The Colgate Comedy Hour

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


109362. The Colgate Comedy Hour. September 17, 1950. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. The first time Dean and Jerry starred on the program. They go all-out to make a hit. Dean and Jerry attend a formal party in formal attire. Trouble starts when Jerry tries to sign an autograph and has a bit of trouble with a fountain pen. Dean tries to sing, "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Right Myself A Letter." However, he forgets the words! Don't miss Jerry's dressing room at, "The International Theatre." Dean and Jerry at the movie theatre. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Barr and Estes (comedy dancers), Leonard Barr, Virginia Estes, J. C. McCord, Frank Gallop, Jean Carson, William McCutheon, The Honeydreamers, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Kingman Moore (director), Harry Crane (writer), Ed Simmons (writer), Norman Lear (writer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director). 50:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109340. The Colgate Comedy Hour. October 15, 1950. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Dick and Jerry are "welcomed home" by the Mayors of Steubenville, Ohio and Newark, New Jersey. Jerry visit's Dean's gymnasium. A gangster story with a visit to "Mayhem's Inc." Jerry leads the band while Dean tries to sing. Excellent kenscope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Kitty Kallen, The Skylarks, Walter Sterling (mayor of Steubenville, Ohio), Ralph Villani (mayor of Newark, New Jersey), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Fred Hamilton (director), Norman Lear (writer), Ed Simmons (writer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director). 40:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109363. The Colgate Comedy Hour. November 12, 1950. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Dean and Jerry open the show as guests of the "Mortician's Jubilee." Joyce Randolph and Jerry portray parents who hire a baby sitter to watch little Sammy Petrillo (a Jerry Lewis look-alike, sound-alike). Later, Jerry hoofs his way through dancing school. The show ends with Dean trying to sing, "Singing In The Rain" when Jerry starts a water fight. The stage becomes flooded and it's very funny. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Kitty Kallen, Joyce Randolph, Barr and Estes (comic dancers), Leonard Barr, Virginia Estes, Sammy Petrillo, De Maye and Moore (dancers), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, The Skylarks. 40:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109366. The Colgate Comedy Hour. January 7, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Commercials deleted. The first appearance of Abbott and Costello on television. They do their "Mustard" routine to start. At a carnival midway, Abbott cheats Costello at the old shell game. Finally, Lou is admitted to Dr. Costello's sanitarium for some peace and quiet. Good kinescope video. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Evelyn Knight, Hal Le Roy (actor, dancer), Paul Remos and His Toy Boys (the "Boys" are dwarves in suitcases!), The Jimmy Ford Four, Art Havel, Mort Havel, Patricia Neal, Valerie de Cadenet, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Charles Friedman (producer, director). 41:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109342. The Colgate Comedy Hour. February 4, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Jerry is an attendant at a drive-in theatre. Dean and Jerry check into at a cheap hotel. Jerry conducts the orchestra while Dean tries to sing, "It's Magic." Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Bob Fosse (dancer), Mary Ann Niles (dancer), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Snag Werris (writer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director), Arnold Horwitt (wrkiter), George Axelrod (writer). 59:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109341. The Colgate Comedy Hour. April 1, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Eddie and Marion Colby sing a duet to, "How Could You Believe Me When I Told You I loved You When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life." Eddie is presented an award from the American Cancer Society. Very good to excellent kinescope video. Eddie Cantor, Eddie Fisher (just days before he enters the Army), Marion Colby, Evelyn Gould (opera singer), Joel Grey (singer, dancer), Fred Hamilton (director), William Warfield (his first television appearance), Tony and Eddie (lip-synching comedy, Tony performs from a wheelchair), Miche'le Auclair (violinist), Gehrig and Weismuller (dancers), Phyllis Gehrig, Don Weismuller, Don Pardo (announcer), Al Goodman (music director), Manning Ostroff (producer, director). 51:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109376. The Colgate Comedy Hour. April 15, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. "The Tony Martin Show". Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Tony starts the show by singing, "You." Fred Allen solves another case as detective "One Long Pan," "The Perfect Crime, by Scurlock Bones. Both Fred and Tony play the clarinet, then Peanuts Hucko shows them how it should be done. Fred dances with Celeste Holm. Very good kinescope video. Tony Martin (host), Fred Allen, Celeste Holm, Kathryn Lee (ballet dancer), Peanuts Hucko, Joe Silver, Richard Loo, Lynn Loring, Art Havel, Mort Havel, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Jack Whiting (announcer), Colleen Gray (commercial spokesman). 52:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109353. The Colgate Comedy Hour. April 29, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. The program originates from Chicago. Dean goes golfing and Jerry is, "The Caddy." Dean and Jerry are welcomed by, "The Committee To Cure The Common Cold." Loud-mouthed Jerry shows up in the library run by Dean. Jerry lip-synchs (with four singers behind him) to, "She's Never Been Kissed." While Dick Stabile vainly waves his baton, Dean picks up a trombone, Jerry plays the start of, "The Sabre Dance" on the trumpet. Don't miss Mike Wallace and Helen O'Connell sing the Halo Shampoo jungle as a duet. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Helen O'Connell, Bob Fosse (dancer), Mary Ann Niles (dancer), Ladd Lyon, Mike Wallace (announcer), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Ed Simmons (writer), Norman Lear (writer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director). 59:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2218. The Colgate Comedy Hour. May 20, 1951. NBC-TV net, WNBT-TV, New York audio aircheck. "The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show". Sponsored by: Colgate Toothpaste, Ajax Cleanser, Palmolive Soap, Halo Shampoo. 8:00 P.M. A funny show! The program opens with Dean and Jerry judging a bathing beauty contest. Dr. Dean Martin has Jerry as his assistant. Dean and Jerry attend a formal dinner party. See cat. #109365 for an audio + video recording of this program. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Jane Morgan, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Ed Simmons (writer), Sam Fuller (NBC production supervisor), Bob Fosse (dancer), Mary Ann Niles (dancer), Eddie Cantor (cameo), Norman Lear (writer), Fred Hamilton (director). 56:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

