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Starring George Burns & Gracie Allen
Season 5 (CBS) (1954-55) (Filmed)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger [TA] Jim Brent [JB] Robert Leszczak [RL]
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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######### The Burns And Allen Show ###########
############# season 5 1954-55 ###############
CBS Mondays 8:00 PM Eastern
40 episodes listed here
Film show nos. 81-120
Dates are from Copyright Notice
5.01  Burns and Allen: GEORGE INVITES CRITICS TO WATCH FIRST SHOW OF SEASON
Film show no. 81
04Oct1954 CBS (in color)
Geor ge asks critics to see th e season's first new show.
George wants good relations with the press, Gracie helps out.
George and Gracie start their fifth season by inviting some reporters over to see a telecast of their show. George, trying to establish good relations with the press, rehearses Gracie in the proper things to say. Gracie, being Gracie, helps out by bringing some strangers home to join the party.
The reporters are played by Don Curtis and Ross Elliott. [JB]
5.02  Burns and Allen: GRACIE GOES TO THE 'DO IT YOURSELF' SHOW
Film show no. 82
11Oct1954 CBS (repeated 18Jul1955)
Gracie disrupts a 'Do It Yourself' exhibition.
A do-it-yourself show lures Gracie to buy a gadget.
Gracie visualizes the sensation al things that George can build with a power machine.
Gracie dreams up ambitious building projects for George when they visit a do-it-yourself show.
Gracie attends a "Do-It-Yourself" show and purchases a power machine so that George can build her a dresser. Before she leaves the exhibits she causes a small riot. [JB]
5.03  Burns and Allen: GRACIE GIVES WEDDING IN PAYMENT OF A FAVOR
Film show no. 83
18Oct1954 CBS Monday 8:00pm
Gracie repays a friend by arranging a wedding party for the friend's daughter.
5.04  Burns and Allen: GRACIE GIVES A BABY SHOWER FOR VIRGINIA BEASLEY
Film show no. 84
25Oct1954 CBS Monday 8:00pm
Gracie gives th e postman's daughter a bab y shower.
Gracie and her next-door neighbor, Blanche Morton, arrange a surprise baby-shower for the postman's daughter. With Gracie doing the planning, Mr. Beasley's daughter isn't the only one that's surprised. [JB]
5.05  Burns and Allen: AUTO LICENSE BUREAU--GEORGE BECOMES AN AUTHOR
Film show no. 85
01Nov1954 CBS Monday 8:00pm
Gracie applies for a drivers license.
Even the Motor Vehicle Department isn't safe from Gracie's confusion-creating logic. She reports to take her driver's license test, and leaves some very befuddled officers in her wake. Officer is played by Ken Christy; Driving Tester is played by Stafford Repp. [JB]
5.06  Burns and Allen: GEORGE TRYING TO KEEP DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT
Film show no. 86
08Nov1954 CBS (repeated 01Aug1955)
George sparks speculation when he leaves his car running in the driveway.
Gracie complicates George's medical check-up.
George struggles valiantly to be on time for an important appointment despite the frantic cooperation of Gracie, the neighbors, and the postman.
The Burnses find life complicated by well-meaning neighbors when George heads for the doctor's office.
It's time for George's annual checkup by the doctor and Gracie takes it upon herself to keep her husband calm, cool and collected. [JB]
George discovers that driving himself to the doctor's office is not a simple matter but a game of who's got the key. [JB]
5.07  Burns and Allen: GRACIE THINKS SHE AND GEORGE MOVING TO NEW YORK
Film show no. 87
15Nov1954 CBS Monday 8:00pm
Gracie mistakenly thinks she is moving to New York.
When Gracie fears that they might have to move to New York for business reasons, she consults Mr. Beasley the postman, and concocts a crazy story about George witnessing a robbery.
Blazing headlines, gangsters and a TV debut leave George wilting.
Via some newspaper headlines, George learns that he is the only witness to a sensational armed robbery. Gracie is delighted with her husband's sudden rise to fame, but George is understandably nervous because the gangsters are still at large. Featured on the show is Portland Mason, six-year old daughter of movie star James Mason. [JB]
5.08  Burns and Allen: SHOPLIFTER AND THE MISSING RUBY CLIP
Film show no. 88
22Nov1954 CBS Monday 8:00pm
Gracie fears Mrs. Vanderlip is an accomplice to a shoplifter when a clip pin is stolen.
