Originally posted on the site in Oct 2010. It’s a special presentation for the Retro Radio Podcast. This is Command Performance, normally posted on Saturdays, making an appearance on Wednesday. It’s part of our features of Victor Borge, which will be ending in the next few weeks.
Anouncer tonight is Paul Douglas. Hosted by Spencer Tracey. He dips into the mailbag, then Mary Lee gets rolling with the song, Liza.
After another brief dip in the mail bag by Spencer, Victor Borge tells the audience about his phonetic punctuation.
Next is the Kingsmen to sing, Mable. At the request of a mailbag letter, Donald Duck is accompanied by Goofy, and Pluto, as they talk with Spencer. Pat Brice sings, Sleepy Lagoon. After
much requesting from letters of troopies all over the world, Groucho Marx and Barbara Stanwick are on hand. As Jahn and Mary, Thorndyke, they do a short drama about a couple having marital troubles, and some apparent problems with short term memory loss.
The show wraps up with a parting word from Spencer tracey.
PS: the audio is a little rough, but still a classic, especially the performances of Victor, Groucho, Barbara Stanwick, and Donald Duck.
Trivia Alert: In this show, you wil hear a little bit of crossstalk. That’s wenn there sounds like other voices or music in the background that bleeds through the main audio. Most original transcriptions and recordings were done to disk. When they are done on tape, or if the disk is later recorded to tape, stray magnetic signals can be picked up from the other segments of tape as it loops over itself on the reel. Those weaker signalls are what comes through as crosstalk. Once there, it is hard, if not impossible to remove.