CTVA US Music Variety - "The Alan Young Show" (CBS)(1950-53)

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  The Alan Young Show (CBS)( 1950-53) Mister Ed (1961-66) starring Alan Young
The Alan Young Show (1950-53)
aka Time To Smile (season 4 title)(1953)
Sponsors    Ford  (West Coast) (season 1,2,3)    Esso (East Coast) (season 1,2,3)  
  Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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THE ALAN YOUNG SHOW
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CBS Production
Produced by Ralph Levy & Richard Linkroum

US Music Comedy Variety series 1950-53

Host Alan Young
Regulars:
Polly Bergen (1950)
Dawn Addams, Ben Wright, Joseph Kearns, David Alpert, Mabel Paige
Phillips Tead, Jane Hollar, Jean Mahoney, Tom Mahoney, Jerry Antes
Orchestra, Lud Gluskin

A weekly series of music, songs, and comedy sketches

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 CBS Tuesdays (West Coast) (from 21Mar50) [Long Beach Independent]
CBS Sundays (East Coast) (Delayed) (from 09Apr50) [Syracuse Herald]

Sponsors:
Ford (West Coast)(season 1) /  Esso (East Coast)(season 2)

1.1 [--] The Alan Young Show
21Mar1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
09Apr1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Premiere program.
Written by Leo Solomon and Dave Schwartz
Guests
Polly Bergen
Ben Wright
Joseph Kearns
Highlights:
Polly sings "Don't Blame Me".
*NOTE: News Item: Long Beach Press-Telegram, March 21, 1950.
The "Alan Young Show," new comedy series, will broadcast live over this channel tonight. Young will do an opening
comedy bit, and participate in two other situations on each show.
Recordings of this show will be seen in the east, starting in April. [RF]
*NOTE: Syracuse Herald News Item - Sunday April 16, 1950.
Comedian Alan Young may prove to be television's fair-haired boy for 1950. The new Alan Young Show which debuted Sunday
April 9, 1950 is outstanding. If the shows to come are anything like the first presentation, Young is sure to click
with televiewers as a Sunday night video must.
On the first show, the wry-faced comic drew laughs aplenty while applying his talents to painting himself into a corner
and then painting a door and doorknob on the wall, opening the door and walking out.
In another sketch, he and actor Ben Wright, dressed as British soldiers, sat in a shell hole in front of a ticking
delayed-action bomb, having tea while waiting with comic indifference, for the explosion.
In what was probably the best skit of the show, Young impersonated a young man on his first airplane trip,
with Joseph Kearns portraying a veteran air traveler business man. It seemed as though Young did everything possible
to make himself a general nuisance to his seatmate.
The show, scripted by Leo Solomon and Dave Schwartz, is well-paced and a fitting example of what television needs
more of. [RF]
*NOTE: This was Polly Bergen's television debut. [RF]

1.2 [--] The Alan Young Show
28Mar1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
23Apr1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Marilyn Maxwell
Synopsis:
Scoutmaster Young takes his troop on a hike. In the second sketch he plays a young man in a theater balcony with a
girlfriend. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Young will appear as a scoutmaster taking his troop out on a hike, then as a young man sitting in a theater balcony
with his girl friend. [RF]

1.3 [--] The Alan Young Show
04Apr1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
30Apr1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Kay Starr
Synopsis:
When Alan Young goes to the hospital there is immediate danger to all patients in the place, but when he goes to
a rest home there is real trouble. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Alan plays a hapless hospital patient and will also foul up the quiet peace of a rest resort in his closing skit.[RF]

1.4 [--] The Alan Young Show
11Apr1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
28May1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Lina Romay
Synopsis:
Young creates havoc in a clothing store as he tries to buy a new suit.
In a second skit he'll get trapped in a line at the check stand of a supermarket with a load of groceries.[RF]

1.5 [--] The Alan Young Show
18Apr1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
07May1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Patti Clayton
Synopsis:
He visits a credit dentist who is more interested in his bank account and references than in his molars.
In a second sketch of the kind Young does best, he is a young man going to visit his girl friend, whose parents
dislike him intensely.[RF]

