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Lum & Abner

Written by: Radio Spirits Inc.
Narrated by: Chester Lauck,Norris Goff
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Confirmed bachelor Lum Edwards is an earnest entrepreneur - stable, yet stumbling. Forever jumping to conclusions, Abner Peabody tends to act first and ask questions later. Together, these silly silver-haired citizens of Pine Ridge, Arkansas, are the proprietors of the Jot 'Em Down Store. This good-hearted, if somewhat misguided, pair have such a slow and easy way about them that folks might assume their lives are uneventful - but nothing could be farther from the truth!

Chester Lauck and Norris Goff star as the amusing and obstinate old timers in 36 consecutive digitally restored and remastered episodes from 1942. Episodes Include: "Lum to Start Print Shop" (05-12-42), "Press to Print Store Bills" (05-14-42), "Abner Sleeping on the Job" (05-15-42), "Oxford Overnight Writers" (05-18-42), "More Money in Publishing" (05-19-42), "Contribute to the USO" (05-21-42), "Jewels on Squire's Property" (05-22-42), "Property Deal Goes Sour" (05-25-42), "Phantom Author's Manuscript" (05-26-42), "Abner Is Frightened Author" (05-28-42), "Author Reveals His Identity" (05-29-42), "Old Eddards Saying" (06-01-42), "Store Full of Owls" (06-02-42), "Robert Blevins Is Killed" (06-04-42), "Cedric Tries to Get a Date" (06-05-42), "Greeting Card Business" (06-08-42), "Greeting Card Verses" (06-09-42), "Tries to Get Poetic License" (06-11-42), "How to Win Back Clarabelle" (06-12-42), "Writing to Advice Column" (06-15-42), "Desperate Love Life" (06-16-42), "Cedric to Join the Marines" (06-18-42), "How to Boss Your Wife" (06-19-42), "Peace for Abner and Elizabeth" (06-22-42), "Rumors to Help Abner" (06-23-42), "The Rumor Backfires" (06-25-42), "Elizabeth and Pearl Leave" (06-26-42), "Lum Is Blamed for Troubles" (06-29-42), "The Masked Muskrat Reports" (06-30-42), "Where Is Elizabeth" (07-02-42), "Baby Left in Store" (07-03-42), "Mousey Takes Care of Baby" (07-06-42), "Lum and Abner to Keep Baby" (07-07-42), "Lum Dresses as a Woman" (07-08-42), "Threats from Black Pelican" (07-09-42), "Bla...

Public Domain (P)2008 cp 2008 Chester Lauck, Jr. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured under license by Radio Spirits

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"Lum and Abner, elderly storekeepers in Pine Ridge, Arkansas, encounter humorous adventures and mishaps, often due to Abner's misunderstandings, with an occasional serious episode supporting the war effort. This program includes 36 episodes (under 15 minutes each, recorded without commercials), which were broadcast consecutively in 1942. Sound quality is excellent. Enjoying old-time entertainment requires sympathy, this show more than some; one must overlook the mild stereotyping of rural people as ignorant or peculiar. But the sympathetic listener will find gentle, sometimes silly, humor that is still enjoyable and worth a chuckle." ( AudioFile)

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