The Great Gildersleeve

May 16, 1941 to April 16, 1957
553 episodes known to exist
The Great Gildersleeve (1941–1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced to FMAM on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. More on Wikipedia
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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May 16, 1941 - April 16, 1957
The Great Gildersleeve
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The Great Gildersleeve
May 16, 1941 - April 16, 1957
553 episodes known to exist
Stars: Harold Peary till 9-6-50, then Willard Waterman, Walter
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AUD 
May 16, 1941 
Audition Show 
Audition show sponsored by Johnson's Wax 
35:40 

 
 
April 16, 1957 
The Meaning of Easter 
 
22:44 

 
August 31, 1941 
Arrives At Summerfield 
 
30:00 

 
September 7, 1941 
Birdie Arrives 
 
30:00 

 
September 14, 1941 
Leroy's Paper Route 
 
30:00 

 
September 21, 1941 
Marjorie's Girl Friend Visits 
 
30:00 

 
September 28, 1941 
Hiccups 
 
30:00 

 
October 5, 1941 
Investigate the City Jail 
 
30:00 

 
October 12, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 19, 1941 
Pranks At School 
 
30:00 

 
October 26, 1941 
A Visit From Oliver 
 
30:00 

 
10 
November 2, 1941 
Baby Sitting 
 
30:00 

 
11 
November 9, 1941 
Birdie Quits 
 
30:00 

 
12 
November 16, 1941 
Serviceman For Thanksgiving 
Thanksgiving Program 
30:00 

 
13 
November 23, 1941 
Leroy Smokes a Cigar 
 
30:00 

 
14 
November 30, 1941 
The Canary Won't Sing 
 
30:00 

 
15 
December 7, 1941 
Cousin Octavia Visits 
Several Break-ins starting at 6:40 to update Pearl Harbor attack Abrupt ending 
27:40 

 
16 
December 14, 1941 
Selling the Iron Deer 
NEWS AT BEGINNING OF SHOW 
30:00 

 
17 
December 21, 1941 
Christmas Gift For Fibber Mcgee 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
18 
December 28, 1941 
Leroy's New Dog 
 
30:00 

 
19 
January 4, 1942 
Gildy Goes On a Diet 
 
30:00 

 
20 
January 11, 1942 
Gildy Arrested As Car Thief 
 
30:00 

 
21 
January 18, 1942 
A New Bed For Marjorie 
 
30:00 

 
22 
January 25, 1942 
Matchmaker 
 
30:00 

 
23 
February 1, 1942 
Leroy Runs Away 
 
30:00 

 
24 
February 8, 1942 
Auto Mechanics 
 
30:00 

 
25 
February 15, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
26 
February 22, 1942 
Selling the Drugstore 
 
30:00 

 
27 
March 1, 1942 
Fortune Teller 
 
30:00 

 
28 
March 8, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
29 
March 15, 1942 
Ten Best Dressed 
 
30:00 

 
30 
March 22, 1942 
Gildy's New Neighbors 
 
29:50 

 
31 
March 29, 1942 
Gildy Writes to Servicemen For Marjorie 
 
30:00 

 
32 
April 6, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
33 
April 13, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
34 
April 20, 1942 
Leroy Sells Flower Seeds 
 
30:00 

 
35 
April 26, 1942 
Gildy's Goat Horace 
 
30:00 

 
36 
May 3, 1942 
Ship Christening 
GOOF HITTING NBC "GONG" AT END 
30:00 

 
37 
May 10, 1942 
Mystery Voice 
 
30:00 

 
38 
May 17, 1942 
College Chum Visits 
 
30:00 

 
39 
May 24, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
40 
May 31, 1942 
Dinner For Judge Hooker 
 
30:00 

 
41 
June 7, 1942 
The Sneezes 
 
30:00 

 
42 
June 14, 1942 
Gildy Produces a Play 
 
30:00 

 
43 
June 21, 1942 
Father's Day Chair 
Father's Day Program 
30:00 

 
44 
June 28, 1942 
Gildy Is in Love with Amelia Hooker 
LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON 
30:00 

 
45 
August 30, 1942 
Fishing Trip to Lake Hackmasack 
FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON Gildy thinks the car they're driving has 5 flat tires ... but it's only Leroy's Rootbeer. 
29:40 

