Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13, 1942: 'Allen's Alley' Has Found a Home

December 13, 1942: Allen's Alley’s first broadcast took place on The Fred Allen Show. This specific section of the program turned out to be so popular that it remained part of the show until 1949. The famous characters included Mrs. Nussbaum, Titus Moody, Ajax Cassidy, and Senator Beauregard Claghorn.

"Allen's Alley" premiered on The Fred Allen Show. It was one of the segments of the show that lampooned small-town America. "Allen's Alley" was a good mix of different characters hobnobbing with the two main protagonists in the persons of Allen himself and his wife, Portland Hoffa. "Allen's Alley" captured the hearts of its listeners because of the hilarious sketches and wacky characters that they dished out each time. The show went on air for seven years before it wrapped up in 1949.

6 comments:

  1. LOVED FRED ALLEN! THE CHARACTERS ON HIS SHOW WERE ETHNIC, FUNNY AND TOTALLY ACCEPTED FOR WHO THEY WERE. THE IRISH CHARACTER WAS IN REAL LIFE WAS IRISH THE JEWISH LADY WAS JEWISH (MINERVA PIOUS) JUST FUNNY PEOPLE PLAYING FUNNY CHARACTERS."

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  2. One of many reasons why I love OTRCAT!

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  3. Fred and Jack Benny's comic feud was legendary!

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  4. I was born October 24, 1942. I love OTR!

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  5. Jim Hull is right on the money. Anyone who ever listened to Allen's Alley will know Fred Allen had nothing but affectation and respect for all ethnic groups.

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