List of The Jackie Gleason Show episodes

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The Jackie Gleason Show aired for four seasons on CBS between September 1952 and June 1957. The program did not air during the 1955-1956 season, being replaced by two half-hour programs: a filmed version of its most popular feature, The Honeymooners, and its former summer replacement series, Stage Show. In the fall of 1956, The Jackie Gleason Show returned for one more season, again with the Honeymooners sketches as its main feature, before being revived in 1962.

For descriptions of the Honeymooners sketches within The Jackie Gleason Show, see List of The Honeymooners episodes.

Season One: 1952–53[edit]

# Guest Stars Honeymooners Original Airdate
1 (1-01) Louis Armstrong, Eileen Barton, The Mayo Brothers "The New Bowling Ball" [9:35] September 20, 1952 (1952-09-20)

Sketches: Poor Soul paints his dog; Reggie Van Gleason is shoe salesman; Art Carney in Truman gag.
Musical Numbers: Gleason sings "I Love Girls"; Barton sings "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "You Like?"; singer/trumpeter Armstrong performs "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" and "That's a Plenty."


Note: SERIES PREMIERE.
2 (1-02) Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra, Patti Page, Joan Holloway "The Turkey" [10:13] September 27, 1952 (1952-09-27)

Other Sketches: Loudmouth Charlie Bratton and Clem Finch have a rare dime; Reggie Van Gleason in a wrestling match.


Musical Numbers: June Taylor Dancers perform to "Another Op'nin, Another Show"; Gleason sings "Who Cares" and dances to "Crazy Rhythm" with Marilyn Taylor; Dorsey & Orchestra play "Struttin' With Some Barbeque" and another number.
3 (1-03) Harry James, Teresa Brewer, Elaine Dunn, Tommy Gumina none. October 4, 1952 (1952-10-04)

Sketches: Joe the Bartender; Loudmouth Charlie Bratton thinks Clem Finch's wife is cheating on him; Coney Island sketch with whole cast participating in tribute to silent film comedies.


Musical Numbers: matador number with James and June Taylor Dancers; trumpeter James and accordionist Gumina duet to "Flight of the Bumblebee"; Brewer sings "I Don't Care" and "Those Roly Poly Eyes"; Dunn dances to "Someone to Watch Over Me."
4 (1-04) Nat King Cole, Doretta Morrow, Maria Neglia "The Lost Baby" [10:05] October 11, 1952 (1952-10-11)

Other Sketches: Joe the Bartender.
Musical Numbers: singer/pianist Cole performs "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" and "Faith Can Move Mountains"; Morrow sings "I Have Dreamed" and "Because You're Mine"; violinist Neglia plays "Flight of the Bumblebee" backed by June Taylor Dancers.


Notes: Gleason recognizes his house orchestra leader Ray Bloch's 20 years in conducting; John Lester dubs Gleason the #1 TV comedian of the season.
5 (1-05) Morton Downey, Anita Kert Ellis "The Quiz Show" [11:29] October 18, 1952 (1952-10-18)

Other Sketches: Loudmouth Charlie Bratton tries to get Clem Finch a raise; Poor Soul and girlfriend get a TV set.


