Friday The 13th (Aired May 15, 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. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this (award) two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne.
May 15, 1949. CBS network. Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap, Lustre Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Shave Cream. It's "Friday The 13th"
, and Miss Brooks seems destined to cause Mr. Conklin grief. A photo of Miss Brooks in a bathing suit doesn't help! Eve Arden, Jane Morgan, Richard Crenna, Bob Lemond (announcer), Verne Smith (announcer), Gloria McMillan, Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, Leonard Smith, Larry Berns (producer), Al Lewis (writer, director). 29:26. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.