CTVA US Music Variety - "The Jonathan Winters Show" (NBC)(1956-57) (15min)

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The Jonathan Winters Show (1956-57)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
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THE JONATHAN WINTERS SHOW (1956-57)

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A Wintergood Production
for
NBC Tuesdays 7:30pm-7:45pm Eastern NBC Color
(switched to B&W sometime in Nov.-Dec. 1956)

Sponsored by TUMS.

US Music Variety Comedy series 1956-57  38 episodes x 15min

Host/Star Jonathan Winters
Regulars:
The Eddie Safranski Orchestra

Note:
NBC's The Jonathan Winters Show, from 1956, was the first TV program to broadcast videotape footage.

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NBC Tuesdays 7:30-7:45pm ET (15min)(before the Evening News)
(2Oct56-25Jun57)

[01] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Premiere Prod. no. 56-2883
02Oct56 NBC Tuesday
Produced and directed by Norman Frank
Written by Jack Douglas, Jim Lehner and George Atkins
Chicago Tribune:
Guests: The Platters
--New York Times review (03Oct1956):
Jonathan Winters, a comic who previously has had some fresh and funny ideas, began his own quarter-hour
weekly show last night on Channel 4. Unfortunately, his material was far less amusing than most of the
routines that he has done as a visitor to other programs. His guests last night were The Platters, a
vocal quintet with a high ratings in juke-box circles. They didn't help Mr. Winters' cause at all.

[02] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2331
09Oct56 NBC Tuesday
produced & Directed by Norman Frank
written by Jack Douglas, Jim Lehner, George Atkins, Jonathan Winters.
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
associate director, Lamar Caselli
guests:
Polly Bergen

[03] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2381
16Oct1956 NBC Tuesday
produced & Directed by Norman Frank
written by Jack Douglas, Jim Lehner, George Atkins, Jonathan Winters.
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
technical director, Heino Ripp
guests:
Margaret Whiting

[04] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2433
23Oct1956 NBC Tuesday
Produced and directed by Norman Frank
Written by Jack Douglas, Jim Lehner and George Atkins
guest:
Dorothy Collins
Highlights:
Dorothy sings an "Italian Theme".
Trivia:
First network use of RCA magnetic tape for color or black-and-white was presented on the "The Jonathan Winters Show.

[05] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2481
30Oct1956 NBC Tuesday
Produced and directed by Norman Frank
Written by Jack Douglas, Jim Lehner and George Atkins
Guests:
The Chordettes

[06] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2528
06Nov1956 NBC Tuesday
Produced and directed by Norman Frank
Written by Jonathan Winters, Jim Lehner and George Atkins
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
associate director, Lamar Caselli
Guests:
Peggy King

[07] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2580
13Nov1956 NBC Tuesday
Produced and directed by Norman Frank
Written by Jim Lehner and George Atkins
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
Associate director, Lamar Caselli
Guests:
Jane Morgan
Roger Williams


[08] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2631
20Nov1956 NBC Tuesday
produced by Norman Frank
written by Jim Lehner, George Atkins, Jonathan Winters.
directed by Herbert Kenwith
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
associate director, Lamar Caselli
guests:
Gisele MacKenzie

[09] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2673
27Nov1956 NBC Tuesday
produced by Norman Frank
written by Jack Crutcher, Jim Lehner, George Atkins, Larry Markes.
directed by Herbert Kenwith and Norman Frank
Guests:
Edie Adams
Jane Kean

Edie Adams who is currently starring on Broadway in "Lil Abner".

[10] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-2722
04Dec1956 NBC Tuesday
produced by Norman Frank
written by Larry Markes, Jack Crutcher, Jim Lehner, George Atkins, Jonathan Winters.
directed by Herbert Kenwith
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
guests:
Big Band singer Don Cornell (Connell?)
Marlis Johnson

[11] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
nos. 56-2772, 56-2774
11Dec1956 NBC Tuesday (no longer listed as "Color")
produced by Norman Frank
written by Larry Markes, Jack Crutcher, Jim Lehner, George Atkins, Jonathan Winters.
directed by Herbert Kenwith
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
associate director, Barbara Searles
guests:
Marguerite Piazza

[12] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
Prod. no. 56-1357
18Dec1956 NBC Tuesday (no longer listed as "Color")
produced by Norman Frank
written by Larry Markes, Jack Crutcher, Jim Lehner, George Atkins, Jonathan Winters.
directed by Herbert Kenwith
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
associate director, Barbara Searles
Guests:
Toni Arden

[13] The Jonathan Winters Show
Prod. no. 56-2861
25Dec1956 NBC Tuesday
produced by Norman Frank
Written by Larry Markes, Jim Lehner, George Atkins, Jonathan Winters.
directed by Herbert Kenwith
Musical director, Eddie Safranski
associate director, Barbara Searles
Guests:
Georgia Gibbs

[14] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
01Jan1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Sarah Vaughan

[15] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
08Jan1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Eileen Rogers

[16] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
15Jan1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Helen O'Connell

[17] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
22Jan1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Jaye P. Morgan

[18] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
29Jan1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Fran Warren

[19] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
05Feb1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Jill Corey

[20] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
12Feb1957 NBC Tuesday
Russell Arms
Jonathan's guest is singer Russell Arms, of the "Hit Parade" TV show.