A shoplifter steals a pearl clip-pin and plants it in the purse of Gracie's highbrow friend, Mrs. Vanderlip. Gracie, observing this, believes Mrs. Vanderlip is involved in the theft. [JB]
5.09  Burns and Allen: GRACIE SAVES BLANCHE'S MARRIAGE
Film show no. 89
Gracie thinks Blanche is hiding a secret romance.
Blanche Morton discovers that she has gained two pounds and tries to hide the weighing-machine card which holds her secret. Gracie is right there, however, with a "logical" explanation for her friend's secretive behavior. [JB]
5.10  Burns and Allen: BURNSES AND MORTONS
GOING TO HEAR ANTONELLI CONCERT
Film show no. 90
06Dec1954 CBS (repeated 15Aug1955)
George dreams up a new way to get out of going to high brow concerts.
George's ingenuity comes to the rescue when the cigar-smoking comedian tries to get out of going to a concert. He presents Gracie with a jigsaw puzzle in the hope that she'll get so involved she won't remember what time it is. [JB]
George tries to get out of attending a concert by getting Gracie involved with a jigsaw puzzle.
George tries to dodge a concert.
George tries to get out of going to a concert by presenting Gracie with a jigsaw puzzle, hoping that she'll get so involved she will forget the concert.
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5.11  Burns and Allen: GEORGE GETS CALL FROM UNKNOWN VICTOR ABOUT HIM
Film show no. 91
Gracie takes a telephone message for George but practically drives her husband wacky when she can't remember the party's name or number. [JB]
Gracie forgets and George is frantic.
Gracie mishandles a telephone message for George.
5.12  Burns and Allen: HARRY MORTON'S ALUMNI BANQUET
Film show no. 92
Gracie shows her neighborly spirit by helping Harry Morton line up the master of ceremonies for his college alumni reunion banquet. [JB]
Gracie helps Harry Morton plan his college-alumni reunion.
Gracie ca uses confusion at a banquet for Harry's college a lumni association.
5.13  Burns and Allen: GRACIE THINKS BOB CUMMINGS IS IN LOVE WITH HER
Film show no. 93
Actor Robert Cummings stops at the Burnses' home to pick up George for a round of golf, and makes a remark, in jest, to Gracie. True to form, Gracie takes the actor seriously and immediately goes into action.
Gracie mistakenly believes Bob Cummings has fallen in love with her.
5.14  Burns and Allen: GEORGE'S MOTHER-IN-LAW TROUBLE
Film show no. 94
George consents to play host to Gracie's mother, but does not look forward to the forthcoming visit with pleasure. [JB]
George reluctantly invites Gracie's mother to visi t.
5.15  Burns and Allen: GEORGE AND THE GLANDALE EAGLE PUBLICITY STUNT
Film show no. 95
George fakes an injury to get out of a publicity stunt.
Gracie gets her busy little mind working overtime this week, as she cooks up a publicity stunt with a press agent. George's part in this scheme includes pretending to have a sprained ankle, and his performance is magnificent. [JB]
5.16  Burns and Allen: NO SEATS FOR FRIAR'S CLUB DINNER
Film show no. 96
The Mortons and Bagleys want to attend a Friar's Club testimonial dinner for George and Gracie.
Gracie can't get her pals into an exclusive dinner party through regular channels, so she tackles the problem in a typical Gracie way. [JB]
5.17  Burns and Allen: BLANCHE AND CLAR A BAGLEY LEAVE THEIR HUSBANDS
Film show no. 97
Warm-hearted Gracie decides to play marriage counselor. She invites two of her girl friends who have left their husbands to live in the Burns' guest room. This situation causes George to puff just a little harder on his cigar. [JB]
Gracie offers sanctuary to two wives who are feuding with their husbands. Matters take a turn for the worse when their suitcases are returned to the wrong homes.
Gracie takes in friends who have left their spouses.
