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The Raleigh Cigarettes Program
1941 cast with orch
Truman Bradley, Orch, Wonderful Smith, Red Skelton, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard

On the air

1941/10/07

Sponsor

Raleigh Cigarettes (Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.)

Host

Red Skelton

Cast

Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra, Harriet Hilliard, Wonderful Smith, Truman Bradley (announcer)

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1941 10/7 #01 First Episode (NBC) "Red Skelton is in the crowd" joke. Police: Mounted Policeman, Patrol Lover's Lane, Back seat driver (Willie type), Desk Sergeant with Wonderful Smith doing phone bit, Private Detective. Music: "Goodbye Now", "Swinging on the Golden Gate" [1] (10/05/1941 Rehearsal)
1941 10/14
1941 10/21
1941

10/28

New House [2], [3]

Bashful after a date. Little boy (Junior type) walking a girl home. College kids after a dance. Sailors courting a girl. Willie type missed a train.

Bashful boy (Clem type); Little boy (Junior type); College (Bo type); Sailor; Willie

1941 11/4 Medical Profession [4]
1941 11/11 Public Speaking [4]
1941 11/18 Supermarket Food Shopping [2], [3]

Thanksgiving shopping. Washington learns etiquette. Spending Thanksgiving (Football coach, Clem hates to kill the turkey, Junior waiting for dinner "Cat's tail" joke)

Football coach (later Weepy skit)

Clem

Junior

1941 11/25 I'll Take Manila [2], [3]

Talks about filming new film "Ship Ahoy". Drivers (Picking up a girl, Junior and a new car, second hand car at filling station, Paul Understuff (Clem type) tries to get a driver's licence)

1941 12/2
1941 12/9
1941 12/16 Recent_Blackout [2], [3] Trains [5]

Clem is a railroad switch operator, Junior rides the train, Willie type misses his train.

1941 12/23
1941 12/30 Photography [4], [3]

Bim and Bo at Coney Island picture gallery, Clem has the only camera in the area, Junior photo on a pony, newlyweds photo.

Outstanding New Star award 1941 from the Motion Picture Daily radio editors.

1942 1/6 License Plates [4], [3]

Wonderful Smith has a nightclub. New Year (Fuzzy and Wuzzy look for place to eat, Clem News Years date with Daisy June and an unwelcome guest, Junior dresses as Baby New Year.)

1942 1/20 Inside_Office_Buildings [2], [3]

Insurance office, Junior visits Papa's office, Clem is a window washer.

1942 1/27 Portable_Radios[2], [3]

Was in Buy a Bomber show. Willie in dinner, Clem works at a hamburger stand, Junior at a restaurant, Flirts with a waitress

1942 2/3 Superstitious_People[2], [3]

Fashion. Superstitious (Boardwalk fortune teller, Clem sees a black cat, Junior on Friday the 13th.)

1942 2/10 Life_Insurance.mp3 [2], [3]

Clem

Junior

Deadeye

1942 2/17 Daylight_Savings_Time.mp3[2], [3]

On the cover of [Radio Guide].

Song: "Texas" with Bennie Rubin

Army camps: Sgt. Deadeye. Clem goes to the draft board. Junior visits a camp.

Deadeye

Clem

Junior

1942 2/24
1942 3/3 Spring_Cleaning.mp3 [2], [3]

Lost: Willie helps someone that is lost. Junior gets lost in a department store. Deadeye lost in the desert.

Willie

Junior

Deadeye

1942 3/10 Victory_Garden.mp3[2], [3]
1942 3/17
1942 3/24 Hiking_Trip.mp3[2], [3]

The gang talk about a hiking trip.

Song "Why Shouldn't I Have You?" Music: "A Train"

Spring cleaning: City tries to run Deadeye out of town. Clem buys excursion boat. Junior helps a painter.

Deadeye

Clem Junior

1942 3/31
1942 4/7 Ladies_Fashion.mp3[2], [3]

Easter fashion.

Song: "Somebody Else is Taking My Place"

Babbies: Bim takes care of Bo's sister's baby. Clem visits his brother's new baby at the hospital. Junior tries to kiss a baby and sings "I dood it".

Joke: Disney spells

Bim and Bo

Clem Junior

1942 4/14 Week-end Party [4], [3]
1942 4/21 Food_Prices.mp3[2], [3]
1942 4/28 Santa Monica
1942 5/5 Ship_Ahoy.mp3[2], [3]

"How The Newspaper Affects People" Sponsor still at Red's home. Preview of Ship Ahoy. Article in June issue of Modern Screen and Radio Mirror. Clem delivers papers. Junior tries to get a lost newspaper. Deadeye in the paper. Music: "Push Them Along", "Three Little Sisters"

1942 5/12 #32 Circus Fun [4]
1942 05/19 #33
1942 05/26 #34
1942 06/02 #35
1942 06/09 #36


  1. My Old Radio
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 [1]
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 Radio Spirits cassette case#4691
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 OTP perc.com
  5. Comedy Legends, Radio Spirits #43474, 2002

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