The Perry Como Show - Season 8

NBC (ended 1963)




Episode Guide

  • June 9, 1956
    June 9, 1956
    Episode 39

    Perry's guests are singer Patti Page, actress Kim Novak, comedian Buddy Hackett and baseball star Mickey Mantle.

    Songs include "In the Good Old Summertime", "If You Love Me" and "Without a Song".
    Dear Perry medley with "To Love Again", "On the Sunny Side of the Street" and "La Vie En Rose".
    Perry ends with "You Are Never Far Away From Me."

  • June 2, 1956
    June 2, 1956
    Episode 38

    Perry's guests are actor Dick Powell, actress Dana Wynter, songstress Cathy Carr and comedian Jackie Miles.

    Perry opens with "June is Bustin' Out All Over" and "Hello Young Lovers".
    Perry and Dick do a medley with "Just a Gigolo", "In the Shadows", "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "Shuffle Off to Buffalo".
    Cathy Carr sings "Ivory Tower".
    Perry sings "Standing on the Corner".
    Dear Perry medley with "Love is Just Around the Corner", "Without a Warning" and "I Concentrate on You".
    Perry sings "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)."

  • May 26, 1956
    May 26, 1956
    Episode 37

    Perry's guests are Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, ventriloquist Clifford Guest, The Carl Perkins Trio and General Omar Bradley.

    Perry sings "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" and "It's Easy to Remember".
    Perry with Ozzie & Harriet sing "I Can't Giver You Anything But Love".
    "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight" and "Glendora".
    Dear Perry medley with "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "Try a Little Tenderness" and "Out of Nowhere".
    Perry sings "More".

  • May 19, 1956
    May 19, 1956
    Episode 36

    Perry's guest are actor Ronald Reagan, musical comedy star Dolores Gray, comedian Jay Lawrence and British vocalist Lonnie Donegan.

    Lonnie Donegan sings "Rock Island Line".

  • May 12, 1956
    May 12, 1956
    Episode 35

    Perry's guests are singer Eydie Gorme, comedian Buddy Hackett, the Story Princess, Alene Dalton, The Mills Brothers and the tumbling Bauers.

  • May 5, 1956
    May 5, 1956
    Episode 34

    Perry's guests are comedian George Gobel, singer Dorothy Shay and baritone Philip Maero.

    Dorothy Shay sings "Feudin' and Fightin'" and "Little Things Mean a Lot".
    Perry sings "Isn't It Romantic" and "Little White Lies".
    Perry and Lonesome George strum up a storm with some guitar pickin'.
    Perry closes with "The Rosary".

  • April 28, 1956
    April 28, 1956
    Episode 33

    Perry's guests are singer Patti Page, comedian Alan King and musician Louis Armstrong.

    Patti Page sings "Too Young to Go Steady".
    Perry and Satchmo do "Small Fry".
    Louie does a trumpet rendition of "Mack the Knife".

  • April 21, 1956
    April 21, 1956
    Episode 32

    Perry's guests are singer Peggy Lee, actor Mark Stevens and comedian Jack E. Leonard.

    Perry trots out in his "Blue Suede Shoes" and slows the pace with "Isn't It Romantic".
    Peggy Lee sings "Joey, Joey, Joey".
    Mark Stevens surprises with a dance number
    Perry sings "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Say It Isn't So" and "Hot Diggity".

  • April 14, 1956
    April 14, 1956
    Episode 31

    Perry's guests are dancer-actress Ginger Rogers, comedian Phil Foster, singer Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Duke University Choir.

    Perry sings "A Tear Fell".
    Ginger and Perry slide through an oldie with "Cheek to Cheek".
    Perry sings "It's a Lovely Day Today" and "When I Grow Too Old to Dream".

  • April 7, 1956
    April 7, 1956
    Episode 30

    Perry's guests are actress Shelley Winters, currently starring in Broadways "A Hatful of Rain", singer Dennis O’Keefe, comedian Jackie Miles and pianist Dick Hyman.

    Dick Hyman performs "Moritat" from "The Threepenny Opera".
    Perry sings "Jukebox Baby", "A Tear Fell", "Stairway to the Stars", "It Must Be True", "I'm in the Mood For Love", "Love Walked In" and "Prisoner of Love".
    The Ray Charles Singers male quartet serenades with "Cecilia".
    Perry is joined by Dennis O'Keefe and Jackie Miles in a comedy sketch.

