a couple of hours at lunch to laying out future strategy for Eisenhower and MacArthur."
First Line (Dialogue): Bessie: "Hello. You still there, Mabel?"
Note: Peary reads the announcement from Price Administrator Prentiss M. Brown that states shoes are now rationed.

Date Aired : 43/02/14
Episode Number : 69
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/02/21
Episode Number : 70
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/02/28
Episode Number : 71
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/03/07
Episode Number : 72
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Dates Again

Date Aired : 43/03/14
Episode Number : 73
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Income Tax Time
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. With the ides of March almost upon him, he's barricaded himself in his den where we find him now, alone with his conscience and his income tax return."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "There. Wait a minute, what's this?"
Note: Peary states that he was been requested to inform the audience of who must file an income tax report and when it is due.

Date Aired : 43/03/21
Episode Number : 74
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: When Is Gildy Getting Married

Date Aired : 43/03/28
Episode Number : 75
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Springtime in Summerfield
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve. It's spring in Summerfield, lovely, lovely spring."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [laughing] "It's cold. Well, anyway, here goes."

Date Aired : 43/04/04
Episode Number : 76
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Repairs His Car
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "First came the horse. In time the horse was eliminated and a self-propelling vehicle was developed through the efforts of men like Henry Ford, Stutz, Chandler and others."
First Line (Dialogue): [struggling car motor] Gildersleeve: "Come on, Jenny. Come on, old girl, we're almost there."

Date Aired : 43/04/11
Episode Number : 77
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Auto Accident with Judge Hooker
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "In the diary of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, a monumental work as yet unpublished, we find in the Spencerian hand of the great man himself, this entry."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Dear diary, today I made a vow. I'll never speak to Judge Horace Hooker again."

Date Aired : 43/04/18
Episode Number : 78
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Spring Hike
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now for The Great Gildersleeve. Gildersleeve has a problem and the problem is his nephew, Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): Hooker: "Look here, Gildersleeve, this time I caught him." Leroy: "Ouch!"

Date Aired : 43/04/25
Episode Number : 79
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rabbits
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Well, it's Easter weekend and Saturday afternoon finds Gildersleeve out in the side lot surveying his victory garden and wondering whether to pull the weeds now or let 'em grow a little bigger so they'll be easier to get hold of."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell something good. What's Birdie making there, Marjorie?"
Note: Instead of the mid-point commercial, Kay Frances gives a speech about war bonds. James L. Kraft speaks at the end of the show about Easter and the war.

Date Aired : 43/05/02
Episode Number : 80
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/05/09
Episode Number : 81
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wedding List
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Well, it's the second week in May and May is when Summerfield really comes into bloom."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Gotta be going, gotta be going. Let's see, briefcase? I've got it."

Date Aired : 43/05/16
Episode Number : 82
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Haunted House
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield where we join that illustrious citizen and industrious lover, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leila?" Leila: "Yes, Throckmorton?" Gildersleeve: "A penny for your thoughts."

Date Aired : 43/05/23
Episode Number : 83
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Gets a Job
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve in Summerfield. It's a beautiful Saturday morning in May, the kind of a Saturday morning that makes a man think twice before he starts down to the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [doorbell rings] Gildersleeve: "Oh, who the...I think it's the postman, Leroy."

Date Aired : 43/05/30
Episode Number : 84
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Memorial Day Parade
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve. It's the last day of May, just four weeks before his wedding day and Gildersleeve is a busy, busy man."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "I, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, being of sound mind and body..."

Date Aired : 43/06/06
Episode Number : 85
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wedding Shower for Leila
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "'Oh what is so rare as a day in June? Then if ever come perfect days...' Well, it's one of those rare days in June, Saturday morning to be exact, and it's raining cats and dogs."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Rain, rain, go away." Marjorie: "Let's get at this room first, Birdie."

Date Aired : 43/06/13
Episode Number : 86
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Plans Honeymoon
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who's daily becoming more aware of the fact that in only a couple of weeks he'll be a married man."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "No, Bessie, I want all the chairs to face my chair. I'm going to be the chairman."

Date Aired : 43/06/20
Episode Number : 87
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/06/27
Episode Number : 88
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wedding Day
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's hurry on to Summerfield where the whole town seems to be in a flurry of excitement and anticipation."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: [singing] "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen. Nobody knows but-" Gildersleeve: "Birdie!"
Note: Final broadcast of the season. Peary thanks their sponsor, writers, musical director, producer and the cast, who he lists by character.

Date Aired : 43/08/29
Episode Number : 89
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: End of Vacation at Grass Lake
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now what about our old friend, Gildersleeve? Well, the last we saw of him, back in June, he was left at the altar by the widow Ransom."
First Line (Dialogue): [screen door slams] Gildersleeve: "Ah, sea air. Ah, there's nothing like it."

Date Aired : 43/09/05
Episode Number : 90
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/09/12
Episode Number : 91
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: War Bond Drive
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve's vacation, like everyone else's, has come to an end."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "More coffee, Unk?" Gildersleeve: "Well, since it's not rationed any longer, my dear, I suppose, as a patriotic duty, yes."
Note: The Kraft Cheese Company contributed this episode to the Treasury's Third War Loan Drive. There are no commercials.

Date Aired : 43/09/19
Episode Number : 92
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Returning
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now what of The Great Gildersleeve?" Well, life has taken on new meaning for Gildersleeve since Miss Goodwin, Summerfield's new school principal, started introducing him to the finer things."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Say, I know what's better than a peanut butter sandwich."

Date Aired : 43/09/26
Episode Number : 93
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Arrives Home
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see what's happening to The Great Gildersleeve. Well, tonight our hero has taken another step forward in his public career in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Eve Goodwin: "Well, it's been so nice of you gentlemen to see me home."

Date Aired : 43/10/03
Episode Number : 94
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/10/10
Episode Number : 95
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/10/17
Episode Number : 96
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/10/24
Episode Number : 97
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Low Water Pressure
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve. It's been a long day, things were busy at the water department, but it's over now and the commissioner homeward plods his weary way."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: [singing] "No need to tell me now what makes the world go round..." Gildersleeve: "Ah, happy little family."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy discuss collecting paper for the war effort.

Date Aired : 43/10/31
Episode Number : 98
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Halloween Party
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see what goes on at the home of The Great Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. It's Saturday evening, the day before Halloween and his niece is giving a dance."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Oh, what are you making there, Birdie, frosting?"

Date Aired : 43/11/07
Episode Number : 99
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Pot Roast
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now what about our friend, The Great Gildersleeve? Well, he's been working so hard at one thing and another, that he's warranted himself a day off."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Not going to the office today, Uncle Mort?"
Note: Peary urges the public to be patient with food rationing and to be supportive of food being sent to the allies.

Date Aired : 43/11/14
Episode Number : 100
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Rejected by Eve Goodwin
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see what's happening to The Great Gildersleeve. Well now last week, you remember, our overstuffed hero found himself exchanging tender salutes with Miss Eve Goodwin, on whom he had merely intended to pay a friendly call."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [splashing and singing] "Don't throw bouquets at me, don't please my folks too much..."

Date Aired : 43/11/21
Episode Number : 101
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/11/28
Episode Number : 102
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Royal Visit
First Line: (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's peep into the life of The Great Gildersleeve. Our hero has finished his breakfast on this [record skips] morning and has retreated from the jumble of ladders and paint buckets that still litter his living room onto the front porch."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "You didn't eat much breakfast, Uncle Mort." Gildersleeve: "I wasn't very hungry."
Note: This is an AFRS rebroadcast.

Date Aired : 43/12/05
Episode Number : 103
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/12/12
Episode Number : 104
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/12/19
Episode Number : 105
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 43/12/26
Episode Number : 106
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 44/01/02
Episode Number : 107
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 44/01/09
Episode Number : 108
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy in Hospital
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. Last week, you remember, we found him remodeling his existence pretty drastically, hoping to make up for years of a wasted life by having breakfast every morning at six-thirty."
First Line (Dialogue): [alarm rings] Gildersleeve: "Oh! It's dark. Cold. I'll shut that darn thing off."
Note: Peary states that Mr. Peavey will be back in his drug store next week (Richard LeGrand was out with the flu for several weeks).

Date Aired : 44/01/16
Episode Number : 109
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Income Tax Returns
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's look in on The Great Gildersleeve. It's a cold winter Saturday and he's at home, occupying himself with some papers that look very important, while Leroy plays happily by the fire with his Christmas puppy."
First Line (Dialogue): [puppy whining] Gildersleeve: "If you claim a credit in line fifteen, disregard lines nineteen A and B, complete schedule L-one on page four and enter result in line nineteen C."

Date Aired : 44/01/23
Episode Number : 110
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Eve and Gildy Get Together
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's look in on The Great Gildersleeve whom we find at home and at peace in the bosom of his family."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Oh, thought I had one." Leroy: "Cigar, Unk? I'll get you one."

Date Aired : 44/01/30
Episode Number : 111
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie the Actress
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now for The Great Gildersleeve. Like every other town in the country, Summerfield is in the midst of a war bond drive and wherever big things are doing, there you'll find Gildersleeve doing things in a big way."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie?" Birdie: "Yes, sir?" Gildersleeve: "How soon?"
Note: Gildersleeve and Birdie discuss the importance of buying war bonds.

Date Aired : 44/02/06
Episode Number : 112
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sleigh Ride
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve and see what's going on in his busy little household."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, boy, snow!" Gildersleeve: "Well, I'm off, Leroy. You feed the puppy?"

Date Aired : 44/02/13
Episode Number : 113
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 44/02/20
Episode Number : 114
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 44/02/27
Episode Number : 115
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 44/03/05
Episode Number : 116
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 44/03/12
Episode Number : 117
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host:
First Line (Announcer):
First Line (Dialogue):

Date Aired : 44/03/19
Episode Number : 118
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Wants to Run for Mayor
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. Now he's had a political bee buzzing in his bonnet."
First Line (Dialogue): Judge Hooker: "Now I have analyzed the situation and I've reached a conclusion."
Note: The record that this recording comes from skips badly at the start. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 44/03/26
Episode Number : 119
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Campaign Photos
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see what the Great Gildersleeve is up to. Those that know him will find it hard to believe, but at 6 o'clock in the morning, a good hour and a half before breakfast, he is up and out of the house."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildy: I...I think we better turn back pretty soon Leroy. Leroy!!

Date Aired : 44/04/02
Episode Number : 120
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 44/04/09
Episode Number : 121
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Campaign Officially Starts - Easter Show
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "We take you now to Summerfield and Summerfield's favorite son, The Great Gildersleeve. Things have been going well with Gildersleeve all week."
First Line (Dialogue): [Marjorie laughing] Gildersleeve: "Come on, now." Marjorie: "Uncle Mort."
Note: James L. Kraft speaks at the end of the show about Easter and the war.

Date Aired : 44/04/16
Episode Number : 122
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Escorting Two Women on Easter Morning

Date Aired : 44/04/23
Episode Number : 123
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 44/04/30
Episode Number : 124
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engaged
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. The ups and downs of his campaign for mayor, plus the complications of his passion for Miss Eve Goodwin, have reduced him to a bulky shadow."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "Love is the sweetest..." Floyd: "Well, if it ain't Commissioner Gildersleeve."

Date Aired : 44/05/07
Episode Number : 125
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Campaign Gets Hot
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Come with us now to Summerfield in the merry month of May."
First Line (Dialogue): [Gildersleeve reading and responding to Eve's letter] Goodwin: "My dear, dear Throckmorton. Will you think it silly of me, I wonder, to write to you this way, when I could pick up the phone and call you, when I shall be seeing you again tomorrow anyway?"

