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(60 min) Season 14 (NBC) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
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### Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show ####
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NBC Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

14.01 [980] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
04Oct1961 NBC Wed
no. 61-1847
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Buddy Hackett
Fran Jeffries
Mickey Mantle
Roger Maris
Mel Allen

Plus regulars:
Peter Gennaro Dancers
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Fran Jeffries duets with Perry to "Little White Lies" and sings a few tunes of her own.
Peter Gennaro does a turn with his dancers to "Dartown Strutter's Ball".
Baseball heroes Mantle and Maris hold their own chat with Perry and Buddy.
Buddy Hackett will also be on the team, playing a baseball park hot dog vendor in this baseball-themed show.
All join in for "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".
Mitch Miller pops up in the audience for a brief bit.
*Note: Joe DiMaggio promised Perry that he would pinch hit for the ailing Mantle in case Mickey couldn't make it.

14.02 [981] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
11Oct1961 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 61-1897
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Caterina Valente
Frank Gallop
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
A funny sketch on Christopher Columbus (Perry) wangling some ships out of Queen Isabella (Caterina) in time
for Columbus Day.
Jack Duffy does a Sinatra impersonation.

14.03 [982] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
18Oct1961 NBC Wed
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Martha Raye
Rita Moreno

bandleader Ted Weems
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry's "Music Hall Players" (Kaye Ballard, Sandy Stewart, Jack Duffy and Paul Lynde) are happily whacky in
a modern "Peter Pan" skit.
Rita and Perry duet to "Couple of Song and Dance Men", Perry does the singing, Rita does the dancing.
Perry's working pals from way-back-when Ted Weems and company do some reminiscing and performing but barely
give Perry a chance to sing.
*Perry Como was the featured vocalist for Ted Weems in 1936.

14.04 [983] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: PENNSYLVANIA
25Oct1961 NBC Wed
no. 61-2012
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guest:
Tony Bennett
Plus regulars
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry sings "My Blushin' Rosie" & "Everything Is Rosie".
A whacky nightclub skit where Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart and Kaye Ballard browbeat lonely Per.
A special Salute to Seattle's 1962 World's Fair is presented as Perry takes us on a tour of a stage-size
model of the fair grounds.
Sandy and Kaye are fun in a Halloween type number
A segment on the great State of Pennsylvannia (Como's of course) for bits of her history and personalities in song.
*Note: Starting on tonights episode, the show will pay tribute to a different state each week.

14.05 [984] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: MISSOURI
01Nov1961 NBC Wed
no. 61-2067
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Shirley Booth
Gloria DeHaven

Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Ray Charles Singers, Peter Gennaro Dancers, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Highlights:
Paul Lynde sings "You're Following Me".
Gloria DeHaven sings "The Lady is a Tramp".
Sandy Stewart sings Jane Froman's "With a Song in My Heart".
Dee Erickson and Wally Seibert dance ala Ginger Rogers and partner.
Carolyn Morris and Jayne Turner do a Huckleberry Finn routine for Mark Twain.
And they'll honor Missouri songs (Sandy Stewart, Paul Lynde, Kaye Ballard and Perry Como with Como's number
"St. Louis Blues", and the program winding up with "Missouri Waltz".)

14.06 [985] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: NEW YORK
08Nov1961 NBC Wed
no. 61-2120
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Betty Hutton
Tom Bosley

Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry opens with "Five Foot Two" on the ukele with Betty Hutton doing the Charleston.
Betty sings "Doctor, Lawyer and Indian Chief" & "It Had to Be You".
Tom Bosley sings "The Name's La Guardia".
Bosley and Como get together for a bit of talk, film clips and songs about the late Fiorello LaGuardia,
because of Bosley's role in "Fiorello!"
a skit on the staff of a mayor in a mythical town.
A salute to New York with bows to its endless list of celebrities, political and theatrical.

14.07 [986] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: LOUISIANA
15Nov1961 NBC Wed
no. 61-2177
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Rudy Vallee
Tommy Sands
Nancy Sinatra

Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
For the opening Rudy and Perry, Tommy and Nancy sing 12 songs associated with Rudy Vallee's career.
Rudy Vallee sings "Vagabond Lover".
Perry sings "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries".
The Como Music Hall Players do another spoof of TV medical shows in a barber shop locale.
Nancy and Tommy duet with "Young in Heart".
The State of Louisiana gets it's share of praise and songs like "Basin Street" and "Jambalaya" and
sketches about the Louisiana Purchase.
Sandy Stewart does an impersonation of Louisiana born Dorothy Lamour.

