April 27, 1937: The start of 'Lorenzo Jones' two-decade run

April 27, 1937: NBC aired the initial broadcast of Lorenzo Jones on this day.

Lorenzo Jones was a radio comedy soap opera which featured Karl Swenson as the title character. Jones was an auto mechanic who cannot focus on his work because of thinking about what to invent next. Among his inventions were an outdoor vacuum. an automated foot-warmer, a teapot that spouts weak, medium, and strong tea. In the series, he also had a loving wife named Belle, which was portrayed by Bette Garde, and later by Lucille Wall. The show lasted for 18 years.