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Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen)

was the popular comedy sketch lampooning small town America. The skit was included in the Fred Allen Show and also The Bergen McCarthy Show and The Jack Benny Show.

Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen)

75 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 36 hours, 24 min)
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Allens Alley Cast: Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly.

Fred AllenAllen's Alley first aired Dec 6th, 1942 and was a reoccurring sketch on The Fred Allen Show lampooning small town America. The sketch began with a monologue by Fred Allen and a conversation with his wife and fellow comedian Portland Hoffa. The duo was then whisked away to Allen's Alley where the met a colorful array of characters.

Allen's AlleyThe characters on Allen's Allen were based on exaggerated stereotypes of small town Americans and were incredibly funny. Colorful characters include New England farmer Titus Moody (catch phrase "Howdy Bub"), Brooklyn housewife Pansy Nussbaum, irate Irishman Ajax Cassidy, and most famously of all Southern Senator Beauregard Claghorn who coined the catch phrase "That's a joke, son."

Kenny Delmar based the character Senator Beauregard Claghorn on a real Texan that he met while hitchhiking. The man had a bellowing voice and repeated everything he said twice. This character was so popular that Delmar made two recordings as Senator Beauregard Claghorn. The Senator's traits and likeness were taken by Warner Bros to create the animated rooster, Foghorn J Leghorn.

Allen's Alley starred Fred Allen and an ensemble cast of comedians including Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, and Parker Fennelly. Also included in the collection is a selection of Jack Benny Shows which feature take-off sketches of "Benny's Boulevard."

See also: Fred Allen Collection and Fred Allen-Jack Benny Feud Collection.

