Synopsis by Mark Deming
Sid Caesar was one of the great comedy stars of television's golden age, and his two hit series, Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, are still remembered as giving a stage to some of the finest and most inventive comedy of the 1950's. The Sid Caesar Collection: The Magic Of Live TV features 90 minutes of great moments from Caesar's career; sketches include The Clock, A Fella Needs A Girl (one of Caesar's legendary "Italian double-talk" routines), the parody This Is Your Story, and a bit with Sid playing a jazz musician alongside Benny Goodman. Caesar's cast for his shows included Imogene Coca, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris.
highlights, retrospective, skits, television, comedian