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Season 2 (NBC) (1955-56)
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

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NBC Mondays 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern
(opposite CBS's "Burns and Allen Show")
 This time slot shared with the anthology series "Producers' Showcase" every 4th week

[--] 19Sep1955 - Producers' Showcase: "Our Town".

2.01 [31] Caesar's Hour
26Sep1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howie Morris, and Sandra Deel.
Synopsis:
The opening show has a "Commuters" bit and a take-off on a Hollywood gang-land movie.

2.02 [32] Caesar's Hour
03Oct1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
The Commuters become entangled with their dancing lessons and the wives have to use some fancy footwork to unravel them.
Papa loves Mambo and everything goes well until the girls step in.
A musical takeoff on an opera. Also included is a satire titled "Board of Director's Meeting".

2.03 [33] Caesar's Hour
10Oct1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid does a takeoff on Verdi's opera "Aida". Caesar and his accomplices will arrayed in Egyptian garb but we are not advised
in what language the opera will be sung. Caesar and his troupe will flit from Egypt to London, backstage Broadway and to
his version of "Suburbia U.S.A.".

[--] 24Oct1955 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "Cyrano De Bergerac"

2.04 [34] Caesar's Hour
24Oct1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
A satire on those gay movie musicals about sailors on liberty in a big city is featured.
Also a "Commuters" sketch with Sid and Nanette recalling their first quarrel.
Production numbers feature pianist Earl Wild, tenor Bill Lewis and the Ted Cappy dancers.

2.05 [35] Caesar's Hour
31Oct1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid and Nanette run into a problem of trying to please everybody during an evening out with Carl Reiner, Sandra Deel,
Howie Morris and Ellen Parker. They try to plan an entertaining evening in spite of the fact that one couple has seen
the current hit play and another has been to "all the movies". Caesar, Reiner and Morris appear in a sketch called
"The Wealth Club", a satire on the world of big business.

2.06 [36] Caesar's Hour
07Nov1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid and the gang offer a satire on a Western films called "Empty Holster".
In a "Commuter" sketch Bob Victor (Caesar) finds himself left out of a party that his neighbors will be attending.

[--] 14Nov1955 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "Dateline II".

2.07 [37] Caesar's Hour
21Nov1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid and the cast do a satire on a musical comedy called "Abandon Ship For Love" with Nan as a movie star and Sid, Carl
and Howie as sailors on leave. Included in the show will be a musical spoof, in a USO where she sings "Even Though I'm
Above You, I Love You".

2.08 [38] Caesar's Hour
28Nov1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
In a "Commuters" sketch the Victors think they are going up in the world, but they decide to do it sensibly - a cheap maid,
inexpensive butler, and maybe just a tiny castle. Then they learn that Bob's big promotion is worth just a six dollar raise.
*Note: Nanette sustains an injury from a falling light on the set and is knocked unconscious and hospitalized.

2.09 [39] Caesar's Hour
05Dec1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid has to battle with Carl and Howie because he wants to eat his lunch in the office and they want him to come out.
Also a satire on a British movie and a session with "The Hairouts".

[--] 12Dec1955 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "Sleeping Beauty".

2.10 [40] Caesar's Hour
19Dec1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Nanette returns to the show after being injured by a falling light two weeks ago.
She joins Sid, Howie, and Carl in a "Commuters" sketch with the Victors trying to raise money for charity by engaging
in athletic events with their neighbors. Also a satire of an Italian movie.

2.11 [41] Caesar's Hour
26Dec1955 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
no detail

2.12 [42] Caesar's Hour
02Jan1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
A movie satire of "Cyrano de Bergerac".

[--] 09Jan1956 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: restaging of "Peter Pan".

2.13 [43] Caesar's Hour
16Jan1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
The "Commuters" welcome a former neighbor who has become a big business tycoon. At first, they are envious, but later
they decide his way of life is not for them.

2.14 [44] Caesar's Hour
23Jan1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
no detail

[--] 30Jan1956 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "Festival of Music".

2.15 [45] Caesar's Hour
06Feb1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid and Nanette as the Victors plan a vacation.

2.16 [46] Caesar's Hour
13Feb1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid and Nanette turn back the calendar to their newlywed days. When Bob Victor's (Caesar) parents came to visit the
couple shortly after the wedding.

2.17 [47] Caesar's Hour
20Feb1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
In a "Commuters" sketch Bob Victor (Caesar) breaks a personal rule in a test of friendship.

2.18 [48] Caesar's Hour
27Feb1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
The silent movie sketch is an often funny outing about an immigrant named Jazznik, arriving in the land of hope and promise.
A lively Gershwin finale with a medley of "S'Wonderful", "Somebody Loves Me" and "I Got Rhythm".

[--] 05Mar1956 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "Caesar and Cleopatra".

2.19 [49] Caesar's Hour
12Mar1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
"The Haircuts" do a parody of current hit songs.

2.20 [50] Caesar's Hour
19Mar1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid as an English defense lawyer and Nanette as a femme fatale spoofing those British courtroom melodramas.
And a sketch about the best way to gift wrap garbage.
*News item: Sid Caesar announces that his leading lady Nanette Fabray will be leaving the show come June. Nanette
reportedly made $5,000 a week and asked for a pay increase which was denied. Nanette would win a Best Supporting Actress
EMMY for her role on the series.

2.21 [51] Caesar's Hour
26Mar1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
no detail

[--] 02Apr1956 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "The Barretts of Wimpole Street".

2.22 [52] Caesar's Hour
09Apr1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
no detail

2.23 [53] Caesar's Hour
16Apr1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Sid's out to modernize the underworld by committing only "legal" crimes with his shimmying gun moll Nanette, who must agree
to his bank heist under the protection of the Perch-Bickey Act of 1803, in this funny gangster take-off.
A "Commuters" sketch and Nan sings "Taking a Chance on Love" and a Carnegie Hall recording session with Earl Wild and
Bill Lewis.

2.24 [54] Caesar's Hour
23Apr1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
The Victors have trouble with the in-laws when they recall their early married life when they lived with her parents.
Sid brings back one of his favorite characters "Der Protestor". He will audtion for the magician's role in a Broadway play.

[--] 30Apr1956 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "Dodsworth".

2.25 [55] Caesar's Hour
07May1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
In a "Commuters" sketch Bob Victor (Sid) tests his memory when he makes a foolish bet with his suburbanite neigbor
George Hanson (Carl Reiner).
Terribly Expensive Productions, the hour's motion picture unit, will put together another movie satire. This one takes place
in Hollywood and tells the story of the rise and fall of a great director.

2.26 [56] Caesar's Hour
14May1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
The "Commuters" has another earth shattering problem as Bob Victor and his wife come to heads.

2.27 [57] Caesar's Hour
21May1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
no details

[--] 28May1956 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "Bloomer Girl".

2.28 [58] Caesar's Hour
04Jun1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
Another visit with The Victors.
*Note: Janet Blair has been set to replace Nanette Fabray.

2.29 [59] Caesar's Hour
11Jun1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
no detail

2.30 [60] Caesar's Hour [Final show of the season]
18Jun1956 NBC Mon
with regulars
Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Sandra Deel and Ellen Parker.
Synopsis:
A final "Commuters" sketch with Sid and Nanette as The Victors.

[--] 25Jun1956 NBC Mon - Producers' Showcase: "Happy Birthday".

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