Bud Abbott and Lou Costello return to host another chaotic episode. Their guests include: swashbuckler Errol Flynn; Rhonda Fleming; actor Bruce Cabot; A&C stalwarts Sid Fields and Joe Kirk; The Pied Pipers; Al Goodman and his Orchestra; and a cameo by George Raft.
Cabot offers the boysjobs onFleming's ranch. On the way, they encounter Flynn who goes berserk in the c"Niagra Falls" vaudeville routine ("Slowly I turn, step by step..."). Lou attempts to milk a cow, and in an "initiation" bit, he and Bud get the giggles and start spitting spitting milk at each other.As a sheriff, Lou battles bad guy Flynn.
Rhonda Fleming performs "Don't Blame Me" and "I'm in Love With a Wonderful Guy."
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis return with guests singer/actress Kitty Kallen, future Jackie Gleason Show co-star Joyce Randoph, comic dancers Leonard Barr and Virginia Estes (as Barr and Estes), comic actor Sammy Petrillo, the ballroom dance team of De May and Moore, singers The Skylarks, and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
In one sketch about babysitting, Joyce Randolph plays the mom, Jerry the dad, and Sammy Petrillo, a Jerry Lewis look/sound alike, the baby. Another skit involves a dancing school. In songs, Kitty Kallen sings "Please Take Me Home" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host the season finale. Guests include: Cast includes; Byron Kane; Mary Ellen Kaye; Paul Power; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
M&L perform songs including "That's Entertainment". And from their forthcoming film Living It Up, "Every Street's a Boulevard" and "Money Burns a Hole in my Pocket". Jerry's a hotel bellhop who won't leave Dean and his bride alone on their honeymoon night;Â he destroys an expensive fur and tosses the groom out the window.Â At a lonely heart's club meeting, nerdy Jerry is the newest member.Â
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's show. Their guests include: Dick Humphreys;Â Gretchen Houser; The Treniers; Robert Carson; Henry Slate; Frances Farwell, Helen Eby-Rock; John Harmon; Bobby Fain; Charles Williams; and announcer Hal Sawyer.
The boys mark their 8th anniversary as a comedy team on this show. They first meet in an Atlantic City nightclub where Jerry's arrival causes chaos and gets them both firedÂ from their jobs waiter and busboy.Â They next meet at a music store where they're fired after destroying the store.Â Â That's when theyÂ decide to team up as a show biz act.Â In the close, they dance with the Treniers.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this episode. Their guests include: comic actor Franklin Pangborn; tap dancers The Four Step Brothers; singer Micki Marlow; Wick, Bird and Kaylick; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
Dean attempts to sing "Melancholy Baby" despite interruptions by Jerry's "brother," the car attendant. Backstage, Jerry abuses the show's sponsors with their own products. Dean and Jerry do "We Belong Together" with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. A sick Dean is supposed to get bed rest, but that's impossible with nurse maid Jerrytrying to kill fly in the room.Marlow performs "St. Louis Blues" and "Don't Go, Don't Go, Don't Go". M&L dance with The Four Step Brothers.
A nervous-looking Bob Hope makes his debut as host in this Frigidaire-sponsored episode. His guests include are Marilyn Maxwell, country singer Jimmy Wakely, vocalists The Taylor Maids, dance troupe The High Hatters, dancer Judy Kelly, Nelson Case, and Les Brown and his Band of Renown. This show is performed before an all-military audience.
Hope launches the show with his usual topical monologue. In comedy sketches, Hope plays a show-off test pilot. He and Maxwell, as Mata Hari, perform a skit about spying, featuring Hitler and Stalin doubles. The two later duet on "Darn It, Baby, That's Love." The High Hatters perform a tap routine to "Me and My Shadow". Wakely performs "Lonesome Train" and a duet with Hope on "Tumbling Tumbleweeds." Taylor Maids sing "Orange Colored Sky." Les Brown's band plays "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm."
