Posted by ESC on May 02, 2007
In Reply to: Meanwhile back at the ranch posted by R. Berg on May 02, 2007
: : "Meanwhile back at the ranch" was used as a transition in a radio broadcast in the 1930"s. Was it One Man's Family or something else?
: It's associated with Westerns, in which it was a hackneyed way of changing scenes. ~rb
That was the origin. But maybe the question is about this particular use of the phrase in the 30s.