ARE YOU READY? The Canteen is about to embark on another journey back in time.
If you're brave enough, climb aboard, no ticket required
we're about to take off.
Come on, hop in, watch your step ...... Let me set my controls.
Buckle up. Now don't be afraid....I know how to fly this thing.......Here we goooooooooo.......
Here we are - 1950s - again? (banging on dash, twisting knobs, pushing levers, repeatedly) I wonder if this thing is broken? Dang it. I thought Jet Jaguar fixed this thing. Im going to have to have a talk with him. I guess Ill turn on the television to see what is on.
Do any of you remember these shows?
"The Burns and Allen Show"
Black and White - 30 minutes - CBS
Burns and Allen Cast
George Burns = HIMSELF
Gracie Allen = HERSELF
Blanche Morton = BEA BENADRET
Harry Morton = HAL MARCH
Ronnie Burns = HIMSELF
Bill Goodwin = HIMSELF
Harry Von Zell = HIMSELF
Burns and Allen Trivia
THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW began in 1933 and had a successful seventeen-year run. Although they were wed 7 January 1926, Burns and Allen didn't acknowledge it on radio until 1942.
SAMPLE of wit:
Real Estate Agent: I presume the bedrooms are upstairs.
Gracie: Yes, except when you're upstairs. Then they're on the same floor.
THE "GOOD NIGHT, GRACIE" MYTH = It's a show-business myth that Gracie replied to my request to "Say goodnight, Gracie," by saying, "Good night, Gracie." In fact, that's probably one of the most misquoted lines in theater history. Maybe she said it once, but I don't even remember that. She simply said, "Good night." There were many reasons for that, the main one was that I just never thought of it, from now on she will have said it. --George Burns
NO. 1 FAN???
"Love Nest" by Louis A Hisch and Otto Harbach.
Gracie passed away in 1964. Burns passed away in 1996 at a ripe old age of 100.
10/9/1953 - 9/30/1955
Black and White - 30 minutes - CBS
78 total episodes
Based on Thorne Smith's book
Leo G. Carroll as Cosmo Topper
Anne Jeffreys as Marion Kerby
Robert Sterling as George Kerby
Lee Patrick as Henrietta Topper
Thurston Hall as Mr. Schuyler
Buck as Neil
Topper Theme Song
Serious banker Cosmo Topper (Leo G. Carroll) and his wife Henrietta (Lee Patrick) move into a new home. Much to Cosmo's dismay, the house is haunted by the previous owners, George (Robert Sterling) and Marion Kirby (Anne Jeffreys). Worse, only Topper could see or hear them.
The Kerbys had died in a skiing accident on their fifth wedding anniversary. Their beloved St Bernard dog Neil (Buck) had tried to rescue them and lost his life in the attempt. Poor Neil had developed a drinking problem with a preference for brandy.
Leo G. Carroll died in 1972 of cancer, and Lee Patrick in 1982 of heart problems.
I Love Lucy
10/15/1951 - 6/24/1957
30 minutes B&W - CBS - 179 episodes
Based in part on the radio show "My Favorite Husband
I Love Lucy Cast
Lucille Ball as Lucy (MacGillicuddy) Ricardo
Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo
Vivian Vance as Ethel Mertz
William Frawley as Fred Mertz
Little Ricky :
(1953) Richard and Ronald Simmons
(1954-56) Michael and Joseph Mayer
(1956-57) Keith Thibodeaux
I Love Lucy Theme Song
"I Love Lucy" by Harold Adamson and Eliot Daniel
"I love Lucy and she loves me
We're as happy as two can be
Sometimes we quarrel but then
How we love making up again
Lucy kisses like no one can
She's my Mrs. and I'm her man
And life is heaven you see
'Cause I love Lucy
Yes I love Lucy
And Lucy loves me!"
I Love Lucy Tidbits
Lucille Ball was a pathfinder who paved the way for all the women in TV to follow.
She proved women could be the leads and carry a show. Not one show, but several.
She was the first female head of a studio. While running Desilu, her willingness to take a risk lead her to approve production of Mission Impossible and Star Trek. That's right, without Lucille Ball, no Captain Kirk.
She was a woman who didn't mind looking funny, as long as she WAS funny.
None of which takes away from Desi Arnaz's estimable talents as a producer. His "can do" attitude made the "I Love Lucy Show" work. He innovated the three camera filming format still in use today. Previously, shows like this were performed before a live audience and preserved on kinescope which makes poor copies. Desi's filiming of Lucy is the reason there are great copies today.
William Frawley died in 1966 of a heart attack, Vivian Vance in 1979 of breast and bone cancer, Desi Arnaz in 1986 of lung cancer, and Lucille Ball in 1989 of an acute rupture of the abdominal aorta.
That's the end of the ride for today. Please watch your step on exiting the time machine. Now that I've shown you a few, how about you share something from your memory. Or, if one of these were your favorite show then, share a memory of the best episode for you.
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