The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Season 3
S03 E01Oct 9, 1952
Free Trip to Hawaii Oct 9, 1952 Synopsis 1:Gracie plays matchmaker for her wardrobe woman and Harry Von Zell, not realizing the woman is happily married.Synopsis 2:Gracie plays matchmaker for the wardrobe woman.Synopsis 3:Gracie tries to make a match between Harry von Zell and Jane the wardrobe woman. Little does Gracie know that Janeis happily married and the mother of two children.
S03 E02Oct 16, 1952
Dinner Party for Atomic Scientist Oct 16, 1952 Gracie gives a dinner party for a famous but somewhat eccentric atomic scientist, who never accepts invitations. However, the scientist hears that George was in Las Vegas at the time of the atomic testing and, thinking that George is a fellow scientist, accepts Gracie's invitation.
S03 E03Oct 23, 1952
Gracie Worrys about George's Sneezing Oct 23, 1952 George has been sneezing for a comedy routine, so Gracie takes a medical exam for him and the doctor concludes she's mentally ill. Meanwhile, a dieting Harry Morton hides food all over the house.
S03 E04Oct 30, 1952
Buying a Boat Oct 30, 1952 Harry Morton and Harry Von Zell try to persuade George that he's overworked and needs to buy a boat so he can go sailing on the ocean and relax. Their main reason, however, is that THEY want to go sailing and figure they can trick George into buying the boat. In order to do that, they concoct a scheme to make him think he's going crazy under the "pressures" of work by making him think he's someone named "Charlie Cochran".
S03 E05Nov 6, 1952
Gracie has George's Portrait Painted Nov 6, 1952 Gracie hires an artist to paint a portrait of George. But the painter is confounded when Gracie explains that she wants to give the portrait to George as a surprise gift.
S03 E06Nov 13, 1952
Gracie and Blanche Hire Gigolos Nov 13, 1952 Blanche and Gracie want to have a night out on the town with their husbands, but the boys aren't having any part of it. Frustrated after the men continually ignore pointed hints, the wives decide to hire a pair of male "escorts" to take them out, thinking that might finally wake up their husbands. Complications ensue.
S03 E07Nov 20, 1952
The Ballet Tickets Nov 20, 1952 Culture enters the Burns household as Gracie tries to get George to sponsor a ballet company. Some interesting mixups occur, and the episode ends with George and Gracie doing a dance number without music.
S03 E08Nov 27, 1952
The Skating Persons Nov 27, 1952 A couple from George and Gracie's vaudeville days, "The Skating Pearsons" drop by for a visit. They're worried that their son, Joey, wants to get into show business, and ask George and Gracie to talk the boy out of it.
S03 E09Dec 4, 1952
Harry Thinks that the Swamp Has Oil Dec 4, 1952 To get Harry to buy Blanche a TV, Gracie tries to get him to buy some swampland--but Harry gets the idea that there's oil under the property.
S03 E10Dec 11, 1952
Gracie Writes About Silky Thompson Dec 11, 1952 Gracie fabricates a magazine article claiming George once beat up an infamous gangster who shows up at the Burns home in a very bad mood.
S03 E11Dec 18, 1952
Gracie Thinks George is Going to Commit Suicide Dec 18, 1952 Gracie discovers a note in George's pocket, which she misinterprets to be a suicide note.
S03 E12Dec 25, 1952
Von Zell Dates a Married Woman Dec 25, 1952 Harry Von Zell has inadvertently dated a married woman, but Harry Morton is the one in big trouble when Gracie inexplicably (to our logic) poses on the telephone as Von Zell's wife and gives the woman's husband the Mortons' address.
S03 E13Jan 1, 1953
Uncle Clyde Jan 1, 1953 George scrambles to rent the spare room before Gracie's uncle arrives for a visit, but everyone's plans incur some hiccups.
S03 E14Jan 8, 1953
Gracie Thinks Harry is in Love with Her Jan 8, 1953 Harry buys an anniversary present for Blanche and hides it at the Burns' home. However, Gracie finds it and thinks that Harry has fallen in love with her and is trying to win her from George. She sets out to come up with a scheme to "discourage" Harry and show him that he and Gracie are not meant for each other.
S03 E15Jan 15, 1953
Harry Wants to Trade His House Jan 15, 1953 Harry Morton trades his house for one across town. Gracie doesn't want to lose her best friend Blanche, so when the new neighbors move into the Mortons' house, Gracie does everything she can think of to convince them that they wouldn't want to live next door to a household as crazy as the Burns' one.
S03 E16Jan 22, 1953
Gracie Thinks She and George are Not Married Jan 22, 1953 Gracie has acquired the crazy notion that she and George were never legally married. Jack Benny, a witness to their marriage, visits the Burns household in an attempt to straighten Gracie out.
S03 E17Jan 29, 1953
Mayor Brown Comes to Dinner Jan 29, 1953 Graice invites the mayor of Los Angeles for dinner. Fletcher Bowron, longtime Los Angeles mayor in real life, plays himself.
S03 E18Feb 5, 1953
George Jessel - The Cigarette Girl Feb 5, 1953 Gracie and Blanche are disturbed by their husbands' extracurricular activities: Harry has been playing poker late at night, and George went to Ciro's with Georgie Jessel, who bought a teddy bear for $50 from a cigarette girl.
S03 E19Feb 12, 1953
Gracie on a Train - Murder Feb 12, 1953 Harry Morton gets into trouble with the police as a result of Gracie's mistaken notion that a man she met on a train is planning to kill his wife.
S03 E20Feb 19, 1953
Gacie Tries to Marry Off Von Zell Feb 19, 1953 Gracie tries to find Von Zell a wife and children so he can save money on his income tax.
