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Season 1 (NBC) (Early 1950)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com) / UCLA Film and Television Archive
Lowell Sun, Independent Long Beach, Syracuse Herald,  Nashua Telegraph

###### Sid Caesar: Your Show Of Shows ########
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NBC Saturdays 9:00-10:30pm Eastern (90 min) (starting 25Feb50)

[01] Your Show of Shows
25Feb1950 NBC Sat
In the premiere telecast, guests are actor Burgess Meredith, and comic actress Gertrude Lawrence.
Highlights:
Sketches include Imogene Coca in a parody of turn-of-the century star Lilian Russell.
Sid Caesar as a psychologist and as Christopher Columbus a nervous groom.
Lawrence appears in "Live vs. theatre", a take-off on Noel Coward plays.
Songs include "I Don't Know Why" (Lawrence);"Wiffenpoof Song" (Merrill); "Sweet Betsy from Pike" (Fisher, Ross, Hayes);
"Smorgasbord" (Coca); "Main Street, U.S.A."(Foss, Fisher and Piazza); "Dangerous Dan McGrew".

[02] Your Show of Shows
04Mar1950 NBC Sat
Burgess Meredith is again the emcee for the second show.
Highlights:
The opening sketch follows a writer at the typewriter, revising a story as he types. Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca (introduced by name)
enact the story as the writer revises their breakfast ordeal.
Also appearing are Robert Merrill, ventriloquist Clifford Guest, and Marguerite Piazza.

[03] Your Show of Shows
11Mar1950 NBC Sat
Guests include actor Rex Harrison and opera star Robert Merrill.

[04] Your Show of Shows
18Mar1950 NBC Sat
Guests include actor Melvyn Douglas.

[05] Your Show of Shows
25Mar1950 NBC Sat
Tonight's host is actor MacDonald Carey
with guest vocalist Jan Peerce.
Regulars include Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Bill Hayes, dancers Jerry Ross and Nellie Fisher, Marguerite Piazza,
Jack Russell and the Billy Williams Quartet.

[06] Your Show of Shows
01Apr1950 NBC Sat
Guests include actor Jose Ferrer.

[07] Your Show of Shows
08Apr1950 NBC Sat
Guests include actor Basil Rathbone.

[08] Your Show of Shows
15Apr1950 NBC Sat
Guests include singer/actor Rudy Vallee.

[09] Your Show of Shows
22Apr1950 NBC Sat
The host is actor Melvyn Douglas
with guests opera tenor Jan Peerce, dancers Mata and Hari,
and comic performer Clifford Guest.
Regular performers include:
Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Jack Russell, Marguerite Piazza, Bill Hayes, Nellie Fisher and Jerry Ross
and the Billy Williams Quartet. 

[10] Your Show of Shows
29Apr1950 NBC Sat
Scheduled performers include actor Jose Ferrer, Metropolitan Opera vocalist Felix Knight, and William Archibald.

[11] Your Show of Shows
06May1950 NBC Sat
Guest master of ceremonies is Al Capp.

[12] Your Show of Shows
13May1950 NBC Sat
The hosts is Jack Carson
with guest vocalist Jan Peerce.
Regular performers include Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Jack Russell, Marguerite Piazza, and the Billy Williams Quartet.

[13] Your Show of Shows
20May1950 NBC Sat
This week's host is actor Sir Cedric Hardwick
Regular performers appearing include:
Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, opera star Robert Merrill, Jerry Ross and Nellie Fisher, Marguerite Piazza, Bill Hayes,
Hack Russel, the Billy Williams Quartet and Charles Sanford and his orchestra. 

 ###### Sid Caesar: Your Show Of Shows ########
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