Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Well. howdy, boys and girls...and moms and dads too.  Join Roy, Dale, and Gabby Hayes in their first adventure sponsored by Quaker Cereals, which sponsored the program from 1948 to 1951.  (The show's first sponsor, Goodyear Tires, sponsored the show from its start in 1944 to 1945.  Miles Laboratory took over the sponsorship in 1946 until the end of March 1947, following which the show was on hiatus for a year.)

"The Case of the Mysterious Puppet" was evidently recorded on March 28, 1948, although the season did not begin until that August.  I'm not sure what the actual air date of this episode was.  For this new season, The Sons of the Pioneers were replaced by Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage.  Gabby Hayes, as Roy's sidekick, hung on through the Quaker Cereal years to be replaced by Pat Brady in the Fall of 1951.

The show aired on the Mutual Network on Sundays from 6:00 to 6:30.

I never caught Roy on the radio as a kid, although my eyes were glued to the TV for his television show.  Never cared much for Dale, but I did like Roy and Pat Brady and Nelly Belle, the 1946 Willys CJ-2A jeep with a mind of its own.  (In real life, the jeep actually belonged to Roy.)

Happy trails to you.  Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, Miles Laboratory. I remember him well, a really good guy. We had some classes together back at good old State U.