Welcome to OTRCAT.com: Old Time Radio Catalog
Loading. Please wait...

Twins in Old Time Radio

Twin births and twins allow for comic and criminal implications were well explored in Old Time Radio.

10%
OFF
Twins

39 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 16 hours, 57 min)
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
18 Audio CDs


Choose your CD format
or order disks individually: Add to Cart
Add to wishlist
Print

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2021 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

Twins Listening to RadioMost birds, reptiles, and amphibians lay eggs in groups called clutches, and the babies which hatch from the same clutch are called brood-mates. The size of a clutch depends on several environmental and species-specific factors, such as the amount of care the offspring will receive from the parents and the availability of food. Generally, more eggs mean more hatchlings which means more offspring will mature to sexual maturity and start the cycle again.

Small mammals, who employ live birth, generally give birth to litters. More vulnerable the species generally have larger litters. Rabbits often have fourteen kits in a litter and the naked mole rat average litter size is 28. Larger animals tend to have one offspring per pregnancy. In humans, this is especially important because babies are born essentially helpless. The human organism is so complex that even a single offspring taxes the mother's health to the utmost (and have a much greater chance of not reaching full-term).

Twins occur, of course, but their birth often comes at a cost to the mother, each other, and in some cases, society as a whole. One of the strongest relationships humans will know is between siblings, how much stronger if that relationship begins in the womb? The fact that the only thing cuter than one smiling baby is two smiling babies certainly increases their attractiveness.

One of our earliest programs dealing with twins is the syndicated medical comedy, The Family Doctor from 1932, which shows that raising twins can b just as wonderful (and frustrating) as raising singletons. The doc deals with a pair of teenaged twins who experience their first cigars and later a pair of younger tykes who take up treasure hunting in their mother's garden.

Hollywood Barn DanceAll babies are cute, it is practically their job description, and twins can seem like a double-dose of cuteness. The singing McQuaig Twin sisters were a hit on Hollywood Barn Dance. Twins are just rare enough to make a terrific plot device and in the early Fifties, Marjorie, The Great Gildersleeve's grown niece, brings a set of twins home from the hospital, which is almost enough to put Great Uncle Gildy over the edge. Twelve-year-old twin boys help Superman rescue Jimmy Olsen, and the Los Angeles Police Department pull out all the stops to find a pair of four-year-old twins who go missing on Dragnet.

Most twins are fraternal, which means that each grew from a separate fertilized egg in their mother's womb while identical twins are genetically identical, meaning the came from the same egg which divided after fertilization. Even fraternal twins share enough genetic similarities that it can b hard to tell which is which. The story of the Zimmerman Twins who served together in the 9th Bomb Group is related on War Telescope. While most twins are close, in some cases that closeness leads to contempt and murder. The blood stain which remains when Dave Cortland disappears on Challenge of the Yukon was not his but that of his murdered twin.

Often, it is not one but both twins who turn out bad, and they further their nefarious plots by taking advantage of their physical similarities to be each other's alibi. This makes for a convenient was to defraud the insurance company represented by Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

Part of the reason twins were such a popular plot device on the radio is that both siblings could be played by a single actor, something which was practically impossible on TV if they were both in the same scene.

See also:  Doppelgangers and Evil Twins in Old Time Radio

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2021 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

These classic recordings are available in the following formats:

  • Show Rating

    0
    0     0


    COMMENTS

    Be the first to comment on "Twins"


    Leave a comment

    You have reached the maximum number of votes for a unregistered user.

    Please login or create a new account to continue...

    You have reached the maximum number to down votes in this page.

