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    • 11/20/1955
      11/20/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/20/55
      10
      Robert Paige hosts this episode from Palmer House in Chicago. His guests include: Gordon MacRae; Harry Belafonte; Jonathan Winters; Ray Anthony; singer and musical theatre performer Fran Warren; The Bob Hamilton Trio; The Norman Luboff Choir; The Merriel Abbott Dancers; and Frank DeVol and his Orchestra
      The finalists for the Harvest Moon Talent Contest are annouced by writer Irv Kupcinet.moreless
    • 3/11/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      3/11/51
      9.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello return as hosts for this episode. Their guests include: actor Lon Chaney, Jr., opera star Jarmilla Novotna; comic actors Sid Fields and Milton Frome; Gregg Sherwood; dancers Jesse, James and Carnell; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
      Abbott and Costello perform their c "Who's On First" routine. The boys also appear in two sketches with Lon Chaney, Jr. in the famous Universal Frankenstein monster makeup: one is set in a haunted house, the second in a comic opera Don Juan Costello.moreless
    • 1/13/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      1/13/52
      9.0

      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."

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    • 2/4/1951
      2/4/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      2/4/51
      8.7
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis welcome guests actress Polly Bergen, the dance team of Bob Fosse and Mary Ann Niles, and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Sketches include Jerry as a pesky attendant at a drive-in theater, and the boys staying at a fleabag hotel.
    • 3/8/1953
      3/8/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      3/8/53
      8.6
      Donald O'Connor again hosts, with guests including: movie star Hedy Lamarr; singer Marilyn Maxwell; two-time Oscar nominated actor Cecil Kellaway; show regular Sid Miller; and comics Tom D'Andrea and Hal March.
    • 4/29/1951
      4/29/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      4/29/51
      8.5
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this telecast from Chicago. Their guests include: singer Helen O'Connell; dance team Bob Fosse and Mary Ann Niles; Ladd Lyon; announcer Mike Wallace; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
      Jerry is Dean's unruly caddy on the golf course, and an extremely loud patron returning books to Dean's library. Jerry performs his single "Never Been Kissed."moreless
    • 2/10/1952
      2/10/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      2/10/52
      8.5
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's show. Joining them are choreographer Ray Malone and his dancers; vocalist Jill Jarmon; Sheldon Leonard; Danny Arnold; Mike Mazurki; The Borden Twins; a cameo by show writer Norman Lear; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
    • 12/30/1951
      12/30/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      12/30/51
      8.5
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this episode. Their guest include: Marx Brothers foil Margaret DuMont; singer Eve Young; comic performer and Colgage writer Danny Arnold; Mike Mazurki; Ray Malone; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
    • 5/20/1951
      5/20/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      5/20/51
      8.5
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's show. Their guests include: singer Jane Morgan; the dance team of Bob Fosse and Mary Ann Niles; a cameo by Eddie Cantor; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
      In sketches, Jerry is a hospital orderly who's a danger to the patients and Dr. Martin. As a new valet, Jerry serves at a dinner Dean's having for his fiance and her parents. Spastic Jerry spills the food on the floor and destroys the turkey while trying to carve it.moreless
    • 11/16/1952
      11/16/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/16/52
      8.5
      Donald O'Connor hosts this outing. His guests include: actress Ann Sheridan; singers The Bell Sisters; Patti Moore; Ben Lessey; GI comedy team Tom D'Andrea and Hal March; regular Sid Miller. D'Andrea and March peform a GI military stand-up routine, The Bell Sisters perform "There's a Ship Comin' In" and O'Connor heads up a finale set against the bright lights of Broadway.moreless
    • 11/12/1950
      11/12/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/12/50
      8.5

      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."

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    • 5/30/1954
      5/30/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 34
      5/30/54
      8.5

      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; he destroys an expensive fur and tosses the groom out the window. At a lonely heart's club meeting, nerdy Jerry is the newest member.Â

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    • 10/15/1950
      10/15/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/15/50
      8.3
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis return as hosts. Their guests include pop-singing star Kitty Kallen; The Skylarks; the mayor of Dean's hometown, Walter Sterling of Steubenville, OH; the mayor of Jerry's hometown, Ralph Villani of Newark, NJ; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra .
      In sketches, Dean and Jerry play gangsters, and Jerry shows up at Dean's gym to try and build muscles. Lewis conducts the orchestra while Martin attempts to perform "Oh Marie" and completely destroys the number.moreless
    • 5/3/1953
      5/3/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      5/3/53
      8.0
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are hosts, with guests including: stage star Mary McCarty; comic actors Benny Rubin, Frank Nelson ("Yesssssssss?"), Sheldon Leonard, Danny Arnold, actress Fay McKenzie; Sol Seeltime and Wheel, Bird, and Wheel; announcer Hal Sawyer; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
      Comedy highlights include the boys on "Guest the Guests" with the stupid panelists unable to identify the duo, the boys causing chaos in a harem, and each taking out an insurance policy on the other, convinced the other is trying to kill him for the money.moreless
    • 5/2/1954
      5/2/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 30
      5/5/54
      8.0

      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 fired from their jobs waiter and busboy. They next meet at a music store where they're fired after destroying the store.  That's when they decide to team up as a show biz act. In the close, they dance with the Treniers.

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    • 10/4/1953
      10/4/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/4/53
      8.0
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host the fourth season opener. Their guests include: Burt Lancaster; Eddie Ryder; Sidney Sillman; Fay McKenzie; actors Peter Leeds, Marc Platt and Byron Kane; Irving Kaye; Frankie Branda; actresses Suzanne Ames and Dona Cole; announcer Hal Sawyer; The Skylarks; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra
    • 4/18/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      4/18/54
      8.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello welcome guests including: Jane Russell; Rhonda Fleming; A&C stalwarts Connie Haines, actress Beryl Davis; singer Tony Martinez; Nestor Paiva; Benny Rubin, Jim Hayward; Baby Mistin; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
      The show is set in the fictional Latin American country of Bolamania. Lou is a dead ringer for their El Presidente and enjoys being mistaken for the leader, until he encounters the real one. He's drafted to double for El Presidente's because an assassins on the loose. Lou does battle with a mysterious hand that tries to poison all his food and an exploding cake.moreless
    • 5/8/1955
      5/8/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      5/8/55
      8.0
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this episode. Their guests include: a cameo by Tony Curtis, Jimmy Durante, Janet Leigh and George Raft; the Ray Malone Dancers; announcer Wendell Niles; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. This episode features a take-off on their CBS competition, Toast of the Town (the soon to be re-titled The Ed Sullivan Show).moreless
    • 12/19/1954
      12/19/1954
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/19/54
      8.0
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host. Their guests include: actresses Vera Miles and Margery Maud; Hanke Mann; Marvin Middlebird; comic actor Milton Frome; Sylvia Hickle; dancers Gretchen House and Dick Humphries; special guest Phil Abrams (Jack Benny in a cameo); The Nick Castle Dancers; announcer George Putnam; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.moreless
    • 9/21/1952
      9/21/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/21/52
      8.0
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host the third season opener. Their guests include: singer Rosemary Clooney; Colgate writer and actor Danny Arnold; Harvey Birdbox; comic actor Harry Lang; actors Elsie Baker, Byron Kane, Sara Berner, George Milan and Joseph Waring; announcer Hal Sawyer; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
    • 6/5/1955
      6/5/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 29
      6/5/55
      7.7
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this final show of the regular season. (The series summer title, The Colgate Variety Hour, begins with next week's episode.) Their guests include: drummer Buddy Rich; comic/entertainer Sonny King; B-movie actress Peggie Castle; Paula Voss; The Ebonaires; announcer Wendell Niles; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.moreless
    • 11/13/1955
      11/13/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/13/55
      7.7
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this hour, their final appearance on Colgate. Their guests are The Norman Luboff Choir who drown out Dean on "Sometimes I'm Happy". Jerry, as pest Sidney, destroys Dean's high society engagement party. Dean sings "By a Shady Nook", "Memories Are Made of This", and joins Jerry for "Two Lost Souls". As host of "Martin's Mighty Midnight Matinee Movie", Dean shows Eggroll is a Many Splendored Dish featuring Jerry in a subtitled Japanese film. Also appearing are Isobel Elsom, Evelyn Lovequist, Milton Frome, Byron Kane, Patty Petersen, Terry Lee, Torben Meyer, and Frank Mitchell; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
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    • 2/3/1952
      2/3/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      2/3/52
      7.5
      Donald O'Connor is the host with guests including: singer Kay Starr; comic actors Ben Blue, Sid Miller, Frank Nelson, Scatman Crothers; actress Corinne Calvet; Gwen Carter; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
      In comedy sketches, Blue has trouble cramming two people into a train berth, and Calvert gives O'Connor charm lessons.
      In the musical finale, Scatman Crothers and Donald discuss "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.moreless
    • 2/13/1955
      2/13/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      2/13/55
      7.5

      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.

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    • 9/17/1950
      9/17/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/17/50
      7.3
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis make their debut as rotating hosts on this episode. They are joined by blonde bombshell Marilyn Maxwell, comic dancers Barr and Estes, J.C.McCord, Frank Gallop, Jean Carsons, William McCutheon, vocal group The Honeydreamers, and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
    • 12/25/1955
      12/25/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/24/55
      7.0
      Robert Paige hosts this Christmas night episode featuring holiday music by Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. A clip from the previous year's movie White Christmas is shown.
      This is the final episode of the series.
    • 11/26/1950
      11/26/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      11/26/50
      7.0

      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."

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    • 2/21/1954
      2/21/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      2/21/54
      7.0

      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.

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    • 5/31/1953
      5/31/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 36
      5/31/53
      7.0

      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.

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    • 1/20/1952
      1/20/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      1/20/52
      6.0

      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.

