School Dress Code (Aired April 24, 1949)
Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on CBS July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast---blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright---also received positive reviews. Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-1949, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March.
April 24, 1949. School Dress Code
- CBS network, KNX, Los Angeles aircheck. "Who's Wearing The Pants At Madison?". Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap, Lustre-Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Shave Cream. Madison High goes through "Let's Dress Up" week. Walter protests by wearing a dress, Miss Brooks winds up in Mr. Conklin's pants! The script was subsequently re-used on April 28, 1957. Eve Arden, Jane Morgan, Gloria McMillan, Richard Crenna, Gale Gordon, Leonard Smith, Verne Smith (announcer), Jeff Chandler, Earle Ross, Al Lewis (writer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music), Bob Lemond (announcer), Larry Berns (producer). 29:27. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.