October 6, 2018 Subject:
"Irma secretly helps her boss buy enough land for a new airplane factory, but her boyfriend and roommate think she is dating the millionaire's son." (IMDB synopsis)
Directed by George M. Cahan
Cy Howard (creator)
Nat Perrin Show's producer .
Cast (in credits order)
Marie Wilson Irma
Mary Shipp Kay
Donald MacBride Mr. Clyde
Gerald Mohr Brad, Kay's newspaper man beau (also radio's Phillip Marlowe)
Sid Tomack Al, Irma's beau
Lloyd Corrigan Thomas Barrington, Sr.
Peter Adams Thomas Barrington, Jr.
Jack Rice The Hotel Clerk
Ted Stanhope The Broker
I prefer the radio version, but it's nice to see how cute Marie Wilson was in real life.
June 18, 2011 Subject:
A real lost gem
The TV version of My Friend Irma wasn't nearly as successful as the long-running radio version, but if this episode is typical, it should have been. It's a shame that the show was done live from the standpoint that so little of it survives, but it is the superb execution of a very demanding and intricate live staging that really makes it stand out as excellent. It should be forced viewing for all producers of modern three-camera shows as an example of just what you can stage for a live audience--if you TRY!
The plot begins as fairly standard sitcom fare, but the dialog is filled with genuinely funny dialog and the resolution...well, I didn't see it coming, so just watch and see if you do. :) I hope perhaps more of this series turns up.