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Two short sketches about Henry Aldrich and his family. Advertisement for Jello, the sponsor of The Aldrich Family "Crowded Bathroom" originally aired on July 28, 1938. This was a sketch from the Rudy Vallée Show. The "Cancer Awareness Special" probably aired sometime in 1947. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us…
 
A ton of big news about Amazon's LOTR on Prime dropped on Tuesday (7/20/2021). In Episode 250, we discuss all of it, where it came from, how accurate it might be, and what it all means! Topics include the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien experts, nudity, Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales rights, hobbits in the Second Age, and whole lot more! EXECUTIVE PRODU…
 
Riley worries that Junior is not motivated enough to prepare for a future career. Originally aired on February 7, 1948. This is episode 187 of The Life of Riley. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at…
 
Bob Hope welcomes special guests, Marilyn Maxwell and Jerry Colonna. Photo of Marilyn Maxwell Photo of Jerry Colonna Episode 477 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on January 9, 1951. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at pat…
 
Four comedy sketches from the second record album recorded by Don Ameche and Francis Langford. The sketches are entitled: Round I Round II Round III Round IV This record album was released in 1963. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patro…
 
Peg's Uncle Baxter returns to the Riley household. Originally aired on January 31, 1948. This is episode 186 of The Life of Riley. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. Please shar…
 
Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Bing Crosby. Episode 475 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on December 26, 1950. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. Please shar…
 
Four comedy sketches from a record album recorded by Don Ameche and Francis Langford. The sketches are entitled: Breakfast With John and Blanche The Bickersons at Sea Wedding Anniversary Later That Same Evening This record album was released in 1961. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.c…
 
In what may become an annual tradition, we re-visit The Silmarillion's "Akallabêth", the great legend of the Rise and Fall of Númenor. And this time around, Greta leads the discussion, and shares some great insights! (Special thanks to fellow traveller Paul M for the prompt!) view The Silmarillion: 3 Big Problems (and How to Fix Them) » https://you…
 
Riley's attempt at reverse psychology takes a wrong turn when Babs drops out of high school to get a job. Originally aired on January 24, 1948. This is episode 185 of The Life of Riley. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.co…
 
Bob Hope welcomes special guests, Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore. Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, and Francis Langford, circa 1950 Gary and Bing Crosby, circa 1951 Episode 464 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on October 10, 1950. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at …
 
John goes to the wrong store to return a dress that Blanche bought for a wedding that he does not want to attend. Originally aired on August 28, 1951. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com…
 
On episode 248, we explore the legend of Helm Hammerhand and the War of the Rohirrim, which is the subject of a forthcoming film from New Line Cinema. Helm Hammerhand artwork © TurnerMohan 2013 - 2021: (please support the artist!) view LOTR: War of the Rohirrim! 10 Things You Need to Know» https://youtu.be/nhdbV_ptkFA view The Silmarillion: 3 Big P…
 
William Bendix plays Chester A. Riley on an episode of Truth or Consequences. Ralph Edwards, the first host of Truth or Consequences Originally aired on January 17, 1948. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedy…
 
The last show of the 1949-1950 season and the last sponsored by Lever Brothers. Episode 462 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on June 13, 1950. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at …
 
Blanche gets John to have a surgery to cure his snoring. Originally aired on August 21, 1951. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. Please share this podcast with your friends and …
 
On episode 247, John visits with Michael Jahosky, author of the book The Good News of the Return of the King. Purchase The Good News of the Return of the King» https://amzn.to/3gSos5d For more info on Michael, visit his website » https://mythicmission.com/ Topics include: - Michael's inspiration for this book » 5:15 - Lord of the Rings as Michael's…
 
On episode 246, we complete our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth. See my video "LOTR: War of the Rohirrim - 10 Things You Need to Know": https://youtu.be/nhdbV_ptkFA Topics include: - Gollum's Age - The Blue Wizards and the Second Age (!!!) - Glorfindel - Cirdan - Teachings of Pe…
 
Riley ends up losing a lot when he tries to keep the kids off the phone. Originally aired on January 17, 1948. This is episode 184 of The Life of Riley. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.c…
 
Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Arthur Godfrey. Photo of Arthur Godfrey Episode 461 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on June 6, 1950. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.c…
 
Blanche tries to milk a mild ankle sprain for all she can. Originally aired on July 17, 1951. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. Please share this podcast with your friends and …
 
On episode 245, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 11, The War of the Jewels. Topics include: What is "The War of the Jewels"? The Wanderings of Húrin The early Tale of Years (for the First Age) Ents and Eagles Quendi and Eldar and more! Join us! Become a patron of The Tolkien Road. For more on th…
 
Riley struggles with the concept that women are equal to men. Originally aired on January 10, 1948. This is episode 183 of The Life of Riley. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. …
 
Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Bing Crosby. Bing and Bob in "The Road to Bali" in 1952 Episode 450 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on March 21, 1950. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedy…
 
Blanche and John do NOT enjoy their vacation. Originally aired on July 10, 1951. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. Please share this podcast with your friends and family. You c…
 
Oh snap, Morgoth has a RING??? This episode is brought to you by Eternal Flame, the new Tolkien-inspired album from musical artist Blind May See. Check it out now! BlindMaySee.com On Episode 244, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 10, Morgoth's Ring. Discover: Alternate versions of "Ainulindalë" T…
 
Riley tries to show Junior how to get a date. Originally aired on January 3, 1948. This is episode 182 of The Life of Riley. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. Please share this…
 
Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Fred Allen. Photo of Fred Allen Episode 449 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on March 14, 1950. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/don…
 
Blanche buys a mink coat. Originally aired on June 12, 1951. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. Please share this podcast with your friends and family. You can also subscribe to…
 
This episode is brought to you by Eternal Flame, the new Tolkien-inspired album from musical artist Blind May See. Check it out now! BlindMaySee.com On Episode 243, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we examine the second half of volume 9, Sauron Defeated, which is the fourth and final volume focused on the textua…
 
Riley tries to fix things when Babs gets blackballed from a sorority. Originally aired on December 13, 1947. This is episode 179 of The Life of Riley. Please email questions and comments to host@classiccomedyotr.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com…
 
This episode is brought to you by Eternal Flame, the new Tolkien-inspired album from musical artist Blind May See. Check it out now! BlindMaySee.com On Episode 242, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 9, Sauron Defeated, which is the fourth and final volume focused on the textual history of The Lor…
 
On Episode 241, we are continuing our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 8, The War of the Ring, which is the third of 4 volumes dealing with the textual history of The Lord of the Rings. Discover: A different version of Helm's Deep Tolkien's early sketches of Orthanc How Sam Gamgee was almost Sam Goodchild "Nice…
 
On Episode 240, we are continuing our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 7, The Treason of Isengard, which is the second of 4 volumes dealing with the textual history of The Lord of the Rings. In this volume, we discover rejected plot points, first appearances of Saruman and the Balrog known as Durin's Bane, and …
 
On Episode 239, we are continuing our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 6, The Return of the Shadow, which is the first of 4 volumes dealing with the textual history of The Lord of the Rings. In this volume, we learn about Frodo's and Strider's original names, Bilbo's marriage, Treebeard's first appearance, and …
 
On episode 238, we are continuing our tour of The History of Middle-earth series as we survey Volume 5, The Lost Road and Other Writings! The Lost Road and Other Writings contains Tolkien's earliest writings on the legend of Númenor, as well as updated timelines for the Silmarillion and the last version of The Silmarillion he wrote before writing T…
 
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