109365. The Colgate Comedy Hour. May 20, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. "The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show.. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. A funny show! The program opens with Dean and Jerry judging a bathing beauty contest. Doctor Dean Martin has Jerry as his assistant. Dean and Jerry attend a formal dinner party. See cat. #2218 for an audio-only recording of this program. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Jane Morgan, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Ed Simmons (writer), Sam Fuller (NBC production supervisor), Bob Fosse (dancer), Mary Ann Niles (dancer), Eddie Cantor (cameo), Norman Lear (writer), Fred Hamilton (director). 44:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109339. The Colgate Comedy Hour. June 3, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Dean and Jerry are judges at the Kennel Club annual dog show. Jerry enrolls at Dean school for acting and winds up as Hamlet (as well as two fist-fights with Dean). Dean visits a hillbilly family with Jerry as the father's daughter. Don't miss the chaos in the wood bathtub. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, The De Marco Sisters, Sonny King, Tommy Farrell, Danny Arnold (performer, reportedly as a writer also, but no writing credit given on the crawl), The Johnny Conrad Dancers, Tony Curtis (cameo appearance), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Rosette Shaw, Fred Hamilton (director), Ed Simmons (writer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director). 45:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109349. The Colgate Comedy Hour. June 24, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. The last show of the season. "Martin and Louis" get of their plane at La Guardia airport, only it's Tony Martin and Joe Louis. When Jerry punches Joe in the arm, Joe says, "I Like It, I Like It." Jerry's the new butler at the swank Gramery Club. The show ends with Dick Stabile playing an excellent sax solo to, "The Man I Love," while Dean and Jerry tear his clothes off. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janis Paige, Danny Arnold (writer, performer), The Johnny Conrad Dancers, Tony Martin (cameo), Joe Louis (cameo), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Don Pardo (announcer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director), Norman Lear (writer), Danny Arnold. 59:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109350. The Colgate Comedy Hour. November 4, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Dean and Jerry try to get a job by appearing as a ventriloqist and his dummy. Dean and Jerry set back archeology a million years whie destroying dinosaur bones. Jerry lip-synchs to a Mario Lanza record of, "Be My Love." It's the essence of Jerry's comedy. Jerry enters prison as an undercover agent. Finally, Dean tries to sing while Jerry leads the orchestra (to destruction)! The show veers from comedy to surrealism when a Colgate commercial features a talking cocker spaniel! Excellent kinescope video. Donald MacBride, Marion Marshall, Jimmy Wallington (in an on-camera appearance, introduces Dean and Jerry while wearing a suit with enough padding in the shoulders to play football), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Ernest Glucksman (producer, director), Bud Yorkin (assistant director), Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Norman Lear (writer), Dorothy Dandridge, Danny Arnold, Bob Mayo (dancer), Eddie Mayo (dancer), Donald MacBride, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra. 59:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109367. The Colgate Comedy Hour. November 18, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Commercials deleted. Abbott and Costello enter from the audience. They sound find themselves in the army! Officer George Raft shows them how it's done. There's a good scene at the end with Abbott drilling the new recruits...and Costello. Costello ends the show with his pants falling down. Very good to excellent kinescope video. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, George Raft, Louis Armstrong, Rosette Shaw, Sidney Fields, Joe Kirk, The Pied Pipers, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Charles Friedman (producer, director). 49:13. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

