CTVA US Comedy - "The Burns And Allen Show" (McCadden/CBS) Season 8 (1957-58)

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Starring George Burns & Gracie Allen
Season 8 (CBS) (1957-58) (Filmed)
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


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CBS Mondays 8:00 PM Eastern
39 episodes
Film show nos. 201 - 239

8.01 [253] Burns and Allen: THE GENERAL
Film show no. 201

30Sep1957 CBS Mon
Guest Star:
Douglas Dumbrille....General Masterson
Synopsis 1:
George is planning to follow the current trend in TV and do the show as a western, but as often happens, the distinction betwee n the show and reality is blurred, and somehow we wind up with a plot which
focuses on guest star Douglas Dumbrille's portrayal of a stern army general who wants his son to go to West Point rather than to get married. Gracie provides her "help" and somehow the conflict is
resolved (in spite of it).
Synopsis 2:
Gracie agrees to help a newlywed couple keep their marriage a secret from the boy's father. [JB]
Newspaper review:
In this season's premiere episode Gracie exercises her unmatchable know-how to help a recently wed couple keep their marriage a secret from the boy's father, a stern army general who has West Point plans for his son.

8.02 [254] Burns and Allen: TOO MUCH POT ROAST
Film show no. 202

07Oct1957 CBS Mon
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie has trouble concentrating on his college studies due to his obsession with his female classmates. When Blanche serves Harry too much p ot roast, Graci e learns that too much of anything can make one lose their passion for it. She then hires four beautiful models in a far-fetched attempt to solve Ronnie's problem.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie decides that the only way to get Ronnie to study and pay less attention to girls is to bombard him with beautiful women. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
Gracie hires four attractive models to try and make Ronnie lose his passion for girls.

8.03 [255] Burns and Allen: THE TEXAN ITALIAN
Film show no. 203

14Oct1957 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Judi Meredith....Bonnie Sue McAfee
Ralph Dumke.......Mr. McAfee
Synopsis 1:
Gracie attempts to turn Bonnie Sue McAfee into an Italian actress in an effort to advance her movie career.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie tries to turn a star-struck Texas girl into a sultry Italian.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie decides to help a young girl break into show business by transforming the Texas beauty into an Italian actress. The main problem, however, is converting her southern drawl into an Italian accent.
Synopsis 4:
Ronnie enlists his mother to help his girlfriend land an acting job.

8.04 [256] Burns and Allen: AN ENGLISH TEA
Film show no. 204

21Oct1957 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Pamela Light....Pamela Crawford
Isobel Elsom....Lady Crawford
Joe Flynn....Mr. Clark
Carl Saxe....Crazy Moose
Synopsis 1:
Gracie tries to impress the mother of Ronnie's English girlfriend by renting copies of old masters paintings to decorate the house and arranging for Harry Morton to impersonate George.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie goes all out to lend a regal air to her home for the benefit of Lady Crawford, the mother of an English-born girl friend of Ronnie's. The titled guest is "impressed" with the atmosph ere of culture i n the Burns family. [JB]
Newspaper review:
The mother of Ronnie's new girl friend comes to the Burnses' house for tea. Since she's very cultured, George Burns isn't invited, and his neighbor, Harry Morton, takes his place. Harry scores as an unctuous boor. The show winds up with Gracie's funny comments on relative Noah Allen, a zoo keeper.

8.05 [257] Burns and Allen: SEPTEMBER AND MAY
Film show no. 205

28Oct1957 CBS Mon (repeated 07Jul1958)
Guest cast:
Arlene Albert....June Jantzen
Howard McNear....Mr. Jantzen
Paula Winslowe...Mrs. Powell
Rosemarie Ace....Lori Willis
Synopsis 1:
The Burns' widowed plumber is mistakenly accused of robbing the cradle.
Synopsis 2:
The plumber's teenage daughter comes to Gracie for help. The youngster believes her father is seeing a young girl and asks Gracie to help break up the "romance."
Synopsis 3:
The plumbe r's daughter jump s to a false conclusion when she sees her father with a young girl and asks Gracie Allen to help straighten things out. With Howard McNear and Darlene Albert.
Synopsis 4:
Gracie takes action when plumber Jantzen is accused of being a cradle robbing Lothario.
Newspaper review:
Gracie learns that Mr. Jantzen, the plumber, is going out with a young lady, and has a talk with him. You'll like the little heart-to-heart chat--about the weather, the day Gracie was born, etc. She is in fine form.

