Situation Comedy (1941-1946)
Sponsored by Pepsodent and later Hallmark Cards, The Charlotte Greenwood Show was originally a summer stand in show for the Bob Hope Show. After enjoying a highly popular summer, the show went on to enjoy five years on the air. Charlotte Greenwood is known for her role in Oklahoma, as well as her long lanky body and her humorous dancing with high kicks.
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In Charlotte Greenwood, she plays Aunt Charlotte, who is full of advice and good to the bone. On the program, Aunt Charlotte raises the three Barton children, one wee one and two teenagers. What a ruckus! Whilst juggling three children, Auntie also tries to run a low-profit lunch room and yield crops from an unproductive farm – all while keeping her head above water. Whenever country music star Edward Arnold (playing the lawyer Mr. Reynolds) appears, humor arises (albeit sometimes unintentionally when Eddy laughs louder than the studio audience).
(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)
See also the insightful Grant-Hayter-Menzies article on Charlotte Greenwood.