Town Hall Tonight

October 23, 1932 to June 26, 1949
644 episodes known to exist
Town Hall Tonight was a radio show which ran from October 23, 1932 to June 26, 1949. It starred Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen, and Portland Hoffa.
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
October 23, 1932 - April 16, 1933
The Fred Allen Show
26
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2
August 4, 1933 - December 1, 1933
The Fred Allen Show
18
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3
January 3, 1934 - March 14, 1934
The Fred Allen Show
11
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4
March 21, 1934 - July 4, 1934
The Fred Allen Show
16
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5
July 11, 1934 - June 24, 1936
The Fred Allen Show
90
-
6
September 23, 1936 - June 28, 1939
The Fred Allen Show
113
-
7
October 4, 1939 - June 26, 1940
The Fred Allen Show
40
-
8
October 2, 1940 - February 25, 1942
The Fred Allen Show
90
-
9
March 8, 1942 - June 28, 1942
The Fred Allen Show
17
-
10
October 4, 1942 - June 25, 1944
The Fred Allen Show
68
-
11
October 7, 1945 - December 28, 1947
The Fred Allen Show
90
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12
January 4, 1948 - June 26, 1949
The Fred Allen Show
65
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The Fred Allen Show
Also known as THE FRED ALLEN SHOW
October 23, 1932 - April 16, 1933
26 episodes known to exist
Stars: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
Announcer: Kennneth Roberts (Ken Roberts)
Music: Lou Katzman's Orchesta, Ann Leaf; playing the organ from the
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 23, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Sheila Barrett, Queenie Smith, Helen Morgan, Roy Atwell, Mary Dix 
30:00 
October 30, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Sheila Barrett, Roy Atwell, Fritzi Scheff "Kiss Me Again", Mary Dix 
30:00 

 
November 6, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 

 
November 13, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
November 20, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile, Roy Atwell 
30:00 
November 27, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile, Roy Atwell, Vivienne Segal 
30:00 
December 4, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
December 11, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
December 18, 1932 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
10 
December 25, 1932 
Mammoth Department Store 
Christmas Program "Contented", "Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life", "This Night Was Made For Love" 
30:00 

 
11 
January 1, 1933 
 
Charles Carlile 
27:20 

 
12 
January 8, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
13 
January 15, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
14 
January 22, 1933 
The Court of Judge Allen 
 
25:00 

 
15 
January 29, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
16 
February 5, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
17 
February 12, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
18 
February 19, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
19 
February 26, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
20 
March 5, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
21 
March 12, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 

 
22 
March 19, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
23 
March 26, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
24 
April 2, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
25 
April 9, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
26 
April 16, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Charles Carlile 
30:00 
The Fred Allen Show
Also known as THE FRED ALLEN SHOW
August 4, 1933 - December 1, 1933
18 episodes known to exist
Stars: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
Announcer: Kennneth Roberts (Ken Roberts)
Music: Ferde Grofe's Orchesta
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
August 4, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
August 11, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
August 18, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
August 25, 1933 
Matrimonial Agency 
 
30:00 
September 1, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
September 8, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
September 15, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
September 22, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
September 29, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
10 
October 6, 1933 
Uncovered Wagon 
 
30:00 

 
11 
October 13, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
12 
October 20, 1933 
Shadow 
 
30:00 
13 
October 27, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
14 
November 3, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
15 
November 10, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
16 
November 17, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
17 
November 24, 1933 
Insomnia in a Hospital Room 
 
30:00 
18 
December 1, 1933 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
The Fred Allen Show
Also known as THE FRED ALLEN SHOW
January 3, 1934 - March 14, 1934
11 episodes known to exist
Stars: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
Announcer: Ken Roberts
With: Mary McCoy, Scrappy Lambert, Songsmith Quartet, Jack Smart
Music: Ferde Grofe's Orchesta
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 3, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
January 10, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
January 17, 1934 
Bedlem University 
 
30:00 

 
January 24, 1934 
Bedlem University 
"Who", "My Dancing Lady", "Like a Ship Without a Sail" 
30:00 

 
January 31, 1934 
Bedlem Amusement Agency 
 
30:00 

 
February 7, 1934 
Bedlem Amusement Agency 
 
30:00 

 
February 14, 1934 
Bedlem Prison 
 
30:00 

 
February 21, 1934 
Bedlem Prison 
 
30:00 

 
February 28, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
10 
March 7, 1934 
Bedlem Gables Hotel 
 