Date Aired : 44/05/14
Episode Number : 126
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Engaged to Eve, but Kisses Leila
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see how things are going at The Great Gildersleeve's. Like all candidates for public office, he finds it expedient now and then to retire from the strain of campaigning and spend the day quietly in the bosom of his family, denying himself to all but photographers."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [breathing in] "Ah, just breathe that air, Marjorie. Go on, breathe some of it."
Note: Carpenter and Gildersleeve encourage the public to eat more eggs because there is a surplus.

Date Aired : 44/05/21
Episode Number : 127
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: City Employees Picnic
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, who is still suffering the pangs of conscience for his momentary lapse into the arms of Leila Ransom a few days ago."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Let's see, I could just pretend there's nothing wrong at all. Pretend the whole thing is a bad dream."
Note: Gildersleeve and Marjorie discuss the importance of taking part in the payroll savings plan to buy war bonds.

Date Aired : 44/05/28
Episode Number : 128
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Campaign Headquarters
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's follow once more the ups and downs in the career of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. Last week he had one of his ups."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opening] Judge Hooker: "After you, Gildy." Gildersleeve: "No, no, after you, Judge."

Date Aired : 44/06/04
Episode Number : 129
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Eve's Mother Visits
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see how things are going with The Great Gildersleeve and his campaign for mayor. He's really hit his stride this week."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve and crowd singing, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

Date Aired : 44/06/11
Episode Number : 130
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner for Eve's Mother
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield, home of The Great Gildersleeve. His campaign for mayor has been going like a house afire all week."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Did you see how The Indicator's poll came out, Judge?"

Date Aired : 44/06/18
Episode Number : 131
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Eve's Mother Stays On
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "We take you now to Summerfield. Go ahead, Summerfield!"
First Line (Dialogue): Mayor Terwilliger: "And that's why I say to you, friends, taxes must be reduced and reduced immediately."
Note: Before the show there is an announcement that NBC will interrupt all programs to broadcast the latest bulletins about the war. Gildersleeve and Peavey discuss the importance of buying war bonds.

Date Aired : 44/06/25
Episode Number : 132
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Election Day - Gildy Loses
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's get up-to-date on The Great Gildersleeve. It's late Sunday night."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [snoring and dreaming] Mother Goodwin: "Throckmorton? Throckmorton, dear?" Gildersleeve: "Go away."
Note: Final broadcast of the season. Peary thanks their sponsor, writers, musical director, producer and the cast, who he lists by character. He announces that he and the cast will be playing camp shows and bond rallies during the summer break. He also plugs his new picture, "Gildersleeve's Ghost."

Date Aired : 44/09/03
Episode Number : 133
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lonely Gildy
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. How goes it with our hero at the end of a long, hot summer?"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hi, Judge, where are you going?" Hooker: "Hi, Gildy. Well, is it hot enough for you?"
Note: This is a rebroadcast for the armed forces of the United Nations. A musical selection plays in place of the midpoint commercial. At show's end, Peary expresses his pleasure at being back on the air again. The file ends with two minutes of music.

Date Aired : 44/09/10
Episode Number : 134
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Water Commissioner Is Fired - Rain Maker
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's drop in on our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, in Summerfield. The town is suffering from a long, dry heat wave, I'm sorry to say, and Gildersleeve, like the rest of the fat men, is suffering more than his share."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hot. Leroy, could I have the newspaper, please?" Leroy: "In just a second."

Date Aired : 44/09/17
Episode Number : 135
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: McGee's Invention
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now how goes it with The Great Gildersleeve? Well, his old opponent the mayor of Summerfield has begun warming up his campaign for reelection and his first political move was to oust our friend from his position as water commissioner."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Uh, huh. Uh, huh. Oh, sounds very interesting, Fibber."
Note: Peary urges the public to continue fighting inflation by reining in spending and holding off on raising prices or asking for raises.

Date Aired : 44/09/24
Episode Number : 136
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Plastic Mouse Trap - Banker's Son
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Let us turn now to the busy world of industry and finance."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now let me give you the picture as I see it, Judge."

Date Aired : 44/10/01
Episode Number : 137
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Sells His House
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. It's three weeks since his dismissal as Summerfield's water commissioner."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Uh, pass the syrup will you please my boy?" Leroy: "Here."

Date Aired : 44/10/08
Episode Number : 138
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boy's Club
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now how goes it with The Great Gildersleeve? Well, if the sounds coming from the Gildersleeve's kitchen are any indication, things should be going very well, indeed."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: [singing while working in the kitchen] "...an animal with dirt on his face, his shoes are a terrible disgrace. He has no manners when he eats his food. He's fat and lazy and extremely rude."
Note: Peary urges the public to support the National War Fund.

Date Aired : 44/10/15
Episode Number : 139
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Looks for a Job
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. After weeks of correspondence with his old friend, Fibber McGee in Wistful Vista, a model of McGee's plastic mousetrap has arrived by special delivery."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, Birdie, there it is. The world's first plastic mousetrap."

Date Aired : 44/10/22
Episode Number : 140
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Important Phone Call
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve. It's a bright, snappy Saturday morning in October, the kind of a day that's supposed to make a man feel like working."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, I thought I told you to rake up those leaves. Didn't I?"
Note: Peary urges the public to support the Navy by continuing in shipyard and factory jobs, writing the men, and volunteering as WAVES and nurses.

Date Aired : 44/10/29
Episode Number : 141
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Back as Water Commissioner
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "And now, what of The Great Gildersleeve? Well, he's broken into the papers again."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: [reading the paper] "The action of Mayor Terwilliger in removing Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve from office and installing his own cousin, Dan McCarthy, as water commissioner can be attributed to nothing but politics."

Date Aired : 44/11/05
Episode Number : 142
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Election Day - Bet
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve. Like every other town in the land, Summerfield finds itself on the eve of a national election [crowd booing, yells of "fight!" and sirens].
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Don't make me laugh, judge, don't make me laugh. Terwilliger may be no rose, but whoever heard of Welsh?"
Note: Peary makes a speech at the end of the show about the privilege of voting.

Date Aired : 44/11/12
Episode Number : 143
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Spanish Dancing Teacher, Miss Del Rey
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "And now to our story. Upstairs in the rear bedroom Leroy the scholar, eager for knowledge, sits at his desk poring over a problem in mathematics."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: [singing] "Clang, clang, clang went the trolley. Ding, ding, ding went the bell. Fives times eighteen is ninety...or is it?"

Date Aired : 44/11/19
Episode Number : 144
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Reception for Miss Del Rey
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Well, let's see what The Great Gildersleeve is up to. Last week, you remember, he volunteered to help Judge Hooker press his suit with the dancing teacher, Miss Dolores Del Rey."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Judge, have a cigar." Judge Hooker: "Don't care if I do."

Date Aired : 44/11/26
Episode Number : 145
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Reception Aftermath
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our old friend, Gildersleeve. Several days have passed since his attempt to introduce Judge Hooker's lady friend, Dolores Del Rey, to Summerfield society."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens and closes] Gildersleeve: [clearing his throat] Floyd Munson: "Oh, hello there."
Note: Peary urges the public to buy war bonds. He also tells the audience that next week's show will be broadcast from the Navy pier in Chicago, in connection with the Sixth War Loan Drive.

Date Aired : 44/12/03
Episode Number : 146
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Date with Miss Del Rey
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "And now what about The Great Gildersleeve? Well, just this evening he received a phone call from his old friend, Judge Hooker."
First Line (Dialogue): Judge Hooker: "Say, Gildy, I hate to impose on you, but I'm in a spot."

Date Aired : 44/12/10
Episode Number : 147
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Breach of Promise
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now on to Summerfield and the home of The Great Gildersleeve. Things are a little upset in the Gildersleeve household this week. The bug that's been going around town has finally laid Birdie low and she's been ordered this morning to go back to bed and stay."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, there he is and it's about time. What's he doing now?"

Date Aired : 44/12/17
Episode Number : 148
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shadowing
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now what about our old friend, Gildersleeve? Well, Gildersleeve today is a very uneasy man."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve, I wonder if you'd mind doing a little errand for me on your way home from the office."
My copy is called "Dodging a Process Server" and I think it makes more sense than "Shadowing" Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 44/12/24
Episode Number : 149
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Twas the Night Before Christmas
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now how do we find The Great Gildersleeve at this merry Christmastide?"
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "What do you think he's planning to do, Marj? Just skip Christmas this year?"
Note: At the show's end the audience joins the cast in singing "Joy To The World."

Date Aired : 44/12/31
Episode Number : 150
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Big New Year's Eve Party
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, as he winds up the year 1944."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hey, look out, Leroy!" Leroy: "Don't worry, Unk, I'll never hit you."
Note: At the show's end Peary states that the Army badly needs nurses.

Date Aired : 45/01/07
Episode Number : 151
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who's Dating Who
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. He's already tried three times to get his old friend Judge Hooker on the telephone."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hello, Judge? 'Bout time you got up. Listen, get over here right away, will you?"
Note: Commercials not included in the show.

Date Aired : 45/01/14
Episode Number : 152
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engagement for the Defense
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve who still has a breach of promise suit dangling over his head."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Lunch nearly ready, Birdie?" Birdie: "Yes, sir. I just thought I'd straighten up the living room a little."

Date Aired : 45/01/21
Episode Number : 153
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Hockey Player
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve whom we find sitting quietly in his parlor reading the evening paper."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey. Hey, Unk?" Gildersleeve: "I'm trying to read the paper, Leroy."

Date Aired : 45/01/28
Episode Number : 154
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 45/02/04
Episode Number : 155
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Visit by Aunt Hattie
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Let us turn now to The Great Gildersleeve. For a week he's had as his houseguest Aunt Hattie Forrester who has volunteered to help straighten out his nephew and niece, a matter which he's been happy to leave entirely in her hands."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Birdie: "Breakfast upstairs, breakfast downstairs. You'd think it was a hotel."
Note: This recording has an unusual end. Peary can be heard off-mike saying, "Well, they haven't written the tag, yet. Going to say a lot about Kraft in the tag, though." Carpenter gives a broad reading of his final lines while Peary comments and whistles.

Date Aired : 45/02/11
Episode Number : 156
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 45/02/18
Episode Number : 157
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Aunt Hattie Stays On
First Line (Ken Carpenter): [Gildersleeve singing "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive"] "Well, Gildersleeve appears to be in fine spirits this morning and pretty fair voice."
First Line (Dialogue): [knock on door] Marjorie: "Uncle Mort? Uncle Mort?" Gildersleeve: "Uh, come in, my dear."
Note: Peary urges the public to give to The Red Cross.

Date Aired : 45/02/25
Episode Number : 158
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hattie and Hooker
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now how goes it with The Great Gildersleeve? Well, the old boy is fit to be tied."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Confound it, Leroy, the woman's been in there an hour."
Note: This show runs 22:58. At the show's end Peary urges the public to write short, frequent letters to the troops and to use "V-Mail."
There is a recording from the same date running 6:51 and titled "Audience Warmup" that begins with the announcement that NBC is interrupting its programs for a special broadcast from Guam. The special broadcast starts, then the recording switches to Peary and Tetley telling jokes to fill time until NBC returns to them.

Date Aired : 45/03/04
Episode Number : 159
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:

Date Aired : 45/03/11
Episode Number : 160
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chairman of Women's Committee
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve who's been practically a new man since his sister-in-law, Aunt Hattie, left Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, come on, Bessie, give me more letters to answer, more complaints to handle, more worlds to conquer."
Note: Another appeal for The Red Cross.

