Sketch comedy was quite sophisticated in the 1950s!
"No cue cards, no teleprompters, and no second takes--legendary funnyman Sid Caesar pioneered live television sketch comedy with his 1950s sitcoms Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour. This classic sketch is "Argument to Beethoven's 5th," Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray play a married couple in a argument with pantomimed action and the dialogue is classic music."
Hat tip to Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin
Bonus Video: Herbert von Karajan conducting the Beethoven's Fifth Symphony