Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • 5/15/1965
    5/15/1965
    Episode 30
    5/15/65
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    Jackie wraps up the season with another installment of "Gleason's Gaieties" spotlighting regulars and the show's crew. The show opens with the June Taylor Dancers performing to "You Are My Lucky Star" and "This Is My Lucky Day". Jackie's monologue is interrupted by balancing act "The Flying Steinhardts" (writers Sydney Reznick and Marvin Marx). Writer Snag Werris does a rope trick and scribe Hank Ladd performs a sketch with Sid Fields. Pat Dahl (wife of director Frank Bunetta) sings "My Man". Jan Crockett and Helen Curtis do a Dixieland medley with Phil Napoleon and his Memphis Five. The "Clam Chorus", made up of male staffers in wigs and tutus, spoofs the June Taylor Dancers. Frank Fontaine does celebrity impressions and performs "Home On the Range". Announcer Johnny Olsen sings "As Long As I Have My Horse". All join in a finale called "On Miami Shores."moreless
  • 5/8/1965
    5/8/1965
    Episode 29
    5/8/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Timmie Rogers and xylophonist Roger Ray.
    The great Reggie Van Gleason III performs another of his dramatic readings; this time, it's poetry for the children. Crazy tells Joe the Bartender about his trip to Washington, D.C. before singing "I'll Be Seeing You".
  • 5/1/1965
    5/1/1965
    Episode 28
    5/1/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests are Jayne Mansfield, comedian Pat Cooper and Professor Irwin Corey.
    This episode features another edition of It Pays To Be Ignorant. Sketch subjects include physical fitness and cavemen.
  • 4/17/1965
    4/17/1965
    Episode 27
    4/17/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include jazz great Count Basie. Crazy Guggenheim and Joe the Bartender chat about Robin Hood and Friar Tuck.
  • 4/10/1965
    4/10/1965
    Episode 26
    4/10/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include actress Gloria DeHaven and comedian George Jessel. Crazy Guggenheim and Joe the Bartender discuss the discovery of Florida and the fountain of youth.
  • 4/3/1965
    4/3/1965
    Episode 25
    4/3/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests again include bombshell Jayne Mansfield and Professor Irwin Corey.
    Corey and Mansfield as themselves join Crazy Guggenheim on the panel of It Pays To Be Ignorant with emcee Gleason. Blackout sketches include house-husband Jackie competing against a stack of dirty dishes. Jackie plays a music professor with Trudy Carson as his piano prodigy student.moreless
  • 3/27/1965
    3/27/1965
    Episode 24
    3/27/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedienne Phyllis Diller.
    Reginald Van Gleason III provides a touching reading of "Casey's Revenge". Blackout topics include Jackie as a resident in a basement apartment and as someone trying to ship an alligator as a gift. Crazy Guggenheim tells Joe the Bartender is version of "Aladdin and his Magic Lamp" and then sings "Apple Blossom Time".moreless
  • 3/13/1965
    3/13/1965
    Episode 23
    3/13/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Paul Gray and the Kubler Chimps.
    Crazy Guggenheim tells Joe the Bartender his version of "Treasure Island" before singing "For All We Know". Jackie and Helen Curtis play an overweight couple on a high protein diet. Blackout topics include a cop on his first day on the beat.moreless
  • 3/6/1965
    3/6/1965
    Episode 22
    3/6/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Al Bernie. Reginald Van Gleason III provides another of his dramatic readings: "The Spider and the Fly". Crazy Guggenheim and Joe the Bartender discuss Robin Hood. The June Taylor Dancers perform a production number with "Tollbooth Treat" and "Caress".
  • 2/27/1965
    2/27/1965
    Episode 21
    2/27/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include bombshell Jayne Mansfield and Professor Irwin Corey.
    Corey's involved in another It Pays To Be Ignorant segment. The June Taylor Dancers perform a production number with "I Wish You Love".
  • 2/20/1965
    2/20/1965
    Episode 20
    2/20/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guest is comedienne Phyllis Diller.
    Reggie Van Gleason III performs a dramatic reading of the poem "Ringo", transforming into a Wild West gunslinger in the process. Phyllis describes her lack of talent as a homemaker.
    Crazy Guggenheim chats with Joe the Bartender about a movie he watched on the late show, Tom Sawyer. He also sings "Carolina Moon".moreless
  • 2/6/1965
    2/6/1965
    Episode 19
    2/6/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include vocalist Mel Torme.
