Public Domain TV Episodes

The Colgate Comedy Hour

(1950-1955) A musical variety television show that ran on the NBC network, starring many notable comedians and light entertainers of the era, and hosted many weeks by Eddie Cantor, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Fred Allen, Donald O'Connor, Abbott and Costello, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante and Gordon MacRae.


Colgate Comedy Hour

Hosted by Abbott & Costello.

10/19/52 Abbott & Costello, with guests Lizabeth Scott, Gisele Mackenzie, Bobby Barber, Milt Bronson, Dudley Dickerson, Sid Fields, The Four Pipers and Al Goodman.
4/26/53 Abbott & Costello, with guests Hoagy Carmichael, Teresa Brewer, Amin Brothers acrobats, Sid Fields, The Four Pipers and Al Goodman Orchestra.

1/11/53 Abbott & Costello, with guests Victor Borge, Allan Jones, Gisele MacKenzie, The Four Pipers.
4/18/54
Abbott and Costello, with guests Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Connie Haines, Beryl Davis, Nestor Paiva, Benny Rubin, Jim Hayward. Sketches: Magic Routine, Bud and Lou visit the Latin Country of Bolamania.

11/18/51 Abbott and Costello, with guests George Raft, Louis Armstrong, Sid Fields, Joe Kirk, The Pied Pipers, Rosette Shaw, Al Goodman.
10/14/1951
Abbott and Costello, with guests Phil Regan, Gale Storm, Tony Curtis.

Vol 4: 1/13/52 Abbott and Costello, with guests Errol Flynn, Rhonda Fleming, Bruce Cabot, Sid Fields, Joe Kirk, The Pied Pipers, George Raft, Al Goodman. Sketches: The "Old Niagra Falls” routine.
2/28/54 “ANYTHING GOES”
Special hour version of the stage musical with Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra and Bert Lahr.

3/21/54 Hosted by Abbott & Costello. With guests Les Paul, Mary Ford, Janik & Arnaut, Fred Darian.
5/23/54
Hosted by Abbott and Costello. With guests Hoagy Carmichael, Peggy Lee, Bill Finegan, Peter Leeds, The Pied Pipers, Eddie Sauter.
Bonus: Who’s on First routine as performed by A&C on Colgate Comedy Hour 3/11/1951.


Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

9/21/52 Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerrry Lewis. With guests Rosemary Clooney, Danny Arnold. Sketches: Wedding Detective, cranky little boy.
2/4/51 Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With guests Polly Bergen, Bob Fosse, Mary Ann Niles.

10/4/1953. Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With guests Burt Lancaster, The Skylarks. Sketches: Burt plays an escaped lunatic. Dean sings That's Amore.
5/24/1953
Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With guests Jimmy Durante, Tony Curtis, George Raft. Sketches: Jerry spoofs Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town".

Unknown Date: Martin & Lewis, with guests Gretchen Houser and Dick Humphreys.
11/4/51
Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With Guest Dorothy Dandridge and Danny Arnold.

4/29/51 - Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With guests Helen O'Connell, and Bob Fosse.
12/19/54
Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With guests Vera Miles, Jack Benny, Milton Frome. Sketches: Jerry serves spaghetti at Dean's diner, Dean and Vera adopt Jerry.

11/13/55 Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With guests Margaret Dumont, Mike Mazurki. Sketches: Dean sings "Sweet Kentucky Babe."
1/25/53
Hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With guests Connie Russell, Ray Malone, Tony Martin, Joe Louis.


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