5.18  Burns and Allen: GRACIE GETS A VALET FOR GEORGE
Film show no. 98
31Jan1955 CBS (repeated 29Aug1955)
Olaf Hytten....Blodgett (the valet)
Doris Packer....Mrs. Pringle
Michael Emmet....Mr. Conway
Shirley Mitch ell...Girl
Gracie hires a valet to a ssist her husband with his personal needs and George is anything but overjoyed by the innovation. [JB]
George insists he doesn't need any help in dressing himself, but Gracie is just as insistent that he needs a valet. [JB]
Gracie hires a valet to handle George's affairs.
Gracie employs a gentleman's gentleman to assist George in his daily dress.
Gracie decides George needs a valet.
5.19  Burns and Allen: VANDERLIP LEAVES HIS PARAKEET WITH GEORGE
Film show no. 99
07Feb1955 CBS (repeated 25Jul1955)
George agrees to take care fo a neighbor's pet parakeet.
Gracie unwittingly frees Vanderlip's parakeet.
George volunteers to keep a neighbor's bird while he's on vacation. But he runs into tro uble when Gracie begins playing "The Great Emancipator." [JB]
5.20  Burns and Allen: BLANCHE'S BROTHER, ROGER THE MOOCHER, VISITS
Film show no. 100
Gracie tries to find a job for Blanche's brother.
Gracie applies for a job in an aircraft factory.
Gracie undertakes the task of getting a job for her neighbor's lazy brother. Faced with a multitude of questionnaire forms, she gets a chance to prove her brains and dexterity. [JB]
5.21  Burns and Allen: GEORGE AND THE MISSING FIVE DOLLARS AND MISSING BABY PICTURES
Film show no. 101
George has problems with money, photos and a lawyer.
On this fateful day author George searches for some old baby pictures fo r his publisher while Gracie lurks in the shadows, silently observing her husband's activities. [JB]
5.22  Burns and Allen: GRACIE BECOMES A PORTRAIT ARTIST AFTER MUSEUM VISIT
Film show no. 102
Dan Tobin.....museum guide
Gracie takes up painting after visiting a museum.
Gracie visits an art museum and is impressed by the prices of surrealistic and abstract art. She is so impressed that she decides to do a bit of "dabbling in oils" herself. [JB]
5.23  Burns and Allen: GEORGE AND THE FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD TROMBONE
(aka George and the 14-Karat Gold Trombone)
Film show no. 103
07Mar1955 CBS (repeated 22Aug1955)
John Hoyt.........Mr. Perry
Douglas Fo wley....Ted Montague
A troubled trombone player hits up George for $50.
Gracie hides George's new trombone.
Gracie finds a trombone in the house and thinks it's a new hobby for George.
Gracie doesn't think it's such a good idea when George brings home a new trombone. She decides to hide it from him, and learns too late he only borrowed it. Now even she can't remember where it's hidden. [JB]
George gets a bargain. He buys a trombone from a destitute musician, but Gracie soon takes care of all the profits. [JB]
Gracie gives away a valuable trombone.
5.24  Burns and Allen: THE ROMANCE OF HARRY MORTON AND COUNTESS BRAGANNI
Film show no. 104
Gracie's addition may be bad but her logic is worse. She puts two and two together and gets five reasons why a visiting countess has set her cap for neighbor Harry Morton. [JB]
Gracie rescues Harry Morton from a husband-seeking countess.
Synopsis 3 (duplicate of #1):
Gracie puts two and two together and gets five reasons why a countess has set her cap for Harry Morton.
5.25  Burns and Allen: THE MISTAKEN MARRIAGE OF EMILY VANDERLIP AND ROGER
Film show no. 105
21Mar1955 CBS (repeated 05Sep1955)
Gracie can't resist meddling in the latest neighborhood romance.
Gracie encourages Emily Vanderlip's romance.
Gracie gets George involved in a love match.
A love affair between two young people appears to blossom on the Burnses patio.
S ynopsis 5:
George and Gracie become involved in the lov e affair of a young couple.
