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Starring George Burns & Gracie Allen
Season 2 (CBS) (1951-52) (Live)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: 
Tom Alger [TA] Jim Brent [JB] Robert Leszczak [RL]
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


######### The Burns And Allen Show ###########
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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern (fortnightly)
Alternating with "The Garry Moore Evening Show" (18Oct1951 - 27Dec1951),
"Star of the Family" (10Jan1952 - 26Jun1952)
and "The Al Pearce Show" (10Jul1952 - 18Sep1952)

2.01 [027] Burns and Allen: Live Show #27
27Sept1951 CBS Hollywood air date /  (Chicago TV Guide date: 11Oct1951)
Synopsis 1:
Blanche has bad dreams but is afraid to go to a psychiatrist, so Gracie comes up with a plan to help her.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie visits a psychiatrist in an attempt to work out a mental problem for Blanche Morton. [JB]

[---] 04Oct1951 - Starlight Theatre: "Much Ado About Spring," with Ernest Truex. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)

2.02 [028] Burns and Allen: THE BEVERLY HILLS UPLIFT SOCIETY
Live show no. 28
11Oct1951 CBS
George Burns and Gracie Allen Show -Uplift Society Part 1
George Burns and Gracie Allen Show -Uplift Society Part 2
George Burns and Gracie Allen Show -Uplift Society Part 3
Guest Cast:
Hope Sansberry....Club Member
Lew Merrill.....Mr. Vanderlip
Joyce McCluskey....Club Member
Margie Liszt....Club Member
Verna Hillie....Clara Bagley
Cicely Browne....Club Member
Florence Bates.....Mrs. McEveety
Mary Adams......Club Member
Synopsis 1:
Gracie and her Uplifters Society are locked out of their clubhouse because Gracie forgot to pay the rent.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie ge ts turned down for a loan.
Synopsis 3:
The Uplifters Society relocates to the Burns home. [PT]

Note: The 11Oct1951 episode may have been the first Burns & Allen show to be broadcast live from Hollywood to the East coast. The Hollywood & NYC/Chicago air dates would now be the same.
(Live coast-to-coast television began on 30Sep1951.)

[---] 18Oct1951 - Garry Moore Evening Show. (Series premiere)
with guests Margaret O'Brien, James Dunn, Phil Foster. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.03 [029] Burns and Allen: THE FOOTBALL GAME (DVD title)
Live Show no. 29
25Oct1951 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis 1:
Foot ball game tickets bring about complications for the Burnses and Mortons.
Synopsis 2:
Disco vering that she has extra tickets for a big game that night, Gracie decides to scalp them...and sells them
to a policeman, who promptly arrests her and lives to regret it! (video description)

[---] 01Nov1951 - Garry Moore Evening Show, with guest Robert Preston. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)

2.04 [030] Burns and Allen: SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Live show no. 30
08Nov1951 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Writers: Sid Dorfman, Willy Burns
Director: Ralph Levy
Guest Cast:
Katherine Moore.....Herself
Myron Healey.....Attendant
Frank Gerstle......Charlie Hawthorne
Dick Bowman.....Delivery Man
Synopsis:
Gracie plans a surprise party for George's birthday.

[---] 15Nov1951 - Garry Moore Evening Show,
with guests Thomas Mitchell, Pat Harrington, Jay Velli, and Ralph Chambers. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.xx [031] Burns and Allen: Live Show #31
22Nov1951 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Guest Cast:
Hal March.....Casey
Synopsis:
Thanksgiving dinner, horseracing, and Harry Morton's business partner, Casey, are all important elements in this interesting episode.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie thinks Harry's business partner has married a horse. [PT]

[---] 29Nov1951 - Garry Moore Evening Show,
with guests Martha Scott, Bill Callahan and the Frasers, Lad Lyons. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.06 [032] Burns and Allen: NEW DRESSES FOR THE CONCERT (DVD title)
Live Show no. 32
06Dec1951 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis 1:
The Uplifters society is having a concer t and Gracie and Blanche want new dresses.
Synopsis 2:
The men flatly refuse to buy the wom en new dresses, but when Harry thinks George has bought one anyway for Gracie,
he buys one for Blanche. Then the fun begins. (video description)

