The Edgar Bergen Show

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.


6755. The Edgar Bergen Show. December 25, 1949. CBS net. The show features Charlie's Christmas television, Charlie McKringle, Mortimer and a strange kind of Santa, a visit from Hopalong Cassidy. The program closing has been deleted. Edgar Bergen, William Boyd. 26:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

99118. The Edgar Bergen Show. April 16, 1950. CBS net. Charlie has found a wallet containing $8. The wallet belongs to gues Jack Benny! A delightful routine. Mortimer Snerd wants to borrow some money. Edgar Bergen, Jack Benny (guest), Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 23:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

94254. The Edgar Bergen Show. March 4, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Coca-Cola. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Robert Cummings (guest), Frank Hill Jr. (producer, director), Bill Baldwin (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

74457. The Edgar Bergen Show. April 15, 1951. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus. Charlie has become wealthy selling newspaper subscriptions. Edgar tells Charlie the story of Pinocchio. Guest June Allyson joins Charlie in a newspaper drama. Jack Kirkwood appears as "Honest Jack," a fence. Dick Powell makes an unbilled cameo appearance as, "The Brain." The system cue is added live. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, June Allyson, Dick Powell, Jack Kirkwood, Rush Adams (vocal), Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcirber), Zeno Clinker (writer), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

8057. The Edgar Bergen Show. January 6, 1952. Program #294. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Charlie tries to raise bail, Mortimer the Fireman, "Chief" McCarthy of the police. Edgar Bergen, Hans Conried, Jack Kirkwood, William Warfield. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13037. The Edgar Bergen Show. May 25, 1952. CBS net. Sponsored by: Coca-Cola. Charlie's mumps. The show features the story of "Little Red Riding Hood," as told by the wolf! Edgar Bergen, Jack Kirkwood, The Mills Brothers. 28:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

13038. The Edgar Bergen Show. October 5, 1952. CBS net. Sponsored by: Richard Hudnut Hair Products. The first show of the season, originating from Decatur, Michigan. The fifteenth anniversary of Edgar's and Charlie's partnership. Edgar Bergen, Jack Kirkwood, Rosemary Clooney, Bea Benaderet. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6754. The Edgar Bergen Show. November 9, 1952. CBS net. Sponsored by: Richard Hudnut Hair Products. The whole country is agog because Charlie is finally going to marry guest Marilyn Monroe. A funny show. Edgar Bergen, Jack Kirkwood, Marilyn Monroe, Dick Mack (writer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Dave Barry (imitates Gabriel Heatter, Arthur Godfrey, Walter Winchell, Winston Churchill), Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, director), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

18064. The Edgar Bergen Show. December 28, 1952. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. The program originates from Camp Pendleton, California. Charlie's disc jockey show. Edgar Bergen, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bob Sweeney, Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

94255. The Edgar Bergen Show. March 1, 1953. CBS net. Sponsored by: Richard Hudnut. Charlie has "woman trouble" again. He has thrown "snake eyes in the crap game of life." Guest Bob Cummings sings! Bob and Charlie are freezing up in Alaska, with no women in sight. The system cue is added live. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bunny Bishop (guest), Robert Cummings, Elvia Allman, Veola Vonn, Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Bill Baldwin (announcer), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102928. The Edgar Bergen Show. October 11, 1953. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus, Chicken Of The Sea. The first show of the season. Charlie gets guest Gordon MacRae to help him leave Bergen. Mortimer Snerd down on the farm. The system cue has been deleted Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Gordon MacRae (guest), Veola Vonn, Paul Frees, Gloria Gordon, Candice Bergen, Jack Kirkwood. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

102929. The Edgar Bergen Show. October 18, 1953. CBS net. Sustaining. Bergen tells Charlie about Achilles. Mortimer tries to sell his farm to Ray Noble. Charlie is forced to take a lie-detector test. The cast does a satire of, "The Caine Mutiny" called, "The Umbrella Uprising." The system cue has been deleted. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Fred MacMurray (guest), Anita Gordon (guest), Jack Kirkwood, Veola Vonn. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

8060. The Edgar Bergen Show. December 27, 1953. CBS net. Sustaining. Mortimer's caterpillar, Charlie takes a driving lesson at Kirkwood's Driving School. Edgar Bergen, Jack Kirkwood, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Vic Damone, Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer). 26:59. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

