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(60 min) Season 8 (NBC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
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NBC Saturdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (60 min) (weekly)

8.01 [756] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Operation no. QK 8927
17Sep1955 NBC Sat
executive producer, George McGarrett
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Rosemary Clooney
Frankie Laine
Marion Lorne
Dave Barry
Sid Caesar
Nanette Fabray
Carl Reiner
Howard Morris

Perry Como, easy-going crooner is host for an easy-going 60 minutes of song and comedy. Goodman Ace, creator
of radio's "Easy Aces" and head writer for the revamped "Milton Berle Show" during the past two seasons, is
in charge of scripts for the Como show, designed to reflect the Como personality.
Highlights:
Singing guests Rosemary Clooney, who recently recorded "Sailor Boys Have Talk to Me in English"; Frankie
"Jezebel" Laine.
Perry & Frankie sing a medley with "Thatís My Desire", "Mule Train", "No One But Me" and "Learning the Blues".
Perry sings "Unchained Melody", "Fooled" and "Tina Marie".
Frankie sings "They Call Me Hawkeye".
Perry & Rosemary duet with "Too Marvelous For Words".
Perry and the Ray Charles Singers sing "One of My Kisses".
Perry and the Orchestra perform "Over the Rainbow" and "Abide With Me".
A comedy highlight will be the first in a series of sketches depicting the private life of a television
personality.
It's Perry Como at home tonight, and he's trying to repair his TV set. The lady neighbor drops in
(Marion Lorne, best remembered for her role as Mrs. Gurney of the Mr. Peepers show). The other neighbor
is comic impersonator Dave Barry, who gives Perry an idea of what he's been missing.
Also a comedy bit by Leo DeLyon.
The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra closes with "You Are Never Far From Me".

Regulars on the show include Perry's old associates musical director Mitch Ayres and the Ray Charles Singers.
Narrating will be the off-screen voice of Frank Gallop.
A special for the finale will be a brief appearance by the stars of the Sid Caesar Show, Sid, Nanette Fabray,
Carl Reiner and Howard Morris.
*Note: Inventory box no. 730.

8.02 [757] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9005
24Sep1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Peter Lawford
Patti Page
Archie Moore
Wally Cox

Opening : Dream along with me / (Perry Como, vocals ; Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra) (00:25)
-- Rock around the clock / (Perry Como, vocals ; Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra) (03:38)
-- Comedy sketch / (Perry Como ; Wally Cox) (06:25)
-- Cross of gold / (Patti Page, vocals ; Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra) (10:39)
-- Comedy sketch / (Perry Como, Patti Page, Peter Lawford, speakers) (14:03)
-- Itís de lovely / Cole Porter (Patti Page, Perry Como, vocals) (20:03)
-- I concentrate on you / Cole Porter (Perry Como, vocals ; Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra) (22:59)
-- Armour treat commercial (26:20) -- Introduction of boxing champion Archie Moore (27:35)
-- Boxing comedy sketch / (Archie Moore ; Perry Como ; Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra) (30:03)
-- Armour star chili commercial (34:36)
-- I took the longest walk / (Perry Como, vocals ; Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra) (37:19)
-- Itís the talk of the town / (Perry Como, vocals ; Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra) (38:21)
-- Dormayer commercial (40:37)
-- Baseball comedy sketch (Perry Como, Jean Carroll, Peter Lawford, Patti Page, Mrs. Pee Wee Reese,
Mrs. Carl Furillo, Mrs. Gil Hodges, Mrs. Don Hoak, Mrs. Jackie Robinson, Mrs. Russ Meyer, Mrs. Sid Gordon,
two unidentified male actors, performers) (41:41)
-- You gotta have heart / (Ray Charles Singers ; Mitchell Ayers and his orchestra) (51:46)
-- Dormayer commercial (52:31)
-- Kol nidre / (Perry Como, vocals ; Ray Charles Singers ; Mitchell Ayers and his orchestra) (53:42)
-- Closing announcements (58:33).