Gene Wesson hosts this episode and his guests are: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (making his first appearance after a long illness); singer/comic Keefe Braselle; skater Sonja Henie; withCarolyn Jones, Will J. White,Joyce Jameson, Norman Abbott, Michael Ross, Glen Stangle, the Jud Conlon Singers and announcer Hal Sawyer. Henie skates, Wesson and Braselle try to top each other with impressions, a sketch about a mob-run coffee shop, and A&C go to the Universal prop room and encounter Frankenstein's monster and theCreature from the Black Lagoon.moreless
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's show from New York City. Their guests include: tap dancers The Four Step Brothers; Danny Arnold; cameos by Tony Curtis and wife Janet Leigh; announcer Don Pardo; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
Dean and Jerry are upstaged in the opening by Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh who refuse to leave the stage. Jerry's a disruptive nine-year-old irritating his father and a cop at the arcade. Dean's the airplane pilot and Jerry's the new steward causing problems for passengers and crew. Jerry plugs the next issue of TV Guide with Martin and Lewis on the cover. Patti sings "My Daddy, My Hero, My Love" and a duet with Jerry. In the close, the boys dance with the Step Brothers.
Eddie Cantor hosts.His guests include: actress Adele Jergens; actor Robert Clary (Cantor's son-in-law); actor Jimmy Dobson; actress Shirley Mitchell; comic actress Doris Singleton; young dancer Sharon Baird; Herman McCoy's UCLA Swing Choir; Kirk Douglas in a cameo; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
In the musical comedy "Cantor Goes To College," Eddie enrolls at UCLAas a freshman. He moves into the dorm and knocks out the football star who thinks his jar of sleeping pills is candy. At the malt shop, he learns French from student Robert Clary and dances with Sharon Baird.During the big Varsity Show, the UCLA Swing Choir sings "Lullaby of Broadway" and a tribute to George Gershin featuring Cantor in blackface.Eddie plays the Kirk Douglas role in a spoof of The Detective Story.
Eddie Cantor hosts this music intensive program. His guests include: Frank Sinatra; actor Brian Donlevy; singer Eddie Fisher; songwriter Harold Arlen; Connie Russell backed by the Debonaires; comic actress Joan Shawlee; songwriter Harold Arlen; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
Highlights include a take-off on TV westerns where all the characters speak in voice-overs and a salute to the songs of Harold Arlen. Maxi the Taxi picks up a woman he mistakes for an expectant mother. Harold Arlen joins the cast in a medley of his biggest songwriting hits.
Bob Hope hosts hosts this AGVA (American Guild of Variety Artists) welfare fund show. Guests include: Marilyn Maxwell; singer/bandleader Bob Crosby; comic actors Eddie Bracken and Frank Faylen; comedian/AGVA president Georgie Price, Toni Arden; Pat C. Flick; juggler Wally Blair; song and dance act Lita Baron and Billy Daniel; cyclist Joe Mole, comic Sid Marion; dance act The Rio Brothers; The Skylarks; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
Hope plays a surgeon who's operating room has turned into a TV show; Rob Crosby sings "Silver Bells"; Faylen and Bracken do a sketch about a vacuum cleaner salesman; Price makes brief speeches, sings "Laugh, Clown, Laugh," and impersonates George M. Cohan in the finale with the cast singing "Auld Lang Syne" and an American flag.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this episode. Their guests include: singer Dorothy Dandridge; Danny Arnold; dancers Bob and Eddie Mayo; comedy actor Donald MacBride; actress Marion Marshall; announcer Jimmy Wallington; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Lewis is Martin's ventriloquism dummy at a talent agents office. Lewis poses undercover in a prison sketch trying to find out what a pair of killers are planning. Dandridge performs "Blow Out the Candle," Martin does "Bella Bimba" and "Solitaire," and Jerry lip-syncs to "Be My Love." Bob and Eddie Mayo dance to "A Night in Tunisia." In the finale, conductor Lewis goes nuts and destroys Martin's song.moreless
Rhonda Fleming and Gordon MacRae co-host this telecast from March Air Force Base in Riverside, Californiacommemorating the start of Armed Forces Week. Guests are: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (making their final Colgate appearance); dancers The Clark Brothers; singer Jana Mason; Carmen Dragon and his Orchestra; and a filmed appearance by President Eisenhower. Abbott is a sergeant dealing with hapless soldier Costello, the Singing Sergeants of the Air Force perform, the Thunderbirds fly, and in a live stunt, an F-100 travels from Tuscon, Arizona to March Air Force base during the show.moreless
