"Gracie, why should I give your mother a bushel of nuts? What'd she ever give me?"
"Why, George, she gave you me. And, I'm as good as nuts."
George Burns once declared that his wife was "smart enough to be the dumbest woman in show-business history." And, indeed, Gracie Allen leaves her verbal opponents dazed and confused, and leaves her audience in stitches. Singing and one-liner slinging George comes across as a blithe bystander who had once meandered over to befriend a befuddled-but-beguiling broad and discovered, to his absolute astonishment, that he couldn't possibly walk away.
The madcap scenarios and rib-tickling ripostes in these sixteen digitally remastered episodes are as cleverly sharp now as they were when they were originally broadcast in 1947-48. This 8 CD set includes many episodes available for the first time anywhere, and a Program Guide by Jim Cox featuring photos and background information about the show.
Episodes Include: Last Year's Christmas Bills 01-09-47; Poker Game 01-16-47; Country Cousin 01-23-47; Guest: Bea Lillie 01-30-47; Gracie Takes Up Crime Solving 03-06-47; St. Bernard 03-27-47; Back From a Vacation in the Woods 09-04-47; The Long Dress 09-11-47; Gracie Gets a Job 10-09-47; Gracie Has Romantic Notions 11-20-47; French Singer 11-27-47; Lady Killer 12-11-47; George is Losing His Hair 03-18-48; Gracie's Problem With Salesmen 05-13-48; Spiritualism 05-27-48; Gracie Takes Over For Louella Parsons 06-03-48