Unfair! Gracie Allen was incoherent, but sweet.
You’re right about Gracie Allen. In fact, if you read the book by Jack Benny’s daughter, Sandy — “Saturday Nights at Seven” — you’ll find that in real life, Gracie was anything but incoherent. Sandy says that Gracie was an extremely serious and intelligent person, who ruled the family roost. A real no-nonsense type!