Half-hour daytime musical variety show with some alleged comedy breaks from Jimmy.
This episode is from May 9, 1959. It opens with a really lame bit where Jimmy gets a singing telegram for his birthday. It’s not his birthday. Hilarious. Jimmy sings “Alabama Jubilee.” Then Jimmy does an unfunny monologue about a great time in Corpus Christi, Texas. Now The Noteworthies ruin The Fleetwoods “Come Softly To Me.”
If you want to see one of the worst bits on any show, Jimmy goes into the audience. He says Ed Sullivan has celebrities but he has just plain folks. First up is a horrible bit from a woman putting on a New York accent saying her name is Brigitte Bardot. Next up is an awful Marlon Brando imitation. Now it’s finally a legitimate actress. Patty McCormick plugs her upcoming sitcom “Pecks’ Bad Girl.”
Jimmy and announcer Jack Clark have a boring conversation about their flying lessons. That leads into something really bizarre. CBS told Jimmy the show has been cancelled. Instead of doing a commercial he begs the audience to keep him on. They can do that by buying Praise Soap and sending him the wrapper. He’ll collect them all and take them to the sponsor and show them CBS doesn’t know what it’s doing. The tactic didn’t work as he was gone in two months.
Time for special guest Snooky Lanson for the last half of the show. He sings “I Miss You.” Then Jimmy comes out and they do a lame bit about how it’s a good thing the original lyrics to some popular songs were changed so they could be hits. Then Jimmy closes the show with a reminder to help him out.