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Episode Guide

    • Julie London; George Jessel; Modernaires
      1/20/57
      10
      Guests:
      --Julie London (singer) - "February Brings The Rain" and "September In The Rain"
      --George Jessel (comedian) - does "School Days" excerpt, "Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye" and "My Mother's Eyes." He does his c monologue talking to his mother on the telephone
      --The Modernaires (vocal group) - "Jukebox Saturday Night." Also impressions and parodies of other entertainers. A tribute to Tommy Dorsey: "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"/Chattanooga Choo Choo"/"Moonlight Serenade"
      --(On film from the New York Film Critics Awards): Steve interviews Kirk Douglas and Ingrid Bergman. Also seen are Michael Todd, John Huston, S. J. Perelman, Yul Brynner.
      Also: "Crazy Shots." "The Man on the Street" (Nye, Poston, Jayne Meadows (cameo)) tells what he/she thinks of today's teen.moreless
    • Andy Griffith; Steve Lawrence; Eydie Gorme; The McGuire Sisters
      4th Season Premiere. Guests:
      --Andy Griffith (comedian)- monologue about wives and marriage counselors
      --Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (singers) - "Things We Did Last Summer," "Darn It, Baby, That's Love" and "Friendship" (with Steve)
      --The McGuire Sisters (vocal trio) - "Volare," "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm," and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" (substituting in the new state of Alaska)
      Also: Steve uses ancient photos to show the stars of this summer's TV series. Poston hosts the rigged quiz show "Lotsa Luck" with contestant Knotts. Steve introduces new acts from Europe: Knotts as a Spanish dancer, Nye as an Italian singer, and Poston as a French mime. In the plug for next week's show, done as a movie trailer, Roberta Sherwood, Jayne and Audrey Meadows appear in cameos as themselves.moreless
    • Maurice Evans; Martha Raye; Johnny Desmond; Tom Poston
      From New York City. Guests:
      --Maurice Evans (actor) - plays a British general in an American Revolutionary War sketch
      --Martha Raye (comedian-actress) - sings "Pennies From Heaven", does multiple takes of a sleeping pill commercial with Poston and the two get stoned on them
      --Johnny Desmond (singer) - "Time On My Hands" and "Please"
      --Tom Poston (former series regular)
      Also: "The Allen Bureau of Standards" examines a shoe company with experts Nye, Poston and Dana. Raye, Allen and Evans sing "You Gotta Give The People Hope."moreless
    • Andy Williams; Buddy Hackett; Jaye P. Morgan; Gregory Ratoff
      Guests:
      --Buddy Hackett (comedian)
      --Andy Williams (singer) - "Canadian Sunset."
      --Jaye P. Morgan (singer) - "The Poor People Of Paris", "Song of Love" and in a square dance production number
      --Gregory Ratoff (actor)
      --The Ice Capades - featuring Bobby Specht and Rosemarie Henderson in a remote from Atlantic City
      Also: Steve gives impassioned readings of actual Letters to the Editor from the newspaper. He also give a dramatic reading to the poetic words of "Hound Dog." Ratoff hosts the late, late movie on the Russian Broadcasting System. The flick, Cholly Chin in Moscow, has Steve as the detective, Hackett as his son, and commercials for Kremlin Krispies cereal and instant borscht. Steve asks Nye, Hackett, Ratoff, and Henderson, the "Man on the Street," for his opinion of rock 'n roll.moreless
    • Jonathan Winters; Phil Haris; Patrice Munsel
      5/30/60
      8.5
      Guests:
      --Jonathan Winters (comedian) - acts out a prison movie
      --Patrice Munsel (opera singer)
      --Phil Harris (comedian) - sings "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette" backed by the Buddy Cole Quintet. In a sketch, he auditions musicians for his band in a small town. The choices include a beatnik drummer, and a lousy singer/piano team (Nye, Allen). For the show, Phil has them lip-sync to a record that keeps skipping.
      --The North American Air Defense (Norad) Command Band - a medley of patriotic songs
      Also: Steve introduces the night's guests with the song "That's What I Like About the Show". Steve asks about an impending theater actors strike at a Broadway bar. He speaks with hammy actor Sir Cedric Clive Olivier (Nye), the bartender (Harrington), and playwright Jose Jimenez (Dana).moreless
    • Tony Bennett; Jayne Meadows; Caroline Richter; Monica Zetterlund
      Guests:
      --Jayne Meadows (singer/actress) - plays the bride in the musical Wife of Frankenstein with the mad doctor (Steve), the monster (Louis) and Igor (Bill Dana) who also falls for her charms.
      --Caroline Richter (comedian) - a monologue as a society woman talking to her ex-husband
      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "Taking a Chance on Love", "in My Solitude", "Sing You Sinners", "Wait for Me" with Steve,
      --Monica Zetterlund (Swedish singer) - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
      Also: In the audience Steve talks a chaplain, giggling tourists from Seattle, and a 16-year-old girl to whom he awards a giant salami.moreless
    • Dale Robertson; Peggy King; Don Adams; The Hi-Lo's
      From Hollywood. Guests:
      --Don Adams (comedian) - monologue about and his doctor and a book he's reading
      --Dale Robertson (actor) - shows Steve relics from the Old West
      --Peggy King (actress-singer)- "You Took Advantage Of Me"
      --The Hi-Lo's (vocal group) - "Tenderly," "Fascinating Rhythm" with King
      --Duke Hazlitt (Sinatra impersonator)- "I Didn't Know What Time It Was"
      --Jerry Lewis and Red Skelton (comedians) - cameo appearances in the "Man on the Street" segment discussing how to get ahead in Hollywood, with Belle Montrose as a hip old lady.
      Also: Steve gets reviews on the show from the elevator boy (Knotts), Sabrina (Joyce Jamison) the coffee shop waitress, and his barber (Nye).moreless
    • Benny Goodman; Yvonne De Carlo; Peter Lawford; Professor Irwin Corey
      Guests:

      --Benny Goodman (musician) - a medley of George Gershwin songs with his quartet, he and Steve do a clarinet duet, "St. Louis Blues" with the orchestra.

      --Yvonne De Carlo (actress) - sings "The End Of the Love Affair"

      --Peter Lawford (actor) - he and Steve play lifeguards making comments about the people on the beach.

      --Professor Irwin Corey (comedian) - in his eccentric monologue, he begins raving at the cameramen and then stagehands chase his through the theater.

      --Also, Steve does a bit on the interviews done by Mike Wallace-types who put their guests on the hot seat. He interviews the nervous guest (Knotts), the evasive, double-talking guest (Al Kelly), and the belligerent guest who wants a fight (Nye). In a sketch, Steve and Yvonne play parents debating on names for their kid.moreless
    • Sammy Davis Jr.; Carmen McRae; Dody Goodman; Jayne and Audrey Meadows
      Guests:
      --Sammy Davis Jr. (singer-dancer) - "There's No Fool Like an Old Fool"
      --Carmen McRae (singer) - "Passing Fancy" and "Yesterdays"
      --Dody Goodman (comic actress) - as the "Billboard Girl" explaining baseball to Steve
      --Jayne Meadows and Audrey Meadows (actresses) - with Goodman sing a parody of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" about the latest hideous dress fashions
      Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on the recession, talking with a CPA (Nye), an average American (Knotts) who thinks he's talking to Edward R. Murrow, and a tax expert (Poston). In a sequel to a 2/23/1958 sketch, Audrey Meadows plays the new bossy nurse taking care of Steve and Jayne's new baby. Poston poses answers to "The Question Man" (Steve).moreless
    • Lionel Hampton; Rosemary Clooney; Rory Calhoun
      5/11/58
      8.0
      Guests:
      --Lionel Hampton (musician) - performs "Where Or When?"
      --Rosemary Clooney (singer) - "Who's Sorry Now?", "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans", and with Steve, a song about her hometown Maysville, KY.
      --Rory Calhoun (actor) - barges in on a newscast, soap opera and boxing match to plug his supposed new movie Saddle Sores.
      Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on the current fashion rage, "The Sack Look". Steve interviews the designer (Poston), a wholesaler (Nye), and a broke husband (Knotts). Steve appears as "The Answer Man" (later used by Johnny Carson as Carnac the Magnificent).moreless
    • Ginger Rogers; Tony Bennett; Erroll Garner; Henny Youngman

      Guests:

      --Ginger Rogers (movie star) - sings and dances "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries".

      --Tony Bennett (singer) - with the Ralph Sharon Quartet performs "Mam'selle", "Lullaby of Broadway", and "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" with Steve and Ginger.

      --Erroll Garner (pianist) - performs with his jazz group.

      --Henny Youngman (comedian) - stand-up routine. Also, he tells Steve women comics need to be more feminine, leading to a bit with slinky blonde (Rogers) sashaying around her boudoir telling jokes in her nightie.

      --As head of new programs at "Screen Bombs" studio, Steve discusses their hit shows including, new for fall, "The Wonderful World of Violence" where the host and announcer beat each other senseless. Jose Jiminez (Dana) talks to Steve as an officer of the submarine Triton.
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    • Andy Williams; Lou Costello; Liberace; Abbey Lincoln; Jean Fenn
      Guests:
      --Lou Costello (comedian) - performs his famous hospital sketch.
      --Andy Williams (singer) - "Playing The Field" and "Lips Of Wine."
      --Abbey Lincoln (singer) - "You Came A Long Way From Saint Louis."
      --Liberace (pianist) - performs a medley of songs from around the world; he and Steve duet on "Tea for Two"; and shows what he's thinking of when playing certain songs.
      --Jean Fenn (opera singer) - "The Jewel Song" (from "Faust") and "I Have Found My World In You."
      Also: "The Allen Movie Preview" with Steve describing a ridiculous plot with the regulars acting out various "clips" from the flick.moreless
    • Tony Bennett; Joe Louis; Floyd Patterson; Joanne Gilbert; George Nader; Hal Le Roy
      Guests:

      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "One For My Baby" and "In The Middle Of An Island"

      --Floyd Patterson and Joe Louis (boxers) - the pair chat about boxing.

      --George Nader (actor) - talks to Steve about teenagers and they do a comic medley of new tunes kids will like.

      --Joanne Gilbert - sings "Hello Bluebird."

      --Hal Le Roy (tap dancer)

