CTVA Canada - "Half The George Kirby Comedy Hour" (CTV)(1972-73)

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Half The George Kirby Comedy Hour (1972-73)
 A.k.a.  "The George Kirby Show"
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)

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HALF THE GEORGE KIRBY COMEDY HOUR
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CTV Canada
Executive Producer Burt Rosen
Associate Producers David Winters, Sandra Faire and Murray Chercover
Producers Bernard Rothman and Jack Wohl

Canadian Music Variety series 1972-73   27 episodes x 30 min.

Hosted by George Kirby
Regulars:
Jack Duffy
Julie Amato
Joey Hollingsworth
Roy Woodsworth
Connie Martin
Steve Weston
and The Kirby Girls (Dianne Brooks, Stephanie Taylor and Betty Richardson)
The Walter Painter Dancers
Semi-regular:
Steve Martin

Director: Michael Steele
Writers: George Kirby, Aubrey Tadman, Garry Ferrier.

Excerpts and info from Bernie Rothman's book "Hollywood and Me: My Wild Ride Through the Golden Age of Television".

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[00] The George Kirby Show
15May1972
Host George Kirby
Guests
Lainie Kazan
Lighthouse
The Poppy Family

and The Little Steps.

*NOTE: The special was well received and George was signed to a full series.

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CTV Canada

[01] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
07Sep1972
Guest
Henry Mancini
Debut: The comedian's variety show from the '70s, featuring celebrity guests, skits and sight gags.
First guest: Henry Mancini, who performs a medley of his best-known works.

[02] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
14Sep1972
Guest
Nancy Wilson
Highlights:
Nancy sings "If I Were Your Woman".
George does "L-O-V-E".
George & Nancy duet with "I Got Love".
All join in for "Oh, Happy Day".

[03] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
21Sep1972
Guest
Arte Johnson.
Highlights:
Arte Johnson as a rabbi and George a minister in a sermonette spoof.
Songs include "Ballin' the Jack."

[04] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
28Sep1972
Guest
Della Reese.
Highlights:
Della sings "Let It Go".
Other songs: "Walk Right In," "Every Day I Have the Blues," "Heaven Help Us."

[05] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
05Oct1972
Guest
Stanley Myron Handelman.
Highlights:
George as a lunchbox gourmet.
Songs include "Put Your Hand in the Hand" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy."

[06] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
12Oct1972
Guest
Corbett Monica.
Highlights:
"Everything Is Beautiful," "Close to You" and "Save the Country."

[07] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
19Oct1972
Guest
Hines, Hines and Dad.
Highlights:
Songs include "Celebrate," "Swamp Beat," "Green Grass of Home."

[08] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
26Oct1972
Guest
Gloria Loring.
Highlights:
George sings "Talk to the Animals".
Gloria sings "Everything I Own".
All join in for "What's Going On".

[09] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
02Nov1972
Guest
Teresa Graves.
Highlights:
"Until the Real Thing Comes Along," "Candy Man," "Everybody's Talkin'."

[10] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
09Nov1972
Guest:
Della Reese
Highlights:
Della sings "Cabaret".
Other songs include "I Believe in Music," "I Almost Lost My Mind," "You've Got a Friend."
Plus regulars, Julie Amato, Jack Duffy.

[11] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
16Nov1972
Guest
Henry Mancini.
Highlights:
Henry Mancini joins George for "Moon River."
Other songs include "Joy to the World" and "When I Lay My Burden Down."

[12] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
23Nov1972
Guest
Freda Payne.
Highlights:
"Let It Be," "Let the Good Times Roll."
Plus regulars Julie Amato, Jack Duffy, Joey Hollingsworth, Connie Martin and Steve Weston.

[13] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
30Nov1972
Guest
Pat Paulsen
Highlights:
Pat appears as Mr. Sympathy, a telephone talk show host on the radio.
Songs include "Show Me" and "Walking Happy".

[14] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
07Dec1972
Guest
Arte Johnson
Highlights:
Arte Johnson joins in an Astaire-Rogers spoof and a holdup sketch.
Songs included are "All I Need Is the Girl," "Put a Little Love in Your Heart."

[15] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
14Dec1972
Guest
Della Reese
Highlights:
Della sings "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" and joins George for a duet.
Comedy sketch on faces.
George does Sidney the Puppet and sings “Brother Beware.”

[16] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
21Dec1972
Guest
Chelsea Brown.
Highlights:
Chelsea Brown sings "Until," and joins George in "Dance of the Pansies" and a lunch-box gourmet sketch.
Plus regulars Julie Amato, Jack Duffy, Connie Martin, Steve Weston.

[17] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
28Dec1972
Guest
Dux DeJohn.
Highlights:
Singer Dux DeJohn joins George in "Friendship" and a lunch-box gourmet sketch.
Songs include "Hey, Jude."
Julie Amato, Jack Duffy, Connie Martin, Joey Hollingsworth and Steve Weston are the regulars.

[18] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
04Jan1973
Guest
Barbara Sharma of "Laugh-In".
Highlights:
Songs include, "Proud Mary" and "It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love".

[19] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
11Jan1973
Guest
Pat Paulsen
Highlights:
Pat Paulsen plays a grumpy genie.
Songs include "Misty," "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" and "Turn Around."

[20] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
25Jan1973
Guests
Alan Drake
and Dianne Brooks.
Highlights:
George plays Sidney the Puppet in a sketch.
Dianne sings "Lush Life".
George sings "Dock of the Bay".

[21] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
01Feb1973
Guests
Enzo Stuarti
and impressionist Richard M. Dixon.
Highlights:
Enzo sings "If She Walked into My Life".

[22] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
08Feb1973
Guest:
Marilyn Michaels.
Highlights:
Marilyn Michaels joins George in "I Want to Be Happy" and solos in a medley about children.
George plays Father Goose.

[23] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
15Feb1973
Guests
Bill Cosby
and Mike Douglas.
Highlights:
George recites a nursery rhyme, Father Goose-style, and sings "Cabaret" and "Got to Do Wrong."

[24] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
22Feb1973
Guests
Charlie Callas
and Sylvia Thorne.
Highlights:
George sings "Raindrops".

[25] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
01Mar1973
Guest
Jo Anne Worley.
Highlights:
Jo Anne Worley sings "I'm Sky."
George sings "Alone Again Naturally" and "Jump in the Lake".

[26] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
08Mar1973
Guests
Dave Broadfoot
and Wanda Belle.
Highlights:
Songs include "People," "Brandy" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

[27] Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour
15Mar1973
Guest
Hugh O'Brian
and Fran Jeffries.
Highlights:
"Sailor Man," "I Feel the Earth Move," "You and Me, Babe," "Everyday People."

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