Talk:Fibber McGee and Molly

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Interesting related article[edit]

You might like to read the article at Titled "Byways: 12/5/46 -- Visit to NBC Studios," the last two paragraphs tell about activities prior to a broadcast of "Fibber McGee and Molly," giving the author's impressions of some of the people involved in the show. Teblick (talk) 14:44, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Needs rewrite[edit]

This article may need to be rewritten as it appears to draw heavily from (if it's not entirely copied from): --Dubc0724 12:32, 22 August 2006 (UTC)


Anyone know whether the Harlow Wilcox mentioned in this article is the same country guitarist who had a hit in America in 1969 as Harlow Wilcox & the Oakies? Chubbles 00:34, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Completely different guy. Fibber McGee and Molly's Harlow Wilcox was a radio announcer who died in 1960 at the age of 60. He did take voice training, but the biograpy info I have for him doesn't mention that he ever played an instrument. --Enwilson 03:41, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Does anyone know why Harlow Wilcox's name was linked with Harpo? None of my readings seem to address this. Throckmorton Guildersleeve (talk) 19:04, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

I think it's just another example of Fibber's nicknaming habit. Like the way he always called Mrs. Uppington "Uppy", He always called Mr. Wimple "Wimp", and Mayor LaTrivia often got "LaTriv". "Harpo" was just a name that sounded close to Harlow. (talk) 16:57, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Lead is "puffy"[edit]

I find the lead a bit peacock and am hoping that an expert with knowledge in the subject can stiffen it up a bit. Any help? Robert K S 08:36, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Half of this article is "peacock". It sounds as if it were adapted from a written tribute to the show. AlbertSM (talk) 21:53, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Recurring characters[edit]

Wallace Wimple (Thompson):

"This character may have contributed to the use of the word "wimp" to describe a weak-willed person."

For what it's worth, the OED dates the word 'wimp"'s origin as 1920: "1920 ADE Hand-made Fables 97 Next day he sought out the dejected Wimp." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Andygx (talkcontribs) 16:51, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

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Change in licensing for File:Fibbermolly.jpg[edit]

As a result of some research, I found the copyrights for these images were not renewed. Full details can be found on the file. Because of this conversation, am changing the licenses of the images in the NBC Parade of Stars portfolio to public domain-copyright not renewed. We hope (talk) 18:00, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

On never having a job[edit]

Re: McGee never had a job: In Episode #40; Master of the Kennel, 1/13/36, McGee looks for a job. The dialog reveals his working past.

Molly: "McGee, you haven't done a stroke of work since you sold the store" McGee: "That's why I sold it ... so I could get some rest" — Preceding unsigned comment added by WithGLEE (talkcontribs) 22:29, 23 January 2012 (UTC)