8.06 [258] Burns and Allen: THE STAR MAKER
(aka "The STARMAKER")
Film show no. 206

04Nov1957 CBS Mon (repeated 30Jun1958)
Guest cast:
Robert Easton....Brian McAffee
Judi Meredith....Bonnie Sue
Hooper Dunbar....Alfred Kramer
Synopsis 1:
Gracie gets a really convoluted idea to help Brian McAfee pass a difficult exam: she tries to get Brian's bright classmate, Alfred Kramer, to change his name to Brian McAfee before the exam is given.
This way "Brian McAfee" will excell. Gracie's method is to suggest to Alfred that he would be movie star material if he would change his name and stop wearing glasses. This leads to much confusion and some very poor vision for Alfred.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie resorts to cheating in an effort to help Brian McAffee, in his 10th year at college, to pass a crucial exam. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
Education receives a serious setback when Gracie Allen is asked to help a college student pass an exam.
Newspaper review:
Gracie tries to help a backward Texan pass his college tests. George's monologue on exams is amusing, and so is Gracie's driving test. Some good moments.

8.07 [259] Burns and Allen: THE AFRICAN HUNTER
Film show no. 207

11Nov1957 CBS (repeated 21Jul1958)
Synopsis 1:
George promises his son that all will be normal in t he Burns household when Ronnie brings a new girl friend home. But unfortunately Gracie has a guest of her own, a famed big-game hunter who hankers for the jungle.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie is entertaining a house guest, a noted African hunter with a penchant for jungle atmosphere, when Ronnie brings his new girl to the house.
Synopsis 3:
Ronnie's new girlfriend brings a witch doctor when she visits George and Gracie.

8.08 [260] Burns and Allen: ONE LITTLE FIGHT
Film show no. 208

18Nov1957 CBS
Guest cast:
Robert Ellis....Ralph
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie accuses Ralph of girlfriend-stealing.
Synopsis 2:
Ronnie and his buddy are at odds when the latter accuses the former of stealing his girl friends.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie and Blanche Morton get carried away in a mock battled staged as an example for Ronnie and his buddy Ralph. Ralph has accused Ronnie of stealing his girl friends, and long-st anding friendships are on the verge of dissolving. [JB]
Newspaper review:
The show belongs to Gracie and her neighbor, Blanche Morton, tonight. They break cups and dishes and trade insults, which Gracie takes seriously for a moment. The girls enjoy each other this outing and so should you.

8.09 [261] Burns and Allen: WITH OR WITHOUT GLASSES
Film show no. 209

25Nov1957 CBS
Guest cast:
Sue George....Mildred Foster
Lewis Martin.....Professor Henderson
Howard Wendell....Professor Tavelman
Hooper Dunbar......Alfred Kramer
Synopsis 1:
Three weeks ago, Gracie persuaded Alfred Kramer to stop wearing his glasses. Now, she must do the reverse, so that Alfred can bring his grades up to par.
Synopsis 2:
One of Ronnie's classmates' grades drop after Gracie convinces him to stop wearing glasses.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie takes it upon herself to help a failing cl assmate of Ronnie' s but gets her students mixed up. As a result, a straight "A" student faces flunking. [JB]

8.10 [262] Burns and Allen: A BOX OF CIGARS
Film show no. 210

02Dec1957 CBS (repeated 14Jul1958)
Guest cast:
Robert Ellis....Ralph
Irving Bacon....Charlie, TV Repairman
Valerie Allen....Imogene Reynolds
Synopsis 1:
Ralph's girlfriend, Imogene, is a candidate for homecoming queen, and he and Ronnie are campaigning for her. Gracie suggests that they hand out cigars to potential supporters, and gets Von Zell involved in a scheme to appropriate George's new box of cigars for this purpose.
Synopsis 2:
Ronnie and Ralph help a candidate campaign for homecoming queen.
Synopsis 3:
Ronnie and a friend are collecting votes for their college homecoming queen, and Gracie tries to help.
Synopsis 4:
Gracie talks Ronnie and his pa l Ralph into handin g out cigars as a means of campaigning for their candidate for homecoming queen. The only hitch is talking George out of his supply of cigars.

