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Great Gildersleeve Willard Waterman

FirstLines.GreatGildersleeveWillardWaterman History

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First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Say Unk, I was just thinking-" Gildersleeve: "Well, don't."
Note: At the midpoint break Danny Kaye urges the audience to buy Easter Seals.
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%red%Note: I cannot confirm that this file is available. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%On February 28, 1957, both the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times list tonight's show as being about Gildy putting on a Red Cross benefit show with Doye O'Dell and the Cass County Boys as guests. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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Title/Plot/Host: Leila's Antique Vase
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve, could I interest you in getting this box out of the way and taking it down to the basement?"
Note: This was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.
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Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Doye O'Dells Dude Ranch (AFRS 498)
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "You like something more, Mr. Gildersleeve?" Gildersleeve: "No, no thank you, Leroy." Birdie: "Leroy? Come again?"
Note: Another broadcast on the Army Forces Radio and Television Service. Don Rickles announces at the end that next week will be the conclusion of this western adventure. The show is followed by a service announcement about the Servicemen's and Veterans' Survivor Benefits Act (taking effect on January 1, 1957). The file ends with "Auld Lang Syne."
%red%Note: I would date this show as 1956. During the show, Doye O'Dell mentions that he has a new Era album out in the record stores. The songs he performs from it are on the album "Doye," which was released in 1956. Also, this file has a service announcement at the end (see note above) that makes me think this was rebroadcast to the military prior to or right at the end of 1956. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 57/02/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Red Cross Benefit Show
First Line (Announcer):
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Title/Plot/Host: Family Prepares For Easter
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First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve, could I interest you in getting this box out of the way and taking it down to the basement?"
Note: This was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.
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Title/Plot/Host: Water Reservoir Down (AFRS 508)
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%BLUE%Date Aired: xx/xx/xx
Episode Number: ----
Available: YES
Title/Plot/Host: Doye O'Dell's Dude Ranch
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "You like something more, Mr. Gildersleeve?" Gildersleeve: "No, no thank you, Leroy." Birdie: "Leroy? Come again?"
Note: Another broadcast on the Army Forces Radio and Television Service. Don Rickles announces at the end that next week will be the conclusion of this western adventure. The show is followed by a service announcement about the Servicemen's and Veterans' Survivor Benefits Act (taking effect on January 1, 1957). The file ends with "Auld Lang Syne."
%red%Note: I would date this show as 1956. During the show, Doye O'Dell mentions that he has a new Era album out in the record stores. The songs he performs from it are on the album "Doye," which was released in 1956. Also, this file has a service announcement at the end (see note above) that makes me think this was rebroadcast to the military prior to or right at the end of 1956. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%BLUE%Date Aired: xx/xx/xx
Episode Number: ----
Available: YES
Title/Plot/Host: Doye O'Dell's Dude Ranch
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "You like something more, Mr. Gildersleeve?" Gildersleeve: "No, no thank you, Leroy." Birdie: "Leroy? Come again?"
Note: Another broadcast on the Army Forces Radio and Television Service. Don Rickles announces at the end that next week will be the conclusion of this western adventure. The show is followed by a service announcement about the Servicemen's and Veterans' Survivor Benefits Act (taking effect on January 1, 1957). The file ends with "Auld Lang Syne."
%red%Note: I would date this show as 1956. During the show, Doye O'Dell mentions that he has a new Era album out in the record stores. The songs he performs from it are on the album "Doye," which was released in 1956. Also, this file has a service announcement at the end (see note above) that makes me think this was rebroadcast to the military prior to or right at the end of 1956. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
January 01, 2006, at 06:54 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, tone sounds] Gildersleeve: [breathing heavily] "Hello, Peavey. Peavey: "Well, hello, Mr. Gildersleeve, what can I do for you today? My, my, is something after you?"
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First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, tone sounds] Gildersleeve: [breathing heavily] "Hello, Peavey. Peavey: "Well, hello, Mr. Gildersleeve, what can I do for you today? My, my, is something after you?"
Note: This is a recording from the U.S. Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. Instead of commercials, announcer Jimmy Wallington reads historical notes about Ulysses S. Grant (midpoint) and James Madison (near the end of the show) and ends each by saying, "His life is part of your American heritage.
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November 11, 2005, at 01:15 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "What are you doing? Trying to gum up things here at the waterworks?
November 11, 2005, at 01:13 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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(Dialogue): Leroy: "What are you doing? Trying to gum up things here at the Waterworks?
November 11, 2005, at 01:07 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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First Line (John Lang): "For the past few weeks The Great Gildersleeve's life has been little short of hectic."
First Line (Dialogue): [Gildersleeve dialing the phone] Leroy: "Hey, Unk! Can you help me pump up my football now?"
Note: This is a different script from the episode of the same name broadcast on 42/11/01. The mid-point commercial is a service announcement about the crisis in education, including overcrowded schools, too few teachers and a lack of supplies.
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Title/Plot/Host: A Pal To Leroy
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%PURPLE%Date Aired : 5x/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
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Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Invents A Water Filter
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September 18, 2005, at 10:08 AM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%note%The first seven Waterman shows begin with a snippet of dialogue before the standard introduction. The Dialogue First Line begins when the announcer has finished; bits of dialogue added into the announcer's intro are ignored. Announcements mentioned in the notes can usually be found at the end of the show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/09/06
Episode Number : 370
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie Is Pregnant
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's been pretty quiet around The Great Gildersleeve's house this summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Yes, sir, I'm sure glad he's coming back."
Note: (Teaser) Leroy: "Has he shown up yet, Birdie?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/09/13
Episode Number : 371
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Visiting In-Laws - Mrs Thompson's Sister
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's Sunday in The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield and Sunday afternoon it's customary for families to get in the car and go calling on relatives."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, Marjorie..."
Note: (Teaser) Marjorie: "Leroy, where's Uncle Mort?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/09/20
Episode Number : 372
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Looking for New Secretary
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve was up bright and early this morning, and after a quick glance at the paper, he moved right into the breakfast room."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" Birdie: "Yes, sir?"
Note: (Teaser) Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve! Breakfast!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/09/27
Episode Number : 373
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Shares Leroy's Piano Lessons
First Line (John Hiestand): "The lights are bright in Summerfield tonight."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir. Spent thirty-five dollars for this suit and by George, it's worth it."
Note: (Teaser) Leroy: "Birdie, have you seen Uncle Mort?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/10/04
Episode Number : 374
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Community Chest Football Game - Leroy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve has just been appointed chairman of the Summerfield Community Chest Drive."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Oh, Unkie, I'm so proud of you."
Note: (Teaser) Birdie: "Leroy! Where is that boy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/10/11
Episode Number : 375
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bullard Runs for Mayor
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "May I put sugar in your coffee, honey?"
Note: (Teaser) Leroy: "Hey, Birdie." Birdie: "What you want, Leroy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/10/18
Episode Number : 376
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Weight Problems
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this morning The Great Gildersleeve took his little nephew, Leroy, down to Hogan Brothers department store to buy him a suit."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horn, footsteps] Gildersleeve: "You bet. Latest thing. Dill pickle green."
Note: (Teaser) Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve! Ah, Mr. Gildersleeve!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/10/25
Episode Number : 377
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Sons of Summerfield
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's a lot of interest in the newspaper at The Great Gildersleeve's house this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Marjorie, may I see the society page?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/01
Episode Number : 378
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Election Day
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. It's election day in Summerfield, Rumson Bullard vs. Terwilliger for mayor."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What an exciting day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/08
Episode Number : 379
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Better Man Than Bullard
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a brisk fall morning in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, bird singing] Gildersleeve: [sniffing] "Say, what a day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/15
Episode Number : 380
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Summerfield Centennial Pageant
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing at The Great Gildersleeve's house this morning. Little Leroy is just knocking on his uncle's door and by the tone of his voice he's trying to get out of something."
First Line (Dialogue): [knocking] Leroy: "Unk?" Gildersleeve: "Yes, Leroy? Come in."
Note: Waterman urges the public to attend and support the church of their choice.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/22
Episode Number : 381
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Water Department Calendar
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve considers himself a very lucky man."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "By George, it's always nice to get home on a cold winter evening."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/29
Episode Number : 382
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's First Date
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. The day's work is done and the water commissioner is at the wheel of the family car heading homeward."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: [singing to himself] "Say, Christmas decorations in the windows already."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/12/06
Episode Number : 383
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Laundry Business
First Line (John Hiestand): "Last night, as the quiet hours rolled by, The Great Gildersleeve and his little family slept peacefully in their beds."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Leroy: "Hiya, Birdie!" Birdie: "Good morning. Leroy, you up already?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/12/13
Episode Number : 384
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chief Gates on the Spot
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, old man winter blew into Summerfield last night and it looks like he's here to stay."
First Line (Dialogue): [banging] Gildersleeve: [frustrated grumbling] "Confounded furnace."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/12/20
Episode Number : 385
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Show - A Present for Kathryn
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a crisp, cold night in Summerfield. Here and there a lighted Christmas tree glows warmly in a window."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [singing] "Deck the halls with boughs of holly..."
Note: A repeat of the script from 49/12/14.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/12/27
Episode Number : 386
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy-Bullard Double Date New Year's Eve
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve, his family and friends, hope all of you had a Merry Christmas."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, boy, a hockey stick!"
Note: Waterman wishes the audience a Happy New Year and introduces each actor by name. On behalf of the National Safety Council, the cast reminds the public about automotive safety.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/01/03
Episode Number : 387
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie Craves Sauerkraut
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now let's see what's doing in Summerfield. The Great Gildersleeve worked later than usual at the water department today and it's well into the winter evening as he turns the corner heading for home."
First Line (Dialogue): [wind blowing] Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir, this would be a fine night to gather the little family around the fireplace and pop some corn."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/01/10
Episode Number : 388
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Is Worn out from Late Dating
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, way back on New Year's Eve The Great Gildersleeve persuaded Rumson Bullard, his wealthy neighbor, to take a date off his hands."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawning] Bullard: "Goodnight, Miss Milford."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/01/17
Episode Number : 389
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Nervous Expectant Father
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's Saturday morning at The Great Gildersleeve's house and is the water commissioner lolling in bed?"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, Saturday is my favorite day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/01/31
Episode Number : 390
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Shower for Marjorie
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, in about three weeks there should be a new arrival in The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horn] Gildersleeve: "Let's see what they have. Well, that playpen would be nice for the baby."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/02/07
Episode Number : 391
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Day off for Peavey - 30th Anniversary
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a cold wintery morning in Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve is in no hurry to get out of the house."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "I think I'll just sit by the fire a minute."
Note: In honor of Richard LeGrand's fifty years in the theater, George Q. Baird, executive secretary of the Southern California Association of Retail Druggists, presents LeGrand with a scroll conferring on him the title of America's favorite druggist.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/02/14
Episode Number : 392
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Throwing Snowballs
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's been snowing all afternoon in Summerfield and the town is white from garden to rooftop."
First Line (Dialogue): [snowball strike] Gildersleeve: "Ow! Who threw that?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/02/21
Episode Number : 393
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie's Babies Arrive
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing at The Great Gildersleeve's house this morning. In the first place there's an unmistakable note of happy anticipation in the air."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, this is the day. I can feel it."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/02/28
Episode Number : 394
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trying to Name the Twins
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, last week The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, became the mother of twins."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yeah, I can't get over it, Birdie. Twins."
Note: Waterman reminds the audience that next week is National 4-H Club Week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/03/07
Episode Number : 395
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and the Twins Coming Home - Grandpa Isn't Needed
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the temperature got down to zero in Summerfield last night, and this morning as the first rays of the frosty dawn creep into his room The Great Gildersleeve stirs in his bed, pulls the blankets closer around his ears, and cautiously opens one eye."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [muttering] "What time is it? Quarter to seven."
Note: Start of Parkay's eighty-three-thousand five-hundred dollar Name the Twins Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/03/14
Episode Number : 396
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Pushes Attendance at the Jolly Boys Club
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, our water commissioner is a man who takes his honors and responsibilities seriously."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Floyd." Floyd: "Oh, hi, Commish."
Note: Singer Katie Lee appears as herself.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/03/21
Episode Number : 397
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Tries to Run the House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now let's look in on The Great Gildersleeve. When there are babies in the house it makes a lot of difference."
First Line (Dialogue): [baby crying] Gildersleeve: "Listen to that. Pretty husky voice, huh, Leroy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/03/28
Episode Number : 398
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Leroy Baby Sit the Twins
First Line (John Hiestand): "There's April in the air this fine afternoon in Summerfield and spring is coming right out in the open."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [singing] "I'm as busy as a spider spinning daydreams. I'm as giddy as a baby on a-" Leroy: "Hey, Unk!"
Note: Announcement of the first week's winners of the Name the Twins Contest. W. G. Paul, the chairman of the "Invest in America Week" executive committee, praises Kraft, NBC and Willard Waterman for promoting the importance of the individual in building America at the community level.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/04/04
Episode Number : 399
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bullard Needs Boat Access
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the twins are growing and getting brighter and cuter everyday, and The Great Gildersleeve is finding that with the babies around it's pretty hard to get away from the house in the morning."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "You'd better let me take them now, Unkie."
Note: Announcement of the second week's winners.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/04/11
Episode Number : 400
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Worried That Kids Want to Leave
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve is fond of saying if you were going to paint a picture of the most contented home in Summerfield you couldn't do better than pick his house."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Unk! Oh, Unk!" Gildersleeve: "Upstairs, Leroy."
Note: Announcement of the third week's winners.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/04/18
Episode Number : 401
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy in Love with Marcelle
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now let's see what The Great Gildersleeve is doing. Right now he has just finished a sizable dinner and two pieces of Birdie's apple pie with cheese, and is lowering himself carefully into his easy chair."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [happy sighs and groans] "What a fine dinner."
Note: Announcement of the fourth week's winners.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/04/25
Episode Number : 402
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Pony
First Line (John Hiestand): Well, to The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, it seems like a year, but it has only been a few days since Aunt Hattie wrote that she was sending Leroy a pony."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, has the mailman been here?"
Note: Waterman announces that due to the high volume of mail, the announcement of the fifth (final) week's winners will be next week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/02
Episode Number : 403
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Spring Cleaning the Judge's House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, with spring here there's a lot of house cleaning going on in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Jolly Boys: [singing] "For it's always fair weather when good fellows get together, with a stein on the table and a good song ringing clear." Gildersleeve: "Well, just like Fred Waring, fellas."
Note: Waterman encourages the public to take part in the Civil Defense Program. Announcement of the fifth and final week's winners.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/09
Episode Number : 404
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco's First Anniversary
First Line (John Hiestand): "Let's see what's going on in Summerfield. I don't know about the rest of the town, but things are pretty quiet in the water department this afternoon."
First Line (Dialogue): [newspaper rustling] Gildersleeve: "Aukney-Pilhauser nuptials announced. Who cares about that?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/16
Episode Number : 405
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boating Date with Katharine
First Line (John Hiestand): "On these fine spring mornings when The Great Gildersleeve has nothing much to do, he likes to go out and putter around the yard."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "It's making a pretty big pile, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Yeah? Keep raking, Leroy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/23
Episode Number : 406
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco's Father Arrives - Twins Are Named
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's late afternoon in The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield, the hour when the menfolk are closing their places of business, while at home pleasant aromas waft out of the kitchen windows and float tantalizingly down the street."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [sniffing] "Well, someone's having pot roast. Hope it's us."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/30
Episode Number : 407
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leaving on Vacation to Half Moon Lake - Gildy's Schedule
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this is a red letter day at the Great Gildersleeve's house. Big things are about to happen."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "By George, it's beautiful at this time in the morning."
Note: Last show of the season. Waterman thanks everyone involved with the show and reminds the audience that this is the show's tenth year.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/09/05
Episode Number : 408
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Buys a Car
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve and his family had a fine summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Marjorie, have you seen these pictures of the fish I caught?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/09/12
Episode Number : 409
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: County Fair Comes to Summerfield
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the county fair is getting underway in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "The sun is a-shining to welcome the day, heigh ho, come to the fair..."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/09/19
Episode Number : 410
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Getting Ready for School - Women Trouble
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this is the week most of the kiddies start back to school."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Come on, Leroy." Leroy: "Okay." Birdie: "Here's your lunch box, Leroy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/09/26
Episode Number : 411
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie Gets a Job
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's evening at The Great Gildersleeve's house, about the time when things should be settling down."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Be still, Linda. How can I get you into your nightie?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/03
Episode Number : 412
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Wants to Be Re-Elected President of the Jolly Boys Club
First Line (John Hiestand): "Perhaps the three most important things in the life of The Great Gildersleeve are his fine little family, his respected position as water commissioner of Summerfield and the high office of president of the Jolly Boys Club, which, by the way, is holding its annual election tonight."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, car horn] Gildersleeve: "I can hardly wait for the Jolly Boys meeting this evening."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/10
Episode Number : 413
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Visits the Judge
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, once a year The Great Gildersleeve, his niece, Marjorie, and his nephew, Leroy, make the trek to Judge Hooker's house for dinner."
First Line (Dialogue): Hooker: "And when he said that I knew immediately that the only thing for me to do was...Gildy!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/17
Episode Number : 414
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Almost Forgets About His First Date with Marjorie
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's that hour of the morning when The Great Gildersleeve's house is a bee hive of activity."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, you'd better be off to school."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/24
Episode Number : 415
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Takes Mrs Winthrop and Babs on a Picnic
First Line (John Hiestand): "Since Mr. Bullard's sister, the attractive Paula Winthrop and her daughter, Babs, moved in across the street, The Great Gildersleeve has been giving particular attention to his personal appearance."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Gildersleeve, you're gaining ground."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/31
Episode Number : 416
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Halloween and Gildy Finds a Lost Boy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's a nip in the air this morning. The shocks of yellowing corn are frosty in the fields."
First Line (Dialogue): [scissors] Gildersleeve: "Careful with the scissors, Floyd."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/11/07
Episode Number : 417
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco Want to Build a House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's considerable activity at The Great Gildersleeve's house tonight. The porch light is on and the mat says welcome."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, have you washed behind your ears?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/11/14
Episode Number : 418
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco Decide Which Lot to Buy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, one of life's most exciting adventures is being experienced by The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, and her husband, Bronco."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "La da dee da dee...good morning, Birdie!"
%red%Note: My copy is called "Problems Removing an Oak Tree." The decision on which lot to buy was made in the previous episode. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/11/21
Episode Number : 419
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Inviting Thanksgiving Guests
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's the evening before Thanksgiving and Summerfield, like many other places, is blanketed with snow."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, everybody, I'm home!"
Note: Waterman encourages the audience to take a friend to church this week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/11/28
Episode Number : 420
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Getting Leroy to Study and Grow Up
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve is facing the same situation every parent faces sooner or later."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "See you later, Unk!" Gildersleeve: "Leroy, where are you going tonight?"