S03 E21Feb 26, 1953
Swamp Party Feb 26, 1953 Gracie has a very ""entertaining"" way of helping Harry Morton in his real estate business.
S03 E22Mar 5, 1953
Up All Night - Burgler Mar 5, 1953 When Harry Morton makes noise while coming downstairs to turn of his car's headlights one night, George thinks it's a prowler breaking in and goes to investigate. Then Blanche Morton hears George stumbling around and thinks HE'S a burglar. The police are called and wind up arresting Harry Von Zell!
S03 E23Mar 12, 1953
Buying a Ranch Mar 12, 1953 Gracie believes that George wants to buy a ranch. Harry Morton and his partner Casey want to be the ones to sell it to him. But George does not really want to buy a ranch, and, perhaps ill-advisedly, relies on Harry Von Zell to help him get out of it.
S03 E24Mar 19, 1953
George in the Army Mar 19, 1953 Gracie has the idea that joining the Army will be good for George, and enlists him. George is not worried, because a doctor is coming to the house to examine him and he knows he will fail the physical. At the same time, Harry Morton is applying for life insurance and also must be examined by a doctor. Let's hope there is no mixup.
S03 E25Mar 26, 1953
Gacie Reports the Car Stolen Mar 26, 1953 Someone whistles in George's dressing room and Gracie, believing the old show-biz superstition that it will mean three days of bad luck, hides George's car so that he can't make a scheduled trip to Palm Springs. George reports the car stolen, but eventually gets it back and sets off on his drive to Palm Springs--where he's arrested by the police because his car is still on the "hot car" list.
S03 E26Mar 30, 1953
Gracie Pretends She's a College Boy's Mother Mar 30, 1953 A young college student wants to impress his girlfriend by asking George and Gracie to pose as his parents. Gracie goes along with it but George refuses. Gracie talks Harry Von Zell into playing the role but, unknown to her, Blanche Morton talks her husband Harry into playing George. Unfortunately, both Harrys show up Gracie's house at the same time as the student and his girlfriend.
S03 E27Apr 6, 1953
Buying a Mountain Cabin Apr 6, 1953 Problems arise when Harry Von Zell decides to buy a cabin from a real estate agent who is a competitor to Harry Morton, and Gracie gets the wrong impression that George is the one buying the cabin.
S03 E28Apr 13, 1953
The Missing Fur Stole Apr 13, 1953 Lots of mixups, in both plot and dialogue, as Gracie mistakenly reports to the police that Blanche's new fur stole has been stolen.
S03 E29Apr 20, 1953
Spanish Lessons Apr 20, 1953 Spanish lessons for Gracie and Blanche lead to George getting into some very unexpected trouble.
S03 E30Apr 27, 1953
The Black Eye Fraternity Apr 27, 1953 Gracie jeopardizes Harry Morton's bank loan and George and Harry Von Zell's well-being when she mistakenly determines Mr. Vanderlip has been having an affair with his cook.
S03 E31May 4, 1953
Von Zell's Old Girlfriend Visits May 4, 1953 Von Zell's college sweetheart is planning to drop by. He has given her the impression that he is married, and Gracie wants to help him appear so. At the same time, Harry Morton has been too much of a doormat to his business partner, Casey, and this relationship needs to be straightened out (by guess who?).
S03 E32May 11, 1953
GEORGE LECTURING AT U.C.L.A. May 11, 1953 Synopsis 1:George appears as a guest speaker at UCLA.Synopsis 2:George receives an invitation to lecture at a college, but when he overhears the Mortons and Harry von Zell making fun of him, he refuses.
S03 E33May 18, 1953
GRACIE AND HARRY MORTON--MISSING PERSONS BUREAU May 18, 1953 Synopsis 1:When ravenous Harry Morton misses lunch, Gracie reports him missing.Synopsis 2:Gracie gets involved with the missing Persons Bureau in trying to locate Harry Morton for his wife Blanche.
S03 E34Jul 6, 1953
Surprise Party Mix-Up Jul 6, 1953 Gracie throws a monkey wrench into a birthday party for Harry Morton.
S03 E35Jul 13, 1953
Cousins Perry and Pete Jul 13, 1953 George invites a pair of burglars to stay in their home after Gracie introduces them as her cousins.
S03 E36Jul 20, 1953
Gracie Thinks George is Going Solo Jul 20, 1953 Some amusement results when Gracie finds a telegram from 1923. In it, George is asked to do a Broadway show, but without his partner. Gracie does not notice the date on the telegram, and tries to figure out a way to make George feel free to do the show without her.
S03 E37Jul 27, 1953
GRACIE TRYING TO GET GEORGE TO GO ON TRIP EAST Jul 27, 1953 Gracie decides that she wants to go to New York with the Mortons for a vacation.
S03 E38Aug 3, 1953
Gracie Witnesses a Holdup Aug 3, 1953 Gracie has witnessed a bank robbery, and is scheduled as a witness against gangster Johnny Velvet. George is expecting to sing at a dinner for Ronald Reagan, but the guest list is dwindling.
S03 E39Aug 10, 1953
Locked Out of the House Aug 10, 1953 Thanks to Gracie's carelessness, the Burns and Mortons get locked out of their homes in the middle of the night, much to the chagrin of the locksmith's jealous wife.
S03 E40Aug 17, 1953
Gracie Falls in a Department Store Aug 17, 1953 Gracie trips and falls, as a result of her high heel getting caught in a hole in the rug at the department store. The store's management attempts to reach a monetary settlement with Gracie, but are thwarted by confused resistance.