11 September 1967
Carol's series premiere guest is Jim Nabors. Highlights of this inaugural edition include: a "V.I.P." interview with Shirley Dimple; Jim and Carol as two misfit skiers in "The Ski Lodge"; the first "Carol and Sis" sketch; and a Broadway medley. Jim sings "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" in Italian, and Carol as the Charwoman sings "Georgy Girl".
18 September 1967
Highlights include: a "V.I.P." interview sketch satirizing Luci Baines Johnson; Carol and Vicki do a "Sleeping Beauty" skit; guest Sid Caesar as a father awaiting the birth of his child; Carol and Lyle do a "How Tall Is Your Announcer" segment; a parody of "Star Trek"; guest Liza Minnelli performs "The Debutante's Ball", and duets with Carol on a medley of songs including "Just In Time"; and Sid and the cast in a spoof of the Ziegfeld Follies.
25 September 1967
Highlights of this edition with guests Jonathan Winters and Eddie Albert include: Carol and Harvey perform a "fat sketch" with the dancers; Eddie performs "Like Animals"; Jonathan does his Maudie Frickert characterization, and is a college freshman in an airport interview sketch; Carol and Lyle perform a "stiff neck" sketch; Carol as "Goo Goo Gabor" and Jonathan as a police chief; and a musical number set to "Talk to the Animals".
2 October 1967
Highlights include: two women (Carol and guest Lucille Ball) go to the "Café Argentine" whose staff includes a goose-stepping maitre d' (Harvey); Carol as a housewife fighting off a recalcitrant washing machine and attacking pigeons, only to end up impaled by a medieval lance; "Carol and Sis" sing a rendition of "I Dig Rock and Roll Music"; guest Tim Conway plays a bumbling TV news anchor; two rent-a-car employees (Carol, Lucy) vie for the attentions of a traveler (Tim); guest Gloria Loring performs "Goin' Out of My Head" and "Try to Remember"; a woman (Carol) experiences the downside of marrying a superhero (Harvey); and Carol and Lucy sing and dance to a barroom medley.
9 October 1967
Highlights include: a "V.I.P." sketch about Miss America; Carol, Harvey and guest Imogene Coca perform a coffee commercial sketch; guest Lainie Kazan performs a "Sunnyside"/"Silver Lining" medley, and duets with Carol on "Watch What Happens"; Carol and Harvey as "Bonnie and Clod"; a "Little Pianos" production number with the cast and dancers; and the Charwoman does a striptease pantomime and sings "There's No Business Like Show Business".
16 October 1967
Highlights include: "Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde"; a routine from guest Phyllis Diller; musical numbers from guests Gwen Verdon ("The 59th Street Bridge Song") and Bobbie Gentry ("The Look of Love"); Carol and Vicki in a foreign exchange sketch; and a "Sgt. Pepper" production number.
23 October 1967
Highlights include: Carol and Lyle performing exercises; the Smothers Brothers doing a sketch, singing "John Henry" and joined by Carol on "Pretoria"; guest Richard Kiley sings "The Impossible Dream" (from "Man of La Mancha"); guest Diahann Carroll sings "The Rules of the Road" and "Where Am I Going?", and duets with Richard on "The Sweetest Sound I Never Heard"; and Carol and Diahann perform a haunted house production number.
6 November 1967
Highlights of this show with guests Nanette Fabray and Sonny & Chér include: a "V.I.P." interview sketch with Carol as a nudist; an office triangle sketch; Chér performs "You Better Sit Down Kids", and Sonny & Chér sing "Living for You"; and a sketch about different airlines in different countries.
13 November 1967
Highlights include: Carol and guest Richard Chamberlain attempt to make Lyle jealous; an airport interview with a "Mother of the Year"; musical numbers from Carol and the dancers ("Everybody's Gotta Be Someplace"), Richard with the dancers and singers ("Lazy Day"), and guest Gloria Loring ("A Taste of Honey" and "I've Gotta Be Me"); Carol and Vicki perform "Sisters Galore" sketch, and they and the dancers perform "Ballin' the Jack".
20 November 1967
Highlights include: a "Sleeping Beauty" production number; a legs and mouth sketch; a "V.I.P." sketch satirizing Lynda Bird Johnson's wedding; musical numbers from guests Juliet Prowse ("The Fleet's In") and Martha Raye ("After You've Gone"); a sketch about ESP; and Carol as the Charwoman sings "Young and Foolish".
27 November 1967
Highlights include: "Jolly Green Thing" sketch; guest Lesley Ann Warren and the dancers perform "The Best Is Yet to Come"; a strike sketch parodying Joey Bishop's and Johnny Carson's talk shows; Harvey and guest Don Adams perform a "two feathers" sketch; Carol performs "Enter Laughing"; and a production number set to "All God's Children".
4 December 1967
Highlights include: guests Jonathan Winters and Barbara Eden join Carol for the opening question-and-answer segment; a "V.I.P." interview segment with Jonathan as Santa Claus; Carol and Vicki in a sketch about a surprise party; guest Leonard Nimoy in a sketch about "Mrs. Invisible Man"; Carol as the Charwoman in a playground sketch, and singing "I Believed It All".
11 December 1967
Highlights of this show with guests Mickey Rooney and John Davidson include: "The Rat Race" (a spoof of "The Dating Game"); and "The Funn Family".
25 December 1967
Highlights of this Christmas edition include: guest Sid Caesar demonstrating self-defense; Carol and Sid as a couple who quarrel on Christmas night; Sid, Carol and Harvey in a sketch that takes place in ancient Rome; guest Ella Fitzgerald sings "A Foggy Day" and "Always True to You in My Fashion"; Carol performs "Bare Necessities", and as the Charwoman sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; and a cameo by Jonathan Winters.
1 January 1968
Highlights of this show with guests Lynn Redgrave and Mike Douglas include: a sketch about a tourist couple at an airport; Carol and Vicki duetting on "Puppy Love"; Mike singing "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" and "Born Free"; and a Shakespeare production number.
8 January 1968
Carol's guest Lana Turner sings "Heavenly Music" while dancing with the Lester Flatt troop. Frank Gorshin does impressions then becomes Bluebeard with Carol his 13th wife. Carol and Harvey are a bickering couple on a game show.
15 January 1968
Highlights include: "The Swinging 6 O'Clock News"; a "V.I.P." interview with the wife of the Jolly Green Giant; and musical numbers from guests Trini López ("Sally Was a Good Old Girl" and "Sonny") and Ken Berry ("Mack the Knife"); and a takeoff of "Show Boat".
22 January 1968
29 January 1968
5 February 1968
12 February 1968
Highlights of this show with guests Martha Raye and Betty Grable include: Harvey interviewing Queen Elizabeth (Carol) in another "V.I.P." segment; Betty performing "Hello, Dolly!" with the dancers in a barn dance motif; the first in a series of recurring "As the Stomach Turns" sketches, with Betty as an amnesiac and Martha as a widow about to marry the town athlete (Lyle); five finalists compete for the First Annual Beautiful Legs contest; "Carol and Sis" get a visit from Uncle Burt and Aunt Molly (Carol in a dual role); Carol and Martha duet on "Just One of Those Things", and for the close they and Betty perform a musical number as members of the "Mobsters' Molls Society", with "That Old Gang of Mine" as the centerpiece and the dancers as policemen.
19 February 1968
26 February 1968
4 March 1968
Carol and guest Imogene join together to portray Congressional wives, astronauts in space still dealing with earthly romances and Olympic athletes with different approaches concerning men. Korman is the neglectful husband Dracula. Mel solos "That's All"
18 March 1968
Includes I Can't Get Started/'Cause I Got So Much Lovin' in Me, The Bullfighter, Shipwrecked, Salute to Old Movies.
25 March 1968
15 April 1968
Highlights of this edition with guests Peter Lawford and Minnie Pearl include: a "Carol and Sis" sketch; a comedy routine from Minnie; Carol and Minnie as two country women visiting Paris; a spoof of "Bonnie and Clyde"; and a medley of songs from MGM musicals.
29 April 1968
6 May 1968
Highlights of this edition with guests Sid Caesar and Barbara McNair include: a feminine spoof of "I Spy"; Sid, Carol and Harvey as gypsies attempting to untangle various personal complications; Harvey interviewing silent movie stars Pico and Rivera; Carol and Harvey as soap opera stars plagued by a drunken sound effects man; and musical numbers including Carol as the charwoman singing "If I Ruled the World", and Barbara performing "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" and "The Second Time Around".
