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For the show's premiere episode, Jackie portrays Reginald Van Gleason in a musical spoof of violent TV cop dramas and plays Joe the Bartender to Frank Fontaine's Crazy Guggenheim. In the Honeymooners sketch, Jackie is joined by Sue Ane Langdon, Art Carney and Patricia Wilson as the Kramdens and the Nortons: for their summer vacation Ralph and Ed decide to turn their apartment building's basement into a air raid shelter leaving their wives to suffer on the beach at Atlantic City. Wayne Newton and his siblings, as The Newton Brothers are the musical guests. Written by David Bassler

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29 September 1962 (USA)  »

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Wayne Newton makes his network TV debut on this program. The title of the 'Reggie Van Gleason III' sketch, a spoof of the Untouchables series, and in which Reggie demonstrates his drunken, death-defying 'Slide for Life', is 'The Re-touchables.' The title of the Honeymooners skit is 'Two Below.' See more »

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Reginald Van Gleason: What is a sweet, young girl like you doing in a place like this?
Blanche La Toache: I'm working here 'cause my mother's sick.
Reginald Van Gleason: Oh, you're paying the doctor bills?
Blanche La Toache: No, this is my mother's job. I'm taking her place till she gets better.
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Love Makes the World Go Round
Music by Dana Suesse
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Performed by Wayne Newton (as The Newton Brothers)
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