74458. The Edgar Bergen Show. January 17, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus, Chicken Of The Sea. Charlie has been arrested for a stealing a policeman's motorcycle. Guest Liberace plays, "The Beer Barrel Polka." Edgar explains "The Three Wise Monkeys" to Mortimer Snerd. The cast does its version of, "You Are There," called, "The Discovery Of Liberace." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Liberace, Jack Kirkwood, Gloria Gordon, Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Zeno Clinker (writer), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102930. The Edgar Bergen Show. January 24, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Chicken Of The Sea, Lanolin Plus. Charlie is off to reform school; he produces his own version of, "Little Red Riding Hood" (from the viewpoint of the wolf). At the end of the show, an announcement is made that Dorothy Kirsten's husband (Eugene Chapman) died after this show was recorded but before this evening's broadcast. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Dorothy Kirsten (guest), Jack Kirkwood, Gloria Gordon. 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102925. The Edgar Bergen Show. January 31, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus, Chicken Of The Sea. Charlie tries to help guest Terry Moore sell a life insurance policy to Bergen. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Terry Moore (guest), Connie Haines (guest), Jack Kirkwood, Jim Backus. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51471. The Edgar Bergen Show. February 28, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus, Chicken Of The Sea. One of the commercials boasts that the product contains "beneficial cholesterol." Charlie McCarthy helps out with another commercial. Guest June Allyson sings, "Heart Of My Heart" and is featured with Charlie in a funny skit. Charlie hasn't been doing too well in school. Mortimer tells about the time he was born. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Jack Kirkwood, Bill Baldwin (announcer), June Allyson, Dick Powell, Paul Frees, Zeno Clinker (writer), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102926. The Edgar Bergen Show. March 14, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus, Chicken Of The Sea. Charlie's diary has fallen into the hands of Stinky Van Snort. Mortimer enters politics...as the mayor of Snerdville. Charlie and Jane Wyman perform a drama of the old South. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Jane Wyman (guest), Dick Beals, Jack Kirkwood. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102927. The Edgar Bergen Show. March 21, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Chicken Of The Sea, Lanolin Plus. Bergen tells Charlie about the five senses. Mortimer presents a duck to Bergen for dinner. Peggy Lee and Charlie do a story about a poet who writes greeting card verses. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Peggy Lee (guest), Jack Kirkwood, Elvia Allman. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102921. The Edgar Bergen Show. March 28, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus, Chicken Of The Sea. Accused of stealing money belonging to, "The Royal Order Of Rat-Sluggers," Charlie hires a bodyguard named, "Muscles." Mortimer can't seem to hold onto a job. Charlie and the cast perform, "Riot In Cell Block 12." Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Rosemary Clooney (guest), Jack Kirkwood, Gloria Gordon, Charlie Cantor, Paul Frees. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102922. The Edgar Bergen Show. April 4, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Chicken Of The Sea, Lanolin Plus. Edgar tells Charlie the famous story of, "Rapunzel." Mortimer, the milkman. Charlie and guest David Niven in the jungle. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), David Niven, The Mello-Men, Jack Kirkwood, Gloria Gordon, Charlie Cantor. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102923. The Edgar Bergen Show. April 11, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus, Chicken Of The Sea. Charlie has stolen a steamroller and driven it right into Bergen's house. It all started when Charlie opened a laundry. His next scheme to to become the author of comic books. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Jo Stafford (guest), Jack Kirkwood, Gloria Gordon, Bob Jellison. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102924. The Edgar Bergen Show. April 25, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus, Chicken Of The Sea. Charlie's newest invention is, "Instant Radio." It squeezes a whole day of radio programs into just a few minutes. Mortimer Snerd manages to get lost in the woods. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Bill Baldwin (announcer), Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Norman Paul (writer), Sy Rose (writer), Zeno Clinker (writer), Ann Blyth (guest), Jack Kirkwood, Paul Frees. 28:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

43174. The Edgar Bergen Show. June 20, 1954. CBS net. Sponsored by: Lanolin Plus. The last show of the season. Nelson Eddy and Charlie play excerpts from previous broadcasts. The conclusion of Edgar Bergen's sixteenth season on the air. Bill Baldwin, Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Marilyn Monroe, Nelson Eddy, Norman Paul (writer), Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Rudy Vallee, Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Sy Rose (writer), W. C. Fields, Zeno Clinker (writer). 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

40626. The Edgar Bergen Show. AFRS. Edgar tells the story of St. George and the Dragon. Guests Gordon MacRae and Nelson Eddy (briefly). Charlie is operating a fly-by-night bush airline, with Jack Kirkwood as, "Unwashed Pierre." AFRS fill deleted. Gordon MacRae appeared as a guest on the program on May 24, 1953, October 11, 1953 and January 10, 1954. Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Gordon MacRae, Nelson Eddy. 23:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

Report contains 25 programs.