30:00 
11 
March 14, 1934 
Bedlem Circus 
 
30:00 

 
The Fred Allen Show
Also known as THE FRED ALLEN SHOW
March 21, 1934 - July 4, 1934
16 episodes known to exist
Stars: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
Announcer: Ken Roberts
With: Ray Heatherton, Theodore Webb, Sylvia Froos
Music: Lennie Hayton's Orchesta, Marshall Bartholomew Singers
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
March 21, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
March 28, 1934 
 
Norma Terris 
60:00 

 
April 4, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Marion Claire Songs from "Desert Song" 
60:00 

 
April 11, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
April 18, 1934 
 
 
60:00 

 
April 25, 1934 
 
McClellan Barclay 
60:00 

 
May 2, 1934 
 
 
60:00 

 
May 9, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
May 16, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
10 
May 23, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
11 
May 30, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
12 
June 6, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
13 
June 13, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
14 
June 20, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
15 
June 27, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
16 
July 4, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
The Fred Allen Show
Also known as THE FRED ALLEN SHOW
July 11, 1934 - June 24, 1936
90 episodes known to exist
Stars: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
Announcer: Ken Roberts
With: James Melton
Music: Lennie Hayton's Orchesta, Songsmith Quartet
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Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 11, 1934 
Rollin Home 
 
60:00 

 
July 18, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
July 25, 1934 
Town Hall Tonight 
 
60:00 

 
August 1, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
August 8, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
August 15, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
August 22, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
August 29, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
September 5, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
10 
September 12, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
11 
September 19, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
12 
September 26, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Wintergreen for President", "The Continental" 
60:00 

 
13 
October 3, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
14 
October 10, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
15 
October 17, 1934 
Fred Allen's Revue 
 
60:00 
16 
October 24, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
17 
October 31, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
18 
November 7, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
19 
November 14, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
20 
November 21, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
21 
November 28, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
22 
December 5, 1934 
Fred Allen's Revue 
 
60:00 
23 
December 12, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
24 
December 19, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
25 
December 26, 1934 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 
26 
January 2, 1935 
Amateur Show 
 
60:00 
27 
January 9, 1935 
Amateur Show 
 
60:00 

 
28 
January 16, 1935 
Amateur Show 
Amatuer Winner: Edith Schettine 
60:00 

 
29 
January 23, 1935 
Bedlam News 
Amatuer Winner: Bill Keller 
60:00 

 
30 
January 30, 1935 
Amateur Show 
 
60:00 

 
31 
February 6, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
32 
February 13, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
33 
February 20, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
33 
February 27, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
35 
March 6, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
36 
March 13, 1935 
Super Amateurs 
Seven prior amateur winners return 
60:00 

 
37 
March 20, 1935 
First Anniversary of One Hour Show 
Best of "Chinese" and "Bedlam" series 
60:00 

 
38 
March 27, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jack Smart, Minerva Pious 
60:00 

 
39 
April 3, 1935 
Only French Spoken Here 
Marcel Chiland 
60:00 

 
40 
April 10, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
41 
April 17, 1935 
Peter Van Steeden Replaces Lennie Hayton As Orchestra Leader 
Peter Van Steeden replaces Lennie Hayton as Orchestra Leader 
60:00 

 
42 
April 24, 1935 
College Night For Anateurs 
 
60:00 

 
43 
May 1, 1935 
Van Steeden's Third Show 
 
60:00 
44 
May 8, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
45 
May 15, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
46 
May 22, 1935 
The Square Dance 
The Gibson Family 
60:00 

 
47 
May 29, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Marching Song" 
60:00 

 
48 
June 5, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
49 
June 12, 1935 
All-Star Amateurs 
 
60:00 

 
50 
June 19, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
51 
June 26, 1935 
The Mountain Bride 
Final show of the season 
59:52 

 
52 
October 2, 1935 
Once an Amateur, Always an Amateur 
Fred returns from California 
59:35 

 
53 
October 9, 1935 
A Free Soul - the Scot's Idea of Heaven 
 
60:00 

 
54 
October 16, 1935 
Who Killed Kirk Reuben? 
 
59:26 

 
55 
October 23, 1935 
Amateur Show 
 
60:00 

 
56 
October 30, 1935 
Amateur Revue 
 
60:00 

 
57 
November 6, 1935 
Wild Women of the Wilderness 
Gertrude Murray-One-Girl Band 
59:34 

 
58 
November 13, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
59 
November 20, 1935 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Liberty Bell March", "Cheerleader Charlie" 
60:00 

