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Episode Guide

  • Season 4
    • 5/7/1966
      5/7/1966
      Episode 30
      5/7/66
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      In the series finale, Jackie Gleason presents his annual edition of "Gleason's Gaieties" spotlighting the series regulars, crew and staff. Jazz group Phil Napoleon and his Memphis Five perform.
      Male cast and crew members perform in drag as the "Clam Chorus" portraying the June Taylor Dancers. George Jessel plays an aged child star with Helen Curtis in "Whatever Happened to Baby Freckles". Jessel sings "The Lemon Drop Tree". Napoleon's group performs "Shine" and "Sweet Georgia Brown". Johnny Olsen interviews Frank Fontaine as a big game hunter returning from Africa.moreless
    • 4/30/1966
      4/30/1966
      Episode 29
      4/30/66
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      Jackie Gleason's guests include comic Allen Drake and the Delmonte Chimps. George Jessel presents another talent search winner, vocalist Paul Straney of Pennsylvania, who performs "Without a Song". The June Taylor Dancers perform to "Matchmaker". Crazy tells Joe the Bartender an outrageous version of "The Three Musketeers" and sings "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles".moreless
    • 4/16/1966
      4/16/1966
      Episode 28
      4/16/66
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      Jackie Gleason guests include comedian Sonny Sands.
      Jackie's opening monologue is on vanity. George Jessel presents another talent search winner, singer Solomon King, from Toledo. The Poor Soul and Rum Dum appear in sketches.
      Crazy Guggenheim tells Joe the Bartender the explorer Magellean.
    • 4/9/1966
      4/9/1966
      Episode 27
      4/9/66
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      Jackie Gleason guests include Dick Roman.
      George Jessel returns with another talent search winner, vocalists the Collegettes from Purdue University, who sing "I'll Be With you in Apple Blossom Time". Reggie Van Gleason presents his latest circus act.
      Crazy tells Joe the Bartender an outlandish spy story.
    • 3/26/1966
      3/26/1966
      Episode 26
      3/26/66
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      Jackie Gleason guests include vocalists the Lane Brothers and comedian Henny Youngman.
      Jackie jokes about window shopping in his monologue. Reggie Van Gleason III introduces his trained flea circus. The Lane Brothers sing "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Up the Lazy River" and "Shine on Harvest Moon". Youngman delivers a monologue of one-liners.
      Crazy Guggenheim chats with Joe the Bartender about the spy flick Cornball.moreless
    • 3/19/1966
      3/19/1966
      Episode 25
      3/19/66
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      Jackie Gleason guests include singer Dick Roman and more monkey business from Lemke's Chimps. It's another look at Reggie Van Gleason III being shot out of a cannon, and Crazy tells Joe the Bartender his version of "Peter Pan".
    • 3/12/1966
      3/12/1966
      Episode 24
      3/12/66
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      Jackie Gleason's guest is singer Marion Colby. George Jessel introduces talent contest winner Kurt Albert from San Antonio, a 12-year-old pianist who plays "Mozart's Piano Concerto #23." Colby sings "Put the Blame on Mame" and duets with Jackie on "Anything That You Say Is True". Crazy tells Joe the Bartender about Tarzan.moreless
    • 2/26/1966
      2/26/1966
      Episode 23
      2/26/66
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      This week's show is true surprise party celebrating Gleason's 50th birthday. (Until the actual Friday night taping (2/18/1966), he was kept in the dark about the guest list.) Guests on hand to celebrate and perform are: Milton Berle, Bobby Darin singing "Mack the Knife", Connie Francis with "Queen of the House", Arthur Godfrey singing "It's Wonderful", double-talk comedian Al Kelly presenting a phony award, jazz pianist Errol Garner playing "Misty". Frank Fontaine performs "Always". Berle reads fabricated greetings from other celebrities and presents Jackie with an oil painting by Alfred C. Chadbourne.moreless
    • 2/19/1966
      2/19/1966
      Episode 22
      2/19/66
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason's guests include vocalist Don Cornell. George Jessel presents talent search winners from Atlanta, folksingers Warner, Porter and Warner singing "That Lonesome Road". In Sketches, Reggie Van Gleason III performs and Crazy visits Joe the Bartender.
