Fibber McGee and Molly was one of broadcasting's greatest triumphs,
reaching its height during the 1940s when millions of Americans tuned in
Tuesday evenings to hear radio's royal couple welcome the Old Timer,
Gildersleeve, Mrs. Uppington, Mayor LaTrivia, Doctor Gamble, and other
visitors who came calling at the most famous address in Comedyland, 79
A listening favorite in many homes from the Depression right into the space
age, Fibber McGee and Molly was unique in that it aired in three different
formats: thirty-minute productions, fifteen-minute episodes, and vignettes
heard on NBC Monitor. This guide to over 1200 episodes covers all three
formats of the series with entries listing date of broadcast, title, cast,
summary, musical numbers, running gags, and comments designed to enhance the
enjoyment of listeners and readers.
This revised and greatly-expanded edition contains 300 additional entries
(including 20 for which no transcription exists), more appendices (one
tabulating all openings of that famous hall closet), and a new selection of
photographs to complement the text.