Duffy's Tavern


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From Wikipedia:

Duffy's Tavern was a popular American radio situation comedy which ran for a decade on several networks (CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951), concluding with the December 28, 1951 broadcast.

The program often featured celebrity guest stars but always hooked them around the misadventures, get-rich-quick schemes and romantic missteps of the title establishment's malaprop-prone, metaphor-mixing manager, Archie, portrayed by Ed Gardner, the writer/actor who co-created the series. Gardner had performed the character of Archie, talking about Duffy's Tavern, as early as November 9, 1939, when he appeared on NBC's Good News of 1940.

Highlights
Larry Gelbart on working with Ed Garnder on Duffy's Tavern on the radio as a young writer; learning to have fun with language, the biggest lesson he took from Ed
03:32
Writer Sol Saks on working with Abe Burrows on the radio version of Duffy's Tavern
01:00
Hazel Shermet on playing "Miss Duffy" on the radio show Duffy's Tavern
13:04
Bob Schiller on writing for the radio show Duffy's Tavern and working with Ed Gardner
05:38
Doris Singleton on working on the radio and TV programs, Duffy's Tavern
03:00
Who talked about this show

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on working with Ed Garnder on Duffy's Tavern on the radio as a young writer; learning to have fun with language, the biggest lesson he took from Ed
03:32

Larry Rhine

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Larry Rhine on writing for the radio versio of "The Life of Riley" and the radio version of "Duffy's Tavern"
12:41

Sol Saks

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Writer Sol Saks on working with Abe Burrows on the radio version of Duffy's Tavern
01:00
Writer Sol Saks on getting hired on the radio version of Duffy's Tavern
02:28
Sol Saks on the treatment of the writers while working on radio's "Duffy's Tavern"
01:14
Writer Sol Saks on how the long hours on radio's "Duffy's Tavern" became too difficult for him (and his wife)
02:39
Writer Sol Saks on two favorite jokes, one he devised himself for radio's "Duffy's Tavern" (and the lesson her learned about delivering good material late in the workday)
02:53

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller on writing for the radio show Duffy's Tavern and working with Ed Gardner
05:38
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Archie Bunker's Place and comparisons to another bar-themed show, Duffy's Tavern
00:40

Hazel Shermet

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Hazel Shermet on playing "Miss Duffy" on the radio show Duffy's Tavern
13:04
Hazel Shermet on appearing in the television version of Duffy's Tavern
04:26

Doris Singleton

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Doris Singleton on working on the radio and TV programs, Duffy's Tavern
03:00

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Archie Bunker's Place and comparisons to another bar-themed show, Duffy's Tavern
00:40

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