CTVA US Music Variety - "The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters" (Syndicated)(1972-74) (30min)

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THE WACKY WORLD OF JONATHAN WINTERS (1972-74)
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Greg Garrison production
Executive Producer Greg Garrison
Produced & Directed by Bill Foster
for
Syndication (9Sep72-7Sep74)

US Music Variety Comedy Series 1972-74 46 episodes x 30 min

Host/ Star: Jonathan Winters
Regulars/ Recurring Guests:
Marian Mercer, Mary Gregory, John Davidson,
The Soul Sisters, The Golddiggers, The Ding-a-Ling Sisters, The Williams Brothers

Jonathan Winters brings his special brand of improvisational comedy to this half-hour show.


###### Wacky World of Jonathan Winters ######
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Syndicated

1.1 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
09Sep1972
# 101
Sarah Vaughan and Ernest Borgnine join in the music and comedy.
Highlights:
Songs include "Once You've Been in Love" and "St. Louis Blues." The Soul Sisters, Marian Mercer.
Sarah Vaughan join Jonathan in comedy sketches and audience-suggested improvisations.
The Soul Sisters sing "Flim Flam Man." Regulars: Marian Mercer and Mary Gregory.

1.2 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
16Sep1972
# 102
Doug McClure and Jonathan in a comedy sketch about a TV repairman.
Highlights:
Songs include "I Believe in Music" (John Davidson), "I Feel the Earth Move" (Soul Sisters),
"Country Crossroads" (Davidson, Soul Sisters).

1.3 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
23Sep1972
# 103
Steve Allen and Dusty Springfield are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy centers on a drunken newspaper editor. Songs include "A Simple Game" (Dusty)
and "Gravy Waltz" (Steve, Soul Sisters). Love The One You're With.

1.4 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
30Sep1972
# 104
Bill Russell and Lainie Kazan are the guests.
Highlights:
Lainie sings "Song for the Asking," and joins the Soul Sisters in "You'll Remember Me." Marian Mercer, Mary Gregory.

1.5 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
07Oct1972
# 105
a Greg Garrison production ; executive producer, Greg Garrison ; producer-director, Bill Foster.
Guests:
Debbie Reynolds
Rosey Grier joins Jonathan in a comedy sketch about a football training camp.
Highlights:
Songs: "Put Your Hand in the Hand," "United We Stand" (Rosey and the Soul Sisters),
"Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" (Soul Sisters).

1.6 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
14Oct1972
# 106
Comic actor Joe Flynn, singer Dana Valery and the Williams Brothers are Jonathan's guests.
Highlights:
Flynn joins Winters in a sketch about a dentist. Songs include "Fly, Pretty Baby" (Williams Brothers),
"Higher and Higher" (Dana) and "What Do You Think About Men?" (Dana, Soul Sisters).

1.7 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
21Oct1972
# 107
Joseph Campanella is the guest.
Highlights:
Songs include "Frankie and Johnnie" and "A Hard Day's Night." The Soul Sisters, Marian Mercer, Mary Gregory.

1.8 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
28Oct1972
# 108
Hugh O'Brian joins in improvisational sketches.
Highlights:
Songs include "High Heel Sneakers" (John Davidson), "Respect" (Soul Sisters).

1.9 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
04Nov1972
# 109
Leslie Uggams is the guest.
Highlights:
Songs include "I Just Can't Help Believing" and "Love Is a Good Foundation."

1.10 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
11Nov1972
# 110
Louis Nye and Jonathan match wits in a comedy sketch about a gas station attendant.
Highlights:
Songs include "Happy Heart" (John Davidson), "Everyday People" (Soul Sisters)
and a sunshine medley (Davidson, Soul Sisters).

1.11 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
18Nov1972
# 111
Zsa Zsa Gabor joins in the comedy as a shipwreck victim stuck on a desert island with a dishwasher (Jonathan).
Highlights:
Musical selections: "The Letter" (John Davidson) and "Lucretia MacEvil" (Soul Sisters).

1.12 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
25Nov1972
# 112
Jonathan in zany sketches as a supermarket checker the first day on the job.
Highlights:
Songs include "All I Ever Need Is You" (John Davidson, Soul Sisters) and "Fire and Rain" (Soul Sisters).

1.13 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
02Dec1972
# 113
Dick Clark joins Jonathan in a comical bit about hospital beds.
Highlights:
Songs include "More Today than Yesterday" (John Davidson), "One of Those Songs" (Davidson, Soul Sisters)
and "We Can Work It Out" (Soul Sisters).

1.14 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
09Dec1972
# 114
Barbara Feldon and Bobby Vinton are Jonathan's guests.
Highlights:
Songs include "Sealed with a Kiss" and "Every Day of My Life" (Bobby).

1.15 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
16Dec1972
# 115
Martin Milner of "Adam-12" joins Jonathan in a sketch about a prowler.
Highlights:
Andy Williams' nephews Andy and David sing "I Won't Last a Day" and "Halfway There."

