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Harold Peary 50-10-18 ep05 The Runaway Boy

Harold Peary 50-10-18 ep05 The Runaway Boy
Jan 22, 2024 · 29m 23s

The Harold Peary Show was a radio situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 17, 1950, to June 13, 1951. The show was also sometimes referred to as Honest...

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The Harold Peary Show was a radio situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 17, 1950, to June 13, 1951. The show was also sometimes referred to as Honest Harold or The Hal Peary Show.


The show featured a radio show within a radio show. The main character, Harold Hemp, played by Hal Peary, was the host of a program called "The Happy Homemaker." As one would expect from a situation comedy, humor arose from Hemp's interaction with other characters in the episodes. These characters included his mother, his nephew, a marshal, a doctor, the radio station's switchboard operator, and girlfriends

The Harold Peary Show was one of the first situation comedies to be broadcast on CBS, and it was a hit with audiences. The show won several awards, including the Peabody Award in 1951. It was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Achievement in 1952.

The Harold Peary Show is considered to be a classic of radio comedy. It is still enjoyed by fans of old-time radio today.

Here are some interesting facts about The Harold Peary Show:
  • The show was created by Peary and writer Bill Moore.
  • Peary was a vaudeville performer before he began working in radio.
  • The show was originally planned to be called "Honest Harold," but CBS changed the name to "The Harold Peary Show" before the show premiered.
  • The show was broadcast live from CBS's studios in Hollywood, California.
  • The show's theme song was "Happy Days Are Here Again."

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