Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Irv Kupcinet Show (1977) - Footage Offline - 11/20/07

What a crazy panel! Lucille Ball, Otto Preminger, David Mamet and Elizabeth Ashley have a debate about changing morales in art and showbiz, aging actors, government and plenty more on this local Chicago television show from WWTW.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Buddy Hackett: The HBO Special (1983)

The official title for this early HBO special is Buddy Hackett Live and Uncensored

The Donnie and Marie Show with guests Buddy Hackett & Ruth Buzzi (1977)

Pretty painful. If it starts to hurt, just go back to the start and play that theme song again - it makes everything better.

Buddy Hackett might be gettin' skin cancer!

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson with guest Buddy Hackett

Here he is, ladies and gents, Butch Hacker:

Hackett and Jack Carter went to high school together!? WOW! And an add for Lays Potato Chips:

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Merv Griffin Show with guest Pat Paulsen etc.

I don't know where some of these YouTubers dig this stuff up. This is, apparently, a sketch that the hilarious Pat Paulsen of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour fame taped for The Merv Griffin Show in 1974 that, for reasons that I'm sure are obvious, never aired. So I am told.

Pat Paulsen on Late Night with David Letterman in 1982:

The men that made Paulsen famous:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Gary and The Hornets

A few weeks ago we watched the all-kiddie garage rock band Gary and The Hornets perform on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Today, the kids are back! First performing on an unidentified afternoon talk show and then in a commercial shilling wieners! Last time we posted a Hornets clip, Gary himself responded ... so if you're still out there Gary, these are for you.

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (1977) - Footage Offline - 11/20/07

Johnny provides some memorable moments on this, his fifteenth anniversary special.

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson with guest Harold Sakata (1964) - Footage Offline - 1/14/08

The James Bond movie Goldfinger was the biggest thing going in 1964 and here Harold Sakata best known as Oddjob in that film shows up on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson with guest Joan Fonaine - Footage Offline - 7/20/09

You might notice an influx of clips today. That's because I'm in constant fear of these things being pulled off the internet befrore you get a chance to see them (as happened with an episode of The Mike Douglas Show featuring guest star Luna that I was going to post last week). Here is the classic movie star who once played a lesbian in an Alfred Hitchcock film (Rebecca) - Joan Fontaine from, perhaps, 1970.

The Tonight Show with guest host Dick Liberatore

Dick Liberatore was a Los Angeles radio personality - talk about a shit excuse for a guest host. A bit blurry and cruddy but fun.

The Jerry Lewis Show with guest Cassius Clay and Sam Cooke (1963)

The above ticket isn't even from this show, but it looks nice and it has the same name. The Jerry Lewis Show lasted about three months on ABC. It was a live two hour talk show.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Various Allan Sherman

It is hard to put into perspective just how huge (no pun intended) of a star Allan Sherman was in the mid-nineteen sixties. After the success of his debut LP, My Son the Folk Singer, all manner of My Son the such and such knock-offs appeared in film, book and LP titles. Along with several songs from his albums, there is also an ad for a Camp Granada board game included in this series of clips.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

I've Got a Secret (1963)

Steve Allen, Tom Poston and a very young Alan King are all here in this clip from an episode of I've Got a Secret.