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Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 

In 1962, Jackie Gleason returned to the tried-and-true variety show format with his talk show American Scene Magazine.
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Series cast summary:
Jackie Gleason ...  Himself / ... 121 episodes, 1962-1966
The June Taylor Dancers The June Taylor Dancers ...  Themselves 118 episodes, 1962-1966
Johnny Olson Johnny Olson ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 117 episodes, 1962-1966
Sammy Spear and His Orchestra Sammy Spear and His Orchestra ...  Themselves / ... 115 episodes, 1962-1966
Frank Fontaine Frank Fontaine ...  Crazy Guggenheim / ... 106 episodes, 1962-1966
Greta Randall Greta Randall ...  Glea Girl / ... 102 episodes, 1962-1966
Lanita Kent Lanita Kent ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Judith Jordan ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Elaine Richards Elaine Richards ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Pat Sandy Pat Sandy ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
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In 1962, Jackie Gleason returned to the tried-and-true variety show format with his talk show American Scene Magazine.

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From Miami Beach, the sun and fun capital of the world, it's 'Jackie Gleason and his American Scene Magazine'!

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Comedy | Music

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jackie Gleason Show: The American Scene Magazine See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original opening line for the show in its first two years on the air was "From New York City, The Entertainment Capital of the World." The "sun-and-fun capital" slogan was created upon the show's move to Miami Beach in 1964. See more »

Quotes

[recurring line]
Jackie Gleason - Host: How sweet it is!
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Alternate Versions

In 1979, half-hour edits of the show were syndicated under the title "The Jackie Gleason Show." They largely consisted of Jackie's monologue, some sketches, and Joe the Bartender/Crazy Guggenheim segments. See more »

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Referenced in Gleason (2002) See more »

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Saturday night classic!
20 September 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

I saw a copy for this program in a video rental store and picked it up. It immediately brought me back to Saturday nights in the early 60's. The opening music with the good looking girls in tight dresses who introduced the shows sponsors. Then the June Taylor dancers routine followed by Jackie himself coming out to thunderous applause. The applause would die down long enough for Jackie to say "How Sweet It Is" which would get the crowd going again. His introduction of his flashy dressed orchestra leader Sammy Spear. One of his girls would bring him a cup of coffee? which he would take a sip and then say "WOW" a few quick jokes and his trademark "A little traveling music Sam...And Away We Go" There was even a skit with Frank Fontaine as Crazy Guggenheim in Joes Bar. At the end of the hour Jackie would come out and say "The Miami Beach audience is the greatest audience in the world...Good night everybody"

There are no longer variety shows such as this on television. Perhaps this type format just wore it self out. Jackie Gleason is best remembered for his classic show "The Honeymooners" and to a later generation as the Sheriff in the "Smokey and the Bandit" films. For me any way it will always be for this show on Saturday Nights.


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