[--] 23Dec1972 Wacky World preempted

1.16 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
30Dec1972
# 116
Monty Hall ("Let's Make a Deal") joins Jonathan in an improvised sketch about a waiter.
Highlights:
Songs include "The Glory of Love," "What the World Needs Now" (Monty, Soul Sisters) and "The Letter" (Soul Sisters).

1.17 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
06Jan1973
# 117
Soupy Sales and Jonathan spoof talent agencies
Highlights:
John Davidson sings "Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife" and joins the Soul Sisters in a rendition of "For Once in My Life."

1.18 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
11Jan1973
# 118
Howard Cosell joins Winters in a comedy sketch about a waiter and a football announcer.
Highlights:
Songs: "Keep the Customer Quiet" (John Davidson), "Natural Woman" (Soul Sisters).

1.19 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
18Jan1973
# 119
Jonathan as a bigot cop and as King Kwazi in comic sketches with Pat Boone, and newsmen Jerry Dunphy,
Joseph Benti, and John Schubeck.
Highlights:
Songs: "Ain't No Sunshine" (Dusty Springfield), "Empty Chairs" (Pat) and "Day Tripper" (Soul Sisters).

1.20 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
25Jan1973
# 120
Debbie Reynolds
and Joanie Sommers are the guests.
Highlights:
Debbie joins Jonathan in a sketch about a screen test.
Songs include "Watch What Happens" (Joanie), "My Cherie Amor" (John Davidson) and
"Joy to the World" (Davidson, Soul Sisters).

1.21 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
01Feb1973
# 121
Barbara Feldon, Jerry Vale

1.22 Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
08Feb1973
# 122
Leslie Uggams, Jerry Vale are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy: Jonathan is interviewed as Orville Wright.
Songs include "Try to See It My Way" (Leslie) and "For All We Know" (Jerry).

###### Wacky World of Jonathan Winters ######
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Syndicated

2.1 [23] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#201 (rerun 24Mar74)
Guests:
Burt Reynolds, pop group Tony Orlando and Dawn and the Golddiggers are the guests.
Highlights:
Burt joins Jonathan for an early-morning-talk-show spoof.
Musical highlights include "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (Dawn) and "You'll Remember Me" (Golddiggers).

2.2 [24] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#202
Guests:
Dan Rowan, Lynn Anderson and the singing Ding-a-Ling Sisters are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy: Dan and Jonathan in a sketch about a blundering plumber.
Music: "Sing About Love" (Lynn), "I Am Woman" (Ding-a-Lings).

2.3 [25] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
(rerun 03Mar74)
#203
Guests:
Bill Cosby, Latin singer Charo and the Golddiggers are the guests.
Highlights:
In a comedy sketch, Bill visits Aunt Maudie (Jonathan) at the Old Actors' Home.
Songs include "Bshannah Nana Ah" (Charo) and "Tambourine," performed by the Golddiggers.

2.4 [26] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#204
Guests:
Andy Griffith, singer-composer Paul Williams, and the Staple Singers, soul artists, are the guests.
Highlights:
In a comedy bit, Andy finds himself trapped by a starstruck store proprietor (Jonathan) during a weekend fishing trip.
Songs include "We've Only Just Begun" (Paul) and "Be What You Are" (Staple Singers).

2.5 [27] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#205
Guests:
George Kennedy does a comic portrayal of a Hollywood celebrity stuck in a small town during location filming.
Highlights:
Latin singer Charo ("America"), and Tony Orlando and Dawn, performing "Knock Three Times."

2.6 [28] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#206
Guests:
Wayne Newton, Jo Ann Pflug, country singer Lynn Anderson, and the Staple Singers, soul artists, are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy features Jonathan in roles ranging from a way-out shrink to a hard-nosed traffic cop.
Lynn sings "Never Ending Love" and the Staple Singers do "Are You Sure?"

2.7 [29] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#207
Guests:
Donald O'Connor, Rosey Grier and the Golddiggers are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy finds Donald stuck with a country hick (Jonathan) for an understudy in his musical.
Songs include "Beautiful People" (Rosey) and "That Old Black Magic" (Golddiggers).

2.8 [30] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#208
Guests:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, actor McLean Stevenson ("M*A*S*H"), singer John Stewart and Tony Orlando and Dawn are the guests.
Highlights:
The fun includes Zsa Zsa's encounter with an over-eager fireman.
Songs include "Chilly Winds" (John), "Jolie" (Dawn).

2.9 [31] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#209 (rerun 05May74)
Guests:
Ted Knight ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), the Golddiggers, singer Maxine Weldon
and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Merlin Olsen.
Highlights:
Comedy includes a talk-show spoof and a sketch about a kidnapped football hero. Music includes "I Want to Be Happy."

2.10 [32] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#210
Guests:
Ricardo Montalban, singer-composer Paul Williams and the singing Ding-a-Ling Sisters are the guests.
Highlights:
For laughs, there's Ricardo as a matinee idol visiting spry Maudie (Jonathan) at the Old Actors' Home.
The musical segment includes "Old-fashioned Love Song" (Paul) and "Gotta Get You into My Life" (the Ding-a-Ling Sisters).

