The Perry Como Show

Season 8 Episode 1

September 17, 1955

Aired Unknown Sep 17, 1955 on NBC

Episode Recap

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". Regulars on the show include Perry's old associates musical director Mitch Ayres and the Ray Charles Singers. Narrating will be the off-screen voice of Frank Gallop.

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