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    • 12/24/1950
      12/24/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      12/24/50
      5.5
      Bob Hope hosts this Christmas episode sponsored by Frigidaire. His guests include: opera star Lily Pons; Elanor Roosevelt; Bob Cummings; harpist Robert Maxwell; New York Mayor Vincent Impellitteri; dancer Betty Bruce; and the Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. In bits: Bob and Robert are department store Santas comparing horror stories on the subway; Lily, Rob and Robert sing about an odd gift under the tree, based on the novelty tune "The Thing"; Mrs. Roosevelt delivers a speech about peace and the American way; Lily performs the "Bell Song" from Lakme; the Choir performs two songs.moreless
    • 11/29/1953
      11/29/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/28/53
      5.0

      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.

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    • 12/2/1951
      12/2/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      12/2/51
      4.0

      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.

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    • 10/2/1955
      10/2/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/2/55
      0.0
      Jack Carson is this week's host. His guests include: Harry Belafonte; actress Martha Scott; sportscaster Mel Allen; from the Yankees Yogi Berra, White Ford and Hank Bauer; and from the Dogers Duke Snider, Carl Erskine and Pee Wee Reese. Belafonte peforms "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)", "The Jack-Ass Song", "Come Back Liza" and "Hosanna." A filmed song from Xavier Cugat and Abbe Lane ("Bim Bam Boom") is shown. Also, Scott screens clips from her film Desperate Hours.
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    • 8/1/1954
      8/1/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 43
      8/1/54
      0.0
      This episode is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Performers include: comic Kaye Ballard; singer/dancer Jules Munshin; actor Jeff Chandler; vocalist Mindy Carson; stand-up comedian and actor Buddy Lester; Jonathan Lucas; and the comedy duo Marshall and Farrell.
    • 11/14/1954
      11/14/1954
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/14/54
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae makes his debut as host. His guests include: Metropolitan opera star Dorothy Kirsten; The Will Mastin Trio (with Sammy Davis Jr.); comedian Larry Storch; banjo-playing comic Gene Sheldon; French bombshell Josanne Mariani; and Carmen Dragon and his Orchestra.
    • 10/3/1954
      10/3/1954
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/3/54
      0.0
      Performers include: singers Dinah Shore and Phil Harris; actor William Bendix; comedy team Tom D'Andrea and Hal March; and The Charlivel Trio.
    • 7/25/1954
      7/25/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 42
      7/25/54
      0.0
      This episode is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Performers include: Bobby Van; Pearl Bailey; actor (and at least on this show, singer) Jeff Chandler; Jack Prince; and Jay Lawrence. Bailey sings "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye" and "He's Gone". Chander performs "That's All She's Waiting to Hear" and "A Girl, a Boy, a Lamplight".moreless
    • 9/26/1954 - Lou Walters' Latin Quarter Revue: Made in France
      Performers include: singers Johnnie Ray and Jane Morgan; comedian Joe E. Lewis; acrobat act The Seven Ashtons; Art Maner; Leo Durocher and the New York Giants; Look magazine's "All America" baseball team; The Debonairs; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.

    • 9/5/1954
      9/5/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 48
      9/5/54
      0.0
      Scheduled guests are vocalist Nat "King" Cole, comedian Larry Storch, and actress/singer Dorothy Lamour. Lamour sings "Queen of the Hollywood Islands", performs in a sketch about sarongs, and in a bit set on the Hawaiian island of Luau. This is the final episode of the summer run of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. The fall season begins with the next episode.moreless
    • 8/29/1954
      8/29/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 47
      8/29/54
      0.0
      This episode is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour.
      Performers include: comics Kaye Ballard and Ronny Graham; operatic soprano Mimi Benzell; singer Louis Prima; Dania Kropska; and dancer Peter Genaro.
    • 8/15/1954
      8/15/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 45
      8/15/54
      0.0
      This episode from New York is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour.
      Performers include: comics Kaye Ballard and Ronny Graham; baseball player Willie Mays; Miss Universe Miriam Stevenson; and vocalists The Chords.
      Mays performs his novelty tune "Say Hey" and The Chords do "Sh-Boom".
    • 10/31/1954
      10/31/1954
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/31/54
      0.0
      Actress Terry Moore is this week's host. Her guests include: Ventriloquist Paul Winchell; vocalists Don Cornell and Connee Boswell; The Minevitch Harmonia Rascals; dancers Giselle and Francois Szony; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 12/26/1954 - Hollywood Ice Revue
      12/26/1954 - Hollywood Ice Revue
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      12/26/54
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae hosts this special skating program telecast from Chicago Stadium. Skaters include: Gundi Busch, Skippy Baxter, Andra McLaughlin, Freddie Trenkler, The Bruises, Jimmy Grogan, and Bobby Blake.
    • 8/22/1954
      8/22/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 46
      8/22/54
      0.0
      This episode is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Performers include: big band vocalist Margaret Whiting; The Hamilton Trio; accordionist Dick Contino; Gene Sheldon; and comedian Alan King.
    • 1/9/1955
      1/9/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      1/9/55
      0.0
      Bob Hope makes his final appearance on Colgate in this outing, filmed at Goose Air Base in Labrador and Thule Air Base in Greenland. His guests include: William Holden and his wife Brenda Marshall; gossip columnist Hedda Hopper; big band vocalist Margaret Whiting; sexy actress Anita Ekberg; Robert Strauss; comic Jerry Colonna; and The Nick Castle Dancers.moreless
    • 8/8/1954
      8/8/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 44
      8/8/54
      0.0
      This episode, telecast from Hollywood, is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Performers include: The Will Mastin Trio (with Sammy Davis Jr.); singer Connie Russell; Gene Sheldon; comedian Jay Lawrence; singers The Gaylords; The Nita Bieber Dancers; announcer Don Wilson; and Vic Schoen and his Orchestra. Jay Lawrence performs a comedy routine. Sammy Davis,Jr. sings "Beause of You", "Hey, There" and "The Birth of the Blues". Russell performs "One Arabian Night" and "You've Changed". The Gaylords do "The Little Shoemaker" and "I Love You".moreless
    • 12/12/1954
      12/12/1954
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/12/54
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae returns as host. His guests include: from the new movie So This Is Paris Tony Curtis, Gloria De Haven, Gene Nelson, Paul Gilbert, and Mara Corday; Notre Dame Coach Terry Brennan; the 1955 Rose Bowl Queen; banjo-playing comedian Gene Sheldon; appearances by Rock Hudson and Jeff Chandler; and Carmen Dragon and his Orchestra. Clips from So This Is Paris are shown.moreless
    • 7/18/1954 - Free and Easy
      7/18/1954 - Free and Easy
      Season 4 - Episode 41
      7/18/54
      0.0
      This episode is part of the The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Performers include: singer/dancer Jules Munshin; comic Kaye Ballard; singer Betty Madigan; and dancer Jonathan Lucas.
    • 4/6/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      4/6/52
      0.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this week. Their guests: actor Charles Laughton (their co-star from the forthcoming Abbott And Costello Meet Captain Kidd); A&C stalwarts Sid Fields, Joe Kirk, Milton Frome and Bobby Barber; actresses Jill Kraft, Helen Donaldson and Anita Anton; Alex Fossell; singers Three Beaus and a Peep; Isabel Bigley; Johnny Conrad and his Dancers; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.moreless
    • 5/4/1952
      5/4/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      5/4/52
      0.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this week. Their guests include:
      Guests: ballet dancer and actress Vera Zorina; Broadway performer Tony Bavaar; The Ashtons; blonde beauty/actress Monique Van Vooren; "Sport" Morgan; Sid Fields; dancer Gemze de Lappe; A&C stalwarts Joe Kirk and Bobby Barber; Jean Cleveland, Charlie Bollinder; singers Three Beaus and a Peep; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Comedy includes A&C doing their Baccigalupe bit. Also, the boys visit France for a singing lesson.moreless
    • 1/31/1954
      1/31/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      1/31/54
      0.0
      Host Eddie Cantor brings along his wife and daughter as he celebrates his 62nd birthday. His guests include: the one and only Groucho Marx; singer Connie Russell; comic actor Wally Cox; singer/dancer Billy Daniel; Ricky Vera; Ida Cantor (wife); Marilyn Cantor (daughter); Jesse, James and Cornell.
    • 2/7/1954
      2/7/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/7/54
      0.0
      Jimmy Durante is this week's host. His guests include: Eddie Jackson; Carol Channing; and Tallulah Bankhead. Bankhead and Channing sing as Durante, in a wig, conducts the all-girl orchestra.
    • 11/30/1952
      11/30/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/30/52
      0.0
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this episode. Their guests include: singer Kitty Kallen; actor Robert Strauss; comic actor Danny Arnold; character actress Rose Plumer; pro wrestler turned actor Max Palmer; Peppy Mano; Goldcup and Bird; comic actress Joan Shawlee; actors Byron Kane, Steve Calvert and Joseph Leon; announcer Hal Sawyer; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Kallen performs "St. Louis Blues" and "Almost Like Being in Love". Martin croons "Louise" and "There Goes My Heart". Lewis joins Martin for "You'll Never Get Away".moreless
    • 8/7/1955
      8/7/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 36
      8/7/55
      0.0
      This summer edition of The Colgate Variety Hour is hosted by Edgar Bergen. His buddies Charlie McCarthy, Effie Klinker and Mortimer Snerd are on hand to assist. The show is telecast from the grand opening of Conrad Hilton's new Beverly Hilton Hotel. Guests include: gossip columnist Hedda Hopper; Bob Cummings; The Vagabonds; The Dorman Brothers; The Merriel Abbott Dancers; vocalist Paule Desjardims; and Conrad Hilton himself. Celebrites inverviewed include: Celeste Holme; Irene Dunne; Audie Murphy; Shelley Winters; Walt Disney and his wife; Merle Oberon; Charlton Heston; Conrad Hilton; and Earl Wilson. This hodgepodge program also includes a clip from the Cary Grant/Grace Kelly movie To Catch a Thief.moreless
    • 11/4/1951
      11/4/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/4/51
      0.0

      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.

