CTVA US Comedy - "Stanley" (NBC)(1956-57) starring Buddy Hackett

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Stanley (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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STANLEY
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Max Liebman  Productions, Inc.
for
NBC (Mondays 8:30pm EST) (broadcast live from New York)
Produced by Max Liebman / Directed by David Brown

US Comedy series 1956-57  25 episodes x 30 min
(24Sep56-11Mar57)
Starring
Buddy Hackett as Stanley Peck
Paul Lynde as Horace Fenton (voice only)
Carol Burnett as Celia
Reedy Talton as Marvin
Frederic Tozere as Mr. Phillips
Jane Connell as Jane

Premise:
Stories of Stanley Peck, a bumbling proprietor of a New York hotel
lobby news stand.

Other Credits:
Musical Conductor, Irwin Kostal
Camera Director, David Brown
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NBC Mondays 8:30 PM Eastern

 1.1 [--] Stanley: THE OPERA TICKETS. [UCLA] [verified -RL]
24-Sep-56 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman Productions, Inc.
writers, William Friedberg & Neil Simon.
director, Max Liebman
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton);
Carol Burnett does not appear in the episode.
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
Mike Kellin .......... Mr. Durando
Dan Dayton ........... Petey
Tom Pedi ............. Mr. Ferris
Vaughn Taylor ........ Mr. Benson
Hope Sansberry ....... Mrs. Benson
Ralph Roberts
Bert Burger
Humphrey Davis
Skippy Kolby
Nadeen Day
Announcer: Don Pardo
Synopsis 1:
Stanley does a favor at his newsstand and sells opera tickets reluctantly
for a friend of his. Eventually, he is desperate to dump the tickets,
and talks an elderly couple into taking the tickets. He later finds out
that a very "influential" mob man staying in the hotel is in search of
tickets to that same opera, and Stanley must get those tickets back Or else. [RL]
Synopsis 2:
Stanley has a pair of opera tickets for tonight’s performance at the Met,
which he sells to an elderly couple. To his dismay, one of the racketeers
who happens to have an interest in the hotel chain where Stanley works
decides he wants to go to the opera tonight. Stanley is elected to provide
the tickets, or else. [UCLA]
Commercials: Pall Mall cigarettes -- Pamper Home Perm.

1.2 [--] Stanley: (untitled) [UCLA]
01-Oct-56 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman Productions, Inc. and NBC ; producer-director, Max Liebman
writer, Lucille Kallen.
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia);
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
David Opatoshu, Henry Lascoe, Gilbert Mack, John Grimes, Jim Bender,
John Staub, Lee Steele, Max Grant, Dick Gauthier.
Synopsis:
Stanley nearly severs diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Italy when,
during the course of the New York International Children’s Folk Song Festival
being held at his hotel, he substitutes his own choice for Italian children
other than those chosen by the committee. Although the kids are very good,
they are unable to sing in front of an audience. [UCLA]
Commercials: Pall Mall cigarettes -- Bobbi Home Perm -- Pamper Home Perm.

1.3 [--] 08-Oct-56 - no details
1.4 [--] 15-Oct-56 - no details

1.5 [--] Stanley: STANLEY GETS JEALOUS  [UCLA]
22-Oct-56 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman Productions, Inc.
writers, Russell Boggs, Lucille Kallen, Woody Allen.
director, David Brown
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
Wayne Sherwood
Dorothy Patten.
Summary:
Stanley has a fit of jealousy when Celia falls for a television crooner.[UCLA]
Commercials: Pamper Shampoo -- Bobbi Home Perm -- Deep Magic Facial Cleansing Lotion
Note:
The crooner for whom Celia falls sings Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel." Also, a
young Dick Gautier is one of the audience members seated near Celia during the crooner's
TV show, and also appears as a passenger on the bus in a later scene . He doesn't
speak in the episode, nor is he credited. [RL]

1.6 [--] 29-Oct-56 - no details
1.7 [--] 05-Nov-56 - no details
1.8 [--] 12-Nov-56 - no details

1.9 [--] Stanley: THE LATE STANLEY PECK (unofficial title) [UCLA] [verfified -RL]
19-Nov-56 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
writer, Lucille Kallen.
directors, David Brown, Max Liebman
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
Lucille Patton ....... blonde lady crook
Gene Peterson ........ Lieutentant
John Straub .......... Room Clerk
Charles Rae King
Jim Daugherty
Marilyn Lovell
Marianne Shay
Lee Steele.
Announcer: Don Pardo
Synopsis 1:
Stanley is notoriously late for dates with Celia (Carol Burnett). Well, on
this particular day, Stanley has a good excuse - he's being held captive by
a couple of thieves in the hotel basement. However, when he finally gets free,
Celia won't believe his incredible story. [RL]
Synopsis 2:
Stanley finds himself late for a date with Celia after being held at gunpoint
by a woman who has just robbed the hotel cashier. [UCLA]

1.10 [--] Stanley: (untitled) [UCLA]
26-Nov-56 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman Productions, Inc.
director, David Brown
writer, Bill Manhoff.
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
Lou Nelson,
Peggy Allenby,
Joseph Boland,
Louise Kirtland.
Announcer: Don Pardo.
Synopsis:
After several unpleasant incidents, Stanely decides to be more aggressive in
life. When he tries out his new personality on the hotel manager, he almost
loses his job. The moral of the story - don’t try to be something that you
are not. [UCLA]
Commercials: Pamper Shampoo -- Bobbi Home Permanent.

