The Steve Allen Show

Season 1 Episode 1

Series Premiere: Kim Novak, Sammy Davis Jr.

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 24, 1956 on NBC
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Series Premiere: Kim Novak, Sammy Davis Jr.
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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

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Kim Novak

Kim Novak

Herself

Guest Star

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Himself

Guest Star

The Will Mastin Trio

The Will Mastin Trio

Themselves

Guest Star

Skitch Henderson

Skitch Henderson

Series Regular / Bandleader

Recurring Role

Gene Rayburn

Gene Rayburn

Series Regular / Announcer

Recurring Role

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