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:
|01.23.1935||lum and abner (0028) matrimonial bureau will move||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. Hortense Kelly has fallen in love with Abner's picture, and ...
|01.24.1935||lum and abner (0029) telegram from hortense||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. A heated discussion takes place about Hortense Kelly. She sen...
|01.24.1935||hortense kelly arrives tomorrow|
|01.25.1935||lum and abner (0030) abner to railroad depot||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. Abner is off for the train station to meet Hortense Kelly. He...
|01.25.1935||dont know elizabeth and pearl arrive|
|01.30.1935||lum and abner (0033) lizabeth and hortense||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. Lum's brilliant plan to make peace between Abner and Elizabet...
|01.31.1935||lum and abner (0034) abner fake broken arms||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk. Abner's in bed, supposedly with two broken arms. Lum has deci...
|02.01.1935||lum and abner (0035) jot 'em down to reopen||
+ When Lum conceived the idea of having Abner pretend he’d been in an automobile accident to gain ...
|02.01.1935||decide to sell flashlights|
|02.04.1935||lum and abner (0036) business with william horlick||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). The fountain pen shaped flashlights are ...
|02.04.1935||how to distribute flashlights|
|02.05.1935||lum and abner (0037) mail for matrimonial bureau||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). Lum is disappointed that there have bee...
|02.06.1935||lum and abner (0038) election for president||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). Lum and Abner argue about who will be t...
|02.07.1935||lum and abner (0039) abner's phony broken arms||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). The voting for president of the Jot 'Em...
|02.07.1935||party line told about fake broken arms|
|02.08.1935||lum and abner (0040) insurance company pays off||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). Abner makes a party line call asking fo...
|02.11.1935||lum and abner (0041) lum is very nervous||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). All of Pine Ridge is searching for the b...
|02.11.1935||looking for burglar clues found|
|02.12.1935||lum and abner (0042) lum arrested and jailed||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). Lum has been accused of the robbery and ...
|02.12.1935||lum arrested forced to quit school board|
|02.13.1935||lum and abner (0043) lum out of jail||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). Dick Huddleston has gotten Lum out of ja...
|02.14.1935||lum and abner (0044) lum has lead in election||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). As votes in the election start arriving...
|02.15.1935||lum and abner (0045) abner hires cedric||
+ Sponsored by: Horlick's Malted Milk (flashlight premium). Lum is in bandages after being "shot" by...
|02.18.1935||lum and abner (0046) restocking of store|