CTVA US Music Variety - "The Jim Nabors Hour" (CBS)(1969-71)

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The Jim Nabors Hour (1969-71)
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THE JIM NABORS HOUR
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CBS
Executive Producer: Richard O'Linke
Producers: E. Duke Vincent, Bruce Johnson

US Music Variety Comedy series 1969-71  (25Sep69-20May71) 60 min

Hosted by Jim Nabors
Jim Nabors, singer-comedian got his start on  The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68)
and later starred in the spin-off  Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (1964-69)

Regulars:
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
The Nabors Kids
The Tony Mordente Dancers
The Paul Weston Orchestra


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 [--] Jim Nabors Special (pilot)
24Oct1968 CBS Thursday
Choreographer Andre Tayir
Guests
Debbie Reynolds
Carol Burnett
Vikki Carr
Mary Costa

Highlights:
Debbie and Carol don gingham and granny glasses to portray Jim's schoolteachers.
Jim and Carol sing a marathon medley of roundelays (almost everything from "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" to
"She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain").
Operatic airs by Rossini, Strauss and Wagner provide the musical vehicle as Jim, Carol, Vikki and Mary satirize
excessively dramatic TV commercials. (Among their tuneful pitches: "El Pill de Seville", "Der Schtinkermaus", and
"Valkyrie of the Dolls".)
Jim sings "Back in the Race", "Man of La Mancha" and "Tomorrow Never Comes".
Vikki sings "Poor Butterfly" and "Stay".
Mary performs the Waltz from Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet".
Jim and Debbie duet "One of Those Songs".

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CBS Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

[01] The Jim Nabors Hour
25Sep1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Andy Griffith
Julie Budd

[02] The Jim Nabors Hour
02Oct1969 CBS Thurs [rerun 19Mar70]
Guest
Carol Burnett
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Jim sings "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Down in the Valley".
Jim and Carol sing a love medley.
Jim, Nabors Kids and the Dancers perform to "Listen to the Band".
In sketches, Jim and Carol are Mr. and Mrs. Lone Ranger;
the cast spoofs the World Series (with Carol and Jim as locker-room buddies).
Frank discusses the fine art of gunslinging and the Brothers-in-law clash as Jim drives his car through the wall. [RF]

[03] The Jim Nabors Hour
09Oct1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Leslie Uggams

[04] The Jim Nabors Hour
16Oct1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Wayne Newton

[05] The Jim Nabors Hour
23Oct1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Kate Smith

[06] The Jim Nabors Hour
30Oct1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Juliet Prowse

[07] The Jim Nabors Hour
06Nov1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Tim Conway
Mary Costa

[08] The Jim Nabors Hour
13Nov1969 CBS Thurs [rerun 28May70]
Guest
Glen Campbell
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Glen sings "I Was Born a Country Boy".
Jim sings "Birth of the Blues".
Jim and Glen sing "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose".
Jim and the Nabors Kids perform "Sweet Blindness".
Tony and Charlene perform to "Good Morning".
Glen joins Jim, Ronnie and Frank in a Western spoof.
The Brothers-in-law try to keep Blanche from meeting Harry's old flame.
Choreographer Tony Mordente and his assistant Charlene Mehl do a dance number.
The entire cast joins in a salute to the South. [RF]

[09] The Jim Nabors Hour
20Nov1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Ken Berry

[--] 27Nov1969 - no details

[10] The Jim Nabors Hour
04Dec1969 CBS Thurs [rerun 07May70]
Guest
Bobbie Gentry
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Bobbie sings "Greyhound Goin' Somewhere".
Jim sings "Try to Remember" and "Somewhere".
Jim and Bobbie sing a Southern medley of "Stars Fall on Alabama", "Jackson" and "Alabamy Bound".
Bobbie as sexy Delta Dawn schemes to marry Beau Weevil (Jim) heir to a large plantation.
The Brothers-in-law try to rig a foolproof burglar system.
Finale a musical salute to mountain country. [RF]

[11] The Jim Nabors Hour
11Dec1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Jane Wyman
Julie Budd


[12] The Jim Nabors Hour
18Dec1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Bill Dana

[13] The Jim Nabors Hour
25Dec1969 CBS Thurs
Guest
Kay Starr
Minnie Pearl


[14] The Jim Nabors Hour
01Jan1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Jerry Van Dyke

[15] The Jim Nabors Hour
08Jan1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Julie Budd

[16] The Jim Nabors Hour
15Jan1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Barbara McNair

