Granby’s Green Acres was a 30-minute comedy radio show that focused on the life of John Granby, a former bank teller, and Martha Granby, his talkative wife. The couple left their life in the city to pursue a much easier, slower-paced life of a farmer. However, they did not expect what was there in the life of every farmer. Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet played the roles of John Granby and Martha Granby, respectively.
Other stars in the show included Louise Ericsson as Janice, John and Martha’s daughter, and Parley Baer as Eb, their old-man hand. It was Jay Sommers who produced, wrote, and directed the show. CBS launched the show’s first episode on July 3, 1950 and its last on August 21, 1950, producing a total of 6 episodes.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 6 old time radio episodes:
|03.30.1950||granby quits his job||
+ The first show of the series. Mr. Granby quits his bank job and is determined to grow his own fo...
|07.10.1950||granby plants a crop||
+ "Granby Plants A Crop". What to plant? Corn? Wheat? It’s a funny thing about people; farm peop...
|07.17.1950||granby discovers electricity||
+ "Mr. Granby Discovers Electricity". Granby decides an electric milker is needed for his farm. Th...
|07.24.1950||granby bites the love bug||
+ "Mr. Granby Fights The Love Bug". Granby's corn is doing poorly, but he won't listen to the coun...
|07.31.1950||granby lays an egg||
+ "Mr. Granby Lays An Egg". The farm need chickens, so Granby buys two hundred of them, all rooste...
|08.21.1950||mr granby breaks down last show||
+ "Mr. Granby Breaks Down". Granby becomes very sensitive to noise. The sequence makes excellent u...