 
60 
November 27, 1935 
Whoopee On the Volga 
Winner: The Muro Brothers Orchestra - 12 Piece Boys Orchestra from Freeport, New York. "Double Eagle March", "A Little Bit Independant" 
57:13 

 
61 
December 4, 1935 
The Case of the Disappearing Elephant 
Philip Osto plays the Steer Horn. Opening Missing 
55:42 

 
62 
December 11, 1935 
Uncle Tom's Hot Spot 
Klondike Cameron plays the Clarinet. Incomplete-First half only. 
30:22 

 
63 
December 18, 1935 
Murder in the Moonlight 
Jack Lowe 
60:00 

 
64 
December 25, 1935 
Department Store Santa 
Ambrose Smith (Incomplete) Christmas Program 
40:56 

 
65 
January 1, 1936 
Murder At the Microphone 
William Reid; black baritone 
59:55 

 
66 
January 8, 1936 
Fred Allen Receives an Award 
 
60:00 

 
67 
January 15, 1936 
Home On the Range 
 
60:00 

 
68 
January 22, 1936 
Mumbo, Or Who Stole the Elephant From Billy Nose's Finale 
Tom Dunne, Charles Chancer 
59:59 

 
69 
January 29, 1936 
Lord Falkenbeak's Dilemma 
Pal, the talking dog 
59:41 

 
70 
February 5, 1936 
Going, Going, Gone 
Ruth Willkomm, German zither player 
59:50 

 
71 
February 12, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jack Benny 
60:00 

 
72 
February 19, 1936 
The Fatal Shot 
Talkative, The Minah Bird 
59:35 

 
73 
February 26, 1936 
The Hillbilly Debutante 
Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone 
60:00 

 
74 
March 4, 1936 
Murder Back Stage 
Six Black Amateurs 
59:58 

 
75 
March 11, 1936 
Colonel Culpepper's Plight 
Joseph Greniers, blacksmith, who plays piano blindfolded 
59:49 

 
76 
March 18, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Frank Parker 
60:00 

 
77 
March 25, 1936 
If Your Toupee Tickles, You'll Have Happiness Ahead 
Paige Brook, piccolo and Sparkie Springfield, bass tuba 
59:38 

 
78 
April 1, 1936 
Strange Case of Luke Allen, Or Why the Lonesome Cowboy Was Lonesome 
Phil Baker, Stoopnagle and Budd 
60:00 

 
79 
April 8, 1936 
Hortense's Dilemma 
Sing Wong, crooner 
59:29 

 
80 
April 15, 1936 
Texas Rangers 
Fred receives a commission on Texas Rangers 
59:42 

 
81 
April 22, 1936 
The Lost Vice President 
The John Elmer Family 
59:29 

 
82 
April 29, 1936 
Jim Brown Is Really Fred Allen 
 
58:59 

 
83 
May 6, 1936 
Amateur Show 
Joseph Potla, the human fog horn 
60:00 

 
84 
May 13, 1936 
Amateur Show 
The Key Quadruplets 
60:00 

 
85 
May 20, 1936 
Only a Radio Comedian Can Go From Gags to Riches 
Charles Whitney, topsy-turvy pianist 
59:32 

 
86 
May 27, 1936 
Trombone Annie 
Marilan McKay and Tony Sharabba 
59:53 

 
87 
June 3, 1936 
Murder in the Chop House 
Norman Rugo, Italian Singer 
59:48 

 
88 
June 10, 1936 
Rover Boy 
Norman Rugo, Italian Singer. This program was cut to a half-hour because of a speech by Herbert Hoover at 9:30 from the Republican National Convention. 
29:58 

 
89 
June 17, 1936 
Colonel Stoopnagel and Budd 
Colonal Stoopnagel and Budd 
58:56 

 
90 
June 24, 1936 
Who Shot Frank Puck? 
Sylvia, the singing goose Last show of the season .. Summer replacement was "Stoopnagle and Bud's Amateur Revue" 
60:00 

