YMMV / Colgate Comedy Hour

  • The Cast Showoff: The plot was usually unimportant. No one cared if it got pulverized in the name of Funny.
  • Ear Worm: The majority of the episodes available on DVD and streaming services were salvaged from kinescope footage with the commercial breaks intact. It turns out jingles from the 1950s are just as ear wormy decades later.
    • At the beginning of the show, the announcer would plug the sponsor by naming a few Colgate-Palmolive products, with each mention being followed by the orchestra playing a snippet of their respective jingles.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Fans of sitcoms and variety will recognize Norman Lear and Ed Simmons in the writing credits, but some film buffs might be surprised to see Samuel Fuller listed as a member of the production team. Yes. That Samuel Fuller.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Back in its day, it was the most expensive hour on television, with sponsor Colgate-Palmolive providing $3 million in the first year (about $30 million in 2015 money), but that's rather hard to notice when compared to shows that premiered a few years later, let alone today's shows.
  • Throw It In: If something funny came up during pre-show rehearsal, it would often be written into the script.
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