Friday, December 14, 2007

Double Dare (Christmas Eve, 1976)

The Munsters in the Macy's Santa Claus Parade (1965)

Kent Cigarettes Christmas Spot with Dick Van Dyke and Rose Marie (1962)

The Doris Day Show with guest Bob Crane (1971)

The Doris Day Show does a take-off on late night talk shows in this episode. Bob Crane plays a character that is obviously patterned after Jack Paar (although his clothing reflects Johnny Carson) and his producer is a bit of an in-joke, patterned after Tonight Show producer Fred De Cordova.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Totally Weird Jim Backus Thing (1971)

Really no other way to describe it.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

20/20 featuring Johnny Carson (1984) - Footage Offline - 10/14/09

Celebrity Bowling with guests Richard Deacon, Tom Kennedy, Ed Ames and McLean Stevenson (1972)

You Don't Say! (1968)


The bumbling Tom Kennedy might be my all time favorite game show host. There's something about his face that I just love - he looks like a Jack Davis drawing. And the late sixties are probably my favorite era for game shows as they were still pretty square, but elements of the hip, coke snorting heday of the showbizzy seventies were starting to creep in.