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A big-budget variety series featuring some of the biggest names in show business. Variety shows hosted by a major comedian were fairly common in the early fifties, but the Colgate show was different in that it featured alternating hosts. Some performers (like Phil Silvers or Ray Bolger) would only host once or twice, while the "regular" hosts appeared once a month. Initially the regular hosts were Eddie Cantor, Fred Allen and Martin & Lewis. Allen, one of the biggest comedians in radio, couldn't make the transition to television and left the show after a few months. In 1951, Abbott & Costello and Donald O'Connor became "regulars". Bob Hope joined the ranks in 1952, but only stayed with the program for one season (1952-1953). In the fall of 1953, Hope was replaced by Jimmy Durante-who also stayed for just one season. A show of this scope proved difficult to sustain. By the fall of 1954, Cantor, O'Connor and Abbott & C


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S01E01 Revenge with Music 00/00/0000 Eddie Cantor hosts the premiere episode of the series, joined by actor/dancer Tommy Wonder, opera soprano Yma Sumac, dancer Danny Daniels, Yiddish theatre star Joseph Buloff, Lew Hearn, Robert Gari, Jack Albertson, the ballet team of Val Buttingnol and Joy Williams, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. The program was promoted in the NY Times as "a nostalgic review recalling the halcyon days of the New Amsterdam theater at Broadway and 42nd Street".
S01E02 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000 Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, has Dean and Jerry alongside gorgeous Marilyn Maxwell ("The Lemon Drop Kid") and comedian Leonard Barr. Sketches include a backstage bit with Martin and Lewis goofing around in their dressing room, and another with Jerry playing a little kid who goes to the movies with grown up Dean.
S01E03 Fred Allen 00/00/0000 Fred Allen makes his hosting debut. His guests include actors Monte Woolley and Peter Donald; Risë Stevens from the Metropolitian Opera; ballet stars Sono Osato, Hugh Laing and Zachary Solov; Tony award winner David Burns; Fred Allen's radio co-horts Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly; with Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
S01E04 Bobby Clark 00/00/0000 In this episode sponsored by Frigidaire, Bobby Clark makes his debut as host. His guests include actress Joan Blondell and Broadway composer Sigmund Romberg. Clark appears in a comedy sketch about TV cameras in the courtroom.
S01E05 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Eddie Cantor returns as host with Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Cantor does a sketch with his character 'Maxi the Taxi', and performs 'Dinah' in a production number.
S01E06 Martin & Lewis: Anything Goes 00/00/0000 Kitty Kallen; The Skylarks; Mayor Ralph Villani of Newark, N.J.; Mayor Walter Sterling of Steubenville, Ohio; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
S01E07 Fred Allen 00/00/0000 Fred Allen hosts and welcomes guests Broadway actress/singer Ella Logan; dancers Anthony, Allyn and Hodges; comedians Mort and Art Havel; and from Allen's radio program comedian (and Allen's wife) Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly and Peter Donald.
S01E08 Bobby Clark 00/00/0000 Vaudeville and film comedian Bobby Clark hosted this show sponsored by Frigidaire. Clark welcomes baseball announcer Mel Allen; singer/actress Frances Langford; tennis player Gussie Moran; Argentinian jugglers Atilio and Hector, The Peiro Brothers; and comedy act The Albins
S01E09 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Eddie Cantor hosts and is joined by his wife, Ida Cantor; his son-in law actor Robert Gari; radio comedian Charlie Cantor (no relation); dancers Fred and Sledge; Lesli Scott; Bil and Cora Baird's Marionettes; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
S01E10 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis return with guests singer/actress Kitty Kallen; future 'Jackie Gleason Show' co-star Joyce Randoph; comic dancer Leonard Barr; comic actor Sammy Petrillo; the dance team of De May and Moore; singers The Skylarks; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
S01E11 Fred Allen 00/00/0000 Fred Allen hosts with guests humorist/author H. Allen Smith; Tony award winning actress Sheila Bond; and Broadway performer Billy Tabbert.
S01E12 Bob Hope 26/11/1950 A nervous-looking Bob Hope makes his debut as host in this Frigidaire-sponsored episode. His guests include: Marilyn Maxwell; country singer Jimmy Wakely; vocalists The Taylor Maids; dance troupe The High Hatters; dancer Judy Kelly; Nelson Case; and Les Brown and his Band of Renown. This show is performed before an all-military audience.
S01E13 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Eddie Cantor hosts and welcomes guests jazz pianist Joe Bushkin; actor Jack Albertson; co-star of the TV series 'Mama', Dick Van Patten; actress Connie Sawyer; acrobats The Amadis; June Keegan; and dancers Les Zoris.
