The Honest Harold Peary Show - Children's Christmas Party (12-20-50)
Children's Christmas Party (Aired December 20, 1950)
Honest Harold Hemp lived with his mother and nephew and did a radio homemaker's program. The series received undeserved negative ratings and general negative attitude of the critics. The Honest Harold scripts were well crafted with well developed characters and had excellent acting and production values. Many people, including Harold Peary, believed that The Great Gildersleeve would not survive without Peary. However, Willard Waterman assumed the role and most listeners didn't notice the difference, as Mr. Waterman did an excellent job in capturing the essence of the Gildersleeve character. This may have been the single greatest blow to the survival of Honest Harold . There were just too many similarities between the two series. Also, the series was without a sponsor, although some of the last shows were sponsored by the US Armed Forces.
December 20, 1950. "A Children's Christmas Party"
- CBS network. Sustaining. A heartwarming Christmas show as Honest Hal trusts an old bank robber with the job of playing Santa Claus for the kids. Harold sings, "Adeste Fideles." Harold Peary, Bob Lemond (announcer). 29:30. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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