CTVA US Music Variety - "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show" (NBC/ABC)(1955-65)

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The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
 
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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THE TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD SHOW (format 1)
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3Jan55-28Jun57 (NBC Daytime)

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THE TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD SHOW (format 2)
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NBC Production
Sponsored by The Ford Motor Company
Produced & Directed by Bud Yorkin
for
NBC (Thursdays 9:30-10:00) (4Oct56-29Jun61)

US Music Variety series 1956-61 (5 seasons)(188 episodes x 30min)

Starring: Tennessee Ernie Ford

Regulars: The Top Twenty (vocal group) & Harry Geller's Orchestra

 The Top Twenty (vocal group)
(Dick Beavers, Joanne Burgin, Howard Chitjean, Donna Cook, Irene Cummings, Chet Fisher, Dorothy Gill,
John Guarnieri, Ken Harp, Deltra Kamsler, Don Kent, David McDaniel, Katy Nero, Ken Remo, Pat Rocco,
Elaine Tavano Thompson, Tommy Traynor, Dick Wessler, Karen Wessler, Ted Wills)
Announcer: Skip Farrell

Summary:
Hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the likeable singer, comedian, entertainer received his own variety show
sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which gave Ernie the venue to entertain millions with his informal
friendly manner and talent. His music was a combination of gospel and country and western. His homespun
catch phrase "Bless Their Little Pea Pickin' Hearts", endeared him to the nation.

During the first season the choral group "The Voices of Walter Schumann" backed Ernie. During the remainder
of the series "The Top Twenty" (vocal group) were Ernie's backup group.
Tennessee Ernie Ford topped the pop and country charts with "Sixteen Tons." He ended every show with a gospel number.
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Charles Laughton 1/5 (1956)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Charles Laughton 2/5 (1956)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Charles Laughton 3/5 (1956)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Charles Laughton 4/5 (1956)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Charles Laughton 5/5 (1956)

The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Molly Bee 1/5 (1960)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Molly Bee 2/5 (1960)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Molly Bee 3/5 (1960)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Molly Bee 4/5 (1960)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show - Molly Bee 5/5 (1960)

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[01] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04Oct1956
guests
Greer Garson
Reginald Gardiner
Highlights: I Almost Lost My Mind: Ernie / Alabamy Bound: Ernie and The Voices / Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Ernie and The Voices of Walter Schumann

[02] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11Oct1956
guests
Famed Beverly Hills Restraunteur Mike Romanoff (aka Prince Michael Romanoff)
Reginald Gardiner
Highlights: Breezin' Along With The Breeze: Ernie and The Voices of Walter Schumann / Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Ernie / First Born: Ernie
Ernie tries to talk Romanoff into adding to his menu some of Ernie's favorite Southern dishes, including "Hush Puppies".

[03] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18Oct1956
guests
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Highlights: Sixteen Tons: Ernie / Friendly Persuasion: The Voices of Walter Schumann / Love: Ernie and Zsa Zsa / Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord: Ernie and The Voices Of Walter Schumann

[04] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
25Oct1956
guests
Mickey Spillane
Highlights: Happiness Street: Ernie and The Voices / Whistle A Happy Tune: The Voices / Shine On Harvest Moon: Ernie and The Voices

[--] 01Nov1956 preempted for Political Talk Special.

[05] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08Nov1956
guests
Carol Channing
Highlights: Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age: Ernie, Ken Remo, Johnny Guarnieri, Dick Wessler, Don Kent (from The Voices) / Hambone: Ernie and Carol / Little Rock: Carol / Love Me Tender: Ernie / Floatin' Down To Cotton Town: Ernie, Carol and The Voices


[06] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15Nov1956
guests
Spike Jones and his City Slickers
Highlights: Way Down Yonder In New Orleans: Ernie and The Voices / Lay Down Your Arms: Ernie and Spike / Canadian Sunset: The Voices / Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie

[07] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Nov1956
guests
Adolph Menjou
Highlights: Company's Comin': Ernie and The Voices / Swing: The Voices / I'll Be Back A' Sunday: Ernie / Bless This House: Ernie and The Voices

[08] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29Nov1956
guests
Corinne Calvet
Highlights: The Green Door: Ernie and The Voices / If I Had My Druthers: Ernie and Corinne / The Rovin' Gambler: Ernie / Friendly Persuasion: Ernie and The Voices

[09] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Dec1956
guests
Ken Murray
Highlights: Singin' The Blues: Ernie and The Voices / That's All: Ernie / I Saw Esau: Ernie and The Voices / First Born: Ernie

[10] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Dec1956
guests
Margaret and Barbara Whiting
Highlights: It's A Good Day: Ernie and The Voices / Elijah Rock: The Voices / The Money Tree: Margaret and Barbara / Just Sittin' On Top Of The World, Sometimes I'm Happy, Japanese Sandman, Breezin' Along With The Breeze, Ain't We Got Fun, Too Marvelous For Words, She's Funny That Way, Moonlight In Vermont, The Old Soft Shoe, Y'all Come: Ernie, Margaret and Barbara / Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home: Ernie / When They Ring Those Golden Bells: Ernie and The Voices

[11] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Dec1956
guests
Lee Aaker and Rin Tin Tin
Highlights: I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Jingle Bells, Deck The Halls, Joy To The World, The Christmas Song, Fum, Fum, Fum, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Children Go Where I Send Thee, The First Noel, White Christmas, Adeste Fidelis, Silent Night: Ernie and The Voices

[12] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Dec1956
guests
Spring Byington
Highlights: There's Gonna Be A Great Day: Ernie and The Voices / Buckle Down, Winnsocki: The Voices / Spoonin' Moon: Ernie and Spring / You'll Never Walk Alone : Ernie and The Voices

[13] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Jan1957
guests
Nelson Eddy
Highlights: Mine All Mine: Ernie and The Voices / Mutual Admiration Society: Ernie and Nelson / Two Different Worlds: Nelson / Sweet Hour Of Prayer: Ernie and The Voices

[14] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Jan1957
guests
Jack Bailey
Highlights: Singin' The Blues: Ernie and The Voices / A Most Unusual Day: The Voices / Wabash Blues: Ernie and The Voices / Try A Little Tenderness: Ernie

[15] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
17Jan1957
guests
Rosemary Clooney
Highlights: Glad Rags: Ernie and The Voices / Love Is A Feelin': Rosemary / Hog Tied Over You: Ernie and Rosie / Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie

[16] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Jan1957
guests
"Dragnet" actor Ben Alexander
Highlights: Lamp Posts Of Old Broadway: Ernie and The Voices / Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, Bei Mir Bis Du Shoen, Three Coins In The Fountain, If I Didn't Care, Mr. Sandman, Tonight You Belong To Me: The Voices / Shake Rattle And Roll: Ernie and The Voices / Somebody Bigger Than You Or I: Ernie

[17] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
31Jan1957
guests
Aldo Ray
Highlights: Banana Boat / Paddlin' Madeline Home / Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Ernie and The Voices

[18] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07Feb1957
guests
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Highlights: The Watermelon Song: Ernie and The Voices / Elijah Rock: The Voices / Rock A Bye Your Baby: Ernie and The Voices

[19] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
14Feb1957
guests
Hedda Hopper
Highlights: Marianne: Ernie and The Voices / Skip To My Lou: The Voices / Can I Canoe You Down The River: Ernie and Hedda / Because : Ernie

[20] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21Feb1957
guests
Tommy Sands
Highlights: Alabamy Bound: Ernie, Johnny Guarnieri, Dick Wessler, Ken Remo, Don Kent (from The Voices) / Teen Age Crush: Tommy / Don't Go Courtin' In A Hot Rod, Too Much: Ernie and Tommy / Who At My Door Is Standing: Ernie

[21] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28Feb1957
guests
Jeannie Carson
Highlights: The Watermelon Song: Ernie and The Voices / Alexander's Ragtime Band: The Voices / With A Little Bit Of Luck: Ernie and Jeannie / He'll Understand And Say Well Done: Ernie

[22] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07Mar1957
guests
Andy Devine
Highlights: Jubilation T. Cornpone: Ernie and The Voices / La Danza, O Sole Mio, Italian Street Song, Tourna Sorrento: The Voices / The Old Chisholm Trail: Ernie and Andy / Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord: Ernie and The Voices