S01E14 Tickets Please! 00/00/0000 Comic dancers Paul and Grace (The Hartmans) star in this adaptation of their just-ended Broadway review, 'Tickets, Please!" Joining them are cast members from the show: Jack Albertson, Tommy Wonder, Dorothy Jarnac, Patricia Bright, Bill Norvas, Mildred Hughes, Warde Donovan, The Upstarts.
S01E15 Fred Allen 00/00/0000 Fred Allen makes his final appearance as host. His guests include: comic Doc Rockwell; opera singer Eileen Farrell; The Christianis acrobat act; and from Allen's radio show Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, and Parker Fennelly. Music is provided by Al Goodman and his orchestra.
S01E16 Bob Hope 00/00/0000 Bob Hope hosts this episode, sponsored by Frigidaire. His guests include: His guests include: opera star Lily Pons; Elanor Roosevelt; Bob Cummings; harpist Robert Maxwell; New York Mayor Vincent Impellitteri; the Boys' Choir from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; and Charles Sandford and his Orchestra.
S01E17 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Danny Thomas, Ed Wynn and Sigmund Romberg.
S01E18 Abbott & Costello 07/01/1951 Abbott and Costello's first time as hosts. Several comedy routines including their classic: "Who's On First". Martin & Lewis were still in Hollywood making That's My Boy, so Abbott & Costello filled in. This episode, not only A&C's first for The Comedy Hour but their first TV appearance ever, includes the team's famous "hot dog and mustard" routine. Gould of The Times observed, "As is not unusual with television debuts, both Mr. Costello and Mr. Abbott seemed a little ill at ease on stage and far from relaxed," and noted, "their medium was much newer than their material." Despite Gould's reservations, the boys are in fine form, and the audience roars with laughter.
S01E19 Jerry Lester 14/01/1951 Joan Bennett; Fred Allen; Pat O'Brien; Kukla, Fran & Ollie; The Mello-Larks the cast of Broadway Open House: Dagmar; David Street; Jack Adrian; Milton DeLugg; and Wayne Howell.
S01E20 Bobby Clark 00/00/0000 Julie Wilson; Willie, West and McGinty; The Maxwells; Miriam Wakefield; Bobby Lane and Claire; Jack Mann; Dick Dana; and Tom Jones and his Orchestra.
S01E21 Eddie Cantor 28/01/1951 Lee Fairfax, Basil O'Connor, Dave Powell, Joe Marks, and Estelle Sloan.
S01E22 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000 Polly Bergen, Mary Ann Niles, Bob Fosse, and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Note: Martin & Lewis had not hosted in nearly three months only because they were off in Hollywood making a movie.
S01E23 The Spike Jones Show 00/00/0000 The City Slickers, George Rock, Sir Frederick Gas, Freddy and Dick Morgan, Bill King, The Wayne Marlin Trio, Lois Ray, Gale Robbins, and Laverne Pearson Note: There was also a cameo appearance by the Today Show's Dave Garroway and a look at a very young announcer, Mike Wallace.
S01E24 Bobby Clark 00/00/0000 Basil Rathbone, Sarah Churchill, Walter Abel, Nelson Case, Mary Boland, Fran Warren, and Danny Scholl.
S01E25 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Lena Horne, Jack Albertson, Charlie Cantor, Bil and Cora Baird Marionettes, Landre and Verna, Phil Kramer, Marcia Walter, Chris Barbery, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
S01E26 Tony Martin 00/00/0000 Milton Berle, The Andrews Sisters, and Leonard Sues.
S01E27 Abbot & Costello 00/00/0000 Lon Chaney Jr.; Sid Fields; Jarmila Novotna; Jesse, James & Carnell; Milton Frome; Ann Thomas; Gregg Sherwood; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
S01E28 Beatrice Lillie 00/00/0000 Rex Harrison, Wally Cox, Nelson Case, Jean Sablon, Valerie Bettis.
S01E29 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
S01E30 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Eddie Fisher, Joel Grey, William Warfield, Evelyn Gould, Gehrig and Weismuller, Tony and Eddy, and Michell Auclair.
S01E31 Bob Hope 00/00/0000 Rex Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Cantor, Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Lilli Palmer, Janis Paige, Arthur Treacher, Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson, Tex and Jinx McCrary, Faye Emerson, Ken Murray, and Toots Shor.
S01E32 Tony Martin 00/00/0000 Tony Martin hosts this installment. His guests include: comedian Fred Allen; actress Celeste Holm; ballet star Kathryn Lee; jazz clarinetist Peanuts Hucko; Broadway performer Joe Silver; character actor Richard Loo; actress Lynn Loring; comedians Art & Mort Havel; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Martin's songs include 'If', 'You', and 'For Every Man There's a Woman'. In comedy, Fred Allen portrays Chinese detective One Long Pan.
