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Season 1 (NBC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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NBC Thursdays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern

[01] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04Oct1956
guests
Greer Garson
Reginald Gardiner

Highlights:
I Almost Lost My Mind: Ernie / Alabamy Bound: Ernie and The Voices /
Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Ernie and The Voices of Walter Schumann

[02] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11Oct1956
guests
Famed Beverly Hills Restraunteur Mike Romanoff (aka Prince Michael Romanoff)
Reginald Gardiner
Highlights:
Breezin' Along With The Breeze: Ernie and The Voices of Walter Schumann /
Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Ernie / First Born: Ernie
Ernie tries to talk Romanoff into adding to his menu some of Ernie's favorite Southern dishes, including "Hush Puppies".

[03] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18Oct1956
guests
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Highlights:
Sixteen Tons: Ernie / Friendly Persuasion: The Voices of Walter Schumann/
Love: Ernie and Zsa Zsa /
Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord: Ernie and The Voices Of Walter Schumann

[04] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
25Oct1956
guests
Mickey Spillane
Highlights:
Happiness Street: Ernie and The Voices / Whistle A Happy Tune: The Voices/
Shine On Harvest Moon: Ernie and The Voices

[--] 01Nov1956 preempted for Political Talk Special.

[05] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08Nov1956
guests
Carol Channing
Highlights:
Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age: Ernie, Ken Remo, Johnny Guarnieri, Dick Wessler, Don Kent (from The Voices) /
Hambone: Ernie and Carol / Little Rock: Carol / Love Me Tender: Ernie /
Floatin' Down To Cotton Town: Ernie, Carol and The Voices

[06] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15Nov1956
guests
Spike Jones and his City Slickers
Highlights:
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans: Ernie and The Voices / Lay Down Your Arms: Ernie and Spike /
Canadian Sunset: The Voices / Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie

[07] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Nov1956
guests
Adolph Menjou
Highlights:
Company's Comin': Ernie and The Voices / Swing: The Voices / I'll Be Back A' Sunday: Ernie/
Bless This House: Ernie and The Voices

[08] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29Nov1956
guests
Corinne Calvet
Highlights:
The Green Door: Ernie and The Voices / If I Had My Druthers: Ernie and Corinne /
The Rovin' Gambler: Ernie / Friendly Persuasion: Ernie and The Voices

[09] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Dec1956
guests
Ken Murray
Highlights:
Singin' The Blues: Ernie and The Voices / That's All: Ernie /
I Saw Esau: Ernie and The Voices / First Born: Ernie

[10] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Dec1956
guests
Margaret and Barbara Whiting
Highlights:
It's A Good Day: Ernie and The Voices / Elijah Rock: The Voices / The Money Tree: Margaret and Barbara /
Just Sittin' On Top Of The World, Sometimes I'm Happy, Japanese Sandman, Breezin' Along With The Breeze,
Ain't We Got Fun, Too Marvelous For Words, She's Funny That Way, Moonlight In Vermont, The Old Soft Shoe,
Y'all Come: Ernie, Margaret and Barbara / Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home: Ernie /
When They Ring Those Golden Bells: Ernie and The Voices

[11] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: Christmas Show
20Dec1956
guests
Lee Aaker and Rin Tin Tin
Highlights:
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Jingle Bells, Deck The Halls, Joy To The World, The Christmas Song, Fum, Fum, Fum,
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Children Go Where I Send Thee,
The First Noel, White Christmas, Adeste Fidelis, Silent Night: Ernie and The Voices

[12] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Dec1956
guests
Spring Byington
Highlights:
There's Gonna Be A Great Day: Ernie and The Voices / Buckle Down, Winnsocki: The Voices /
Spoonin' Moon: Ernie and Spring / You'll Never Walk Alone : Ernie and The Voices

[13] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Jan1957
guests
Nelson Eddy
Highlights:
Mine All Mine: Ernie and The Voices / Mutual Admiration Society: Ernie and Nelson /
Two Different Worlds: Nelson / Sweet Hour Of Prayer: Ernie and The Voices

[14] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Jan1957
guests
Jack Bailey
Highlights:
Singin' The Blues: Ernie and The Voices / A Most Unusual Day: The Voices /
Wabash Blues: Ernie and The Voices / Try A Little Tenderness: Ernie

[15] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
17Jan1957
guests
Rosemary Clooney
Highlights:
Glad Rags: Ernie and The Voices / Love Is A Feelin': Rosemary / Hog Tied Over You: Ernie and Rosie /
Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie

[16] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Jan1957
guests
Ben Alexander ("Dragnet" actor)
Highlights:
Lamp Posts Of Old Broadway: Ernie and The Voices / Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, Bei Mir Bis Du Shoen,
Three Coins In The Fountain, If I Didn't Care, Mr. Sandman, Tonight You Belong To Me: The Voices /
Shake Rattle And Roll: Ernie and The Voices / Somebody Bigger Than You Or I: Ernie

[17] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
31Jan1957
guests
Aldo Ray
Highlights:
Banana Boat / Paddlin' Madeline Home / Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Ernie and The Voices

[18] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07Feb1957
guests
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Highlights:
The Watermelon Song: Ernie and The Voices / Elijah Rock: The Voices / Rock A Bye Your Baby: Ernie and The Voices