[23] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
14Mar1957
guests
George Gobel
Johnny Guarnieri, Howard Chitjean and Dick Wessler (From The Voices)
Highlights: Clancy Lowered The Boom: Ernie and The Voices / A' Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed: Ernie and George / Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie and The Voices

[24] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21Mar1957
guests
Steve Allen
Highlights: Banana Boat: Ernie and The Voices / I Dreamed: The Voices / Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Steve / Hog Tied Over You: Ernie, Steve, and The Voices / Sleepy Time Down South: Ernie

[25] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28Mar1957
guests
Jo Stafford
Highlights: Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age: Ernie, and The Voices / Round And Round: The Voices / Takin' A Chance On Love: Jo / Hey, Good Lookin', Friendship: Ernie and Jo / I Am A Pilgrim: Ernie

[26] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04Apr1957
guests
Pat O'Brien
Highlights: Company's Comin': Ernie and The Voices / Sweet Sugar Cane: The Voices / Dear Old Donegal: Pat / The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Voices

[27] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11Apr1957
guests
Wally Cox
Highlights: False Hearted Girl: Ernie and The Voices / Chantez, Chantez: The Voices / I Want To Be Ready: Ernie and The Voices

[28] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18Apr1957
guests
Jackie Cooper
Highlights: I'm Walkin': Ernie and The Voices / Easter Parade: The Voices / Peter Cottontail: Ernie, Jackie and Cleo / The Lord's Prayer: Ernie

[29] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
25Apr1957
guests
Cesar Romero
Highlights: Why Baby, Why?: Ernie and The Voices / Rock and Roll Square Dance: The Voices / The Ninety And Nine: Ernie and The Voices

[30] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
02May1957
guests
Joseph Cotten
Highlights: Blackberry Boogie: Ernie / Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho: Ernie and The Voices / September Song: Ernie

[--] 09May1957 preempted

[31] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
16May1957
guests
Marilyn Maxwell
Highlights: It's A Good Day: Ernie and The Voices / Night And Day / I Get A Kick Out Of You / What Is This Thing Called Love / Get Out Of Town / I Love You: The Voices / Nobody's Business But My Own; Ernie and Marilyn / Peace In The Valley: Ernie and The Voices
Ernie and Marilyn duet "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own".

[32] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23May1957
guests
Molly Bee
Highlights: Sunday Down In Tennessee: Ernie, The Voices (guys) / The Trolley Song: The Voices / Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot: Ernie / Baby Can Rock: Molly / Make Like A Bunny, Honey: Ernie and Molly / Our Thanks To Thee: Ernie and The Voices

[33] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
30May1957
guests
Walter Brennan
Highlights: School Days: Ernie and The Voices / Medley: Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Button Up Your Overcoat, Rain, Stormy Weather, Rain On The Roof: The Voices / Singin' In The Rain: Ernie and Walter / Softly And Tenderly: Ernie and The Voices

[34] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Jun1957
guests
Preston Foster
Highlights: Floatin' Down To Cotton Town / Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee: Ernie and The Voices / Blind Barnabus: The Voices / Minnie The Mermaid: Ernie and Preston / She's Funny That Way: Ernie

[35] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Jun1957
guests
Dr. Frank Baxter
Highlights: Sugar Foot Rag: Ernie and The Voices / Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Thanks For The Buggy Ride: The Voices / Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Ernie and The Voices / When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart: Ernie and The Voices

[36] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Jun1957
guests
Danny Arnold
Highlights: Down By The O-Hi-O: Ernie and The Voices / Summertime: Ken Remo and The Voices / Flaming Mamie; Danny and Ernie / Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie
Cast: Ernie Ford, Danny Arnold, The Voices Of Walter Schumann

[37] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Jun1957
guests
Sue Rainey
Jack Barry
The Four Preps
Highlights: Promise Me, Baby: Ernie and The Voices / Draft The Four Lads: The Four Preps / The Careless Years: Sue Rainey / Sixteen Tons: Ernie / Bless Your Peapickin' Hearts: Ernie and The Voices / God Be With You: Ernie and The Voices

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2.01 [38] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Sep1957
guests
Jane Wyman
Highlights:
Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Bless Your Peapickin' Hearts" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee".
The Top Twenty sing "In The Middle Of An Island", "Night And Day" and "It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World".
Jane sings "Hooray For Love".
Ernie and Jane duet on "In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening".

2.02 [39] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Oct1957
guests
Dennis O'Keefe
Highlights: Shotgun Boogie: Ernie / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: The Top Twenty / Goody, Goody: Ernie and Dennis / Eli Eli: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.03 [40] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Oct1957
guests
Marie Wilson
Highlights: Sleepy-eyed John: Ernie and The Top Twenty / College Medley: Strike Up The Band/Notre Dame Victory March/On Wisconsin/Rambling Wreck From Georgia Tech/Far Above Cayuga's Waters/Whippenpoof Song/South Carolina Victory March/Strike Up The Band (reprise): Ernie, Marie, The Top Twenty / Whispering Hope: Ernie

[--] 17Oct57 preempted

2.04 [41] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Oct1957
guests
Lee Marvin
Highlights: In The Middle Of An Island: Ernie and The Top Twenty / In A Little Spanish Town: The Top Twenty / Side By Side: Ernie and Lee / Nine Pound Hammer: Ernie / Sweet Hour Of Prayer: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.05 [42] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
31Oct1957
guests
John Payne
Highlights: Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own: Ernie and The Top Twenty / That Old Black Magic: The Top Twenty / Dude Cowboy: Ernie and John / My Heart Reminds Me Of You: Ernie / This Train: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.06 [43] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07Nov1957
guests
Ronald Reagan
Highlights: Jambalaya: Ernie and The Top Twenty / John Henry: Ernie / Medley: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/Ta Ra Ra Boom Deyay/Jada/Digga Digga Do/Hold Tight/Doodle Doodle-Do/Three Little Fishes/Marzi Doats/Chibaba Chababa/Chickery Chick/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah: The Top Twenty / Somebody Bigger Than You And I: Ernie

2.07 [44] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
14Nov1957
guests
Minnie Pearl
Highlights: Melodie D'Amour: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Lover: The Top Twenty / Company's Comin': Ernie and Minnie / When They Ring Those Golden Bells: Ernie

2.08 [45] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21Nov1957
guests
Rosemary Clooney
Danny Arnold
Highlights: Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Just Between You An Me: Rosie / Medley: Mmm, Would You Like To Take A Walk/Let Me Put My Arms Around You/You're An Old Smoothie/Gimme A Little Kiss/Ma, He's Makin' Eyes At Me/Ain't We Got Fun/Mmm, Would You Like To Take A Walk (reprise): Ernie and Rosie / Medley: Rose Of San Antone/Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Ragtime Cowboy Joe: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Give Me A Straw Hat And A Cane / Won't You Come Home BIll Bailey: Ernie and Rosie

2.09 [46] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28Nov1957
guests
Charles Laughton
Highlights: Turkey In The Straw: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Varsity Drag: The Top Twenty / Chances Are: Ernie / Bless This House: Ernie, Charles, The Top Twenty

2.10 [47] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
05Dec1957
guests
William Frawley
Highlights: Just Born To Be Your Baby: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Song And Dance Man: William / Carolina In The Morning: Ernie and William / I Am A Pilgrim: Ernie

2.11 [48] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Dec1957
guests
Laraine Day
Highlights: It's A Good Day: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Love Is A Many Splendored Thing/Amor/C C'est L'Amour/That's Amore/Love Letters In The Sand/Hooray For Love: Ernie, Laraine and The Top Twenty

2.12 [49] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19Dec1957
guests
Lee Aaker & Rin Tin Tin
Brion Ford & Buck Ford (Ernie's Real Life Sons)
Highlights: I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Carol Of The Drums: The Top Twenty / Medley: Deck The Halls/Joy To The World/The Christmas Song/Carol Of The Bells/Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer/Hark, The Herald Angels Sing/God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen/The First Noel/I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas/Adeste Fidelis/Silent Night/Christmas In America/Children Go Where I Send Thee: Ernie, The Top Twenty and guests