8.11 [263] Burns and Allen: MISERY LOVES COMPANY
Film show no. 211

09Dec1957 CBS (repeated 28Jul1958)
Guest cast:
Robert Ellis....Ralph
Carol Lee.....Imogene Reynolds
Jolene Brand.....Mary
Barbara Darrow.....Sylvia
Michael Mason.....Jim Monoghan
Synopsis 1:
Ralph's girlfriend, Imogene, has deserted him and he is down in the dumps. Gracie feels compelled to help make him feel better by demonstrating to him that everyone else feels as miserable as he does.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie employs misery-loves-company tactics to cheer up Ronnie's friend Ralph who has girl trouble. In the process, Ronnie almost loses his own girl. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
In an attempt to cheer up Ronnie's friend who is brooding over girl troubles, Gracie emp loys a misery-loves- company idea and decides that everybody should be as miserable as possible.

8.12 [264] Burns and Allen: A HOLE IN THE CARPET
(aka "The Hole in the Carpet")
Film show no. 212

16Dec1957 CBS (repeated 11Aug1958)
Guest cast:
Hugh Sanders....Mr. Connors, the adjuster
Addison Richards.....Forbes
Harry Cheshire...Dr. Bancroft
Synopsis 1:
Gracie trips and falls in the Wilshire Dept. Store and gets into some convoluted negotiations with the store's insurance adjuster.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie drives an insurance man batty after she trips on a store rug.
Synopsis 3:
A department-store claims adjuster encounters Gracie.
Synopsis 4:
Unaware that the only result of Gracie's fall in a downtown store is a torn pair of nylons, the claim adjuster is ready to do anything to prevent a lawsuit. After he meets Gracie, he's convinced that she must have su ffered a head injury.
Synopsis 5:
A department store claims adjuster finds himself in need of a mental adjustment after he tangles with the unpredictable Gracie in an attempted out-of-court settlement of a damage claim.

8.13 [265] Burns and Allen: HOW TO WRAP A MINK aka
THE OLD MINK COAT
Film show no. 213

23Dec1957 CBS
Guest cast:
John Stephenson
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie is working at the Wilshire Dept. Store as a wrapper, Harry Morton and George are planning cheap gifts for their wives for Christmas, and Harry Von Zell has an old racoon coat. These circumstances, plus Gracie and Blanche's desire for mink, sustain
this lively episode.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie and Blanche are curious about what their husbands are giving them for Christmas. George and Harry Morton have decided on inexpensive gifts, but the two wives have something else in mind. [JB]
 
8.14 [266] Burns and Allen: INVITATION TO THE PARTY
Film show no. 214

30Dec1957 CBS
Writers: Harvey Helm, Keith Fowler, Norman Paul, and William Burns
Director: Rod Amateau
Guest cast:
Howard McNear....Mr. Jansen
Gil Frye....Delivery Man
Eleanor Audley......Mrs. Winthrop
Synopsis 1:
A mis-delivered party invitation creates a sensitive situation as Gracie attempts to mitigate the problem and enhance Blanche's popularity.
Synopsis 2:
Harry Morton makes quite a thing of it when he receives an invitation to an exclusive social event. In fact he can't wait to tell George about it. Then Blanche discovers that the invitation they received is actually Gracie's, not theirs. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
George and Gracie bring the Mortons to a society party on New Year's Eve.