S01E33 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Eddie Cantor hosts this weeks show. His guests include: actress Anne Jeffreys; Robert Gari; Charlie Cantor; dancers Gehrig and Weismuller, Hal Loman and Joan Field. Cantor performs a 'Maxi the Taxi' sketch, and joins Jeffreys for a comic bit from 'Taming of the Shrew'.
S01E34 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this telecast from Chicago. Their guests include: singer Helen O'Connell; dance team Bob Fosse & Mary Ann Niles; Ladd Lyon; announcer Mike Wallace; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Martin's songs include 'I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now.'
S01E35 Phil Silvers 00/00/0000 Phil Silvers hosts this week's edition. His guest list includes: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; singer Vivian Blaine; comic Joey Faye; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Blaine and Silvers duet on 'When You And I Were Young Maggie Blues', and so she does 'What Is This Thing Called Love?'
S01E36 Beatrice Lillie 00/00/0000 Beatrice Lillie hosts this episode sponsored by Frigidaire. Her guests include: singer Dick Haymes; comic actor Wally Cox; actor Victor Moore; singer/actor Harold Lang; and Broadway star Helen Gallagher. Music includes 'Without a Song' and 'Bye Bye Blackbird' from Haymes.
S01E37 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's show. Their guests include: singer Jane Morgan; the dance team of Bob Fosse & Mary Ann Niles; a cameo by Eddie Cantor; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra.
S01E38 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Eddie Cantor hosts this week's show. His guests include: a teen-aged Joel Grey; big band vocalist Connie Haines; Charlie Cantor; Herbert Coleman; Monsieur Crayone; TV actor Joe Silver; Lou Wills Jr.; and a cameo from active Army member Eddie Fisher. Cantor performs another 'Maxi the Taxi' sketch.
S01E39 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this week's episode. Their guests include: The DeMarco Sisters; comedian/singer Sonny King; actor Tommy Farrell; Rosette Shaw; comic actor and 'Colgate' writer Danny Arnold; The Johnny Conrad Dancers; cameo by Tony Curtis; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Dean's songs include 'Isle of Capri' and 'Too Young' The DeMarco Sisters perform 'I'm Late.'
S01E40 Jackie Gleason 00/00/0000 Jackie Gleason, starring on DuMont's 'Cavalcade of Stars', hosts this episode sponsored by Frigidaire. His guests include: Fred Allen; Vivian Blaine and actress Joan Carroll.
S01E41 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Eddie Cantor is the host and welcomes guests including: 'Mr. Television' Milton Berle; comics Jack E. Leonard and Phil Foster, bombshell Dagmar; Junie Keegan; and Ida Cantor. Also, appearances by Cantor's daughter Marilyn and Berle's daughter Vicki. Cantor performs another 'Maxi the Taxi' comedy sketch with Foster. Also, there's a musical salute to songwriter Irving Berlin.
S01E42 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis host this first season closer. Their guests include: singer Janis Paige; comic and show writer Danny Arnold; The Johnny Conrad Dancers; cameos by Tony Martin and Joe Louis; and Dick Stabile and his Orchestra. Music includes Paige doing 'Those Old Phonograph Records'.
S02E03 Spike Jones 06/09/1951
S02E10 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000
S02E12 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 Abbott and Costello do several of their burlesque routines with their usual supporting players. They also play as host to Luis Armstrong.
S02E18 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000
S02E20 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 In one sketch, Abbott and Costello are offered a job on Cabot's dude ranch. On the way, they encounter Flynn, with whom they do the old "Niagara Falls" sketch. In another western bit, the boys have a run-in with bad guy Flynn. Rhonda Fleming performs "Don't Blame Me" and "I'm in Love With a Wonderful Guy".
S02E24 Martin & Lewis 10/02/1952 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform at the Mayhem Annual Awards Dinner. Jerry introduces Dean singing, When You're Smiling. We see the private lives of Jerry and Dean out of the public eye. Dean hires Jerry as a soda jerk.
S02E30 Martin & Lewis 23/03/1952
S02E35 Martin & Lewis 27/04/1952 Opens with Dean and Jerry as guests at a librarian convention. Followed by a sketch where Jerry plays a nut case, auditioning for a part in Dean's upcoming show. The final sketch has Dean and Jerry traveling abroad where Jerry plays a stowaway.