2.13 [50] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Dec1957
guests
Macdonald Carey
Highlights: My Home Town Is A One-Horse Town: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Lonesome Road: Ernie / There Is Beauty In Everything: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.14 [51] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
02Jan1958
guests
Lew Ayres
Highlights: Good Will: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Western Medley: Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle/I'm An Old Cowhand/Ragtime Cowboy Joe/Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Wagon Wheels/Don't Fence Me In: The Top Twenty / I Can't Help It If I'm In Love With You: Ernie / The Wedding Song: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.15 [52] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Jan1958
guests
Vera Miles
Highlights: Bless Your Peapickin' Heart: The Top Twenty / Polka Medley: Ferry Boat Serenade/Liechtensteiner Polka/Roll Out The Barrel/Ferry Boat Serenade (reprise): The Top Twenty / He'll Understand And Say, 'Well Done': Ernie / I Gave My Love A Cherry: Ernie

2.16 [53] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
16Jan1958
guests
Cesar Romero
Highlights: Down Deep: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Sentimental Journey: The Top Twenty / Chicken Road: Ernie and Caesar / It Is No Secret: Ernie

2.17 [54] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Jan1958
guests
Ann B. Davis
Molly Bee
Highlights: Hambone: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Magic Mirror: The Top Twenty / Tennessee Yodel Polka: Molly / I'm Available: Ann / Little David, Play On Your Harp: Ernie

2.18 [55] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
30Jan1958
guests
Tommy Sands
Highlights: Hey Good Lookin': Ernie and The Tope Twenty / Medley: I'm Little But I'm Loud/Bury Me Beneath The Willow/Move It On Over/Sing Boy Sing: Ernie and Tommy / The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.19 [56] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Feb1958
guests
Gertrude Berg
Highlights: Bless Your Peapickin' Heart: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: March Of The River Kwai/76 Trombones: The Top Twenty / Peace In The Valley: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.20 [57] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Feb1958
guests
Robert Horton
Highlights: Sugartime: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Walking Medley: Standing On The Corner/Mmm, Would You Like To Take A Walk?: The Top Twenty / Walking My Baby Back Home: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.21 [58] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Feb1958
guests
Edward Everett Horton
Highlights: The Lampposts Of Old Broadway: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Shadrack: The Top Twenty / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry: Ernie / Whispering Hope: Ernie

2.22 [59] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Feb1958
guests
Keenan Wynn
Highlights: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine: Ernie and The Top Twenty / The Man I Love: The Top Twenty's Karen Wessler / I Want To Be Ready: Ernie and The Top Twenty / False-Hearted Girl: Ernie

2.23 [60] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Mar1958
guests
Cedric Hardwicke

2.24 [61] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Mar1958
guests
Pat Carroll
Highlights: Clancy Lowered The Boom: Ernie and The Top Twenty / St. Louis Blues: The Top Twenty / Up A Lazy River: Ernie and Pat / Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere: Ernie

2.25 [62] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Mar1958
guests
Miyoshi Umeki
Akim Tamiroff
Highlights: Banjo Picker's Ball: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Get Out Those Old Records: Ernie and Miyoshi / You Are My Sunshine: Ernie, Miyoshi and Akim / When God Dips His Pen: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.26 [63] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Mar1958
guests
Wendell Niles (announcer)
Jack Oakie
Dick Bernie
Joe Cappo
Highlights: Sugartime: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Frere Jacques: The Top Twenty / Rockabye Your Baby: Ernie / Eternal Life: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.27 [64] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Apr1958
guests
George Gobel
Highlights: Glad Rags: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: The Old Songs/On Her Coney Island Washboard: Ernie, Dick Wessler, Ken Remo, Don Kent, Ted Wills (from The Top Twenty) / A' Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed: Ernie and George / Christ Arose: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.28 [65] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Apr1958
guests
Andy Devine
Highlights: Hoop De Do: Ernie and The Top Twenty / April Showers: The Top Twenty / Follow The Leader: Ernie and The Top Twenty / The Old Chisolm Trail: Ernie and Andy / Now The Day Is Over: Ernie

2.29 [66] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
17Apr1958
guests
Roberta Sherwood
Highlights: Cry Me A River: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Back Home Again In Indiana: Ernie / Mississippi Mud: Roberta / Tennessee Waltz: Ernie / Georgia: Roberta / Moonlight In Vermont: Ernie / Blue Moon Over Kentucky: Ernie and Roberta / Wabash Blues/No New Tunes On This Old Piano: Ernie and The Harry Geller Orchestra / Up A Lazy River: Roberta / Who's Sorry Now: Ernie / I Got Lost In His Arms: Roberta / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry: Ernie / You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You: Roberta / If I Can Help Somebody: Ernie and Roberta

2.30 [67] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Apr1958
guests
Barry Sullivan
Highlights: Night Train To Memphis: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Witch Doctor: The Top Twenty / That's All: Ernie / His Eye Is On The Sparrow: Ernie

2.31 [68] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
01May1958
guests
no details
Highlights: Bless Your Pea-pickin' Heart: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Elijah Rock: The Top Twenty / Sixteen Tons: Ernie / Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie

2.32 [69] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08May1958
guests
Jose Ferrer
Highlights: Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Nonsense Medley: Zip A Dee Doo Dah/Ta Ra Ra Boom Deyay/Jada/Digga Digga Doo/Hold Tight/Doodle Dee Doo/Three Little Fishes/Marzi Doats/Chibaba - Chibaba/Chickery Chick/Zip A Dee Doo Dah (reprise): The Top Twenty / Femininity: Ernie and Jose / My Mother's Eyes: Ernie

2.33 [70] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15May1958
guests
Walter Brennan
Highlights: Alabamy Bound: Ernie, Dick Wessler, Ken Remo, John Guarnieri, Howard Chitjean (From The Top Twenty) / Disney Medley: When You Wish Upon A Star/Hi- Ho/Whistle While You Work/We Are Siamese/Lavender Blue/Davy Crockett/The Big Bad Wolf/Whale Of A Tale/When You Wish Upon A Star (reprise): The Top Twenty / I'll Always Be In Love With You: Ernie / Sweet Peace: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.34 [71] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22May1958
guests
Phyllis Kirk
Highlights: There'll Be No New Tunes On This Old Piano: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Reuben, Reuben: When You And I Were Young, Maggie: Ernie and Phyllis

2.35 [72] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29May1958
guests
no details
Highlights: Mine All Mine: Ernie / Spanish Medley: Toreador/Bullfight/Torero: The Top Twenty / Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot: Ernie / Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.36 [73] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
05Jun1958
guests
Teresa Brewer
Highlights: Bill Bailey: Ernie and The Top Twenty / South Rampart Street Parade: The Top Twenty / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / Copenhagen: Teresa / Blues In The Night / Jambalaya: Ernie / When It's Sleepy Time Down South: Teresa / When The Saints Go Marching In: Ernie and Teresa / Lord, I'm Coming Home: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.37 [74] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Jun1958
guests
Jose Ferrer
Highlights: Zip A Dee Doo Dah: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Dance Medley: Everybody's Doin' It/Charleston/Champagne Waltz/Pennsylvania Polka/Conga/Who Gets The Pain/At The Hop: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Take Time To Be Holy: Ernie

2.38 [75] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19Jun1958
guests
Molly Bee (her third appearance)
Highlights: Lazy Mary: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Travel Medley: Faraway Places/Brazil/Arrivederci, Roma/Liechtensteiner Polka/ Bali Ha'i/A Foggy Day In London Town/Faraway Places (reprise): The Top Twenty / I'll Be Back A'Sunday: Molly / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Loud, Loud Music / Hog-Tied Over You / Make Like A Bunny, Honey: Ernie and Molly / This Train: Ernie and The Top Twenty

2.39 [76] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Jun1958
guests
none
Highlights: Love Makes The World Go Round: The Top Twenty / Sunday Barbecue: Ernie / Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Dear Old Girl: Ernie, Dick Wessler, Howard Chitjean, Ken Remo (From The Top Twenty) / Try A Little Tenderness/Heart Of My Heart: Ernie / God Be With You Till We Meet Again: Ernie and The Top Twenty

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3.01 [77] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
02Oct1958 NBC Thur
guests
George Gobel

