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Season 2 (NBC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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NBC Thursdays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern

2.01 [38] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Sep1957
guests
Jane Wyman
Highlights:
Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Bless Your Peapickin' Hearts" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee".
The Top Twenty sing "In The Middle Of An Island", "Night And Day" and "It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World".
Jane sings "Hooray For Love".
Ernie and Jane duet on "In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening".

2.02 [39] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Oct1957
guests
Dennis O'Keefe
Highlights:
Shotgun Boogie: Ernie / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: The Top Twenty / Goody, Goody: Ernie and Dennis /
Eli Eli: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.03 [40] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Oct1957
guests
Marie Wilson
Highlights:
Sleepy-eyed John: Ernie and The Top Twenty / College Medley: Strike Up The Band/Notre Dame Victory March/
On Wisconsin/Rambling Wreck From Georgia Tech/Far Above Cayuga's Waters/Whippenpoof Song/ South Carolina Victory March/
Strike Up The Band (reprise): Ernie, Marie, The Top Twenty / Whispering Hope: Ernie

[--] 17Oct57 preempted

2.04 [41] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Oct1957
guests
Lee Marvin
Highlights:
In The Middle Of An Island: Ernie and The Top Twenty / In A Little Spanish Town: The Top Twenty /
Side By Side: Ernie and Lee / Nine Pound Hammer: Ernie / Sweet Hour Of Prayer: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.05 [42] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
31Oct1957
guests
John Payne
Highlights:
Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own: Ernie and The Top Twenty / That Old Black Magic: The Top Twenty /
Dude Cowboy: Ernie and John / My Heart Reminds Me Of You: Ernie / This Train: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.06 [43] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07Nov1957
guests
Ronald Reagan
Highlights:
Jambalaya: Ernie and The Top Twenty / John Henry: Ernie /
Medley: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/Ta Ra Ra Boom Deyay/Jada/Digga Digga Do/Hold Tight / Doodle Doodle-Do/
Three Little Fishes/Marzi Doats/Chibaba Chababa/Chickery Chick/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah: The Top Twenty /
Somebody Bigger Than You And I: Ernie

2.07 [44] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
14Nov1957
guests
Minnie Pearl
Highlights:
Melodie D'Amour: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Lover: The Top Twenty / Company's Comin': Ernie and Minnie /
When They Ring Those Golden Bells: Ernie

2.08 [45] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21Nov1957
guests
Rosemary Clooney
Danny Arnold

Highlights:
Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Just Between You An Me: Rosie /
Medley: Mmm, Would You Like To Take A Walk/Let Me Put My Arms Around You/You're An Old Smoothie/Gimme A Little Kiss/
Ma, He's Makin' Eyes At Me/Ain't We Got Fun/Mmm, Would You Like To Take A Walk (reprise): Ernie and Rosie /
Medley: Rose Of San Antone/Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Ragtime Cowboy Joe: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Give Me A Straw Hat And A Cane / Won't You Come Home BIll Bailey: Ernie and Rosie

2.09 [46] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28Nov1957
guests
Charles Laughton
Highlights:
Turkey In The Straw: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Varsity Drag: The Top Twenty / Chances Are: Ernie /
Bless This House: Ernie, Charles, The Top Twenty

2.10 [47] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
05Dec1957
guests
William Frawley
Highlights:
Just Born To Be Your Baby: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Song And Dance Man: William /
Carolina In The Morning: Ernie and William / I Am A Pilgrim: Ernie

2.11 [48] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Dec1957
guests
Laraine Day
Highlights:
It's A Good Day: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Medley: Love Is A Many Splendored Thing/Amor/C C'est L'Amour/That's Amore/Love Letters In The Sand/
Hooray For Love: Ernie, Laraine and The Top Twenty

2.12 [49] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: Christmas Show
19Dec1957
guests
Lee Aaker & Rin Tin Tin
Brion Ford & Buck Ford (Ernie's Real Life Sons)
Highlights:
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Carol Of The Drums: The Top Twenty /
Medley: Deck The Halls/Joy To The World/The Christmas Song/Carol Of The Bells/Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer/
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing/God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen/The First Noel/I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas/
Adeste Fidelis/Silent Night/Christmas In America/Children Go Where I Send Thee: Ernie, The Top Twenty and guests

