The Perry Como Show

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Episode Guide

  • Season 16
    • No episodes have been added for this season of The Perry Como Show.
  • Season 15
    • June 12, 1963
      June 12, 1963
      Episode 26
      6/12/63
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      Perry's guests on the series finale are June Magruder and Peggy March.

      Highlights:
      Perry Como reminisces about his eight years on television.
      Songs include "Begin the Beguine", "One More Mountain", "Missouri Waltz", "When You Were Sweet Sixteen", "Love is the Reason", "Dream", "This Land Is Your Land", "Aria from La Traviata, "Song and Dance Man", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "This Is All I Ask".

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    • June 5, 1963
      June 5, 1963
      Episode 25
      6/5/63
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      Perry's guests are Peter Ustinov, Barbara Cook and Elaine Dunn. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      With June weddings on his mind Perry's show gets off to an attractive start with a fashion parade showing dresses worn by historic brides.
      Peter Ustinov is Perry's answer man on the origin of June bride habit, fun as the father of the bride in a skit with Frank Gallop and serious in a reading of a love letter by a poet.
      Elaine Dunn performs and song and dance routine to "I'm a Woman".
      Songs include "The Glory of Love", "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", "Oh Promise Me", "I Love You Truly", "All Over the World", "Love Makes the World Go 'Round", "I Love You Don't Forget It", "Love and Marriage" and "Ave Maria".

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    • May 22, 1963
      May 22, 1963
      Episode 23
      5/22/63
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      Perry's guests are Jimmy Durante, Jane Powell and Sonny King. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Live from Chicago.
      Perry and Jimmy duet with "First Tip Your Hat-Ta".
      Jimmy plays a waiter in one skit.
      Como-Jimmy-Powell in a Durante take-off to "Strut-Away".
      Perry and Jane duet to "Careless".
      Peter Gennaro's dance to "Chicago" do the job up brown and the Chicago medley at the finale.
      Songs include, "I Love You Don't You Forget It", "One More Mountain", "Out of the Night", "Only Forever" and "Heartaches".

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    • May 8, 1963
      May 8, 1963
      Episode 22
      5/8/63
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      Perry's guests are comedian Jack E. Leonard, singer Dorothy Collins, pianist Peter Nero and the Bentleyville Little Leaguers.
      Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry, Dorothy and Peter do a Waltz medley with "True Love", "Gravy Waltz" and "It's a Big Wide Wonderful World".
      Perry sings "I Love You and Don't You Forget It".
      Leonard and Como work in a comedy skit with a Little League team from Bentleyville, Pa.
      Songs include, "My Mother's Eyes", "I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad" and "No Well on Earth".

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    • May 1, 1963
      May 1, 1963
      Episode 21
      5/1/63
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      Perry's guests are singer-actress Connie Stevens, actor Mickey Rooney and Allan Sherman. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Connie sings "I've Got Your Number".
      Mickey performs "Real Live Girl".
      Perry sings "If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You".
      Perry and Mickey parody Jackie Gleason's 'Joe the Bartender'.
      Other songs include "On the First Warm Day", "It's Easy to Remember", "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" and "But Beautiful".
      Hootenanny medley with the cast "This Land Is Your Land", "Shenandoah" and "Cottonfields".

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    • April 10, 1963
      April 10, 1963
      Episode 20
      4/10/63
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      Perry's guests are magician Carl Ballantine and pianist Lorin Hollander. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry and ensemble appear in a production of "It's Easter Time" and "Easter Parade".
      Carl Ballantine returns to his old non-magic act and tries to produce a rabbit.
      Dancers cavort in bunny outfits to "Rabbit's Tale".
      Lorin Hollander plays "Lieberstrom".
      Perry sings "My Heart Sings" with backup from Lorin.
      Perry closes with "The Lord's Prayer".

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    • April 3, 1963
      April 3, 1963
      Episode 19
      4/3/63
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      Perry's guests are Caterina Valente, Ken Murray, Peggy March and the Kessler Twins (Ellen & Alice). Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Opening dance number to "Who Will Buy".
      Ken Murray shows some films he took of some birds while making a movie called "Bill and Coo".
      15-year-old Peggy March solos to "I'll Follow Him".
      Perry and the Kessler Twins perform "I Wish You Love", "Mack the Knife", "Cuando Calienta El Sol" "Desafinado" and "Arrivederci Roma".
      Other songs "Days of Wine and Roses", "I Wanna Be Around", "Love Letters" and "When You Come to the End of the Day".