1.6 [--] The Alan Young Show
25Apr1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
14May1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Monica Lewis
Synopsis:
On the loose in an automobile laundry, Alan Young creates his usual havoc and then does the act he couldn't
get in last week, life in a credit dentist's office.[RF]

1.7 [--] The Alan Young Show
02May1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
21May1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Carole Richards
Synopsis:
Alan becomes a juror on the case of a young girl who is tried for the attempted murder of her girlfriend,
and Alan is on the jury, which means any land of verdict may result. [RF]

1.8 [--] The Alan Young Show
09May1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
04Jun1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Connie Haines  - Singer

Not to be confused with Connie Hines who later became Alan Young's TV wife in Mister Ed
Synopsis:
Young becomes a paperhanger's assistant. This should leave plenty of room for true comedy situations.
Synopsis 2:
Young is in a sketch as a paperhanger's assistant and chief cook and bottle washer in a ship's galley on
a luxury liner. [RF]

1.9 [--] The Alan Young Show
16May1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
11Jun1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Martha Tilton
Synopsis:
Alan Young becomes an unemployed barber and seeks work in a beauty shop. He gets it and so do his customers.
There is a minor riot among the feminine seekers of beauty when Young gets to cutting up as a hair-stylist.[RF]
Synopsis 2:
Young will play an unemployed barber who wrangles a job as a ladies hairdresser.[RF]

1.10 [--] The Alan Young Show
23May1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
09Jul1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Anita Gordon

1.11 [--] The Alan Young Show
30May1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
25Jun1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Ella Logan
Synopsis:
Imagine being a fan of the New York Giants and going to a baseball game, only to find yourself sitting in
the midst of the Brooklyn Dodgers' rooting section.[RF
Ella Logan, the petite Scottish "blues" singer, is special guest.

1.12 [--] The Alan Young Show
06Jun1950 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
02Jul1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
singer June Christy
blonde model Chili Williams
actress Hope Emerson
Synopsis:
When high society gives a musical recital they don't bargain for the consequences. Alan Young lugs his bass-fiddle
into the recital and creates as much havoc musically as a bull in a china shop could noisily. [RF]

1.13 [--] The Alan Young Show
13Jun1950 CBS Tue 
(no guest details)

13Jun1950 *NOTE: News Item: Long Beach Independent
When Alan Young returns after a summer vacation his show will be seen in the Midwest and East on a whole batch
of stations, his ratings increase and likeability have steadily climbed.[RF]



(Sunday 7 May 1950 Syracuse Herald)

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Season 1 - East Coast Airdates (Delayed) - CBS Sundays (09Apr50 to 09Jul50) [Syracuse Herald]
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09Apr50 CBS Sun (21Mar50 West Coast episode #1.1)
16Apr50 CBS Sun (??????? West Coast episode )
23Apr50 CBS Sun (28Mar50 West Coast episode #1.2)
30Apr50 CBS Sun (04Apr50 West Coast episode #1.3)
07May50 CBS Sun (18Apr50 West Coast episode #1.5)
14May50 CBS Sun (25Apr50 West Coast episode #1.6)
21May50 CBS Sun (02May50 West Coast episode #1.7)
28May50 CBS Sun (11Apr50 West Coast episode #1.4)
04Jun60 CBS Sun (09May50 West Coast episode #1.8)
11Jun60 CBS Sun (16May50 West Coast episode #1.9)
18Jun50 CBS Sun (??????? West Coast episode )
25Jun60 CBS Sun (30May50 West Coast episode #1.11)
02Jul50 CBS Sun (06Jun50 West Coast episode #1.12)
09Jul50 CBS Sun (23May50 West Coast episode #1.10)

[--] The Alan Young Show
West Coast airdate not known
13Apr1950 CBS Thursday ????? [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
actor Rory Calhoun and his vocalist wife Lita Baron.
Highlights:
Rory and Lita sing "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

[--] The Alan Young Show
West Coast airdate not known
18Jun1950 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
William Frawley
Marc Lawrence
Vocalist Ginny Simms

