|Running time||30 minutes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Announcer||John Wald (NBC)|
Jimmy Wallington (CBS)
|Written by||Robert Riley Crutcher (NBC)|
George Hope (CBS)
|Directed by||Nat Wolff|
|Produced by||Mann Holiner|
|Original release||January 28, 1945– March 23, 1947|
|Sponsored by||Standard Brands (NBC)|
Eddie Bracken played himself in this situation comedy. Radio historian John Dunning described Bracken's role as that of "the same sad bumpkin of his hit films, the eternal helper who always managed to leave a situation more muddled than he found it." Vincent Terrace, in Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows, wrote: "Eddie Bracken is a well-intentioned young man with one serious drawback: He is calamity prone and his efforts to undo the chaotic situation he creates by trying to help others is the focal point of the stories."
Characters and Cast
In addition to Bracken, characters in the program and the actors who portrayed them included Ann Rutherford as Connie Monahan (Bracken's girlfriend), William Demarest as Connie's father, Janet Waldo as another girlfriend, and Jim Bannon as the narrator. Those in supporting roles included Cathy Lewis, Wally Maher, Edwin Cooper, Irene Ryan, Jack Morton, Alan Bridge, Ruth Perrott, and Clem McCarthy. John Wald was the announcer on the NBC broadcasts, and Jimmy Wallington had that role on those on CBS. Music was by Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith.
- Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
THE EDDIE BRACKEN SHOW, situation comedy.
- Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4.
- Log of The Eddie Bracken Show from Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Logs
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