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This relatively undemanding (shot on film, which avoided the stress of live broadcasts) syndicated half-hour comedy variety series was shot after Eddie Cantor suffered a heart attack in 1952. The 38 episodes played like Cantor's Broadway show, with almost no material dating beyond the Hoover administration. A lot of the sketch routines were tackled by a wide range of guest stars (Peter Lorre, Billie Burke, the aging Three Stooges, 'Eddie Fisher', Stan Freberg and Buster Keaton, among others) with Cantor providing the framework as host. Cantor performed in a running bit as a cabbie and rehashed nearly every one of his pre-Depression-era sheet music hits replete with the requisite updated version of the Goldwyn girls.
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