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 Phil Harris and Alice Faye

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Phil Harris Alice Faye & Kids
Situation Comedy (1946 - 53)

Phil Harris was on the Jack Benny Show since 1934, playing the jive-talking hipster bandleader of questionable repute. His band members were helpful in the sarcastic, fast-talking department, too. So when Phil Harris (in real life) married the glamorous and talented movie star Alice Faye, it seemed more like a match made in Hollywood than in Heaven. They knew each other from the old days of the Rudy Vallee Show, and were both radio veterans when they decided, in the Benny tradition, to work together professionally, using their own show-biz personas on Fitch Bandwagon. Hey, Ozzie and Harriett had done well with it!

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This show isn't like Ozzie and Harriett. Beside fame and glamour, Phil and Alice had two big things in their life, their lovely daughters. Jeanine Roose played Alice Jr. and Anne Whitfield was little Phyllis. Both took after Phil in the wisecrack department. The big headache in their lives - Phil's Band! It was a congregation with enough wise guys to make sit up and start take notes.

As both Phil and Alice were known singers, there were two musical numbers in each show, and they were always for real, except some of Phil's, which were for laughs. But Phil's band gave much more than music to the show. Frankie Remley was the band's left handed guitar player, with a sardonic sense of humor out of left field. The character was first done on The Jack Benny Show, and, of course, now on a show about the band itself, Frankie was even more obnoxious. Famed radio actor Elliott Lewis played him with relish. In fact, later in the run they actually started calling the character Elliott! (Elliott Lewis changes his name on the show from Frankie Remly to Elliott because Harris stopped leading Jack Benny's band--so he wasn't connected to Remly any more.)

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Phil Harris and Alice FayeA couple of actors well known on other shows were Gale Gordon and Walter Tetley. Gale Gordon (Principal Conklin on Our Miss Brooks) was Mr. Scott, the long-suffering Rexall representative, doing stealth commercials for Rexall, again like the The Jack Benny Show and Fibber McGee and Molly had done. Walter Tetley (Leroy on The Great Gildersleeve) played the delivery boy Julius Abbruzio. Nice guy? No. Other characters included Alice's deadbeat brother Willie, ably played by Robert North, and announcer Bill Forman. The show was produced and directed by Paul Phillips.

It's a hip show, as sharp and free-wheeling as Benny, but with a bite and abrasiveness that seems, looking back now, to foreshadow most modern television sit-coms.

John Dunning, in "On the Air, The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio," writes, "It remains, on tape, one of radio's brightest lights: the passage of time has done nothing to blunt its delightful impact. The characters were bums, but the listeners knew it and didn't care. When Harris crowed, 'Oh, you dawg!' a listener knew he was probably looking at himself in a mirror. The timing displayed by the star leaves a modern listener with nothing but admiration…"

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Volume 1 - 50 shows - total playtime 24 hours 22 minutes

Phil Harris 460710 000 Audition Show
Phil Harris 461020 004 Tutor For Girls
Phil Harris 461110 007 Movie For Alice
Phil Harris 461201 010 Phils Selfimprovement
Phil Harris 461208 011 Emilys Musicale
Phil Harris 461215 012 Present For Phil Aka Finch Stockholders
Phil Harris 461229 014 New Years Resolution
Phil Harris 470105 015 Phils Enrolled At Usc
Phil Harris 470309 024 Will Benny Renew Phils Contract
Phil Harris 471012 038 Stockholder Phil
Phil Harris 471019 039 Selling House
Phil Harris 471026 040 Day With Phil Harris
Phil Harris 471102 041 Phils Band At High School
Phil Harris 471123 044 Phil Sees Doctor
Phil Harris 471130 045 Phils Hobby
Phil Harris 471207 046 Dog For Kids
Phil Harris 471221 048 Annual Christmas Show
Phil Harris 480425 066 Kids Come To See Daddy At Work
Phil Harris 481003 071 First Show For Rexall
Phil Harris 481010 072 Phil To Retrieve Contract From Frankie
Phil Harris 481017 073 Phyllis Boyfriend
Phil Harris 481024 074 Live Steer
Phil Harris 481031 075 Homework
Phil Harris 481107 076 Job With Rexall For Willie
Phil Harris 481114 077 New Drug
Phil Harris 481121 078 Health Food Diet
Phil Harris 481128 079 Homework Helper
Phil Harris 481205 080 Frankie Borrows Kids
Phil Harris 481212 081 Baby Sitter
Phil Harris 481219 082 Hiring Santa Claus
Phil Harris 481226 083 Christmas Present
Phil Harris 490102 084 Phil Is Drafted
Phil Harris 490109 085 Engagement Ring
Phil Harris 490116 086 Broken Hearted Phil
Phil Harris 490123 087 Trumans Inaugural
Phil Harris 490130 088 Fire Chief
Phil Harris 490206 089 Fires Band
Phil Harris 490213 090 An Admirer Sends Flowers To Alice
Phil Harris 490220 091 Jury Duty
Phil Harris 490227 092 Remley Is Fired
Phil Harris 490306 093 Kangaroo
Phil Harris 490313 094 Remley Is Rehired
Phil Harris 490320 095 Alices Birthday
Phil Harris 490327 096 Ski Trip
Phil Harris 490403 097 Sponsors Daughter
Phil Harris 490410 098 Circus
Phil Harris 490417 099 Dinner For Teacher
Phil Harris 490424 100 Movie Role
Phil Harris 490501 101 Spring Housecleaning
Phil Harris 490508 102 Mothers Day Present

