This popular series started life in 1931 as a 15-minute comedy drama written by Goodman Ace and produced by Frank and Anne Hummert.
Ace Goodman was a movie and play reviewer on KMBC when in August 1930 a subsequent act failed to show up and he was asked to keep talking. Upon seeing his wife waiting for him he motioned her in and together they improvised a skit take about the bridge game they had played the night before. It was such a success that it led to the beginning of Easy Aces.
The program portrayed the lives of Goodman Ace and his wife, Jane. Jane was a dizzy woman along the lines of Gracie Allen. She was responsible for some of the most famous malapropisms in radio history such as when she’d had a hard day she’d tell Goodman that she’d been "working my head to the bone." She kept her house "spic and spat"; She hated to "monotonize the conversation".
From its chance beginning Easy Aces lasted over fifteen years and is still a pleasure to listen to today.