8.15 [267] Burns a nd Allen: THE STOLEN CAR
Film show no. 215

06Jan1958 CBS (repeated 4Aug1958)
Guest cast:
Robert Easton....Brian McAfee
Barbara Darrow....Barbara Parker
John Close....Police Officer
Arlene Feld.....Peggy
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie is attempting to become a reporter on the college paper, but needs to come up with a sensational story. Brian McAfee has just been given a new Lincoln, and Gracie has some ideas about using the car to help Ronnie get a scoop.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie devises one of her famous schemes, this one aimed at getting Ronnie a job on his college newspaper.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie devises a scheme to help Ronnie get a scoop for the college newspaper.
Synopsis 4:
Gracie decides that Ronnie should get a job as a reporter on his school paper, and concocts a scheme to bring it about.

8.16 [26 8] Burns and Allen: RONNIE FINDS A FRIEND AN APARTMENT
Film show no. 216

13Jan1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie tries to find an apartment for a friend.
Synopsis 2:
George and Gracie come to an erroneous conclusion when Ronnie helps a school buddy find an apartment.
Newspaper review:
Son Ronnie helps a pal find an apartment, and George and Gracie misunderstand. There's the usual fuss as Gracie and her neighbor, Blanche, make a botch of things, but the result is a lively show. George's monologue has some nice chuckles.

8.17 [269] Burns and Allen: McAFEE AND THE MANICURIST
Film show no. 217

20Jan1958 CBS (repeated 18Aug1958)
Guest cast:
Judi Meredith....Bonnie Sue McAfee
Ralph Dumke.....Mr. McAfee
Peggy Maley....Manicurist
Jeanne Taslof....Manicurist
Trudi Ziskind....Little Girl
Synopsis 1:
Mr. McAfee has become infatuated with a manicurist. Bonnie Sue, beli eving the woman is only aft er her father for his money, consults Gracie for advice. Harry Von Zell once again gets involved, and this
time he really gets into trouble due to George's meddling with the plan.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie's matchmaking threatens Harry Von Zell's bachelor bliss.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie's plan to discover if a manicurist is a golddigger causes problems for Harry Von Zell.
Synopsis 4:
When a girl friend of son Ronnie turns up with a romantic problem, Gracie moves in on the situation with a scheme to resolve the difficulty.
Synopsis 5:
Gracie, in an attempt to help along one of Ronnie's romances, involves Harry Vo Zell in a difficult situation. [JB]

8.18 [270] Burns and Allen: TOO MANY FATHERS
Film show no. 218

27Jan1958 CBS
Guest cast:
Steve Terrell
Susan Whitney
Ned Weaver
Synopsis 1:
One of Ronnie's friends falls in love with a girl whose parents are wealthy. Afraid that his poor background may spoil his chances, the young man asks George and Gracie to pose as his parents to impress the young lady's family. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Jerry Gilbert has given his girlfriend, Sandy, the impression that the Burns' house belongs to his parents, and Gracie decides to further the charade by posing as his mother. But who will play his father? Could it be George, or Von Zell, or Harry Morton perhaps?

[---] 03Feb1958 - Pre-empted for a Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour special: "Lucy Wins a Racehorse."

8.19 [271] Burns and Allen: THE ACCIDENT
Film show no. 219
10Feb1958 CBS (repeated 25Aug1958)

Guest cast:
Maye Loizeau....Janice Baldwin
Willis Bouchey.....Janice's father
Synopsis 1:
Harry Morton's safety record is in jeopardy as he collides with another car while driving with Gracie as a passenger. Complications arise when the driver of the other car is a young lady who attracts the interest of Ronnie.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie and Harry Morton get into a car mishap.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie happens to be riding with their neighbor, Harry Morton, at the time of an accident, but George convinces her she should not testify in court on Harry's behalf.
Synopsis 4:
While Gracie is driving with neighbor Harry Morton, they have a minor traffic accident. Gracie is all ready to testify in behalf of Harry, when the driver of the other car, a pretty girl, appears on the scene, Ronnie persuades his mother she must testify against Harry. [JB]
Newspaper review:
A slick show as the grownups prevail. Gracie is about to testify for Harry morton in a traffic accident George is afraid Gracie's testimony will put Harry away for life and he plots to change Gracie's mind. Teenagers can watch Ronn ie necking for a few moments with a handsome creature named Maye Loizeaux.

