Phil Harris

The Dogcast: Phil Harris/Alice Faye To Brighten Your Old Radio Fun!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with one of my favorite old radio comedies. The Phil Harris/Alice Faye show was a spinoff from The Jack Benny Program. Phil Harris is best known as Benny’s boozy band leader and he was so popular he got his own show sponsored by Fitch Shampoo (appropriately called “The Fitch Bandwagon”) It was a slice of life show that feature Phil, his movie star wife Alice Faye, their children and a whole cast of characters. Highlights were Elliot Lewis as Phil’s buddy Frank Remley and Walter Tetley as mishevious grocery boy Julius. These two shows are from the 1947 season of “The Fitch Bandwagon” but in 1948 they’d change sponsors and work for Rexall Drugs. Later in the run the show was sponsored by RCA Victor. Enjoy these two episodes and hopefully they bring a smile to your face. So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Fitch Bandwagon – Will Benny Renew Phil’s Contract – 3/9/1947
The Fitch Bandwagon – Annual Christmas Show – 12/21/47

The Dogcast: More Phil Harris For Your Comedy Old Radio Enjoyment!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun. I seem to be on a Phil Harris/Alice Faye kick and it continues this week with the next two episodes from the first season of their Rexall run. In the first, little Phyllis has a boyfriend and in the second, Phil and Frankie buy a live steer to save on meat with predictably chaotic results. Enjoy and feel free to comment either here or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

Phil Harris/Alice Faye – The Live Steer
Phil Harris/Alice Faye – Phyliss’ Boyfriend

The Dogcast: Phil Harris & Alice Faye To Tickle Your Funny Bone!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun! We’re into the comedies this week, specifically Phil Harris and Alice Faye. Harris was best known as Jack Benny’s hard-drinking, southern-fried band leader. His character was so popular that he got his own show in 1946 and starred alongside his famous movie star wife Alice Faye until 1953. In 1948 his show got a new sponsor in Rexall Pharmacy. These first two Rexall broadcasts involve signing the new contract and the complications that ensue. Listen for the excellent Eliot Lewis as Harris’ best friend Frank Remly. Enjoy and feel free to comment below! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Phil Harris/Alice Faye: First Rexall Program
Phil Harris/Alice Faye: Phil Retrieves Contract From Frankie

The Dogcast: Some New Year’s Old Radio To Help You Get 2021 Started!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more classic old radio to provide some entertainment! This time we’re working with some great Jack Benny Classics. Both of these deal with the legendary Orson Welles as a guest host while Jack was sick! Enjoy and feel free to comment! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Guest Host: Orson Welles – Return Of Phil Harris
Guest Host: Orson Welles Takes Cast To Movies