Date Aired : 45/03/18
Episode Number : 161
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Laughing Coyote Ranch
First Line (Announcer): missing
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "garbled...Mr. Gildersleeve?" Gildersleeve: "No, no thank you, Leroy." Birdie: "Leroy? Come again?"
Note: Chopped copy running 20:17. This copy sounds edited, as though the intro is from the Harold Peary years (his name is mentioned at the start), but then the show begins and it sounds like Willard Waterman playing the role. Also, Birdie is being played by Amanda Randolph, not Lillian Randolph. Amanda took over for Lillian in 1955. The clincher for me is Doye O'Dell announcing that he has a new Era album out in record stores. The songs he performs in the show are from an album that came out in 1956, called "Doye." Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 45/03/25
Episode Number : 162
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Old Flame Named Violet
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our old friend Gildersleeve. Spring, as it must to all places, has come at last to Summerfield and Gildersleeve is feeling its magic influence."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Excuse me, Mr. Gildersleeve, you busy?" Gildersleeve: "Oh, no Birdie, just enjoying the beautiful day."

Date Aired : 45/04/01
Episode Number : 163
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Raising a Pig
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now, what of The Great Gildersleeve? Well, there's a little ceremony they go through at Gildersleeve's house every now and then."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Oh, my goodness, here he comes. Miss Marjorie, honey, call your uncle quick."

Date Aired : 45/04/08
Episode Number : 164
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Pet Pig Tiger
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join Gildersleeve and his little family in Summerfield. [Birdie singing] Birdie's in the laundry doing some ironing, but the rest of the family, well, they're all outdoors and who wouldn't be on a day like this?"
First Line (Dialogue): [hammering] Gildersleeve: "Oh! Stop watching me, Leroy."

Date Aired : 45/04/22
Episode Number : 165
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila's Party
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see what goes on in Summerfield. Ah, yes, in the society column of The Summerfield Indicator appears this item." Society Columnist: "Hi, ho. The post-Lenten social season is in full swing these days and everything is gay, gay."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "How about it, Unk?" Marjorie: "Yes, Uncle Mort, how about it? You've been putting it off and putting it off."
Note: Peary urges the public to donate clothing to the United National Clothing Collection.

Date Aired : 45/04/29
Episode Number : 166
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Neighbor - Bullard
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's journey on to Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "The year's at the spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn-" Leroy: "And Uncle Throckmorton, where is he?"

Marjorie is quoting from Robert Browning's "Pippa Passes." I've looked at multiple sites to verify the quote, but haven't picked one as a definitive reference. I've left the capitals in place to indicate the line breaks. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 45/05/06
Episode Number : 167
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Picks a Husband for Marjorie
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now for The Great Gildersleeve. On a fine May morning he steps out on his veranda to survey his property and, incidentally, see what his new neighbor is up to across the street."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy?" Leroy: "Yeah?" Gildersleeve: "Come here a minute."

Date Aired : 45/05/13
Episode Number : 168
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Meet Craig Bullard
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's join our friend, The Great Gildersleeve, whom we meet this evening as a member of the Summerfield School Board."
First Line (Dialogue): Eve Goodwin: "What time is it, Throckmorton?" Gildersleeve: "Time? Uh, eight-fifteen, Eve."

Date Aired : 45/05/20
Episode Number : 169
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Unclaimed Savings Account - Buy Stock
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's see what's happening to The Great Gildersleeve. We find him opening his morning mail and among the circulars from plumbers, investment houses and people who want to sell him a used car, is a letter postmarked Wistful Vista."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, Wistful Vista!" Leroy: "Is it from Fibber McGee, Uncle Mort?"
Note: Gildersleeve and Peavey discuss the importance of purchasing war bonds.

Date Aired : 45/05/27
Episode Number : 170
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bessie Quits
First Line (Ken Carpenter): "Now let's look in on The Great Gildersleeve's household. It's breakfast time and while Marjorie and Leroy are at the table, Uncle Throckmorton has not yet put in an appearance."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Leroy, stop dumping sugar in your cocoa."

Date Aired : 45/06/03
Episode Number : 171
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Secretary - Leila
First Line (Vern Smith): "And now let's see how things are going with The Great Gildersleeve. Well, it's a matter of public record. In the want ad section of The Summerfield Indicator, on May twenty-sixth, appeared this item."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Birdie: "Evening, Mr. Gildersleeve." Gildersleeve: "Oh. Anybody phone, Birdie?"

Date Aired : 45/06/10
Episode Number : 172
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: An Evening with a Good Book
First Line (Vern Smith): "And now, The Great Gildersleeve. 'The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.'"
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Wonder what's for dinner? Tired tonight. Tired, but happy."

Date Aired : 45/06/17
Episode Number : 173
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bullards Have a Party
First Line (Vern Smith): "Now for The Great Gildersleeve. A thing that's always puzzled Gildersleeve is how Birdie, working as she does in the back of the house, always knows what goes on out front."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve! Mr. Gildersleeve!"
Note: Final broadcast of the season. Vern Smith announces that four million emergency workers are needed as Victory Farm Volunteers. Another end of show plea by Peary for the public to buy war bonds.

Date Aired : 45/09/02
Episode Number : 174
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Going to Grass Lake
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's return to The Great Gildersleeve where we left him taking his ease on his front porch stretched out comfortably in the swing."
First Line (Dialogue): [chains squeaking] Gildersleeve: "Got to oil this thing, it squeaks."
Note: The show begins with an unusual teaser of dialogue before the first commercial. Gildersleeve: "No, Leroy, no, no, no. For the thousand and oneth time, no!"

Date Aired : 45/09/09
Episode Number : 175
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's New Teacher
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's return to The Great Gildersleeve and his nephew, Leroy, whom we find in a silent deadlock over the question of going to the movies tonight."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Huh." Leroy: "Huh."
Note: (Teaser) Leroy: "Why not, Unk? Huh? Why not, huh, Unk? Why can't I go to the movies?"

Date Aired : 45/09/16
Episode Number : 176
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Suspended from School
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what goes on in the home of The Great Gildersleeve. Leroy it seems is in the dog house."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "It's a big gyp. Old Lady McCann. Only wish I'd told her what I really thought of her."

Date Aired : 45/09/23
Episode Number : 177
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Returns Home
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve who was up early this morning. There's a nip of autumn in the air, but Gildersleeve is taking his morning bath just the same."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "I love life and I want to live."

Date Aired : 45/09/30
Episode Number : 178
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie the Ballerina
First Line (John Lang): "These are busy days for Summerfield's Commissioner of Public Water and they call for a little relaxation in the evening."
First Line (Dialogue): Leila Ransom: "Gracious, you do say goodnight to a girl."

Date Aired : 45/10/07
Episode Number : 179
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Raking Leaves - Craig's Party
First Line (John Lang): "Let us journey now to Summerfield. Summerfield, the city of homes, nestling like a pearl in the golden setting of the autumn countryside."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, for corn's sake! How am I gonna get anywhere with this?"
Note: Peary asks the public to contribute to the National War Fund.

Date Aired : 45/10/14
Episode Number : 180
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Works off a Broken Vase
First Line (John Lang): "Let us descend now through the magic of atomic power to the little home of The Great Gildersleeve in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: [singing] "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." Gildersleeve: "Well, Birdie, what's for supper?"

Date Aired : 45/10/21
Episode Number : 181
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lightfoot Visits Leila
First Line (John Lang): "Now let us see what fate has in store for The Great Gildersleeve. Fate moves in mysterious ways."
First Line (Dialogue): [door knock] Birdie: "I'm coming!" Postman: "So's Christmas."

Date Aired : 45/10/28
Episode Number : 182
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Peavey's Wife Is Ill - Rumor
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what goes on in Summerfield. For little goes on in Summerfield that sooner or later does not involve The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Leila Ransom: "And how is Mrs. Peavey?" Peavey: "Oh, she's fine, Mrs. Ransom, just fine."

Date Aired : 45/11/04
Episode Number : 183
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Helping Leroy with His Studies
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. But first, let's decide which Gildersleeve we want to join."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawning] "Wonder what time it is. Quarter of five? Must be later than that."
Note: Marjorie encourages high school and elementary school students to join the Junior Red Cross.

Date Aired : 45/11/11
Episode Number : 184
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teaching Marjorie Domestic Arts
First Line (John Lang): "Every man should have a hobby or so the doctors tell us and Gildersleeve has his. You'll find him at it morning, noon and night, his eyes shining, his mouth watering and his napkin tucked under his chin."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Judge, pass your plate and let me give you a little more of the fresh meat."

Date Aired : 45/11/18
Episode Number : 185
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Falling out of the Jolly Boys
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's peep into the world of Summerfield and see what goes on there. It's Thursday night, not Saturday, but a familiar commotion upstairs over Floyd Munson's barbershop leads us to conclude that the Jolly Boys Club is assembled there."
First Line (Dialogue): Judge Hooker: [rapping his gavel] "Let's have order, please, gentlemen."

Date Aired : 45/11/25
Episode Number : 186
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Big Football Game
First Line (John Lang): "Thanksgiving weekend. Each year at this season the good citizens of Summerfield make a pilgrimage of some thirty miles to witness the annual football classic between State University and the Aggies."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, if I do the dishes tonight can I go, huh, can I, how about it, can I?"

Date Aired : 45/12/02
Episode Number : 187
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Stuck with Opera Tickets
First Line (John Lang): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [phone rings] Leroy: "Telephone." Birdie: "I got it. Mr. Gildersleeve's residence. I'm sorry, but Mr. Gildersleeve isn't up yet."
Note: Peary reminds the audience that there is only one week left in the Victory Bond Drive.

Date Aired : 45/12/09
Episode Number : 188
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Head of Opera Committee
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what goes on in Summerfield. Well, you'd hardly know the place."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What seems to be your problem, Judge?" Hooker: "Women."
Note: Peary advertises his three phonograph records of fairy tales.

Date Aired : 45/12/16
Episode Number : 189
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Night at the Opera
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. There seems to be a good deal of activity going on in his house."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, ask Birdie if she's finished ironing my shirt." Leroy: "Okay."
Note: Peary asks the public to buy Christmas Seals to fight tuberculosis.

Date Aired : 45/12/23
Episode Number : 190
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Eve at Home
First Line (John Lang): "Well, it's almost here. Only one more day. And there isn't a kid in the whole country who looks forward to it with more eagerness than Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" [knocks on the door] "Birdie, quick, help me here, Birdie!"

Date Aired : 45/12/30
Episode Number : 191
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Year's Eve at Home
First Line (John Lang): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Christmas week. Christmas to New Year's. These are the times that try men's souls."
Note: Peary announces that the U.S. Treasury will continue selling F,G, and E savings bonds now that the war is over.

Date Aired : 46/01/06
Episode Number : 192
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ben Returns from the Navy
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. He has battled his way through Christmas and New Year's.
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Oh, hello, Unkie. I didn't know you were here." Gildersleeve: "Uh, yes, my dear, I live here."

Date Aired : 46/01/13
Episode Number : 193
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ben Sells Life Insurance
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. Yesterday there arrived in his mail greetings from the collector of internal revenue together with his nineteen-forty-five income tax blanks."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, where is everybody? All out up there! Yoohoo, everybody up. Come on, all hands on deck."

