Who was known as “Lonesome George”? July 6, 2020 by Pamela Landy George Gobel was known as “Lonesome George”. His TV series, “The George Gobel Show,” ran from 1954 to 1960 on NBC. Related Answers Where were the following situation comedies set? Are any of the animals on Noah’s ark specified in the Bible? What is the difference between a Median and a Mean? Did Jesse White, famed as the lonely Maytag Repairman, ever play parts on TV series? What did the title “Lonesome Dove” (CBS, 1989) mean?