109354. The Colgate Comedy Hour. December 30, 1951. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Dean and Jerry visit the "Birdwheel Public School" where Margaret Dumont is the teacher. A visit to "Rick's Hotel" in Miami Beach, where Dean and Jerry are lifeguards. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Margaret Dumont, Eve Young (vocalist), Danny Arnold (writer, comedian), Mike Mazurki, Ray Malone (choreographer), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Fred Hamilton (director), Ed Simmons (writer), Norman Lear (writer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director). 35:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

108427. The Colgate Comedy Hour. January 13, 1952. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Commercials deleted. Abbott and Costello go to a diner for lunch. Abbott has 25 cents; Bruce Cabot is the counter man. Errol Flynn and the boys are out west. Errol tells the story of his life, then there's a scene in a wild-west saloon. Costello tries to milk a cow (there's a live cow on stage) and gets hit with the cow's tail, which knocks him over. There's no reason for it to be funny, but Abbott and Costello squirting mouthsful of milk at each other is a scream. George Raft makes an unbilled appearance and presents the boys with a trophy for selling the most popcorn in theatres where their films are being shown. Excellent kinescope video. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Errol Flynn, Rhonda Fleming, Bruce Cabot, Sidney Fields, Joe Kirk, Joe Besser, The Pied Pipers, George Raft, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 50:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109368. The Colgate Comedy Hour. January 20, 1952. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. "Cantor Goes To College." Eddie appears in blackface, as does Robert Clary, to sing a medley of Gershwin tunes. Very good to excellent kinescope video. Eddie Cantor (host), Adele Jergens, Robert Clary (Eddie Cantor's son-in-law), Jimmy Dobson, Shirley Mitchell, Doris Singleton, Sharon Baird (dancer), Herman McCoy's UCLA Swing Choir, Kirk Douglas (cameo), Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Arthur Q. Bryan, Esther Dale, Gil Herman, Michael Ross, Robert Osterloh, Joe Quillan (writer), Manning Ostroff (producer, director), Jesse Goldstein (writer). 59:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109356. The Colgate Comedy Hour. February 10, 1952. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. The program opens at the annual awards dinner of, "Mayhem Inc." Sheldon Leonard calls the meeting to order using a machine gun as a gavel. Dean serenades a little girl with, "When You're Smiling." A visit to Dean and Jerry at home. Jerry's place is such a pigsty that he even has a live pet pig, from which he tries to extract a nickle. Dean and Jerry are visited by Pat Weaver (impersonated). Dean and Jerry are running a soda fountain where a "Big Malted" means a REALLY big malted (it's mixed with an outboard motor)! The final act is "The Borden Twins." They're two very fat ladies that sing and dance, "Quanta La Gusta" with Jerry. They're quite good. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Kingman Moore (director), Ray Malone and His Dancers, Jill Jarmon (vocal), Sheldon Leonard, Danny Arnold, Mike Mazurki, The Borden Twins, Norman Lear (writer, cameo appearance), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra. 59:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109361. The Colgate Comedy Hour. March 23, 1952. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Dean appears as "Leo Roacher," coach of the New York Bruisers; Jerry is a near-sighted rookie. Danny Lewis sings a song about his son, Jerry. Jerry as a model in a milk advertisement. Dean and Jerry at the P.T.A. meeting. Jerry is washing the windows in Dean photography studio. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Danny Lewis (father of Jerry Lewis), Peter Votrian, Harvey Dunn, Ruth Dazzo, Tommy Wonder (dancer), Margaret Banks (dancer), Danny Arnold (writer, performer), Gail Bonney, Evelyn Lovequist, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Sarah Bacon, Linda Williams, Elizabeth Root, Norman Lear (writer, cameo appearance). 45:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108687. The Colgate Comedy Hour. May 18, 1952. NBC-TV net, audio. The program broadcast date is as above,; the transcription is dated May 17, 1952. This may be a labeling error or a rehearsal recording. The recording consists of Eddie's songs only. Eddie sings, "Ain't She Sweet," "My Best Girl," "Did You Ever See A Walking?" "S'Wonderful" (twice, the second version has tap-dancing), "Sining In The Rain." Eddie Cantor. 8:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