Musical Numbers: June Taylor Dancers perform to "Order"; singer/pianist Downey performs "Dear Old Donegal," "My Blue Heaven," "Carolina Moon," and "It's the Same Old Shillelagh."
6 (1-06) Richard Tucker "Halloween Party" [8:52] October 25, 1952 (1952-10-25)
7 (1-07) Ethel Waters, Deems Taylor "Cold" [7:58] November 1, 1952 (1952-11-01)
8 (1-08) Dick Haymes "The Pickles" [7:16] November 8, 1952 (1952-11-08)
9 (1-09) Jane Froman none. November 15, 1952 (1952-11-15)
Note: Froman appeared because her show this evening was pre-empted for the CBS Television City opening special.
10 (1-10) Jane Froman (unconfirmed) "Jellybeans" [8:27] November 22, 1952 (1952-11-22)
11 (1-11) not available none. November 29, 1952 (1952-11-29)
12 (1-12) Grantland Rice All-America Team, Neva Jane Langley, Gail Robbins "The Missing Pair of Pants" [n/a] December 6, 1952 (1952-12-06)
13 (1-13) not available "Six Months to Live" [13:51] December 13, 1952 (1952-12-13)
14 (1-14) Patricia Morison, Phil Napoleon & his Memphis Five. "Christmas Party" [42:25] December 20, 1952 (1952-12-20)
15 (1-15) not available none. December 27, 1952 (1952-12-27)
16 (1-16) not available "Glow Worm Cleaning" [10:02] January 3, 1953 (1953-01-03)
17 (1-17) not available none. January 10, 1953 (1953-01-10)
18 (1-18) Peggy Lee "Alice Plays Cupid" [12:04] January 17, 1953 (1953-01-17)
19 (1-19) The DeMarco Sisters "Suspense" [10:47] January 24, 1953 (1953-01-24)
20 (1-20) Jeanette MacDonald "Lost Job" [9:07] January 31, 1953 (1953-01-31)
21 (1-21) not available none. February 7, 1953 (1953-02-07)
Note: Gleason absent with guest host filling in (unconfirmed).
22 (1-22) Dick Haymes none. February 14, 1953 (1953-02-14)
23 (1-23) Toni Arden "Anniversary Gift" [10:25] February 21, 1953 (1953-02-21)

Other Sketches: Poor Soul has a date at the roller rink; Reggie Van Gleason's parents think he's slacking off in his duties at the bank.


Musical Numbers: Arden sings "Dancing in the Dark" and "Kiss"; June Taylor Dancers perform to "Me and My Shadow" with singing guests.
24 (1-24) not available none. February 28, 1953 (1953-02-28)
25 (1-25) June Christy "Income Tax" [10:46] March 7, 1953 (1953-03-07)
26 (1-26) Sunny Gale "Alice's Aunt Ethel" [9:23] March 14, 1953 (1953-03-14)

Other Sketches: Gleason does two of his established characters.


Musical Numbers: June Taylor Dancers perform a St. Patrick's Day routine.
27 (1-27) Morton Downey "What's Her Name?" [7:13] March 21, 1953 (1953-03-21)
28 (1-28) Mel Tormé "Lunch Box" [9:16] March 28, 1953 (1953-03-28)
29 (1-29) not available "Easter Hats" [n/a] April 4, 1953 (1953-04-04)
30 (1-30) Johnny Desmond "Hot Tips" [11:20] April 11, 1953 (1953-04-11)
31 (1-31) Helen Forrest "Norton Moves In" [12:10] April 18, 1953 (1953-04-18)
32 (1-32) Georgia Gibbs "Ralph's Diet" [11:39] April 25, 1953 (1953-04-25)

Other Sketches: Gleason does two of his established characters.


Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform two numbers.
33 (1-33) Mary Mayo "The Dinner Guest" [9:56] May 2, 1953 (1953-05-02)
34 (1-34) Mary Mayo, Queen Elizabeth Scotch Pipers "Manager of the Baseball Team" [9:59] May 9, 1953 (1953-05-09)
Other Sketches: "Miss National Press Photographer."
35 (1-35) Teresa Brewer, West Point Glee Club "Alice's Birthday" [n/a] May 16, 1953 (1953-05-16)
36 (1-36) The Fabulous Dorseys "The Dorsey Brothers Show" [34:57] May 23, 1953 (1953-05-23)
Note: Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey's television debut with their combined orchestra.
37 (1-37) Merv Griffin none. May 30, 1953 (1953-05-30)

Sketches: Loudmouth Charlie Bratton & Clem Finch; Joe the Bartender.


