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The Man in the Funny Suit 

A behind-the-scenes drama concerning Ed Wynn's performance as Army in Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956).


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Desi Arnaz ... Himself - Host
Ed Wynn ... Himself
Keenan Wynn ... Himself
Seymour Berns Seymour Berns ... Skelton's Director
Robin Blake Robin Blake ... Script Girl
Joey Faye Joey Faye ... Joey Faye
Ned Glass ... Ed Wynn's Understudy
Charlene Glazer Charlene Glazer ... Secretary
Drew Handley Drew Handley ... Assistant Director
Richard Joy Richard Joy ... Announcer
Bob Mathias ... Himself
Ralph Nelson ... Himself
William Roerick William Roerick ... Martin Manulis
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Himself
Rod Serling ... Himself


A behind-the-scenes drama concerning Ed Wynn's performance as Army in Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956).

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Release Date:

15 April 1960 (USA) See more »

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Desilu Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This drama depicts the making of Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956), which was likewise directed by Ralph Nelson. Nelson played himself in this production, as did Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn, Rod Serling and Red Skelton, among others. See more »


References Joe Butterfly (1957) See more »

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aired in late 2008 on The Inland Empire's PBS channel
11 December 2008 | by michaellaxSee all my reviews

"The Man in the Funny Suit" aired this Fall on Riverside-San Bernadino's PBS channel 24's excellent series "I Remember Television" hosted by Ed Rothhaar. Although this series has aired for over 20 years, I only became aware of it when DirecTV added channel 24 to its Los Angeles local channel coverage.

I knew the story about the Wynn's and Requiem for many years, but had no idea that "The Man in the Funny Suit" existed until I stumbled upon its recent broadcast. I have now added it to my AppleTV collection, along with a recent eBay purchase of the LaserDisc of Requiem from the 1981 Sonny Fox PBS package: "The Golden Age of Television" with its terrific introduction of interview with the principals hosted by Jack Klugman.

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