History Series / ColgateComedyHour

11th Sep '16 5:40:23 AM Tarlonniel
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* TropeCoTropeOfTheWeek: As was the standard practice in the era, the show is named after the sponsor and the commercial breaks advertise the sponsor's products: Ajax cleanser, Colgate toothpaste, Fab laundry detergent, Halo shampoo and Palmolive soap.

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As was the standard practice in the era, the show is named after the sponsor and the commercial breaks advertise the sponsor's products: Ajax cleanser, Colgate toothpaste, Fab laundry detergent, Halo shampoo and Palmolive soap.
10th Sep '16 5:23:27 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* TropeCoTropeOfTheWeek: As was the standard practice in the era, the show is named after the sponsor and the commercial breaks advertise the sponsor's products: Ajax cleanser, Colgate toothpaste, Fab laundry detergent, Halo shampoo and Palmolive soap.

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* TropeCoTropeOfTheWeek: As was the standard practice in the era, the show is named after the sponsor and the commercial breaks advertise the sponsor's products: Ajax cleanser, Colgate toothpaste, Fab laundry detergent, Halo shampoo and Palmolive soap.soap.
** Averted with a few episodes during the 1950-1951 season that were sponsored by Frigidaire; those carried the title of ''The Comedy Hour'' instead.
10th Sep '16 5:15:42 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* {{Revival}}: On November 5, 1967, ''The Dean Martin Show'' (sponsored by Colgate) was preempted for a one-off revival of ''The Colgate Comedy Hour'' with guests including Creator/MelBrooks, Creator/BobNewhart, [[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Dan Rowan, Dick Martin]] and others. Notably, none of the performers from the original 1950-1955 run returned. It was intended as a pilot for a new series, which never happened.
10th Sep '16 5:04:38 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Lasted 5½ years before going off the air due to competition from ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''.

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Lasted 5½ years before going off the air due to competition from ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''. Jim Davidson's Classic TV Info website has [[http://www.classictvinfo.com/ColgateComedyHour/ a very nice episode guide]].
10th Sep '16 4:37:50 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* MediumAwareness: Martin and Lewis, especially Lewis, would often bring attention to the technicians that told them, for instance, that they had five minutes or two minutes left on the show by [[ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud reading out the cue cards]] or mimicking their hand signals. At least once, they even dragged the technician onto the stage for the benefit of the audience.
-->'''Jerry:''' There's a fella standing on the side going like this. ''(holds up three fingers then does a "stretching" motion with his hands)'' They don't want you people out there to know! You can't conceal these things to this audience! They paid money to buy Colgate and I want you to put the camera on this man when he goes like this! ''(does the same motions again)''



-->'''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)''

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-->'''Jerry''': -->'''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''': -->'''Operator:''' Sorry, this number has been changed to Academy 31658473657895468--'''aack!''' ''(Dean rolls up the phone line on itself, "strangling" her)''
19th Jul '16 11:21:12 AM 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 association meetings, 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 association PTA meetings, company conventions, etc. These usually featured Lewis as the disruptive force with Martin as the [[KidWithTheLeash kid with the leash]].
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)''
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