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'Your Show of Shows,' 1950-54

Carl ReinerImogene CocaWoody AllenNeil SimonSid CaesarMel Brooks
Without this pioneering effort in live TV and sketch comedy, there would be no "Saturday Night Live." The on-screen talent of Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris and Carl Reiner was inspired. The off-screen writing staff, with the likes of Neil Simon, Doc Simon, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart... AP photo
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