CTVA US Music Variety - "Coke Time" (NBC)(1953-57) Host Eddie Fisher

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Coke Time (NBC)(1953-57)(15min)(twice weekly)  hosted by Eddie Fisher
The Eddie Fisher Show (NBC) (1957-59)  
Coke Time (1953-57)
 Sponsors  - Coca Cola
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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 Sponsors: Coca Cola
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COKE TIME
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NBC (Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30-7:45pm ET) (15min) 

US Music Variety Series 1953-57 (5 seasons) (29Apr53-22Feb57)

Host: Eddie Fisher
Regulars:
Jaye. P. Morgan
The Echoes
(Eddie Fisher's backing group)
Ralph Brewster
Marilyn Jackson
Norma Zimmer
Don Williams

Announcer: Lou Crosby

Coke Time Starring Eddie Fisher (1953) - Opening & Closing Song

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############ season 1 Summer 1953 ############
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 NBC (Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30-7:45pm ET) (15min) (twice weekly)
(West Coast - 2 week delay) (to be verified)

[01] Coke Time
29Apr1953 NBC Wed (15min)
Writer Gordon Auchincloss
Director Herbert Sussan
Music Axel Stordahl
Announcer Don Ameche
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Highlights:
Eddie sings "Can't Get Used to These Clothes" and "I'm Walking Behind You".

[02] Coke Time
01May1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Don Ameche
Host Eddie Fisher
Guest
singer Anna Maria Alberghetti

[03] Coke Time
06May1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Don Ameche
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
singer Joni James.

[04] Coke Time
08May1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Don Ameche
Host Eddie Fisher
guest
singer Anna Maria Alberghetti
*Note: Eddie Fisher temporarily leaves his TV show to fulfill a singing engagement in London.

[05] Coke Time
13May1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Don Ameche
Host Eddie Fisher
guest
singer Joni James.
*Note: Eddie Fisher temporarily leaves his TV show to fulfill a singing engagement in London.
Gordon MacRae begins next Friday.

[06] Coke Time
15May1953 NBC Fri
Gordon MacRae makes his TV debut and begins his pinch-hitting duties for Eddie

[07] Coke Time
20May1953 NBC Wed
Gordon MacRae pinch-hitting for Eddie
Gordon introduces his wife singer-actress Sheila Stephens MacRae.
The couple sings "High Button Shoes".

[08] Coke Time
22May1953 NBC Fri
Host Gordon MacRae
welcomes guest Lucille Norman

*Note: Eddie returns to the show May 27.

[09] Coke Time
27May1953 NBC Wed
03Jun1953 [Long Beach Independent]
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
singers Morton Downey
and June Hutton.

*Note: Don Ameche leaves the show and is replaced by Fred Robbins.

[10] Coke Time
29May1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
singer Johnny Desmond
and acrobatic ballet team of Giselle and Francois Szony.

[11] Coke Time
03Jun1953 NBC Wed (East Coast)
17Jun53 (West Coast - 2 wk delay) [Long Beach Independent]
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
June Hutton

[12] Coke Time
05Jun1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
singer Marguerite Piazza.
Eddie sings "Side By Side" and "I'm Walking Behind You".

[13] Coke Time
10Jun1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
Marguerite Piazza
Eddie goes to a June Wedding with guest Marguerite Piazza.
Also appearing are Fred Robbins and Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra.
Eddie sings "Pennie From Heaven".
Marguerite sings "April in Portugal".

[14] Coke Time
12Jun1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
Isabel Bigley
(currently appearing in "Me and Juliet")
Also appearing are Fred Robbins and Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra.

[15] Coke Time
17Jun1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
The singing DeMarco Sisters
Also appearing are Fred Robbins and Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra.

[16] Coke Time
19Jun1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
no detail
Also appearing are Fred Robbins and Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra.

[17] Coke Time
24Jun1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
Teresa Brewer
Also appearing are Fred Robbins and Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra.

[18] Coke Time
26Jun1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
Fifty kids from the Little Bigger Baseball League in Stamford, Conn., will be the special honored guests.
Eddie's sponsor also picks up the tab for the baseball teams.