 
The Fred Allen Show
Also known as THE FRED ALLEN SHOW
September 23, 1936 - June 28, 1939
113 episodes known to exist
Stars: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
Announcer: Harry von Zell
With: Walter Tetley, Charlie Cantor, John Brown, Minerva Pious
Music: Lennie Hayton's Orchesta
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 23, 1936 
Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century 
First Show of the new season 
60:00 

 
September 30, 1936 
Gangbusters 
 
60:00 

 
October 7, 1936 
Who Killed Rappaport 
Boston amateurs 
57:46 

 
October 14, 1936 
Will She Come Out? 
half-hour show. The last half was pre-empted for speech by Presedent Roosevelt. 
29:53 

 
October 21, 1936 
Murder At Cupcake County 
Fred's fourth anniversary 
57:14 

 
October 28, 1936 
Pincus Brings Home the Bacon 
Frisco Bowman, one-man variety show 
60:00 

 
November 4, 1936 
Africa Squeaks 
 
58:55 

 
November 11, 1936 
Admiral Crows Amateur Hour 
South African Hocky Team 
60:00 

 
November 18, 1936 
The Great Dane Mystery 
Mexican Football Team 
59:30 

 
10 
November 25, 1936 
The Egg Baron 
Thanksgiving Program 
59:32 

 
11 
December 2, 1936 
The Prodigal Daughter's Return 
Princeton And Harvard 
59:35 

 
12 
December 9, 1936 
The Community Sing 
New feature: Town Hall Varieties...featuring local professional talent. "The Sweet and Low Trio" ("Would You"), "Tommy Hyde and his Honey Boys" (Vaudeville Act), Jim Kelso (Stand-up comedy), Marion Burman (Pianist), Harold Brinkman "Will I Ever Know? 
59:18 

 
13 
December 16, 1936 
Million Dollar Smile 
Christmas Program 
59:07 

 
14 
December 23, 1936 
Ambrose Smith, First Department Store Santa 
Cappy Barris Harmonica Band. Christmas Program 
59:33 

 
15 
December 30, 1936 
The Feud 
Stuart Canin, boy violinist, plays "The Bee", The DeMarco Sistes. This show marks the beginning of the "Feud" between Jack benny and Fred Allen 
29:35 

 
16 
January 6, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Elaine Shephard, vocalist and dancer 
60:00 

 
17 
January 13, 1937 
Musical Feud, Jazz Or Classical 
 
60:00 

 
18 
January 20, 1937 
Three Madcaps 
 
60:00 

 
19 
January 27, 1937 
Fred to Expose Jack Benny's Violin Playing 
Jack Benny 
60:00 

 
20 
February 3, 1937 
The Bee 
Stuart Canin repeats "The Bee" 
60:00 

 
21 
February 10, 1937 
The Family Genealogy of Jack Benny 
Jack Benny 
60:00 

 
22 
February 17, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Manya Roberti, vocalist 
60:00 

 
23 
February 24, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jerry Colonna 
60:00 

 
24 
March 3, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Gary Morfid and his Bee Hoppers 
60:00 

 
25 
March 10, 1937 
Murder On the High Seas, Or One Long Pan Helps Boy Meet Gull 
James Kelso, escape artist 
58:43 

 
26 
March 17, 1937 
St. Patrick's Day Show 
Joseph, mimic St Patrick's Day program 
59:09 

 
27 
March 24, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Pauline Alpert, pianist 
60:00 

 
28 
March 31, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Professor Quigley, escape artist 
60:00 

 
29 
April 7, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Dennison College Glee Club 
60:00 

 
30 
April 14, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Popikoff, Russian baritone 
60:00 

 
31 
April 21, 1937 
Peter Van Seeden's Second Anniversary 
 
60:00 

 
32 
April 28, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Ruby Elzy, soprano 
60:00 

 
33 
May 5, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Piano trio 
60:00 

 
34 
May 12, 1937 
Frank Sinatra's Debut 
Frank Sinatra and the Four Sharks. Larry Collins, strip tease trombone act 
59:19 

 
35 
May 19, 1937 
The Story of Hollywood 
Aldo Ricci's phantom strings 
60:00 

 
36 
May 26, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Goldie and Dusty, blackface comedy act 
60:00 

 
37 
June 2, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Bert Lynne, vibro violinist 
60:00 

 
38 
June 9, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Four Queens and a Jack, vocal group 
60:00 

 
39 
June 16, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Bill Butler's Busy Bees 
60:00 

 
40 
June 23, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Jack Norworth, composer 
60:00 

 
41 
June 30, 1937 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Walter O'Keefe plugs his show as Fred's summer replacement 
60:00 

