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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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").
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".
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".
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".
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".
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".
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").
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").
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.
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.