    Reggie Van Gleason III, dressed again as Wow Wow the burlesque clown, performs a dramatic reading of "I Had But Fifty Cents". Torme sings "Ridin' High" and "Bluesette". Crazy Guggenheim tells Joe the Bartender about Henry Hudson discovering Manhattan Island and sings "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree". In blackouts, Jackie and Helen Curtis stage a robbery.moreless
  • 1/30/1965
    1/30/1965
    Episode 18
    1/30/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Bob Melvin.
    Reggie Van Gleason III wrestles an alligator. Jackson Pollack beware; Helen Curtis uses a shotgun for avant-garde painting. Crazy Guggenheim tells Joe the Bartender his version of "Cinderella" and sings "Tell Me All Your Dreams".
  • 1/23/1965
    1/23/1965
    Episode 17
    1/23/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Henny Youngman. Reggie Van Gleason III gives a dramatic reading of the poem "Casey at the Bat". Crazy Guggenheim chats with Joe the Bartender about "Jack and the Beanstalk" and sings "Mexicali Rose". The June Taylor Dancers perform to "Under Paris Skies".
  • 1/16/1965
    1/16/1965
    Episode 16
    1/16/65
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Allan Drake.
    In his monologue, Jackie discusses how our lives are more complicated in the modern age. Drake does a stand-up comparing spoiled teenagers of yesterday and today. Sketch topics include Gleason as a professor during the blackout and as a matador. Crazy Guggenheim and Joe the Bartender talk about The Count of Monte Cristo.moreless
  • 1/2/1965
    1/2/1965
    Episode 15
    1/2/65
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    Jackie Gleason kicks off the new year with guests including comedians Johnny Morgan and Paul Gray, and impressionist Rich Little. Sketches include a take-off on a Judy Garland's movie, Born in a Bunk or Somewhere Over the Poopdeck.
  • 12/26/1964
    12/26/1964
    Episode 14
    12/26/64
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    Jackie Gleason stars in this Christmas show with guest Gus Augsberg and his chimp act. The June Taylor Dancers open the show with a rag doll routine before Jackie, in his monologue, remembers Christmases from his childhood. He also reads "A Visit from St. Nicholas". Crazy Guggenhiem gives his version of "A Christmas Carol". Fontaine sings "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "The Christmas Song".moreless
  • 12/19/1964
    12/19/1964
    Episode 13
    12/19/64
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Charlie Callas.
    Jackie's monologue touches on insomnia cures and dance crazes. Sketch topics feature Gleason as an overcautious doctor, a husband eating the first meal made by his new wife, a father with a crying baby trying to sleep, and a matador. Callas conducts a safari in his monologue. Joe the Bartender and Crazy Guggenheim talk about Cleopatra.moreless
  • 12/12/1964
    12/12/1964
    Episode 12
    12/12/64
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include "King of the One-Liners" Henny Youngman and comedian Bobby Sargent.
    Reginald Van Gleason III brings culture with a scene from Hamlet. Barbara Heller performs a comedy song, "Look-Don't Touch". Also, an overweight jockey attempts a ride.
  • 12/5/1964
    12/5/1964
    Episode 11
    12/5/64
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include actress Sheree North, comedian Professor Irwin Corey and bombshell/actress Jayne Mansfield.
    Corey and Mansfield as themselves join Crazy Guggenheim on the panel of It Pays To Be Ignorant with emcee Gleason. Sheree joins Jackie in a sketch titled "Christmas Come But Once". Crazy Guggenheim visits Joe the Bartender and sings "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles". The June Taylor Dancers perform a production number to "It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World". Gleason plays an irate shopper irritated with his family's holiday greed.moreless
  • 11/28/1964
    11/28/1964
    Episode 10
    11/28/64
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    Jackie Gleason's guests include comedian Adam Keefe, who does a monologue about movie monsters complete with his own vocal sound effects. In blackouts, the American Scene looks at a bawdy novel being censored, problems in a prison mess hall, and a kid's lemonade stand being run by Big Business. Crazy Guggenhiem chats with Joe the Bartender about West Side Story and sings "When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New".moreless
  • 11/21/1964
    11/21/1964
    Episode 9
    11/21/64
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    Jackie Gleason stars.
    In his monologue, Jackie compares today's movie monsters with the ones he grew up with. In blackouts, a husband fights with his wife's strong perfume, a prize fighter is offered a bribe, and a city person has a green thumb. Crazy Guggenhiem and Joe the Bartender talk about the Mounties and Crazy sings "Together". Rum Dum causes problems at a crowded luncheonette. The Kissing Bandit strikes.moreless
  • 11/14/1964
    11/14/1964
    Episode 8
    11/14/64
    0.0
    Jackie Gleason stars.
