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!"
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Please enjoy these 133 old time radio episodes:
|06.29.1944||aldrich family (244) bracelet for kathleen||
+ , AFRS rebroadcast. Henry has bought a bracelet for Kathleen's birthday. The script was subsequen...
|09.15.1944||aldrich family (250) homer is popular aka everyone is asking homer for a date||
+ Program #73. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Poor Homer! Henry and almost everybody else is...
|11.24.1944||aldrich family (260) mrs aldrich returns a bicycle||
+ CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Because "you're only young once," Mrs. Aldrich returns a bi...
|01.12.1945||aldrich family (267) henry sends candy to two girls||
+ CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Mr. Aldrich has sent flowers to Mrs. Aldrich. Henry sends c...
|01.25.1945||too much chocolate||
+ CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The Aldrich family is trying to get to church on Sunday, bu...
|01.26.1945||aldrich family (269) church and chocolate|
|11.16.1945||aldrich family (310) costume party||
+ Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Log Cabin Syrup. There's going to be a masquerade pa...
|12.16.1945||aldrich family a quiet evening|
|03.08.1946||aldrich family (322) dinner jacket mix up||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O (Meredith Willson and His Talking People). Henry's girlfriend Kathleen is co...
|09.26.1946||aldrich family (351) mary has joe graham over||
+ , AFRS rebroadcast. Joe Graham is coming over to dinner at the Aldrich's tonight. Mary would like...
|03.13.1947||aldrich family (375) birthday pipe||
+ , Nostalgia Broadcast Corporation syndication. Henry is late for dinner...again! He's been trying...
|12.11.1947||aldrich family (402) school ring||
+ , Nostalgia Broadcasting Corporation syndication. Henry wants a new class ring, which leads to ...
|04.01.1948||aldrich family (418) april fool's day jokes||
+ Sponsored by: Postum. An April's fool joke runs amok. The first 15:13 of the program only. Norman...
|04.29.1948||aldrich family (422) mother's day||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Confusion runs rampant on Mother's Day. Where to eat, where to go?
|05.13.1948||aldrich family (424) date with helen forbes||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Henry has a date with Helen Forbes. + Happy times are sometimes pretty diff...
|06.24.1948||aldrich family (430) painting the garage||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. It's a Saturday morning during the summer...and the garage needs painting. ...
|09.30.1948||aldrich family (431) rotating parties|
|10.07.1948||aldrich family (432) henry rents out mary's room||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O (Meredith Willson and His Talking People). Henry thinks that his sister Mary...
|10.14.1948||aldrich family (433) the great wiener roast||
+ It's Autumn and time for a wiener roast. Henry's in charge and he's very careful about all the de...
|10.21.1948||aldrich family (434) baby sitting or movies|
|10.28.1948||aldrich family (435) detention or basketball game||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Detention or a basketball game? And how many glue spots are there in a clas...
|11.04.1948||aldrich family (436) henry buys a hat||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Henry buys a new straw hat, but is ordered to return it. This is not as eas...
|11.11.1948||aldrich family (437) broken toy||
+ "The Broken Toy". Sponsored by: Jell-O ("Talking People" commercial). The every day life of an av...
|11.18.1948||aldrich family (438) hardware store grabbag||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O ("Talking People" commercial). The hardware store grab-bag, it's not what it...
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