Topper

Season 1 Episode 29

Topper Goes to Las Vegas

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Apr 23, 1954 on CBS
9.9
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Topper Goes to Las Vegas
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Topper is to go on a short trip with Henrietta sailing. The trip gets stopped because he needs for business reasons to go make a bid for a client on a hotel in Las Vegas. He takes Henrietta, George & Marion with him to Las Vegas. Marion and George teach Topper to gamble. They help Topper win a lot of money at the craps table. Topper is about to get arrested because security is sure he is cheating. He has not lost once at the craps table. Evident turn quickly from bad to good. Topper's client now owns the Hotel. Topper now is in charge of making decisions for the hotel. He claims he busted the bank to test their security systems. He tells them they have a wonderful security department and puts the head of security in charge of the hotel.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I need a couple of ghosts to help me when I go to Las Vegas.

    9.6
    I love watching this show because allows you to see in action items that we have all forgotten about but were once common place in our own home. You see Topper writing with a fountain pen while Marion and George are telling him what fun they will all have in Las Vegas. You see Topper making a phone call in an old phone booth with a dial phone. You see Las Vegas as it was in the 50's. It is not just the memorable old items that make this show enjoyable. Topper acts strange to other people because of Marion and George. Yet, this stuffy old man comes up with the best lines to explain his own ridiculous actions. His explanation makes the other person look ridiculous for asking.moreless
Paul Bryar

Paul Bryar

Lefferty

Guest Star

Lee Roberts

Lee Roberts

Martin

Guest Star

G. Pat Collins

G. Pat Collins

Olaf Larson

Guest Star

Lee Patrick

Lee Patrick

Henrietta Topper

Recurring Role

Thurston Hall

Thurston Hall

Mr. Schuyler

Recurring Role

Buck

Buck

Neil

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Ed Fleming a newscaster is promoting Camel cigarettes in this episode. He states that Harry M. Wokey, the leading tobacco analysis, in 1954 published figures showing the Camels out sells the second leading cigarette by 50 and 8/10%. This makes cigarette history. And it simple means: Camels are what most people want for pure smoking pleasure.

    • Topper is brought to you by Camels which at the time out sold all other brands. In the commercials, the actors all smoke and refer to each other by their real names.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mr. Schuyler has just told Topper that Topper needs to go to Las Vegas to present Harvey Middle's bid on a hotel. Topper asked why me and Mr. Schuyler tells Topper that the job must be done by a man of his dignity and demeanor. Marion and George are so exicted about the trip that they push Topper into his chair and start swinging him around. Mr. Schuyler walks back into the room and sees Topper spinning in his chair.
      Schuyler: Topper! What on earth has happened to you.
      Topper: Nothing, I was just reminding myself to buy a round trip ticket.

    • Henrietta: I'm writing to Thelma.
      Cosmo: That's nice.
      Henrietta: Thelma and I have been corresponding for years. Whenever I go any place I write to her and she writes to me whenever she leaves town.
      Cosmo: But Thelma has never been out of town since we've known her.
      Henrietta: You know your right. I wondered why I never get any mail from her.

    • Lefferty watches as Topper is talking to his ghost friends Marion and George. The ghost hand Topper some dice. Lefferty see the dice float in the air and goes up to Topper.
      Lefferty: How did you do that?
      Topper: What?
      Lefferty: Those dice they stayed up in the air by themselves.
      Topper: Oh, yes. I got them in a floating crap game.

    • The show's sponsor likes to tell you the following.
      Narrator: Camel, America's first choice among cigarettes presents Topper starring as Marianne Kerby, the liveliest ghost in town, Anne Jeffreys; as George Kerby, the liveliest ghost in town, Robert Sterling; and Leo G. Carroll as Topper. Oh yes, and the deadliest ghost, Neil. And there are only three people in the world who can see them. You and I and Cosmo Topper.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In the show each week at the beginning and end of the show, you will see Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling and Leo Carroll smoking. They play themselves in these commercials and endorse Camels.

    • Actors were not paid as much in the 1950s as they are today. Like in radio, the stars of the 1950s were expected to endorce their shows sponsors in at least two commercials per show. If the sponsor was a cigarette company, even if you did not smoke, you were expected to smoke for the commercial to endorse the product. Every show you can see Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling and Leo Carroll, smoking and endorsing Camels.

    • In the 1950s television shows were generally sponsored by one product. All the commercials would be about the item. Topper was sponsored by Camels.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Cosmo: It is my contention that there is not room in this world for women and pants and in some cases there is no room in the pants for women.
      This is a reference to the changing times. Women had been in the home in dresses and their role was changing. Topper an old fashion man does not like the change. His wife is becoming more modern and is wearing a pair of pants.

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