I watched a couple episodes of You Bet Your Life on Netflix from 1954. Dude was not even funny and pretty much a toolbag to those people. Albeit, they deserved it. Some were just plain weird.
Not that I suggest you take the time if your really don't like it, but you have to watch that show over the course of season, imo, to pick up the nuance,etc. There were some pretty funny moments. George Fenneman was a great straight man.