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[From "Kovacs Corner" on YouTube.com] - First telecast on "Caesar's Hour" on October 10, 1955 over NBC, this kinescoped sketch is a take-off on the Italian opera "Pagliacci" by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Sid plays the role of "Gallipacci" ("Canio" in the real opera) an actor in a traveling Italian comedia dell'arte troupe during the late 19th century. His wife "Rosa" ("Nedda" in tha actual opera), who is played by singer and comedienne Nanette Fabray, falls in love with fellow actor "Emilio" (the ope

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