[19] Coke Time
01Jul1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
From Portugal singer, Amalia makes her American TV debut.
She sings "April in Portugal".

[20] Coke Time
03Jul1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
Isabel Bigley (currently appearing in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Me and Juliet")
Also appearing are Fred Robbins and Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra.

[21] Coke Time
08Jul1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
Portugal singer, Amalia returns.

[22] Coke Time
10Jul1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
Edie Adams (as Edith Adams) who plays Eileen in "Wonderful Town".

[23] Coke Time
15Jul1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
singer Gisele MacKenzie

[24] Coke Time
17Jul1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
singer Gisele MacKenzie

[25] Coke Time
22Jul1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
DeMarco Sisters.

[26] Coke Time
24Jul1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
singer-comedienne Edie Adams (as Edith Adams).

[27] Coke Time
29Jul1953 NBC Wed
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
songstress Kay Armen.

[28] Coke Time
31Jul1953 NBC Fri
Announcer Fred Robbins
Host Eddie Fisher
Guests
DeMarco Sisters.

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x.xx [--] Coke Time: (Unknown Season)
1953
Host: Eddie Fisher
Guest:
Diahann Carroll
Regular: Fred Robbins
Announcer: Lou Crosby

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############## season 2 1953-54 ##############
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NBC (Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30-7:45pm ET) (15min)

2.xx [--] Coke Time:
13 January 1954
Host: Eddie Fisher
Guest:
Jill Corey

2.xx [--] Coke Time:
19 February 1954
Guest:
Patti Page
Announcer: Lou Crosby

2.xx [--] Coke Time:
31 March 1954
Announcer: Lou Crosby

2.xx [--] Coke Time:
4 June 1954
Guest:
Morton Downey
Announcer: Lou Crosby

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############## season 3 1954-55 ##############
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NBC (Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30-7:45pm ET) (15min)

3.xx [--] Coke Time:
5 November 1954 NBC
Host: Eddie Fisher
Announcer: Lou Crosby
Guests:
Florence Henderson
Regular:
Fred Robbins
Eddie Fisher performs several popular songs, and special guest Florence Henderson performs
"I Have to Tell You" from the musical play "Fanny".

1950s Television: "Coke Time" Episode (20th January, 1955) Part 1 of  2
1950s Television: "Coke Time" Episode (20th January, 1955) Part 2 of  2


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############## season 4 1955-56 ##############
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NBC (Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30-7:45pm ET) (15min)


No Episode Details

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############## season 5 1956-57 ##############
################ (final season) ##############
NBC (Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30-7:45pm ET) (15min)


No Episode Details


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Eddie Fisher had many Hit Records including:-

Eddie Fisher - I'll Hold You In My Heart - 1951
Eddie Fisher - "Wish You Were Here" (1952)
Eddie Fisher - Anytime (1952)
Eddie Fisher - Outside Of Heaven (1953)
Eddie Fisher - Everything i have is yours (1953)
Eddie Fisher - Downhearted (1953)
Eddie Fisher - "I'm Walking Behind You" (1953)
Eddie Fisher - Lady Of Spain
Eddie Fisher Turn Back The Hands Of Time
Eddie Fisher - Oh My Papa [1954]
Eddie Fisher - Count Your Blessings - 1954
Eddie Fisher - I Need You Now ( 1954 )
"A Man Chases A Girl"
(from the film "There's No Business Like Show Business") - March 1955
Eddie Fisher - "I'm Always Hearing Wedding Bells" (April 1955)
"Heart" (from the musical "Damn Yankees") - May 1955
Eddie Fisher - Song Of The Dreamer (August 1955)
Eddie Fisher - Dungaree Doll (December 1955)
/ Eddie Fisher - Everybody's got a home but me  (December 1955) (from the Broadway show "Pipe Dream")
"On the Street Where You Live" (from the musical "My Fair Lady") - June 1956
 Eddie Fisher - Cindy, Oh Cindy - (October 1956)

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