This upload contains 1,228 episodes of the fantastic Old Time Radio show, Fibber McGee and Molly. Starring the wonderful husband and wife team of Jim and Marian Jordan as the named characters, the show chronicles the life, foibles and follies of Fibber and his understanding -and perhaps long-suffering - wife, Molly. The show was a stalwart of the golden days of radio, airing from 1935-1953 as 30-minute weekly episodes, 1953-1956 as five day-a-week 15-minute episodes, and then every weekend on NBC's Monitor, in five 3-to-5 minute vignettes throughout the day each Saturday and Sunday from 1957-1959.
Full of heart, sincerity and never-ending comedy, the show reflected the sensibilities and values of Jim and Marian, as well as writer Don Quinn. Throughout the 1940s, Fibber McGee and Molly was consistently a top-5 program, frequently sitting number 1 in the ratings. In my opinion, the show was, without a doubt, one of the greatest in all of Old Time Radio.
I believe this collection contains virtually all known circulating episodes. There are 644 (out of 740) of the 30 minute episodes, 548 (out of 580) of the 15 minute episodes, and 36 (out of 238) Monitor episodes (although many of those are incomplete). Also included are 4 special shows, including one episode of the Jordans' prior show, Smackout, an anniversary party for the show, and two later interviews with Jim Jordan from the 1980s.
I have done extensive work trying to track down and confirm all of the episode dates and numbers using various sources. In doing so, I have discovered some errors in versions circulating around the web and have renamed/renumbered them accordingly. I believe that my dates and episode numbers are correct, but any corrections are welcome. The goal is to try to put together the most accurate and complete set as possible so that everyone can enjoy this wonderful program.
Disclaimer: By uploading these files, I make no claim to ownership or copyright. These recordings have been acquired from publicly available sources on the Internet, and my goal has been to put together a collection of every available episode where possible. I will add to these collections if I discover new episodes or if any new episodes become available. Additionally, while I tried to put together a collection that contains the best version of each episode that I could, there may be better copies of some recordings available from collectors and dealers, and I encourage you to reach out to them if you are so inclined. We OTR enthusiasts owe a huge debt to those who have worked tirelessly to discover, acquire and preserve these recordings. My role here has been to organize the files I have, verify the dates, episode numbers and titles as best I could from available sources, and correct and rename the files accordingly. My goal is to ensure these excellent artistic expressions of our past are preserved for this and all future generations, and I hope that by uploading all of my files here in a uniform and organized system, they will be easily accessible for all.
June 2, 2022 Subject:
Wow thank you for your work.
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April 20, 2022 Subject:
My dad would play Fibber Mcgee & Molly tapes when I was a kid. It would help me relax and fall asleep. It's been around 20 years since I last listened to it. My dad recently passed away and I thought it would be lovely to play episodes of this show at his service. I've been looking for a specific episode, Exercises, but can't seem to find it anywhere. It looks like it may be one of the lost ones. We may have some of his old tapes and I'm hoping we can locate it. What you have here is amazing, though, and it brings back so many incredible memories. Thank you.
I spent many a day and night looking for all these episodes and I am glad that someone put them all in one place with the correct dates and episode names.
October 30, 2021 Subject:
One of the best!
The Fibber McGee and Molly Show is truly one of the best and in my top 10 favourite shows (my most favourite comedy show).
Always top notch writing and wonderful characters!
The supporting cast was excellent. I love hearing Mayor LaTrivia (the ubiquitous Gale Gordon) getting tied up in knots talking to Fibber and Molly and going into a spluttering rage, then the pause and ....."McGee". Bill Thompson most notably as Mr. Whipple (and Droopy Dog and Smee in the cartoon world), Arthur Q. Brian as Doc Gamble (and the voice of Elmer Fudd for Merrie Melodies).
Their Christmas show featuring Ken Darby's "T'Was the Night Before Christmas", repeated I believe 4 or 5 times over the years was wonderful. And I nearly fell off my chair laughing the time Teeny and gang started the number and Fibber said "What a wonderful group of kids. Wandering around the neighbourhood with a 30 piece orchestra".
About midway through the 40's, as I recall, Don Quinn brought on Paul Henning to help him pen episodes. Paul went on to create and write "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Petticoat Junction" (with the lovely Bea Benaderet, who played Mrs. Uppington on FMM) and "Green Acres".
Wow!! What talent!
Wholesome, FUNNY and touching entertainment at it's finest.
"Don't open that door, McGee!!!"
June 16, 2021 Subject:
Fibber McGee 35-06-19 (10) My Heart Beats for You should be 35-06-18
April 19, 2021 Subject:
Such a great show!
I was late to Fibber McGee and Molly, having jumped on OTR with Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Martin and Lewis, etc. However, it's become my go to show and this extensive collection will help pass the time for sure!