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TWTD Archive – October 14, 1995

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WE REMEMBER GALE GORDON

Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 14, 1995

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-26-39) Molly’s old boyfriend Otis Cadwallader, played by Gale Gordon, visits Wistful Vista. To impress him, Fibber gets neighbor Gildersleeve to act at the McGee’s butler.

SPEAKING OF RADIO (5-13-90) Guest, via telephone, is Gale Gordon who talks about his career with Chuck Schaden and also takes a few calls from listeners on Chuck’s WBBM Radio Classics program. Gale Gordon died June 30, 1995 at age 89.

OUR MISS BROOKS (10-1-50) Eve Arden stars as Miss Brooks with Gale Gordon as Osgood Conklin.

PLUS: Clips featuring Gale Gordon as Foggy Williams on the Fibber McGee and Molly program; as Mr. Scott, the sponsor of the Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show; and as Gildy’s neighbor Mr. Bullard on the Great Gildersleeve show. You’ll also hear him working with Jim Jordan and Chuck Schaden in a scene from Fibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio (1974).