Willis Can't Pass His Physical (Aired February 28, 1951)
Honest Harold Hemp lived with his mother and nephew and did a radio homemaker's program. The series received undeserved negative ratings and general negative attitude of the critics. The Honest Harold scripts were well crafted with well developed characters and had excellent acting and production values. Many people, including Harold Peary, believed that THE Great Gildersleeve would not survive without Peary. However, Willard Waterman assumed the role and most listeners didn't notice the difference, as Mr. Waterman did an excellent job in capturing the essence of the Gildersleeve character. This may have been the single greatest blow to the survival of Honest Harold. There were just too many similarities between the two series.
February 28, 1951. "Willis Can't Pass His Physical" - CBS network. Sponsored by: Army/Air Force recruiting. Waiting for Willis...with a bodyguard. Jack Robinson (writer), Jack Meakin (comp