8.20 [272] Burns and Allen: THE JAPANESE TEXAN
Film show no. 220

17Feb1958 CBS (repeated 01Sep1958)
Guest cast:
Judi Meredith.....Bonnie Sue McAfee
Charles Meredith....Walter Sinclair
Chiya Tota....Japanese Actress
Synopsis 1:
Gracie and George plan to celebrate their "tenth" (but no one knows exactly what tenth it is), and Bonnie Sue demonstrates her acting prowess as she attempts to land a part as a Japanese girl in one of producer Walter Sinclair's movies.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie is approached by Ronnie and his girl, Bonnie Sue, for help in getting Bonnie Sue the role of a Japanese girl in an upcoming movie. Gracie agrees to try, but the plan becomes complicated when Harry Von Zell decides he wants to hand a part in the same picture. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
George finds himself in the center of an Asian mystery when Gracie tries to help Ronnie's girl friend land a part in a motion picture.
Synopsis 4:
A Japanese actress is asked to help Ronnie's girl friend secure a role in a Japanese movie.
Newspaper review:
Gracie has a dinner party and invites a producer to meet Ronnie's girl, hoping he'll give her a movie role. To explain the dinner, Gracie tells George it's their 10th anniversary. There's a delightful scene between George and Gracie as they try to figure out just what they're celebrating. Bright show.

8.21 [273] Burns and Allen: HYPNOTIZING GRACIE
Film show no. 221

24Feb1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Hypnosis alters Gracie's personality.
Synopsis 2:
Despite inner misgivings, George Burns allows Gracie to meet a hypnotist and his worst fears are realized when Gracie emerges from the meeting with a completely different personality.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie persuades George to let her see a hypnotist. She comes b ack from the meeting a completely changed woman. In fact, Gracie shows signs of being a genius, much to George's dismay. [JB]
Synopsis 4:
A hypnotist succeeds in transforming Gracie into the smartest woman in the world, and no one can snap her out of it. [PT]
Newspaper review:
In this enjoyable show, Gracie is hypnotized and gives intelligent answers. She's not easily hypnotized though, and almost makes a professor give up his trade. Gracie gets just as many laughs with straight answers, so her fans won't be disappointed.

8.22 [274] Burns and Allen: GRACIE IS BRILLIANT
Film show no. 222

03Mar1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Hypnosis increases Gracie's I.Q.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie Allen, so changed by hypnosis that she is capable of high level conferences with world authorities on every subject, becomes a big problem.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie starts winning all the quiz shows and George is re­duced to doi ng all the household chores. [PT]
Synopsis 4:
Thanks to a hypnotist, Gracie's become a mental giant. But poor George is a little tired of Gracie's new-found genius, and longs for his wife to be her old scatterbrained self. Unfortunately, the hypnotist has disappeared. [JB]
Newspaper review:
Gracie's still a brain trust tonight, and she's about to make a killing on a quiz show. Talking with neighbor Harry Morton is more interesting now than jabbering with Blanche and husband George. It's all good fun, but the best scene comes at the beginning when George cooks breakfast for Gracie.

8.23 [275] Burns and Allen: RONNIE'S FAN CLUB
Film show no. 223

10Mar1958 CBS
Guest cast:
Robert Ellis....Ralph
Steve Firstman....Malcolm
Myrna Fahey....Barbara Westrope
Ahna Capri......Edie Westrope
Anna Marie Nanasi
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie gets involved with a member of his fan club when the girl persists in writing him letters of admiration. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Ronnie Burns' life as an actor gets tangled up with his romantic affairs when a representative of his fan club finally gets a date with him.
Synopsis 3:
The lone member of Ronnie's fan club gets a date with him.
Synopsis 4:
The story revolves around ten year old Edie Westrope, who is the president and only member of her own Ronnie Burns fan club. And, by the way, she happens to have a gorgeous older sister.