Date Aired : 51/12/05
Episode Number : 421
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/12/12
Episode Number : 422
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Selling Christmas Trees
First Line (John Hiestand): [car horns, bells, crowd sounds] "Well, like every city and hamlet at this season of the year, The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield is preparing for Christmas."
First Line (Dialogue): [door slams] Leroy: "Unk! Oh, Unk! Marj, Birdie, hey, Unk!" Gildersleeve: "What is it, Leroy?"
Note: Waterman announces that due to the popularity of their Christmas show, "Why the Chimes Rang," they will be repeating it next week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/12/19
Episode Number : 423
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Show
First Line (John Hiestand): [car horns, traffic] "Well, it's a crisp, cold night in Summerfield. Here and there a lighted Christmas tree glows warmly in a window."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [singing] Deck the halls with boughs of holly..."
Note: A repeat of the script from 49/12/14 with the love interest changed from Katherine Milford to Paula Winthrop.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/12/26
Episode Number : 424
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Opening Last Christmas Presents
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's no time like Christmas. Yesterday everybody enjoyed the thrill of opening gaily wrapped packages and emptying stockings by the fireplace."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, opening presents is fun."
Note: Waterman wishes the audience a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone involved with the show. He reminds everyone to drive safely.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/02
Episode Number : 425
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Wants New Job to Keep up with Bronco
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, at the beginning of each New Year, a man does one of two things."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, here's my name in the paper again."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/09
Episode Number : 426
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Has Disappeared - In Hospital
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, as water commissioner, there's no telling what The Great Gildersleeve does all day, but his life falls into a definite pattern every afternoon at five minutes to five."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Yeah, where is he?" Marjorie: "I haven't the slightest idea, Leroy."
Note: Waterman announces that he had an appendectomy last week and that he's doing well.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/16
Episode Number : 427
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Talks to Everyone About Operation
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, last week The Great Gildersleeve was suddenly sent to the hospital for an appendectomy."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I feel great this morning."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/23
Episode Number : 428
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trying to Be Alone with Paula
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve's occasional excursions down the road to romance have always been rocky and beset with detours, but he has never encountered anything like the roadblocks set up by Paula Winthrop's daughter, Babs."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I feel lucky tonight."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/30
Episode Number : 429
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Protects Hooker from Mona
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, for a good many years now The Great Gildersleeve has devoted one night a week to the Jolly Boys Club, a quintet originally organized for the purpose of indulging in a little barbershop singing and since held together by a strong bond of friendship and old piano wire."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "Mee mee mee...By George, I'll be murder tonight."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/02/06
Episode Number : 430
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Hires Mrs Munson and Gets Flo Yo Too
First Line (John Hiestand): "We don't know whether it's due to the genius of The Great Gildersleeve or to Summerfield's rapid growth, but the fact is the water department is flooded with business, which keeps the water commissioner on the go from early morning till late at night."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Can't you wait for your second cup of coffee, Mr. Gildersleeve?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/02/13
Episode Number : 431
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engagement Ring Mixup
First Line (John Hiestand): "According to an old song, every cloud has a silver lining."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Paula: [sighs] "It's after midnight, Throckmorton. That was a long double feature."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/02/20
Episode Number : 432
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Civic Coordinator
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, like everybody else these days, The Great Gildersleeve is being made aware of the pros and cons of all matters pertaining to the public interest, both local and national."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What's the matter with it? Nothing comes out."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/02/27
Episode Number : 433
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Week of Freedom
First Line (John Hiestand): "There's something about a teenager. You can always tell when one inhabits a house."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Oh, my goodness. What's happened to the living room?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/03/05
Episode Number : 434
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bullard Is House Guest - Need $2000 Loan
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there are times when you want to stop and talk to your neighbors, and there are times when you don't."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "That Bullard. What an unsociable fellow."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/03/12
Episode Number : 435
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Train Trip to Omaha
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's Friday afternoon in Summerfield. School is out and The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, is heading for home."
First Line (Dialogue): [door closes, footsteps] Leroy: Hiya, Birdie! Making donuts?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/03/19
Episode Number : 436
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Garden
First Line (John Hiestand): "Along about this time every year there are certain harbingers of spring: the merry chatter of birds in the trees, the crack of a bat on horsehide and people coming out of their houses to dig in the yard."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, Leroy, it's a great day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/03/26
Episode Number : 437
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Television Comes to Summerfield
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the biggest news in The Great Gildersleeve's town right now is that television has come to Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I've counted eleven antennas on the way downtown."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/02
Episode Number : 438
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Colorful Past
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve leads a fairly prosaic life."
First Line (Dialogue): [newspaper rustling] Gildersleeve: "Well, there's not much news tonight. Think I'll work the crossword puzzle and go to bed."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/09
Episode Number : 439
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Easter Sunrise Service
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, in the town of Summerfield it's the day before Easter and The Great Gildersleeve's family is making elaborate preparations for the occasion."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "It's something I've always wanted to do, Leroy."
Note: Waterman addresses the audience about the Easter message.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/16
Episode Number : 440
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy the Bee Keeper
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's spring, the season when enterprising young fellows like Leroy are busy lining up work for the summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Oh, what a balmy day. By George, I've got a good notion to take off and go to the baseball game."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/23
Episode Number : 441
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Diving for Publicity
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the breakfast dishes have been cleared away and The Great Gildersleeve and his little family are enjoying that quiet moment of relaxation before launching into a busy day."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, when are you gonna finish with that section of the paper?"
Note: Waterman asks the audience to help the Red Cross assist the twenty-six thousand homeless families in the Midwestern flood areas. He also thanks the audience for writing appreciative letters about their Easter program.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/30
Episode Number : 442
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bad Report Card - No Camp
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it looks like The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, is going to camp this summer."
First Line (Dialogue): [door knock] Leroy: "Hey, Unk." Gildersleeve: "What is it, Leroy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/05/07
Episode Number : 443
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy the Singing Cowboy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, when The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, comes home from school every afternoon, the first thing he does is head for the kitchen."
First Line (Dialogue): [guitar strum] Leroy: "Gosh, Birdie, that's keen." Birdie: "Thank you, Leroy. You got a fine guitar here."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/05/14
Episode Number : 444
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Coming Home - Gildy and Leroy Fishing
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve and his nephew, Leroy, are about to leave on an overnight fishing trip."
First Line (Dialogue): [thump of luggage] Gildersleeve: [grunts] "There we are, Leroy. You didn't think I could pack all that stuff in the back of the car, did you?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/05/21
Episode Number : 445
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Happy Moving Day
First Line (John Hiestand): "For some time now The Great Gildersleeve's house has been bulging at the seams."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I could use another hour of sleep."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/05/28
Episode Number : 446
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Bike Motor
First Line (John Hiestand): "When The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, wants something badly enough he's willing to go to considerable lengths to get it."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Good morning, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Well, good morning, Leroy."
Note: Waterman tells the audience that the show will continue on Wednesday nights through the summer months.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/06/04
Episode Number : 447
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Katy Lee Visits Summerfield
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing at The Great Gildersleeve's house. Since Marjorie and Bronco moved to their own little place next door, leaving just the water commissioner and his nephew, there's a men's club atmosphere about the house and routines aren't so strict."
First Line (Dialogue): [scraping spoon] Leroy: "Mm, boy, this is a keen dish."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/06/11
Episode Number : 448
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Wants a Wall Between Yards
First Line (John Hiestand): "For years The Great Gildersleeve has carefully fostered the idea of keeping his little family close together."
First Line (Dialogue): Bronco: "Marj?" Marjorie: "What is it, dear?" Bronco: "I've been thinking. Maybe we oughta build a wall between us and Mr. Gildersleeve."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/06/18
Episode Number : 449
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guess the Number of Beans Contest
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, and her husband, Bronco, have been in their new house long enough to be pretty well settled."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Unkie, can I ask Birdie to help me with refreshments tomorrow evening?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/06/25
Episode Number : 450
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss McKinley of the Complaint Dept
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, sir, it's amazing what a boy can carry around in his pockets, but that's nothing compared to the amount of debris he can accumulate in his room."
First Line (Dialogue): [steps] Leroy: "Well, he did a fair job of cleaning the junk out of his room."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/07/02
Episode Number : 451
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fourth of July Speech
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve has never plunged into the sea of matrimony, but he does like to dangle his toes in the water once and awhile."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "I'd better leave it running, too. That policeman on the corner has his eye on me and I'm parked in a loading zone."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy discuss the fact that yesterday, July first, was Canada's eighty-fifth birthday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/07/09
Episode Number : 452
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fishing with Miss McKinley
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, a couple of days ago The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, and her husband, Bronco, left on their vacation."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawns, rustles newspaper] "See what's in the paper today."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/07/16
Episode Number : 453
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Back Yard Camping
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, right now everybody is pretty vacation minded around The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Yes, sir, Birdie's going on vacation." Gildersleeve: "Well, you deserve it, Birdie."