Date Aired : 46/01/20
Episode Number : 194
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Exposing a Phony Swami
First Line (John Lang): "We take you now to Summerfield, home of that prominent figure and humble servant of the people, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, if I might trouble you again for the marmalade." Leroy: "Marmalade, coming through."

Date Aired : 46/01/27
Episode Number : 195
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Leila Feel Their Age
First Line (John Lang): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Leila Ransom: "Yoohoo, Throckmorton!" Gildersleeve: "Leila! Well, come on in. Oh, hello, Judge."

Date Aired : 46/02/03
Episode Number : 196
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Feud with the Bullards - Diplomat Gildy
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [rattling the newspaper] "Continued cold, westerly winds, possible snow. Wish winter was over."
Note: Peary asks the public to give old clothing to the Victory Clothing Drive.

Date Aired : 46/02/10
Episode Number : 197
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Need a New Car
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see how things are going with The Great Gildersleeve." [car motor] "Not so well, apparently."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Confound it. Nuts. That's the third time this week."
Note: Peary asks the public to help ease the housing shortage by renting rooms or a portion of their homes to returning veterans and their families.

Date Aired : 46/02/17
Episode Number : 198
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Has the Flu
First Line (John Lang): "No one will ever know whether it was a night of unseasonable warm weather, or a snack of milk and pickles before he went to bed, or if it was the brownies themselves who disturbed his slumber."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Toast is cold." Birdie: "My goodness, Leroy, eat your breakfast."

Date Aired : 46/02/24
Episode Number : 199
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's New Hobby - Boat in a Bottle
First Line (John Lang): "Poor Gildersleeve it seems has had a bad night."
First Line (Dialogue): [shutter banging] Gildersleeve: "What was that? Oh, that darn shutter. Must be a wind coming up."

Date Aired : 46/03/03
Episode Number : 200
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: State Water Inspector
First Line (John Lang): "Well, it's March. March came into Summerfield like a lamb."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Well, hello, Bessie. Fine day." Bessie: "Oh, Mr. Gildersleeve, everybody's been after you."

Date Aired : 46/03/10
Episode Number : 201
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie's Dance Date with Uncle Mort
First Line (John Lang): "There's something going on at Gildersleeve's house. All day Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, has been running up and down stairs, telephoning, consulting with Birdie."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Who's taking you to the dance tomorrow, Francie?"
Note: Peary and Lang (speaking for Kraft) praise the efforts of the nation's 4H Club members to produce more food for the world.

Date Aired : 46/03/17
Episode Number : 202
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy and Craig Arrested
First Line (John Lang): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [door closes] Marjorie: "Is that you, Unkie?" Gildersleeve: "Yes, my dear. It's me." "Marjorie: "My, you're late for Saturday."

Date Aired : 46/03/24
Episode Number : 203
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Traces Genealogy
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what Gildersleeve has on his mind. Arriving home rather late from the office he finds dinner just about ready."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "There's a letter there for you, Mr. Gildersleeve."
Note: Lang announces that The Red Cross needs one hundred million dollars for its war and natural disaster relief efforts around the world.

Date Aired : 46/03/31
Episode Number : 204
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Picnic Before Doomsday
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see how things are going with The Great Gildersleeve. Yes, it's been a long, hard day. A long, hard week."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Your uncle seems a little tired this evening, Miss Marjorie, so I wouldn't go cutting up any didos."
Note: Lang asks for the public's continued support of the Camp Fire Girls of America.

Date Aired : 46/04/07
Episode Number : 205
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Annual Dinner with Judge Hooker
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what goes on with The Great Gildersleeve. He comes home in the evening and finds the hall table piled up, as usual, with everything under the sun."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Confound it, let's clean up this mess here. Leroy! Marjorie!"
Note: Lang and Peary ask the public to buy Easter Seals.

Date Aired : 46/04/14
Episode Number : 206
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bank Robber Loose
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what goes on in Summerfield. Every afternoon at five forty-five a boy on a bicycle riding down the street, no hands, flings a folded newspaper onto Gildersleeve's front lawn."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Yipe! Hey, Marj! Hey, Birdie! Hey, anybody!"

Date Aired : 46/04/21
Episode Number : 207
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Petition Against Trolley Car House
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what goes on in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, footsteps] Leroy: "Here's Unk! Hi, Unk! Hey, Unk, can I have some money to go to the movies tomorrow? There's a swell western at The Majestic. Piggy and I were going. Can you spare a little cash?"
Note: James L. Kraft is supposed to give his annual Easter message. Because of a technical glitch, Peary reads the message.

Date Aired : 46/04/28
Episode Number : 208
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Wants a Pony
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what Gildersleeve has on his mind."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Marjorie, you know something? We ought to have Judge Hooker to dinner one of these evenings."

Date Aired : 46/05/05
Episode Number : 209
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy in a Rut - New Image
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's get on to Summerfield and the Gildersleeve house. It's a balmy spring evening and it seems to be whispering something to Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I think I might circulate a little this evening. Yes, sir. Time to get back into action."

Date Aired : 46/05/12
Episode Number : 210
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila's New Boy Friend
First Line (John Lang): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, tone sounds] Peavey: "Hello, Mr. Gildersleeve. What can I do for you this pleasant afternoon?" Gildersleeve: "I don't know, Peavey. I'm willing to consider anything."
Note: Lang and Peary urge the audience to conserve food to help feed the starving abroad.

Date Aired : 46/05/19
Episode Number : 211
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Learns to Dance - Party for Ethel
First Line (John Lang): "It's a fact long recognized in the Gildersleeve household that if you want to catch the old boy in a pleasant mood, catch him catch him when he's sitting down to dinner."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: [laughing] "Hey, that's pretty good. Did you hear that Marj?"

Date Aired : 46/05/26
Episode Number : 212
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flashback - Meets Leila Ransome
First Line (John Lang): "Gildersleeve this evening is in a reflective mood."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ah, tender words of love. [singing] I implore you."
Note: Lang again urges the public to conserve food.

Date Aired : 46/06/02
Episode Number : 213
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flashback - Plays Cyrano, Meet Eve
First Line (John Lang): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens and closes] Bessie: "Good morning, Mr. Gildersleeve." Gildersleeve: "Morning, Bessie. Little late. Bring your book into my office, will you."

Date Aired : 46/06/09
Episode Number : 214
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flashback - Jolly Boys 4th of July Picnic
First Line (John Lang): "For the past couple of weeks we have been recalling to you some of The Great Gildersleeve's early experiences."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, sir, as long as I live, I'll never forget last fourth of July."
Note: Final broadcast of the season. Peary announces that the show is moving from Sunday to Wednesday night and that the first show will be September 11th. He thanks the cast, who he lists by character. There is another plea to help fight world hunger.

Date Aired : 46/09/18
Episode Number : 215
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Commissioner Turns off the Water
First Line (John Lang): "In the modest home of The Great Gildersleeve there occurs a phenomenon peculiar to male youth."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Birdie! Breakfast!" Birdie: "I'm bringing it, Leroy, I'm bringing it."

According to Peary's announcement on 46/06/09, the new season was going to begin on 46/09/11. In the Radio Today section of the New York Times dated Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1946, The Great Gildersleeve was scheduled to premiere at 8:30 p.m. It may have been preempted. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 46/09/25
Episode Number : 216
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's New Spruce Scent - Leila Engaged
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. After a day at the office, or almost a day, he has dropped into Peavey's pharmacy where we find him concluding a small transaction."
First Line (Dialogue): [cash register] Peavey: "Thank you, Mr. Gildersleeve. Come again."

Date Aired : 46/10/02
Episode Number : 217
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila's Wedding Invitations
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what's been happening to Gildersleeve. Well, it's plenty. Into the quiet town of Summerfield, via the U.S. Mail, a bomb has dropped."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Now remember what I told you, Leroy. Be nice to him." Leroy: "I always am."
Note: Peary reminds the audience of the NBC Wednesday night lineup: Duffy's Tavern with Ed Gardner, Mr. District Attorney, and Frank Morgan as The Fabulous Doctor Tweedy.

Date Aired : 46/10/09
Episode Number : 218
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Leaves Town
First Line (John Lang): "Well, let's see now what Gildersleeve has been up to. I doubt really that Gildersleeve himself could tell you."
First Line (Dialogue): [doorbell rings] Gildersleeve: "Oh, pardon me. Hello, Leila." Leila Ransom: "I've come to say goodbye, Throckmorton."
Note: Peary announces that he's going to be on Kay Kaiser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge later in the evening.

Date Aired : 46/10/16
Episode Number : 219
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Contemplates Early Retirement
First Line (John Lang): "It's evening, evening in Summerfield. In Gildersleeve's experience there are two kinds of evenings, those on which a man has either got to get out of the house or go crazy, and those on which wild horses couldn't drag him out."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, where are you going?" Leroy: "Upstairs. I gotta do my homework."

Date Aired : 46/10/23
Episode Number : 220
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Asks for a Raise
First Line (John Lang): It's been a bad week for Gildersleeve, a bad week. It was one thing after another."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie, children, the time has come. I mean the time has really come. We've got to cut down."
Note: Gildersleeve and Marjorie encourage donations to the Community Chest.

Date Aired : 46/10/30
Episode Number : 221
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Real Estate Agent - Hooker as a Boarder
First Line (John Lang): "Like a lot of people these days Gildersleeve lately has been taking stock of himself and of his prospects for the future."
First Line (Dialogue): Judge Hooker: "You know what the trouble with you is, Gildy?"

Date Aired : 46/11/06
Episode Number : 222
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Pajama Party - Marjorie Gets Engaged
First Line (John Lang): "Well, let's see what's going on at The Great Gildersleeve's house." [footsteps, door opens and girls giggling] "Sounds like the wrong house, but it's not. It's a pajama party."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, girls, you want to see a card trick?" Marjorie: "No, Leroy."

Date Aired : 46/11/13
Episode Number : 223
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smitten by an Unknown Beautiful Lady
First Line (John Lang): "For every mortal on this earth, some would like to believe there is a guiding star in the heavens."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Floyd, she was...she was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. She was beautiful. An absolute vision of delight."

Date Aired : 46/11/20
Episode Number : 224
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Takes up the Great Books
First Line (John Lang): "For a fat man, Gildersleeve is quite a walker. But on bad days coming home from the office he sometimes takes the B-Line bus."
First Line (Dialogue): Bus Driver: "Back in the rear there, come on, don't be afraid, folks. Step back."

Date Aired : 46/11/27
Episode Number : 225
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdy Takes a Vacation
First Line (John Lang): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Floyd Munson: "Well, if it ain't the kid, himself." Gildersleeve: "Greetings, Floyd."
Note: Peary advertises another set of his fairy tale albums (the first came out in 1945).

Date Aired : 46/12/04
Episode Number : 226
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jolly Boys Sponsor an Orphan
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. It's a Saturday night in Summerfield and so we find him, as usual, occupying one of the best of the rickety chairs which furnish the Jolly Boys Club up above Floyd Munson's barbershop."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "I wonder where everybody is?" Judge Hooker: "I can't imagine."

Date Aired : 46/12/11
Episode Number : 227
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Afraid of a Bully
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what's going on with The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hello, Miss Fenwick? Guess who this is. Nope, guess again."
Note: Lang announces that more student nurses are needed in the U.S.

Date Aired : 46/12/18
Episode Number : 228
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Wants a Motor Scooter
First Line (John Lang): "Yes, it won't be long now. The counters are stacked. The department stores have issued their final ultimatums."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "You know, we have the craziest uncle. I mean really, he's a scream. But so nice, isn't he, Leroy?"