14.08 [987] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: THANKSGIVING SHOW
22Nov1961 NBC Wed
no. 61-2264
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Dorothy Collins
Gwen Verdon
Kane Triplets

Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry sings "Home For the Holidays"

[--] 29Nov1961 preempted for Hollywood: The Golden Years

14.09 [988] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
06Dec1961 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 61-2338
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
George Sanders
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry sings "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" & "I'm An Old Cow Hand".
Sandy Stewart sings "Singing In the Rain".
Perry sings "The Rosary".

[--] 13Dec1961 no details

14.10 [989] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show (Christmas Show)
20Dec1961 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 61-2467
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Tom Tichenor & puppets and Kenny Kealy
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry sings "Ave Maria".
The Orchestra performs "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers".

14.11 [990] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
27Dec1961 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 61-2533
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Caterina Valente
Silvio Francesco (Caterina's brother in his American tv debut)
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart, Peter Gennaro
Highlights:
All join in for "Hoop-Dee-Doo" & "Auld Lang Syne".
Perry sings "Moon River".
Perry and Don Adams do a skit on "Musical Report on 1961".
Caterina Valente and Peter Gennaro perform "The Twist".
Frank Gallop and the Men Singers perform "Big Bad John".

14.12 [991] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
03Jan1962 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 61-2581
produced by Nick Vanoff
written by Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth
directed by Dwight Hemion
Guest stars:
Lorne Greene &  Dan Blocker  (from TV Western series  "Bonanza")
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Jack Duffy & Sandy Stewart duet on "Comes Once in a Lifetime".
Lorne recites "Washington's Farewell Address to His Soldiers".

14.13 [992] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: INDIANA
10Jan1962 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 62-36
produced by Nick Vanoff
written by Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth
directed by Dwight Hemion
Guests:
Juliet Prowse
Art Linkletter
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.14 [993] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: Salute to the Evergreen State of WASHINGTON.
17Jan1962 NBC Wed
no. 62-2404
produced by Nick Vanoff
written by Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth
directed by Dwight Hemion
Guests:
Polly Bergen
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Polly sings "Two to Tango".
Guest Polly Bergen solos "Something Wonderful" and the Peter Gennaro dancers join her for "Takes Two toTango."
Como, Polly, and the Music Hall players do a very funny takeoff on the panel show "To Tell the Truth."
Regular Don Adams gives a hilarious monologue on a defense attorney.

[--] 24Jan1962 no details

14.15 [994] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
31Jan1962 NBC Wed (rerun 17Apr63)
no. 61-1222
produced by Nick Vanoff
written by Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth
directed by Dwight Hemion
Guest stars:
Lena Horne
George Burns

Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry sings "On the Street Where You Live".
And a medley of "My Favorite Things", "My Baby Just Cares For Me" & "If You Were the Only Girl in the World".
Lena Horne sings "What Is There to Say?"
Perry sings "La Vie en Rose" & "Give Me the Moonlight".
Perry, Lena & George sing "You Are Never Far Away From Me".
Sketches:
George is determined to show Perry, Lena and Peter that he isn't limited to comedy - he can sing and dance too.

14.16 [995] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
07Feb1962 NBC Wed
produced by Nick Vanoff
written by Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth
directed by Dwight Hemion
Guests:
Barrie Chase
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.17 [996] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of Blissful Love saluted. VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL
14Feb1962 NBC Wed (rerun 13Feb63)
Prod. no. 62-339
produced by Nick Vanoff
written by Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth
directed by Dwight Hemion
Guest stars:
Dorothy Collins
Lorin Hollander

Plus regulars:
Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Dorothy sings "I Get Along Without You Very Well" & "Lot of Livin' to Do".
Perry sings "My Funny Valentine", "Hooray For Love", "In the Wee Small Hours" and "When Your Lover Has Gone".
Peter Gennaro performs "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly".

