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Trivia: Lum And Abner

  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Auntie Em is a rather surprising choice as one of the antagonists from the first Lum and Abner movie, Dreaming Out Loud.
    • Zazu Pitts plays Lum's love interest in their second movie, The Bashful Bachellor.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Ellie Connors (aka Mary Edwards), Sgt. Hartford, and Nurse Lunsford were all voiced by Lurene Tuttle, the actress who played Marjorie in the Fibber McGee and Molly Spin-Off, The Great Gildersleeve.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The reason the Lum and Abner television show never made it past the pilot is that Norris Goff (Abner) had begun to develop health problems and wasn't able to take the physical strain of doing a regular TV series.
  • What Could Have Been: After the show finally ended in 1954, Lauck and Goff tried to start a Lum and Abner TV series, but only got as far as a 3-part pilot episode. This episode was re-edited into the final Lum and Abner movie, Lum and Abner Abroad.