[---] 13Dec1951 - Garry Moore Evening Show (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)

2.07 [033] Burns and Allen: CHRISTMAS WITH MAMIE KELLY (DVD title)
Live Show #33
20Dec1951 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Guest Cast:
Sarah Selby.....Mamie Kelly
Kathleen O'Malley....Julie
Jill St. John....Jill Kelly
Linda Plowman...Jessie Kelly
Jeri Lou James....Cherrie Kelly
Synopsis:
George and Gracie's second Christmas show. Mamie Kelly and her children join the Burnses for the holidays. George
dresses up like Santa for the children and Gracie tells the children the story of "A Christmas Carol."
 
[---] 27Dec1951 - Garry Moore Evening Show (CBS Thursday 8:00 pm)

2.08 [034] Burns and Allen: Live Show #34
03Jan1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis 1:
Gracie has a storeroom built so she can store canned fruits and vegetables.
Synopsis 2:
George wants Gracie to get rid of her storeroom for home-canned food items. [PT]



[---] 10Jan1952 - Star Of The Family  , starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
and guests Gene Krupa, Richard Hayes, and Denise Darcel. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.09 [035] Burns and Allen: Live Show #35
17Jan1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis 1:
Blanche enters the race for the presidency of the Beverly Hills Uplifters.
Synopsis 2 (probably the same episode):
Gracie is quizzed by a public opinion pollster on such matters as politics and economic trends. [JB]
 
[---] 24Jan1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Faye Emerson, Skitch Henderson, Cab Calloway, and Olga San Juan. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.10 [036] Burns and Allen: VANDERLIP'S PARTY
Live show no. 36
31Jan1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis 1:
George and Harry have some trouble when the Vanderlips are invited over to the Burns home for dinner.
Synopsis 2:
George and Harry aren't looking forward to an evening with the Vanderlips. [PT]

[---] 07Feb1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Jerry Colonna and The Mills Brothers. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)
 

2.11 [037] Burns and Allen: Live Show #37
14Feb1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Gracie tries to keep George from finding out about the car's dented fender. [PT]

[---] 21Feb1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines, and Hal Peary. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.12 [038] Burns and Allen: TRIP TO PALM SPRINGS (DVD title)
Live Show no. 38
28Feb1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - Jack Benny 4/5 (1950's ...
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - Jack Benny 5/5 (1950's ...
Synopsis 1:
George and Gracie are taking a trip to Jack Benny's Palm Springs home. Blanche
wants to go, but Harry says no. Blanche doesn't accept "no" for an answer.
Synopsis 2:
Blanche wants to accompany George and Gracie on their trip to Jack Benny's home in Palm Springs, but Harry won't
let her go. So Blanche pretends to be sick to trick him into letting her ride along. (video description)

[---] 06Mar1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Harry James and Marilyn Maxwell. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.xx [039] Burns and Allen: GRACIE LOSES HER ENGAGEMENT RING
(DVD title: GRACIE'S RING)
Live show no. 39
13Mar1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
When Gracie misplaces her engagement ring, George decides to teach her a lesson.

[---] 20Mar1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Bob Crosby and daughter Cathy. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.14 [040] Burns and Allen: Live Show #40
27Mar 1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Gracie tries to fix Harry Von Zell up with a gold-digger. [PT]
 
[---] 03Apr1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Margaret Whiting and Rochester. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.15 [041] Burns and Allen: Live Show #41
10Apr1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
George and Gracie recall the good old days of vaudeville to a movie producer who's making a documentary on the subject.

[---] 17Apr1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Monty Irvin and Dorothy Sarnoff. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.16 [042] Burns and Allen: JACK BENNY STEALS GEORGE'S JOKE (DVD title)
24Apr 1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Guest Cast:
Jack Benny.....Himself
Mary Livingstone....Herself
Synopsis:&nbs p;
A feud between George and Jack Benny is the result of Jack stealing one of George's jokes.
Synopsis 2:
George and guest Jack Benny feud over a stolen joke. [PT]

[---] 01May1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Robert Cummings and Connie Boswell. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.17 [043] Burns and Allen: Live Show #43
08May1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Gracie connives to get George out of the house while she redecorates. [PT]