 
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CBS Thursdays 7:00 pm West Coast (live?)(24Aug50-16Nov50) / CBS Tuesdays 7:00pm West Coast (live?)(from 21Nov50)
CBS Thursdays 9:00-9:30pm East Coast (delayed)   
Sponsors:
Ford (West Coast)(season 2) /  Esso (East Coast)(season 2)

2.01 [14] The Alan Young Show (season 2 Premiere)
24Aug1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Gloria De Haven
Dorothy Shay
The Park Avenue Hillbilly
*NOTE: Second season premiere of The Alan Young Show on Thursdays moves Lucille Norman Show to Saturdays. [RF]

2.02 [15] The Alan Young Show
31Aug1950 CBS Thu [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young spends a day on the beach with his girlfriend. As usual with his affairs, there is a catch. This time the
girl's parents disapprove of him but the poor fellow is tolerated because he supplies the transportation.

*News Item Syracuse Post-Standard September 10, 1950.
Singer Jane Froman, now fully recovered from the airplane accident that almost took her life, will ppear on the
Alan Young show Thursday night. Sept. 21, 1950. [RF]


2.03 [16] The Alan Young Show
07Sep1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guests

2.04 [17] The Alan Young Show
14Sep1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guests

2.05 [18] The Alan Young Show
21Sep1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guests
Ken Murray
Martha Tilton
Synopsis:
When Alan Young takes a look at his spindly physique he decides he needs muscles and goes to a gym to get them. He
finds some on a heavyweight boxing champ and that's all, brother.
Also tonight Young will be assigned to take care of his younger brother in a second sketch against a background of
oversize furniture.
Ken Murray will do a guest stint as will Liltin' Martha Tilton. [RF]

[--] 26Sep1950 CBS Tuesday (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
no guest detail

( East Coast CBS affiliate  WHEN Channel 8  aired Tuesdays 10:30pm  early in season 2)


(Tuesday 10-Oct-1950 Syracuse Herald-Journal)

2.06 [19] The Alan Young Show
28Sep1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guests

2.07 [20] The Alan Young Show
05Oct1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young is a hospital orderly and that should set medical science back 100 years. In a second scene, he is a member
of a theatrical (West Coast) troupe in a small town that is in dire circumstances. [RF]

2.08 [21] The Alan Young Show
12Oct1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
02Nov1950 CBS Thu (East Coast) [Syracuse]
Guests
The Mahoney Dancers

2.09 [22] The Alan Young Show
19Oct1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
09Nov1950 CBS Thu (East Coast) [Syracuse]
Guest
Connie Haines
Synopsis:
Playing the role of a young co-pilot of a British airplane, Alan Young finds the ship in trouble and discusses the
situation over the radio with the control tower. In a second scene he is scheduled to play the role of a real estate
agent and tries to sell a beat-up old house. [RF]

2.10 [23] The Alan Young Show
26Oct1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
16Nov1950 CBS Thu (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Kay Starr
The Mahoney Dancers

2.11 [24] The Alan Young Show
02Nov1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
23Nov1950 CBS Thu (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Announcer Herbert Rawlinson
Guests
The Pied Pipers
The Mahoney Dancers

2.12 [25] The Alan Young Show
09Nov1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
30Nov1950 CBS Thu (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Announcer Herbert Rawlinson
Guests
June Havoc
The Pied Pipers

2.13 [26] The Alan Young Show
16Nov1950 CBS Thu (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
07Dec1950 CBS Thu (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Announcer Herbert Rawlinson
Guests
baritone Robert Weede
singers Eileen and Elsa Nilsson
actress Doris Singleton

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*NOTE: After all these weeks on sustaining locally (he has sponsors in the Midwest and East) Alan Young, one of TV's
better comedians, gets a bankroller here as the Ford Dealers' Advertising Association of Southern California picks up
the tab. This sponsorship also entails shifting the show from Thursday to Tuesdays at 7pm PST. [RF]
CBS Thursdays 9:00-9:30pm East Coast (delayed)
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2.14 [27] The Alan Young Show
21Nov1950 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
14Dec1950 CBS Thur 9pm (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Announcer Herbert Rawlinson
Guests
singer Dorothy Shay
Eileen and Elsa Nilsson
Synopsis:
Young is scheduled to play the role of a taxi driver who stops in a restaurant for a midnight snack and also plays
a second skit as a country rube in New York. [RF]

