Monday, July 8, 2013

What Might've Been: The Ed Wynn Show (1949)

Ed Wynn, aka "The Perfect Fool", headlined his own comedy-variety show for CBS as part of the Camel Comedy Caravan in 1949, but it lasted just one season. Why? Not really sure, but the episode that I have for you today is a real hoot.

The Three Stooges (Moe & Shemp Howard and Larry Fine) are the special guests, playing a ficticious trio of CBS executives, allowing Wynn to bite the hand feeding him at the time. Right there, you think, maybe this is why they got rid of him so quickly. Well, we're not entirely sure of that.

The episode is available on a Stooges compilation disc I picked up for chump change the other day, and it also has trailers of some of the Stooges' film efforts, some of which have already been reviewed here.

The Ed Wynn Show gets an A.

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