Date Aired : 46/12/25
Episode Number : 229
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Caroling at Gildersleeve's
First Line (John Lang): "In Summerfield, through the magic of radio, it is still only Christmas Eve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "I don't care what you say, Peavey, Christmas comes but once a year and it's a great old institution."
Note: Lang reads part of James L. Kraft's Christmas message to the Kraft Foods Company employees during the mid-show break.

Date Aired : 47/01/01
Episode Number : 230
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Big New Year's Costume Ball
First Line (Dialogue): [sounds of celebration] Gildersleeve: "Yeah, happy New Year. I'm making no resolutions this year. I'm just gonna be a bad boy."
First Line (John Lang): "What a terrible way to start the New Year. But before we condemn our hero, let us review the tragic events which have put him in this desperate frame of mind."
Note: First Lines are reversed. Peary announces that next week's show will be broadcast from Memphis, Tennessee.

Date Aired : 47/01/08
Episode Number : 231
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Back for a Visit - Gildy in Love
First Line (John Lang): "Wednesday, January eighth, nineteen hundred and forty-seven. Exactly one week ago Gildersleeve turned over a new leaf."
First Line (Dialogue): [intercom buzz] Gildersleeve: "Yes, Bessie." Bessie: "Judge Hooker, calling."
Note: The show comes from Memphis, Tennessee, in celebration of the formal opening of Kraft's new branch and distribution center.

Date Aired : 47/01/15
Episode Number : 232
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jolly Boy's Sleigh Ride - Judge Hooker
First Line (John Lang): "Well, you oughta be in Summerfield. The drizzle that started Friday afternoon and threatened to spoil the weekend, turned suddenly to snow last night, great feathery flakes that floated down and spread a white blanket of silence over the whole town."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hello, hello, Chief? Gildersleeve. Say, have you looked out your window, Chief?"
Note: The show comes from Chicago, Illinois, this week. Lang repeats his announcement that the U.S. needs student nurses. Peary urges the public to give to the March of Dimes.

Date Aired : 47/01/22
Episode Number : 233
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dancing School
First Line (John Lang): "Mushing home from work through the sloppy streets of Summerfield, Gildersleeve comes to a street corner where he finds his neighbor, Mrs. Bullard, hesitating before a large puddle of slush."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ah! Mrs. Bullard." Mrs. Bullard: "Oh, Mr. Gildersleeve."

Date Aired : 47/01/29
Episode Number : 234
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie's Hotrod Boyfriend
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's get on to Gildersleeve and see what he's up to. It seems to be about eleven o'clock at night, an hour at which, in Summerfield, the citizens have generally heard the last radio program and brushed their teeth, opened their bedroom windows a discreet crack and gone to bed."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Darn kid. Give her a good talking to in the morning."

Date Aired : 47/02/05
Episode Number : 235
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Magazine Salesman
First Line (John Lang): "All is serene in the home of The Great Gildersleeve. Breakfast is over and the dishes have been washed."
First Line (Dialogue): [vacuum cleaner] Gildersleeve: "Confounded vacuum cleaner. How can I think?"

Date Aired : 47/02/12
Episode Number : 236
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Old School Friend Visits Gildy
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what The Great Gildersleeve is doing. This afternoon he brought a typewriter home from the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [Gildersleeve yawning and putting paper in typewriter] Marjorie: "Hello, Unkie. Writing a letter?"

Date Aired : 47/02/19
Episode Number : 237
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bessie's Cousin Substitutes for Her
First Line (John Lang): "In the home of The Great Gildersleeve it's breakfast time. With his small family grouped around him, a plate of scrambled eggs and toast before him, the great man judiciously weighs the problems of the day and makes his calm decisions."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "No, absolutely not! Confound it, no!" Marjorie: "But Uncle Mort."

Date Aired : 47/02/26
Episode Number : 238
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Getting Rid of Bessie
First Line (John Lang): "Did you ever have one of those mornings when you wake up about an hour too early?"
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hi, Unk. Gosh, what happened?" Gildersleeve: "Good morning, Leroy. Marjorie."
Note: Lang announces that in March the Red Cross will try to raise sixty million dollars for their programs, including those that assist veterans.

Date Aired : 47/03/05
Episode Number : 239
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie Flipped over Crooner Larry Lake
First Line (John Lang): "It's a beautiful crisp morning in Summerfield, the sort of morning that makes you want to get out in the nice fresh air."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [waking up] "Who's playing that confounded radio? How can anybody sleep with that?"

Date Aired : 47/03/12
Episode Number : 240
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy and Craig Picked up Taking Lumber
First Line (John Lang): "There's trouble afoot in Summerfield, potential trouble anyway. Two small boys are wandering down Lakeside Avenue with nothing to do."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, look! A new house." Craig Bullard: "Yeah." Leroy: "The workmen are all gone."
Note: At the request of the Boys Clubs of America, Lang states, this is a repeat of a show that found favor with listeners. This doesn't appear to be a repeated script. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 47/03/19
Episode Number : 241
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Stuck with Water Dept Money over Night
First Line (John Lang): "It's the middle of the afternoon, not even three o'clock yet, but Gildersleeve has locked up the water department for the day."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, tone sounds, door closes] Gildersleeve: "Peavey, my friend." Peavey: "Well, hello, Mr. Gildersleeve."

Date Aired : 47/03/26
Episode Number : 242
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: First Day of Spring - New Piano Teacher
First Line (Louise Erickson): "I don't know how it was in your town last week, but here in Summerfield the clouds broke and the sun came out and the lawns began to show a little green."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Marjorie: "Unkie, now you've simply got to come out." Gildersleeve: "Let go."

Date Aired : 47/04/02
Episode Number : 243
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Evening with Miss Piper
First Line (Arthur Q. Bryan): [scissors] "You know, folks ask me sometimes how I come to be a barber."
First Line (Dialogue): Dr. Needham: "A pleasure to see you, Gildersleeve." Gildersleeve: "Pleasure to see you, doctor."
Note: James L. Kraft gives his annual Easter message.

Date Aired : 47/04/09
Episode Number : 244
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bird Watchers
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. The official hours of the Summerfield water department are nine to five, but on Tuesdays and Fridays lately the commissioner has been rushing home at four-thirty."
First Line (Dialogue): [piano, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Miss Piper, well!" Miss Piper: "Why, Mr. Gildersleeve, you're home early again."
Note: In conjunction with Army Week, there is an announcement about the opportunities in the volunteer Army.

Date Aired : 47/04/16
Episode Number : 245
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Whole World Is Watching
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. It's Saturday morning."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, where do you think you're going?" Leroy: Me? Out."

Date Aired : 47/04/23
Episode Number : 246
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila's Party for Joanne
First Line (John Lang): "There's been dirty work in Summerfield. A dastardly blow has been struck."
First Line (Dialogue): [car] Judge Hooker: "What's wrong, Leroy? What happened?" Leroy: "He hit me, the dirty guy."
Note: It is announced that on April twenty-seventh, daylight savings time will go into effect in some areas and to check local listings to verify the time of the show.

Date Aired : 47/04/30
Episode Number : 247
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Great Tchaikovsky Love Story
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what Gildersleeve is up to."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens and closes] Gildersleeve: "Well, thanks for the lift, Judge. Big help. I was a little late."

Date Aired : 47/05/07
Episode Number : 248
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Excluded from Craig's Party
First Line (John Lang): "It's May. May has brought the flowers and the flies to Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, swatter] Birdie: [singing] "I'd love to live on easy street. The folks who live on easy street just sit around all day."
Note: Columnist Jimmy Starr presents Jack Meakin with an award for outstanding originality in composing, arranging and conducting music for radio.

Date Aired : 47/05/14
Episode Number : 249
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Peavy Disappears
First Line (John Lang): [Jolly Boys singing] "It's Saturday night and for the first time in weeks Gildersleeve has spent an evening in the company of his boon companions at the Jolly Boys Club up over Floyd Munson's barbershop."
First Line (Dialogue): Floyd: "Hey, not bad, not bad." Gildersleeve: "Chief, I should like to take this opportunity to congratulate you personally on that last note you sang."

Date Aired : 47/05/21
Episode Number : 250
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teacher's Problems
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's see what's going on in Summerfield. Gildersleeve's niece and nephew are in the parlor getting down to work."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Are these your books, Leroy?" Leroy: "Books? Sure, whose you think?"
Note: Peary warns that teachers are leaving their profession because of underpay, overwork and large class sizes. He urges the public to join the PTA and to pay higher taxes if necessary to guarantee a better education for children.

Date Aired : 47/05/28
Episode Number : 251
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Tries to Give up Smoking
First Line (John Lang): "Now let's join The Great Gildersleeve. It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon in May, but where is he?"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs, outer door closes] "Who left that confounded door open? I told that girl-"

Date Aired : 47/06/04
Episode Number : 252
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Called in by the IRS
First Line (John Lang): "It all started this way. Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, arriving home from school, found himself at loose ends."
First Line (Dialogue): [window breaks] Birdie: "Leroy! Now you've done it. Leroy, I'm gonna tell your uncle."
Note: Last show of the season. Peary announces a new summer series, "The Summerfield Band Concert."

Date Aired : 47/09/10
Episode Number : 253
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Tries to Renew Romance with Eve
First Line (John Wald): "It's one of those quiet Sunday afternoons in Summerfield. And what's our old friend Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve up to?"
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Oh, Mr. Gildersleeve, I found that sponge. It was on the...oh, oh." Gildersleeve: "Huh?"
Note: Peary promotes the new "Sealtest Village Store" beginning the following night with Jack Carson and Eve Arden.

Date Aired : 47/09/17
Episode Number : 254
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Getting Everything Snug for Winter
First Line (John Wald): "And now let's get in step with The Great Gildersleeve as he surges toward his office."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door] Gildersleeve: "Good morning, Bessie." Bessie: "Good morning, Mr. Gildersleeve."

Date Aired : 47/09/24
Episode Number : 255
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: In Trouble with Bessie's Boy Friend
First Line (John Wald): "The Great Gildersleeve is trudging manfully home from the office."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Oh! Leroy's skates again. I've got to talk to him about this."
Note: Peary gives a message from the National Safety Council about safety around the house.

Date Aired : 47/10/01
Episode Number : 256
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teaching Leroy Borrowing and Finance
First Line (John Wald): "There's a well-known problem in the Gildersleeve household. If it isn't Leroy running through the house, it's Leroy running up the stairs."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Bank statements. Hate 'em. Look at this."

Date Aired : 47/10/08
Episode Number : 257
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Beautiful Visitor at the Bullards
First Line (John Wald): "Tis autumn, yes, beautiful autumn."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Autumn. Leaves all over the darn lawn."

Date Aired : 47/10/15
Episode Number : 258
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie's Baby Tending Assignment
First Line (John Wald): "In The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield it's a little after four o'clock in the afternoon, the time when growing kids bring hearty appetites home from school."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "That you in the refrigerator, Leroy?"

Date Aired : 47/10/22
Episode Number : 259
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Congressman Gildersleeve
First Line (John Wald): "It's early morning and everything is quiet in the Gildersleeve household. Up in his room the great man lies peacefully on his couch, wrapped in silent sleep."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Doris Dalrymple. Isn't that cute?"

Date Aired : 47/10/29
Episode Number : 260
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Halloween Party
First Line (John Wald): "It is written that men of genius have that capacity for losing themselves in their work."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Bessie? Bessie, come in here." Bessie: "Did you call me, Mr. Gildersleeve?"
Note: Peary urges the public to give to the Community Chest.

