The Hollywood Palace

Season 6 Episode 26

Host: Bing Crosby / The Four Tops

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Apr 05, 1969 on ABC

Episode Recap

Opening credits (with voiceover mentioning this week's guests & sponsors)
Commercial: Lemon Pledge
--Bing Crosby (host) - "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (production number, with dancers) During song, Bing introduces this week's guests. Song ends with Sally Ann Howes singing "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" with Bing.
--The Four Tops - "In the Still of the Night" and "Eleanor Rigby"
Commercials: (1) Bayer aspirin (music: "When You're Smiling"); (2) Phillips Milk of Magnesia (woman answering phone survey).
--Shelley Berman (comedian) - performs a telephone monologue about a man who calls several doctors at 4 in the morning. He's from out of town and has cut his finger. (Note: Shelley Berman performed the exact same telephone routine on the February 27, 1965 Hollywood Palace.)
Commercials (Johnson Wax products): (1) Klear Floor Wax; (2) Glory carpet cleaner
--The Dagastan tightrope walkers (from the Moscow Circus) Routine ends with woman standing on the shoulders of a man who's walking the tightrope.
--Phil Crosby (Bing's son) - "For Once in My Life"
--Bing and Phil Crosby - medley (of songs Bing recorded with Gary, another Crosby brother) - "Sam's Song," "When You and I Were Young Maggie Blues" and "Play a Simple Melody"
Commercial break: (1) Station ID break (2) Gold Seal Champagne
--George Carl (pantomimist)
Commercial (for cigarettes): Raleigh cigarettes ("The Flavor's Right") and Bel-Air Menthol cigarettes
--Sally Ann Howes - "Just One of Those Things" and "Free Again"
--Bing talks with Sally Ann Howes about her moving from London to Southern California.
--Bing Crosby and Sally Ann Howes - medley (of songs performed by Buskers, London's traveling musicians): "Let's All Go Down the Strand," "I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Cocunuts," "Any Old Iron," "Wayside Flowers," "I'm Henry the VII, I Am," "Underneath the Arches" and "With a Little Bit of Luck"
Commercials: Rolaids (for acid relief)
--Bing Crosby - "Both Sides Now"
--Bing's closing comments, followed by "Hollywood Palace" theme & closing credits.