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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 

Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provides George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
George Burns ...  George Burns 292 episodes, 1950-1958
Gracie Allen ...  Gracie Allen 292 episodes, 1950-1958
Bea Benaderet ...  Blanche Morton / ... 292 episodes, 1950-1958
Harry von Zell ...  Announcer / ... 268 episodes, 1951-1958
Larry Keating ...  Harry Morton 199 episodes, 1953-1958
Ronnie Burns ...  Ronnie Burns / ... 125 episodes, 1951-1958
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provides George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 October 1950 (USA) See more »

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The Burns and Allen Show See more »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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CBS, McCadden Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Larry Keating took over the role of Harry Morton, the writers completely overhauled the character to suit the dramatic actor. His occupation changed from real estate to accounting. He was no longer an overeater, instead opting for health food in an era when it was uncommon, and he was often described as a human thesaurus, spouting off eloquent rants filled with obscure words and phrases. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Allen: Well, you see one Christmas my father caught a wild turkey and he fed him corn and chestnuts. But then we didn't have the heart to kill him so we let him get away.
George Burns: Oh, I see.
Gracie Allen: But the turkey liked the food so well that he came back each year. And that way we always had...
George Burns: A turkey for Christmas dinner?
Gracie Allen: Yes.
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Alternate Versions

When the show transitioned from live broadcasts to film in the third season, George Burns found himself footing the bill and decided to drop the "Love Nest" theme which had been utilized in both the original radio series and the first two seasons of the show to avoid paying royalties. During the third season a stock music "theme" from the Mutel music library was utilized; for the fourth season Alexander Laszlo's "Two-a-Day" was used. "Love Nest" returned in the fifth season and replaced the other two themes for syndicated reruns. See more »

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Soundtracks

Love Nest
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Written by Louis A. Hirsch and Otto A. Harbach
Used as show's signature melody
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The pre-Lucy dizzy housewife show.
1 March 2002 | by doggansSee all my reviews

This show was, please don't kill me for saying this, even better than "I Love Lucy". Lucy was good, but this was better. Gracie and Blanche(Bea Benederett, voice of Betty Rubble and original choice for Ethel Mertz) would pull one crazy stunt after another. Meanwhile Bill Goodwin(later replaced by Harry Von Zell) would attract all the girls, and George would step out of the scene to narrate(A technique now used in the Disney cartoon show "The Weekenders"). Gracie's "Illogical logic", as George called it, cracks you up every time. By the way, the radio version featured music of Meredith Wilson(famous for writing "The Music Man").


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