CTVA US Music Variety - "The Polly Bergen Show" (NBC)(1957-58)

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The Polly Bergen Show (NBC) (1957-58)  - alternated with -  Club Oasis (NBC) (1957-58)
The Gisele MacKenzie Show (NBC) (1957-58)
The Polly Bergen Show (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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THE POLLY BERGEN SHOW
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NBC Production
Produced by Bill Colleran

UK Music Variety Series 1957-58 18 episodes x 30 min (21Sep57-17May58)

Hostess Polly Bergen
Regulars:
Bill Bergen (November to February)
Peter Gennaro Dancers
Luther Henderson Jr. Orchestra

Closing theme song "The Party's Over"

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NBC Saturdays 9:00-9:30 pm EST
Alternated every two weeks with Club Oasis.

[01] The Polly Bergen Show
21Sep1957 NBC Sat
guests
Julius LaRosa
Jack Carson
Sylvia Sidney
Bud Collyer
Highlights:
Polly and Julius duet on "When You and I Were Young Maggie Blues".
Jack Carson does a "Top Banana" bit with Polly.
Polly sings "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "Tammy".
*NOTE: Sylvia Sidney played Lulu Morgan, Helen Morgan's mother in the television production of
  "The Helen Morgan Story" on  Playhouse 90 (CBS)(16May57). Polly starred as Helen Morgan.
POLLY BERGEN sings HELEN MORGAN May 16, 1957
Bud Collyer is the emcee of the panel show "To Tell the Truth" on which Polly is a panelist.

[--] Club Oasis: 28Sep1957

[02] The Polly Bergen Show
05Oct1957 NBC Sat
guests
Ernie Kovacs
Highlights:
Polly & Ernie duet on "We're a Couple of Swells".
Kovacs' Nairobi Trio—one of the funniest skits in show business has been expanded into a full symphony.
Polly sings "But Not For Me" and "Every Little Movement".
Polly and Ernie decked out as "a couple of swells" in a nice comic spot.

[--] Club Oasis: 12Oct1957

[03] The Polly Bergen Show
19Oct1957 NBC Sat
guests
Kay Kendall
Howie Morris
Highlights:
Kay and Polly duet on "Goody, Goody".
Howie Morris helps satirize commercial TV in Great Britain.
Polly sings "By Myself".
The three team up for a bit of nonsense with "Triplets" a sketch from "Band Wagon".
Taking a cue from Sputnik, Polly offers "How High the Moon", "Silvery Moon" and "Paper Moon".
Kay Kendall in her TV debut.

[--] Club Oasis: 26Oct1957

[04] The Polly Bergen Show
02Nov1957 NBC Sat
guests
Don Ameche

Highlights:
Polly sings "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm".
Polly drops from a balloon to do a 1912 dance number "International Rag".
Don Ameche joins Polly for a medley of Irving Berlin tunes including, "It's a Lovely Day Today" and "Play a Simple Melody".
The whole gang closes with "Alexander's Ragtime Band" backed by Turk Murphy and his New Orleans Ragtime Specialists.

[--] Club Oasis: 09Nov1957

[05] The Polly Bergen Show
16Nov1957 NBC Sat
guests
Kay Kendall
Howard Morris
Highlights:
Return visit by Kay Kendall and Howard Morris.
Polly and Kay team up with Howard on an English music-hall ditty "Three Juvenile Delinquents".
Other songs include "Side By Side" and "Friendship".

[--] Club Oasis: 23Nov1957

[06] The Polly Bergen Show
30Nov1957 NBC Sat
guests
Tallulah Bankhead

[07] The Polly Bergen Show
07Dec1957 NBC Sat
Howard Keel
Highlights:
Polly introduces Howard to a new game, "Musical Props".
The trick is to gaze at a roomful of junk and sing whatever comes to mind.
Howard sings "Affair to Remember".
A return visit from Polly's dad, Bill Bergen.
Polly sings a torch song with "Body and Soul".

[08] The Polly Bergen Show
14Dec1957 NBC Sat
guests
Paul Winchell (and his dummy Jerry Mahoney)
Highlights:
Ventriloquist Paul Winchell and as dummy Jerry Mahoney puts it, "Winchell and Bergen are finally on the same stage
and they're both moving their lips".
Polly and Paul duet with "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" and "Let It Snow".
Polly sings "The Christmas Song".
Paul and Jerry duet with "Oh, You Beautiful Doll".
Polly joins her dad Bill Bergen with "I'll Buy You a Star".

[--] Club Oasis: 21Dec1957

[--] The Polly Bergen Show
28Dec1957 pre-empted for "Arthur Murray's Color Show" Special.


