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Milton Berle's guests include: Ethel Merman, actor Keye Luke, acrobat act Los Gattos, tap dancer Teddy Hale, and composers Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer, Charles Tobias, Maud Nugent and Lou Brown.
Berle makes his entrance dressed as a Roman riding in a chariot. Luke and Berle play the stars of China's version of Texaco Star Theater. Merman sings "Who Could Ask For Anything More" and "I Get a Kick Out of You." Berle joins her for "The Varsity Drag" and "Friendship." The finale, Songwriters on Parade, features composers Charles Tobias, Maud Nugent, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer and Lou Brown performing their hits.
Milton's guests this show include: movie cowboy star William Boyd, comic Henny Youngman, acrobatic team the Vanderbilt Boys, the Lane Brothers, child performer Verna Raymond, and singer Jane Froman. Comedy includes a take-off on Boyd's signature role, Hopalong Cassidy.
Comedian Jack Carter fills in as host for an ill Berle. His guests include: actress Beatrice Lillie, the Harmonicats, and songwriter Johnny Burke.
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include: dancers the Four Step Brothers, Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat, and Frank Marlowe.
Milton's guests include: actor/vaudevillian James Barton,Metropolitan Opera star Lauritz Melchior. and drummer Buddy Rich.
Melchior performs the song "Because". For his encore, he does "Figaro" in a Barber of Seville spoof. Set in a barbershop, he's giving customer Berle a shave. Berle ends up with a bucket of lather being dumped on his head. The bucket goes down hard, cutting Milton's nose. Berle finished out the show with tape on his beak.
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include: Vivian Blaine, comedian Buddy Lester, tap dancer Hal Le Roy, bandleader Ted Lewis, dance act Andre and Bonnie, and animal act Pallenberg's Bears.
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include: Judy Canova, singers/comic brothers Dick and Gene (Wesson Brothers), dancers Mario and Florio, comic dance act Stump and Stumpy, and acrobatic act the Jansleys.
Milton Berle's guests include comic Red Buttons, guillotine act Russell Swan, comic act the Arnaut Brothers (brothers, dressed as birds, speak through whistling), singer Ella Logan, and acrobatic dancers the Crackerjacks.
Logan sings "Sunny Side of the Street" and "Little Bit of Heaven." Buttons is the customer in a loan shark sketch with Berle, and joins Stone in the Texaco commercial. Berle begs out of being victim to Swan's guillotine.
Milton Berle's guests are singer Luba Malina, dancers the Berry Brothers, comic Bert Wheeler, vocal group the Merry Macs, and child actress Verna Raymond. Malinda sings two songs (one a calypso number) and joins Berle and Wheeler in a sketch. Berle swaps insults with precocious Raymond and dances with the Berrys in a comedy encore.moreless
Uncle Miltie is the host of this election night episode. His guests are singer Gertrude Niesen, jugglers the Pierro Brothers, singer/musician Louis Prima, the comic Calgary Brothers, and the Cossack Quartet.
In the opening, Berle is carried onstage by impersonators of both Dewey and Truman. Prima sings "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and gags with Berle on trumpets for "Tiger Rag." The Cossack Quartet performs a Russian song before being joined by Berle for tomfoolery. The Calgary Brothers do their slow-motion drunk routine. Niesen sings "Wha' Hoppen, Baby" and joins Berle for "You're the Top." Milton stages an old vaudeville "Western Union" comedy sketch.
Milton Berle's guests this week are child actress Verna Raymond, comic Sid Caesar, exotic Apache dance trio the Appletons, comic dancers/acrobats Dick and Dot Remy, radio actress Hope Miller, George M. Cohan Jr., and Three Maestros.
Berle opens the show with a corny flag-waving production featuring the song "Stay Away From the USA." He trades quips with precocious kid performer Raymond following her song-and-dance. Caesar does a routine about movie trailers and joins Berle and Miller in a sketch. Cohan closes the show with a medley of songs made famous by his father.
