CTVA US Country Music - "The Donna Fargo Show" (Synd)(1978-79)

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The Donna Fargo Show (Syndicated)(1978-79)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded March 2019]
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

 
Metromedia Producers Corp.
for
Syndication
Taped at the million dollar Osmond Entertainment Center in Orem, Utah.
Executive Producers The Osmond Brothers
Producer Bill Siegler
Directed by Rick Bennewitz / Bill Miller
Written by David Brown, George Geiger, Sonny Gordo, Lee Maddux.

US Country Music Show 1978-79 26 episodes x 30 min

Host Donna Fargo

Recurring: comic Tom Biener (brother of John Byner)

Announcer Harrison Henderson

The Bob Rosario Orchestra

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Syndicated Fridays 6:30pm
(aired in some places Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays)

[01] The Donna Fargo Show [Premiere]
15Sep1978 Fri 6:30pm
Host Donna Fargo
Guests
Tammy Wynette
Tom Biener

Highlights:
Tammy Wynette sings "Womanhood" and "You and Me."
Donna solos on "Sing Me," "Dream Lover," "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" and "Crocodile Rock."
Comic Tom Biener appears in a sketch about peanut butter.

[02] The Donna Fargo Show
22Sep1978 [Roswell Daily Record]
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Sherman Hemsley
Highlights:
Sherman Hemsley who does "Love Is the Key."
Donna solos on "Try a Little Kindness," "That Was Yesterday," "Shame on Me,"
"Little Green Apples" and "Heat Wave."
Resident comic Tom Biener is also featured.

[03] The Donna Fargo Show
29Sep1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Donny Most
Highlights:
Donny solos on "Temptation Eyes" and joins Donna on "Bye Bye Love."
Donna's concert segment showcases the Jim Croce tunes "I Got a Name,"
"Time in a Bottle," "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown."

[04] The Donna Fargo Show
06Oct1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Rita Moreno
Highlights:
Rita Moreno sings "Jesse."
Donna performs "Let Me Be There," Raga muffin Man," "Top of the World,"
"By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Jambalaya."
Also: regular Tom Biener joins Rita in a comedy sketch set in the Tower of London.

[05] The Donna Fargo Show
13Oct1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Mel Tillis
Highlights:
Comedy sketches feature guest Mel Tillis as a singing messenger boy and a show-business psychiatrist.
Sons include, "Stop and Smell the Roses," "Everybody Has a Dream," "Country Roads,"
"Kiss an Angel Good Morning" and "Suspicious Minds."

[06] The Donna Fargo Show
20Oct1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guests
The Oak Ridge Boys
Highlights:
The Oak Ridge Boys perform "Come On In".
Donna's musical selections include "Let Your Love Flow," "Words," "Way You Do the Things You Do"
and "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."

[07] The Donna Fargo Show
27Oct1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
John Byner
Highlights:
John Byner performs "Jealous Guy".
Donna sings "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Close to You" and "Proud Mary".
Comedy bits feature the brothers, Biener and Byner as flamenco dancers
and as the detective duo "The Hardly Boys."

[08] The Donna Fargo Show
03Nov1978 [Burlington Daily Times]
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Diana Canova
Highlights:
Diana sings "You Come Walkin' Back".
Donna sings "You Can't Be a Beacon," "Don't Be Angry," "Sweet, Sweet Smile,"
"Fallin'," and "Gentle on My Mind."
Also appearing: resident comic Tom Biener.

[09] The Donna Fargo Show
11Nov1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guests
The Osmond Brothers.
Highlights:
The Osmond Brothers sing "Stayin' Alive".
Donna sings "Send a Little Love My Way" and "Do I Love You?").
A production number showcases Donna's hits "Funny Face" and "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA."

[10] The Donna Fargo Show
18Nov1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Marie Osmond
Highlights:
Marie Osmond sings "Take a Chance on Me".
Donna performs "My Music," "Couple More Years," "Me and Bobby McGee,"
"I'm Stone in Love with You" and "Joy to the World."
Also: Marie appears with comedian Tom Biener in a sketch about two confused songwriters.

