Narrated by Ed Herlihy (announcer)
Genre Variety show
Number of seasons 4
Directed by Nat Hiken Max Liebman
First episode date 25 February 1950
|Created by Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.|
Creative director(s) Charles Sanford (music)
Starring Sid Caesar Imogene Coca Howard Morris Carl Reiner James Starbuck
Theme music composer Mel Tolkin Clay Warnick Max Liebman
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
Cast Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Bill Hayes
Similar Caesar's Hour, Admiral Broadway Revue, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Variety show, Texaco Star Theatre
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Your Show of Shows is a live 90-minute variety show that was broadcast weekly in the United States on NBC from February 25, 1950, through June 5, 1954, featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Other featured performers were Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Bill Hayes, Judy Johnson, The Hamilton Trio and the soprano Marguerite Piazza. José Ferrer made several guest appearances on the series.
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- Episode status
- Syndication and DVD release
In 2002, Your Show of Shows was ranked #30 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, it was ranked #37 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time.
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The kinescopes of the series were retained by Max Liebman; from those shows, a 1973 theatrical film titled Ten from Your Show of Shows was compiled which featured ten sketches. In 1976, this was followed by a half-hour syndicated series.
The Paley Center for Media in Manhattan and Beverly Hills, California holds an almost complete set of the series, and a set of master tapes of the 1976 syndicated series.
In 2000, a cache of original scripts from the show were found in a closet of producer Max Liebman, in the City Center building in New York City. The find made the front page of The New York Times. A former employee of Liebman, Barry Jacobsen, told The New York Times he had left the scripts in the closet and was holding onto the key, planning to come back and retrieve them once City Center decided what to do with the papers; he was never contacted by City Center, and the scripts stayed in the closet until being found in 2000.
After the program ended Imogene Coca starred in her own one-year NBC comedy and variety show, The Imogene Coca Show. Thereafter, Sid Caesar changed his format and initiated Caesar's Hour.
Syndication and DVD release
Reruns of the 1976 syndicated "best of" series were aired on Comedy Central during the early 1990s. Skits from the series which are from Sid Caesar's personal collection are available on The Sid Caesar Collection DVD set.
The show featured several regular musical sketches, such as the mock rock group The Haircuts which achieved a surprise novelty hit with "Going Crazy" in 1955.