1.11 [--] Stanley: (untitled) [UCLA]
03-Dec-56 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman Productions, Inc.
director, David Brown
writers, Russell Beggs, Danny Simon, Woody Allen.
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
Efram Zimbalist Jr.,
Denise Lor,
Renie Riano,
Bill Berger.
Announcer: Don Pardo.
Credits: Musical conductor, Irwin Kostal.
Synopsis:
Celia’s French pen pel Franc¸ois (Zimbalist) arrives in the U.S.A., which
makes Stanley jealous. [UCLA]

1.12 [--] 10-Dec-56 - no details
1.13 [--] 17-Dec-56 - no details


1.14 [--] Stanley: (Christmas Episode - untitled) [UCLA]
24-Dec-56 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman Productions, Inc.
director, David Brown
writers, Danny Simon, Pat Cherr.
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guests:
Craig Timberlake
Announcer: Don Pardo
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, Stanley suffers last minute apprehensions as to
the suitability of his gift for Celia, an old fashioned music box.
This leads him to daydream about being a good natured vagrant
(with a W.C. Fields vocal delivery) in 19th century England, with
Celia a barmaid that he meets. In the daydream Stanley gives Celia
a beat-up old music box that is filled with gold coins. Back in the
20th century, and reassured by his daydream, Stanley gives Celia
his present. Sure enough, she loves it. The moral - when a gift comes
from the heart, it is priceless. [UCLA]

1.15 [--] Stanley: (New Year's Eve Episode - untitled) [UCLA]
31-Dec-56 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman productions, Inc.
director, David Brown
writer, Lucille Kallen.
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guests:
Jo Wilder
Johnny Haymer
Leslie Litomy
Synopsis:
Stanley nearly misses the traditional midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve
when he and Celia become separated while on their way to a party.

1.16 [--] 07-Jan-57 - no details

1.17 [--] Stanley: (untitled) [UCLA]
14-Jan-57 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman productions, Inc.
director, David Brown
writer, Danny Simon.
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia);
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
Johnny Haymer
Patricia Hammerlee
Mark Miller
Skedge Miller
Donn Driver
Synopsis:
In an effort to impress Celia and her friends, Stanley pretends that he
is on very friendly terms with numerous celebrities who do business at
his cigar stand. [UCLA]

1.18 [--] Stanley: (untitled) [UCLA]
21-Jan-57 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman Productions, Inc.
director, David Brown
writer, Lucille Kallen.
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
Evelyn Siebold
Donn Driver
A.J. Herbert
William Le Massena
Dalton Dearborn
Donald Foster
Tom Morgan
James Cootes
Maurice Wells
Synopsis:
Mr. Phillips, the Sussex Fenton manager, issues an unprecedented invitation
to Stanley to join him for lunch at his club so that Stanley can deliver a
theater ticket to the hotel’s female florist. [UCLA]

1.19 [--] Stanley: (untitled) [UCLA]
28-Jan-57 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York.
Max Liebman productions, Inc.
director, David Brown
writers, Danny Simon, Pat Cherr.
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guest Cast:
Joe Silver,
Ronnie Cunningham
William Le Massena
Boris Runanin
Synopsis:
A visit to the home of some married friends gives Celia and Stanley a rather
startling view of married life. They decide to remain boyfriend and girlfriend
for the time being. [UCLA]

1.20 [--] 04-Feb-57 - no details
1.21 [--] 11-Feb-57 - no details


1.22 [--] Stanley: (untitled) [UCLA]
18-Feb-57 NBC Mon - Originally broadcast live from New York
Max Liebman productions, Inc.
director, David Brown
writer, Lucille Kallen
Cast: Regulars:
Buddy Hackett (Stanley Peck); Paul Lynde (voice of Horace Fenton); Carol Burnett (Celia)
Reedy Talton (Marvin); Frederic Tozere (Mr. Phillips); Jane Connell (Jane).
Guests:
Larry Robinson
Felicia Conde
Dick Olsen
Synopsis:
Stanley is made the star of the annual Hotel Sussex-Fenton Follies and attempts
to live up to the importance of his new position. [UCLA]

1.23 [--] 25Feb57 - no details
1.24 [--] 04Mar57 - no details
1.25 [--] 11Mar57 - no details (final episode)

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