The Colgate Comedy Hour - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • 6/14/1953
    6/14/1953
    Episode 38
    6/14/53
    0.0

    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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  • 6/7/1953
    6/7/1953
    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
  • 5/31/1953
    5/31/1953
    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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  • 5/24/1953
    5/24/1953
    Episode 35
    5/24/53
    0.0
    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.
  • 5/17/1953
    5/17/1953
    Episode 34
    5/17/53
    0.0
    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
  • 5/10/1953
    5/10/1953
    Episode 33
    5/10/53
    0.0
    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
  • May 5, 1953
    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
  • 5/3/1953
    5/3/1953
    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
  • 4/26/1953
    Episode 31
    4/26/53
    0.0
    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
  • 4/19/1953
    4/19/1953
    Episode 30
    4/19/53
    0.0
    Bob Hope returns as host. His guests include: singer/comedian Phil Harris; blonde bombshell Marilyn Maxwell; and Les Brown and his Band of Renown.
  • 4/12/1953
    4/12/1953
    Episode 29
    4/12/53
    0.0
    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
  • 4/5/1953
    4/5/1953
    Episode 28
    4/5/53
    0.0
    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.
  • 3/29/1953
    3/29/1953
    Episode 27
    3/29/53
    0.0
    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.
  • 3/22/1953
    3/22/1953
    Episode 26
    3/22/53
    0.0
    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.
  • 3/15/1953
    3/15/1953
    Episode 25
    3/15/53
    0.0
    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".
  • 3/8/1953
    3/8/1953
    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.
  • 3/1/1953
    3/1/1953
    Episode 23
    3/1/53
    0.0
    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.
  • 2/22/1953
    2/22/1953
    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
  • 2/15/1953
    2/15/1953
    Episode 21
    2/15/53
    0.0
    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
  • 2/8/1953
    2/8/1953
    Episode 20
    2/8/53
    0.0
    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.
  • 2/1/1953
    2/1/1953
    Episode 19
    2/1/53
    0.0
    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.
  • 1/25/1953
    1/25/1953
    Episode 18
    1/25/53
    0.0

    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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  • 1/18/1953
    1/18/1953
    Episode 17
    1/18/53
    0.0
    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".
  • 1/11/1953
    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
  • 1/4/1953
    1/4/1953
    Episode 15
    1/4/53
    0.0
    Bob Hope is host for this episode. His guests include: blonde bombshell Marilyn Maxwell and singer Don Cherry.
  • 12/28/1952
    12/28/1952
    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
  • 12/21/1952
    12/21/1952
    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.
  • 12/14/1952
    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
  • 12/7/1952
    12/7/1952
    Episode 11
    12/7/52
    0.0
    Bob Hope again hosts and welcomes guests including: singers Frances Langford and Tony Martin. The three team up for the tune "A Fine Romance."
  • 11/30/1952
    11/30/1952
    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
  • 11/23/1952
    11/23/1952
    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".
  • 11/16/1952
    11/16/1952
    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
  • 11/9/1952
    11/9/1952
    Episode 7
    11/9/52
    0.0
    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".
  • 11/2/1952
    11/2/1952
    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
  • 10/26/1952
    10/26/1952
    Episode 5
    10/26/52
    0.0
    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.
  • 10/19/1952
    Episode 4
    10/19/52
    0.0
    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.
  • 10/12/1952
    10/12/1952
    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.
  • 10/5/1952
    10/5/1952
    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.
  • 9/28/1952
    9/28/1952
    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.
  • 9/21/1952
    9/21/1952
    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.
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