( B ) Most pioneering television programs were live. This meant if actors forgot their lines or a prop got knocked over, the audie nce got to see it anyway. Since some of the most popular shows were comedies, the mistakes could make the programs even funnier. Did Milton Berle in “The Texaco Star Theater” really mean to fall off that piano bench? Was Imogene Coca ’s hat in a “Your Show of Shows” skit really supposed to catch in a closing door? Since the stars laughed right along with the audience, you could never be sure.
51. What do we know from this passage?
(A)Milton Berle and Imogene Coca were both hosts to early TV shows.
(B) Most early TV programs were live, so the audience got to see whatever happened in the show.
(C) It’s hard to tell whether some of the performances of the hosts were by accident or on purpose.
(D)All of the above.