Highlights: Gee, But It's Good To Be Here: Ernie and The Top Twenty / March Medley: I Love A Parade/Left, Right Out Of My Heart/Two Arms, Two Lips, One Heart, My Love: The Top Twenty / Strike Up The Band / The Hukilau / Yakety Yak: Ernie and George

3.02 [78] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Oct1958 NBC Thur
guests
Ann Blyth
Highlights: Medley: In The Good Old Summertime/By The Light Of The Silvery Moon/Shine On Harvest Moon/In The Good Old Summertime (reprise): Ernie and The Top Twenty / Rock And Roll Square Dance: The Top Twenty / Swing Low Sweet Chariot: Ann / Tenderly: Ann (with Ernie on violin) / Catfish Take A Look At That Worm: Ernie and Ann / When They Ring Those Golden Bells: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.03 [79] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
16Oct1958 NBC Thur
guests
Ernie Kovacs
Highlights: Football Medley: You've Got To Be A Football Hero/Buckle Down, Winsocki/Tennessee Yell/Collegiate/You've Got To Be A Football Hero (reprise): Ernie and the gang / Park Medley: While Strolling Through The Park One Day/Tell Me, Pretty Maiden/Pretty Baby/Oh, You Beautiful Doll/The Band Played On/Sweetheart, Sweetheart, Sweetheart: Ern, Ernie and the Top Twenty / Who At My Door Is Standing: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.04 [80] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Oct1958 NBC Thur
guests
William Bendix
Highlights: The Plunk Of The Banjo: Ernie and The Top Twenty / All In The Game: Ernie / Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie

3.05 [81] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
30Oct1958 NBC Thur
guests
Aldo Ray
Highlights: Halloween Medley: Halloween/Dry Bones/Halloween (reprise): The Top Twenty / Medley: Sing, Sing, Sing/Sing Something Simple/Sing A Song Of Sixpence/Sing A Tropical Song/Sing To Me, Guitar/Sing, Johnny One-Note/The Singing Hills/Sing Before Breakfast/Sing For Your Supper/Singing In The Bathtub/Singing In The Rain/Singing The Blues/Sing, Boy, Sing/Sing Me A Song Of The Islands/Sing A Low Down Tune/Chantez, Chantez/Italian Street Song/Sing, It's Good For You/Johnny One-Note/If You Feel Like Singing, Sing: Ernie, Aldo and The Top Twenty / Whispering Hope: Ernie

3.06 [82] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Nov1958 NBC Thur
guests
Jane Wyman
Highlights: Hi, Neighbor/Big D: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Love Makes The World Go 'Round: The Top Twenty / Hog Tied Over You: Ernie and Jane / Nine Hundred Pages of Sixty-Six Books: Ernie

3.07 [83] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Nov1958 NBC Thur
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights: My Home Town Is A One-Horse Town: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Waltz Medley: Champagne Waltz/Shadow Waltz/I Could Have Danced All Night/Three O' Clock In The Morning: The Top Twenty / The Vitamin Song: Ernie and Cliff / Now The Day Is Over: Ernie

[--] 20Nov1958 preempted

3.08 [84] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Nov1958 NBC Thur
guests
Molly Bee
Highlights: Company's Comin'/Home For The Holidays/Company's Comin' (reprise): Ernie, Molly, The Top Twenty / Reuben, Reuben: The Top Twenty / That's The Glory Of Love: Molly / Bill Bailey: Ernie and Molly / Our Thanks To Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.09 [85] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04Dec1958 NBC Thur
guests
Carol Channing
Highlights: Glad Rags: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Frere Jacques: The Top Twenty / The Old Yahoo Step: Carol / Hambone: Ernie and Carol / Children Go Where I Send Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.10 [86] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11Dec1958 NBC Thur
guests
Charles Laughton
Highlights: The Mardi Gras March: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Winter Medley: Sleigh Ride/Snow, Snow/The Loveliest Night Of The Year: The Top Twenty / Old Rattler: Ernie and Charles / Sleep, My Little Lord Jesus: Ernie
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Ernie sings Christmas-themed songs, then welcomes his guest, Charles Laughton.
Laughton and Ernie sing a song together and Laughton reads a poem by Edgar A. Guest.


3.11 [87] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18Dec1958 NBC Thur
guests
Gordon MacRae
Highlights: Merry Christmas Polka/Jingle Bells/Merry Christmas Polka (reprise): Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Blow The Man Down/The Keeper Of The Eddystone Light/The Maid Of Amsterdam/Home Boys, Home: The Top Twenty / The Secret: Gordon / Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age: Ernie and Gordon / Oh, Holy Night: Ernie

3.12 [88] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
25Dec1958 NBC Thur
guests
Jon Provost, Lassie
Highlights: Over The River: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Deck The Halls/O Come All Ye Faithful/God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/The First Noel/Joy To The World: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Carol Of The Bells: The Top Twenty / Some Children See Him: Ernie

3.13 [89] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
01Jan1959 NBC Thur
guests
Danny Thomas
Jay North
Angela Cartwright
Rusty Hamer
Highlights: It's A Boy!: Ernie and The Top Twenty/ Medley: Everybody's Doin It/Charleston/Champagne Waltz/The Pennsylvania Polka/The Conga/Mambo/Tea For Two Cha Cha/At The Hop: The Top Twenty / Others: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.14 [90] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08Jan1959 NBC Thur
guests
Lloyd Bridges
Highlights: A' Sleepin At The Foot Of The Bed: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Oh, Didn't It Rain: Dorothy Gill (from The Top Twenty) / Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie (w/Bobby Gibbons, guitar)

3.15 [91] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15Jan1959 NBC Thur
guests
Kate Smith
Highlights: Philadelphia, USA: Ernie and the gang / Train Medley: I Love To Go A' Wanderin'/Chattanooga Choo Choo/Shuffle Off To Buffalo/Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe/You're A Million Miles From Nowhere/California Here We Come/Alabamy Bound/Iowa, Iowa/Beyond The Blue Horizon: The Top Twenty / It Was So Beautiful: Kate / Somebody Loves Me: Kate / Get Me To The Church On Time: Ernie / You're Just In Love: Ernie and Kate / Lord I'm Coming Home: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.16 [92] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Jan1959 NBC Thur
guests
Kate Smith
Highlights: Sixteen Tons: Ernie / Medley: Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle / I'm An Old Cowhand/Ragtime Cowboy Joe/Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Wagon Wheels/Don't Fence Me In: The Top Twenty / When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain: Kate / Y'all Come: Ernie, Kate and the gang / Anytime: Ernie / There's A Goldmine In The Sky: Kate / Hey, Good Lookin: Ernie and Kate / The Touch Of God's Hand: Ernie

3.17 [93] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29Jan1959 NBC Thur
guests
Andy Devine
Highlights: Hoop De Doo: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Down By The Station: The Top Twenty / I Love My Rooster: Ernie and Andy / When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart: Ernie and The Top Twenty

[--] 05Feb1959 preempted

3.18 [94] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Feb1959 NBC Thur
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights: Chip Off The Old Block: Ernie and the gang / Rock-a-Tango: The Top Twenty / In The Pines: Ernie / Crawdad Song: Ernie and Cliff / The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.19 [95] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19Feb1959 NBC Thur
guests
Cesar Romero
Cathie Taylor (singer)
Highlights: Charlie Brown: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Turn Around: Cathie / Froggie Went A' Courtin': Ernie and Cathie / Life's Railway To Heaven: Ernie

3.20 [96] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Feb1959 NBC Thur
guests
June Carter
Highlights: Rovin' Gambler: Ernie / Circus Medley: When The Circus Comes To Town/The Entry Of The Gladiators/The Bearded Lady/Lydia, The Tattooed Lady/Diavolo/Be A Clown: The Top Twenty / Goin Back To Where I Come From: June / How Many Biscuits Can You Eat: Ernie and June / I'll Have A New Life: Ernie, June and The Top Twenty

3.21 [97] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
05Mar1959 NBC Thur
guests
Sallie Brophy & Tommy Nolan (from the tv series "Buckskin")
Guy Williams
Highlights: Oklahoma: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: The Caissons Go Rolling Along/Anchors Aweigh/Semper Paratus/The Army Air Corps/The Marine's Hymn/She's A Grand Old Flag: Ernie and The Top Twenty / The Lord's Prayer: Ernie

