1 9 5 6 – 1 9 5 7 (USA)
19 x 30 minute episodes
Stanley Peck (Buddy Hackett) is an affable newsstand operator in the lobby of an upscale Manhattan hotel called The Sussex-Fenton.
His personality attracts residents and tourists alike, involving him in their lives. Two people unhappy with this are his girl Celia (Carol Burnett) and Mr Phillips (Frederic Tozere), the hotel manager.
Heard but not seen was Paul Lynde, snarling sarcastic comments down the hotel’s tannoy system as Horace Fenton, the unseen owner of the hotel chain.
The short-lived sitcom was broadcast live to air and ran on NBC from 24 September 1956 to 11 March 1957.