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The Hummer (Aired December 6, 1950)
The Harold Peary show made its CBS debut on September 9, 1950. An audition show was done on August 23, 1950 and Harold Peary was the creator and main performer. Previously starring on The Great Gildersleeve, Peary took many of Gildy's characteristics along with him to his new Honest Harold character... the "dirty" laugh, singing songs, and closing dialogue over credits were all there with Harold. And that voice. Who could forget that voice? In simple terms, Peary couldn't or wouldn't sound and act differently enough to make listeners forget Gildy, and that made it very tough for the new show to fly. Perhaps the plot was a little creaky for the beginning of the Rock 'n' Roll era, as well. The show was about an older, unmarried guy, Honest Harold Hemp, who lived with his mother and nephew and did a radio homemaker's program. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: December 6, 1950. CBS network. Sustaining. Honest Harold is being stalked by a killer known as "The Hummer". Harold Peary (performer, creator), Jane Morgan, William Tracy, Parley Baer, Olan Soule, Maurey Alden, Gloria Holiday, Joseph Kearns, Bob Lemond (announcer), Norman Macdonnell (director), Jack Meakin (composer, conductor), Gene Stone (writer), Jack Robinson (writer). 29:30. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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