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The Perry Como Show - Season 14

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NBC (ended 1963)

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Episode Guide

  • June 6, 1962
    June 6, 1962
    Episode 31
    6/6/62
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    Perry Como, following tradition for his last show of the season, will feature his regular cast members. Joining Como in his season’s finale will be Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra, Peter Gennaro and his dancers, Ray Charles and his singers, announcer Frank Gallop, the Music Hall Players: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde (in a taped message from Hollywood) and Sandy Stewart and members of the production staff.

    Highlights:
    Perry's opens with "Rose-Boner", "Everything's Coming Up Roses".
    The band performs "Ol Man River".
    Perry sings "When I Fall In Love" and "You Are Never Far Away From Me".
    An escaped killer sketch with Don Adams and Jack Duffy.
    Perry closes with Como clips of years gone by at the old Ziegfeld Theater.

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  • May 30, 1962
    May 30, 1962
    Episode 30
    5/30/62
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    Perry's guests are Dorothy Collins and Jack E. Leonard. State of the Week: Rhode Island Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: Rhode Island.
    Dorothy Collins sings "Once Upon a Time".
    Peter Gennaro has a solo dance spot to "Bye Bye Blackbird".
    In a mock banquet Jack E. Leonard has fun insulting everybody especially Frank Gallop.
    Don Adams plays an archery instructor in a sketch.
    Jack E. Leonard sings and dances in "The Rains in Spain" finale.

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  • May 23, 1962
    May 23, 1962
    Episode 29
    5/23/62
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    Perry's guest is Anne Bancroft. Highlights: Perry sings "When the Beach Umbrellas Bloom", "Picnic Song" and "Moon Glow". Anne sings "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy". Also "Kalamazoo" and "Hostess with the Mostess". State of the Week: Michigan. Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewart
  • May 16, 1962
    May 16, 1962
    Episode 28
    5/16/62
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    Perry's guest is Dennis Weaver. Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: Maine.
    Dennis Weaver claims he's a bathtub singer, Perry dutifully rolls two on the stage for a medley of songs and when he wants a straw hat too, that pops up so he can dance.
    Dennis Weaver and dancers Dee Erickson and Jane Turner soft-shoe their way through "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street".
    A production number of "Mississippi Mud".
    In a sketch Jack Duffy and Kaye Ballard are toothpick counters.
    Skit with Paul Lynde interviews fisherman Don Adams.
    Dennis Weaver recites Longfellow's "The Lighthouse".

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  • May 9, 1962
    May 9, 1962
    Episode 27
    5/9/62
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    Perry's guests are Caterina Valente and Peter Gennaro. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: North Carolina.
    Peter Gennaro delights to the tune of "A Couple of Song and Dance Men".
    Perry gets Peter and Caterina to kick up a fine fuss to "Caterina" in double time.
    Peter solos to "Fascinatin' Rhythm".
    Perry and Caterina duet to "Yours".
    Lynde, Duffy, Adams, Kaye and Sandy get theirs in with Kitty Hawk and beauty contest skits.

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  • May 2, 1962
    May 2, 1962
    Episode 26
    5/2/62
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    Perry's guests are singer-actress Lola Albright, jockeys Eddie Arcaro and Sammy Renick. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: Kentucky.
    Lola sings "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues".
    Lola in a skit with the boys of the cast on her specialty "Allure".
    In a sketch Paul Lynde and Kaye Ballard play a pair of horses who comment on life in the stables.
    Don Adams appears as Daniel Boone giving a pep talk to a group of settlers.
    In honor of Kentucky Derby week film footage of horse races in which jockeys Arcaro and Renick have ridden.

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  • April 18, 1962
    April 18, 1962
    Episode 25
    4/18/62
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    Perry's guests are Jane Morgan, Burr Tillstrom and Kukla, Fran and Ollie and a special appearance by the 85-member St. Monica Children's Choir.

    Highlights:
    Perry sings "The Old Man" amid galloping kids in a playground.
    Perry recites "What is a Boy" and he and his guests sing a medley of children's songs.
    The Ray Charles Singers do an original Charles tune "Baby Buggy Brigade".
    The Ray Charles Choir joins Perry in the singing of "Easter Parade".
    The St. Monica Church Children's Choir sing "Gloria In Excelsis Deo".
    Jane Morgan and Kukla and Ollie sing and cut a few capers.
    Perry closes with "The Lord's Prayer".

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  • April 4, 1962
    April 4, 1962
    Episode 24
    4/4/62
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    Perry's guest is Anne Bancroft. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: Illinois.
    Anne sings "When the World Was Young" & "Up a Lazy River".
    Bobby Haggart whistles and drummer Don Lamond performs "Big Noise From Winnetka".
    Perry and Anne star in a goofy-tragic-comedy with his regulars and some dwarfs. As for
    Anne recites Sandburg's poem "Chicago".