14.18 [997] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: VIRGINIA
21Feb1962 NBC Wed
no. 62-406
produced by Nick Vanoff
written by Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth
directed by Dwight Hemion
Guests:
Johnny Carson
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.19 [998] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
28Feb1962 NBC Wed
Host: Rex Allen
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Jaye P. Morgan
Carl the Great Ballantine
Sons of the Pioneers
Harry Harvey, Sr.
Phil Phillips
Loulie Jean Norman
Lori Regas

14.20 [999] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: MINNESOTA
07Mar1962 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 62-582
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guest stars:
Carol Lawrence
Don Herbert
(Mr. Wizard).
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry's opening number is "Happy Jose" and turns into "Ching, Ching, Ching, Oooa, Poppa, Looba, Looba".
Perry solos with "Some Enchanted Evening".
Carol Lawrence sings and dances "It's All Right With Me".
Mr. Wizard illustrates a bit of his scientific wares.
A skit by Paul Lynde and Jack Duffy on "operations".

14.21 [1000] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: HAWAII.
14Mar1962 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 62-606
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Joe E. Ross
Fred Gwynne

Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Perry sings "Maria".
Kaye Ballard sings "Rags".
Perry and the Girl Singers perform "Island of Forgotten Loves".

14.22 [1001] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
21Mar1962 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 62-708
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guest stars:
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Dee Erickson

Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
"Spring Is bustin' out all over" on Perry's show tonight.
Anna Maria Alberghetti sings "Love Makes the World Go Round".
Perry & Anna Maria duet on "It's a Big Wide Wonderful World".
The team of Duffy-Lynde-Adams joins Perry for a cantankerous game of golf.
And even the Salute to the State gets by-passed for a wide-ranging gander at "The Meaning of Spring,"
(love, baseball, poetry, nternal revenue).

14.23 [1002] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: ARIZONA
28Mar1962 NBC Wed
Prod. no. 62-724
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Alice Faye
Highlights:
Perry & Alice sing "You Made Me Love You" & "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore".
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.24 [1003] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: Illinois.
04Apr1962 NBC Wed
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Anne Bancroft
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart
Highlights:
Anne sings "When the World Was Young" & "Up a Lazy River".
Bobby Haggart whistles and drummer Don Lamond performs "Big Noise From Winnetka".
Perry and Anne star in a goofy-tragi-comedy with his regulars and some dwarfs. As for
Anne recites Sandburg's poem "Chicago".

[--] 11Apr1962 no details

14.25 [1004] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
18Apr1962 NBC Wed
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Jane Morgan
Burr Tillstrom
Kukla, Fran and Ollie
The St. Monica Children's Choir

Highlights:
Perry closes with "The Lord's Prayer".
*Note Taped last June.

[--] 25Apr1962 no details

14.26 [1005] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: KENTUCKY
02May1962 NBC Wed
no. 62-1077
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guest stars:
Lola Albright
Eddie Arcaro
Sammy Renick

Highlights:
Lola sings "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues".
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.27 [1006] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: NORTH CAROLINA
09May1962 NBC Wed
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Caterina Valente
Plus regulars:
Peter Gennaro and Dancers
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.28 [1007] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: MAINE
16May1962 NBC Wed
no. 62-1186
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Dennis Weaver
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.29 [1008] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: MICHIGAN
23May1962 NBC Wed
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Anne Bancroft
Highlights:
Perry sings "When the Beach Umbrellas Bloom", "Picnic Song" and "Moon Glow".
Anne sings "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy".
Also "Kalamazoo" and "Hostess with the Mostess".
Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.30 [1009] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: State of the Week: RHODE ISLAND
30May1962 NBC Wed
no. 62-1261
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
Guests:
Dorothy Collins
Jack E. Leonard

Plus regulars:
Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde, Sandy Stewart

14.31 [1010] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show [Season Finale]
06Jun1962 NBC Wed
no. 62-1308
producer, Nick Vanoff
director, Dwight Hemion
writers, Goodman Ace, Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth
Perry Como, following tradition for his last show of the season, will feature his regular cast members
as the guests on Music Hall color broadcast, at 9 tonight... Joining Como in his season’s finale will be
Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra, Peter Gennaro and his dancers, Ray Charles and his singers, Frank Gallop,
the Music Hall Players – Don Adams, Kaye Ballard, Jack Duffy, Paul Lynde (in a taped message from Hollywood)
and Sandy Stewart – and members of the production staff.”
Frank Gallop announcer

########### Kraft Mystery Theatre ############
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NBC (Wednesdays 9:00pm EST)(16 episodes)(13Jun62-26Sep62)
Desilu Studios, Hollywood
(some originals, others previously aired on "Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse" 1958-60)

Summer Replacement for "The Perry Como Show"

 

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