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Old 01-09-2003, 04:31 PM   #1
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Question Same guy from radio?

Is this the same guy from the radio?
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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show originated as a radio program, quite a popular one, too..
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Vaudeville, Radio, Television, Movies...

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.....they didn't come to your house PERSONALLY and offer you a can of Carnation Evaporated Milk for your own personal use! Or offer you a set of B.F.Goodrich "Lifesaver" tubeless tires, either.....
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or offer you a cup of Maxwell House coffee or a bar of Swan Soap!!! (these products that me and TV KNOWLEDGE FAN mentioned were their sponsors on Radio and TV for those who don't know)
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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show originated as a radio program, quite a popular one, too..
One of my favorite Gracie comebacks was from a radio episode, where she runs into someone who says, "Haven't I seen you somewhere before," & Gracie retorts, "It's possible; I was there once."
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...was different from their later TV series. That is, their format during the '40s was primarily straight "situation comedy", with poor George usually putting up with one of Gracie's "schemes", or accomodating an occasional guest star. When the TV show was conceived in 1950, George and his writers decided on a format where he'd usually stand against the proscenium arch of the stage and offer wry comments on the evening's plot (and deliver an occasional monologue), while taking part in it at the same time. I certainly remember one of their filmed 1953 episodes, where Gracie ends the episode by saying, "an ordinary man wouldn't pay for his wife's new car after she caused him all that trouble!". As she walks off, George looks into the camera and observes, "You know, if this show had ended four lines sooner, I'd have saved $1500 dollars!". End of story, as the curtain falls on him {optical effect**, and Harry Von Zell emerges to remind the audience that they'll return in a moment, and that next week, Carnation Evaporated Milk is the sponsor [leading into one of their commercials].

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...was different from their later TV series. That is, their format during the '40s was primarily straight "situation comedy", with poor George usually putting up with one of Gracie's "schemes", or accomodating an occasional guest star. When the TV show was conceived in 1950, George and his writers decided on a format where he'd usually stand against the proscenium arch of the stage and offer wry comments on the evening's plot (and deliver an occasional monologue), while taking part in it at the same time. I certainly remember one of their filmed 1953 episodes, where Gracie ends the episode by saying, "an ordinary man wouldn't pay for his wife's new car after she caused him all that trouble!". As she walks off, George looks into the camera and observes, "You know, if this show had ended four lines sooner, I'd have saved $1500 dollars!". End of story, as the curtain falls on him {optical effect**, and Harry Von Zell emerges to remind the audience that they'll return in a moment, and that next week, Carnation Evaporated Milk is the sponsor [leading into one of their commercials].

And these points mark the major differences Burns and Allen have from "I Love Lucy".
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