[17] The Jim Nabors Hour
22Jan1970 CBS Thurs [rerun 14May70]
Guest
Rock Hudson
singers Beverlee & Sidro with the Sneakers.
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Karen Morrow, Nabors Kids
The Tony Mordente Dancers, and The Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Jim sings "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Lead Me On, Precious Lord".
Beverlee & Sidro with the Sneakers perform "Try a Little Tenderness".
Jim and Rock perform "Don't It Make You Want to Go Home?"
Rock is a race car driver plagued by an overly solicitious gas station attendant (Jim).
The Brothers-in-law are unaware that their new boarder (Rock) is a celebrity.
Finale: the cast in a Minstrel Show. [RF]
Feedback:
I am writing in reference to the above mentioned Jim Nabors Hour, which aired on Jan 22, 1970 on CBS in the US.
I am Beverlee Brown, the Beverlee, of "Beverlee & Sidro with the Sneakers", guest starring with Rock Hudson on this
episode of the show.
I have tried for years to obtain a copy of this episode, as no one had the capability to record the show back then
.....we just watched it on TV, along with everyone else. I discovered your CTVA website only today, and finally felt
that there might be some hope for me in my search.
We were featured on another episode of the show (can't remember exact date) in 1971, guesting with Daryl Lamonica &
Roman Gabriel. I couldn't find this 2nd episode on your list, but am attaching some photos of the 1970 episode
(myself & Sidro with Rock Hudson, in "The Minstrel Show") as well as the second episode in 1971 (I'm the one with all the legs).
Please at least respond with some information or whatever advice you can give me in this matter.
Thanks So Much, Beverlee Brown, Chama, New Mexico, USA <bevybh@aol.com> (Oct 2011)





[18] The Jim Nabors Hour
29Jan1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Vikki Carr

[19] The Jim Nabors Hour
05Feb1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Phyllis Diller

[20] The Jim Nabors Hour
12Feb1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Don Rickles

[21] The Jim Nabors Hour
19Feb1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Marilyn Horne

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
26Feb1970
pre-empted for Don Adams Special "Hooray for Hollywood" starring Don Rickles, Edie Adams and Charlton Heston. [RF]

[22] The Jim Nabors Hour
05Mar1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Bob Newhart
Kaye Stevens


[23] The Jim Nabors Hour
12Mar1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Metropolitan Opera singer Mary Costa
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Mary sings "Sempre libera" from "La Traviatta".
Jim sings "Just a Little Lovin'" and "Danny Boy".
Jim and Mary duet with a Jerome Kern medley.
Jim and Mary join Frank Sutton and Ronnie Schell to spoof opening night at the Opera.
Frank plays Mickey Mouse; the Brothers-in-law over rent the boarding house. [RF]

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
19Mar1970 [rerun from 02Oct69]
Guest
Carol Burnett

[24] The Jim Nabors Hour
26Mar1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Roman Gabriel

[25] The Jim Nabors Hour
02Apr1970 CBS Thurs
Guest
Anthony Newley
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Anthony sings "There's No Such Thing as Love", "Who Can I Turn To?" and "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
Jim and Anthony sing a Newley medley.
Jim sings "I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love With You".
Jim, Nabors Kids and the Dancers perform "Back in Alabama" and "Walk Right In".
Anthony meets Jim the bumbling bellhop (Carol Burnett appears briefly).
The Brothers-in-la revamp the boarding house after Loomis (Jim) takes a hotel management course. [RF]

[26] The Jim Nabors Hour
09Apr1970 CBS Thurs [rerun 20May71]
Guest
"Family" members in the spotlight.
Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Karen Morrow and the Tony Mordente dancers.
*NOTE: Final show of the first season, repeats aired for the next few weeks.

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
07May1970 [rerun from 04Dec69]


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CBS Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

2.01 [27] The Jim Nabors Hour
17Sep1970 CBS
Guests
The Jackson Five

2.02 [28] The Jim Nabors Hour
24Sep1970 CBS [rerun 25Mar71]
Guests
Carol Burnett
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Jim and Carol sing "You Make Me Laugh".
Jim sings "I Love Paris" and "Don't Worry".
Carol plays an engaged lady who loses her ring while bathing (Jim is the plumber she summons).
Also a spoof of "They Shoot Horses Don't They?"
Finale; is a salute to Paris with dances and decor based on the posters of Toulouse-Lautrec. [RF]

2.03 [29] The Jim Nabors Hour
01Oct1970 CBS [rerun 13May71]
Guests
Kate Smith
Gary Puckett

2.04 [30] The Jim Nabors Hour
08Oct1970 CBS
Guests
Rick Nelson
Bobbie Gentry

2.05 [31] The Jim Nabors Hour
15Oct1970 CBS [rerun 01Apr71]
Guests
Glen Campbell
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Glen sings "My Way".
Jim and Glen duet to "Tennessee Bird Walk".
Karen and Glen sing "A Good Man is Hard to Find".
Jim sings "Something" and "Ace in the Hole".
Jim, Nabors Kids and dancers perform "The Happening".
A foreign legion sketch with Ronnie as Lawrence of Arabia and a Riverboat production number. [RF]

