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The Eddie Fisher Show (1957-59)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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THE EDDIE FISHER SHOW
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NBC (1Oct57 - 17Mar59) (2 seasons)

US Music Variety Series 1957-59 approx 30 episodes x 60 min

Host Eddie Fisher
Regulars:
Debbie Reynolds
Erin O'Brien
The Buddy Bregman Orchestra
The Johnny Mann Singers

Mary Tyler Moore (Dancer)

Eddie Fisher's Theme Song: "As Long as There's Music"

Eddie Fisher had previously hosted the 15 min Music Variety show  Coke Time (NBC)(1953-57)

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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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern
Alternating with The George Gobel Show (season 4)

During the 1957-58 season Eddie Fisher was permanent guest star on "The George Gobel Show",
and George Gobel was permanent guest star on "The Eddie Fisher Show"
Debbie Reynolds who was Eddie Fisher's wife at the time, appeared occasionally.

4.1 [--] The George Gobel Show: 24Sept57 NBC Tue

1.1 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
01Oct1957 NBC Tue
Guests
Debbie Reynolds
Mike Todd
Elaine Dunn
George Gobel

Newspaper review:
Eddie has wife Debbie Reynolds on hand, and she, of course, sings "Tammy." Guest Mike Todd keeps popping up and, to
make him feel at home, Eddie croons "Around the World." Also appearing are dancer Elaine Dunn and George Gobel. [RF]

4.2 [--] The George Gobel Show: 8Oct57 NBC Tue

1.2 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
15Oct1957 NBC Tue
Guests
Gisele Mackenzie
Phil Harris

Regular: Mary Tyler Moore (Dancer)
Highlights:
Eddie, Gisele & Phil sing a group of songs from "Porgy and Bess".
Gisele sings a medley from "Annie Get Your Gun" including "Falling in Love is Wonderful".
Gisele & Eddie duet with "Just In Time".
Eddie sings "Wait Til You See Her", "Philadelphia" and "As Long as There's Music".
The whole gang plus George pitch in on a ride to "Winnipeg".[RF]

4.3 [--] The George Gobel Show: 22Oct57 NBC Tue


1.3 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
29Oct1957 NBC Tue
Guests
Betty Grable
Elaine Dunn
The Mary Kaye Trio

Highlights:
Betty Grable joins in numbers from "Guys and Dolls".
She tries Adelaide's Lament and duets with George Gobel to "Sue Me".
Eddie sings "Luck Be A Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat", "Just In Time" and "The Party's Over".[RF]

4.4 [--] The George Gobel Show: 5Nov57 NBC Tue

1.4 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
12Nov1957 NBC Tue
Guests
Tommy Sands
Mary McCarty

Highlights:
Tunes from the Broadway musical "On the Town" give Eddie, Tommy Sands, Mary McCarty and Lonesome George some pleasing
material in "New York, New York", "Lonely Town" and "Lucky to Be Me".
Tommy sings "Daddy, Won't You Do Right" from his new flick.
Marie Wilson and George do a Hollywood "Guest Star" routine.[RF]

4.5 [--] The George Gobel Show: 19Nov57 NBC Tue

[--] The Eddie Fisher Show
26Nov1957
pre-empted for "Pied Piper of Hamelin" musical special starring Van Johnson and Claude Rains, directed by Bretaigne
Windust. Music adapted from works of Grieg, principally his "Peer Gynt" suite. Books and Lyrics by Hal Stanley and
Irving Taylor, based on the Robert Browning poem.[RF]

4.6 [--] The George Gobel Show: 3Dec57 NBC Tue

1.5 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
10Dec1957 NBC Tue
Guests
Bob Hope
Erin O'Brien

With George Gobel and Buddy Bregman and His Orchestra
Highlights:
George Gobel and Eddie get in the act when they ask Bob for tips on being a comedian, like how to throw a punch-line.
Hope-Gobel-Fisher do a rendition of "Be a Clown".[RF]

4.7 [--] The George Gobel Show: 17Dec57 NBC Tue

1.6 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
24Dec1957 NBC Tue
Guests
Charles Laughton
Elaine Dunn
Cathy Crosby
The Lennon Sisters

Highlights:
Eddie sings "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You"
Cathy Crosby (Bob's daughter) sings "Ca, C'est L'Amour".
Cathy also does a duet with Eddie.[RF]