      --Also: Throughout the show, Frankie Laine introduces Steve's bits by singing a verse as he would in a Western film. Steve does a pitch for "Sidney's by the Sea", a questionable resort with alligators in the pool. Steve demonstrates various types of game show hosts (comedian, overly excited, incompetent) with help from Knotts, Nye, and Poston. He plays "Do You Ever Think Of Me?" on piano with the orchestra.moreless
    • Audrey Meadows; Joan Caulfield; Sam Levenson; Steve Lawrence; Greta Thyssen; The Treniers; Teal Joy
      Guests:
      --Joan Caulfield (actress) - asks to see Steve's new baby in the opening
      --Audrey Meadows and Greta Thyssen (actresses) - Audrey is Steve's jealous wife when he brings home his work and his sexy secretary. She gives them not a minute's peace.
      --Sam Levenson (comedian) - stand-up on modern appliances vs. the bad old days
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "My Baby Just Cares For Me" and "I've Got You Under My Skin"
      --Teal Joy (singer-dancer) - "Do I Love You?" (in English and Chinese)
      --The Treniers - "Rock, Rock, Rock Everybody" and "There's Good Rockin' Tonight."
      Also: The "Man on the Street" tell how they're celebrating Thanksgiving. Boxers Tigger Tyler (Poston) and Rocky Maraschino (Nye) talk to Steve about their recent heavyweight match and show footage from the fight.moreless
    • From Havana, Cuba: Steve Lawrence; Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
      Broadcast from The Rivera Hotel in Havana, Cuba:
      --Steve Lawrence - "Begin the Beguine" as a mobile production number moving through the casino out to the pool area.
      --Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist) - Charlie McCarthy tells about boozing and carousing the night before
      --Lou Costello (comic) - in the casino, Lou performs his "dice game" sketch with Poston and Nye
      --Mamie Van Doren (actress) - sings "Sand in My Shoes" on a raft in the pool
      --Augie and Margo (dancers) - perform outside
      --Facundo Rivero (Cuban vocal quintet)
      --Tybee Afra (dancer at the Rivera) - Billboard girl
      Also: Steve asks what tourists love best about Havana in the "Man on the Street" segment with Nye, Knotts, Poston, and Mortimer Snerd. Rayburn does the show's opening in Spanish and is costumed in flashy traditional Cuban attire.moreless
    • Edgar Bergen; The Step Brothers; Marie McDonald; The All-American High School & College Basketball Teams
      Guests:
      --Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy (ventriloquist) - George Washington and his father have a talk about the cherry tree
      --The Step Brothers (dancers) - perform a routine with dubious assist from Nye, Knotts, Poston, and Allen
      --Marie McDonald (actress) - sings "I've Got You Under My Skin"
      --The All-American High School and College Basketball Teams
      Also: Steve plays Mad Libs with McDonald, Bergen/McCarthy, and Rayburn. He gets reviews of the show from elevator boy Jules (Knotts), coffee shop waitress Sabrina (Jameson), and his barber (Nye). Different types of interviewers include one who doesn't listen to his guest, a smiling host who hates her guest, and a star-struck host (Knotts).moreless
    • Gloria Swanson; Tony Bennett; Charles Ruggles; Abbe Lane; Xavier Cugat; Jack E. Leonard
      Guests:
      --Gloria Swanson (actress) - plays Norma Desmond in a musical version of "Sunset Boulevard"
      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "Taking A Chance On Love" and "I Never Felt More Like Falling In Love"
      --Charles Ruggles (comic actor) - answering questions as child-rearing expert Dr. Spook
      --Abbe Lane and Xavier Cugat (singer, bandleader) - "Hernando's Hideaway"
      --Jack E. Leonard (comedian) - stand-up poking fun at Steve, Skitch, and the show in general
      Also: The "Man on the Street" segment asks about a labor dispute among TV technicians.moreless
    • Louis Armstrong; Peter Ustinov; Van Cliburn; Barbara McNair
      Guests:
      --Louis Armstrong (musician-singer) - "Mack the Knife," "I'm Confessing (That I Love You)," and reads the poem "A Red Red Rose"
      --Peter Ustinov (actor) - a monologue as an old African missionary who'd been in the jungle too long, and plays the odd characters Steve will run into on a cruise ship
      --Van Cliburn (pianist) - final movement from Tchaikovsky's piano concerto No. 1
      --Barbara McNair (singer) - "Too Late the Spring."
      Also: Steve, as conductor Leonard Brainstorm, explains classical music composition with Peter, Louie, Don, and Louis Nye.moreless
    • Lena Horne; Keenan Wynn; Jack E. Leonard; Mark Murphy; Carmen Basilio
      Guests:
      --Lena Horne (singer) - "Out Of This World" and "Push The Button" (with the cast of Jamaica)
      --Keenan Wynn (comic actor) - plays various types of waiters
      --Jack E. Leonard (comedian) - stand-up routine
      --Mark Murphy (singer) - "Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree"
      --Carmen Basilio (middleweight champion) - talks boxing with Steve
      Also: This episode contains Steve's laughing fit. As sportscaster Bill Allen, he gets a look at himself on the monitor and can't stop laughing. Finally he talks with the coach of the New York Woodpeckers (Nye) at spring training. The "Man on the Street" segment asks the opinion on the Basillo/Robinson fight of Knott, Nye, Poston, and Basillio.moreless
    • Henry Fonda; Shelley Berman; Jennie Smith; The Treniers
      Guests:
      --Henry Fonda (actor) - With their wives away, two husbands are bachelors for a few days. Without the girls, they're lonely and bored.
      --Shelley Berman (comedian) - calls his Aunt Goldie at her opera rehearsal
      --Jennie Smith - "It's Just The Gypsy In My Soul"
      --The Treniers (vocal-instrumental group) - "Rubbing Noses In The Midnight Sun" and "Rock Me All Night Long"
      Also: In the "Man on the Street" segment, Steve talks to Nye, Knotts and Poston and their dogs. "The Allen Report to the Nation" looks at ratings with the head of the A. C. Tishman ratings company (Nye), spokesman for the TV Research Institute (Poston), and the average viewer (Knotts) who gets Steve canceled.moreless
    • Sam Cooke; Peter Ustinov; Abbe Lane; Xavier Cugat; Tommy Leonetti; Jill Corey
      From Hollywood. Guests:
      --Sam Cooke (singer) - updated "Old Man River"
      --Abbe Lane (singer) - "Ain't Misbehavin'"
      --Bobby Rivera (singer) - "Babalu" (with Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra)
      --Jill Corey, Tommy Leonetti, Virginia Gibson, Alan Copeland (singers) - "I Got Rhythm." Each does the song in a of a different decade: Corey, the 1920s; Leonetti, the 1930s; Gibson, the 1940s and Copeland, the 1950s.
      --Peter Ustinov (actor) - demonstrates the sound of a distorted movie soundtrack in several languages. Plays customs officials from various countries
      Also: The "Man on the Street" (Nye, Poston, Ustinov) explain why they grew beards. Steve gets feedback on the show from the elevator man (Gwynne), a waitress (Jamison), and his Italian barber (Nye).moreless
    • Pearl Bailey; Joan Collins; Jeff Chandler; Shai K. Ophir; Pete Rademacher
      Guests:
      --Pearl Bailey (singer) - "C'est Magnifique" and "Ballin' the Jack" with Steve
      --Joan Collins (actress) - Steve quizzes her on facts from her studio bio and presents her with an award from Motion Picture Magazine
      --Jeff Chandler (actor) - sings "Hold Me" and joins Steve in a fishing sketch
      --Shai K. Ophir (pantomime artist)
      --Pete Rademacher (boxer) - talks about his fight against Floyd Patterson.
      Also: Steve plays "Sweet Sue" on the tuba. At "The Allen Bureau of Standards", a panel of "experts" (Poston, Knotts, Nye) reports on tests of the new wonder fabric "raglon."
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    • Oscar Levant; Tony Bennett; Don Adams; Dorothy Collins; Sandra McCorkle
      Guests:
      --Oscar Levant - has comical chat with Steve, plays Gershin piece on piano
      --Tony Bennett sings "Young and Warm and Wonderful" and "Pennies From Heaven" performed with kids on the street outside the theater.
      --Don Adams (comedian) - does monologue about adventure movies set in India
      --Dorothy Collins (singer) - "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Never Love A Stranger"
      --Sandra McCorkle (7-year-old trumpet player) - plays duet with Steve.
      --Also: Steve plays Mad Libs with Levant, Collins, and Bennett. Steve lets the audience in on a practical joke on Louis Nye. In the next sketch, all the other actors will deliberately blow their lines and props won't work to see how he handles the disaster.moreless
    • Bob Hope; Duke Ellington; George Hamilton IV; Olsen & Johnson; Gene Nelson; Erin O' Brien
      Guests:
      --Bob Hope (comedian) - Steve reads movie ads, Bob translates what they really mean
      --Duke Ellington and orchestra (jazz musicians) - medley of Duke's hits and "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (with Steve on piano)
      --George Hamilton IV (singer) - "A Rose And A Baby Ruth"
      --Betty Walker (comedian) - telephone monologue
      --Olsen & Johnson (comedy team) - cause chaos and pandemonium with balls and dead ducks falling in the theater
      --Gene Nelson (dancer) - in live remote from old Penn Station, performs production number to "Pick Yourself Up" with dancing mailmen
      --Erin O'Brien (singer) - "In The Still Of The Night"
      --Female boxers Joanne Hagen (title champion) and Phyllis Kugler (contender) - boxing exhibition with commentary by Stevemoreless
    • Elvis Presley; Imogene Coca; Andy Griffith; Eydie Gorme; Steve Lawrence
      Guests:
      --Elvis Presley (singer) - "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" and "Hound Dog." (This is the appearance where Elvis, wearing a tuxedo, sings "Hound Dog" to a basset hound.)
      --Andy Griffith (comedian) - tells the story of "Hamlet" in a comedy monologue
      --Imogene Coca (comic actress) - does a sketch where a husband learns that his wife is pregnant
      --Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (singers) - an opera sketch dressed as vikings
      Also: Presley, Griffith, Coca and Allen appear in a parody of hayseed country music TV shows.moreless
    • Harry Belafonte and the Belafonte Singers; Johnny Carson; Martha Raye
      Guests:
      --Harry Belafonte and The Belafonte Singers - "Down In Cora" and "When The Saints Go Marching In" (as an old English madrigal), "All My Trials Lord, Soon Be Over," "Woman Is Smarter" and "God Bless The Child."
      --Johnny Carson (comedian) - in monologue, combines the Sunday TV shows Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen, and Maverick playing poker
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - sings "My Funny Valentine," appears in a sketch that demonstrates what goes wrong when actors take a play on the road
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    • Pat Boone, Don Adams; Hildegarde; Augie and Margo
      11/30/58
      0.0
      Guests:
      --Don Adams (comedian) - stand-up monologue
      --Pat Boone (singer) - "Stardust" and duet with Steve on "Loyalty"
      --Hildegarde (singer) - medley: "The Last Time I Saw Paris," "All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings," "I Love You, Yes I Do" (in French) and "Mein Herzen" (in German)
      --Augie and Margo (dance duo) - perform to music from Bell, Book and Candle
      Also: Steve does a take-off on the Charles Atlas ads hawking the Harry Hercules Heath Club with Knotts as "before" and a gorilla as "after". A take-off on ballroom dance shows with Hildegarde and Nye as Sandra and Arthur Merry, featuring dancing by Knotts as Frank Sinatra and Poston as silent star Francis X. Tishman.moreless
    • Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme; Erin O'Brien; Pat Kirby
      Scheduled guests:
      --Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (singers)
      --Pat Kirby (singer) -"Every Time"
      --Erin O'Brien (singer) - "Honey Boy"
      Also: A tribute to the original "Tonight" show (1954-57) which was hosted by Steve Allen.
    • Claudette Colbert / Jackie Cooper / Lambert, Hendricks and Ross / Carol Hughes / Roger Ray
      Guests:
      --Claudette Colbert (actress) - portrays different types of party hostesses: the neat freak, the one who can't remember guests names, and one who forces a guest to entertain
      --Jackie Cooper (actor) - sings "I Kissed Her Best of All" and "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" (as a soft shoe with Allen, Poston, Knotts and Nye)
      --Carol Hughes (actress) - sings "Breezin' Along With The Breeze"
      --Roger Ray (comedian-musician) - plays the xylophone in his act
      --Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (vocal group) - sing instrumental songs "Avenue C" and "Everyday"
      Also: Poston quizzes Steve in "The Answer Man."moreless
    • Audrey Meadows; Jayne Meadows; Roberta Sherwood; Mary Ann Mobley
      Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows' European Vacation episode. Guests:
      --Audrey Meadows (actress) - in London hotel setting, Steve and Jayne wait for Audrey to arrive
      --Roberta Sherwood (singer) - "Up A Lazy River" (parody) and "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You"
      --Mary Ann Mobley (Miss America) - chats with Steve at close
      Also: Steve and Jayne sing "I Remember It Well." Jayne and Audrey sing about shopping in Paris. In a restaurant in Italy, the couple tries to order with no help from a waiter (Harrington). Back at U.S. Customs, Nye checks passports and the tosses contents of their luggage everywhere. Steve, Audrey, Jayne and Roberta in finale of "Back in Your Own Backyard."moreless
