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My Friend Irma

My Friend Irma tells the story of a extremely dim-witted blonde stenographer named Irma Peterson, played by Marie Wilson, and the daily high-jinx that she gets into with her screwy friends.

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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Marie Wilson and Cathy Lewis
Situation Comedy (1947-1954)

Marie WilsonMy Friend IrmaSome might remember My Friend Irma as the movie that served as the launching pad for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Others recall a television show of the same name.

They actually originated from a old time radio show that ran before, and concurrently, to the television show. My Friend Irma tells the story of a extremely dim-witted blonde stenographer named Irma Peterson, played by Marie Wilson, and the daily high-jinx that she gets into with her screwy friends. One of Irma's best friends was her logical and very dependable roommate, and narrator of the show, Jane Stacy, played by Cathy Lewis. Irma was so dumb that she believed that flypaper was airline stationery paper!

The show's creator Cy Howard, who also went on to produce Life with Luigi, was hesitant to cast the lead roles because he felt that the show's success depended on the actresses' awesome portrayal of their characters. His uncertainty flew straight out the window when Cathy Lewis arrived to read the part of 'Jane Stacy.' At the time, Cathy Lewis, who started as a singer with Kay Kyser and Herbie Kay, was already well-established in the radio community. With Cathy Lewis on board, the show would soar, giving an average Hooper rating of 20-plus!

See also: Gracie Allen for President.