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    • 1/24/1954
      1/24/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      1/24/54
      0.0
      Broadway belter Ethel Merman hosts this episode. Her guests include: Colgate host Jimmy Durante; dancer Gene Nelson, pianists Decola and Rubini, Sid Marion (from the cast of Merman's movie Call Me Madam; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Merman's songs include "C'est Magnifique", "I Love Paris" and "Love is Sweeping the Country". Merman is presented with an award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the Golden Globe); she won Actress In A Leading Role - Musical Or Comedy, for 1953's film Call Me Madam.moreless
    • 11/15/1953
      11/15/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      10/15/53
      0.0
      Martha Raye hosts this episode. Her guests include: film star Irene Dunne; and from her Saturday night series Cesar Romero and Rocky Graziano.
    • 11/23/1952
      11/23/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/23/52
      0.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this week's show. Their guests include: Peggy Lee; The Shaller Brothers acrobats; and dance team Fisher and Ross. Miss Lee's songs include "Sans Souci" and "Lover".
    • 12/28/1952
      12/28/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      12/28/52
      0.0
      Ben Blue hosts this episode. His guests include: film star Hedy Lamarr; singers Peggy Lee and Phil Harris; cameo from Donald O'Connor; with Al Goodman and his Orchestra. O'Connor makes an appearance at the top of the show to introduce Blue. Comedy includes a take-off on spy movies. Music includes songs from Lee and Harris.moreless
    • 5/15/1955
      5/15/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 27
      5/15/55
      0.0

      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.

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    • 12/27/1953
      12/27/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      12/27/53
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts this year-end tribute to show business. His guests include: fellow Colgate hosts Donald O'Connor and Jimmy Durante; singer Connie Russell; comedian George Gobel; singer and Jack Benny Program regular Dennis Day; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 1/17/1954
      1/17/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/17/54
      0.0
      This oddly formatted program consists of roughly two seperate parts. The first features performers including: Frank Sinatra; comic actor Alan Young; comedian Stan Freberg; and acrobatic team Chiquita and Johnson. The second segment is telecast from Bing Crosby's Pro-Amateur Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach, California. The guest line-up from here includes: Dean Martin; Phil Harris; Don Sherry; Lloyd Mangrum; baseball players Lefty O'Doul, Ralph Kiner and Jerry Pretty; and golers Doug Ford, Bud Ward, Peter Haig, Jimmy Demeret and tournament winner Dutch Harrison.moreless
    • 6/7/1953
      6/7/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      6/7/53
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts this week's show. His guests include: George Jessel; Dinah Shore; from This is Your Life Ralph Edwards; dancer Billy Daniel; violinist David Rubinoff; Mel Blanc (voice only, as a chimpanzee); owner of Ciro's Herman Hover; pianist Ticker Freeman; vocalists The Notables; Eddie's wife Ida Cantor; announcer Jimmy Wallington; dancer Lita Baron; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. The Cantors celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary on this show.moreless
    • 3/7/1954
      3/7/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      3/7/54
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor is back to host. His guests include: singer Eddie Fisher; Jack Palance; William Holden; Audrey Hepburn; Brandon de Wilde; dancer Billy Daniel; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra Movie stars Holden, Palance, Hepburn and de Wilde were there as winners of Look magazine's annual movie awards.
    • 6/13/1954 - Let's Go Places
      6/13/1954 - Let's Go Places
      Season 4 - Episode 36
      6/13/54
      0.0
      This show is part of the summer series The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Telecast from Hollywood, the performers include: Bobby Van; Paul Lynde; Mary McCarty; Paul Gilbert; Barbara Ruick; and Vic Schoen and his Orchestra.
    • 4/10/1955 - Roberta
      4/10/1955 - Roberta
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      4/10/55
      0.0
      This musical hour is an adaptation of the Broadway show by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach. The cast includes: Gordon MacRae; Reginald Denny; Nina Foch; Jack Carter; Lucille Norman; Agnes Moorehead; Luba Malina, Reginald Denny; and Fritz Feld.
    • 6/20/1954 - Continental Holiday
      6/20/1954 - Continental Holiday
      Season 4 - Episode 37
      6/20/54
      0.0
      This episode is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Performers include: returning Kaye Ballard and singer/dancer Jules Munshin; and comedian Andy Griffith.
    • 6/27/1954 - Away From It All
      6/27/1954 - Away From It All
      Season 4 - Episode 38
      6/27/54
      0.0
      This episode is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Performers include: Bobby Van; Paul Lynde; Nat 'King' Cole; Mary McCarty; and Gene Sheldon.
    • 7/4/1954 - Holiday, U.S.A.
      7/4/1954 - Holiday, U.S.A.
      Season 4 - Episode 39
      7/4/54
      0.0
      This 4th of July show is an episode of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Performers include: Comic actress Charlotte Rae; singer/dancer Jules Munshin; dancer Johnny Bachemin; tenor Dino Dante; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 7/11/1954
      7/11/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 40
      7/11/54
      0.0
      This episode is part of The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour.
      Performers include: Bobby Van; Paul Lynde; Mary McCarty; and Martha Stewart (the singer, not the home expert).
    • 6/6/1954 - Holiday in New York
      6/6/1954 - Holiday in New York
      Season 4 - Episode 35
      6/6/54
      0.0
      This is the first episode to fall under the unbrella title The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour. Telecast from New York, the performers include: actor Jackie Cooper; comic Kaye Ballard; singer/dancer Jules Munshin; David Daniels; Elise Rhodes; Bart Mayo; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 5/23/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 33
      5/23/54
      0.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this week. Their guests include: Peggy Lee; songwriter Hoagy Carmichael; actor Ricky Vera; Eddie Sauter & Bill Finegan with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra; The Pied Pipers; and Peter Leeds. Sauter-Finegan perform "Holiday" and "Midnight Sleigh Ride". Miss Lee does "Johnny Guitar" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered".moreless
    • 3/14/1954
      3/14/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      3/14/54
      0.0
      Jimmy Durante hosts this episode. His guests include: Eddie Cantor; actor Robert Montgomery; Metropolitan Opera singer Patrice Munsel; Marion Colby; Durante's old vaudeville partner Eddie Jackson; Jack Roth; Jules Buffano; Jack Roth; and Roy Bargy and his Orchestra. This week's show has the premiere of Durante's new opera "Inka Dinka Doo". In a switch on Cantor's "Maxi the Taxi" sketches, this time Durante's the driver.moreless
    • 4/4/1954
      4/4/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      4/4/54
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts this episode. His guests include: singer Connie Russell; Billy Daniel; dancers Chiquita and Johnson; tenor Manolo Mera; and actor Ricky Vera. In musical highlights, it's "The Eddie Cantor Follies of 1954".
    • 4/11/1954
      4/11/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      4/11/54
      0.0
      Jimmy Durante is back as host. His guests include: blonde bombshell Marilyn Maxwell; Liberace and his brother George Liberace; Durante's old vaudeville partner Eddie Jackson; and Ben Wrigley.
    • The Ice Capades of 1954
      The Ice Capades of 1954
      Season 4 - Episode 29
      4/25/54
      0.0
      This weeks program, "The Ice Capades of 1954", is telecast from Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Worth, Texas.
      The guest lineup includes: Ice Capades skating stars Donna Atwood and Bobby Specht; comic Herb Shriner; dance team the Old Smoothies (Orrin Markus and Irma Thomas); Paul Castle; comedy team (Larry) Jackson and (Bernie) Lynam; Rosemary and Bobby Maxson; Sonya Kaye; badminton comedy act (Hugh) Forgie and (Stig) Larson; and skater Helen Davidson.moreless
    • 5/9/1954
      5/9/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 31
      5/9/54
      0.0
      Jimmy Durante's final Colgate show is a circus--literally. His guests include: Shelley Winters; Durante's old vaudeville partner Eddie Jackson; George Perkins and his crazy car; Linda the trapeze star; magician Kirkman; stilt walker Harold De Garro; Pansy the horse; juggler Wally Blair; and Art Larue and his dogs. In comedy, Durante is a clown in love with lion tamer Winters.moreless
    • 5/16/1954
      5/16/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 32
      5/16/54
      0.0
      Host Eddie Cantor is joined by guests including: "Mr. Television" Milton Berle; singers Connie Russell and Eddie Fisher; dance act Andre, Andree and Bonnie. This is Cantor's final Colgate show. He reminisces about his show biz career. Russell does the song "My Man". Fisher performs "Green Years" and "Young at Heart".moreless
    • 1/16/1955
      1/16/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/16/55
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae hosts this episode from the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. His guests include: comic Jack Carter; singer Patti Page; The Vagabonds; The Lecuona Cuban Boys with Neil Castell; banjo-playing comedian Gene Sheldon; The Aquaclowns; The 1955 Orange Bowl Queen; Cypress Gardens Aqua-Maids; and Carmen Dragon and his Orchestra.
    • 1/23/1955
      1/23/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      1/23/55
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae hosts this episode. His guests include: ventriloquist Paul Winchell; comic Ronny Graham; Joyce Bryant; singers The DeMarco Sisters; high-speed dancers The Mayo Brothers; 1955 Maid of Cotton De Lois Faulkner; Plus, Franchot Tone and Gloria Vanderbilt in "In the French Style".
    • May 5, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      5/4/53
      0.0
      Bud Abbot and Lou Costello perform sketch comedy acts in front of a live studio audience May 5, 1953
    • 7/3/1955
      7/3/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 32
      7/3/55
      0.0
      Guy Lombardo hosts this summer edition of The Colgate Variety Hour from his restaurant Eastpoint House, in Freeport, Long Island and his water show Arabian Nights in Jones Beach. His guests include: actress Sheree North; singers The Fontane Sisters; and comedian Morey Amsterdam. Songs from The Fontane Sisters include "Royal Garden Blues".moreless
    • 7/10/1955
      7/10/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 33
      7/10/55
      0.0
      Broadway director George Abbott hosts this summer edition of The Colgate Variety Hour. The show is in honor of Jerry Ross, the songwriters responsible for Abbott's hit shows The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees. Cast members of from those two musicals are featured. The star-studded guest list includes: Gwen Verdon; John Raitt; Helen Gallagher; Eddie Foy, Jr.; Ray Walston; Jimmie Komack, The Four Aces; Fran Warren; Mary Stanton; The DeMarco Sisters; Abbe Lane; and Hal Hastings with the orchestra of Damn Yankees.moreless
    • 7/31/1955
      7/31/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 35
      7/31/55
      0.0
      Edgar Bergen and his wooden pal Charlie McCarthy host this summer edition of The Colgate Variety Hour. Guests include: Anna Maria Alberghetti and The Alberghetti Family; and comedian Mitzi McCall. Dean and Jerry are never far away; McCall shows a clip from the upcoming M&L movie You're Never Too Young. She then does a lip synch to a Lewis tune.moreless
    • 8/21/1955
      8/21/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 37
      8/21/55
      0.0
      Edgar Bergen and his wooden pal Charlie McCarthy host this summer edition of The Colgate Variety Hour. Their guests include: Harry Belafonte; Carol Ohmart; guitarist Millard Thomas; dancers Augie and Margo. A clip from the current Kirk Douglas flick Ulysses is featured.
    • 8/28/1955
      8/28/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 38
      8/28/55
      0.0
      Charlton Heston is back to host this summer edition of The Colgate Variety Hour. His guests include: Edgar Bergen and his pal Charlie McCarthy; Marjorie Fields Moppets; and comedy dog act Bob Williams and Red Dust. Clips from the current Heston movie The Private War of Major Benson are screened. Scenes are performed live on the show, with film co-stars Tim Hovey and Julia Adams.moreless
    • 6/26/1955
      6/26/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 31
      6/26/55
      0.0
      This summer edition of The Colgate Variety Hour is hosted by Charlton Heston. His guests include: Fred MacMurray; dancer team Chiquita and Johnson; singer Louis Prima; and impressionist Dick Kerr. A clip is shown from Heston and MacMurray's new film The Far Horizons.
    • 6/12/1955
      6/12/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 30
      6/12/55
      0.0
      Charlton Heston hosts this kick-off to the summer season. The series is now re-titled The Colgate Variety Hour. Heston's guests include: actress Vera-Ellen; Sarah Vaughan; comic Johnny O'Brien; rock band Billy Ward and his Dominoes; bagpiper players The Dagenham Pipers; cyclists The Chadulis; and Frank DeVol and his Orchestra. In a salute to aviation in the movies, a clip is shown from Wings, with the film's star Richard Arlen making an in-studio visit. A scene from the current film Strategic Air Command is shown, along with an interview filmed in London with it's co-star Jimmy Stewart. Stuntman Paul Mantz, who photographed the airborne scenes for the new movie, appears to discusses his craft.moreless
    • 3/13/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      3/13/55
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae hosts this episode. His guests include; Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; actress Debra Paget; acrobats The Dassies; and middleweight champion Carl "Bobo" Olson.
      MacRae sings "You Go to My Head" and "It's Almost Like Being in Love." Olson challenges "Crusher Costello" to a match in the ring. Paget performs a dance from her nightclub act.moreless
    • 4/3/1955
      4/3/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      4/3/55
      0.0