Musical Numbers: Gleason conducts his four-movement tone poem ballet, "Tawny," including: Dolores Harper, James Riley, Charles Queenan in black street scene "Modern Blues"; Kathryn Lee, Duncan Noble, Davie Lerner in late 18th Century dance number; and Marilyn Taylor, Peter Gladke, Rudy Tone, and others in formal grand finale.
38 (1-38) Don Cornell "The Prowler" [11:12] June 6, 1953 (1953-06-06)
Other Sketches: Gleason does two of his established characters.
39 (1-39) Helen O'Connell "Guest Speaker" [13:41] June 13, 1953 (1953-06-13)
40 (1-40) Bob Manning, Trini Reyes none. June 20, 1953 (1953-06-20)
Sketches: Art Carney and Audrey Meadows appear in sketches.
41 (1-41) The Four Aces "Vacation at Fred's Landing" [31:16] June 27, 1953 (1953-06-27)
Sketches: Art Carney and Audrey Meadows appear in sketches.
42 (1-42) not available none. July 4, 1953 (1953-07-04)

Sketches: Cast takes over the show to salute Gleason in season finale; Art Carney and Zamah Cunningham spoof of Arthur Godfrey's popular singing couple, Frank Parker and Marion Marlowe; Jerry Bergen does vaudeville act.


Note: SEASON FINALE.

SUMMER REPLACEMENT SERIES: "The Larry Storch Show" took over the timeslot for ten weeks from July 11 to September 12, 1953.

Season Two: 1953–54[edit]

# Guest Stars Honeymooners Original Airdate
43 (2-01) not available "Sprained Thumb" [12:43] September 19, 1953 (1953-09-19)

Other sketches: Reggie Van Gleason; Joe the Bartender; Loudmouth Charlie Bratton.
Musical Numbers: For the show openings this season, Gleason added 7 new girls that he handpicked out of 700.


Note: SEASON PREMIERE.
44 (2-02) Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Mantle, and Hank Bauer of the New York Yankees "Lucky Number" [16:27] September 26, 1953 (1953-09-26)
45 (2-03) not available none. October 3, 1953 (1953-10-03)
Sketches: An actor has not quite made the grade in "The Neighborhood."
46 (2-04) not available "Hot Dog Stand" [35:13] October 10, 1953 (1953-10-10)
47 (2-05) not available none. October 17, 1953 (1953-10-17)
Sketches: "Use Your Imagination"; parody of prize fight films; and Gleason does two of his regular characters.
48 (2-06) not available "Two Tickets to the Fight" [10:52] October 24, 1953 (1953-10-24)
49 (2-07) not available "Halloween Party" [9:22] October 31, 1953 (1953-10-31)
50 (2-08) not available "Champagne and Caviar" [14:44] November 7, 1953 (1953-11-07)
51 (2-09) not available "Letter to the Boss" [32:35] November 14, 1953 (1953-11-14)
52 (2-10) not available none. November 21, 1953 (1953-11-21)
53 (2-11) not available "Finger Man" [11:51] November 28, 1953 (1953-11-28)
54 (2-12) not available none. December 5, 1953 (1953-12-05)
55 (2-13) not available "Santa and the Bookies" [35:02] December 12, 1953 (1953-12-12)
56 (2-14) not available "Christmas Party" [35:54] December 19, 1953 (1953-12-19)
57 (2-15) Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey & their Orchestra "New Year's Eve Party" [37:15] December 26, 1953 (1953-12-26)
Note: Entire program has a New Year's Eve motif and continuing storyline.
46 (2-04) Guest Host: Gordon MacRae
Other Guests: Sheila MacRae, Marion Morgan, Connie Sawyer
none. January 2, 1954 (1954-01-02)
Note: Jackie Gleason is on vacation.
59 (2-17) Guest Host: Gordon MacRae
Other guests: Mickey Deems, Connie Sawyer
none. January 9, 1954 (1954-01-09)
Note: Jackie Gleason is on vacation.
60 (2-18) not available "This is Your Life" [37:43] January 16, 1954 (1954-01-16)
61 (2-19) not available "Cottage for Sale" [39:42] January 23, 1954 (1954-01-23)
62 (2-20) Martha Fletcher none. January 30, 1954 (1954-01-30)

Sketches: Reggie Van Gleason; silent movie parody.


