The Joe Penner Show

October 8, 1933 to April 25, 1940
210 episodes known to exist
The Joe Penner Show was a variety / music shows radio show which ran from October 8, 1933 to April 25, 1940. It starred Joe Penner, Joe Penner, Joy Hodges, Gene Austin, Joe Penner, Jacques Reynard and His Orchestra, and Ken Stevens.
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October 8, 1933 - June 23, 1935
The Joe Penner Show
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October 4, 1936 - June 26, 1938
The Joe Penner Show
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October 6, 1938 - March 30, 1939
The Joe Penner Show
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November 30, 1938 - April 25, 1940
The Joe Penner Show
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The Joe Penner Show
Also known as THE JOE PENNER SHOW
October 8, 1933 - June 23, 1935
75 episodes known to exist
Stars: Joe Penner
Music: Ozzie Nelson Orchestra, Harriet Hilliard (singer)
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 8, 1933 
Premier Show 
 
30:00 
October 15, 1933 
Cencus Taker 
Penner's brother is in the "Penneretentiary"/Cencus Taker from Washington 
30:00 
October 22, 1933 
On a Train 
 
30:00 
October 29, 1933 
Penner Is Robbed/penner Goes to Jail 
 
30:00 

 
November 5, 1933 
Undersized Fish 
Penner's in trouble with a Traffic Cop/Penner's in trouble with a Game Warden for catching an undersized fish 
30:00 
November 12, 1933 
Fairy Tale 
Man lost in the woods/Penner tells a fairy tale that he wrote 
30:00 
November 19, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
November 26, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
December 3, 1933 
Wanna Buy a Duck? 
Penner's Diary/Wanna Buy a Duck?/Penner in a restaurant 
30:00 

 
10 
December 10, 1933 
Hunting Ducks 
Auto Driving - Penner gets a ticket/Penner in the Haunted House 
30:00 

 
11 
December 17, 1933 
Penner the Movie Actor 
Penner applies for a job in a Drug Store as a Soda Jerk 
30:00 

 
12 
December 31, 1933 
Gangsters and Prisoners/password 
The gangsters are members of Ozzie's Band and the Prisoner is Penner's brother Show of 12-24 Pre-empted for Christmas special 
30:00 

 
13 
January 7, 1934 
On the Farm with Farmer Yokeldoaks 
 
30:00 
14 
January 14, 1934 
The Canteloupe and the Honeydew 
Putting on Make up/Discusses his part in "Romeo And Juliet"/Tries to convience a Producer into doing his show, "The Cantelope And The Honeydew" 
30:00 
15 
January 21, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
16 
January 28, 1934 
Among the Cowboys 
Penner is out west "among the cowboys"/10 Annual Rodeo of Red Pepper Gulsh, featuring Joe Penner the world's champion bull tosser./Penner in the General Store and Trouble with the Sheriff 
30:00 
17 
February 4, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
18 
February 11, 1934 
Valentines Day 
Penner and the Postman/Penner discusses Vanentines Day/Back to the Postman. Valentine's Day Program 
30:00 

 
19 
February 18, 1934 
The Lawsuit 
Penner is summond by a Lawyer/On his way to Court/The Trial/The Trial is because Penner's landlord won't allow the Duck 
30:00 

 
20 
February 25, 1934 
The Singer 
Joe Penner the Singer/Numerologist/Joe's Mystery Story 
30:00 

 
21 
March 4, 1934 
The Prize Fighter 
Joe the Prize Fighter/Training and the Fight 
30:00 

 
22 
March 11, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 18, 1934 
The Life Guard 
Joe in a Hotel/Joe in an Elevator/Joe the Lifeguard 
30:00 

 
24 
March 25, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
25 
April 1, 1934 
The Fireman 
Joe joins a Fire-Fighting School/Joe the Fireman/Joe Loses a Fire, Goes toa a Ball Game and is Fired 
30:00 

 
26 
April 8, 1934 
Grauding From Grammer School 
 
30:00 

 
27 
April 15, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
28 
April 22, 1934 
The Ball Player 
Joe's Got Tickets to a Baseball Bame and Tells Us How he was One of the the Greatest Baseball Players That Ever Lived "Only I'm too bashful to say so"/Going to the Game/At the Game 
30:00 
29 
April 29, 1934 
Suzabella's Birthday 
Suzabella's Birthday/At the PArty/Joe Entertains at the Party 
30:00 
30 
May 6, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
31 
May 13, 1934 
The Music Salesman 
Joe has gotten a Job as a Salesman in a Music Store/Joe Mixes up the Music 
30:00 
32 
May 20, 1934 
The Magician 
Joe Becomes a Magician/Pasha Joe Aboo Allah Penner the Great Psychic from Detroit 
30:00 
33 
May 27, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
34 
June 3, 1934 
The Strong Man 
Tapman the Strong Man/Tapeman "Half-ape - Half-fish" in action in the Movies 
30:00 
35 
June 10, 1934 
Breach of Promise 
Joe's Love for Suzabella Complicates his life /In Court, Miss Suzabella Twinkelberry versus Joseph Peter Piper Penner for Breach of Promise 
30:00 