 
42 
November 17, 1937 
Fred Returns After Making a Movie 
Lionel stander, The Merry Macs (on till the end of the 1940 season) 
60:00 

 
43 
November 24, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Ned Sparks, comedian 
60:00 

 
44 
December 1, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Harry Saz, sound effects director 
60:00 

 
45 
December 8, 1937 
Cyclone of the Gypsy's Promise 
Four Shades of Blue, girl quartet 
60:00 

 
46 
December 15, 1937 
Amateur Show 
Andre Johnson, master of neon letters 
60:00 

 
47 
December 22, 1937 
Santa Will Not Ride Tonight 
Jack Benny, Basin Street Boys Christmas Program 
59:00 

 
48 
December 29, 1937 
Farewell to Hollywood Show 
Fred dislikes Christmas presents Christmas Program 
60:00 

 
49 
January 5, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Sam Turner, subway gas sniffer 
60:00 

 
50 
January 12, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Mary Smith, blacksmith 
60:00 

 
51 
January 19, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Miriam Cooper, laundry spot analyst 
60:00 

 
52 
January 26, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Nelson Eliseu 
60:00 

 
53 
February 2, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Louis B. Meyer 
60:00 

 
54 
February 9, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Charles Wagner, tattoo artist 
60:00 

 
55 
February 16, 1938 
Amateur Show 
George Mitchell, tea taster 
60:00 

 
56 
February 23, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Ray Post, amateur criminologist 
60:00 

 
57 
March 2, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Mrs. Augustus Chasen, female fire fighter 
60:00 

 
58 
March 9, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Spotsy Herbert, beach comber 
60:00 

 
59 
March 16, 1938 
The Advertising Agency's Faux Pas 
Albert Simonson, toupee maker 
60:00 

 
60 
March 23, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Ida Corington, lady iceman 
60:00 

 
61 
March 30, 1938 
Lady Putney's Demise 
Jacob Soloman 
60:00 

 
62 
April 6, 1938 
The Studio Executive's Predicament 
Elliott Wisbrod, bullet proof salesman 
60:00 

 
63 
April 13, 1938 
The Hotel Mystery 
Stanley Wooley 
60:00 

 
64 
April 20, 1938 
Fish Doctor 
Dr. Mellon, ichthyologist (fish doctor) 
59:47 

 
65 
April 27, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Charles Atlas, muscle builder 
60:00 

 
66 
May 4, 1938 
Lucky Teter, Auto Test Driver 
Lucky Teter, auto test driver 
59:41 

 
67 
May 11, 1938 
Amateur Show 
Joseph Becker, 15-year-old business man 
60:00 

 
68 
May 18, 1938 
The House That Jack Built 
Ralph Smith, test pilot 
60:00 

 
69 
May 25, 1938 
Who Stole the Favorite? 
Alfred fiorello, organ grinder 
59:52 

 
70 
June 1, 1938 
The Program Is Killing Them 
John O'Boyle, tap dancer 
60:00 

 
71 
June 8, 1938 
Satire On Song Writers 
Ray Smith, human guide and fish fly designer 
59:44 

 
72 
June 15, 1938 
Murder At the Zoo 
Sua Willa, designs scarecrows 
59:29 

 
73 
June 22, 1938 
Telephone Weddings 
Art Moger, Boston cartoonist 
59:36 

 
74 
June 29, 1938 
Mountain Malfeasance 
Speed Riggs, tobacco auctioneer Last show of the season .. Summer replacement series was Stoopnagel and Bud hosting a Variety Show 
59:47 

 
75 
October 5, 1938 
Alexander's Ragtime Band 
Willie Cohen, a seller of hot dogs at Yankee Stadium. First Appearance of The Town Hall Singers. 
59:51 