3.22 [98] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Mar1959 NBC Thur
guests
Liberace
Highlights: MacNamara's Band: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Lolly Too Dum: The Top Twenty / Slaughter On 10th Avenue / Night And Day: Liberace / There'll Be No New Tunes On This Old Piano: Ernie and Liberace

3.23 [99] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19Mar1959 NBC Thur
guests
Robert Horton (second appearance)
Highlights:
Black-Eyed Susie: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Hawaiian Medley: Hawaiian War Chant/Keep Your Eyes On The Hands/Ukelele Lady/Hawaiian Wedding Song/Aloha Oe: The Top Twenty / The Hanging Tree: Robert / Covered Wagon Roll Right Along: Ernie and Robert / Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.24 [100] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Mar1959 NBC Thur
guests
Lloyd Nolan
Highlights:
Some Of These Days: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Easter Medley: Easter Bonnet/Steppin' Out With My Baby/On Puttin On My Top Hat/In My Sweet Little Alice Blue Gown/You Oughta Be In Pictures/When Orchids Bloom In The Moonlight/I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams: Ernie and the gang / Christ Arose: Ernie

3.25 [101] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
02Apr1959 NBC Thur
guests
Elsa Lanchester
Highlights:
Banjo Picker's Ball: The Top Twenty / The Code Of The Mountains: Ernie / With A Little Bit Of Luck: Ernie and Elsa / Eternal Life: Ernie

3.26 [102] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Apr1959 NBC Thur
guests
Piano virtuoso Roger Williams
'Queen For A Day' host Jack Bailey
Highlights:
When Payday Rolls Around: The Top Twenty / Near You: Ernie / Autumn Leaves: Roger / Darktown Strutters Ball/June Night/Drum Solo/June Night (reprise): Roger and The Harry Geller Orchestra / Now The Day Is Over: Ernie

3.27 [103] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (Special Presentation) THE MIKADO
16Apr1959 NBC Thur
Adaptation by Howard Leeds and Norman Paul
Directed by Selwyn Touber
Cast:
KoKo/Narrator: Ernie Ford
Ken Remo ... Nanki-Poo
Deltra Kamsler ... Yum Yum
Karen Wessler ... Katisha
Ted Wills ... Mikado
Donna Cooke ... Peep Bo
Joanne Burgin ... Pitti-Sing
Chorus: The Top Twenty
Highlights:
If You Want To Know Who We Are: Nanki-Poo and the Gentlemen / A Wandering Minstrel, I: Nanki-Poo and Chorus / Three Little Maids From School Are We: Yum Yum, Peep Bo and Pitti-Sing / Behold, The Lord High Executioner: Chorus /They'll None Of 'Em Be Missed: KoKo and Chorus / Were You Not To KoKo Plighted?: Yum Yum and Nanki-Poo / Ye Torrents Roar: Orchestra / The Sun Whose Rays: Yum Yum / Here's A How -De - Do: Yum Yum, Nanki- Poo and KoKo / A More Humane Mikado: Mikado and Chorus / Finale: All
Musical Director: Harry Geller / Choreography: Ward Ellis / Art Direction: Ed Stephenson / Costumes: Ret Turner /

3.28 [104] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Apr1959 NBC Thur
guests
Gisele Mackenzie
Highlights:
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: En Roulant Ma Boule Roulant/A Maiden From Ontario/Bonhomme Bonhomme/The Shanty Men/Après Du Ma Blonde: The Top Twenty / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Gisele / Turkey In The Straw/Company's Comin': Ernie and Gisele / Nearer, My God To Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.29 [105] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
30Apr1959 NBC Thur
guests
Molly Bee
The Four Preps
Highlights:
Ernie and The Top Twenty sing "By The Sea" and "The Ninety And Nine".
Deltra Kamsler and The Top Twenty perform "Love Me In The Daytime".
Molly sings "I'll Be Home".
The Four Preps sing "I'm Walkin'".
Ernie and The Four Preps "Charley Brown", "Tan Shoes And Pink Shoelaces" and "Yakety-Yak".

Ford Show Trivia: The Four Preps Ed Cobb, Bruce Belland and Glen Larson (Top, second, and third down, below) were all NBC pages working Ernie's daytime NBC show, and, for several months of The Ford Show's first season. Of the four, Glenn Larson and Bruce Belland would go on to become highly successful television producers.

3.30 [106] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07May1959 NBC Thur
guests
Craig Stevens
Highlights:
Tiger Rag: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Night And Day/What Is This Thing Called Love/Get Out Of Town/I Love You/Night And Day (reprise): The Top Twenty / My Mother's Eyes -Ernie

3.31 [107] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
14May1959 NBC Thur
guests
Ethel Waters
Highlights:
Ernie and the Top Twenty perform "Red River Rose" and "Stand By Me".
The Top Twenty do a medley with "In The Good Old Summertime", "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon", "Shine On Harvest Moon" and a reprise of "In The Good Old Summertime".
Ethel sings "Cabin In The Sky", "Trouble, Trouble" and "Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe".
Ernie sings "Trouble In Mind".
Ernie and Ethel duet on "St. Louis Blues".

3.32 [108] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21May1959 NBC Thur
guests
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (with Charlie McCarthy)
Highlights:
Dancing In The Streets: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Shrimp Boats Is A' Comin'/Come Dance/When Your Potato's Done/Jambalaya: The Top Twenty / Chip Off The Old Block: Edgar and Charlie / Eternal Father, Strong To Save: Ernie

3.33 [109] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28May1959 NBC Thur
guests
Adolph Menjou
Highlights:
Along Came Jones: Ernie and The Top Twenty / The Battle Of New Orleans: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Rock Of Ages: Ernie

3.34 [110] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04Jun1959 NBC Thur
guests
Tommy Sands
Highlights:
John Henry / Sinner Man: Ernie / The Soft Shoe Song: The Top Twenty / Home: Tommy / His Eye Is On The Sparrow: Ernie

3.35 [111] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11Jun1959 NBC Thur
guests
Rosemary Clooney
Highlights:
Personality: Ernie and the Top Twenty / I'm Old Fashioned: Ernie / June Is Bustin' Out All Over: The Top Twenty / Lazy Afternoon: Rosie / Catfish Take A Look At That Worm/Row, Row, Row Your Boat/Paddlin' Madeline Home: Ernie and Rosemary / Nine Hundred Pages Of Sixty-Six Books: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.36 [112] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18Jun1959 NBC Thur
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights:
Blackberry Boogie: Ernie / Stardust: The Top Twenty / Doodle Dee Doo: Cliff and Ernie / God Put A Rainbow In The Cloud: Ernie and The Top Twenty

3.37 [113] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
25Jun1959 NBC Thur
guests
Andre Previn
Danny Arnold
Highlights:
Bless Your Pea-pickin' Hearts: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Like Young: Andre / Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home: Ernie and Andre / God Be With You: Ernie and The Top Twenty

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4.x [--] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show:
September 1959 NBC Thur (imdb)
Show opened with Top Twenty chorus accompanying Tennessee Ernie Ford in the song
"I'm Dancing with an Angel", culminating in a dancing duet with Ernie Ford and Terry Gekler.

