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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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