This Week in THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! History

Welcome to another Wildcard Wednesday! Since a handful of our Wildcard posts are connected to birthdays or anniversaries, I got to thinking about all of the good entertainment — forgotten musical comedies and retro TV classics — that would have been available to us in any given week. Using March 4th as our anchor, I have researched what musical comedies were open that particular week 90 years ago in 1925, 80 years ago in 1935, and 70 years ago in 1945. (These are the three decades we cover most frequently on Musical Theatre Mondays.) Then I looked up what particular episodes would have aired this week 60 years ago in 1955, 50 years ago in 1965, and 40 years ago in 1975. So here’s a list of what I would have tried to see had I been around on March 4th of decades past.

 

Week of March 04, 1925 (Wednesday)

Lady, Be Good! (1924) [Covered here.]

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The Music Box Revue of 1924 [Featured here.]

Rose-Marie (1924) [Covered here.]

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Week of March 04, 1935 (Monday)

Anything Goes (1934) [Featured here.]

Life Begins At 8:40 (1934) [Covered here.]

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Revenge With Music (1934) [Covered here.]

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Week of March 04, 1945 (Sunday)

Bloomer Girl (1944) [Covered here.]

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Mexican Hayride (1944) [Covered here.]

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Oklahoma! (1943)

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On The Town (1944)

Up In Central Park (1945) [Covered here.]

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Week of March 04, 1955 (Friday)

The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show (1950-1958, CBS): “Gracie Becomes A Portrait Artist After Museum Visit” (02/28/55)

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I Love Lucy (1951-1957, CBS): “The Fashion Show” (02/28/55) [Season covered here.]

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December Bride (1954-1959, CBS): “Wedding Preparations” (02/28/55)

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Our Miss Brooks (1952-1956, CBS): “The Mambo” (03/04/55) [Episode covered here.]

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Week of March 04, 1965 (Thursday)

The Lucy Show (1962-1968, CBS): “Lucy And The Old Mansion” (03/01/65) [Season covered here.]

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The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971, CBS): “Double Naught Jethro” (03/03/65)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966, CBS): “Girls Will Be Boys” (03/03/65) [Season covered here.]

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Bewitched (1964-1972, ABC): “Red Light, Green Light” (03/04/65) [Season covered here.]

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Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967, CBS): “How To Be A Hero” (03/06/65) [Episode covered here.]

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Week of March 04, 1975 (Tuesday)

Maude (1972-1978, CBS): “Walter Gets Religion” (03/03/75) [Coming soon!]

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Rhoda (1974-1978, CBS): “Ida, The Elf” (03/03/75) [Coming soon!]

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Sanford And Son (1972-1977, NBC): “The Older Woman” (03/07/75) [Season covered here.]

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The Odd Couple (1970-1975, ABC): “Felix Remarries” (03/07/75) [Episode covered here.]

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All In The Family (1971-1979, CBS): “Mike Makes His Move” (03/08/75) [Episode covered here.]

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977, CBS): “Anyone Who Hates Kids And Dogs” (03/08/75) [Season covered here.]

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The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978, CBS): “The Ceiling Hits Bob” (03/08/75) [Episode covered here.]

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Come back next Wednesday for another Wildcard post! And tune in tomorrow for more Xena!

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