CAVALCADE OF STARS {THE HONEYMOONERS -- FIFTH SKETCH} (TV)

Summary

One in this comedy/variety series. The program opens with Jackie Gleason singing, performing his monologue, and introducing orchestra leader Sammy Spear. Subsequent segments include the June Taylor Dancers in a comedic dance number with a 1920s theme; Fenwick Babbitt, portrayed by Jackie Gleason, in the audience-participation show "Can You Do This," hosted by Happy Larry Barnaby (Art Carney); Cab Calloway singing "That Old Black Magic" and "The Hi-De-Ho Man"; the fifth "Honeymooners" sketch in which Ralph (Gleason) misinterprets a relationship between Alice (Pert Kelton) and a ring salesman from whom she plans to buy a ring for Ralph; Mary Mayo singing "Blue Moon"; and a skit in which Rudy the repairman (Gleason) and his assistant "Whitey" (Jerry Bergen) wreak havoc when they try to kill a mouse. Onstage, Gleason solicits viewers' contributions to the National Amputation Foundation. On behalf of the sponsor, announcer Don Russell says goodnight. Includes footage of the audience applauding. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: DuMont
  • DATE: December 7, 1951 Friday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:55:12
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T88:0042
  • GENRE: Comedy/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: Du Mont - TV series, 1949-1952
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Nat'l Ass'n of Retail Druggists^TV - Commercials - Lightening Change^TV - Commercials - Personna razor blades^TV - PSA - National Amputation Foundation

CREDITS

    • Milton Douglas … Producer
    • Frank Bunetta … Director
    • Arnie Rosen … Writer
    • Coleman Jacoby … Writer
    • Snag Werris … Writer
    • Harry Crane … Writer
    • Joe Bigelow … Writer
    • Sammy Spear … Conductor
    • June Taylor … Choreographer
    • Don Russell … Announcer
    • Cab Calloway … Guest
    • Mary Mayo … Guest
    • Jerry Bergen … Guest
    • Jackie Gleason … Cast
    • Art Carney … Cast
    • Pert Kelton … Cast
    • Joyce Randolph … Cast