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NBC Follies (1973)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Nov 2018]
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NBC
Executive Producer Sy Marsh
Produced & directed by Bob Wynn
Writers: Bob Booker, George Foster, Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein,
Milt Rosen, Jack Raymond, Al Gordon, Hal Goldman.

US Variety Show 1973 pilot + 13 episodes x 60 min

Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Regulars:
Harper MacKay Orchestra
The Follies Girls
(12 dancers)

Recurring Guest: Mickey Rooney

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[00] NBC Follies
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6fuihb
08Feb1973 [Pilot]
Produced by Bob Wynn
Written by Dee Caruso, Gerald Gardner, Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein, Bob Booker and George Foster
Directed by Bob Wynn
Art Director E. Jay Krause
Choreographer Carl Jablonski
Costumes designed by Ray Aghayan
Announcer Johnny Olson
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
John Davidson
Andy Griffith
Connie Stevens
Mickey Rooney

and skaters Kathy Zem and Nick Powers
with the Carl Jablonski Dancers.
Highlights:
Sammy and the dancers perform "Put a Shine on Your Shoes" and "For Once In My Life".
Sammy sings "Rose Garden", "Put Your Hand in the Hand", "Joy to the World" and "American Pie".
Connie and the dancers perform "I Believe in Music" and "Day By Day".
Andy sings "If". "Winter Wonderland".
Sammy belts out "This Is My Life".
John, Connie and skaters do "Winter Wonderland".
All join in for "Smile".

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NBC Thursdays at 10pm

[01] NBC Follies
13Sep1973 [Premiere] 10pm
Written by Howard Albrecht and Bob Booker
Directed by Bob Wynn
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Mickey Rooney
Jerry Lewis
Diahann Carroll
The Smothers Brothers.

Highlights:
Diahann Carroll sings "Come Rain or Come Shine".
Diahann, Sammy and Jerry do "Consider Yourself".
Sammy sings "Sweet Beginning" and "Ive Gotta Be Me".
All join in for "Be A Clown".
"Kung Fu" parody. Western sketch with Mickey as a rough sheriff and Jerry as his weakling son.

[02] NBC Follies
20Sep1973
Written by Howard Albrecht and Bob Booker
Directed by Bob Wynn
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Johnny Brown
Michael Landon
Charles Nelson Reilly
Mickey Rooney
Connie Stevens
The Tani Marsh Polynesian Troupe.
Highlights:
Connie sins "Hooray for Hollywood".
Michael Landon does a "Faces" medley.
Johnny and Sammy duet with "Who Taught Us Everything We Know?"
Sammy sings "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree".
Viking sketch. Hawaiian production number.

[03] NBC Follies
27Sep1973
with Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Milton Berle
Mickey Rooney
Steve Lawrence
Sally Struthers
Gus Augsburg and his monkeys.

Highlights:
Sally and Sammy duet with "If They Could See Us Now".
Sally and Steve do a Jungle medley.
Steve and Sammy do a Town medley.
Sammy sings "The Lady is a Tramp".
Milton and Mickey in drag as former showgirls. Sally, Sammy and Steve as Marx Brothers - style paperhangers.

[04] NBC Follies
04Oct1973
A live version of the Snow White Story
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Jack Cassidy
Robert Goulet

Arte Johnson (as the Dwarf)
Lola Falana (as Snow White).
Highlights:
Sammy sings "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You".
Robert Goulet performs a "Fiddler on the Roof" medley.
Lola sings "Don't Touch My Tomatoes".
Robert, Lola and Jack do a Money medley.
Sammy & Lola duet with "How Could You Believe Me?"
Robert and Jack do a vanity sketch to such numbers as "I Love Me".

[05] NBC Follies
11Oct1973
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Ken Berry
Joey Heatherton
Wayne Newton
Mickey Rooney

comedy flamenco dancers the Ultra Three
and young Korean singer-dancers the Little Angels.
Highlights:
A Tribute to Al Jolson with Sammy, Joey and Ken.
Ken and Sammy duet on "Clap Yo' Hands".
Sammy and Wayne do a Night Club medley.
Sammy and the Little Angels perform "Sing".
Wayne, Ken and the Little Angels do "The Happy Wanderer", "A Hundred Million Miracles" and "You Are So Beautiful".

[--] NBC Follies
18Oct1973
pre-empted for the World Series.


[06] NBC Follies
25Oct1973
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Frankie Avalon
Michele Lee
Don Rickles
and Mickey Rooney.
The Harper MacKay Orchestra.