    • Joan Davis; Art Linkletter; Jimmie Rodgers; Ray Anthony
      From Hollywood. Guests:
      --Joan Davis (TV/movie comedian) - stars in take-off of Zorro (called Zelda) with props that don't work, joins Steve for song and dance "Who's Got the Pain"
      --Art Linkletter (TV personality) - chats with Steve's three kids and gets comic responses
      --Jimmie Rodgers (pop singer) - "Are You Really Mine?" and a variation of "The Mockingbird Song"
      --Ray Anthony (trumpeter) - "That Old Black Magic"
      Also: Steve and his guests play "Mad Libs." Nye is an officer over new recruits at boot camp. Steve plays "Almost in Your Arms" from Houseboat with male vocalistsmoreless
    • Count Basie; Joe Williams; Alan Young; Anna Maria Alberghetti; Don Cornell
      Guests:
      --Count Basie and his Orchestra
      --Joe Williams (singer performing with Count Basie's band)
      --Alan Young (comic actor)
      --Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer)
      --Don Cornell (singer)
      Also: Allen, Nye, Knotts and Poston do a "Where Are They Now?" sketch and a take-off on modern jazz.
    • Lloyd Bridges; Nancy Walker; Larry Daniels; Carole Simpson; The Rocky Mario Trio
      Guests:
      --Lloyd Bridges (actor) - does bit with Steve as fish in an aquarium
      --Nancy Walker (comedian) - as glamorous teacher in sketch about what educational TV will be like, with Poston as game show-type emcee and Nye as a professor plugging his book
      --Larry Daniels (comedian) - stand-up routine
      --Carole Simpson sings "Look At Me Now" (with the Rocky Mario Trio) and "How Long Has This Been Going On"
      Also: "Where Are They Not" bit with Nye as an old aviator, Harrington as boxer (now bartender), and Poston as a one-time silent film star. In finale, Walker, Bridges and Allen are at a carnival in "Make Me Laugh" production.moreless
    • Gertrude Berg; Tony Bennett; Kathy Linden; The Harlem Globetrotters; Peter Lawford
      Guests:
      --Gertrude Berg (comic actress) - hosts a splashy variety show a la Dinah Shore and attempts "Blues in the Night"; in Molly Hitchcock Presents, she parodies the director in a stand-up
      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "Old Man River" and "Firefly"
      --Kathy Linden (singer) - "You'd Be Surprised" and "Bill"
      --Peter Lawford (actor) - in game show parody The Price is Correct: Lawford on a throne is the grand prize
      --The Harlem Globetrotters (basketball team) - play against Allen's All-Stars (Nye, Lawford, Poston, Henderson, Bennett) and coach Goldberg serves chicken soup from a bucket; Walter Kennedy does commentary
      Also: In "Teamwork USA", Nye, Poston, and Harrington are bumblers at a Weather Bureau office reporting on a hurricane.moreless
    • Dave Brubeck; Peter Ustinov; Laura Leslie; Dorothy Collins; Warren Covington; Augie & Margo
      Guests:
      --Peter Ustinov (actor)- as different types of candidates going door-to-door
      --Dave Brubeck Quartet (jazz musicians) - "I'm In A Dancing Mood"
      --Laura Leslie (singer) - "Lollipops To Lipstick"
      --Dorothy Collins (singer, from Your Hit Parade) - "Lover" and "But Not For Me"
      --Augie and Margo (dance duo) - dance the "Tea for Two Cha Cha"
      --Warren Covington (trombonist) - accompanies Augie and Margo
      Also: Ustinov interviews the beatnik jazz group The Unidentified Flying Objects: Steve on tuba, Pat Harrington Jr. as Lawrence Welk on accordion, Nye on rocks, and Poston on conga drum. "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on the moon rocket with scientist Poston and test pilot Harrington. Steve is "The Question Man."moreless
    • Jane Russell; Mike Nichols & Elaine May; Earl Grant; George Melachrino
      Scheduled guests:
      --Jane Russell (actress)
      --Mike Nichols and Elaine May (comedy team)
      --Earl Grant (singer)
      --George Melachrino and his orchestra
    • Jack Lemmon; Peter Ustinov; Jerry Vale; Jeri Southern
      Guests:
      --Jack Lemmon (actor) - plays "With All My Love" and "I'm Biding My Time" on piano, jokes with Steve about possible LPs from other actors
      --Peter Ustinov (comic actor) - giving directions to Steve as an English, Austrian, and French cop, and as different characters at an opera
      --Jerry Vale (singer) - "With You"
      --Jeri Southern (jazz pianist/singer) - "Am I Blue"
      Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" looks at summer recreation with Poston as a boozy tennis pro, Nye in the pool with a mermaid's tail, and golf pro Pat Harrington, Jr. who's carried piggy-back by his caddy (Knotts).moreless
    • Kirk Douglas; Jonathan Winters; Joni James; Roy Hamilton; The Hi-Los
      Guests:
      --Kirk Douglas (actor) - in "People Watchers" sketch at a restaurant as a table hoppper, a check grabber, and the guy who forces people to dine with him
      --Jonathan Winters (comedian) - stand-up about a talent contest
       --Joni James (singer) - "At The Junior Prom"
      --Roy Hamilton (singer) - "Ebb Tide"
      --The Hi-Los (vocal group) - join Steve, Gene and Skitch for "Mad Libs", then sing the comic result, also "Impossible" and "Camptown Races"
      Also: Experts Knotts, Poston and Nye test glass on "The Allen Bureau of Standards" with hula girls. Poston quizzes Steve as "The Answer Man."moreless
    • Anita Ekberg; Alan Young; John Bubbles; Joni James; Tommy Prisco
      Guests:
      --Anita Ekberg (actress) - plays Snow White in a parody of Person to Person. Poston, Knotts and Nye play the dwarves.
      --Alan Young (comic actor)- plays the stage prompter (the man in the shell) during an opera performance
      --John Bubbles (song and dance man) - "Back Home Again In Indiana"
      --Joni James (singer) - medley of Italian songs
      --Tommy Prisco (singer) - "O Bella Mia"
      Also: Steve is "The Answer Man." Steve emcees a ridiculous movie awards show with categories like "Best Eating Scene" and "Best Angry Mob" with accompanying clips from silent films.moreless
    • Jerry Vale; William Bendix; Judy Canova; Shelley Berman; Janice Harper
      Guests:
      --Jerry Vale (singer) - "Pretend You Don't See Her" (song written by Steve)
      --William Bendix (comedic actor) - bench warmer with Steve at football game
      --Judy Canova (comedian, as a country girl) - sings "Ma! He's Making Eyes At Me"
      --Shelley Berman (comedian) - phone call comedy routine
      --Janice Harper (singer) - "Bon Voyage"
      --Art Blakely, Candido, Sabu Martinez, Bob Rosengarden (drummers) - a percussion jam session (with Steve playing piano)
      Also: Steve pitches Finster Cruise Lines demonstrated by stock footage of soup lines, pirates, and fires. Poston, Knotts and Nye are the experts in "The Allen Bureau of Standards" sketch end up in a fight.moreless
    • Ginger Rogers, Lou Costello, The Harlem Globetrotters, The Hi-Lo's
      Guests:
      --Ginger Rogers (actress) - portrays the types of "girl singers" on TV: the opera star who sings pop, a sex kitten cooing "Oklahoma!", a singer who smiles through "I'll Never Smile Again", a flat movie star whose voice is covered by the band
      --Lou Costello (comedian) - pokes around a creepy castle with Don and Tom. Lou is terrified by a floating candle and the Frankenstein monster which, of course, the others don't see
      --Harlem Globetrotters (basketball team) - play against Allen's All-Stars: Nye, Poston, Knotts, Costello, Skitch
      --The Hi-Lo's (vocal group) - "A Shine On Your Shoes" and "Laura"
      Also: Steve asks "The Man on the Street" (Nye, Poston, Knotts) how he'd entertain the royal couple. With much fanfare, Steve unveils a new car, the 1958 Blintz. Poston is the senile chairman of the company, Knotts the nervous test driver.moreless
    • Hawaiian Luau episode with Dorothy Lamour, Buddy Knox, Jon Hall
      Hawaiian-themed show with lagoon on stage. Guests:
      --Dorothy Lamour (actress) - medley of her favorites: "The Moon Of Manakoora," "Moonlight And Shadows," and "I Wanna Go Back to My Little Grass Shack"
      --Jon Hall (actor) - joins Steve in a sketch as castaways. Steve gets in a rubber raft to find help while Jon stays behind and makes out with an island girl
      --Buddy Knox (singer) - "Hula Love"
      --Hank Aaron and Dew Burdette (baseball players) - talk with Steve and join the show-closing luau
      Also: "Steve Pineapple and His Hawaiian Gang" has Allen, Poston, Nye, and Knotts as a parody of Hawaiian musical groups; Lamour plays ukulele and sings, Knotts does a hula, and Steve pulls off Poston's wig. Steve plays piano in water while women do synchronized swimming ballet.moreless
    • Anthony Perkins; Broderick Crawford; Joanne Dru; Xavier Cugat ; Abbe Lane; Johnny Puleo
      Guests:
      --Anthony Perkins (actor) - sings "First Romance" and "Moonlight Swim," demonstrates to Steve the various types of autograph hounds
      --Broderick Crawford (actor) - as a tough guy in the "Man on the Street" bit with Nye, Poston, Knotts commenting on the new satellite
      --Joanne Dru (actress) - with Knotts in a sketch trying to make it to the theater on time and everyone they meet is an obstacle
      --Xavier Cugat (bandleader) and Abbe Lane (singer) - "In A Little Spanish Town" with dancers including Killer Joe Piro, they tell Steve about their recent trip to Italy
      --Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang
      Also: Most of the cast appears in a Western parody called Buck Tooth: Man of Action.moreless
    • Corinne Calvet; Jimmy Dean; Jerry Lester; Barbara Nichols; Sugar Ray Robinson; Carmen Basilio
      Guests:
      --Corinne Calvet (French actress) - sings "Runnin' Wild" and "Autumn Leaves"
      --Jerry Lester (comedian) - plays a pith-helmeted African explorer in a stand-up routine
      --Barbara Nichols (singer) - does "(Lookie, Lookie, Lookie) Here Comes Cookie" (with Nye, Poston and Knotts in top hats and tails), then introduces the guys as a breathy blond starlet
      --Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio (boxers) - talk to Steve about their recent bout
      --Jimmy Dean (singer) - "Frankie and Johnny" and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"
      Also: In a take-off of 1930's orchestra broadcasts, Steve plays the announcer who makes up ridiculous announcements. The orchestra plays "Anything Goes", Lester sings "Vagabond Lover" and Nichols does "These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You".moreless
    • Mort Sahl; Diana Dors
    • Orson Welles; Jane Powell; Senor Wences; Alan Dale; The Bay Bops
      Guests:
      --Orson Welles (actor-director) - performs the monologue from Shakespeare's MacBeth
      --Jane Powell (actress) - sings "St. Louis Blues" and "Ave Maria."
      --Senor Wences (ventriloquist) - talks to his hand and has Steve's head in a box
      --Alan Dale (singer) - "The Valley Of The Moon"
      --The Bay Bops (vocal group, dressed as babies) - "Joannie"
      Also: Steve hosts a teen dance show in a take-off of American Bandstand with Poston in uniform a la Elvis lip-synching to "Blue Suede Shoes." Steve talks with the "Man on the Street" at the Easter parade with Knotts, Jameson and Powell.moreless
    • Mort Sahl; Diana Dors
    • Steve Lawrence, Carlos Montoya; Jayne Meadows
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      Guests:
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "Night And Day," "After You've Gone," and "A Boy Around the House" with Steve and Jayne
      --Carlos Montoya (musician) - plays Spanish Flamenco guitar
      --Jayne Meadows (actress)
      Also: In a take-off on theater and "method acting", Nye pretends to be a table and teacher Harrington eats off of him, Jose Jimenez (Dana) performs Shakespeare, and a gangster ballet.moreless
    • Charlton Heston; Rise Stevens; Jerry Vale; Jackie Mason
      Guests:
      --Charlton Heston (actor) - overacts scene from Ben Hur with Stevens, as different types of fans badgering a star (Steve) in a restaurant
      --Rise Stevens (opera singer) - sings number from Carmen, with Steve at the movies watching silent film stars (performed by cast)
      --Jerry Vale (singer) - "Solitaire"
      --Jackie Mason (comedian) - stand-up routine
      Also: Steve channel surfs to a John Cameron Swayze (Nye) Timex commercial, Ed Sullivan (Mason), a surgeon who can't get on his gloves (Harrington), a war movie (Knotts), Loretta Young (Nye), and more Ed Sullivan.moreless
    • Julie Newmar; Dick Clark; Lou Costello; Maurice Gosfield; Abby Van Buren; Sid Gould
      Guests:
      --Julie Newmar (actress) - dances as part of the Ethical Neurotic Ballet Company, with Nye, Poston, and Knotts.
      --Dick Clark (TV host) - talks to Steve using teen slang (with subtitles), they sing "Sunny Side of the Street" with teen lingo
      --Lou Costello (comedian) - drill sergeant sketch
      --Abby Van Buren (advice columnist) - chats with Steve about her new book
      --Maurice Gosfield, Sid Gould and Franklin Pangborn (comic actors) - in the "Man On The Street" sketch, they get lovelorn advice from Dear Abby
      --Ronnie Deauville (singer) - "Someone To Watch Over Me."
      --Beverly Kenney (singer) - "I Hate Rock & Roll" and "What Is There To Say?"moreless
    • Charles Laughton; Martha Raye; Mark Murphy
      4/18/60
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      Guesta:
      --Charles Laughton (actor) - customer at nightclub who has to constantly tip for everything and is called onstage to be a magician's assistant
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - sings "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm",
      --Mark Murphy (singer) - "Two Ladies in de Shade of de Banana Tree"
      Also: The cast breaks up frequently in a sketch with Raye performing at lousy nightclub; she falls through stage, is hit with boom mike, and bandleader is Fats Banana (Knotts).

