Alan Young Show 51 Eps


(5 stars; 2 reviews)

(51 Episodes) "The Alan Young Show" was a 30 minute situation comedy that ran from 1944 thru 1949. In 1944, Canadian actor Alan Young was hired away from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) radio, by NBC Radio, as a summer replacement for "The Eddie Cantor Show.' Young switched to ABC in late '44, (October 03 1944 - June 28 1946), eventually returning to NBC in the fall of '46 Sept. 20, 1946-July 05, 1949) to complete "The Alan Young Show" program run. Alan Young is probably best remembered for his 1961-1966 Television role, playing Wilbur Post, second fiddle to a talking horse named "Mr. Ed." ** I originally followed the dates from Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Site, (www.otrsite.com) but after listening to each episode, I have discovered the dates are totally out of wack! As noted in the Description Section of Properties, episodes marked as being form the first year of AYS with ABC, are actually from shows from the first year with NBC Blue Network, when his show was the summer replacement show for Eddie Cantor. I will continue to try to repair this Alan Young file!! OTR * def gp ddh


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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AYS 1944-10-24 #017 (ABC 004) (AFRS) Alan Buys a Water Heater 30:28
AYS 1944-12-12 #024 (ABC 011) Alan writes an Opera (aka Opera) 30:33
AYS 1944-12-26 #026 (ABC 013) Alan Wants To Be A Reporter (Visit From Maryanne) 29:48
AYS 1945-01-09 #028 (ABC 015) School Days 31:07
AYS 1945-01-16 #029 (ABC 016) Alan Wants To Hire Fred Waring (aka Guest Fred Wa… 30:11
AYS 1945-01-23 #030 (ABC 017) Alan Makes a Record 30:29
AYS 1945-01-30 #031 (ABC 018) Books (aka Becoming More Assertive) 30:12
AYS 1945-02-06 #032 (ABC 019) Eloping (aka Eloping with Betty) 30:31
AYS 1945-02-13 #033 (ABC 020) Raising & Selling Rabbits 30:19
AYS 1945-02-20 #034 (ABC 021) Alan's Life Story 30:51
AYS 1945-02-27 #035 (ABC 022) Honeymoon Train 30:42
AYS 1945-03-13 #037 (ABC 024) Synthetic Cigarette Machine 30:20
AYS 1945-03-20 #038 (ABC 025) Goldfish 30:07
AYS 1945-04-03 #040 (ABC 027) 10 Year Old Wedding Proposal 30:11
AYS 1945-06-05 #049 (ABC 036) Alan's Bloomers 30:15
AYS 1945-08-07 #058 (ABC 045) The Burlesque Dancer 29:53
AYS 1945-08-21 #060 (ABC 047) Jury Duty 30:06
AYS 1945-08-28 #061 (ABC 048) Planning a Trip to Canada 29:58
AYS 1945-09-11 #063 (ABC 050) 3rd Try to Get a Trip to Canada 29:01
AYS 1945-10-30 #070 (ABC 057) Boys Loves Girls 30:20
AYS 1945-11-06 #071 (ABC 058) Alan Wills Five Dollars 29:36
AYS 1945-11-13 #072 (ABC 059) Alan the Fullback 29:30
AYS 1946-03-15 #089 (ABC 006) Alan Looking for Job (aka Rare Home Recording) 21:42
AYS 1946-03-22 #090 (ABC 007) Housing Shortage 30:11
AYS 1946-09-20 #105 (NBC 001) Landscaping 36:27
AYS 1946-10-04 #107 (NBC 003) Stolen Pearl Necklace 29:46
AYS 1946-10-11 #108 (NBC 004) Cucamunga Killer 30:15
AYS 1946-10-18 #109 (NBC 005) Proposing to Lulubelle 30:02
AYS 1946-10-25 #110 (NBC 006) Alan's Movie Career (aka Alan, The Movie Star) 29:43
AYS 1946-11-01 #111 (NBC 007) Room for a Veteran 29:47
AYS 1946-11-08 #112 (NBC 008) Alan's Baby 29:43
AYS 1946-11-15 #113 (NBC 009) Duffy's Tavern Caters French Dinner 29:38
AYS 1946-12-20 #115 (NBC 011) Stolen Purse 29:50
AYS 1946-12-27 #116 (NBC 012) Rose Bowl Float 29:43
AYS 1947-01-03 #117 (NBC 013) Napoleon's Descendent 29:41
AYS 1947-01-10 #118 (NBC 014) Alan, the Playwrite 29:36
AYS 1947-01-17 #119 (NBC 015) Clothes Make the Man 30:17
AYS 1947-01-24 #120 (NBC 016) Bear Shot with Bow & Arrow 29:35
AYS 1947-02-07 #122 (NBC 018) Photo of a Bank Robbery 29:55
AYS 1947-02-14 #123 (NBC 019) The Dog 22:00
AYS 1947-02-21 #124 (NBC 020) McPhearson Fortune 28:38
AYS 1947-02-28 #125 (NBC 021) Kiss Maker 30:06
AYS 1947-03-07 #126 (NBC 022) Masquerade Charity Ball 29:55
AYS 1947-03-14 #127 (NBC 023) The Mouse 29:46
AYS 1947-03-28 #128 (NBC 024) Overdue Rent 29:56
AYS 1947-04-04 #129 (NBC 025) Buying Stock 29:56
AYS 1947-04-18 #131 (NBC 027) Vaudeville Act 30:05
AYS 1947-05-02 #133 (NBC 029) Birth Cer. Err 1947-05-09 #134 (NBC 030) Typ. Amc… 1:09:54
AYS 1947-05-09 #134 (NBC 030) Typical American Mother 29:45
AYS 1947-05-16 #135 (NBC 031) Big Yacht Race 30:01
AYS 1947-05-23 #136 (NBC 032) Cowboy Blood 29:59