  • March 31, 1956
    March 31, 1956
    Episode 29

    Perry's guests are actor Bob Cummings, Opera star Patrice Munsel, the Story Princess, Alene Dalton, Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang and the tumbling team of George and Peter Bauer.

  • March 24, 1956
    March 24, 1956
    Episode 28

    Perry's guests are actor Basil Rathbone, actress Ann Blyth, comedian Buddy Hackett and The Carl Perkins Trio.

    Perry sings "Red Red Robin", "Spring Is Here", "The 11th Hour Melody", "The Object of My Affection", "They Say It's Wonderful", "The Touch of Your Lips" and "Prisoner of Love".
    The Carl Perkins Trio perform "Blue Suede Shoes".
    The Ray Charles Singers sing "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year".

  • March 17, 1956
    March 17, 1956
    Episode 27

    Perry's guests are entertainer Bob Hope, actor Pat O’Brien, singer Eddie Fisher, comedienne Imogene Coca and Governor George Foss of South Dakota.

    Perry and his boys get things rolling with "McNamara's Band".
    Eddie and Perry duet with "Maybe".
    Pat O'Brien reads a wee poem from the old sod.
    Imogene shares a few funny memories of her first true love.
    Eddie Fisher sings "Without You".
    Perry sings "My Wild Irish Rose" and "Does Your Mother Come From Ireland?"

  • March 10, 1956
    March 10, 1956
    Episode 26

    Perry's guests are singer Dinah Shore, actor Rock Hudson, bandleader Louis Jordan promoting Rock's new film "All That Heaven Allows" and The All American Basketball Team.

    Perry sings "Juke Box Baby" and "You Made Me Love You".
    Dinah sings "Come Rain or Come Shine".
    Perry & Dinah duet on "You're Getting To Be a Habit With You".
    Perry also does "It Happened in Monterey".
    Also an appearance of LOOK Magazine's 1955-56 All-American Basketball team.

  • March 3, 1956
    March 3, 1956
    Episode 25

    Perry's guests are singer Jaye P. Morgan, comedian Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, singer-actor Dennis Day and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Glee Club.

    Perry sings "Jeepers Creepers", "No, Not Much" and "Because".
    Jaye P. Morgan sings "Get Up, Get Up".
    Perry with the guests Jaye P. Morgan and Dennis Day perform "The Waiter, the Porter and the Upstairs Maid".
    Dear Perry medley with "It's Only a Paper Moon", "If I Had My Way" and "You've Had a Busy Day".
    The dance crew slides through "I Found a New Baby".
    Dennis solos with "Tonight Will Live".
    The Glee Club perform choral selections.
    Perry closes with "Hot Diggity".

  • February 25, 1956
    February 25, 1956
    Episode 24

    Perry's guests are actor Andy Devine, actresses Jane Russell and Lilli Palmer, dancers Bobby Van, singer Elaine Lynn and comedian Buddy Hackett.

    Jane sings "If You Want to See Mamie Tonight" from her new film "The Revolt of Mamie Stover".
    Perry sings "Hoop-Dee-Doo" and "Band of Gold".
    Perry and Elaine duet with "Little Child".
    Dear Perry medley with "I Found a Million Dollar Baby" and "Stardust".
    Perry closes with "Peace of Mind".

  • February 18, 1956
    February 18, 1956
    Episode 23

    Perry's guests are actor Henry Fonda, dancer Vera-Ellen, actress Anne Francis, ventriloquist Paul Winchell & Jerry Mahoney and The Platters.

    Perry sings "No, Not Much", "Accentuate the Positive" and "Juke Box Baby".
    Perry and Vera-Ellen do "The Soft Shoe Song".
    Perry and Henry, Anne and Vera do an amusing "western barroom" bit.
    The Platters sing "The Great Pretender".
    Dear Perry medley with "It's Been a Long, Long Time", "The Night is Young" and "You're So Beautiful".
    Perry sings "Hot Diggity".

  • February 11, 1956
    February 11, 1956
    Episode 22

    Perry's guests are actress Rhonda Fleming, singer Johnnie Ray, actor Cyril Ritchard, comedian Hans Conried, columnist Harriet Van Horne, "The Story Princess" Alene Dalton, vocal group The Dream Weavers and acrobat tumblers George and Peter Bauer.