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    • Igor and 4 (Paul Mazursky and Herb Hartig); Count Basie; Joe Bushkin; Teddy Wilson; Jane Powell; Phil Harris
      Guests:
      --Count Basie, Joe Bushkin and Teddy Wilson (musicians) - In a live remote from the "Round Table" jazz club on East 50th, each performs individually, then together on "One O'Clock Jump"
      --Igor and 4 (comics Paul Mazursky and Herb Hartig) - stand-up routine
      --Jane Powell (actress) - sings "Tenderly", conducts love scene with Steve via split screen
      --Phil Harris (singer) - "The Preacher & The Bear", joins Steve as jazz hipsters at wedding reception
      Also: The parody Were You There? features Knotts, Poston and Nye recreating the purchase of Manhattan Island.moreless
    • Claudette Colbert; Abe Burrows; Abbe Lane; Xavier Cugat
      Guests:
      --Claudette Colbert (actress) - as star of an anthology series (think Loretta Young) hawking Glammo soap, a variety show (Dinah Shore) with Knotts as Frank Sinatra, and a guest on a talk show (Jack Paar)
      --Toni Arden (singer) - "Padre"
      --Abe Burrows (humorist) - does comedy monologue accompanied by Steve on piano
      --Abbe Lane (singer) - "Lady in Red"
      --Xavier Cugat (Latin bandleader) - plays for Lane
      Also: Poston quizzes Steve as The Answer Man." Knotts is the contestant on a low-budget game show where host Steve puts him in an isolation booth (phone booth) to ask a $1 question.moreless
    • Bob Hope; Patrice Munsel; Ray Anthony; Johnny Haymer
      Guests:
      --Bob Hope (comedian) - on film, talks with Fred Haney (manager, Milwaukee Braves), Lew Burdette (Milwaukee Braves), Duke Snider (L.A. Dodgers) and Willie Mays (San Francisco Giants)
      --Patrice Munsel (singer) - "That Old Black Magic", duets with Steve on "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"
      --Ray Anthony (trumpeter) - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
      --Johnny Haymer (comic actor) - does stand-up monologue
      --David Allen (singer) - "Lovely to Look At"
      Also: Steve plays "Mad Libs" with the guests. Chaos erupts as the experts (Poston, Nye, Knotts) of "The Allen Bureau of Standards" test Pennypacker Paint.moreless
    • Henry Fonda; Mel Torme; Martha Raye; Terry Gibbs; Shari Lewis; Gus Bivona; Mundell Lowe
      Guests:
      --Henry Fonda (actor) - with Steve plays nervous fathers-to-be in a hospital waiting room.
      --Shari Lewis (puppeteer) - with Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse
      --Mel Torme (singer) - "Cuckoo in the Clock" and "Don't You Worry About Me"
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - sings "Talking a Chance on Love." She teams with Torme for a medley: "Mountain Greenery" (Torme), "It Aint Necesarily So" (Raye), "Blue Moon" (Torme), "Can't We Sail Away" (Raye) and "Gone With the Wind" (Torme/Raye).
      --Terry Gibbs, Gus Bivona, Gary Peacock, and Mundell Lowe (jazz musicians) - with Steve on piano, back Henry Fonda badly croaking "Night and Day" on trumpet. Later, the group backs the cast on "Bye Bye Blackbird."
      Also: Raye does as scene as it would be played on Broadway, then as it would be in summer stock with incompetent actors Poston, Knotts, Nye and a cow.moreless
    • Joan Davis; Sugar Ray Robinson; Leo Delyon; The Hi-Los; Andre Previn
      Guests:
      --Joan Davis (comedian) - joins Allen, Nye, Poston, Harrington and Knotts in The Life of Helen Burdett, a daytime soap opera where the teleprompter goes berserk and gives the actors their lines all out of order
      --Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - sings "Mr. Success" and "It's Oh So Nice To Come Home", duets with Steve on "The Lady's In Love With You"

      --Leo DeLyon (comedian) - routine includes whistling one song while humming another
      --The Hi-Lo's (vocal group) - "Dancing on the Ceiling" and "Clap Your Hands"
      --Andre Previn (pianist) - plays number with orchestra

