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FKB - Is "A Worried Waitress" 11 Dec 1952 mislabeled?

C. Nava
 

Hi Ryan,

I understand your concerns. Please have someone else check my work. I don't get offended and it's always a good idea to make sure. Below is a detailed record of my research.
  1. Goldin
  2. Haedinges
  3. Amazon Prime
  4. IMDB
  5. Conclusions
1. Goldin. Neither episode ("A Worried Waitress" or "Lesson in Citizenship") is listed. I've taken a screenshot and added the link: http://radiogoldindex.com/cgi-local/p2.cgi?ProgramName=Father+Knows+Best



2. Here's the page from Jerry Haendiges' index:


A Location Number of "111" indicates I have the show in my Collection, but they haven't yet been assigned a Location number. Please order These by Description Only.
www.otrsite.com
3. The script was reworked for television as "Lesson in Citizenship," which aired on 10 Oct 1954. The television version is free to view with Amazon Prime. Here's the link:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B075V73PX8/ref=atv_hm_hom_1_c_iEgOEZ_2_2
Maybe he didn't always know best, but beginning in 1954 insurance salesman Jim Anderson (Robert Young) of Springfield, Ohio, was America's favorite head of household.
www.amazon.com
4. IMDB wasn't much help either, but I'm attaching it so that you know that I pursued the research in as many places as I could. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0578442/
Directed by Peter Tewksbury. With Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray. Jim Anderson, dismayed at his children's laziness, lectures them in the importance of good citizenship and cheerful volunteering. When each of them later heed his advice and try to do their part in the community, their efforts end up complicating his own life in unexpected ways.
www.imdb.com
5. Conclusions: according to Haedinge's excellent log, Nov 27, 1952 was Thanksgiving Day, so if there was a broadcast on that date, #142 would undoubtedly have been about Thanksgiving, not citizenship. Per the end credits of the radio episode currently known as "A Worried Waitress," Paul West wrote the script, and it was sponsored by Post, so It seems logical that it was in the same run. Possibly 137? 143? 144?

It would also be logical that if the show was called "Lesson in Citizenship" in the television show, it was probably called "Lesson in Citizenship" in the original radio show.

The conclusions are speculative, of course, but the material might be useful and it was a nice little exercise in research and deduction.

I'd be happy to listen to more shows if you wish.

😊

Claire


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Thanks, Claire! Looking at both Haendiges' and Goldin's logs, the 51-08-23 episode appears to be episode 1 (per Goldin's description) because it's the same script as the audition but with the Maxwell advertisement and the same script as 1953-11-12 (which advertises Post Bran Flakes). 

Ryan Ellett
 

Hi Claire, I think my message came across wrong. I'm sure you're correct in your conclusion, I just meant to ask if you saw a different episode description that better matched the audio file you listened to. Then we might get it labeled more accurately. In the meantime, I'm following up on a lead to someone who - unbeknownst to me, and not an OTRR volunteer - has been working on a high quality set of the show for some time.
Ryan


On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 01:20 AM, C. Nava wrote:
Hi Ryan,
 
I understand your concerns. Please have someone else check my work. I don't get offended and it's always a good idea to make sure. Below is a detailed record of my research.
  1. Goldin
  2. Haedinges
  3. Amazon Prime
  4. IMDB
  5. Conclusions