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Jack Carter is the host for the premiere episode of DuMont's variety series. Guests are singer Joan Edwards, comedy team (Gene) McCarthy and (Tommy) Farrell, bird-whistling brothers the Arnauts, acrobatic act the Fontaines, and Peter Lorre. With Sammy Spear and his orchestra.
Edwards accompanies herself at the piano on a song and teams with Carter for "You're Adorable." Lorre does his recitation of "The Telltale Heart" and joins Carter in a "mad scientist" sketch.
Host Jack Carter's guests include singer Georgia Gibbs, acrobats/dancers the Winter Sisters, comic musicians the Pitchmen, dancer Kathryn Lee, comic Phil Foster and singers The Treniers.
Jerry Lester's scheduled guests include comedians Jack Pearl (Baron Munchausen) and his straight man Cliff Hall, comedy team Elsa and Waldo, the Kurt Jons Dancers, singer Joan Edwards, with Dick Bernie and Herbie Faye. Jons' dancers perform an East Indian dance. Edwards does voice impressions of singers including Lena Horne and does a comedy number on how TV has destroyed her love life. Pearl with Hall, Bernie and Faye do a comedy bit based on the shell game. Elsa and Waldo do a comedy dance.moreless
Host Jerry Lester's guests include baseball great Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers, singer Mindy Carson, apache dancers Lucienne and Ashour and English comedian Rex Raymer.
In one bit, Jackie Robinson and his son visit Lester and his son and clips from the film The Jackie Robinson Story are shown. Carson's songs include "Candy and Cake." Raymer did a sand-up of the Spike Jones' band.
Jackie Gleason debuts as the series' host. His guests are singer/comedienne Rose Marie, dancer Evelyn Farney and her Morrison Dancers, acrobat Ladd Lyon, singers the DeCastro Sisters, and comic Hank Ladd.