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Signing A New Contract With RCA (Aired October 1, 1950)
As both Phil and Alice were known singers, there were two musical numbers in each show, and they were always for real, except some of Phil's, which were for laughs. But Phil's band gave much more than music to the show. Frankie Remley was the band's left handed guitar player, with a sardonic sense of humor out of left field. The character was first done on The Jack Benny Show, and, of course, now on a show about the band itself, Frankie was even more obnoxious. Famed radio actor Elliott Lewis played him with relish. In fact, later in the run they actually started calling the character Elliott! (Elliott Lewis changes his name on the show from Frankie Remly to Elliott because Harris stopped leading Jack Benny's band--so he wasn't connected to Remly any more. THIS EPISODE: October 1, 1950. NBC network. "Signing A New Contract With RCA" - Sponsored by: RCA. The first show of the season. Phil and Alice are about to sign a contract with a new sponsor, RCA. Phil sings, "You've Got To Dig For Your Dinner." Alice sings, "I Love The Lad." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Robert North, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer), Paul Phillips (producer, director), Dick Lane, Sheldon Leonard, Joseph Kearns. 29:21.
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