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TWTD Archive – January 3, 1998

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, January 3, 1998

RED SKELTON SHOW (12-26-51) Red ap¬pears as Clem Kadiddlehopper as a tree sales¬man on the day after Christmas. Also: Junior the Mean Widdle Kid is working on his New Year’s resolutions. Lurene Tuttle, David Rose and the orchestra. Norge, CBS. (30:11)

IMAGINATION THEATRE (12-29-96) A double feature movie for your mind. 1. Moving Day. The discovery of an old pair of spectacles brings back to life cherished times in an old house, in this New Year’s Eve comedy. (23:00) 2. The New Leaf. New Year’s Eve party-goers urge a doctor to tell their straight-laced friend he has only six months to live, just to see what he’ll do about it. (25:00) Syndicated.

HENRY MORGAN SHOW (1-1-47) The co¬median does a sketch doing lines and music leftover from last year, plus a preview of 1947 and a “Your Hit Parade” spoof of “songs most hated.” Arnold Stang, Bernie Green and the orchestra. Eversharp, ABC. (23:41)

FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (12-30-52) Jim and Marian Jordan star with Bill Thompson, Arthur Q. Brian, Dick LeGrand, Gil Stratton Jr., Harlow Wilcox, King’s Men, Billy Mills and the orchestra. Fibber finally arranges an invi­tation to the New Year’s Eve Dance at the Country Club. Reynold’s Aluminum, NBC. (31:19)

SUSPENSE (12-28-58) “32nd of December” starring Frank Lovejoy as a man who buys an unusual antique clock with the ability to con­trol time. Cast features Joan Banks, Barney Phillips, Sam Pierce, Norm Alden. Sustaining, CBS. (18:51)

JIMMY DURANTE SHOW (12-31-47) Garry Moore substitutes for Jimmy who is “in the hospital for repairs.” Special guest is Red Skelton who, with Verna Felton, appear as Grandma and Junior, the Mean Widdle Kid who is to be the New Year Baby on New Year’s Eve. Peggy Lee, Candy Candido, Roy Bargy and the orchestra. Rexall, NBC. (28:45).