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Season 5 (NBC) (1960-61)
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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####### The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show ########
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NBC Thursdays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern

5.01 [151] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Sep1960
guests
George Gobel
Highlights:
Together Wherever We Go/Let's Think About Livin': Ernie and The Top Twenty / Anything You Can Do: The Top Twenty /
The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands: Ernie and George / My Task: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.02 [152] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29Sep1960
guests
Jaye P. Morgan (Singer)
Highlights:
Kaw-Liga: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Come Back To Sorrento: / Finiculi, Finicula:The Top Twenty / I Walk The Line: Jaye P. /
I'm Little But I'm Loud: Ernie and Jaye P. / Hold On, Keep Your Hand On The Plow: Ernie

5.03 [153] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Oct1960
guests
Gary Crosby
Highlights:
Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini: Ernie and The guys / Walkin' My Baby Back Home: Gary and the girls /
Following The Leader: The Top Twenty / Side By Side: Ernie and Gary / When They Ring Those Golden Bells: Ernie

5.04 [154] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Oct1960 NBC Thur
guests
Eve Arden
Highlights:
Stay A Little Longer: Ernie and the gang /
Medley: The Champagne Waltz/The Shadow Waltz/I Could Have Danced All Night/Three O'Clock In The Morning: The Top Twenty /
Whispering Hope: Ernie

5.05 [155] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Oct1960
guests
Jack Bailey
Highlights:
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!/Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella/Smiles/When You're Smiling: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Medley: Chicago/That's My Weakness Now/That's My Baby: The Top Twenty / United Nations March: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.06 [156] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Oct1960
guests
Tab Hunter
Cliff Arquette
Jack Bailey

Highlights:
Medley: You Gotta Be A Football Hero/Buckle Down, Winsocki/College Yell/Collegiate/
You Gotta Be A Football Hero/College Yell (reprise): Ernie, Cliff and The Top Twenty

5.07 [157] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Nov1960
guests
none
Highlights:
Camptown Races/Nine Pound Hammer/Sixteen Tons/Please Mr. Custer: Ernie and the group / Jack O' Diamonds: Ernie and the Top Twenty /
Chicken Road: Ernie / Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn: Top Twenty girls / Water Boy: Ernie and The Top Twenty guys /
Another Man Done Gone: Ernie / In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin': Ernie and the gang

5.08 [158] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: On Location from Edwards Air Force Base
10Nov1960
guests
Joe Flynn (Actor)
Test Pilots Major Joseph Walker and Major Robert White, USAF
Highlights:
Beyond The Blue Horizon: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Medley: Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning/It's A Long Way To Tipperary/Roses Of Picardy/Mademoiselle From Armentieres/
My Buddy/Over There: The Top Twenty guys / Air Force Hymn: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.09 [159] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
17Nov1960
guests
Keenan Wynn
Highlights:
Ernie solos to "Alabamy Bound"
Ernie and the boys sing Georgia" and "Who At My Door Is Standing".
The Top Twenty sing a medley of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess".

5.10 [160] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: Thanksgiving Show
24Nov1960 NBC Thur
guests
Merle Travis and Molly Bee
Highlights:
Party Song: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Nine Pound Hammer: Ernie and Merle / Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette: Merle /
Fallin' / He Taught Me How To Yodel: Molly / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Loud, Loud Music: Ernie, Merle and Molly /
Bless This House: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.11 [161] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
01Dec1960
guests
Tony Bennett
Highlights:
When You're Smilin'/Put On A Happy Face: Ernie and Tony / The Lady's In Love With You: The Top Twenty / Follow Me: Tony /
Medley: Mind Your Own Business/Cold, Cold Heart/Why Don't You Love Me/There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight/
Your Cheatin' Heart/Weary Blues: Ernie and Tony / Jambalaya: All

5.12 [162] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08Dec1960
guests
Jimmie Rodgers (Singer)
Margarethe Vertelson (1960 Rose Queen) and her Court
Highlights:
Medley: Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie/Down In The Old Cherry Orchard/Dear Old Girl/Coney Island Washboard: Ernie and The Top Twenty guys /
Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come: Jimmie / Girl Of My Dreams/Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi: Jimmie and Ernie /
Children Go Where I Send Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.13 [163] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15Dec1960
guests
Roger Smith
Highlights:
Little Klinker: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers: The Top Twenty /
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas: Roger / Sleep, My Little Lord Jesus: Ernie