[11] The Donna Fargo Show
25Nov1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Robert Guillaume
Highlights:
Donna sings "Down by the Lazy River," "It's So Easy," "Please Mr. Please" and "Good Golly Miss Molly".
Robert sings "I (Who Have Nothing)".

[12] The Donna Fargo Show
02Dec1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Jamie Farr
Highlights:
Tom Biener join Donna in a '50s concert segment that includes the selections "Let's Have a Party,"
"Rock Around the Clock," "Blue Moon" and "Earth Angel."

[13] The Donna Fargo Show
09Dec1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
George Lindsey
Highlights:
Donna's numbers include "Reach," "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," "Somebody Special"
and "Tossin' and Turnin'."

[14] The Donna Fargo Show
16Dec1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
comedian Kip Addotta.
Highlights:
Donna sings "Gift of Love," "Heartbreak Hotel," "The Race Is On" and "Song with No Music."
Also featured an Agatha Christie spoof.

[15] The Donna Fargo Show
23Dec1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guests
Ray Price
Rip Taylor.

Highlights:
Ray performs "A Different Kind of Flower" and "For the Good Times."
Donna's concert segment includes "Love Will Keep Us Together,"
"Can't Smile Without You" and "Thank God I'm a Country Girl."
Also: series regular Tom Biener in a spoof of beauty pageants.

[16] The Donna Fargo Show
30Dec1978
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Gary Burghoff
Highlights:
Gary Burghoff sings "If I Ruled the World."
Donna's numbers include "Hi-Heel Sneakers," "Jive Talkin',"
"Take It to the Limit" and "Roll Over Beethoven."

[17] The Donna Fargo Show
06Jan1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Carol Lawrence
and magician Mark Wilson
Highlights:
Carol sings "The Last Blues Song".
Other musical numbers include "Laughter in the Rain," "Put a Little Love in Your Heart,"
"For the Rest of My Life," "Just the Way You Are" and "You're the One That I Want."
Also: regular Tom Biener appears in a hunting skit.

[18] The Donna Fargo Show
13Jan1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Robert Guillaume
Highlights:
Donna's numbers include "When Will I Be Loved?" "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry,"
"I Can't Stop Lovin' You," "Superman" and "Johnny B. Goode."

[19] The Donna Fargo Show
20Jan1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Donny Osmond
Highlights:
Donny Osmond performs "This One's for You."
Donna's songs include "Southern Nights," "Emotion" and "Tomorrow Child."

[20] The Donna Fargo Show
27Jan1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Barbi Benton
Chuck Woolery.

Highlights:
Barbi sings "Something New".
Chuck Woolery sings "You Don't Know Me"
Donna's songs include "Changes in My Life," "He Don't Love You" and "Muddy Waters."

[21] The Donna Fargo Show
03Feb1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guests
James Darren
and comedian Johnny Dark.
Highlights:
James Darren sings "Next Time".
James & Donna duet on "Sometimes When We Touch".
Donna sings "You're No Good," "Talking in Your Sleep" and "Back in the U.S.A.".

[22] The Donna Fargo Show
10Feb1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guests
Ruth Buzzi (" '57 Chevrolet")
Joe Baker.
Highlights:
Donna's sings "If I Can't Have You," "Too Much Heaven," "Travelin' Band," "Mr. Doodles."

[23] The Donna Fargo Show
17Feb1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guests
Jay Osmond
and comedian Doug Stockier
Highlights:
Jay Osmond offers "Get It Right the First Time".
Jay and Donna sing "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show."
Donna also performs "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and "You Needed Me."

[24] The Donna Fargo Show
24Feb1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guests
Rose Marie
Highlights:
Donna sings "Jump Shout Boogie," "He Don't Love You" and "The Gambler."

[25] The Donna Fargo Show
03Mar1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
Peter Marshall
Highlights:
Peter sings "Skip a Rope".
Donna offers "Time," "Happy Together," "You Can Have Him."

[26] The Donna Fargo Show
10Mar1979
Host Donna Fargo
Guest
JoAnne Worley
and comic Johnny Dark.
Highlights:
"Delta Dawn," "Why Me?" "Thank You for Being a Friend" and "Baptism of Jesse Taylor."

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