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  • March 28, 1962
    March 28, 1962
    Episode 23
    3/28/62
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    Perry's guest is Alice Faye. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: Arizona.
    Alice Faye sings several of her film tunes.
    Perry sings "You Make Me Feel So Young".
    Perry & Alice sing "You Made Me Love You" and "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore".
    A tuneful tribute by dance from June Turner and Bill Guske to Ferde Groffe's famous "Grand Canyon Suite".
    A skit about babies in their cribs during "visiting hours".
    Jack Duffy and Paul Lynde play prospectors in a sketch.
    Sketches with Don Adams as a tourist guide and Kaye Ballard as the last surviving witness to the gunfight at the OK Corral.

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  • March 21, 1962
    March 21, 1962
    Episode 22
    3/21/62
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    Perry's guests are Anna Maria Alberghetti and Dee Erickson. Highlights: "Spring Is bustin' out all over" on Perry's show tonight. Anna Maria Alberghetti sings "Love Makes the World Go Round". Perry & Anna Maria duet on "It's a Big Wide Wonderful World". The team of Duffy-Lynde-Adams joins Perry for a cantankerous game of golf. And even the Salute to the State gets by-passed for a wide-ranging gander at "The Meaning of Spring," (love, baseball, poetry, internal revenue). Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewartmoreless
  • March 14, 1962
    March 14, 1962
    Episode 21
    3/14/62
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    Perry's guests from "Car 54, Where Are You?" are Joe E. Ross and Fred Gwynne. Highlights: Perry sings "Maria". Kaye Ballard sings "Rags". Perry and the Girl Singers perform "Island of Forgotten Loves". State of the week is Hawaii. Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewartmoreless
  • March 7, 1962
    March 7, 1962
    Episode 20
    3/7/62
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    Perry's guests are Carol Lawrence and television's Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert. Highlights: Perry's opening number is "Happy Jose" and turns into "Ching, Ching, Ching, Oooa, Poppa, Looba, Looba". Perry solos with "Some Enchanted Evening". Carol Lawrence sings and dances "It's All Right With Me". Mr. Wizard illustrates a bit of his scientific wares. The State of Minnesota is saluted. A skit by Paul Lynde and Jack Duffy on "operations". Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewartmoreless
  • February 28, 1962
    February 28, 1962
    Episode 19
    2/28/62
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    Hosted by Rex Allen; the guests are Jaye P. Morgan, Carl Ballantine, Harry Harvey, Sr., Phil Phillips, Loulie Jean Norman, Lori Regas and the Sons of the Pioneers.

    Highlights:
    Rex Allen makes his entrance riding his horse Koko singing "Carry Me Back".
    There's a four-man bronco riding contest.
    The finale has the entire company at a barbecue, singing a Western medley, which leads up to the final "Hoedown".

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  • February 21, 1962
    February 21, 1962
    Episode 18
    2/21/62
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    Perry's guest is Johnny Carson. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: Virginia.
    Perry sings "Something's Gotta Give" and "In the Still of the Night".
    Virginia medley with the cast with "Shenandoah", "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" and "Dixie".
    Johnny Carson trys out his evening talents before his Tonight Show debut next season. There's some "sword crossing" between Perry and Johnny with some subtle advice at the end from Perry.
    A take-off on Edward R. Murrow and a mad scramble of a skit on a new game show with Carson leading the troupe.

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  • February 14, 1962
    February 14, 1962
    Episode 17
    2/14/62
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    Perry's guests are Dorothy Collins and Lorin Hollander. Highlights: Dorothy sings "I Get Along Without You Very Well" & "Lot of Livin' to Do". Perry sings "My Funny Valentine", "Hooray For Love", "In the Wee Small Hours" and "When Your Lover Has Gone". Peter Gennaro performs "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly". State of Blissful Love saluted. Plus regulars: Kaye Ballard Don Adams Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewartmoreless
  • February 7, 1962
    February 7, 1962
    Episode 16
    2/7/62
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    Perry's guest is dancer Barrie Chase. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Salute to the State of Massachusetts.
    Perry can't help but ape Fred Astaire with talented Barrie Chase around.
    Barrie wants to do a solo and honkytonks her way through a Gennaro dance to "Sweet Georgia Brown".
    Perry and his crew do an income tax skit and a bit of "Macbeth" with an unorthodox ending.
    Perry ends with a salute in song to President Kennedy's home state of Massachusetts.