2.06 [32] The Jim Nabors Hour
22Oct1970 CBS
Guests
Vikki Carr

2.07 [33] The Jim Nabors Hour
29Oct1970 CBS
Guests
Andy Griffith
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Andy sings "Have a Little Talk With the Lord" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee".
Jim sings "Tenderly He Watches" and "Holy, Holy, Holy".
All join in for a Gospel medley.
A Biblical themed program with Andy who gives a comic recitation of "Daniel in the Lion's Den" and plays a
devil in search of his lost soul.
Frank Sutton and Karen Morrow as Mr. and Mrs. Noah.
Finale; A rousing revivalist with everyone joining in for "Come Alive". [RF]

2.08 [34] The Jim Nabors Hour
05Nov1970 CBS
Guests
Minnie Pearl
Julie Budd

2.09 [35] The Jim Nabors Hour
12Nov1970 CBS
Guests
Kay Starr

2.10 [36] The Jim Nabors Hour
19Nov1970 CBS
Guests
Don Rickles
Plus regulars
Frank Sutton
Ronnie Schell
Karen Morrow
Nabors Kids
Tony Mordente dancers
and the Paul Weston Orchestra.
Highlights:
Don performs "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am".
Karen sings "After You've Gone" and "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts".
Jim sings I'll Begin Again", "In the Garden" and "I'm Burlington Bertie".
Jim and Don perform "Don't Pick on Piccadilly".
Don and Karen are cast in saluting English music halls.
Don does insulting imitations of the regulars and plays a passenger whose efforts to catch a flight are impeded
by a bungling clerk (Jim). [RF]

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
26Nov1970
pre-empted for Thanksgiving Special.

2.11 [37] The Jim Nabors Hour
03Dec1970 CBS
Guests
Eddy Arnold

2.12 [38] The Jim Nabors Hour
10Dec1970 CBS [rerun 22Apr71]
Guests
Roy Rogers
Dale Evans


2.13 [39] The Jim Nabors Hour
17Dec1970 CBS
Guests
Totie Fields

2.14 [40] The Jim Nabors Hour
24Dec1970 CBS
Guests
Marilyn Horne

2.15 [41] The Jim Nabors Hour
31Dec1970 CBS [rerun 15Apr71]
Guests
Jane Wyman
Mary Costa


2.16 [42] The Jim Nabors Hour
07Jan1971 CBS [rerun 29Apr71]
Guests
Barbara McNair

2.17 [43] The Jim Nabors Hour
14Jan1971 CBS
Guests
Robert Goulet

2.18 [44] The Jim Nabors Hour
21Jan1971 CBS
Guests
Roger Miller

2.19 [45] The Jim Nabors Hour
28Jan1971 CBS
Guests
Bobby Goldsboro
Joan Rivers

2.20 [46] The Jim Nabors Hour
04Feb1971 CBS [rerun 06May71]
Guests
Engelbert Humperdinck

2.21 [47] The Jim Nabors Hour
11Feb1971 CBS
Guests
Phyllis Diller
Tommy Leonetti


2.22 [48] The Jim Nabors Hour
18Feb1971 CBS
Guests
Shirley Jones

2.23 [49] The Jim Nabors Hour
25Feb1971 CBS [rerun 27May71]
Guests
Tennessee Ernie Ford

2.24 [50] The Jim Nabors Hour
04Mar1971 CBS
Guests
Jackie DeShannon

2.25 [51] The Jim Nabors Hour
11Mar1971 CBS
Guests
Johnny Cash
June Carter Cash


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Reruns 25Mar1971 - 27May1971
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[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
25Mar1971 [rerun from 24Sep70]
Guest
Carol Burnett
*NOTE: First rerun.

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
01Apr1971 [rerun from 15Oct70]
Guest
Glen Campbell

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
08Apr1971 [rerun from 24Sep70]
Guest
Carol Burnett

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
15Apr1971 [rerun from 31Dec70]
Guests
Jane Wyman
Mary Costa

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
22Apr1971 [rerun from 10Dec70]
Guests
Roy Rogers
Dale Evans

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
29Apr1971 [rerun from 07Jan71]
Guest
Barbara McNair

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
06May1971 [rerun from 04Feb71]
Guest
Engelbert Humperdinck

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
13May1971 [rerun from 01Oct70]
Guests
Kate Smith
Gary Puckett

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
20May1971 [rerun from 09Apr70]
Cast regulars are highlighted.

[--] The Jim Nabors Hour
27May1971 [rerun from 25Feb71] [Final episode]
Guest
Tennessee Ernie Ford

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Syndicated Talk Show
Executive Producers: Carolyn Raskin & Larry Thompson
Producers: Ken Harris & Charles Colarusso
Regulars:
Susan Ford
Ronnie Schell
The Fred Werner Orchestra


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