Hollywood glamour meets handsome goofball. Jack Benny's irrepressible bandleader and his winsome wife star in this classic sitcom - raising their two daughters, and raising their voices…and, not just to sing.
With a wise-guy sensibility that sounds positively contemporary, the chemistry between Phil Harris and Elliott Lewis (as Frankie Remley) is pitch-perfect. They click in a comic rhythm reminiscent of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Add Walter Tetley to the mix (as smart-alecky grocery boy Julius Abbruzio), and the results are glorious.
Until recently, only scattered broadcasts from the RCA sponsored years were available. Nineteen of the twenty digitally restored and remastered episodes included in this collection are being introduced for the first time. This side-splitting set also includes a Program Guide by radio historian Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. with photographs and information about the series.
EPISODES INCLUDE: Brownie's Camping Trip 10-22-50, A Sick Phil Harris 10-29-50, Getting Out the Vote 11-05-50, Talking to Mr. Scott About Mentioning Sponsor's Name 11-12-50, Alice and the Kids Going to Palm Springs Without Phil 11-19-50, The Big Game on a New Television 11-26-50, What Is "The Thing?" 12-03-50, Watering the Lawn 12-10-50, Buying Alice a Christmas Present 12-17-50, Annual Christmas Show With Andy Devine 12-24-50, Mr. Scott's New Years Party 12-31-50, Cutting The Band's Wages 01-07-51, The New Singer 01-14-51, The Pony 01-21-51, Red Cross Blood Drive 01-28-51, Helping Alice With the Household Budget 02-04-51, Are Phil and Alice Legally Married? 02-11-51, U.S.O. Entertaining at an Army Camp 02-18-51, The Golf Game 02-25-51, Waiting For Darryl Zanuck's Call 03-04-51