13 May 1968
23 September 1968
30 September 1968
7 October 1968
14 October 1968
21 October 1968
4 November 1968
Carol's guests are Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, and Nancy Wilson. Harvey joins her for "The Old Folks." Roger brings home his new boss, a health fanatic, and forces Carol to act like she exercises. Carol and Lucy are popular funeral attendees in "As the Stomach Turns," Eddie is an undertaker, and Nancy integrates Canoga Falls. Nancy sings "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," teams with Carol for "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener," and Eddie sings "Father of Girls." The finale is a tribute to the astrological sign Leo.
11 November 1968
Highlights include a salute to Tin Pan Alley.
18 November 1968
25 November 1968
2 December 1968
9 December 1968
16 December 1968
30 December 1968
6 January 1969
Includes VIP Colonel Flanders, American Boys, The Painters, The Night They Raided Rimsky's.
20 January 1969
Highlights include Carol and guest Perry Como singing "My Funny Valentine" and "They Didn't Believe Me".
27 January 1969
Highlights include: the cast presenting awards for the worst TV commercials of the year; Carol and guest Martha Raye in a pantomime as sloppy Sunday painters; guest Mel Tormé sings "Ridin' High" and "What's New Pussycat?"; in "Carol and Sis", Carol fears the worst when Roger talks in his sleep; and Carol, Martha and the dancers perform a medley of "Chickery Chick", "Mairzy Doats", "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo", "Three Little Fishies", "The Hut-Sut Song", "Flat Foot Floogie", "Tain't What You Do, It's the Way That Cha Do It" and "Dream".
3 February 1969
Highlights include "A Woman's Picture" (a spoof of 1930s and '40s tear-jerkers).
17 February 1969
24 February 1969
3 March 1969
Highlights include: guest Tim Conway introduces his onetime comic partner (and future series announcer) Ernie Anderson in the audience during the opening question-and-answer segment; Tim as a rookie dentist who gets into a series of misadventures while attempting to treat a patient (Harvey); Carol, Vicki and guest Ethel Merman in a backstage sketch about an understudy attempting to sabotage the star before a performance; Tim, Carol, Vicki and Lyle are among relatives gathered at a haunted house for the reading of a will, and dead bodies show up everywhere; Vicki performs with the dancers; and Ethel sings "Elusive Butterfly", and for the close duets with Carol on a medley which includes "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "I Get a Kick Out of You".
10 March 1969
Highlights include: "The Helen Feibelbaum Story", a spoof of celebrity biopics chronicling the rise and fall of a singing star; Harvey as a go-go bachelor whose romance is ruined by a moppet (Carol); and musical performances by guests John Davidson ("Both Sides Now" and "I Will Wait for You") and Ross Martin ("The Man in the Looking Glass"), as well as by Carol ("Look at That Face", "Nine Cents a Dance") and a number by Vicki and the dancers ("'Tain't No Sin");
17 March 1969
24 March 1969
31 March 1969
7 April 1969
28 April 1969
9 June 1969
22 September 1969
29 September 1969
Highlights include: "They Don't Make Them Like That Anymore", a spoof of 1930s films; musical performances by guests Nancy Wilson ("Can't Take My Eyes Off You"), Bernadette Peters ("Poor Butterfly") and the Burgundy Street Singers ("Marrakesh Express"); and Carol, Harvey, Vicki and Lyle in a satirical TV show from the California White House.
6 October 1969
13 October 1969
20 October 1969
3 November 1969
10 November 1969
Highlights of this show with guests Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Rowan & Martin include: a salute to Paramount Pictures, with Bing recalling his days in "Road" movies, Carol as Marlene Dietrich, Dan Rowan and Carol reprising the sleeping bag scene from "For Whom the Bell Tolls", and a musical tribute to the Marx Brothers; and musical numbers including Ella singing "Get Ready", Bing and Carol performing "Flattery", Ella and Carol duetting on "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", Ella and Bing rendering "Moon River" and "Call Me Irresponsible", and Carol singing "Falling in Love Again"; plus a surprise cameo by Bob Hope.
17 November 1969
Includes Aesop's Fable, VIP: The King Family, I Believed it All, Mr. Law and Order.
24 November 1969
Highlights include: a stand-up routine from guest George Carlin criticizing the Emmy Awards' bias in favor of big-budget shows; a spoof of "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"; two airline stewardesses (Carol and guest Lucille Ball) compete for a "best employee" award and end up foiling an airline hijacking; Lyle and Vicki perform "Try a Little Kindness"; and Carol and Lucy as two old-time vaudeville performers being invited by a disc jockey (George) to perform at a rock concert.
8 December 1969
Highlights include a salute to 20th Century-Fox Studios.
15 December 1969
29 December 1969
Highlights include a salute to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
5 January 1970
12 January 1970
Highlights: First "Mrs. Wiggins" sketch, Steve Lawrence sings "In The Still of the Night," tribute to Glenn Miller with "Moonlight Serenade" and "Pennsylvania 6-5000".
19 January 1970
Highlights include: "Mission: Improbable" (a spoof of "Mission: Impossible").
26 January 1970
2 February 1970
Highlights include: Harvey as "Burt Sparks", host of the "Miss Globe" contest, with Carol and guests Barbara Feldon and Joan Rivers as the three finalists; "The Old Folks" sit around the porch and wonder about what different activities to do; Barbara performs "I've You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)" and "Yakety Sax"; and Harvey and Carol as a dysfunctional couple celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary - and wanting to be alone away from their children (Lyle, Vicki).
9 February 1970
16 February 1970
23 February 1970
2 March 1970
Highlights include a salute to Universal Studios, with parodies of Doris Day and Abbott & Costello films.
9 March 1970
16 March 1970
23 March 1970
Highlights include: a salute to Walt Disney Studios, with spoofs of such films as "Fantasia" and "Mary Poppins"; musical performances by guests Martha Raye ("He Gives Me Love") and Mel Tormé ("You've Made Me So Very Happy" and "Spinning Wheel"); and Martha as the owner of a mongrel dog who has an encounter with the owner of a toy poodle (Carol).
30 March 1970
Highlights include: guests Peggy Lee and Tim Conway join Carol, Lyle and Vicki for a Swiss bell-ringing bit to "Applause"; Harvey and Carol, spoofing Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki, sing "No Two People"; and Tim as a misfit bachelor meets spinster Carol on a spring cruise. Also: Peggy sings "Love Story", and duets with Carol on "A Doodling Song".
13 April 1970
27 April 1970
14 September 1970
21 September 1970
28 September 1970
Highlights of this show include: a salute to Columbia Pictures, featuring the famous "Golda" (spoof of "Gilda") and also parodies of such films as "From Here to Eternity" and "Middle of the Night"; musical performances by guests Nanette Fabray ("Singing in the Rain" and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head") and Steve Lawrence ("What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"); and in "As the Stomach Turns", Marian's friend (Nanette) announces she has a hormone disturbance which she's afraid to discuss with her husband (Harvey).
5 October 1970
12 October 1970
19 October 1970
26 October 1970
Highlights include "Salute to Hollywood Canteen".
2 November 1970
9 November 1970
16 November 1970
23 November 1970
30 November 1970
Highlights include: Carol and guest Debbie Reynolds play nurses in a spoof of the wartime movie "So Proudly We Hail!"; guest John Davidson performs a banjo medley which includes "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", and joins the ladies on "Thank You Very Much" from "Scrooge"; and Debbie performs a musical number, "Look at Me".
7 December 1970
Highlights include a salute to Tin Pan Alley.
14 December 1970
28 December 1970
4 January 1971
11 January 1971
18 January 1971
25 January 1971
1 February 1971
Highlights include: guest Rita Hayworth, as herself, being pestered by two celebrity seekers (Carol, Vicki); guest Jim Bailey impersonates the likes of Phyllis Diller, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, and performs "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "Happy Days Are Here Again" with Carol; Vicki performs "When You've Got Good Friends" with the dancers; a "Tearjerker Theater" presentation of "Lovely Story" with Carol in the Ali MacGraw role and Harvey as the character played by Ryan O'Neal; Carol and Rita sing "Mutual Admiration Society", with clips from some of Rita's old films being shown; and Rita appears as another charwoman.
15 February 1971
22 February 1971
Carol's guests are Bob Newhart and Chita Rivera. Carol and Roger fight when his accountant brings over his sexy blonde wife. Obnoxious Fireside Girl Alice Portnoy badgers the hung-over Harvey for a donation. Chita performs a production number to Lucretia Mac Evil. The musical finale, "Naughty Rosemarie," sends up the Eddy/MacDonald Mountie movies.