2.15 [28] The Alan Young Show
28Nov1950 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
21Dec1950 CBS Thur (East Coast)[Syracuse Herald]
Announcer Herbert Rawlinson
Guests
The Mitchell Boys Choir
Harry Babbitt
Marjorie Riordan
The Mellowmen

2.16 [29] The Alan Young Show
05Dec1950 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
28Dec1950 CBS Thur (East Coast)[Syracuse Herald]
Announcer Herbert Rawlinson
Guests
Robert Weede
Alan Mowbray
Jack Sheehan
Rhys Williams
Roland Winters
Henry Roland

2.17 [30] The Alan Young Show
12Dec1950 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]
04Jan1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Patricia Morison

2.18 [31] The Alan Young Show
19Dec1950 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
11Jan1951 CBS Thu (East Coast)[Syracuse Herald]
Guests
William Frawley
Buddy Ebsen

2.19 [32] The Alan Young Show
26Dec1950 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]
18Jan1951 CBS Thur (East Coast)[Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Wallace Ford
Paco

2.20 [33] The Alan Young Show
02Jan1951 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]
25Jan1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
singer Benay Venuta
pianist Carmen Cavallero

2.21 [34] The Alan Young Show
09Jan1951 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
01Feb1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Ilene Woods
Alan Hale Jr.
Tom Mahoney

2.22 [35] The Alan Young Show
16Jan1951 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
08Feb1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Gloria De Haven
Franklin Pangborn
Ilene Woods
The Mellowmen
Tom Mahoney
TV's most confused young man is Alan Young and he is too shy to strike Up an acquaintance with the girl next door
(Gloria De Haven). Then he gels mixed up with a horde of shoppers at a clearance sale. Franklin Pangborn portrays
a clerk in the store. All of this, and Ilene Woods. The Mellomen and Tom Mahoney. [RF]

2.23 [36] The Alan Young Show
23Jan1951 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
15Feb1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Mercedes McCambridge
Charles Coburn
Ilene Woods
Synopsis:
Alan Young will be a bridegroom already at the altar who ponders what kind of a wife his sweetheart will be and
becomes reluctant to get hitched to Mercedes McCambridge who portrays his bride-to-be. In a second scene Alan
plays a deck steward on a pleasure cruise who offends a dignified high official played by Charles Coburn. [RF]

2.24 [37] The Alan Young Show
30Jan1951 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
22Feb1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Georgia Gibbs
Synopsis:
ACADEMY AWARD - winning Alan Young will demonstrate how he won the Emmy during his show on KTTV (11) at 7 p.m.
First he attends a musical concert and gets involved with a dignified European conductor.
In his second scene he goes to a mountain cabin for a rest, only to find battle with a leaky roof and a recalcitrant
Murphy bed.
The first time we met Alan, some four years ago, he was busy giving a puppy to little Gloria Hart of Lynwood who was
afflicted with rheumatic fever. At the Academy banquet he told us that he still gets letters and cards from the
little girl. [RF]

2.25 [38] The Alan Young Show
06Feb1951 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
01Mar1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
James Gleason
Synopsis:
Alan portrays a small boy surrounded by over-sized furniture.

2.26 [39] The Alan Young Show
13Feb1951 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
08Mar1951 CBS Thur (East Coast)[Syracuse Herald]

[--] The Alan Young Show (No Show)
20Feb1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Long Beach Independent]

