The Milton Berle Show - Netflix

Posted on Mon 15 April 2019 in netflix

A variety series of music and outlandish slapstick comedy.

The Milton Berle Show - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1948-09-07

The Milton Berle Show - The Martha Raye Show - Netflix

The Martha Raye Show was an hour-long comedy/variety show which aired live on NBC from January 23, 1954, to May 29, 1956. The series was hosted by Martha Raye, a Montana native, who often called herself “The Big Mouth.” Her boyfriend on the program and a foil for her humor was portrayed by retired middleweight boxer Rocky Graziano. Nat Hiken, her writer and director, went on to create the military comedy The Phil Silvers Show and the police sitcom Car 54, Where Are You?. One of the producers, Norman Lear, went on to produce All in the Family and The Jeffersons.

The Milton Berle Show - Scheduling - Netflix

The Martha Raye Show actually began in 1951 on NBC under the umbrella title All-Star Revue. Raye began as a monthly replacement series for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. The name All-Star Revue was retained until January 1954, with Raye as a frequent host. The revised Martha Raye Show continued to air on Saturday until the fall of 1954, when it was moved to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in alternation with The Milton Berle Show and The Bob Hope Show. In the 1955-1956 second full season, Raye's program alternated with Berle and The Chevy Show. Her television competitors the first year included The Red Skelton Show, on CBS. For the second full season, the competition was Navy Log and Hiken's Phil Silvers Show, both on CBS, and Hugh O'Brian's The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp on ABC. Raye's sponsors were RCA and Sunbeam Products.

The Milton Berle Show - References - Netflix