Perilous Horoscope (Aired April 8, 1952)
Fibber McGee and Molly premiered in 1935. The program struggled in the ratings until 1940, when it became a national sensation. Within three years, it was the top-rated program in America. Few radio shows were more beloved than Fibber McGee and Molly. The program’s lovable characters included Mayor LaTrivia, Doc Gamble, Mrs. Uppington, Wallace Wimple, Alice Darling, Gildersleeve, Beulah, Myrt, and the Old Timer. 79 Wistful Vista was one of America’s most famous addresses and Molly’s warning to Fibber not to open the hall closet door (and his subsequent decision to do it) created one of radio’s best remembered running gags that audiences expected each week. Jim Jordan (Fibber) was born on a farm on November 16, 1896, near Peoria, Illinois. Marian Driscoll (Molly), a coal miner’s daughter, was born in Peoria on November 15, 1898.
April 15, 1952. NBC network. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. "The Perilous Horoscope"
.Fibber's horoscope is not good and he refuses to move from his living room chair. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Bill Thompson, Gale Gordon, Gil Stratton, Gloria McMillan, Cliff Arquette, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, The King's Men, Lou Krugman, Phil Leslie (writer), Keith Fowler (writer), Max Hutto (director). 31:59.