Date Aired : 47/11/05
Episode Number : 261
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hayride
First Line (John Wald): "Well, what's with The Great Gildersleeve? There's usually a woman in his life and this time it's the attractive widow who's recently moved to Summerfield, Doris Dalrymple."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Will you, Mrs. Dalrymple? Please?"

Date Aired : 47/11/12
Episode Number : 262
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Swindled on a Fur Coat
First Line (John Wald): "It's late afternoon in Summerfield as the water commissioner briskly advances upon his retreating shadow, gives it a column right up the walk, and then races it to the front door and the warmth of home."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Brr. Getting chilly out. [door, piano] Well, nothing like a cold snap to stimulate the appetite."
Note: Peary gives a message from the Better Business Bureau that the public should investigate before buying products.

Date Aired : 47/11/19
Episode Number : 263
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy in School Play
First Line (John Wald): "Now let's see what's going on in The Great Gildersleeve household. At the moment, the great man is in the living room, resting comfortably in front of the fireplace."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Leroy home yet, Mr. Gildersleeve?" Gildersleeve: "Leroy? Not yet, Birdie."

Date Aired : 47/11/26
Episode Number : 264
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thanksgiving - Tom Sawyer Raft
First Line (John Wald): "The Great Gildersleeve is one of those tradition loving Americans who believes Thanksgiving should be spent at home with his family."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "You bet. Anybody wants water all they have to do is turn a tap."

Date Aired : 47/12/03
Episode Number : 265
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fiscal Report Due
First Line (John Wald): "Three nights in a row The Great Gildersleeve has called on Doris Dalrymple and stayed late burning the midnight oil."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Don't move, Doris. Stand perfectly still, just as you are."

Date Aired : 47/12/10
Episode Number : 266
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Shopping
First Line (John Wald): "Well, all is quiet in the Gildersleeve household on this December evening. The family has just finished dinner and the great man is in his den resting his overstuffed figure in his overstuffed chair."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Say, Christmas is coming! And I haven't done my shopping yet."

Date Aired : 47/12/17
Episode Number : 267
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Water Commissioner Accused of Loafing
First Line (John Wald): "Did you ever have one of those days when everything seemed to go wrong right from the start?"
First Line (Dialogue): Voiceover: "Mayor hints at laxity in city department. Commissioner's to punch time clock, he warns."
Note: Peary was absent from the show because of illness. Instead of the end-of-show commercial, Wald informs the public that the citizen Marine Corps is being recruited to provide a reserve force to keep the peace at home.

Date Aired : 47/12/24
Episode Number : 268
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Christmas Dog
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's the day before Christmas and the Gildersleeve household is decked out merry and bright."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Don't pull that belt so tight, Marjorie." Marjorie: "All right, Uncle Mort."
Note: On behalf of the cast and the Kraft Foods Company, Peary wishes the audience a Merry Christmas.

Date Aired : 47/12/31
Episode Number : 269
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Year's Eve Parties
First Line (John Wald): "Now let's see what's going on in Summerfield. As water commissioner, The Great Gildersleeve may not have been a ball of fire during the year, but on this last day of December he's winding things up in a blaze of glory."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Bessie? Bessie? You have those reports filed away?"

Date Aired : 48/01/07
Episode Number : 270
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Anne Tuttle Is Back in Town
First Line (John Wald): "Well, the holiday season is over and there's sort of a letdown feeling in the Gildersleeve household this Sunday afternoon."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawning] Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve? Oh, oh. Too late." Gildersleeve: "What's the matter, Birdie?"

Date Aired : 48/01/14
Episode Number : 271
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Encourages Marjorie's New Romance
First Line (John Wald): "When his niece, Marjorie, started going out with boys, The Great Gildersleeve laid down certain rules."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Have to keep an eye on things." Marjorie: "Goodnight, Ben."

Date Aired : 48/01/21
Episode Number : 272
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: School Board Election Gildy vs Hooker
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield tonight. It looks like something pretty important.
First Line (Dialogue): Dr. Pettibone: "We members of the school board deeply regret that the Reverend, Dr. Needham, has tendered his resignation as chairman because of the pressures of his many others duties."
Note: Wald announces that tonight's broadcast marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Harold Peary being in radio. His first broadcast was at KZM Oakland, California.

Date Aired : 48/01/28
Episode Number : 273
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: License Plate Time - Barber Shop Trip
First Line (John Wald): "'Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said-'"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What a way to waste an afternoon. Took me two hours to get inside the building."

Wald is quoting from Sir Walter Scott's "Lay of the Last Minstrel." I've looked at multiple sites to verify the quote, but haven't picked one as a definite reference. I've left the capital in place to indicate the line break. Lisa Fittinghoff

Date Aired : 48/02/04
Episode Number : 274
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Acting Mayor
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's the afternoon of a typical working day in Summerfield and the little town is teeming with activity."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawning] "What time is it, Bessie?" Bessie: "It's four o'clock, Mr. Gildersleeve."

Date Aired : 48/02/11
Episode Number : 275
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Getting Glasses
First Line (John Wald): "The day has been going very well for the water commissioner."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir, I'll get the morning mail off my desk and then...what's this?"

Date Aired : 48/02/18
Episode Number : 276
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila's Cousin Adeline Fairchild Arrives
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield. It's Saturday noon and The Great Gildersleeve is walking home from the office, happy in the thought of a quiet, restful weekend ahead."
First Line (Dialogue): Judge Hooker: "That's right, Peavey, and she's coming in on the twelve-forty train."

Date Aired : 48/02/25
Episode Number : 277
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Thinks Adeline's Stealing Birdie
First Line (John Wald): "Last week, on a gentle breeze scented with magnolias and peach blossoms, a lady blew into Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "She wasn't peeking out this time. That's what I like about her. She's unpredictable."

Date Aired : 48/03/03
Episode Number : 278
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Helps Girl-Shy Leroy
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's Saturday morning and that means a late breakfast in the Gildersleeve household."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Unk, do you want that last waffle?" Gildersleeve: "No, you can have it, my boy."
Note: Peary talks about National 4-H Club Week.

Date Aired : 48/03/10
Episode Number : 279
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Considers Marriage
First Line (John Wald): "Now let's see what's going on in Summerfield. Long since the lights of our little city have been blinking out like retiring fireflies, but a light and good fellowship grow brighter and brighter above Floyd Munson's barbershop at the Jolly Boys Club."
First Line (Dialogue): [singing "Asleep in the Deep"] Floyd: "Thatta boy, Chief."

Date Aired : 48/03/17
Episode Number : 280
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Adeline's Beau Cecil - Duel
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's March and a chill, blustering wind is blowing through the little town of Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Dear diary, tonight I have another date with Adeline."

Date Aired : 48/03/24
Episode Number : 281
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Adeline Wants to Visit the Jolly Boys
First Line (John Wald): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve came home early this evening and there's been much activity upstairs."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ah, this is going to be a wonderful evening."
Notes: Wald announces that Peary has been made honorary commissioner of the Arcadia, California, water department.

Date Aired : 48/03/31
Episode Number : 282
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie in Love with Her French Teacher
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's almost midnight in the little town of Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Had a real nice time tonight. Jolly Boys are a swell bunch of fellas, all right."
Notes: Peary urges the public to give to The Red Cross.

Date Aired : 48/04/07
Episode Number : 283
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Raising Money for Baseball Field
First Line (John Wald): "It's April in Summerfield, when nature can hardly contain itself."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [singing] "Take me out to the ballgame..."
Note: Peary announces this is National Boys Club Week.

Date Aired : 48/04/14
Episode Number : 284
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Water Commissioner's Radio Speech
First Line (John Wald): "Did you ever have one of those days where everything seems to go wrong?"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Where is that girl? Just when I need her."

Date Aired : 48/04/21
Episode Number : 285
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's New Secretary
First Line (John Wald): "It's seldom you find The Great Gildersleeve sitting in a movie unless there's an added attraction."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Comfy, Adeline?" Adeline: "Oh, yes, and we're just in time. It's starting."
Notes: Peary reminds the public to buy U.S. Government Security Bonds.

Date Aired : 48/04/28
Episode Number : 286
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner Courtesy of Hercules Kitchenware
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's one of those balmy, starlit spring evenings in Summerfield, the kind of night that's just made for sitting out on the porch swing serenading your best girl."
First Line (Dialogue): [ukelele] Gildersleeve: [singing] "Honeymoon, keep a shining in June. Your silvery beams will bring love's dreams..."

Date Aired : 48/05/05
Episode Number : 287
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fish Fry
First Line (John Wald): "It's after dinner at The Great Gildersleeve's house and the evening paper has been parceled out to the family."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Marjorie?" Marjorie: "Yes, Unkie?" Gildersleeve: "What's an eight letter word for an African anteater?"

Date Aired : 48/05/12
Episode Number : 288
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Stays Home Sick
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's early morning in Summerfield and the little town has stirred itself awake ready to greet another day."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [snoring, alarm] "What's that? The phone?"

Date Aired : 48/05/19
Episode Number : 289
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Green Thumb Women's Club
First Line (John Wald): "Now let's see what's going on in Summerfield tonight. Dusk has long since fallen, the little wild creatures have wrapped themselves in slumber and the voice of the turtle is no longer heard throughout the land."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Adeline?" Adeline: "Yes, Throckmorton?"

Date Aired : 48/05/26
Episode Number : 290
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Drives a Mercedes
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve this morning. Right now the great man is backing the family car out of the garage."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy?" Leroy: "Yeah?" Gildersleeve: "Get out and close the garage doors."
Note: Peary repeats his plea for more people to go into the nursing profession.

Date Aired : 48/06/02
Episode Number : 291
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildersleeve Fired as Water Commissioner
First Line (John Wald): "Well, another sweltering summer day is hanging over Summerfield, but that doesn't mean business isn't progressing as usual at the water department."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawns] [door opens] Bessie: "Pardon me, Mr. Gildersleeve. Am I disturbing you?"
Note: Final show of the season. Wald announces that The Jack Pearl Show will be on as the summer replacement.

Date Aired : 48/09/08
Episode Number : 292
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Baby Girl Left in Gildy's Car
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield. Vacation is over for The Great Gildersleeve and his little family."
First Line (Dialogue): [department store noises] Gildersleeve: "Come on, children, let's get out of here."

Date Aired : 48/09/15
Episode Number : 293
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Taking Care of Baby
First Line (John Wald): "Anyone who knows The Great Gildersleeve knows that whenever a difficult situation presents itself he can be counted upon for the right solution."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Boy, am I hungry. [knocking] Leroy, up and at 'em. Time to get up."

Date Aired : 48/09/22
Episode Number : 294
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Taking Pictures of Baby Upsets Leroy
First Line (John Wald): "Well, for the past two weeks now the Gildersleeve household has had a new look and also a few new sounds."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hello, there, little girl. Kitchee kitchee coo!" [baby gurgles happily]

Date Aired : 48/09/29
Episode Number : 295
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Name the Baby Contest
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what Summerfield's water commissioner's doing this morning. He strides into the office full of purpose and breakfast, ready to accomplish great things."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, Gildersleeve singing and whistling, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Ah, good morning, Bessie."
Note: Start of the fifty-thousand dollar Name the Baby Contest.

Date Aired : 48/10/06
Episode Number : 296
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Tries to Reform for Welfare Invest
First Line (John Wald): "Well, a baby in the house can certainly change a person's life."
First Line (Dialogue): [water splashing] Gildersleeve: "Ah, this is fun, isn't it baby?"

