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Season 1 Episode 4

The Secret World of Kids

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 27, 1959 on NBC
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The Secret World of Kids
Based on his book of the same name, Art Linkletter's variety episode pays tribute to children with guests Richard M. and his mother Hannah Nixon; comedian Ed Wynn; motion picture actors Ann Blyth and Vincent Price; child performers Jon Provost of Lassie, Teddy Rooney, and Angela Cartwright of The Danny Thomas Show; the Mitchell Boys Choir; and animal performers Lassie and Jerry. Includes a modern television version of Tom Sawyer, a skit on the importance of the first baby, musical and dance numbers, interviews with children and with Richard Nixon and his mother on the Vice President's childhood, and Vincent Price's talented chimpanzee. Open -- Vincent Price and his chimpanzee Jerry -- Tom Sawyer sketch / performed by Jon Provost, Teddy Rooney, Anglea Cartwright, Lassie, Ed Wynn, and ensemble -- Price playing chess with Jerry -- Baby sketch / performed by Ann Blyth, Art Linkletter, and Wynn -- Price and Jerry playing violin -- Tea for Two soft shoe / performed by Wynn and Rooney -- Price and Jerry ballet -- Kids say the darndest things interview by Linkletter -- Price with Jerry as a bartender -- Getting to Know You / performed by Blyth -- Hannah Nixon interview -- Richard Nixon interview -- Getting to Know You / performed by Linkletter and guests.moreless

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