History Series / ColgateComedyHour

4th Jun '16 7:38:57 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* TheTrickster: The episodes Martin and Lewis hosted often opened with sketches of the comedy team disrupting gatherings of members of polite society such as wedding receptions, dog shows, parent teacher associations, company conventions, etc. These usually featured Lewis as the disruptive force with Martin as the [[KidWithTheLeash kid with the leash]].

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* TheTrickster: The episodes Martin and Lewis hosted often opened with sketches of the comedy team disrupting gatherings of members of polite society such as wedding receptions, dog shows, parent teacher associations, parent-teacher association meetings, company conventions, etc. These usually featured Lewis as the disruptive force with Martin as the [[KidWithTheLeash kid with the leash]].
26th May '16 9:18:30 AM HigherEdGroupie
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fans of sitcoms and variety will recognize Creator/NormanLear and [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Ed Simmons]] in the writing credits, but some film buffs might be surprised to see Creator/SamuelFuller listed as a producer. Yes. [[Film/ShockCorridor That]] [[Film/PickupOnSouthStreet Samuel]] [[Film/TheBigRedOne Fuller]].
26th May '16 9:17:09 AM HigherEdGroupie
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fans of sitcoms and variety will recognize Creator/NormanLear and [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Ed Simmons]] in the writing credits, but some film buffs might be surprised to see Creator/SamuelFuller listed as a producer. Yes. [[Film/ShockCorridor That]] [[Film/PickupOnSouthStreet Samuel]] [[Film/TheBigRedOne Fuller]].
24th May '16 4:17:53 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* RidiculouslyLongPhoneNumber: In a library sketch, Jerry Lewis tries to call his friend Herbie so he can help him retrieve his lost library card:
-->'''Jerry''': Hey, operator, would you please be good enough to give me Academy 72467... 24771... 329984... 721111111111--''(Dean hits him on the head)''--8239... 72665444444--''(Dean hits him again)''--293... 33333'''6!''' ''[[RuleOfThree (just before Dean hits him yet again)]]'' 29?
-->'''Operator''': Sorry, this number has been changed to Academy 31658473657895468--'''aack!''' ''(Dean rolls up the phone line on itself, "strangling" her)''
21st May '16 10:06:37 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* TheTrickster: The episodes Martin and Lewis hosted often opened with sketches of the comedy team disrupting gatherings of members of polite society such as wedding receptions, dog shows, parent teacher associations, company conventions, etc. These usually featured Lewis as the disruptive force with Martin as the [[KidWithTheLeash kid with the leash]].
21st May '16 8:59:01 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* StraightMan: Bud Abbott and Dean Martin during their respective appearances.
18th May '16 3:25:08 PM CorahsUncle
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->'''''[[DeanMartin Dean]]:''''' ''Max? So fly away? I don't get this.''
->'''''[[JerryLewis Jerry]]:''''' ''Well, your name is really Dean but I called you Max and I told you to fly away because Maxfli is the name of a golf ball and the sponsor doesn't want us to make any plugs.''

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->'''''[[DeanMartin ->'''''[[Music/DeanMartin Dean]]:''''' ''Max? So fly away? I don't get this.''
->'''''[[JerryLewis ->'''''[[Creator/JerryLewis Jerry]]:''''' ''Well, your name is really Dean but I called you Max and I told you to fly away because Maxfli is the name of a golf ball and the sponsor doesn't want us to make any plugs.''



A live VarietyShow aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1950 to 1955 which was hosted by a rotating group of entertainers. The title refers to the show's primary sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive. The November 22, 1953 episode was the subject of an experimental NTSC color television broadcast.

Some of the most famous acts of the day appeared either as hosts or guest stars, including Creator/AbbottAndCostello, [[Music/DeanMartin Martin]] and [[Creator/JerryLewis Lewis]], [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]], Creator/BobHope, Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/EthelMerman, [[Series/TheHoneymooners Jackie Gleason]], [[Film/SinginInTheRain Donald O'Connor]], CharltonHeston and [[Film/FromHereToEternity Burt Lancaster]].

Lasted five and a half years before going off the air due to competition from ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''.

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A live VarietyShow aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1950 to 1955 which was hosted by a rotating group of entertainers. The title refers to the show's primary sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive. The November 22, 1953 1953, episode was the subject of an experimental NTSC color television broadcast.

