Dec 26, 2011
Of all the teen sitcoms that aired during the golden days of
radio, none was more popular than The Aldrich Family.
Henry began as a minor character in a 1938 Broadway play, then moved to radio first as a one-time skit on the Rudy Vallee show, then as a weekly feature on the Kate Smith Show, then as the summer replacement for Jack Benny, and finally as its own stand-alone show in 1939.
Besides its radio success, Henry Aldrich has his own comic book, television series, and 11 Paramount movies.
Ezra Stone played Henry (with time out as a soldier during World War II), and Jackie Kelk was his best friend Homer Brown.
This episode, Girl Trouble, originally aired on October 17, 1939.