8.03 [758] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9084
01Oct1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Joan Collins
Tab Hunter
Yvonne DeCarlo

8.04 [759] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9172
08Oct1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Gale Storm
Paul Winchell
Marion Lorne


8.05 [760] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9250
15Oct1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Peggy Lee
The Four Lads
Morty Gunty
Lorraine Prato

8.06 [761] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9319
22Oct1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Hal March
Joey Bishop
Jaye P. Morgan
Aldo Ray
Fred Allen

8.07 [762] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9402
29Oct1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Connie Russell
Arnold Stang
Dunninger
George Prentice
The Four Lads

Highlights:
Perry sings "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Ko-Ko-Mo", "You Do Something To Me", "Song of Songs",
"Great Day", "He" and "When You Were Sweet 16".
The Ray Charles Singers perform "Tenderly".

8.08 [763] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
05Nov1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Julius LaRosa
Gene Simmons
Stubby Kaye

The Rudels a trampoline act
Johnny Puleo and his harmonica playing gang.

8.09 [764] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
12Nov1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Dorothy Kirsten
Gino Prato (tv debut)
Highlights:
Dorothy sings "One Fine Day", from "Madame Butterfly" and "Vissi D'Arte" from "Tosca".
Perry sings "Football Hero", "Many Splendored Thing", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "I'll Never Stop Loving You",
"Someone To Watch Over Me" and "All at Once".

8.10 [765] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
19Nov1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Rosemary Clooney
Robert Merrill

"Captain Gallant" stars Buster and Cuffy Crabbe
dancers Chiquita and Johnson
Impressionist Dave Barry
Highlights:
Rosemary sings "Pet Me, Poppa".
Perry sings "Pepper-hot Baby", "Moments to Remember", "Begin the Beguine" and "Bless This House".

8.11 [766] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9716
26Nov1955 NBC Sat
produced by Robert Finkel
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Debra Paget
Barry Gordon
Arnold Stang
The Mills Brothers
Paul Sydelle
and his dog Susie
comedian Roger Ray
Highlights:
Perry sings "Sixteen Tons", "One Little Candle", "Someone You Love" and "Pepper-hot Baby".
*In the audience was a show-train contingent of several hundred Como fans from New England.

8.12 [767] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9801
03Dec1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Steve Allen
Gloria DeHaven
Arnold Stang

8.13 [768] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9891
10Dec1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Gertrude Berg
Polly Bergen

8.14 [769] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 9979
17Dec1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Kirk Douglas
June Valli
Arnold Stang
Ruth Gilbert
The Treniers


8.15 [770] The Perry Como Show (60 min) (Christmas Show)
Prod. no. QK 10071
24Dec1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Barry Gordon
A. Robbins

8.16 [771] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10147
31Dec1955 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Julie London
Buddy Hackett

Plus regulars: Ray Charles Singers, Louis DaPron Dancers, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra.

8.17 [772] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10226
07Jan1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Patti Page
Max Baer
Rocky Graziano
Wazzan Troupe


8.18 [773] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10304
14Jan1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Kay Starr
Larry Storch
Dinah Shore
Barry Gordon
Ezio Pinza
Fred Allen
The Shyrettos

8.19 [774] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10392
21Jan1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Ernest Borgnine
Keenan Wynn
Vivian Blaine
The Four Lads

Highlights:
Perry sings "When You're Smilin'", "Band of Gold", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "It Happened in Monterey"
and a group of hymns.
The Ray Charles Singers do "Stars Fell on Alabama".

8.20 [775] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10479
28Jan1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Gale Storm
Julius LaRosa
Buddy Hackett
Tuesday Weld
David Winters
Aura Vainio
Dolores Erickson
Mildred Hughes
Jim Hester
Jack Brown
Andy Andrews
dancer Matt Maddox
Highlights:
Julius sings "Lipstick, Candy and Rubber-Soled Shoes".
Gale sings "I Hear You Knocking".
Perry sings "Dungaree Doll", "The Tender Trap" and "June in January".