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NOTE: No Alan Young, he is in New York and will originate his TV show there for three weeks.
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2.27 [40] The Alan Young Show (1st show from New York)
27Feb1951 CBS Tue 7pm (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan repeats the wrestling bit he did here several months ago as a referee in the ring with The Super Swedish Angel
and Mahmut Yousuf. In another scene he is a befuddled young man attending his first big New York party in a Gotham
apartment. [RF]
*NOTE: Alan Young returns after a week's absence with his first New York TV show.
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2.x [--] The Alan Young Show
15Mar1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Diana Lynn
Ilene Woods
James Gleason
*NOTE: News Item:
ALAN YOUNG will return to the West coast to do his telecasting.
The budget for the show in New York was 40% higher than out here and CBS couldn't allow enough rehearsal time.
[RF]

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Season 2 - CBS Tuesday (West Coast) (6Mar51-12Jun51) (Possibly Live) [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
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2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
06Mar1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
aired no details listed

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
13Mar1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
aired no details listed

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
20Mar1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
aired no details listed

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
23Mar1951 CBS Fri (West Coast) [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
Synopsis
Alan Young plays tho role of a janitor trying to repair the plumbing in an apartment house during his show tonight.
*NOTE: This is a special show being done in the Friday night time slot for one week only. [RF]

2.xW [--] (West Coast) The Alan Young Show
27Mar1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
aired no details listed

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
03Apr1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young becomes the father of a baby boy whom he coddles well into the lad's adulthood. In a second scene he is
attempting to install three telephones in the office of a toy firm's executive, and there are a number of miscalls. [RF]

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
10Apr1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young becomes embroiled in a domestic argument following a dance at which Alan gives too much time to another woman.
In a second sketch he tries to sell a 27-foot cabin cruiser he built from blueprints taken from a magazine. [RF]

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
17Apr1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young joins an exclusive golf club and wins the club tournament with a neat 430 score (150 strokes over par)
and he also portrays an antique salesman. [RF]

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
24Apr1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Fred Clark
Synopsis:
When a United States Senator, played by Fred Clark of-the movies, is flying to Washington and the plane has a
forced landing, he finds himself sharing a room with Alan Young. This wrecks his career. In a second scene of the
Alan Young show, Alan and his wife are set to go to the movies when some unwanted callers come in. [RF]

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
01May1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young is the second husband of a woman formerly married to a big game hunter and has a rough time of it then
he is a day-dreamer who keeps imagining (ala Walter Mitty) of how great he could have been in another career. [RF]

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
08May1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
aired no details listed

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
15May1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
aired no details listed

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
22May1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Nelson Eddy
Synopsis:
Nelson Eddy pays a visit to Alan Young and gets caught up with piracy. Young is an English nobleman who is a
hostage and 'the pirate, Nelson Eddy, decides that Alan should walk the plank. However, Young's effect on the
crew is chaotic. [RF]

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
29May1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
aired no details listed

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show
05Jun1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
aired no details listed

2.xW [--] The Alan Young Show (Last show of the season -West Coast) (possibly Live)
12Jun1951 CBS Tue [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Mel Torme, "the velvet fog" is the guest singer.
Synopsis:
Alan as a fight, fan in search of a ticket and as a sheriff in trouble with some criminals.

*NOTE: Alan Young makes his final appearance of the season but returns in eight weeks
on Tuesday August 28, 1951 (West Coast) for his third season. [RF]

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Season 2 - CBS Thursdays (East Coast) (22Mar51-12Jun51) (Delayed Broadcasts) [Syracuse Herald]
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2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
22Mar1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Charles Coburn
Ilene Woods
The Mahoney Dancers

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
29Mar1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
James Gleason
Louis Alberni
The Mahoney Dancers

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
05Apr1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Bruce Cabot
Sheldon Leonard
Ed Brophy

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
12Apr1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Jeff Donnell
Ron Brogan
Louis Alberni (as Luis Alberni)
Pat Harding

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
19Apr1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Ward Bond

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
26Apr1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Charles Coburn
Pat Harding

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
03May1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Ann Rutherford
Margaret Whiting

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
10May1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests

2.37 [50] The Alan Young Show
17May1951 CBS Thur (East Coast)  (Delayed Broadcast)  [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Frances Langford
Alan Hale Jr.
Fred Clark
The Tom Mahoney Dancers

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
24May1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Cesar Romero
The Whippoorwills

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
31May1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Mary Wicks
Margaret Whiting

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
07Jun1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Synopsis:
Alan Young plays a magician.

