The Colgate Comedy Hour

Season 2 Episode 23


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 03, 1952 on NBC

Episode Recap

Donald opens the show with a number about about women's hats. Dancing to his house, he runs into postman Harvey (Frank Nelson). Harvey delivers the letters with corny jokes.

At hone, Donald explains to his daughter why he loves listening to murder mystery shows on the radio.

In a comedy sketch, Ben tries to share an upper train berth with his brother-in-law while is his bellowing shrew of a sister complains loudly about everything.

In "The Songwriters" segment, O'Connor and Miller are trying to come up with songs about the holidays in February. This leads into Cole Porter's "Friendship" with the two doing impressions of Jimmy Cagney and Jimmy Stewart, Edward G. Robinson and Lionel Barrymore, and Ronald Coleman and Peter Lorre, among others.

To prove to his wife he's as good as Tyrone Power, Charles Boyer, and Tyrone Power, he calls up Dore Schary at MGM to audition for the new Don Juan film. To get lessons on how to be suave and romantic, he visits Corinne Calvet. She doesn't fare very well.

The musical finale features Scatman Crothers chatting with Donald about "The Blues", leading into the production number "The Birth of the Blues."

In the closing, O'Connor's is joined by his real daughter (5 1/2-years-old); she mops the sweat from her daddy's brow.