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Timeless Comedy Rarities

A collection of rare episodes and never broadcast pilot episodes of some lost comedy series'. 

Check out the episodes below and discover "the ones that got away". 

Professional Father - Rare Classic Episode

Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy; a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as being the author).

Duffy's Tavern - Rare Classic Episode

The 1954 syndicated TV series, co-produced by Hal Roach, Jr., lacked leading name guest stars.

The Goldbergs - Rare Classic Episode

The Goldbergs is a comedy-drama broadcast from 1929 to 1946 on American radio, and from 1949 to 1956 on American television. It was adapted into a 1948 play, Me and Molly; a 1950 film The Goldbergs, and a 1973 Broadway musical

Let's Join Joanie - Never Broadcast Pilot

Let's Join Joanie is an unaired TV pilot produced in 1950 at CBS Columbia Square in Hollywood as a proposed live weekly (or bi-weekly) series, based on their radio show Leave It To Joan. Today, it is best remembered for its star, Joan Davis, who would later star in the popular 1952–1955 sitcom I Married Joan.

Make Room For Daddy - Rare Classic Episode

Long-running sitcom about Danny Williams, a nightclub entertainer with a wife and two kids. The series made several changes during its 11-year run, including its title (it started as "Make Room for Daddy" and was retitled "The Danny Thomas Show" in 1956). At the end of the third season, Jean Hagen, Danny's onscreen wife, quit, so Williams became a widower. He was single for a year before marrying nurse Kathy O'Hara. Thomas reprised his role in 1970 on the short-lived "Make Room for Granddaddy."

Mama - Rare Classic Episode

Mama is a weekly Maxwell House and Post Cereal-sponsored CBS Television comedy-drama series that ran from July 1, 1949 until March 17, 1957. The series was based on Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes, which was also adapted for the John Van Druten play (1944) and the subsequent film I Remember Mama (1948),[2] and told the ongoing story of a loving Norwegian family living in San Francisco in the 1910s through the eyes of the elder daughter, Katrin Hansen (Rosemary Rice). Katrin would be seen looking through the pages of the family album at the start of each episode with the opening narration:

Jim Backus Show - Rare Classic Episode

The Jim Backus Show is a 39-episode American television sitcom that aired in broadcast syndication in 1960 and 1961. The series was also known as Hot Off the Wire

The Life Of Riley - Rare Classic Episode

Life of Riley won the first Emmy Award (for "Best Film Made For and Shown on Television") with Groucho Marx receiving a credit for the story. However, it came to an end after 26 episodes because Irving Brecher and sponsor Pabst Brewing Company reached an impasse on extending the series for a full 39-week season.

Operation ESP - Rare Classic Episode

No one played wise guys as amusingly as Sheldon Leonard and in this never screened pilot episode of this sci-fi comedy the tough-talking comedy actor is at his best. 

The Soupy Sales Hour~60s Comedy Variety

Milton Supman (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009), known professionally as Soupy Sales, was an American comedian, actor, radio/television personality, and jazz aficionado.[3] He was best known for his local and network children's television show Lunch with Soupy Sales (1953–1966), a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark. From 1968 to 1975 he was a regular panelist on the syndicated revival of What's My Line? and appeared on several other TV game shows. During the 1980s, Sales hosted his own show on WNBC-AM in New York City.

Happy - Never Broadcast Sitcom Pilot

Happy is an American sitcom that aired on NBC in 1960 and 1961. The series stars Ronnie Burns, the son of George Burns and Gracie Allen.

Burns appears as Chris Day, the manager of the Desert Palm Hotel in the resort city of Palm Springs, California. His co-stars were Yvonne Lime Fedderson as his wife, Sally; Lloyd Corrigan as Sally's Uncle Charlie; Doris Packer as Clara Mason, a woman romantically interested in Charlie; Burt Metcalfe as their friend Joe Brigham; and Wanda Shannon as Terry Brigham, Joe's wife. Chris and Sally have an infant son, Christopher Hapgood Day, called "Happy," played by twins David and Steven Born. He is the talking child of the series. Leone Ledoux supplied Happy's voice.

The idea of a talking child was adapted from Jackie Cooper's earlier NBC sitcom The People's Choice, which features a talking basset hound named Cleo. The idea of a talking infant was later reused in the film Look Who's Talking and the 1990s sitcom, Baby Talk.

Archie - Never Broadcast Sitcom Pilot

Based on the popular comic book series, this sitcom never made it to a series and only the pilot episode was ever made. This was never broadcast on TV. 

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