Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 12, 1950
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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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 show had 8 seasons and 291 episodes air between 1950 and 1958.

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  • The theme music, "Love Nest," was originally composed for the 1920 Otto A. Harbach/Louis A. Hirsch stage musical-comedy "Mary." Although they were never utilized for Burns' & Allen's shows,…
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    The theme music, "Love Nest," was originally composed for the 1920 Otto A. Harbach/Louis A. Hirsch stage musical-comedy "Mary." Although they were never utilized for Burns' & Allen's shows, there are lyrics to accompany the music.
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  • During the second season, George Burns realized it would be more practical to shoot the show on film rather than broadcast live. CBS wouldn't increase the budget to accommodate this…
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    During the second season, George Burns realized it would be more practical to shoot the show on film rather than broadcast live. CBS wouldn't increase the budget to accommodate this extravagance, so Burns invested his own funds and founded McCadden Productions, a company through which he produced this series and many other television projects in the 1950s-'60s.
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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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