Date Aired : 52/07/23
Episode Number : 454
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/07/30
Episode Number : 455
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Sells Gildy's House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it looks like the good old days at The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, it's good to have the kids back again. I hope they like the little room."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/08/06
Episode Number : 456
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Behaving Too Well
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield. It's a hot summer afternoon."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "What a day. Bet you could fry eggs on the pavement."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/08/13
Episode Number : 457
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Goes on a Diet
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this morning The Great Gildersleeve took his little nephew, Leroy, down to Hogan Brothers department store to buy him a suit."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horn, footsteps] Gildersleeve: "You bet. Latest thing. Dill pickle green."
Note: This is a repeat of the script "Weight Problems" from 50/10/18.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/08/20
Episode Number : 458
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Million Dollar Laundry
First Line (John Hiestand): "Last night as the quiet hours rolled by, The Great Gildersleeve and his little family slept peacefully in their beds."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Leroy: "Hiya, Birdie." Birdie: "Good morning. Leroy, you up already?"
Note: This is a repeat of the script "Leroy's Laundry Business" from 50/12/06.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/08/27
Episode Number : 459
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cousin Emily Comes for a Visit
First Line (John Hiestand): "Have you ever been suddenly notified that you were about to be visited by some distant relative whose very existence you had all but forgotten?"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, Marjorie, your room is vacant, you know."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/09/03
Episode Number : 460
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Winning Leroy Back from Emily
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve's cousin Emily has been visiting him for a week now and she's captivated everybody."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "I'm not particularly upset about it, Birdie."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/09/10
Episode Number : 461
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cleaning Bullard's House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Summertime is generally considered to be a romantic time what with June, the moon and all, but here it is September and The Great Gildersleeve has made very little progress in his courtship of the attractive Miss Gloria McKinley."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, Marjorie, I'm not upset because she had a date last night with that oily assistant manager of Hogan Brothers."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/09/17
Episode Number : 462
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Driver's License Test
First Line (John Hiestand): "When the average boy makes up his mind he wants something he can be quite a pest around the house."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Birdie, where's Unk?" Birdie: "He was upstairs primping."
Note: Waterman tells the audience that the Ground Observer Corps needs volunteers.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/09/24
Episode Number : 463
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hooker and Peavey Are Feuding
First Line (John Hiestand): "In a town like Summerfield, an affable, gregarious individual like The Great Gildersleeve forms a lot of fast friendships, and in spite of his demanding job as water commissioner he manages to spend a little time each day with his cronies."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horns, footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Well here comes Mrs. Spaulding. Hello, Mrs. Spaulding!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/10/01
Episode Number : 464
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Economize
First Line (John Hiestand): "I guess there aren't many people who get more out of life than The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, indeed. That was a fine steak, Birdie."
Note: Waterman encourages the audience to vote in the upcoming election.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/10/08
Episode Number : 465
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lady's Man
%red%Note : Should the title be '''Ladies Man'''?
First Line (John Hiestand): Well, it's no secret that The Great Gildersleeve considers himself Summerfield's most eligible bachelor."
First Line (Dialogue): [door slams] Gildersleeve: "I'm glad to see the weekend rolling around. Let's see now, who will I take out tomorrow night, Paula or Gloria?"

%note%The Oxford American Dictionary and the Webster New Universal Dictionary say either "Ladies' Man" (more commonly used) or "Lady's Man" (variant) is acceptable. It must be the possessive form. I prefer the plural possessive. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/10/15
Episode Number : 466
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Watch Trouble
First Line (John Hiestand): "The average parent can pretty well control the average youngster's desires for a new this and a new that."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Let's see, this is October fifteenth, then comes November fifteenth, then December fifteenth and ten days after that."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/10/22
Episode Number : 467
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy the Athlete
First Line (John Hiestand): "If The Great Gildersleeve wasn't so busy with his job of water commissioner, he'd be out at junior high school every afternoon watching football practice because he dreams of the day when Leroy will make football headlines and there's no greater dreamer than The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" Birdie: "In the kitchen, Mr. Gildersleeve."


Date Aired : 52/10/29
Episode Number : 468
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Haunted House
%red%Note: This has the same title as the Peary show #82 43/05/16. This may be a repeated script, but I don't have any way to verify that the 1943 script was reused. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/11/05
Episode Number : 469
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildersleeve vs Golf
First Line (John Hiestand): "As city water commissioner, The Great Gildersleeve is a fairly important person in Summerfield, but he has never been invited to participate in any of Mayor Terwilliger's social activities."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, Gildersleeve, you really scored."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/11/12
Episode Number : 470
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Problems with Leroy's Teacher
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, ever since school started The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, has been having a little trouble with his studies."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Who does she think I am, Birdie, a quiz kid or something?"
Note: Waterman points out that this is American Education Week and asks the public to visit and take an interest in our schools. Waterman also mentions that the cast is featured in the current Radio-TV Mirror.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/11/19
Episode Number : 471
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Gift
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, big fat snowflakes have been falling on Summerfield all night and this morning The Great Gildersleeve is speculating about the number of frozen water pipes."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, the snow's letting up. Oh, boy, the sun's breaking through."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/11/26
Episode Number : 472
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss Grace Tuttle and Bird Watching
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve has always been one to get up in the morning, eat a hearty breakfast and bustle off to the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Leroy: "Sure is nice of you, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Oh, don't mention it, my boy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/03
Episode Number : 473
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Birthday Duck Dinner
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this is one of those cold December mornings in Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve found it difficult to roll out of his warm bed."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Brr. Cold out there." Leroy: "Go on out, Unk. You gotta face it sometime."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/10
Episode Number : 474
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Part Time Employment
First Line (John Hiestand): "Every year along about this time Christmas preparations get into high gear."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I feel sorry for the mailman. I can hardly carry what he left here."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/17
Episode Number : 475
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grace Tuttle's Brother Sydney
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this is one of those times when the work is piled up in the water commissioner's office to the point where The Great Gildersleeve can't find enough hours in the day to handle it."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, this fire feels good. Wish I had this fireplace at the office."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/24
Episode Number : 476
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Leroy Alone for Christmas
First Line (John Hiestand): "Yes, The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield is imbued with all the excitement and anticipation that attends the Yuletide season."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy! Don't just jump up into the air and toss things on the tree."
Note: In place of the commercial at the start of the show, the Kraft Choristers perform "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." Waterman wishes the audience a Merry Christmas on behalf of everyone involved with the show.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/31
Episode Number : 477
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Year's Eve with Peavey
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's New Year's Eve, but let's go back an evening and pick up The Great Gildersleeve and his nephew, Leroy, in pursuit of their favorite diversions."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Unk, are you sure you don't want to go to the movie with me instead of going to see your girl?"
Note: Waterman wishes the audience health, prosperity and peace in the New Year.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/01/07
Episode Number : 478
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Back in Town - Sidney Tuttle
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a typical January evening in the city of Summerfield and striding down the main street is the familiar figure of the water commissioner."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, car horn] Gildersleeve: "I don't understand how a wonderful girl like Grace can have such a sponger for a brother."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/01/14
Episode Number : 479
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Sidney Help Leila
First Line (John Hiestand): "They say competition is a healthy thing. If so, The Great Gildersleeve should be in the pink because Mr. Sidney Tuttle has been giving him plenty of it since Leila Ransom came back to town."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horn] Gildersleeve: "Leroy! Birdie!" Leroy: "Yeah, Unk?" Gildersleeve: "Come and see what I've got."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/01/21
Episode Number : 480
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Bert Sends Leroy a Great Dane
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there was quite a bit of excitement around The Great Gildersleeve's house a few days ago when a telegram arrived from Canada."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hurry up and open it, Unk." Gildersleeve: "I'm trying to, Leroy. Get your thumb out of the envelope."
Note: Waterman encourages the audience to buy U.S. Defense Bonds.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/01/28
Episode Number : 481
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Grace Tuttle
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. Recently he stopped dating Grace Tuttle to get away from her bothersome brother, Sidney, but like a bad penny Sidney turned up again when Leila Ransom came to town and he's developed into quite a rival."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Fine dinner, Birdie." Birdie: "Thank you, sir. You ate in a hurry. Are you going out again tonight?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/02/04
Episode Number : 482
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rivals, Leila and Grace, Meet
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve is in the enviable position of having two attractive girlfriends."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Grace: "I enjoyed the picture, Throckmorton." Gildersleeve: "So did I, Grace."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/02/11
Episode Number : 483
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Two Dates for Mayor's Valentine Party
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, for a number of years now The Great Gildersleeve has enjoyed his position as city water commissioner."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, why did you want me down here at the office this afternoon?"
Note: Waterman announces that this is Boy Scouts Week and they are celebrating their forty-third birthday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/02/18
Episode Number : 484
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy in Trouble with Leila and Grace
First Line (John Hiestand): "Nobody tries harder than The Great Gildersleeve to be on good terms with everybody, especially his girlfriends."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve "Hello?" [taps the phone cradle] "Hello? Hello, Leila?" [phone cuts off] "How do you like that? She hung up on me."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/02/25
Episode Number : 485
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Great Dane Causes Peavey Trouble
First Line (John Hiestand): "It's funny the changes that take place around the house the minute a family gets a dog."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "He just won't stay home, Mr. Gildersleeve. That dog's been gone all day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/03/04
Episode Number : 486
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Extra Help at the Water Department
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve is one executive who believes that regular office hours can become pretty monotonous."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Come on, Unk, lock up. Let's go home." Gildersleeve: "Leroy, just because you're on your way home from school doesn't mean I'm going to close the office."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/03/11
Episode Number : 487
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Moves out to Marjorie's
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's going on at The Great Gildersleeve's this evening. It's one of those rare occasions when the family is together the way it used to be."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs] "Well, Marjorie, it's just like old times. Glad you dropped in, my dear."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/03/18
Episode Number : 488
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Jam Session
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, taking everything into consideration, The Great Gildersleeve has done quite a good job raising a family, especially for a bachelor."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Leroy! Wonder where that boy is?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/03/25
Episode Number : 489
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cleaning House - Rummage Sale
First Line (John Hiestand): "Besides the appearance of the first robin, there are other harbingers of spring this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Oh, what a beautiful morning. [sniffs] By George, this spring air is a real tonic."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/01
Episode Number : 490
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Easter Sunrise Service
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, in the town of Summerfield it's the day before Easter and The Great Gildersleeve's family is making elaborate preparations for the occasion."
First Line (Dialogue): "It's something I've always wanted to do, Leroy."
Note: At the start, Hiestand announces that they are presenting their traditional Easter program. This script is from 52/04/09 with changes made to reflect Gildersleeve's current girlfriends.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/08
Episode Number : 491
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Has Trouble with the Mayor's Son
First Line (John Hiestand): "As water commissioner, The Great Gildersleeve leads such a busy life he occasionally forgets things in his rush to the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Leroy: "Hi, Unk!" Gildersleeve: "Well, Leroy." Leroy: "Here's your briefcase you left at home."
Note: Waterman talks about the need for more teachers, facilities and public support of schools.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/15
Episode Number : 492
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boy's Club Takes over Jolly Boy Clubroom
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve is a creature of habit and he's made a habit of being comfortable."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ah, wonderful dinner, Birdie." Birdie: "Thank you, sir. Are you sure you don't want any more dessert?"
Note: Gildersleeve and Birdie talk about the importance of Boys Clubs in curbing juvenile delinquency and praise the men and women who give their time to the clubs.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/22
Episode Number : 493
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco Are Fighting
First Line (John Hiestand): "Like the head of every family, The Great Gildersleeve enjoys hearing good reports about his little brood."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What did Mrs. Pettibone say about Leroy, Birdie? Tell me again."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/29
Episode Number : 494
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bottled Water Company Stock
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's getting close to the first of the month, a time when a great many people start worrying about their bills."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, that's it, Mr. Mayor. All nineteen pages of it."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy mention that "One Man's Family" is celebrating its twenty-first anniversary.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/05/06
Episode Number : 495
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Anniversary Present
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a mild morning in May in the town of Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve is in no hurry to get to the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [bird singing] Gildersleeve: "Mm, beautiful morning, Leroy." Leroy: "Yeah." Gildersleeve: "Spring is here."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/05/13
Episode Number : 496
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Going to Europe
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's been a warm spring day at the water department and The Great Gildersleeve has come home early enough to relax a bit in the back yard."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir, I'll burn a few across the plate and work up an appetite."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/05/20
Episode Number : 497
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Theme
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, during these warm, lazy days with only a few weeks of school before summer vacation, The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, finds it difficult to attack his studies with any degree of enthusiasm."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, brother, what a life. Nothing but work. School is for the birds."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/05/27
Episode Number : 498
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Witness at the Wedding
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. It's Saturday afternoon and The Great Gildersleeve, accompanied by his nephew, Leroy, is just locking the door of the water department for the weekend."
First Line (Dialogue): [locking door] Gildersleeve: "Well, Leroy, we're free as birds for a day and a half."
Note: Waterman asks the public to help the men in military hospitals by giving blood.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/06/03
Episode Number : 499
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdie May Move to Marjorie's House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, living next door to The Great Gildersleeve has its advantages for his niece, Marjorie."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Gee, I can never thank you enough for what you did, Birdie."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/06/10
Episode Number : 500
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Has the Mumps - Train Stop
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, before the summer gets underway, The Great Gildersleeve has decided to have a little interior decorating done."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes sir, by George, I'm going to have the whole upstairs done at once."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/06/17
Episode Number : 501
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gift for Miss Tuttle
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's mid-June, the time of year when most school teachers including The Great Gildersleeve's girlfriend, Miss Tuttle, are a little weary from gathering up the loose ends of young America's education."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, Grace, what will we do now?" Grace: "Go home."
Note: Waterman thanks teachers for their dedication and encourages young men and women to consider teaching as a career.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/06/24
Episode Number : 502
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Swimming Trip to Grass Lake
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's summertime and The Great Gildersleeve is planning his vacation from the water department a little differently this year."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I just won't go to the office today, Birdie." Birdie: "No, sir?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/07/01
Episode Number : 503
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Togetherness
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. Last January first, The Great Gildersleeve made a resolution to clean out the desk in his den."
First Line (Dialogue): [paper rustling] Gildersleeve: "Oh, I don't know where all this stuff comes from. Well, that's one drawer cleaned out."


