The Ed Wynn Show

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  • Season 1
    • Georgia Gibbs/Keystone Kops
      7/4/50
      0.0
      The guests on the series finale are singer Georgia Gibbs, The Keystone Kops, and (with a pie-throwing demonstration) Buster Keaton. This episode originally aired in the New York market 7/4/1950.
    • Dinah Shore/Ben Wrigley
      6/27/50
      0.0
      Ed welcomes guests comic actor Ben Wrigley and a returning Dinah Shore. This episode originally aired in the New York market 6/27/1950.
    • Mitzi Green/Frank Fontaine
      6/20/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests this week are actress Mitzi Green, comedian/actor Frank Fontaine, and vaudevillian/comic actor El Brendel. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 6/20/1950.
    • Billie Burke/Gil Lamb
      6/13/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include actress Billie Burke (Glenda from The Wizard of Oz) and physical comedian Gil Lamb with Gene Nash and Georgia Lee. This episode originally aired in the New York market 6/13/1950.
    • Frances Langford/Fred Sanborn
      6/6/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests this week include singer Frances Langford, comedy xylophonist (and original Ted Healy stooge) Fred Sanborn, British comedian Ben Wrigley, and comic acrobats Dick and Dot Remy. In sketches, Ed plays a sultan with a harem and the head of a dance school. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 6/6/1950.moreless
    • Cass Daley/The Charlivels
      5/30/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include radio/nightclub/film comedienne Cass Dailey and comedy acrobats The Charlivels. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 5/30/1950.
    • Marie Wilson/Jack Holt
      5/16/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests are actress Marie Wilson and actor Jack Holt. In comedy, Ed plays a director who makes old movies for television. This episode aired in the New York market on 5/16/1950.
    • Frank Fontaine/James Barton
      5/23/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include comedian/actor Frank Fontaine, vaudevillian/actor James Barton, piano and song comedy team Alice Tyrrell and Dick Winslow, and juggler/unicyclist Boy Foy. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 5/23/1950.
    • Cesar Romero/Allan Jones/Irene Hervey
      Ed's guests this week are Cesar Romero, actor/singer Allan Jones and his wife actress Irene Hervey. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 5/9/1950.
    • Vera Vague
      Vera Vague
      Episode 30
      4/25/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests on this episode are Vera Vague and John Charles Thomas. In comedy, Vera and Ed take a cruise together and become shipwrecked on a island. This episode aired in the New York market 4/25/1950.
    • Andy Devine/Andy and Della Russell
      Ed's guests include comic actor from movie westerns Andy Devine, singers Andy and Della Russell, and Sam Hearne. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 4/18/1950.
    • Ella Raines/Richard Arlen
      4/11/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include sultry film star Ella Raines, film actor Richard Arlen (Wings) and jazz band Firehouse Five Plus 2. This episode originally aired in the New York market 4/11/1950.
    • Charles Laughton/Beverly Tyler
      5/2/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests this week are actor Charles Laughton and film actress and singer Beverly Tyler. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 5/2/1950.
    • Ilona Massey/Joe E. Brown
      4/4/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include blonde film actress/nightclub singer Ilona Massey, comic Joe E. Brown in his TV debut, and William Frawley. Brown performs his famous "baseball player" routine with Frawley as the umpire. Massey sings with the Sid Gluskin Orchestra. This episode originally aired in the New York market 4/4/1950.
    • Three Stooges
      Three Stooges
      Episode 25
      3/25/50
      6.3
      Ed's guests include The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard), Helen Forrest and William Frawley.
      The Stooges appear as CBS network executives who demand changes to Ed's show. They interrupt his introduction of Helen Forrest, using a saw to remove trees from the backdrop, destroying the set. She eventually sings "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate."
      In the Camel commercial, Ed attempts to build a display of the cigarettes but is constantly interrupted by customers, including William Frawley.
      Ed attempts to lock the Stooges in a phone booth, then shows his new invention for turning out the lights after you're in bed: a rock. Finally, he tries to drop sandbags on the "executives" while the boys sing "When You Wore a Tulip (and I Wore a Big Red Rose)"; only Ed gets sandbagged.moreless
    • Ella Logan
      Ella Logan
      Episode 24
      3/18/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests this week include singer and Broadway performer Ella Logan. This episode originally aired in the New York market 3/18/1950.
    • Elsa Lanchester/Reginald Gardiner
      3/11/50
      4.0
      Ed's guests are actress Elsa Lanchester and British character actor Reginald Gardiner. This episode originally aired in the New York market 3/11/1950.
    • Gloria Swanson
      Gloria Swanson
      Episode 22
      3/4/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests on this show include film legend Gloria Swanson, singer/actress Gale Robbins and actor Bill Shirley. In this episode, Ed plays like he's on a game show, trying to guess who this week's guest is--it's Swanson. Also, Ed is a producer casting a puppet show. This episode originally aired in the New York market 3/4/1950.moreless
    • Mitzi Green/ William Farnum
      2/25/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include actress Mitzi Green and stage/film actor William Farnum. This episode originally aired in the New York market 2/25/1950.
    • Leon Errol/The Modernaires
      2/18/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include film comic Leon Errol and vocal group The Modernaires. This episode originally aired in the New York market 2/18/1950.
    • Ann Sheridan/Robert Clary
      2/11/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include actress Ann Sheridan and singer Robert Clary. On the comedy front, Gary Cooper cancels his appearance on the show, forcing Ann to take over the role of an ornery outlaw! This episode aired in the New York market on 2/11/1950.
    • Garry Moore
      Garry Moore
      Episode 18
      2/4/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests are comedian Garry Moore and singer Lita Baron. In one sketch, diner operator Ed tries to force a large customer into a small booth that already has five people seated in it. This episode aired in the New York market 2/4/1950.
    • Gloria DeHaven
      Gloria DeHaven
      Episode 17
      1/28/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests include movie star Gloria DeHaven and the dance team Shaw and Lee. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 1/28/1950.
    • Howard Duff/Olga San Juan
      1/21/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests are radio/stage/film actor Howard Duff and singer/dancer/comedienne Olga San Juan. Comedy bits include Wynn hosting a cooking show, and a murder mystery take-off of Duff's radio role as Sam Spade. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 1/21/1950.
    • Dick Haymes/Leo and Jane Mahoney
      Ed's guests include vocalist Dick Haymes and Leo and Jane Mahoney. This episode originally aired in the New York market 1/4/1950.
    • Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz
      1/7/50
      0.0
      Ed's guests are Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Lucy and Ed perform in a silent movie sketch with Lucy playing a Theda Bara-type vamp. In lieu of the traditional narraation cards that would appear on screen, the tow of them held up large cue cards. Desi gets to sing his trademark song "Babalu." This episode aired in the New York market on 1/7/1950.moreless
    • Buddy Ebsen/Hattie McDaniel
      12/29/49
      0.0
      Ed's guests are Hattie McDaniel and Buddy Ebsen. In comedy sketches, Ed owns a pet store and customer Buddy come shopping for an unusual pet. Door-to-door salesman Ed meets Hattie as her TV character Beulah; he tries to sell her a mouse-sized television. Hattie performs "Some of These Days." This episode aired in the New York market 12/29/1949.

