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:
|03.28.1950||life with luigi (080) luigi finds a wallet||
+ Luigi finds a wallet in the street and hands it in to a policeman and it turns out to be the worst...
|04.04.1950||life with luigi (081) traffic light|
|04.05.1950||lum and abner reader's digest manuscript|
|04.11.1950||life with luigi (082) bosco is a good name|
|04.12.1950||lum and abner trying to buy property|
|04.12.1950||cemetary lots poor|
|04.19.1950||lum and abner lum wants to sell his interest in store|
|04.25.1950||life with luigi (084) donation for gym equipment||
+ In Luigi’s neighborhood they have a Boy’s Club and they all help out. The supervisor had been ...
|04.26.1950||lum wants hemingway to speak at luncheon|
|04.26.1950||lum and abner lum needs author for literary club|
|05.02.1950||life with luigi (085) sootho's cough syrup guarantee|
|05.16.1950||life with luigi (087) future american, 1953|
|05.23.1950||life with luigi (088) taking a picture of rosa|
|05.30.1950||life with luigi (089) luigi's antiques are auctioned off|
|06.06.1950||life with luigi (090) party line troubles||
+ Luigi wants to be on the telephone all day doing business but he has a party line and it always se...
|06.13.1950||life with luigi|
|07.04.1950||life with luigi independence day parade (repeat of )||
+ Luigi is writing to his mum to say how he is looking forward to marching in his first big Independ...
|08.15.1950||life with luigi (091) luigi has a fire in the store||
+ Luigi is writing to his mamma in Italy and telling her about how the American likes to get Insuran...
|08.22.1950||life with luigi (092) business trip to buffalo||
+ Luigi has won a $100 prize from the Chamber of commerce for setting up his own business running hi...
|09.05.1950||life with luigi (094) luigi sells ice cream||
+ In his weekly letter to his mother Luigi tells her the funny thing about Americans, “All year th...
|09.12.1950||life with luigi (095) luigi is lonely||
+ Luigi is feeling very lonesome in America without his family and tonight he would even go out with...
|09.19.1950||life with luigi (096) crusade for freedom speech||
+ Miss Spalding arrives late to class as she has been at a school conference and has some news, whic...
|09.26.1950||life with luigi (097) trolley transfer||
+ Luigi has been charges 15 cents because his trolley bus ticket had expired but it was not his faul...
|10.03.1950||life with luigi (098) luigi gives blood||
+ Luigi would like to do something big for his country and asks Pasquale for his advice. Pasquale su...
|10.10.1950||life with luigi (099) a day in new york with frank sinatra|