1 March 1971
8 March 1971
22 March 1971
Highlights of this edition, which was taped in New York and with guests David Frost, Eileen Farrell and Marilyn Horne, include: Carol and Harvey as a loud American couple trying to purchase a Rolls-Royce from a polished, genteel British salesman (David); Harvey as a henpecked husband who dreams himself a Roman gladiator and Vicki a temptress; an Italian opera spoof "Chinderella" with David as narrator, Carol as the title character, Eileen and Marilyn as the wicked stepsisters, Harvey as the fairy godmother and Lyle as the prince; and musical performances of the works of Puccini by Eileen, Rossini by Marilyn, and Sondheim by Carol, Eileen and Marilyn.
29 March 1971
15 September 1971
22 September 1971
Highlights of this show with guests Tim Conway and the Carpenters include: a salute to old radio shows, and Carol and the Carpenters performing "Do You Know the Way to San José".
6 October 1971
Highlights of this edition with guests Steve Lawrence and Carol Channing include: parodies of "The African Queen" and "Sorry, Wrong Number"; a salute to silent movie comedians; and the two Carols duet on a medley of "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Ain't Misbehavin'", and "You're the Cream in My Coffee".
13 October 1971
Highlights of this show with guests Ken Berry and 'Mama' Cass Elliot include: more spoofs of TV commercials, including Carol as Mother Nature and Cass as a child using toothpaste; Carol impersonating Sonia Henie in a parody of the late skater/actress' movie musicals; Cass sings "There's a Lull in My Life" and duets with Carol on a "Love Medley"; and Ken performs "Razz-Ma-Tazz" with the dancers.
20 October 1971
27 October 1971
Highlights of this edition with guests Diahann Carroll and Tim Conway include: a spoof of the film "Summertime"; sketches involving a singles dance, water beds, jewel robbery, and bit players upstaging stars; and musical numbers from Diahann ("A Song for You"), Carol and Diahann ("Chutzpah"), and Carol and the dancers ("Saturday Morning Confusion").
3 November 1971
Highlights include: a melodrama spoof, "The Drunkard", with guest Bing Crosby in the title role and Carol as his wife; guest Paul Lynde plays the town masochist and Harvey is Mother Marcus in "As the Stomach Turns"; Bing performs a "love medley" of "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" and "Love Thy Neighbor", and duets with Carol on "Get Happy" and "Sing".
10 November 1971
Includes The Look of Love, The Sound Man, Cherish/It Had to Be You, As the Stomach Turns.
17 November 1971
Highlights include "43rd Street" (a spoof of "42nd Street").
24 November 1971
1 December 1971
8 December 1971
15 December 1971
Highlights of this show with guests Dionne Warwicke, Ken Berry and Jackie Joseph include: a spoof of Western entertainers on the road to stardom; and musical performances including Dionne singing "Always Something There to Remind Me" and "One Less Bell to Answer", Ken singing "I Want to Be Happy", Carol performing "The Doll Song", and Dionne and Carol duetting on "When in the Course of Human Events".
29 December 1971
Steve Lawrence and Dick Martin are Carol's guests this evening. Highlights include a salute to Disney (with Carol as Peter Pan); Steve as a Presidential advisor; and parodies of "Tea and Sympathy", "Some Like It Hot" and "Sunset Blvd." (with the first of many times Carol would play the demented Nora Desmond, and Harvey as her butler Max).
5 January 1972
Highlights of this edition with guests Paul Lynde and Peggy Lee include: a spoof of "The Seventh Veil"; a snobbish husband and wife argue; Peggy sings "I Can Sing a Rainbow", and duets with Carol on "Happy New Year"/"Something's Coming"/"Great Day"; and for the finale, a medley of such circus numbers as "Here Come the Clowns", "Clown Alley", and "Be a Clown".
19 January 1972
Highlights include: Carol and guests the Carpenters duet on a medley of "Hurting Each Other"/"An Old Fashioned Love Song"/"We've Only Just Begun"/"Let Me Be the One"/"I Kept on Loving You"; guests Ken Berry and Nanette Fabray perform "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup" with the dancers; Carol sings "The Empty Ballad" and performs "I'm Not Complete Without My Sweetie" with Ken; and a production number, "The Ballad of Broadway".
26 January 1972
Highlights of this show with guests Tim Conway and Ray Charles include: a country singer facing death row; Tim and Harvey as clumsy billboard hangers; Ray performs "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma"; and Carol (as the Charwoman), Ray and the dancers perform a medley of "You Are My Sunshine", "St. Louis Blues", "Yesterday", "God Bless the Child" and "What'd I Say?".
9 February 1972
Highlights include: guest Vincent Price recites "Desiderata"; guest Eydie Gormé sings "The Way of Love", Eydie and Carol duet on "Gypsy Number", and they and Vicki perform "Perfect Young Ladies"; a horror movie spoof, "The House of Terror"; and a salute to the 1920's.
16 February 1972
Highlights of this edition with guests Steve Lawrence and Kaye Ballard include: "Operation Minestrone" (a spoof of World War II films); musical performances from Steve (Sunshine Medley: "Ain't No Sunshine"/"You Are My Sunshine"), Kaye and the dancers ("Don't Tell Mama"), and Carol ("If I Could Write a Song"); and a salute to Cole Porter.
23 February 1972
Highlights of this show with guests Nanette Fabray and Burt Reynolds include: a spoof of "The Scarlet Pimpernel"; "George and Zelda" go camping, and the henpecked George imagines himself at the meeting of East and West during the opening of the transcontinental railroad; musical numbers from Carol ("Al") and Nanette with the dancers ("It's a Musical World"); and a salute to music of the world.
1 March 1972
Highlights include: a James Bond parody, "Doctor Nose"; two cops in drag (Harvey and guest Tim Conway) try to catch muggers; Carol as a child who's jealous of a new baby; guest Eydie Gormé sings "A House Is Not a Home"; and the cast performs "Angel Child".
8 March 1972
Highlights of this edition with guests Jack Klugman and Tony Randall include: spoofs of "Lady in the Dark" and "This Is Your Life"; and a salute to Broadway with Carol singing "Adelaide's Lament", Jack and Carol duetting on "You'll Never Get Away from Me", and Harvey, Jack and Tony performing "Brush Up Your Shakespeare".
22 March 1972
29 March 1972
Highlights of this end-of-season "family show" include: "The Doily Sisters" (a spoof on "The Dolly Sisters"); and musical numbers including Carol singing "Happiness Belongs to My Friends" and "I've Seen That Face", Harvey performing "Hey, Mr. Moon", and Carol and Vicki duetting on "Budapest, When You Get Home" and performing "Two Natural Beauties" with the dancers.
13 September 1972
20 September 1972
27 September 1972
Highlights include "Rebecky" (a spoof of the 1940 version of "Rebecca") with Carol in the Joan Fontaine role and Vicki as Mrs. Danvers.
4 October 1972
Highlights of this show with guests Steve Lawrence and Paul Sand include: a man (Paul) listens to a record on how to win friends; a sketch about a friendly news team; Steve sings "In the Wee Small Hours"; in "Carol and Sis", Carol thinks Chrissy is going away for a wild weekend; and "The Putrified Forest" (a spoof of "The Petrified Forest").
11 October 1972
Highlights of this show with guests Eydie Gormé and Jack Gilford include: a henpecked man buys a hat; an installment of "Terminal Hospital"; in "Carol and Sis", Carol assumes Chrissy has been abducted and held for ransom; and a sketch about a writer who changes his plots faster than his characters can act them out.
18 October 1972
Highlights of this edition with guests Joel Grey and 'Mama' Cass Elliot include: a political candidate's wife speaks for him while he's afflicted with laryngitis on the campaign trail; in "Mary McClusky", a woman mistakes a total stranger for an old high-school chum; two puppies in a pet store (Harvey, Joel) vie for customers' attention; and a salute to foreign films with spoofs of such flicks as "The Bicycle Thief", "...And God Created Woman" and "Seven Samurai".
25 October 1972
Highlights include: a sequel to last season's "Sunset Blvd." parody with Nora Desmond (Carol) offered to do a commercial for bug spray; guest Tim Conway as rabbit attorney F. Lee Bunny asked to defend a woman (Carol) accused of murder; guest Pearl Bailey performs "A Nightingale Song" and, in a duet, Pearl and Carol sing "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"; Pearl as a talky psychiatrist; an aging galley slave (Tim) creates trouble for his partner (Harvey); and a salute to 20th Century-Fox including Carol as Carmen Miranda, and Pearl as the Ingrid Bergman character in a spoof of "Anastasia".
