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Mama Bloom's Brood Old Time Radio Shows OTR MP3 On CD-R 76 Episodes

$ 4.85 USD

This early series (circa 1934) combines elements of the soap opera with those of the situation comedy. The episodes are fifteen minutes long and serialized as well as having a domestic...

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This early series (circa 1934) combines elements of the soap opera with those of the situation comedy. The episodes are fifteen minutes long and serialized as well as having a domestic focus, tending to place the show in the soap opera genre. But the treatment of plot and character is light-hearted and humorous, similar to what is found in the myriad of sitcoms that sprang up during radio's golden age.

Papa Bloom (Jake) has reached retirement age, and with some astute help from Mama (Becky) sells his kneepants factory at a nice profit. Together with their "brood" -- daughters Yetta and Sarah and sons-in-law Harold and Sidney -- they embark on an automobile trip to Hollywood to enjoy their first vacation in twenty-five years. The party has various adventures along the way. They stop at a resort hotel in Michigan, where Jake stuns even himself by proving to be a fantastically lucky bridge player. In the Arizona desert they are terrified by "Indians" (actually movie actors), but escape with scalps intact and soon reach their destination. There Jake, who Becky says is never happy unless he is worrying about something, invests in the motion picture business even though he knows nothing about it.

Mama Becky Bloom is a delightful character, much like Molly in "The Goldbergs," with which this series has been compared. She speaks with a heavy Yiddish accent and has trouble with both American English and history. In the desert, she tells Jake that they probably won't see any Indians because she's pretty sure that General Custer killed all of them! She also peppers her speech with fractured platitudes like "you can't make a zebra change his spots" and "you shouldn't go to the well with the same bucket once too many times."

The program was syndicated about 1934 by Broadcasters Program Syndicate/Bruce Eells and Associates.

Includes 76 Episodes On An MP3 CD-R!

MBB34xxxx - (01) New Dresses.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (02) Abe Morganstein.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (03) Girls Are Late.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (04) Sidney Comes to Dinner.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (05) A Picnic Proposed.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (06) The Picnic Planned.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (07) Finding a Place.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (08) Jake's Lawsuit.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (09) Gold Mine Investment.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (10) Yetta's Lesson.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (11) Jake Buys a New Car.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (12) Planning an Afternoon Party.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (13) Engagement Announced.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (14) Sidney Goes to Work for Jake.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (15) Red Uniform Profit.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (16) Where's Sidney.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (17) One Hundred Seventy Five Dollar Dress Bargain.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (18) Making the Wedding List.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (19) Sidney's Visit at Night.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (20) Sara Is Jealous.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (21) Honeymoon in Europe Rumor.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (22) Mrs Fink Told Off.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (23) Blank Checks.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (24) The Day Before the Wedding.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (25) The Wedding Day Arrives.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (26) Another Engagement.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (27) New Furniture.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (28) Yetta and Herold Elope.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (29) Out of Honeymoon Money.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (30) Harold Becomes a VIP.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (31) Should Papa Retire.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (32) Papa Wants a Vacation.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (33) Travel Plans Changed.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (34) Should Sam Retire.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (35) First to Hollywood.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (36) Grandparents Soon.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (37) Mr Greenville's Offer.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (38) Eighty Thousand Dollar Price.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (39) The Hollywood Trip Begins.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (40) The Bridge Game.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (41) Indian Trouble.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (42) In the Pictures.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (43) Papa Buys In.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (44) Sidney and Harold Are Also In.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (45) A Controlling Interest.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (46) Getting Used to It.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (47) Learning the Ropes.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (48) A Quiet Evening At Home.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (49) Marsha Valle's Temper Tantrum.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (50) Back to Normal.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (51) One Hundred Suits of Armor.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (52) One Hundred More Arrive.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (53) A Super Picture.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (54) Movie Premier.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (55) Mama Is Homesick.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (56) Tascha Bloom Akoff.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (57) New Name Accepted.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (58) Shooting Gallery.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (59) Papa's Dancing Partner.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (60) Sara Is Jealous.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (61) New Neighbors.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (62) Movie Plot Problem.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (63) Sara Has Twins.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (64) Going to the Hospital.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (65) Getting to Sleep.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (66) Shopping for a New Suit.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (67) Picking Baby Names.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (68) Naming Party.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (69) The Fortune Teller.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (70) Arthur S Mollington.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (71) Almost Caught at Pinochle.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (72) To the Restaurant.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (73) The Magician's Show.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (74) Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollar Super Picture.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (75) Sneak Preview.mp3
MBB34xxxx - (76) Retirement.mp3

 

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