Date Aired : 48/10/13
Episode Number : 297
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Visit by Aunt Hattie
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. A big, round October sun arose at six-thirty."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "Hi, ho, hi, ho, it's off to work we go."

Date Aired : 48/10/20
Episode Number : 298
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie Ready to Marry to Keep Baby
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's a pleasant Sunday afternoon in Summerfield, the kind of a day when it's nice to get out of the house and stroll in the crisp autumn air."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Marjorie: "Let me push the baby for awhile, Unkie."

Date Aired : 48/10/27
Episode Number : 299
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Proposes to Adeline
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's Sunday in Summerfield. An aura of peace and goodwill surrounds Water Commissioner Gildersleeve as he strolls home from church in his Sunday best with a pretty lady on his arm."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ah, good morning, Jones. Glad to see you in church."
Notes: Announcement of the first week's winners in the Name the Baby Contest. Peary urges the public to give to the Community Chest.

Date Aired : 48/11/03
Episode Number : 300
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engagement
First Line (John Wald): "A week ago something very important happened in the life of The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Engaged. Well, I did it for the baby's sake."
Note: Second week's winners are announced.

Date Aired : 48/11/10
Episode Number : 301
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Ransome Back in Town
First Line (John Wald): "Well, there's an interesting social item in The Summerfield Indicator this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Can't wait to get some black coffee." Birdie: "Morning, Mr. Gildersleeve."
Note: Third week's winners are announced.

Date Aired : 48/11/17
Episode Number : 302
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engaged to Leila and Adeline
First Line (John Wald): "When the average man becomes engaged it's usually just to one woman."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What am I going to do, baby? I can't marry both them."
Note: Fourth week's winners are announced.

Date Aired : 48/11/24
Episode Number : 303
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Water Commissioner's Helicopter Flight
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. It's the morning before Thanksgiving."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Up and at 'em, Leroy. Time for breakfast."
Note: Peary wishes the audience a Happy Thanksgiving.

Date Aired : 48/12/01
Episode Number : 304
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Holiday Job
First Line (John Wald): "It's one of those gray, chill December days in Summerfield, the kind of a day when it's nice to stay in and bask in the warmth and comfort of home."
First Line (Dialogue): [fire crackling] Gildersleeve: "Guess I'm about done on this side. I'll turn around."
Note: Peary urges the audience to buy savings bonds.
Note: Final week's winners in the Name the Baby Contest.

Date Aired : 48/12/08
Episode Number : 305
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Disappearing Christmas Presents
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's early evening in Summerfield and we find The Great Gildersleeve tiptoeing up his porch steps with a twinkle in his eye and Christmas packages in his pockets."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Hope I can sneak in the house and hide these presents without the little family catching me."
Note: Announcement of the winner of the Name the Baby Contest.

Date Aired : 48/12/15
Episode Number : 306
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Shopping
First Line (John Wald): "Well, like a lot of us, The Great Gildersleeve hasn't done much of his Christmas shopping yet."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Skates. Cowboy belt buckle. Table tennis set. Basketball. Guess that takes care of Leroy."

Date Aired : 48/12/22
Episode Number : 307
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Eve at Gildersleeve's
First Line (John Wald): Now let's see what's doing at The Great Gildersleeve's house this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, give me a hand with this couch. I'll lift and you shove."

Date Aired : 48/12/29
Episode Number : 308
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Wedding Is Imminent
First Line (John Wald): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve is facing the New Year with a big problem on his mind."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighing and pacing] "Adeline's a wonderful woman. She'd make a fine wife."
Note: Peary and cast introduce themselves by name and wish the audience a Happy New Year. Wald lists everyone else involved with the show.

Date Aired : 49/01/05
Episode Number : 309
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Takes up Writing
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's the first week of January. Let's see what's doing this evening at the home of The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Oh, brother. Nine and seven are sixteen...and five makes twenty-one..."

Date Aired : 49/01/12
Episode Number : 310
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Love Thy Neighbor
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield this wintery Saturday morning. Things are unusually quiet in the Gildersleeve household."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "You want some more pancakes, Leroy?" Leroy: "Yeah, I sure do, Birdie."
Note: Leroy and Gildersleeve discuss buying U.S. Savings Bonds.

Date Aired : 49/01/19
Episode Number : 311
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trip to the Dentist
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's a chilly evening in Summerfield. On the lawns little snowmen huddle close to the ground, droopy and gray."
First Line (Dialogue): [car door slams] Gildersleeve: "Another day, another dollar. Unless Congress raises taxes again."
Note: Peary encourages the public to see their dentist twice a year.

Date Aired : 49/01/26
Episode Number : 312
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Eager Young Man at the Water Department
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's look in on Floyd Munson's barbershop this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): Floyd: [singing] "Oh, I was strolling through the park one day, in the merry, merry month of-" Gildersleeve: "Floyd, never mind the concert."

Date Aired : 49/02/02
Episode Number : 313
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Adeline's Hat Shop
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's going on at The Great Gildersleeve's house this evening. It's after dinner now as the great man lowers his overstuffed figure into his overstuffed chair and gives forth with his sage comments."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighing] "Ate too much sage dressing. Just can't resist Birdie's stuffed pork chops."

Date Aired : 49/02/09
Episode Number : 314
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hat Shop Grand Opening
First Line (John Wald): "Well, we never expected to find Summerfield's water commissioner, The Great Gildersleeve, in ladies hats."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Marjorie!" Marjorie: "Yes, Unkie?" Gildersleeve: "You take those decorations over to Adeline's?"

Date Aired : 49/02/16
Episode Number : 315
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Arrives to Close the Hat Shop
First Line (John Wald): "A few weeks ago The Great Gildersleeve bought an interest in a ladies hat shop which Adeline Fairchild started next door."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Atta boy, Leroy. Hold the shelf steady."

Date Aired : 49/02/23
Episode Number : 316
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Singing Lessons
First Line (John Wald): "Well, after his little flyer in the ladies hat business, The Great Gildersleeve has finally settle down to earth again."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Birdie! Birdie!" Birdie: "Yes, sir? You up already, Mr. Gildersleeve?"
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy discuss American Brotherhood Week and the need to fight religious and racial intolerance.

Date Aired : 49/03/02
Episode Number : 317
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Girl-Friend and Her Mother
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. The Great Gildersleeve left his home a few minutes ago headed for Peavey's pharmacy, so let's drop in and wait for him there."
First Line (Dialogue): Brenda: "I just love to have sodas with you, Leroy."
Note: Two guest stars in this show: Martha Scott (Ellen Knickerbocker) and Barbara Whiting (Brenda Knickerbocker).

Date Aired : 49/03/09
Episode Number : 318
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Dream - Summerfield 1903
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's going on in the home of Summerfield's water commissioner, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Glad to get home. Awful tired. Like to take a little nap this afternoon."
Note: Peary announces that because of the show broadcast last year about boys and their problems (probably 48/04/07), the Kraft Foods Company has won the bronze medal awarded annually by the magazine Advertising and Selling. The committee felt the show was a force for social good. Peary salutes the work done by the Boys Club of America.

Date Aired : 49/03/16
Episode Number : 319
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Faces Competition
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's dinnertime at The Great Gildersleeve's house and it looks like Leroy will be the first to finish."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "I don't want any dessert, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Leroy, what's wrong with your appetite?"
Note: Leroy and Gildersleeve talk about the importance of buying Easter Seals to help handicapped children.

Date Aired : 49/03/23
Episode Number : 320
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's New Secretary
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see how Summerfield's water commissioner, The Great Gildersleeve, is getting along. History tells us that many great men had woman trouble."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Where is that girl? She's late again."
Note: Mr. Samuel Morris of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power makes a guest appearance. As past president of the American Water Works Association, he presents Peary with a certificate of membership in the Association.

Date Aired : 49/03/30
Episode Number : 321
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Acting Police Commissioner
First Line (John Wald): "Well, in Summerfield, the early morning sun shines warm and friendly across the water commissioner's desk."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawns] Bessie: "Did you say something, Mr. Gildersleeve?"

Date Aired : 49/04/06
Episode Number : 322
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Baby's Birthday Party Conflicts
First Line (John Wald): "Well, there's a new interest in the life of The Great Gildersleeve. She's the charming society widow from Baltimore, Mrs. Ellen Knickerbocker, who's visiting her brother, Mr. Bullard, just across the street."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ellen?" Ellen: "Yes?" Gildersleeve: "This is wonderful."
Note: Peary announces that today is Army Day, the day saluting the Armed Forces.

Date Aired : 49/04/13
Episode Number : 323
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Circus Comes to Summerfield
First Line (John Wald): "Well, guess what? The circus is coming to Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Captain Blackie Sparks: "Good afternoon, my friend, are you the city water commissioner?"

Date Aired : 49/04/20
Episode Number : 324
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Haunted House
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's going on in The Great Gildersleeve's household this fine spring morning. The great man and his little family are just finishing breakfast when they hear the familiar sound of the mailman's whistle."
First Line (Dialogue): [whistle] Gildersleeve: "Mailman!" Birdie: "I'll get it!"

Date Aired : 49/04/27
Episode Number : 325
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Detective Gildersleeve After Burglar
First Line (John Wald): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. Recently The Great Gildersleeve has had only two interests in life."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, Ellen, it's a beautiful night."

Date Aired : 49/05/04
Episode Number : 326
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mysterious Girl on the Bus
First Line (John Wald): "Well, for the last few weeks now The Great Gildersleeve has been playing the role of amateur detective."
First Line (Dialogue): Radio Announcer: "Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, local water commissioner, became the hero of Summerfield tonight when he captured Gold Tooth Ferguson, notorious jewel thief."

Date Aired : 49/05/11
Episode Number : 327
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Millionaire Friend Visits
First Line (John Wald): "Well, everybody likes to know a millionaire and The Great Gildersleeve knows one."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Good old Benjamin Barton Clay. 'Course I used to call him Benjy, being one of his intimate friends."

Date Aired : 49/05/18
Episode Number : 328
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Rodney, the Poet
First Line (John Wald): "Well, another day is drawing to a close in Summerfield. The sun is slowly sinking behind the hills and every little bird is returning to his nest."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door] Gildersleeve: "Hello, everybody. I'm home." Leroy: "Hi, Unk!"
Note: Peary encourages the audience to buy U.S. Savings Bonds.

Date Aired : 49/05/25
Episode Number : 329
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Sues Bullard
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's late afternoon in Summerfield, about the time tired businessmen come home from work."
First Line (Dialogue): [car engine] Gildersleeve: "Well, guess I will. No harm in being polite when the other car has a bigger bumper."
Note: Because of frequent audience requests that he sing more, Peary performs "Cruising Down the River." Almost two-thirds into the show, Peary introduces special guest Kay Starr to sing "How It Lies."

Date Aired : 49/06/01
Episode Number : 330
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Folk Dancing Class
First Line (John Wald): "Well, it's the beginning of another day in the Gildersleeve household. The great man and his little family have finished breakfast."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy?" Leroy: "Yeah, Unk?" Gildersleeve: "Better get started for school. It's getting late."
Note: Final broadcast of the season. Peary sings "Some Enchanted Evening." Kay Starr returns to sing "Wabash Cannonball." Peary thanks everyone involved with the show and announces that he, Peavey (Richard LeGrand) and Birdie (Lillian Randolph) will be in Oakland, California, June fourth through twelfth, at the Bay Area Industrial Exposition.

Date Aired : 49/09/21
Episode Number : 331
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Songwriter
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, the Gildersleeve household seems to have fared pretty well during the summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Mm. Sixty-six, seventy-five, eighty-four-fifty take away three."
Note: Start of the fifty-thousand dollar Name My Song Contest.