 
76 
October 12, 1938 
Who Killed Judge Knapp 
Jessie Haines 
59:21 

 
77 
October 19, 1938 
Hobby Lobby 
John Geary, parachute tester. Missing first 2 minutes. 
54:12 

 
78 
October 26, 1938 
6th Anniversary Show 
Emma Schatzman, taxidermist 
60:00 

 
79 
November 2, 1938 
November, Month of Harvest and Thanksgiving 
Joe Allen, NBC pageboy Thanksgiving Program 
60:00 
80 
November 9, 1938 
If I Were King. If I Were Too 
Charles Moody, butler 
60:00 

 
81 
November 16, 1938 
The Bank's Dilemma 
Mary MacDougal, card expert 
60:00 

 
82 
November 23, 1938 
Murder in the Stadium 
Abe Hugel, pretzel bender 
59:39 

 
83 
November 30, 1938 
Us the People Couldn't Speak 
Hilda Koivula, Finish lady barber 
59:22 

 
84 
December 7, 1938 
King, the Wonder Dog" 
King, the wonder dog Incomplete - Parts 2 and 4 only 
60:00 

 
85 
December 14, 1938 
Santa Claus 
Christmas Program Incomplete - Parts 2 and 4 only 
60:00 

 
86 
December 21, 1938 
Santa Claus Sits Down 
Thomas Chisholm, trouble shooter 
60:00 

 
87 
December 28, 1938 
Studio Crisis 
Tony Gozzi, bootblack 
60:00 
88 
January 4, 1939 
Richard Hall, Bird Seed Salesman 
Richard Hall, bird seed salesman 
59:39 
89 
January 11, 1939 
Doc Foster, Circus Barker 
Doc Foster, circus barker 
59:25 
90 
January 18, 1939 
Marie V. Payne, Lady Taxi Driver 
Marie V. Payne, lady taxi driver 
59:36 

 
91 
January 25, 1939 
 
Kay Kyser, band leader and Brad Barker, amimal imitator 
60:00 
92 
February 1, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Andre Andrieu, wine taster 
60:00 
93 
February 8, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Patsy Perroni, heavyweight boxer 
60:00 
94 
February 15, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Herman F. Krausser, piano tuner 
60:00 
95 
February 22, 1939 
Subway Posters 
AA PLAYERS: "MURDER AT THE OPERA" Karl Schumann, glass blower 
55:30 

 
96 
March 1, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
David Kline, umbrella man 
60:00 
97 
March 8, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Annabelle Alben, brush saleswoman 
60:00 

 
98 
March 15, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Dr. Harry F. Nimphuis, animal surgeon 
60:00 

 
99 
March 22, 1939 
Murder At Addison Square Garden 
J.B. Cooper, pullman porter 
59:54 

 
100 
March 29, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Erwin Firschein, juvenile business head 
60:00 

 
101 
April 5, 1939 
Guest-George Jessel 
George Jessel, Capt. Joseph McBride, ferryboat Captain 
60:00 

 
102 
April 12, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Barbara Sullivan, hat check girl 
60:00 

 
103 
April 19, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Remo Bufano, puppeteer 
60:00 

 
104 
April 26, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Patsy Smith, sword swallower 
60:00 

 
105 
May 3, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Robert Potterfield, theater manager/director 
60:00 
106 
May 10, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Norman Dine, sleep authority 
60:00 

 
107 
May 17, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Clara Rockmore, theremin virtuoso 
60:00 

 
108 
May 24, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jimmy Stout, ace jockey 
60:00 

 
109 
May 31, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Harry Grossman, process server 
60:00 

 
110 
June 7, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Frank Papla, stage manager of the Metropolitan Opera 
60:00 

 
111 
June 14, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Marcel Picard, French chef 
60:00 

 
112 
June 21, 1939 
Crisis On the Showboat 
Jess Kizis, Movietone newsreel cameraman 
59:32 

 
113 
June 28, 1939 
Sponsor Problems 
Lee Bristol, Fred's sponsor. Last "Town Hall Tonight." Summer replacement series' were "What's My Name" and "The George Jessel Show" 
60:00 

 
The Fred Allen Show
October 4, 1939 - June 26, 1940
40 episodes known to exist
Stars: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
Announcer: Harry von Zell
With: Walter Tetley, Charlie Cantor, John Brown, Minerva Pious,
Music: Lennie Hayton's Orchesta
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 4, 1939 
The Search For Dr. Livingston 
Ned Sparks 
60:00 