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
14Jun1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
June Whitley

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
21Jun1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Jeff Donnell
The Modernaires

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show
28Jun1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Jeff Donnell
Martha Stewart
Maurice Cass
Lock Martin
Spec O'Donnell

2.xE [--] The Alan Young Show (Last show of the season -East Coast) (delayed)
05Jul1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Mel Torme
John Qualen
Barry Kelley
Tom Dugan
Charles Williams

############ The Alan Young Show #############
############## season 3 1951-52 ##############
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CBS Tuesdays (West Coast) (possibly live)
CBS Thursdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (East Coast) (delayed)
Sponsors:
Ford (West Coast)(season 3) /  Esso (East Coast)(season 3)

3.01 [--] The Alan Young Show
28Aug1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
11Oct1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Cesar Romero is the guest star on this opening show.
Synopsis:
Floundering Alan Young does a deep sea diving scene clad in a diver's suit, he'll fight a shark, char with a rival
diver and create some marine havoc. [RF]

[--] The Alan Young Show
04Sep1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
pre-empted by the Opening Japanese Peace Treaty in San Francisco by President Truman.[RF]

3.02 [--] The Alan Young Show
11Sep1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
20Sep1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guests
Charles Coburn
Polly Bergen
Martha Tilton

Synopsis:
Alan Young, a janitor turned optometrist, does some eye-catching things. In a second skit he attempts to conceal
his poverty from a friend who is visiting his tenement flat. [RF]

3.03 [--] The Alan Young Show
18Sep1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
04Oct1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Nelson Eddy
Synopsis:
Alan Young climbs from servant to opera singer at the expense of his gucsl star, Nelson Eddy.
Young sings "Indian Love Call" using Eddy's voice. In a second scene Alan is due to give first aid to an injured man,
thus maiming six passersby.[RF]


3.04 [--] The Alan Young Show
25Sep1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
18Oct1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Martha Tilton
Synopsis:
Alan Young comes home after a hard day at the office to find his family and an unknown neighbor glued to the TV set.
He does his best to attract attention, but fails. In another skit he complicates the "foot impression" ceremonies
of a famous dancer at Grauman's Chinese Theater. [RF]

3.05 [--] The Alan Young Show
02Oct1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
25Oct1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Bob Crosby
Synopsis:
Bob and Alan are cast as roommates in college and Alan says he wants to get in the Crosby band. He shows up with his
"jazzpipes".
*NOTE: For the first time in 10 years Bob Crosby and the eight original Bobcats get together during the Alan Young Show. [RF]

3.06 [--] The Alan Young Show
09Oct1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young proves that he is a man, not a mouse (or does he?), when he decides the worm should turn and take command
of his domineering wife and daughter. In another skit he takes a job as a horse groom at the race track and throws
things into an uproar.[RF]

3.07 [--] The Alan Young Show
16Oct1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Helen O'Connell
Synopsis:
Alan Young gets his neck wrapped in an ultra-modern long neck lamp and makes a trip into the wall via the in-a-drawer bed
when he introdues his wife to his new $350 per month apartment which is equipped with all the "modern" conveniences.[RF]

3.08 [--] The Alan Young Show
23Oct1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
01Nov1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Synopsis:
After graduating from barber college, Alan Young goes to work in a high class shop next to the Foreign Embassy Club and
his "cut up" tactics are enough to clip your funny bone. In another skit, Alan takes his bass drum on a train ride to
attend a convention. My barber, Verne, should mavbe lake a look, huh? [RF]

3.09 [--] The Alan Young Show
30Oct1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Gale Robbins
Synopsis:
Alan Young discovers a gopher at work in his yard and begins digging and tunneling in an effort to capture the intruder.
In another skit Young is cast, as a 19th Century soldier attached to an outpost under attack.[RF]

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[--] The Alan Young Show
06Nov1951 CBS Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
*NOTE: No Young tonight with "Danger" coming on the relay, Alan Young will shift his activities to Sunday at 8pm
beginning next week. We'll see the kinnie of the program as the live relay show to the East will be on Thursdays.[RF]
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3.10 [--] The Alan Young Show
08Nov1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
11Nov1951 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Cesar Romero
Synopsis:
With Alan will be Sam and Harry, two educated pigeons, who discuss Young and his guest Cesar Romero. The pigeons
wait to see which of the two men will be selected for matrimony by Gladys.
The Starlighters will also be featured in the show.[RF]
*NOTE: News item: Young is now telecasting live to the East on Thursday at 6pm and we (the West Coast) have to wait
three days for the kinnie (Kinescope).