      Also: The experts of "The Allen Bureau of Standards" (Nye, Knotts, Poston) test toys with goofy results.moreless
    • Diahann Carroll; George Gobel; Marty Ingels; Vaughan Monroe; The Naval Aviation Cadet Choir
      Guests:
      --Diahann Carroll - "I Got Plenty Of Nuttin'" and "Porgy, I'm Your Woman Now."
      --George Gobel (comedian) - a medley of moldy old jokes
      --Marty Ingels (comedian) - stand-up routine
      --Vaughn Monroe (singer) - sings a medley of 'Moon' songs: "Blue Moon," "Moon Over Miami," "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Carolina Moon" and "Racing With The Moon" (with Steve Allen on piano)
      --The Nikolais Dancers (experimental dance group)
      --The Naval Aviation Cadet Choir (a.k.a. The Pensacola Naval Air Training Center Cadet Choir) - "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" and "Anchors Aweigh"
      Also: "The Nutley Kinkley Butley Winkley Report" looks at vacations with Gabe Dell in a grass hut, Poston in Japan, Knotts in an Irish castle, Steve in the desert etc. Desilu Studios are parodied in a take-off on Cuban TV shows. Steve and Knotts in a look at sportscasters.moreless
    • Henry Fonda; Tony Bennett; Don Adams; Tom Poston; The Jazztet; Pat Kirby
      From New York City's Colonial Theater. Guests:
      --Henry Fonda (actor) - with Poston, confused by bizarre modern art at museum
      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "Anything Goes," "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and "Fascinating Rhythm" with Les Brown and orchestra
      --Don Adams (comedian) - plays a courtroom attorney in a stand-up routine
      --The Jazztet (experimental jazz group) - includes Art Farmer, Benny Golson, and Curtis Fuller
      --Pat Kirby (singer) - "When My Ship Comes In"
      Also: The show opens with a medley of songs about New York with Fonda, Bennett, Kirby, Dell, Nye, Poston, and Steve and Dayton Allen, eventually running out of good songs. Steve promotes (phony) new books. A mess hall banquet is held in honor of Elvis' discharge from the Army with regulars.
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    • Lenny Bruce; Sarah Vaughan; Anita Ekberg; Tommy Prisco; Georgie Tapps
      Guests:
      --Lenny Bruce (comedian) - stand-up routine on reviews in newspapers, and does bit with Steve about a DJ interviewing a rock singer
      --Sarah Vaughan (singer) - "Just One Of Those Things" and "Misty"
      --Anita Ekberg (actress) - in a detectives take-off featuring Steve as a private eye, she sings "It Had To Be You" as she poisons his drink
      --Tommy Prisco (singer) - "Only Once"
      --Georgie Tapps (dancer) - tap dance production number with other dancers
      Also: Steve is the emcee in an awards show parody. "The Allen Report to the Nation" looks at teenagers with Poston hosting a TV dance show a la Dick Clark, and Nye in his teen daughter's room. Steve salutes Tom Poston's recent Emmy Award win for his supporting work on this series.moreless
    • Tony Bennett; Jimmie Rodgers; Jean Shepherd; The Modernaires; Betty Walker
      Guests:
      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "Strike Up The Band," "The Man That Got Away," and "Anything Goes"
      --Jimmie Rodgers (singer) - "I'm Just A Country Boy"
      --The Modernaires (vocal group) - "April In Paris" and "Laura"
       --Jean Shepherd (author-comedian) - monologue about baseball and the Chicago White Sox
      --Betty Walker (comedian) - does a telephone monologue
      Also: Poston quizzes Steve as "The Answer Man." The news magazine sketch features Knotts as a fashion reporter, travel reporter Poston playing golf in a kilt, and Nye reviewing a Mexican restaurant.moreless
    • Richard Kiley; Georgia Gibbs; Jack E. Leonard; Carole Costello; Tribute to Lou Costello
      Guests:
      --Richard Kiley (actor) - performs "Mack The Knife" (with dancers)
      --Georgia Gibbs (singer) - "Today I Love Everybody" and "Up A Lazy River"
      --Jack E. Leonard (comedian) - stand-up routine
      --Carole Costello (Lou Costello's daughter) - sings "My Melancholy Baby"
      Also: A tribute to Lou Costello (died 3/3/1959) with Steve introducing a clip (from 5/18/1959) with Lou and regulars playing clumsy soldiers. Steve interviews himself as El Chicken, the bullfighter. "The Allen Bureau of Standards" looks at insecticides with scientist Knotts, delivery man Dell, and Poston with a fly swatter. Steve plays "How High the Moon" with singers and orchestra.moreless
    • Diana Dors; George Jessel; Don Elliott; Mark Murphy; Richard Dawson (cameo)
      Guests:
      --Diana Dors (British movie star) - sings "Love" (production number with male dancers), plays the femme fatale in a film noir parody Sam Allen, Private Eye, Dors' fiance Richard Dawson makes a cameo
      --George Jessel (comedian) - does a comedy monologue
      --Mark Murphy (singer) - "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big"
      --Don Elliott (jazz musician) - "The Boys" (xylophone number with Steve)
      Also: "Where Are they Now?" with Dell as a former horror movie star, Dayton Allen as an ex-trapeze artist, and Harrington as ex-jockey. A talk show take-off includes Knotts as Elia Kazan, Nye as Brando, and Poston as silent movie star Francis X. Tishman.moreless
    • Lenny Bruce; The Three Stooges; Connie Russell; David Allen
      Guests:
      --Lenny Bruce (comedian) - does monologue about his infamy
      --The Three Stooges (comics) - their famous "Maharaja" skit. Steve slaps all three Stooges with one swing
      --Connie Russell (singer) - "Caravan" and "You've Changed"
      --David Allen (singer) - "Get Out Of Town" and duet with Russell on novelty tune "The Cigarette Song"
      Also: A sketch on the different types of American millionaires: the playboy (Poston), the self-made (Nye), and the Hollywood star (Knotts as Frankie Success). Poston interviews songwriters Rise & Shine (Allen, Nye). Nye sings "Mimi" like Chevalier. Stooges do "Putting Our Heads Together". Steve and cast sing "The Van Cliburn Cha-Cha-Cha."moreless
    • Cyril Ritchard; Irene Kral; Eli Mintz; The Axidentals; The Ruth Walton Dancers
      Guests:
      --Cyril Ritchard (musical-comedy star) - sings "Baby Face" as the mad doctor in a Frankenstein musical, with Nye as the Monster (singing "Oh, My Papa") and Dell as Igor.
      --Irene Kral (singer) - "Memphis In June"
       --The Axidentals (vocal group) - "June Is Busting Out All Over" and "Day In Day Out"
      --Eli Mintz (comedian-actor) - does a comedy monologue
      --Ruth Walton Dancers (dancers) - perform during Dayton Allen's novelty tune "Why Not?"
      Also: Various characters have troubles at a front door. Steve interviews himself playing a swami who walks on hot coals.moreless
    • Martha Raye; Frank Gorshin; Buddy Greco; The Nikolais Dancers
      Guests:
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - "The Lady Is a Tramp"
      --Frank Gorshin (comedian-impressionist)
      --Buddy Greco - sings "Playing the Field"
      --The Nikolais Dancers
      Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" investigates crime.
    • Tony Randall; Jo Stafford; Jean Wald and her Swingin' Mothers
      Guests:
      --Tony Randall (comic actor)
      --Jo Stafford (singer)
      --Jean Wald and her Swingin' Mothers (jazz band consisting entirely of women over the age of 50)
      Also: A bit on scene stealing in show business. "The Allen Report to the nation" is on presidential candidates.
    • Jimmy Durante; Peggy Lee; Bobby Di Neri
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      Guests:
      --Jimmy Durante (comedian)
      --Peggy Lee (singer)
      --Bobby Di Neri (singer)
    • Julie London; Buddy Hackett; Julius LaRosa
      2/8/60
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      Guests:
      --Buddy Hackett (comedian) - stand-up about family and kids
      --Julie London (singer) - "Cry Me River" and "It's A Blue World"
      --Julius LaRosa (singer) - "'S Wonderful" and "There Will Never Be Another You"
      Also: Steve introduces quick blackouts about newspapers. A Western star (Dell) holds auditions for a sidekick; applicants include Hackett, Knotts and Nye. Steve plays "Mad Libs" with "Billboard Girl" Mittie Lawrence and audience.moreless
    • Keenan Wynn; Sheree North; Roger Williams; Belle Montrose
      Scheduled guests:
      --Keenan Wynn (actor, from the NBC TV series "Troubleshooters")
      --Sheree North (dancer-actress)
      --Roger Williams (pianist)
      --Belle Montrose (vaudeville performer, Steve Allen's mother) - performs one of her old vaudeville routines with Steve.
    • David Allen; Irene Kral; The Nicolais Dancers / The 10th Annual Magazine Awards
      Scheduled guests:
      --David Allen (singer)
      --Irene Kral (singer)
      --The Nicolais Dancers
      Also on this show:
      --The 10th Annual Magazine Awards (remote from New York City). Former Steve Allen Show regular Tom Poston presents awards to Fred Astaire, Walter Cronkite, Garry Moore, Red Skelton, Jane Wyatt and Robert Young.
    • Gene Autry; Patti Page; Frank Gorshin
      12/21/59
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      Guests:
      --Gene Autry (cowboy actor/singer) - Christmas songs on his guitar
      --Patti Page (singer) - songs from The Sound of Music
      --Frank Gorshin (comedian/impressionist)
      Also: On "Where are They Now?, Steve interviews a lion tamer, a champion skier, and a silent movie star.
    • Ginger Rogers; Steve Lawrence; Ingemar Johansson
      6/7/59
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      Scheduled guests:
      --Ginger Rogers (actress) - sings “It’s So Nice to Have a Man Around the House.” Rogers also joins the series regulars in a sketch about flight attendants.
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - “There’ll Be Some Changes Made”
      --Ingemar Johansson (boxer from Sweeden) talks to Steve Allen about his one-round knockout of Eddie Machen.
      Finale:
      --The entire cast sings "This Could Be the Start of Something Big”moreless
    • Sammy Davis Jr.; Frank Gorshin; Joanne Gilbert; Carlos Montoys; Sessue Hayakawa
      Guests (90 minute episode):
      --Sammy Davis, Jr. (singer) - "Let's Face The Music And Dance", a medley including "Birth of the Blues", and "Fascinating Rhythm" with Steve
      --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - impressions of Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Alfred Hitchcock, Rod Steiger and others
      --Joanne Gilbert (actress) - "It Ain't Necessarily So" (with dancers) and "Hello Bluebird"
      --Carlos Montoya (guitarist) - plays Spanish/Latin songs
      --Sessue Hayakawa (silent movie star) - joins in silent commercial parody; clip of Hayakawa's 1914 silent film The Typhoon
      --Nikolais Dancers (dance troupe)
      Also: "The Nutley/Hinkley/Butley/Winkley Report" looks at spring activities including mountain climbing and fashion. Poston quizzes "The Question Man." Steve gives dramatic readings to livid "Letters to the Editor." "Crazy Shots." The jazz group The U.F.O.'s performs with Steve (steel drum), Nye (scraping a block of ice), Knotts (guitar) and Harrington (violin).moreless
    • Charlton Heston; Jonathan Winters; Peter Lawford; Jayne Meadows; Debra Paget
      Guests (special 90-minute episode):
      --Jonathan Winters (comedian) - monologue about a family picnic
      --Peter Lawford (actor) - with Steve as astronauts going to the moon
      --Charlton Heston (actor) - as handsome but lousy Western movie actor who infuriates director Poston with his mistakes
      --Jayne Meadows (actress) - sings "The Gazebo" and "Hunger"
      --Debra Paget (actress) - dances production number to "Tequila"
      Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on babies with Knotts as average father and Nye as a small town doctor. Discussing Hawaiian statehood in "Man on the Street" are Nye (Gordon Hathaway), Winters (Maude Frickert, Elwood Suggins), regular guys Heston and Lawford, and Meadows. Lawford, Heston and Allen in Foreign legion number.moreless
    • Esther Williams / Vic Damone / Jennie Smith / The Mary Dwight Swimmers
      Guests:
      --Esther Williams (actress/swimmer) - as a 1920s bathing beauty, she has trouble with her pools chair and gets help from he-men Nye, Knotts, and Poston; the guys play servants at her Hollywood home
      --Vic Damone (singer) - "Almost Like Being In Love" and "Out Of Nowhere"
      --Jennie Smith (singer) - "'S Wonderful"
      --The Mary Dwight Swimmers - perform a water ballet with Esther Williams
      Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" on water includes Nye as the water commissioner, Knotts as a lousy dam builder, and Poston as a soggy Tarzan. Allen, Williams, Damone and Smith in pool production of "Back In Your Own Backyard". Steve is the pitchman for Barracuda Brothers pools, illustrated with wacky silent movie footage.moreless
    • Ann Blyth; Nick Adams; Jan Murray; The Nikolais Dancers
      Guests:
      --Ann Blyth (actress) - sings "Baubles, Bangles And Beads." With Steve, depicts the evolution of a singer from a nervous amateur to a confident diva
      --Nick Adams (actor, from the TV'a The Rebel) - sings "I Fell In Love With The Enemy"
      --Jan Murray (comedian) - monologue on his last series
      --The Alwin Nikolais Dancers (modern dance troupe)
      Also: Steve shows newspaper headlines which are accompanied by short sight gags. Knotts, as a pitcher at spring train, is seen in slow motion. Steve quizzes patrons of a British pub (Nye, Dell, Dana as Jiminez) about the marriage of Princess Margaret. At an actors' union meeting has Adams representing the character actors as a Civil War soldier, Nye as Marlon Brando for the tough guys, and Dell as a stuntman.moreless
    • Diana Dors / Perez Prado and his Orchestra / The Three Stooges
      Guests:
      --Diana Dors (British actress) - sings "Give Me The Simple Life", plays "Mad Libs" with Steve and audience
      --Perez Prado & his Orchestra - perform "Patricia Pop" and a medley: "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" and "Mambo Jambo"
      --The Three Stooges - "Because of You", an operating room sketch
      --Chuck McCann (comedian) - A take-off on Arthur Godfrey (Steve as Arthur Birdseed), Nye as Oscar Levant, and McCann as Jackie Gleason
      Also: A parody of reality drama shows with a "real" family trying to play themselves in their haunted house (with Allen, Knotts, Nye, Poston, and Jane Dulo). Steve makes up songs based on newspaper headlines.moreless
    • Johnny Carson; Diana Dors; Johnny Mercer; Belle Montrose
      Guests:
      --Johnny Carson (comedian) - does stand-up
      --Diana Dors (actress) - sings "Hooray For Love" in a production number
      --Johnny Mercer (composer) - duet with Steve singing songs about the weather, time, temperature and geography
      --Belle Montrose (Steve's mother) - as a wise-cracking elderly "Billboard Girl" for the older male viewers, plus Nye as a sexy "Billboard Boy" for the women
      Also: Steve, in 1980, looks back at the 1970s with Dayton Allen as the man who cured the common cold, Harrington as an astronaut who brings back a sexy blond Martian, and Nye in a TV show that combines education and entertainment (pies are thrown).moreless
    • Roy Hamilton; The King Sisters; Patrice Munsel; Chuck McCann
      Guests:
      Roy Hamilton (singer) - "Somewhere Along The Way"
      The King Sisters (singers) - "What's New?" and "Deep Purple"
      Patrice Munsel (opera singer) - "Clear Out Of This World" and selection from a Puccini opera
      Chuck McCann (comedian) - with Poston in a Laurel and Hardy routine as vacuum cleaner salesmen
      Also: Knotts plays a panicked TV weatherman who stalls for time when he can't get through to the weather bureau. Steve plays "The Answer Man" (bit later used by Carson as Carnac). "The Nutley Hinkley Butley Winkly Report" looks at 1959 with all the regulars.moreless
    • The Four Lads; Pat Kirby; Hayes Alan Jenkins; Nancy Lee Parker; Nick Powers; 1959 Ice Follies
      Guests:
      --The Four Lads (vocal group) - "Breezin' Along With The Breeze", and a production number to "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" with all the cast
      --Pat Kirby (singer) - "Moonlight In Vermont"
      --Hayes Alan Jenkins, Nancy Lee Parker, Nick Powers (figure skaters) and others from the 1959 Ice Follies
      --Also: Nye, Poston and Knotts are the "Ice Cubes", an ice skating act that can't. Steve asks the "Man on the Street" (Nye, Knotts, Poston) for their New Year resolutions. Steve conducts intense interviews with a chicken plucker, and a guest as belligerent as the host. Poston hosts the rigged game show Lotsa Luck.moreless
    • Ingrid Bergman; Tony Bennett; Jonathan Winters; Clara Ward and Her Gospel Singers

      Steve's guests are Tony Bennett, Jonathan Winters, and Clara Ward and Her Gospel Singers. Ingrid Bergman and Curt Jurgens appear on film.
      Music:
      --Tony Bennett sings "Love, Look Away" and "By Myself."
      --Clara Ward and Her Gospel Singers sing a medley: "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen," "Glory Hallelujah" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot."
      Finale: Tony Bennett sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Steve Allen and the series regulars sing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
      Comedy:
      --Jonathan Winters (comedian) - interviews the "Unidentified Flying Objects," a (phony) beatnik band consisting of Allen, Knotts, Harrington, and Nye.
      --On film, Ingrid Bergman and Curt Jurgens are interviewed on the UK set of their movie The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. From the studio, Steve replaces the original interview questions with new questions that make Bergman's and Jurgens' replies sound ridiculous.
      --Steve appears as "The Answer Man."
      --Harrington plays a barber who shaves Knotts with a straight razor to classical music.
      --Steve sings "A Yule That's Cool" with sexy female "reindeer."