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    68 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 31 hours, 11 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 38 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. My Friend Irma 470411 001 Irma Meets Jane.mp3
    2. My Friend Irma 470418 002 Rent Money.mp3
    3. My Friend Irma 470502 004 Convinced Its Janes Birthday.mp3
    4. My Friend Irma 470516 006 Jane And Irma Lose Their Jobs.mp3
    5. My Friend Irma 470613 010 Fur Coat.mp3
    6. My Friend Irma 470721 015 Piano Lessons For Junior.mp3
    7. My Friend Irma 471201 034 Reward.mp3
    8. My Friend Irma 471208 035 Eyes Have It.mp3
    9. My Friend Irma 471215 036 Dancing Fools.mp3
    10. My Friend Irma 471222 037 Double Surprise.mp3
    11. My Friend Irma 471229 038 Gentlemen Prefer.mp3
    12. My Friend Irma 480105 039 Great Irma.mp3
    13. My Friend Irma 480112 040 Lucky Couple Contest.mp3
    14. My Friend Irma 480119 041 Book Crook.mp3
    15. My Friend Irma 480126 042 Lonely Hearts Club.mp3
    16. My Friend Irma 480202 043 Redhead.mp3
    17. My Friend Irma 480209 044 Billy Boy, Boxer.mp3
    18. My Friend Irma 480216 045 Professors Concerto.mp3
    19. My Friend Irma 480223 046 Its All Relative.mp3
    20. My Friend Irma 480301 047 Fortune Raised.mp3
    21. My Friend Irma 480308 048 Double Troubles.mp3
    22. My Friend Irma 480315 049 Buy Or Sell.mp3
    23. My Friend Irma 480322 050 Election Connection.mp3
    24. My Friend Irma 480329 051 Big Secret.mp3
    25. My Friend Irma 480405 052 Irmas Inheritance.mp3
    26. My Friend Irma 480419 054 Dinner Date.mp3
    27. My Friend Irma 480426 055 Manhattan Magazine.mp3
    28. My Friend Irma 480503 056 Acute Love Sickness.mp3
    29. My Friend Irma 480510 057 Bon Voyage.mp3
    30. My Friend Irma 480517 058 Irma Wants To Join Club.mp3
    31. My Friend Irma 480524 059 Aunt Harriet To Visit.mp3
    32. My Friend Irma 480614 062 Al And Irma Buy Wedding Ring.mp3
    33. My Friend Irma 480628 064 See Ghost Repeat Of 47630.mp3
    34. My Friend Irma 480906 074 Trip To Coney Island.mp3
    35. My Friend Irma 481206 087 Irma Takes Piano Lessons.mp3
    36. My Friend Irma 481220 089 Irmas Christmas Party.mp3
    37. My Friend Irma 490103 091 Double Date.mp3
    Volume 2 - 31 shows - total playtime 13 hours 32 minutes
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    1. My Friend Irma 490411 105 Piano Lessons For Irma.mp3
    2. My Friend Irma 490425 107 Irma Is Fired.mp3
    3. My Friend Irma 490502 108 Irma Reads Mystery Book.mp3
    4. My Friend Irma 490509 109 Venus De Milo Missing Arms.mp3
    5. My Friend Irma 500529 156 Fifty Dollar Loan.mp3
    6. My Friend Irma 510402 191 Irma Decides Al Needs Psychiatrist.mp3
    7. My Friend Irma 520106 216 Memoirs.mp3
    8. My Friend Irma 520113 217 Cub Scout Speech.mp3
    9. My Friend Irma 520120 218 Burglar.mp3
    10. My Friend Irma 520127 219 Psychological Tests.mp3
    11. My Friend Irma 520203 220 Newspaper Column.mp3
    12. My Friend Irma 520210 221 Dictation System.mp3
    13. My Friend Irma 520217 222 Cathy Decides To Quit Her Job.mp3
    14. My Friend Irma 520224 223 Lost Friendship Ring.mp3
    15. My Friend Irma 521118 246 Mrs Oreilly Gets Arrested.mp3
    16. My Friend Irma 530127 256 Irma Gets Raise Afrts#48.mp3
    17. My Friend Irma 530224 260 Als Youth Restorer.mp3
    18. My Friend Irma 530421 268 Way Mans Heart Aka Cooking Course.mp3
    19. My Friend Irma 530428 269 Irma Takes Yoga Aka Improves Mind.mp3
    20. My Friend Irma 530505 270 Irma Wants Older Man.mp3
    21. My Friend Irma 530519 272 Irmas Brother Lectures.mp3
    22. My Friend Irma 530526 273 Coronation Aka Irma Wins Trip UK.mp3
    23. My Friend Irma 530602 274 Irmas Boss Buys Race Horse.mp3
    24. My Friend Irma 530609 275 Martins Fight Aka Beating His Wife.mp3
    25. My Friend Irma 530616 276 Irma And Jane See Ghost.mp3
    26. My Friend Irma 530623 277 Irma Writes Column.mp3
    27. My Friend Irma 530630 278 Irma Buys An Air Conditioner .mp3
    28. My Friend Irma 540629 309 Irma And Jane See Ghost.mp3
    29. My Friend Irma Irma And Astrology.mp3
    30. My Friend Irma Irmas Trip To Washington.mp3
    31. My Friend Irma Martins Dog And New Society.mp3