%RED%Date Aired : 53/07/08
Episode Number : 504
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Kathy Lee Returns
First Line (Announcer):
First Line (Dialogue):
Note: I have found a file with this date and name, but it is a duplicate of "Leroy's Girl - Jo Mac" 53/09/02. I will keep looking. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/07/15
Episode Number : 505
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Buying a Spray Gun
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it has always been a source of satisfaction to The Great Gildersleeve that such a fine state of harmony and mutual understanding exists between his own little family and that of his niece, Marjorie, next door."
First Line (Dialogue): [clatter of cutlery] Gildersleeve: "By George, that was a fine pie Marjorie brought over, Birdie."
Note: Waterman announces that President Eisenhower has declared July nineteenth to the twenty-fifth as National Farm Safety Week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/07/22
Episode Number : 506
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mae Home from Vacation - Engaged
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, in Summerfield this evening there's a little breeze sifting through the trees and soon the moon will be rising and all in all, it looks like a romantic evening."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs] "What will I do? How will I pass the time?" Leroy: "You gonna stay home again tonight, Unk?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/07/29
Episode Number : 507
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Going to Visit Aunt Hattie
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. A couple of unusual things have happened to The Great Gildersleeve today."
First Line (Dialogue): [bus motor] Gildersleeve: "By George, I'm going to enjoy this. I haven't ridden a bus in a long time."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/08/05
Episode Number : 508
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Water Commissioner Is Fired
First Line (John Hiestand): "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] Leroy: "Am I disturbing you, Unk?" Gildersleeve: "Eh? No, Leroy, come right in."
Note: This is a repeat of the script from 48/06/02 "Gildersleeve Fired as Water Commissioner." Waterman asks the public to buy U.S. Savings Bonds.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/08/12
Episode Number : 509
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Deciding on a Lake Cabin
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, as you may remember, The Great Gildersleeve is taking his vacation from the water department on sort of a day here and day there basis this summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "It's a crying shame, that's what it is, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Now, Leroy." Leroy: "It's a crying shame."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/08/19
Episode Number : 510
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Fish Story
First Line (John Hiestand): "It's after dinner at The Great Gildersleeve's house and the evening paper has been divided between the water commissioner and his nephew."
First Line (Dialogue): [paper rustling] Gildersleeve: "Leroy?" Leroy: "Yeah?" Gildersleeve: "What's an eight letter word for an African anteater?"
Note: This is a repeat of "Fish Fry" from 48/05/05.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/08/26
Episode Number : 511
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sufficient Unto One's Self
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now let's look in on The Great Gildersleeve. It's about nine o'clock of a Saturday morning and we find our portly water commissioner standing before the mirror in his room applying the finishing touches to his attire for the day."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "No, sir, not bad at all. Gildersleeve, you're a lot of man."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/02
Episode Number : 512
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Girl - Jo Mac
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, here it is September, about the time boys and girls are thinking about returning to school."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, school starts next week, you know." Gildersleeve: "Yes, I know, Leroy."
Note: Gildersleeve, Leroy and Marvin talk about the danger of tossed matches, cigarettes and unattended campfires starting forest fires.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/09
Episode Number : 513
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Helps Raise Ronnie
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve, although a bachelor, is a strong believer in family ties."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, this is the best part of the day, Leroy. Coming home to the little family."
%red%Note: I can hear an edit in Hiestand's intro. The background music does not match up. Some of it may be missing, perhaps due to a skip in the record. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/16
Episode Number : 514
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdie's Mystery Cake Recipe
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's an air of mystery about The Great Gildersleeve's house today and it seems to center around the kitchen."
First Line (Dialogue): [clatter of bowl and spoon] Birdie: "Mm, mm. Birdie's a modest cook, but even Birdie's got to admit that cake smells good."
Note: Waterman promises a special surprise from Kraft having to do with Birdie's prize winning cake.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/23
Episode Number : 515
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Baby Sitter Gildy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, even in a town the size of Summerfield there are times when Mr. Peavey has very little to do but listen to the sounds go by his pharmacy."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens, tone sounds] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Peavey." Peavey: "Well, hello, Mr. Gildersleeve. Baboon."
Note: Start of the Name the Cake Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/30
Episode Number : 516
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flattery
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, since school began The Great Gildersleeve hasn't seen much of his nephew, Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "Well, my boy, I know you're happy to be back in school."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/10/07
Episode Number : 517
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Home Haircut
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve is just arriving home from the office in a happy mood."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Ah, autumn." [door opens] "Hello, everybody, I'm home."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/10/14
Episode Number : 518
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Involved with Teacher and Principal
First Line (John Hiestand): "Sometimes in the middle of a busy afternoon at the water department, The Great Gildersleeve starts thinking about his girlfriend, Miss Tuttle, who teaches school, and suddenly it seems like a good idea to drive by just about the time school is out and take Leroy home."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Gosh, Unk, I'm not ready to go home. I want to stay and watch football practice."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/10/21
Episode Number : 519
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fire Bells Are Ringing
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, you never know what to expect when a boy empties his pockets."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Now I'll attach this other wire to the switch and snip it off."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/10/28
Episode Number : 520
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Unwilling Witness
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, maybe The Great Gildersleeve is right when he says there's no place like Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door open, tone sounds] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Peavey." Peavey: "Hello, Mr. Gildersleeve. What can I do for you this morning?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/11/04
Episode Number : 521
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Impulsive Gildy Almost Gets Married
First Line (John Hiestand): "Being one of the town's most eligible bachelors, The Great Gildersleeve just naturally gravitates to the town's most eligible girls."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Oh, Irene, it's only eleven o'clock. Do you have to go in now?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/11/11
Episode Number : 522
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Authority Figure
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there comes a time in the life of every man Leroy's age when he begins to chafe at parental authority."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Gosh, Babs, I don't know if unk will let me go to that dance. It's way across town."
Note: Waterman encourages the public to attend the church or synagogue of their choice.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/11/18
Episode Number : 523
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy the Athlete vs Doc Olsen
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, like most old grads, The Great Gildersleeve gets a touch of football in his blood this time of year, so he sneaks away from the office occasionally, these crisp, autumn afternoons, to watch Leroy and the boys toss the ball around at junior high school."
First Line (Dialogue): [car doors] Gildersleeve: "By George, these fall days take me back to the time when I was chucking a football."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/11/25
Episode Number : 524
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner Mixup with Peavey and Girls
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a cold, gray Sunday afternoon in Summerfield. A light snow is falling and all in all it's the kind of day that might seem dull to some people, but not to The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, this is my kind of weather, Leroy. If I was a bear I'd hole up in a tree."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/02
Episode Number : 525
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Earns Christmas Money Selling Insurance
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the first harbingers of Christmas are beginning to appear in the shop windows and The Great Gildersleeve is painfully conscious of this as he walks down the street this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, car horns] Gildersleeve: "By George, the stores look great. A man doesn't want to be tempted, he should walk down the street with a sack over his head."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/09
Episode Number : 526
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Taking Bessie to the Dance
First Line (Cathy Lewis): "Well, the life of The Great Gildersleeve is very full right now. All day he's busy at the office and his evenings are taken up with the social obligations of a popular bachelor."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [laughs] "Just think, Irene, you were in town two weeks before I even met you."
Note: Waterman announces the grand prize in the Name the Cake Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/16
Episode Number : 527
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Hooker Feud at Christmas
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, I see Mr. Gildersleeve coming down the street on his way home from the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Birdie." Birdie: "Evening, Mr. Gildersleeve." Gildersleeve: "Say, that's a nice wreath you've got on the door."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy ask the audience to buy Christmas Seals to help the National Tuberculosis Association.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/23
Episode Number : 528
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Selling Trees for Needy Children's Party
First Line (Walter Tetley): "Gosh, just imagine, tomorrow night's Christmas Eve, and, boy, am I ready for it."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door closes] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Leroy." Leroy: "Hi, Unk." Birdie: "That you home, Leroy?"
Note: Waterman wishes the audience a Merry Christmas from everyone involved with the show.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/30
Episode Number : 529
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Year's Eve at Home with Leroy
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, it's New Year's Eve here at Mr. Gildersleeve's house and everything is in a hustle."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, don't go to any trouble, Birdie." Birdie: "Oh, no, sir." Gildersleeve: "Just little cold snacks."
%red%Note: Final bit of show cut off after the last commercial? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/01/06
Episode Number : 530
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Irene's Father Pushes for a Wedding
First Line (Walter Tetley): "For a man who never got married, my uncle, The Great Gildersleeve, sure pretends to know a lot about women."
First Line (Dialogue): [door closes] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Leroy." Leroy: "Hi, Unk. Hey, your hat looks a little big for you."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/01/13
Episode Number : 531
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy in the Doghouse with Irene
First Line (Joanne Jordan): "When a girl is school principal in a town the size of Summerfield there aren't many eligible escorts she can depend on."
First Line (Dialogue): [clock strikes] Irene: "Oh, he's late again." [doorbell] "There he is. Well, he can just wait until I powder my nose for the third time."
Note: Joanne Jordan is substituting for Cathy Lewis in the part of Irene Henshaw.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/01/20
Episode Number : 532
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Going Steady
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, I've been with Mr. Gildersleeve and Leroy a long time, and Birdie's seen a lot of changes around this house, and the biggest change is in Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Birdie." Birdie: "Oh, Mr. Gildersleeve, you scared me."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/01/27
Episode Number : 533
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Mad at Gildy for Interfering
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, there are folks who like their kin folks for neighbors and there are folks who think their kin folks should live forty miles away."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Has the mailman come, Birdie?" Birdie: "Yes, sir, Mr. Gildersleeve, I just heard him drop something in the box."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/02/03
Episode Number : 534
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Evening Conference with Leroy's Teacher
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, there's one thing I've found out. A bachelor trying to raise a family is a busy man, even with a good housekeeper like Birdie."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Birdie, who tracked mud in the house?" Birdie: "Is that mud back in here again?"
Note: Waterman encourages the public to financiallly support Radio Free Europe by sending "truth dollars" to the Crusade for Freedom.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/02/10
Episode Number : 535
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Judge Hooker's Annual Dinner
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "If there's one thing Birdie likes better than Mr. Gildersleeve, it's a day off."
First Line (Dialogue): [door closes] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Birdie." Birdie: "Evening, Mr. Gildesleeve." Gildersleeve: "Has the paper, come?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/02/17
Episode Number : 536
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy the Budding Politician
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve feels that he's done a pretty good job these last dozen years as Summerfield's water commissioner and he's quite content with his office, except perhaps for the fact that he has never known exactly just how highly his boss, the mayor, regards him."
First Line (Dialogue): [phone rings] Gildersleeve: "Water department. Commissioner Gildersleeve speaking."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/02/24
Episode Number : 537
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jolly Boys Election
First Line (John Hiestand): [Jolly Boys singing "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"] "Well, the lights above Floyd's barbershop are burning brightly tonight and passers-by can hear the not-too-melodious strains of familiar songs as sung by The Great Gildersleeve and his cronies, the Jolly Boys."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yeah, great finish, Chief." Gates: "Thank you, Commissioner."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/03
Episode Number : 538
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Paula Winthrop Back in Town
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, this week Mr. Gildersleeve's dating time has been pretty well taken up with Miss Tuttle, the school teacher."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, everybody, I'm home." Birdie: "Evening, Mr. Gildersleeve."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/10
Episode Number : 539
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Is Old Fashioned and Square
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, this week Mr. Gildersleeve's been giving his other girls the go-by because Mrs. Paula Winthrop is home from wintering in Florida."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" Birdie: "Yes, Mr. Gildersleeve?" Gildersleeve: "Thanks for pressing my blue serge."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/17
Episode Number : 540
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Girl in Town - Marie Olsen
First Line (%red%George Neese%BLUE%): "I'm Dr. Clarence Olsen, by day an intern at Summerfield city hospital, and by night a rival of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Are you sure you don't want to go to a movie, Grace?" Grace: "Not tonight, Throckmorton. I'm a little tired."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy discuss the Red Cross and its need for more volunteers and funds.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/24
Episode Number : 541
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hobby Show
First Line (Mary Shipp): "I'm Grace Tuttle. As a school teacher in Summerfield my time is taken up by many interesting projects."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Grace!" Grace: "Hello, Throckmorton, come in."
Note: Gildersleeve and Grace discuss the importance of buying Easter Seals to help crippled children.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/31
Episode Number : 542
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Involved with Two Girls Again
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, Miss Grace Tuttle, the school teacher, and Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, the water commisioner, have been dating quite regularly and are now a sort of comfortable feeling existing between them." %red%See note.
First Line (Dialogue): [tone sounds, crowd noises] Grace: "I hope you're not tired waiting, Throckmorton."
%red%Note: Hiestand seems to have misread the text. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/04/07
Episode Number : 543
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marie Teaches Bronco French
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's late afternoon in Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve just stopped next door to visit his niece, Marjorie."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "I'm glad you stopped by, Unkie." Gildersleeve: "Well, I haven't seen you for a few days, my dear."
Note: Waterman asks the public to give generously to the American Cancer Society.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/04/14
Episode Number : 544
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner Party for Bronco's Boss
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in The Great Gildersleeve's city of Summerfield. Along about this time every morning, the bulky figure of the water commissioner emerges from city hall and ambles along the tree-lined walk that takes him to Peavey's pharmacy."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, car horn] Gildersleeve: "By George, Peavey has a lot of rabbits in his window. Well, Easter's next Sunday."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/04/21
Episode Number : 545
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marie Olsen Charms Everyone
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve and his nephew, Leroy. There has always been a very warm relationship between the boy and his bachelor uncle."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, boy, I can't wait till school's out." Gildersleeve: "Yeah, that'll be the day, Leroy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/04/28
Episode Number : 546
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Swears off Girls, but Meets Thelma
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Birdie don't need a calendar to tell when the end of the month comes around Mr. Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" Birdie: "Yes, I'm coming!" Gildersleeve: "Birdie, may I have a word with you?"


Date Aired : 54/05/05
Episode Number : 547
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/05/12
Episode Number : 548
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner for Dr Olsen Who's Leaving Town
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. It's a balmy spring evening in Summerfield and the great man and his nephew, Leroy, are strolling down the street."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "I thought you had a date with Miss Tuttle last night, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Yeah, I did, Leroy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/05/19
Episode Number : 549
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Runs for Sheriff
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. People who know The Great Gildersleeve don't think it too unusual that tonight his car is parked in front of the women's club."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "I wish they'd break up the meeting. My engine's getting hot."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/05/26
Episode Number : 550
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Visit by Aunt Hattie
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it seems The Great Gildersleeve is always beset with petty problems trying to raise his teenage nephew, Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "By George, I can't be without a record of "Indian Love Call."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/06/02
Episode Number : 551
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trying to End Aunt Hattie's Stay
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, a family always has to make minor adjustments when relatives come to visit, but when a relative like Aunt Hattie arrives, it calls for major adjustments."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, Leroy, it isn't as if she'll be here forever." Leroy: "How do you know?"