    • 2/12/1966
      2/12/1966
      Episode 21
      2/12/66
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      Jackie Gleason's guests include vocalist Dick Roman. George Jessel returns with talent winners from Kansas City, pianists Ford Maddick and Guy Gillette, Jr. In a broad spoof of ham actors (John Barrymore in particular), Jackie plays an out of work thespian who stands out in the unemployment line. Crazy tells Joe the Bartender another outrageous story.moreless
    • 2/5/1966
      2/5/1966
      Episode 20
      2/5/66
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason's guests include comic actor Arnold Stang and comedian Tommy Noonan. In "Gridiron Follies", a musical-comedy take-off on 1930s films, Jackie plays "The Rock", a college football her whose career is in jeopardy because of poor grades at Pigskin U. If he doesn't pass exams, he can't play in the big game.moreless
    • 1/22/1966
      1/22/1966
      Episode 19
      1/22/66
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      Jackie Gleason guest is singer Dick Roman. George Jessel returns with another talent contest winner, Judy Vincentini from Omaha. In a musical-comedy segment, Jackie plays a fireman who puts out a small blaze and becomes a hero. Crazy Googenheim visits with Joe the Bartender.
    • 1/15/1966
      1/15/1966
      Episode 18
      1/15/66
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      Jackie Gleason stars. George Jessel returns to introduce his talent contest winner: tap dancer Peter Ray from St. Louis. In a musical-comedy production called "The Street Cleaner", Jackie wins the "Irving" awarded to the sanitation worker of the year. Songs include "Give a Man a Broom he Can Push". Crazy Guggenheim returns to bother Joe the Bartender.moreless
    • 1/8/1966
      1/8/1966
      Episode 17
      1/8/66
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      Art Carney and Audrey Meadows return for a special one-hour musical restaging of the classic Honeymooner's episode, "The Adoption". This is the precursor to next season's Honeymooners revival on The Jackie Gleason Show.
      Wanting badly to adopt a child, the Kramdens go as far as borrowing furniture to impress the person from the adoption agency. The agent is so impressed with their desire that a baby is found for them. After blowing his stack about getting a girl, Ralph quickly is delighted to have a "Ralphina" in their home.
      Jackie sings "There's Always Been a Kramden"; Carney sings "You Can have Anything I've Got"; Meadows performs "As Long As He Looks Like You".moreless
    • 1/1/1966
      1/1/1966
      Episode 16
      1/1/66
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      Jackie Gleason's guests include comedians Jackie Miles, Timmie Rogers, Pat Henning and Johnny Morgan. The setting is a nightclub on New Year's Eve. Frank Fontaine is featured.
    • 12/25/1965
      12/25/1965
      Episode 15
      12/25/65
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      Jackie Gleason presents a Christmas fantasy built around the dreams of the Poor Soul.
      Wandering the world, the Poor Soul encounters Mother Goose, Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, Alice in Wonderland, Old King Cole, The Three Bears, the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, and Little Bo Peep. The June Taylor Dancers perform as a regiment of Toy Soldiers.moreless
    • 12/18/1965
      12/18/1965
      Episode 14
      12/18/65
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      Jackie Gleason stars.
      Jackie appears as the great matador Jose Gleasonaro, and a frustrated bachelor. Crazy gives Joe the Bartender is take on science-fiction movies.
    • 12/11/1965
      12/11/1965
      Episode 13
      12/11/65
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      Jackie Gleason stars. George Jessel returns with another talent search winner, vocalist Diane Wisdom from Dallas-Ft. Worth. The June Taylor Dancers perform to two of Gleason's compositions: "Toll Gate Treat" and "Caress". Crazy tells Joe the Bartender about a documentary on the Old West.
    • 12/4/1965
      12/4/1965
      Episode 12
      12/4/65
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      Jackie Gleason stars.
      Gleason appears in a series of three sketches as a prisoner.
      The second half of this week's show stars Reggie Van Gleason III and his salute to the WWI era. The cast joins in sketches, production numbers and songs, including "Pack Up your Troubles", "Over There", and "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm".moreless
    • 11/27/1965
      11/27/1965
      Episode 11
      11/27/65
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason's guests are Captain Schreiber's Chimps.
      George Jessel presents his latest talent winner from Portland, young singer Patti Delaney. Gleason and the cast demonstrate different ways to get laughs.
    • 11/20/1965
      11/20/1965
      Episode 10
      11/20/65
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason stars.