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    68 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 31 hours, 11 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 38 minutes
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    1. My Friend Irma 470411 001 Irma Meets Jane.mp3
    2. My Friend Irma 470418 002 Rent Money.mp3
    3. My Friend Irma 470502 004 Convinced Its Janes Birthday.mp3
    4. My Friend Irma 470516 006 Jane And Irma Lose Their Jobs.mp3
    5. My Friend Irma 470613 010 Fur Coat.mp3
    6. My Friend Irma 470721 015 Piano Lessons For Junior.mp3
    7. My Friend Irma 471201 034 Reward.mp3
    8. My Friend Irma 471208 035 Eyes Have It.mp3
    9. My Friend Irma 471215 036 Dancing Fools.mp3
    10. My Friend Irma 471222 037 Double Surprise.mp3
    11. My Friend Irma 471229 038 Gentlemen Prefer.mp3
    12. My Friend Irma 480105 039 Great Irma.mp3
    13. My Friend Irma 480112 040 Lucky Couple Contest.mp3
    14. My Friend Irma 480119 041 Book Crook.mp3
    15. My Friend Irma 480126 042 Lonely Hearts Club.mp3
    16. My Friend Irma 480202 043 Redhead.mp3
    17. My Friend Irma 480209 044 Billy Boy, Boxer.mp3
    18. My Friend Irma 480216 045 Professors Concerto.mp3
    19. My Friend Irma 480223 046 Its All Relative.mp3
    20. My Friend Irma 480301 047 Fortune Raised.mp3
    21. My Friend Irma 480308 048 Double Troubles.mp3
    22. My Friend Irma 480315 049 Buy Or Sell.mp3
    23. My Friend Irma 480322 050 Election Connection.mp3
    24. My Friend Irma 480329 051 Big Secret.mp3
    25. My Friend Irma 480405 052 Irmas Inheritance.mp3
    26. My Friend Irma 480419 054 Dinner Date.mp3
    27. My Friend Irma 480426 055 Manhattan Magazine.mp3
    28. My Friend Irma 480503 056 Acute Love Sickness.mp3
    29. My Friend Irma 480510 057 Bon Voyage.mp3
    30. My Friend Irma 480517 058 Irma Wants To Join Club.mp3
    31. My Friend Irma 480524 059 Aunt Harriet To Visit.mp3
    32. My Friend Irma 480614 062 Al And Irma Buy Wedding Ring.mp3
    33. My Friend Irma 480628 064 See Ghost Repeat Of 47630.mp3
    34. My Friend Irma 480906 074 Trip To Coney Island.mp3
    35. My Friend Irma 481206 087 Irma Takes Piano Lessons.mp3
    36. My Friend Irma 481220 089 Irmas Christmas Party.mp3
    37. My Friend Irma 490103 091 Double Date.mp3
    Volume 2 - 31 shows - total playtime 13 hours 32 minutes
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    1. My Friend Irma 490411 105 Piano Lessons For Irma.mp3
    2. My Friend Irma 490425 107 Irma Is Fired.mp3
    3. My Friend Irma 490502 108 Irma Reads Mystery Book.mp3
    4. My Friend Irma 490509 109 Venus De Milo Missing Arms.mp3
    5. My Friend Irma 500529 156 Fifty Dollar Loan.mp3
    6. My Friend Irma 510402 191 Irma Decides Al Needs Psychiatrist.mp3
    7. My Friend Irma 520106 216 Memoirs.mp3
    8. My Friend Irma 520113 217 Cub Scout Speech.mp3
    9. My Friend Irma 520120 218 Burglar.mp3
    10. My Friend Irma 520127 219 Psychological Tests.mp3
    11. My Friend Irma 520203 220 Newspaper Column.mp3
    12. My Friend Irma 520210 221 Dictation System.mp3
    13. My Friend Irma 520217 222 Cathy Decides To Quit Her Job.mp3
    14. My Friend Irma 520224 223 Lost Friendship Ring.mp3
    15. My Friend Irma 521118 246 Mrs Oreilly Gets Arrested.mp3
    16. My Friend Irma 530127 256 Irma Gets Raise Afrts#48.mp3
    17. My Friend Irma 530224 260 Als Youth Restorer.mp3
    18. My Friend Irma 530421 268 Way Mans Heart Aka Cooking Course.mp3
    19. My Friend Irma 530428 269 Irma Takes Yoga Aka Improves Mind.mp3
    20. My Friend Irma 530505 270 Irma Wants Older Man.mp3
    21. My Friend Irma 530519 272 Irmas Brother Lectures.mp3
    22. My Friend Irma 530526 273 Coronation Aka Irma Wins Trip UK.mp3
    23. My Friend Irma 530602 274 Irmas Boss Buys Race Horse.mp3
    24. My Friend Irma 530609 275 Martins Fight Aka Beating His Wife.mp3
    25. My Friend Irma 530616 276 Irma And Jane See Ghost.mp3
    26. My Friend Irma 530623 277 Irma Writes Column.mp3
    27. My Friend Irma 530630 278 Irma Buys An Air Conditioner .mp3
    28. My Friend Irma 540629 309 Irma And Jane See Ghost.mp3
    29. My Friend Irma Irma And Astrology.mp3
    30. My Friend Irma Irmas Trip To Washington.mp3
    31. My Friend Irma Martins Dog And New Society.mp3
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    68 recordings on 34 Audio CDs
    total playtime 31 hours, 11 min

