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Eddie Cantor is back as host as he spotlights new talent. His celebrity guests include singers Eddie Fisher (days before joining the Army) and Marion Colby. New performers:opera singer Evelyn Gould; a very young singer/dancer Joel Grey; actor and vocalist William Warfield; comics who lip sync to records Tony and Eddie; French classical violinistMiche'le Auclair; dancers (Phyllis) Gehrig and (Don) Weismuller.moreless
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.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello make their television debut hosting this episode. The boys' guests include: singer Evelyn Knight; actor/dancer Hal Le Roy; specialty act Paul Remos and his Toy Boys (dwarves in suitcases); Jimmy Ford Four; comedians Art and Mort Havel; Patricia Shea; Valerie de Cadenet; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
The boys do their "Hot dog and Mustard" routine.Â Hal Leroy daces as a sailor in the number "Liberty Pass."Â At aÂ carnival midway, Abbott fleeces Costello in their "Shell Game" routine.Â The Jimmy Ford Four, a lip sync comedy ,does "Cocktails for Two."Â Lou checks into Dr. Abbott's sanitarium for some rest; instead he's driven insane by a parade of lunatics.
Eddie Cantor hosts and welcomes guests jazz pianist Joe Bushkin; actor Jack Albertson; co-star of the TV series Mama, Dick Van Patten; actress Connie Sawyer; acrobats The Amadis; June Keegan; and comic dancers Les Zoris (Robert Gross and Claudine Baudin). Cantor performs another "Maxi the Taxi" sketch and joins Bushkin for the songs "Ballin' the Jack" and "Dust Off That Old Piano."moreless