Highlights:
Sammy and the Carl Jablonski Dancers perform "Chattanooga Choo Choo" medley of Anthony Newley - Leslie Bricusse hits.
Michele Lee sings "Sweet Gypsy Rose".
Frankie and the dancers do "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho."

[07] NBC Follies
01Nov1973
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Richard Crenna
Sandy Duncan
Jim Nabors
Mickey Rooney.

Highlights:
Sammy sings "And This Is My Beloved" and "Smiling Phases".
Sandy sings "I Wanna Be Loved By You".
Jim performs "Cuando Caliente el Sol".
Richard does "It's De-Lovely".
Sammy and Jim give their German accents a whirl as U-boat officers.
Richard and Sandy do a restaurant sketch about a nearsighted waiter (Mickey).
Sandy plays a golddigger bride trying to collect the insurance on her 96-year-old husband (Mickey).

[08] NBC Follies
08Nov1973
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Ernest Borgnine
Jonelle Allen
Mary Costa
Mickey Rooney.

Highlights:
A Marx Brothers sketch with Sammy as Groucho, Mickey as Harpo and Ernest Borgnine as Chico
and Mary Costa as a put-upom socialite.
A burlesque bit of "Indian Love Call" with Ernie as Jeanette MacDonald and Mickey as Nelson Eddy.
Mary sings "Entrance of the Countess Maritza" in German.
Sammy does "After Today"
Mary & Sammy perform a Blues medley.
Jonelle sings "Sweet Georgia Brown".
All join in for a medley of Broadway musicals.

[--] NBC Follies
15Nov1973
pre-empted for "The Blue Knight" Part 3 with William Holden.

[--] NBC Follies
22Nov1973
pre-empted for "My Fair Lady".


[09] NBC Follies
29Nov1973
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Milton Berle
Michael Landon
Carol Lawrence
Johnny Brown.

Highlights:
Carol sings "Buffalo Gal" and "Ta-ra-ra-boom-der-e".
Carol and Sammy duet on "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Clear Out of this World".
Sammy and Milton do "Top Banana".
Michael Landon does "Besame Mucho".
Johnny Brown performs "Uptight".
Sammy solos with "You'll Never Walk Alone".
Burlesque pie-throwing sketch.
Milton as a cross-dressing Florence of Arabia.
Swami sketch. Space flight production number.

[10] NBC Follies
06Dec1973 *Postponed from 18-Oct-1973 because of the World Series.
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Jack Carter
Ray Charles
Elke Sommer
Mickey Rooney.

Highlights:
Elke sings "Jonny" and "Falling in Love Again".
Jack and Elke do "I Remember It Well".
Mickey and Elke do "How About You?"
Sammy and Elke do "I Wish I Were in Love Again".
Ray Charles performs "Look What They've Done to My Song Ma" and "Louise".
Mickey does "Manhattan" and "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me".
Sammy solos with "I Believe in Music" and "Mimi".
Tribute to Maurice Chevalier.
Sketch about Rasputin.

[11] NBC Follies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkYaDwXokeY
13Dec1973
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Andy Griffith
Don Knotts
Paula Kelly
The Lennon Sisters
U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps
.
Highlights:
Sammy sings "Witchcraft", "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning", "Come Fly With Me" and "My Way".
Griffith, Knotts, Kelly, and the Lennon Sisters in a courtroom sketch including Davis's "Judge" character.
The Lennon Sisters perform "Wilkommen" and "Cabaret".
Sammy & the Lennon Sisters perform "I'll Never Smile Again", "I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy",
"Tangerine", "Mairzy Doats", "Serenade in Blue" and "Dream When You're Feeling Blue".
Sammy, Paula and the USMC Band perform "Strike Up the Band".
A sketch featuring Davis, Griffith, and Knotts as put-upon dancers in a dance hall,
including a rendition of "Ten Cents a Dance".

[12] NBC Follies
20Dec1973
Christmas Show
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Jack Cassidy
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Florence Henderson
Rodney Allen Rippy
Mindy Dow
The International Children's Choir.

Santa Claus comes in four personalities this Christmas with Sammy Davis Jr., Tennessee Ernie Ford,
Florence Henderson and Jack Cassidy all donning the traditional garb.

[13] NBC Follies
27Dec1973
Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
Petula Clark
Vince Edwards
Peter Lawford
Altovise Davis
Mickey Rooney

and roller skater Nancy Lee Parker.
Highlights:
Petula Clark sings "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "It's Men Like You".
Peter and Vince do a Standing-on-the-corner medley.
Sammy solos with "Candy Man" and "London Is London".
Sherlock Holmes spoof.

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