Miss Brooks Takes The Rap (Aired September 25, 1949)
Our Miss Brooks, an American situation comedy, began as a radio hit in 1948 and migrated to television in 1952, becoming one of the earlier hits of the so-called Golden Age of Television, and making a star out of Eve Arden (1908-1990) as comely, wisecracking, but humane high school English teacher Connie Brooks. The show hooked around Connie's daily relationships with Madison High School students, colleagues, and pompous principal Osgood Conklin (Gale Gordon), not to mention favourite student Walter Denton (future television and Rambo co-star Richard Crenna, who fashioned a higher-pitched voice to play the role) and biology teacher Philip Boynton ( Jeff Chandler), the latter Connie's all-but-unrequited love interest, who saw science everywhere and little else anywhere.
September 25, 1949. "Miss Brooks Takes The Rap"
- CBS network. Sponsored by: Colgate Tooth Paste, Lustre Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Soap. Walter has an interesting idea; get Mr. Boynton in trouble and let Miss Brooks take the rap for him. This will make him grateful! Eve Arden, Al Lewis (writer, director), Jane Morgan, Richard Crenna, Verne Smith (announcer), Bob Lemond (announcer), Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, Gloria McMillan, Larry Berns (producer), Wilbur Hatch (music). 28:56. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.