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 54/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Opera Committee
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 55/10/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Floyd's Inheritance
First Line (Don Rickles): "Well, the Jolly Boys' meeting in the room above Floyd's barbershop is approaching the midnight hour."
First Line (Dialogue): Jolly Boys: [singing] "...when good fellows get together, with a stein on the table and a good song ringing clear." Gildersleeve: "Very good, Chief!"
Note: (Teaser) Gildersleeve: [singing] Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti do." Leroy: "Hi, Unk!"


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 55/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation Time
First Line (Announcer):
First Line (Dialogue):


%BLUE%Date Aired : 57/03/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Causes Water Outtage
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, tone sounds] Gildersleeve: [breathing heavily] "Hello, Peavey. Peavey: "Well, hello, Mr. Gildersleeve, what can I do for you today? My, my, is something after you?"


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bessie's Vacation
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila's Antique Vase
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve, could I interest you in getting this box out of the way and taking it down to the basement?"
Note: This was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio and Television service.

%BLUE%Date Aired : 5x/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdie The Heiress
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [doorbell rings] Leroy: "I'll see who it is, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Okay, my boy." [footsteps, door opens] Leroy: "Ah, good afternoon." Beckman: "Good afternoon. Does Miss Birdie Lee Coggins live here?"
Note: Another broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio and Television service.
Changed line 1 from:
!!!Based on Otter Logs dated Sept 14, 2005\
to:
!!!Based on Otter Log dated ___ __, 2005
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%note%The first seven Waterman shows begin with a snippet of dialogue before the standard introduction. The Dialogue First Line begins when the announcer has finished; bits of dialogue added into the announcer's intro are ignored. Announcements mentioned in the notes can usually be found at the end of the show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/09/06
Episode Number : 370
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie Is Pregnant
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's been pretty quiet around The Great Gildersleeve's house this summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Yes, sir, I'm sure glad he's coming back."
Note: (Teaser) Leroy: "Has he shown up yet, Birdie?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/09/13
Episode Number : 371
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Visiting In-Laws - Mrs Thompson's Sister
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's Sunday in The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield and Sunday afternoon it's customary for families to get in the car and go calling on relatives."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, Marjorie..."
Note: (Teaser) Marjorie: "Leroy, where's Uncle Mort?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/09/20
Episode Number : 372
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Looking for New Secretary
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve was up bright and early this morning, and after a quick glance at the paper, he moved right into the breakfast room."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" Birdie: "Yes, sir?"
Note: (Teaser) Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve! Breakfast!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/09/27
Episode Number : 373
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Shares Leroy's Piano Lessons
First Line (John Hiestand): "The lights are bright in Summerfield tonight."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir. Spent thirty-five dollars for this suit and by George, it's worth it."
Note: (Teaser) Leroy: "Birdie, have you seen Uncle Mort?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/10/04
Episode Number : 374
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Community Chest Football Game - Leroy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve has just been appointed chairman of the Summerfield Community Chest Drive."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Oh, Unkie, I'm so proud of you."
Note: (Teaser) Birdie: "Leroy! Where is that boy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/10/11
Episode Number : 375
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bullard Runs for Mayor
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "May I put sugar in your coffee, honey?"
Note: (Teaser) Leroy: "Hey, Birdie." Birdie: "What you want, Leroy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/10/18
Episode Number : 376
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Weight Problems
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this morning The Great Gildersleeve took his little nephew, Leroy, down to Hogan Brothers department store to buy him a suit."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horn, footsteps] Gildersleeve: "You bet. Latest thing. Dill pickle green."
Note: (Teaser) Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve! Ah, Mr. Gildersleeve!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/10/25
Episode Number : 377
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Sons of Summerfield
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's a lot of interest in the newspaper at The Great Gildersleeve's house this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Marjorie, may I see the society page?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/01
Episode Number : 378
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Election Day
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. It's election day in Summerfield, Rumson Bullard vs. Terwilliger for mayor."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What an exciting day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/08
Episode Number : 379
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Better Man Than Bullard
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a brisk fall morning in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, bird singing] Gildersleeve: [sniffing] "Say, what a day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/15
Episode Number : 380
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Summerfield Centennial Pageant
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing at The Great Gildersleeve's house this morning. Little Leroy is just knocking on his uncle's door and by the tone of his voice he's trying to get out of something."
First Line (Dialogue): [knocking] Leroy: "Unk?" Gildersleeve: "Yes, Leroy? Come in."
Note: Waterman urges the public to attend and support the church of their choice.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/22
Episode Number : 381
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Water Department Calendar
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve considers himself a very lucky man."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "By George, it's always nice to get home on a cold winter evening."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/11/29
Episode Number : 382
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's First Date
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. The day's work is done and the water commissioner is at the wheel of the family car heading homeward."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: [singing to himself] "Say, Christmas decorations in the windows already."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/12/06
Episode Number : 383
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Laundry Business
First Line (John Hiestand): "Last night, as the quiet hours rolled by, The Great Gildersleeve and his little family slept peacefully in their beds."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Leroy: "Hiya, Birdie!" Birdie: "Good morning. Leroy, you up already?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/12/13
Episode Number : 384
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chief Gates on the Spot
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, old man winter blew into Summerfield last night and it looks like he's here to stay."
First Line (Dialogue): [banging] Gildersleeve: [frustrated grumbling] "Confounded furnace."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/12/20
Episode Number : 385
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Show - A Present for Kathryn
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a crisp, cold night in Summerfield. Here and there a lighted Christmas tree glows warmly in a window."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [singing] "Deck the halls with boughs of holly..."
Note: A repeat of the script from 49/12/14.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 50/12/27
Episode Number : 386
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy-Bullard Double Date New Year's Eve
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve, his family and friends, hope all of you had a Merry Christmas."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, boy, a hockey stick!"
Note: Waterman wishes the audience a Happy New Year and introduces each actor by name. On behalf of the National Safety Council, the cast reminds the public about automotive safety.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/01/03
Episode Number : 387
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie Craves Sauerkraut
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now let's see what's doing in Summerfield. The Great Gildersleeve worked later than usual at the water department today and it's well into the winter evening as he turns the corner heading for home."
First Line (Dialogue): [wind blowing] Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir, this would be a fine night to gather the little family around the fireplace and pop some corn."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/01/10
Episode Number : 388
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Is Worn out from Late Dating
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, way back on New Year's Eve The Great Gildersleeve persuaded Rumson Bullard, his wealthy neighbor, to take a date off his hands."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawning] Bullard: "Goodnight, Miss Milford."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/01/17
Episode Number : 389
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Nervous Expectant Father
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's Saturday morning at The Great Gildersleeve's house and is the water commissioner lolling in bed?"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, Saturday is my favorite day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/01/31
Episode Number : 390
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Shower for Marjorie
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, in about three weeks there should be a new arrival in The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horn] Gildersleeve: "Let's see what they have. Well, that playpen would be nice for the baby."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/02/07
Episode Number : 391
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Day off for Peavey - 30th Anniversary
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a cold wintery morning in Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve is in no hurry to get out of the house."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "I think I'll just sit by the fire a minute."
Note: In honor of Richard LeGrand's fifty years in the theater, George Q. Baird, executive secretary of the Southern California Association of Retail Druggists, presents LeGrand with a scroll conferring on him the title of America's favorite druggist.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/02/14
Episode Number : 392
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Throwing Snowballs
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's been snowing all afternoon in Summerfield and the town is white from garden to rooftop."
First Line (Dialogue): [snowball strike] Gildersleeve: "Ow! Who threw that?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/02/21
Episode Number : 393
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie's Babies Arrive
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing at The Great Gildersleeve's house this morning. In the first place there's an unmistakable note of happy anticipation in the air."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, this is the day. I can feel it."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/02/28
Episode Number : 394
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trying to Name the Twins
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, last week The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, became the mother of twins."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yeah, I can't get over it, Birdie. Twins."
Note: Waterman reminds the audience that next week is National 4-H Club Week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/03/07
Episode Number : 395
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and the Twins Coming Home - Grandpa Isn't Needed
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the temperature got down to zero in Summerfield last night, and this morning as the first rays of the frosty dawn creep into his room The Great Gildersleeve stirs in his bed, pulls the blankets closer around his ears, and cautiously opens one eye."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [muttering] "What time is it? Quarter to seven."
Note: Start of Parkay's eighty-three-thousand five-hundred dollar Name the Twins Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/03/14
Episode Number : 396
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Pushes Attendance at the Jolly Boys Club
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, our water commissioner is a man who takes his honors and responsibilities seriously."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Floyd." Floyd: "Oh, hi, Commish."
Note: Singer Katie Lee appears as herself.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/03/21
Episode Number : 397
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Tries to Run the House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now let's look in on The Great Gildersleeve. When there are babies in the house it makes a lot of difference."
First Line (Dialogue): [baby crying] Gildersleeve: "Listen to that. Pretty husky voice, huh, Leroy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/03/28
Episode Number : 398
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Leroy Baby Sit the Twins
First Line (John Hiestand): "There's April in the air this fine afternoon in Summerfield and spring is coming right out in the open."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [singing] "I'm as busy as a spider spinning daydreams. I'm as giddy as a baby on a-" Leroy: "Hey, Unk!"
Note: Announcement of the first week's winners of the Name the Twins Contest. W. G. Paul, the chairman of the "Invest in America Week" executive committee, praises Kraft, NBC and Willard Waterman for promoting the importance of the individual in building America at the community level.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/04/04
Episode Number : 399
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bullard Needs Boat Access
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the twins are growing and getting brighter and cuter everyday, and The Great Gildersleeve is finding that with the babies around it's pretty hard to get away from the house in the morning."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "You'd better let me take them now, Unkie."
Note: Announcement of the second week's winners.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/04/11
Episode Number : 400
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Worried That Kids Want to Leave
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve is fond of saying if you were going to paint a picture of the most contented home in Summerfield you couldn't do better than pick his house."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Unk! Oh, Unk!" Gildersleeve: "Upstairs, Leroy."
Note: Announcement of the third week's winners.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/04/18
Episode Number : 401
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy in Love with Marcelle
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now let's see what The Great Gildersleeve is doing. Right now he has just finished a sizable dinner and two pieces of Birdie's apple pie with cheese, and is lowering himself carefully into his easy chair."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [happy sighs and groans] "What a fine dinner."
Note: Announcement of the fourth week's winners.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/04/25
Episode Number : 402
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Pony
First Line (John Hiestand): Well, to The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, it seems like a year, but it has only been a few days since Aunt Hattie wrote that she was sending Leroy a pony."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, has the mailman been here?"
Note: Waterman announces that due to the high volume of mail, the announcement of the fifth (final) week's winners will be next week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/02
Episode Number : 403
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Spring Cleaning the Judge's House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, with spring here there's a lot of house cleaning going on in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Jolly Boys: [singing] "For it's always fair weather when good fellows get together, with a stein on the table and a good song ringing clear." Gildersleeve: "Well, just like Fred Waring, fellas."
Note: Waterman encourages the public to take part in the Civil Defense Program. Announcement of the fifth and final week's winners.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/09
Episode Number : 404
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco's First Anniversary
First Line (John Hiestand): "Let's see what's going on in Summerfield. I don't know about the rest of the town, but things are pretty quiet in the water department this afternoon."
First Line (Dialogue): [newspaper rustling] Gildersleeve: "Aukney-Pilhauser nuptials announced. Who cares about that?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/16
Episode Number : 405
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boating Date with Katharine
First Line (John Hiestand): "On these fine spring mornings when The Great Gildersleeve has nothing much to do, he likes to go out and putter around the yard."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "It's making a pretty big pile, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Yeah? Keep raking, Leroy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/23
Episode Number : 406
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco's Father Arrives - Twins Are Named
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's late afternoon in The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield, the hour when the menfolk are closing their places of business, while at home pleasant aromas waft out of the kitchen windows and float tantalizingly down the street."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [sniffing] "Well, someone's having pot roast. Hope it's us."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/05/30
Episode Number : 407
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leaving on Vacation to Half Moon Lake - Gildy's Schedule
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this is a red letter day at the Great Gildersleeve's house. Big things are about to happen."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "By George, it's beautiful at this time in the morning."
Note: Last show of the season. Waterman thanks everyone involved with the show and reminds the audience that this is the show's tenth year.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/09/05
Episode Number : 408
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Buys a Car
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve and his family had a fine summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Marjorie, have you seen these pictures of the fish I caught?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/09/12
Episode Number : 409
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: County Fair Comes to Summerfield
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the county fair is getting underway in Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "The sun is a-shining to welcome the day, heigh ho, come to the fair..."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/09/19
Episode Number : 410
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Getting Ready for School - Women Trouble
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this is the week most of the kiddies start back to school."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Come on, Leroy." Leroy: "Okay." Birdie: "Here's your lunch box, Leroy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/09/26
Episode Number : 411
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie Gets a Job
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's evening at The Great Gildersleeve's house, about the time when things should be settling down."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Be still, Linda. How can I get you into your nightie?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/03
Episode Number : 412
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Wants to Be Re-Elected President of the Jolly Boys Club
First Line (John Hiestand): "Perhaps the three most important things in the life of The Great Gildersleeve are his fine little family, his respected position as water commissioner of Summerfield and the high office of president of the Jolly Boys Club, which, by the way, is holding its annual election tonight."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, car horn] Gildersleeve: "I can hardly wait for the Jolly Boys meeting this evening."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/10
Episode Number : 413
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Visits the Judge
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, once a year The Great Gildersleeve, his niece, Marjorie, and his nephew, Leroy, make the trek to Judge Hooker's house for dinner."
First Line (Dialogue): Hooker: "And when he said that I knew immediately that the only thing for me to do was...Gildy!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/17
Episode Number : 414
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Almost Forgets About His First Date with Marjorie
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's that hour of the morning when The Great Gildersleeve's house is a bee hive of activity."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, you'd better be off to school."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/24
Episode Number : 415
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Takes Mrs Winthrop and Babs on a Picnic
First Line (John Hiestand): "Since Mr. Bullard's sister, the attractive Paula Winthrop and her daughter, Babs, moved in across the street, The Great Gildersleeve has been giving particular attention to his personal appearance."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Gildersleeve, you're gaining ground."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/10/31
Episode Number : 416
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Halloween and Gildy Finds a Lost Boy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's a nip in the air this morning. The shocks of yellowing corn are frosty in the fields."
First Line (Dialogue): [scissors] Gildersleeve: "Careful with the scissors, Floyd."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/11/07
Episode Number : 417
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco Want to Build a House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's considerable activity at The Great Gildersleeve's house tonight. The porch light is on and the mat says welcome."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, have you washed behind your ears?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/11/14
Episode Number : 418
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco Decide Which Lot to Buy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, one of life's most exciting adventures is being experienced by The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, and her husband, Bronco."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "La da dee da dee...good morning, Birdie!"
%red%Note: My copy is called "Problems Removing an Oak Tree." The decision on which lot to buy was made in the previous episode. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/11/21
Episode Number : 419
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Inviting Thanksgiving Guests
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's the evening before Thanksgiving and Summerfield, like many other places, is blanketed with snow."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, everybody, I'm home!"
Note: Waterman encourages the audience to take a friend to church this week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/11/28
Episode Number : 420
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Getting Leroy to Study and Grow Up
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve is facing the same situation every parent faces sooner or later."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "See you later, Unk!" Gildersleeve: "Leroy, where are you going tonight?"


