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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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  • 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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  • Hal March originally portrayed Harry Morton, but he quickly departed when he was offered another show. March later returned for guest spots including the recurring role of Harry Morton's…
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    Hal March originally portrayed Harry Morton, but he quickly departed when he was offered another show. March later returned for guest spots including the recurring role of Harry Morton's lecherous real estate partner, Casey.
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  • In real life, star Harry von Zell had written several episodes of Wagon Train, so the writers decided to capitalize on this throughout the final season in which Harry's TV persona was…
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    In real life, star Harry von Zell had written several episodes of Wagon Train, so the writers decided to capitalize on this throughout the final season in which Harry's TV persona was endlessly pitching George ideas for western-themed shows.
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