4.8 [--] The George Gobel Show: 31Dec57 NBC Tue

1.7 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
07Jan1958 NBC Tue
Guests
Jimmy Durante
Lily Pons
Jimmy Rogers

Highlights:
Lily will sing "The Bell Song" from Lakme and join Eddie in a duet.
Durante will team with Eddie vocally in some songs each has helped make famous in his own distinctive style, and with
George Gobel in a comedy routine.
Along with these veterans we'll have youngster Jimmy Rogers who will surely have learned by now that "Kisses Are
Sweeter Than Wine," which he will also sing about.[RF]

4.9 [--] The George Gobel Show: 14Jan57 NBC Tue

1.8 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
21Jan1958 NBC Tue
Guests
Charlton Heston
Gisele Mackenzie

The Ames Brothers 
Highlights:
Charlton Heston reads "The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck".
George does his version of an old-soft show.
Eddie sings "I Love Life".
Eddie sings "I Believe" and "I Don't Hurt Any More".
Gisele sings "You Are the One".[RF]

4.10 [--] The George Gobel Show: 28Jan58 NBC Tue

1.9 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show: EDDIE CANTOR SALUTE
4Feb1958 NBC Tue (EastCoast NYC) / 18Feb58 (West Coast)
guests
Ralph Edwards
Mrs. Eddie Cantor
Cathy Crosby
Johnny Mathis
Barbara Heller

and George Gobel.
A 66th Birthday salute for Eddie Cantor. [RF]

4.11 [--] The George Gobel Show: 11Feb58 NBC Tue

[--] The Eddie Fisher Show
18Feb1958 NBC Tue NYC
pre-empted for "The Jerry Lewis Show" from Las Vegas with Betty Grable, Sophie Tucker and Hans Conreid. [RF]

4.12 [--] The George Gobel Show: 25Feb58 NBC Tue

1.10 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
04Mar1958 NBC Tue
guests
Ethel Merman
Dody Goodman

Highlights:
Ethel sings "Trombones".
Ethel & Eddie sing a medley of musical hits from Broadway.
Eddie sings "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "You Are Too Beautiful".
Dody and "Lonesome" George trade quips.[RF]
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Songwriters/Composers:
Harold Adamson, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Sammy Fain, Jay Livingston, Dimitri Tiomkin, Jimmy Van Heusen,
Harry Warren, Ned Washington, Paul Francis Webster, Dody Goodman, Leo McCarey, Miyoshi Umeki
Regular Guest: George Gobel
Regulars: Buddy Bregman Orchestra

4.13 [--] The George Gobel Show: 11Mar58 NBC Tue

1.11 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
18Mar1958 NBC Tue
guests
Red Buttons
Ann Blyth

Highlights:
Eddie sings "Nice People", "How Are Things in Glocca Mora?", "The Song is You" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".
Red performs his famous "Ho-Ho" song.
Red, Ann, George and Eddie perform a satirical production number "Hooray For Hollywood" based on the presentations
of old motion pictures.
Ann & Eddie sing a romantic duet.
All join in for a medley of "telephone songs".[RF]

4.14 [--] The George Gobel Show: 25Mar58 NBC Tue

1.12 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
01Apr1958 NBC Tue
Guest
Gordon MacRae
comedian Dick Shawn
Arlene Dahl

Highlights
Eddie sings "Don't Cry", "Joey, Joey" and "Big D".
George joins them in a medley of oldies as a barbershop quartet.
With a bow to Easter, lucious Arlene Dahl heads a fashion hat show on bonnets.
Dick Shawn does a monologue.[RF]

4.15 [--] The George Gobel Show: 8Apr58 NBC Tue

1.13 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
15Apr1958 NBC Tue
guests
actor William Bendix
songstress Peggy Lee
comedian Jack Carter
baseball star Leo Durocher
teenage vocalist Scott Engel
and George Gobel.

