The Hollywood Palace

Season 6 Episode 25

Hosts: Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca / Gladys Knight & the Pips

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Mar 29, 1969 on ABC

Episode Recap

Opening credits
Commercial: Alka-Seltzer "for the Blas" - Wife feels like a performer waiting to go on stage.
--Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca (co-hosts) do a routine about a couple in the audience of a Broadway show. They find themselves sitting directly behind the drummer (played by Buddy Rich).
--Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Fever" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Commercial: Raleigh & BelAir cigarettes
Pantomime sketch: In the audience of a silent movie, Gene Baylos annoys fellow moviegoer Sid Caesar.
Commercials: (1) Post Grape Nuts (2) Tang ("the energy breakfast of earth")
Brendan Hanlon (Irish singer) - "I Gotta Be Me"
--Logatsheva (woman from the Moscow State Circus doing a low-wire act)
Commercial break: (1) local station ID break (2) Polident denture tablet ad
--Edie Adams sings "When My Baby Smiles at Me," does a monologue about the plot of "La Boheme" and sings Musetta's waltz from "La Boheme"
Commercials: (1) Ben-Gay arthritis ointment (2) Pacauin hand creme (ad in b&w)
--Gangster movie parody: "Bullets Over Broadway" with Imogene Coca as a singing cigarette girl and Sid as "The Moose," a gangster.
--Commercial break - ABC promos for Tuesday night shows: "The Mod Squad," "It Takes a Thief," "NYPD" and "That's Life"
--Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca's closing comments
Commercial: Nytol sleeping tablet.
Closing credits
Note: The copy I viewed begins with a man holding up a clapboard listing the following info:
Hollywood Palace
# 13-HP-69
Host - Sid Caesar
Imogene Coca
VTR: 12-18-68
AIR: 3-29-69
Take # AIR.
The man reads the info written on the clapboard and says "I'll catch that guy from Hong Kong...and I'm gonna kill 'em" (Note: Probably a reference to the Hong Kong flu.)
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