In this old time radio series, Norris Goff was Abner Peabody, and Chester Lauck was Lum Edwards… the owners and operators of Pine Ridge's own "Jot 'em Down Store." The Lum and Abner show was fifteen minutes that took us to back to the feeling of a rural America before music, radio and such made peace and quiet seem downright odd. For a general store, the "Jot 'em Down" was rarely bustling, so the silence was taken up with the events of the moment.
Intro music sets the stage, and we might be sitting by the cracker barrel, ready to "ketch up" on what Lum or Abner are up to…A quick scan of the show titles tells you this show was filled with funny episodes. It was, and some developed over days or even weeks
Amos and Andy, as played by Gosden and Correll were the direct predecessors of Lum and Abner, as Goff and Lauck did "blackface" comedy at first. But that comedy market, hard to believe today, was glutted with 'wannabe's," so they switched to the Lum and Abner "idee." An essential part of both shows is the no-audience first-person approach to story telling.
While Amos and Andy moved to Harlem, for years Lum and Abner changed "nary a thing"…until in '48, the show went to a half-hour, got a live audience and visiting star, an orchestra, and flopped. The boys did seven movies, too…even did one called "Lum and Abner Abroad." But it was in the "Jot 'em Down" with Lum and Abner just talking that the listening public really wanted to be. In its own way, Lum and Abner presented a perfect, and perfectly funny, little world of its own. It is pure storytelling, with plots that are always mischievous, and often bordered on the tall tale.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 1801 old time radio episodes:
|01.01.1933||lum and abner friday night sociable|
|01.02.1933||hunting the lion|
|01.04.1935||lum and abner (0015) lum and abner sell an oil well to mr carter||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. Lum and Abner are going to be made rich by their oil wells. ...
|01.07.1935||lum and abner (0016) squire skimp is president of southwest oil co||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. The sale of the oil well to Squire Skimp wasn't as profitabl...
|01.08.1935||squire receives a visit from southern|
|01.08.1935||lum and abner (0017) squire receives visit from southern pipeline company||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. Squire Skimp tries to give back the oil well to Lum and Abner...
|01.09.1935||oil boom over||
Yesterday Pine Ridge received a very great shock it was discovered that the oil well that Lum and Ab...
|01.09.1935||lum and abner (0018) pine ridge oil boom over||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. The oil company agreement with Squire Skimp has disappeared! ...
|01.18.1935||lum and abner (0025) lum and abner operate pine ridge matrimonial bureau||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. The boys are running the Pine Ridge Matrimonial Bureau, and t...
|01.21.1935||lum wants to send out abners photo|
|01.21.1935||lum and abner (0026) matrimonial bureau swamped by mail from all over country||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. The boys answer the mail sent to the Matrimonial Bureau. Lum ...
|01.22.1935||lum and abner (0027) lum and abner read matrimonial bureau mail||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. Lum and Abner answer their mail and continue to give good (?...
|N/A||lum & abner i grannies i love you opie cates orchestra original|
|N/A||lum and abner preparing for a lion hunt|
|N/A||mr dobbs comes to visit|
|N/A||seven wonders of the world|
|N/A||lum and abner christmas seal appeal|
|N/A||lum and abner march of dimes|
|N/A||a store on every floor|
|N/A||cedric buys a pinball machine|
|N/A||cedric the indian|
|N/A||j wadsworth from chicago|
|N/A||lum cons squire skimp|
|N/A||lum designing new apartments|