  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    39 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50. Total playtime 16 hours, 57 min
    39 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 16 hours, 57 min
    Add MP3 CD Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      39 shows - total playtime 16 hours 57 minutes
      1. Calling All Detectives 481125 316 Looking Diamond Dealers.mp3
      2. Can You Imagine That 400000 Detective Stories.mp3
      3. Chesterfield Show4952 500315 026 Dennis And Phil Crosby.mp3
      4. Cisco Kid Twin Desperados.mp3
      5. Danger Dr Danfield 461013 Henry Comes Home.mp3
      6. Dragnet 510215 Big Crime.mp3
      7. Eb And Zeb 425 Episode 425.mp3
      8. Family Doctor 320000 05 Once To Every Boy.mp3
      9. Family Doctor 320000 19 Prospectors.mp3
      10. Fmm 430330 0358 Washing Machine.mp3
      11. Front Page Drama 360704 0167 Dream Girl.mp3
      12. Gang Busters 481023 0552 Twenty Four Hour Twins.mp3
      13. Gg 510221 393 Marjories Babies Arrive.mp3
      14. Gg 510228 394 Trying To Name Twins.mp3
      15. Gg 510307 395 Marjorie Twins Coming Home Grandpa Isnt Needed.mp3
      16. Gg 510328 398 Gildy And Leroy Baby Sit Twins.mp3
      17. Gg 510404 399 Bullard Needs Boat Access.mp3
      18. Gg 510502 403 Spring Cleaning Judges House.mp3
      19. Gg 510926 411 Marjorie Gets Job.mp3
      20. Gg 521224 476 Gildy And Leroy Alone For Christmas.mp3
      21. Grand Marquee 470807 49 Till Crime Do Us Part.mp3
      22. Hallmark Playhouse 491208 066 Christopher And Columbus.mp3
      23. Hilltop House 390921 Bess Stops An Argument.mp3
      24. Hollywood Barn Dance 470118 Uncle Ep.mp3
      25. Let George Do It 490221 Journey Into Hate.mp3
      26. Lux Radio 460325 Wonderman.mp3
      27. Mama Blooms Brood 340000 65 Getting To Sleep.mp3
      28. Mama Blooms Brood 340000 66 Shopping For New Suit.mp3
      29. Michael Shayne 481120 21 High Priced Twins.mp3
      30. Omb 550508 288 Twin Orphans.mp3
      31. Quiz Kids 510225 559 Twins From Syracuse.mp3
      32. Rogers Of Gazette 531230 24 Investigative Reporters.mp3
      33. Sdp 500331 062 Dark Mirror.mp3
      34. Space Patrol 530919 Spies From Planet X.mp3
      35. Suspense 460117 Pasteboard Box.mp3
      36. Suspense 580223 Five Buck Tip.mp3
      37. Taos 471125 1623 Ruler Of Darkness Pt 23.mp3
      38. Town Hall Tonight 380504 156 Who Killed Hula Hula Dancer.mp3
      39. War Telescope 440520 Zimmerman Twins.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    39 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50. Total playtime 16 hours, 57 min
    39 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 16 hours, 57 min
    Add MP3 CD Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      39 shows - total playtime 16 hours 57 minutes
      1. Calling All Detectives 481125 316 Looking Diamond Dealers.mp3
      2. Can You Imagine That 400000 Detective Stories.mp3
      3. Chesterfield Show4952 500315 026 Dennis And Phil Crosby.mp3
      4. Cisco Kid Twin Desperados.mp3
      5. Danger Dr Danfield 461013 Henry Comes Home.mp3
      6. Dragnet 510215 Big Crime.mp3
      7. Eb And Zeb 425 Episode 425.mp3
      8. Family Doctor 320000 05 Once To Every Boy.mp3
      9. Family Doctor 320000 19 Prospectors.mp3
      10. Fmm 430330 0358 Washing Machine.mp3
      11. Front Page Drama 360704 0167 Dream Girl.mp3
      12. Gang Busters 481023 0552 Twenty Four Hour Twins.mp3
      13. Gg 510221 393 Marjories Babies Arrive.mp3
      14. Gg 510228 394 Trying To Name Twins.mp3
      15. Gg 510307 395 Marjorie Twins Coming Home Grandpa Isnt Needed.mp3
      16. Gg 510328 398 Gildy And Leroy Baby Sit Twins.mp3
      17. Gg 510404 399 Bullard Needs Boat Access.mp3
      18. Gg 510502 403 Spring Cleaning Judges House.mp3
      19. Gg 510926 411 Marjorie Gets Job.mp3
      20. Gg 521224 476 Gildy And Leroy Alone For Christmas.mp3
      21. Grand Marquee 470807 49 Till Crime Do Us Part.mp3
      22. Hallmark Playhouse 491208 066 Christopher And Columbus.mp3
      23. Hilltop House 390921 Bess Stops An Argument.mp3
      24. Hollywood Barn Dance 470118 Uncle Ep.mp3
      25. Let George Do It 490221 Journey Into Hate.mp3
      26. Lux Radio 460325 Wonderman.mp3
      27. Mama Blooms Brood 340000 65 Getting To Sleep.mp3
      28. Mama Blooms Brood 340000 66 Shopping For New Suit.mp3
      29. Michael Shayne 481120 21 High Priced Twins.mp3
      30. Omb 550508 288 Twin Orphans.mp3
      31. Quiz Kids 510225 559 Twins From Syracuse.mp3
      32. Rogers Of Gazette 531230 24 Investigative Reporters.mp3
      33. Sdp 500331 062 Dark Mirror.mp3
      34. Space Patrol 530919 Spies From Planet X.mp3
      35. Suspense 460117 Pasteboard Box.mp3
      36. Suspense 580223 Five Buck Tip.mp3
      37. Taos 471125 1623 Ruler Of Darkness Pt 23.mp3
      38. Town Hall Tonight 380504 156 Who Killed Hula Hula Dancer.mp3
      39. War Telescope 440520 Zimmerman Twins.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