[21] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
19Feb1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Gisele MacKenzie

[22] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
26Feb1957 NBC Tuesday
Produced by Tom Naud
Written by Larry Markes, Jim Lehner, Earle Doud, Bob Howard and Jonathan Winters
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
Musical Director Eddie Safranski
Unit Manager Herb Strauss
Set Design Carden Bailey
Technical Director Heino Ripp
Associate Director Barbara Searles
Graphic Art Stas Pyka
Costumes by Mostoller
Makeup by Irvin Carlton
Guest:
Betty Johnson
Highlights:
Betty sings "I Dream".
Jonathan does a skit on General George Armstrong Custer and the battle of Little Big Horn.
You can view the episode
http://tesla.liketelevision.com/liketelevision/tuner.php?channel=221&format=tv&theme=guide
New York Times: Eddie Safranski
Chicago Tribune: no details

[23] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
05Mar1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Denise Lor

[24] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
12Mar1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Steve Lawrence

[25] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
19Mar1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Dorothy Collins

[26] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
26Mar1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Andy Williams

[27] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
02Apr1957 NBC Tuesday
Guests:
Jill Corey
Jill sings "Make Like a Bunny, Honey".
There's a sketch about Easter and Jonathan Winters sings "Granny Hopps' Easter Cards".

[--] The Jonathan Winters Show
09Apr1957 NBC Tuesday
New York Times - Pre-empted for Vice President Nixon Address: The Vice President, with Dr. James Killiam
and Dr. Howard L. Bevis, will discuss the urgent need for scientists and their role in the nation's welfare.(Film)


[28] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
16Apr1957 NBC Tuesday
Produced by Gordon Auchincloss
Written by Larry Markes, Jim Lehner, Earle Doud, Jonathan Winters.
Directed by Barry Shear
Eddie Safranski musical director
Unit Manager Herb Strauss
Set Design Ted Cooper
Technical Director Heino Ripp
Associate Director Barbara Searles
Graphic Art Stas Pyka
Guest:
Jeri Southern
Highlights:
Jonathan performs his "Fishing" skit.
Jeri sings Rodgers And Hammerstein "Do I Love You Because You Are Beautiful".
You can view this clip
http://tesla.liketelevision.com/liketelevision/tuner.php?channel=220&format=tv&theme=guide

[29] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
23Apr1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Carol Burnett
Highlights:
Carol joins Jonathan in a TV survey with Maudie Frickert & Elwood P. Sluggins when they go behind the scenes
of TV and expose the television ratings system.
Carol and Jonathan help make a TV survey. She talks to Granny Frichert and Elwood P. Sluggins.

[30] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
30Apr1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Eydie Gorme
Highlights:
Edie sings "Gypsy in My Soul" and joins Jonathan in a sketch set in a travel agency.

[31] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
07May1957 NBC Tuesday
Eddie Safranski and his music group perform

[32] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
14May1957 NBC Tuesday
Frank Parker is guest.
Show originates from St. Louis tonight only

[33] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
21May1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Jack Haskell
Highlights:
Jack Haskell sings "Them There Eyes.".

[34] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
28May1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Helen O'Connell
Highlights:
Helen sings and talks about her own new series which begins tomorrow.

[35] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
04Jun1957 NBC Tuesday
Jonathan does a sketch called "Baby Elizabeth Goes to Camp."

[36] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
11June1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Dorothy Collins

[37] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)
18Jun1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest:
Carol Burnett
Highlights:
Jonathan does a sketch called "The Graduating Class."

[38] The Jonathan Winters Show (15min)(final show)
25Jun1957 NBC Tuesday
Guest singer
Jill Corey
Jonathan opens up his family album and we see many of the characters that have entertained on the show
including Baby Elizabeth, Granny Hopps, Binks Bixford, Elwood P. Sluggins and Scratchy.
Final show next week "The Andy Williams - June Valli Show" will be seen.

[--] 02July1957 - replaced by "Andy Williams-June Valli Show" (NBC Tuesday 7:30-7:45pm Eastern)

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