      Jackie's monologue concerns frightening things. Reginald Van Gleason III introduces "Steel Dome", the human cannonball. The "Gay Nineties" are saluted in a musical review including the songs "Frankie and Johnny", Hello My Baby", and "Oh, You Beautiful Doll". The Poor Soul meets a date at a department store.moreless
    • 11/13/1965
      11/13/1965
      Episode 9
      11/13/65
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      Jackie Gleason stars. George Jessel presents Houston talent winner opera singer Eloise Laverne Laws who sings "Getting to Know You", "I Wish You Love" and "Day by Day". Reggie Van Gleason III and the Poor Soul make appearances. Crazy tells Joe the Bartender about cowboy movies and sings "Heart of My Heart".moreless
    • 11/6/1965
      11/6/1965
      Episode 8
      11/6/65
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      Jackie Gleason's guests include singer Mel Torme.
      In sketches, The Poor Soul plans an elopement with Helen Curtis, and Rum Dum's attempt to read a book while a leaky faucet that unleashes a deluge. The June Taylor Dancers dance to "Will You Still Be Mine?" Crazy Gugenheim tells Joe the Bartender about explorer Magellan and sings "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Torme performs "Jet Set" (with the June Taylor Dancers) and his self-penned "That Old Feeling".moreless
    • 10/30/1965
      10/30/1965
      Episode 7
      10/30/65
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      Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Henny Youngman. In his monologue, Jackie discusses things he doesn't understand. Reggie Van Gleason III performs a song and dance with his "Bon Bon" girls. Youngman does a stand-up routine. Crazy visits Joe the Bartender and tells his version of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves".moreless
    • 10/23/1965
      10/23/1965
      Episode 6
      10/23/65
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason stars. Gleason highlights a skill he used early in his career: celebrity impressions of Humphrey Bogart and Charles Boyer. Frank Fontaine joins in the act with his impressions of President Johnson, Senator Dirksen, and Cary Grant. Helen Curtis emulates the singing style of Eartha Kitt, Rose Murphy, and Kate Smith. In sketches, Gleason and Curtis play a city couple having a barbecue at a dude ranch. The finale is a salute to the Roaring 20s.moreless
    • 10/16/1965
      10/16/1965
      Episode 5
      10/16/65
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      Jackie Gleason's guests include the Berosini Chimps. Reggie Van Gleason III delivers a dramatic poetry reading. In blackouts, Rum Dum paints a landscape in the park. Crazy Googenheim tells Joe the Bartender the story of "Mutiny on the Bounty" and sings "That Old Gang of Mine".
    • 10/9/1965
      10/9/1965
      Episode 4
      10/9/65
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason's guests include vocalists Julius LaRosa. George Jessel introduces new talent, 21-year-old Mara Lynn Brown.
    • 10/2/1965
      10/2/1965
      Episode 3
      10/2/65
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason's guests include George Jessel and Gus Augsberg's Chimps. In his monologue, Gleason talks about how your living standard has improved. In sketches, Jackie and Helen Curtis play an arguing couple, and Reggie Van Gleason III's poetry reading is "How to Tell the Animals". Crazy tells Joe the Bartender about Sherlock Holmes.moreless
    • 9/25/1965
      9/25/1965
      Episode 2
      9/25/65
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason's guests include magician Tom Dahl.
      In his monologue, Gleason recalls about childhood vacations. George Jessel presents 19-year-old Tom Dahl, Northwestern student from Minneapolis, performs his act. Crazy butchers the story of Daniel Boone when he visits Joe the Bartender.
    • 9/18/1965
      9/18/1965
      Episode 1
      9/18/65
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason's begins his fourth season with guest singer/impressionist Marilyn Michaels
      Frank Fontaine plays rube Fred Frump introducing the blackouts; topics include Gleason as a Miami Beach tourist, a man trying to sleep as his dog snores, and a musical genius about to create. Jackie trades jokes with Helen Curtis over a bunch of coconuts. Crazy Guggenheim tells Joe the Bartender about "Mary Poppins" and performs "All Alone". Michaels sings "Bill Bailey" and "Once in a Lifetime". Returning as regulars are Frank Fontaine, Helen Curtis, Phil Bruns, Sid Fields, Jan Crockett, Sammy Spear and the June Taylor Dancers. George Jessel will appear often presenting new talent.moreless
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