One of the most tried and true situation comedy formats is the family comedy. All it takes is a father who is not as smart as he thinks he is, a mother who is probably smarter than dad (and may or may not be willing to let on), and kids who are probably smarter than their parents. This formula has been used for as long as people have been laughing at their radios, so it is probably unfair to expect anything new from The Anderson Family. What the show does provide is plenty of chances for Walter Tetley to be Walter Tetley! Tetley gained prominence as the grown man with the kids voice (and stature) as Leroy on The Great Gildersleeve. Playing pubescent teens into his 30s and 40s would have been hard on anyone’s sense of pride, but there is no denying the delight Walter brought to audiences. The Anderson Family is most often compared with its contemporary Father Knows Best but most agree that the less well known syndicated program is funnier.
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Please enjoy these 30 old time radio episodes:
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+ Program #26. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Is there another woman in the life of the Ander...
|N/A||going fishing ep05of38||
+ Program #18. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Oliver's going fishing with his boss, and the r...
|N/A||borrowed lawnmower ep02of38||
+ Program #3. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Mr. Anderson has borrowed a lawn mower from the ...
|N/A||cowboy boots ep03of38||
+ Program #8. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Oliver wants a pair of cowboy boots for the comi...
|N/A||getting rid of uncle oskar ep04of38||
+ Program #21. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Oliver wa...
|N/A||junior has 150 dollars ep06of38||
+ Program #22. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Junior ha...
|N/A||home wants oliver to help ep29of38|
|N/A||homers wife is leaving him ep30of38|
|N/A||homer and oliver at odds ep32of38|
|N/A||junior taken to broadcast ep07of38|
|N/A||junior wants a horse ep08of38||
+ Program #1. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Junior has entered an essay contest on the subje...
|N/A||junions club ep09of38|
|N/A||late for meeting ep10of38||
+ Program #12. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Mr. Anderson arrives late for a meeting because...
|N/A||losing the saw ep11of38|
|N/A||marys father to visit ep12of38||
+ Program #35. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Mary's father has decided to buy a new home nea...
|N/A||marys friend visits ep13of38||
+ Program #17. Hollywood Broadcasters syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. A visit f...
|N/A||marys present ep14of38|
|N/A||new car ep16of38|
|N/A||mary wants oliver to take her ep38of38|
|N/A||mr tuttle wants investors ep15of38|
|N/A||new roomer ep17of38|
|N/A||oliver and the lovelorn club ep31of38|
|N/A||oliver argues ep18of38|
|N/A||oliver gives a speech ep19of38|
|N/A||oliver wants a fifty dollar suit ep37of38|
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