Note: Two minutes before the end of the show, Gleason slipped and fell on camera, fracturing his ankle. The stage was slippery due to dry ice used in one of the sketches to simulate steam.
63 (2-21) Guest Host: Ed Sullivan none. February 6, 1954 (1954-02-06)

Sketches: In "Man Under the Street," the Honeymooners' Ed Norton (played by Art Carney) is interviewed by Ed Sullivan.


Note: Jackie Gleason is absent due to injury.
64 (2-22) Guest Host: Arthur Godfrey
Other Guests: Robert Q. Lewis
none. February 13, 1954 (1954-02-13)

Sketches: In "People to People," the Honeymooners' Ed Norton (played by Art Carney) is interviewed at home by Lewis in a take-off of Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person.


Note: Jackie Gleason is absent due to injury.
65 (2-23) Guest Host: Garry Moore none. February 20, 1954 (1954-02-20)

Sketches: Garry Moore and his gang take over the show.


Note: Jackie Gleason is absent due to injury.
66 (2-24) Guest Host: Red Skelton none. February 27, 1954 (1954-02-27)
Note: Jackie Gleason is absent due to injury.
67 (2-25) Guest Host: Art Carney none. March 6, 1954 (1954-03-06)

Sketches: Carney is featured in two sketches as a pet shop owner and a school teacher.


Note: Jackie Gleason is absent due to injury, although he is rumored to make an appearance tonight against doctor's orders.
68 (2-26) Guest Host: Eddie Fisher none. March 13, 1954 (1954-03-13)

Sketches: Art Carney and Audrey Meadows are featured in two sketches, one of which features Meadows as a successful female executive and Carney as a timid male secretary.


Note: Jackie Gleason is absent due to injury.
69 (2-27) Guest Host: Jane Froman none. March 20, 1954 (1954-03-20)
Note: Jackie Gleason is absent due to injury.
70 (2-28) not available "Lawsuit" [15:08] March 27, 1954 (1954-03-27)
Note: Jackie Gleason returns for the first time since injuring his leg in the January 30 telecast. His injury is written into tonight's Honeymooners sketch.
71 (2-29) not available "Fortune Teller" [34:51] April 3, 1954 (1954-04-03)
72 (2-30) not available "The Next Champ" [37:35] April 10, 1954 (1954-04-10)
73 (2-31) not available "Stand in for Murder" [42:28] April 17, 1954 (1954-04-17)

Other sketches: Reggie Van Gleason.


Note: This episode's Honeymooners sketch ran too long, reportedly prompting CBS to cut away to their next program at 9:00 p.m. EST. Gleason explained the ending of the sketch during the following week's telecast.
74 (2-32) none "Move Uptown" [36:58] April 24, 1954 (1954-04-24)

Other sketches: none.
Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform to "I'm Just Wild About Harry"; a trio of young girls sings "The Noodling Rag."


Note: During his monologue, Gleason explains the ending of the previous week's Honeymooners sketch which was cut short due to time constraints.
75 (2-33) not available "The Man in the Blue Suit" [34:30] May 1, 1954 (1954-05-01)
76 (2-34) not available "Hair Raising Tale" [37:31] May 8, 1954 (1954-05-08)
77 (2-35) not available "What's the Name?" [8:21] May 15, 1954 (1954-05-15)

Other sketches: Reggie Van Gleason.


Note: This week's telecast celebrates Jackie Gleason's 25th anniversary in show business.
78 (2-36) not available "Box Top Kid" [40:27] May 22, 1954 (1954-05-22)
79 (2-37) not available "Two Men on a Horse" [38:43] May 29, 1954 (1954-05-29)
80 (2-38) none "Good Buy, Aunt Ethel" [41:44] June 5, 1954 (1954-06-05)

Other sketches: none.


Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform to "June is Bustin' Out All Over."
81 (2-39) not available none. June 12, 1954 (1954-06-12)
Sketches: Loudmouth Charlie Bratton and Clem Finch.
82 (2-40) not available "Vacation at Fred's Landing" [31:00] June 19, 1954 (1954-06-19)
83 (2-41) Margaret Hamilton, Garry Moore none. June 26, 1954 (1954-06-26)

Sketches: Gleason and his troupe of performers, including Art Carney, close the show for the summer.