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    • Lee Marvin; Johnny Carson; James Darren; Dolores Gray
      Guests:
      --Lee Marvin (actor) - plays the same detective show sketch in various : underplayed, overplayed, with violence
      --Johnny Carson (comedian) - stand-up as a TV kid's show host with a hangover
      --James Darren (actor-singer) - sings "There's No Such Thing As The Next Best Thing To Love", talks with Steve about Gidget
      --Dolores Gray (musical-comedy star) - "Speak Low" and "Fascinating Rhythm" as production numbers
      Also: The experts of "The Allen Bureau of Standards" (Nye, Poston, Knotts) examines paper napkins. In a split screen bit, Steve plays the pianist and singer.moreless
    • Martha Raye; Carl Ballantine; Danny Staton; Woody Herman
      Guests:
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is done as a comic musical with Poston and Raye; they turn into, among others, Arthur and Kathryn Murray (cameos); sings "Pennies From Heaven"
      --Carl Ballantine (comedian) - as "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine, The World's Greatest Magician"
      --Danny Staton (singer) - "Love And Affection"
      Also: Steve hosts a news magazine with Nye, Knotts, Poston, and Dayton Allen. In the finale, "Back Home Again in Indiana" is performed in various jazz styles: Rex Stuart (coronet), Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Eddie Condon perform a Dixieland version; Hank Jones (piano), Al Clink (sax), and Woody Herman as swing; and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Art Farmer, Dave Bailey, Bill Crow) as modern jazz.moreless
    • Nat King Cole; Cyril Ritchard; Charles Manna; Ann Richards
      Scheduled guests:
      --Nat King Cole (singer) - joins Steve Allen for a piano duet.
      --Cyril Ritchard - appears in a musical parody of "The Invisible Man"
      --Charles Manna (comedian)
      --Ann Richards (singer)
    • Johnny Carson; Zsa Zsa Gabor; Earl "Fatha" Hines; Vic Damone; Jane Harvey
      Guests:
      --Johnny Carson (comedian) - stand-up as Jack Benny reading a bedtime story
      --Zsa Zsa Gabor (actress) - at her front door with a salesman (Dayton Allen) and a nervous date (Knotts)
      --Earl "Fatha" Hines (jazz pianist) - "St. Louis Blues"
      --Vic Damone (singer) - "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Pretend You Don't See Her"
      --Jane Harvey (singer) - "Misty", "Everyday's A Holiday" (with Damone)
      Also: A news magazine parody with Knotts as a nervous entertainment reporter, Nye reviewing a Chinese restaurant, and Poston at a bar. Allen and Nye are Tin Pan Alley songwriters Rise & Shine with Poston singing about a mother's advice to her Army son ("Don't Mix In") and Knotts as Sinatra crooning the alphabet.moreless
    • Jayne Mansfield; Eydie Gorme; Tommy Leonetti
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      Guests:
      --Jayne Mansfield (actress) - "The Allen Report to the Nation" examines a day in her life, plays violin in comic bit with Steve
      --Eydie Gorme (singer) - "Love Is The Season" and "When The Sun Comes Out"
      --Tommy Leonetti (singer) - "Moonlight Serenade"
      Also: Steve plays "The Peanut Vendor" on piano as couples dance. World leaders hawk products in commercials: Khrushchev (Nye) pitches toothpaste, Castro (Knotts) sells exploding shaving cream, Charles de Gaulle (Poston) for headache pills. The regulars play senators and gangsters in a parody of Senate hearings on the mob's control of the jukebox industry.moreless
    • Andy Griffith; Diana Dors; Otto Harbach; The Three Stooges; Jimmy Hurst
      Guests:
      --Andy Griffith (actor-comedian) - tells the story of "Romeo and Juliet" in a comedy monologue
      --Diana Dors (British actress) - sings "Thanks A Lot, But No Thanks" in a production number and "How About You?" with Steve
      --Otto Harbach (composer) - After being presented with an award for writing "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," Harbach recites the song's lyrics.
      --The Three Stooges (comedians) - do a Western sketch about movie stuntmen in a saloon
      --Jimmy Hurst (singer) - "On The Street Where You Live"
      Also: Dors and the Stooges join in a whacked-out newscast when "The Nutley (Allen), Hinkley (Poston), Butley, Winkley (Knotts) Report" profiles art. Diana and Steve demonstrate the differences between an American film and a foreign film.moreless
    • Frank Gorshin; Terry Gibbs; Ray Anthony and his Band; Diane Maxwell
      Scheduled guests (broadcast from Hollywood):
      --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does celebrity impressions
      --Ray Anthony (bandleader with his band) - perform "Peter Gunn" theme and "Baby, What You Did to Me."
      --Terry Gibbs (jazz musician)
      --Diane Maxwell (singer)
      Also on this episode:
      --Steve Allen presents Hollywood Merit Awards to Edward Byrnes, Tony Curtis, Sandra Dee, David Ladd, David Nelson and Debbie Reynolds.moreless
    • Liberace; Steve Lawrence; Marie McDonald; Phil Silvers (cameo)
      Guests:
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "I Only Have Eyes For You"
      --U.S. Army Chorus (choir) - "The Army Goes Rolling Along" and "You Never Walk Alone" with Lawrence
      --Liberace (pianist) - "The Warsaw Concerto" and "There'll Be No New Tunes On This Old Piano"
      --Marie McDonald (actress) - in a parody commercial as a wife doing laundry, sings "Old Devil Moon"
      Also: "Where Are They Now?" with Poston as former opera star who sings like a skipping record, Knotts as an ex-track star with women's legs, and Nye as a mobster. Knotts plays a man who's been awake for eight days. "The Sunday Night Lecture Series" features Dayton Allen in a monologue as a surgeon. Phil Silvers (cameo) as Sgt. Bilko marches comic soldiers onstage.moreless
    • Juliet Prowse; Mort Sahl; Tony Martin / On film: Can-Can Premiere
      Guests:
      --Mort Sahl (comedian) - stand-up routine
      --Juliet Prowse (dancer) - "Lorelei" with male dancers as sailors
      --Tony Martin (singer) - "The Sound Of Music" and "Undecided"
      Also: The show goes "bizarro" when Steve interviews Martin with questions designed for Prowse, Sahl (badly) sings Martin's song, Knotts does Sahl's stand-up, Sahl performs Steve's piano number (using a record player), and Nye necks with woman in audience. At the movie premiere of Can-Can, (on film) Steve interviews celebrities including Fred MacMurray and wife June Haver, Jayne Mansfield and husband Mickey Hargitay, Tony Randall and wife Florence Gibbs, Buddy Adler and wife Anita Louise. Jose Jimenez does live commercial for Plymouth.moreless
    • Series Premiere: Kim Novak, Sammy Davis Jr.
      6/24/56
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      Series premiere. Guests:
      --Kim Novak (actress) - with Steve in a crime drama that combines education (for kids watching TV) with gunplay, murder and mayhem.
      --Will Maston Trio (dancers) with Sammy Davis Jr. - enter from outside street to loading dock, perform dance number. Sammy does impressions of Ed Sullivan, Frank Sinatra, and Fred Astaire. He sings "Five" and "Birth of the Blues". Later, Steve and Sammy play numerous instruments apiece in a jazz song.
      --Bob Hope (comedian) - cameo to present Steve with a plaque
      --Jerry Lewis (comedian) - cameo in opening putting on Steve's glasses
      Also: a take-off on an aspirin commercial with a drunk in a bar fight. Sammy and Steve do a parody song, "The Death of the Blues." An early version of "Crazy Shots" with Steve tinkling piano as quick sight gags occur.moreless
    • Cornelia Otis Skinner; Buddy Rich; Debra Paget; Frankie Laine
      Guests:
      --Debra Paget (actress) - sings "To The Ends Of The Earth" (dancing with Lee Scott), and in a sketch with Steve that plays differently to viewers who miss the start
      --Buddy Rich (drummer) - "Drumocracy"
      --Frankie Laine (singer) - "The Lonesome Road" and "Without You"
      --Cornelia Otis Skinner (actress-author) - comedy monologue titled "A Box Of Powder"
      Also: "Crazy Shots." Steve has the sound effects man add excessive sounds to a scene. "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on the International Geophysical Year; he talks with cross-eyed astronomer Poston, explorers Nye and Knotts in a leaky bathysphere, and Roger Price as scientist discussing cavemen.moreless
    • Abbott & Costello; Lionel Hampton; Mickey Mantle; Fran Allison
      Guests:
      --Abbott & Costello (comedy team) - do their "Who's On First" routine
      --Lionel Hampton - "How High The Moon"
      --Peggy King (singer) - "By Myself" in production number remote from the airport with stewardesses and baggage handlers dancing onto the runway
      --Fran Allison (hostess) - appears in a Kukla, Fran & Ollie bit with Steve discussing college football and team spirit
      --Mickey Mantle (baseball player) - talks with Steve and Claire Ruth (Babe Ruth's widow) about having just broken "The Babe's" home run record that afternoon
      Also: The "Man on the Street" asks who will win the World Series with ballplayer Sal Maglie as one of those questioned. A drum challenge with Louie Bellson, and Don Lamond and Hampton.moreless
    • Claudette Colbert; Jerome Hines; Mickey Rooney; Joey Forman; Erin O'Brien
      Scheduled guests:
      --Claudette Colbert (actress)
      --Erin O'Brien (singer)
      --Jerome Hines (singer)
      --Mickey Rooney and Joey Forman (comedians) - perform excerpts from their nightclub act.
    • Sammy Davis Jr. with The Will Mastin Trio; Gogi Grant; Milt Kamen; Bil and Cora Baird
      Guests:
      --Sammy Davis Jr. with The Will Mastin Trio (dancers) - Sammy sings "That Old Black Magic", "Earth Bound" from a camera crane, and (with Steve) "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "The Lady's in Love With You". He also does impressions.
      --Gogi Grant (singer) - "You And The Night And The Music" and "You're In Love"
      --Bil and Cora Baird (puppeteers) - frog puppets sing "Means I Love You". Ed Sullivan marionette refuses to leave.
      --Milt Kamen (comedian) - stand-up routine
      --Marion Ann McKnight (Miss America 1957)
      --Dr. Cary Middlecoff (US Open golf champ) - talks golf tips with Steve
      Also: Steve, Louie, and Milt as leather-jacketed rock group The Four Punks. The delinquents sing "Misery Motel." Steve asks Nye and Skitch what Grace Kelly should name her baby in the "Man on the Street" bit.moreless
    • Fats Domino; Georgia Gibbs; Steve Lawrence; Smith and Dale
      Guests:
      --Fats Domino (singer) - "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" and "I'm In Love Again", Steve presents him with a Cashbox Magazine award
      --Georgia Gibbs (singer) - "One For My Baby," "These Foolish Things" and "Happiness Street"
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "My Romance" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
      --Smith and Dale (comedy team) - does their famous fireman sketch
      Also: "Crazy Shots." Steve gives a dramatic reading to the lyrics of Gene Vincent's hit "Be-Bob-A-Lula". A parody of an 1930's orchestra radio broadcast.moreless
    • Frank Sinatra; Don Adams; Julius LaRosa; Mamie Van Doren; Augie & Margo
      Guests:
      --Frank Sinatra (singer) - chats with Steve in a non-singing appearance due to laryngitis, Steve lip-syncs to Sinatra's "Foggy Day"
      --Don Adams (comedian) - plays an attorney in a stand-up monologue
      --Julius LaRosa (singer) - "When The Sun Comes Out" and "If I Had You"
      --Mamie Van Doren (actress) - sings "Do I Do"
      --Augie & Margo (dance duo) - perform to Latin-music
      --Eddie Lawrence (comedian) - as his "Old Philosopher" character
      Also: Steve talks seriously about the FBI identifying gangster Abraham Telvi who blinded reporter Victor Riesel for his reports on mob control of unions. He shows a clip or Riesel from his Tonight, asks for additional tips and gives FBI phone number. Mamie and Steve do a take-off on an adventure shows called The Coward.moreless
    • Judy Holliday; Tony Bennett; Louis Jordan and The Tympany Five; Carmen Cavallaro
      Guests:
      --Judy Holliday (actress) - talks to Steve about play Bells Are Ringing
      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "Taking A Chance On Love," "It Had To Be You," and "Sing, You Sinners"
      --Carmen Cavallaro (pianist) - plays his version of "Brazil"
      --Louis Jordan (jazz singer) & The Tympany Five - perform "Caledonia" in a live outdoor remote from a San Francisco street; they catch a cable car at the end
      --The 321st National Military Drill Team (soldiers marching and flipping their rifles)
      Also: Steve and Judy do a take-off on I Love Lucy, but played dramatically. Nye plays an Air Force pilot who has just flown three times the speed of sound, so his voice is out of sync with his mouth. Steve Lawrence makes cameo in "Crazy Shots."moreless
    • James and Pamela Mason; Rise Stevens; Jan Peerce; Bambi Linn; Rod Alexander; Eddie Condon
      Guests:
      --James and Pamela Mason (married actors) - In the "day in the life" of a Hollywood star, James kisses a photo of himself, tosses fan mail out the window, and (real) daughter Portland asks Daddy for his autograph.
      --Rise Stevens (opera singer) - "The Gypsy Dance" from Carmen
      --Jan Pierce (opera/Broadway singer) - tenor aria from the third act of Tosca
      --Bambi Lynn and Rod Alexander (dancers) - lead dancers in a production number set in a night club; Eddie Condon and his Dixieland All-Stars provide music
      --Roger Ray (xylophone-playing comedian) - plays "Indian Love Call" from Rose Marie with the orchestra
      Also: Jan, Rise, and Allen parody opera on television; La Rocka Y La Rolla is uninterrupted by commercials because the performers continually work in the sponsors' jingles. Steve hosts a panel show with so many guests their introductions eat up all the time; panelists include Dayton, Gene, Skitch, Portland, old ladies, a dog...moreless
    • Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Frances Faye / Tribute to James Dean
      Guests:
      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "Without A Song," "I'll Never Know" and "Just In Time"
      --Mel Torme and Frances Faye (singers) - perform a song from "Porgy And Bess"
      --Doretta Morrow (actress-dancer) - sings a medley of tunes from "Kismet" including "Bagdad" and "Baubles, Bangles And Beads"
      --Kathryn and Arthur Murray (dancers) - join in a ballroom dancing sketch where Steve tosses around his partner (obviously a dummy) rather violently.
      Also: "The James Dean Story" - Steve conducts a filmed tour of Dean's hometown, Fairmount, Indiana, and chats with friends and relatives there. Among the "Crazy Shots" are Rayburn, Torme, and Bennett seemingly playing craps on the street; turns out to be jacks. Steve interviews himself as a numbskulled football player.moreless
    • Ed Wynn; Audrey Meadows; Don Adams; Sugar Ray Robinson; Frankie Laine
      Guests:
      --Ed Wynn (comedian)
      --Audrey Meadows (comic actress) - in "Man on the Street", Steve asks Knotts, Poston, and Meadows (as Alice Kramden) what they're looking forward to in autumn
      --Don Adams (comedian) - stand-up routine as a lawyer
      --Frankie Laine (singer) - "It's Only The Tango Of Love" and "Up Above My Head"
      --Dorothy Collins (singer) - "My Melancholy Baby" and "Night And Day"
      --Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio (boxers scheduled to fight 9/23/1957)
      Also: In "People Watchers," Steve faces different types of waitress; one is too busy to take his order, another is spotting stars, and the other tells him her sob-story life. Nye is a cook and Knotts is a dishwasher.moreless
    • The Coasters; Hedy Lamarr; Joe E. Brown; Irish McCalla; Pat Kirby
      Guests:
      --The Coasters (pop vocal group) - perform "Searchin'"
      --Hedy Lamarr (actress) - plays a match-making housewife in a comedy sketch with Steve
      --Joe E. Brown (comedian) - a tramp clown wandering through the TV studio
       --Irish McCalla (star of TV's Sheena, Queen Of The Jungle) - has chimp bring out various jungle props which Steve goofs on
      --Pat Kirby (singer)- "Tammy"
      --Also: A spoof of the current racketeering hearings with Knotts presiding, Nye as a mobster, and Poston as a suspenders-snapping Southern lawyer. The finale is a carnival with Steve as the barker, with belly dancers and acrobatsmoreless
    • Jane Russell; Jerry Lee Lewis; Ferlin Husky; Larry Storch
      Guests:
      --Jerry Lee Lewis (rock 'n roll singer) - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (Lewis' 2nd series appearance)
      --Jane Russell (actress) - sings "When A Woman Loves A Man." Russell also talks to Steve about her movie The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown. She and Steve stick their faces into print ads.
      --Larry Storch (comedian) - does monologue and impressions
      --Ferlin Husky (Country & Western singer) - sings "Prize Possession"
      Also: A live remote from Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury on Long Island features the Rod Alexander Dancers performing a production number. "The Allen Bureau of Standards" looks at inferior products with a panel of ridiculous experts (Knotts, Nye, Poston) offering useless opinions.moreless
    • Brenda Lee; The Diamonds; Jack E. Leonard; Marie McDonald; Don Rondo
      Guests:
      --Brenda Lee (singer) - "True Love Goes On And On" and "Will You Still Be Mine?" (duet with Steve)
      --The Diamonds - (vocal group) - "Zip, Zip"
      --Don Rondo (singer) - "White Silver Sands"
      --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
      --Marie McDonald (actress) - sings "It's Alright With Me", and "Embraceable You" with Steve on piano
      Also: Steve does a comedy pitch for the Shamble Brothers low rent housing. A take-off on soap operas called Detour of Life with Knotts, Nye and Poston. Steve and Marie play a couple who act in commercials and, as a result, talk like commercials in their real lives.moreless
    • Jerry Lee Lewis; Shelley Winters; Anthony Franciosa; The Four Coins; Jodie Sands
      Guests:
      --Jerry Lee Lewis (rock 'n roll singer) - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"
      --Shelley Winters (actress) - in sketch as housewife taking driving lessons from frazzled instructor Knotts
      --Anthony Franciosa (actor) - with Steve as high-rise construction workers on a lunch break
      --The Four Coins (vocal group)- "Shangri-La"
      --Jodie Sands (singer) - "With Al My Heart"
      --Shai K. Ophir (pantomime artist)
      --Leona Gage (beauty queen) - recently stripped of her Miss USA title, talks with Steve about the scandal, sings "Sentimental Journey" with Skitch on piano
      Also: The "Man on the Street" asks about summer romance of Knotts, Poston, and Nye. Winters and Franciosa tell Steve about their recent marriage.moreless
    • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; Les Brown and his Band; T.C. Jones; The Muppets; Rod Alexander
      Guests:
      --Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (actor) - in "People Watchers" segment in a restaurant, he plays "the grabber" who won't stop touching Steve, the wolf who only talks if you're with an attractive woman, and "Mr. Dangerous" who waves his knife while talking
      --Les Brown and his Band Of Renown (orchestra) - medley of songs ("Sentimental Journey," "The Lady Is A Tramp," others) and "From This Moment On" with Rod Alexander's dancers
      --T.C. Jones (female impersonator) - sings "You Go To My Head" and "Just One of Those Things" (imitating Katherine Hepburn). At end, he pulls off his wig to reveal his bald head. Steve pulls off his hair to reveal a bald skinhead wig.
      --Jim Henson's Muppets - Kermit the Frog (in wig) sings "I've Grown Accustomed To His Face."
      --Erin O'Brien (actress) - sings "While We're Young"
      --Alfred Drake (singer-actor) - "Where Or When" and "Wunderbar"
      Also: Drake, Fairbanks, and Allen give a dramatic reading of the lyrics to "Ka-Ding-Dong" (pop song) as if it were poetry.moreless
    • The Harlem Globetrotters; Rocky Graziano; Olga James; Frank Parker; Janik & Arnaut
      Guests:
      --The Harlem Globetrotters
      --Rocky Graziano (comedian)
      --Olga James (singer-actress) - "Old Devil Moon" (from the Broadway musical Mr. Wonderful)
      --Frank Parker (singer) - "Autumn Leaves"
      --Janik and Arnaut (dance duo) - snake charmer dance number
      Also: In the "Man on the Street", Steve asks Nye and Graziano what they would do with big money won on a quiz show. Peter Lawford plays on Steve Allen's team in a comic game against the Harlem Globetrotters. Steve demonstrates a TV set that operates on coins. When he puts in a German coin, it shows Hitler. Eventually, it pays off like a slot machine.moreless
    • NBC Fall Preview (1957-58 season)
      NBC Fall Preview (1957-58 season)
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/22/57
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      From Hollywood. This episode features stars NBC shows:
      Bob Cummings (The Bob Cummings Show); Dinah Shore (The Dinah Shore Chevy Show); Ralph Edwards (This Is Your Life); Tennessee Ernie Ford (The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show); Gisele MacKenzie (The GiseleMacKenzie Show); Dennis O'Keefe (Suspicion); George Gobel (The George Gobel Show); Eddie Fisher (The Eddie Fisher Show); Hy Averback; John Payne (The Restless Gun); Ward Bond and Robert Horton (Wagon Train); Peter Lawford (The Thin Man); and Rosemary Clooney (The Lux Show With Rosemary Clooney)
      Also: The "Man on the Street" asks Knotts, Nye, and O'Keefe if they've ever met a movie star. Dinah sings "I'm Following You" with Steve. "The Allen Report to the Nation" on entertainment includes chats with the Wolfman (Nye), the very visible Invisible Man (Knotts), and a cowboy (Payne) being fitted by a tailor. Steve and Tennessee Ernie do "Fascination" with kazoos. Lawford and Allen are explorers in the arctic.moreless
    • Buddy Hackett; Count Basie; The Four Lads
      7/22/56
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      (Live Remote from Birdland, NYC Jazz Club and outside street) Guests:
      --Buddy Hackett (comedian)
      --Count Basie and his Orchestra - chats with Steve, perform "April In Paris"
      --The Four Lads (vocal group) - on Broadway street, sing "Standing On The Corner Watching All The Girls Go By"
      Also: Steve pitches a lousy spot remover that doesn't get the huge stain out of his clothes. Steve talks with actual audience members, giving a grandmother a salami. In a parody of Latin music, Steve, Buddy and Skitch are an instrumental group.moreless
    • Rock Hudson; Johnny Carson; Jayne Meadows; Jane Harvey
      Guests:
      --Rock Hudson (actor) - appears in a bit about stars being interviewed at movie premieres
      --Johnny Carson (comedian)
      --Jayne Meadows (singer/actress) - "Flattery" with Steve
      --Jane Harvey (singer)
    • Tony Bennett; Lola Albright; Nikolais Dancers
      10/19/59
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      Music:
      --Lola Albright (singer-actress) - "Glad To Be Unhappy", demonstrates why singers lip sync on shows: love scene with Nye making crazy romantic sounds during her song, out of breath during a dance number, and with Steve when they get confused and "sing" the other person's lines
      --Tony Bennett (singer) - "That Old Black Magic," "April In Paris," "Just In Time," and "With Plenty of Money and You"
      --Nikolais Dancers (modern dance group)
      Also: The channel is changed during Steve's monologue to a Bat Masterson parody, a Mexican hat dance show, and the "Foot Brothers" dancers. Steve chats with a couple in the audience and gives them a salami.moreless
    • Peggy Lee; Tennessee Ernie Ford; The Collins Kids; Esther Williams; Dinah Shore; George Montgomery
      (from Hollywood) Guests:
      --Peggy Lee (singer) - "It's A Good Day For Singing A Song" and "St. Louis Blues"
      --Tennessee Ernie Ford (singer-comic) - as a square dance caller with comic lyrics, and "Accentuate The Positive" as a preacher with the cast as congregation
      --The Collins Kids (rockabilly duo) - "It's a Hop, Skip and a Jump" and "Let The Good Times Roll"
      --From the 1956 Mother Of The Year Awards dinner in Beverly Hills - Steve talks remotely with Esther Williams and winner Dinah Shore.
      Also: The cast presents a one minute version of the show. "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on the movie business with Nye as director D. W. LaBrea and Skitch as a casting director. From the roof of the Capitol Records building, Steve plays "The Night is Young" and "You Are So Beautiful" on piano. The "Man on the Street" segment asks about Calypso music.moreless
    • Peggy Lee; Billy Eckstine; Chuck Connors; George Jessel
      Guests:
      --Peggy Lee (singer) - "How Can You Replace a Dream", "It's Alright" and "Smack Dab in the Middle"
      --Billy Eckstine (singer) - "Stella by Starlight"
      --Chuck Connors (actor) - tall Connors causes trouble on a Western movie set designed for its short star
      --George Jessel (comedian) - comedy monologue
      Also: Steve chats and dances with himself as vaudeville performer "Mr. Show Business." In the news magazine, Nye is a snobby food critic and Knotts tests the "invisible shield" talked about in many commercials.moreless
    • A Salute to NYC Mayor Jimmy 'Beau James' Walker
      6/30/57
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      A Salute to former NYC Mayor Jimmy 'Beau James' Walker (from 1926-1932), the "Roaring 20s," and the new Bob Hope movie Beau James
      --Bob Hope (comedian) - talks about the mayor, joins Steve in a soft shoe duet of "The Streets of New York", reads fictional listings from a 1923 TV Guide
      --George Jessel (comedian) - reminisces about Jimmy Walker. Newsreel footage is show of Jessel, Eddie Cantor and Major Walker together
      --The Axidentals (vocal quartet) - "Look For The Silver Lining"
      --Alexis Smith and Vera Miles (actressses) - co-stars in the Hope movie perform a scene from the flick
      --Dean Martin (singer) - performs the movie's theme song
      Also: The "Man on the Street", asks Nye (as Gordon Hathaway's father), Knotts and Poston for their fondest memories of the 1920s. Rod Alexander's dancers perform a '20s production number complete with raccoon coats and flappersmoreless
    • NBC Fall Preview (1958-59 season)
      NBC Fall Preview (1958-59 season)
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      9/21/58
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      From Hollywood. This episode features stars of NBC shows:

      Gene Barry (of Bat Masterson); Milton Berle (Kraft Music Hall); Ronnie Burns (son of George and Gracie); Bob Cummings (The Bob Cummings Show); Buddy Ebsen & Keith Larsen (Northwest Passage); Ralph Edwards (This Is Your Life); George Gobel (The George Gobel Show); Bob Hope; Robert Horton (Wagon Train); Peter Lawford (The Thin Man); Lee Marvin (M Squad); Jeff Richards (Jefferson Drum); Groucho Marx (You Bet Your Life); Patty McCormick (Billboard Girl); George Montgomery (Cimarron City); George Nader (The Further Adventures Of Ellery Queen); Dinah Shore (The Dinah Shore Chevy Show); Craig Stevens (Peter Gunn); and Ed Wynn.
      Also: Gobel does a monologue explaining TV programming. Dinah and Steve sing about the new season. Hope's monologue is aimed at Steve. Groucho is a grouchy audience member. "The Allen Report to the Nation" looks at horror movies and westerns.moreless
    • 7/24/64
      7/24/64
      Season 0 - Episode 12
      7/24/64
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    • Ann Sothern, Henny Youngman, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Dinah Shore
      From Hollywood. Guests:
      --Ann Sothern (actress) - with Steve in a quiz show parody "Mr. And Mrs. I.Q."
      --Henny Youngman (comedian) - in a monologue about marriage, talks about Rita Hayworth's many husbands and his own marriage
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "Makin' Whoopee"
      --Eydie Gorme (singer) - Medley: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" and "Bye, Bye Blackbird"
      --Duke Hazlitt (Frank Sinatra Impersonator)
      --Gus Bivona and his Orchestra (clarinetist) - "Baby, But You Did"
      Also: Steve presents trophies to winners of this year's Photoplay Movie Awards. Appearing are Deborah Kerr, Rock Hudson, Dolores Hart, Robert Evans, Taina Elg, Julie London, producer Jerry Wald and director Leo McCarey. In the finale, Allen, Sothern, Lawrence, Gorme and Dinah Shore sing "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big"moreless
    • Ann Sothern, Bert Lahr, Brenda Lee
      Ann Sothern, Bert Lahr, Brenda Lee
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      5/19/57
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      Guests:
      --Brenda Lee (singer) - "Dynamite" (or "Love You Till I Die") and "I Love You" (duet with Steve)
      --Ann Sothern (actress) - sings "That's Right, Woman is Smarter" (calypso)
      --Bert Lahr (comic actor) - with Steve, demonstrates the people who wear different hats
      Also: "Crazy Shots." In a segment called "The Question Box," Steve investigates if chivalry is dead with a woman with a heavy suitcase. The "People Watchers Society" looks at actors including two who want their same "best side" to face the camera, and how they try to turn a small part into a big one. The finale features Steve, Ann, Brenda and Bert singing "Be a Clown" in makeup.moreless
    • Jack Palance, Vic Damone; Don Adams; Gogi Grant
      Guests:
      --Jack Palance (actor) - he and Steve are robbers in a non-violent cop show sketch
      --Vic Damone (singer) - "On the Street Where You Live" and "Let There Be Love"
      --Margaret Truman (singer) - appears in Give My Regards to Bellevue, a hospital musical, with dancing doctors who burst into song
      --Don Adams (comedian) - stand-up routine about a detective (shades of Maxwell Smart)
      --Gogi Grant (singer) - "The World Is Mine" and "The Wayward Wind"
      Also: Steve reads angry "Letters to the Editor." "Crazy Shots." Steve reads a letter asking what he looks like without his glasses; he takes them off and it's Ed Sullivan. Sammy Davis Jr. makes a cameo introducing the show.moreless
    • Joni James; Billy Eckstine; Professor Irwin Corey; Rin Tin Tin
      Guests:
      --Joni James (singer) - "Give Us This Day"
      --Billy Eckstine - "Everything I Have Is Yours," "I Apologize" (with Steve playing piano), "My Foolish Heart" and "Caravan" (with Steve on bongos and jazz musician Bobby Tucker playing piano)
      --The Midwestern States Glee Club - from Mason City, IA sing "Wait Til the Cows Come Home"
      --Professor Irwin Corey - talks about Hamlet before going berserk and being chased down by stagehands
      --Rin Tin Tin and his trainer Frank Barnes - perform tricks for Steve
      Also: Steve asks the "Man on the Street" how he'd feel about being 167-years-old (as a man in the news has claimed). "Crazy Shots" includes Napoleon pulling a hot dog out of his coat.moreless
    • Lee Marvin; The King Sisters; Crystal Joy
      10/12/59
      0.0
      Guests:
      --Lee Marvin (actor)
      --The King Sisters (singers) -"Early Autumn" with male dancers
      --Crystal Joy (singer) - "What Is A Woman" (with Les Brown & His Band)
      Also: Sportscaster "Bill" Allen looks at (ridiculous) football players. Blackouts about bottles feature nervous Knotts trying to build a ship in one, a noisy morning milkman, and a bottle that won't open despite the efforts of everyone at the party. Steve appears as "The Answer Man" (bit later used by Johnny Carson as "Carnac"). A traditional Western gun fight scene with Marvin is re-staged with beatniks using hipster lingo and groovy music, and as a vampire movie with Dell doing a Bela Lugosi dialect.moreless
    • Teresa Brewer; Buddy Hackett; Jaime Laredo; Mormon Tabernacle Choir
      Scheduled guests:
      Teresa Brewer (singer)
      Buddy Hackett (comedian)
      Jaime Laredo (violinist from Bolivia, won the 1959 Queen Elizabeth of Belgium International Music Competition)
      The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
    • 5th Season Premiere: Tab Hunter; The Nikolais Dancers
      5th Season Premiere. Series now based in Hollywood. Guests:
      --Tab Hunter (actor) - sings "After You've Gone" and "Long Ago And Far Away"
      --The Nikolais Dancers (modern dance group)
      Also: In the big opening, Steve drives up to NBC Burbank with dancers on the roof and the regulars to greet him. A spoof of Khrushchev's (Nye) visit to the U.S. has Knotts as Sinatra, Dayton Allen as a farmer, and Harrington as Dean Martin. A look at summer TV has Mr. Clean leaving dirty footprints on a floor, and a Miss America pageant contestant who stars a striptease. "Who's Who in TV" parodies David Susskind (Steve), Edward R. Murrow (Knotts) and Dayton Allen as an Olivier-type who's secretly Groucho Marx. Big band number from Les Brown and his Band of Renown.moreless
    • Vic Damone; Andre Previn; Jayne Meadows; Steve Allen's Children
      Guests:
      --Vic Damone (singer) - "Me And My Shadow" and "Falling In Love With Love"
      --Andre Previn (pianist) - duet on "Whats New?" with Steve as both play pianos and guests dance
      --Sandra "Sandy" Warner (singer) - "All I Want For Christmas Is Your Love"
      --Jayne Meadows (actress - singer)
      Also: "The Man on the Street" asked about the president's goodwill tour include Harrington, Dana (Jose Jimenez), and Nye (Gordon Hathaway). Steve gives bar patron Don lousy marital advice, leading to the Allen family at home (with Jayne and their kids Steve Jr., Brian, and David).moreless
    • Tony Randall; Jo Stafford; Buddy Hackett; Miriam Makeba
      Guests:
      --Tony Randall (comic actor) - in a horror musical, enters a castle full of vampires and is turned into one, with hunchback Boris (Knotts) and a vampire killer (Harrington)
      --Buddy Hackett (comedian) - stand-up about married life
      --Miriam Mekeba (singer) - "Intoyam" and "Lovely Eyes"
      --Jo Stafford (singer) - "Speak Low", medley with Steve about pianos
      Also: Steve plays Mad Libs with the guest stars. Harrington talks live with world leaders including Knotts as a puppet ruler (who's literally a puppet) and the president of a Latin American country who's replaced every few minutes. A discussion of how beds effect our everyday lives.moreless
    • Mickey Rooney; Mel Torme; June Christy; The Nutty Squirrels
      Guests:
      --Mickey Rooney (actor) - as the understudy performing all the roles in a murder mystery play
      --Mel Torme (singer) - "Blue Moon", sings medley with Steve and June
      --June Christy (jazz singer) - "Midnight Sun"
      --The Nutty Squirrels (novelty music act) - in squirrel costumes, singing like The Chipmunks, do their novelty hit "Uh! Oh!"
      Also: The Nutley/Hinkley/Butley/Winkley Report with Dana (Jose Jimenez) teaching Santa school, Rooney writing Christmas songs, and Knotts as a bell ringer. Nervous Knotts is a speaker at a medical convention who takes tranquilizers during his speech and dozes off.moreless
    • Jack Kerouac; Frankie Laine; William Bendix; Pam Garner
      Guests:
      --Jack Kerouac ("beat generation" poet) - reads from "Visions Of Cody" (with Steve accompanying on piano)
      --Frankie Laine (singer) - "Lover Come Back To Me"
      --William Bendix (comic actor) - plays same family-at-breakfast sketch in various : wacky sitcom with canned laughter, full of violence, etc.
      --Pam Garner (singer) - "The Girl With The Long Black Hair"
      Also: "Crazy Shots", a series of quick sight gags, opens the show. "The Allen Report to Nation" investigates the common cold with Nye, Knotts, and Dayton Allen. Steve plays "The Answer Man" with beatnik lingo.moreless
    • Robert Young; Martha Raye; Milton Caniff; Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme
      Guests:
      --Robert Young (actor, from Father Knows Best) - in sketch with Steve about two old friends and neither can remember the other's name
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - sketch with the regulars as new fathers looking at babies through the glass
      --Eydie Gorme (singer) - "When Your Lover Has Gone" and "That's Love" with Steve L., Steve A. and Martha
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "Day In, Day Out"
      --Milton Caniff (cartoonist) - talks to Steve about his strip Steve Canyon
      --Marilyn Van Debur (Miss America 1958) - talks about her first day on the job, plays duet of "Night and Day" with Steve
      Also: Steve plays "I Love You" with the orchestra.moreless
    • Sam Cooke; Abbe Lane and Xavier Cugat; Ward Bond; Robert Horton
      Guests:
      --Sam Cooke (singer) - "You Send Me" and "For Sentimental Reasons"
      --Abbe Lane (singer) - "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
      --Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - "Ay Yi Yi" with vocalist Abbe Lane
      --Ward Bond and Robert Horton (actors, from TV's Wagon Train)) appear in a take-off on Westerns with Lane and cowboys Knotts and Nye
      --Johnny Haymer (pantomime comedian)
      Also: "Crazy Shots." Poston and Nye perform Jack Vaughn's vaudeville routine Joe the Bartender.moreless
    • Charles Laughton; Martha Raye; Jimmy Dean; Rubinoff; Erin O'Brien
      Guests:
      --Charles Laughton (actor) - reads the stock market report and a beauty advice column as if they were dramatic poetry
      --Jimmy Dean (singer) - "John Henry"
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - sings "That Old Black Magic," and in a sketch with Laughton and the regulars trying repeatedly to do a gangster movie scene correctly
      --Erin O'Brien (singer) - "My Romance"
      --Rubinoff (violinist) - "Dance of the Russian Peasants"
      Also: The "Man on the Street" asks if a woman's place is in the home of Gordon Hathaway's mom (Nye) and a woman who can't remember her name (Poston). Knotts as Clark Gable for Mutiny on the Bounty bit.moreless
    • Tab Hunter; Alan Young; Frankie Laine; Richard 'Pancho' Gonzales; Ken Rosewall; Pancho Segura
      Guests:
      --Alan Young (comedian-actor) - hosts panel discussion on whether people are happier than 50 years ago; it degenerates into a barroom brawl and the set collapses
      --Frankie Laine (singer) - Steve presents him gold record for "Moonlight Gambler", which he sings, and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" at the gym
      --Martha Carson (gospel/country singer) - "Let The Light Shine On Me"
      --(remote from the New York Athletic Club gymnasium) tennis players Richard 'Pancho' Gonzales and Ken Rosewall play a match. Also, Pancho Segura. Steve talks with former champs Jack Kramer and Don Budge.
      --Tab Hunter (actor) - does play by play as Steve attempts to play tennis against the pros
      Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" on housing features architect Nye, nervous scientist Knotts, and Dell as a German builder who can't open a door.moreless
    • Lou Costello; Peter Lawford; The Step Brothers; Margaret Whiting
      Guests:
      --Lou Costello (comedian, making his first TV appearance without Bud Abbott) - appears in a parody of the opera The Student Prince
      --Peter Lawford (actor) - rides with Steve in prop car as ridiculous scenes appear on screen behind them: a stagecoach, clouds, and a train. Sings "Me & My Shadow" in top hat and tails
      --The Step Brothers (tap dancers)
      --Margaret Whiting (singer-actress) - "Spring in Maine"
      Also: "Crazy Shots." The question for the "Man on the Street" is "Does Love Make the World Go Round?" with Nye, Poston, Whiting, and Costello. Erin O'Brien is the "Billboard Girl" promoting next week's show.moreless
    • Pearl Bailey; Don Adams; Lilli Palmer; The Collins Kids; Steve Lawrence
      Guests:
      --Pearl Bailey (singer) - "You've Got It Made" and "Hooray for Love" (duet with Steve)
      --Don Adams (comedian) - stand-up on women's intuition
      --Lilli Palmer (actress) - plays a scene with Steve in a park without any music, then with a romantic score, then with a suspense score
      --The Collins Kids (rockabilly duo Lorrie and Larry) - "Razzle Dazzle"
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "Banana Boat Song" and "Up A Lazy River"
      --Charles Van Doren (quiz show winner)- chats with Steve about his winnings on Twenty-One
      Also: Steve investigates America's weight problem in "The Allen Report to the Nation." He talks with expert Louie Nye, Skitch sweats in a steam cabinet, and Lawrence salts and eats his microphone.moreless
    • Joe E. Brown; Julius LaRosa; Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane; Rocky Graziano
      Guests:
      --Joe E. Brown (comic actor) - in a comedy boxing match with Graziano, who he runs from, and Rayburn as the announcer
      --Julius LaRosa (singer) - "Hello Young Lovers" and "I've Had a Love of My Own"
      --Xavier Cugat and his band
      --Abbe Lane (singer) - demonstrates rhythm instruments and sings "Mambo Italiano" with Cugat's band
      --Rocky Graziano (comedian-ex-boxer)
      --Dorothy Miller (aka "Mrs. Miller", audience member) - an elderly woman who's often in the audience. Steve has her read jokes; she uses magnifying glass
      Also: Steve asks the "Man on the Street" if he plans a winter vacation, with Poston, Nye, and Grazianomoreless
    • Errol Flynn; Polly Bergen; Guy Mitchell; Alan Young
      Guests:
      --Errol Flynn (actor) - Steve interviews him in the "proper" Errol Flynn setting: drinking, canoodling with a woman, swinging from a chandelier, and sword and fist fighting
      --Polly Bergen (actress) - sings "Mean To Me" and "I Concentrate On You"
      --Guy Mitchell (singer)- "Take Me Back, Baby" in a soda shop and "Singing The Blues."
      --Alan Young (comedian-actor) - a sketch as a man taking his first plane trip and encountering endless problems
      Also: "Crazy Shots." "The Allen report to the nation" is on traffic problems with Poston. The "People Watchers Society" with Steve and Alan as people meeting on the streetmoreless
    • Andy Griffith; Tony Bennett; The New York Rangers
      12/30/56
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      Scheduled guests:
      --Tony Bennett (singer)
      --Andy Griffith (comedian-actor) - does a comedy monologue on Carmen
      --The New York Rangers Hockey Team - face off against the "Allen All-Stars"
      Also: In a live remote, the premiere of the motion picture Around the World in 80 Days.
    • Martha Raye; Alan Young; The Collins Kids; Norman Vincent Peale; Ricky Vera; Vienna Boys Choir
      Guests:
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - as Dawn Darling, a day in the life of a star: gets out of bed wearing a fur coat, tosses it out window, slips into sequined gown, disguises herself in beard so she won't be recognized
      --Alan Young (actor-comedian) - plays a bell-ringing Santa trying to get donations
      --The Collins Kids (rockabilly duo Lorrie & Larry Collins) - "Rock Around The Clock" and "In My Teens"
      --Ricky Vera (child actor) sings "Can I Wait Up For Santa Claus?" (with Steve)
      --Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (preacher-author) - speaks on the holiday --The Vienna Boys Choir - (performing at the UN building) sing "Silent Night" in German and English and "Coming Of The King"
      Also: Nye, Poston, and Henderson are "Men on the Street." Topic: Do you believe in Santa?moreless
    • Arlene Dahl; Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray; Brenda Lee; Yehudi Menuhin; The Hilltoppers
      Scheduled guests:
      --Arlene Dahl (actress) - songs from her nightclub act
      --Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray (actors) - introduce clips from their movie Men in War
      --Brenda Lee (singer) - "One Step at a Time"
      --Yehudi Menuhin (violinist)
      --The Hilltoppers (vocal group) - "Marianne"
    • Ginger Rogers; The Andrews Sisters; Edward G. Robinson; Jonathan Winters; Phil Harris
      Guests:
      --Ginger Rogers (actress) - demonstrates different types of celebrities accepting awards including the blonde bombshell, the crier, the woman so excited she can't talk
      --Edward G. Robinson (actor) - chats with Steve about Statue of Liberty
      --Phil Harris (singer-comic) - bursts into a sketch about Steve's dull party and performs "That's What I Like About the South"
      --Jonathan Winters (comedian) - chatting with people at Steve's party
      --The Andrews Sisters (singers) - (in a live remote from the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia) "Born To Be With You," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Shoo-Shoo Baby," "Ti-Pi-Tin," "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" and "No Baby"
      Also: Steve's "Man on the Street" question is about the new Paris fashions. Offering opinions are Nye as Gordon Hathaway and Winters as Maude Frickert and hick Elwood.moreless
    • Lou Costello; Jonathan Winters; Pat Boone, The Ames Brothers; Abbey Lincoln
      Guests:
      --Lou Costello (comedian) - does his famous stolen diamond necklace sketch with Poston, Dell, Faye DeWitt, and Dulcie Cooper
      --Jonathan Winters (comedian) - demonstrates sound effects to Steve and does stand-up about the Frickert family picnic
      --Pat Boone (singer) - shows clip from his film Bernadine," sings its theme and "Love Letters in the Sand"
      --The Ames Brothers (vocal group) - "Rockin' Shoes" and "Tammy"
      --Abbey Lincoln (jazz singer) - "My Man"
      Also: "Crazy Shots." Steve asks the "Man on the Street" (Nye, Poston, Knotts) how he beats the summer heat. Steve gives angry readings to "Letters to the Editor." It's the series first anniversary; Steve thanks the audience for watching and the cast sings "Happy Birthday" at close.moreless
    • Mamie Van Doren; Steve Lawrence; The Hi-Lo's; Walter Chiari
      Guests:
      --Mamie Van Doren (actress) - plays Little Red Riding Hood in Steve's beatnik, hipster version of the story (from his book Bop Fables). Poston plays her mother, Chiari is the wolf (in a zoot suit), Skitch is the grandmother and Knotts is the hunter.
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - performs "Where Or When", then again with the props failing
      --The Hi-Lo's (vocal quartet) - "My Sugar Is So Refined" and "Tenderly"
      --Walter Chiari (Italian actor-comedian) - does sketch where he's saying goodbye to a woman at a train station
      Also: In a live remote from Plymouth Rock, talks with the builder and crew aboard the Mayflower II. The "Allen Movie Preview" shows scenes from the fake flick The Tattered and the Torn with Knotts, Nye and Dell as cowboys, soldiers, and father and son being reunited.moreless
    • Orson Welles; Wally Cox; Jim Reeves; Reverend Billy Graham; Meg Myles
      Guests:
      --Jim Reeves (singer) - "Four Walls"
      --Orson Welles (actor-director) - performs dramatic monologue from Shakespeare's Othello
      --Wally Cox (comic actor) - passerby (with Steve) commenting on a building's construction
      --The Step Brothers (tap dancers)
      --Reverend Billy Graham (evangelist) - chats with Steve
      --Meg Myles (singer) - "Melancholy Baby"
      Also: Steve delivers a wedding reception speech that has the groom (Knotts) sweating. He gives a dramatic reading to the lyrics of Elvis' hit "All Shook Up." Poston causes problem as a lousy cameraman and as the bandleader; he's shot by Skitch.moreless
    • The Diamonds; Jerry Lewis; Abbe Lane; Xavier Cugat; Pat Carroll; Erin O'Brien; Eydie Gorme (cameo)
      Guests:
      --The Diamonds (vocal group) - "Little Darlin'"
      --Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra (Latin bandleader) and Abbe Lane (singer) - "All Of You" (with Steve on piano) and "Babalu."
      --Pat Carroll (comedian) - plays a wife whose husband (Allen) tries to prove to her that a joke he told is funny
      --Erin O'Brien (singer) - sings "Where's A Happy Ending?"
      --Jerry Lewis (comedian) - plays Gordon Hathaway in the "Man on the Street" segment, and as dopey boxer interviewed by Steve
      --Eydie Gorme (cameo)
      --Also: Steve gives passionate readings of real "Letters to the Editor," delivers a silly speech to graduating seniors, handing diplomas to the guest stars, and shows works of art used in magazine ads. "Crazy Shots."moreless
    • Andy Griffith; Marty Robbins; Martha Raye; Errol Garner; Anna Maria Alberghetti; Dean Martin (cameo)
      Guests:
      --Andy Griffith (comedian)- plays a hick country singer in an "Allen Report to the Nation" on the record industry
      --Marty Robbins (singer) - "A White Sport Coat (and A Pink Carnation)"
      --Errol Garner (jazz pianist) - "It's All Right with Me"
      --Martha Raye - "Mighty Pretty Harmony" (duet with Steve) and joins him in a takeoff on Mike Wallace interviews
      --Dean Martin (singer) - cameo after just doing a 19 1/2 hour telethon