1 November 1972
Highlights of this show with guests Stiller & Meara and Peggy Lee include: a routine from Stiller & Meara about Mr. and Mrs. Chou En-lai; examples of the different ways men and women react to car accidents; and a wealthy couple meet their low-class soon-to-be in-laws in "Street Wedding".
8 November 1972
Highlights include: guests Steve Lawrence and Lily Tomlin take part in an opening musical number, "We're All in the Same Band"; Lily does a monologue as a woman abandoned by her boyfriend, and appears as a divorcée in "Carol and Sis"; The Godfather (Steve) is trying to enjoy a quiet honeymoon; "Caged Dames", a spoof of 1950s women-in-prison movies; and musical performances from Steve (a medley of "I Can Get Along Without You" and "Without You") and Carol as the Charwoman ("If They Could See Me Now" and "Baby, Dream Your Dream").
15 November 1972
Highlights of this show with guests John Davidson and Ruth Buzzi include: Zelda and Gladys going to see a taping of "The Carol Burnett Show"; and a salute to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with parodies of such films as "Camille", "Lust for Life" and "National Velvet".
22 November 1972
Highlights of this program with guests Ray Charles and Vincent Price include: Carol thinks Chrissy is pregnant in "Carol and Sis"; henpecked George imagines himself a riverboat gambler in "George and Zelda"; and a salute to horror movies with spoofs of such films as "Bride of Frankenstein", introduced by Lyle as a vampire.
29 November 1972
Carol welcomes guests Carl Reiner and singer Melba Moore. Highlights include: another installment of "Terminal Hospital"; a sketch about a writer who changes plots faster than his characters can act them out; and a "Non-Violent Theatre" presentation of "The Plot to Hurt Hitler".
16 December 1972
Highlights of this show with guests Anthony Newley and Bernadette Peters include: "The Englishman", which shows how a man's accent affects women; "The Invisible Man's Mother" where Carol and Bernadette compare notes on their sons; and "Little Miss Show Biz" (a spoof of the 1938 film "Little Miss Broadway" with Carol in the Shirley Temple role).
23 December 1972
Highlights include: Steve as a talk show host and Vicki, Carol and Lyle as his guests; "Cobumble" (spoof of "Columbo"); and Tim as a reluctant skydiving pilot.
6 January 1973
Highlights include a parody of "A Star Is Born".
20 January 1973
Highlights include: "Snow White - 15 Years Later", with Carol as the title character, Lyle as the mirror, Harvey as Prince Charming, Vicki as the witch, guest Ruth Buzzi as the fairy godmother, and guest Jack Gilford as one of the seven dwarfs.
27 January 1973
Highlights of this show with guests Tim Conway and Kaye Ballard include: a sketch about a luncheon where three friends (Carol, Vicki, Kaye) argue over the check; a robber attempts a quick fill-up at a gas service station, but can't seem to get away; and "The Dater's Game" (a spoof of "The Dating Game").
3 February 1973
Highlights include: a spoof of the 1940 movie "Waterloo Bridge"; Vicki sings "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"; Carol performs "I've Got You Under My Skin"; and the dancers perform "Hoedown".
10 February 1973
Highlights include: another series of TV commercial parodies (including of McDonald's "You Deserve a Break Today" campaign); guest Petula Clark sings "Without You"; and guest John Byner as a star duck who is called in by his movie studio boss (Harvey) to be fired.
17 February 1973
Highlights of this show include a sketch about two couples going out on a blind date; and Tim as the world's oldest living fireman attempting to rescue a man.
24 February 1973
Highlights of this edition with guests Eydie Gormé and Ken Berry include: Roger seeking peace and quiet as he prepares his taxes in "Carol and Sis"; and a salute to RKO Studios with parodies of such films as "Notorious", "The Pride of the Yankees", and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".
10 March 1973
Highlights of this show include "This Is Your Lifetime" (a spoof of "This Is Your Life"); George is sick in "George and Zelda"; and Carol ironically sings "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" but her car has many issues.
17 March 1973
Highlights of this edition with guests Peggy Lee and William Conrad include: spoofs of such TV shows as "The Golddiggers", "Maude", "Sonny & Cher" and "Password"; and Roger gets mugged in "Carol and Sis".
24 March 1973
Highlights of this show include "Rancid Harvest" (spoof of "Random Harvest"), with Carol in the Greer Garson role and Harvey as Ronald Colman's character.
15 September 1973
Highlights include: "Yung Fool" (spoof of "Kung Fu" TV series); Jim Nabors performs "And I Love You So"; and Carol performs "Come Back to Me".
22 September 1973
Highlights include a man uncomfortable visiting a unisex salon; and a magazine interviewer attempts to get the story about a Spanish star's home life, but her mother gives him trouble.
29 September 1973
Highlights of this show include: the Charwoman meets Charlie Chaplin (guest Gloria Swanson); an elevator operator in Carol and Roger's new apartment building has a crush on her in another "Carol & Sis" sketch; and a mistress (Vicki) tells all to a radio call-in show about a man (Lyle) with whom she's having an affair - while his unsuspecting wife (Carol) listens to every word.
6 October 1973
This evening, Carol is joined by guests Helen Reddy and John Byner. Highlights include a sketch where Nora Desmond thinks she is dying; and "The Seventh Annual 'Carol Burnett Show' Awards for the Most Unforgettable Television Commercials of the Year", including spoofs of ad campaigns for Imperial margarine, Post Grape Nuts cereal (with Byner as naturalist Euell Gibbons), Minute Maid orange juice (with Byner as Bing Crosby), and Pledge cleaning spray (with Lyle Waggoner as George Montgomery).
13 October 1973
Highlights of this show with guests Eydie Gormé and Paul Sand include: a salute to movie series, with parodies of Tarzan, the Dead End Kids, Dr. Kildare, the Cisco Kid and "The Wolf Man"; Paul plays a nervous newlywed in "Honeymoon Sweet"; and Eydie sings "Take One Step".
20 October 1973
Highlights include: two people (Carol and guest Jack Weston) are set up for a blind date by a computer service; guest Ken Berry and the dancers perform "It's Not Where You Start"; a married doctor and nurse bicker in the middle of surgery on a patient (Ken); a man in a supper club (Jack) meets an Ethel Merman-type singer (Carol); Harvey, Carol, Lyle and Vicki swap personalities in "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde"; and for the close, "New Elizabethan Rhythm".
27 October 1973
Highlights include: guest John Byner joins in parodies of cowboy showdowns, courtroom dramas and the TV series "Girl in My Life"; a sketch about a group encounter session; Carol performs "I've Gotta Be Me"; and a musical salute to upbeat songs from World War I to the present.
3 November 1973
Carol's guests are Paul Sand and Steve Lawrence. Highlights include: "Double Calamity", a parody of "Double Indemnity" with Steve in the role played in the original by Fred MacMurray and Carol in the Barbara Stanwyck role; Steve sings "I've Got You Under My Skin"; a fat woman (Carol) attempts exercises to a TV exercise show hosted by Lyle; and a salute to Irving Berlin.
10 November 1973
Highlights of this edition with guests Petula Clark and Tim Conway include: another installment of "As the Stomach Turns" with Petula as Marian's long-lost sister.
17 November 1973
1 December 1973
Highlights of this "family show" include: Carol is stricken with the flu in "Carol and Sis"; fashion models act as though they're posing for everyday life; and Carol as a woman who is left by a lover who marries someone else and then returns to visit her every few years.
8 December 1973
Highlights of this edition taped in Australia (with guests Tim Conway, Edward Villella and Lucette Aldous) include: ham actress Mundane (Carol) is too drunk to go on stage, but performs anyway, wreaking havoc with her understudy (Vicki) and Funt (Harvey); Tim as the world's oldest living symphony orchestra conductor; and Carol performs "It's Today".
15 December 1973
Highlights of this show with guests Ruth Buzzi and Richard Crenna include: a "Salute to Movie Bad Girls" with spoofs of such films as "Mrs. Robinson", "All About Eve" and "Born to Be Bad"; and "Adam and Eve 12".
22 December 1973
Highlights include a wine-tasting session that gets out of hand; and a salute to movie detectives including Sherlock Holmes and Sam Spade.
