The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • Free Trip to Hawaii
    10/9/52
    9.0
    Jane, Gracie's wardrobe woman, wins a trip for two to Hawaii and Gracie tries to play matchmaker between her and Harry Von Zell, not realizing that she is already married.
  • Gracie Giving Party for Atomic Scientist
    Gracie throws an elaborate dinner party for a French physicist.
  • George Sneezing; Gracie Thinks He's Insane
    Gracie thinks George has allergies after he practices sneezing for an upcoming show. After talking to a Doctor, she is convinced he needs shock treatments because he has gone insane.
  • Gracie Buying a Boat for George
    10/30/52
    8.1
    Gracie thinks George is working too hard and needs a hobby so she decides to surprise him with a boat that he can relax on.
  • Gracie Having George's Portrait Painted

    Gracie hires an artist to paint a portrait of George. But the painter is confounded when Gracie explains that she wants to give the portrait to George as a surprise gift.

  • Gracie & Blanch Hire Two Gigolos To Take Them out
    Gracie and Blanche hire escorts to take them out when their husbands won't go out.
  • Sampter Clayton Ballet
    11/20/52
    6.2
    Culture enters the Burns household as Gracie tries to get George to sponsor a ballet company. Some interesting mixups occur, and the episode ends with George and Gracie doing a dance number without music.
  • Skating Pearsons Come to Visit
    11/27/52
    8.7
    Old Vaudeville friends Joe and Molly Pearson stop by for a visit and ask George and Gracie to babysit their son Joey Jr. Gracie calls a child guidance councilor to try to talk Joey out his desire to pursue a career in show business.
  • Gracie Selling Swamp So Harry Will Buy TV Set
    Gracie decides to sell the Morton's swamp land so they can buy a second TV for Blanche to watch their show. When she misrepresents the land as a fruit orchard the buyer sends a lawyer to get his money back and ends up suing for fraud.
  • Gracie Writes "My Life With George Burns"
    Gracie has written an article for Look magazine claiming that George beat up the gangster Silky Thompson. When Silky comes looking for revenge on George Gracie claims that Harry Morton is her husband instead of George.
  • Gracie Thinks George is Going to Commit Suicide
    After the dry cleaner finds a note in a suit containing lines George is trying to memorize for an upcoming show, Gracie mistakenly thinks he is planning on committing suicide.
  • Von Zell Dates Married Woman; Jealous Husband
    Harry Von Zell has inadvertently dated a married woman, but Harry Morton is the one in big trouble when Gracie inexplicably (to our logic) poses on the telephone as Von Zell's wife and gives the woman's husband the Mortons' address.
  • Uncle Clyde Comes to Visit; Renting Room
    Gracie's freeloading uncle comes for an extended visit.
  • Gracie Thinks Harry Morton is in Love With Her
    After overhearing one of Harry Morton's phone calls arranging to pick-up an anniversary gift for Blanche, Gracie is convinced he is in love with her and goes about trying to save the Morton's marriage.
  • Gracie trying to keep the Mortons From Moving Away
    When Blanche tells Gracie that Harry is trying to trade their house with another couples that live a mile away, Gracie tries to get George to trade their house as well so they can still be neighbors. When George refuses to move, Gracie works on scaring the new neighbors so they won't take the Morton's house.moreless
  • Gracie Thinks She's Not Married to George
    Gracie has acquired the crazy notion that she and George were never legally married. Jack Benny, a witness to their marriage, visits the Burns household in an attempt to straighten Gracie out.
  • Tax Refund
    Tax Refund
    Episode 17
    1/29/53
    9.7
    Graice invites the mayor of Los Angeles for dinner. Fletcher Bowron, longtime Los Angeles mayor in real life, plays himself.
  • Cigarette Girl; Georgie Jessel; Teddy Bear
    Gracie and Blanche are disturbed by their husbands' extracurricular activities: Harry has been playing poker late at night, and George went to Ciro's with Georgie Jessel, who bought a teddy bear for $50 from a cigarette girl.
  • Gracie on a Train; Murder
    2/12/53
    8.5
    Harry Morton gets into trouble with the police as a result of Gracie's mistaken notion that a man she met on a train is planning to kill his wife.
  • Blanche Wants New Car; Gracie Gets Harry Von Zell a Wife
    Gracie tries to find Von Zell a wife and children so he can save money on his income tax.
  • Gracie Gives a Swamp Party
    2/26/53
    8.4
    Gracie has a very "entertaining" way of helping Harry Morton in his real estate business.
  • George an Gracie Hear a Burglar; Up All Night
