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This was a terrific half-hour of big-band music. See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 15)

Spike Jones ... Prince Charming / ... (19 episodes, 1954)
Helen Grayco ... Singer / ... (19 episodes, 1954)
Earl Bennett ... Fortune Teller / ... (19 episodes, 1954)
Freddy Morgan ... Goofy / ... (19 episodes, 1954)
George Rock ... Blacksmith / ... (19 episodes, 1954)

Billy Barty ... Abdulla the Villain / ... (19 episodes, 1954)
Bill DePew (19 episodes, 1954)
Roger Donley (19 episodes, 1954)
Bill Hamilton ... Singer (19 episodes, 1954)
Bernie Jones (19 episodes, 1954)
Peter James ... Darryl Zanuck / ... (18 episodes, 1954)
Ray Heath (17 episodes, 1954)
Jad Paul (17 episodes, 1954)
Dick Shanahan (17 episodes, 1954)

Series Directed by
Bud Yorkin (1 episode, 1954)
Series Writing credits
Victor McLeod (2 episodes, 1954)

Eddie Brandt (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Ed Sobol .... producer (1 episode, 1954)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward F. Cline .... assistant director (unknown episodes)

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30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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While this show aired on NBC, CBS was airing Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners" (1955).See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
This was a terrific half-hour of big-band music., 28 October 1999
Author: Lou Rugani ( from United States

TV Guide reported that Spike was going to downplay his celebrated "cement-mixer cacophony" and pretty-much play it straight on this series. But Spike's band was one of the best ever ... they had to be, to put their antics across ... and when they did get serious, we had one fabulous piece of mid-Fifties television! (Now and then, Spike did squeeze off a pistol shot, though.) There were Helen Grayco's great vocals, and Billy Barty got to sing a lot, too. Those were great days indeed to sit in front of the tube .....

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