Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host with guests singer Evelyn Knight, dancer Hal Le Roy, specialty act Paul Remos and his Toy Boys, the Jimmy Ford Four, Art and Mort Havel, Patricia Shea, Valerie de Cadenet, and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. The boys do their "Hot dog and Mustard" monologue. As a sailor, Hal Le Roy dances and flirts while on liberty. At a carnival midway, Abbott fleeces Costello in their "Shell Game" routine. The Jimmy Ford Four lip sync comedy to "Cocktails for Two." Lou checks into Dr. Abbott's sanitarium for needed rest; instead he's harassed non-stop...
Jerry Lester hosts with the regular cast of his series "Broadway Open House": David Street, Dagmar, Milton DeLugg, The Mello-Larks, and Wayne Howell. Guests are Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Fred Allen, and actors Pat O'Brien and Joan Bennett. Allen and Lester participate in one of Dagmar's plays. Lester does a take-off on radio giveaway shows.
The City Slickers, George Rock, Sir Frederick Gas, Freddy and Dick Morgan, Bill King, The Wayne Marlin Trio, Lois Ray, Gale Robbins, and Laverne Pearson Note: There was also a cameo appearance by the Today Show's Dave Garroway.
Host Eddie Cantor's celebrity guests are singers Eddie Fisher and Marion Colby. Eddie's spotlight on "future stars" features opera singer Evelyn Gould, young singer/dancer Joel Grey, actor/vocalist William Warfield, comics Tony and Eddie who lip sync to records, classical violinist Miche'le Auclair, and dancers Gehrig and Weismuller.
Sketches include a hospital bit with Dean as the doctor and Jerry as his intern, and fancy dinner party with Dean and Jerry making a mess of things. Includes special guests Jane Morgan, Bob Fosse and Mary Ann Niles.
Jerry plays Dean's life-sized dummy as they pass themselves off as a ventriloquism act for a talent agent. Dean sings "Solitaire" and Jerry lip-syncs to "Be My Love." Jerry goes undercover at a prison to crack the scheme of a couple of tough prisoners and causes chaos. Dandridge sings "Blow Out the Candle." In the finale, Dean attempts to sing as Jerry conducts/disrupts the orchestra.
Bob Hope hosts this AGVA salute to the return of vaudeville. His guests include Marilyn Maxwell, singer Bob Crosby, comic actors Eddie Bracken and Frank Faylen, Georgie Price, singer Toni Arden, comic Pat C. Flick, juggler Wally Blair, dancer Lita Baron and Billy Daniel, cyclist Joe Mole, dance act The Rio Brothers, and The Skylarks. Hope does a monologue and plays a TV surgeon in an operating room sketch. Crosby sings "Silver Bells." Faylen and Bracken play vacuum cleaner salesman. Price sings "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" and impersonates George M. Cohan in the finale with ...