      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.

    • 5/29/1955 - Highlights of Broadway 1955
      5/29/55
      0.0
      Eddie Fisher hosts this revue featuring big scenes from Palace, La Vie, Damn Yankees, Fanny and House of Flowers.
    • 3/6/1955
      3/6/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      3/6/55
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae hosts this episode from the ocean liner S.S. United States, docked on the scenic Hudson River. His guests include: comic Ronny Graham; singer Jaye P. Morgan; The glamorous Gabor sisters: Eva, Zsa Zsa, Magda and Jolie; The Wiere Brothers; and Carmen Dragon and his Orchestra. Songs include "Takin' a Chance on Love" from Morgan and "I've Got You Under My Skin" from MacRae.moreless
    • 3/20/1955
      3/20/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      3/20/55
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae hosts this week's show. His guests include: comic Kaye Ballard; actors Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace and Bert Lahr; French born singer and actress Caterina Valente (in her American debut); and The Marquis Family Chimps. Wilde and Wallace perform a scene from their current film The Big Combo. Valente's songs include "The Breeze and I" and "Malaguena".moreless
    • 4/17/1955
      4/17/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      4/17/55
      0.0
      Gordon MacRae hosts this episode: His guests include: Edgar Bergen (with Charlie McCarthy); sexy starlet Leigh Snowden; comics Ronny Graham and Sue Carson; and The Treniers. A scene from the film Ain't Misbehavin' with Mamie Van Doren and Piper Laurie is shown.
    • 9/4/1955
      9/4/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 39
      9/4/55
      0.0
      Charlton Heston hosts this final summer installment of The Colgate Variety Hour. His guests include: singers the Bob Hamilton Trio and The King Sisters; and Frank DeVol and his Orchestra.
    • 9/25/1955
      9/25/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      9/25/55
      0.0
      Jack Carson hosts this installment of the series now known as The Colgate Variety Hour. This episode highlights the Alberghetti Family: Anna Maria and her sister Carla sing; brother Paolo and father Daniel conduct; mother Vittoria plays piano. Other guests include: comic actress Thelma Ritter; actor Frank Cady; dancers The Cabots; character actor Byron Foulger; and Emory Parnell.
      Clips are shown shown from the current Charlton Heston/Jane Wyman flick Lucy Gallant.moreless
    • 9/18/1955
      9/18/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/18/55
      0.0
      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host the season premiere of the series now titled The Colgate Variety Hour. Their guests include: Freddie Bell and the Bellhops; announcer Wendell Niles; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
    • 10/5/1952
      10/5/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/5/52
      0.0
      Donald O'Connor makes his first appearance of the season as host. His scheduled guests include actor Broderick Crawford, Lisa Kirk, comic actor Ben Blue and Scatman Crothers.
    • 11/27/1955
      11/27/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/27/55
      0.0
      This week's program is an awards presentation telecast from the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Hollywood. Presenters include: Bob Hope; Kirk Douglas; Rock Hudson; Debbie Reynolds; Claudette Colbert; gossip columnist Louella Parsons and John Wayne, among many.
    • 10/16/1955
      10/16/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/16/55
      0.0
      This program, telecast from the Hollywood Bowl, salutes the release of the film Oklahoma! Robert Paige is the host and guests include: from the movie Gordon MacRae; Shirley Jones; Gene Nelson; Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; and Bambi Linn (and her dance partner Rod Alexander); Yul Brynner; Will Rogers Jr.; and Jan Clayton.
      The show includes an interview (on film) with composer Oscar Hammerstein, director Fred Zinneman, and footage from the movie's premiere in New York.
      Scheduled songs include "People Will Say We're in Love" and "If I Loved You" sung by Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae; "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" from Shirley Jones; and Yul Brenner with "A Puzzlement".moreless
    • 10/23/1955
      10/23/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/23/55
      0.0
      From Hollywood, Jack Carson hosts this salute to football. His guests include: Jack Haley; Mickey Rooney; Rudy Vallee; Ray Milland; Stan Freberg; singer Helen Grayco; The Compton College Comets (a girls' cheerleading squad); Roger Williams; and The Bob Hamilton Trio. Also appearing live are UCLA's Ronnie Knox and his coach, Henry "Red" Sanders. Sportscaster Mel Allen goes into the dressing room of the Los Angeles Rams for filmed interviews with some of the team members. Ray Milland shows a scene from his new film.moreless
    • 10/30/1955
      10/30/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      10/30/55
      0.0
      Perfomers include: Anna Maria Alberghetti; The Bob Hamilton Trio; and appearances by Jack Webb, Spike Jones and Robert Cummings.
    • 12/11/1955 - Salute to George Abbott
      11/11/55
      0.0
      This week's show is a salute to producer/director/occasional actor George Abbott. The hour's guests are from his various shows and include: Gwen Verdon; Pat Stanley; Helen Hayes; Eddie Albert; Elaine Stritch; Bob Fosse; Edith (Edie) Adams; Nancy Walker; Jack Straw; John Raitt; Russell Nype; Sam Levene; and Peter Gennaro.
      Abbott and Hayes perform a scene from The Skin of Our Teeth , the Thornton Wilder play that the two had starred in on Broadway just two months earlier.moreless
    • 12/18/1955
      12/18/1955
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/18/55
      0.0
      Robert Paige hosts this episode. His guests include: George Raft; Mickey Rooney; Ben Alexander (from Dragnet; Richard Carlson; from Highway Patrol Broderick Crawford; from Artists and Models actor Eddie Mayehoff; singer/actress Anna Maria Alberghetti and The Alberghetti Family.
      A clip is featured from the just-released Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis flick Artists and Models.moreless
    • 12/20/1953
      12/20/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      12/20/53
      0.0
      Donald O'Connor hosts the series' Holiday show. His guests include: actor Charles Coburn; Scatman Crothers; regular Sid Miller; singer Jana Mason; Donald's daugher Donna O'Connor; the Rose Bowl Queen and court; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 11/8/1953
      11/8/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/8/53
      0.0
      Jimmy Durante hosts this week's show. His guests include: Frank Sinatra; Danny Thomas; dancers The Gay Tyroliers; Jackie Barnett; Jan Arvan; actor Hy Averback; Wanda Smith's Cover Girls; Charles Smith; Allen Henderson; The Mad Hatters; Regulars Jack Roth, Eddie Jackson; Jules Buffano; and Roy Bargy and his Orchestra. Sinatra tries to sing "From Here to Eternity" but Durante thwarts his attempts. In comedy, the stars appear on a panel show and have to drink the sponsor's lousy-tasting product.moreless
    • 10/17/1954 - Friar's Frolics
      10/17/1954 - Friar's Frolics
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/17/54
      0.0
      Milton Berle is the host of the Friar's Club's 50th anniversary celebration. Among the guests are: actresses Janis Paige and Mitzi Green; vaudevillians Smith and Dale, and Georgie Price; Joel Grey; Beau Jenkins; Marilyn Ross; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra
    • 5/1/1955
      5/1/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      5/1/55
      0.0
      Liberace hosts this episode from the stage of the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Joining him is his ever-present brother: George Liberace with his Orchestra.
    • 11/28/1954
      11/28/1954
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/28/54
      0.0
      Actor/singer Gordon MacRae hosts this installment. His guests include: singer/actress Gale Storm; comedian Jack Carter; Meredith MacRae; actress Debra Paget; and banjo-playing comedian Gene Sheldon. Debra Paget performs a dance number with a convertible; MacRae sings "Old Man River" and "It's a Woman's World" with her daughter Meredith MacRae; Jack Carter performs a salute to old time vaudevillians doing impressions of Louis Armstrong and Al Jolson.moreless
    • 2/6/1955
      2/6/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      2/6/55
      0.0
      This unusual show is telecast from San Diego, Hollywood and Tijuana, Mexico. The cast includes: Bobby Van; Spike Jones and the City Slickers; Paul Gilbert, Nat "King" Cole; Bobby Van; Billy Barty; Paul Gilbert; Senor Wences; (Spike' wife) singer Helen Grayco; Gil Lee; John Halvorson; and announcer Wendell Niles.
    • 1/21/1951
      1/21/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      1/21/51
      0.0
      Vaudeville and film comedian Bobby Clark hosts this episode sponsored by Frigidaire. Clark's guests include: singer Julie Wilson; slapstick comedians Willie, West and McGinty; dancers Bobby Lane and Claire; acrobats The Maxwells; Jack Mann; Dick Dana; Miriam Wakefield; and Tom Jones and his Orchestra.
    • 9/30/1951
      9/30/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      9/30/51
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts. His guests include: actress Judy Kelly; pianists Martin Freed and Ernie Stewart; Sid Fields; Ida Cantor; announcer Jack Slattery; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Cantor performs songs he made famous, including: "Makin' Whoopee"; "For Me and My Gal"; "Ida"; "Susie"; and "Bye Bye Blackbird".
