The Cartoon Corner Great Classic Cartoonsfrom Past Entertainment Simple Simon: A cartoon by UB IwerksGreedy Humpty DumptyThe Little HouseA Corny Concerto: A Merry Melodies Cartoon More Great Classic TV and Film Clips from Past Entertainment Basie Back to Back A rare classic TV appearance of Count Basie with a small 6-piece band in 1955 on the Harlem Variety Review. Basie and his group perform two short pieces. The Nicholas Brothers Dance! The Nicholas brothers invented and perfected a dance form that combined classical tap, jazz, acrobatics and amazing athleticism. Mikhail Baryshnikov declared the Nicholas Brothers to be, “the most amazing dancers I have ever seen in my life — ever … Those guys are perfect examples of pure genius.” Crosby and Sinatra on the Road to Morroco! From the 1957 Classic TV special, “The Edsel Show,” Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra try to sing the theme song from the 1942 Crosby and Hope motion picture, “The Road to Morocco.” Sinatra and Crosby are interrupted by the show’s special guest, Bob Hope, who joins the two. Sammy Davis, Jr. Performs! Sammy Davis Jr. Davis achieved success on stage, in films, on radio and television and as an author. He sang, danced, acted, told jokes, did impressions and charmed his way into America’s entertainment legacy. In this clip, from 1954, Davis performs to one of his biggest hits, “Birth of the Blues,” on the classic TV show, the Colgate Comedy Hour.