      In a remote from the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles:
      --Anna Maria Alberghetti's birthday party (singer) - does medley of Jimmy McHugh songs: "I Feel A Song Coming On" (with McHugh on piano), "Lovely To Look At," "I'm In The Mood For Love," "Leave Your Worries On The Doorstep," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "It's A Most Unusual Day."
      Also: "The Man on the Street" asks Knotts, Nye and Poston how they handle their budgets. Real kid Benny Hooper who was rescued from a well (with his family).moreless

    • Greer Garson; Lou Costello; Dean Jones; The Lancers; Janik and Arnaut
      From Hollywood. Guests:
      --Greer Garson (actress) - enacts a tea commercial if it were directed by Laurence Oliver (Shakespearean), and Elia Kazan (tough and brooding)
      --Steve Peck (dancer) - dances with Garson to "Fernando's Hideaway"
      --Lou Costello (comedian) - performs his telephone sketch where he tries to make a call
      --Dean Jones (actor) - sings "The Gypsy In My Soul"
      --The Lancers (Dixieland jazz band) - "Dixieland Parade"
      --Janik & Arnaut (dancers)
      --Gordon Scott (actor) - swings in on vine as this week's "Billboard Man"
      Also: "Crazy Shots." "Man on the Street" questions Nye and Steve' real parents (Belle Montrose and Carroll Allen [aka Billy Allen]) about this year's Oscars. Steve's kids: Steve Jr., Brian, and David are in the show's opening
      Also appearing: Sandra Gould, Veola Vonn, Howard McNearmoreless
    • Jerry Lewis; Diahann Carroll; Fernando Lamas; Martha Raye; Steve Lawrence
      Guests:
      --Jerry Lewis (comedian) - reads "Letters to the Editor" with Steve. Steve presents him with a gold record for "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby"
      --Diahann Carroll (singer) -"Island in the West Indies" on a snowy set
      --Fernando Lamas (actor) - rides fake horses with Steve as the projected background image changes to busy highway, stagecoach chase, race car track
      --Martha Raye (comedian) -performs scene with Allen, Knotts, Nye, Dell and then again as the disaster it would be without a rehearsal
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "Party Doll" and "Come Rain or Come Shine"
      Also: "Man on the Street" asks Nye as Gordon Hathaway, Poston as the man who can't remember his name, and Knotts as a cowboy what they think about movies on TV.moreless
    • Sugar Ray Robinson; Anne Jeffreys & Robert Sterling; Betty Kean & Lew Parker; The Hi-Lo's
      Guests:
      --Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - interviewed by Steve. Robinson gives a boxing demonstration
      --Anne Jeffreys and Robert Sterling (married actors) - give a preview of their nightclub act. Saluting other show biz couples, they performs a medley: "Shine On, Harvest Moon," "Somebody Loves Me," "The Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady," "They Didn't Believe Me" and "That's Entertainment." Cast joins for dancing.
      --Betty Kean and Lew Parker (comedy team) - do a sketch as "The Bickersons."
      --The Hi-Lo's (male vocal group) - "Georgia On My Mind," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "You Belong To Me."
      --Bud Wilkinson (coach of University of Oklahoma football team) - chats with Steve
      Also: "Crazy Shots" gags includes Santa eating his beard. Steve reads the stock market report as though it were poetry. The audience laughs through Steve's promo for next week's show because the bed for the next sketch has collapsed.moreless
    • Ethel Waters; Charlton Heston; Gypsy Rose Lee; Bobby Van; Floyd Patterson
      Guests:
      --Ethel Waters (actress) - sings "Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe" and "Taking A Chance On Love"
      --Charlton Heston (actor) - plays various types of movie stars who do TV variety shows: one who thanks everyone for his success, one who doesn't know which show he's on, and one who shows long clips from his movies
      --Gypsy Rose Lee - In "The Coward," an adventure spoof set in the Yukon, she plays a saloon girl
      --Bobby Van (dancer) - dance number where he runs around the theater chased by stagehands
      --Don Newcombe (Dodgers player) - chats and tosses balls with Steve
      --Vince Martin and the Tarriers (folk group) - "Cindy, Oh, Cindy"
      --Floyd Patterson and Archie Moore (boxers) - talk about their 11/30/1956 fight when Floyd became the world heavyweight champ
      Also: Steve asks Skitch, Nye and Poston for their cures for the cold in the "Man on the Street" segment.moreless
    • Gene Autry; Lew Parker & Betty Kean; Jim Lowe; Doc Severinsen; Chicago Bears Football Team
      Guests:
      --Jim Lowe (singer) - "The Green Door"
      --Gene Autry & The Cass County Boys - Gene chats with Steve while they have a shootout; performs "Back In The Saddle Again" and "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" with his band
      --Buddy Hackett (comedian) - cameo in "Man on the Street" with doc Severinsen, Nye and others. The topic: Christmas shopping
      --Lew Parker and Betty Kean (comedy team) - do a sketch as "The Bickersons", an arguing couple
      --Archie Moore and Floyd Patterson (boxers) - interviewed by Steve Allen
      --The Chicago Bears Football Team - entire team appears on stage. The Bears face off against The Steve Allen All-Stars include Skitch, Louie, Doc, and Gene Rayburn
      Also: Skitch and Doc try to get Steve to play trumpet with them. "Crazy Shots" include a golfer on the street who makes put into open manhole.moreless
    • Ann Sothern; Lou Costello; Jackie Cain and Roy Kral; Milt Kamin; Steve Lawrence
      Guests:
      --Ann Sothern (actress) - "I Got Rhythm" with Steve on piano. Appears in a "People Watchers" sketch showing different types of women with TV shows. One refuses to wear her needed glasses; another laughs at everything the guest says, even the straight lines; and another has dancers who hate and upstage her (Poston, Nye)
      --Jackie Cain and Roy Kral (jazz vocal team) - "Wish I Were In Love Again" and "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles"
      --Lou Costello (comedian) - does a "Shell Game" sketch with Louis Nye and Tom Poston.
      --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "Keep Your Sunny Side Up" and "Up A Lazy River"
      --Milt Kamin (comedian) - stand-up about animals
      Also: Steve delivers a dramatic, poetic reading of the lyrics to Sam Cooke's "You Send Me."moreless
    • Sal Mineo; Rosemary Clooney; Dale Robertson; Peter Lawford; Guy Lombardo Orchestra
      Guests:
      --Sal Mineo (actor) - medley: "Say You'll Be My Marie," "Too Young," and "Baby Face"
      --Rosemary Clooney - "A Foggy Day In London Town" and "Tonight" (from West Side Story)
      --Shelley Berman (comedian) - does a telephone monologue as a man with a hangover
      --Dale Robertson (actor, from TV's Tales of Wells Fargo)
      --Peter Lawford (actor, from TV's The Thin Man) - plays Steve's son in a sketch set in the future: 1978 --Guy Lombardo and orchestra - the Lombardo Trio performs "Enjoy Yourself"
      Also: The "Man on the Street" asks cowboys (Knotts, Nye, Poston) about TV westerns. In the finale, Clooney, Mineo, Lawford and Allen sing "Dixieland" (backed up by Lombardo and his Orchestra)moreless
    • Errol Flynn; Don Adams; Martha Raye; Jimmy Dean; Jennie Smith; Army-Navy Football Stars
      Guests:
      --Errol Flynn (actor) - in the parody To Tell a Lie, panelists Adams and Raye have to pick the real Errol, with Knotts and Nye as impostors
      --Martha Raye (comedian) - "Come Rain Or Come Shine." She sings "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" as a production number set in a hat shot, then again with things going wrong
      --Don Adams (comedian) - comedy monologue
      --Jimmy Dean (singer) - "Sandy Sleigh Foots"
      --Jennie Smith (singer) - "Sometimes I'm Happy"
      --Army-Navy Football Stars - The captains and players from the 68th annual Army-Navy football game appear ans show footage of the game
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    • Ferlin Husky; The King Sisters; Edward Everett Horton; Marie McDonald; Walter Chiari
      Guests:
      --Ferlin Husky (singer) - "16 Tons" and "Don't Be Cruel" (in a demonstration of singing ), and "Stormy Weather"
      --Edward Everett Horton (actor) - a "People Watchers" bit where he observes different types having conversations at a cocktail party
      --King Sisters (singers) - "Easy To Love" and "Imagination"
      --Marie McDonald (actress-singer) - "Love", and as a supermarket shopper who can't remember the products, just their commercial jingles
      --Walter Chiari (actor) - with Nye as Italians having an argument; Knotts tries to break it up
      Also: Steve on piano, with strings, plays "Pretend You Don't See Her"moreless
    • Jerry Lee Lewis; Dennis Day; Jerry Lewis (cameo) / On film: William Holden and; Alec Guinness
      Guests:
      --Jerry Lee Lewis (rock 'n roll singer) - "Great Balls Of Fire"
      --Dennis Day (singer-comic actor) - "Around the World", joins Steve in rock 'n roll parody of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
      --Joanne Gilbert (singer) - song about clowns
      --Jerry Lewis (movie comedian) - a cameo as a "Man on the Street" as Steve asks opinions on the astronaut dog
      Also: On film from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Steve interviews William Holden and Alec Guinness on the set of The Bridge On The River Kwai, with scenes from the movie. Nye and Poston then perform a parody of the interview. Knotts does a bit about what happens in a candidate's headquarters on election night.moreless
    • Lou Costello; Jack Jones; Dolores Gray; Sabrina
      3/9/58
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      Guests:
      --Lou Costello (comedian) - as Charlie Carwash, tries to take his own photo with the timer on his camera.
      --Jack Jones (singer) - "What's The Use"
      --Dolores Gray (actress) - sings "It's All Right With Me", and as Steve's mirror image in a dance number
      --Sabrina (billed as an "English glamor girl") - attends cocktail party with Steve and encounters Gordon Hathaway (Nye), shy Mr. Morrison (Knotts), and a doofus who doesn't know his name (Poston)
      --Janik and Arnaut (dance team)
      Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on subliminal TV advertising; interviews Nye (ad exec), Knotts (scientist), and an actress (Jameson). Poston asks questions of "The Answer Man" (Allen).moreless
    • Jayne and Audrey Meadows; Teddi King; The McGuire Sisters; The Playmates
      Guests:
      --The McGuire Sisters (vocal trio) - "Sugartime," "Don't Take Your Love From Me" and "Banana Split"
      --Teddi King (female jazz-pop singer) - "Impossible" and "Let's Face The Music And Dance"
      --The Playmates (male vocal trio) - "Joanne"
      --Holler and Hayden (comedy team)
      --Jayne and Audrey Meadows (comic actresses) - in a sketch, Steve and Jayne want to fire their baby's bossy nurse (Audrey Meadows)
      Also: "The Allen Bureau of Standards" has an expert panel (Nye, Poston, Fred Gwynne) evaluate a vacuum cleaner; the device attacks everyone. Steve gives a dramatic poetry reading to the goofy lyrics of The Silhouettes' "Get a Job."moreless
    • Anthony Perkins; Mahalia Jackson; Gertrude Berg; George London
      Guests:
      --Anthony Perkins (actor) - sings "How About You?" and performs a western pantomime
      --Mahalia Jackson (Gospel singer) - "Silent Night"
      --Gertrude Berg (comic actress) - as an excited fan who recognizes Steve Allen in a supermarket
      --George London (opera singer) and the U.N. Singers - in a live remote from the U.N. Building, they perform "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"
      Also: "Robert Youngson's Golden Age Of Comedy" - approx. 7 minutes of vintage silent movie clips including scenes of Will Rogers, Laurel and Hardy, and Carole Lombard. The "Man on the Street" asks Nye, Poston, and Sid Gould what they want for Christmas.moreless
    • Mike Nichols and Elaine May; Peter Ustinov; Margaret O'Brien; Jerry Vale; Martha Davis & Spouse
      Guests:
      --Mike Nichols and Elaine May (comedy team)
      --Peter Ustinov (actor)
      --Jerry Vale (singer)
      --Margaret O'Brien (actress)
      --Martha Davis and Calvin Ponder (husband and wife piano duo)
    • Jerry Lewis; Georgia Gibbs; Anita Ekberg & Anthony Steel; Buster Crabbe; Joel Grey; Celeste Holm
      Guests:
      --Jerry Lewis (comedian) - appears at end of show to talk about his (serious) singing career and his work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      --Georgia Gibbs (singer) - "Tra-La-La" and "Let's Fall In Love"
      --Anita Ekberg & Anthony Steel and Anita Ekberg (husband-and-wife actors)
      --Buster Crabbe (actor, from TV's "Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion")

      Also:
      --An advance preview of "Jack and the Beanstalk," a "Producers' Showcase" spectacular airing the next day. Shown rehearsing are cast members Joel Grey (as Jack); Peggy King (as Tillie, the girl next door); Celeste Holm (as Mad Meggie); Cyril Ritchard (as the Peddler) and Arnold Stang (as Mr. Fum, the Little Giant).moreless

    • Tallulah Bankhead; Pearl Bailey; Billy Graham; Milton Berle; Dean Jones
      Guests:
      --Tallulah Bankhead (actress) - elevator sketch with she and Steve flirting, and as a rich woman in an automat who doesn't even know what nickels are
      --Pearl Bailey (singer) - "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "The Mambo, Tango, Samba, Calypso, Rhumba Blues" (duet with Steve)
      --Billy Graham (evangelist) - interviewed by Steve
      --Milton Berle (comedian) - with Allen passionately reads real "Letters to the Editor"
      --Dean Jones (actor) - sings medley: "Without A Song," "Summertime," "Why Do I Love You?" "Begin The Beguine" and "You'll Never Know"
      Also: The "Man on the Street" asks Poston, Nye, Knotts what they got their moms for Mother's Day. Steve reads the poem "What Is a Mother?"moreless
    • The Will Mastin Trio with Sammy Davis Jr.; Orson Welles; Peggy Cass; Jill Corey
      Guests:
      --The Will Mastin Trio (dancers) with Sammy Davis Jr. - He does impressions of Ed Sullivan, Marlon Brando, Tony Bennett, Jerry Lewis singing "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody" and "Hey There" as Nat King Cole. He dances as Steve plays bongos
      --Orson Welles (actor-director) - in dressing room, does scene from Merchant of Venice. He performs an elaborate card trick with Sammy and Steve (dressed as a swami)
      --Peggy Cass (comic actress)
      --Jill Corey (singer) - "You Made Me Love You"
      Also: "The Man on the Street" asks "What Makes You Laugh?" of Cass, Nye, and Poston. "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on tension. Steve talks with a German scientist (Nye), a scientist (Poston) who gets his finger stuck in a test tube, and nervous Knotts giving a speech on being calm.moreless
    • Don Adams; Brenda Lee; Jack Carson; Xavier Cugat and Abbe Lane
      Guests:
      --Sammy Davis Jr. (singer-dancer) - cameo plugging his appearance next week
      --Brenda Lee (singer) - "Bigelow 6-200" and "You're The Cream In My Coffee" (duet with Steve)
      --Don Adams (comedian) - monologue about his anniversary
      --Abbe Lane (singer) and Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra (Latin bandleader) - "Mambo Italiano"
      --Jack Carson (comedian) - In a quiz show parody, the scene is first played normally, then as You Should Win So Long as if written by Paddy Chayefsky, then as Quiz Me Deadly by Mickey Spillane
      --Peter Gennaro and Ellen Ray (dancers) - perform Mu-Cha-Cha from Broadway's Bells Are Ringing
      Also: Comedy blackouts of the guests putting on makeup in the dressing room. The finale is a medley of well-known songs with the words "Cha Cha Cha" added.moreless
    • Mickey & Sylvia; Mickey Rooney; Joey Forman; Eleanor Steber; Betty Walker; The Muppets
      Guests:
      --Mickey and Sylvia (R&B duo) - "Love Is Strange"
      --Mickey Rooney (actor)- tall Steve and short Mickey do a bit on height
      --Joey Forman (comedian) - does stand-up where he interviews corrupt Senator Rooney
      --Betty Walker (comedian) - does a telephone monologue
      --Eleanor Steber (opera singer) - "Ave Maria".
      --Jim Henson's Muppets - with Kermit the Frog performing the Stan Freberg parody of "Yellow Rose Of Texas"
      Also: "Crazy Shots." "Easter Parade" piano duet played by Skitch and Steve. "People Watchers Society" looks at the people who hover around a piano at a party.moreless
    • Esther Williams; Stan Freberg; Jackie Cooper; Eydie Gorme; The Four Lads
      Guests:
      --Esther Williams - she and Steve swim and comment on a fashion show of ridiculous men's bathing suits modeled by Knotts, Henderson, and Nye. (Skitch wears a shower cap on his beard.) Esther does a water ballet with Bill Damien.
      --Jackie Cooper (actor)
      --Stan Freberg (satirist) - a parody of "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" with Steve as a beatnik bongo player
      --Eydie Gorme (singer) - "I'll Take Romance" and "After You've Gone"
      --The Four Lads (vocal group) - "I Just Don't Know" and "Who Needs You?"
      Also: In "The Man on the Street" segment, Steve asks Nye, Poston, and Knotts about taxes. For the finale, Esther and Steve swim and sing "Mountain Greenery," and are joined in the water by the Lads, Cooper, Gorme and Freberg.moreless
    • Rosemary Clooney; Buddy Hackett; Tommy Sands; Somethin' Smith and The Redheads
      Guests:
      --Buddy Hackett (comedian) - stand-up about California
      --Tommy Sands (singer-actor) - "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "Teenage Crush"
      --Rosemary Clooney (singer) - "Mangoes", "Don't Take Your Love From Me" and "Manhattan" (with Steve)
       --Somethin' Smith & The Redheads (vocal group) - "The Mambo, Tango, Samba, Calypso, Rhumba Blues."
      --The All-American College Basketball Team (including Wilt Chamberlain) and All-American Interscholastic High School Basketball Champions - Steve gives players a pep talk
      Also: "Crazy Shots." In a take-off of Wide Wide World, Nye explores Tibet, Knotts is a baseball coach pelted with balls, and Poston is squirted by Old Faithful.moreless
    • Mort Sahl; Diana Dors
      Mort Sahl; Diana Dors
      Season 5 - Episode 30
      6/6/60
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      Series Finale Guests:
      --Mort Sahl (comedian) - performs a monologue
      --Diana Dors (singer/actress)
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