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Episode List


Season 8

14 Sep. 1974
Episode #8.1
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 Sep. 1974
Episode #8.2
Highlights include guest Steve Lawrence as emcee of a celebrity roast for silent-screen star Nora Desmond.
28 Sep. 1974
Episode #8.3
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 Oct. 1974
Episode #8.4
Highlights include a salute to composer Stephen Sondheim.
12 Oct. 1974
Episode #8.5
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 Oct. 1974
Episode #8.6
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 Nov. 1974
Episode #8.7
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 Nov. 1974
Episode #8.8
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 Nov. 1974
Episode #8.9
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 Nov. 1974
Episode #8.10
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 Dec. 1974
Episode #8.11
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 Dec. 1974
Episode #8.12
Included in this show is "Disaster '75" (a spoof of "Airport 1975").
21 Dec. 1974
Episode #8.13
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 Jan. 1975
Episode #8.14
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 Jan. 1975
Episode #8.15
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 Jan. 1975
Episode #8.16
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 Feb. 1975
Episode #8.17
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 Feb. 1975
Episode #8.18
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 Feb. 1975
Episode #8.19
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 Mar. 1975
Episode #8.20
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 Mar. 1975
Episode #8.21
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 Mar. 1975
Episode #8.22
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 Mar. 1975
Episode #8.23
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 Apr. 1975
Episode #8.24
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.

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