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Your Show of Shows 

Best remembered by its posterior title, Your Show of Shows, this live variety show included comedy sketches with TV pioneers Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.
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1954   1953   1952   1951   1950  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sid Caesar ...  Self - Regular Performer / ... 141 episodes, 1950-1954
Felisa Vanoff Felisa Vanoff ...  Self (dancer) / ... 141 episodes, 1950-1954
Imogene Coca ...  Self - Regular Performer / ... 140 episodes, 1950-1954
Carl Reiner ...  Self - Regular Performer / ... 139 episodes, 1950-1954
Howard Morris ...  Self - Regular Performer / ... 138 episodes, 1950-1954
James Starbuck James Starbuck ...  Self - Regular Performer / ... 111 episodes, 1951-1954
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a battling husband-and-wife team and the clock in the Bavarian town of Baverhoff which always broke when the hour was struck. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.com>

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Trivia

Most of the show's writers went on to successful careers of their own, and the backstage antics of the writing on this show was what inspired such works as Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) (written by Neil Simon) My Favorite Year (1982) (produced by Mel Brooks) and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) (created by Carl Reiner). See more »

Connections

Featured in Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are So Rare to Me
by Sid Caesar
Performed by the Three Haircuts
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One of the great comic melting pots
30 September 1999 | by mermattSee all my reviews

I was a little kid when this show was on, but I remember it fondly. It was hilarious -- a great melting pot of comic genius. Caesar and Coca were wonderful as were all the supporting players including Reiner.

The show was marvelously innovative in the early days of TV comedy and outdoes any of the later imitations such as SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Movie and TV satires, zany skits, and all sorts of funny mayhem reigned in Caesar's court with Coca as queen. Some of the best pieces are available in the movie 10 FROM YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS. If you get a chance to see that, do so. It is great humor from the innocent beginnings of live TV


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sid Caesar's Show of Shows See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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