4.01 [114] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
01Oct1959
guests
William Bendix
Highlights: Stay A Little Longer: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Scots Wha Ha Wi' Wallace Bled/My Heart's In The Highlands/The Campbell's Are Coming/Blue Bells Of Scotland/Flow Gently, Sweet Afton/Scotland The Brave/Loch Lomond: Top Twenty / High Hopes: Ernie and William / My Task: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.02 [115] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08Oct1959
guests
Maureen O'Hara
Highlights: Ain't We Got Fun/School Days: Ernie and The Top Twenty / All Through The Day: Maureen / Come To The Fair: The Top Twenty / Same Old Shillelagh: Ernie and Maureen / Eli, Eli: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.03 [116] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15Oct1959
guests
Ronald Reagan
Highlights: Just Another Polka: Ernie / Medley: Indian Summer/Autumn In New York/Tis Autumn/Autumn Serenade/Autumn Leaves/Indian Summer (reprise): The Top Twenty / The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.04 [117] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Oct1959
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights: Seven Little Girls (Sittin' In The Back Seat): Ernie and The Top Twenty Girls / Medley: Blow The Man Down/The Keeper Of The Eddystone Light/The Maid Of Amsterdam/Home, Boys Home: The Top Twenty Men / You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You: Ernie / It's A Man: Ernie and Cliff (as Mama Weaver)/ Battle Hymn Of The Republic: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.05 [118] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29Oct1959
guests
Gordon Scott
Highlights: Caribbean: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Isn't It Romantic/It's Dark On Observatory Hill/Down The Old ox Road/Flirtation Walk/Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi: The Top Twenty / Rock A Bye Your Baby: Ernie / Just A Closer Walk With Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.06 [119] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
05Nov1959
guests
Darren McGavin
Ernie signs on a crew member under "Riverboat" captain Darren McGavin in this 1959 episode.
Highlights: Primrose Lane: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Sunny Side Of Heaven: Ernie / Medley: Here Comes The Showboat/Camptown Races/Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane/Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline/Freckles/Shine On Harvest Moon/Here Comes The Showboat (reprise)/Showboat Reprise: The Top Twenty / If I Can Help Somebody: Ernie

4.07 [120] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Nov1959
guests
Minnie Pearl
Highlights: Take Me Along: Ernie and The Top Twenty / The Nickelodeon Song: The Top Twenty / Hog Tied Over You: Ernie and Minnie / In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin': Ernie and The Top Twenty
Cousin Minnie's second visit to her lifelong friend, Ernie's place.

4.08 [121] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19Nov1959
guests
Gisele MacKenzie
Highlights: There'll Be No New Tunes On This Old Piano: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Love Is The Only Thing: Ernie / I Wanna Be A Friend Of Yours: Ernie and Gisele / The Three Bells: Gisele and The Top Twenty

4.09 [122] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Nov1959
guests
Howard McNear
Highlights: Jingle Bells/Merry Christmas Polka: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Sleigh Ride/Snow, Snow/The Loveliest Night Of The Year: The Top Twenty / Bless This House: Ernie, Howard, The Top Twenty

4.10 [123] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Dec1959 NBC Thur
guests
Allen Case, co-star of NBC's "The Deputy".
Highlights: Big D/Hi, Neighbor: Ernie and the gang / That Old Feeling: Allen / Medley: Buffalo Gal/Pony Boy/When Pay Day Rolls Around/Pecos Bill: The Top Twenty

4.11 [124] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Dec1959
guests
Liberace
Margarethe Bertelson ~ The 1959 Rose Queen
Highlights: The Winter Song: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Tschaikovsky Concerto: Liberace / Do Re Mi: Ernie, Liberace, Rose Queen and Court / Sleep, My Little Lord Jesus: Ernie

4.12 [125] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
17Dec1959
guests
Kate Smith
Highlights: I'm Movin' On: Ernie / White Christmas:Kate / Tater Pie: Kate, Ernie and The Top Twenty / O Hearken Ye: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.13 [126] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Dec1959
Tennessee's guest is "Dennis the Menace" star Jay North.
Highlights:
Ernie and The Top Twenty join in for "Caroling, Caroling" and "The Happiest Christmas Tree"
Ernie and The Top Twenty do a medley with "O Come All Ye Faithful", "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen", "Carol Of The Bells", "The First Noel", "Joy To The World" and "Carol Of The Drums".
Ernie sings "Some Children See Him".

4.14 [127] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
31Dec1959
guests
Charles Laughton
Highlights: On Behalf Of The Visiting Firemen: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: You've Gotta Be A Football Hero/The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You/Down The Field (The Syracuse Fight Song)/Bengal Swing (LSU)/Alma Mater (Miss.)/Yoh, Washington/On Wisconsin: The Top Twenty / A Mighty Fortress Is Our God: Ernie

4.15 [128] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07Jan1960
guests
Queen For A Day's Jack Bailey
Cameo appearance by Dean Martin
Highlights: Hey Joe: Ernie and the gang / St. Louis Blues: The Top Twenty / Talk To Me: Jack Bailey / Return To Me: Ernie / Wabash Blues: Ernie / An Evening Prayer: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.16 [129] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: (Special Presentation) H.M.S. PINAFORE
14Jan1960
Adapted by Howard Leeds and Norman Paul
Directed by Selwyn Touber
Costumes Ret Turner
Art Direction Ed Stephenson
Musical Direction Harry Geller
Cast:
Sir Joseph Porter: Ernie Ford
Captain Corcoran: Dick Wessler
Ralph Rackstraw: Chet Fisher
Josephine: Donna Cooke
Little Buttercup: Susan Lovell
Dick Deadeye: Ken Harp
Bill Bobstay: Howard Chitjean
Bob Beckett: Don Kent
Hebe: Joanne Burgin
Sir Joseph's Sister: Katherine Steele
Chorus: The Top Twenty
Highlights: We Sail The Ocean Blue: Men's Chorus / I'm Called Little Buttercup: Buttercup / I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore: Capt. Corcoran / British Tar: Male Chorus / Sorry Her Lot: Josephine / I Am The Monarch Of The Sea/When I Was A Lad: Sir Joseph / Never Mind The Why And Wherefore: Sir Joseph, Capt. Corcoran, Josephine / Carefully On Tiptoe Stealing: All

4.17 [130] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21Jan1960
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights: Would You Like To Swing On A Star: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Click Go The Shears/Waltzing Matilda: The Top Twenty / Too Old To Cut The Mustard: Ernie and Cliff / Hold To God's Unchanging Hand: Ernie

4.18 [131] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28Jan1960
guests
Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Highlights: Down By The Station: Ernie and the gang / Tender Love And Care: Ernie / Honeycomb: Jimmie / She's My Baby: Ernie and Jimmie / Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.19 [132] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04Feb1960
guests
Andy Devine
Highlights: Love Potion # 9: Ernie / Shadrack: The Top Twenty / Scarlet Ribbons: Ernie

4.20 [133] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11Feb1960
guests
Lily Pons
Highlights: When You Wore A Tulip: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Blue Danube Waltz: The Harry Geller Orchestra and The Top Twenty / Ah Vous Dirais-Je Mamam: Lily / Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair: Ernie / Le Fleuret Du Bois Jolie: Lily / Froggie Went A Courtin': Ernie and Lily / Il Etait Un Bergere: Lily / Au Claire du la Lune: Ernie and Lily / Onward For God And My Country: Ernie

4.21 [134] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18Feb1960
guests
Peter Palmer, star of Broadway's smash hit, Li'l Abner
Highlights: Walkin' On Air: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Granada: The Top Twenty / Peg O' My Heart: Peter / Others: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.22 [135] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
25Feb1960
guests
Minnie Pearl
Highlights: Mama Don't Allow No Music Playin' 'Round Here: Ernie and The Top Twenty / You Can't Get A Man With A Gun: Minnie / He'll Understand And Say, Well Done: Ernie

4.23 [136] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Mar1960
guests
Dale Robertson
Highlights: It's A Most Unusual Day:
Ernie and the gang / Medley: If You Knew Susie/K-K-K-Katy/Joanne/Irene Goodnight/Dorothy's Cha Cha/Karen Waits For Me/Donna/A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody: The Top Twenty Guys / El Paso: Dale

4.24 [137] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Mar1960
guests
Odetta
Highlights:
Tennessee and the Top Twenty sing "Little Coco Palm" and "Church In The Wildwood".
The Top Twenty perform "Square Checkers (Skip To My Lou)".
Odetta sings "Another Man Done Gone", "Muleskinner Blues" and "Pastures Of Plenty".
Tennessee with Odetta on guitar perform "Nine Pound Hammer".
Ernie and Odetta duet on "The Great Historical Bum".
Ernie, Odetta, The Top Twenty join in for "What A Friend We Have In Jesus".

