The Bickersons

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


60868. The Bickersons. December 13, 1948. An audition recording, announced as the first show of the series. While Blanche's sister and her family are visiting from out of town, John gets fired from his job as a bowling bowl salesman. The recording may be dated December 13, 1947. Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Marvin Miller (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer), Ken Christy (?). 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60869. The Bickersons. June 2, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. Frances sings, "Be My Love," at the start of the show. Bob Pfoeffer conducts the Philip Morris "nose test" in a recording "with a real person, not an actor." John is arrested as a "cat burglar" and misses his own anniversary. Unedited tape. The system cue has been deleted. See cat. #84120 for the program as broadcast, which has a different song by Frances. Frances Langford, Lew Parker, Tony Romano and His Orchestra, Bob Pfoeffer (commercial spokesman), John Holbrook (announcer), Phil Rapp (creator). 33:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84120. The Bickersons. June 5, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. The first show of the series. Frances starts the show by singing, "Blue Skies." John has bought a diamond ring for Blanche as an anniversary present. But, how is he going to pay for it? John winds up in jail, accused of being a cat burglar. See cat. #60869 for an unedited tape of this broadcast, with a different song by Frances. Frances Langford, Tony Romano and His Orchestra, Lew Parker, John Gibson (doubles), John Holbrook (announcer), Phil Rapp (creator). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60945. The Bickersons. June 10, 1951. Program #2. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. Unedited tape. Frances starts the show by singing, "On The Sunny Side Of The Street." Blanche uses John's insurance money to buy a new mink coat. One of the Philip Morris commercials has "a lady from the Bronx" take "the Philip Morris Nose Test." Blanche tells John that she's going to visit her mother. Broadcast June 12, 1951. Frances Langford, Lew Parker, Phil Rapp (creator), Tony Romano, Jay Jackson (commercial spokesman), Verna Felton, John Holbrook (announcer). 35:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60944. The Bickersons. June 22, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. Unedited tape. Frances starts the program by singing, "Exactly Like You." After a driving lesson, the Bickersons rent the Gooseby's house while Brother Barney uses the Bickerson's home for a poker game. Tony Romano and His Orchestra, Phil Rapp (creator), Frances Langford, Lew Parker, Bob Pfoeffer (commercial spokesman), John Holbrook (announcer). 33:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102217. The Bickersons. July 10, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. The program opens with a Philip Morris commercial that promises "not to treat you like a 12-year-old" and that "your intelligence will not be insulted by ficticious surveys or paid testimonials." It does run 1.5 minutes. Frances sings, "Exactly Like You." John gives Blanche a driving lesson. The Bickersons go on vacation. Lew Parker, Frances Langford, Tony Romano and His Orchestra, Phil Rapp (writer), Frank Barrens (commercial spokesman), Johnny Roventini (commercial spokesman), Bob Pfoeffer (commercial spokesman), Frank Higgens (commercial spokesman), John Holbrook (announcer). 28:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

102218. The Bickersons. July 17, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. This is the program as broadcast. See cat. #60946 for the unedited tape. Frances starts the program by singing, "Somebody Loves Me." Blanche has a sprained ankle, so she buys a television set from Dr. Hersey! One of the Philip Morris commercials features a man from Memphis taking the, "Philip Morris Nose Test." Frances Langford, Lew Parker, Tony Romano and His Orchestra, Phil Rapp (creator), Jay Jackson (commercial spokesman), John Holbrook (announcer), Johnny Roventini (commercial spokesman). 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60946. The Bickersons. July 17, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. Unedited tape recorded June 29, 1951. See cat. #102218 for the program as broadcast. Frances starts the program by singing, "Somebody Loves Me." Blanche has a sprained ankle...so she buys a television set from Dr. Hersey! One of the Philip Morris commercials features a man from Memphis taking the "Philip Morris Nose Test." Frances Langford, Lew Parker, Phil Rapp (creator), Tony Romano and His Orchestra, Jay Jackson (commercial spokesman), John Holbrook (announcer), Johnny Roventini (commercial spokesman). 32:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60947. The Bickersons. August 10, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. Unedited tape. Frances starts the program by singing, "Beyond The Blue Horizon." One of the Philip Morris commercials features a woman in Memphis at the Peabody Hotel taking the "Philip Morris Nose Test." Blanche is finally determined to cure John's snoring...with an operation! Frances Langford, Lew Parker, Tony Romano and His Orchestra, John Brown, Jay Jackson (commercial spokesman), John Holbrook (announcer), Shirley Mitchell, Peter Leeds, Phil Rapp (creator). 32:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60956. The Bickersons. August 17, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. Unedited tape. Frances opens the program by singing, "Falling In Love With Love." Blanche's cousin Agnes is getting married, which leads John into a jail cell! Frances Langford, Lew Parker, Tony Romano and His Orchestra, Bob Pfoeffer (commercial spokesman), Peter Leeds, Herb Vigran, John Holbrook (announcer), Phil Rapp (writer). 31:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

102219. The Bickersons. August 21, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris. Frances Langford starts the show by singing, "Beyond The Blue Horizon." Blanche wants John to see Dr. Rasper about his snoring. He finally agrees to an operation. Frances Langford, Lew Parker, Tony Romano and His Orchestra, Phil Rapp (creator), John Brown, Jay Jackson (commercial spokesman), Johnny Roventini (commercial spokesman), Shirley Mitchell, Peter Leeds, John Holbrook (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10370. The Bickersons. Commercial release. Four very funny routines, recorded for an album, not off the air. Frances Langford, Don Ameche, Phil Rapp (writer). 37 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

Report contains 12 programs.