Bob And Ray November 22 1956 Thanksgiving

(3.5 stars; 2 reviews)

Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the fourth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



Thanksgiving-the day that comes to all turkeys

(3 stars)

Sponsored by your local druggist, this 44 minute clip contains local druggist ads, including lesser known over the counter remedies like sleep-eze and tol acne and newsreader Gabrielle Heater does some plugs for sleep-eze. There are a couple songs also. The show opens with a high voiced song about the Bob and Ray show. Bob and Ray discuss thanksgiving menus. There is an episode of Squad Car 119, a dragnet style police show with Sam Finch and Ralph Arkruger. Wally Ballou interviews a house wife driver at the 200 mile hot rod derby. There is an installment of The Gathering Dust soap opera. The show itself ends with Bob pretending to be Gabrielle Heater. There is then, a story from Hope Inc. in which Colonel D.E. Hess tells the story of 4 children in Korea (several minutes).

Bob and Ray, 22 November 1956

(4 stars)

This is from when the boys were on The Mutual Network. An important era as the major characters were developed in depth and some of the best schticks were realised. This is a good tape because it was probably from a tape that was edited together, minus the MANY Mutual commercials that made Bob and Ray almost un-listenable because you would have to wait 30 minutes for 30 seconds on good content. The identifying keys are the date and "Brought to you by your local druggist...". Plus, they were required to play dumb music (REALLY BAD music!). I suspect Bob and Ray left Mutual for CBS, not just for the money... Hang by those thumbs!