There is another butler that also had a certain small claim to fame; if one turned on the radio in 1951, that butler was called Higgins. Higgins was played by the charming British character actor and comedian Harry Mcnaughton. Mcnaughton had a career in films spanning from the 1920's to the mid-50's, and was apparently quite successful on the stage. His more permanent claim to (relative) fame, though, was the radio game show spoof, "It Pays to Be Ignorant", which ran from 1942 to 1951 on both CBS and NBC. Immediately after the run of that programme, he moved over into the role of Higgins. He was perfect for the part; he had a crisp received pronunciation accent, a weapon that he used to deliver a never-ending barrage of caustic one-liners to great effect.
The basic premise of It's Higgin's, Sir was a simple one; a typical 1950's American family inherits a highly-mannered butler from a distant relative, and hilarity ensues. It's Mcnaughton that drives the programme with his fantastic comedic timing, and the rest of the cast does an amazing job in helping him to shine. It's a truly fantastic listening experience for any OTR comedy fan, and, I dare say, for fans of 1950's television shows like Father Knows Best.
Download It's Higgins, Sir, episode #1, "Higgins Arrives" HERE