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    • March 27, 1963
      March 27, 1963
      Episode 18
      3/27/63
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      Perry's guests are Carol Lawrence, Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, Wynne Miller (niece of Glenn Miller) and The Modernaires with Paula Kelly. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams. Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      A medley of Glenn Miller's hits performed by the members of the late Glenn Miller Band.
      Carol Lawrence sings "Hernando's Hideaway".
      Wynne Miller sings "It's a Grand Night For Sining" and "Musetta's Waltz".
      A segment at the end to "Something Old-New-Borrowed-Blue" from Como-Beneke-Eberle.
      Closing "St. Louis Blues March" dance number by Carol Lawrence.

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    • March 20, 1963
      March 20, 1963
      Episode 17
      3/20/63
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      Perry's guests are singer-actress Dorothy Provine, comedian Dick Shawn, actress Ginny Tiu and impressionist Bob Blasser. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry sings "Unchained Melody".
      Sandy Stewart sings "Promise of Love" (written by her husband Moose Charlap.
      Dorothy Provine sings "Then I'll Be Happy".
      Dick Shawn performs "Me and My Shadow".
      Ginny Tiu sings "Dark Town Strutters Ball".
      A medley of Broadway songs done by this cast and you'll meet Bob Blasser an impressionist.

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    • March 6, 1963
      March 6, 1963
      Episode 16
      3/6/63
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      Perry's guests are singer Joanie Sommers, comedian Charlie Manna, entertainer Gene Sheldon and the Four Step Brothers. Highlights: All join in for "Breezin' Along With the Breeze". Charlie Manna does his "Figaro" take-off. Joanie sings "Memories" and "Blues in the Night". Joanie & Perry duet with "Just in Time". Gene Sheldon & Perry do "Poor Butterfly". Gene Sheldon performs "Tea For Two" & "Whispering". The Step Brothers do a grand dance routine. Perry sings "More Than You Know" and "Always". Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard Don Adams Jack Duffy Pierre Olaf Sandy Stewartmoreless
    • February 27, 1963
      February 27, 1963
      Episode 15
      2/27/63
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      Perry's guests are Opera star Patrice Munsel, impressionist-actor Frank Gorshin and puppeteers Bil and Cora Baird. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      State of the week is Florida.
      Patrice Munsel sings "Vilia".
      Perry sings "If Ever I Would Leave You.
      Perry and Patrice duet with a Baird puppet accompanying them.
      The Bairds' Three Frogs do "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie".
      Perry salutes Florida with his version of "Moon Over Miami".
      Choreographer Peter Gennaro dances to "In A Little Spanish Town".
      Other songs include, "Swanee" and "Old Folks at Home".

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    • February 20, 1963
      February 20, 1963
      Episode 14
      2/20/63
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      Perry's guests are actress Eleanor Powell, TV personality Hugh Downs and Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      State of the week is Connecticut.
      Eleanor dances to "This Is It". Eleanor also does some fancy footwork to "Grandpa" and "Mack the Knife".
      Perry engages in some snappy patter with Hugh Downs .
      Songs include, "The Whiffenpoof Song", "Oh Promise Me" and "Yankee Doodle".

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    • February 6, 1963
      February 6, 1963
      Episode 13
      2/6/63
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      Perry's guests are comedy team of Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy and singer Anita Bryant. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      State of the week is California.
      The opening Gennaro-choreographed dance for "Blame it on the Bosa Nova".
      Perry's bit with Peter Lind Hayes on problems of nightclub singers is fun; a dancing Shirley Temple take-off of "On the Good Ship Lollipop".
      Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy's routine comedy sketch.
      A filmed tour of Los Angeles and San Francisco in the Salute to the State of California.

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    • January 30, 1963
      January 30, 1963
      Episode 13
      1/30/63
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      Perry's guests are actor Charlton Heston, singer Phyllis McGuire and pianist Errol Garner. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      The Ray Charles Singers perform "Nobody's Perfect" and a Broadway Medley.
      Phyllis McGuire sings "Other Side of the Tracks".
      Errol Garner sings "Sweetest Sounds".
      Perry sings "It Gets Lonely in the White House".
      Errol Garner plays "Mack the Knife".
      Como-McGuire duet.
      Don Adams' routine briefing astronauts before a moon shoot take-off.
      Charlton Heston reading the story of "The Creation" from the Bible.
      Also, there's an interesting Broadway show sequence that features, among other things, amusing bits on critics and box office manners with a man (Heston) tries to purchase Broadway tickets from a ticket agent (Adams).

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    • January 23, 1963
      January 23, 1963
      Episode 12
      1/23/63
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      Perry's guests are actress Lauren Bacall and dancer-actor Ray Bolger. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      All join in for "Crossword Baby Blues/Gonna Build a Mountain".
      Perry with Lauren and Ray sing "Once in Love With a Amy".
      Perry sings "Alone Together".
      Perry with Ray Bolger, Lauren Bacall and Sandy Stewart sing "If I Only Had a Brain" and "We're Off to See the Wizard".
      Other songs include "The Sound of Music", "Back in Your Own Backyard" and "When I Fall in Love".
      Ohio medley with KMH Players "Paper Doll" and "Beautiful Ohio".
      All join in for "Once in Love With Amy."



