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The Goldbergs
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TV Series
    (January 10, 1949- )
    Aired on CBS, NBC, Dumont
    Set in the Bronx
    Gertrude Berg as Molly Goldberg
    Philip Loeb as Jake Goldberg (1949-1951)
    Robert H. Harris as Jake Goldberg (1953-1956)
    Harold Stone as Jake Goldberg (1952)
    Arlene McQuade as Rosalie Goldberg
    Larry Robinson as Sammie Goldberg (1949-1952)
    Tom Taylor as Sammie Goldberg (1954-1956)
    Betty Bendyke as Dora Barnett Goldberg (1955-1956)
    Olga Fabian as Mrs. Bloom (1953)
    Jon Lormer as Henry Carey (1955-1956)
    Eli Mintz as Uncle David (1949-1952) (1954-1955)
    Menasha Skulnik as Uncle David (1953)
    Arnold Stang as Seymour (1954-1955)
    Susan Steel as Daisy Carey (1955-1956)
    Ruth Yorke as Carrie Barnett (1955-1956)
    Premise: Sitcom of a typical Bronx Jewish family, with the stereotypical Jewish mama
    The advantage of being on TV in 1949, they didn't have to try hard. Audiences were so enamoured with the device they would watch a test pattern.
    The scripts were realistic and mundane.
    Almost two decades before Samantha changed Dicks for Darrens, the husband's role was changed three times.
    Even the son was performed by one actor and than another.
    Why stop there Uncle David performed by Eli Mintz was replaced by Menasha Skulnick and then in a sudden reversal, back came Eli Mintz.
    Because the show was presented live there may be (if any) only a few grainy kinescopes available.
    Molly was a yenta always gossiping with her neighbor Mrs. Bloom,
    When NBC acquired the show from CBS it went from a weekly ½ hour series to a three times per week 15 minute series, then back to a weekly half hour series.
    It pioneered family TV sit-coms.
    The lead, Gertrude Berg, was the first woman on TV to not only star in the show, but write and produce it as well.
    Gertrude Berg originated the character of Molly Goldberg for Radio in 1929. She continued that character for 20 years on radio.
    The show spawned a Broadway musical 'Molly.'
    The original Jake, Philip Loeb, was forced off the show when he was black listed as a communist. Although swore under oath and there was no proof he was not a communist, both CBS and the sponsors force him out. Loeb eventually killed himself (1955).
    They introduced the character that you don't see on screen, Molly's friend Mrs. Bloom, however in 1953, she made a few appearances.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 15 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 25 Votes: 44.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 58 Votes: 62.07% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 97 Votes: 63.92% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 118 Votes: 69.49% Annoying
 
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