episodes of The Bickersons

Don Ameche & Francis Langford

Don Ameche & Francis Langford
John and Blanche were the "Battling Bickersons" -- a comedy with a one-joke premise, but an infinite number of clever variations. Band singer Francis Langford and radio actor Don Ameche handled with brilliant timing author Phil Rapp's genuinely acerbic scripts.

Many people don't realize that there wasn't actually a show called "The Bickersons." The contentious couple first appeared as a recurring skit on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1946, and moved over to Drene Time in 1951. A later series of comedy LP adaptations kept the characters alive well past radio drama's demise.

An immense number of later subsequent situation comedy shows, from "The Honeymooners" to "Married With Children" owe a great debt to John and Blanche's nightly battles.

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circa 1946 The Honeymoon Is Over
circa 1946 John's Operation
circa 1946 The Tax Refund
Dec 22 1946 Christmas Eve
Jan 12 1947 The New Puppy
May 18 1947 John's Will
Feb 13 1948 Valentine's Day
May 14 1948 Two Weeks with Pay
Date Unknown Gloria Gooseby Dinner
Date Unknown Easter
Date Unknown Eighth Wedding Anniversary
Date Unknown Blanche Bets a Horse
Date Unknown 2nd Honeymoon
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