History Radio / TheBurnsAndAllenShow

9th Jun '16 5:20:01 PM nombretomado
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And with the transition to TV came the leap from mere absurdist humor to the occasional all-out foray into {{Surrealism}}. Where else could you hear one character ask why some situation was occurring, only to be told by George that that was all the writers could come up with that week? Or see a character change actors in the middle of a scene? (Although {{Roseanne}} came close with the two Beckys.)

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And with the transition to TV came the leap from mere absurdist humor to the occasional all-out foray into {{Surrealism}}. Where else could you hear one character ask why some situation was occurring, only to be told by George that that was all the writers could come up with that week? Or see a character change actors in the middle of a scene? (Although {{Roseanne}} ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' came close with the two Beckys.)
30th May '16 6:44:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''{{Seinfeld}}''. While many reviewers compare his show with ''ILoveLucy'' (a show of which both the fake and real Jerrys seem proud to say they've never watched an episode), Jerry Seinfeld has said that he and Larry David were trying for a "Burns and Allen Show feeling".

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''{{Seinfeld}}''.''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. While many reviewers compare his show with ''ILoveLucy'' (a show of which both the fake and real Jerrys seem proud to say they've never watched an episode), Jerry Seinfeld has said that he and Larry David were trying for a "Burns and Allen Show feeling".
30th Jan '16 7:01:30 AM GlassRain
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* TheMasochismTango: Blanche and Harry Morton: constantly fighting, yelling, and insulting each other. They only team up when something happens that they both want to condemn more than each other, usually involving a mistaken impression that George has done something terrible.



** In the episode "Harry Morton's Cocktail Party", Gracie becomes a bookstore salesclerk to help sales of George's real life book ''I Love Her, That's Why!''. As with everything else this is lampshaded by George.

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** In Multiple episodes featuring George's real life book ''I Love Her, That's Why!''. For example, in the episode "Harry Morton's Cocktail Party", Gracie becomes a bookstore salesclerk to help sales of George's real life book ''I Love Her, That's Why!''.sales. As with everything else this is lampshaded by George.
24th Jan '16 10:23:24 AM GlassRain
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* AppealToObscurity: Gracie, when encouraging a young aspiring actress not to give up on her dreams: "Just look at what happened to (name)." "I've never heard of her..." "Of course you haven't! She gave up!"



-->Gracie: [tells some bizaare non-sequitor story]

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-->Gracie: [tells some bizaare non-sequitor non-sequitur story]
20th Jan '16 1:49:16 AM tenryufan
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* YouLookFamiliar: Joeseph Kerns (Mr Wilson on Series/DennisTheMenace) appears in at least three episodes as different characters...a ballet promoter, an agent for the artist Gracie hires to paint George's portrait, and as a door-to-door salesman mistaken for a Personal Business Planner.
** In the episode "Gracie Gives Wedding in Payment of a Favor", Robbie Burns guest stars as a groom before appearing in his later regular role as ... Robbie Burns.
** As noted above Howard [=McNair=] (aka [[TheAndyGriffithShow Floyd the Barber]]) played Gracie's cousin in one episode and a plumber in another pair of episodes.
25th Oct '15 4:51:17 PM johnsmithxxi
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* CloudcuckoolandersMinders: George Burns and Blanche Morton.

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* CloudcuckoolandersMinders: CloudcuckoolandersMinder: George Burns and Blanche Morton.
25th Oct '15 4:50:06 PM johnsmithxxi
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* CloudcuckoolandersMinders: George Burns and Blanche Morton.
2nd Jan '15 10:36:22 PM TheMysteriousH
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* MarathonRunning: On Dec 31 2011/Jan 1st 2012 Digital channel Antenna TV ran "Night of 2012 Laughs" a 20 hour marathon of ''TheBurnsAndAllenShow'' alternating with ''TheJackBennyProgram''.
** Antenna TV would go on to repeat the stunt on Dec 31 2012/Jan 1st 2013.
2nd Jan '15 10:35:35 PM TheMysteriousH
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* TheOtherDarrin: ''Four'' actors played Harry Morton. One of them got switched in the middle of a scene!
2nd Jan '15 10:35:03 PM TheMysteriousH
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* RealLifeRelative: Creator/GeorgeBurns, Gracie Allen and son Ronnie.
** William Burns was one of the show's writers. In one episode after George has a Gracie-like conversation on the phone with an unnamed show writer, he hangs up and says to the audience "I'd fire him, but he's my brother."
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