Sunday, February 10, 2008

johnny dollar

Every Sunday night, one of the public radio stations runs a many-hours-long show of classic radio shows from the good ol' days. My favorites are Dragnet and "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar." Because check out how the announcer introduces it:

"The transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account, America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar."

Then the show is structured around Johnny Dollar's expense account for whatever would-be insurance-defrauder he's chasing. It's the best. For that extra touch of verité, the people he runs into occasionally say, oh yeah, I've heard you on the radio. The show on tonight is from 1955, when Johnny Dollar was on CBS radio five nights a week.

1 comment:

J.Bro said...

Five nights a week?! Where did they find time to do the radio versions of Survivor and CSI: Miami?