The Baby Snooks Show (AKA Baby Snooks and Daddy)


(5 stars; 4 reviews)

The Baby Snooks Show (sometimes called Baby Snooks and Daddy) began on CBS September 17, 1944, airing on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm as Post Toasties Time (for sponsor General Foods). The title soon changed to The Baby Snooks Show CAST: Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks. Henley Stafford as Lancelot "Daddy" Higgins, Baby Snooks father. Lalive Brownell as "Mommy" Higgins (later played by Lois Corbet and Arlene Harris).Leone Ledoux as Snook’s little brother Roberspierre. Baby Snooks came about through bad dentistry. Fanny had had teeth problems for years, and before one particular radio rehearsal her dentist let her come away without her dentures. Fanny was unable to speak properly. Frantic, the producer suddenly remembered a cute baby act Fanny would do at parties and in front of friends. It was the only thing she could do in her current condition. "What do you call her?" the producer cried. "Schnooks", lisped Fanny. But she needed material instantly. Rapp and David Freedman (his writing partner at the time) frantically searched the nearest bookcase and came up with an out of print (public domain) collection of sketches by Robert James Burdette titled Chimes From a Jester’s Bells. Finding a humorous piece about a kid and his uncle called "The Simple Story of George Washington", the kid was switched to a girl, Rapp changed "Schnooks" to "Snooks", and history was made. The_Monkey_Master