    The June Taylor Dancers open the show with "Married I Can Always Get". In blackouts, Rum Dum tackles golf, a weatherman suffers his own forecast, a salesman attempts to sleep in a low-rent hotel, and a man on a diet eats in a cafeteria. Crazy Guggenhiem and Joe the Bartender talk about Napoleon and Josephine on the late, late show.moreless
  • 11/7/1964
    11/7/1964
    Episode 7
    11/7/64
    0.0
    Jackie Gleason stars. The June Taylor Dancers open the show with "Down Among the Sheltering Palms". Gleason discusses the rising cost of living in his monologue. Reginald Van Gleason III becomes the "World's Greatest Couturier". With help from his model Greta Randall, Reggie tells housewives how to make a fashion ensemble from items around the house. In blackouts, Gleason is an Italian discus thrower, and a John barrymore-type actor. Also, sketches about gangsters and a lecture. Crazy Guggenhiem and Joe the Bartender talk about explorer Sir Francis Drake and sings "Are You Lonesome Tonight".moreless
  • 10/31/1964
    10/31/1964
    Episode 6
    10/31/64
    0.0
    Jackie Gleason stars.
    Helen Curtis who sings "Toot Toot Tootsie", "All of Me" and "Hello, Dolly" with her Dixieland band. The Poor Soul wrestles with a banana split. Reginald Van Gleason III opens his own nightclub. Rum Dum dances with Miss Curtis at a roadhouse bar.
    Crazy Guggenhiem talks with Joe the Bartender about neighborhood politics and sings "I'll Get By".moreless
  • 10/24/1964
    10/24/1964
    Episode 5
    10/24/64
    0.0
    Jackie Gleason stars.
    Reginald Van Gleason III, the great "El Whippo", warms up his weapon by using it to slice a watermelon, dial a phone, and knock down a bullet fired by a gun. Then he duplicates a famous sculpture with his bullwhip.
    The June Taylor Dancers perform a production number to "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World". Blackout subjects include stale donuts, and a broken eye dropper.
    Crazy Guggenhiem visits Joe the Bartender to tell how his parents are fighting juvenile delinquency and sings "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight".moreless
  • 10/17/1964
    10/17/1964
    Episode 4
    10/17/64
    0.0
    Jackie Gleason stars.
    The June Taylor Dancers start the show with "Hello, Dolly". Jackie opens with a monologue about his old neighbors in Brooklyn. Reginald Van Gleason III, master of self-hypnosis, is strapped to a rocket and shot through a glass window, barn door and a brick wall.
    Christine Clam (Barbara Heller) introduces blackouts featuring Rum Dum attempting to make tea, and the Poor Soul having trouble with a bellhop (Sid Fields) as he tries to smuggle his luggage from the hotel.
    Before singing "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight", Crazy tells Joe the Bartender about the Sons and Daughters of the Smiling Sons of the Friendly Shillelagh's Junior Auxiliary Sub-Committee for a War on Ignorance, Absenteeism, Class-Cutting, Playing Hooky and Dropouts to Further the Promotion of Higher Learning and Lower Bus Fares, Incorporated.moreless
  • 10/10/1964
    10/10/1964
    Episode 3
    10/10/64
    0.0
    Jackie Gleason's guests include boxer Willie Pastrano. Crazy Guggenheim impresses Joe the Bartender with his knowledge of science and medicine before singing "Goodnight, Sweetheart". Rum Dum tries to give his unusual pet a bath. Combination surgeon/plumber Reggie Van Gleason III makes an award-winning dish. The Poor Soul learns bodybuilding from Pastrano.moreless
  • 10/3/1964
    10/3/1964
    Episode 2
    10/3/64
    0.0
    Jackie Gleason stars. Crazy Guggenheim and Joe the Bartender discuss the old west, with Crazy singing "If I Had My Way". Rum Dum has trouble operating a ketchup bottle. The Poor Soul hides the combination for a safe. Reggie Van Gleason returns to the vaudeville with his new act, "The Human Electrode".moreless
  • 9/26/1964
    9/26/1964
    Episode 1
    9/26/64
    0.0
    Jackie Gleason opens the third season of his series, now from "the sun and fun capitol of the world, Miami Beach!" Rum Dum attempts to operate an air conditioner. Reginald Van Gleason III performs a circus act by taking a slide down a high wire. Crazy Guggenheim exhausts Joe the Bartender with his endless description of a ballgame and sings "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place". Jackie and Helen Curtis do a Dixieland segment. Regulars returning include Frank Fontaine, Barbara Heller, Greta Randall, Darlene Enlow, June Taylor Dancers, and Sammy Spear and His Orchestra.moreless
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