Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 12, 1950
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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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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Last Episode

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

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 8 seasons and 291 episodes air between 1950 and 1958.

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Series Fun Facts

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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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  • On the radio series, Elvia Allman played Gracie's best friend, Tootsie Sagwell, an overweight and unattractive frump whom Gracie was endlessly on a quest to find a husband for. Allman didn't…
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    On the radio series, Elvia Allman played Gracie's best friend, Tootsie Sagwell, an overweight and unattractive frump whom Gracie was endlessly on a quest to find a husband for. Allman didn't physically resemble the character she portrayed, so this character was omitted from the TV series and Allman was cast in the small recurring role of Jane, Gracie's costumer.
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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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