109384. The Colgate Comedy Hour. September 21, 1952. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate Palmolive. The first show of the season. Dean and Jerry address a conference of psychiatrists. Dean sings, "You Belong To Me." Rosemary Clooney seems nervous while singing, "If You Love Me Half As Much As I Love You" (but looks great in her dress)! The adventures of Dean and Jerry in Italy. It must have been northern Italy, as Jerry is wearing Leiderhosen. Dean and Jerry whip out their trombone and trumpet for the final band number. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Arnold (writer, performer), Harvey Birdbox, Harry Lang, Elsie Baker, Byron Kane, Sara Berner, George Milan, Joseph Waring, Hal Sawyer (announcer), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Ed Simmons (writer), Norman Lear (writer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director). 59:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

108704. The Colgate Comedy Hour. October 5, 1952. NBC-TV net audio. The first tune heard is, "Fascinatin' Rhythm." This program featured Dean Martin, however, he is not heard on this recording. Donald O'Connor, Scatman Crothers, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Lisa Kirk. 10:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

109382. The Colgate Comedy Hour. January 11, 1953. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. The broadcast originates from Washington, D.C., where the boys have been invited to President Eisenhower's inauguration. Costello appears in one routine with a donkey, who turns out to be as stubborn as a mule! Victor Borge plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto as is as funny as usual. Abbott and Costello try to get a room in one of Washinton's swanky hotels. Very good kinescope video. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Victor Borge, Gisele MacKenzie, Allan Jones, Grace Hartman (dancer), Sidney Fields, Bobby Barber, Harry Lang, The Pied Pipers (billed as "The Four Pipers"), R. J. Otis and Piper, Hal Sawyer (announcer). 51:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109369. The Colgate Comedy Hour. November 8, 1953. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Commercials deleted. Frank tries to sing, "From Here To Eternity," but can't get into it with Jimmy kidding him. The cast is at a formal dinner and tries to drink the sponsor's awful tasting product. Jimmy and Frank appear on, "Comedy Quiz" (a cross between "Juke-Box Jury" and "What's My Line." The first guest is a performing seal. Surprise: Frank imitates Red Buttons! Jimmy chats with his "conscience" (a marionette with a big nose) and ends the show with his standard, "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash." A good show. Good kinescope video. Jimmy Durante (host), Frank Sinatra, Danny Thomas, The Gay Tyroliers ("Tyrolians"? They yodel, play cow bells, dance and look scared stiff), Jackie Barnett, Jan Arvan, Hy Averback, Wanda Smith's Cover Girls, Charles Smith, Allen Henderson, The Mad Hatters, Jack Roth, Eddie Jackson, Jules Buffano, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Charles Isaacs (writer), Jack Elinson (writer). 51:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108428. The Colgate Comedy Hour. November 29, 1953. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Halo shampoo, Colgate toothpaste (with "Gardol"), Ajax cleanser. Palmolive soap (historic dolls premium). Eddie appears as "Maxie The Taxi" and as, "Freddy The Frog" in a satire of western movies on television. He rides, "Mendel, The Wonder Horse." Brian Donlevy appears as the sheriff in a gunfight scene in a saloon. The entire skit is done in a voice-over technique, all the dialogue being pre-recorded. In a scene with a talking horse, Eddie is 7 years ahead of the "Mr. Ed" television show (which was itself inspired by a 1937 magazine article). Jack Kirkwood is heard as the horse, and sounds more "horsey" than Alan Hale did on the "Mr. Ed" show. It's a great bit of casting. Eddie Fisher sings a medley including, "Many Times" and "O, My Papa." In an historic segment, Harold Arlen sings (and plays the piano) many of his famous songs. Sinatra sings a medley of Arlen's hits, starting with, "Come Rain Or Come Shine." Everyone then joins in. An excellent live-TV show. Very good kinescope video. Eddie Cantor, Eddie Fisher, Connie Russell, The Debonaires, Jinx Falkenburg (commercial spokesman), Brian Donlevy, Jack Kirkwood, Frank Sinatra, Harold Arlen, Hal Sawyer (announcer), Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Adele Jergens, Robert Clary, Joan Shawlee. 59:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64352. The Colgate Comedy Hour. February 21, 1954. NBC-TV net audio aircheck. Sponsored by: Colgate Tooth Paste, Halo Shampoo, Rapid Shave, Ajax, Palmolive Soap. Keefe Brasselle sings, "It All Depends On You." Keefe and Gene Wesson do imitations (not bad!). A visit to a "coffee speakeasy." Abbott and Costello visit a prop room for horror movies. It's a funny routine but is mostly visual humor ("The Creature From The Black Lagoon" and "Frankenstein" appear, but do not speak). See cat. #109379 for an audio + video recording of this program. Gene Wesson (host), Keefe Braselle, Sonja Henie (who skates on the air), Carolyn Jones, Will White, Joyce Jameson, Norman Abbott, Michael Ross, Glen Stangle, Hal Sawyer (announcer), The Jud Conlon Singers. 58:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