4.25 [138] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
17Mar1960
guests
Robert Horton
Highlights: Clancy Lowered The Boom: Ernie and the gang / Shenandoah: Robert and The Top Twenty / The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.26 [139] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Mar1960
guests
Tommy Sands
Highlights: John Henry: Ernie / That's Love: Tommy / Medley: In The Good Old Summertime/I'll Be Back A'Sunday/Have I Told You Lately That I Love You/Fat Gal: Tommy, Ernie, The Top Twenty / Movin' On: Tommy / This World Is Not My Home: Ernie

[--] 31Mar1960 preempted

4.27 [140] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
07Apr1960
guests
Shari Lewis
Highlights: Jambalaya: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Baciare, Baciare: The Top Twenty / Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee: Ernie, Shari, Lambchop / Nine Hundred Pages Of Sixty-Six Books: Ernie

4.28 [141] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
14Apr1960
guests
Pianist Roger Williams
Highlights: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Easter Parade/Steppin' Out With My Baby/Top Hat, White Tie & Tails/In My Sweet Little Alice Blue Gown/You Oughta Be In Pictures/Orchids In The Moonlight/I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams: The Top Twenty / Liza: Roger / The Resurrection: Ernie

4.29 [142] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
21Apr1960
guests
Singer Joanie O'Brien
Highlights: El Rancho Grande: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: My Favorite Things/Do-Re-Mi/Climb Every Mountain: The Top Twenty / I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues: Joanie / But Yours: Ernie and Joanie / Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie (with Bobby Gibbons, guitar)

4.30 [143] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
28Apr1960
guests
none
Remote from Drury College in Springfield
Highlights: Gee But It's Good To Be Here: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Spring, Spring, Spring: The Top Twenty / Sixteen Tons: Ernie / Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Ernie and The Top Twenty

[--] 05May1960 repeat of H.M.S. Pinafore program

4.31 [144] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12May1960 NBC Thur
guests
Johnny Cash
Homer & Jethro
Highlights: Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon: Ernie and the gang / You Belong To Me: The Top Twenty / The Battle Of Kookamonga: Homer & Jethro / Reuben, Reuben: The Top Twenty / Big River/Don't Take Your Guns To Town: Johnny / Pickin' Time: Ernie, Johnny, Homer & Jethro / May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.32 [145] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19May1960
guests
Singer Frankie Vaughn (British Singer)
Highlights: It's A Beautiful Day For A Ball Game: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Won't You Marry Me?: The Top Twenty / Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl: Frankie / Safety In Numbers: The Top Twenty / Underneath The Arches: Ernie and Frankie / I Wonder As I Wander: Ernie

4.33 [146] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26May1960
guests
George Gobel
Highlights: Blackberry Boogie: Ernie / I Saw Esau: The Top Twenty Girls / It May Be Silly, But It Ain't Fun: Ernie and George / Who At My Door Is Standing: Ernie

[--] 02Jun1960 preempted

4.34 [147] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Jun1960
guests
John Forsythe
Highlights: Bill Bailey: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Hawaiian War Chant/Keep Your Eyes On The Hands/Hawaiian Wedding Song/Aloha Oe: The Top Twenty / Mister Sears And Roebuck: Ernie and John / This Train: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.35 [148] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
16Jun1960
guests
Cliff Arquette
Minnie Pearl
Highlights: Take Your Girlie To The Movies / Count Your Blessings: Ernie and The Top Twenty

4.36 [149] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Jun1960 NBC Thur
guests
Dwayne Hickman
Highlights: Take Me Along: Ernie and the group / Kids: Ernie and Dwayne / God Of Our Fathers: Ernie

4.37 [150] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
30Jun1960 NBC Thur
Guests :
Jason Evers
Highlights: In The Good Old Summertime: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Medley: We're Gonna Have Us A Party/High Time/Beer Barrel Polka/High Time (reprise):
The Top Twenty / Dark Town Strutter's Ball: Ernie and the girls / Bye Bye Blues:
Cliffie with The Harry Geller Orchestra / He'll Have To Go: Ernie / The Old Songs: Ernie / God Be With You: All
Ernie introduces actor Jason Evers of "The Wrangler" series

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5.01 [151] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Sep1960
guests
George Gobel
Highlights: Together Wherever We Go/Let's Think About Livin': Ernie and The Top Twenty / Anything You Can Do: The Top Twenty / The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands: Ernie and George / My Task: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.02 [152] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29Sep1960
guests
Singer Jaye P. Morgan
Highlights: Kaw-Liga: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Come Back To Sorrento: / Finiculi, Finicula:The Top Twenty / I Walk The Line: Jaye P. / I'm Little But I'm Loud: Ernie and Jaye P. / Hold On, Keep Your Hand On The Plow: Ernie

5.03 [153] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Oct1960
guests
Gary Crosby
Highlights: Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini: Ernie and The guys / Walkin' My Baby Back Home: Gary and the girls / Following The Leader: The Top Twenty / Side By Side: Ernie and Gary / When They Ring Those Golden Bells: Ernie

5.04 [154] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Oct1960 NBC Thur
guests
Eve Arden
Highlights: Stay A Little Longer: Ernie and the gang / Medley: The Champagne Waltz/The Shadow Waltz/I Could Have Danced All Night/Three O'Clock In The Morning: The Top Twenty / Whispering Hope: Ernie

5.05 [155] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Oct1960
guests
Jack Bailey
Highlights: Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!/Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella/Smiles/When You're Smiling: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Chicago/That's My Weakness Now/That's My Baby: The Top Twenty / United Nations March: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.06 [156] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Oct1960
guests
Tab Hunter
Cliff Arquette
Jack Bailey
Highlights: Medley: You Gotta Be A Football Hero/Buckle Down, Winsocki/College Yell/Collegiate/You Gotta Be A Football Hero/College Yell (reprise): Ernie, Cliff and The Top Twenty

5.07 [157] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
03Nov1960
guests
none
Highlights: Camptown Races/Nine Pound Hammer/Sixteen Tons/Please Mr. Custer: Ernie and the group / Jack O' Diamonds: Ernie and the Top Twenty / Chicken Road: Ernie / Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn: Top Twenty girls / Water Boy: Ernie and The Top Twenty guys / Another Man Done Gone: Ernie / In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin': Ernie and the gang

5.08 [158] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
10Nov1960
On Location from Edwards Air Force Base
guests
Actor Joe Flynn, and Test Pilots Major Joseph Walker and Major Robert White, USAF
Highlights: Beyond The Blue Horizon: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning/It's A Long Way To Tipperary/Roses Of Picardy/Mademoiselle From Armentieres/My Buddy/Over There: The Top Twenty guys / Air Force Hymn: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.09 [159] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
17Nov1960
guests
Keenan Wynn
Highlights:
Ernie solos to "Alabamy Bound"
Ernie and the boys sing Georgia" and "Who At My Door Is Standing".
The Top Twenty sing a medley of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess".

5.10 [160] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
24Nov1960 NBC Thur
guests
Merle Travis and Molly Bee
Highlights:
Party Song: Ernie and The Top Twenty /
Nine Pound Hammer: Ernie and Merle /
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette:
Merle / Fallin' / He Taught Me How To Yodel:
Molly / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Loud, Loud Music:
Ernie, Merle and Molly / Bless This House: Ernie and The Top Twenty

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Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Party Song", then Ernie and guest Merle Travis do a duet of "Nine Pound Hammer".
Merle sings "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette".
Guest Molly Bee joins them and performs "Fallin'" and "He Taught Me How To Yodel".
The trio then sings "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Loud, Loud Music".
Wrapping up the Thanksgiving episode, the entire cast joins Ernie on "Bless This House".