8.24 [276] Burns and Allen: FROZEN PASSION
Film show no. 224

17Mar1958 CBS
Guest cast:
Raymond Bailey....Jack Bradley
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie persuades his mother to help his girl friend, Bonnie Sue, obtain an acting job. When Gracie learns that a film producer has asked George's advice about a film, Gracie feels she ha s found the perfect way to sol ve Ronnie's problem. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
George discusses the production of a movie with producer Jack Bradley. Gracie attempts to cast family and friends in the movie, but runs into trouble when it turns out she is basing her plans on a rejected script.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie begins casting family and friends in a proposed movie; Harry Morton's father visits.
Newspaper review:
An enjoyable shambles tonight, as Gracie stages a show in her living room to impress a movie producer. She and neighbor Blanche are cast as dance-hall girls. Gracie, of course, is using the wrong script, but it's ever so much better this way.

[---] 24Mar1958 - pre-empted for a "High Adventure With Lowell Thomas" special titled "Australian Outback."

8.25 [277] Burns and Allen: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Film sho w no. 225

31Mar1958 CBS
Guest cast:
Howard McNear....Mr. Jansen
Valerie Allen....Verna Mason
Peg Hillias....Mme. Grishka
Don Dillaway....Doctor
Synopsis 1:
A very frustrating episode for George: first, he has a lot of trouble getting out of the house to play golf, and then Gracie decides to use him in a scheme to help Mr. Jansen the plumber pass a physical exam.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie gets George involved in a plan to help their plumber pass a physical exam.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie has a wonderful plan to help her plumber-friend Mr. Jantzen pass an insurance medical examination. She will merely substitute George in his place! [JB]
Newspaper review:
Cheerful episode with George trying to get in a game of golf, but finding it impossible to get out of the house. Gracie takes his car, a doctor comes to examine him, and son Ronnie waylays him, but George doesn't really seem to mind.
 
8.26 [278] Burns and Allen: SOFTENING THE PROFESSOR
Film show no. 226

07Apr1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie and his friend Ralph cut two days of college classes because of spring fever. Gracie tries to help the boys so they won't get into trouble with their professor.
Synopsis 2:
Ronnie and Ralph decide to cut classes.
Newspaper review:
A spring show tonight as Harry von Zell falls in love, neighbor Blanche Norton buys an expensive outfit, and son Ronnie Burns cuts his college classes. Gracie helps each one and fouls them all up nicely.

8.27 [279] Burns and Allen: THE PUBLICITY MARRIAGE
Film show no. 227

14Apr1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
To cure a fan of her infatuation for Ronnie, Gracie announces his marriage to another girl.
Synopsis 2:
Ronnie and his girlfriend read of their ma rriage.
Synopsis 3:
In an att empt to end a young girl's infatuation with Ronnie, Gracie and Harry Von Zell decide to announce that Ronnie is married. Ronnie quite surprised when he reads the announcement in the newspaper, but the girl, Bonnie Sue, is more than just surprised. [JB]
Newspaper review:
Ronnie has a young girl pestering him, and when Gracie tries to stop her by saying Ronnie is married, the news hits the papers. Lots of scenes with the youngsters tonight, and not quite enough of Gracie and Blanche.

8.28 [280] Burns and Allen: BLANCHE GETS A JURY NOTICE
Film show no. 228

21Apr1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Blanche has been called for jury duty, and Harry calls the judge to make sure she is accepted.
Synopsis 2:
Harry Morton is happy to learn that wife Blanche has been summoned for a month's jury duty. When he calls the judge to be sure they accept Blanche, Harry is only thinkin g about enjoying a month of peace and quiet. But the judge suspects it is a ruse to avoid serving on a jury. In the confusion, Gracie manages to get her name on the list for jury duty too. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
Civic responsibility is rife in the Burns' household Newspaper review:
When neighbor Blanche is called for jury duty, Gracie is terribly sad because she can't go along. Undaunted, however, she applies for jury duty herself and befudles the judge before he knows what hit him.