5 January 1974
Highlights include: guest Tim Conway as a man displaying simian symptoms after being bitten by a chimp; guest Steve Lawrence performs "Maybe This Time"; Stella Toddler (Carol) is immortalized in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre; and three advertising executives (Harvey, Tim, Steve) act like lovers caught in a romantic triangle.
12 January 1974
Highlights of this edition with guests Eydie Gormé and Paul Sand include: a newlywed bride (Carol) wants to continue dating in "After the Wedding"; and a salute to the great ladies of the musical theatre.
19 January 1974
Highlights include: a husband purchasing insurance for his accident-prone wife before her next accident.
2 February 1974
Highlights include: the world's oldest living dresser (guest Tim Conway) and his misadventures in attempting to help an actor (Harvey) perform a quick change between acts in a play; a bachelor (guest Steve Lawrence) puts the moves on his fiancée's sister (Carol) the night before he is to be married; Steve performs "Rainy Days and Mondays"; and a salute to George Gershwin.
9 February 1974
Highlights include: Chrissy's new boyfriend (guest Joel Grey) isn't as wild and swinging as he's assumed to be in "Carol and Sis"; long-in-the-tooth moppet Rhoda Dimple (Carol) tangles with a tyrannical German film director (Harvey); guest Vincent Price recalls the humorous side of Abraham Lincoln; a hotel switchboard operator (Carol) listens in on the calls of various patrons (Vincent, Joel, Lyle and Vicki); and for the close, a "Commedia Dell'Arte" with Joel and Carol as Punch and Judy dolls.
16 February 1974
Highlights include: an installment of "As the Stomach Turns" with guest Bernadette Peters as Marian's possessed niece Raven and guest Tim Conway as the priest who arrives to exorcise her; Tim and Harvey as two Japanese soldiers who argue underwater; and a salute to musicals of the 1930's.
23 February 1974
Highlights include: a "brutal" Nazi interrogator (guest Tim Conway) tortures a POW (Lyle) with a Hitler hand puppet; guest Eydie Gormé performs "The Way We Were" and "How About Me"; a spoof of "The Thin Man" with Lyle as Nick and Vicki as Nora; and a fortune teller (Vicki) gives a customer (Carol) a reading.
9 March 1974
Highlights of this edition with guest Steve Lawrence include: a group of PTA mothers argue as to who's the best singer at a PTA audition; Harry Houdini's daughter (Carol) has some trouble with her escape attempts; and a woman orders a hit on her boring husband, but then wants to call it off.
16 March 1974
Highlights include the first "Family" sketch, where Eunice's brother Phillip (guest Roddy McDowall) pays a visit. Also featured: Carol and Roddy sing a duet (with him wearing his "Planet of the Apes" makeup); two chauvinist carpenters (Harvey, Lyle) give a new co-worker (Carol) a hard time; an argument breaks out at a bus stop when a radio contest calls a nearby pay phone; two Brits at a café speak in one-word sentences; musical guests The Jackson 5 perform "Dancing Machine"; and Carol as a music teacher with the dancers and The Jackson 5 comprising her class.
23 March 1974
Highlights of this show with guests John Byner and Francine Beers include: a pushy neighbor invites himself to Carol and Roger's anniversary dinner in "Carol and Sis" (the last sketch in the series); and two scientists build female robot "Humanoids".
6 April 1974
Highlights include "Lucky Lady", a takeoff of women's sob-story game shows.
14 September 1974
Highlights of this eighth-season premiere include: guest Jim Nabors as the "Ringo Kid", a gunslinger who challenges the quick-draw machines to a penny arcade; a married couple (Carol, Harvey) get carried away in a binge of honest mutual criticism; musical performances from Jim ("One Life") and Carol ("Just a Gigolo"); and for the finale, a salute to the days of vaudeville.
21 September 1974
Highlights include guest Steve Lawrence as emcee of a celebrity roast for silent-screen star Nora Desmond.
28 September 1974
Highlights include: a "Saturday Night Tearjerker" presentation of "One Way Ticket" with Carol as a terminally ill woman and guest James Coco as a condemned murderer with whom she falls in love; a woman (Carol) argues with a tub of margarine in a spoof of Parkay commercials; a man (James) is nervous on a blind date; and a parody of "Kojak". Musical numbers include guests The Pointer Sisters performing "Steam Heat", and being joined by Carol on "Salt Peanuts".
5 October 1974
Highlights include a salute to composer Stephen Sondheim.
12 October 1974
Highlights of this edition with guests Telly Savalas and the Smothers Brothers include: "Poopi Le Moko" (a spoof of "Algiers" with Telly in the title role and Carol in the role played by Hedy Lamarr); in "The Family", Eunice, Ed and Mama visit brother Jack (Tom Smothers) in the hospital; and two men discuss a business merger as if it were a love affair.
26 October 1974
Highlights include: guest Rich Little impersonates Alfred Hitchcock in a salute to the legendary director; a married couple (Carol, Harvey), no longer on speaking terms after a night out, argue through actions; guest Eydie Gormé sings "You'll Remember Me"; and for the finale, a musical salute to composer Jerome Kern.
2 November 1974
Highlights include: guest Alan King as a baseball fan who is being pestered by a woman who has more interest in him than in the game; two former silent screen stars (Carol, Harvey) are reunited at the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard; a woman claims a package that she found at a bus stop; guest Lena Zavaroni performs "If They Could See Me Now"; and for the close, a salute to the music of DeSylva, Brown and Henderson.
9 November 1974
Highlights of this show with guests John Byner and Kenneth Mars include: Carol as a soap-opera addict; John in a parody of TV record offer ads where he impersonates top pop singers of the day as well as being the announcer; Vicki performs "Rolling Down the Hills"; a woman (Carol) creates a scene in an elegant restaurant while breaking up with her boyfriend (John); a married couple each has dreams of being with other people; and for the close, the "Mr. Globe" contest.
16 November 1974
Highlights of this show with guests John Byner and Helen Reddy include: two men attempt to pick up women at a singles bar; in "The Family", pandemonium breaks out when Eunice, Ed and Mama play the board game "Sorry"; and a musical salute to women songwriters.
23 November 1974
Highlights include: Carol welcomes guest Maggie Smith in her American TV debut, and they duet on "You're So London"; a couple (Carol, Harvey) is visited by an old college chum (Maggie) who has become famous; and a spoof of "Born Free" with guest Tim Conway as Simba the lion.
7 December 1974
Highlights of this edition with guests Steve Lawrence, Tim Conway and Steven Warner ("The Little Prince") include: Tim as a man who has the surprise of his life when he visits a woman who is actually a cop on a stakeout; Steve as a blackmailer in "As the Stomach Turns"; and for the finale, a salute to the music of Lerner and Loewe.
14 December 1974
Included in this show is "Disaster '75" (a spoof of "Airport 1975").
21 December 1974
Highlights include: Eunice's brother (guest Alan Alda) visits "The Family" for a typically tumultuous Christmas; Carol and Alan duet on "Nobody Does It Like Me" in the midst of a department store Christmas rush, and perform in a sketch about "Morton of the Movies"; and for the close the entire cast performs a salute to New York City.
4 January 1975
Highlights of this program with guests Vincent Price and Joan Rivers include: ham actors Funt and Mundane's (Harvey, Carol) final performance of their latest play is undercut and sabotaged by a pair of aggressively ambitious understudies (Vincent, Vicki); Carol reprises her obnoxiously extortionist "Fireside Girl" character, Alice Portnoy; and spoofs of such TV shows as "The Waltons" and "Young People's Concerts" (with the latter being the showcase for a presentation of "Sarah and the Moose").
11 January 1975
Highlights include: a spoof of "The Pirates of Penzance"; guest Tim Conway as a fumbling, bumbling busboy at a Japanese restaurant substituting for their regular chef, and a boxer fighting the world's first female contender (Carol); and Bert tries to convince Molly to see an X-rated movie in "The Old Folks".
25 January 1975
Highlights include: guest William Conrad plays Mama's new beau in "The Family", and sings a number, "Laurel & Hardy Pantomime", about silent movie comedians (with series co-writer Bill Richmond as Stan Laurel); and musical guests The Jackson 5 perform "The Life of the Party".
8 February 1975
Highlights of this show include Stella Toddler as a game show contestant on "Up Your Income"; and Nora Desmond's butler Max finds a substitute for himself.
