The series is preempted next (5/9/1960)week by a repeat telecast of the special Another Evening with Fred Astaire.
Also seen at the Can-Can premiere are Shirley MacLaine, songwriter James Van Heusen, Nancy Sinatra & fiancee Tommy Sands, Hedda Hopper, Tom Tryon, Louella Parsons, composer Jimmy McHugh, director Walter Lang, Edward G. Robinson and Nanette Fabray.
Goof: In the sleeping pill commercial sketch, the bed is supposed to collapse when Poston dives onto it. Instead, it falls before he jumps, sending the audience into hysterics.
Frankenstein's monster and his bride duet on "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life." In the famous 1974 Mel Brooks film Young Frankenstein, Madelyn Kahn, as the doctor's wife, sings it after "doing it" with the monster.
Gene Rayburn plugs the latest installment of Steve Allen's autobiography in Look magazine.
Steve Allen plugs his latest album Around the World.
In this outing, the "Unidentified Flying Objects" are made up of Steve Allen on tuba, Don Knotts with a crank hand organ, Louie Nye plays ribs like a xylophone and hits other meat, and Pat Harrington, Jr. plays guitar and talks like Lawrence Welk.
Steve Allen gets the giggles during the soap opera sketch and can be heard cackling through most of the bit, even when he's off camera and supposedly knocked out.
Steve Allen plugs Carole Simpson's album All About Carole.
Gene Rayburn plugs Steve Allen's book The Girls on the 10th Floor.
Seen in the audience at the Round Table jazz club are Mickey Mantle, Dick Clark, and Yogi Berra.
Steve plugs David Allen's LP of Jerome Kern songs, A Sure Thing.
The show runs about a minute short so, with the cast on stage in the costumes from the "Bewitched" number, they do the Charleston.
Steve Allen congratulates Steve Lawrence on his marriage to Eydie Gorme.
Steve plugs the news LPs from Eydie Gorme (Eydie Gorme Vamps The Roaring 20's) and Steve Lawrence (Here's Steve Lawrence).
The opening of the show is one long mobile camera shot. A limo pulls up in front of the Riviera Hotel and out of it pours the cast of the show, walking towards the camera and into the hotel. Next, a donkey cart pulls up carrying Steve. He gets out as the theme plays and Rayburn does the program's opening in Spanish. The camera continues to travel with Steve all the way through the lobby, shaking hands, to the front desk where he learns he has no reservation.
Jayne Meadows, Steve's wife, is seen on camera as he's traveling though the casino. He mentions the pretty women in Cuba, kisses her, and says she looks familiar.
Gene Rayburn plugs Steve Allen's current LP "Venetian Serenade".
Gene Rayburn plus Steve Allen's new LP "Venetian Serenade".
Val Phillips appears as this week's "Billboard Girl."