The Patrice Munsel Show (1956-57)

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The opera soprano hosts a half hour musical variety show.

January 31,1958 episode with guests Tony Bennett and Howard Morris:  Patrice opens with “Dancing In The Dark.”  Then she sings an intro to Tony Bennett who joins her in “Starlight,Starbright.”  Patrice and Tony do a comedy “This Is Your Life Bit” along with Howard Morris. It doesn’t work. Commercial for Buick.

More so-called comedy with Howard Morris in a Carnegie Hall rehearsal studio. Morris continues his character as Patrice’s first voice teacher. Opera singer Pino Baratti comes out for a minute then Tony sings “Without A Song.” More stupidity from Howard. Patrice sings an aria, “The Love Duet From La Boheme” with Pino. More nonsense from Howard with Patrice and Tony. That leads into Tony, Howard and Patrice singing “Moses Supposes.”  Commercial for Frigidaire.

Patrice sings “Always.” Then Patrice says goodnight to Howard who continues to be unfunny. Tony is next. Then she gets a box of popcorn from next week’s guest Caesar Romero. Patrice gives a plug for the March Of Dimes. Show ends.




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