Performers in this episode include: Tennessee Ernie Ford; singers Kitty Kallen and Phil Harris; jazz musician Dave Brubeck; and mantomime artist Harry Mimmo; and the Mazone Abbott Dancers.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis return as hosts. Their guests include: comic actor Franklin Pangborn; actor Duke Art Jr.; Birdie Brickerbrack; The Modernaires; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Jerry disrupts Dean's opening song by playing the trumpet (badly).A movie studio executive and his entourage come to the boys' dressing room; Jerry proceeds to cover them in food and water.The two go to a store's toy department and destroy everything, includingsales clerk Franklin Pangborn. Jerrymugs to Leroy Anderson's "The Typewriter." The Modernaires sing "Crazy Man, Crazy" and Martin performs "Pretty Baby." Jerry presents Dean with a gold record for one million copies sold of "That's Amore."moreless
Eddie Cantor is back as host as he spotlights new talent. His celebrity guests include singers Eddie Fisher (days before joining the Army) and Marion Colby. New performers:opera singer Evelyn Gould; a very young singer/dancer Joel Grey; actor and vocalist William Warfield; comics who lip sync to records Tony and Eddie; French classical violinistMiche'le Auclair; dancers (Phyllis) Gehrig and (Don) Weismuller.moreless
Fred Allen makes his hosting debut. His guests include actors Monte Woolley and Peter Donald, Risë Stevens from the Metropolitan Opera, ballet stars Sono Osato, Hugh Laing and Zachary Solov, Tony Award winner David Burns, Fred Allen's radio co-horts Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, (in a puppet show interpretation of "Allen's Alley" from radio), with Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Rise Stevens joins with Allen and others for a "Middletown U.S.A." version of "Carmen." Burns plays Allen's pre-tester of material. Wooley and Allen do a department store sketch.moreless
In this episode sponsored by Frigidaire, Bobby Clark makes his debut as host. His guests include actress Joan Blondell and Broadway composer Sigmund Romberg. In sketches, Clark entertains stuffy matrons at a Boston tea party, and a judge with a pea shooter. Romberg does a medley of songs he wrote.
Fred Allen hosts and welcomes guests Broadway actress/singer Ella Logan, dancers Anthony, Allyn and Hodges, comedians Mort and Art Havel, and from Allen's radio program comedian (and Allen's wife) Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly and Peter Donald. Logan sings "Sunny Side of the Street." The big production number is a take-off on "Brigadoon". Parker Fennelley plays his radio character Titus Moody in a sketch.moreless
Vaudeville and film comedian Bobby Clark hosts this "Micheal Todd's Revue" sponsored by Frigidaire. Clark welcomes baseball announcer Mel Allen, singer/actress Frances Langford, tennis player Gussie Moran, Argentinian jugglers Atilio and Hector (Peiro Brothers), and comedy act The Albins. Clark performs a comedy rendition of the poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew." Clark plays judge in a courtroom sketch with Moran complaining someone had stolen her lacy underwear. His attempt to rest in a hospital room is thwarted by a parade of crazy characters.moreless
Eddie Cantor hosts and is joined by his wife, Ida Cantor, actor Robert Gari, comedian Charlie Cantor (no relation), dancers Fred and Sledge, Leslie Scott, Bil and Cora Baird's Marionettes, show's choreographer Dick Barstow (filling in for an injured dancer) and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Cantor picks up another passenger as he plays taxi driver Maxie. Eddie and Charlie are in drag as a couple of housewives at a laundromat. Scott sings "Basin Street Blues" with dancing by Fred and Sledge. Gari portrays the recently deceased Al Jolson by singing "Swanee" in a tribute to the performer.moreless
Bobby Clark makes his final appearance as host in this episode based on the 1946 Broadway show Would-Be Gentleman in which he appeared. The cast includes Basil Rathbone, Sarah Churchill, Fran Warren, Walter Abel, Mary Boland, Danny Scholl, and Nelson Case.
Jerry Lester, then starring on NBC's first late night series Broadway Open House, made his only appearance as host. He brought with him his series regulars Dagmar, David Street, The Mello-Larks, Milton DeLugg, and Wayne Howell. Guests include Fred Allen, Joan Bennett, Kukla, Fran & Ollie, and actor Pat O'Brien. Lester does a sendup of radio giveaway programs, and he joins Allen in one of Dagmar's "plays."moreless
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello make their television debut hosting this episode. The boys' guests include: singer Evelyn Knight; actor/dancer Hal Le Roy; specialty act Paul Remos and his Toy Boys (dwarves in suitcases); Jimmy Ford Four; comedians Art and Mort Havel; Patricia Shea; Valerie de Cadenet; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
The boys do their "Hot dog and Mustard" routine.Â Hal Leroy daces as a sailor in the number "Liberty Pass."Â At aÂ carnival midway, Abbott fleeces Costello in their "Shell Game" routine.Â The Jimmy Ford Four, a lip sync comedy ,does "Cocktails for Two."Â Lou checks into Dr. Abbott's sanitarium for some rest; instead he's driven insane by a parade of lunatics.
