Eve Arden's Connie Brooks was a major hit in both radio (1948-1957) and television (1952-1956). Surprisingly Eve Arden was the third choice for the role and got it only after Shirley Booth and Lucille Ball passed. But Arden made the role of English teacher Connie Brooks her own and it's hard to picture anyone else in the role.
Jeff Chandler played her would-be boyfriend Philip Boynton for the first five years of the radio show (Robert Rockwell took over the role for both radio and television; the rest of the original cast continued their roles on television). Gale Gordon was blustery high school principal Osgood Conklin; Gloria McMillan played his daughter Harriet Conklin; Richard Crenna played the cracking voiced high school student Walter Denton; and Jane Morgan played Connie's absent-minded landlady Mrs. Davis. It's hard to think of a better, more well-rounded cast for a sitcom.
In "Letter from the Education Board," Walter stumbles upon an old criticizing letter from the Board of Education and Mr, Conklin believes the letter was about him.
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