Note: SEASON FINALE.

SUMMER REPLACEMENT SERIES: Stage Show took over the timeslot for twelve weeks from July 3 to September 18, 1954.

Season Three: 1954–55[edit]

# Guest Stars Honeymooners Original Airdate
84 (3-01) not available "Ralph's Sweet Tooth" [36:49] September 25, 1954 (1954-09-25)


Other sketches: none.


Note: SEASON PREMIERE. The June Taylor Dancers are doubled from 16 to 32 this season to fill up the stage and take advantage of Gleason's new overhead camera. Three of the four girls who open the show are new, with Betty Ellen (the "And away we go!" girl) remaining.
85 (3-02) not available "Game Called on Account of Marriage" [33:34] October 2, 1954 (1954-10-02)
86 (3-03) Ruby Keeler none. October 9, 1954 (1954-10-09)

Sketches: Reggie Van Gleason, the Poor Soul, Mother Fletcher; featuring Art Carney and Zamah Cunningham.


Musical Numbers: Keeler does a 1930's style movie musical number with the June Taylor Dancers.
87 (3-04) not available "Love Letter" [38:50] October 16, 1954 (1954-10-16)
88 (3-05) not available "The People's Choice (Finger Man)" [40:43] October 23, 1954 (1954-10-23)
89 (3-06) not available "Halloween Party" [n/a] October 30, 1954 (1954-10-30)

Other sketches: Halloween themed show.


Note: Gleason sings "I Just Love Halloween."
90 (3-07) Barry Gordon none. November 6, 1954 (1954-11-06)

Sketches: Reggie Van Gleason has a twin brother; Loudmouth Charlie Bratton in a music lesson; Joe the Bartender.


Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers in hunting gear; 6-year-old Gordon sings "Cecilia" and "I Need You Now."
91 (3-08) none "Battle of the Sexes" [35:45] November 13, 1954 (1954-11-13)
Other sketches: none.
92 (3-09) none "Teamwork Beat the Clock" [32:27] November 20, 1954 (1954-11-20)
Other sketches: none.
93 (3-10) Pat Harrington, Jr. "The Brother-in-Law" [34:58] November 27, 1954 (1954-11-27)
Note: Gleason kicks off his Friendship Trees campaign, a charity that puts Christmas trees in children's hospital wards around the country.
94 (3-11) The Portrettes, Look All-American Football Team none. December 4, 1954 (1954-12-04)

Sketches: Fenwick Babbitt; Reggie Van Gleason is a detective; Mother Fletcher has a Christmas kit.


Musical Numbers: "Little Girl."
95 (3-12) none "Songwriters" [36:48] December 11, 1954 (1954-12-11)
Other sketches: none.
96 (3-13) Bob Manning "Santa and the Bookies" [31:08] December 18, 1954 (1954-12-18)
Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform to "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"; Manning sings "My Love Song to You."
97 (3-14) not available none. December 25, 1954 (1954-12-25)
Note: Gleason went on vacation for two weeks after this episode, with Stage Show taking over the timeslot for the January 1 and January 8, 1955 telecasts.
98 (3-15) Angel McNally "Kramden vs. Norton" [34:46] January 15, 1955 (1955-01-15)

Other sketches: McNally does a child ventriloquist act.


Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform the opening number.
99 (3-16) none "A Promotion" [39:10] January 22, 1955 (1955-01-22)

Other sketches: none.


Musical Numbers: Gleason new theme song, "My Love Song to You," opens the show.
100 (3-17) none "The Hypnotist" [38:43] January 29, 1955 (1955-01-29)
Other sketches: none.
101 (3-18) none "Cupid" [39:37] February 5, 1955 (1955-02-05)
Other sketches: none.
102 (3-19) none "A Little Man Who Wasn't There" [39:25] February 12, 1955 (1955-02-12)

Other sketches: none.


Musical Numbers: Gleason starts the show with a Valentine's Day number, "Love is Sweeping the Country."
103 (3-20) none "Hero" [40:02] February 19, 1955 (1955-02-19)

Other sketches: none.


Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers opening number.
104 (3-21) none "The Great Jewel Robbery" [37:50] February 26, 1955 (1955-02-26)
Other sketches: none.
105 (3-22) none "Peacemaker" [37:19] March 5, 1955 (1955-03-05)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Gleason goes on vacation for two weeks after this episode, with Stage Show taking over the timeslot for the March 12 and March 19, 1955 telecasts.
106 (3-23) none "The Adoption" [37:20] March 26, 1955 (1955-03-26)

Other Sketches: none.
Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform to either "Another Op'nin', Another Show" or "I Never Knew," depending on source.


Note: At show's end, Gleason recognizes Meadows and Carney for their recent Emmy wins.
107 (3-24) none "Stars Over Flatbush" [37:15] April 2, 1955 (1955-04-02)
Other sketches: none.
108 (3-25) none "One Big Happy Family" [37:53] April 9, 1955 (1955-04-09)

Other sketches: none.


Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform to an Easter-theme number, "I'm Puttin' All My Eggs in One Basket."
109 (3-26) none "A Weighty Problem" [37:56] April 16, 1955 (1955-04-16)
Other Sketches: none.
110 (3-27) none "Boys and Girls Together" [36:49] April 23, 1955 (1955-04-23)
Other sketches: none.
111 (3-28) Jack Benny "Principle of the Thing" [34:28] April 30, 1955 (1955-04-30)

Other sketches: none.
Note 1: Benny appears in the Honeymooners sketch, and he returns at the end of the show to help Gleason promote his appearance on The Jack Benny Program the following night.


Note 2: Gleason went on vacation the following week, with Stage Show taking over the timeslot for the May 7, 1955 telecast.
112 (3-29) none "Songs and Witty Sayings" [39:42] May 14, 1955 (1955-05-14)
Other sketches: none.
113 (3-30) none. "Letter to the Boss" [31:28] May 21, 1955 (1955-05-21)
Other sketches: none.
114 (3-31) not available none. May 28, 1955 (1955-05-28)

Sketches: Reggie Van Gleason has a hot dog stand in Central Park.


Musical Numbers: Three different Gleason bands perform, including the number "Who Cares?"; The June Taylor Dancers play the glockenspiel.
115 (3-32) not available "Stand in for Murder" [41:58] June 4, 1955 (1955-06-04)
Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform to "I'm Just Wild About Harry."
116 (3-33) not available none. June 11, 1955 (1955-06-11)
Sketches: Joe the Bartender; Loudmouth Charlie Batton; Reggie Van Gleason.
117 (3-34) not available none. June 18, 1955 (1955-06-18)

Sketches: Art Carney with Gleason regulars and staff in a rest house sketch.
Musical Numbers: Gleason does song-and-dance number with Carney and Meadows; June and Marilyn Taylor do a dance duet; June Taylor Dancers and Gleason's male staff do a "Flora-dora" number; a barbershop quartet performs; Betty Ellen (the "And away we go!" girl) performs a solo.


Note: SEASON FINALE, including Gleason's entire cast and members of the crew.

SUMMER REPLACEMENT SERIES: America's Greatest Bands took over the timeslot for fourteen weeks from June 25 to September 24, 1955.

Season Four: 1956–57[edit]