Milton Berle's guests this week are Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard (aka, The Three Stooges), the Chee Heins Risley act, singer/dancer Jules Munshin, Borrah Minevitch's Harmonica Rascals featuring Johnny Puleo, 70-year-old dancer Emma Francis, and dancers Marge and Gower Champion. Munshin spoofs singers auditioning for the Met and the Champions spoof Broadway dancing styles. Berle disrupts the Chee Heins act and joins in with the Stooges. Francis does a soft shoe dance and joins with Berle for a big finish.moreless
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include: musical impersonator Florence Desmond, comic Joe Phillips, singer/comic entertainer Harry Richman, boxer-turned-actor "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, and drummer-in-blackface Jack Powell. Berle joins Desmond for a Tallulah Bankhead-Noel Coward takeoff on Private Lives.
Milton Berle's guests this week are entertainer Carmen Miranda, ballet dancers Paul Haakon and Barbara Carter, comics the Slate Brothers, vocal group the Charioteers, skating/acrobatic/dance act Ronnie and May Norman, and Chico Marx. Chico performs a piano number, Milton disrupts the Charioteers, and comes out dressed as Carmen to disrupt one of her numbers.moreless
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include: musical/comedy actress Mary McCarty; comic Lou Costello; tap dancers the Three Wiles; comedian Garry Moore; and Joe Phillips.
This show marks Milton Berle's "official" start as host of Texaco Star Theater, having been given the job earlier in the summer. His guests include big band singer Evelyn Knight, vaudeville comedy team Smith and Dale, roller skating act Four Carters, vaudevillians Park and Clifford, and Phil Silvers. Silvers teaches Berle how to sing, Smith and Dale perform their restaurant routine with Berle as the waiter, and Milton turns Sid Stone's Texaco pitch into a Chinese comedy bit.moreless
Peter Donald hosts. His guests are Broadway musical/comedy performer Willie Howard, comic performer Sid Caesar, Gil Maison and his dog act, dance team De Marios, and acrobatic act the Dewey Sisters. Milton Berle makes a cameo. Sid Caesar does his airplane bit (featured in 1946's Tars and Spars), and joins Peter Donald in a spoof of the United Nations.moreless
Comedian Jack Carter is the host for this episode. His guests include comic actress Eve Arden, radio and stage comic Jack Pearl, comedian Herb Shriner, dancer Betty Bruce, and cycle act the Fredarrys Trio.
Comedian Jack Carter is the host of this episode. His guests include vaudeville comedy team Smith and Dale, acrobatic act the Winters Sisters, vaudeville comedians (Allan) Cross and (Henry) Dunn, ballroom dance team Landre and Verne and The Salici Puppets.
Smith and Dale perform their famed ""Dr. Kronkheit" routine.
Morey Amsterdam is the host. His guests include comedy team Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, comic/dancer Gil Lamb, child pianist "Sugar Chile" Robinson, vocalist Gracie Barrie, and acrobatic act The Emerald Sisters.
The scheduled host for this episode is Georgie Price with guests film comedian Bert Wheeler, comic performer Al Bernie, female juggler Trixie, and trick bicycle trio The Shyrettos.
Comedian Henny Youngman, king of the one-liners, hosts this week's show. Guests are comedians Jean Carroll and Jack Carter, skating act The Whirlwinds, the Chandra Kaly Dancers, and Sharkey the Seal.
The host for this episode is Georgie Price. His guests include comedy acrobatic act The Acromaniacs, comedy musician/trumpeter Vic Hyde, Cuban dancers Raoul and Eva Reyes, comedian Jackie Miles, and dance team Buck & Bubbles (Ford L. "Buck" Washington & John W. Bubbles).
Host is song and dance man of films and Broadway William Gaxton. Guests include singer Rose Murphy, Vaudevillian Jack Pearl, and the Beatrice Kraft dancers.
Harry Richman is the last-minute substitute host for a sick Berle. Guests are blonde female acrobatic dance duo the Costello Twins, comedy-musical quartet The Vagabonds, double-talk comedy team Willie Howard and Hal Gary, dancers Valerie Bettis and Duncan Noble, tap dance legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and singer Betty Reilly. With Texaco pitchman Sid Stone and Russ Case and his orchestra.moreless