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Season 1 (NBC) (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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NBC Thursdays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern
Barnaby Productions, Inc.
Regulars: The Dave Grusin Orchestra
Recurring: The New Christy Minstrels with Randy Sparks , The Goodtime Singers, The Osmond Brothers

[01] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2471
27Sep1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
George Gobel
Peggy Lee
The New Christy Minstrels

George did a comedy bit about digit dialing.
Songs:
Peggy Lee - Them There Eyes, But Beautiful
Peggy, George & Andy - You Are My Sunshine
Andy's new hour-long musical variety show has the welcome old face of lonesome George Gobel along for a telephone
monologue and a singing bit with Peggy Lee and his host. Williams, Miss Lee and a new talented group called
"The Christy Minstrels" do a lot of singing. To balance out the vocalizing, Andy talks to characters from his Iowa
hometown and he's properly folksy with his audience. (Color).

[02] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2492
04Oct1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Rita Moreno
Paul Lynde
The New Christy Minstrels.

Highlights:
Andy sings "At Long Last Love" & "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
Andy & Paul duet on "Kids".
Rita Moreno sings "I Love a Parade".
Andy & Rita duet on "My Alma Mater".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Things", "You Don't Know" and "Ramblin' Rose".

[03] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2493
11Oct1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Alan Young appeared with his favorite talking horse, Mr. Ed.
Miyoshi Umeki
The New Christy Minstrels with Randy Sparks

Sketch:
Miyoshi tries to teach Andy the Japanese alphabet and demonstrates the rituals of the tea house.
Andy again visits his home town of Wall Lake, Iowa for visits with Wrong Way Willie, old-timers in the park and a
junior spaceman.
Highlights:
Andy sings "The Sweetest Sounds", "My Funny Valentine" and "Maria".
Miyoshi sings "My Ship" & "Japanese Tea Talk".
Andy & Miyoshi duet on "A" You're Adorable".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Cotton Picker's Song" and "This Land is Your Land"

[04] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2495A
18Oct1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Martha Raye
The New Christy Minstrels with Randy Sparks

Sketches:
Martha did a sketch about a department store cleaning woman daydreaming in the Wig Dept.
Highlights:
Andy sings "Our Love Is Here to Stay".
Martha sings "Up a Lazy River".
Andy & Martha duet on a "Happy" Medley.
Andy & Randy Sparks perform "Wooden Whistle"
New Christy Minstrels perform "Fire Down Below".

[05] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2495B
25Oct1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Randy Sparks

Sketch:
Sammy did impressions of Ed Sullivan, Clark Gable, Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis & Marlon Brando.
Highlights:
Andy sings "Almost Like Being in Love", "Sittin' and a-Rockin'" and "Heather on the Hill".
Andy & Sammy duet on "Breezin' Along with the Breeze", & "Bidin' My Time".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Charlie Welch".
Andy & Sammy duet can be seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwl-rLtfupU

[06] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2498A
01Nov1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Paul Lynde
The Lennon Sisters
The New Christy Minstrels with Randy Sparks

Sketch:
Paul portrays a nervous soda jerk on his first night of work.
Highlights:
Andy sings "Just in Time" & "Unchained Melody".
Lennon Sisters sing "Little White Lies", "Hooray for Love" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love".
Andy & Lennons do a Vaudeville Medley with "Down By the Old Mill Stream", "Singin' in the Rain", "I'm Alabamy Bound",
"Row, Row, Row" and "Me and My Shadow".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Denver".

[07] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2498B
08Nov1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Betty Grable
Lawrence Welk
The New Christy Minstrels with Randy Sparks

Highlights:
Andy sings "Almost Like Being in Love", "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Rose of Tralee".
Lawrence Welk performs "Moon River Polka".
Betty Grable sings "Night Life".
Andy & New Christy Minstrels perform "Wolverton Mountain".
Two opposites meet on Andy's show. Lawrence Welk plays the accordian, sings and becomes an Iowa music teacher in Andy's
folksy, weekly visit to his home town. Betty Grable, on the other hand, hoofs as usual and looks practically unchanged.
Also, the Christy Minstrels sing with Williams, and Andy steps out in the audience for chitchat and song requests. (Color).

[08] The Andy Williams Show
no. 64-2494
15Nov1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Tammy Grimes
Jerry Van Dyke
The New Christy Minstrels with Randy Sparks

Highlights:
Andy sings "Falling in Love With Love" & "Look for the Silver Lining".
Tammy Grimes sings "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" & "I'm Just Wild About Harry".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Railroad Bill".