# Guest Stars Honeymooners Original Airdate
118 (4-01) William Boyd, Charles Laughton, Peter Lorre, Zazu Pitts, Edward G. Robinson, Rudy Vallee none. September 29, 1956 (1956-09-29)
Sketches: Poor Soul; Reggie Van Gleason; Joe the Bartender.
119 (4-02) not available none. October 6, 1956 (1956-10-06)
Sketches: Loudmouth Charlie Bratton and Clem Finch; Fenwick Babbitt; Mother Fletcher.
120 (4-03) not available "Double Anniversary Party" [13:11] October 13, 1956 (1956-10-13)
Other sketches: Reggie Van Gleason; Joe the Bartender.
121 (4-04) not available "The Check-up" [10:08] October 20, 1956 (1956-10-20)
122 (4-05) not available "Forgot to Register" [13:41] October 27, 1956 (1956-10-27)
123 (4-06) not available "Expectant Father" [16:05] November 3, 1956 (1956-11-03)
124 (4-07) not available "Goodnight Sweet Prince" [15:33] November 10, 1956 (1956-11-10)
Other sketches: Gleason reads Arch Oboler's new poem, "A Prayer for the Atomic Age."
125 (4-08) not available "Two Family Car" [17:36] November 17, 1956 (1956-11-17)
126 (4-09) not available "Love Letter" [37:07] November 24, 1956 (1956-11-24)
127 (4-10) various none. December 1, 1956 (1956-12-01)
Note: Gleason cancelled the regular show tonight in favor of a 60-minute tribute to Tommy Dorsey, featuring friends and associates of the late bandleader.
128 (4-11) not available "Finders Keepers" [36:29] December 8, 1956 (1956-12-08)
Other sketches: none.
129 (4-12) not available "Catch a Star" [39:31] December 15, 1956 (1956-12-15)
Other sketches: none.
130 (4-13) not available none. December 22, 1956 (1956-12-22)
Sketches: Gleason's Christmas show this season features the Poor Soul who is befriended by a kind soul and taken to a fantasy land; several of Gleason's other regular characters appear.
131 (4-14) Guest Host: Art Carney
Other Guests: Charlton Heston, Fred Waring, Sammy Davis, Jr.
none. December 29, 1956 (1956-12-29)
Note: Gleason is on vacation this week.
132 (4-15) Guest Host: Art Carney
Other Guests: Gordon MacRae, Roberta Sherwood, Woody Herman, The Goofers
none. January 5, 1957 (1957-01-05)
None: Gleason is on vacation this week.
133 (4-16) Guest Host: Eddie Cantor
Guest Hosts: George Burns & Gracie Allen, Edward R. Murrow, Eddie Fisher, Marilyn Cantor, Connie Russell, George Jessel
none. January 12, 1957 (1957-01-12)

Sketches: "At 65" - The entire show is dedicated to Eddie Cantor celebrating his 50 years in show business; Cantor does his old act with Burns & Allen; Cantor is interviewed by Murrow; sketches scripted by Cantor himself.
Musical Numbers: Cantor sings several songs, solo and with his daughter, Marilyn; performances on film of Al Jolson and Will Rogers.


Note: Gleason is on vacation this week.
134 (4-17) not available "My Fair Landlord" [36:17] January 19, 1957 (1957-01-19)
135 (4-18) Jonathan Winters, Johnny Cash none. January 26, 1957 (1957-01-26)

Sketches: Reggie Van Gleason in a quiz show parody; Poor Soul babysits an infant.


Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers in a military number; Cash sings "I Walk the Line."
136 (4-19) none "Away We Go" [49:12] February 2, 1957 (1957-02-02)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Entire show devoted to the first in a series of Honeymooners musical shows.
137 (4-20) none "Plastered in Paris" [49:02] February 9, 1957 (1957-02-09)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Entire show devoted to the second in a series of Honeymooners musical shows.
138 (4-21) none "Behind the Iron Curtain" [48:04] February 16, 1957 (1957-02-16)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Entire show devoted to the third in a series of Honeymooners musical shows.
139 (4-22) none "When in Rome" [48:01] February 23, 1957 (1957-02-23)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Entire show devoted to the fourth in a series of Honeymooners musical shows.
140 (4-23) none "Curse of the Kramdens" [48:32] March 2, 1957 (1957-03-02)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Entire show devoted to the fifth in a series of Honeymooners musical shows.
141 (4-24) none "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" [49:02] March 9, 1957 (1957-03-09)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Entire show devoted to the sixth in a series of Honeymooners musical shows.
142 (4-25) Guest Host: Kate Smith
Other Guests: Bobby Van, Pat Rooney, Sr., Gene Sheldon, Jonathan Winters
none. March 16, 1957 (1957-03-16)

Sketches/Musical Numbers: Vaudeville tribute to the Palace Theatre emceed by Kath Smith; Van sings George M. Cohan tunes; Rooney dances a soft shoe to "Rosie O'Grady"; Sheldon sews his fingers together; Winters does a satiric sketch.


