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:
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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 ...
|05.05.1949||af homer accidentally engaged to agnes 1949 5 5|
|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...
|11.07.1939||aldrich family coupon craze|
|02.20.1940||aldrich family (034) pigeon coops||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Will Henry raise rabbits or pigeons? And what about the dogs, snakes, etc.?...
|02.27.1940||aldrich family (035) carrier pigeons||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. The Aldrich's have just hired a maid named Martha. Henry's raising rabbitts...
|04.30.1940||aldrich family (044) model airplane||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Henry has lost the model airplane race, but is determined to reverse the ju...
|05.07.1940||aldrich family (045) mothers day||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. This Sunday is going to be Mother's Day.
|05.21.1940||aldrich family (047) school picnic||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Who took Henry's lunch? Henry's got a total of 3 dates for the school picni...
|05.28.1940||aldrich family (048) cross country race||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Henry's out to win the cross-country race. Henry's pal in this program is D...
|09.05.1940||aldrich family (060) the generous gentleman movie||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Henry has seen a film called, "The Generous Gentleman," which has made a bi...
|09.12.1940||aldrich family (061) henry loses gift watch from aunt harriet||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Henry has lost the new watch that was sent to him by Aunt Harriet. A simila...
|10.31.1940||aldrich family (068) halloween prank backfires||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O. Henry's and his pal "Toby" plan to ring just one doorbell on Halloween. A d...
|01.23.1941||aldrich family (80) the pen pal|
|10.23.1941||aldrich family (116) henry forgets to mail a letter||
+ Sponsored by: Postum. Henry's forgotten to mail a letter, which leads to total confusion at the w...
|01.22.1942||aldrich family (129) girlfriend||
+ Sponsored by: Postum, Log Cabin Syrup. Henry has forgotten to bring home the ginger ale...or has ...
|01.29.1942||aldrich family (130) henry's secret admirer||
+ Sponsored by: Postum. Henry receives a letter from a girl in Abbott City. Is she a secret admirer...
|04.05.1942||aldrich family henry's missing left rubber|
|06.11.1942||aldrich family (149) is henry's date with gladys for dinner||
+ Sponsored by: Jell-O (Meredith Willson and His Talking People). Henry's girlfriend Kathleen is co...
|06.18.1942||aldrich family (150) selling christmas cards||
+ Sponsored by: Postum, Jell-O. Where are Henry's Christmas Cards? He and Homer plan to sell the ca...
|08.13.1942||aldrich family (154) lead role||
+ Homer has got himself a place in the chorus for the school Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Mikado an...
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|N/A||af henry alters the school paper gossip column n a|
|N/A||af henry buys a hat n a|
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