CTVA US Music Variety - "Dick Clark's Live Wednesday" (NBC)(Fall Y1978)

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Dick Clark's Live Wednesday (Fall 1978)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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Produced by Dick Clark and Bill Lee
for
NBC

US Variety series Fall 1978  13 episodes x 60 min

Hosted by Dick Clark

Announcer: Jerry Bishop

Orchestra: Lenny Stack

*Note: also known as Live Wednesday.

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NBC Wednesdays 8-9pm / Shown Live in the East and MidWest
On Tape in Areas further West

[01] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday  [Premiere]
20Sep1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are Tiny Tim, Eric Estrada from CHiPs, Diana Ross, comedian Johnny Yune, singer Ricky Nelson,
teen vocalists Jimmy and Kristy McNichol, and the L.A. Rams Cheerleaders.
Highlights:
Jimmy and Kristy McNichol sing "He's a Dancer",
and stuntman Dar Robinson jumps on a trampoline that was suspended 300 feet in the air by a helicopter.
The finale was a music "supergroup" made up of conductors Paul Williams and Doc Severinsen, Charlie Daniels, Marvin Hamlisch,
Hot, Chuck Berry, Charlie Rich, Frankie Avalon, Doug Kershaw, Walter Murphy, Eddie Money, Pete Best, Elvin Bishop,
Donald Byrd, Stanley Clarke, Jim Seals and Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts), Hoyt Axton, Rick Danko, Johnny Rivers,
Mongo Santamaria, Bo Diddley, James Guercio, Nigel Olsson (from the Elton John Band), and Billy Preston.

[02] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
27Sep1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are singer Natalie Cole, stuntman Steve Baker, Suzanne Somers, vocalist Barry Manilow, and actress Melissa Gilbert.
Highlights:
Barry Manilow performs his hits "Copacabana" and "Ready to Take a Chance Again" in a segment recorded at the Philadelphia Spectrum;
Steve Baker attempts one of Houdini's underwater escapes;
Suzanne Somers joins Clark for a review of popular Hollywood pin-up girls;
Natalie Cole sings "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

[03] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
04Oct1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are comic actor Jimmy Walker, composer Paul Williams, comedian Billy Crystal, stuntman Steve Baker and musical group The Village People.
Highlights:
Eight Elvis impersonators do a salute to "The King"; Baker attempts to escape from a locked box as a speeding car aims towards him;
a look at the popular world of disco; Jimmy Walker does a standup routine at The Comedy Store and Billy Crystal performs live in the studio.

[04] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
18Oct1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are singers Donna Summer and Engelbert Humperdinck, actor Telly Savalas and TV legend Sid Caesar.
Highlights:
Donna Summer performs "Last Dance" and "MacArthur Park"
Engelbert Humperdinck sings "After the Lovin'".
Sid Caesar does standup portraying a chewing gum machine, a slot machine, and a restroom towel machine.

[05] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
25Oct1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are singer Bonnie Pointer, stand-up comic Jay Leno, actress Raquel Welch, disco group Meco, stuntman Dar Robinson, and rock group Chicago.
Highlights:
Chicago perform "Alive Again".

[06] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
01Nov1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are 50s TV comic Pinky Lee, actress/singer Rita Moreno, comedian David Brenner, comic pianist Victor Borge, and singer Crystal Gayle.
Highlights:
Victor Borge introduces a piece by Chopin, but he never quite gets around to playing it.

[07] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
08Nov1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are vocalists Tom Jones and Aretha Franklin, comedians David Steinberg and Milton Berle, Steve Allen, and illusionist Morlock.
Highlights:
Tom Jones performs "Livin' in the U.S.A." and "As You Turn Away"; a birthday salute to Mickey Mouse;
David Steinberg's classic psychiatrist sketch with Dick; a salute to 15 years of Rolling Stones records;
Steve Allen plays piano while both are levitated by Morlock;
Milton Berle performs "September Song" then does a stand-up bit Steinberg who destroys his outfit with scissors, and seltzer;
Aretha Franklin sings "You Light Up My Life" and "Respect";
Dick chats with Gaylord Perry in audience then he's hit with a pie by Milton Berle.

[08] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
15Nov1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are vocalist Johnny Mathis, musical group Abba, comic Buddy Hackett, singer Neil Sedaka,
comic actor Harvey Korman, impressionist David Frye, and photographer Francesco Scavullo.
Highlights:
Buddy Hackett and Harvey Korman do Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First" bit,
David Frye performing stand up live at The Comedy Store,
Francesco Scavullo introduces several models he thought would make it big.

[09] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
29Nov1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are vocal group Peter, Paul and Mary, comedian Andy Kaufman, composer Sammy Cahn, vocalist Connie Francis, and singer Glen Campbell.
Highlights:
Sammy Cahn is featured in a segment recorded in a Los Angeles piano bar;
Andy Kaufman does his "immigrant doing bad impressions" routine;
Connie Francis performs a disco version of her hit "Where the Boys Are."

[10] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
06Dec1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are singer Paul Anka, comedian Nipsey Russell, and female impersonator Jim Bailey.
Highlights:
Russell performs a standup comedy routine.

[11] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
13Dec1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are vocalist Tony Orlando and comedian Rodney Dangerfield.
Highlights:
A standup routine from Rodney Dangerfield, and a tribute to late singer Bobby Darin on the fifth anniversary of his death.

[12] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday
20Dec1978 NBC Wed
Dick Clark's guests are drummer Buddy Rich, singer Bobbie Gentry, comic Bobby Kelton, and vocal team Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
Highlights:
Rich performs a duet on the skins with a 6-year-old drummer.

[13] Dick Clark's Live Wednesday  [Series Finale]
27Dec1978 NBC Wed
In the series finale, Dick Clark's guests are ex-Beatle Pete Best, singer/guitarist Trini Lopez, Sarah Dash, Vegas lounge comic Cork Proctor, singer Melissa Manchester and,
in pre-recorded segments, comic impressionist David Frye and the Marquis Chimps.
Highlights:
David Frye does impressions including Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and Rodney Dangerfield at The Comedy Store.

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