Archive for the ‘Radio’ Category

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Graduation from Radio to TV

February 6, 2011

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Oddly enough, the versitility of their acts allowed Burns and Allen to mold to any medium. Moving from the stage to the radio did not phase them one bit.

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CBS Radio Studio

June 20, 2010

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Anti-Aging Experiment

June 14, 2010

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Gracie: Well, I sent your handwriting in to be analyzed, and you’re in the wrong business. You have the hands of a surgeon.

George: What?

Gracie: Your handwriting has revealed the inner you, the real George Burns. You were never meant to be an actor. That’s why people laugh at you.

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Radio to Television

May 28, 2010

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The show ran for many years on the radio waves before a swift and easy transition to television.  It was for the couple a way to go back in time to their vaudeville days but with the personality and style of what they had worked so long to develop on the radio.

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Gracie Gets a Letter from her Sister

May 1, 2010

George: Look. You got a letter from your sister, Bessie.

Gracie: Oh! Bessie!

George: What did she say? Did she say anything?

Gracie: Well, she’s just wonderful herself. But her son, Willy…

George: Willy. Willy? That’s the one with the high blood pressure. The one who sleeps on the floor to keep his blood pressure down?

Gracie: Yes, that’s the one.

George: Smart kid.

Gracie: Yes.

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The List

November 2, 2009

Gracie: Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill. How can they pick men like that to head the list?

George: I’m intrested to know, Gracie, who is your choice?

Gracie: Need you ask, George? I’m thinking of a man whose glorious romantic voice has thrilled millions.

George: ‘The birds are sweetly singing and perfumed flowers are bringing in the wind-‘

Gracie: No, a man whose charm and talent are world-famous.

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Is the General In?

September 28, 2009

Gracie: Is this the biggest hospital in town?

Nurse: Yes, this is the General Hospital.

Gracie: Good, I’d like to speak to the head man. Is the General in?

Nurse: The General?

Gracie: Well, if he’s not in I’ll speak to someone even lower: a private.

Nurse: There is no private here either.

Gracie: Oh, there must be. His name is right on that door: “Private Ward.”

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