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

Gildy Gets Eyeglasses

Adeline Fairchild Arrives

Be Kind to Birdie

Shy Leroy

Gildy Considers Marriage

The Duel

Jolly Boys Invaded

Marjories Teacher

The Baseball Field

Gildys Radio Broadcast

Gildys New Secretary

Anniversary Dinner

Fish Fry

Gildy Stays Home Sick

The Green Thumb Club

Gildy Drives a Mercedes

Gildy Is Fired

Mystery Baby

Taking Care of Baby

Leroy Jealous of Baby

Name the Baby Contest

The Welfare Investigator

Visit by Aunt Hattie

Adopting the Baby

Gildy Proposes to Adeline

Secret Engagement

Leila Is Back In Town

Engaged to Two Women

The Helicopter Ride

Leroy Sells Papers

Disappearing Christmas Gifts

Economy This Christmas

Family Christmas

Wedding Imminent

Gildy the Author

Good Neighbor Policy

Leroys Toothache

New Man In Water Dept

Adelines Hat Shop

The Grand Opening

Leila Returns

Gildy the Opera Star

Leroy Meets Brenda

Summerfield 1903

Leroy Has Competition

Gildys New Secretary

Acting Police Commissioner

Birthday Party Confflicts

The Circus

The Haunted House

The Burglar

Mystery Girl On the Bus

Gildys Millionaire Friend

Marjories Invitation.