15 February 1975
Highlights of this edition with guests Rock Hudson and Nancy Walker include: another look at the most memorable TV commercials of the year; Rock and Nancy duet on "Mine"; and "When My Baby Laughs at Me" (a spoof of the 1948 musical "When My Baby Smiles at Me".
22 February 1975
Highlights include: Mama is recovering from a broken leg after a fall in "The Family", and guest Tim Conway appears in a sketch as the "Old Man"; Carol and Vicki duet on "If Mama Was Married", with Harvey appearing as "Mother Marcus"; and a musical finale about Cleopatra with Carol in the title role, and featuring such songs as "Up a Lazy River" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat".
8 March 1975
Highlights of this edition with guests Wayne Rogers and Buddy Ebsen include: spoofs of war movies (including "War Is Heck"); sketches with "The Old Folks" and Carol as the perpetually accident-prone wife; Buddy hoofs to "Rendezvous", for which he wrote the lyrics; and the guests join the cast for the musical finale, "County Fair".
15 March 1975
Highlights include: Eunice, Ed and Mama visit accomplished younger brother Phillip (guest Roddy McDowall) in his California home in "The Family"; Carol and guest Bernadette Peters play two synchronized secretarial typists who do everything in unison; and "The Lady Heir" (a spoof of the 1949 film "The Heiress").
22 March 1975
Highlights of this edition with guests Steve Lawrence and Sally Struthers (and a cameo appearance by McLean Stevenson as Lt. Col. Henry Blake) include: "The Boring Twenties" (a spoof of the 1939 gangster movie "The Roaring Twenties").
29 March 1975
Highlights of this show with guests Jean Stapleton and Phil Silvers include: another spoof of TV commercials including for Mr. Coffee, sleeping pills and life insurance; and a feminist (Jean) argues with a man (Harvey) who opens a door for her.
5 April 1975
Highlights of this season-finale "family show" with Tim Conway becoming part of the cast include: Eunice and Mama visit Ed at the hardware store in "The Family"; Carol sings "When Your Lover Has Gone" in the shower, and duets with Vicki on a medley of lullabies; and Tim as the world's oldest living clock maker.
13 September 1975
Highlights of this ninth-season premiere with guest Jim Nabors include: Eunice leaves Ed after she catches him going into a massage parlor in "The Family"; a hollow military hero does not want his latest commendation; and a Bicentennial salute to America's cities and towns.
20 September 1975
Highlights include: guest Sammy Davis Jr. as a star who returns to his hometown and visits an old so-called "friend" (Carol) who is somewhat of a racist; Harvey and Tim in a sketch about a "no-frills" airline whose treatment of first-class and economy passengers is radically different; Sammy in an Old West sketch as "Deputy Ringo" who carries a chip on his shoulder after being dumped by the Marshal (Harvey); Sammy performs a medley of his old hits (including "Yes I Can", "What Kind of Fool Am I", "I've Gotta Be Me", "Hey There" and "The Candy Man"); and for the close, a salute to composer Harold Arlen.
27 September 1975
Highlights include: two classical pianists (Harvey, Tim) prepare for a duet; guest Cher sings "Just This One Time", and duets with Carol on a musical number about women in variety; a husband has trouble deciding between his wife and his mistress in "The Not So Eternal Triangle"; a presentation of the 9th Annual "Carol Burnett Show" Awards for the most unforgettable commercials of the year; and on "As the Stomach Turns", Cher is the town's half-breed and Tim is the town's hairdresser/beautician.
4 October 1975
Highlights include: Carol and guest Shirley MacLaine sing about the problems with fan mail, and play little-league mothers who argue with the team's coach (Harvey); in "The Family", Eunice and Ed recall via flashbacks when they were dating; a hollow palace guard (Tim) refuses to let the King and Queen (Harvey, Carol) in without a password; and a parody of the "Bicentennial Minutes" with Harvey as narrator and Tim reenacting an historical moment.
11 October 1975
Highlights include: guest Bernadette Peters sings and dances to "He's the Wizard"; two nurses refuse to aid a snake-bite victim unless an overbearing doctor apologizes; a housewife (Carol) recounts her most traumatic childhood experience to a psychiatrist (Harvey); a timid mugging victim tries to report the incident to a tough police sergeant; and for the close, a salute to the music of Irving Berlin.
18 October 1975
Highlights include: the Queen (Carol) attempts to christen a ship in honor of a hollow hero (Tim) with his girlfriend (guest Maggie Smith) in attendance; ham actress Mundane (Carol) finds out about husband Funt's (Harvey) affair with another actress (Maggie) just as they're about to go on stage; Vicki sings "The Other Woman"; a parody of "Jaws"; and a salute to Alan Jay Lerner.
25 October 1975
Highlights include: a sketch about a rock music disc jockey (Harvey), with Tim as an Elton John-type performer, and featuring guests The Pointer Sisters; Mickey Hart (Tim) joins Eunice, Ed and Mama in a game of charades in "The Family"; Carol and Tim in a silent sketch as a hungry couple; a bartender makes jokes of a broken-hearted customer's every remark; The Pointers sing "How Long?", and are joined by Carol and Vicki on "Get Me to the Church on Time".
1 November 1975
Highlights of this edition with guest Roddy McDowall include: Vicki and Tim perform a musical comedy routine to the tune of "For Once in My Life"; Carol and Roddy perform a tongue-twisting number that leads into "Moses Supposes", then play a bickering couple who work at an assembly line; Harvey and Tim as truck drivers dealing with divorce; and a spoof of "The Little Foxes" with Carol in the Bette Davis role and Roddy in the role of the invalid whom she's plotting to kill.
8 November 1975
Highlights include: guest Helen Reddy sings "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady", joins the cast in a series of musical blackouts, and participates in a sketch about an extramarital affair endangered by a surprise call on a futuristic TV phone. Also: a woman struggles with so-called "easy openers" on household appliances; fortune cookie messages start a battle between friends; and a French marine explorer sends his assistant out on a hunt for a deadly white squid.
15 November 1975
Highlights include: in "The Family", Eunice, Ed and Mama have a conference with Bubba's teacher, Miss Collins (guest Maggie Smith); a consumer protection official doesn't notice that his own kitchen is crumbling around him; and Tim as the world's oldest living doctor, attempting to make a house call.
22 November 1975
Highlights include: Eunice's snooty sister Ellen (guest Betty White) comes for a visit for Mama's birthday in "The Family"; a bug wreaks havoc on a second honeymoon; German car salesmen get pointers in pushing sales; and a salute to marching bands, with a performance by the Locke High School Band of Los Angeles.
29 November 1975
Highlights of this edition with guests The Pointer Sisters include: a rock opera, "Cinderella Gets It On".
6 December 1975
Highlights include: Stella Toddler is put into a hospital room with a famous actress; and a salute to composer Richard Rodgers.
13 December 1975
Highlights include: guest Jessica Walter performing "Could It Be Magic"; and a salute to composer Dorothy Fields.
20 December 1975
Highlights include: "Flora" (spoof of 1944 film noir classic "Laura", with Carol in the Gene Tierney role); Tim as the old man attempts to run a shoe store; and a salute to composer Sammy Cahn.
3 January 1976
Highlights include a nurse who is even more accident-prone than her patient, and performing a dance number, "Some Cats Know".
10 January 1976
Highlights include: a salute to Universal Studios with parodies of such films as "Freud" and "Rooster Cogburn"; Carol as an old-fashioned woman; Mr. Tudball (Tim) has a time teaching Mrs. Wiggins (Carol) how to use the office's new intercom system; guest Steve Lawrence sings "In the Still of the Night"; a woman (Carol) is driven crazy by riddles; and for the close, a salute to Glenn Miller.
24 January 1976
Highlights include: "A Swiped Life" (spoof of "A Stolen Life", with Carol in both of the roles played in the original film by Bette Davis, and Harvey in Glenn Ford's role); a political sketch with Harvey as a senator, Carol as his unpredictable wife, and Tim as his campaign manager; guests The Jackson 5 perform "Forever Came Today", and are joined by Vicki on "Body Language"; and Carol as the Charwoman in a three-ring circus, pantomiming with guest Emmett Kelly and singing "It's Only a Paper Moon" and "Look for the Silver Lining".
31 January 1976
Highlights include: the first female clown with Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus giving Carol a Doctorate in Clown Humanities during the open; Carol as a deranged bag lady feeding pigeons in the park "for peace"; guests The Pointer Sisters perform "That's A-Plenty"; a robber (Harvey) sneaks into a hospital, demanding treatment at gunpoint from a nurse (Vicki) and her boyfriend (Tim), the latter of whom he wrongly assumes to be a doctor; Carol, Vicki and the Pointers perform a medley of "Fats" Waller songs; Tim as a pharmacist tending to a heart patient (Harvey) with a prescription, mixing a concoction that has nothing to do with what was ordered; and for the close, an elaborate musical number with the lyrics consisting of the Declaration of Independence.
