Saturday, January 5, 2008

What's the Law (1967)

Well, what the f*ck is this!? A game show hosted by brilliant radio satirist and former I've Got a Secret panelist Henry Morgan. I researched pretty heavily for a magazine article about Henry Morgan that I wrote last summer, but I never came across any informaiton about a show called What's the Law? Obviously it's a rare, unaired, pilot and it isn't difficult to see why it never got picked up. It moves at a snail's pace. Regardless, this is still super cool. I love the internet.

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Variety Show (1954) 2/15/08

It's ridiculous how many different names the exact same show had, but it never lets you down. And it's another full episode.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Broadway Open House with host Jerry Lester (1950)

If you ever read a book on the history of The Tonight Show or late night television (there are a lot of them) they all make reference to this show, the first show made exclusively for late night, airing Monday through Friday at 11pm on NBC. The show apparently did not do too well and died after a year. NBC waited another three years before trying the format again, when they hit paydirt with Steve Allen. Still, this hour long episode is pretty damn entertaining and features Milton Delugg as the band leader.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Kiddie-A-Go-Go (1966)

Read more about this amazing relic of regional Chicago television in this interview with the show's creator.