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  • January 31, 1962
    January 31, 1962
    Episode 15
    1/31/62
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    Perry's guests are Lena Horne and George Burns. Highlights: Lena Horne sings "What Is There to Say?" Perry sings "La Vie en Rose" & "Give Me the Moonlight". Perry, Lena & George sing "You Are Never Far Away From Me".Sketches: George is determined to show Perry, Lena and Peter that he isn't limited to comedy - he can sing and dance too. Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewart Peter Gennaromoreless
  • January 17, 1962
    January 17, 1962
    Episode 14
    1/17/61
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    Perry's guest is Polly Bergen. Highlights: Polly sings "Two to Tango". Salute to the Evergreen State of Washington. Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewart
  • January 10, 1962
    January 10, 1962
    Episode 13
    1/10/62
    0.0

    Perry's guests are Juliet Prowse and Art Linkletter. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: Indiana.
    Perry opens with a banjo strumming song.
    Juliet Prowse dances to "Take the 'A' Train".
    Jack Duffy and Frank Gallop play two Indians from Indiana.
    The finale with the whole cast joining in to "Ole Rockin' Chair" in a tribute to the state of Indiana's Hoagy Carmichael.

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  • January 3, 1962
    January 3, 1962
    Episode 12
    1/3/62
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    Perry's guests from TV's Bonanza are Lorne Greene and Dan Blocker. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Salute to the State of New Jersey.
    The cast in a saloon scene sketch from "Gunsmoke" playing Kitty and Chester.
    Jack Duffy & Sandy Stewart duet on "Comes Once in a Lifetime".
    Sandy Stewart sings "Adelaide's Lament".
    Lorne recites "Washington's Farewell Address to His Soldiers".
    Jack Duffy does his Sinatra impersonation.
    The finale is a medley of Dorothy Fields songs.

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  • December 27, 1961
    December 27, 1961
    Episode 11
    12/27/61
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    Perry's guests are Caterina Valente and Silvio Francesco. Highlights: All join in for "Hoop-Dee-Doo" & "Auld Lang Syne". Perry sings "Moon River". Perry and Don Adams do a skit on "Musical Report on 1961". Caterina Valente and Peter Gennaro perform "The Twist". Frank Gallop and the Men Singers perform "Big Bad John". Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewart Peter Gennaromoreless
  • December 20, 1961
    December 20, 1961
    Episode 10
    12/20/61
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    Perry's guests are Tom Tichenor & puppets and Ken Kealy. Highlights: Perry sings "Ave Maria". The Orchestra performs "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers". Plus regulars: Don Adams Kaye Ballard Jack Duffy Paul Lynde Sandy Stewart
  • December 6, 1961
    December 6, 1961
    Episode 9
    12/6/61
    0.0

    Perry's guest is George Sanders. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Salute to Texas.
    Perry sings "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" & "I'm An Old Cow Hand".
    Sandy Stewart sings "Singing In the Rain".
    Perry closes with "The Rosary".

  • November 22, 1961
    November 22, 1961
    Episode 8
    11/22/61
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    Perry's guests for the Thanksgiving Show are Dorothy Collins, Gwen Verdon and the Kane Triplets. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Perry sings "Home For the Holidays".
    Dorothy Collins with the men from the Peter Gennaro Dancers and Ray Charles Chorus sings "I'm In Love with a Wonderful Guy".
    The Kane Triplets sing "Lazy River"
    Gwen Verdon and Dorothy Collins sing and dance to "Make Mine Country ".
    Perry and the Kane Triplets sing "Inch Worm".
    A :Set the Table" production number.
    The whole cast joins in for "Hoe Down".
    Perry closes with "Bless This House".

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  • November 15, 1961
    November 15, 1961
    Episode 7
    11/15/61
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    Perry's guests are entertainer Rudy Vallee, singers Tommy Sands and Nancy Sinatra. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    For the opening Rudy and Perry, Tommy and Nancy sing 12 songs associated with Rudy Vallee's career.
    Rudy Vallee sings "Vagabond Lover".
    Perry sings "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries".
    The Como Music Hall Players do another spoof of TV medical shows in a barber shop locale.
    Nancy and Tommy duet with "Young in Heart".
    The State of Louisiana gets it's share of praise and songs like "Basin Street" and "Jambalaya" and sketches about the Louisiana Purchase.
    Sandy Stewart does an impersonation of Louisiana born Dorothy Lamour.

