Toast of the Town

Season 1 Episode 57

July 17, 1949: Cab Calloway, Jackie Robinson, Stan Musial

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jul 17, 1949 on CBS
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July 17, 1949: Cab Calloway, Jackie Robinson, Stan Musial
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Music:
--Cab Calloway sings a song about Jackie Robinson (with Robinson and Stan Musial).
--Cab Calloway sings "I've Got The World on a String" and "The Hucklebuck."
--Cab Calloway sings "Calloway Boogie" (as part of the show's finale).
Comedy:
--Anne Russel (singer-comedienne) - does impressions of different types of singers.
--Ted Lester (novelty musician) - plays various musical instruments (flute, harmonica, xylophone, violin, ukulele, trombone, saxophone and an accordion) in a song medley.
Also appearing:
--Jackie Robinson & Stan Musial, on stage with Ed, give baseball tips.
--Burns & his Feathered Friends (trained parakeet act).
--Manuel and Marita Viera (trained animal act with rhesus monkeys "Professor" Tippy and Cobina).
--Larchmont Children - children who put on show for charity.
--Cameo: Buddy Rogers (next week's guest host) talks with Ed.
--The Toastettes (series regulars) open and close the show with a "TV as Babysitter" themed production number.

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