A Cadillac In The Swimming Pool (Aired May 15, 1949)
A couple of actors well known on other shows were Gale Gordon and Walter Tetley. Gale Gordon (Principal Conklin on Our Miss Brooks) was Mr. Scott, the long-suffering Rexall representative, doing stealth commercials for Rexall, again like the The Jack Benny Show and Fibber McGee and Molly had done. Walter Tetley (Leroy on The Great Gildersleeve) played the delivery boy Julius Abbruzio. Nice guy? No. Other characters included Alice's deadbeat brother Willie, ably played by Robert North, and announcer Bill Forman. The show was produced and directed by Paul Phillips. John Dunning, in "On the Air, The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio," writes, "It remains, on tape, one of radio's brightest lights: the passage of time has done nothing to blunt its delightful impact. The characters were bums, but the listeners knew it and didn't care. When Harris crowed, 'Oh, you dawg!' a listener knew he was probably looking at himself in a mirror. The timing displayed by the star leaves a modern listener with nothing but admiration…"
May 15, 1949. "A Cadillac In The Swimming Pool"
- NBC network. Sponsored by: Rexall. Phil sings, "He'd Row, Row, Row." Phil and Remley manage to get Mr. Scott's Cadillac into his swimming pool, and then the complications begin! Alice Faye, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Elliott Lewis, Gale Gordon, Jeanine Roos, Lois Corbett, Paul Phillips (producer, director), Phil Harris, Ray Singer (writer), Robert North, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Walter Tetley, Griff Barnett (Rexall druggist). 30:16. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.