    • 10/21/1951
      10/21/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      10/21/51
      0.0
      Jack Carson fills-in as host for this episode. His guests include: actor Robert Alda; actress Betty Garrett; The Honey Brothers; and Dean Elliott and his Orchestra. In comedy bits, Carson and Alda make a musical bet and Carson performs an intentionally lousy magic act.
    • 4/15/1951
      4/15/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      4/15/51
      0.0
      Tony Martin hosts this installment. His guests include: comedian Fred Allen; actress Celeste Holm; ballet star Kathryn Lee; jazz clarinetist Peanuts Hucko; Broadway performer Joe Silver; character actor Richard Loo; actress Lynn Loring; comedians Art & Mort Havel; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Martin's songs include "If", "You", and "For Every Man There's a Woman". In comedy, Fred Allen portrays Chinese detective One Long Pan.moreless
    • 11/18/1951
      11/18/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      11/18/51
      0.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this edition with guests: George Raft; Louis Armstrong; vocalist Rosette Shaw; A&C stalwarts Sid Fields and Joe Kirk; The Pied Pipers; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 1/11/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      1/11/53
      0.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this episode telecast from Washington, D.C. for Eisenhower's inauguration . Their guests include: Victor Borge; singers Gisele MacKenzie and Allan Jones; dancer Grace Hartman; A&C stalwarts Sid Fields, Bobby Barber and Harry Lang; The Four Pipers; R. J. Otis and Abner; and the Hollywood Stunt Group. Miss MacKenzie sings "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes"; Allan Jones performs "So In Love" and a medley of "Make Believe", "Falling In Love With Love" and "Donkey Serenade". Speaking of donkeys: In one comedy sketch, Lou works with one that's not interested in hitting his cues, leading to lots of ad-libbing.moreless
    • 6/17/1951
      6/17/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 41
      6/17/51
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor is the host and welcomes guests including: "Mr. Television" Milton Berle; comics Jack E. Leonard and Phil Foster, bombshell Dagmar; Junie Keegan; and Ida Cantor. Also, appearances by Cantor's daughter Marilyn and Berle's daughter Vicki. Cantor performs another "Maxi the Taxi" comedy sketch with Foster. Also, there's a musical salute to songwriter Irving Berlin.moreless
    • 3/21/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      3/21/54
      0.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello welcome guests including: Les Paul and Mary Ford; actress Veola Vonn; exotic dancers Janik and Arnaut; singer/songwriter Fred Darian; actors Harry Mendoza and Danny Richards, Jr.; Norman Abbott; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. In one sketch, there's confusion at the maternity ward when Lou thinks his wife is giving birth. As usual with Bud and Lou, there's trouble when a prop vase breaks too early in the sketch. In songs, Paul and Ford perform "No Place Like Home", "I Really Don't Want to Know" and "Tiger Rag".moreless
    • 6/15/1952
      6/15/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 42
      6/15/52
      0.0
      Bob Hope hosts this installment from the Douglas Aircraft plant in Santa Monica, CA. Bob's guests include: singer June Hutton; Paul Douglas; dancer Johnny Mack; Bess Myerson and Randy Merriman (from TV's The Big Payoff); and Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
    • 10/7/1951
      10/7/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/7/51
      0.0
      The versitile Donald O'Connor made his debut as host in this episode. His guests included: Ed Wynn; sexy movie actress Arlene Dahl; actress Mary Hatcher; Walter Catlett; Douglas Fowley; The Ungar Twins; comic Sid Miller; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. The episode features a running bit with O'Connor's agent (Fowley) trying to hook him up with producer Catlett, giving him plenty of opportunities to perform. In the finale, O'Connon brings out his mom!moreless
    • 1/6/1952
      1/6/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      1/6/52
      0.0
      Donald O'Connor hosts this edition and welcomes guests including: Harpo Marx; singer Gale Robbins; radio comedian Pat Patrick; and Sid Miller. In addition to O'Connor's singing and dancing, Patrick performs a comedy monologue, Marx chases blondes, Robbins performs a couple of numbers, and O'Connor teams up with Miller for another popular songwriters sketch.moreless
    • 9/16/1951
      9/16/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      9/16/51
      0.0
      Spike Jones hosts a crazy hour featuring: The City Slickers; singer Helen Grayco (Spike's wife); Jan Peerce; and the Wayne Marlin Trio.
      Sketches include a take-off on British movies and the French Foreign Legion. Among the songs "reimagined" by Spike's musical depreciation society are "Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy", "Il Schlamiel!!!", the "Hawaiian War Chant" with the Wayne Marlin Trio and Helen Grayco with "Mad About the Boy".moreless
    • 4/20/1952
      4/20/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      4/20/52
      0.0
      Donald O'Connor stars in this week's episode with guests including: Andy Devine; singer Mindy Carson; and comics Ben Blue and Sid Miller.
    • 5/11/1952
      5/11/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      5/11/52
      0.0
      Donald O'Connor is the host, with guests including: glamorous Hedy Lamarr; Tony Dexter; singer Martha Tilton; comic actor Sid Miller; Scatman Crothers; comedy team Tom D'Andrea and Hal March; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. See recap.
    • 12/14/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/14/52
      0.0
      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this holiday-themed episode. Their guests include: singer Margaret Whiting; The Nicholas Brothers; dancers Buster Shaver and Olive; comic actors Sid Fields and Bobby Barber; acrobats Tom and Jerry; The Hollywood Stunt Group; The Four Pipers; Sid Fields; actors Jack Lomas, Dorothy Granger and Gordon Jones; announcer Hal Sawyer; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.moreless
    • 6/10/1951
      6/10/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 40
      6/10/51
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason, starring on DuMont's Cavalcade of Stars, hosts this episode sponsored by Frigidaire. His guests include: comedian Fred Allen; dancers Harold Lang and Helen Gallagher; actor John Carroll; and actress Vivian Blaine.
    • 5/6/1951
      5/6/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      5/6/51
      0.0
      Phil Silvers hosts this week's edition. His guest list includes: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; singer Vivian Blaine; comic Joey Faye; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Blaine and Silvers duet on "When You And I Were Young Maggie Blues", and so she does "What Is This Thing Called Love?"
    • 11/11/1951
      11/11/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      11/11/51
      0.0
      Donald O'Connor hosts and welcomes guests including: Harpo Marx; film star Yvonne De Carlo; Sid Miller; Roger Price; radio comedian Pat Patrick; and singer Gale Robbins. Highlights include Harpo chasing more women, goofing around on the piano, and performing a number on the harp, natch.
    • 9/19/1954
      9/19/1954
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/19/54
      0.0
      Eddie Fisher hosts the season premiere. His guest include: Louis Armstrong; Peggy Lee; violinist Mischa Elman; The Vagabonds, ballet stars Maria Tallchief and Frederic Franklin; Rocky Marciano and his manager Al Weill; and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra. Miss Lee's songs include "Lover", "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me" and "From This Moment On". Satchmo does "The Whiffenpoof Song" and teams with Fisher for "Birth of the Blues".moreless
    • 11/22/1953
      11/22/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/22/53
      0.0
      An historic television event! Donald O'Connor hosts this first commercial network color telecast using NBC's electronic color system. His guests include: Ralph Bellamy; Dorothy Dandridge; Sid Miller; actress Corinne Calvet; Jack Albertson; comedy writer Snag Werris; Phil Carris; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 1/10/1954
      1/10/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/10/54
      0.0

      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."

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    • 3/2/1952
      3/2/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      3/2/52
      0.0
      Donald O'Connor is the host and his guests include: comedy legend Buster Keaton; tough-guy actor Broderick Crawford; Sid Miller; Broadway performer Patricia Morison; twice Oscar-nominated actor Cecil Kellaway; and original Keystone Kop Eddie Gribbon. O'Connor and Miller team up for another songwriters sketch highlighting their impression skills and Keaton does his "Waiting at the Station" routine. In music, Patricia sings "Granada" and "So In Love". Kellaway does an Irish bit with O'Connor.moreless
    • 4/1/1951
      4/1/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      4/1/51
      0.0

      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.