Date Aired : 51/12/05
Episode Number : 421
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/12/12
Episode Number : 422
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Selling Christmas Trees
First Line (John Hiestand): [car horns, bells, crowd sounds] "Well, like every city and hamlet at this season of the year, The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield is preparing for Christmas."
First Line (Dialogue): [door slams] Leroy: "Unk! Oh, Unk! Marj, Birdie, hey, Unk!" Gildersleeve: "What is it, Leroy?"
Note: Waterman announces that due to the popularity of their Christmas show, "Why the Chimes Rang," they will be repeating it next week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/12/19
Episode Number : 423
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Show
First Line (John Hiestand): [car horns, traffic] "Well, it's a crisp, cold night in Summerfield. Here and there a lighted Christmas tree glows warmly in a window."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: [singing] Deck the halls with boughs of holly..."
Note: A repeat of the script from 49/12/14 with the love interest changed from Katherine Milford to Paula Winthrop.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 51/12/26
Episode Number : 424
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Opening Last Christmas Presents
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's no time like Christmas. Yesterday everybody enjoyed the thrill of opening gaily wrapped packages and emptying stockings by the fireplace."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, opening presents is fun."
Note: Waterman wishes the audience a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone involved with the show. He reminds everyone to drive safely.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/02
Episode Number : 425
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Wants New Job to Keep up with Bronco
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, at the beginning of each New Year, a man does one of two things."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, here's my name in the paper again."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/09
Episode Number : 426
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Has Disappeared - In Hospital
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, as water commissioner, there's no telling what The Great Gildersleeve does all day, but his life falls into a definite pattern every afternoon at five minutes to five."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Yeah, where is he?" Marjorie: "I haven't the slightest idea, Leroy."
Note: Waterman announces that he had an appendectomy last week and that he's doing well.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/16
Episode Number : 427
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Talks to Everyone About Operation
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, last week The Great Gildersleeve was suddenly sent to the hospital for an appendectomy."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I feel great this morning."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/23
Episode Number : 428
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trying to Be Alone with Paula
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve's occasional excursions down the road to romance have always been rocky and beset with detours, but he has never encountered anything like the roadblocks set up by Paula Winthrop's daughter, Babs."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I feel lucky tonight."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/01/30
Episode Number : 429
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Protects Hooker from Mona
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, for a good many years now The Great Gildersleeve has devoted one night a week to the Jolly Boys Club, a quintet originally organized for the purpose of indulging in a little barbershop singing and since held together by a strong bond of friendship and old piano wire."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [singing] "Mee mee mee...By George, I'll be murder tonight."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/02/06
Episode Number : 430
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Hires Mrs Munson and Gets Flo Yo Too
First Line (John Hiestand): "We don't know whether it's due to the genius of The Great Gildersleeve or to Summerfield's rapid growth, but the fact is the water department is flooded with business, which keeps the water commissioner on the go from early morning till late at night."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Can't you wait for your second cup of coffee, Mr. Gildersleeve?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/02/13
Episode Number : 431
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engagement Ring Mixup
First Line (John Hiestand): "According to an old song, every cloud has a silver lining."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Paula: [sighs] "It's after midnight, Throckmorton. That was a long double feature."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/02/20
Episode Number : 432
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Civic Coordinator
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, like everybody else these days, The Great Gildersleeve is being made aware of the pros and cons of all matters pertaining to the public interest, both local and national."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What's the matter with it? Nothing comes out."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/02/27
Episode Number : 433
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Week of Freedom
First Line (John Hiestand): "There's something about a teenager. You can always tell when one inhabits a house."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Oh, my goodness. What's happened to the living room?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/03/05
Episode Number : 434
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bullard Is House Guest - Need $2000 Loan
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there are times when you want to stop and talk to your neighbors, and there are times when you don't."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "That Bullard. What an unsociable fellow."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/03/12
Episode Number : 435
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Train Trip to Omaha
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's Friday afternoon in Summerfield. School is out and The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, is heading for home."
First Line (Dialogue): [door closes, footsteps] Leroy: Hiya, Birdie! Making donuts?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/03/19
Episode Number : 436
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Garden
First Line (John Hiestand): "Along about this time every year there are certain harbingers of spring: the merry chatter of birds in the trees, the crack of a bat on horsehide and people coming out of their houses to dig in the yard."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, Leroy, it's a great day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/03/26
Episode Number : 437
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Television Comes to Summerfield
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the biggest news in The Great Gildersleeve's town right now is that television has come to Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I've counted eleven antennas on the way downtown."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/02
Episode Number : 438
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Colorful Past
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve leads a fairly prosaic life."
First Line (Dialogue): [newspaper rustling] Gildersleeve: "Well, there's not much news tonight. Think I'll work the crossword puzzle and go to bed."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/09
Episode Number : 439
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Easter Sunrise Service
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, in the town of Summerfield it's the day before Easter and The Great Gildersleeve's family is making elaborate preparations for the occasion."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "It's something I've always wanted to do, Leroy."
Note: Waterman addresses the audience about the Easter message.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/16
Episode Number : 440
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy the Bee Keeper
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's spring, the season when enterprising young fellows like Leroy are busy lining up work for the summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Oh, what a balmy day. By George, I've got a good notion to take off and go to the baseball game."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/23
Episode Number : 441
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Diving for Publicity
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the breakfast dishes have been cleared away and The Great Gildersleeve and his little family are enjoying that quiet moment of relaxation before launching into a busy day."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy, when are you gonna finish with that section of the paper?"
Note: Waterman asks the audience to help the Red Cross assist the twenty-six thousand homeless families in the Midwestern flood areas. He also thanks the audience for writing appreciative letters about their Easter program.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/04/30
Episode Number : 442
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bad Report Card - No Camp
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it looks like The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, is going to camp this summer."
First Line (Dialogue): [door knock] Leroy: "Hey, Unk." Gildersleeve: "What is it, Leroy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/05/07
Episode Number : 443
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy the Singing Cowboy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, when The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, comes home from school every afternoon, the first thing he does is head for the kitchen."
First Line (Dialogue): [guitar strum] Leroy: "Gosh, Birdie, that's keen." Birdie: "Thank you, Leroy. You got a fine guitar here."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/05/14
Episode Number : 444
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Coming Home - Gildy and Leroy Fishing
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve and his nephew, Leroy, are about to leave on an overnight fishing trip."
First Line (Dialogue): [thump of luggage] Gildersleeve: [grunts] "There we are, Leroy. You didn't think I could pack all that stuff in the back of the car, did you?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/05/21
Episode Number : 445
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Happy Moving Day
First Line (John Hiestand): "For some time now The Great Gildersleeve's house has been bulging at the seams."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I could use another hour of sleep."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/05/28
Episode Number : 446
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Bike Motor
First Line (John Hiestand): "When The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, wants something badly enough he's willing to go to considerable lengths to get it."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Good morning, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Well, good morning, Leroy."
Note: Waterman tells the audience that the show will continue on Wednesday nights through the summer months.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/06/04
Episode Number : 447
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Katy Lee Visits Summerfield
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing at The Great Gildersleeve's house. Since Marjorie and Bronco moved to their own little place next door, leaving just the water commissioner and his nephew, there's a men's club atmosphere about the house and routines aren't so strict."
First Line (Dialogue): [scraping spoon] Leroy: "Mm, boy, this is a keen dish."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/06/11
Episode Number : 448
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Wants a Wall Between Yards
First Line (John Hiestand): "For years The Great Gildersleeve has carefully fostered the idea of keeping his little family close together."
First Line (Dialogue): Bronco: "Marj?" Marjorie: "What is it, dear?" Bronco: "I've been thinking. Maybe we oughta build a wall between us and Mr. Gildersleeve."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/06/18
Episode Number : 449
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Guess the Number of Beans Contest
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, and her husband, Bronco, have been in their new house long enough to be pretty well settled."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Unkie, can I ask Birdie to help me with refreshments tomorrow evening?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/06/25
Episode Number : 450
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss McKinley of the Complaint Dept
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, sir, it's amazing what a boy can carry around in his pockets, but that's nothing compared to the amount of debris he can accumulate in his room."
First Line (Dialogue): [steps] Leroy: "Well, he did a fair job of cleaning the junk out of his room."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/07/02
Episode Number : 451
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fourth of July Speech
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve has never plunged into the sea of matrimony, but he does like to dangle his toes in the water once and awhile."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "I'd better leave it running, too. That policeman on the corner has his eye on me and I'm parked in a loading zone."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy discuss the fact that yesterday, July first, was Canada's eighty-fifth birthday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/07/09
Episode Number : 452
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fishing with Miss McKinley
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, a couple of days ago The Great Gildersleeve's niece, Marjorie, and her husband, Bronco, left on their vacation."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [yawns, rustles newspaper] "See what's in the paper today."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/07/16
Episode Number : 453
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Back Yard Camping
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, right now everybody is pretty vacation minded around The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Yes, sir, Birdie's going on vacation." Gildersleeve: "Well, you deserve it, Birdie."


Date Aired : 52/07/23
Episode Number : 454
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/07/30
Episode Number : 455
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Sells Gildy's House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it looks like the good old days at The Great Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, it's good to have the kids back again. I hope they like the little room."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/08/06
Episode Number : 456
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Behaving Too Well
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's going on in Summerfield. It's a hot summer afternoon."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "What a day. Bet you could fry eggs on the pavement."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/08/13
Episode Number : 457
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Goes on a Diet
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this morning The Great Gildersleeve took his little nephew, Leroy, down to Hogan Brothers department store to buy him a suit."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horn, footsteps] Gildersleeve: "You bet. Latest thing. Dill pickle green."
Note: This is a repeat of the script "Weight Problems" from 50/10/18.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/08/20
Episode Number : 458
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Million Dollar Laundry
First Line (John Hiestand): "Last night as the quiet hours rolled by, The Great Gildersleeve and his little family slept peacefully in their beds."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Leroy: "Hiya, Birdie." Birdie: "Good morning. Leroy, you up already?"
Note: This is a repeat of the script "Leroy's Laundry Business" from 50/12/06.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/08/27
Episode Number : 459
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cousin Emily Comes for a Visit
First Line (John Hiestand): "Have you ever been suddenly notified that you were about to be visited by some distant relative whose very existence you had all but forgotten?"
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, Marjorie, your room is vacant, you know."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/09/03
Episode Number : 460
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Winning Leroy Back from Emily
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve's cousin Emily has been visiting him for a week now and she's captivated everybody."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "I'm not particularly upset about it, Birdie."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/09/10
Episode Number : 461
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cleaning Bullard's House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Summertime is generally considered to be a romantic time what with June, the moon and all, but here it is September and The Great Gildersleeve has made very little progress in his courtship of the attractive Miss Gloria McKinley."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, Marjorie, I'm not upset because she had a date last night with that oily assistant manager of Hogan Brothers."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/09/17
Episode Number : 462
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Driver's License Test
First Line (John Hiestand): "When the average boy makes up his mind he wants something he can be quite a pest around the house."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Birdie, where's Unk?" Birdie: "He was upstairs primping."
Note: Waterman tells the audience that the Ground Observer Corps needs volunteers.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/09/24
Episode Number : 463
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hooker and Peavey Are Feuding
First Line (John Hiestand): "In a town like Summerfield, an affable, gregarious individual like The Great Gildersleeve forms a lot of fast friendships, and in spite of his demanding job as water commissioner he manages to spend a little time each day with his cronies."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horns, footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Well here comes Mrs. Spaulding. Hello, Mrs. Spaulding!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/10/01
Episode Number : 464
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Economize
First Line (John Hiestand): "I guess there aren't many people who get more out of life than The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes, indeed. That was a fine steak, Birdie."
Note: Waterman encourages the audience to vote in the upcoming election.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/10/08
Episode Number : 465
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lady's Man
%red%Note : Should the title be '''Ladies Man'''?
First Line (John Hiestand): Well, it's no secret that The Great Gildersleeve considers himself Summerfield's most eligible bachelor."
First Line (Dialogue): [door slams] Gildersleeve: "I'm glad to see the weekend rolling around. Let's see now, who will I take out tomorrow night, Paula or Gloria?"