5.11 [161] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
01Dec1960
guests
Tony Bennett
Highlights: When You're Smilin'/Put On A Happy Face: Ernie and Tony / The Lady's In Love With You: The Top Twenty / Follow Me: Tony / Medley: Mind Your Own Business/Cold, Cold Heart/Why Don't You Love Me/There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight/Your Cheatin' Heart/Weary Blues: Ernie and Tony / Jambalaya: All

5.12 [162] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08Dec1960
guests
Singer Jimmie Rodgers and Margarethe Vertelson ~ the 1960 Rose Queen, and her Court
Highlights: Medley: Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie/Down In The Old Cherry Orchard/Dear Old Girl/Coney Island Washboard: Ernie and The Top Twenty guys / Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come: Jimmie / Girl Of My Dreams/Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi: Jimmie and Ernie / Children Go Where I Send Thee: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.13 [163] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15Dec1960
guests
Roger Smith
Highlights: Little Klinker: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers: The Top Twenty / Quizas, Quizas, Quizas: Roger / Sleep, My Little Lord Jesus: Ernie

5.14 [164] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Dec1960
guests
Kate Smith
Highlights: Caroling, Caroling/Deck The Halls/Joy To The World/ God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen/Caroling, Caroling (reprise): Ernie and The Top Twenty / The Christmas Song / I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas: Kate / Carol Of The Bells: The Top Twenty / Some Children See Him: Ernie and the Top Twenty / Silent Night: Ernie

29Dec1960 preempted

5.15 [165] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
05Jan1961
guests
none
Highlights: American Heroes: The Top Twenty / Davy Crockett/Tom Dooley: Ernie / Ben Franklin: The girls / When Johnny Comes Marching Home: Ernie and the guys / John Henry/Jesse James/Casey Jones: Ernie / Ballad Of The Alamo: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.16 [166] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
12Jan1961
guests
Shari Lewis
Highlights: I've Got Plenty Of Nothin' : Ernie and The Top Twenty guys / There's A Boat That's Leavin' For New York: The Top Twenty / Oh, Lord, I'm On My Way: Ernie / Heigh-Ho: Shari and Lambchop / Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord: Ernie and the gang

5.17 [167] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
19Jan1961
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights: You Don't Want My Love: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Granada: The Top Twenty / You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You: Ernie / The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands: Ernie and Cliff / Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere: Ernie

5.18 [168] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
26Jan1961
guests
John Raitt
Highlights: We Have L-O-V-E: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Skip To My Lou: The Top Twenty / They Call The Wind Maria: John / Medley: Mary/My Neighbor's Goat/Row, Row, Row: Ernie and John / Precious Memories: Ernie

5.19 [169] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
02Feb1961
guests
Brenda Lee
Highlights: Oh, Susanna, Camptown Races/Sewanee River: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Vocal Symphony: Harry Geller and The Top Twenty / I'm Learnin' 'Bout Love / Set' Em Up, Joe: Brenda / Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.20 [170] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Feb1961
guests
Bobby Laugher
Highlights: Heart Of My Heart/Under The Bamboo Tree: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Cold, Cold Heart: Ernie / Lord, I'm Coming Home: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.21 [171] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (Special Presentation):  CARMEN
16Feb1961
Cast:
Escamillio: Ernie Ford
Carmen: Karen Wessler
Don Jose: John Guarnieri
Micaela: Irene Cummings
Chorus: The Top Twenty
Highlights: Girls And Soldiers / The Habanera / Gypsy Song / My Mother / Gypsy Song / Toreador / This Flower / Nothing Can Stop Me / Duet / Finale

5.22 [172] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Feb1961
guests
Minnie Pearl
Highlights: Dark As A Dungeon: Ernie / Water Boy: The Top Twenty guys / I Really Don't Want To Know: Ernie / Stand By Me: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.23 [173] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
09Mar1961
guests
Ken Remo
Karen Wessler
Songs Of The Open Sea
Highlights: Haul Away/Blow The Man Down: Ernie and The Top Twenty men / Shenandoah: Ernie / What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor: The Top Twenty girls / We Sail The Ocean Blue/Capt. Of The Pinafore: Ernie and the guys / He's Gone Away: Ken Remo and Karen Wessler / The Drummer And The Cookie/A-Rovin'/Home, Boys, Home: Ernie and the guys / Let The Lower Lights Be Burning: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.24 [174] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
16Mar1961
guests
Gordon MacRae
Highlights: Clancy Lowered The Boom: Ernie and The Top Twenty / If Ever I Would Leave You / Dolce Far Niente: Gordon / Others: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.25 [175] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
23Mar1961
guests
Robert Horton
Highlights: Memphis: Ernie and the girls / Dark As A Dungeon: Ernie / How Deep Is The Ocean: Robert / In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin': Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.26 [176] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
30Mar1961
On Location At Sea -- Aboard The USS Aircraft Carrier Yorktown
Guest:
Joe Flynn
the Command and Crew of The USS Yorktown
Highlights: Anchors Away: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Hey, Look Me Over: The Top Twenty and Crew / Eternal Father, Strong To Save: All

5.27 [177] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
06Apr1961
guests
Charles Laughton
Highlights: Get Me To The Church On Time: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Medley: Tell Me, Pretty Maiden/Pretty Baby/Oh, You Beautiful Doll/The Band Played On/Sweetheart, Sweetheart: The Top Twenty / Holy City: Ernie, Charles and The Top Twenty

5.28 [178] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
13Apr1961
guests
The Everly Brothers
Highlights: Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Paris Medley: Under Paris Skies/I Love Paris/Freres Jacques: The Top Twenty / Lucille / Walk Right Back: The Everlys / Rattlesnake Daddy/Bird Dog: Ernie and The Everlys / Eternal Life: Ernie

5.29 [179] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
20Apr1961
guests
Roberta Sherwood
Highlights: That's What I Like About The South: Ernie and the crew / Make Someone Happy / The Best Things In Life Are Free: Ernie / Up A Lazy River / Georgia / I Got Lost In His Arms: Roberta / Wabash Blues / Bill Bailey: Ernie and Roberta / Take Time To Be Holy: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.30 [180] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
27Apr1961
guests
Joe Flynn
Highlights: Gee, But It's Good To Be Here: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Soldier's Medley: Oh, Johnny/You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby/You'd Be Surprised/Hernando's Hideaway/Put Your Arms Around Me: The Top Twenty / Onward Christian Soldiers: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.31 [181] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
04May1961
guests
Joanie Sommers
Highlights: Sugartime: Ernie and the gang / A Wonderful Guy: Joanie / Medley: Blue Moon/Peanut Butter/Tenderly/I'm In The Mood For Love: Ernie and Joanie / Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart: Ernie / Medley: You Can Depend On Me/Some Of These Days/I Like The Likes Of You/You Are My Sunshine: Ernie, Joanie and The Top Twenty / His Eye Is On The Sparrow: Ernie

5.32 [182] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
11May1961
guests
Cliff Arquette
Highlights: Sleepy-Eyed John: Ernie and The Top Twenty / I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know: Ernie / My Mother's Eyes: Ernie

5.33 [183] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
18May1961
guests
Andy Devine
Highlights: Big D/Hi, Neighbor / September Song / How Great Thou Art: Ernie and The Top Twenty

[--] 25May1961 repeat performance of The Mikado

5.34 [184] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
01Jun1961
guests
Tab Hunter
Highlights: Medley: In The Good Old Summertime/June Is Bustin' Our All over/June Night: Ernie and The Top Twenty / I Ain't Got Nobody: Tab / My Jesus As Thou Wilt: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.35 [185] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
08Jun1961
guests
South African golf sensation Gary Player
Highlights: Hello, Mary Lou: Ernie and the gang / Medley: Hi Lilly, Hi Lo/Falling In Love Again/Auf Wiedersehn: The Top Twenty / Straight Down The Middle: Ernie and Gary / Wayfaring Pilgrim: Ernie

5.36 [186] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
15Jun1961
guests
Hoagy Carmichael
Highlights:
Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Old Buttermilk Sky".
Hoagy performs "Stardust" and "Hong Kong Blues".
Ernie and Hoagy duet with "Georgia" and "Lazy Bones".
Hoagy performs "Rockin' Chair" and "Little Old Lady".
Ernie, Hoagy and The Top Twenty perform "In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening".
All join in for "Gonna Shout All Over God's Heaven".

5.37 [187] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
22Jun1961
guests
Joe Flynn
Anita Bryant
the United States Marine Corps Drill Team
Highlights: Medley: Drill Team/Stout Hearted Men/Marching Along Together: Ernie, Anita, Joe and the US Marine Drill Team / My Little Corner Of The World: Anita / Marine's Hymn: Ernie and The Top Twenty

5.38 [188] Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
29Jun1961 NBC Thursday
guests
none
Highlights: I Almost Lost My Mind / The Old Rugged Cross: Ernie and The Top Twenty / Elijah Rock: The Top Twenty / Eternal Life / Great Gettin' Up Mornin': Ernie and The Top Twenty
 

Summer Replacement Show: -

Great Ghost Tales (NBC)(Summer 1961)("live" anthology) host Frank Gallup

NBC Thursdays  9:30-10:00pm     (6 July1961 to September 1961)


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