Some of the most famous acts of the day appeared either as hosts or guest stars, including Creator/AbbottAndCostello, [[Music/DeanMartin Martin]] and [[Creator/JerryLewis Lewis]], [[TheJackBennyProgram [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]], Creator/BobHope, Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/EthelMerman, [[Series/TheHoneymooners Jackie Gleason]], [[Film/SinginInTheRain Donald O'Connor]], CharltonHeston Creator/CharltonHeston and [[Film/FromHereToEternity Burt Lancaster]].

Lasted five and a half years before going off the air due to competition from ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''.
''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''.



* ClipShow: The January 25, 1953 edition (see below).

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* ClipShow: The January 25, 1953 1953, edition (see below).



* GameShowAppearance: On September 18, 1955, [[http://www.archive.org/details/Colgate-Comedy-Hour-S6E1 the Season 6 premiere]] opened with ''The $64,000,000 Question'', hosted by Hal April (DeanMartin) and sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive (naturally). Returning champ Morty M.M. Morton (JerryLewis) is forced to go for $32,000,000 and manages to survive... then is submerged underwater for the long-winded final question, leading to many ad-libs by Lewis.

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* GameShowAppearance: On September 18, 1955, [[http://www.archive.org/details/Colgate-Comedy-Hour-S6E1 the Season 6 premiere]] opened with ''The $64,000,000 Question'', hosted by Hal April (DeanMartin) (Creator/DeanMartin) and sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive (naturally). Returning champ Morty M.M. Morton (JerryLewis) (Creator/JerryLewis) is forced to go for $32,000,000 and manages to survive... then is submerged underwater for the long-winded final question, leading to many ad-libs by Lewis.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To [[{{Vaudeville}} vaudeville]].
* TheShowMustGoOn: The January 25, 1953 edition featuring Martin and Lewis ended up being a clip show due to Creator/JerryLewis recuperating from a knee injury he sustained when falling off a scooter -- he did the entire show sitting down.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To [[{{Vaudeville}} vaudeville]].
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* TheShowMustGoOn: The January 25, 1953 1953, edition featuring Martin and Lewis ended up being a clip show due to Creator/JerryLewis recuperating from a knee injury he sustained suffered when falling off a scooter -- he did the entire show sitting down.
18th May '16 3:16:17 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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A live VarietyShow from the 1950's which was hosted by a rotating group of entertainers. The title refers to the show's primary sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive. The November 22, 1953 episode was the first NTSC color television broadcast.

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A live VarietyShow aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from the 1950's 1950 to 1955 which was hosted by a rotating group of entertainers. The title refers to the show's primary sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive. The November 22, 1953 episode was the first subject of an experimental NTSC color television broadcast.



* BroadcastLive: It was the first show to be broadcast live from coast to coast in 1951.



* ClipShow: The January 25, 1953 edition (see below).



* TropeCoTropeOfTheWeek: Very common when the show was on the air.

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* TheShowMustGoOn: The January 25, 1953 edition featuring Martin and Lewis ended up being a clip show due to Creator/JerryLewis recuperating from a knee injury he sustained when falling off a scooter -- he did the entire show sitting down.
* TropeCoTropeOfTheWeek: Very common when As was the standard practice in the era, the show was on is named after the air.sponsor and the commercial breaks advertise the sponsor's products: Ajax cleanser, Colgate toothpaste, Fab laundry detergent, Halo shampoo and Palmolive soap.
17th May '16 1:37:13 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* TheCastShowoff: The plot was usually unimportant. No one cared if it got pulverized in the name of [[RuleOfFunny Funny]].



* EarWorm: The majority of the episodes available on DVD and streaming services were salvaged from kinescope footage with the commercial breaks in tact. It turns out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1mC1NORnZQ jingles]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZeDDMo--Kc from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8cVE6NxFiA the 1950s]] are just as ear wormy decades later.



* ThrowItIn: If something funny came up during pre-show rehearsal, it would often be written into the script.
4th May '16 5:10:34 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* EarWorm: The majority of the episodes available on DVD and streaming services were salvaged from kinescope footage with the commercial breaks in tact. It turns out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1mC1NORnZQ jingles]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZeDDMo--Kc from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8cVE6NxFiA the 1950s]] are just as ear wormy decades later.
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