    "The Rock and Roll Waltz", "Young at Heart", "My Funny Valentine".
    Dear Perry medley with "Dear Old Girl", "I Want a Girl" and "When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver".
    Perry sings Cole Porter's "I Love You".

  • February 4, 1956
    February 4, 1956
    Episode 21

    Perry's guests are actors Tom Ewell and Farley Granger, Opera star Patrice Munsel, singer-golfer Don Cherry and the 18-man Drill Team of the U.S. Naval Training Center.

    Perry sings "Lullaby of Broadway".
    Perry and Patrice duet on "Are You Satisfied?"
    Perry with Farley Granger and Don Cherry sing "Eighteen Holes".
    Dear Perry medley with "Breezin' Along with the Breeze" and "I Wonder".
    Perry sings "The Way You Look Tonight".

  • January 28, 1956
    January 28, 1956
    Episode 20

    Perry's guests are Gale Storm, Julius LaRosa, Buddy Hackett, Tuesday Weld, David Winters, Aura Vainio, Dolores Erickson, Mildred Hughes, Jim Hester, Jack Brown, Andy Andrews and dancer Matt Maddox.

    Perry sings "Dungaree Doll" and "June in January".
    Julius LaRosa sings "Lipstick, Candy and Rubber-Soled Shoes".
    Gale Storm sings "I Hear You Knocking".
    Dear Perry medley with "The Tender Trap", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" and "Wanted".
    Perry closes with "I Believe".

  • January 21, 1956
    January 21, 1956
    Episode 19

    Perry's guests are actors Ernest Borgnine and Keenan Wynn singer-actress Vivian Blaine, film critic Abe Weiler, billiards champion Willie Mosconi and The Four Lads.

    Perry sings "When You're Smilin'", "Band of Gold", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "It Happened in Monterey" and "No Arms Can Ever Hold You"
    The Ray Charles Singers do "Stars Fell on Alabama".
    Dear Perry medley with "I Wonder What's Become of Sally" and "While We're Young".
    Perry closes with "Nobody".
    Ernest Borgnine is presented with the New York Film Critics' award for Best Actor of the Year.

  • January 14, 1956
    January 14, 1956
    Episode 18

    Perry's guests are singer Kay Starr, comedian Larry Storch, tenor Ezio Pinza, singer Dinah Shore, actor Barry Gordon, comedian Fred Allen, bluegrass group The Four Stanley Boys and bicycle act The Shyrettos.

    Perry sings "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Autumn Leaves", "Memories Are Made of This".
    Perry with Kay Starr sing "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams".
    Dear Perry medley with "I've Got the World on a String" and "The Very Thought of You".
    Perry closes with "He".

  • January 7, 1956
    January 7, 1956
    Episode 17

    Perry's guests are singer Patti Page, boxers Max Baer, Rocky Graziano, Mickey Walker and Jimmy Braddock, comedian Jay Lawrence and the Wazzan Troupe.

    Perry sings "Zippa-Dee-Doo-Dah", "A Woman in Love" and "Sixteen Tons".
    Patti Page sings "Go On With the Wedding".
    Perry and Patti team up on "Side by Side".
    Jay Lawrence does a zany boxing announcer sketch with guest boxers, Baer, Graziano, Walker and Braddock.
    Dear Perry medley of "It's the Talk of the Town", "You Something to Me" and "In the Still of the Night".
    Perry sings "When You Come to the End of the Day".

  • December 31, 1955
    December 31, 1955
    Episode 16

    Perry's guests are singers Julie London and Nat King Cole, comedian Buddy Hackett and the acrobatic team of Walter Dare Wahl and Emmett Oldfield.

    Perry sings "Grand Night for Singing".
    Julie sings "A Woman in Love" and "Birth of the Blues".
    Dear Perry medley with "Rock Around the Clock", "Melody of Love", "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" and "Unchained Melody".
    Perry closes with "Auld Lang Syne".

  • December 24, 1955
    December 24, 1955
    Episode 15

    Perry's guests are child star Barry Gordon, clown A. Robbins, comedian Roger Ray and The Vienna Boys' Choir.

    Carols medley with "Deck the Halls", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Joy to the World".
    Perry sings "White Christmas".
    Perry with Barry sing "Silver Bells".
    "The Story of the First Christmas" and "Ave Maria".

  • December 17, 1955
    December 17, 1955
    Episode 14

    Perry's guests are actor Kirk Douglas, singer June Valli, comedian Arnold Stang, actress Ruth Gilbert and The Treniers.