3.11 [--] The Alan Young Show
18Nov1951 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Jimmy Gleason
Synopsis:
Alan Young is assigned as a tester of new equipment for the armed services, and if anyone could outfumble him as
a tester he hasn't yet been discovered.[RF]

3.12 [--] The Alan Young Show
25Nov1951 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Gale Gordon
Synopsis:
"Little Lord Fauntleroy" takes a beating at the hands of Alan Young.
*NOTE: Stage and radio actor Gale Gordon makes his TV debut as Young's neighbor in the second skit called
"Helpful Sam".[RF]

3.13 [--] The Alan Young Show
22Nov1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
02Dec1951 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guests
Connee Boswell
Joe Besser
Synopsis:
Alan Young plays a 19th century sailor. [RF]

3.14 [--] The Alan Young Show
29Nov1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
Guest
Dorothy Dandridge

3.15 [--] The Alan Young Show
06Dec1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
09Dec1951 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
singer Toni Arden

3.16 [--] The Alan Young Show
13Dec1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
16Dec1951 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Lisa Kirk
Synopsis:
Alan Young portrays a TV repairman on a house call in te skit and also plays the role of 19th Century sailor who
leaves wife and baUy behind to go on a world tour. This skit was scheduled in November but was cancelled. [RF]

3.17 [--] The Alan Young Show
20Dec1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
23Dec1951 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Frank Sinatra
Synopsis:
FRANKIE BOY—The headline guest of the Alan Young show is the husband of. luscious Ava Gardner, Frankie Sinatra.
Frank Sinatra and Young will do a special skit. [RF]

3.18 [--] The Alan Young Show
27Dec1951 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
30Dec1951 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young creates havoc in a bus depot. In another seen he is a British sailor.

3.19 [--] The Alan Young Show
03Jan1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
06Jan1952 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Alan Young and his nagging wife inherit a restaurant and then discover it is a hot dog stand about 100 miles from the
middle of nowhere. Alan also plays a construction (or destruction) worker on a skyscraper. [RF]

3.20 [--] The Alan Young Show
10Jan1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
13Jan1952 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Margaret Whiting

3.21 [--] The Alan Young Show
17Jan1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
20Jan1952 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Patricia Morison

3.22 [--] The Alan Young Show
24Jan1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
27Jan1952 CBS Sun (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Patricia Morison

3.23 [--] The Alan Young Show
31Jan1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
03Feb1952 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guests
William Perlberg
George Seaton


*NOTE: New format Alan Young changes the plan of his show as he presents a two-act play instead of two unrelated skits.

3.23 [--] The Alan Young Show
07Feb1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
10Feb1952 CBS Sun (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Guests
Huntz Bell
Frankie Darro
Connie Haines

Synopsis:
Alan joins the men in his new neighborhood in building a clubhouse to keep the young men off the streets.

3.24 [--] The Alan Young Show
14Feb1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
17Feb1952 CBS Sun (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Lina Romay

3.25 [--] The Alan Young Show
21Feb1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
24Feb1952 CBS Sun (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]
Guest
Fran Warren

3.26 [--] The Alan Young Show
28Feb1952 CBS Thur (East Coast)[Syracuse Herald]
02Mar1952 CBS Sun (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]

*NOTE: News item: February 28, 1952. Alan Young fades on March 30 when both his regional sponsors, Esso in the East
and Ford dealers out here terminate their contracts. Esso says that $25,000 per is too heavy a load to carry for the
show. Alan will vacation by making three movies. [RF]

