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Release Date:
25 February 1950 (USA) See more »
Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later... See more »
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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One of the great comic melting pots See more (3 total) »


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Sid Caesar ... Himself - Regular Performer (140 episodes, 1950-1954)

Imogene Coca ... Herself - Regular Performer / ... (140 episodes, 1950-1954)

Carl Reiner ... Himself - Regular Performer (139 episodes, 1950-1954)

Howard Morris ... Himself - Regular Performer (139 episodes, 1950-1954)
James Starbuck ... Himself - Regular Performer / ... (111 episodes, 1951-1954)

Series Directed by
Kingman T. Moore (1 episode, 1950)

Max Liebman (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Mel Brooks (139 episodes, 1950-1954)
Lucille Kallen (139 episodes, 1950-1954)
Danny Simon (139 episodes, 1950-1954)
Neil Simon (139 episodes, 1950-1954)
Mel Tolkin (139 episodes, 1950-1954)

Joseph Stein (unknown episodes)
Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. (unknown episodes)
Tony Webster (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Max Liebman .... producer (1 episode, 1950)
Series Original Music by
Bernard Green (140 episodes, 1950-1954)

Irwin Kostal (unknown episodes)
Johnny Mandel (unknown episodes)
Alex North (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Frederick Fox (139 episodes, 1950-1954)
Series Costume Design by
Paul Dupont (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Weiss .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1952)

Bill Hobin .... camera director (unknown episodes)
Marcia Kuyper .... assistant camera director (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Clay Warnick .... choral director (139 episodes, 1950-1954)
Charles Sanford .... orchestra leader (111 episodes, 1951-1954)

Johnny Green .... conductor (unknown episodes)
Ralph Hermann .... music arranger (unknown episodes)
Irwin Kostal .... conductor (unknown episodes)
Aaron Levine .... music librarian (unknown episodes)
Max Liebman .... composer: theme "Stars Over Broadway" (unknown episodes)
Mel Tolkin .... composer: theme "Stars Over Broadway" (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Hal Janis .... network liaison (unknown episodes)
Heino Ripp .... technical director (unknown episodes)
David Tebet .... press agent (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Most of the show's writers went on to successful careers of their own, and the backstage antics of the writing on this show was what inspired such works as Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) (TV) (written by Neil Simon) My Favorite Year (1982) (produced by Mel Brooks) and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961) (created by Carl Reiner).See more »
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Stars Over BroadwaySee more »


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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One of the great comic melting pots, 30 September 1999
Author: Matthew Ignoffo ( from Eatontown, NJ, USA

I was a little kid when this show was on, but I remember it fondly. It was hilarious -- a great melting pot of comic genius. Caesar and Coca were wonderful as were all the supporting players including Reiner.

The show was marvelously innovative in the early days of TV comedy and outdoes any of the later imitations such as SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Movie and TV satires, zany skits, and all sorts of funny mayhem reigned in Caesar's court with Coca as queen. Some of the best pieces are available in the movie 10 FROM YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS. If you get a chance to see that, do so. It is great humor from the innocent beginnings of live TV

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