The Colgate Comedy Hour

1950, TV Show

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Saturday Night Live Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96

Don Pardo, who was the voice of Saturday Night Live for nearly four decades, died in his sleep Monday at his home in Arizona, The Associated Press reports. He was 96.

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A young acrobatic family from Australia performs.

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Abbot and Costello try to check into their hotel room.

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Abbott swindles people out of their money.

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Costello has a drink with Abbot and his soon to be father-in-law.

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Saturday Night Live Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96

Don Pardo, who was the voice of Saturday Night Live for nearly four decades, died in his sleep Monday at his home in Arizona, The Associated Press reports. He was 96.

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One Day at a Time Star Bonnie Franklin Dies at 69

Bonnie Franklin, best known for her work on One Day at a Time, died at her home in Los Angeles on Friday, The Hollywood Reporter reports. She was 69. read more

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Premiered: 1950, on NBC
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Premise: A popular mix of musical acts and sometimes raucous sketch comedy with alternating guest hosts, NBC mounted its own really big show to compete successfully (at least for a few years) against Ed Sullivan on CBS. The series began with Eddie Cantor, Martin and Lewis, and Fred Allen rotating as hosts from week to week. With a hefty budget and heavyweight talent, `The Colgate Comedy Hour' became one of TV's early variety successes.

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