 
36 
June 17, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
37 
June 24, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
38 
July 1, 1934 
The Ocean Voyage 
Joe's Looking Vacation/Joe on an Ocean Voyage 
30:00 
39 
October 7, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
First Show of the New Season 
30:00 
40 
October 14, 1934 
Jury Duty 
Joe is back in New York and is staying in a Hotel while he finds a place to live/Joe has a Place to Live and is called for Jury Duty 
30:00 
41 
October 21, 1934 
The Newspaper Salesman 
Joe has a Job Selling Newspapers/Joe Rewrites and Produces a Show 
30:00 
42 
October 28, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
43 
November 4, 1934 
The Ghost's Wheel 
WJZ AIRCHECK 
30:30 
44 
November 11, 1934 
The Birthday Party 
Joe Penner's Birthday Party/A New Game to Play at Joe's Birthday Party called "Dark Horses" (Night Mares) 
30:00 
45 
November 18, 1934 
The Cavalcade of Joe Penner 
A Biographical Drama 
30:00 
46 
December 2, 1934 
The Animal Expert 
Joe Game Hunting in Africa/His experience in Africa has made Joe an Authority On Animals, thus, the Penner Pet Shop 
30:00 
47 
December 9, 1934 
The Newspaper Peporter 
Joe Gets a Job Working for a Newspaper/Joe in Jail 
30:00 
48 
December 16, 1934 
The Real Estate Fortune 
Joe is Sole Heir to his Step-Uncles Estate/Joe Goes to the Lawyer to Collect his fortune 
30:00 
49 
December 23, 1934 
Christmas Shopping 
Joe is shopping for Christmas/Disagreements with Suzabella's Father Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
50 
December 30, 1934 
The Army Recruit 
Joe goes to famous Military Academy-East Point/Joe's in the Army 
30:00 
51 
January 6, 1935 
The Lawyer 
Joe is in a Law Office/The Law Office of Joe Penner 
30:00 

 
52 
January 13, 1935 
The Song Writer 
Joe in a Shoe Store/Squeking Shoes Make Joe Become a Song Writer/Joe tries to sell his Songs 
30:00 

 
53 
January 20, 1935 
The House Builder 
Joe is "Gonna Build a House"/The building of "Eye-Sore Manor", the new home of Joe Penner 
30:00 

