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The Radio Museum: Ep. 2 – "Variety: The Spice of Radio"

The Radio Museum: Ep. 2 – "Variety: The Spice of Radio"

Mr. Hooper and the grandkids return for another visit. The Curator brings them forward in time to the era of the great variety shows, and the stars they introduced to home audiences via Radio, with the accent on comedy and character.

Covers: Rudy Vallee, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Baron Munchausen (Jack Pearl), Joe Penner, Eddie Cantor, the Mad Russian (Bert Gordon), Kate Smith, the Bickersons (Don Ameche, Frances Langford), Henry Aldrich, W.C.Fields and Charlie McCarthy, Jack Benny and Fred Allen feud, Abbot and Costello, "Who's On First", Bing Crosby, Your Hit Parade, Manhattan Merry-Go-Round, Spike Jones.