Toast of the Town

Season 4 Episode 3

September 23, 1951

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 1951 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Show opening with dancing by The Toastettes (series regulars)
--Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - skips rope to "Anchor's Aweigh"
--Ed Sullivan chats with Sugar Ray.
--Audience bow: Ruby Goldstein (boxing referee)
--Wally Cox (comedian) - talks with Sugar Ray about fighting.
--Tony Bennett - sings "Because of You" and "Sing You Singers"
--Herbert Hoover (Former President, on film?) - talks about the Crusade for Freedom.
--Winners of the Harvest Moon Dance contest appear. Different catagories: the Fox Trot, Polka, Rumba, Waltz, Jitterbug and the tango.
--Commercial for Lincoln-Mercury with Ed visiting auto assembly plant.
--Ed presents prizes to All-Star baseball players:
--Sal Maglie
--Roy Campanella (of the the Brooklyn Dodgers)
--Gil Hodges (of the Brooklyn Dodgers) and Don Newcombe.
Note: These baseball players were also scheduled to appear (but do not appear on this transcript): Jackie Robinson (of the Brooklyn Dodgers) and Ted Williams (of the Boston Red Sox). But neither appear on the transcript.
--Elsa Lanchester (actress) - talks about pin-up girls, then sings a song. --Roger Simon sings a song about Sugar Ray Robinson, who comes out on stage.
--Robert Merrill (singer) - performs one of his own compositions and "America the Beautiful"
--Ed's closing comments, mentions the sponsor Lincoln Mercury and next week's show. Closes with dancing by the Toastettes.

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