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23 January: The McGees as quiz-lings . . .

Can you bear the McGees on a quiz show? (Photo: NBC.)

Can you bear the McGees on a quiz show? (Photo: NBC.)

Poking fun of itself is often an old-time radio staple; poking fun at its periodic fads or nuisances seems almost a requirement. Three of the most consistent at it were Fred Allen, Goodman Ace, and Henry Morgan. All three liked to zing sponsors, of course. But Allen was also wont to zing network executives. And Morgan wasn’t wont just to zing sponsors, he was far more disposed to dropping atomic bombs upon them.

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