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6 March: Aces in the hole

Goodman and Jane Ace in 1948. (Photo: CBS.)

Goodman and Jane Ace in 1948. (Photo: CBS.)

It is often said that there are those who like to bite the hand that feeds them, and that there are the likes of Henry Morgan who like to bite off the entire arm. Goodman Ace is a man who prefers nibbling at the hand that feeds him. But that doesn’t mean the victim or one of its representatives will take it any more gently.

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Aces in the hole: Old-time radio listening, 17 March

Goodman (center) and Jane Ace (right) with longtime castmate Mary Hunter (left) as the reliable Marge. (Photo: CBS.)

Goodman (center) and Jane Ace (right) with longtime castmate Mary Hunter (left) as the reliable Marge. (Photo: CBS.)

Two from the irrepressible Aces, including one that might have predicted a scandal . . .

Easy Aces: Betty Leaves Carl Over the Baby’s Name (CBS, 1941)

It’s a shame you can’t isolate precise dates for most of what survives of Easy Aces. Most of the survivors keep their storylines intact and emanate from the transcriptions Goodman Ace provided Frederick Ziv for broadcasting’s first known rerun syndication. A syndication that provides the delicious irony of being more popular as syndicated reruns than the respected, urbane comedy of manners and malaprops was in its fifteen-year first-time production life.

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