3.27 [--] The Alan Young Show
06Mar1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
09Mar1952 CBS Sun (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]
Guests
Gisele Mackenzie
Hal March

*NOTE: West Coast airing, this is the last show of the season the anthropolgy quiz show "What In the World"
takes Alan's place until September. [RF]

3.28 [--] The Alan Young Show
13Mar1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
aired no details

3.29 [--] The Alan Young Show
20Mar1952 CBS Thur (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald]
aired no details

3.30 [--] The Alan Young Show (last show of season 3)
27Mar1952 [Syracuse Herald]
aired no details
*NOTE: East Coast season finale Alan Young Show returns in September.

#### The Alan Young Show: Time to Smile ######
############ season 4 Early 1953 #############
############### (final season) ###############
CBS Sundays at 9:30 pm EST [East Coast]
CBS Sundays at 6:30 pm PST [West Coast]
(15Feb53-21Jun53)
 Alternating with
"The Ken Murray Show" (which began in this slot Sunday 8 Feb 1953 to 14 Jun 1953)

*NOTE: News item: Oakland Tribune September 24, 1952.
Alan Young, another TV performer who usually plays the role of a lovable sap, has finally kissed and made up with his
employers at CBS and signed a new five-year contract. He and the network spent so much time haggling over the comic's
desire to do his shows on film, however, that it now looks as if he won't get back to the TV screens until the film series is sold. [RF]

*NOTE: News item: Long Beach Independent September 25, 1952.
Signing a five-year contract with CBSTV was ALAN YOUNG and he'll start to work right away on a pilot film for a comedy
series. He will also do his show bi-monthly "live" until next July when film will take over. [RF]

*NOTE: News item: San Antonio Express October 26, 1952.
Alan Young is shooting the first of "The New Alan Young Show" films which he hopes CBS will be releasing by the end of
February. He plays a bumbling junior-clerk in a bank whose Jobs are to wet sponges, fill ink wells, etc.

Season 4 begins February 1953 alternating with The Ken Murray Show under the title "Time to Smile" with  Dawn Addams
playing Alan's girlfriend Kay. After two months of unsuccessful programs, the show reverted back to its two skits
per show but failed to recoup the fans and the show was cancelled in June 1953. [RF]

4.01 [89] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show
15Feb1953 [Syracuse Herald][Long Beach]
cast
Dawn Addams
Mabel Paige

Synopsis:
The show will be the situation comedy type and will present Young as a bank clerk who falls in love with the
president's daughter, portrayed by Dawn Addams. Mabel Paige is cast as Young's grandmother. [RF]

4.02 [90] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show
01Mar1953 [Syracuse Herald][Long Beach]
cast
Dawn Addams
Russell Gaige

Synopsis:
Pandemonium erupts when a lion, a cheetah, and a tiger are scheduled for guest appearances and when the lion
"breaks loose" so does trouble. [RF]

4.03 [91] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show
15Mar1953 [Syracuse Herald][Long Beach]
cast
Dawn Addams

4.04 [92] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show
29Mar1953 [Syracuse Herald][Long Beach]
cast
Dawn Addams

4.05 [93] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show:
12Apr53 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald][Long Beach]
cast
Dawn Addams

4.06 [94] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show:
26Apr53 CBS Sun [Syracuse Herald][Long Beach]
cast
Dawn Addams

*NOTE: Alan's show reverts back to the original format of two skits in the next program.[RF]

4.07 [95] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show:
10May53 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Alan Young presents two sketches, one on spies behind the Iron Curtain and one of a yokel.[RF]

4.08 [96] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show:
24May53 CBS Sun
Guest
Gale Robbins
Synopsis:
Alan Young climbs a mountain and goes to death row on his "Time to Smile". [RF]

4.09 [97] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show:
07Jun53 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Alan Young presents his impression of a great lover during the early days of the "Talkies". [RF]

4.10 [98] Time to Smile - The Alan Young Show:  (final show)
21Jun53 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Alan Young plays the role of a typical American father on his final show of the year to be seen on
"Time to Smile". [RF]

############ The Alan Young Show #############
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