 
October 11, 1939 
Satire On Surveys and Polls 
Bert Lahr 
60:00 

 
October 18, 1939 
Gene Autry 
Gene Autry 
60:00 

 
October 25, 1939 
Guest-Billy Rose 
Billy Rose 
60:00 

 
November 1, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
The Moylan Sisters 
60:00 

 
November 8, 1939 
Donut King 
Alfred Plant, donut czar 
60:00 

 
November 15, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
John Fitzgerald, president of bartenders school 
60:00 

 
November 22, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Windy Cook, 10-year-old sound virtuoso 
60:00 

 
November 29, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Doc Rockwell 
60:00 

 
10 
December 6, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jack Haley 
60:00 

 
11 
December 13, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Abe Steinberg, subway poet 
60:00 

 
12 
December 20, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
H,W. Jeffries, President of Walker-Johnson Laboratory 
60:00 

 
13 
December 27, 1939 
Dr. Allen Clinic 
Robert Benchley 
60:00 

 
14 
January 3, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Louise Rainer, Walter Abel, Carl Johnson, 4-year-old trumpeteer 
60:00 

 
15 
January 10, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Ruth Elder (Aviatrix), Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Gloria Jean 
60:00 

 
16 
January 17, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Gene Towne, Graham Baker, Walter Huston, Lawrence Duff 
60:00 

 
17 
January 24, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Arthur Barrett, bird imitator 
60:00 

 
18 
January 31, 1940 
Mountain Justice 
Joe Louis 
60:00 

 
19 
February 7, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Margaret Melick, singing telegraphist 
60:00 

 
20 
February 14, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Edward Antonoli, eagle scout 
60:00 

 
21 
February 21, 1940 
 
Baby Barbara, 6-year-old xylophonist 
47:52 

 
22 
February 28, 1940 
Life At the South Pole 
David Ledmerer, Statue of Liberty custodian 
60:00 

 
23 
March 6, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Betty Mae Perrill, Queen of the Trays 
60:00 

 
24 
March 13, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Robert Doyle, sightseeing guide 
60:00 

 
25 
March 20, 1940 
Eagle Gets Loose in the Studio 
Capt. Charles Knight, eagle authority, shows of Mr. Ramshaw, the eagle 
59:00 

 
25 
March 25, 1940 
Allen's Reply to Nbc About Eagle Incident 
PORTRAYED BY: Dawes Butler 
2:10 

 
26 
March 27, 1940 
Who Killed Mack Borden 
Mr. T. Hee, Walt Disney cartoon director of "Pinoccio" 
51:50 

 
27 
April 3, 1940 
 
Richard Hart, window washer. (Incomplete- last disc missing) 
46:09 

 
28 
April 10, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Richard Donopira, stage manager of Madison Square Garden 
60:00 

 
29 
April 17, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Stanley Falter, dog tailor 
60:00 

 
30 
April 24, 1940 
 
Eddie Anderson (Rochester) (Incomplete) 
39:00 

 
31 
May 1, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Robert Bradley, worm entrepreneur 
60:00 

 
32 
May 8, 1940 
Commencement Day At the Barber College 
Don Magarell, airline caterer 
60:00 

 
33 
May 15, 1940 
Murder At the Ball Park 
Rose Meckenbert, spiritualism sleuth 
60:00 

 
34 
May 22, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Al Bernie, mimic 
60:00 

 
35 
May 29, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Elmer of the World's Fair 
60:00 

 
36 
June 5, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Doc Rockwell 
60:00 

 
37 
June 12, 1940 
Hillbilly Skit 
Betty Jane Rhodes, Jack Boyle, cattle caster at Paramount 
60:00 

 
38 
June 19, 1940 
Jack Benny Interview 
Jack Benny excerpt only 
12:00 

 
39 
June 26, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Kay Rohr, woman baseball star Last show of the season. Summer replacements were Abbott and Costello and Benay Venuta. 
60:00 

 
The Fred Allen Show
Also known as THE FRED ALLEN SHOW
October 2, 1940 - February 25, 1942
90 episodes known to exist
Stars: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
Announcer: Jimmy Wallington
With: Kenny Baker, Wynn Murray
Music: Al Goodman's Orchestra
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 2, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Christina Carroll 
60:00 

 
October 9, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jerry Siegal, creater of Superman 
60:00 

 
October 16, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Ernest Peabody 
60:00 

 
October 30, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Andy Stinis, sky writer Show of 10-23 pre-empted by President Roosevelt speech 
60:00 