7 February 1976
Highlights of this "family show" include: sketches with "The Family" and Mrs. Wiggins; Vicki as a telephone switchboard operator; and a musical dance number set to "There Once Was a Man".
14 February 1976
Highlights include: guest Joanne Woodward plays an old school chum of Eunice's in "The Family"; a wealthy couple (Vicki, Harvey) have an argument through their servants (Carol, Tim); Mr. Tudball again has a time teaching his secretary Mrs. Wiggins the workings of the office intercom; two wallflowers (Carol, Joanne) at a dance sing "Let's Be Buddies" and "Why Can't I?"; and for the finale, Carol, Vicki and Joanne perform "Everything Old Is New Again", wearing turn-of-the-century dresses and sun hats.
21 February 1976
Highlights include: a traveling encyclopedia salesman (guest Dick Van Dyke) tries to peddle his wares at the home of a bickering couple (Carol, Harvey); guest Tony Randall performs "Madeira, M'Dear?"; two men (Tony, Dick) argue over a $10 loan while on vacation in Hawaii; Dick performs "Ballin' the Jack" with the dancers; a couple (Carol, Tony) have an argument over body signals; and a mini-musical based on the lyrics of Ira Gershwin.
6 March 1976
Highlights include: guest Jack Klugman as a skeptic in a sketch about an amateur clairvoyant; a new employee is welcomed to an extremely cramped office; Carol does all the talking in a sketch relating to a battle of the sexes; and a clumsy cat burglar (Tim) tries to steal the world's largest diamond.
13 March 1976
Highlights of this season-finale "family show" include: Ed gets huge flak from Eunice and Mama after he tries to sneak his assistant along on a business trip to Chicago in "The Family"; Mr. Tudball attempts to surprise Mrs. Wiggins on her birthday; a married couple takes to pinpointing each other's physical defects; and the dancers perform to "Baby Face".
25 September 1976
Highlights of this tenth-season premiere with guest Jim Nabors include: a spoof of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" with Carol in the title role; "The Family" sits down for a little game of "Monopoly" that ends up anything but friendly; Jim sings "Let Me Be There" and duets with Carol on "The Rain in Spain"; and a musical number, "Shipwreck in Tahiti".
2 October 1976
Highlights include: guest Sammy Davis Jr. as a loan shark to whom the King and Queen (Harvey, Carol) are in hock, and as a slave on board a galley ship.
9 October 1976
Highlights of this "family show" include: a "Late, Late Movie" presentation of "Natural Velvet" (spoof of the 1944 film version of "National Velvet"), with Carol in the Elizabeth Taylor role, Vicki as her mother, Tim as a jockey, and Harvey as a racing official; and for the finale, a salute to Las Vegas.
16 October 1976
Highlights include: guest Madeline Kahn as a director/actress rehearsing with Eunice for a part in a play in another installment of "The Family"; Mr. Tudball does battle with a recalcitrant coffee vending machine; Carol and Madeline duet on "Friend", and take part in the "That's Showbiz" sketch.
23 October 1976
Highlights of this edition include another set of kitchen commercials; and a sketch about a nightclub comic who bombs at home with his wife.
30 October 1976
Highlights include: Mr. Tudball (Tim) gets into trouble with a newly-installed door buzzer system, and Mrs. Wiggins (Carol) is no help; a filmmaker (guest Roddy McDowall) wreaks havoc while attempting to film a documentary about a live operation in a hospital; Vicki sings "Hollywood Seven"; two Brits (Carol, Roddy) have an encounter in a London elevator where they speak in one-word sentences; and Carol, Harvey and Roddy perform a musical salute to silent movie comedians.
6 November 1976
Highlights include: a distraught driver visits the man she'd backed over in a parking lot; a parched soldier in the desert tries to convince his commanding officer that the bar and barmaid he sees aren't mirages; and Carol and guest Kay Cole sing a medley of songs about rain.
13 November 1976
Highlights include: "Went With the Wind" (a spoof of "Gone with the Wind"). Also: two business professionals (Harvey and Carol) discuss his marriage proposal in a manner not unlike a business meeting; the Old Man (Tim) runs a butcher shop where he wreaks havoc with an impatient customer (Harvey); guest Dinah Shore sings "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"; and a musical salute to New Orleans with "Basin Street Blues" as the centerpiece.
20 November 1976
Highlights include: "Mildred Fierce" (a takeoff on the 1945 Joan Crawford film "Mildred Pierce"), with Carol as the title character, Vicki as her daughter and Harvey as her suitor; guest Ken Berry sings and dances to "Love Stolen"; a couple spends one last night together on the eve of their divorce; and Tim as the world's oldest hot dog stand vendor, tending to a customer.
27 November 1976
Highlights include a salute to "The Genius", Ray Charles.
4 December 1976
Highlights include: Carol as a patient on her first visit to a psychiatrist (guest Alan King) who is bombarded by phone calls from his family; a salute to Warner Bros., with spoofs of such films as "The Fountainhead", "They Died with Their Boots On", "Casablanca" and "Night and Day"; the Old Man (Tim) works as a repairman of musical instruments who is entrusted with a Stradivarius by a concert violinist (Harvey); and a mother gives last-minute advice to her daughter.
11 December 1976
Highlights include: guest Betty White as Eunice's snooty sister Ellen coming to help her, Ed and Mama clean out the attic in "The Family" - and telling her what became of her pet rabbit Fluffy.
18 December 1976
Highlights include: Carol and guest Dick Van Dyke perform "My Coloring Book", with cans of paint to set the lyrics; Tim as a "tough" police detective interrogating a pair of suspects (Harvey, Vicki); and Dick as a penniless uncle who vies with a wealthy uncle (Harvey) to adopt their rotten niece, Honey Bunny (Carol).
25 December 1976
Highlights of this "family show" include Mr. Tudball treating Mrs. Wiggins to a lunch in honor of National Secretary Week.
15 January 1977
Highlights of this show with guest Glen Campbell include: a takeoff on the Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson version of "A Star Is Born"; a group of scientists working on a vaccine for swine flu; and a sketch about a blue-collar worker and his frumpy wife.
22 January 1977
Highlights of this "family show" include: a couple (Carol, Tim) bicker over a late-night "wrong number" phone call; a woman (Carol) tries to liven up her life as a party is going on at the next apartment; the dancers perform a ballet to the music of "Nadia's Theme"; an inept, out-of-tune trio of musicians (pianist Carol, flautist Harvey and harpist Tim) accompany opera singer Vicki at a recital; a vacuum-cleaner salesman (Tim) tries to peddle his wares to a housewife (Vicki); and a "Late Late Late Show" presentation of "Torchy Song" (a spoof of the 1953 Joan Crawford film "Torch Song").
29 January 1977
Highlights include: Mrs. Wiggins (Carol) has a millionaire date (guest Rock Hudson) for lunch, but she wants to dump him; guest Steve Lawrence sings "You Take My Heart Away"; a husband-and-wife news team (Carol, Rock) bicker while anchoring a newscast; and a salute to the music of composer Jule Styne.
5 February 1977
Highlights of this show include a salute to songs of the 1960's.
12 February 1977
Highlights include: Eunice prepares for an appearance on "The Gong Show" and, inevitably, bickers with Ed and Mama over the clothes she would wear for her appearance; Mr. Tudball tries to teach Mrs. Wiggins the ropes about Las Vegas gambling; a wealthy woman (Carol) whose husband has been kidnapped is coached by a TV reporter (Harvey) who is interviewing her about the abduction; guest Eydie Gormé sings "What I Did for Love" and, for the finale, participates in a medley of movie music featuring such numbers as "Hooray for Hollywood", "Over the Rainbow", "San Francisco", "Born Free", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and "The Way We Were".
26 February 1977
Highlights include: guest Ben Vereen introduces his family during the opening question-and-answer segment; plays a divorce lawyer being courted in a restaurant by a bickering couple (Carol, Harvey); performs a musical number, "If You Believe"; and participates with the cast in a salute to composer Harold Arlen.
