Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What Might've Been: Stanley (1956)

Comedian Buddy Hackett headlined only 2 series during his career. One was a revival of You Bet Your Life in the 80's. The other was a short-lived sitcom, Stanley, that lasted just 19 episodes during the 1956-7 season.

Stanley (Hackett) was a hotel clerk who got into a number of inevitable sitcom scrapes. Carol Burnett, in one of her first TV gigs, co-starred. Heard but not seen or credited was future icon Paul Lynde as their boss. Lynde is also the narrator.

Yes, that is Don Pardo as the announcer at the start of the show, since it aired on NBC.

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