Fred Allen's Alley

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    75 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 36 hours, 24 min
    75 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 36 hours, 24 min
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    1. 75 shows - total playtime 36 hours 24 minutes
    2. Bergen Mccarthy 461113 Cs Anniversary.mp3
    3. Fred 401009 Excerpt From Show.mp3
    4. Fred 421206 10 Allens Alley Begins.mp3
    5. Fred 421220 12 Rise Stevens.mp3
    6. Fred 430131 18 How Do You Feel About Dining Out.mp3
    7. Fred 430207 19 Phantom Of Opera.mp3
    8. Fred 430228 22 Shot In Penthouse.mp3
    9. Fred 430404 27 Guest Jimmy Durante.mp3
    10. Fred 430516 33 Are You Raising Chickens.mp3
    11. Fred 430523 34 What Are You Doing About National Poetry Week.mp3
    12. Fred 431212 40 Fred Tries Lauritz Melchior A Job On Radio.mp3
    13. Fred 440102 43 Loan Sharks.mp3
    14. Fred 440109 44 Fred Gets Hit By A Barrel From Brewery Truck.mp3
    15. Fred 440319 54 Are You Keeping A Victory Garden This Year.mp3
    16. Fred 440326 55 Benny Goodman Is Breaking Up His Band.mp3
    17. Fred 440402 56 How Has Egg Surplus Affected You.mp3
    18. Fred 440409 57 Have You Eaten In A Restaurant Lately.mp3
    19. Fred 440423 59 North Dakota.mp3
    20. Fred 440604 65 Killers.mp3
    21. Fred 440611 66 South Dakota.mp3
    22. Fred 451021 Hillbilly.mp3
    23. Fred 451028 Charlie Mccarthy Sues Fred For Slander.mp3
    24. Fred 451104 Lost Memory.mp3
    25. Fred 451111 Mob Buster.mp3
    26. Fred 451118 Karloff Renting A House.mp3
    27. Fred 451125 Brooklyn Pinafore.mp3
    28. Fred 451216 Laurentz Melchoir Could Also Be 470202.mp3
    29. Fred 451230 Radio Shows In Russia.mp3
    30. Fred 460106 Take It Or Leave It.mp3
    31. Fred 460203 Picadilly Take Off On Oklahoma.mp3
    32. Fred 460224 Hillbilly Drama.mp3
    33. Fred 460416 Leo Durocher Brooklyn Pinafore.mp3
    34. Fred 460421.mp3
    35. Fred 460512 Cairo.mp3
    36. Fred 461027 Breakfast Show.mp3
    37. Fred 470202 Getting Lauritz A Radio Job.mp3
    38. Fred 470316 101 Picadilly.mp3
    39. Fred 470323 102 Suing Fred Over Copyrights.mp3
    40. Fred 470525 111 Gimmick With A Microphone.mp3
    41. Fred 470615 Renting Room.mp3
    42. Fred 471019 Perfect Crime.mp3
    43. Fred 471026 Haley And Allen Show.mp3
    44. Fred 471214 New Years Eve Plans.mp3
    45. Fred 471228 Fred Tries To Sue To Return His Cukoo Clock.mp3
    46. Fred 480104 Psycopathic Spectacular.mp3
    47. Fred 480328 Husband And Wife Radio Show.mp3
    48. Fred 480411 One Long Pan Skit.mp3
    49. Fred 480418 Author Meets His Match.mp3
    50. Fred 480425 Scalping Baseball Tickets.mp3
    51. Fred 480502 Jp Morgan Court Of Human Relations.mp3
    52. Fred 480509 Break Contestant.mp3
    53. Fred 480523 Fred Wants To Do Bings Life Story.mp3
    54. Fred 480606 Quiz Program And Soap Opera.mp3
    55. Fred 480615 With Ozzie And Harriet.mp3
    56. Fred 480627 Stop Music.mp3
    57. Fred 481111 Sam Shovel With Arthur Treacher.mp3
    58. Fred 481128 George Tries To Get In Roxy Theater Free.mp3
    59. Fred 481205 Tv Commercials.mp3
    60. Fred 481226 Maine Murder Trial.mp3
    61. Fred 490130 Dissertation On Comedy.mp3
    62. Fred 490206 Planning A Tv Show Guest Bert Lahr.mp3
    63. Fred 490320 Mob Buster Guest Victor Moore.mp3
    64. Fred 490424 One Long Pan Guest Basil Rathbone.mp3
    65. Fred 490522 Babysitting Guest Col. Stoopnagle.mp3
    66. Fred 490626 Final Show Guests Jack Benny Henry Morgan.mp3
    67. Jack Benny 441029 1605 Allens Alle.mp3
    68. Jack Benny 441105 1606 Guest Show.mp3
    69. Jack Benny 450114 1616 Mrs Nussbaums Restaurant.mp3
    70. Jack Benny 450121 1617 Jacks Visit.mp3
    71. Jack Benny 450128 1618 From Mitchel.mp3
    72. Jack Benny 450204 1619 From St Alba.mp3
    73. Jack Benny 460317 1725 Dennis Retur.mp3
    74. Jack Benny 470525 1835 Allens Alle.mp3
    75. Jack Benny 480208 1919 Nightmare Al.mp3
    76. Jack Benny 480627 1939 From New York.mp3
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    75 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 36 hours, 24 min
