Series: You're in the Picture
hosted by Jackie Gleason for CBS
in 1961 where four panelists (Pat Harrington Jr., Pat Carroll, Jan Sterling, and Arthur Treacher) stuck their heads into a scene and had to guess what it was based on Gleason's responses to their questions. The panelist who guessed the scene got 100 CARE packages donated in their name, while the packages were donated in Gleason's name if nobody got it. The series was sponsored by Kellogg's and L&M Cigarettes, with Dennis James pitching some commercials for the former.
After the premiere on January 20, the show was blasted by nearly every critic in the country; viewers of the timeslot on January 27 saw Gleason sitting on a barren stage apologizing for (and making fun of) the show, chalking up its failure to "the intangibles of show business" and sharing memories of other failures he was involved in.
The apology (part of which can be seen here
) was critically lauded, and Gleason finished out his network commitment with a one-on-one informal talk show entitled The Jackie Gleason Show
, which ran until March 24.
This show provides examples of: