Suspense: Never Follow a Banjo Act (AWR0248)

Batman Villains of Old Time Radio

We continue our look at actors who played villains in the 1966 “Batman” TV series. This week we feature Ethel Merman, who played Lola Lasagna.

We feature an episode of Supsense, “Never Follow a Banjo Act,” where Merman plays a mature singer paired up with a hot young male talent, whose previous partner died under mysterious circumstances. When she discovers a dark side to the young star, will she be the next to go?

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 1, 1954

Cast: Ethel Merman as Rosie; Paul Frees; Jerry Hausner; Joseph Kearns; Shepard Menken; Jess Kirkpatrick; Ben Wright

After listening to discussing the program, we talk about the Season 3 two-part story, “The Sport of Penguins” and “A Horse of Another Color,” featuring Ethel Merman as Lola Lasagna.

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