S02E36 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this episode of The Colgate Comedy Hour. Their guests for this episode include ballet dancer and actress Vera Zorina, Broadway performer Tony Bavaar, The Ashtons, blonde beauty actress Monique Van Vooren, Sport Morgan, Sid Fields, dancer Gemze de Lappe, AC stalwarts, Joe Kirk and Bobby Barber, Jean Cleveland, Charlie Bollinder singers, Three Beaus and a Peep, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Comedy includes AC doing their Baccigalupe bit. Also, the boys visit France for a singing lesson.
S03E01 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000 Features songs "You Belong To Me" and "Hominy Grits"
S03E04 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 Lizabeth Scott, Gisele macKenzie, The Four Pipers, Les dassie, Dudley Dickerson, Milt Bronson, Bobby Barber, Sid Fields and Al Goodman and his Orchestra
S03E05 Donald O'Connor and Ben Blue 00/00/0000 The legendary duo, Abbott and Costello cohost another great episode of the Colgate Comedy hour. Special guests Elizabeth Scott Gisele McKenziel and the Dassies join the show.
S03E10 Martin & Lewis 30/11/1952
S03E13 Abbott & Costello - Christmas Show 00/00/0000 Abbott & Costello present a comedy/variety Christmas Special, including their routines, singing, dancing, and acrobats.
S03E16 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 Victor Borge, Gisele MacKenzie, Grace Hartman, Allan Jones, Sid Fields, Harry Lang, The Four Pipers, Bobby Barber, R. J. Otis and Abner, The Hollywood Stunt Group
S03E17 Eddie Cantor 00/00/0000 Abbott and Costello come and host a mock of the Inaugural Ball for the President Eisenhower. It includes Victor Borge by sending out former President Truman and his daguther performing.
S03E18 Martin & Lewis 25/01/1953 The boys introduce sketches from earlier shows (because Jerry had injured himself on a motor scooter).
S03E31 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 Hoagy Carmichael, Teresa Brewer, The Four Pipers, The Amin Brothers, Sid Fields, Michael Ross, Jack Lomas, Sherry Morland, Evelynne D'Smith, Sid Marion, Bobby Barber and Al Goodman and his Orchestra
S03E32 Martin & Lewis 03/05/1953 Sketches involve a harem and the boys taking out insurance policies on each other.
S03E36 Martin & Lewis 31/05/1953
S04E02 Jimmy Durante 11/10/1953 Jimmy Durante debuts as a Comedy Hour host. He and guest John Wayne do a takeoff on Northwest Mountie thrillers.
S04E03 Eddie Cantor 18/10/1953 This episode is centered around the impending opening of The Eddie Cantor Story. The show includes a tribute to comedian Willie Shore, who was to have appeared but was killed in a car accident on October 17. This was sort of a makeup for Jack Benny, who missed the June 7th episode due to illness. Both TV Guide and The New York Times list Eddie Fisher as a guest, but neither Variety nor UCLA (which has the actual kinescope) mention him.
S04E15 Martin & Lewis 10/01/1954
S04E25 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 Abbott and Costello host this episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour with guests that include Les Paul and Mary Ford, the Pied Pipers and Veola Vonn.
S04E28 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello welcome guests including: Jane Russell; Rhonda Fleming; A&C stalwarts Connie Haines, Bobby Barber and Mike Ross; actress Beryl Davis; actors Tony Martinez, Nestor Paiva, Frank Richards, Benny Rubin, Jim Hayward and Ken Mayer; Jack Shea; Baby Mistin; Donna Kaye; announcer Hal Sawyer; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. In comedy highlights, the boys are flat broke in a bording house in the Latin American country of Bolamania. They rehearse a magic trick, hoping to get a job at a nightclub. Then Lou gets the great idea of impersonating the El Presidente! Also, take offs on Liberace and You Bet Your Life.
S04E30 Martin & Lewis 00/00/0000
S04E33 Abbott & Costello 00/00/0000 One in this comedy/variety series with rotating hosts. The comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello star in this live episode. Highlights include the following: Bud and Lou get fired from their jobs at a department store after attempting to sell nylons; Abbott and his friends sucker Costello out of his pay, but Lou gets his revenge; Hoagy Carmichael sings and is visited by child actor Ricky Vera; Costello and Vera try to tell each other the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and crack each other up in the process; Abbott cons Costello out of his money, but Vera gets the last laugh; Peggy Lee sings "Johnny Guitar," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," and the "Halo Shampoo" song; Costello gets appliances with meters and has to pay a quarter every time he uses one, prompting a lot of mayhem as he attempts to try each one out; the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra plays "Midnight Sleigh Ride" and "Holiday"; and Costello attempts to dance with a woman who is almost twice his height. Includes commercials.
S04E34 Martin & Lewis 30/05/1954