 
November 6, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Carla Thompson, singer from Major Bowes 
60:00 

 
November 13, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Douglas Leigh, creator of animated cartoon signs 
60:00 

 
November 20, 1940 
The Eagle Is Back 
Mr. Ramahaw, the eagle, guests again 
60:00 

 
November 27, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Ruth Hopkins, dancing instructor 
60:00 

 
December 4, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Adelaide Biship, 11-year-old soprano 
60:00 

 
10 
December 11, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Professor Heckler, flea trainer 
60:00 

 
11 
December 18, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Stuart Canin, boy violinist on the show again 
60:00 

 
12 
December 25, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Otto Hottendorf, bologna stuffer 
60:00 

 
13 
January 1, 1941 
Amateur of the Month 
Anthony Polimeni, baritone with Major Bowes 
60:00 

 
13 
January 1, 1941 
Amateur of the Month (west Coast Broadcast) 
Anthony Polimeni, baritone with Major Bowes 
60:00 

 
14 
January 8, 1941 
All Is Not Gold That Glitters 
Patrick Breman, smoke inspector 
60:00 

 
14 
January 8, 1941 
All Is Not Gold That Glitters (west Coast Broadcast) 
Patrick Breman, smoke inspector 
60:00 

 
15 
January 15, 1941 
The Specialist's Quandry 
Nelson Elliscu, Dog Dietician 
60:00 

 
15 
January 15, 1941 
The Specialist's Quandry (west Coast Broadcast) 
Nelson Elliscu, Dog Dietician 
60:00 

 
16 
January 22, 1941 
They Almost Junked the Junket 
James Agllagher, sand hog 
60:00 

 
16 
January 22, 1941 
They Almost Junked the Junket (west Coast Broadcast) 
James Agllagher, sand hog 
60:00 

 
17 
January 29, 1941 
A Stay-At-Home Cruise 
Norman Gray, razor tester 
60:00 

 
17 
January 29, 1941 
A Stay-At-Home Cruise (west Coast Broadcast) 
Norman Gray, razor tester 
60:00 

 
18 
February 5, 1941 
Mountain Justice 
June Brady, singer with Major Bowes 
60:00 

 
18 
February 5, 1941 
Mountain Justice (west Coast Broadcast) 
June Brady, singer with Major Bowes 
60:00 

 
19 
February 12, 1941 
Truth Or Subsequences 
Chief Nee Da Beh, Penobscot Indian 
60:00 

 
19 
February 12, 1941 
Truth Or Subsequences (west Coast Broadcast) 
Chief Nee Da Beh, Penobscot Indian 
60:00 

 
20 
February 19, 1941 
Milk 
Leo "Lindy" Lindeman, restauranteur 
60:00 

 
20 
February 19, 1941 
Milk (west Coast Broadcast) 
Leo "Lindy" Lindeman, restauranteur 
60:00 

 
21 
February 26, 1941 
Western Union 
Hugh Martin Singers 
60:00 

 
21 
February 26, 1941 
Western Union (west Coast Broadcast) 
Hugh Martin Singers 
60:00 

 
22 
March 5, 1941 
Little Red Riding Hood 
Franklin P. Adams 
60:00 

 
22 
March 5, 1941 
Little Red Riding Hood (west Coast Broadcast) 
Franklin P. Adams 
60:00 

 
23 
March 12, 1941 
Philanda Blank - My Story 
Hugh Martin Singers 
60:00 

 
23 
March 12, 1941 
Philanda Blank - My Story (west Coast Broadcast) 
Hugh Martin Singers 
59:30 

 
24 
March 19, 1941 
Nicotine Alley 
 
60:00 

 
24 
March 19, 1941 
Nicotine Alley (west Coast Broadcast) 
 
59:30 

 
25 
March 26, 1941 
The Wedlock Society 
Kenny Baker 
60:00 

 
25 
March 26, 1941 
The Wedlock Society (west Coast Broadcast) 
Kenny Baker 
60:00 

 
26 
April 2, 1941 
One Long Pan Takes a Chance 
Lionel Stander 
60:00 

 
26 
April 2, 1941 
One Long Pan Takes a Chance (west Coast Broadcast) 
Lionel Stander 
60:00 

 
27 
April 9, 1941 
Shortcut to a Nervous Breakdown 
Sam Levine 
60:00