109379. The Colgate Comedy Hour. February 21, 1954. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Pamolive. Keefe Brasselle sings, "It All Depends On You." Keefe and Gene Wesson do imitations (not bad!). A visit to a "coffee speakeasy." Abbott and Costello visit a prop room for horror movies. See cat. #64352 for an audio-only recording of this program. Very good kinescope video. Gene Wesson (host), Keefe Braselle, Sonja Henie (who skates on the air), Carolyn Jones, Will White, Joyce Jameson, Norman Abbott, Michael Ross, Glen Stangle, Hal Sawyer (announcer), The Jud Conlon Singers. 57:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

34685. The Colgate Comedy Hour. February 28, 1954. NBC-TV net, audio aircheck. "Anything Goes". Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, Bert Lahr, Sheree North, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Arthur Gould-Porter. 34 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109343. The Colgate Comedy Hour. April 18, 1954. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Abbott and Costello become bull fighters in the country of Bullonia. Somehow, Costello becomes "El Presidente" of the country...and the target of an assassination attempt. Don't miss Costello with a bowl of soup. Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Connie Haines and Beryl Davis sing as a quartet. Excellent kinescope video. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Connie Haines, Beryl Davis, Tony Martinez, Nestor Paiva, Benny Rubin, Jim Hayward, Baby Mistin, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Fred Hamilton (director), Milt Bronson, Jack Shea, Hal Sawyer (announcer), Ed Herlihy (commercial spokesman), Donna Kaye, Ken Mayer, Jim Hayward, Vic Parks, Frank Richards, Mike Ross. 59:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109370. The Colgate Comedy Hour. May 2, 1954. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Commercials deleted. How Dean and Jerry met at an Atlantic City nightclub...and were both fired from their jobs as waiter and busboy. The meet again while working in a music store...and once again, they both get fired. A show that highlights Jerry's sense of comedy. He does an eccentric dance, plays the drums and don't miss him having a bowl of soup. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dick Humphries, Gretchen Houser, The Treniers, Robert Carson, Henry Slate, Frances Farwell, Helen Eby-Rock, John Harmon, Bobby Fain, Charles Williams, Hal Sawyer (announcer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director), Bud Yorkin (director). 48:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109338. The Colgate Comedy Hour. May 30, 1954. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. The last show of the season. Jerry appears as a bellhop in the hotel room where Dean and his new bride are looking for privacy. Jerry at a lonely hearts club. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Byron Kane, Mary Ellen Kay, Paul Power, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, The Skylarks, Hal Sawyer (announcer), The Nick Castle Dancers, Bud Yorkin (director), Arthur Phillips (writer), Harry Crane (writer), Ernest Gluckman (producer, director), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra. 40:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109355. The Colgate Comedy Hour. December 19, 1954. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. The show opens back-stage on Broadway. The announcer mispronounces the words, "Colgate-Palmolive" at the start of the show. Dean's in a restaurant eating, while Jerry stands outside, hungry and watching him; told in pantomime. Dean and Jerry are running a spaghetti restaurant. At "The Happy Haven For Children," Jerry competes with five real boys to be adopted by, "Mr. and Mrs. Martin." Dean sings, "Mambo Italiano." Jack Benny makes two cameo appearances. The show ends with Dean and Jerry doing a soft shoe. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Vera Miles, Margery Maud, Hanke Mann, Marvin Middlebird, Milton Frome, Sylvia Hickle, Gretchen House (dancer), Dick Humphries (dancer), Jack Benny (cameo, billed as Phil Abrams), The Nick Castle Dancers, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Bud Yorkin (director), Arthur Phillips (writer), Harry Crane (writer), Nick Castle (choreography), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director). 59:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109347. The Colgate Comedy Hour. February 13, 1955. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Jerry plays a manic parking lot attendant. Dean and Jerry meet the sponsor. Later, Dean tries to sleep in a hotel room, while Jerry declares war on an elusive fly. Dean and Jerry sing, "We Belong Together,' with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Franklin Pangborn, The Four Step Brothers, Micki Marlow, Sammy Cahn (composer), Wick Bird and Kaylick, Ed Herlihy (commercial spokesman), Arthur Phillips (writer), Harry Crane (writer), Ernest Glucksman (producer, director). 43:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109688. The Colgate Comedy Hour. May 8, 1955. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. A "Mother's Day" program. Dean and Jerry start the show with a satire of, "The Ed Sullivan Show," called, "The Toast Of The Colgate Town." Jerry appears as "Ed Solomon." Dean imitates various guests in the audio. The mothers of Dean and Jerry appear on the show and lead into a skit about the days when the boys were young. The set looks just like that on, "The Honeymooners." At the end of the show, Jerry gives the details about the upcoming Martin and Lewis tour, with each stop illustrated by a beautiful model. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ray Malone (dancer), Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Art Hannes (announcer). 43:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109352. The Colgate Comedy Hour. May 15, 1955. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Commercials deleted. The program originates from March Air Force Base in Riverside, California, in honor of Armed Forces Week. Abbott and Costello are in the army once again; Costello manages to have his pants fall down on the tarmac. Very good to excellent kinescope video. Rhonda Fleming (host), Gordon MacRae, The Clark Brothers, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jana Mason, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra, Dwight Eisenhower (on film), The Singing Sergeants, Jim Jordan (director), Glenn Wheaton (writer), John Grant (writer for Abbott and Costello). 52:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109357. The Colgate Comedy Hour. June 5, 1955. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. Jerry opens the program on-camera and reads the opening announcements, trying to be dignified. It's revealed that he has on no pants. In a parody of "Person To Person," Dean, as "Tedward R. Burrow" (obscured by cigarette smoke and with a giant ashtry in front of him) interviews Jerry as "Harlan Sando" (Marlon Brando). Dean joins "The Ebonaires" for, "Sweet Kentucky Babe." Dean and Mrs. Martin have checked into a hotel on their second honeymoon, when in walks Jerry, who's going to spend a week with them. Dean sings, "Ya Gotta Have Heart," and in a first for the program, a film clip from Dean and Jerry's new film, "You're Never Too Young" is shown. Strangely enough, it's not as funny as the rest of the show. Buddy Rich plays a drum solo (Jerry has his own set of drums). Finally, Sonny King sings, "If I Didn't Care," sounding like the Ink Spots. The last show of the season, to be followed next week by "The Colgate Variety Hour"). Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Buddy Rich, Sonny King, Peggie Castle, Paula Voss, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, The Ebonaires, Wendell Niles (announcer), Ed Herlihy (on-camera commercial spokesman for Colgate toothpaste). 57:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

109374. The Colgate Comedy Hour. November 13, 1955. NBC-TV net, audio + video. Sponsored by: Colgate-Palmolive. The last appearance of Martin and Lewis on The Colgate Comedy Hour. Dean and Jerry perform, "Martin's Mighty Midnight Matinee Movie." Jerry stars in a subtitled Japanese movie, "Eggroll Is A Many Spleandored Dish" (didn't anybody realize that eggrolls are supposed to be Chinese?). Dean and Jerry ruin a garden party musicale. Dean tries to sing, "Two Lost Souls, " with the help (?) of Jerry and the Norman Luboff Choir. Excellent kinescope video. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, The Norman Luboff Choir, Isobel Elsom, Evelyn Lovequist, Milton Frome, Byron Kane, Patty Peterson, Terry Lee, Torben Meyer, Frank Mitchell, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Arthur Phillips (writer), Harry Crane (writer). 52:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

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