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McGee The Artist (Aired February 24, 1953)
Fibber McGee and Molly premiered in 1935. The program struggled in the ratings until 1940, when it became a national sensation. Within three years, it was the top-rated program in America. Few radio shows were more beloved than Fibber McGee and Molly. The program’s lovable characters included Mayor LaTrivia, Doc Gamble, Mrs. Uppington, Wallace Wimple, Alice Darling, Gildersleeve, Beulah, Myrt, and the Old Timer. 79 Wistful Vista was one of America’s most famous addresses and Molly’s warning to Fibber not to open the hall closet door (and his subsequent decision to do it) created one of radio’s best remembered running gags that audiences expected each week. THIS EPISODE: February 24, 1953. "McGee The Artist" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Reynolds Aluminum. McGee is going to be an artist...using a live model! The script was previously used on the program May 8, 1951. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, The King's Men, Phil Leslie (writer), Keith Fowler (writer), Max Hutto (director), Bill Thompson, Gale Gordon, Arthur Q. Bryan, Richard LeGrand, Cliff Arquette. 29:15. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.