History Radio / LumAndAbner

20th Jan '16 1:56:30 AM tenryufan
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* LifeImitatesArt: The town of Waters, Arkansas, on which Lauck and Goff based their fictional town, officially changed its name to Pine Ridge after the show became popular.



* RecycledScript: Occasionally Lauck and Goff would recycle plots and scripts years after they were first broadcast. For instance, the story arc where Lum and Abner open a movie theater was used in 1935 and again in 1944, and the radio station plot line was used in 1945 and 1953 (with slight variations).



* TalkingToHimself: This one is a given considering they only had four regular actors and more than four regular characters.
** It was even more prevalent in the pre-1940 shows, when there was just Lauck and Goff. Occasionally one would go on vacation, leaving the other to play several roles in essentially a one-man show.
3rd Oct '15 2:30:26 PM Berrenta
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Mousey. In his debut year alone (1942), he worked as a night watchman, a delivery boy, a grocery store clerk, a professional boxer, a private detective, and a travel agent among other things and ''tried'' to get job as a school teacher.
18th May '14 9:15:12 PM AnoBakaDesu
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Although it boasts a rather large fan base, the series never caught on with the general public the way JackBenny and other radio shows did and is [[NeedsMoreLove in desperate need of more love]]. That said, the show is (by all appearances) in the public domain and most of the episodes can be listened to for free [[http://www.otr.net/?p=lmab here]].

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Although it boasts a rather large fan base, the series never caught on with the general public the way JackBenny [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] and other radio shows did and is [[NeedsMoreLove [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove in desperate need of more love]]. That said, the show is (by all appearances) in the public domain and most of the episodes can be listened to for free [[http://www.otr.net/?p=lmab here]].
13th Mar '14 7:18:44 PM botboy101
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* RamblingOldManMonologue: Ben Withers, to the point where he would get everyone ''else'' so confused that they would lose track of topic as well.
** Grandpappy Spears, especially when he was talking about his friend Arlo Wormley.
5th Jan '14 1:08:46 PM botboy101
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* NoodleIncident: The numerous stories Grandpappy Spears starts (but never finishes) about Arlo Wormley.
14th Dec '13 9:33:10 AM botboy101
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** Dick Huddleston was usually this whenever he appeared.
6th Dec '13 11:01:50 AM botboy101
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* BoundAndGagged: In the movie, ''The Bashful Bachellor'', Abner allows Lum to tie him up and pretend to rescue him so that Lum can be a local hero and impress his ladyfriend.

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* BoundAndGagged: In the movie, ''The Bashful Bachellor'', Bachelor'', Abner allows Lum to tie him up and pretend to rescue him so that Lum can be a local hero and impress his ladyfriend.
6th Dec '13 11:00:15 AM botboy101
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Mousey. In his debut year alone (1942), he worked as a delivery boy, a grocery store clerk, a professional boxer, a private detective, and a travel agent among other things and ''tried'' to get job as a school teacher.

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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Mousey. In his debut year alone (1942), he worked as a night watchman, a delivery boy, a grocery store clerk, a professional boxer, a private detective, and a travel agent among other things and ''tried'' to get job as a school teacher.
6th Dec '13 10:58:59 AM botboy101
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** It was even worse in the pre-1940 shows, when there was just Lauck and Goff. Occasionally one would go on vacation, leaving the other to play several roles in essentially a one-man show.

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** It was even worse more prevalent in the pre-1940 shows, when there was just Lauck and Goff. Occasionally one would go on vacation, leaving the other to play several roles in essentially a one-man show.
6th Dec '13 10:16:36 AM botboy101
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* AbandonedMine: Lum and Abner are trapped in one of these during one 1945 story arc. [[spoiler:They're rescued.]]
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