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 the earlier radio series, Mel Blanc frequently guest-starred as Mr. Postman. Rolfe Sedan took over the role on TV, and the character was given the name Mr. Beasley. Mr. Beasley is also the…
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    In the earlier radio series, Mel Blanc frequently guest-starred as Mr. Postman. Rolfe Sedan took over the role on TV, and the character was given the name Mr. Beasley. Mr. Beasley is also the name of the mailman from the "Blondie" comics and films, and the characters share a similarity - in "Blondie," Mr. Beasley tried desperately to avoid Dagwood Bumstead, who was always plowing over him on his way out of the house; the "Burns & Allen" character went out of his way to avoid Gracie Allen, who would always detain him to talk his ear off.
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  • Beginning late in the fifth season with the episode "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1950) {Gracie & George Try for a Day at the Beach (#5.33)}, George and Gracie closed nearly every…
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    Beginning late in the fifth season with the episode "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1950) {Gracie & George Try for a Day at the Beach (#5.33)}, George and Gracie closed nearly every show with a 3-4 minute "Afterpiece," one of their vaudeville routines, which they performed in front of an audience after the weekly sitcom plot had been resolved.
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  • George Burns is regarded as being the first entertainer to step out of character and "break the fourth wall" by directly addressing the television audience. On many occasions, Burns stated he…
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    George Burns is regarded as being the first entertainer to step out of character and "break the fourth wall" by directly addressing the television audience. On many occasions, Burns stated he had been inspired by Thornton Wilder's 1938 play "Our Town," though prior to that Burns had employed the same tactic in his first short film, Lambchops (1929).
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