8.29 [281] Burns and Allen: GRACIE AND THE JURY
Film show no. 229

28Apr1958 CBS
Guest Star:
Douglas Dumbrille....Judge J. Strickland
Synopsis 1:
Gracie creates mayhem as a juror on a counterfeiting case. She confounds the judge and her fellow jurors with her usual antics, and her mishandling of the evidence ultimately gets Harry Von Zell into big trouble.
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Gracie manages to disrupt the entire courtroom when she begins her stint as a member of a jury. A counterfeiter is on trial, and Gracie inadvertently purloins the evidence. [JB]
Newspaper review:
Good show, with Gracie in fine form in her new surroundings, Last week, she was accepted as a jury member. Tonight, Gracie terrorizes the court from the box, and, what's worse she gives away the evidence - a $20 bill to neighbor Blanche and Harry Von Zell.

8.30 [282] Burns and Allen: RONNIE MAKES A RECORD
Film show no. 230

05May1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie decides to record a song.
Synopsis 2:
George convinces a recording executive that son Ronnie should make a record. But Gracie thinks George is the one who wants the record contract. [JB]
Newspaper review:
Primarily a plug for Ronnie's new record, but h andled with such good humor that it ne ver becomes offensive. Ronnie is to make a record but Gracie is under the impression that George is supposed to do it.

8.31 [283] Burns and Allen: RONNIE'S ROYALTY CHECK
Film show no. 231

12May1958 CBS
Guest cast:
Lisa Davis.....Shelley
Synopsis 1:
Gracie worries about Ronnie's financial savvy.
Synopsis 2:
Gracie becomes concerned about son Ronnie's first royalty check for his new career as a recording artist.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie worries that Ronnie will spend his money foolishly when he receives the first royalty check for his new recording. Then a pretty blond singer pays visit a visit to Ronnie, and Gracie is sure the girl is after his money! [JB]
Newspaper review:
Gracie worries too much in tonight's episode, and when she worries she's not as much fun. Ronnie buys her a dress with his record earnings and Gracie t hinks he bought it for a new girl frien d. As usual the Mortons are seen arguing about money and cooking, but the main trouble tonight is there's not enough of Gracie's giggling.

8.32 [284] Burns and Allen: A VISIT FROM CHARLES VIDOR
Film show no. 232

19May1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Movie director Charles Vidor pays a visit to George. He is looking for a master of ceremonies for the annual dinner of the Screen Directors' Guild. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Film director Charles Vidor becomes the target for one of Gracie's schemes.
Synopsis 3:
Gracie wants Ronnie's girlfriend in Charles Vidor's movie.
Newspaper review:
Grecie and neighbor Blanche twitter like little girls when movie director King Vidor calls on the Burns family. Vidor wants George to ask Jack Benny to emcee a guild dinner, and George is properly hurt.

8.33 [285] Burns and Al len: RONNIE GOES INTO THE ARMY
Film show no. 233

26May1958 CBS
Synopsis:
Ronnie considers joining the Army.
Synopsis 2:
It looks as if Ronnie is going to be drafted, so Gracie decides to prepare her son for the discipline of Army life. She adapts the Burns household to a military routine, in the hope that Ronnie will become acclimated more easily. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
Son Ronnie is about to join the army and Gracie gets in some last moments of mothering him. She has a fine time getting Ronnie and George out of bed early for prectice. Getting up early doesn't bother Gracie. She's so nice making others miserable.

8.34 [286] Burns and Allen: LOCKED OUT
Film show no. 234

02Jun1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Gracie spices up a dinner party.
Synopsis 2:
George's dealings with a British television executive seem destined for a breakdown.
Synopsis 3:
In an attempt to help her family, Gracie upsets George's dealin gs with a television executive, and almost breaks up Ronnie's romance with a hat-check girl. George feels it's the last straw when Gracie also loses the house key, at exactly the wrong moment! [JB]

8.35 [287] Burns and Allen: THE WEEK IN NEW YORK
(aka A Week in New York)
Film show no. 235

09Jun1958 CBS
Guest cast:
Judi Meredith...Bonnie Sue
Barbara Stuart...Gloria
Synopsis 1:
Gracie makes plans to go to New York with her friend Blanche, but she doesn't tell George about the proposed trip until she's ready to leave. Ronnie decides to take advantage of his mother's absence to plan a birthday party for his girlfriend. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Confusion reigns when Gracie starts making arrangements for a trip.
Newspaper review:
No surprises tonight, but it's an enjoyable show. Gracie wants to go to New York and talks neighbor Blanche into liking the idea, too. Then both of them g o to work on their husbands, with the usual mixups.

