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The David Steinberg Show (Summer 1972)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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THE DAVID STEINBERG SHOW
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CBS
Produced by Bob Booker and George Foster

US Variety Comedy Sketch show 1972 5 episodes x 60 min

Starring:
David Steinberg
With Regulars:
Joe Flaherty
Martin Short
John Candy
Announcer:
Bill Thompson
Music:
The Artie Butler Orchestra


Summer replacement series

David Steinberg was born in Manitoba, and was a member of the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, and frequently
appeared on the "Tonight" show during the late 1960s. In 1969 he hosted "The Music Scene".

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CBS Wednesdays 8-9pm

[01] The David Steinberg Show [Premiere]
19Jul1972 CBS Wed 8-9pm
'The David Steinberg Show' is a delightful piece of satirical nonsense that proves what a bright young talent Steinberg is.
He's got a marvelously wicked gleam in his eye and a winning way.
Each show will be "small," two guests and David. Each show will have a psychiatrist skit.
Leslie Uggams and Ed McMahon are tonight's guests and they are well used. Ed, for instance, is an FBI agent in one skit with
David as a job applicant, but David stops the sketch and takes the role Ed is playing because Ed has all the dialogue.
In another bit, David is a newspaper, with Ed and Leslie using "him" the way we all use papers. None of the variety show cliches
is here. No longwinded introductions, no singing and dancing choruses. Just talented people and good writing.

[02] The David Steinberg Show
26Jul1972 CBS Wed

[03] The David Steinberg Show
02Aug1972 CBS Wed
Guests:
James Caan
Bernadette Peters

As the Groucho Marx psychiatrist. David orders patient James Caan about, as he swats at imaginary moving objects and tosses out
psychiatric swingers. With Caan and guest Bernadette Peters, Steinberg plays a shy type attempting to amuse Miss Peters at a cocktail
party, and then Caan and Steinberg have fun playing big shots.
Even the musical numbers cast a satirical light tonight, when the trio sings "It's you."

[04] The David Steinberg Show
09Aug1972 CBS Wed
Guests:
Tommy Smothers
Valerie Harper

It's mostly Tommy Smothers' night on "The David Steinberg Show" if you like him, you'll like the show, and vice versa.
Valerie Harper of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", works some skits and does some singing, and not bad, either. But basically,
watch Tommy in action, mainly as David's son in the psychiatrist skit with Valerie as an ex-strippcr who takes off her clothes
when she hears music. Another sketch has David and Tommy, trying-to out-underdog each other with Valerie the heart-of-gold waitress
who judges the peculiar contest.

[05] The David Steinberg Show [Final show of the series]
16Aug1972 CBS Wed
Guests:
Avery Schreiber
Jack Burns
Della Reese
Carol Wayne


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