Note: Gleason is on vacation this week.
143 (4-26) Guest Host: Kathryn Grayson
Other Guests: Sarah Vaughan, Dick Haymes, Bobby Hackett
none. March 23, 1957 (1957-03-23)

Musical Numbers: Entire show dedicated to musical variety in the style of Gleason's Stage Show program; Vaughan sings "But Not For Me" and "How High the Moon"; Haymes sings "What's New"; Haymes and Grayson sing "True Love"; trumpeter Hackett solos with "Poor Butterfly."


Note: Gleason is on vacation this week.
144 (4-27) Guest Host: Hugh O'Brian
Other Guests: Emmett Kelly, Felix Adler, Happy Kellems
none. March 30, 1957 (1957-03-30)
Note: Gleason is on vacation this week.
145 (4-28) none "Framed in Spain" [52:27] April 6, 1957 (1957-04-06)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Entire show devoted to the seventh in a series of Honeymooners musical shows.
146 (4-29) none "I Remember Mau Au" [50:35] April 13, 1957 (1957-04-13)

Other sketches: none.


Note: Entire show devoted to the eighth in a series of Honeymooners musical shows.
147 (4-30) Jaye P. Morgan none. April 20, 1957 (1957-04-20)
Sketches: Reggie Van Gleason.
148 (4-31) Joey Adams, Al Kelly, Theresa Brewer, Russell Swann none. April 27, 1957 (1957-04-27)

Sketches: Fenwick Babbitt plays assistant to magician Swann, who does his "French Guillotine" trick. First of three segments in which the Honeymooners' Ed Norton (played by Art Carney) is interviewed by Jackie Gleason.


Musical Numbers: Brewer sings several tunes, including "Empty Arms."
149 (4-32) June Carter none. May 4, 1957 (1957-05-04)
Sketches: Reggie Van Gleason; Gleason and Carney in a special sketch. Second of three segments in which the Honeymooners' Ed Norton (played by Art Carney) is interviewed by Jackie Gleason.
150 (4-33) Morey Amsterdam, Jerry Copper, The Sciplina Chimps "Six Months to Live" [n/a] May 11, 1957 (1957-05-11)
Other sketches: Reggie Van Gleason.
151 (4-34) not available none. May 18, 1957 (1957-05-18)
152 (4-35) Jane Morgan, Jack E. Leonard none. May 25, 1957 (1957-05-25)

Sketches: Joe the Bartender; Poor Soul goes to the movies. Third of three segments in which the Honeymooners' Ed Norton (played by Art Carney) is interviewed by Jackie Gleason.


Musical Numbers: The June Taylor Dancers perform to "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"; Morgan sings "It's Not for Me to Say."
153 (4-36) Sammy Kaye, Rose Marie "Manager of the Baseball Team" [10:45] June 1, 1957 (1957-06-01)
154 (4-37) Guest Host: Johnnie Ray
Other Guests: Larry Griswold, Louis Jordan, Peggy Lee, Jimmy Nelson
none. June 8, 1957 (1957-06-08)
Note: Gleason is on vacation this week.
155 (4-38) Guest Host: Vic Damone
Other Guests: Peggy Lee, Dave Barry, Betty Kean & Lew Parker
none. June 15, 1957 (1957-06-15)

Sketches: Kean and Parker fight for rights to a phone booth.
Musical Numbers: Damone sings "Cheek to Cheek"; Lee sings "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"; Damone and Lee duet on "You're the Cream in My Coffee" and special number "They All Played This Piano."


Note: Gleason is on vacation this week.
156 (4-39) Guest Host: Peggy Lee
Other Guests: Tony Bennett, The Treniers, Jack E. Leonard
none. June 22, 1957 (1957-06-22)
Note: Gleason is on vacation this week, the final show of the series.

SUMMER REPLACEMENT SERIES: Filmed repeats of The Jimmy Durante Show (originally aired on NBC) took over the timeslot for the summer, beginning June 29, 1957.