    Disc A001

    1. My Friend Irma Irma And Astrology
    2. My Friend Irma Irmas Trip To Washington

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    Disc A002

    1. My Friend Irma Martins Dog And New Society
    2. My Friend Irma 470411 001 Irma Meets Jane

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    Disc A003

    1. My Friend Irma 470418 002 Rent Money
    2. My Friend Irma 470502 004 Convinced Its Janes Birthday

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    Disc A004

    1. My Friend Irma 470516 006 Jane And Irma Lose Their Jobs
    2. My Friend Irma 470613 010 Fur Coat

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    Disc A005

    1. My Friend Irma 470721 015 Piano Lessons For Junior
    2. My Friend Irma 471201 034 Reward

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    Disc A006

    1. My Friend Irma 471208 035 Eyes Have It
    2. My Friend Irma 471215 036 Dancing Fools

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    Disc A007

    1. My Friend Irma 471222 037 Double Surprise
    2. My Friend Irma 471229 038 Gentlemen Prefer

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    Disc A008

    1. My Friend Irma 480105 039 Great Irma
    2. My Friend Irma 480112 040 Lucky Couple Contest

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    Disc A009

    1. My Friend Irma 480119 041 Book Crook
    2. My Friend Irma 480126 042 Lonely Hearts Club

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    Disc A010

    1. My Friend Irma 480202 043 Redhead
    2. My Friend Irma 480209 044 Billy Boy, Boxer

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    Disc A011

    1. My Friend Irma 480216 045 Professors Concerto
    2. My Friend Irma 480223 046 Its All Relative

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    Disc A012

    1. My Friend Irma 480301 047 Fortune Raised
    2. My Friend Irma 480308 048 Double Troubles

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    Disc A013

    1. My Friend Irma 480315 049 Buy Or Sell
    2. My Friend Irma 480322 050 Election Connection

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    Disc A014

    1. My Friend Irma 480329 051 Big Secret
    2. My Friend Irma 480405 052 Irmas Inheritance

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    Disc A015

    1. My Friend Irma 480419 054 Dinner Date
    2. My Friend Irma 480426 055 Manhattan Magazine

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    Disc A016

    1. My Friend Irma 480503 056 Acute Love Sickness
    2. My Friend Irma 480510 057 Bon Voyage

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    Disc A017

    1. My Friend Irma 480517 058 Irma Wants To Join Club
    2. My Friend Irma 480524 059 Aunt Harriet To Visit

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    Disc A018

    1. My Friend Irma 480614 062 Al And Irma Buy Wedding Ring
    2. My Friend Irma 480628 064 See Ghost Repeat Of 47630

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    Disc A019

    1. My Friend Irma 480906 074 Trip To Coney Island
    2. My Friend Irma 481206 087 Irma Takes Piano Lessons

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    Disc A020

    1. My Friend Irma 481220 089 Irmas Christmas Party
    2. My Friend Irma 490103 091 Double Date

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    Disc A021

    1. My Friend Irma 490411 105 Piano Lessons For Irma
    2. My Friend Irma 490425 107 Irma Is Fired

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    Disc A022

    1. My Friend Irma 490502 108 Irma Reads Mystery Book
    2. My Friend Irma 490509 109 Venus De Milo Missing Arms

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    Disc A023

    1. My Friend Irma 500529 156 Fifty Dollar Loan
    2. My Friend Irma 510402 191 Irma Decides Al Needs Psychiatrist

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    Disc A024

    1. My Friend Irma 520106 216 Memoirs
    2. My Friend Irma 520113 217 Cub Scout Speech

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    Disc A025

    1. My Friend Irma 520120 218 Burglar
    2. My Friend Irma 520127 219 Psychological Tests

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    Disc A026

    1. My Friend Irma 520203 220 Newspaper Column
    2. My Friend Irma 520210 221 Dictation System

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    Disc A027

    1. My Friend Irma 520217 222 Cathy Decides To Quit Her Job
    2. My Friend Irma 520224 223 Lost Friendship Ring

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    Disc A028

    1. My Friend Irma 521118 246 Mrs Oreilly Gets Arrested
    2. My Friend Irma 530127 256 Irma Gets Raise Afrts#48

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    Disc A029

    1. My Friend Irma 530224 260 Als Youth Restorer
    2. My Friend Irma 530421 268 Way Mans Heart Aka Cooking Course

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    Disc A030

    1. My Friend Irma 530428 269 Irma Takes Yoga Aka Improves Mind
    2. My Friend Irma 530505 270 Irma Wants Older Man

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    Disc A031

    1. My Friend Irma 530519 272 Irmas Brother Lectures
    2. My Friend Irma 530526 273 Coronation Aka Irma Wins Trip UK

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    Disc A032

    1. My Friend Irma 530602 274 Irmas Boss Buys Race Horse
    2. My Friend Irma 530609 275 Martins Fight Aka Beating His Wife

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    Disc A033

    1. My Friend Irma 530616 276 Irma And Jane See Ghost
    2. My Friend Irma 530623 277 Irma Writes Column

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    Disc A034

    1. My Friend Irma 530630 278 Irma Buys An Air Conditioner
    2. My Friend Irma 540629 309 Irma And Jane See Ghost

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