5.14 [164] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: Christmas Show
22Dec1960
guests
Kate Smith
Highlights:
Caroling, Caroling/Deck The Halls/Joy To The World/ God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen/Caroling, Caroling (reprise): Ernie and The Top Twenty /
The Christmas Song / I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas: Kate / Carol Of The Bells: The Top Twenty /
Some Children See Him: Ernie and the Top Twenty / Silent Night: Ernie

[--] 29Dec1960 preempted

5.15 [165] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
05Jan1961
guests
none
Highlights:
American Heroes: The Top Twenty / Davy Crockett/Tom Dooley: Ernie / Ben Franklin: The girls /
When Johnny Comes Marching Home: Ernie and the guys / John Henry/Jesse James/Casey Jones: Ernie /
Ballad Of The Alamo: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.16 [166] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Jan1961
guests
Shari Lewis
Highlights:
I've Got Plenty Of Nothin' : Ernie and The Top Twenty guys / There's A Boat That's Leavin' For New York: The Top Twenty /
Oh, Lord, I'm On My Way: Ernie / Heigh-Ho: Shari and Lambchop / Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord: Ernie and the gang

5.17 [167] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19Jan1961
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights:
You Don't Want My Love: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Granada: The Top Twenty / You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You: Ernie /
The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands: Ernie and Cliff / Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere: Ernie

5.18 [168] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Jan1961
guests
John Raitt
Highlights:
We Have L-O-V-E: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Skip To My Lou: The Top Twenty / They Call The Wind Maria: John /
Medley: Mary/My Neighbor's Goat/Row, Row, Row: Ernie and John / Precious Memories: Ernie

5.19 [169] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
02Feb1961
guests
Brenda Lee
Highlights:
Oh, Susanna, Camptown Races/Sewanee River: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Vocal Symphony: Harry Geller and The Top Twenty /
I'm Learnin' 'Bout Love / Set' Em Up, Joe: Brenda / Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.20 [170] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Feb1961
guests
Bobby Laugher
Highlights:
Heart Of My Heart/Under The Bamboo Tree: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Cold, Cold Heart: Ernie /
Lord, I'm Coming Home: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.21 [171] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: (Special Presentation): CARMEN
16Feb1961
Cast:
Ernie Ford ........ Escamillio
Karen Wessler ...... Carmen
John Guarnieri ..... Don Jose
Irene Cummings ..... Micaela
The Top Twenty .... Chorus
Highlights:
Girls And Soldiers / The Habanera / Gypsy Song / My Mother / Gypsy Song / Toreador /
This Flower / Nothing Can Stop Me / Duet / Finale

5.22 [172] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Feb1961
guests
Minnie Pearl
Highlights:
Dark As A Dungeon: Ernie / Water Boy: The Top Twenty guys / I Really Don't Want To Know: Ernie /
Stand By Me: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.23 [173] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Mar1961
guests
Ken Remo
Karen Wessler
Songs Of The Open Sea

Highlights:
Haul Away/Blow The Man Down: Ernie and The Top Twenty men / Shenandoah: Ernie /
What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor: The Top Twenty girls /
We Sail The Ocean Blue/Capt. Of The Pinafore: Ernie and the guys /
He's Gone Away: Ken Remo and Karen Wessler /
The Drummer And The Cookie/A-Rovin'/Home, Boys, Home: Ernie and the guys /
Let The Lower Lights Be Burning: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.24 [174] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
16Mar1961
guests
Gordon MacRae
Highlights:
Clancy Lowered The Boom: Ernie and The Top Twenty / If Ever I Would Leave You / Dolce Far Niente: Gordon /
Others: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.25 [175] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Mar1961
guests
Robert Horton
Highlights:
Memphis: Ernie and the girls / Dark As A Dungeon: Ernie / How Deep Is The Ocean: Robert /
In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin': Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.26 [176] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: On Location At Sea - Aboard The USS Aircraft Carrier Yorktown
30Mar1961
Guest:
Joe Flynn
Command and Crew of The USS Yorktown
Highlights:
Anchors Away: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Hey, Look Me Over: The Top Twenty and Crew / Eternal Father, Strong To Save: All