Reviews

Super Program!

(5 stars)

This show is an absolute joy! Alan is a very endearing character who most people will remember in the 60s TV Sit-com MR ED as Wilbur Post, owner of the famous talking Palomino Horse. The show starts off a little unsure of itself but soon progresses into a real more-ish party-atmosphere bonanza. Fans (like myself) of the hilarous Colgate Toothpowder Sponsered Mel Blanc Show will get a kick out of hearing this - as it is unashamedly and unmistakably the show which inspired it. Alan is pretty much the same character as Mel plays - a non-worldly wise, pretty dumb but very likeable young fella who has a girlfriend called Betty (even the name is the same in Mel Blanc's show!) who's dad dislikes him (same again). Even some of the characters are the same - Hubert Updike is an hilarious comedy rich-brit with extremely funny pronunciation and full of self praise - practically identical (even in voice) to the equally hilarious Hartley Benson in The Mel Blanc Show. Also, quite astonishingly, Alan is still alive and well (as of 10th April 2013), bless his heart! I have had hours of fun laughing out loud to this show, and generally the sound is fabulous (occasionally of lesser quality when AFRS broadcasts are used). Don't miss it if you like things like Fibber McGee & Molly, Duffy's Tavern and The Mel Blanc Show.

ABC vs. Blue Network

(5 stars)

ABC was created out of the anti-trust lawsuits established by Mutual against originally CBS & NBC...and the involvement of the FCC and subsequently the U.S.Supreme Court. You could be correct about some of the 1944 Alan Young shows were from the Summer replacement series for Eddie Cantor. But only 13 weeks worth. And even then, there are a great many number of Gaps in those early shows. I would have to say that the majority or balance of the AY Shows were from when Mr.Young had his own show on ABC. ABC officially became a full fledged Network in June 1943, when the owner of Life Savers candies bought the Blue network for 7.8 Million bucks.