5 March 1977
Highlights of this edition with guest Hal Linden include: ham actors Funt and Mundane's (Harvey, Carol) latest play is such a success that they're booked into larger and larger venues until they wind up in the massive "Astro-Bowl"; Tim as the world's oldest ship skipper whose vessel crashes into everything; Hal performs "I Won't Last a Day Without You"; and a takeoff of "Show Boat".
19 March 1977
Highlights of this edition include: guest Neil Sedaka takes part in another sketch of "kitchen commercials"; Tim as the world's oldest-living airline baggage handler; a businessman summoned to an IRS meeting brags about how he outsmarted the government; and a sleepy housewife tries to get rid of late-staying guests.
26 March 1977
Highlights include: Mr. Tudball has a hard time coordinating a fire-safety plan with Mrs. Wiggins before an inspector (Harvey) arrives; Tim as a soldier stranded in a desert with a commanding officer (Harvey) who has a militant approach toward mirages; guest Ken Berry performs "I Got Rhythm", and co-stars with Carol in "Babes in Barns", a parody of 1930s Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland musicals.
2 April 1977
Highlights of this 10th anniversary retrospective include: clips from prior shows, including the question-and-answer session of Carol's first show in 1967; her numerous array of characters including the Charwoman and Zelda; and vintage movie parodies and musical numbers with such guest stars as Mel Tormé, Don Rickles, Vince Edwards, Steve Lawrence, Rock Hudson, Ken Berry, Mickey Rooney and Jim Nabors.
24 September 1977
Highlights of this 11th-season premiere include: guest Jim Nabors sings "After the Lovin'," and he and Carol play a married country music singing duo announcing their impending divorce; new regular Dick Van Dyke plays Ed's old Army buddy in "The Family"; Dick and Tim do a pantomime as two bumbling workmen installing a plate-glass window in a boutique; and for the finale, a spoof of TV all-star specials.
1 October 1977
Highlights include: Tim as beer-swilling private eye "Danny Draft", who has trouble believing a woman's claim that someone is out to murder her; guest Steve Lawrence sings "Every Time I Sing a Love Song", duets with Dick on "I Could Never Really Sing", and participates in skits about star holdouts on TV series; and a "Late, Late Movie" presentation of "Fran Sancisco" (a spoof of the 1936 film "San Francisco").
8 October 1977
15 October 1977
Highlights include: Mama drops in on a newly-divorced Eunice in "The Family"; Mr. Tudball offers to pay for the funeral of Mrs. Wiggins' deceased canary and then regrets it; a pow-wow between Indians and cavalry ends up anything but peaceful; and guest Nancy Dussault sings "And I Love You So", and joins Carol in a finale of tunes popularized by Ethel Merman and Mary Martin.
22 October 1977
Highlights of this "family show" include: The wife of a busy company man takes drastic action in order to get his attention; a loser in life relates 26 years of woe to a total stranger; a favorite uncle gets an airport farewell; a steelworker gets ideas from the local newspaper on how to "accidentally" do in his wife; Dick and the dancers perform "Once in Love with Amy"; and Carol and Vicki perform "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore".
29 October 1977
Highlights include "Stolen Serenade".
5 November 1977
Highlights of this "family show" include: "The Family" gets into a tiff over a word game; Dick performs a medley of love songs, and appears as a TV announcer who is forced to fill in for the entire late movie; and Carol and Vicki sing "At the Ballet".
12 November 1977
Highlights of this "family show" include: a salute to comic strips and fairy tales; and a spoof of "The Enchanted Cottage".
19 November 1977
Highlights of this show with guest Ben Vereen include another series of TV commercial parodies, including that for Rolaids.
26 November 1977
Highlights of this "family show" include: a salute to MGM, with spoofs of such films as "Boys Town", "Gigi", "Singin' in the Rain" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"; a follow-up to a series of sketches about a construction worker seeking to do in his wife; and more kitchen commercials.
3 December 1977
Highlights include: guest Bernadette Peters sings "You Never Done It Like That"; Mr. Tudball nudges Mrs. Wiggins to clean up her desk before a prospective client arrives; an office girl introduces her two best friends to one another during a lunch; a series of skits about doctors advertising on TV; Carol and Dick pantomime a candlelight dinner where they can't open the wine bottle; and a salute to Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
11 December 1977
Highlights include: Eunice and Mickey try to coax Mama out of her house and into a retirement home in "The Family"; and guest Rock Hudson as a smooth operator attempting to pick up a sexpot in a bar.
18 December 1977
Highlights include: guest Helen Reddy sings "Blue" and "It's Not Easy"; guest Ken Berry performs "Song and Dance Man" with the dancers; a water department inspector ends up turning a married couple against each other; and Mr. Tudball and Mrs. Wiggins enjoy a champagne-laden Christmas Eve.
1 January 1978
Highlights of this New Year's edition with guest Steve Lawrence include: a World War II spy caper; a robber has trouble communicating his demands to a Romanian-speaking storekeeper; Steve sings "We're All Alone", Carol performs "You Light Up My Life", and Carol, Steve and Vicki perform a medley of hit songs from the past 11 years.
8 January 1978
Highlights include: Eunice's brother Phillip (guest Roddy McDowall) stays over with "The Family" while in town; a silent sketch involving a championship pool game from 1908 between two players (Tim and guest Ken Berry); and "High Hat", a spoof of 1930's Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musicals.
22 January 1978
Highlights include: Carol and Tim miming changes in characters as they are developed by an author; a vice-president of sales demonstrates a new safety lid for medicine bottles; guest Eydie Gormé sings "Come In from the Rain"; and for the close, a salute to the Big Band era.
29 January 1978
Highlights include: musical performances from guests Steve Lawrence ("By Myself") and The Captain & Tennille ("Gentle Stranger"); a reunion between a long-separated brother and sister; spoofs of current TV commercials; and a voiceover-based sketch about the real thoughts about a boss and his secretary during an after-hours session.
5 February 1978
Highlights include: guests Ken Berry and Natalie Cole appearing in vignettes about television's influence on viewers; Natalie sings "Our Love"; a pantomimed tiff between a married couple; and a salute to the "mean and evil ladies" of popular songs.
19 February 1978
Highlights of this show with guest Ken Berry include: a salute to Warner Bros., with parodies of such films as "Mr. Skeffington" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy"; a woman can't get an immigrant store clerk to understand she needs an antidote for a poison; Indians trap two Revolutionary War soldiers in a log cabin; Carol sings "The Shortest Love Song", and duets with Ken on "The Singles Bar".
26 February 1978
Highlights of this program include: a couple, thinking the plane they're in is in danger of crashing, own up to marital infidelities; a Broadway star fears she will be recognized in a greasy spoon; guest Steve Lawrence sings "Isn't She Lovely"; and Mr. Tudball takes a call from Mrs. Wiggins' car repairman, thinking it's her doctor.
5 March 1978
Highlights include: an installment of "As the Stomach Turns" with a close encounter of a different kind; guest Steve Martin attempts to perform a comic act for dogs; a deranged bag lady (Carol) gets an older middle-class man (Tim) into trouble; Mama and Eunice visit Ellen (guest Betty White) and wreak havoc there in another "Family" sketch; and a "Late, Late Movie" presentation of "Beach Blanket Boo-Boo" (a spoof of 1960's "Beach Party" movies with Steve in the Frankie Avalon role and Carol as Annette Funicello).
12 March 1978
Highlights include: a doctor (guest Ken Berry) about to take a trip to Hawaii gets a going-away gift from his patients (Carol, Vicki, Tim and guest James Garner) but their neuroses ruin the festivities; guest George Carlin spoofs record offer advertisements; a recurring series of sketches of a construction worker (Tim) seeking several ways to try to get rid of his wife (Carol); Ken and Vicki perform "My Cutie's Due at Two-to-Two Today" with the dancers; a dentist (Carol) wreaks revenge on her ex-husband (George) who's her patient; and for the close, a musical finale about two penniless bums.
19 March 1978
Highlights of this penultimate show of the series include: a pantomime about a doughboy saying goodbye to his sweetheart; musical performances from guests Steve Lawrence ("Weekend in New England", "Here's That Rainy Day") and Bernadette Peters ("Jump Shout Boogie"; and for the close, a salute to composer Cole Porter.
29 March 1978
Highlights of this final show of the series include: clips from prior shows; a question-and-answer session involving the cast; new sketches where Mr. Tudball is moving his office but does not give Mrs. Wiggins the new address, and in "The Family" Eunice and Mama see a psychiatrist; a surprise cameo by Jimmy Stewart; and the Charwoman closes up shop for the last time.
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