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    • 3/25/1951
      3/25/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      3/25/51
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts and welcomes guests: Jimmy Durante; Durante's long-time vaudeville partner Eddie Jackson; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Cantor makes reference to this being his 41st year in show business. This episode is basically a shortened version of his 2-hour Carnegie Hall show "My 40 Years in Show Business". This episode includes a salute to the USO with a filmed appearance by Secretary of Defense George Marshall.moreless
    • 3/18/1951
      3/18/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      3/18/51
      0.0
      Comic actress Beatrice Lillie hosts this installment sponsored by Frigidaire. Her guests include: Rex Harrison; singer Jean Sablon; actress/dancer Valerie Bettis; comic actor Wally Cox; and actor Nelson Case.
      In one sketch, Lillie is a talkative audience member at a performance of Harrison's Hamlet. When others try to get her to quiet down, she calls them a Communist. In another, she plays an unruly maid who talks herself out of a job and into another. Another sketch was a take off on the Russian Art Museum. Lillie attempts to do a pitch for the Red Cross at the close of the show but is almost instantly cut off due to time.moreless
    • 12/21/1952
      12/21/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/21/52
      0.0
      Ray Bolger hosts this holiday program and is joined by Metropolitan Opera star Rise Stevens, actresss/singer Betty Kean, Bill Sands, and Broadway star Roger DeKoven.
    • 9/10/1950
      9/10/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/10/50
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts the premiere episode of the series, joined by actor/dancer Tommy Wonder, opera soprano Yma Sumac, dancer Danny Daniels, Helen Wood, Janet Gaylord, Charlotte Fayne, Lou Wills, Jr, and Rudy Tone, Yiddish theatre star Joseph Buloff, Lew Hearn, Robert Gari, Jack Albertson, the ballet team of Val Buttingnol and Joy Williams, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. The program was promoted in the NY Times as "a nostalgic review recalling the halcyon days of the New Amsterdam theater at Broadway and 42nd Street".moreless
    • 9/24/1950
      9/24/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/24/50
      0.0

      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.

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    • 10/1/1950
      10/1/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/1/50
      0.0

      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.

    • 10/8/1950
      10/8/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/8/50
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor returns as host with Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Cantor does a sketch with his character "Maxi the Taxi", and performs "Dinah" in a production number.
    • 2/20/1955
      2/20/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      2/20/55
      0.0
      Gordon McCrae hosts this episode, telecast live from Mardi Gras in New Orlean's French Quarter. McCrae welcomes guests: Peggy Lee; Louis Armstrong; banjo-playing comedian Gene Sheldon; The New Orleans Jazz Saints; dancers Skeets and Pete; and Carmen Dragon and his Orchestra. Miss Lee performs "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues" and "Come Rain or Come Shine"; she duets with McCrae on "The Birth of the Blues" and "Long Ago and Far Away". Locations for the show include the Court of the Two Sisters, Court of the Maison de Ville, Absinthe House, and Antoine's restaurant.moreless
    • 5/25/1952
      5/25/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      5/25/52
      0.0
      Actor/comedian Ben Blue makes his debut as host on this episode. Blue's guests include: actress Ann Sheridan; singer Peggy Lee; tap dancers The Step Brothers; singers The Whipporwills; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Blue opens the show by welcoming the audience to his first starring TV program. Miss Lee performs "The Lady Is a Tramp" and "Where or When". Sketches include Blue and Sheridan getting all dressed up for the opera--just to watch it on television. Blue performs a ballet parody.moreless
    • 7/24/1955
      7/24/1955
      Season 5 - Episode 34
      7/24/55
      0.0
      This episode promotes the release of the 1955 Warner Brothers' film Pete Kelly's Blues with the stars of the film. Jack Webb hosts. The cast includes: Ella Fitzgerald; Ray Anthony; The Big Eight jazz combo; dancers Miriam Nelson and Jack Regis; and Ray Heindorf with the orchestra. Lee performs "Somebody Loves Me" and "He Needs Me"; Fitzgerald sings "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry"; The Big Eight combo performs "Breezin' Along With the Breeze" and "Bye Bye Blackbird"; and Fitzgerald and Anthony sing "Pete Kelly's Blues".moreless
    • 11/21/1954 - Let's Face It
      11/21/1954 - Let's Face It
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/21/54
      0.0
      This production was adaptated from Cole Porter's Broadway musical. Suspicious of their husbands' hunting trips, Maggie, Nancy, and Cornelia decide to turn the tables and invite three young Army inductees to Maggie's summer home at Southampton. The inductees' girlfriends get wind of the scheme and decide to crash the party. Adding to the complications, the husbands also return home. Songs include: "It's De-lovely" (Vivian Blaine); "You Irritate Me" (Gene Nelson); "Ev'rything I Love" (Nelson & Blaine); "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Blaine); "Ev'rything I Love" (Nelson); "Ace in the Hole" (Blaine); and "Ev'rything I Love/Finale" (Cast).moreless
    • 2/28/1954 - Anything Goes
      2/28/1954 - Anything Goes
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      2/28/54
      0.0
      This episode is an adaptation of Ethel Merman's hit Broadway musical from 1935. The cast includes: Ethel Merman; Frank Sinatra; Bert Lahr; Sheree North; Arthur Gould-Porter; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 10/24/1954 - Revenge with Music
      10/24/1954 - Revenge with Music
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/24/54
      0.0
      This adaptation of the Howard Dietz-Arthur Schwartz Broadway show involves a romantic triangle with a jealous husband, his attractive wife and the older elected official who's infatuated with her. The cast includes: Anna Maria Alberghetti; Harpo Marx; Ray Middleton; Ilona Massey; Jerry Colonna; and Edward Everett Horton.
    • 11/1/1953
      11/1/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      11/1/53
      0.0
      Bud Abbott hosts solo as Lou Costello is ill this week. (He says its the first time he's performed alone in eighteen years.) His guests include: Peggy Lee; Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; actor Jimmy Thompson; dancers Pat Horn and Gene Nelson; The Pied Pipers; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Miss Lee performs "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" in a smoke filled production number and sings a commercial for Halo shampoo! Nelson performs a dance titled "Off Center". Kinescoped clips from A&C's previous appearances are shown, including one involving a rubdown, another featuring diamonds.moreless
    • 10/22/1950
      10/22/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/22/50
      0.0

      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.

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    • 10/29/1950
      10/29/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      10/29/50
      0.0

      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.

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    • 11/5/1950
      11/5/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/5/50
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      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.

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    • 1/28/1951
      1/28/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      1/28/51
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor returns to host. His guests include tap dancer Estelle Sloan, Dave Powell, baritone Lee Fairfax, actor Joe Marks, and Basil O'Connor of the March of Dimes. Cantor does and song and dance to "Man of the Year" and appears in a series of gags about psychiatrists. The closing production is a salute to the Ziegfeld Follies featuring impressions of Will Rogers and W. C. Fields.moreless
    • 2/11/1951
      2/11/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      2/11/51
      0.0
      Spike Jones makes his television debut in this program broadcast from Chicago. Singer Gale Robbins and acrobats Wayne Marlin Trio are the guests. The City Slickers include Laverne Pearson, Doodles Weaver, trumpeter George Rock, Sir Fredrick Gas, banjo player Freddy Morgan, guitarist Dick Morgan, juggler Bill King, dancer Lois Ray, drummer Joe Siracusa and violinist Dick Gardner.
      Robbins is greeted by the song "I Love Gale Robbins". Bits include a take-off on "Be My Love". George Rock fronts the song "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth". Sir Frederic Gas does "Chloe" and "My Heart Cries For You". Spike and "Slickers" rip through their classic versions of "Glow Worm", "The Poet and Peasant Overture" (Spike conducts with a toilet plunger), "Holiday for Strings" and "Cocktails for Two".moreless
    • 2/18/1951-Would-Be Gentleman
      2/18/1951-Would-Be Gentleman
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      2/18/51
      0.0

      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.

    • 2/25/1951
      2/25/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      2/25/51
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor is back as host, with guests: singer Lena Horne; actor Jack Albertson; Charlie Cantor; the Bil and Cora Baird Marionettes, dance team Landre and Verna; actor Phil Kramer; actress Marcia Walter; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Eddie does another "Maxi the Taxi" sketch, and appears in drag with Charlie Cantor as housewives. Miss Horne performs the songs "Deed I Do" and "Where or When".moreless
    • 3/4/1951
      3/4/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      3/4/51
      0.0
      Singer Tony Martin hosts. His guests include: Milton "Uncle Miltie" Berle, The Andrews Sisters; and trumpeter/actor Leonard Sues. Martin performs several songs in this episode: "Louise", "Lullaby of Broadway", "La Vie en Rose", and "There's No Tomorrow". The Andrews Sisters do a medley of their hits, wrapping with "I Can Dream, Can't I?" They also sing "Girls of the Golden West". Patty and Tony duet on "The Dum Dot Song." They also participate in a comedy bit about three female soldiers.moreless
    • 1/14/1951
      1/14/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      1/14/51
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      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."

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    • 1/7/1951
      1/7/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      1/7/51
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      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. Hal Leroy daces as a sailor in the number "Liberty Pass." At a carnival midway, Abbott fleeces Costello in their "Shell Game" routine. The Jimmy Ford Four, a lip sync comedy ,does "Cocktails for Two." Lou checks into Dr. Abbott's sanitarium for some rest; instead he's driven insane by a parade of lunatics.

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    • 11/19/1950
      11/19/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/19/50
      0.0
      Fred Allen hosts with guests humorist/author H. Allen Smith; Tony award winning actress Sheila Bond; and Broadway performer Billy Tabbert.
    • 12/3/1950
      12/3/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/3/50
      0.0

      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.

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    • 12/10/1950 - Tickets, Please!
      12/10/1950 - Tickets, Please!
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      12/10/50
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      Comic dancers Paul and Grace (The Hartmans) star in this adaptation of their just-ended Broadway review, Tickets, Please! Joining them are cast members from the show: Jack Albertson, Tommy Wonder, Dorothy Jarnac, Patricia Bright, Bill Norvas, Mildred Hughes, Warde Donovan, The Upstarts.
    • 12/17/1950
      12/17/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      12/17/50
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      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.