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    total playtime 36 hours, 24 min
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    1. 75 shows - total playtime 36 hours 24 minutes
    2. Bergen Mccarthy 461113 Cs Anniversary.mp3
    3. Fred 401009 Excerpt From Show.mp3
    4. Fred 421206 10 Allens Alley Begins.mp3
    5. Fred 421220 12 Rise Stevens.mp3
    6. Fred 430131 18 How Do You Feel About Dining Out.mp3
    7. Fred 430207 19 Phantom Of Opera.mp3
    8. Fred 430228 22 Shot In Penthouse.mp3
    9. Fred 430404 27 Guest Jimmy Durante.mp3
    10. Fred 430516 33 Are You Raising Chickens.mp3
    11. Fred 430523 34 What Are You Doing About National Poetry Week.mp3
    12. Fred 431212 40 Fred Tries Lauritz Melchior A Job On Radio.mp3
    13. Fred 440102 43 Loan Sharks.mp3
    14. Fred 440109 44 Fred Gets Hit By A Barrel From Brewery Truck.mp3
    15. Fred 440319 54 Are You Keeping A Victory Garden This Year.mp3
    16. Fred 440326 55 Benny Goodman Is Breaking Up His Band.mp3
    17. Fred 440402 56 How Has Egg Surplus Affected You.mp3
    18. Fred 440409 57 Have You Eaten In A Restaurant Lately.mp3
    19. Fred 440423 59 North Dakota.mp3
    20. Fred 440604 65 Killers.mp3
    21. Fred 440611 66 South Dakota.mp3
    22. Fred 451021 Hillbilly.mp3
    23. Fred 451028 Charlie Mccarthy Sues Fred For Slander.mp3
    24. Fred 451104 Lost Memory.mp3
    25. Fred 451111 Mob Buster.mp3
    26. Fred 451118 Karloff Renting A House.mp3
    27. Fred 451125 Brooklyn Pinafore.mp3
    28. Fred 451216 Laurentz Melchoir Could Also Be 470202.mp3
    29. Fred 451230 Radio Shows In Russia.mp3
    30. Fred 460106 Take It Or Leave It.mp3
    31. Fred 460203 Picadilly Take Off On Oklahoma.mp3
    32. Fred 460224 Hillbilly Drama.mp3
    33. Fred 460416 Leo Durocher Brooklyn Pinafore.mp3
    34. Fred 460421.mp3
    35. Fred 460512 Cairo.mp3
    36. Fred 461027 Breakfast Show.mp3
    37. Fred 470202 Getting Lauritz A Radio Job.mp3
    38. Fred 470316 101 Picadilly.mp3
    39. Fred 470323 102 Suing Fred Over Copyrights.mp3
    40. Fred 470525 111 Gimmick With A Microphone.mp3
    41. Fred 470615 Renting Room.mp3
    42. Fred 471019 Perfect Crime.mp3
    43. Fred 471026 Haley And Allen Show.mp3
    44. Fred 471214 New Years Eve Plans.mp3
    45. Fred 471228 Fred Tries To Sue To Return His Cukoo Clock.mp3
    46. Fred 480104 Psycopathic Spectacular.mp3
    47. Fred 480328 Husband And Wife Radio Show.mp3
    48. Fred 480411 One Long Pan Skit.mp3
    49. Fred 480418 Author Meets His Match.mp3
    50. Fred 480425 Scalping Baseball Tickets.mp3
    51. Fred 480502 Jp Morgan Court Of Human Relations.mp3
    52. Fred 480509 Break Contestant.mp3
    53. Fred 480523 Fred Wants To Do Bings Life Story.mp3
    54. Fred 480606 Quiz Program And Soap Opera.mp3
    55. Fred 480615 With Ozzie And Harriet.mp3
    56. Fred 480627 Stop Music.mp3
    57. Fred 481111 Sam Shovel With Arthur Treacher.mp3
    58. Fred 481128 George Tries To Get In Roxy Theater Free.mp3
    59. Fred 481205 Tv Commercials.mp3
    60. Fred 481226 Maine Murder Trial.mp3
    61. Fred 490130 Dissertation On Comedy.mp3
    62. Fred 490206 Planning A Tv Show Guest Bert Lahr.mp3
    63. Fred 490320 Mob Buster Guest Victor Moore.mp3
    64. Fred 490424 One Long Pan Guest Basil Rathbone.mp3
    65. Fred 490522 Babysitting Guest Col. Stoopnagle.mp3
    66. Fred 490626 Final Show Guests Jack Benny Henry Morgan.mp3
    67. Jack Benny 441029 1605 Allens Alle.mp3
    68. Jack Benny 441105 1606 Guest Show.mp3
    69. Jack Benny 450114 1616 Mrs Nussbaums Restaurant.mp3
    70. Jack Benny 450121 1617 Jacks Visit.mp3
    71. Jack Benny 450128 1618 From Mitchel.mp3
    72. Jack Benny 450204 1619 From St Alba.mp3
    73. Jack Benny 460317 1725 Dennis Retur.mp3
    74. Jack Benny 470525 1835 Allens Alle.mp3
    75. Jack Benny 480208 1919 Nightmare Al.mp3
    76. Jack Benny 480627 1939 From New York.mp3
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    75 recordings on 38 Audio CDs. Total playtime 36 hours, 24 min
    75 recordings on 38 Audio CDs
    total playtime 36 hours, 24 min

