Get ready with those belly rolls, because Henry is in for another bout of chaos!
The show began when Rudy Vallee saw it as a play and encouraged Clifford Goldsmith, the writer, to perform it on The Rudy Vallee Show. After rave reviews, The Aldrich Family went on to perform for 39 weeks on The Kate Smith Hour.In 1939, it became so popular that The Aldrich Family took their own prime time slot on Sunday evenings. The show was a big success. By 1941, it rated in the top ten with Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and Fibber McGee and Molly.
In the show, Ezra Stone starred as 16-year old Henry Aldrich, also known as "Penrod of the '40s." In his 13 years, Henry Aldrich had more disasters, chaos, and craziness than a closet full of squirrels let loose in a glass house. Henry accidentally managed to create hilariously disastrous situations out of anything he could get his hands on, whether it be a telephone or a flat tire.The Aldrich Family was a teenage sitcom that featured "America's favorite teenager" Henry Aldrich, portrayed by Ezra Stone (until 1942), Norman Tokar (1942-1943), Dickie Jones(1943-1944), Raymond Ives (1944-1945), and Bobby Ellis (1952, both in radio and television). Debuting as a replacement for Jack Benny's Show, the series started airing on July 2, 1939. Months later, it moved to another timeslot and remained there until the show ended in April 19, 1953. During the show's first two years, it was one of the highest-rating radio shows, alongside Fibber McGee and Molly, Jack Benny, and Bob Hope.
The series was best known for its opening exchange between Henry and his mother, which goes as "Henreeeee! Aldrich!" to which the teen responded, "Com-ing, Mother!" Click here to read more about Aldrich Family
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Please enjoy these 133 old time radio episodes:
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+ When Mr Aldrich was Henry’s age he used to get up early and walk to school then when he got home...
|N/A||af henry is not wanted on a sleigh ride party n a||
+ Statisticians tell us that the average American family consists of 4.2 persons. Well that’s the ...
|N/A||af looking for tuxedos for school formal n a||
+ , AFRS rebroadcast. In search of the wild tuxedo...both Henry and Homer try to find one for the b...
|N/A||family trouble with kathleens father||
+ Her father has bared Henry from Kathleen’s house for three weeks after he broke a lamp. It is al...
+ Program #46. , AFRS rebroadcast. While delivering a fruit cake, Henry goes ice skating and falls...
|N/A||henry goes ice skating||
+ American boys always grow up they can’t stop themselves. But no matter how old or important they...
|N/A||henry spills glue at school||
+ No one has ever yet succeeded in crowding in to one definition all the amazing characteristics of ...
|N/A||lost in the snow||
+ A boy is a boy and that’s all there is to it. He gets in to difficulty somehow and he gets out o...
+ There’s an old saying that claims you’re only young once, but as a matter of fact you can be y...
|N/A||aldrich family waste paper drive||
+ , AFRS rebroadcast. Henry has ripped his pants while collecting for the scrap paper drive. The mu...
|N/A||aldrich family (xxx) cancer special (2)||
+ Sponsored by: American Cancer Society fund appeal. Willie Marshall has "fixed" the Aldrich family ...
|N/A||aldrich family (xxx) homer expects a horse from agnes||
+ Homer and Agnes have broken up. It will take a horse to get them together.
|N/A||aldrich family mary's new dress||
+ , AFRS rebroadcast. Mary has gotten a new dress, and it's not such a nice dress. On the other han...
|N/A||af boys throw a farewell party for the girls n a|
|N/A||anniversary of first date|
|N/A||barbara or constance||
+ Blue Network. Sponsored by: Jell-O. A poignant story about Henry and two girls, Barbara and Consta...
|N/A||bringing home head cheese|
|N/A||henrys secret admirer||
+ Sponsored by: Postum. Henry receives a letter from a girl in Abbott City. Is she a secret admirer...
|N/A||henry and homer apply for a streetcar job|
|N/A||henry gets jealous||
+ Sponsored by: Postum. Trying to get Doris Townsend jealous, Henry's parents naturally conclude th...
|N/A||ice fishing in january|
|N/A||man or mouse|
|N/A||marys first job|
|N/A||searching for ancestors|
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