Gracie and George are at odds over the budding romance between their neighbor's no-good nephew and the daughter of the town banker. George doesn't feel Gracie should take on the role of Cupid. [JB]
5.26  Burns and Allen: GRACIE ADOPTS GREAT DANE DOG
Film show no. 106
Gary Marshall.....Joey Bagley
John Gallaudet......Patrolman Max Wojamajeski
Gracie hides a Great Dane puppy as a favor to Joey Bagley.
The Burns home really goes to the dogs when Gracie agrees to hide a Great Dane puppy as a favor to young Joey Bagley. Gracie's hiding spot? The guest room, naturally. Joey Bagley is played by Gary Marshall. [JB]
5.27  Burns and Allen: GRACIE TRIES TO SELECT GEORGE'S NEXT WIFE
(aka "Gracie Tries to Select George's NEW Wife")
Film show no. 107
04Apr1955 CBS (repeated 19Sep1955)
Gracie interviews candidates to be her successor.
Gracie begins interviewing applicants for the next Mrs. George Burns. Gracie mistakenly believes she is not long for this world, and wants to see that George will be taken care of.
Gracie interviews several candidates sent to her from matrimonial agencies to decide who will be the next Mrs. Burns. [JB]
Gracie comes to the erroneous conclusion that she's not long for this world. She looks for a wife for widower George. Daughter Sandra Burns appears in this episode. [JB]
5.28  Burns and Allen: GRACIE GETS A TICKET 'FIXED' BY THE JUDGE
Film show no. 108
11A pr1955 CBS (repeated 12Sep1955)
Douglas Dumbrille....Judge Russell
Anthony Warde...Officer Fred Quimby
A judge refuses to fix Gracie's parking ticket.
Gracie tangles with a judge who refuses a parking ticket for her. [JB]
Gracie receives a traffic citation which she feels was unjustly issued, and wrangles with the judge. George finds himself in a prison cell when he treats the matter all too lightly. The judge is played Douglass Drumbrille. [JB]
George ends up in jail when Gracie receives a traffic ticket.
5.29  Burns and Allen: GRACIE HIRES A SAFE CRACKER FOR HER WALL SAFE
(aka "Gracie Hires a SAFECRACKER for Her Wall Safe")
Film show no. 109
Guest c ast:
Gracie presents George with a wall safe and, for added security, locks the combination code in the safe. She then seeks the aid of a skilled safecracker.
Gracie locks the combination inside George's new safe.
5.30  Burns and Allen: GRACIE CONSULTS DR. KIRBY'S PROBLEM CLINIC
Film show no. 110
Gracie consults a marriage counselor about a friend.
A marital mix-up results when Gracie consults a conselor.
Gracie appears on a TV show on behalf of a girl friend who has discovered that her former husband is alive and wonders how to inform her present mate. The Mortons see the program and feel obliged to tell George of what they think is his wife's predicament. [JB]
5.31  Burns and Allen: GRACIE WANTS THE HOUSE PAINTED
08Aug1955 - repeat, original airdate unknown (possibly 25Apr1955)
15Aug1955 - repeat from 06Dec1954 ("Burnses and Mortons to Hear Antonelli
Concert") ######### The Burns And Allen Show ########### Have you any comments, corrections, episode titles, air dates,
Film show no. 111
Irving Bacon......Charlie Irwin, Sr.
William Schallert....Charlie Irwin, Jr.
George and Gracie argue when she insists on having the house painted.
George refuses to allow Gracie to paint their home a coral color. But Gracie stands on her community property rights. [JB]
5.32  Burns and Allen: GRACIE PLAYS TALENT SCOUT FOR IMITATOR
Film show no. 112
Gracie is so impressed with the talents of the delivery boy that she asks him to do his impersonations at a benefit.
Gracie lends a hand when a grocery delivery boy displays his talent for doing impressions.
Gracie bewilders George by presenting a grocery boy as an incipient actor.
5.33  Burns and Allen: GRACIE & GEORGE TRY FOR A DAY AT THE BEACH
Film show no. 113
Gracie arranges a beach outing while George is away.
When George announces he has a business appointment at the beach, Gracie decides to have impromptu picnic. She proceeds to invite a raft of her pals. [JB]
5.34  Burns and Allen: THE URANIUM CAPER
Film show no. 114
George and the two Harrys battle over ownership of a uranium mine.
