Toast of the Town

Season 4 Episode 30

March 30, 1952

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 30, 1952 on CBS

Episode Recap

Episode playlist:
--Opening of show: Sullivan introduces Jackie Gleason and talks about Gleason's upcoming CBS series (which premieres September 20, 1952).
--Jackie Gleason, as "The Poor Soul," does a skit titled "The Cafeteria."
--Senor Wences (Spanish comedian-ventriloquist) - talks with hand puppet "Johnny" (who smokes a cigarette).
--Commercial: 1952 Lincoln-Mercury autos.
--Steve Gibson & The Red Caps perform "Cow Cow Boogie" and 2 other songs. (One song possibly with singer Damita Jo.)
--Jackie Gleason, Art Carney and Pert Kelton do a "Honeymooners" sketch (running approx. 8 minutes). Ralph believes Alice is having an affair after he misinterprets a note from a salesman.
--Gloria Swanson introduces her singing protege, Johnny Campbell.
--Johnny Campbell sings "Too Young."
--Gloria Swanson also promotes her fashion line.
--Commercial: Lincoln-Mercury ad.
--Jackie Gleason portrays Fenwick Babbitt in a bakery conveyor belt sketch (with Art Carney playing his supervisor).
--Jan Sool (spelling?), a Texan, presents a cowboy hat to Ed Sullivan.
--Art Hannis announces next week's guests.
--Sullivan dancers appear on stage (while closing credits roll).

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