 
46 
September 6, 1942 
Golf Tournament 
 
30:00 

 
47 
September 13, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON 
30:00 

 
48 
September 20, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON 
30:00 

 
49 
September 27, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON 
30:00 

 
50 
October 4, 1942 
Planting a Tree 
 
30:00 

 
51 
October 11, 1942 
First Cold Snap 
 
30:00 

 
52 
October 18, 1942 
Appointed Water Commissioner 
 
30:00 

 
53 
October 25, 1942 
Gildy's First Day On the Job 
 
30:00 

 
54 
November 1, 1942 
A Pal to Leroy 
 
30:00 

 
55 
November 8, 1942 
Quiet Evening At Home 
 
30:00 

 
56 
November 15, 1942 
College Chum's Son Visits 
 
30:00 

 
57 
November 22, 1942 
Thanksgiving Dinner 
Thanksgiving Program 
30:00 

 
58 
November 29, 1942 
Attend the Theatre - Date with a Star 
 
30:00 

 
59 
December 6, 1942 
Toothache 
 
30:00 

 
60 
December 13, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
61 
December 20, 1942 
Christmas Program 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
62 
December 27, 1942 
Leroy's Chemistry Set 
 
30:00 

 
63 
January 3, 1943 
Wanting to Marry Leila 
 
26:20 

 
64 
January 10, 1943 
Fibber Mcgee & Molly Visit 
 
30:00 

 
65 
January 17, 1943 
Women's Club Speaker 
 
30:00 

 
66 
January 24, 1943 
Sabotage 
 
30:00 

 
67 
January 31, 1943 
Fire Engine Committee 
 
30:00 

 
68 
February 7, 1943 
Leila's Sister 
 
30:00 

 
69 
February 14, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
70 
February 21, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
71 
February 28, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
72 
March 7, 1943 
Gildy Dates Again 
 
30:00 

 
73 
March 14, 1943 
Income Tax Time 
 
30:00 

 
74 
March 21, 1943 
When Is Gildy Getting Married? 
 
30:00 

 
75 
March 28, 1943 
Springtime in Summerfield 
 
30:00 

 
76 
April 4, 1943 
Gildy Repairs His Car 
 
30:00 

 
77 
April 11, 1943 
Auto Accident with Judge Hooker 
 
30:00 

 
78 
April 18, 1943 
Spring Hike 
"CAPTAIN MARVEL" SATIRE 
30:00 

 
79 
April 25, 1943 
Rabbits 
GUEST: Kay Frances Easter Program 
30:00 

 
80 
May 2, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
GUEST: Kay Frances EASTER SHOW 
30:00 

 
81 
May 9, 1943 
Wedding List 
 
30:00 

 
82 
May 16, 1943 
Haunted House 
 
30:00 

 
83 
May 23, 1943 
Leroy Gets a Job 
 
30:00 

 
84 
May 30, 1943 
Memorial Day Parade 
 
30:00 

 
85 
June 6, 1943 
Wedding Shower For Leila 
 
30:00 

 
86 
June 13, 1943 
Gildy Plans Honeymoon 
 
30:00 

 
87 
June 20, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
88 
June 27, 1943 
Wedding Day 
LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON 
30:00 

 
89 
August 29, 1943 
End of Vacation At Grass Lake 
FIRST SHOW OF THE NEW SEASON 
30:00 

 
90 
September 5, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
91 
September 12, 1943 
War Bond Drive 
 
30:00 

 
92 
September 19, 1943 
Leila Returning 
 
30:00 

 
93 
September 26, 1943 
Leila Arrives Home 
 
30:00 

 
94 
October 3, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
95 
October 10, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
96 
October 17, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
97 
October 24, 1943 
Low Water Pressure 
 
29:30 

 
98 
October 31, 1943 
Halloween Party 
 
30:00 

 
99 
November 7, 1943 
The Pot Roast 
 
30:00 

 
100 
November 14, 1943 
Gildy Rejected by Eve Goodwin 
 
30:00 

 
101 
November 21, 1943 
Royal Visit 
 
30:00 

 
102 
November 28, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
103 
December 5, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
104 
December 12, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
105 
December 19, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
106 
December 26, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
107 
January 2, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
108 
January 9, 1944 
Gildy in Hospital 
 
