Great Gildersleeves – Gildy Proposes To Adeline. 481027 Gildersleeves enjoys a nice stroll after the Sunday church service. His troubles over adopting the baby still face him though. State law says he needs to be married and although Adeline drops hints, Gildy gets panicky and makes a break for it.
Gildersleeves has a rival neighbor, Rumson Bullard, played by Gale Gordon. Suggestions that he and his wife may want to adopt the baby result in reactions from the baby that parallel those of Gildersleeves feelings. The stress of it all has Throckmorton having nightmares, and experiencing paranoia. Troubles pile up for him when LeRoy wants a dog, and the neighbor boy, Craig Bullard gives Gildy a hard time. It pushes him to the brink, and he resigns himself to sacrifice himself for the sake of the baby.
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Gildersleeves faces the hard reality, still he visits Peavey for advice. With all the enthusiasm of a man walking to the end of death row, he sets out to Adeline’s. As Gildy struggles to pop the question, listeners are clued into what the two are thinking about. Gildy should be happy, but he’s just too much a bachelor at heart.