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"I'll clip ya, Bergen... so help me, I'll mow you down!" Charlie cheerfully threatens, insults, and otherwise needles the elegant Edgar through 16 digitally remastered episodes - all of them from the 1950s, and seven of them never before available to the public. The aging, man-crazy mannequin Effie Clinker bends your ear (and her elbow); and modest Mortimer Snerd gives new meaning to the phrase "ventriloquist's dummy". Meanwhile, music and performing legends Rosemary Clooney, Fred MacMurray, Jo Stafford, Peggy Lee, Liberace, David Niven, and Gordon MacRae, bring their melodies and their mischief to the program. Of course, The Mellow Men are on hand, and even Bergen sings! EPISODES INCLUDE: Guest: Gordon MacRae 10-11-53; Guests: Fred MacMurray and Anita Gordon 10-18-53; Guest: Liberace 01-17-54; Guest: Dorothy Kirsten 01-24-54; Guest: Terry Moore 01-31-54; Guest: June Allyson 02-28-54; Guest: Jane Wyman 03-14-54; Guest: Peggy Lee 03-21-54; Guest: Rosemary Clooney 03-28-54; Guest: David Niven 04-04-54; Guest: Jo Stafford 04-11-54; Guest: Ann Blyth 04-25-54; Guest: Aline Mosby 12-18-55; Interplanetary Western 04-08-56; Ben Him 04-15-56; Lost in the Woods 04-22-56.

©2012 The Bergen Foundation, under license from the Bergen Foundation. (P)2012 RSPT, LLC
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Best Series of the Bergen/McCarthy team

This series is much snappier than earlier ones where Don Ameche's operatic influence dampened the comedy. There are still lots of songs and popular music, but none of that classical stuff. Kirkland's voice (much like Berle Ives) provides a good foil to all of Bergen's characters. There are plenty of guest stars to banter with Charlie before performing.

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The Funniest Bergen Ever. . .

What a great collection! Absolutely some of Edgar Bergen’s most hilarious episodes with Charlie, Mortimer, Ray Noble, & the absolutely priceless Jack Kirkwood.