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Gracie Allen for President

laugh along with Gracie Allen as she runs for the 1940 presidency under the "Surprise Party" ticket!

14 old time radio show recordings
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7 Audio CDs


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"Gracie Wins Wisconsin"



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"Win the Presidential racie ...
Vote for Gracie, Keep voting all day long ... "

Vote for GracieIn the 1940 presidential election, Franklin D Roosevelt had some competitive contenders: Wendell Willkie (GOP) and comedianne, Gracie Allen, of the "Surprise Party."

Gracie Allen's spoof 1940 bid for the presidency was a publicity stunt which boosted ratings of the Burns and Allen Show during a whistle-stop tour across the US.

Q. "What do you think of the national debt?"

A. "We ought to be proud of it—it's the biggest in the world."

Q. "What do you think of the Dies Committee?"

A. "We've got to keep it going. Who'd color the Easter eggs?"

FDR was ulitmiately reelected for his third term with 54% of the electorate, but Gracie did draw some write-in votes. The collection contains the Feb 28 - May 29, 1940 Burns and Allen broadcasts as well as an episode of Fibber McGee and Jack Benny Show. For more Gracie Allen's publicity stunts see the collection of her barging into other radio shows. See also: Election Collection.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 55 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 6 hours 55 minutes
      1. Burns Allen 400228 F22 Government Job 1of14.mp3
      2. Burns Allen 400306 F23 Hats Off To Gracie 2o14.mp3
      3. Burns Allen 400313 F24 Gracie's Triumphant Return 3o14.mp3
      4. Burns Allen 400327 F26 Surprise Party Platform 5o14.mp3
      5. Burns Allen 400403 F27 Till The Cows Come Home 6o14.mp3
      6. Burns Allen 400410 F28 Gracie Wins Wisconsin 7o14.mp3
      7. Burns Allen 400417 F29 All Promises Are Fictitious 8o1.mp3
      8. Burns Allen 400424 F30 The Biggest In The World 9o14.mp3
      9. Burns Allen 400508 F32 Aunt Clara Kangaroo 11o14.mp3
      10. Burns Allen 400515 F33 Rah Rah In Omaha 12o14.mp3
      11. Burns Allen 400522 F34 George's Malady 13o14.mp3
      12. Burns Allen 400529 F35 Sweeping Into Office 14o14.mp3
      13. Fibber McGee Molly 400305 238 Cleaning Fibber's Closet.mp3
      14. Jack Benny 400303 1122 Gracie Allen.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 55 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 6 hours 55 minutes
      1. Burns Allen 400228 F22 Government Job 1of14.mp3
      2. Burns Allen 400306 F23 Hats Off To Gracie 2o14.mp3
      3. Burns Allen 400313 F24 Gracie's Triumphant Return 3o14.mp3
      4. Burns Allen 400327 F26 Surprise Party Platform 5o14.mp3
      5. Burns Allen 400403 F27 Till The Cows Come Home 6o14.mp3
      6. Burns Allen 400410 F28 Gracie Wins Wisconsin 7o14.mp3
      7. Burns Allen 400417 F29 All Promises Are Fictitious 8o1.mp3
      8. Burns Allen 400424 F30 The Biggest In The World 9o14.mp3
      9. Burns Allen 400508 F32 Aunt Clara Kangaroo 11o14.mp3
      10. Burns Allen 400515 F33 Rah Rah In Omaha 12o14.mp3
      11. Burns Allen 400522 F34 George's Malady 13o14.mp3
      12. Burns Allen 400529 F35 Sweeping Into Office 14o14.mp3
      13. Fibber McGee Molly 400305 238 Cleaning Fibber's Closet.mp3
      14. Jack Benny 400303 1122 Gracie Allen.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    14 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 55 min

    Disc A001

    1. Burns Allen 400228 F22 Government Job 1of14
    2. Jack Benny 400303 1122 Gracie Allen

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    Disc A002

    1. Fibber McGee Molly 400305 238 Cleaning Fibber's Closet
    2. Burns Allen 400306 F23 Hats Off To Gracie 2o14

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    Disc A003

    1. Burns Allen 400313 F24 Gracie's Triumphant Return 3o14
    2. Burns Allen 400327 F26 Surprise Party Platform 5o14

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    Disc A004

    1. Burns Allen 400403 F27 Till The Cows Come Home 6o14
    2. Burns Allen 400410 F28 Gracie Wins Wisconsin 7o14

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    Disc A005

    1. Burns Allen 400417 F29 All Promises Are Fictitious 8o1
    2. Burns Allen 400424 F30 The Biggest In The World 9o14

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    Disc A006

    1. Burns Allen 400508 F32 Aunt Clara Kangaroo 11o14
    2. Burns Allen 400515 F33 Rah Rah In Omaha 12o14

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    Disc A007

    1. Burns Allen 400522 F34 George's Malady 13o14
    2. Burns Allen 400529 F35 Sweeping Into Office 14o14

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