4.16 [--] The George Gobel Show: 22Apr58 NBC Tue

1.14 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
29Apr1958 NBC Tue
guests
Bob Hope
Ethel Merman
Cathy Crosby

also appearing is George Gobel.
Highlights:
Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" may be out of season but Fisher and Merman will sing it with help from Bob Hope
and Cathy Crosby.
It's a big bow to Irving Berlin's 70th birthday with Ethel Merman and Eddie singing some of Berlin's all-time hits.
Cathy Crosby sings "I Could Write A Book".
Eddie sings "Moonlight Becomes You". and "I Like Everybody".
All join in for a show-closing "There's No Business Like Show Business".[RF]

4.17 [--] The George Gobel Show: 6May58 NBC Tue

1.15 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show
13May1958 NBC Tue
guests
Oscar Levant
Marge & Gower Champion
Buddy Hackett
Dolores Grey

Highlights:
Eddie sings a Jolson medley.
Oscar Levant performs Gershwin's "Concerto in F" and reminisces about the old days with the composer.
Marge and Gower Champion dance to "American in Paris".
Eddie teams up with Dolores Grey for some Gershwin oldies.
Buddy Hackett breaks things up with a monologue.
Eddie closes with a Jolson tune.[RF]

4.18 [--] The George Gobel Show: 20May58 NBC Tue (final show of the season)

1.16 [--] The Eddie Fisher Show (Season finale)
27May1958 NBC Tue
guests
Debbie Reynolds
Oscar Levant
Dick Shawn

and George Gobel
Eddie Cantor will appear on the program to present an award to Eddie Fisher, but will not perform because of ill
health. Eddie will be presented by an plaque naming him "Music Father of the Year" an award from the National Father's
Day Committee.[RF]

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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern
Alternating with The George Gobel Show  (season 5)

2.01 [17] The Eddie Fisher Show
30Sep1958 NBC Tue
Guests
Jerry Lewis
Ernie Kovacs
Ed Wynn
Milton Caniff
Dean Fredericks
Helen Gallagher
The Four Saints

Highlights:
Helen Gallagher sings and dances to "Old Devil Moon".
Helen, Eddie and Ernie sing "That's Entertainment".
There's a "Ballad of the Beat" with Ernie making fun of the 'beat' generation.
Eddie solos with "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" and "Moonlight Becomes You".
Jerry Lewis does a monologue.
Ed Wynn, Milton Caniff and TV's "Steve Canyon" come on to plug their shows.[RF]

5.1 [--] The George Gobel Show: 7Oct58 NBC Tue

2.02 [18] The Eddie Fisher Show
14Oct1958 NBC Tue
Guests
Red Buttons
Betty Hutton.

Highlights:
Red Buttons does a monolgue.
Betty sings "Aicheson, Topeka and Santa Fe".
Eddie sings "There But For You Go I".
Eddie brings on 15-year-old Scott Engel. [RF]

5.2 [--] The George Gobel Show: 21Oct58 NBC Tue

2.03 [19] The Eddie Fisher Show
28Oct1958 NBC Tue
Guests
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Eddie Cantor

and George Gobel (his first appearance this season).
Highlights:
Eddie Fisher and Eddie Cantor do a musical tribute to the late Al Jolson with such favorites as "About a Quarter to Nine",
"Anniversary Song", "April Showers", "Sitting On Top of the World", "Liza", "Rockabye My Baby With a Dixie Melody",
"Swanee", "Sonny Boy" and "Toot Toot Tootsie".
George Gobel holds up the comedy side.
Anna Marie Alberghetti sings "Un Bel Di".
Anna and Eddie duet with "Why Do I Love You?", "Make Believe" and "You Are Love". [RF]

5.3 [--] The George Gobel Show: 4Nov58 NBC Tue

2.04 [20] The Eddie Fisher Show
11Nov1958 NBC Tue
Guests
Ethel Merman
Gary Crosby

and dancer Neile Adams.
Also appearing are George Gobel and Buddy Bregman and His Orchestra. [RF]
Highlights:
A spirited tribute to Veteran's Day.
Gary belts out some World War I songs, "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" and "Would You Rather Be a Colonel
with a Chicken On Your Shoulder".
Eddie sings "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", "K-K-Katie", and "My Buddy".
George Gobel does a monologue.
Gary sings "Lucky Day" and "Anywhere I Hang My Hat".
Eddie sings "Gigi" while Neile Adams dances.
Ethel sings a medley of patriotic tunes, "Goodbye, Broadway, Hello, France", "Memories" and "You're a Grand Old Flag".
All join in for "Over There". [RF]

5.4 [--] The George Gobel Show: 18Nov58 NBC Tue

[--] The Eddie Fisher Show: 25Nov1958:  pre-empted for Shirley Temple's Storybook .

