Joey Bishop appeared briefly at the beginning of the show. His pal Buddy Hackett had been introduced by Arlene Francis and was then supposed to walk out from between the curtains and take his seat. However, Joey Bishop appeared at the entrance spot! Buddy then appeared and the two faced each other and exchanged a few sentences. Buddy said to Joey with mock anger, "You're on next week! She said Buddy Hackett, not Joey Bishop!" Buddy then took his seat. Later, he explained that he and Joey had taken their wives out for the evening.