Monday, February 21, 2011

Lost Travesty Tapes: Lukey & Jake

Please enjoy this lost episode of The Lukey & Jake Show courtesy of the Pat Carroll Memorial Archives. Recorded for broadcast in 1953, and starring Larry Zabel, Sr. as Lukey and Pat Carroll, Sr. as Jake, the program was pulled at the last minute after sponsors threatened to not only cancel their advertisements, but also to physically beat up the stars of the show.

Though the program never aired, its mere existence quickly became a radio legend and its influence can be heard in such broadcasts as Fibber McGee & Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, and Dragnet.

Also heard in this episode is Dianne Bye, later to appear in the Our Miss Brooks spinoff, Where's That Woman?, and Travesty regular Mr. Jef. Hyde, who sued to get out of his contract 17 times. He lost 16 of those cases.

This will consume 7:30 of your life.