The Cinnamon Bear

November 29, 1937 to December 24, 1937
26 episodes known to exist
For the animal, see Cinnamon bear. The Cinnamon Bear is an old time radio program produced by Transco (Transcription Company of America), based in Hollywood, California. The series was specifically designed to be listened to six days a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was first broadcast between Friday, November 26 and Saturday December 25, 1937. Some markets like Portland, Oregon jumped the gun, debuting the program on November 25, Thanksgiving Day. More on Wikipedia
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November 29, 1937 - December 24, 1937
The Cinnamon Bear
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The Cinnamon Bear
November 29, 1937 - December 24, 1937
26 episodes known to exist
Stars: Buddy Duncan, Verna Felton, Barbara Jean Wong, Joseph Kerns,
Joe Duval, Martha Wentworth, Dorothy Scott, Bud Thompson Narrator:
Bud Heistand Writer: Clanville Heisch MUSIC
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November 29, 1937 
Paddy O'cinnamon 
Judy and Jimmy write letters to Santa. The Silver Star Christmas ornament is missing and the kids go up to the attic to find it. They meet Paddy O'Cinnamon (The Cinnamon Bear) who tells them the Silver Star was taken to Maybeland by the Crazy Quilt Dragon. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
November 30, 1937 
Weary Willie 
Paddy O'Cinnamon shows Judy and Jimmy how to de-grow so they can follow the Crazy Quilt Dragon to the Lollipop Mountains. They climb into Paddy's Soda Pop Airplane and fly through the tunnel. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
December 1, 1937 
Crazy Quilt Dragon 
Feeling remorseful for drinking their Soda Pop and stranding them in Looking Glass Valley without fuel, Weary Willie has the Stork fly them out on his back. They catch Crazy Quilt but he drops the Silver Star in the Root Beer Ocean. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
December 2, 1937 
The Inkaboos 
While they try to find the Silver Star, they are captured by the Inkaboos. King Blotto is insulted and sentences them to die in the Immense Inkwell. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
December 3, 1937 
Weasley, the Wailing Whale 
Crazy Quilt comes to the rescue, and they escape to the Root Beer Ocean and see the Silver Star floating on the Root Beer Ocean. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
December 4, 1937 
Samuel Seal 
Wesley, the Wailing Whale swallows the Silver Star. Samuel Seal recovers the Silver Star from Wesley, the Wailing Whale only to have Penelope, the Pelican carry it off. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
December 5, 1937 
Presto, the Magician 
Judy and Jimmy meet Presto, the Magician who pulls Penelope, the Pelican from his hat, but she had dropped the Silver Star on the Island of Obi. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
December 6, 1937 
Candy Pirates 
Judy and Jimmy are captured by Captain Taffy and his Pirates. They take the kids to the Magic Island and loan them a rowboat. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
December 7, 1937 
Roly-Poly Policeman 
Judy and Jimmy are on the Magic Island, where the Roly-Poly Policeman has taken their Silver Star for his uniform. But before the kids can get to him, Crazy Quilt Dragon runs off with the Silver Star again! Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
10 
December 8, 1937 
Professor Whiz 
Paddy O'Cinnamon, the Cinnamon Bear has disappeared. Judy and Jimmy are chasing Crazy Quilt Dragon to get their Silver Star. Professor Whiz tells them about the Wintergreen Witch. They follow Crazy Quilt into the Picture Forest, where they meet Fraidy Cat. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 9, 1937 
Fee Foo, the Gentle Giant 
Fee Foe, the Gentle Giant shows Judy and Jimmy the Goody-Goody Grove and invites them for lunch. They start to follow Crazy Quilt when it suddenly gets very, very dark! Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 10, 1937 
Rhyming Rabbit 
Judy and Jimmy meet up again with Crazy Quilt, who says the Wintergreen Witch forced him to steal the Silver Star. While trying to find their way back to the Wintergreen Witch's house, they encounter the Rhyming Rabbit. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
13 
December 11, 1937 
The Wintergreen Witch 
The Wintergreen Witch tries to take Judy and Jimmy's Silver Star and change the kids into mice, but they get away. After their hurried flight, Crazy Quilt sits on the Silver Star and breaks it. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
14 
December 12, 1937 
Queen Melissa 
Crazy Quilt suggests that they all visit Melissa, the Queen of Maybeland, who can tell them how to fix the Silver Star. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 13, 1937 
Snaper Snick, the Crocodile 
Judy and Jimmy learn that they can only read Queen Melissa's magic instructions in total darkness, which only occurs in the Wishing Woods. On the way there, the kids meet Snapper Snick, the Crooning Crocodile, who swallows the magic instructions. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 14, 1937 
Oliver Ostrich 
Snapper Snick explains that he reads by eating and that's how he is able to read in the dark. Judy and Jimmy learn that the magic instructions direct them to the the Wishing Well. On the way, they meet Oliver Ostrich who eats alarm clocks. Oliver directs them to the Wishing Well and Paddy O'Cinnamon, the Cinnamon Bear falls in. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 15, 1937 
Muddlers 
Judy and Jimmy use their one wish, given by the Wishing Well, to get Cinnamon Bear out of the Wishing Well, and now they can't fix their Silver Star with the Wishing Well's magic. While trying to get out of the Wishing Woods, they encounter the Muddlers and the River of Mud. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 16, 1937 
Cocklebur Cowboys 
Slim Pickens and the Cockleburr Cowboys of the Purple Plain come to the rescue of Judy and Jimmy, Cinnamon Bear and Crazy Quilt, pulling them from the mud. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 17, 1937 
Wooden Indian 
Judy and Jimmy are being chased by Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, a wooden indian who wants Crazy Quilt's pelt for his girlfriend Many Happy Returns. Judy trades her looking glass to him instead. After he leaves, they encounter the Wintergreen Witch again in the Golden Grove. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 18, 1937 
Flying Hat 
The Grand Wonky arrives in the nick of time to banish the Wintergreen Witch to Looking Glass Valley. While searching for the Singing Tree, they find the Flying Hat and it has a mysterious note attached. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 19, 1937 
Snowman 
The mysterious note invites the crew inside where they find chairs just the right size for all of them. The Flying Hat carries them to the Land of Ice and Snow to get the Silver Star fixed. They ask the Snowman how to find Nicki Froodle, as Queen Melissa told them. Nicki turns out to be an Elf, and he takes them to see Santa Claus. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 20, 1937 
Santa Claus 
Santa Claus welcomes Judy and Jimmy and introduces them to Jack Frost who repairs the Silver Star only to have it vanish again. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 21, 1937 
The Bad Dolls 
The Bad Dolls have stolen the Silver Star. Santa orders out the Tin Soldiers to capture the Bad Dolls and return the Silver Star. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 22, 1937 
The Parade 
The Wintergreen Witch appears again aiding the Bad Dolls in defeating the Tin Soldiers. Santa orders out reinforcements while Judy and Jimmy watch the Christmas Parade. After the Parade, Captain Tintop brings back the Silver Star. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 23, 1937 
Captain Tintop 
Captain Tintop tells how they defeated the Wintergreen Witch and then the group goes to a grand banquet hosted by Santa Claus. After the banquet, Crazy Quilt runs off with the Silver Star once again. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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December 24, 1937 
North Pole 
Crazy Quilt heads for the North Pole with Santa Claus, Judy, Jimmy, and Nicki Froodle in pursuit. They catch Crazy Quilt and tackle him to recover the Silver Star. Then they wake up in the attic just in time to decorate the Christmas Tree. Christmas Program 
15:00 

 
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