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    • January 9, 1963
      January 9, 1963
      Episode 12
      1/9/63
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      Perry's guests are actor Peter Ustinov and actress Jane Powell.

      Highlights:
      Perry sings "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "Muskrat Ramble" and "Gigi".
      Perry and Jane duet with "Empty Pockets".
      Other songs "Pigtails and Freckles", "All By Myself", "Somebody Cares".
      Opera medley with the cast "I Am Sick and Tired", "Is there a Barber Worthy of Me", "I Am the Barber" and "We'll Leave You Now".
      Perry closes with "Goodnight Sweet Jesus".

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    • January 2, 1963
      January 2, 1963
      Episode 11
      1/2/63
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      Perry's guests are singer Ethel Merman, comedian George Kirby and composer-guitarist Luis Bonfá. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Ethel Merman sings "I Got Rhythm".
      Perry with Ethel Merman and Sandy Stewart sing "Whispering".
      Sandy Stewart sings "My Coloring Book".
      Peter Gennaro does a dance solo to "Big Noise From Winnetka", using a mouth flute for whistling.
      George Kirby runs the impressionistic gamut doing everybody from Nat King Cole ("Ramblin' Rose"), Ella Fitzgerald ("Lady Be Good"), Pearl Bailey ("Tired"). Joe Louis to Jackie Gleason, when he does Rochester, Perry joins in as Jack Benny.
      A medley of hit songs from 1962's best-selling LPs.
      "Carnival", "Happy New Year", "Speak Low" and "If Ever I Would Leave You".
      Luis Bonfá performs three numbers and accompanies Perry singing "Black Orpheus".

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    • December 26, 1962
      December 26, 1962
      Episode 10
      12/26/62
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      Perry's guests are actress Eleanor Powell, singer Caterina Valente and pianist Roger Williams. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Eleanor Powell medley with guests "Broadway Rhythm", "Lady Be Good", "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'", "Rosalie" and "You Are My Lucky Star".
      "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Is She the Only Girl in the World", "More Than Likely", "'Deed I Do" and "Maria".
      Caterina Valente, singing some of her specialties and accompanying herself on the guitar, "One-Note Samba".
      Roger Williams plays "Chopsticks", with the singers adding special lyrics written by Ray Charles.
      Also a medley of songs from Miss Powell doing her seated tap dance and getting Perry and everybody else to join in.

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    • December 19, 1962
      12/19/62
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      Perry's guests are Kukla, Fran & Ollie with Fran Allison and Burr Tillstrom and Roselle Como. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      "Jingle Bells", "Let's Trim the Christmas Tree", "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "White Christmas".
      "Christmas Carols medley with company "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", "O Holy Night", "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "The Story of the First Christmas" and "Ave Maria".

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    • December 12, 1962
      12/12/62
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      Perry's guests are singer Dorothy Collins, actress-comedienne Jean Carroll and ventriloquist Senor Wences. With Mitchell Ayres, the Ray Charles Singers and the Peter Gennaro dancers.

      Highlights:
      Songs include, "Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", "Make Someone Happy" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face".
      Perry and the cast perform "Caterina".
      Peter Gennaro's dancers do a swinging version of "There's Nothing Like a Dame".
      Jean Carroll does a comedy monologue.
      Senor Wences does his ventriloquist act.
      The whole cast sings a medley of tunes requested by the servicemen at the base, some sailors and marines join the dancers for the Twist.
      The show closes with "White Christmas".

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    • November 28, 1962
      11/28/62
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      Perry's guests are actor George Sanders, singer Damita Jo and Bill Hinnant.

      Highlights:
      Perry sings "Get Your Kicks on Route 66", "Once Upon a Time", "My Favorite Things", "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You", "Smile" and "I Wish You Love".
      George Sanders appears as a singing, piano-playing Scotland Yard detective who questions cast members to find out who has kidnapped Frank Gallop.
      Damita Jo sings "Hey, Look Me Over" and "I'll Get Along Somehow".
      Bill Hinnant appears as a page who fawns over Perry Como's exit.

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    • December 5, 1962
      December 5, 1962
      Episode 7
      12/5/62
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      Perry's guests are singer-dancer-actress Carol Lawrence, singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer and actor Bill Hinnant. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry with Johnny and Carol do "Sing With Me, Mr. C".
      Perry, Johnny and Carol sing a parody of "Skip to My Lou".
      Carol does a wow of a dance to "Your Fathers Feathers".
      Perry and Johnny do "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "I've Heard That Song Before".
      "Gonna Get a Girl" and "Shall We Dance" with Johnny Mercer and Carol Lawrence.
      Perry sings "Too Marvelous For Words" and "Moon River".
      A salute to the State of Georgia with a medley of "Georgia On My Mind", "Atlanta, GA" and "Uncle Remus Said".
      Perry, Carol and Johnny close the show with "Hit the Road to Dreamland".

