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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

George Burns and Gracie Allen were among the few successful radio personalities to make the transition to television in the early days of the medium. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show exuded excellence, with a unique format, interesting plots, a great cast, and virtually non-stop comedy featuring the unparalleled zany wit of Gracie.

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08x39 The Exchange Student Aired: Sep. 15, 1958

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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show is Canceled/Ended
The show had 8 seasons and 291 episodes air between 1950 and 1958.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Oct. 12, 1950
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1950 - 1958
To-Date:
8 Seasons
291 Episodes
Network
CBS TV Network
AKA:
The Burns and Allen Show
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  • Gracie Allen wanted to retire from show business in the 1940's and was reluctant to branch out into television, but husband George Burns coerced her into it. Gracie decided she'd had enough…
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    Gracie Allen wanted to retire from show business in the 1940's and was reluctant to branch out into television, but husband George Burns coerced her into it. Gracie decided she'd had enough of TV by the fifth season and was furious that George kept going behind her back and signing contracts for additional seasons. During the eighth season, Gracie put her foot down and demanded she be allowed to retire. George retained the cast of characters for his short-lived spin-off, The George Burns Show, with hopes that Gracie would change her mind and return to the show, but she didn't.
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  • Countless times throughout the run of the series, George Burns began singing a song which opened, "I'd love to call you Rose, dear, but roses fade away," and the running gag was that he was…
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    Countless times throughout the run of the series, George Burns began singing a song which opened, "I'd love to call you Rose, dear, but roses fade away," and the running gag was that he was never able to finish. The song is titled "I'll Buy the Ring (and Change Your Name to Mine)," and Burns later issued a recording of it on his album "George Burns Sings."
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  • Bea Benaderet's last name is credited as "Benadaret" (with two "A"s) on this series. During the first show the misspelling was a typo, but Bea superstitiously decided to retain the spelling…
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    Bea Benaderet's last name is credited as "Benadaret" (with two "A"s) on this series. During the first show the misspelling was a typo, but Bea superstitiously decided to retain the spelling for luck. In a few subsequent episodes, another blunder was made with the misspelling of her first name as "Bee."
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