    After returning late from a movie with the Morton's, George and Gracie think they hear a burglar and call the police. When the police arrive they mistake Harry Von Zell for the burglar.
  • Gracie Buying a Ranch for George
    3/12/53
    8.5
    Gracie believes that George wants to buy a ranch. Harry Morton and his partner Casey want to be the ones to sell it to him. But George does not really want to buy a ranch, and, perhaps ill-advisedly, relies on Harry Von Zell to help him get out of it.
  • Gracie Gets George in the Army
    3/19/53
    7.7
    Gracie has the idea that joining the Army will be good for George, and enlists him. George is not worried, because a doctor is coming to the house to examine him and he knows he will fail the physical. At the same time, Harry Morton is applying for life insurance and also must be examined by a doctor. Let's hope there is no mixup.moreless
  • Gracie Reports Car Stolen
    3/26/53
    9.4
    After a streak of bad luck, Gracie asks Harry Von Zell to hide George's car so he won't get in an accident. When George asks Harry Morton to take him to Palm Springs so he can work on his scripts, Gracie asks Harry Von Zell to hide the Morton's car as well.moreless
  • Gracie Pretends to Be College Boy's Mother
    When Ronnie, the college boy who does the Burns yard work, tells his girlfriend that he lives at the Burns house after she see him working there, Gracie pretends to be his mother so he won't be caught in a lie.
  • Misunderstanding Over Buying Mountain Cabin
    Problems arise when Harry Von Zell decides to buy a cabin from a real estate agent who is a competitor to Harry Morton, and Gracie gets the wrong impression that George is the one buying the cabin.
  • Blanche Secretly Buys a Fur Stole
    4/13/53
    8.2
    Lots of mixups, in both plot and dialogue, as Gracie mistakenly reports to the police that Blanche's new fur stole has been stolen.
  • Gracie Takes Spanish Lessons
    4/20/53
    7.5
    Spanish lessons for Gracie and Blanche lead to George getting into some very unexpected trouble.
  • Gracie and Cleaning Woman; Vanderlips
    4/27/53
    8.7
    Harry Morton asks George to talk to his friend Mr. Vanderlip, a banker that Harry want to secure a loan from. After the cleaning lady hears George mention the Vanderlips, she tells Gracie a story that Gracie misunderstands. Gracie confronts Mr. Vanderlip with the story getting Harry in trouble.
  • Von Zell's Girl-Friend Between Trains
    Von Zell's college sweetheart is planning to drop by. He has given her the impression that he is married, and Gracie wants to help him appear so. At the same time, Harry Morton has been too much of a doormat to his business partner, Casey, and this relationship needs to be straightened out (by guess who?).moreless
  • George Lectures at UCLA
    5/11/53
    8.6
    George gets invited to lecture about TV at UCLA. When George finds out the neighbors are laughing about it, he loses his confidence and decides to decline the invitation. When Gracie finds out, she tries to build him back up.
  • Filmed Show #33
    Filmed Show #33
    Episode 33
    5/18/53
    8.3
    When Harry Morton is busy playing cards at the office and doesn't show up for lunch, Blanche jokes that he was kidnapped. Gracie believes this and reports it. Later an investigator spots Harry with Blanche and tells Gracie who thinks Harry is cheating on Blanche.
  • Surprise Party for Mortons; Sanitarium Routine
    Gracie throws a monkey wrench into a birthday party for Harry Morton.
  • Pete and Pete - Gracie's Cousins
    7/13/53
    7.8
  • Filmed Show #36
    Filmed Show #36
    Episode 36
    7/20/53
    5.8
    Some amusement results when Gracie finds a telegram from 1923. In it, George is asked to do a Broadway show, but without his partner. Gracie does not notice the date on the telegram, and tries to figure out a way to make George feel free to do the show without her.moreless
  • Trip to New York
    Trip to New York
    Episode 37
    7/27/53
    8.9

    Harry and Blanche Morton are driving to New York, and Gracie tries to convince George that they should go with the Mortons.

  • Filmed Show #38
    Filmed Show #38
    Episode 38
    8/3/53
    8.1
    Gracie has witnessed a bank robbery, and is scheduled as a witness against gangster Johnny Velvet. George is expecting to sing at a dinner for Ronald Reagan, but the guest list is dwindling.
  • Gracie and George Locked Out of Their House
    After returning late from a party, George and Gracie lock themselves out of the house. When the locksmith comes to let them in, Gracie continues to mistakenly lock doors causing the locksmith to work late and get in trouble with his wife.
  • Filmed Show #40
    Filmed Show #40
    Episode 40
    8/17/53
    7.6
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