 
54 
January 27, 1935 
The Plumber 
Joe's Diary/Joe helps his Uncle, the Plumber 
30:00 

 
55 
February 3, 1935 
The Detective 
World's Greatest Detective, Joe Penner/Joe Loses his Secretary 
30:00 

 
56 
February 10, 1935 
Amateur Hour 
Joe in Tonsorial Parlor/Joe is on the Amateur Hour 
30:00 

 
57 
February 17, 1935 
Valentines Day 
Valentines/Joe Seeks Romance. Valentine's Day Program 
30:00 

 
58 
February 24, 1935 
The Musical Comedy Actor 
Musical Comedy, with Joe playing the Prince of Pistachio 
30:00 

 
59 
March 3, 1935 
The Playwrite 
Joe writes a Play/Performing the Play/The Last Act 
30:00 

 
60 
March 10, 1935 
The Playwrite - Part 2 
Theatrical Producers want to use Joe's Play/Putting Joe in the Show 
30:00 

 
61 
March 17, 1935 
The Haunted House 
Joe in Monk's Auction House/Haunted House 
30:00 
62 
March 24, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
63 
March 31, 1935 
The Murderer 
Riddles/Joe is back in Court for MURDER! 
30:00 
64 
April 7, 1935 
The Radio Broadcaster 
Joe is appointed President of the Municipal Broadcasting Company/A New Police Program is put on the Radio by Joe 
30:00 
65 
April 14, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
66 
April 21, 1935 
The Customs Officer 
Joe is waiting for his Eurpean Uncle in the Customs Department 
30:00 
67 
April 28, 1935 
The Medicine Man 
Joe is Sick/The Medicine Man and Joe Penner/The Sheriff is on their Trail 
30:00 
68 
May 5, 1935 
The Navy Recruit 
Joe joins the Navy/Joe is accidently shot out of a Canon and end up on a Deserted South Sea Island 
30:00 
69 
May 12, 1935 
The Night Club Manager 
Joe is the New Manager of the DUCKY WUCK, a Night Club 
30:00 
70 
May 19, 1935 
The Circus 
Joe takes his Nephew to the Circus/At the Circus 
30:00 
71 
May 26, 1935 
The Farmer 
Joe is off to Alaska to become a Farmer/Joe is trying to fine someone to take care of his World Famous Duck, Goo Goo, as he ventures off to Alaska 
30:00 
72 
June 2, 1935 
The Alaskan Expedition 
The adventure begins 
30:00 
73 
June 9, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
74 
June 16, 1935 
The Sheriff 
On his way to Alaska, Joe is in Wyoming/Joe becomes "Famous Fearless Faultless Sheriff Pot Shot Penner" 
30:00 
75 
June 23, 1935 
The Opera House Star 
Still on his way to Alaska, in Nevada/ Opera House in Nevada is presenting Rip Van Winkle starring Joe. Last Fleischmann's show. No one will ever know if Joe Penner made it to Alaska or not. 
30:00 
The Joe Penner Show
Also known as THE JOE PENNER SHOW
October 4, 1936 - June 26, 1938
78 episodes known to exist
Announcer: Bill Goodwin
Stars: Joe Penner, Joy Hodges, Gene Austin
Music: Jimmy Grier's Biltmore Bowl Orchestra
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 4, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 11, 1936 
House Party 
Part 2 of 3 only 
09:01 

 
October 18, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 25, 1936 
Romeo and Juliette 
Parts 1 and 3 only 
18:26 

 
November 1, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
November 8, 1936 
Armistice Day 
Disc 1 of 5 missing 
24:18 
November 15, 1936 
 
Incomplete - part 3 of 4 only 
09:00 

 
November 22, 1936 
The Play Or the Actors? 
Part 2 only 
09:38 

 
November 29, 1936 
Outdoor Sports 
Parts 1 and 3 only 
18:08 

 
10 
December 6, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
11 
December 13, 1936 
Trip to Russia 
 
29:22 

 
12 
December 20, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
13 
December 27, 1936 
Train Trip to the Yukon 
 
28:59 

 
14 
January 3, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
15 
January 10, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 17, 1937 
Hollywood Calling Joe Penner 
Part 1 only 
14:37 

 
17 
January 24, 1937 
Penner From Africa-All Star Picture 
Part 2 only 
09:44 

 
18 
January 31, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
19 
February 7, 1937 
Playing the Stock Market 
 
29:39 

 
20 
February 14, 1937 
Boxing Match to Raise Money 
 
30:00 

 
21 
February 21, 1937 
Marry Into Money 
Parts 1 and 3 only 
16:12 

 
22 
February 28, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 7, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 14, 1937 
Butch Smutch Captures Thelma 
Part 2 only 
15:01 

 
25 
March 21, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
26 
March 28, 1937 
Stranded On an Island 
 
29:42 

 
27 
April 4, 1937 
King of the Cannibals 
First half only 
15:09 

 
28 
April 11, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
29 
April 18, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
30 
April 25, 1937 
Parents Homecoming Celebration 
 
29:54 

 
31 
May 2, 1937 
Barber Shop 
Parts 1 and 3 only 
16:45 

 
32 
May 9, 1937 
Law Office 
 
29:54 

 
33 
May 16, 1937 
Busy Bee Man 
 
29:58 

 
34 
May 23, 1937 
A Visit to Uncle Seth in the Mountains 
 
29:59 

 
35 
May 30, 1937 
Spring Cleaning 
 
30:02 

 
36 
June 6, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
37 
June 13, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
38 
June 20, 1937 
Joe Chopin Brahms Strauss Beethoven Mendelssohn Penner 
First half only 
15:37 

 
39 
June 27, 1937 
Vacation On the Moon 
Final Program of the Season 
29:50 

 
40 
October 3, 1937 
Everybody's a Salesman 
Second half only First Program of the Season 
13:21 

 
41 
October 10, 1937 
Presto Pancho 
Part 2 only 
15:07 

 
42 
October 17, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
43 
October 24, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
44 
October 31, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
45 
November 7, 1937 
Cinderella Story 
Part 2 only 
15:29 

 
46 
November 14, 1937 
The Benny - Allen Feud 
 
29:56 

 
47 
November 21, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
48 
November 28, 1937 
The Cream of Society 
Part 2 only 
15:20 

 
49 
December 5, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
50 
December 12, 1937 
Department Store Job 
 
29:49 

 
51 
December 19, 1937 
 
Incmplete - Last half only 
15:00 

 
52 
December 26, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
53 
January 2, 1938 
Suzi's Date with a Football Team 
Part 1 only 
15:23 

 
54 
January 9, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
55 
January 16, 1938 
Grand Opening of the Joe Penner Playhouse 
 