Volume 2 - 48 shows - total playtime 23 hours 35 minutes

Phil Harris 490515 103 Cadillac In Swimming Pool
Phil Harris 490522 104 Phils Boat
Phil Harris 490529 105 Picnic
Phil Harris 490605 106 Tonsillectomy
Phil Harris 490612 107 French Orphan
Phil Harris 490619 108 Frankies Foster Son
Phil Harris 490626 109 Concern About Contract Renewal
Phil Harris 490918 110 Phil Returns From Vacation
Phil Harris 490925 111 Keeping Regular Office Hours
Phil Harris 491002 112 Frankie Borrows Phils New Chartreuse Car
Phil Harris 491009 113 Three Grey Hairs
Phil Harris 491016 114 Fight In Market
Phil Harris 491023 115 Sponsors Formal Party Honoring Harris
Phil Harris 491030 116 Ukulele
Phil Harris 491106 117 Television Test
Phil Harris 491113 118 Engineer
Phil Harris 491120 119 Talented Childrens Screen Test
Phil Harris 491127 120 Investment In Female Wrestler
Phil Harris 491204 121 Sponsor To Hire Myrtle
Phil Harris 491211 122 Dishwasher And Garbage Disposal
Phil Harris 491218 123 Getting Christmas Tree In Mountains
Phil Harris 491225 124 Annual Christmas Show
Phil Harris 500101 125 Concert Stage
Phil Harris 500108 126 Red Paint On Poodle
Phil Harris 500115 127 Fixing Furnace
Phil Harris 500122 128 Statue For Phils Birthday
Phil Harris 500129 129 New York Trip
Phil Harris 500205 130 Jump Off Brooklyn Bridge
Phil Harris 500212 131 Wrong Studio
Phil Harris 500219 132 Unpaid Bills
Phil Harris 500226 133 Wabash Avenue
Phil Harris 500305 134 Fortune Hunter
Phil Harris 500312 135 Julius To Marry Mr Scotts Daughter
Phil Harris 500319 136 Alices New Car
Phil Harris 500326 137 Alices Palm Springs Weekend
Phil Harris 500402 138 Last Day In Palm Springs Aka Remleys Ufo
Phil Harris 500409 139 Easter Bunny
Phil Harris 500416 140 Phil Puts On Cinderella
Phil Harris 500423 141 Darryl Zanucks Dinner Party
Phil Harris 500430 142 Hiring Secretary For Phil
Phil Harris 500507 143 Gangsters Trunk
Phil Harris 500514 144 Mothers Day
Phil Harris 500521 145 Drivers License Renewal
Phil Harris 500528 146 Tickets To South Pacific
Phil Harris 500604 147 Phils Vaccination
Phil Harris 501001 148 New Contract With Rca
Phil Harris 501008 149 Phil Has No Sponsor
Phil Harris 501015 150 Forbidden To Mention Sponsors Name