[19] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
14Feb1957
guests
Hedda Hopper
Highlights:
Marianne: Ernie and The Voices / Skip To My Lou: The Voices / Can I Canoe You Down The River: Ernie and Hedda /
Because : Ernie

[20] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21Feb1957
guests
Tommy Sands
Highlights:
Alabamy Bound: Ernie, Johnny Guarnieri, Dick Wessler, Ken Remo, Don Kent (from The Voices) / Teen Age Crush: Tommy /
Don't Go Courtin' In A Hot Rod, Too Much: Ernie and Tommy / Who At My Door Is Standing: Ernie

[21] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28Feb1957
guests
Jeannie Carson
Highlights:
The Watermelon Song: Ernie and The Voices / Alexander's Ragtime Band: The Voices /
With A Little Bit Of Luck: Ernie and Jeannie / He'll Understand And Say Well Done: Ernie

[22] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07Mar1957
guests
Andy Devine
Highlights:
Jubilation T. Cornpone: Ernie and The Voices / La Danza, O Sole Mio, Italian Street Song, Tourna Sorrento: The Voices /
The Old Chisholm Trail: Ernie and Andy / Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord: Ernie and The Voices

[23] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
14Mar1957
guests
George Gobel
Johnny Guarnieri, Howard Chitjean and Dick Wessler (From The Voices)
Highlights:
Clancy Lowered The Boom: Ernie and The Voices / A' Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed: Ernie and George /
Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie and The Voices

[24] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21Mar1957
guests
Steve Allen
Highlights:
Banana Boat: Ernie and The Voices / I Dreamed: The Voices / Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Steve /
Hog Tied Over You: Ernie, Steve, and The Voices / Sleepy Time Down South: Ernie

[25] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28Mar1957
guests
Jo Stafford
Highlights:
Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age: Ernie, and The Voices / Round And Round: The Voices / Takin' A Chance On Love: Jo /
Hey, Good Lookin', Friendship: Ernie and Jo / I Am A Pilgrim: Ernie

[26] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04Apr1957
guests
Pat O'Brien
Highlights:
Company's Comin': Ernie and The Voices / Sweet Sugar Cane: The Voices / Dear Old Donegal: Pat /
The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Voices

[27] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11Apr1957
guests
Wally Cox
Highlights:
False Hearted Girl: Ernie and The Voices / Chantez, Chantez: The Voices / I Want To Be Ready: Ernie and The Voices

[28] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18Apr1957
guests
Jackie Cooper
Highlights:
I'm Walkin': Ernie and The Voices / Easter Parade: The Voices / Peter Cottontail: Ernie, Jackie and Cleo /
The Lord's Prayer: Ernie

[29] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
25Apr1957
guests
Cesar Romero
Highlights:
Why Baby, Why?: Ernie and The Voices / Rock and Roll Square Dance: The Voices / The Ninety And Nine: Ernie and The Voices

[30] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
02May1957
guests
Joseph Cotten
Highlights:
Blackberry Boogie: Ernie / Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho: Ernie and The Voices / September Song: Ernie

[--] 09May1957 preempted

[31] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
16May1957
guests
Marilyn Maxwell
Highlights:
It's A Good Day: Ernie and The Voices / Night And Day / I Get A Kick Out Of You / What Is This Thing Called Love /
Get Out Of Town / I Love You: The Voices / Nobody's Business But My Own; Ernie and Marilyn /
Peace In The Valley: Ernie and The Voices / Ernie and Marilyn duet "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own".

[32] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23May1957
guests
Molly Bee
Highlights:
Sunday Down In Tennessee: Ernie, The Voices (guys) / The Trolley Song: The Voices / Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot: Ernie /
Baby Can Rock: Molly / Make Like A Bunny, Honey: Ernie and Molly / Our Thanks To Thee: Ernie and The Voices

[33] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
30May1957
guests
Walter Brennan
Highlights:
School Days: Ernie and The Voices /
Medley: Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Button Up Your Overcoat, Rain, Stormy Weather, Rain On The Roof: The Voices /
Singin' In The Rain: Ernie and Walter / Softly And Tenderly: Ernie and The Voices

[34] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Jun1957
guests
Preston Foster
Highlights:
Floatin' Down To Cotton Town / Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee: Ernie and The Voices / Blind Barnabus: The Voices /
Minnie The Mermaid: Ernie and Preston / She's Funny That Way: Ernie

[35] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Jun1957
guests
Dr. Frank Baxter
Highlights:
Sugar Foot Rag: Ernie and The Voices / Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Thanks For The Buggy Ride: The Voices / C
otton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Ernie and The Voices / When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart: Ernie and The Voices

[36] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Jun1957
guests
Danny Arnold, The Voices Of Walter Schumann
Highlights:
Down By The O-Hi-O: Ernie and The Voices / Summertime: Ken Remo and The Voices / Flaming Mamie; Danny and Ernie /
Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie

[37] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Jun1957
guests
Sue Rainey
Jack Barry
The Four Preps

Highlights:
Promise Me, Baby: Ernie and The Voices / Draft The Four Lads: The Four Preps / The Careless Years: Sue Rainey /
Sixteen Tons: Ernie / Bless Your Peapickin' Hearts: Ernie and The Voices / God Be With You: Ernie and The Voices

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