5.5 [--] The George Gobel Show: 2Dec58 NBC Tue


2.05 [21] The Eddie Fisher Show
09Dec1958 NBC Tue
Guests
Jane Powell
George Burns
and Dick Shawn.
Highlights:
Dick Shawn imitates the "Beatniks" in a comic skit.
Jane sings "This Is My Beloved".
Eddie & Jane duet with "Make Me a Miracle".
Eddie sings "A Letter to Teacher", "Firefly" and "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi".
George Burns does a monologue on the football season. [RF]

5.6 [--] The George Gobel Show: 16Dec58 NBC Tue

2.06 [22] The Eddie Fisher Show
23Dec1958 NBC Tue
Guests
Lily Pons
Charles Laughton

and the Marquis Chimps.
Highlights:
Lily Pons sings "Estralita".
Lily gives Eddie a musical "French Lesson".
Charles Laughton reads the story of the Nativity.
The Marquis Chimps put on their nightclub act.
George does a sketch as a car designer.
Christmas carols are sung in the closing and a medley of children's songs like "Little Buckaroo" from Eddie. [RF]

5.7 [--] The George Gobel Show: 30Dec58 NBC Tue

2.07 [23] The Eddie Fisher Show
06Jan1959 NBC Tue
Guests
Kate Smith
Ray Anthony
Buddy Cole
George Gobel

and the All-Pro football team.
Highlights:
Kate Smith refreshes memories with some of the all-time favorites for which she is so well known.
Ray Anthony and orchestra offer "The Theme Song From Peter Gunn".
Lonesome George talks about his plans for the New Year.
Eddie sings "As Long as There's Music" and "Philadelphia". [RF]

5.8 [--] The George Gobel Show: 13Jan59 NBC Tue

2.08 [24] The Eddie Fisher Show
20Jan1959 NBC Tue
Guests
Eddie Hodges
and The DeCastro Sisters.
Also appearing is George Gobel.
Highlights:
Eddie Fisher has little Eddie Hodges aboard for a round of George M. Cohan songs.
Eddie Fisher helps Eddie Hodges in a number called "Heart".
The De Castro Sisters sing some songs.
George talks about the weather.
All join in for "The Ashmoleon Marching Song". [RF]

5.9 [--] The George Gobel Show: 27Jan59 NBC Tue

2.09 [25] The Eddie Fisher Show
03Feb1959 NBC Tue
Guests
Shirley Jones
Mort Sahl
Eddie Hodges
Mitchell Boys Choir

Also with Buddy Bregman and His Orchestra.
Highlights:
Mort Sahl does a great monologue.
Eddie sings a medley of Valentine songs with Shirley Jones.
Eddie sings a medley of Gospel songs.
And Young Eddie Hodges and Shirley join in for "Baubles, Bangles and Beads".
Eddie Hodges performs "Be A Clown".
All join in for "Paint Your Wagon". [RF]

5.10 [--] The George Gobel Show: 10Feb59 NBC Tue


2.10 [26] The Eddie Fisher Show
17Feb1959 NBC Tue
Guests
Ernie Kovacs
Mitchell Boys Choir

and George Gobel
Highlights:
Eddie sings "Dormi, Dormi", "Separate Table", "Almost in Your Arms" and "To Love and Be Loved".
The songs that have been nominated for an OSCAR. They will include:
"A Certain Smile," by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster;
"Dormi, Dormi," by Sammy Cahn and Harry Warren;
"Separate Tables," by Harry Warren and Harold Adamson;
"Almost in Your Arms," by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and
"To Love and Be Loved,' by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. [RF]

5.11 [--] The George Gobel Show: 24Feb59 NBC Tue

[--] The Eddie Fisher Show: 03Mar1959 pre-empted for special "Some of Manie's Friends".

5.12 [--] The George Gobel Show: 10Mar59 NBC Tue

2.11 [27] The Eddie Fisher Show (Last show of the series)
17Mar1959 NBC Tue
A One Man Show.
Highlights:
Eddie will repeat a sentimental medley of songs that Al Jolson made famous - "Swanee," "April Showers,"
"Rockabye My Baby" and "Baby Face." As a swan song he will take viewers on a musical journey with a presentation
of what the announcement says will be "folk songs from all over the world: America, Jamaica, Israel and Ireland.
" It's a Small World, isn't it? [RF]
*NOTE: Last show of the series.

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