The Clowns Who Came to Dinner

“The Clowns who Came to Dinner” featuring:

My Friend Irma: “Irma Meets Jane”

The Magnificent Montague: “Boo Boo Foo Foo”

Original Air Dates: April 11,1947; September 8, 1951

Performance Date: July 9, 2006

My Friend Irma was a popular, long-running radio comedy that began airing in 1947. It became so popular that it later transferred to film (the 1949 film starred Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis), television, and the Sunday Funnies.

The series focused on the antics of the innocent, and slightly dim-witted, title character Irma, her roommate Jane Stacey, and Irma’s deadbeat boyfriend Al. The cast featured Marie Wilson, Cathy Lewis, John Brown, Alan Reed, and Bea Benaderet.

The Magnificent Montague was a short-lived radio comedy, running from November, 1950 through September, 1951. It starred Monty Woolley as a former Shakespearean actor who, having fallen on hard times, is forced to swallow his pride and take a part on a daily radio program. The cast also included Anne Seymour and Pert Kelton.

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