January 3rd, 1956-March 26th 1957, (CBS)
September 30th, 1957-December 27th, 1963 (ABC)
A popular game show that began in prime time on CBS in 1956 under the title Do You Trust Your Wife? and was hosted by Edgar Bergan. Two husband and wife contestants were asked questions and the husbands had the choice of answering the questions themselves or trusting their wives to answer them correctly.
In the fall of 1957, the show moved to ABC where it became a daytime show hosted by Johnny Carson. In July of 1958, the show's title was changed to "Who Do You Trust? In the fall of 1958, a new announcer Ed McMahon joined the show and teamed with Carson for the first time. McMahon replaced Bill Nimmo who would return September 10, 1962, to again become the announcer of the show for Woody Woodbury after Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon left the series in September 1962.
This was the start of a long association between Carson and McMahon as the two teamed up again when Carson became the new host of the Tonight Show on October 1st, 1962, with McMahon as Carson's announcer and sidekick for Carson's 30-year reign as host of the show.
NOTE: Woody Woodbury would succeed Johnny Carson as host of Who Do You Trust? beginning September 10, 1962, for the duration of the series, fifteen additional months, until its final episode aired on December 27, 1963.
This was the final show of the series.
Woody Woodbury host.
Bill Nimmo announcer.
This final show was a going away party celebration bringing back almost two dozen former contestants who are briefly interviewed by Woody Woodbury. They include:
Oscar Jordan, a double looking exactly like Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Randy Sinatra, a mystery barber who communicates with the planet Mars.
Jean Peril, a bearded lady in a carnival who has acquired 700 tattoos.
Miss Switzerland, a health advocate who recommends drinking milk.
Isadore "Ed" Zimmerman, convicted to be executed for murder and spent 24 years in prison before being exonerated, found innocent. After two years out of prison he is writing a book, "Punishment Without Crime," to be published in 1964 with a forward by Drew Pearson.
Denny Kelsey, a sculptor who works with bones from animals.
Doc Bradshaw, a Pidgeon hater and
Sally V. Morris, a Pidgeon lover
George Bain, and his wife who run a society for "little people."
Prince Robert Portnoy, a descendent of Michael The Drunkard.
Jack Weinstein, who finally got to appear on Broadway, but not NYC, but in a Bus Station in Broadway Monticello.
Bob McArthur, a beatnik, and poet.
Marsha Short, a elder who professes the secret of life is to think young.
Clara Adams, who demonstrates her talent playing the piano backwards.
Greta, Woody Woodbury's personal coach the past one and half years on "Who Do You Trust."
Nostradamus, who states that everything in life has occurred many times...over and over and makes predictions that our next president of the United States in 1964 will be Henry Cabot Lodge, and the next major war for the US will be in 1999. He also predicts that "Who Do You Trust" will be back on television by popular demand.
Woody Woodbury signs off the air for the last time referring to the six and half candles on a cake marking the time the show has been on the air. He mentions that all in the studio and crew will be having a big party following this taping and recommends all viewers to enjoy all of the new ABC TV programs in production.
Commercials include, Bill Cullen promoting his show "Price is Right," Contact Cold Medicine, and a Kleenex tissue commercial with spokesman Harry James playing his trumpet.