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    • Buster Keaton/Virginia O'Brien
      12/22/49
      7.9
      Ed's guests include Buster Keaton (making his TV debut) and singer Virginia O'Brien.
      This episode features Ed's ballet performance. Also, Buster recreates the molasses sketch from his first film, 1917's The Butcher Boy.
    • Ben Blue/John Raitt
      12/15/49
      0.0
      Ed's guests this week are Broadway and film actor John Raitt and comedian Ben Blue. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 12/15/1949.
    • Celeste Holm
      Celeste Holm
      Episode 10
      12/8/49
      0.0
      Ed's guest is actress Celeste Holm. Comedy bits include a a visit to an art museum where celebrities hang their paintings and Ed against nature in the African wilderness. This episode aired in the New York market 12/8/1949.
    • Eve Arden
      Eve Arden
      Episode 9
      12/1/49
      0.0
      Ed's guest this week is comic actress Eve Arden. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 12/1/1949.
    • Diana Lynn
      Diana Lynn
      Episode 8
      11/24/49
      0.0
      Ed's guests include comic actress/musician Diana Lynn. This episode originally aired in the New York market on 11/24/1949.
    • Eddie Anderson/Kay Starr
      11/17/49
      0.0
      Ed's guests are Eddie "Rochester" Anderson from The Jack Benny Program and singer Kay Starr. This episode originally aired in the New York market 11/17/1949.
    • Peggy Lee
      Peggy Lee
      Episode 6
      10/12/49
      0.0
      Ed's guest is singer Peggy Lee. This episode originally aired in the New York market 11/10/1949.
    • Victor Moore
      Victor Moore
      Episode 5
      11/3/49
      0.0
      Ed's guest this week is Victor Moore. Ed pays a touching tribute to this beloved vaudevillian. Thie episode originally aired in the New York market on 11/3/1949
    • Dinah Shore
      Dinah Shore
      Episode 4
      10/27/49
      0.0
      Ed's guests include Miriam LaVelle and, in her television debut, Dinah Shore.
      This episode has Ed going to a reducing salon and Dinah doing a song atop Wynn's pianocycle. This episode originally aired in the New York market 10/27/1949.
    • Mel Torme
      Mel Torme
      Episode 3
      10/20/49
      7.0

      Ed's guestsare singer Mel Torme, comic actor Sam Hearn and dancer Belita.
      Ed goes to a restaurant in France and meets Belita who dances.Mel Torme comes into Ed's record store and sings "Careless Hands." In a long Spidel commercial, Ed tells a goofy story and Sam Hearn provides the violin accompaniment.
      This episode originally aired in the New York market 11/20/1949.

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    • Carmen Miranda/Walter Long
      10/13/49
      0.0
      Ed's guests include: Carmen Miranda and Walter Long. Sketches include Wynn in jail, and Wynn and Miranda aboard a ship. On a dockside set, Carmen enters from a gang plank and does some jokes with Ed, then performs "When I Love Love" and another song in Portugese. This episode originally aired in the New York market 10/13/1949.moreless
    • Gertrude Niesen/The Szonys
      10/6/49
      0.0
      Ed's guests on his premiere show are singer/actress Gertrude Niesen and dance team Francois and Giselle Szonys (as "The Szonys"). Also appearing were Charlotte Henker, Alice Wallace, and showgirls Kathleen O'Malley and Jo Ann Joyce. Niesen performs a calypso production number. In a sketch, the Szonys come into a jewelry store, begin to dance, and salesman Ed chases them around trying to show them rings.
      This episode originally aired in the New York market on 10/6/1949.moreless
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