All-Star Review: In this 1951 episode from the popular NBC series, which featured rotating hosts, "The Olsen & Johnson Show" takes center stage, with the pair appearing in a number of hilarious sketches, including a Western spoof, a version of "Marie Antoinette" that turns the French Revolution upside down and a fast-paced satire of Shakespearean theater in which the actors quote dialogue from any number of classic plays at random.
The Milton Berle Show – Hellzapoppin ’56: In a 1956 episode of his legendary comedy series, Milton Berle celebrates Olsen & Johnson’s 35th anniversary in show business with a special tribute to Hellzapoppin, complete with dancing girls, rubber chickens, seltzer bottles and pies in the face – all before the first commercial break! There’s also a "tribute" to Noel Coward (involving a gorilla!) in the Hellzapoppin spirit that "anything can happen.. and probably will!" A bonus is the original commercials, most notably a Kukla, Fran and Ollie ad promoting the "new" Whirlpool washing machines. Berle ultimately dedicates the show to Olsen & Johnson, calling them "two of the funniest men ever to give laughs to our great country."
Not rated. Black and white. 118 minutes. region 0 encoding (can be played woreldwide).