Gildy Sues Bullard

Folk Dancing Class

Gildy the Songwriter

Gildy Meets Nurse Milford

Double Date with Marjorie

The Expectant Father

The Old Tom Cat

Gildys Rival Dr Olsen

The Carnival

Birthday Tea for Marjorie

A Job for Bronco

Jolly Boys Band

The New Neighbor

Bronco Bows Out

Why the Chimes Rang

Bronco and Marjorie Engaged


Engagement Announcement

French Visitor

Dinner with Katherine

Dinner with the Thompsons

Gildy Learns to Samba

Should Marjorie Work

Wedding Date Set

Jolly Boys Election

Marjories Shower

Gildys Blade

Gildy Considers Marriage

Picnic with the Thompsons

House Guest Hooker

Apartment Hunting

Leroy Buys a Goat

Marjories Wedding Gown

Jolly Boys Gift

Bronco Disappears

Marjories Wedding

Fishing at Grass Lake

Bronco the Broker

Sadie Hawkins Dance

The Houseboat

Houseboat Vacation

Marjorie Is Expecting

Broncos Aunt Victoria

New Secretary

Gildy the Pianist

Community Chest Football

Bullard for Mayor

Weight Problems

The Sons of Summerfield

Election Day

Better Than Bullard

Birdie Sings

Water Dept Calendar

Leroys First Date

Leroys Laundry Business

Chief Gates On the Spot

Why the Chimes Rang

Double Date with Bullard

Marjorie Craves Sauerkraut

Gildy Needs Sleep

Bronco Is a Nervous Wreck

Marjories Baby Shower

Peaveys Day Off

Throwing Snowballs

New Baby Arrives

Trying to Name Twins

Bringing The Twins Home

Jolly Boys Or Katie Lee

Bronco Runs the Household

Babysitting the Twins

Sailing Sailing

Gildy the Worry Wart

Leroy the Bon-Vivant

Leroys Pony

Spring Cleaning for the Judge

First Anniversary

Boating Date

The Twins Are Named

Family Vacation

Leroy Buys a Car

Horse Race Tickets

Falling For Bullards Sister

Marjories Job

Jolly Boys Election

Leroy Visits Judge Hooker

Forgotten Anniversary

Picnic With Babs

Lost Boy Halloween

New House Needed

Saving the Old Oak

Thanksgiving With Mikey

Getting Leroy to Study

Leroy Sells Christmas Trees

Annual Christmas Program

Opening Last Christmas Presents

Gildy Wants a New Job

Gildy Disappears

Gildys Relapse

Alone with Paula

Mort Meets Mona

Gildy Hires Lovey

The Engagement Ring

The Civic Coordinator

Leroys Week of Freedom

House Guest Bullard

Train Trip to Omaha.mp3

Gildys Garden

Television Comes to Summerfield

Colorful Past

Easter Sunrise Service

Leroy the Beekeeper

Deep Sea Diver

Leroys Report Card

Leroy the Singing Cowboy

Bronco Comes Home

Happy Moving Day

A Motor for Leroys Bike

Katie Lee Visits

Bronco Wants to Build a Wall

Guess the Number of Beans Contest

Complaint Department

The Fourth of July Speech

Fishing With Miss McKinley

Back Yard Camping

The Suggestion Box

Bronco the Broker -rewrite-

Leroy Is Too Good -rewrite-

Gildy Diets Again -rewrite-

Leroys Laundry -rewrite-

Cousin Emily Visits

Winning Leroy Back from Emily

Cleaning Bullards House

Leroy Gets His Drivers License

Peavey and Hooker Are Feuding

Gildy Fights Inflation

Ladies Man

Leroys Watch

Gildy the Athlete

Gildy Versus Golf

Problems with Leroys Teacher

Leroys Gift

Miss Grace Tuttle and Birdwatching

The Birthday Duck Dinner

Leroys Christmas Job

Miss Tuttles Brother

Gildy and Leroy Alone for Christmas

New Years Eve with Peavey

Leila Is Back In Town

Gildy and Sidney Help Leila

A Gift from Cousin Bert

Grace Vies for Gildys Attention

Grace and Leila Meet

Gildy Has Two Dates

Gildy Is In the Doghouse

Gildys Dog Causes Trouble

Extra Help at the Water Dept

Leroy Moves Out

The Jam Session

Rummage Sale

Easter Sunrise Service

Trouble With the Mayors Son

Boys Club Dislocates the Jolly Boys

Marjorie and Bronco are Fighting

Broncos Bottled Water Company

Anniversary Present

Gildy Almost Goes to Europe

Leroy Writes a Theme

Witness To a Wedding

Birdie May Go To Marjories

Leroy Wants a Train Trip

A Gift for Miss Tuttle

Swimming At Grass Lake


Buying a Spray Gun

Mae Kelly Gets Engaged

Leroy Goes to Aunt Hatties

Gildy Is Fired rewrite

Cabin On the Lake

Fish Fry rewrite

Self Sufficiency

Leroys Girl Jo Mac

Helping Raise Ronnie

Birdies Mystery Cake Recipe

Gildy Babysits


Home Haircut

Trouble With Miss Tuttle

Leroy the Electrical Wizard

Unwilling Witness

Impulsive Gildy

The Authority Figure

Gildy the Athlete

Dinner With Peavey

Gildy Rauses Christmas Money

Bessie Takes Gildy to a Dance

Gildy and Hooker Renew Friendship

Selling Trees for Needy Childrens Party

New Years Reminiscing

Gildy Meets Irenes Father

Gildy In the Doghouse with Irene

Leroy Going Steady with Wendy

Gildy and Bronco Have a Fight

A Lesson In Puppy Love

Judge Hookers Annual Dinner

Gildy the Budding Politician

Peavey Is Re-Elected

Paula Winthrop Is Back In Town

Gildy Is Old Fashioned

Gildy Meets Marie

The Hobby Show

Gildy Dating Two Women Again

Marie Teaches Bronco French

Dinner Party for Broncos Boss

Marie Charms Everyone

Gildy Swears Off Girls

Dr Olsen Leaving Town

Gildy Runs for Sheriff

Aunt Hattie Visits

Aunt Hattie Finally Returns Home

A Pal to Leroy

Opera Committee

Floyds Inheritance

Vacation Plans

Gildy Invents a Water Filter

Gildy Causes Water Shutoff