8.21 [776] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10572
04Feb1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Patrice Munsel
Farley Granger
Don Cherry

And the Drill Team of the U.S. Naval Training Center

8.22 [777] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10660
11Feb1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Rhonda Fleming
Johnnie Ray
Cyril Ritchard
The Dream Weavers


8.23 [778] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10760
18Feb1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Henry Fonda
Vera-Ellen
Anne Francis
The Platters


8.24 [779] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10848
25Feb1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Jane Russell
Lilli Palmer
Bobby Van
Andy Devine
Buddy Hackett

Highlights:
Jane sings "If You Want to See Mamie Tonight" from her new film "The Revolt of Mamie Stover".
Perry sings "Stardust", "Hoop-Dee-Doo", "Band of Gold", "Little Child" and "Million Dollary Baby".
Perry performs two Lenten hymns.

8.25 [780] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 10934
03Mar1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Jaye P. Morgan
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Dennis Day
U.S. Coast Guard Academy Glee Club

Highlights:
Perry sings "Jeepers Creepers", "No, Not Much" and "Because".
Jaye P. Morgan sings "Get Up, Get Up".
And the Glee Club perform choral selections.

8.26 [781] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11028
10Mar1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Dinah Shore
Rock Hudson

Bandleader Louis Jordan promoting Rock's new film "All That Heaven Allows".
Highlights:
Dinah sings "Come Rain or Come Shine".
Perry & Dinah duet on "Getting To Be a Habit With You".
Also an appearance of LOOK Magazine's 1955-56 All-American Basketball team.

8.27 [782] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11112
17Mar1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Bob Hope
Pat OíBrien
Eddie Fisher

Governor George Foss of South Dakota

8.28 [783] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11198
24Mar1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Ann Blyth
Buddy Hackett
The Carl Perkins Trio

Highlights:
Perry sings "Red Red Robin", "Spring Is Here", "The 11th Hour Melody", "The Object of My Affection",
"They Say It's Wonderful", "The Touch of Your Lips" and "Prisoner of Love".
The Carl Perkins Trio perform "Blue Suede Shoes".
The Ray Charles Singers sing "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year".

8.29 [784] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11286
31Mar1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Bob Cummings
Patrice Munsel
Alene Dalton

Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang

8.30 [785] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11372
07Apr1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Shelley Winters, currently starring in Broadways "A Hatful of Rain".
Dennis OíKeefe
Jackie Miles

Pianist Dick Hyman
Highlights:
Dick Hyman performs "Moritat" from "The Threepenny Opera".
Perry sings "Jukebox Baby", "A Tear Fell", "Stairway to the Stars", "It Must Be True",
"I'm in the Mood For Love", "Love Walked In" and "Prisoner of Love".
The Ray Charles Singers male quartet serenades with "Cecilia".
Perry is joined by Dennis O'Keefe and Jackie Miles in a comedy sketch.

8.31 [786] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11455
14Apr1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Ginger Rogers
Phil Foster
Tennessee Ernie Ford

8.32 [787] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11541
21Apr1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Peggy Lee
Mark Stevens
Jack E. Leonard


8.33 [788] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11631
28Apr1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Patti Page
Alan King
Louis Armstrong

8.34 [789] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11710
05May1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Dorothy Shay
Philip Maero

8.35 [790] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11791
12May1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Eydie Gorme
Buddy Hackett
Alene Dalton
The Mills Brothers

8.36 [791] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11863
19May1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Ronald Reagan
Jay Lawrence
Dolores Gray


8.37 [792] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 11943
26May1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Ozzie & Harriet Nelson
Clifford Guest
The Carl Perkins Trio


8.38 [793] The Perry Como Show (60 min)
Prod. no. QK 12023
02Jun1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Dick Powell
Dana Wynter
Jackie Miles

8.39 [794] The Perry Como Show (60 min) [Last show of the season]
Prod. no. QK 12085
09Jun1956 NBC Sat
produced by Lee Cooley
written by Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster.
directed by Grey Lockwood
Guest star:
Patti Page
Kim Novak
Buddy Hackett
Mickey Mantle


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The Patti Page Show
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NBC Saturdays (16Jun56-7Jul56) (1st summer replacement for "The Perry Como Show") 

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The Julius La Rosa Show
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NBC Saturdays (14Jul56-4Aug56) (2nd summer replacement for "The Perry Como Show")

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The Tony Bennett Show
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NBC Saturdays (11Aug56-8Sep56) (3rd summer replacement for "The Perry Como Show")

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