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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  • When the series went off the air in 1958, it was the longest-running situation comedy in television history.
  • 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 donned aprons in the kitchen as a tribute to her real-life Aunt Clara, whom she often told outrageous fictionalized tales about on the show.
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