30:00 

 
109 
January 16, 1944 
Income Tax Returns 
 
30:00 

 
110 
January 23, 1944 
Eve and Gildy Get Together 
 
30:00 

 
111 
January 30, 1944 
Marjorie the Actress 
 
30:00 

 
112 
February 6, 1944 
Sleigh Ride 
 
30:00 

 
113 
February 13, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
114 
February 20, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
115 
February 27, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
116 
March 5, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
117 
March 12, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
118 
March 19, 1944 
Gildy Wants to Run For Mayor 
 
30:00 

 
119 
March 26, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
120 
April 2, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
121 
April 9, 1944 
Campaign Officially Starts - Easter Show 
Easter Program 
30:00 

 
122 
April 16, 1944 
Escorting Two Women On Easter Morning 
Easter Program 
30:00 

 
123 
April 23, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
124 
April 30, 1944 
Engaged 
 
30:00 

 
125 
May 7, 1944 
Campaign Gets Hot 
 
30:00 

 
126 
May 14, 1944 
Gildy Engaged to Eve, but Kisses Leila 
 
30:00 

 
127 
May 21, 1944 
City Employees Picnic 
 
30:00 

 
128 
May 28, 1944 
Campaign Headquarters 
 
30:00 

 
129 
June 4, 1944 
Eve's Mother Visits 
 
30:00 

 
130 
June 11, 1944 
Dinner For Eve's Mother 
 
30:00 

 
131 
June 18, 1944 
Eve's Mother Stays On 
 
30:00 

 
132 
June 25, 1944 
Election Day - Gildy Loses 
 
30:00 

 
133 
September 3, 1944 
The Need For Human Companionship 
 
30:00 

 
134 
September 10, 1944 
Water Commissioner Is Fired - Rain Maker 
 
30:00 

 
135 
September 17, 1944 
Mcgee's Invention 
 
29:30 

 
136 
September 24, 1944 
Plastic Mouse Trap - Banker's Son 
 
30:00 

 
137 
October 1, 1944 
Gildy Sells His House 
 
30:00 

 
138 
October 8, 1944 
Boy's Club 
 
30:00 

 
139 
October 15, 1944 
Gildy Looks For a Job 
 
30:00 

 
140 
October 22, 1944 
Important Phone Call 
 
30:00 

 
141 
October 29, 1944 
Gildy Back As Water Commissioner 
 
30:00 

 
142 
November 5, 1944 
Election Day - Bet 
 
30:00 

 
143 
November 12, 1944 
The Spanish Dancer 
 
30:00 

 
144 
November 19, 1944 
Reception For Miss Del Rey 
 
30:00 

 
145 
November 26, 1944 
Reception Aftermath 
 
30:00 

 
146 
December 3, 1944 
 
 
30:00 

 
147 
December 10, 1944 
Breach of Promise 
 
30:00 

 
148 
December 17, 1944 
Shadowing 
 
30:00 

 
149 
December 24, 1944 
Twas the Night Before Christmas 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
150 
December 31, 1944 
Big New Year's Eve Party 
 