    Perry sings "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song" and "Memories Are Made of This".
    Dear Perry medley with "Shadow Waltz", "Memories of You" and "Hello Young Lovers".
    Perry closes with "The Lord's Prayer".

  • December 10, 1955
    December 10, 1955
    Episode 13

    Perry's guests are actress Gertrude Berg, actor Jean-Pierre Aumont, singer-actress Polly Bergen, comedian Morty Gunty and juggler Francis Brunn.

    Perry sings "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas" and "All At Once You Know".
    "Some Enchanted Evening".
    Dear Perry medley with "Love and Marriage", "Embraceable You" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
    Perry closes with "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name" and "Now the Day is Over".

  • December 3, 1955
    December 3, 1955
    Episode 12

    Perry's guests are TV personality Steve Allen, actor Tom Ewell, actress Gloria DeHaven, comedian Arnold Stang and the Ivy Glee Club.

    Perry sings "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays", "C'est La Vie" and "Sixteen Tons".
    Dear Perry medley with "For You By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart" and "Old Devil Moon".
    Perry and the Ray Charles Singers perform "The Rosary".

  • November 26, 1955
    November 26, 1955
    Episode 11

    Perry's guests are actress Debra Paget, child star Barry Gordon, comic actor Arnold Stang, comedian Roger Ray, The Mills Brothers Paul Sydelle and his dog Susie.

    Perry sings "Only You", "I'll Never Stop Loving You" and "Pepper-Hot Baby".
    Perry and The Mills Brothers sing a medley with "Basin Street Blues", "Dinah" and "Lazy Rivers".
    Dear Perry medley with "S'posing" and "If You Love Me".
    Perry closes with "One Little Candle".

  • November 19, 1955
    November 19, 1955
    Episode 10

    Perry's guests are singer Rosemary Clooney, baritone Robert Merrill, "Captain Gallant" stars Buster Crabbe and Cuffy Crabbe, impressionist Dave Barry and dancers Chiquita and Johnson.

    Perry opens with "Halleujah".
    Rosemary sings "Pet Me, Poppa".
    Perry sings "Moments to Remember",
    Dear Perry medley with "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight", "Same Old Saturday" and "Someone To Watch Over Me".
    Perry closes with "Begin the Beguine" and "Bless This House".

  • November 12, 1955
    November 12, 1955
    Episode 9

    Perry's guests are actor Richard Egan, Opera singer Dorothy Kirsten, cartoonist Roger Price (Droodles), shoemaker Gino Prato who won $32,000 on "The 64,000 Question" and The Acromaniacs.

    Dorothy sings "One Fine Day", from "Madame Butterfly" and "Vissi D'Arte" from "Tosca".
    Perry sings "Football Hero", "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" and "All at Once You Know".
    Perry and Dorothy duet with "They Didn't Believe Me".
    Dear Perry medley with "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now", "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" and "No Other Love".
    Perry closes with "You'll Never Walk Alone".

  • November 5, 1955
    November 5, 1955
    Episode 8

    Perry's guests are singer Julius LaRosa, actress Jean Simmons, comedian Stubby Kaye, The Rudells a trampoline act Johnny Puleo and his harmonica playing gang.

    Perry sings "My Bonnie Lassie" and "Autumn Leaves".
    Dear Perry medley with "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now", "On the Atcheson Topeka and the Santa Fe" and "No Other Love".
    Julius LaRosa sings "Play a Simple Melody".
    Perry sings "One For My Baby" and closes with "Black Midnight".

  • October 29, 1955
    October 29, 1955
    Episode 7

    Perry's guests are actress-singer Connie Russell, comedian Arnold Stang, mentalist The Amazing Dunninger, producer George Prentice and The Four Lads.

    Perry sings "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Song of Songs" and "Great Day".
    Connie Russell sings "You Do Something To Me".
    Perry and Connie duet on "The Skeleton in the Closet".
    Dear Perry medley with "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" and "Ko-Ko-Mo".
    The Ray Charles Singers perform "Tenderly".
    Perry closes with "He".

  • October 22, 1955
    October 22, 1955
    Episode 6

    Perry's guests are TV personality Hal March, comedian Joey Bishop, singer Jaye P. Morgan, actor Aldo Ray and comedian Fred Allen.