2.11 [33] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#211
Guests:
Joe Namath, the singing Ding-a-Ling Sisters and the Williams Brothers are the guests.
Highlights:
For comedy, there's Joe attending a movie premiere in backwoods country.
Musical fare includes "Four of a Kind" (Ding-a-Lings) and "Pretty Woman" (Williams Brothers).

2.12 [34] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#212
(rerun 10Mar74)
Guests:
Mike Connors ("Mannix"), soul artist Lou Rawls and pop singer Vicki Lawrence are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy bits include an interview with Pancho Villa (Jonathan).
Songs include "Morning Comes Around" (Lou) and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" (Vicki).

2.13 [35] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#213
Guests:
Chuck Connors, Jo Ann Pflug, pop group Dawn and singer Maureen McGovern are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy: Jonathan as a helpful exterminator out to solve Jo Ann's mice problem.
Songs include "Morning After" (Maureen) and "Lazy Susan" (Dawn).

2.14 [36] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#214
Guests:
Dick Martin, singer O.C. Smith and the Golddiggers guest.
Highlights:
Comedy includes a cub reporter's escapades and Chester Honeyhugger's (Jonathan) school report on X-rated movies.
"Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" (O.C.) and "Ain't No Sunshine" (Golddiggers).

2.15 [37] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#215
Guests:
A switch for Jack Paar, when he becomes the interviewed guest of small-town talk-show host Elwood P. Suggins (Jonathan).
Other guests include actor Ross Martin, soul group Staple Singers and pop singer Kay Dennis.
Highlights:
Songs include "I Like These Things" (Staple Singers) and "Peaceful" (Kay)

2.16 [38] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#216 (rerun 23Jun74)
Guests:
Janet Leigh, Robert Clary, The Williams Brothers and Maxine Weldon
Highlights:
Comedy from Janet Leigh and Robert Clary and music by Maxine Weldon, and Andy and David Williams.
Jonathan portrays a repairman, and an insurance investigator working on a theft case.
Songs include "All Around the World" (Maxine) and "One More Time," performed by Andy and David.

2.17 [39] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#217 (rerun 09Jun74)
Guests:
Jackie Cooper plays a Hollywood producer who's got some unexpected company coming an old war buddy (Jonathan)
who's invited himself over.
Other guests include folk singer John Stewart ("Durango") and singer Gerri Granger ("Hard Times").

2.18 [40] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#218
Guests:
Ken Berry, Jayne Meadows, singers Lynn Anderson and Kay Dennis are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy highlights feature Jonathan as an overly suspicious mailman and a sensitive florist.
Music includes "Top of the World" (Lynn) and "You're All I Need to Get By" (Kay).

2.19 [41] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#219 (rerun 04Aug74)
Guests:
Glenn Ford, Jim Backus, soul singer Lou Rawls and the Golddiggers are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy bits find Jonathan portraying an optician with a unique system of fitting glasses and a master of
ceremonies at a small town movie premiere.
Musical selections include "Send for Me" (Lou) and "Hands," which is sung by the Golddiggers.

2.20 [42] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#220
Guests:
Actor Robert Fuller ("Emergency!"), singers Lorna Luft (Judy Garland's daughter) and Maureen McGovern are the guests.
Highlights:
Comedy includes an interview with legendary explorer Leif Ericson (Jonathan).
"When You Wish upon a Star" (Lorna), "I Won't Last a Day Without You," as performed by Maureen.

2.21 [43] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
#221
Guests:
Barbara Feldon, Robert Clary, Charlie Rich and Maureen McGovern.
Highlights:
Barbara Feldon takes a trip back in time when she visits her former high school teacher Maudie Frickett (Jonathan).
Charlie Rich sings "Behind Closed Doors" and pop singer Maureen McGovern does "If I Wrote a Song".

2.22 [44] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
05Jan1974
Show #222
Guests:
Bill Cosby, country singer Charlie Rich and the Golddiggers are the guests.
Highlights:
The comedy highlights include Jonathan's portrayal of Babe Ruth recalling some unusual moments in baseball history.
Charlie sings "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and the Golddiggers offer "Killing Me Softly with His Song."

2.23 [45] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
20Jan1974
#223
Guests:
Andy Griffith, the Ding-a-Lings and singer Lance Legault are the guests.
Highlights:
In a comedy highlight, Jonathan tells of spotting a UFO on his property.
Musical selections include "Good Vibrations" (Ding-a-Lings) and "Put What You Want in the Can" (Lance).

2.24 [46] Wacky World of Jonathan Winters:
04Feb1974
#224
Guests:
Eva Gabor, Gary Crosby, singers Lynn Anderson and Gerri Granger are the guests.
Highlights:
Improvisations include Jonathan portraying an eccentric artist and wacky shoe salesman.
Musical selections include "Danny's Song" (Lynn) and "Add a Little Love" (Gerri).

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