30:00 

 
151 
January 7, 1945 
Who's Dating Who 
 
30:00 

 
152 
January 14, 1945 
Engagement For the Defense 
 
30:00 

 
153 
January 21, 1945 
The Hockey Player 
 
27:30 

 
154 
January 28, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
155 
February 4, 1945 
Visit by Aunt Hattie 
 
30:00 

 
156 
February 11, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
157 
February 18, 1945 
Aunt Hattie Stays On 
 
30:00 

 
158 
February 25, 1945 
Hattie and Hooker 
 
30:00 

 
159 
March 4, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
160 
March 11, 1945 
Chairman of Women's Committee 
 
30:00 

 
161 
March 18, 1945 
Laughing Coyote Ranch 
Doye O'Dell 
20:20 

 
162 
March 25, 1945 
Old Flame Named Violet 
 
30:00 

 
163 
April 1, 1945 
Raising a Pig 
 
31:10 

 
164 
April 8, 1945 
Leroy's Pet Pig Tiger 
 
30:00 

 
165 
April 22, 1945 
Leila's Party 
Show of 4-15-45 Pre-empted for FDR death coverage 
30:00 

 
166 
April 29, 1945 
New Neighbor - Bullard 
 
30:00 

 
167 
May 6, 1945 
Gildy Picks a Husband For Marjorie 
 
30:00 

 
168 
May 13, 1945 
Meet Craig Bullard 
 
30:00 

 
169 
May 20, 1945 
Unclaimed Savings Account - Buy Stock 
 
30:00 

 
170 
May 27, 1945 
Bessie Quits 
 
30:00 

 
171 
June 3, 1945 
New Secretary - Leila 
 
30:00 

 
172 
June 10, 1945 
An Evening with a Good Book 
 
30:00 

 
173 
June 17, 1945 
Bullards Have a Party 
 
30:00 

 
174 
September 2, 1945 
Going to Grass Lake 
 
30:00 

 
175 
September 9, 1945 
Leroy's New Teacher 
 
30:00 

 
176 
September 16, 1945 
Leroy Suspended From School 
 
30:00 

 
177 
September 23, 1945 
Leila Returns Home 
 
30:00 

 
178 
September 30, 1945 
Marjorie the Ballerina 
 
30:00 

 
179 
October 7, 1945 
Raking Leaves - Craig's Party 
 
30:00 

 
180 
October 14, 1945 
Leroy Works Off a Broken Vase 
 
30:00 

 
181 
October 21, 1945 
Lightfoot Visits Leila 
 
30:00 

 
182 
October 28, 1945 
Peavey's Wife Is Ill - Rumor 
 
30:00 

 
183 
November 4, 1945 
Helping Leroy with His Studies 
 
30:00 

 
184 
November 11, 1945 
Teaching Marjorie Domestic Arts 
 
30:00 

 
185 
November 18, 1945 
Falling Out of the Jolly Boys 
 
30:00 

 
186 
November 25, 1945 
Big Football Game 
 
30:00 

 
187 
December 2, 1945 
Gildy Stuck with Opera Tickets 
 
30:00 

 
188 
December 9, 1945 
Gildy Head of Opera Committee 
 
30:00 

 
189 
December 16, 1945 
A Night At the Opera 
 
30:00 

 
190 
December 23, 1945 
Christmas Eve At Home 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
191 
December 30, 1945 
New Year's Eve At Home 
 
30:00 

 
192 
January 6, 1946 
Ben Returns From the Navy 
 
30:00 

 
193 
January 13, 1946 
Ben Sells Life Insurance 
 
30:00 

 
194 
January 20, 1946 
Exposing a Phony Swami 
 
30:00 

 
195 
January 27, 1946 
Gildy and Leila Feel Their Age 
 
30:00 

 
196 
February 3, 1946 
Feud with the Bullards - Diplomat Gildy 
 
30:00 

 
197 
February 10, 1946 
Need a New Car 
 
30:00 

 
198 
February 17, 1946 
Leroy Has the Flu 
 
30:00 

 
199 
February 24, 1946 
Gildy's New Hobby - Boat in a Bottle 
 
30:00 

 
200 
March 3, 1946 
State Water Inspector 
 
30:00 

 
201 
March 10, 1946 
Marjorie's Dance Date with Uncle Mort 
 
30:00 

 
202 
March 17, 1946 
Leroy and Craig Arrested 
 
30:00 

 
203 
March 24, 1946 
Gildy Traces Genealogy 
 
30:00 

 
204 
March 31, 1946 
Picnic Before Doomsday 
 
30:00 

 
205 
April 7, 1946 
Annual Dinner with Judge Hooker 
 
30:00 

 
206 
April 14, 1946 
Bank Robber Loose 
 
30:00 

 
207 
April 21, 1946 
Petition Against Trolley Car House 
 
30:00 

 
208 
April 28, 1946 
Leroy Wants a Pony 
 
30:00 

 
209 
May 5, 1946 
Gildy in a Rut - New Image 
 
30:00 

 
210 
May 12, 1946 
Leila's New Boy Friend 
 
30:00 

 
211 
May 19, 1946 
Leroy Learns to Dance - Party For Ethel 
 
30:00 

 
212 
May 26, 1946 
Flashback - Meets Leila Ransome 
 
30:00 

 
213 
June 2, 1946 
Flashback - Plays Cyrano, Meet Eve 
 
30:00 

 
214 
June 9, 1946 
Flashback - Jolly Boys 4th of July Picnic 
Independence Day Program 
30:00