%note%The Oxford American Dictionary and the Webster New Universal Dictionary say either "Ladies' Man" (more commonly used) or "Lady's Man" (variant) is acceptable. It must be the possessive form. I prefer the plural possessive. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/10/15
Episode Number : 466
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Watch Trouble
First Line (John Hiestand): "The average parent can pretty well control the average youngster's desires for a new this and a new that."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Let's see, this is October fifteenth, then comes November fifteenth, then December fifteenth and ten days after that."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/10/22
Episode Number : 467
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy the Athlete
First Line (John Hiestand): "If The Great Gildersleeve wasn't so busy with his job of water commissioner, he'd be out at junior high school every afternoon watching football practice because he dreams of the day when Leroy will make football headlines and there's no greater dreamer than The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" Birdie: "In the kitchen, Mr. Gildersleeve."


Date Aired : 52/10/29
Episode Number : 468
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Haunted House
%red%Note: This has the same title as the Peary show #82 43/05/16. This may be a repeated script, but I don't have any way to verify that the 1943 script was reused. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/11/05
Episode Number : 469
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildersleeve vs Golf
First Line (John Hiestand): "As city water commissioner, The Great Gildersleeve is a fairly important person in Summerfield, but he has never been invited to participate in any of Mayor Terwilliger's social activities."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, Gildersleeve, you really scored."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/11/12
Episode Number : 470
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Problems with Leroy's Teacher
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, ever since school started The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, has been having a little trouble with his studies."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Who does she think I am, Birdie, a quiz kid or something?"
Note: Waterman points out that this is American Education Week and asks the public to visit and take an interest in our schools. Waterman also mentions that the cast is featured in the current Radio-TV Mirror.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/11/19
Episode Number : 471
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Gift
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, big fat snowflakes have been falling on Summerfield all night and this morning The Great Gildersleeve is speculating about the number of frozen water pipes."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, the snow's letting up. Oh, boy, the sun's breaking through."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/11/26
Episode Number : 472
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss Grace Tuttle and Bird Watching
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve has always been one to get up in the morning, eat a hearty breakfast and bustle off to the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Leroy: "Sure is nice of you, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Oh, don't mention it, my boy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/03
Episode Number : 473
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Birthday Duck Dinner
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this is one of those cold December mornings in Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve found it difficult to roll out of his warm bed."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Brr. Cold out there." Leroy: "Go on out, Unk. You gotta face it sometime."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/10
Episode Number : 474
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Part Time Employment
First Line (John Hiestand): "Every year along about this time Christmas preparations get into high gear."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I feel sorry for the mailman. I can hardly carry what he left here."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/17
Episode Number : 475
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grace Tuttle's Brother Sydney
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, this is one of those times when the work is piled up in the water commissioner's office to the point where The Great Gildersleeve can't find enough hours in the day to handle it."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, this fire feels good. Wish I had this fireplace at the office."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/24
Episode Number : 476
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Leroy Alone for Christmas
First Line (John Hiestand): "Yes, The Great Gildersleeve's town of Summerfield is imbued with all the excitement and anticipation that attends the Yuletide season."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Leroy! Don't just jump up into the air and toss things on the tree."
Note: In place of the commercial at the start of the show, the Kraft Choristers perform "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." Waterman wishes the audience a Merry Christmas on behalf of everyone involved with the show.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 52/12/31
Episode Number : 477
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Year's Eve with Peavey
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's New Year's Eve, but let's go back an evening and pick up The Great Gildersleeve and his nephew, Leroy, in pursuit of their favorite diversions."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Unk, are you sure you don't want to go to the movie with me instead of going to see your girl?"
Note: Waterman wishes the audience health, prosperity and peace in the New Year.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/01/07
Episode Number : 478
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila Back in Town - Sidney Tuttle
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a typical January evening in the city of Summerfield and striding down the main street is the familiar figure of the water commissioner."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, car horn] Gildersleeve: "I don't understand how a wonderful girl like Grace can have such a sponger for a brother."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/01/14
Episode Number : 479
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Sidney Help Leila
First Line (John Hiestand): "They say competition is a healthy thing. If so, The Great Gildersleeve should be in the pink because Mr. Sidney Tuttle has been giving him plenty of it since Leila Ransom came back to town."
First Line (Dialogue): [car horn] Gildersleeve: "Leroy! Birdie!" Leroy: "Yeah, Unk?" Gildersleeve: "Come and see what I've got."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/01/21
Episode Number : 480
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Bert Sends Leroy a Great Dane
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there was quite a bit of excitement around The Great Gildersleeve's house a few days ago when a telegram arrived from Canada."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hurry up and open it, Unk." Gildersleeve: "I'm trying to, Leroy. Get your thumb out of the envelope."
Note: Waterman encourages the audience to buy U.S. Defense Bonds.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/01/28
Episode Number : 481
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Grace Tuttle
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. Recently he stopped dating Grace Tuttle to get away from her bothersome brother, Sidney, but like a bad penny Sidney turned up again when Leila Ransom came to town and he's developed into quite a rival."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Fine dinner, Birdie." Birdie: "Thank you, sir. You ate in a hurry. Are you going out again tonight?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/02/04
Episode Number : 482
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rivals, Leila and Grace, Meet
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve is in the enviable position of having two attractive girlfriends."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Grace: "I enjoyed the picture, Throckmorton." Gildersleeve: "So did I, Grace."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/02/11
Episode Number : 483
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Two Dates for Mayor's Valentine Party
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, for a number of years now The Great Gildersleeve has enjoyed his position as city water commissioner."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, why did you want me down here at the office this afternoon?"
Note: Waterman announces that this is Boy Scouts Week and they are celebrating their forty-third birthday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/02/18
Episode Number : 484
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy in Trouble with Leila and Grace
First Line (John Hiestand): "Nobody tries harder than The Great Gildersleeve to be on good terms with everybody, especially his girlfriends."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve "Hello?" [taps the phone cradle] "Hello? Hello, Leila?" [phone cuts off] "How do you like that? She hung up on me."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/02/25
Episode Number : 485
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy's Great Dane Causes Peavey Trouble
First Line (John Hiestand): "It's funny the changes that take place around the house the minute a family gets a dog."
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "He just won't stay home, Mr. Gildersleeve. That dog's been gone all day."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/03/04
Episode Number : 486
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Extra Help at the Water Department
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve is one executive who believes that regular office hours can become pretty monotonous."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Come on, Unk, lock up. Let's go home." Gildersleeve: "Leroy, just because you're on your way home from school doesn't mean I'm going to close the office."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/03/11
Episode Number : 487
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Moves out to Marjorie's
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's going on at The Great Gildersleeve's this evening. It's one of those rare occasions when the family is together the way it used to be."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs] "Well, Marjorie, it's just like old times. Glad you dropped in, my dear."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/03/18
Episode Number : 488
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Jam Session
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, taking everything into consideration, The Great Gildersleeve has done quite a good job raising a family, especially for a bachelor."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Leroy! Wonder where that boy is?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/03/25
Episode Number : 489
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cleaning House - Rummage Sale
First Line (John Hiestand): "Besides the appearance of the first robin, there are other harbingers of spring this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens] Gildersleeve: "Oh, what a beautiful morning. [sniffs] By George, this spring air is a real tonic."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/01
Episode Number : 490
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Easter Sunrise Service
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, in the town of Summerfield it's the day before Easter and The Great Gildersleeve's family is making elaborate preparations for the occasion."
First Line (Dialogue): "It's something I've always wanted to do, Leroy."
Note: At the start, Hiestand announces that they are presenting their traditional Easter program. This script is from 52/04/09 with changes made to reflect Gildersleeve's current girlfriends.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/08
Episode Number : 491
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Has Trouble with the Mayor's Son
First Line (John Hiestand): "As water commissioner, The Great Gildersleeve leads such a busy life he occasionally forgets things in his rush to the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Leroy: "Hi, Unk!" Gildersleeve: "Well, Leroy." Leroy: "Here's your briefcase you left at home."
Note: Waterman talks about the need for more teachers, facilities and public support of schools.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/15
Episode Number : 492
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boy's Club Takes over Jolly Boy Clubroom
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve is a creature of habit and he's made a habit of being comfortable."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Ah, wonderful dinner, Birdie." Birdie: "Thank you, sir. Are you sure you don't want any more dessert?"
Note: Gildersleeve and Birdie talk about the importance of Boys Clubs in curbing juvenile delinquency and praise the men and women who give their time to the clubs.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/22
Episode Number : 493
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marjorie and Bronco Are Fighting
First Line (John Hiestand): "Like the head of every family, The Great Gildersleeve enjoys hearing good reports about his little brood."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "What did Mrs. Pettibone say about Leroy, Birdie? Tell me again."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/04/29
Episode Number : 494
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bottled Water Company Stock
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's getting close to the first of the month, a time when a great many people start worrying about their bills."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, that's it, Mr. Mayor. All nineteen pages of it."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy mention that "One Man's Family" is celebrating its twenty-first anniversary.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/05/06
Episode Number : 495
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Anniversary Present
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a mild morning in May in the town of Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve is in no hurry to get to the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [bird singing] Gildersleeve: "Mm, beautiful morning, Leroy." Leroy: "Yeah." Gildersleeve: "Spring is here."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/05/13
Episode Number : 496
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Going to Europe
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's been a warm spring day at the water department and The Great Gildersleeve has come home early enough to relax a bit in the back yard."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Yes, sir, I'll burn a few across the plate and work up an appetite."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/05/20
Episode Number : 497
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Theme
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, during these warm, lazy days with only a few weeks of school before summer vacation, The Great Gildersleeve's nephew, Leroy, finds it difficult to attack his studies with any degree of enthusiasm."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, brother, what a life. Nothing but work. School is for the birds."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/05/27
Episode Number : 498
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Witness at the Wedding
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. It's Saturday afternoon and The Great Gildersleeve, accompanied by his nephew, Leroy, is just locking the door of the water department for the weekend."
First Line (Dialogue): [locking door] Gildersleeve: "Well, Leroy, we're free as birds for a day and a half."
Note: Waterman asks the public to help the men in military hospitals by giving blood.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/06/03
Episode Number : 499
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdie May Move to Marjorie's House
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, living next door to The Great Gildersleeve has its advantages for his niece, Marjorie."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "Gee, I can never thank you enough for what you did, Birdie."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/06/10
Episode Number : 500
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Has the Mumps - Train Stop
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, before the summer gets underway, The Great Gildersleeve has decided to have a little interior decorating done."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yes sir, by George, I'm going to have the whole upstairs done at once."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/06/17
Episode Number : 501
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gift for Miss Tuttle
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's mid-June, the time of year when most school teachers including The Great Gildersleeve's girlfriend, Miss Tuttle, are a little weary from gathering up the loose ends of young America's education."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Well, Grace, what will we do now?" Grace: "Go home."
Note: Waterman thanks teachers for their dedication and encourages young men and women to consider teaching as a career.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/06/24
Episode Number : 502
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Swimming Trip to Grass Lake
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's summertime and The Great Gildersleeve is planning his vacation from the water department a little differently this year."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, I just won't go to the office today, Birdie." Birdie: "No, sir?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/07/01
Episode Number : 503
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Togetherness
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. Last January first, The Great Gildersleeve made a resolution to clean out the desk in his den."
First Line (Dialogue): [paper rustling] Gildersleeve: "Oh, I don't know where all this stuff comes from. Well, that's one drawer cleaned out."


