The George Gobel Show

NBC (ended 1960)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 18

    June 5, 1960

    Aired 6/5/60

  • S 6 : Ep 17

    May 22, 1960

    Aired 5/22/60

  • S 6 : Ep 16

    May 8, 1960

    Aired 5/8/60

  • S 6 : Ep 15

    April 24, 1960

    Aired 4/24/60

  • S 6 : Ep 14

    April 10, 1960

    Aired 4/10/60

  • Cast & Crew
  • George Gobel

    Himself/Host

  • Jeff Donnell

    Alice Gobel (1954-1958)

  • Joe Flynn

    Regular (1958-1960)

  • Bea Arthur

    Regular (1958-59)

  • Phyllis Avery

    Alice (1958-1959)

  • show Description
  • The George Gobel Show was hosted by the quiet almost shy George Gobel who was affectionately known as "Lonesome George", a very unlikely comedian indeed, but his show was one of TV's top hits in the mid fifties. With familiar sayings from him like "Well, I'll be a dirty bird!" and "You don't hardly get those no more" endeared him to the public until "Gunsmoke" came along and ran opposite him.During the two seasons that the show aired on Tuesday nights for a full hour he alternated with The Eddie Fisher Show and both stars were regular guests on each other's programs.For his final season George was picked up by CBS and alternated with The Jack Benny Show.The theme song for his show was called "Gobelues" by his friend and orchestra leader (Uncle) John Scott Trotter.BROADCAST HISTORY 1954-1959: NBC 1959-1960: CBSmoreless

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    • The George Gobel Show was pre-empted on October 23, 1954 for "The Follies of Suzy," musical revue, with Steve Allen, Jeanmarie, Dick Shawn. (Color, NBC, Saturday 9pm-10:30pm)

    • The George Gobel Show was pre-empted on December 18, 1954 for "Babes in Toyland," a Max Liebman Color Spectacular, with Dennis Day, Jack E. Leonard, Bil and Cora Baird, Wally Cox, Bambi Linn, Rod Alexander, others. (NBC, Saturday 9pm-10:30pm)

    • The surprise of the program was Mr. Gobel's emergence as a vocalist. He sang several Christmas selections with a warmth and humanity that were most effective on the home screen. His is not a great voice, to be sure, but it has a haunting, hesitant quality all its own. The genuineness of his feeling was a refreshing in itself.

    • The George Gobel Show was pre-empted January 15, 1955 for Max Liebman Presents: "Naughty Marietta," musical with Patrice Munsel and Alfred Drake. (NBC, Saturday 9pm-10:30pm)

    • George Liberace is the brother of famous pianist Liberace.

    • The George Gobel Show was pre-empted on February 12, 1955 for the Academy Awards Motion Picture Academy Nominations (9pm-10:30pm).

    • The George Gobel Show was pre-empted on March 12, 1955 for Max Liebman Presents special "A Connecticut Yankee".

    • The George Gobel Show was pre-empted April 9, 1955 for Max Liebman special "The Merry Widow".

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    • Gil and Peg Wright wrote several Western novels and television/movie scripts in the late 40's and early 50's. Some of their screen story work includes "Wild Horse Rodeo", Gene Autry's "Springtime in the Rockies", "The Gentleman From California", "Thanks For Everything", Roy Rogers' "Utah" and novel 'Madman's Chain' which was adapted for the screen story of "A Cry in the Wilderness". Originally filmed for television as an episode of the Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre episode titled "The Chain and the River".

    • George Gobel nailed down his NBC-TV season Tuesday night with an hour that pointed up some of the shortcomings and longcomings of Gobel. Gobel's principal asset always has been his littleness. He was the wee man boxed in by life who somehow managed to squeeze slabs of sly humor out of a crusher world. It was possible to feel rapport with this Gobel because it is one of the conditions of human beingness to feel an isolation, solitariness. And it is, always heartening to watch a 'fellow gull joking about it all.

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