The Fred Allen Show

October 23, 1932 to June 26, 1949
644 episodes known to exist
Fred Allen (born John Florence Sullivan, May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956) was an American comedian whose absurdist, topically pointed radio show (1932–1949) made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the so-called classic era of American radio. More on Wikipedia
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# Episodes (Known)
Network
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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
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6
September 23, 1936 - June 28, 1939
The Fred Allen Show
113
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7
October 4, 1939 - June 26, 1940
The Fred Allen Show
40
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8
October 2, 1940 - February 25, 1942
The Fred Allen Show
90
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9
March 8, 1942 - June 28, 1942
The Fred Allen Show
17
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10
October 4, 1942 - June 25, 1944
The Fred Allen Show
68
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Length
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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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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