[--] Club Oasis: 04Jan1958

[09] The Polly Bergen Show
11Jan1958 NBC Sat
Polly returns after a 3-week vacation to play "Musical Questions" with guest Julius LaRosa. The trick is to
prove that for every song that asks-a question, there's another tune that provides the answer.
Polly's father Bill Bergen returns for a visit.
Highlights:
Polly sings "I'm Beginning to See the Light" and "The Man That Got Away".
She joins Julius in a medley of songs including "How Deep Is the Ocean?" and "Why is There a Rainbow in the Sky?"

[--] Club Oasis: 18Jan1958

[10] The Polly Bergen Show
25Jan1958 NBC Sat
guests
Burr Tillstrom and his puppet friends Kukla and Ollie.
Highlights:
Polly and the cast open with "Tonight, I Love Everybody".
Guests Kukla and Ollie teamup with Polly for "Just the Way You Are" (with an able assist in the special effects
department from Burr Tillstrom).
Polly with her father Bill Bergen duet with "Crawdad Song".
Polly sings a Helen Morgan medley with "Don't Ever Leave Me", "Something to Remember You By" and "More Than You Know".

[--] Club Oasis: 01Feb1958 : no details pre-empted?

[11] The Polly Bergen Show
08Feb1958 NBC Sat
guests
Jack Paar
Highlights:
Disc jockeys around the country may be amused or aroused by Jack Paar's funny portrayal of Stanley Flip, an all
night record spinner.
Polly & Jack duet with "Memories".
Polly sings "I Want to be Happy", "New Fangled Tango" and "I've Got a Crush On You".

[--] Club Oasis: 15Feb1958

[12] The Polly Bergen Show
22Feb1958 NBC Sat
guests
Gordon MacRae
Highlights:
Polly and Gordon do a medley with "Pennies From Heaven", "Cabin in the Sky," "I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire,"
and "I've Got the World On a String."
Polly and Gordon duet on "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life".
Bill Bergen, daughter Polly and Gordon yodel, "I Like Mountain Music".
Polly, Peter Gennaro and the dancers offer "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street".

[--] Club Oasis: 01Mar1958

[13] The Polly Bergen Show
08Mar1958 NBC Sat
guests
Jack Paar
Highlights:
Jack and Polly reveal themselves in a sketch on short shorts.
Polly sings "Lucky Day", "I'm Through With Love" and "Every Time We Say Goodbye".
The finale production number is "Two to Tango".

[--] Club Oasis: 15Mar1958

[14] The Polly Bergen Show
22Mar1958 NBC Sat
guests
Johnny Carson host of "Do You Trust Your Wife?".

[--] Club Oasis: 29Mar1958

[--] The Polly Bergen Show
05Apr1958 NBC Sat pre-empted by the Bob Hope Show

[--] Club Oasis: 12Apr1958

[15] The Polly Bergen Show
19Apr1958 NBC Sat
guests
Bob Hope
Highlights:
Polly sings "When the World Was Young".
Polly & Bob do a song-and-dance medley about Paris.

[--] Club Oasis: 26Apr1958

[16] The Polly Bergen Show
03May1958
guests
Joey Bishop
Highlights:
Polly's boys sings "New York, New York".
Polly solos in a hansom cab to "It's A Grand Night For Singing".
Comedian Joey Bishop and Polly romp through "East Side, West Side".
Peter Gennaro with Polly and the dancers frolic about to "Saturday Night In Central Park".

[--] Club Oasis: 10May1958

[17] The Polly Bergen Show
17May1958 NBC Sat
guests
Dick Van Dyke
Peter Gennaro
Carol Haney
Polly sings "That's Entertainment", "I'm In the Mood For Love".
Carol Haney duets with Polly, "The Way You Look Tonight".
Van Dyke, Haney and Bergen sing "Just One of Those Things."
Gennaro, Van Dyke, Polly and Carol sing "Side By Side".
Luther Henderson Jr. conducts the Orchestra.

[--] Club Oasis: 24May1958

[18] The Polly Bergen Show (Last show of the series)
31May1958 NBC Sat
guests
Jack Carter
Highlights:
Polly's last show and being nostalgic she sings "Today I Love Everybody" and "You'll Never Know".
Jack Carter helps her reminisce about all her guests and adds a few quirks just for fun.
Since everybody on hand is off to Las Vegas after tonight, they get ready for their move in a big finale to "I'm Late",
"Cuanto Le Gusta" and "Ridin' High".

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starring Gregory Peck, Dean Martin, Polly Bergen

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