[09] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2480
22Nov1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Milton Berle
The New Christy Minstrels with Randy Sparks
Milton Berle is celebrating his 50th year in show business and Andy has dug up some rare photographs that highlight his
career. Uncle Miltie introduces his version of an international TV personality - Sir Reginald Sisters.
Highlights:
Andy sings "The Song Is You; America the Beautiful
Andy & New Christy Minstrels - That's Entertainment

[10] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2498C
29Nov1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Nancy Walker
Bob Newhart
Bob does his Sir Walter Raleigh monologue. Nancy does a satirical takeoff on top-rated TV shows.
Highlights:
Andy sings "Softly As I Leave You" & "Coffee Time".
Andy, Bob & Nancy perform "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
Andy & New Christy Minstrels sing "Don't Cry Suzanne".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Big Rock Candy Mountain".

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[11] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2498D
13Dec1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Mickey Rooney
Miyoshi Umeki
The New Christy Minstrels

Mickey does a dramatic monologue about a veteran actor who is trying to make a comeback. Miyoshi joins Andy in a sketch
about domestic life.
Highlights:
Andy sings "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Heartbeat of Hollywood" and "If Ever I Should Leave You".
Andy & Mickey duet on "Everything I've Got Belongs To You".
Miyoshi peforms "In My Little Corner of the World".
Andy & Miyoshi duet with "Little Me".
Andy & New Christy Minstrels sing "Golden Wedding Ring".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Fireball Train".
Andy sings "What Kind of Fool Am I".

[12] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2498E
20Dec1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Bette Davis
The Osmond Brothers
The New Christy Minstrels
the Notre Dame football team

Highlights:
Bette Davis sings "Just Turn Me Loose On Broadway". (from "Two's Company")
From her movie "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane".
Bette with the New Christy Minstrels sing "I Know An Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly".
The Osmond Brothers sing ""I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas" and "Side By Side".
This was the first TV appearance by the Osmond Brothers (Alan, Wayne, Merrill & Jay).
Bette sings "Turn Me Loose On Broadway". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW-duGayk4I
Bette sings "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIkwjXY7Nvw&feature=related

[13] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2498F
27Dec1962
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Tournament of Roses queen Nancy Davis and her court
The New Christy Minstrels.

[14] The Andy Williams Show
no. 63-2523
03Jan1963 (rerun 18Apr63)
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Kate Smith
Arturo Romero and his Magic Violins

Highlights:
Andy sings "Make Believe" and "Time After Time".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Billy's Mule".
Kate Smith sings "Something's Gotta Give" & "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
Andy and the New Christy Minstrels sing "You Don't Want My Love".
Arturo Romero performs "Romanian Rhapsody".
Andy & Romero duet on "Fascination".

[15] The Andy Williams Show
10Jan1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Keely Smith
George Gobel


[16] The Andy Williams Show
17Jan1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Jane Wyman
Red Norvo
Jonathan Winters


[17] The Andy Williams Show
nos. 63-209 and 64-281
24Jan1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Sammy Davis, Jr.
The Osmond Brothers
The Clinger Sisters

Highlights:
Andy & Sammy duet on "I'm An Old Cowhand"
Really funny duet with Andy & Sammy can be seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGVjWAJzxj0&feature=related
*Note: This was the Osmond Brothers second appearance and, after this, they became regular cast members.

[18] The Andy Williams Show
31Jan1963 (rerun 02May63)
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Ann Sothern
"Bonanza's" Lorne Greene & Dan Blocker
also
R.G. Brown
Marian Mercer
The New Christy Minstrels
The Colin Romoff Orchestra.

Highlights:
Andy sings "It's a Grand Night for Singing", "I Left My Hat in Haiti" & "When Day is Done".
New Christy Minstrels perform "The Preacher and the Bear".
Ann sings "Baubles, Bangles and Beads".
All join in for the "Bossa Nova".