Eddie Cantor hosts and welcomes guests jazz pianist Joe Bushkin, actor Jack Albertson, young Dick Van Patten, actress Connie Sawyer, acrobats The Armandis, teen singer June Keegan, and comic dancers Les Zoris (Robert Gross and Claudine Baudin). Cantor performs another "Maxi the Taxi" sketch with Albertson and van Patten. He's joined by pianist Bushkin for "Ballin' the Jack" and "Dust Off That Old Piano." Cantor and Sawyer play a nearsighted couple stumbling hopelessly around in a sketch. The finale, based on "Babes in Toyland," features the Armandis as clowns and Keegan singing a yuletide song.moreless
Fred Allen makes his final appearance as host. His guests include comic Doc Rockwell, opera singer Eileen Farrell, The Christianis acrobat act, and from Allen's radio show Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, and Parker Fennelly. Music is provided by Al Goodman and his orchestra. Eileen Farrell performs a song from "Madame Butterfly". One sketch portrays a murder trail set in the backwater of Maine. Another has Fred as Santa refusing to make his yearly rounds. Also, a skit about a nine-year-old who's gotten everything he knows from television.moreless
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are this week's hosts. Their guests include: Jerry's dad Danny Lewis; dancer Tommy Wonder and Margaret Banks; Colgate writer/performer Danny Arnold; actresses Gail Bonney, Evelyn Lovequist and Elizabeth Root; Peter Votrian; Harvey Dunn; Ruth Dazzo; Sarah Bacon; Linda Williams; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
In comedy, Martin plays Leo Roacher, the nearsighted coach of New York Bruisers, with Lewis as the equally nearsighted Rookie of the Year. Window washer Jerry frightens away photographer Dean's models, so he's drafted to pose in a milk ad. They're assaulted by parents at a PTA meeting because their kids imitate Jerry and destroy things. In music, Dad Danny sings a song about his son, Jerry. Martin does "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" and "You Made Me Love You" (to a photo of Lewis). Tommy Wonder and Margaret Banks perform "The Organ Grinder Song." Jerry sings the praises of the crew, but goes berserk on them at the first technical mistake.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are the hosts: Their guests include: singer Kitty Kallen; dancers The Four Step Brothers; Colgate writer/actor Danny Arnold; Harvey Wheelwick;announcer Hal Sawyer.
Dean and Jerry disrupt a librarians' convention by talking loudly. Jerry tries to get a part in producer Dean's"Birdwheel Frolics of 1952" by joining a kids' singing act, a chorus line, and by playing Marlon Brando as The Continental. Dean and Kitty's duet of"Three Blind Mice" is ruined when Jerry joins in. The boys take a cruise ship that hits very, veryrough seas. The pair dances with the Step Brothers.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are back to host. Their guests include: Irish tenor Phil Regan and singer/actress Gale Storm.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this episode. Their guests include: singer Connie Russell; actor Ray Malone; Ira Grossel; Colgate writer and performer Danny Arnold; Ladd Lyon; Bernie Schwartz; Ralph Stantley; actress Pat Shay; actor Gordon B. Clark; Broadway and film actress Ruth Saville; announcer Hal Sawyer; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Lewis had injured his knee in a motor scooter accident so he hosted sitting down. In leiu of fresh M&L skits, kinescopes of previous sketches were shown. Clips include (Joe) Lewis and (Tony) Martin horsing around with Martin & Lewis, Tony Martin singing "If I Ever Needed Love," Jerry wrecking a dinner party as Dean's new valet, Jerry causing chaos at a library, and Lewis lip synchs an opera version of "Be My Love." In the live closing, the two sing the comedy tune "You'll never Get Away."moreless
Bob Hope hosts this show and his guests include: singers Rosemary Clooney and Frankie Lane; Randy Merriman; and Bess Myerson.
In his stand-up, Bob entertains sailors on board ship with his topical one-liners. He also takes part in a sketch that parodies murder mysteries.
Musically, Laine sings 'Your Cheatin' Heart' and Clooney does 'Honey.'
And Bob works in a plug for his new movie, Here Come the Girls.