Chico and the Man

Season 1 Episode 18

Sammy Steps In

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 1975 on NBC

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  • The Great Sammy Davis Jr. and Jack Albertson in a classic dance duet.

    One of the great treats to catch is when two veteran performers unite to show off what real talent is and in this classic episode, you get just that. Both veterans of vaudeville, Jack Albertson and Sammy Davis Jr. perform a dance routine that shows off each performer as a real trouper. By this time of the series, Freddie Prinze was the hottest star around. By booking Sammy on this show, the producers knew they had a sure fire winning combination. However, when rehearsals started, Albertson and Davis were having so much fun recalling vaudeville, the writers quickly devised a sequence where the two could show off their considerable dancing skills. All of a sudden, the audience watching the show, see Jack Albertson, who was only known to be an actor, delivering polished dance steps and with the Great Sammy Davis Jr. The audience applauded with thrilling excitement and the fever from the studio at NBC came through into the homes who were watching. Davis has some fun scenes with Freddie Prinze and Scatman Crothers but the highlight is the dance routine.