History Radio / FibberMcGeeAndMolly

7th Sep '17 3:10:27 PM TonyG
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* NewhartPhoneCall: Fibber's conversations with Myrt the operator.
5th Jun '17 7:55:41 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* EnforcedPlug: In the person of Harlow Wilcox, local salesman for Johnson Wax (the show's primary sponsor). Fibber and Molly often tease him about his obsession with the product and this is also frequently lampshaded, subverted, inverted, and generally played with.

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* EnforcedPlug: In the person of Harlow Wilcox, local salesman for Johnson Wax (the show's primary sponsor). Fibber and Molly often tease him about his obsession with the product and this is also frequently lampshaded, subverted, inverted, and generally played with. At one point, Wilcox just barges into their home and gives his pitch without any set-up, saying he's not ashamed of his employer or role, so he shouldn't have to beat around the bush; Fibber worries this might set a precedent for pitch-men.
30th Apr '17 5:11:54 PM TomServo
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* GoshDangItToHeck: Fibber's {{Unusual Euphemism}}s were colorful, fast, and family-friendly. Most of the other characters on the show, especially Molly, would express surprise and shock at his clever and catchy "vulgarities".

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* GoshDangItToHeck: Fibber's {{Unusual Euphemism}}s were colorful, fast, and family-friendly. His usual exclamation of frustration was, "Dad drattit!", and his reaction to discovering he'd been outsmarted was, "Aw shaw!" Most of the other characters on the show, especially Molly, would express surprise and shock at his clever and catchy "vulgarities".
30th Apr '17 5:06:09 PM TomServo
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** Although it is hinted to be near Peoria, Illinois several times.
24th Feb '17 8:04:42 AM ccradio
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* CatchPhrase: Molly's "Heavenly days!" and "'Tain't funny, [=McGee=]." Fibber's "How's every little thing, Myrt?" The Old-Timer's "That's pretty good, Johnny, but that ain't the way ''I'' heared it!" Gildersleeve's "You're a haaaaaaard man, [=McGee=]." Teeny's "I betcha" (which borders on VerbalTic territory). Beulah's "Somebody bawl fo' Beulah?" and "Love that man!". Wallace Wimple's "Hello, folks." Horatio K. Boomer's "And a check for a short beer- well, well, imagine that, no [object]!"

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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Molly's "Heavenly days!" and "'Tain't funny, [=McGee=]." "
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Fibber's "How's every little thing, Myrt?" Myrt?"
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The Old-Timer's "That's pretty good, Johnny, but that ain't the way ''I'' heared it!" it!"
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Gildersleeve's "You're a haaaaaaard man, [=McGee=]." "
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Teeny's "I betcha" (which borders on VerbalTic territory). territory).
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Beulah's "Somebody bawl fo' Beulah?" and "Love that man!". man!".
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Wallace Wimple's "Hello, folks." Horatio "
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K. Boomer's "And a check for a short beer- well, well, imagine that, no [object]!"


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** Whenever someone asks the time, it's always referred to as "half-past."
29th Sep '16 3:55:47 AM JakesBrain
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** Both leads were absent from a 1944 episode while Jim Jordan recuperated from pneumonia; this was cleverly dealt with by having Gildersleeve (who had departed for his own show) returning to Wistful Vista to visit his old neighbors, finding them away from home, and interacting with the various [[DropInCharacter Drop-In Character]]s while waiting for the [=McGees=] to return.

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** Both leads were absent from a 1944 episode while Jim Jordan recuperated from pneumonia; this was cleverly dealt with by having Gildersleeve (who had departed for his own show) returning to Wistful Vista with his nephew to visit his old neighbors, finding them away from home, and interacting with the various [[DropInCharacter Drop-In Character]]s while waiting for the [=McGees=] to return.return. (It eventually emerges that they ran for the hills as soon as they found out he was coming.)
17th Jun '16 4:23:56 PM Doug86
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The show was massively popular in its time, starting its peak years in 1940, but running through TheGreatDepression, WorldWarII, TheForties, and TheFifties. Its running gags and characters inspired many imitators. There were two spin-offs: ''Radio/TheGreatGildersleeve'', featuring blowhard neighbor Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, and ''Beulah'', which starred the [=McGees=]' housekeeper. There were four movies featuring the characters [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes (none of which are legally available on DVD as of 2009)]] and a short-lived television series with [[TheOtherDarrin younger actors]] in the lead roles.

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The show was massively popular in its time, starting its peak years in 1940, but running through TheGreatDepression, WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, TheForties, and TheFifties. Its running gags and characters inspired many imitators. There were two spin-offs: ''Radio/TheGreatGildersleeve'', featuring blowhard neighbor Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, and ''Beulah'', which starred the [=McGees=]' housekeeper. There were four movies featuring the characters [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes (none of which are legally available on DVD as of 2009)]] and a short-lived television series with [[TheOtherDarrin younger actors]] in the lead roles.



* DuringTheWar: Episodes during WorldWarTwo often dealt with the effects of the war on the civilian population. (In a positive, "we can get through this" manner.)

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* DuringTheWar: Episodes during WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII often dealt with the effects of the war on the civilian population. (In a positive, "we can get through this" manner.)
16th Jan '16 2:29:56 AM Mdumas43073
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* EnforcedPlug: In the person of Harlow Wilcox, local salesman for Johnson Wax (the show's primary sponsor.) Fibber and Molly often tease him about his obsession with the product and this is also frequently lampshaded, subverted, inverted, and generally played with.

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* EnforcedPlug: In the person of Harlow Wilcox, local salesman for Johnson Wax (the show's primary sponsor.) sponsor). Fibber and Molly often tease him about his obsession with the product and this is also frequently lampshaded, subverted, inverted, and generally played with.
16th Jan '16 2:12:52 AM Mdumas43073
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** "Oh, is that you, Myrt? How's every little thing, Myrt?"
27th Jan '15 7:07:38 PM Mdumas43073
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* DontExplainTheJoke: Fibber often does this with his more obscure puns, invariably leading Molly to say, "T'ain't funny, [=McGee=]."

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* DontExplainTheJoke: Fibber often does this with his more obscure puns, invariably leading Molly to say, "T'ain't "'Tain't funny, [=McGee=]."
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