Great Gildersleeve

The Great Gildersleeve (19411957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson,[2] was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced to FMAM on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show's popularity.



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Arrives In Summerfield

Marjories Cake

Leroys Paper Route

Marjories Girlfriend Visits


Investigating the City Jail

School Pranks

A Visit from Oliver

Minding the Baby

Birdie Quits

Serviceman for Thanksgiving

Leroy Smokes a Cigar

Canary Wont Sing

Cousin Octavia Visits

Iron Reindeer

Christmas Gift for Mcgee

Leroys Big Dog

Gildys Diet

Arrested As a Car Thief

A New Bed for Marjorie

The Matchmaker

Leroy Runs Away

Auto Mechanics

Selling the Drug Store

The Fortune Teller

Ten Best Dressed

New Neighbors

Letters to Servicemen

Leroy Sells Seeds

Gildys Goat Horace

Liberty Ship Christening

Mystery Singer

The Manganese Mine

Testimonial Dinner for Judge

The Sneezes

Summer Theater

Fathers Day Chair

Wooing Amelia Hooker

Fishing Trip

The Golf Tournament

Planting a Tree

The First Cold Snap

Appointed Water Commissioner

First Day on the Job

A Pal to Leroy

Quiet Evening at Home

College Chums Son Visits

Thanksgiving B Ration Book

Date with a Star


Christmas 1942

Leroy Makes Nitro


McGees Visit

Womens Club Speaker


Fire Engine Committee

Leilas Sister Visits

Income Tax

Springtime in Summerfield

Gildy Repairs His Car

Car Wreck with Hooker

Nature Hike

Easter Rabbits

Wedding Guest List

House Hunting

Leroys Job

Gildy Makes a Will

Wedding Shower for Leila

Honeymoon Preparations

Gildys Wedding

Vacation at Grass Lake

War Bond Drive

Preparing for Leilas Return

Leila Returns

The Waterworks Breaks Down

Halloween Party

The Pot Roast

Gildy Rebuffed by Eve


Gildy Hospitalized

Income Tax Forms Arrive

Does Leroy Need a Mother

Marjorie the Actress

Sleigh Ride

Gildy to Run for Mayor

Shady Political Supporter

Gildy Engaged to Eve

The Campaign Heats Up

Whos Kissing Leila

City Employees Picnic

Gildys Campaign HQ

Eves Mother Arrives

Dinner for Eves Mother

Eves Mother Stays On

Election Day

The Rainmaker

Mcgees Invention

The Bankers Son

The House Is Sold

The Jolly Boys Club Is Formed

Job Hunting

A Job Contact

The New Water Commissioner

Election Day Bet

Spanish Dancing Teacher AFRS

Reception for Miss Del Rey

Reception Aftermath

A Date with Miss Del Rey

Breach of Promise

Dodging a Process Server

Christmas Eve Program

New Years Eve

Engagement Defense

The Hockey Player

Visit by Aunt Hattie

Aunt Hattie Stays On

a Pre Show

b Hattie and Hooker

Chairman of Womens Committee

Laughing Coyote Ranch

Old Flame Violet

Raising a Pig

Leroys Pet Pig

Leilas Party

New Neighbor Rumson Bullard

Marjories Boy Troubles

Meet Craig Bullard

Investing a Windfall

Labor Trouble

New Secretary

An Evening with a Good Book

Marshall Bullards Party

Labor Day at Grass Lake

Leroys New Teacher

Leroy Suspended from School

Leila Returns Home

Marjorie the Ballerina

Raking Leaves

Leroy Breaks a Vase

Lightfoot Visits Leila

Rumor Mrs Peavey Is Ill

Helping Leroy with Homework

Teaching Marjorie Homemaking

Jolly Boys Falling Out

The Football Game

Gildy Sponsors the Opera

Opera Committee Chairman

A Night at the Opera

Christmas at Home

New Years Eve at Home

Ben Returns from the Navy

Ben Sells Life Insurance

The Palm Reader

Facing Old Age

Gildy the Diplomat

Gildys New Car

Leroy Has the Flu

Gildy Needs a Hobby

State Water Inspector

Marjories Dance Date

Leroy Arrested

Gildy Traces Geneology

Doomsday Picnic

Anual Estate Report Due

The Bank Robber

The Petition

Leroys Horse

Gildy Is In a Rut

Gildy Meets Leilas New Beau

Leroy Goes to a Party

Flashback Gildy Meets leila

Flashback-Gildy Plays Cyrano

Flashback-Jolly Boys Fourth of July

Gildy Turns Off the Water

Leila Engaged

Leilas Wedding Invitations

Leila Leaves Town

Gildy Investigates Retirement

Gildy Needs a Raise

Gildy Tries Real Estate

Marjorie Plans Engagement

Gildy Sees a Pretty Lady

Improving Leroys Studies

Birdie Takes a Vacation

Jolly Boys Sponsor an Orphan

Leroy Afraid of a Bully

Leroy Wants a Motor Scooter

Christmas Caroling at Home

New Years Costume Ball

Leila Back for a Visit

Jolly Boys Sleigh Ride

Dancing School

Marjories Hotrod Boyfriend

Magazine Salesman

Gildy the Executive

Substitute Secretary

Gildy Tries to Fire Bessie

The Crooner

Leroy Arrested

Gildy Guards Cash

New Piano Teacher

An Evening with Miss Piper

Bird Watchers

The Whole Town Is Talking

Leilas Party for Joanne

Great Tchaikovsky Love Story

Craigs Birthday Party

Peavey Goes Missing

Teacher Problems

Gildy Gives Up Cigars

Income Tax Audit

Gildy the Rat

We Systematize

The Rival

Gildy Floats a Loan

Gildys New Flame

Marjories Babysitting Assignment

Congressman Gildersleeve

Halloween party


A Coat for Marjorie

Leroys School Play

Tom Sawyer Raft

Fiscal Report Due

Christmas Shopping

Gildy Accused of Loafing

Christmas Stray Puppy

New Years Eve Parties

Encouraging Romance

School Board Election

Gildy Gets License PLates

Acting Mayor