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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Malt Shop: Garden Hose (11/21/17)

malt 02650:13 – Recorded 11/19/17. MALT 026.

Included in this episode:

McGee Sprays Gildy With Garden Hose (Fibber McGee & Molly, 5/14/40)
Circus Losing Money (Lum and Abner, 3/25/35)

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Shambles Constant, Falling Cow Productions – more info at
Released November 2017 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Shambles at 4:00 am filed in Nov17,Shambles  


  1. Enjoying the old time radio. I, too, prefer the comedies, and Fibber & Molly, Lum & Abner, Jack Benny and Great Gildersleeve are among my favorites as well. You mentioned Gunsmoke as a drama you like, and I enjoy listening to it, too, but I can’t take it entirely seriously when I start totalling up Matt Dillon’s body count over the entire series. I do prefer Conrad to Arness as Dillon, but I guess he wasn’t the right body type for TV.

    The Fibber & Molly poster is interesting in that the two stations mentioned are KDKA Pittsburgh, which is the only station I know of east of the Mississippi whose call letters don’t begin with “W”, and WCKY in (at that time) Covington, Kentucky — hence their call letters. Nowadays they claim to be from Cincinnati, and it’s true their offices are over there, but they still transmit from the Kentucky side of the river.

    Comment by Dave in Kentucky — November 21, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

  2. Lots of people killed in Gunsmoke. I prefer Conrad too…

    Love sitting around listening to Fibber and Molly.

    Comment by Jimbo — November 21, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

  3. Me too. On some of the later Fibbers, Cliff Arquette (best known as Charley Weaver) is credited, and I was having trouble figuring out what part(s) he played, but I think I have solved at least part of the mystery. I believe he plays Bessie, the Old Timer’s girlfriend.

    Comment by Dave in Kentucky — November 21, 2017 @ 7:14 pm

  4. I do know that Charley Weaver played the man at the water place out of town… he would run off anyone who came out there (Gildy) and was on several shows.

    Comment by Jimbo — November 22, 2017 @ 6:22 am

  5. Out at the reservoir, on Gildersleeve, you mean? The old guy who kept everything running, so to speak? I think his name was Charley (or Charlie) on the show, too.

    Comment by Dave in Kentucky — November 22, 2017 @ 10:19 am

  6. Yeah at the reservoir! That’s the guy!

    Comment by Jimbo — November 22, 2017 @ 11:05 am

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