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    • 12/31/1950
      12/31/1950
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      12/31/50
      0.0
      Host Eddie Cantor celebrates New Year's Eve with his guests comedians Danny Thomas and Ed Wynn; and Broadway composer Sigmund Romberg.
    • 9/28/1952
      9/28/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/28/52
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts this week's episode. He's guest include: movie star Dorothy Lamour; singer Eddie Fisher; The Will Mastin Trio (with Sammy Davis Jr.); Sharon Baird; comic performers Tom D'Andrea, Henry Slate and Sid Fields; with Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 11/2/1952
      11/2/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/2/52
      0.0
      Actress and comedienne Judy Canova hosts this episode. Her guests include: Cesar Romero; Liberace; Zsa Zsa Gabor; Hans Conreid; Carl Ravazza; The Lancers; and Charles Dent and his Orchestra. In comedy highlights, Canova takes a screen test and does a version of her "Maw and Paw" radio sketch. As a country hick, she meets up with city slicker Gabor in a train berth.moreless
    • 2/22/1953
      2/22/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      2/22/53
      0.0
      Zany movie comedians The Ritz Brothers host this episode with Jack Webb acting as emcee. Their guests include: singer Kay Starr; screen siren Corinne Calvet; actress Coleen Gray; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. In comedy, the Brothers do a send up of the film Moulin Rouge with Harry as "Toulouse Lautree", and they attempt to bring 3-D to television. Harry also perfoms as a near-sighted umpire. In music, Starr sings "Waiting at the End of the Road" and "Kay's Lament".moreless
    • 3/9/1952
      3/9/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      3/9/52
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      Bob Hope hosts this episode telecast from Camp Elliott, located near San Diego California. His audience is Waves and female Marines. Bob's guests include: sexy actress Anna Maria Alberghetti; tap dancer Georgie Tapps; singer Martha Stewart; and Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
    • 3/16/1952
      3/16/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      3/16/52
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts another military-themed program. This week's show is telecast from March Air Force Base in Riverside, CA. Cantor's guests include: The Will Mastin Trio (with Sammy Davis Jr.); Metropolitan opera star Dorothy Kirsten; child actress Sharon Baird; harpist Betsy Mills; Mabel Butterworth; and comic actor Harry Von Zell.
      Cantor sings "Rosie O'Grady." Betsy Mills performs "When Irish Eyes Arte Smiling." Cantor does a "Maxi the Taxi" sketch with Kirsten and she performs "All Alone" and an aria. Sammy Davis, Jr. does an impression of Cantor.moreless
    • 3/30/1952
      3/30/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      3/30/52
      0.0
      Tony Martin is this week's host. His guests include: both Chico and Harpo Marx; singer Kay Starr; St. Paul Choir; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Starr performs her huge hit "Wheel of Fortune". Martin does "Begin the Beguine", "It's Great To Be Alive" and "Ava Maria". The two duet on "I Cried for You". The two Marx Brothers horse around on a piano number, and Harpo does a harp solo.moreless
    • 4/13/1952
      4/13/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      4/13/52
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts this episode. His guests include: comic Joe E. Brown; musical film star Constance Moore; Dave Barry; child actress Sharon Baird; and the Los Gatos Trio. Barry joins Cantor for "Maxi the Taxi". Moore sings "Birth of the Blues". Though this show is from Hollywood, the El Capitan Theatre is filled with Army memebers from Camp Irwin.moreless
    • 10/12/1952
      10/12/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/12/52
      0.0
      Bob Hope hosts this episode. His guests include: actor Fred MacMurray; song and dance team The Clark Brothers; big band singer Connie Haines; and Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
    • 2/24/1952
      2/24/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      2/24/52
      0.0
      Danny Thomas is this week's host. His guests include: Carmen Miranda, dancer Grace Hartman; from the then-current film Road to Bali child actress Bunny Lewbel; and The Beatrice Kraft Dancers.
    • 2/17/1952
      2/17/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      2/17/52
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts this show, telecast from the Long Beach, California Naval Station. His guests include: The Will Mastin Trio (with Sammy Davis Jr.); and stand-up comedian and paddle-ball expert Reggie Rymal. Sketches included another installment of Cantor's "Maxi the Taxi".
    • 11/25/1951
      11/25/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      11/25/51
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts. His guests include: Cesar Romero; Betty Graham; and Eddie Fisher.
      In comedy, Cantor and cast do a take-off of that year's big Roman epic Quo Vadis; Also, another "Maxi the Taxi" bit. Army Private Fisher gives a sales pitch for joining the armed services, sings "Turn Back the Hands of Time" and duets with Cantor on "Give Me the Moonlight." Bandleader Al Goodman gives his first vocal performance of the series.moreless
    • 12/9/1951
      12/9/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      12/9/51
      0.0
      Eddie Cantor hosts this episode. His guests include: vocalists The Nilsson Twins; drummer Norman Brown; and comics Tom D'Andrea and Larry Blake.
    • 12/16/1951
      12/16/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      12/16/51
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      Jack Paar, TV personality and comedian, hosts this episode. His guests include: Carmen Miranda; The Three Stooges; current star of The Alan Young Show on CBS, Alan Young; Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger; and The Whippoorwills.
    • 12/23/1951
      12/23/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      12/23/51
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      Eddie Cantor hosts this Christmas-themed episode. His guests include: actor Farley Granger; singer Bobby Breen; child actors Sharon Baird and Stuffy Singer. In a sentemental segment, Cantor adopts a son (Singer).
    • 1/27/1952
      1/27/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      1/27/52
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      All Star Revue star Danny Thomas pinch-hits as host for this episode. His guests include movie star Dorothy Lamour.
    • 3/23/1952
      3/23/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      3/23/53
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      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.





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    • 4/27/1952
      4/27/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      4/27/52
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      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.

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    • 5/18/1952
      5/18/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      5/18/52
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      Eddie Cantor hosts this episode. This is another of the series' Hollywood shows where the audience is made up of military service people. Guests include: actor Cesar Romero, dancers The Szonys; and country singer Rusty Draper. Cantor sings a medley of oldies including "'S Wonderful", "Ain't She Sweet" and "Singin' in the Rain". Draper performs "Just Because".moreless
    • 10/11/1953
      10/11/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/11/53
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      Jimmy Durante makes his first appearance as host. His guests include: John Wayne; jazz drummer Jack Roth; Eddie Jackson; voice and film actor Candy Candido; Jules Buffano; and Roy Bargy and his Orchestra. Durante and Wayne do a take-off on Canadian Mountie movies.
    • 2/15/1953
      2/15/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      2/15/53
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      Eddie Cantor hosts this week's episode. His guests include: Tony-award winning composer Frank Loesser; singer Connie Russell; singer/Broadway performer Billy Daniel; comic team Tom D'Andrea and Hal March; young dancer Sharon Baird; actress Sara Berner; Danny Richards, Frank Jenks, Ben Wrigley; singer/actor Ray Kellogg; series regular Sid Fields; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Berner rides with Cantor in a "Maxi the Taxi" sketch (pre-filmed). Plus, a clip is aired from Danny Kaye's current flick Hans Christian Andersen.moreless
    • 4/26/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      4/26/53
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      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this episode. Their guests include: singer Teresa Brewer; songwriter Hoagy Carmichael; The Four Pipers; acrobats The Amin Brothers; actors Jack Lomas and Sid Marion; Sherry Morland; Evelynne D'Smith; A&C stalwarts Sid Fields, Michael Ross and Bobby Barber; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. A&C promote their new movie Abbott and Costello Go To Mars. Brewer performs "Dancing With Someone" and "Til I Waltz Again with You". Carmichael sings a medley of his classic tunes.moreless
    • 5/10/1953
      5/10/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      5/10/53
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      Eddie Cantor hosts this episode. His guests include: singer/Broadway performer Billy Daniel; singers Connie Russell and Si Milano; Metropolitan Opera tenor Jan Peerce; ballet dancer Nanci Crompton; pianist John Robertson; Mel Blanc (voice only); and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. In Cantor's filmed 'Maxi the Taxi' sketch, he picks up movie star chimp Bonzo. Mel Blanc supplies the voice.moreless
    • 10/18/1953
      10/18/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/18/53
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      Eddie Cantor hosts this episode. The theme is the upcoming opening of the flick The Eddie Cantor Story. His guests include: Jack Benny; singer Connie Russell; singer/Broadway performer Billy Daniel; comic actors Sheldon Leonard, Peter Leeds and Sandra Gould; Rex Ramer, Jack Boyle, Mike Ross, Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Featured is a tribute to recently-deceased comedian Willie Shore who was scheduled to be in the Cantor Story .moreless
    • 1/18/1953
      1/18/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      1/18/53
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      Eddie Cantor makes his first appearance as host since his heart attack. His guests include: singer Dinah Shore; comic actor Arnold Stang; Joel Grey; The Tokayers; announcer Hal Sawyer; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Sketches include Stang taking a ride with Cantor in "Maxi the Taxi".
    • 12/7/1952
      12/7/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/7/52
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      Bob Hope again hosts and welcomes guests including: singers Frances Langford and Tony Martin. The three team up for the tune "A Fine Romance."
    • 6/8/1952
      6/8/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 41
      6/8/52
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      Eddie Cantor returns to host. His guests include: Danny Thomas; singer Kay Starr; comic actor Harry Von Zell; Army stand-up comedians Tom D'Andrea and Hal March; character actor Pat O'Brien; Eddie's wife Ida Cantor; Johnny Dugan; child dancer Sharon Baird; and songwriters Jay Livingston, Nacio Herb Brown, Harry Akst, Harry Ruby, and Jimmy McHugh.moreless
    • 4/5/1953
      4/5/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      4/5/53
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      Donald O'Connor hosts this week's show. His guests include: actor Brian Aherne; singer Vivian Blaine; comedy team Tom D'Andrea and Hal March; Scatman Crothers; Anthony Dexter; regular Sid Miller; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 10/25/1953
      10/25/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/25/53
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      Donald O'Connor hosts this episode. His guests include: film star Lauren Bacall; Joanne Gilbert; Elaine Stewart, comedy duo Tom D'Andrea and Hal March; regular Sid Miller; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 10/19/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/19/52
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      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this week's show. Their guests include: singer Gisele MacKenzie; Lizabeth Scott; The Four Pipers; acrobatic team Les Dassie; comic actors Sid Fields and Dudley Dickerson; frequent A&C players Bobby Barber and Milt Bronson; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 11/9/1952
      11/9/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/9/52
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      Bob Hope hosts and welcomes guests including: singer Rosemary Clooney; dancers The Step Brothers; Bill Goodwin; and Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
      Music includes Clooney performing "A Most Unusual Day" and "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma. She duets with Hope on "Two Sleepy People".
    • 10/14/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      10/14/51
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      Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are back to host. Their guests include: Irish tenor Phil Regan and singer/actress Gale Storm.