2.13 [50] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Dec1957
guests
Macdonald Carey
Highlights:
My Home Town Is A One-Horse Town: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Lonesome Road: Ernie /
There Is Beauty In Everything: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.14 [51] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
02Jan1958
guests
Lew Ayres
Highlights:
Good Will: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Western Medley:
Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle/I'm An Old Cowhand/Ragtime Cowboy Joe/Tumbling Tumbleweeds/
Wagon Wheels/Don't Fence Me In: The Top Twenty /
I Can't Help It If I'm In Love With You: Ernie / The Wedding Song: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.15 [52] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Jan1958
guests
Vera Miles
Highlights:
Bless Your Peapickin' Heart: The Top Twenty /
Polka Medley: Ferry Boat Serenade/Liechtensteiner Polka/Roll Out The Barrel/Ferry Boat Serenade (reprise): The Top Twenty /
He'll Understand And Say, 'Well Done': Ernie / I Gave My Love A Cherry: Ernie

2.16 [53] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
16Jan1958
guests
Cesar Romero
Highlights:
Down Deep: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Sentimental Journey: The Top Twenty / Chicken Road: Ernie and Caesar /
It Is No Secret: Ernie

2.17 [54] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Jan1958
guests
Ann B. Davis
Molly Bee

Highlights:
Hambone: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Magic Mirror: The Top Twenty / Tennessee Yodel Polka: Molly /
I'm Available: Ann / Little David, Play On Your Harp: Ernie

2.18 [55] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
30Jan1958
guests
Tommy Sands
Highlights:
Hey Good Lookin': Ernie and The Tope Twenty /
Medley: I'm Little But I'm Loud/Bury Me Beneath The Willow/Move It On Over/Sing Boy Sing: Ernie and Tommy /
The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.19 [56] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Feb1958
guests
Gertrude Berg
Highlights:
Bless Your Peapickin' Heart: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Medley: March Of The River Kwai/76 Trombones: The Top Twenty /
Peace In The Valley: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.20 [57] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Feb1958
guests
Robert Horton
Highlights:
Sugartime: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Walking Medley: Standing On The Corner/Mmm, Would You Like To Take A Walk?: The Top Twenty /
Walking My Baby Back Home: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.21 [58] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Feb1958
guests
Edward Everett Horton
Highlights:
The Lampposts Of Old Broadway: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Shadrack: The Top Twenty /
You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry: Ernie / Whispering Hope: Ernie

2.22 [59] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Feb1958
guests
Keenan Wynn
Highlights:
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine: Ernie and The Top Twenty / The Man I Love: The Top Twenty's Karen Wessler /
I Want To Be Ready: Ernie and The Top Twenty / False-Hearted Girl: Ernie

2.23 [60] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Mar1958
guests
Cedric Hardwicke

2.24 [61] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Mar1958
guests
Pat Carroll
Highlights:
Clancy Lowered The Boom: Ernie and The Top Twenty / St. Louis Blues: The Top Twenty /
Up A Lazy River: Ernie and Pat / Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere: Ernie

2.25 [62] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Mar1958
guests
Miyoshi Umeki
Akim Tamiroff

Highlights:
Banjo Picker's Ball: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Get Out Those Old Records: Ernie and Miyoshi /
You Are My Sunshine: Ernie, Miyoshi and Akim / When God Dips His Pen: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.26 [63] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Mar1958
guests
Wendell Niles (announcer)
Jack Oakie
Dick Bernie
Joe Cappo

Highlights:
Sugartime: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Frere Jacques: The Top Twenty /
Rockabye Your Baby: Ernie / Eternal Life: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.27 [64] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Apr1958
guests
George Gobel
Highlights:
Glad Rags: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Medley: The Old Songs/On Her Coney Island Washboard: Ernie, Dick Wessler, Ken Remo, Don Kent, Ted Wills (from The Top Twenty) /
A' Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed: Ernie and George / Christ Arose: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.28 [65] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Apr1958
guests
Andy Devine
Highlights:
Hoop De Do: Ernie and The Top Twenty / April Showers: The Top Twenty / Follow The Leader: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
The Old Chisolm Trail: Ernie and Andy / Now The Day Is Over: Ernie