8.36 [288] Burns and Allen: THE JUNE WEDDING
Film show no. 236

16Jun1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
When Ronnie mixes up the hotel reservations for his newly married friends Frank and Linda, George and Gracie feel it's their duty to invite the newlyweds to spend part of their honeymoon in the Burns home. During their stay with the Burnes, the young couple casts a romantic spell over Gracie, Blanche and Bonnie Sue, Ronnie's girl. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Romantic fever spreads when George and Gracie invite newlyweds to honeymoon at their home.

8.37 [289] Burns and Allen: SUMMER SCHOOL
Film show no. 237

23Jun1958 CBS
Guest cast:
Jackie Loughery....Vickie Donovan
Judi Meredith....Bonnie Sue
Synopsis 1:
George orders Ronnie to attend summer school.
Synopsis 2:
Ronnie is making plans to have a Ronnie Burns Entertainment Troupe at Big Bear Lake during his summer vacation. But when George finds out what Ronnie's grades were, he decides that Ronnie should attend summer school instead. [JB]
Newspaper review:
Son Ronnie has big summer plans, but father George soon puts the damper on them. George says Ronnie has to go to summer school because he made such poor grades during the regular term. Naturally, Gracie is on Ronnie's side, but her schemes don't work too well.

-------Summer Repeats (30Jun1958 - 01Sep1958)--------
30Jun1958 - repeat from 04Nov1957 ("The Star Maker")
07Jul1958 - repeat from 28Oct1957 ("September and May")
14Jul1958 - repeat from 02Dec1957 ("A Box of Cigars")
21Jul1958 - repeat from 11Nov1957 ("The African Hunter")
28Jul1958 - repeat from 09Dec1957 ("Misery Loves Company")
04Aug1958 - repeat from 06Jan1958 ("The Stolen Car")
11Aug1958 - repeat from 16Dec1957 ("A Hole in the Carpet")
18Aug1958 - repeat from 20Jan1958 ("McAffee and the Manicurist")
25Aug1958 - repeat from 10Feb1958 ("The Accident")
01Sep1958 - repeat from 17Feb1958 ("The Japanese Texan")


8.38 [290] Burns and Allen: THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL DANCE
Film show no. 238
08Sep1958 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Ronnie is trapped into taking a youthful girl admirer to a grammar school prom.
Synopsis 2:
Ronnie's romance with a current flame runs into a snag when he is coerced into escorting a young girl to a grammar school prom. [JB]

8.39 [291] Burns and Allen: THE EXCHANGE STUDENT
(final episode of "The Burns & Allen Show")
(Gracie Allen retired after this episode)
Film show no. 239
15Sep1958 CBS Mon (Final Episode filmed June 1958)
Guest cast:
Jacques Gallo.....Marcel Renard
Danielle Aubry.....Collette
Synopsis 1:
A visit from a foreign-exchange student throws the Burns household into turmoil. Ronnie fears his girl friend Bonnie Sue will desert him in favor of the handsome Frenchman. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Misunderstandings in philosophies and language plague George when an exchange student is a guest in his home.
Newspaper review:
Marcel, a French exchange student gives son Ronnie a little competition in the Burns' house, for a change. Ronnie worries, Gracie isn't a bit helpful, and the usual mixups occur.

22Sep1958 - Final CBS broadcast*, repeat from 28Apr1958 ("Gracie and the Jury").
(*Note: During the 1958-59 season, the CBS affiliates in New York City and Chicago aired Burns and Allen reruns Tues days at 7:30pm Eastern. However, these appear to have been syndicated repeats and not CBS broadcasts.)

29Sep1958 - CBS replaces "Burns and Allen" with the western series
The Texan (Desilu)(1958-60)(Western) starring Rory Calhoun (CBS Mondays 8pm).

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