Date Aired : 49/09/28
Episode Number : 332
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's New Heartthrob - Nurse Milford
First Line (Jay Stewart): "In case you weren't around last week, The Great Gildersleeve has written a song."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing, bathtub splashing] "There's an old familiar strain, a haunting refrain, that takes me back to days of yore..."
Note: Peary offers a souvenir copy of the contest song on a six-inch record.

Date Aired : 49/10/05
Episode Number : 333
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Double Date with Marjorie and Bronco
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, it's late afternoon in Summerfield. The big round October sun is setting and The Great Gildersleeve is homeward bound."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "By George, after a full day at the office there's nothing like getting home to the family."

Date Aired : 49/10/12
Episode Number : 334
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy at Hospital with Expectant Father
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, Summerfield's most eligible bachelor is in a gay mood tonight. He has a date with the pretty nurse, Miss Katherine Milford."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [tentative singing, playing piano] "There's an old familiar strain...Hm, quite a strain right there."

Date Aired : 49/10/19
Episode Number : 335
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tom Cat Troubles
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve has had a good day at the water department. It's with a feeling of a job well done that the great man returns to the comfort and contentment of home."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, footsteps] Gildersleeve: [sighing] Marjorie: "Is that you, Uncle Mort?"
Note: Announcement of the first week's winners of the Name My Song Contest.

Date Aired : 49/10/26
Episode Number : 336
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Rival, Dr Olson
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield. When the clock strikes five at the water department, The Great Gildersleeve usually jumps in his car and makes a beeline for home."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "Well, and there she is, just getting out of the car."
Note: Second week's winners of the Name My Song Contest announced.

Date Aired : 49/11/02
Episode Number : 337
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rivalry Continues at the Carnival
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield. For quite awhile The Great Gildersleeve had clear sailing with that pretty nurse, Miss Katherine Milford."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I'll give that sawbones a run for his money."

Date Aired : 49/11/09
Episode Number : 338
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birthday Tea Party for Marjorie
First Line (Jay Stewart): "There's one thing you can be sure of at The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): [clatter of cutlery] Marjorie: "Leroy, for goodness sakes, you don't have to stab at your grapefruit."
Note: Announcement of the third and fourth week's winners of the Name My Song Contest. Peary reads a message from James L. Kraft about a campaign by twenty national religious bodies to remind the nation about the importance of religion in American life.

Date Aired : 49/11/16
Episode Number : 339
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Job for Bronco
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, it's one of those frosty November nights in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "By George, Katherine, tonight we'll have the parlor all to ourselves."

Date Aired : 49/11/23
Episode Number : 340
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Jolly Boys Band
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, there's a meeting of the Jolly Boys Club tonight, but there's one thing The Great Gildersleeve is a stickler for."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What are you doing, Marjorie?" Marjorie: "Knitting a sock for Bronco."
Note: Announcement of the fifth week's winners and the winning song title in the Name My Song Contest. Peary wishes the audience a Happy Thanksgiving on behalf of the cast and the sponsor.

Date Aired : 49/11/30
Episode Number : 341
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Neighbor - Two Pants Pearson
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, there's an undercurrent of excitement around the breakfast table at The Great Gildersleeve's house this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, boy!" Gildersleeve: "Leroy, sit down and eat your breakfast."
Note: Stewart announces that Kraft has awarded six members of the 4-H Club with college scholarships for their performance in the National Dairy Production Contest.

Date Aired : 49/12/07
Episode Number : 342
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Bows out for Marshall Bullard
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, for a long time now The Great Gildersleeve's doorbell has been ringing every evening at the same time."
First Line (Dialogue): [door closes] Bronco: "Good evening, Mr. Gildersleeve. Hi, Leroy." Gildersleeve: "Hello, Bronco."

Date Aired : 49/12/14
Episode Number : 343
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Christmas Spirit
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, it's a crisp, cold night in Summerfield. Here and there a lighted Christmas tree glows warmly in a window."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "Deck the halls with boughs of holly..."
Note: AKA "Why the Chimes Rang."

Date Aired : 49/12/21
Episode Number : 344
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco Are Engaged
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, the Christmas Spirit has really taken over The Great Gildersleeve's house: tinsel and bells, gifts being tucked away in every nook and corner. What excitement."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Gee whiz, Unk, is that all the presents you're puttin' under the tree?"
Note: Peary and the cast wish the audience a Merry Christmas. Peary lists everyone else involved with the show.

Date Aired : 49/12/28
Episode Number : 345
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hayride
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, it's dinnertime at The Great Gildersleeve's house. The water commissioner and his little family are gathered around the dining room table."
First Line (Dialogue): [clatter of cutlery] Gildersleeve: "Marjorie and I aren't going to have anything. What an appetite."

Date Aired : 50/01/04
Episode Number : 346
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engagement Announcement - Bronco's Family
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Say, looks like a family huddle in the living room of The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "How do you like this one, Birdie?" Birdie: "Oh, that one's real good."

Date Aired : 50/01/11
Episode Number : 347
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Young French Diplomat Comes to Summerfield
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. It's been several weeks since the great man organized the Jolly Boy's Band."
First Line (Dialogue): [violin, trombone] Gildersleeve: "Nice tone I'm getting out of Leroy's trombone tonight, eh, Peavey?"

Date Aired : 50/01/18
Episode Number : 348
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner with Katheryn
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, this evening The Great Gildersleeve has a date with his pretty nurse, Katie Milford."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Katherine, you're beautiful this evening."

Date Aired : 50/01/25
Episode Number : 349
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner for Bronco's Folks
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Now let's see what's going on in Summerfield. A couple of week's ago The Great Gildersleeve was introduced to his niece Marjorie's future in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "That Mrs. Thompson. I never trust a woman who wears glasses on a chain."

Date Aired : 50/02/01
Episode Number : 350
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Tries to Learn the Samba
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, at this hour nearly everybody in Summerfield is sound asleep."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: [laughs] "Comfy, Katherine?" Katherine: "Oh, yes, very. But you passed my house, Throckmorton."
Note: Gildersleeve and Katherine talk about a publicity stunt to remind New Yorkers about the need to conserve water.

Date Aired : 50/02/08
Episode Number : 351
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Should Marjorie Work After Marriage
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, it's the family's night out at The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [sniffs] "Mm. Night air smells good." [sniffs twice] "Hm. Somebody's cooking sauerkraut."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy talk about the Boy Scouts celebrating their fourtieth anniversary.

Date Aired : 50/02/15
Episode Number : 352
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wedding Day Set for Marjorie and Bronco
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. Every evening about this time Summerfield's water commissioner can be seen rounding the corner and heading for home."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Well, I guess Bronco's calling on Marjorie again."

Date Aired : 50/02/22
Episode Number : 353
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jolly Boy Election
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. Today his hometown of Summerfield is getting a preview of spring."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [inhales, exhales] "What a day, Bessie." Bessie: "Yes, sir."

Date Aired : 50/03/01
Episode Number : 354
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie's Shower
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, it's been a long, hard day at the water department. The Great Gildersleeve didn't even get home for dinner."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs] Marjorie: "Tired, Unkie?" Gildersleeve: "Warn out, Marjorie."
Note: Peary encourages the audience to give to The Red Cross.

Date Aired : 50/03/08
Episode Number : 355
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Blade
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve has been pretty busy lately what with getting ready for Marjorie's wedding and all."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Man needs a road map to find his way around these hospitals."
Note: Kraft offers the public a new kind of knife/spatula called "Gildy's Blade."

Date Aired : 50/03/15
Episode Number : 356
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Considers Marriage
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's Saturday night and The Great Gildersleeve has been double dating with his niece, Marjorie, and her betrothed, Bronco Thompson."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs] "It's been a nice evening, Katherine." Katherine: "Yes, I hate to see it end."
Note: Peary reminds the audience that this is the thirty-eighth anniversary of the Girl Scouts and the fortieth anniversary of the Camp Fire Girls.

Date Aired : 50/03/22
Episode Number : 357
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Picnic with the Thompsons
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. Since his niece's marriage is a few weeks away, he tactfully leaves the parlor to Marjorie and Bronco and their wedding plans."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [singing] "When it's springtime in the Rockies I'll be coming back to you..."

Date Aired : 50/03/29
Episode Number : 358
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: House Guest - Judge Hooker
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield. After a hard day at the water department, there's nothing The Great Gildersleeve enjoys more than relaxing in a barber chair."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs] "Give me a nice close shave, Floyd."
Note: Peary thanks the village of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, for appointing him honorary water commissioner. He also thanks the community of Palm Desert, California, and the Shadow Mountain Club for appointing him hot water commissioner.

Date Aired : 50/04/05
Episode Number : 359
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Apartment for Bronco and Marjorie
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, it's a bright April morning in Summerfield. Out at The Great Gildersleeve's house there's a pleasant hum of springtime activity."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir, everybody happily at work. What a great family."

Date Aired : 50/04/12
Episode Number : 360
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Billy Goat
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve is a busy man. But he's never too busy to give advise to little Leroy, whether he asks for it or not."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, you got a minute?" Gildersleeve: "Huh? Well, I have to get to the office, Leroy."

Date Aired : 50/04/19
Episode Number : 361
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie's Wedding Gown
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, three weeks from today The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, is to be married."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I love a wedding."

Date Aired : 50/04/26
Episode Number : 362
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jolly Boys Gift - A Rental Trailer
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, the lights are beginning to twinkle silently in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Bronco: "Just think Marj, in two weeks we'll be man and wife."

Date Aired : 50/05/03
Episode Number : 363
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Disappears
First Line (Jim Doyle): "Well, it won't be long now. Just a few more days when The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, heads for the alter to become the blushing bride of Bronco Thompson."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "Oh, promise me that someday you and I..."
Note: Peary announces that next week Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman will join the Wednesday night lineup in "The Halls of Ivy."

Date Aired : 50/05/10
Episode Number : 364
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wedding Day
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, it's May tenth in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, I did a beautiful job tying the ascot tie."

Date Aired : 50/05/17
Episode Number : 365
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fishing Trip to Grass Lake
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, last week The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, was married to Bronco Thompson."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs] "Yes, sir, I managed the whole wedding single-handed."

Date Aired : 50/05/24
Episode Number : 366
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco the Real Estate Salesman
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, let's see what's doing at The Great Gildersleeve's house. Late last night Marjorie and Bronco came home from their honeymoon to again complete the little family circle."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, I'm glad they're home. I hope they like the little apartment upstairs."

Date Aired : 50/05/31
Episode Number : 367
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sadie Hawkins Day Dance
First Line (Jay Stewart): "There's a new day dawning in Summerfield: bright and clear, skies are blue, birds are on the wing."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "There's a rainbow 'round my shoulder and the skies are blue above."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy discuss the importance of preventing forest fires.

Date Aired : 50/06/07
Episode Number : 368
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: House Boat
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Now let's see what's going on in Summerfield. It's early on a summer evening as we find The Great Gildersleeve in the parlor comfortably settled in his favorite chair with a good cigar and the evening paper."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighing] "Wonder if there's good news tonight."

Date Aired : 50/06/14
Episode Number : 369
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation Plans on the House Boat
First Line (Jay Stewart): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve had spring fever today."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Children! Leroy, Marjorie, Bronco!"
Note: Final broadcast of the season. Peary thanks the cast and everyone else involved with the program. Stewart announces that next week "The Falcon" will be broadcast in this time slot.

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