    Perry sings "It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World" and "Suddenly There's A Valley".
    Perry and Jaye P. Morgan duet on "Love and Marriage".
    Jaye P. Morgan sings "All At Once You Know".
    Perry sings "How Deep is the Ocean".
    Dear Perry medley with "Try a Little Tenderness", "So The Bible Tells Me So" and "Night and Day".
    Perry closes with "Temptation".

  • October 15, 1955
    October 15, 1955
    Episode 5

    Perry's guests are singer Peggy Lee, comedian Morty Gunty, songstress Lorraine Prato and The Four Lads.

    Perry sings "I Want You to Be My Baby".
    Peggy sings "More Than You Know".
    Perry does "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues"
    Perry and Peggy do a parody with "Manana".
    Dear Perry medley with "Girl of My Dreams" and "If I Loved You".
    Perry closes with "Autumn in New York".

  • October 8, 1955
    October 8, 1955
    Episode 4

    Perry's guests are singer-actress Gale Storm, ventriloquist Paul Winchell, comedienne Marion Lorne and accordian player Gino Prato.

    Perry sings "Tina Marie", "Where or When", "In the Still of the Night" and "Oh Marie".
    Dear Perry medley with "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", "You Made Me Love You" and "For Me and My Gal".
    Perry closes with "Yellow Rose of Texas".

  • October 1, 1955
    October 1, 1955
    Episode 3

    Perry's guests are actresses Joan Collins and Yvonne DeCarlo, actor Tab Hunter, comedian Buddy Hackett and singer Georgia Gibbs.

    Perry sings "It's a Good Day".
    Dear Perry medley with "Wake the Town and Tell the People", "When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver" and "If There is Someone Lovelier Than You".
    Perry songs "Without a Song" and "Rock of Ages".

  • September 24, 1955
    September 24, 1955
    Episode 2

    Perry's guests are actor Peter Lawford, singer Patti Page, comedian Wally Cox, comedienne Jean Carroll and boxer Archie Moore.

    Perry opens with "Rock Around the Clock".
    Comedy sketch with Perry Como and Wally Cox.
    Patti Page sings "Cross of Gold".
    Comedy sketch with Perry Como, Patti Page and Peter Lawford.
    Perry, Patti & Peter sing "It’s De-Lovely" by Cole Porter.
    Perry sings "I Concentrate on You".
    Perry introduces boxing champion Archie Moore.
    Boxing comedy sketch with Archie Moore and Perry Como.
    Dear Perry medley with "I Took the Longest Walk" and "It's the Talk of the Town".
    Baseball comedy sketch with Perry Como, Jean Carroll, Peter Lawford, Patti Page, Mrs. Pee Wee Reese, Mrs. Carl Furillo, Mrs. Gil Hodges, Mrs. Don Hoak, Mrs. Jackie Robinson, Mrs. Russ Meyer, Mrs. Sid Gordon, two unidentified male actors.
    Perry, Patti, Peter and the Ray Charles Singers sing "You Gotta Have Heart".
    Perry closes with "Kol Nidre".

  • September 17, 1955
    September 17, 1955
    Episode 1

    Perry Como, easy-going crooner is host for an easy-going 60 minutes of song and comedy. Guests include Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Laine, Marion Lorne and Dave Barry. A special for the finale will be a brief appearance by the stars of the Sid Caesar Show, Sid, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris.

    Singing guests Rosemary Clooney, who recently recorded "Sailor Boys Have Talk to Me in English"; Frankie "Jezebel" Laine.
    Perry & Frankie sing a medley with "That’s My Desire", "Mule Train", "No One But Me" and "Learning the Blues".
    Perry sings "Unchained Melody", "Fooled" and "Tina Marie".
    Frankie sings "They Call Me Hawkeye".
    Perry & Rosemary duet with "Too Marvelous For Words".
    Perry and the Ray Charles Singers sing "One of My Kisses".
    Perry and the Orchestra perform "Over the Rainbow" and "Abide With Me".
    A comedy highlight will be the first in a series of sketches depicting the private life of a television personality.
    It's Perry Como at home tonight, and he's trying to repair his TV set. The lady neighbor drops in (Marion Lorne, best remembered for her role as Mrs. Gurney of the Mr. Peepers show). The other neighbor is comic impersonator Dave Barry, who gives Perry an idea of what he's been missing.
    Also a comedy bit by Leo DeLyon.
    The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra closes with "You Are Never Far From Me".