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

Snooks 37-06-17 Composition 1:55:29
Snooks 37-12-30 Daniel-in-the-Lions-Den 4:05
Snooks 38-02-17 Telling-Time-and-Shaving 4:56
Snooks 38-03-24 Rehearsing-a-Speech 5:47
Snooks 38-03-31 At-the-Circus 5:20
Snooks 38-04-14 Why-Because Guest-Judy-Garland 2:14
Snooks 38-05-05 Vitamins-and-Hiccups 6:29
Snooks 38-05-19 Beach-House 6:20
Snooks 38-06-09 At-the-Doctors 5:48
Snooks 38-09-22 Aunt-Sophie-Having-a-Baby 6:17
Snooks 38-12-22 Visiting Santa Claus 7:04
Snooks 39-01-22 Daddy-is-an-Elk 7:57
Baby Snooks 07 5:35
Baby Snooks 09 6:56
Baby Snooks 10 6:50
Snooks 39-05-11 Barking-Rabbit 7:17
Snooks 39-05-18 GolfTea 12:15
BSs Hugh What? 7:07
Snooks 39-06-01 Gone-Fishing 7:02
Snooks 39-06-08 Violet-Ray 7:08
BSs Living By Dyeing 12:28
Snooks 39-07-29 Baby-Brother--Jealous 6:44
Snooks 39-07-29 New-Baby-Brother 13:39
Snooks 39-07-xx Wizard-of-Oz 3:44
Baby Snooks 18 7:13
Baby Snooks 20 7:32
Baby Snooks 21 6:43
Baby Snooks 22 7:37
Baby Snooks 23 4:06
Baby Snooks 24 7:18
Baby Snooks 25 6:24
Baby Snooks 26 2:56
Baby Snooks 27 6:10
Baby Snooks 28 7:40
Baby Snooks 29 7:21
Snooks 39-12-21 Good-News-of-1940-Pt-1 30:13
Snooks 39-12-21 Good-News-of-1940-Pt-2 30:22
Baby Snooks 30 8:00
Baby Snooks 31 7:35
BSs Bungling Burglars 8:42
BSs Male Secretary 8:05
BSs Chemical Catastrophe 8:45
BSs Shetland Pony 10:54
Baby Snooks 36 11:18
Snooks 40-02-08 Anatomy-of-a-Robot 7:06
Snooks 40-02-15 Tax-Returns 7:31
Snooks 40-02-22 Missing-Dollar 8:18
Snooks 40-02-29 Wedding-Cake 10:01
Snooks 40-03-07 Snooks-Has-Amnesia 11:22
Snooks 40-03-12 Laying-an-Egg 11:12
Snooks 40-03-14 Tom-Thumb 10:23
Baby Snooks 44 10:36
Snooks 40-03-28 Baby-Brother-Wants-Attention 8:11
Snooks 40-04-04 April-Fools 10:31
Baby Snooks 47 2:31
Snooks 40-04-18 Magic 7:55
Baby Snooks 49 10:27
Baby Snooks 50 7:34
Baby Snooks 52 7:41
Snooks 40-06-22 Tonsils-Operation 8:03
Snooks 40-07-11 At-The-Beach 8:03
Snooks 40-07-18 Library-Visit 7:44
Snooks 40-07-25 Port-Hole-Safe 7:52
Snooks 40-09-05 Magazine-Scam 9:19
Snooks 40-09-12 New-Car 9:27
Snooks 40-09-19 Playing-Hooky 10:59
Snooks 40-09-26 Where-is-the-Medicine 10:49
Snooks 40-10-10 Football-Game 11:05
Snooks 40-10-17 Wheres-My-Change 12:00
Snooks 40-10-24 Raising-a-Loan 12:06
Snooks 40-10-31 Ruined-Suit 12:02
Baby Snooks 65 9:58
Snooks 40-11-14 Measles 10:51
Snooks 40-11-21 Four-Fathers 8:52
Snooks 40-11-28 Stolen-Turkey 11:03
Snooks 40-12-12 Haunted-House 17:35
Baby Snooks 70 9:25
Baby Snooks 71 12:01
Baby Snooks 72 9:35
Baby Snooks 73 9:25
Baby Snooks 74 10:23
Baby Snooks 75 7:03
Baby Snooks 76 8:03
Baby Snooks 77 8:09
Baby Snooks 78 7:55
Baby Snooks 79 7:50
Baby Snooks 80 8:27
Baby Snooks 81 8:53
Baby Snooks 82 25:46
Baby Snooks 83 10:11
Baby Snooks 84 8:07
Baby Snooks 85 8:49
Baby Snooks 86 9:18
Baby Snooks 87 9:38
Baby Snooks 88 9:14
Baby Snooks 89 7:54
Baby Snooks 90 8:56
Baby Snooks 91 10:22
Baby Snooks 92 8:15
Baby Snooks 93 8:19
Baby Snooks 94 7:55
Baby Snooks 95 7:59
Baby Snooks 96 7:38
Baby Snooks 97 9:23
Baby Snooks 98 8:24
Baby Snooks 99 7:56
Snooks 41-11-27 The-Opera 25:46
Baby Snooks 101 8:38
Baby Snooks 102 7:50
Baby Snooks 103 8:19
Baby Snooks 105 8:46
Baby Snooks 106 8:28
Baby Snooks 107 9:29
Stealing Chickens 7:50
Baby Snooks 109 9:52
Baby Snooks 110 7:51
Baby Snooks 111 6:48
Baby Snooks 112 8:34
Baby Snooks 113 9:18
Baby Snooks 114 9:09
Baby Snooks 115 8:23
Baby Snooks 116 10:31
Snooks 42-05-19 Daddy-Makes-Sugar-from-Lemon 29:25
Baby Snooks 117 9:13
Snooks 42-05-28 Abnormal-Psychology 9:30
Baby Snooks 118 9:01
Baby Snooks 119 8:54
Baby Snooks 120 8:49
Baby Snooks 121 9:23
Baby Snooks 122 9:47
Baby Snooks 123 8:09
Baby Snooks 124 8:42
Baby Snooks 125 7:42
Baby Snooks 126 9:29
Baby Snooks 127 10:13
Baby Snooks 128 9:32
Baby Snooks 129 10:02
Snooks 43-11-04 Go-To-Court 29:13
Baby Snooks 130 9:45
Baby Snooks 133 23:10
Baby Snooks 134 30:19
Snooks 44-06-14 Worlds-Most-Patient-Father 9:53
Baby Snooks 136 28:59
Baby Snooks 131 27:32
Snooks 45-05-13 At-the-Bijou 28:53
Snooks 45-09-16 Guest-Star-Eddie-Cantor 30:05
Snooks 45-12-16 Baby-Snooks-Is-Lost 29:42
Snooks 46-06-19 Cat-Mans-Revenge 4:39
Baby Snooks 139 28:36
Snooks 46-09-06 Snooks-Stays-At-Home 28:45
Baby Snooks 141 4:39
Snooks 46-11-01 Halloween 1:01:32
Snooks 47-03-21 Redecorating-The-House 30:24
Baby Snooks 144 27:21
Baby Snooks 145 28:25
Snooks 47-10-24 Ugly-Duckling 20:38
Snooks 50-11-12 Snooks-and-Tallulah 7:27
Snooks 51-01-15 Lady-Detective 27:00
Snooks 51-02-18 Hanging-Wallpaper 23:14
Snooks 51-03-20 Easter-Bonnet 57:52
Snooks 51-05-05 Report-Card-Blues 58:57
Snooks 51-05-08 Daddys-Old-Flame 24:23
Baby Snooks 01 28:12
Snooks xx-xx-xx Heres-To-The-Vets 15:02
Baby Snooks 03 29:37
Snooks xx-xx-xx To-Bee-or-Not-to-Bee 7:04
Baby Snooks 05 28:45

Reviews

Among the Best of Old Time Radio Humor

(5 stars)

The preamble description on this collection misses a chunk of information: most of these recordings predate the Baby Snooks Show itself; many are snippets from the 1940-1944 Maxwell House Coffee Time. That being said, these brief 8-12 minute clips are among the funniest skits ever presented on Old Time Radio. The scripts and the two actors, Fanny Brice as Snooks and Hanley Stafford as Daddy are astonishingly contemporary in delivery and content. More than any other OTR comedy show, Baby Snooks has made me laugh. Outstanding gems that hold their value after 70 years!

Lancelotlmg, with that review who could pass by

(5 stars)

I'll listen! Thanks for the rather important addendum. If these mysterious-looking clips are half as funny as you say they are, they're worth it a listen. Thanks sincerely.

Ten stars for snooks and her daddy!

(5 stars)

Krazy funny, see for yourself!

snooks forever!

(5 stars)

what gems...great when you need your spirits lifted!