29:57 

 
56 
January 23, 1938 
Droopsuit's Hotel 
 
29:56 

 
57 
January 30, 1938 
Boat Trip to California 
 
28:59 

 
58 
February 6, 1938 
Arriving in Hollywood 
 
29:55 

 
59 
February 13, 1938 
Droopsuit, Joe's Business Manager 
Part 2 only 
14:50 

 
60 
February 20, 1938 
Joe, the Actor 
Part 1 only 
14:50 

 
61 
February 27, 1938 
Joe Needs a Personality Gimmick 
Joe Penner comic book offer 
29:57 

 
62 
March 6, 1938 
Publicity Gag - Bullfighting! 
 
29:57 

 
63 
March 13, 1938 
$1,000 Movie Story 
 
29:53 

 
64 
March 20, 1938 
Body Building 
 
29:51 

 
65 
March 27, 1938 
The Bank Account Is Getting Low 
 
30:00 

 
66 
April 3, 1938 
Radio Announcer Audition 
Part 1 only 
14:59 

 
67 
April 10, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
68 
April 17, 1938 
Special Events Announcer 
 
30:00 

 
69 
April 24, 1938 
Talent Scout 
 
29:55 

 
70 
May 1, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
71 
May 8, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
72 
May 15, 1938 
Medical Examination 
Part 2 only 
15:34 

 
73 
May 22, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
74 
May 29, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
75 
June 5, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
76 
June 12, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
77 
June 19, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
78 
June 26, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
The Joe Penner Show
Also known as THE JOE PENNER SHOW
October 6, 1938 - March 30, 1939
26 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 6, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 13, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 20, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 27, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
November 3, 1938 
Lester Gloomaker, Room Mate 
Joe Plans To Join Miss Gigglewater's Glee Club 
29:50 

 
November 10, 1938 
Chemistry - Joe's Birthday 
 
30:00 

 
November 17, 1938 
 
Part 1 only 
14:52 

 
November 24, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
10 
December 1, 1938 
Expedition to Brazil Part 1 
 
30:00 

 
11 
December 8, 1938 
Expedition to Brazil Part 2 
 
30:00 

 
12 
December 15, 1938 
Expedition to Brazil Part 3 
 
30:00 

 
13 
December 22, 1938 
A Christmas Carol 
Expedition to Brazil part 4. Christmas Program 
29:00 

 
14 
December 29, 1938 
Rose Bowl Game 
Howard Jones: USC Football Coach. Expedition to Brazil part 4. New Year's Program 
29:53 

 
15 
January 5, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 12, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
17 
January 19, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
18 
January 26, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
19 
February 2, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
20 
February 9, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
21 
February 16, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
22 
February 23, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 2, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 9, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
25 
March 16, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
26 
March 23, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
27 
March 30, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
The Joe Penner Show
Also known as THE JOE PENNER SHOW
November 30, 1938 - April 25, 1940
31 episodes known to exist
Stars: Joe Penner, Jacques Reynard and His Orchestra, Ken Stevens,
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
November 30, 1938 
Guest: Captain Dick Merrill 
Incomplete - 2nd half only 
14:50 

 
October 5, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 12, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 19, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 26, 1939 
Inherits a Night Club 
 
29:58 

 
November 2, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
November 9, 1939 
Notre Dame Football 
Guest: Elmer Layden, Notre Dame Football Coach 
18:00 

 
November 16, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
November 23, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
November 30, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
10 
December 7, 1939 
 
Parts 1 and 3 only 
18:00 

 
11 
December 14, 1939 
 
Parts 1 and 3 only 
20:00 

 
12 
December 21, 1939 
Elaborate Christmas Dinner 
Christmas Program 
29:56 

 
13 
December 28, 1939 
Boxing 
Guest: Billy Conn, World Champion Light-heavyweight Champion 
20:45 

 
14 
January 4, 1940 
Happy New Year's ... Again! 
New Year's Program 
30:00 

 
15 
January 11, 1940 
The South 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 18, 1940 
Reviews of "the South" 
 
30:00 

 
17 
January 25, 1940 
Trip to Radio City Part 1 
 
30:00 

 
18 
February 1, 1940 
Trip to Radio City Part 2 
Part 2 only 
15:00 

 
19 
February 8, 1940 
Trip to Radio City Part 3 
 
30:00 

 
20 
February 15, 1940 
Trip to Radio City Part 4 
 
30:00 

 
21 
February 22, 1940 
Back to Hollywood 
Parts 1 and 3 only 
20:00 

 
22 
February 29, 1940 
 
Part 2 only 
15:00 

 
23 
March 7, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 14, 1940 
The Mad Russian 
Guest: Burt Gordon 
30:00 

 
25 
March 21, 1940 
Love Bullets 
 
30:00 

 
26 
March 28, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
27 
April 4, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
28 
April 11, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
29 
April 18, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
30 
April 25, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
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