Category Archives: TV-Variety Shows

The Very First Honeymooners Sketch..”Bread”..October 5,1951

From Cavalcade Of Stars:Introducing Ralph and Alice Kramden:

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Dagmar’s Canteen (1952)

The bombshell from West Virginia hosted this series in a mock military canteen in Manhattan. It was a half hour variety show. She’s a good hostess and comes across very congenial. The show was live and sometimes ran over. November … Continue reading

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Glenn Miller Time (1961)

Half hour summer replacement show with Ray McKinley leading the new Glenn Miller Orchestra. It lasted ten weeks. Johnny Olson is the announcer. The final episode featured singers Johnny Desmond, Patty Clark and The Castle Sisters. After a quick opening … Continue reading

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The Big Party (1959)

Ninety minute variety show with a different host every week, To try and keep the party atmosphere it all supposedly took place live in the host’s penthouse, hotel suite or wherever the elite meet to party. The show alternated with … Continue reading

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Stage Show (1954-56)

Half hour variety show hosted by The Dorsey Brothers. In 1954 it started as an hour show. It was a Jackie Gleason production. April 21,1956 episode: The June Taylor Dancers open the show. Tommy and Jimmy come out. Tommy brings … Continue reading

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Roy Acuff’s Open House (1960)

Half hour show featuring the Smoky Mountain Boys, square dancers and old fashioned Country music. Episode from 1960:Show opens with the theme “Keep On The Sunnyside Of Life.”  Time for some square dancing. Both segments are very short.  Roy brings … Continue reading

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The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956-60)

Classic variety show hosted by Steve with a great crew of regulars and top guests. November 16,1959 episode – Show opens with a sketch with Steve playing piano as tonight’s guests and show regulars do some comedy.  Steve brings on … Continue reading

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