March 1, 1941: " Duffy Tavern ", a popular American radio situation comedy , debuted on CBS and ran for decades on several networks. " Duffy Tavern " was an old time radio comedy program which featured guest stars acting as individuals who are routinely put into unfortunate situations. "Hello, Duffy's Tavern, where the elites meet to eat. Archie the manager speakin" -- was the famous opening line of the main character of the show. The actor for the main character also happened to be the owner and its co-creator: Ed Gardiner. In honor of the popular program, some restaurants have dubbed themselves Duffy Tavern other names known through the show.