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  • November 8, 1961
    November 8, 1961
    Episode 6
    11/8/61
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    Perry's guests are Betty Hutton and Tom Bosley. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Perry opens with "Five Foot Two" on the ukele with Betty Hutton doing the Charleston.
    Betty sings "Doctor, Lawyer and Indian Chief" & "It Had to Be You".
    Sing to Me, Mr. C medley with "Say It Isn't So", "Blue Skies" and "My Buddy".
    Bosley and Como get together for a bit of talk, film clips and songs about the late Fiorello LaGuardia, because of Bosley's role in "Fiorello!"
    Tom Bosley sings "The Name's La Guardia".
    A skit on the staff of a mayor in a mythical town.
    A salute to New York with bows to its endless list of celebrities, political and theatrical and a New York medley with "Will You Love Me in December", "Love and Marriage", "Dancing in the Dark". "Almost Like Being in Love", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Lullaby of Broadway" and "Home Sweet Home".



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  • November 1, 1961
    November 1, 1961
    Episode 5
    11/1/61
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    Perry's guests are Shirley Booth and Gloria DeHaven. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    State of the Week: Missouri.
    Perry sings "Autumn Leaves"
    Perry and Gloria duet with "Lady Be Good".
    Paul Lynde sings "You're Following Me".
    Gloria DeHaven sings "The Lady is a Tramp".
    Sandy Stewart sings Jane Froman's "With a Song in My Heart".
    Sing to Me, Mr. C medley with "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You", "Smile" and "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps".
    Dee Erickson and Wally Seibert dance ala Ginger Rogers and partner.
    Carolyn Morris and Jayne Turner do a Huckleberry Finn routine for Mark Twain.
    And they'll honor Missouri songs (Sandy Stewart, Paul Lynde, Kaye Ballard and Perry Como with Como's number "St. Louis Blues", "Meet Me in St. Louis" and the program winding up with "Missouri Waltz".)



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  • October 25, 1961
    October 25, 1961
    Episode 4
    10/25/61
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    Perry's guest is Tony Bennett. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Perry sings "My Blushin' Rosie" & "Everything Is Rosie".
    Tony sings "That Old Black Magic".
    A whacky nightclub skit where Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart and Kaye Ballard browbeat lonely Per.
    A special Salute to Seattle's 1962 World's Fair is presented as Perry takes us on a tour of a stage-model of the fair grounds.
    Sandy and Kaye are fun in a Halloween type number
    A segment on the great State of Pennsylvannia (Como's of course) for bits of her history and personalities in song such as "Sixteen Tons", "Beautiful Dreamer" and "De Camptown Races".

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  • October 18, 1961
    October 18, 1961
    Episode 3
    10/18/61
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    Perry's guests are comedienne Martha Raye
    singer-actress Rita Moreno
    bandleader Ted Weems
    and Country Washburn, Red Ingle, Parker Gibbs and Elmo Tanner.
    Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Perry's "Music Hall Players" (Kaye Ballard, Sandy Stewart, Jack Duffy and Paul Lynde) are happily whacky in a modern "Peter Pan" skit.
    Rita and Perry duet to "Couple of Song and Dance Men", Perry does the singing, Rita does the dancing.
    Perry and guests sing "All By Myself" and "You're Following Me".
    Other songs include "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now", "The One I Love" and "A Fellow Needs a Girl".
    Perry's working pals from way-back-when Ted Weems and company do some reminiscing and performing but barely give Perry a chance to sing.

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  • October 11, 1961
    October 11, 1961
    Episode 2
    10/11/61
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    Perry's guests are singer Caterina Valente and announcer Frank Gallop. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Perry starts off with "Dancing on the Ceiling".
    Caterina sings "I Could Have Danced All Night".
    Perry and Caterina duet with "You're Following Me".
    Perry sings "Climb Ev'ry Mountain".
    A funny sketch on Christopher Columbus (Perry) wangling some ships out of Queen Isabella (Caterina) in time for Columbus Day.
    Other songs include "Gigi", "I Never Knew", "The Way You Look Tonight" and "In the Garden".
    Jack Duffy does a Sinatra impersonation.

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  • October 4, 1961
    October 4, 1961
    Episode 1
    10/4/61
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    Perry's guests on his 14th season opener are Buddy Hackett, Fran Jeffries, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Mel Allen. Plus regulars: Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde and Sandy Stewart.

    Highlights:
    Perry opens with "Let Me Entertain You".
    Fran Jeffries duets with Perry to "Little White Lies" and sings a few tunes of her own "It Might as Well Be Spring", "You'll Never Know" and "Little White Lies".
    Perry sings "This Nearly Was Mine" and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls".
    Peter Gennaro does a turn with his dancers to "Dartown Strutter's Ball".
    Baseball heroes Mantle and Maris hold their own chat with Perry and Buddy.
    Buddy Hackett will also be on the team, playing a baseball park hot dog vendor in this baseball-themed show.
    All join in for "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".
    Mitch Miller pops up in the audience for a brief bit.

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