[---] 15May1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Leo Durocher and Laraine Day. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)

 
2.18 [044] Burns and Allen: SPEECH WRITER (DVD title) aka GEORGE TRIES TO WRITE A SPEECH (DVD title)
Live show no. 44
22May1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Guest Cast:
Sarah Selby....Mamie Kelly
Pierre Watkin....Mortimer Douglas
Jill St. John....Jill Kelly
Linda Plowman....Jessie Kelly
Jeri Lou James....Cherrie Kelly
Synopsis 1:
Mamie Kelly and her obnoxious kids again park their trailer in George and Gracie's driveway and cause lots of trouble
as they obstruct George's endeavor to write a speech.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie's nieces pay a visit to the Burns household, just in time to keep George from writing a speech.
Synopsis 3:
George is being driven crazy when the kids in the trailer make a return visit. [PT]

[---] 29May1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Pearl Bailey, Mel Torme, Buddy Baer, and Frances Wayne. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.19 [045] Burns & Allen Show: DIVORCE ATTORNEY aka THE SWAMI
Live show no. 45
05June1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Writer: Willy Burns, Sid Dorfman
Director: Ralph Levy
Guest Cast:
Lee Millar....Postman
Steve Pendleton....Detective
Walter Woolf King....Attorney
Synopsis 1:
A prediction from a phoney swami results in Gracie engaging an attorney to divorce George.
Synopsis 2:
In this episode THE SWAMI, Gracie thinks she must divorce George when a fortune teller says she will have a second husband.
So George and others use a swami outfit to straighten Gracie out.
Also featured are the Mortons--Bea Benaderet and Hall March
Those great days of "live" television to enjoy, complete with Carnation milk commercials done by Harry Von Zell and George Burns.

[---] 12June1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests Les Paul and Mary Ford. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)

 
2.20 [046] Burns and Allen: Live Show #46
19June1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
George and Harry Von Zell are conned by promoters of a musical. [PT]

[---] 26Jun1952 - Star of the Family, starring Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy
with guests The Ink Spots, Jack E. Leonard, and Sue Bennett. (CBS Thursday 8:00pm)


2.21 [047] Burns and Allen: Live Show #47
03July1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis 1:
Gracie has to renew her drivers license.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie thinks George is hiring a gorgeous woman and hires a detective to check up on things. [PT]

[---] 10 July1952 - Al Pearce Show,
with guests Arlene Harris, Tizzie Lish, Yogi Yorgessen, and Singerart Morton. (CBS Thursday 8pm) 

2.22 [048] Burns and Allen: Live Show #48
17July1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis 1:
Gracie tells a record company exec she's married to a famous singer and promises to bring him in.
In Gracie's mind, George IS a famous singer.
Synopsis 2:
Ever the die-hard, Gracie goes to a recording company to have a platter made of George's "glorious voice." [JB]
Synopsis 3:
Gracie arranges for George to be signed up by a recording company. [PT]

[---] 24July1952 - unknown (possibly local programming)

2.xx [049] Burns and Allen: Live Show #49
31July1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
George pretends he needs money so Gracie rents out the spare room. [PT]

[---] 07Aug1952 - Al Pearce Show (CBS Thursday 8pm)

2.24 [050] Burns and Allen: Live Show #50
14Aug1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Gracie is conned into buying a stolen horse. [PT]

[---] 21Aug1952 - Al Pearce Show (CBS Thursday 8pm)

2.xx [051] Burns and Allen: Live Show #51
28Aug1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Gracie thinks George needs glasses. [PT]

[---] 04Sep1952 - Al Pearce Show (CBS Thursday 8pm)

[---] 11Sep1952 - Burns and Allen (according to the New York Times) (CBS Thursday 8pm)
 
[---] 18Sep1952 - Al Pearce Show (CBS Thursday 8pm)

2.26 [052] Burns and Allen: Live Show #52
25Sep1952 CBS Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Gracie and Blanche arrange a trip to Las Vegas to have the houses redecorated without their husbands finding out. [PT]

[---] 02Oct1952 - CBS special: "All in Fun," with Tom Ewell, Johnny Desmond, others, guests. (Thursday 8pm)

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