    39 recordings on 18 Audio CDs. Total playtime 16 hours, 57 min
    39 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 16 hours, 57 min

    Twins Disc A001

    1. Cisco Kid Twin Desperados
    2. Eb And Zeb 425 Episode 425
    3. Family Doctor 320000 05 Once To Every Boy
    4. Family Doctor 320000 19 Prospectors

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A002

    1. Mama Blooms Brood 340000 65 Getting To Sleep
    2. Mama Blooms Brood 340000 66 Shopping For New Suit
    3. Front Page Drama 360704 0167 Dream Girl

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A003

    1. Town Hall Tonight 380504 156 Who Killed Hula Hula Dancer

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A004

    1. Hilltop House 390921 Bess Stops An Argument
    2. Can You Imagine That 400000 Detective Stories
    3. Fmm 430330 0358 Washing Machine

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A005

    1. War Telescope 440520 Zimmerman Twins
    2. Suspense 460117 Pasteboard Box

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A006

    1. Lux Radio 460325 Wonderman

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A007

    1. Danger Dr Danfield 461013 Henry Comes Home
    2. Hollywood Barn Dance 470118 Uncle Ep

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A008

    1. Grand Marquee 470807 49 Till Crime Do Us Part
    2. Taos 471125 1623 Ruler Of Darkness Pt 23

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A009

    1. Gang Busters 481023 0552 Twenty Four Hour Twins
    2. Michael Shayne 481120 21 High Priced Twins
    3. Calling All Detectives 481125 316 Looking Diamond Dealers

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A010

    1. Let George Do It 490221 Journey Into Hate
    2. Hallmark Playhouse 491208 066 Christopher And Columbus

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A011

    1. Chesterfield Show4952 500315 026 Dennis And Phil Crosby
    2. Sdp 500331 062 Dark Mirror

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A012

    1. Dragnet 510215 Big Crime
    2. Gg 510221 393 Marjories Babies Arrive

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A013

    1. Quiz Kids 510225 559 Twins From Syracuse
    2. Gg 510228 394 Trying To Name Twins

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A014

    1. Gg 510307 395 Marjorie Twins Coming Home Grandpa Isnt Needed
    2. Gg 510328 398 Gildy And Leroy Baby Sit Twins

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A015

    1. Gg 510404 399 Bullard Needs Boat Access
    2. Gg 510502 403 Spring Cleaning Judges House

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A016

    1. Gg 510926 411 Marjorie Gets Job
    2. Gg 521224 476 Gildy And Leroy Alone For Christmas

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A017

    1. Space Patrol 530919 Spies From Planet X
    2. Rogers Of Gazette 531230 24 Investigative Reporters

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Twins Disc A018

    1. Omb 550508 288 Twin Orphans
    2. Suspense 580223 Five Buck Tip

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00

LISTENERS WHO ENJOYED THESE RECORDINGS ALSO COLLECTED