5.27 [177] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Apr1961
guests
Charles Laughton
Highlights:
Get Me To The Church On Time: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Medley: Tell Me, Pretty Maiden/Pretty Baby/Oh, You Beautiful Doll/The Band Played On/Sweetheart, Sweetheart: The Top Twenty /
Holy City: Ernie, Charles and The Top Twenty

5.28 [178] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Apr1961
guests
The Everly Brothers
Highlights:
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Paris Medley: Under Paris Skies/I Love Paris/
Freres Jacques: The Top Twenty / Lucille / Walk Right Back: The Everlys / Rattlesnake Daddy/
Bird Dog: Ernie and The Everlys / Eternal Life: Ernie

5.29 [179] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Apr1961
guests
Roberta Sherwood
Highlights:
That's What I Like About The South: Ernie and the crew / Make Someone Happy / The Best Things In Life Are Free: Ernie /
Up A Lazy River / Georgia / I Got Lost In His Arms: Roberta / Wabash Blues / Bill Bailey: Ernie and Roberta /
Take Time To Be Holy: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.30 [180] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Apr1961
guests
Joe Flynn
Highlights:
Gee, But It's Good To Be Here: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Soldier's Medley:
Oh, Johnny/You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby/You'd Be Surprised/Hernando's Hideaway/Put Your Arms Around Me: The Top Twenty /
Onward Christian Soldiers: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.31 [181] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04May1961
guests
Joanie Sommers
Highlights:
Sugartime: Ernie and the gang / A Wonderful Guy: Joanie /
Medley: Blue Moon/Peanut Butter/Tenderly/I'm In The Mood For Love: Ernie and Joanie / Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart: Ernie /
Medley: You Can Depend On Me/Some Of These Days/I Like The Likes Of You/You Are My Sunshine: Ernie, Joanie and The Top Twenty /
His Eye Is On The Sparrow: Ernie

5.32 [182] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11May1961
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights:
Sleepy-Eyed John: Ernie and The Top Twenty / I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know: Ernie / My Mother's Eyes: Ernie

5.33 [183] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18May1961
guests
Andy Devine
Highlights:
Big D/Hi, Neighbor / September Song / How Great Thou Art: Ernie and The Top Twenty

[--] 25May1961 repeat performance of The Mikado (from 16Feb1961)

5.34 [184] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
01Jun1961
guests
Tab Hunter
Highlights:
Medley: In The Good Old Summertime/June Is Bustin' Our All over/June Night: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
I Ain't Got Nobody: Tab / My Jesus As Thou Wilt: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.35 [185] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08Jun1961
guests
Gary Player (South African golf sensation)
Highlights:
Hello, Mary Lou: Ernie and the gang / Medley: Hi Lilly, Hi Lo/Falling In Love Again/Auf Wiedersehn: The Top Twenty /
Straight Down The Middle: Ernie and Gary / Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie

5.36 [186] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15Jun1961
guests
Hoagy Carmichael
Highlights:
Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Old Buttermilk Sky".
Hoagy performs "Stardust" and "Hong Kong Blues".
Ernie and Hoagy duet with "Georgia" and "Lazy Bones".
Hoagy performs "Rockin' Chair" and "Little Old Lady".
Ernie, Hoagy and The Top Twenty perform "In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening".
All join in for "Gonna Shout All Over God's Heaven".

5.37 [187] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Jun1961
guests
Joe Flynn
Anita Bryant
United States Marine Corps Drill Team

Highlights:
Medley: Drill Team/Stout Hearted Men/Marching Along Together: Ernie, Anita, Joe and the US Marine Drill Team /
My Little Corner Of The World: Anita / Marine's Hymn: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.38 [188] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (final episode of the weekly primetime show)
29Jun1961
guests
none
Highlights:
I Almost Lost My Mind / The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Elijah Rock: The Top Twenty /
Eternal Life / Great Gettin' Up Mornin': Ernie and The Top Twenty

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