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Timeless Comedy Rarities

A collection of rare episodes and never broadcast pilot episodes of some lost comedy series'. 

Check out the episodes below and discover "the ones that got away". 

Professional Father - Rare Classic Episode

Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy; a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as being the author).

Duffy's Tavern - Rare Classic Episode

The 1954 syndicated TV series, co-produced by Hal Roach, Jr., lacked leading name guest stars.

The Goldbergs - Rare Classic Episode

The Goldbergs is a comedy-drama broadcast from 1929 to 1946 on American radio, and from 1949 to 1956 on American television. It was adapted into a 1948 play, Me and Molly; a 1950 film The Goldbergs, and a 1973 Broadway musical

Let's Join Joanie - Never Broadcast Pilot

Let's Join Joanie is an unaired TV pilot produced in 1950 at CBS Columbia Square in Hollywood as a proposed live weekly (or bi-weekly) series, based on their radio show Leave It To Joan. Today, it is best remembered for its star, Joan Davis, who would later star in the popular 1952–1955 sitcom I Married Joan.

Make Room For Daddy - Rare Classic Episode

Long-running sitcom about Danny Williams, a nightclub entertainer with a wife and two kids. The series made several changes during its 11-year run, including its title (it started as "Make Room for Daddy" and was retitled "The Danny Thomas Show" in 1956). At the end of the third season, Jean Hagen, Danny's onscreen wife, quit, so Williams became a widower. He was single for a year before marrying nurse Kathy O'Hara. Thomas reprised his role in 1970 on the short-lived "Make Room for Granddaddy."

Mama - Rare Classic Episode

Mama is a weekly Maxwell House and Post Cereal-sponsored CBS Television comedy-drama series that ran from July 1, 1949 until March 17, 1957. The series was based on Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes, which was also adapted for the John Van Druten play (1944) and the subsequent film I Remember Mama (1948),[2] and told the ongoing story of a loving Norwegian family living in San Francisco in the 1910s through the eyes of the elder daughter, Katrin Hansen (Rosemary Rice). Katrin would be seen looking through the pages of the family album at the start of each episode with the opening narration:

Jim Backus Show - Rare Classic Episode

The Jim Backus Show is a 39-episode American television sitcom that aired in broadcast syndication in 1960 and 1961. The series was also known as Hot Off the Wire

The Life Of Riley - Rare Classic Episode

Life of Riley won the first Emmy Award (for "Best Film Made For and Shown on Television") with Groucho Marx receiving a credit for the story. However, it came to an end after 26 episodes because Irving Brecher and sponsor Pabst Brewing Company reached an impasse on extending the series for a full 39-week season.

Operation ESP - Rare Classic Episode

Life of Riley won the first Emmy Award (for "Best Film Made For and Shown on Television") with Groucho Marx receiving a credit for the story. However, it came to an end after 26 episodes because Irving Brecher and sponsor Pabst Brewing Company reached an impasse on extending the series for a full 39-week season.

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