2.29 [66] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
17Apr1958
guests
Roberta Sherwood
Highlights:
Cry Me A River: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Back Home Again In Indiana: Ernie / Mississippi Mud: Roberta / Tennessee Waltz: Ernie /
Georgia: Roberta / Moonlight In Vermont: Ernie / Blue Moon Over Kentucky: Ernie and Roberta /
Wabash Blues/No New Tunes On This Old Piano: Ernie and The Harry Geller Orchestra / Up A Lazy River: Roberta / Who's Sorry Now: Ernie /
I Got Lost In His Arms: Roberta / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry: Ernie / You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You: Roberta /
If I Can Help Somebody: Ernie and Roberta

2.30 [67] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Apr1958
guests
Barry Sullivan
Highlights:
Night Train To Memphis: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Witch Doctor: The Top Twenty / That's All: Ernie /
His Eye Is On The Sparrow: Ernie

2.31 [68] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
01May1958
guests
no details
Highlights:
Bless Your Pea-pickin' Heart: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Elijah Rock: The Top Twenty /
Sixteen Tons: Ernie / Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie

2.32 [69] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08May1958
guests
Jose Ferrer
Highlights:
Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Nonsense Medley: Zip A Dee Doo Dah/Ta Ra Ra Boom Deyay/Jada/Digga Digga Doo/Hold Tight/Doodle Dee Doo/Three Little Fishes/Marzi Doats/
Chibaba - Chibaba/Chickery Chick/Zip A Dee Doo Dah (reprise): The Top Twenty /
Femininity: Ernie and Jose / My Mother's Eyes: Ernie

2.33 [70] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15May1958
guests
Walter Brennan
Highlights:
Alabamy Bound: Ernie, Dick Wessler, Ken Remo, John Guarnieri, Howard Chitjean (From The Top Twenty) /
Disney Medley: When You Wish Upon A Star/Hi- Ho/Whistle While You Work/We Are Siamese/Lavender Blue/Davy Crockett/The Big Bad Wolf/
Whale Of A Tale/When You Wish Upon A Star (reprise): The Top Twenty /
I'll Always Be In Love With You: Ernie / Sweet Peace: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.34 [71] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22May1958
guests
Phyllis Kirk
Highlights:
There'll Be No New Tunes On This Old Piano: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Reuben, Reuben: When You And I Were Young, Maggie: Ernie and Phyllis

2.35 [72] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29May1958
guests
no details
Highlights:
Mine All Mine: Ernie /
Spanish Medley: Toreador/Bullfight/Torero: The Top Twenty / Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot: Ernie /
Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.36 [73] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
05Jun1958
guests
Teresa Brewer
Highlights:
Bill Bailey: Ernie and The Top Twenty / South Rampart Street Parade: The Top Twenty /
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / Copenhagen: Teresa / Blues In The Night / Jambalaya: Ernie /
When It's Sleepy Time Down South: Teresa / When The Saints Go Marching In: Ernie and Teresa /
Lord, I'm Coming Home: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.37 [74] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Jun1958
guests
Jose Ferrer
Highlights:
Zip A Dee Doo Dah: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Dance Medley: Everybody's Doin' It/Charleston/Champagne Waltz/Pennsylvania Polka/Conga/Who Gets The Pain/At The Hop: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Take Time To Be Holy: Ernie

2.38 [75] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19Jun1958
guests
Molly Bee (her third appearance)
Highlights:
Lazy Mary: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Travel Medley: Faraway Places/Brazil/Arrivederci, Roma/Liechtensteiner Polka/ Bali Ha'i/A Foggy Day In London Town/
Faraway Places (reprise): The Top Twenty /
I'll Be Back A'Sunday: Molly / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Loud, Loud Music / Hog-Tied Over You /
Make Like A Bunny, Honey: Ernie and Molly / This Train: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.39 [76] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Jun1958
guests
none
Highlights:
Love Makes The World Go Round: The Top Twenty / Sunday Barbecue: Ernie /
Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Dear Old Girl: Ernie, Dick Wessler, Howard Chitjean, Ken Remo (From The Top Twenty) /
Try A Little Tenderness/Heart Of My Heart: Ernie / God Be With You Till We Meet Again: Ernie and The Top Twenty.

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