Gracie gets the mistaken impression that George owns a huge uranium mine. [JB]
5.35  Burns and Allen: BLANCHE AND BROTHER ROGER MOVE IN WITH THE BURNSES
(aka "Blanche & Brother Roger Move in with the BUSINESS")
Film show no. 115
George misunderstands when he hears Gracie talking with a divorce lawyer.
George overhears Gracie discussing terms and settlement with an attorney and jumps to erroneous conclusion. [JB]
5.36  Burns and Allen: GRACIE BELIEVES GEORGE HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD
Film show no. 116
Jack Lomas.....Danny Goodman
After discovering an old vaudeville photo, Gracie believes George is an ex-convict.
Gracie becomes suspicious of George when she discovers an old picture of him in a striped suit. George doesn't help matters when he tells he r that an old friend has escaped from prison. [JB]
5.37  Burns and Allen: GRACIE GETS AN EXTENSION VISA FOR JEANETTE DUVAL
Film show no. 117
Sandra Burns......Miss Ferguson
Lita Milan........Jeanette Duval
Edward Ashley.....John Parnell
Howard Wendell....Mr. Downs
Gracie gets Harry Von Zell in trouble when she tries to help a French woman extend her visa.
Gracie tangles with immigration authorities in an attempt to help a French friend obtain an extension on a visa. [JB]
5.38  Burns and Allen: GRACIE TRIES TO CURE ROGER OF AMNESIA
Film show no. 118
Raymond Greenleaf.....Dr. W. G. Wilbern
Anthony Warde......Joe Ferguson
King Do novan.......Roger
Blanche's ne'er-do-well brother R oger suddenly develops a case of amnesia just when it looked like he would be vacating the premises.
Gracie develops an unusual case of amnesia, and George nearly loses his own mind. [JB]
Gracie manages to develop amnesia.
George can't understand why Gracie pretends to have amnesia.
5.39  Burns and Allen: LUCILLE VANDERLIP GIVES A BARBEQUE PARTY
Film show no. 119
Gracie misdirects George to a barbeque party.
Gracie gives George the wrong address for a party, and he falls out of favor with the neighbors as a result. [JB]
5.40  Burns and Allen: THE BURNSES & MORTONS GOING TO HAWAII
Film show no. 120
04Jul1955 CBS 8:00 pm
George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - Trip to Hawaii Part 1
George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - Trip to Hawaii Part 2
George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - Trip to Hawaii Part 3
George, Gracie and the Mortons plan a vacation cruise to Hawaii.
With all the Mortons' talk of a Hawaiian vacation, Gracie goes Hawaiian and takes up the hula. [JB]
------SUMMER RERUNS (11Jul1955 - 26Sep1955)------
11Jul1955 - repeat from 24Jan1955 ("Blanche and Clara Bagley Leave Their Husbands")
18Jul1955 - repeat from 11Oct1954 ("Gracie Goes to the 'Do It Yourself' Show")
25Jul1955 - repeat from 07Feb1955 ("Vanderlip Leaves His Parakeet with George" 07Feb1955)
01Aug1955 - repeat from 08Nov1954 ("George Trying to Keep Doctor's Appointment")
Synopsis 1: Gracie decides that psychiatric help is needed for George. [TA]
Synopsis 2: The Burnses confuse a psychiatrist when Gracie decides that George is mentally disturbed. [TA]
Synopsis 3: Gracie decides that her husband is in need of psychiatric help. But it's the psychiatrist who's confused
when he talks to Gracie first. [JB]
22Aug1955 - repeat from 07Mar1955 ("George and the Fourteen Karat Gold Trombone")
29Aug1955 - repeat from 31Jan1955 ("Gracie Gets a Valet for George")
05Sep1955 - repeat of 21Mar1955 ("The Mistaken Marriage of Emily Vanderlip and Roger")
12Sep1955 - repeat of 11Apr1955 ("Gracie Gets A Ticket 'Fixed" By the Judge")
19Sep1955 - repeat of 04Apr1955 ("Gracie Tries to Select George's Next Wife"
26Sep1955 - repeat of 09May195 5 ("Gracie Plays Talent Scout for Imitator")
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