Apr 16, 2013
On the show this week we will be turning away from the news of the day to a story of the past. It comes from one of my favorite old-time radio dramas, Suspense. If you remember back to last week we spoke about the Detectives and I even listed a few. I jokingly included Ozzie and Harriet. While I don’t know if those two ever played the role of sleuth or detective, I do know that Fibber McGee and Molly did. If you have not heard one of their episodes I suggest giving it a try. While the comedy is quite dated, it still provides a tickle or two and is a window to life in our distant past.
You can listen to a typical Fibber McGee and Molly on the Internet Archive. I will provide a link later the site is down for maintenance.
The story we will hear a huge departure from their comedy roles, but it still seems to maintain that friendly family edge. Because the show comes from Suspense I can’t tell you a lot about it, but I will say the ending is great! The title for our tale is “The Backseat Driver” and first aired on February 3, 1949.