%RED%Date Aired : 53/07/08
Episode Number : 504
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Kathy Lee Returns
First Line (Announcer):
First Line (Dialogue):
Note: I have found a file with this date and name, but it is a duplicate of "Leroy's Girl - Jo Mac" 53/09/02. I will keep looking. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/07/15
Episode Number : 505
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Buying a Spray Gun
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it has always been a source of satisfaction to The Great Gildersleeve that such a fine state of harmony and mutual understanding exists between his own little family and that of his niece, Marjorie, next door."
First Line (Dialogue): [clatter of cutlery] Gildersleeve: "By George, that was a fine pie Marjorie brought over, Birdie."
Note: Waterman announces that President Eisenhower has declared July nineteenth to the twenty-fifth as National Farm Safety Week.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/07/22
Episode Number : 506
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mae Home from Vacation - Engaged
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, in Summerfield this evening there's a little breeze sifting through the trees and soon the moon will be rising and all in all, it looks like a romantic evening."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [sighs] "What will I do? How will I pass the time?" Leroy: "You gonna stay home again tonight, Unk?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/07/29
Episode Number : 507
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Going to Visit Aunt Hattie
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. A couple of unusual things have happened to The Great Gildersleeve today."
First Line (Dialogue): [bus motor] Gildersleeve: "By George, I'm going to enjoy this. I haven't ridden a bus in a long time."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/08/05
Episode Number : 508
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Water Commissioner Is Fired
First Line (John Hiestand): "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] Leroy: "Am I disturbing you, Unk?" Gildersleeve: "Eh? No, Leroy, come right in."
Note: This is a repeat of the script from 48/06/02 "Gildersleeve Fired as Water Commissioner." Waterman asks the public to buy U.S. Savings Bonds.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/08/12
Episode Number : 509
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Deciding on a Lake Cabin
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, as you may remember, The Great Gildersleeve is taking his vacation from the water department on sort of a day here and day there basis this summer."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "It's a crying shame, that's what it is, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Now, Leroy." Leroy: "It's a crying shame."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/08/19
Episode Number : 510
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Fish Story
First Line (John Hiestand): "It's after dinner at The Great Gildersleeve's house and the evening paper has been divided between the water commissioner and his nephew."
First Line (Dialogue): [paper rustling] Gildersleeve: "Leroy?" Leroy: "Yeah?" Gildersleeve: "What's an eight letter word for an African anteater?"
Note: This is a repeat of "Fish Fry" from 48/05/05.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/08/26
Episode Number : 511
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sufficient Unto One's Self
First Line (John Hiestand): "Now let's look in on The Great Gildersleeve. It's about nine o'clock of a Saturday morning and we find our portly water commissioner standing before the mirror in his room applying the finishing touches to his attire for the day."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "No, sir, not bad at all. Gildersleeve, you're a lot of man."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/02
Episode Number : 512
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy's Girl - Jo Mac
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, here it is September, about the time boys and girls are thinking about returning to school."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Hey, Unk, school starts next week, you know." Gildersleeve: "Yes, I know, Leroy."
Note: Gildersleeve, Leroy and Marvin talk about the danger of tossed matches, cigarettes and unattended campfires starting forest fires.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/09
Episode Number : 513
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Helps Raise Ronnie
First Line (John Hiestand): "The Great Gildersleeve, although a bachelor, is a strong believer in family ties."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, this is the best part of the day, Leroy. Coming home to the little family."
%red%Note: I can hear an edit in Hiestand's intro. The background music does not match up. Some of it may be missing, perhaps due to a skip in the record. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/16
Episode Number : 514
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdie's Mystery Cake Recipe
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there's an air of mystery about The Great Gildersleeve's house today and it seems to center around the kitchen."
First Line (Dialogue): [clatter of bowl and spoon] Birdie: "Mm, mm. Birdie's a modest cook, but even Birdie's got to admit that cake smells good."
Note: Waterman promises a special surprise from Kraft having to do with Birdie's prize winning cake.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/23
Episode Number : 515
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Baby Sitter Gildy
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, even in a town the size of Summerfield there are times when Mr. Peavey has very little to do but listen to the sounds go by his pharmacy."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door opens, tone sounds] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Peavey." Peavey: "Well, hello, Mr. Gildersleeve. Baboon."
Note: Start of the Name the Cake Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/09/30
Episode Number : 516
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flattery
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, since school began The Great Gildersleeve hasn't seen much of his nephew, Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "Well, my boy, I know you're happy to be back in school."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/10/07
Episode Number : 517
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Home Haircut
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve is just arriving home from the office in a happy mood."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Ah, autumn." [door opens] "Hello, everybody, I'm home."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/10/14
Episode Number : 518
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Involved with Teacher and Principal
First Line (John Hiestand): "Sometimes in the middle of a busy afternoon at the water department, The Great Gildersleeve starts thinking about his girlfriend, Miss Tuttle, who teaches school, and suddenly it seems like a good idea to drive by just about the time school is out and take Leroy home."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Gosh, Unk, I'm not ready to go home. I want to stay and watch football practice."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/10/21
Episode Number : 519
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fire Bells Are Ringing
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, you never know what to expect when a boy empties his pockets."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Now I'll attach this other wire to the switch and snip it off."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/10/28
Episode Number : 520
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Unwilling Witness
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, maybe The Great Gildersleeve is right when he says there's no place like Summerfield."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door open, tone sounds] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Peavey." Peavey: "Hello, Mr. Gildersleeve. What can I do for you this morning?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/11/04
Episode Number : 521
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Impulsive Gildy Almost Gets Married
First Line (John Hiestand): "Being one of the town's most eligible bachelors, The Great Gildersleeve just naturally gravitates to the town's most eligible girls."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "Oh, Irene, it's only eleven o'clock. Do you have to go in now?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/11/11
Episode Number : 522
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Authority Figure
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, there comes a time in the life of every man Leroy's age when he begins to chafe at parental authority."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Gosh, Babs, I don't know if unk will let me go to that dance. It's way across town."
Note: Waterman encourages the public to attend the church or synagogue of their choice.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/11/18
Episode Number : 523
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy the Athlete vs Doc Olsen
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, like most old grads, The Great Gildersleeve gets a touch of football in his blood this time of year, so he sneaks away from the office occasionally, these crisp, autumn afternoons, to watch Leroy and the boys toss the ball around at junior high school."
First Line (Dialogue): [car doors] Gildersleeve: "By George, these fall days take me back to the time when I was chucking a football."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/11/25
Episode Number : 524
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner Mixup with Peavey and Girls
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's a cold, gray Sunday afternoon in Summerfield. A light snow is falling and all in all it's the kind of day that might seem dull to some people, but not to The Great Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "By George, this is my kind of weather, Leroy. If I was a bear I'd hole up in a tree."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/02
Episode Number : 525
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Earns Christmas Money Selling Insurance
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, the first harbingers of Christmas are beginning to appear in the shop windows and The Great Gildersleeve is painfully conscious of this as he walks down the street this morning."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, car horns] Gildersleeve: "By George, the stores look great. A man doesn't want to be tempted, he should walk down the street with a sack over his head."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/09
Episode Number : 526
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Taking Bessie to the Dance
First Line (Cathy Lewis): "Well, the life of The Great Gildersleeve is very full right now. All day he's busy at the office and his evenings are taken up with the social obligations of a popular bachelor."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: [laughs] "Just think, Irene, you were in town two weeks before I even met you."
Note: Waterman announces the grand prize in the Name the Cake Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/16
Episode Number : 527
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy and Hooker Feud at Christmas
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, I see Mr. Gildersleeve coming down the street on his way home from the office."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Birdie." Birdie: "Evening, Mr. Gildersleeve." Gildersleeve: "Say, that's a nice wreath you've got on the door."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy ask the audience to buy Christmas Seals to help the National Tuberculosis Association.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/23
Episode Number : 528
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Selling Trees for Needy Children's Party
First Line (Walter Tetley): "Gosh, just imagine, tomorrow night's Christmas Eve, and, boy, am I ready for it."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, door closes] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Leroy." Leroy: "Hi, Unk." Birdie: "That you home, Leroy?"
Note: Waterman wishes the audience a Merry Christmas from everyone involved with the show.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 53/12/30
Episode Number : 529
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Year's Eve at Home with Leroy
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, it's New Year's Eve here at Mr. Gildersleeve's house and everything is in a hustle."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, don't go to any trouble, Birdie." Birdie: "Oh, no, sir." Gildersleeve: "Just little cold snacks."
%red%Note: Final bit of show cut off after the last commercial? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/01/06
Episode Number : 530
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Irene's Father Pushes for a Wedding
First Line (Walter Tetley): "For a man who never got married, my uncle, The Great Gildersleeve, sure pretends to know a lot about women."
First Line (Dialogue): [door closes] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Leroy." Leroy: "Hi, Unk. Hey, your hat looks a little big for you."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/01/13
Episode Number : 531
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy in the Doghouse with Irene
First Line (Joanne Jordan): "When a girl is school principal in a town the size of Summerfield there aren't many eligible escorts she can depend on."
First Line (Dialogue): [clock strikes] Irene: "Oh, he's late again." [doorbell] "There he is. Well, he can just wait until I powder my nose for the third time."
Note: Joanne Jordan is substituting for Cathy Lewis in the part of Irene Henshaw.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/01/20
Episode Number : 532
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leroy Going Steady
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, I've been with Mr. Gildersleeve and Leroy a long time, and Birdie's seen a lot of changes around this house, and the biggest change is in Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Birdie." Birdie: "Oh, Mr. Gildersleeve, you scared me."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/01/27
Episode Number : 533
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bronco Mad at Gildy for Interfering
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, there are folks who like their kin folks for neighbors and there are folks who think their kin folks should live forty miles away."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Has the mailman come, Birdie?" Birdie: "Yes, sir, Mr. Gildersleeve, I just heard him drop something in the box."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/02/03
Episode Number : 534
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Evening Conference with Leroy's Teacher
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, there's one thing I've found out. A bachelor trying to raise a family is a busy man, even with a good housekeeper like Birdie."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Birdie, who tracked mud in the house?" Birdie: "Is that mud back in here again?"
Note: Waterman encourages the public to financiallly support Radio Free Europe by sending "truth dollars" to the Crusade for Freedom.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/02/10
Episode Number : 535
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Judge Hooker's Annual Dinner
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "If there's one thing Birdie likes better than Mr. Gildersleeve, it's a day off."
First Line (Dialogue): [door closes] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Birdie." Birdie: "Evening, Mr. Gildesleeve." Gildersleeve: "Has the paper, come?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/02/17
Episode Number : 536
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy the Budding Politician
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, The Great Gildersleeve feels that he's done a pretty good job these last dozen years as Summerfield's water commissioner and he's quite content with his office, except perhaps for the fact that he has never known exactly just how highly his boss, the mayor, regards him."
First Line (Dialogue): [phone rings] Gildersleeve: "Water department. Commissioner Gildersleeve speaking."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/02/24
Episode Number : 537
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jolly Boys Election
First Line (John Hiestand): [Jolly Boys singing "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"] "Well, the lights above Floyd's barbershop are burning brightly tonight and passers-by can hear the not-too-melodious strains of familiar songs as sung by The Great Gildersleeve and his cronies, the Jolly Boys."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Yeah, great finish, Chief." Gates: "Thank you, Commissioner."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/03
Episode Number : 538
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Paula Winthrop Back in Town
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, this week Mr. Gildersleeve's dating time has been pretty well taken up with Miss Tuttle, the school teacher."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, everybody, I'm home." Birdie: "Evening, Mr. Gildersleeve."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/10
Episode Number : 539
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Is Old Fashioned and Square
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Well, this week Mr. Gildersleeve's been giving his other girls the go-by because Mrs. Paula Winthrop is home from wintering in Florida."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" Birdie: "Yes, Mr. Gildersleeve?" Gildersleeve: "Thanks for pressing my blue serge."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/17
Episode Number : 540
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Girl in Town - Marie Olsen
First Line (%red%George Neese%BLUE%): "I'm Dr. Clarence Olsen, by day an intern at Summerfield city hospital, and by night a rival of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Are you sure you don't want to go to a movie, Grace?" Grace: "Not tonight, Throckmorton. I'm a little tired."
Note: Gildersleeve and Leroy discuss the Red Cross and its need for more volunteers and funds.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/24
Episode Number : 541
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hobby Show
First Line (Mary Shipp): "I'm Grace Tuttle. As a school teacher in Summerfield my time is taken up by many interesting projects."
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens] Gildersleeve: "Hello, Grace!" Grace: "Hello, Throckmorton, come in."
Note: Gildersleeve and Grace discuss the importance of buying Easter Seals to help crippled children.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/03/31
Episode Number : 542
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Involved with Two Girls Again
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, Miss Grace Tuttle, the school teacher, and Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, the water commisioner, have been dating quite regularly and are now a sort of comfortable feeling existing between them." %red%See note.
First Line (Dialogue): [tone sounds, crowd noises] Grace: "I hope you're not tired waiting, Throckmorton."
%red%Note: Hiestand seems to have misread the text. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/04/07
Episode Number : 543
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marie Teaches Bronco French
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it's late afternoon in Summerfield and The Great Gildersleeve just stopped next door to visit his niece, Marjorie."
First Line (Dialogue): Marjorie: "I'm glad you stopped by, Unkie." Gildersleeve: "Well, I haven't seen you for a few days, my dear."
Note: Waterman asks the public to give generously to the American Cancer Society.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/04/14
Episode Number : 544
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner Party for Bronco's Boss
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in The Great Gildersleeve's city of Summerfield. Along about this time every morning, the bulky figure of the water commissioner emerges from city hall and ambles along the tree-lined walk that takes him to Peavey's pharmacy."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps, car horn] Gildersleeve: "By George, Peavey has a lot of rabbits in his window. Well, Easter's next Sunday."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/04/21
Episode Number : 545
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marie Olsen Charms Everyone
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve and his nephew, Leroy. There has always been a very warm relationship between the boy and his bachelor uncle."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "Oh, boy, I can't wait till school's out." Gildersleeve: "Yeah, that'll be the day, Leroy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/04/28
Episode Number : 546
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Swears off Girls, but Meets Thelma
First Line (Lillian Randolph): "Birdie don't need a calendar to tell when the end of the month comes around Mr. Gildersleeve's house."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Birdie!" Birdie: "Yes, I'm coming!" Gildersleeve: "Birdie, may I have a word with you?"


Date Aired : 54/05/05
Episode Number : 547
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host:


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/05/12
Episode Number : 548
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner for Dr Olsen Who's Leaving Town
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing with The Great Gildersleeve. It's a balmy spring evening in Summerfield and the great man and his nephew, Leroy, are strolling down the street."
First Line (Dialogue): Leroy: "I thought you had a date with Miss Tuttle last night, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Yeah, I did, Leroy."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/05/19
Episode Number : 549
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Runs for Sheriff
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, let's see what's doing in Summerfield. People who know The Great Gildersleeve don't think it too unusual that tonight his car is parked in front of the women's club."
First Line (Dialogue): [car motor] Gildersleeve: "I wish they'd break up the meeting. My engine's getting hot."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/05/26
Episode Number : 550
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Visit by Aunt Hattie
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, it seems The Great Gildersleeve is always beset with petty problems trying to raise his teenage nephew, Leroy."
First Line (Dialogue): [footsteps] Gildersleeve: "By George, I can't be without a record of "Indian Love Call."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 54/06/02
Episode Number : 551
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trying to End Aunt Hattie's Stay
First Line (John Hiestand): "Well, a family always has to make minor adjustments when relatives come to visit, but when a relative like Aunt Hattie arrives, it calls for major adjustments."
First Line (Dialogue): Gildersleeve: "Now, Leroy, it isn't as if she'll be here forever." Leroy: "How do you know?"


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 54/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Opera Committee
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 55/10/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Floyd's Inheritance
First Line (Don Rickles): "Well, the Jolly Boys' meeting in the room above Floyd's barbershop is approaching the midnight hour."
First Line (Dialogue): Jolly Boys: [singing] "...when good fellows get together, with a stein on the table and a good song ringing clear." Gildersleeve: "Very good, Chief!"
Note: (Teaser) Gildersleeve: [singing] Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti do." Leroy: "Hi, Unk!"


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 55/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation Time
First Line (Announcer):
First Line (Dialogue):


%BLUE%Date Aired : 57/03/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gildy Causes Water Outtage
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [door opens, tone sounds] Gildersleeve: [breathing heavily] "Hello, Peavey. Peavey: "Well, hello, Mr. Gildersleeve, what can I do for you today? My, my, is something after you?"


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bessie's Vacation
First Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 57/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leila's Antique Vase
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): Birdie: "Mr. Gildersleeve, could I interest you in getting this box out of the way and taking it down to the basement?"
Note: This was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio and Television service.

%BLUE%Date Aired : 5x/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdie The Heiress
First Line (Don Rickles): no intro
First Line (Dialogue): [doorbell rings] Leroy: "I'll see who it is, Unk." Gildersleeve: "Okay, my boy." [footsteps, door opens] Leroy: "Ah, good afternoon." Beckman: "Good afternoon. Does Miss Birdie Lee Coggins live here?"
Note: Another broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio and Television service.

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