[19] The Andy Williams Show
07Feb1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Peter Lawford
Martha Raye
Sketch:
Andy as narrator tells the story of "Cinderella" with Martha Raye playing Cinderella and Peter Lawford as the handsome
Prince Charming.
Highlights:
Andy & Peter duet on "French Lesson".
The Osmond Brothers sing "Chicago Town".
The New Christy Minstrels perform "Mighty Mississippi".
Apart from the singing, there's a broad take-off on Cinderella, with Martha Raye playing the heroine, and Peter Lawford
doing Prince Charming. Also, Lawford sings two good songs from an old MGM musical of his, "Good News;" the Osmond Brothers
axe back and the New Christy Minstrels pep things up with "Mighty. Mississippi." (Color). [Yonkers NY Herald]

[20] The Andy Williams Show
14Feb1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Jazz trumpeter Al Hirt and his group
Andy Griffith
Also regulars
R.G. Brown
Marion Mercer
The New Christy Minstrels featuring Randy Sparks
The Osmond Brothers
Colin Romoff Orchestra


[21] The Andy Williams Show
21Feb1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Fred MacMurray
Carol Channing
Art Linkletter
also
R.G. Brown
Marian Mercer
The New Christy Minstrels
The Osmond Brothers

Sketch:
Fred MacMurray a former song-and-dance man, joins Andy in a vaudeville routine.
Highlights:
Andy sings "Show Me", "Autumn Leaves" and "Bless This House".
Carol Channing sings "The Girl in the Show".
New Christy Minstrels perform "Walk Right In".

[22] The Andy Williams Show
28Feb1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Roy Rogers
Dale Evans
Pearl Bailey

also
The New Christy Minstrels
The Osmond Brothers
R.G. Brown
Marian Mercer
Colin Romoff Orchestra

Highlights:
Pearl Bailey & Andy sings "Give Me the Simple Life".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRU3w415xys&feature=related

[25] The Andy Williams Show
21-Mar-1963 NBC Thur
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Rita Moreno
Shelley Berman
also
The New Christy Minstrels
The Osmond Brothers
R.G. Brown
Marian Mercer
Dave Grusin and his Orchestra

(NOT Colin Romoff Orchestra - as previously stated)
Highlights:
Andy and Shelley Berman duet to "Pick Yourself Up".
Rita Moreno sings "Chihuahua Choo-Choo".
Andy sings "Misty" and "I Love You".
The Osmond Brothers and the New Christy Minstrels also perform.[RF]

[24] The Andy Williams Show
14Mar1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Maureen O'Hara
The Williams Brothers
also
The New Christy Minstrels
The Osmond Brothers
R.G. Brown
Marian Mercer
The Colin Romoff Orchestra

Musical Highlights:
Andy Williams sings "Falling in Love with Love," "Call Me Irresponsible," "The Rose of Tralee," and "Danny Boy."
Maureen O'Hara sings "And This Is My Beloved" and "Whistling Gypsy Rover."
Maureen O'Hara, Andy Williams, and The New Christy Minstrels perform "Rodger Rum."
The Williams Brothers (Andy, Dick, Bob and Don) sing "Consider Yourself," "You Are My Sunshine" and "Dream
(When You're Feeling Blue)."
The Williams Brothers introduce their wives & children, their sister and parents.
Andy Williams and The New Christy Minstrels sing a song about hiking (to the tune of "Wabash Cannonball").
Comedy:
Marian Mercer and R.G. Brown (series regulars) do a comedy bit with O'Hara and Williams. Segment ends with Mercer,
O'Hara and Williams singing "I Wish I Were An Irish Colleen."

[25] The Andy Williams Show
21Mar1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Rita Moreno
Shelley Berman

also
The New Christy Minstrels
The Osmond Brothers
R.G. Brown
Marian Mercer
The Colin Romoff Orchestra


[26] The Andy Williams Show
28Mar1963
producer, Bob Finkel
director, Robert Scheerer
head writer, Mort Green
writers, Bill Persky, Sam Denhoff, James Murray, Harry Crane
Guests:
Vaughn Meader
Pete Fountain
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Johnny Mercer

also
The New Christy Minstrels
Thr Osmond Brothers
R.G. Brown
Marian Mercer
Colin Romoff Orchestra

Highlights:
Andy sings the five songs nominated for this year's Oscars.
They are from "Papa's Delicate Condition", "Call Me Irresponsible"; from "Charade", "Charade";
from "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World", "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World"; from "Mondo Cane" "More";
and from "55 Days at Peking", "So Little Time".
*Note: Andy Williams appears on this week's TV Guide.

Trivia:
These are the five nominated songs from 1963's Oscars.
The song "Call Me Irresponsible" music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn.
The song "Charade" music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
The song "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World" music by Ernest Gold and lyrics by Mack David.
The song "More" music by Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliviero and lyrics by Norman Newell.
The song "So Little Time" music by Dimitri Tiomkin and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.

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