1947-1954
My Friend Irma tells the story of a extremely dim-witted blonde stenographer named Irma Peterson, played by Marie Wilson, and the daily
high-jinx that she gets into with her screwy friends. One of Irma's best friends was her logical and very dependable roommate, and narrator of the
show, Jane Stacy, played by
Cathy Lewis. Irma was so dumb that she believed that flypaper was airline stationery paper! The show's creator Cy
Howard, who also went on to produce Life with Luigi, was hesitant to cast the lead roles because he felt that the show's success depended on the
actresses' awesome portrayal of their characters. His uncertainty flew straight out the window when Cathy Lewis arrived to read the part of 'Jane
Stacy.' At the time, Cathy Lewis, who started as a singer with Kay Kyser and Herbie Kay, was already well-established in the radio community.
With Cathy Lewis on board, the show would soar, giving an average Hooper rating of 20-plus!
They were sponsored by EMMD (breath fresheners), Pepsodent Toothpaste & Lever Bros Swan Beauty Soap.
My Friend Irma became a comic book character when published by Marvel/Atlas Comics in 1950.
My Friend Irma
Hans Conreid
Played
Professor Kropotkin
Cathy Lewis and Marie Wilson
List Of Shows
1948-04-26 #055 Manhattan Magazine
1948-05-03 #056 Acute Love Sickness
1948-05-10 #057 Bon Voyage
1948-05-17 #058 Irma Wants to Join Club
1948-05-24 #059 Aunt Harriet to Visit
1948-06-14 #062 Did Irma Buy Her Own Wedding Ring
1948-06-21 #063 Planning a Vacation
1948-09-06 #074 Trip to Coney Island
1948-10-11 #079 Rhinelander Charity Ball
1948-10-18 #080 Thanksgiving Dinner
1948-12-20 #089 Irma's Christmas Party
1949-01-03 #091 The Double Date
1949-04-11 #105 Piano Lessons
1949-04-25 #107 Irma Is Fired
1949-05-02 #108 Irma Reads A Mystery Book
1949-05-09 #109 Venus De Milo Missing Arms
1950-05-29 #156 Fifty Dollar Loan
1951-04-02 #191 Irma Decides Al Needs A Psychiatrist
1952-01-06 #216 Memoirs
1952-01-13 #217 Cub Scout Speech
1952-01-20 #218 The Burglar
1952-01-27 #219 Psycholo
1952-02-03 #220 Newspaper Column
1952-02-10 #221 Dictation System
1952-02-17 #222 Cathy Decides to Quit Her Job
1952-02-24 #223 Lost Friendship Ring
1952-11-18 #246 Mrs O'Reilly Gets Arrested
1953-01-27 #256 Irma Gets A Raise (AFRTS#48)
1953-02-24 #260 Al's Youth Restorer
1953-04-21 #268 Way To A Man's Heart
1953-04-28 #269 Irma Takes Up Yoga
1953-05-05 #270 Irma Wants Older Man
1953-05-19 #272 Irma's Brother Lectures
1953-05-26 #273 Coronation Show
1953-06-02 #274 Irma's Boss Buys a Race Horse
1953-06-09 #275 The Martins' Fight
1953-06-16 #276 Irma and Jane See a Ghost
1953-06-23 #277 Irma Writes A Column
1953-06-30 #278 Irma Buys An Air Conditioner
1954-06-29 #309 Irma & Jane See a Ghost (Repeat)
XX-XX-XX Irma And Astrology
XX-XX-XX Irma's Trip to Washington
XX-XX-XX The Martin's Dog and A New Society
1947-04-11 #001 (Pilot) Jane Meets Irma (Dinner For Jane's Boss)
1947-04-18 #002 Irma Gives Rent Money to Al
1947-05-02 #004 Irma Is Convinced It's Jane's Birthday
1947-05-16 #006 Jane & Irma Lose Their Jobs
1947-06-13 #010 The Fur Coat
1947-07-07 #013 Too Much Publicity
1947-07-21 #015 Piano Lessons For Junior
1947-12-01 #034 The Reward
1947-12-08 #035 The Eyes Have It
1947-12-15 #036 Dancing Fools
1947-12-22 #037 Double Surprise (Christmas Party)
1947-12-29 #038 Gentlemen Prefer
1948-01-05 #039 The Great Irma
1948-01-12 #040 Lucky Couple Contest
1948-01-19 #041 The Book Crook
1948-01-26 #042 The Lonely Hearts Club
1948-02-02 #043 The Red Hand
1948-02-09 #044 Billy Boy The Boxer
1948-02-16 #045 The Professor's Concerto
1948-02-23 #046 It's all Relative
1948-03-01 #047 Fortune Raised
1948-03-08 #048 Double Troubles
1948-03-15 #049 Buy or Sell
1948-03-22 #050 Election Connection
1948-03-29 #051 The Big Secret
1948-04-05 #052 Irma's Inheritance
1948-04-19 #054 Dinner Date