Volume 3 - 50 shows - total playtime 25 hours 24 minutes

Phil Harris 501022 151 Brownies Camping Trip
Phil Harris 501029 152 Sick Phil Harris
Phil Harris 501105 153 Getting Out Vote
Phil Harris 501112 154 Talking To Mr. Scott About Mentioning Sponsors Name
Phil Harris 501119 155 Alice And Kids Go To Palm Springs Without Phil
Phil Harris 501126 156 Investment In Female Wrestler
Phil Harris 501126 157 Investment In Female Wrestler
Phil Harris 501203 158 Missing Baby
Phil Harris 501217 159 Buying Alice Christmas Present
Phil Harris 501224 160 Annual Christmas Show With Andy Devine
Phil Harris 501231 161 Sponsors New Years Eve Party
Phil Harris 510107 162 Cutting Bands Wages
Phil Harris 510114 163 New Singer
Phil Harris 510121 164 Pony
Phil Harris 510128 165 Phil Donates Blood
Phil Harris 510128 166 Phil Donates Blood
Phil Harris 510225 170 Phils Golf Game
Phil Harris 510311 171 Phil, Dramatic Actor
Phil Harris 510318 172 Spring In Air
Phil Harris 510325 173 Frankie And Easter Dinner
Phil Harris 510401 175 Songwriter
Phil Harris 510415 176 Joining Country Club
Phil Harris 510422 177 Improvement Is Necessary
Phil Harris 510429 178 Beautiful Child Contest
Phil Harris 510506 179 Vacation Plans
Phil Harris 510513 180 Hired Mothers
Phil Harris 510520 181 Phil Flying Sergeant
Phil Harris 510527 182 Contract Worries
Phil Harris 510930 183 Musician Union Troubles
Phil Harris 511007 184 Julius Wants To Get Married
Phil Harris 511014 185 Phils Eye Exam
Phil Harris 511021 186 School Orchestra
Phil Harris 511028 187 Life Story Of Phil Harris And Alice Faye
Phil Harris 511104 188 Frankie Wants To Buy Business
Phil Harris 511111 189 Red Cross Blood Drive
Phil Harris 511118 190 Phils Usc College Benefit
Phil Harris 511125 191 Indians Dont Pay Income Taxes
Phil Harris 511202 192 Frankies Tv Show
Phil Harris 511209 193 Mr Scotts Clock
Phil Harris 511216 194 Phils Easy Chair Must Go
Phil Harris 511223 195 Stolen Christmas Presents
Phil Harris 511230 196 Need Tickets To Rose Parade
Phil Harris 520106 197 Pebble Beach Golf Trip
Phil Harris 520113 198 Surprise Present For Phils Birthday
Phil Harris 520120 199 Fund Raising For March Of Dimes
Phil Harris 520127 200 Phil Is In Charge Of House
Phil Harris 520203 201 Day After Mr. Scotts Dinner Party
Phil Harris 520210 202 Wife For Frankie
Phil Harris 520217 203 Seeing Phils New Movie

Volume 4 - 34 shows - total playtime 17 hours 42 minutes

Phil Harris 520224 204 Phils Band To Play For Mr Scotts Daughter
Phil Harris 520302 205 Frankie Is Not Going With Phil To Las Vegas
Phil Harris 520309 206 Childrens Costume Party
Phil Harris 520316 207 Choosing Where To Go On Vacation
Phil Harris 520323 208 Phil Is Made Honorary Colonel
Phil Harris 520330 209 Grogan Wants Party At Phils House
Phil Harris 520406 210 Is Alice Broke
Phil Harris 520413 211 Alices Easter Dress
Phil Harris 520420 212 Alices Old Boyfriend
Phil Harris 520427 213 Phil Is Directed To Fire His Band
Phil Harris 520504 214 Helping Alice With Spring Cleaning
Phil Harris 520511 215 Harris Kids On Television
Phil Harris 520518 216 Julius Is Missing
Phil Harris 520525 217 Alices Surprize Party For Mr. Scott
Phil Harris 521005 218 Hotel Harris
Phil Harris 521012 219 Stolen U.s. Mail
Phil Harris 521019 220 Phil, Television Star
Phil Harris 521123 225 Chloe, Golddigger
Phil Harris 521221 229 Alice Volunteers To Play Santa Claus
Phil Harris 530222 238 American Red Cross Program
Phil Harris 530925 257 Courtship Of Elliott Lewis
Phil Harris 531002 258 Horse Race
Phil Harris 531009 259 Little Alices First Date
Phil Harris 531016 260 Barbells Of Scotland
Phil Harris 531023 261 How To Repair Living Room
Phil Harris 531030 262 Romance Of Alice And Phil
Phil Harris 531106 263 From Here To Eternity
Phil Harris 531113 264 Trip To Moon
Phil Harris 531120 265 Birthday Gift
Phil Harris 531127 266 Traffic Problems In Los Angeles
Phil Harris 531204 267 Night With Phil Harris
Phil Harris 531211 268 Jessica, Youre Dragging Your Net
Phil Harris 531218 269 Chaperone
Phil Harris 531225 270 Hosting French Refugee Kids For Christmas


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