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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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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  • In a New York Times article, Gracie Allen commented, "It makes me furious to see an actor go through the motion of writing an address on a piece of paper. They scribble it off in a second and…
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    In a New York Times article, Gracie Allen commented, "It makes me furious to see an actor go through the motion of writing an address on a piece of paper. They scribble it off in a second and you know they couldn't have written anything." Whenever Allen performed a task on the show, whether it was writing a name, sewing a handkerchief, rolling cigarettes or chopping up vegetables, she meticulously performed the duty while reciting her dialogue.
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  • The bulk of the filmed episodes were shot over the course of a day with two cameras. Episodes were then edited and screened for a preview audience, and audio of the crowd's reaction was…
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    The bulk of the filmed episodes were shot over the course of a day with two cameras. Episodes were then edited and screened for a preview audience, and audio of the crowd's reaction was recorded to give an organic reaction to each joke rather than "canned laughter." At the end of each preview screening, George and Gracie would come out and film their "Say goodnight, Gracie" closing tag scene live in front of the audience.
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  • For their "afterpiece" vaudeville routines that closed the show in later seasons, George and Gracie emerged from a set of curtains plastered with the names of the various cities and theaters…
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    For their "afterpiece" vaudeville routines that closed the show in later seasons, George and Gracie emerged from a set of curtains plastered with the names of the various cities and theaters where the duo performed during their vaudeville days.
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