    • 6/3/1951
      6/3/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      6/3/51
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      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's episode. Their guests include: The DeMarco Sisters; comedian/singer Sonny King; actor Tommy Farrell; comic actor and Colgate writer Danny Arnold; The Johnny Conrad Dancers; cameo by Tony Curtis; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
      Dean's songs include "Isle of Capri" and "Too Young" The DeMarco Sisters perform "I'm Late".moreless
    • 5/27/1951
      5/27/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      5/27/51
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      Eddie Cantor hosts this week's show. His guests include: a teen-aged Joel Grey; big band vocalist Connie Haines; Charlie Cantor; Herbert Coleman; Monsieur Crayone; TV actor Joe Silver; Lou Wills Jr.; and a cameo from active Army member Eddie Fisher. Cantor performs another "Maxi the Taxi" sketch.
    • 12/6/1953
      12/6/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/6/53
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      Jimmy Durante is the host. His guests include: Ethel Merman; Keye Luke; and Eddie Jackson. Merman performs a selection from Call Me Madam. She also joins Durante for several duets.
    • 12/13/1953
      12/13/1953
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      11/13/53
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      Perry Como fills in as host, with guests including: comics Martha Raye and Ben Blue; Mike Mazurki; and The Fontane Sisters.
    • 1/3/1954
      1/3/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/3/54
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      Jimmy Durante hosts with guests including: Eartha Kitt and Paul Douglas.
    • 2/14/1954
      2/14/1954
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      2/14/54
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      Donald O'Connor hosts his final Colgate show this week. His guests include: George Prentice; Beatrice Kay; Scatman Crothers; and regular Sid Miller.
    • 3/1/1953
      3/1/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      3/1/53
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      Bob Hope hosts this weeks show. He welcomes guests including: George Jessel; actor Robert Alda; and Contance Moore. Hope celebrates his 15th year with NBC. The show features a clip from a Friar's Club banquet held in his honor days earlier.
    • 1/25/1953
      1/25/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      1/25/53
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      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."

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    • 6/14/1953
      6/14/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 38
      6/14/53
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      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.

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    • 4/12/1953
      4/12/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      4/12/53
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      Eddie Cantor is this week's host. His guests include: actresses Connie Russell and Gloria Grahame; The Will Mastin Trio (with Sammy Davis Jr.); The Billy Daniel Dancers; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Cantor does a "Maxi the Taxi" sketch with Grahame as his passanger; Cantor and Russell assemble dolls at a toy factory. Songwriter Vincent Youmans is saluted in the finale with fellow composers Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington making cameos. The Mastin Trio does "Hallelujah" with Sammy Davis Jr. soloing on "Carloca". Cantor and Russell perform "Tea for Two", Russell sings "Great Day", Cantor does "Time on My Hands", and a dance production to "More Than You Know".moreless
    • 5/17/1953
      5/17/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      5/17/53
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      Donald O'Connor returns to host. His guest include: film/musical star Nelson Eddy; opera and popular singer Thomas L. Thomas; actress Beatrice Kay; comic sidekick Sid Miller; comedy team Tom D'Andrea and Hal March; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. O'Connor performs "Be a Clown". He also teams up with Miller for their recurring songwriters sketch. Comics Tom D'Andrea and Hal March do a stand-up of military humor. O'Connor and cast appear in "Skywriter", a send-up of hokey musicals.moreless
    • 10/26/1952
      10/26/1952
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/26/52
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      Donald O'Connor hosts this episode. His guests include: actor Broderick Crawford; comedian Ben Blue; singer Lisa Kirk; O'Connor regular Sid Miller; silent film comedians Andy Clyde, Chester Conklin, and Eddie Gribbon; Scatman Crothers; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 9/23/1951
      9/23/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      9/23/51
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      Opera star Ezio Pinza is the host of this episode. His guests include: "Mr. Television" Milton Berle; ventriloquist Paul Winchell and dummy Jerry Mahoney; film actress Colette Marchand; and Martha Wright, current female lead in South Pacific. Pinza performs arias from "The Barber of Seville". In a popular vein, he does "White Christmas" (in September) and, appropriately, "September Song". He teams up with Berle and White on "There Is Nothing Like a Dame."moreless
    • 9/9/1951
      9/9/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/9/51
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      Eddie Cantor is the host of this episode. He welcomes guests including: Cesar Romero; Barbara Ashley; actors Stanley Prager and Bill Gray; dancer team Jimmy Russell and Aura Vainio; Siri; Rober Gari; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    • 3/15/1953
      3/15/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      3/15/53
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      Eddie Cantor is host. His guests include: George Jessel; singer Connie Russell; Sharon Baird; Billy Daniel, Danny Richards Jr.; Harry Ruby; comic/actor Bob Sweeney; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Russell sings "Because You're Mine" and "Gonna Live Til I Die".
    • 3/22/1953
      3/22/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      3/22/53
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      The series celebrates it's 100th episode (they obviously didn't include the Frigidaire-sponsored shows from the first season). The hosts are all on hand: Bud Abbott; Lou Costello; Dean Martin; Jerry Lewis; Bob Hope; Eddie Cantor; and Donald O'Connor. Also, series regular Sid Miller.
    • 3/29/1953
      3/29/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      3/29/53
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      Bob Hope hosts and his guest list includes: vocalists Rosemary Clooney and the Bell Sisters; with a cameo from Mickey Rooney. Clooney sings "I Haven't Got a Worry To My Name". The Bell Sisters do "Do It Again" and "June Night" with Hope.
    • 2/1/1953
      2/1/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/1/53
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      Bob Hope is the host and his guests include: singers Margaret Whiting and Marion Colby ; singer/actor Nelson Eddy; Monte Montano; song-and-dance team The Blackburn Twins; and comic/actor Bob Sweeney.
    • 2/8/1953
      2/8/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      2/8/53
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      Comic Ben Blue hosts this week's show. His guests include: actress June Havoc; bandleader and singer Bob Crosby, opera singer Mimi Benzell; series regular Sid Fields; Snag Werris; and The Sportsmen.
    • 4/19/1953
      4/19/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      4/19/53
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      Bob Hope returns as host. His guests include: singer/comedian Phil Harris; blonde bombshell Marilyn Maxwell; and Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
    • 5/24/1953
      5/24/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 35
      5/24/53
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      Bob Hope hosts this week's telecast from the Blackstone Theater in Chicago. Hope's guests include: radio star Don McNeill; film star Gloria De Haven; The De Castro Sisters; and boxer Rocky Marciano.
    • 5/13/1951
      5/13/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      5/13/51
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      Beatrice Lillie hosts this episode sponsored by Frigidaire. Her guests include: singer Dick Haymes; comic actor Wally Cox; actor Victor Moore; singer/actor Harold Lang; and Broadway star Helen Gallagher. Music includes "Without a Song" and "Bye Bye Blackbird" from Haymes.
    • 1/4/1953
      1/4/1953
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/4/53
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      Bob Hope is host for this episode. His guests include: blonde bombshell Marilyn Maxwell and singer Don Cherry.
    • 6/1/1952
      6/1/1952
      Season 2 - Episode 40
      6/1/52
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      Herb Shriner hosts this week's show. His guests include: Guests: Metropolitan Opera star Lily Pons; and The Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals. In music, Ponds performs "Bell Song" from Lakme.
    • 4/8/1951
      4/8/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      4/8/51
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      Bob Hope hosts this star-studded episode, sposored by Frigidaire. His guests include: Rex Harrison; Lilli Palmer; Arthur Treacher; Janis Paige; and Frank Robinson. The show's finale was celebrities stopping by to wish Hope good luck on his upcoming gig in London. Watch for Frank Sinatra, Eddie Cantor, Ed Wynn, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Tex and Jinx McCrary, Ken Murray, Jimmy Durante, Faye Emerson, and Toots Shor.moreless
    • 4/22/1951
      4/22/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      4/22/51
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      Eddie Cantor hosts this weeks show. His guests include: actress Anne Jeffreys; Robert Gari; Charlie Cantor; dancers Gehrig and Weismuller, Hal Loman and Joan Fields.
      Cantor performs a "Maxi the Taxi" sketch, and joins Jeffreys for a comic bit from Taming of the Shrew.
    • 9/2/1951
      9/2/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/2/51
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      Jackie Gleason, still starring on DuMont's Cavalcade of Stars, hosts the second season opener. His guests include: Rose Marie; singer Johnny Johnston; a cameo by Eddie Cantor; the Esther Junger Dancers; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
      In a sketch called "Day in the Park", the Poor Soul gets lost in Central Park and has trouble with an erratic water fountain. The great Reginald Van Gleason III graces the show with his presence. Rose Marie performs "Razz-Ma-Tazz" and "Cryin' My Heart Out Over You", while Johnson sings "I Get Ideas" and "Rockin' the Boat." Eddie Cantor appears at the end to exchange jokes with Gleason and to plug his hosting duties next week.moreless
    • 10/28/1951
      10/28/1951
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      10/28/51
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      Eddie Cantor hosts this edition, with guests including: Cesar Romero; Verna Felton; Sheilah Graham; The Caprino Sisters; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. This week's show is built around "Hooray for Hollywood". Cantor performs another "Maxi the Taxi" sketch featuring Felton and Romero.
    • 6/24/1951
      6/24/1951
      Season 1 - Episode 42
      6/24/51
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      Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this first season closer. Their guests include: singer Janis Paige; comic and show writer Danny Arnold; The Johnny Conrad Dancers; cameos by Tony Martin and Joe Louis; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Music includes Paige doing "Those Old Phonograph Records".
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