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OLD TIME RADIO - 1 CD - 67 mp3 - Total Playtime: 23:10:07

My Friend Irma, created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard, was a top-rated, long-run radio situation comedy, so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated to films, television, a comic strip and a comic book, while Howard scored with another radio comedy hit, Life with Luigi. Marie Wilson portrayed the title character, Irma Peterson, on radio, in two films and a television series. The radio series was broadcast on CBS Radio from April 11, 1947 to August 23, 1954.
Dependable, level-headed Jane Stacy (Cathy Lewis, Diana Lynn) began each weekly radio program by narrating a misadventure of her innocent, bewildered roommate, Irma, a dim-bulb stenographer from Minnesota. The two central characters were in their mid-twenties. Irma had her 25th birthday in one episode; she was born on May 5. After the two met in the first episode, they lived together in an apartment rented from their Irish landlady, Mrs. O'Reilly (Jane Morgan, Gloria Gordon).

Irma's boyfriend Al (John Brown) was a deadbeat, barely on the right side of the law, who had not held a job in years. Only someone like Irma could love Al, whose nickname for Irma was "Chicken". Al had many crazy get-rich-quick schemes, which never worked. Al planned to marry Irma at some future date so she could support him. Professor Kropotkin (Hans Conried), the Russian violinist at the Princess Burlesque theater, lived upstairs. He greeted Jane and Irma with remarks like, "My two little bunnies with one being an Easter bunny and the other being Bugs Bunny." The Professor insulted Mrs. O'Reilly, complained about his room and reluctantly became O'Reilly's love interest in an effort to make her forget his back rent.

Irma worked for the lawyer, Mr. Clyde (Alan Reed). She had such an odd filing system that once when Clyde fired her, he had to hire her back again because he couldn't find anything. Useless at dictation, Irma mangled whatever Clyde dictated. Asked how long she had been with Clyde, Irma said, "When I first went to work with him he had curly black hair, then it got grey, and now it's snow white. I guess I've been with him about six months."
Irma became less bright as the program evolved. She also developed a tendency to whine or cry whenever something went wrong, which was at least once every show. Jane had a romantic inclination for her boss, millionaire Richard Rhinelander (Leif Erickson), but he had no real interest in her. Other actors included Bea Benaderet.


My Friend Irma 47-04-11 (001) Irma Meets Jane
My Friend Irma 47-04-18 (002) Rent Money
My Friend Irma 47-05-02 (004) Irma Is Convinced It's Jane's Birthday
My Friend Irma 47-05-16 (006) Jane and Irma Lose Their Jobs
My Friend Irma 47-06-13 (010) The Fur Coat
My Friend Irma 47-07-21 (015) Piano Lessons for Junior
My Friend Irma 47-12-01 (034) The Reward
My Friend Irma 47-12-08 (035) The Eyes Have It
My Friend Irma 47-12-15 (036) Dancing Fools
My Friend Irma 47-12-22 (037) Double Surprise
My Friend Irma 47-12-29 (038) Gentlemen Prefer
My Friend Irma 48-01-05 (039) The Great Irma
My Friend Irma 48-01-12 (040) Lucky Couple Contest
My Friend Irma 48-01-19 (041) The Book Crook
My Friend Irma 48-01-26 (042) The Lonely Hearts Club
My Friend Irma 48-02-02 (043) The Redhead
My Friend Irma 48-02-09 (044) Billy Boy, the Boxer
My Friend Irma 48-02-16 (045) The Professor's Concerto
My Friend Irma 48-02-23 (046) It's All Relative
My Friend Irma 48-03-01 (047) Fortune Raised
My Friend Irma 48-03-08 (048) Double Troubles
My Friend Irma 48-03-15 (049) Buy or Sell
My Friend Irma 48-03-22 (050) Election Connection
My Friend Irma 48-03-29 (051) The Big Secret
My Friend Irma 48-04-05 (052) Irma's Inheritance
My Friend Irma 48-04-19 (054) Dinner Date
My Friend Irma 48-04-26 (055) Manhattan Magazine
My Friend Irma 48-05-03 (056) Acute Love Sickness
My Friend Irma 48-05-10 (057) Bon Voyage
My Friend Irma 48-05-17 (058) Irma Wants To Join Club
My Friend Irma 48-05-24 (059) Aunt Harriet To Visit
My Friend Irma 48-06-14 (062) Al And Irma Buy A Wedding Ring
My Friend Irma 48-06-28 (064) Irma and Jane See A Ghost (repeat of 47-6-30)
My Friend Irma 48-09-06 (074) Trip To Coney Island (repeat of 48-06-07)
My Friend Irma 48-12-06 (087) Irma Takes Piano Lessons
My Friend Irma 48-12-20 (089) Irma's Christmas Party
My Friend Irma 49-01-03 (091) The Double Date
My Friend Irma 49-04-11 (105) Piano Lessons For Irma
My Friend Irma 49-04-25 (107) Irma Is Fired
My Friend Irma 49-05-02 (108) Irma Reads A Mystery Book
My Friend Irma 49-05-09 (109) Venus De Milo Missing Arms
My Friend Irma 50-05-29 (156) The Fifty Dollar Loan
My Friend Irma 51-04-02 (191) Irma Decides Al Needs A Psychiatrist
My Friend Irma 52-01-06 (216) Memoirs
My Friend Irma 52-01-13 (217) Cub Scout Speech
My Friend Irma 52-01-20 (218) The Burglar
My Friend Irma 52-01-27 (219) Psychological Tests
My Friend Irma 52-02-03 (220) Newspaper Column
My Friend Irma 52-02-10 (221) Dictation System
My Friend Irma 52-02-17 (222) Cathy Decides to Quit Her Job
My Friend Irma 52-11-18 (246) Mrs O'Reilly Gets Arrested (aka Caged Canary)
My Friend Irma 53-01-27 256 Irma Gets A Raise AFRTS#48
My Friend Irma 53-02-24 (260) Al's Youth Restorer
My Friend Irma 53-04-21 (268) Way To A Man's Heart (aka Irma Takes A Cooking Course)
My Friend Irma 53-04-28 (269) Irma Takes Up Yoga (aka Irma Improves Her Mind For Al)
My Friend Irma 53-05-05 (270) Irma Wants Older Man
My Friend Irma 53-05-19 (272) Irma's Brother Lectures
My Friend Irma 53-05-26 (273) Coronation Show (aka Irma Wins A Trip To England)
My Friend Irma 53-06-02 (274) Irma's Boss Buys a Race Horse
My Friend Irma 53-06-09 (275) The Martins' Fight (aka Mr. Martin Is Beating His Wife Again)
My Friend Irma 53-06-16 (276) Irma and Jane See a Ghost
My Friend Irma 53-06-23 (277) Irma Writes A Column
My Friend Irma 53-06-30 (278) Irma Buys An Air Conditioner
My Friend Irma 54-06-29 (309) Irma and Jane See a Ghost
My Friend Irma xx-xx-xx Irma And Astrology
My Friend Irma xx-xx-xx Irma's Trip to Washington
My Friend Irma xx-xx-xx The Martin's Dog and A New Society





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