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    • November 21, 1962
      11/21/62
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      Perry's guest is Thomas Mitchell. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays", "Our Town", "Home".
      Perry with Don Adams and Jack Duffy sing "Sweet Adeline".
      Kaye Ballard sings "Kids".
      Sandy Stewart sings "A Lot of Living to Do".
      Mitch Ayers' band does "Carnival in Venice".
      Band concert medley with KMH Players "Till Tomorrow" and "76 Trombones".
      Perry closes with "Bless This House".

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    • November 14, 1962
      11/14/62
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      Perry's guest is Dorothy Provine. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry sings "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams".
      Perry and Dorothy duet to "Charleston".
      Perry sings "Desafinado" with Dorothy doing the Bossa Nova.
      Perry and Dorothy duet to a medley of songs of the 20s with "Crazy Words, Crazy Tune", "When the Pussy Willow Whispers to the Catnip", "Barney Google", "Blah, Blah, Blah", "If I Give Up the Clarinet" and "Crazy Rhythm".
      And the season's first salute to the state recognizes Oklahoma's 55th anniversary of its statehood.
      Perry sings "When I Lost You", "Empty Pockets" and "But Beautiful".
      Perry and the KMH Players do a medley of ""The Object of My Affection" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot".

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    • November 7, 1962
      November 7, 1962
      Episode 5
      11/5/62
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      Perry's guest is Bob Cummings. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry sings "Is She the Only Girl in the World", "Can't Help Falling in Love".
      Bob Cummings sings "Impossible".
      Perry and Kaye and Sandy sing a medley of Irving Berlin's tunes from "Mr. President" with "It Gets Lonely in the White House", "The First Lady", "In Our Hide-Away", "Glad to Be Home" and "I'm Gonna Get Him".
      Perry with Kaye and Sandy sing "Pigtails and Freckles" and "This Is a Great Country".
      Peter Gennaro and dancers perform to "When the Saints Go Marching In".

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    • October 31, 1962
      October 31, 1962
      Episode 4
      10/31/62
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      Perry's guests are comic actor Terry-Thomas and dancer Bobby Van. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry and Terry-Thomas do "Hail the Music Hall", "Moonglow" and "Ballin' the Jack".
      Perry and Sandy sing "In Our Hide-Away".
      Perry in a college medley with the cast do "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi", "All American Girl", "The Whiffenpoof Song".
      "Talk", "Army Fight Song", "Navy Fight Song" and "Far Above Cayuga's Waters".

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    • October 17, 1962
      October 17, 1962
      Episode 3
      10/17/62
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      Perry's guests are singer Lena Horne, saxophonist Stan Getz and Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd.
      Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Lena Horne sings and dances with Carol Haney to "Deed I Do".
      Perry with guests perform "It's All Right With Me".
      Perry, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd do "It Happened in Monterey".
      Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd play "Desafinado".
      Carol Haney has a solo dance to "Satin Doll".
      Perry sings "So In Love" and "Lollipops and Roses".
      Lena Horne sings "More Than Likely".
      Perry in a medley with The Ray Charles Singers perform "Autumn Leaves", "'Tis Autumn" and "Autumn in New York".
      Don Adams does a comedy routine as a bossa nova teacher.
      Reprise of "It's All Right With Me" with guests.

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    • October 10, 1962
      October 10, 1962
      Episode 2
      10/10/62
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      Perry's guest is Anne Bancroft. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry sings "Yesterday's" and "Lilac Time".
      Anne sings "I Wanna Be Bad".
      Pierre Olaf aided by dancer Carolyn Morris tangos and does a bit with a mirror.
      Performance of "Dardanella".
      On stage, in the studio which once housed the Vitagraph movie company, Perry and Anne Bancroft go to town in their scenes as Pierino Como-sta and Ana Maria Italiano, seems these characteres were great silent screen stars of the '20s "waiting for silent films to come back". They're fun looking at their old films on TV and singing "I Remember It Well".
      In a monolog, Don Adams impersonates a pre-talkie movie director.

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    • October 3, 1962
      October 3, 1962
      Episode 1
      10/3/62
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      Perry's guests on his 15th season premiere are Golf Pro's Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf and Sandy Stewart.

      Highlights:
      Perry opens the show with "Dream Along With Me".
      Perry and the KMH players perform "Consider Yourself".
      The Orchestra and chorus perform "The Sweetest Sounds".
      Perry sings "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Fly Me to the Moon".
      Perry gets some comedy tidbits on golf from Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
      Other songs include "In Other Words" and "What's New".

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