    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A001

    1. Fred 401009 Excerpt From Show
    2. Fred 421206 10 Allens Alley Begins
    3. Fred 421220 12 Rise Stevens

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A002

    1. Fred 430131 18 How Do You Feel About Dining Out
    2. Fred 430207 19 Phantom Of Opera

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A003

    1. Fred 430228 22 Shot In Penthouse
    2. Fred 430404 27 Guest Jimmy Durante

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A004

    1. Fred 430516 33 Are You Raising Chickens
    2. Fred 430523 34 What Are You Doing About National Poetry Week

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A005

    1. Fred 431212 40 Fred Tries Lauritz Melchior A Job On Radio
    2. Fred 440102 43 Loan Sharks

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A006

    1. Fred 440109 44 Fred Gets Hit By A Barrel From Brewery Truck
    2. Fred 440319 54 Are You Keeping A Victory Garden This Year

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A007

    1. Fred 440326 55 Benny Goodman Is Breaking Up His Band
    2. Fred 440402 56 How Has Egg Surplus Affected You

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A008

    1. Fred 440409 57 Have You Eaten In A Restaurant Lately
    2. Fred 440423 59 North Dakota

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A009

    1. Fred 440604 65 Killers
    2. Fred 440611 66 South Dakota

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A010

    1. Jack Benny 441029 1605 Allens Alle
    2. Jack Benny 441105 1606 Guest Show

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A011

    1. Jack Benny 450114 1616 Mrs Nussbaums Restaurant
    2. Jack Benny 450121 1617 Jacks Visit

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A012

    1. Jack Benny 450128 1618 From Mitchel
    2. Jack Benny 450204 1619 From St Alba

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A013

    1. Fred 451021 Hillbilly
    2. Fred 451028 Charlie Mccarthy Sues Fred For Slander

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A014

    1. Fred 451104 Lost Memory
    2. Fred 451111 Mob Buster

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A015

    1. Fred 451118 Karloff Renting A House
    2. Fred 451125 Brooklyn Pinafore

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A016

    1. Fred 451216 Laurentz Melchoir Could Also Be 470202
    2. Fred 451230 Radio Shows In Russia

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A017

    1. Fred 460106 Take It Or Leave It
    2. Fred 460203 Picadilly Take Off On Oklahoma

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A018

    1. Fred 460224 Hillbilly Drama
    2. Jack Benny 460317 1725 Dennis Retur

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A019

    1. Fred 460416 Leo Durocher Brooklyn Pinafore
    2. Fred 460421

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A020

    1. Fred 460512 Cairo
    2. Fred 461027 Breakfast Show

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A021

    1. Bergen Mccarthy 461113 Cs Anniversary

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A022

    1. Fred 470202 Getting Lauritz A Radio Job
    2. Fred 470316 101 Picadilly

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A023

    1. Fred 470323 102 Suing Fred Over Copyrights
    2. Fred 470525 111 Gimmick With A Microphone

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A024

    1. Jack Benny 470525 1835 Allens Alle
    2. Fred 470615 Renting Room

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A025

    1. Fred 471019 Perfect Crime
    2. Fred 471026 Haley And Allen Show

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A026

    1. Fred 471214 New Years Eve Plans
    2. Fred 471228 Fred Tries To Sue To Return His Cukoo Clock

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A027

    1. Fred 480104 Psycopathic Spectacular
    2. Jack Benny 480208 1919 Nightmare Al

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A028

    1. Fred 480328 Husband And Wife Radio Show
    2. Fred 480411 One Long Pan Skit

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A029

    1. Fred 480418 Author Meets His Match
    2. Fred 480425 Scalping Baseball Tickets

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A030

    1. Fred 480502 Jp Morgan Court Of Human Relations
    2. Fred 480509 Break Contestant

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A031

    1. Fred 480523 Fred Wants To Do Bings Life Story
    2. Fred 480606 Quiz Program And Soap Opera

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A032

    1. Fred 480615 With Ozzie And Harriet
    2. Fred 480627 Stop Music

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A033

    1. Jack Benny 480627 1939 From New York
    2. Fred 481111 Sam Shovel With Arthur Treacher

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A034

    1. Fred 481128 George Tries To Get In Roxy Theater Free
    2. Fred 481205 Tv Commercials

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A035

    1. Fred 481226 Maine Murder Trial

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A036

    1. Fred 490130 Dissertation On Comedy
    2. Fred 490206 Planning A Tv Show Guest Bert Lahr

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A037

    1. Fred 490320 Mob Buster Guest Victor Moore
    2. Fred 490424 One Long Pan Guest Basil Rathbone

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    Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen) Disc A038

    1. Fred 490522 Babysitting Guest Col. Stoopnagle
    2. Fred 490626 Final Show Guests Jack Benny Henry Morgan

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