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20 September 1976 (USA) See more »
A weekly variety show hosted by the husband and wife recording duo The Captain and Tennille.
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 8)
Daryl Dragon ... Himself - Host / ... (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
Toni Tennille ... Herself - Host / ... (20 episodes, 1976-1977)

Series Directed by
Tony Charmoli (1 episode, 1976)
Series Writing credits
Bob Illes (1 episode, 1977)

Series Film Editing by
Terry M. Pickford (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Romain Johnston (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Tom Munshower .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Perry Gray .... assistant art director (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kerry Joyce .... assistant art director (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Music Department
Russ Freeman .... musical director (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Other crew
Kathy Gale .... assistant choreographer (20 episodes, 1976-1977)

Tom Munshower .... associate director (unknown episodes)
James Woodworth .... stage manager (unknown episodes)

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60 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Wow - THESE are the 70's!!, 29 January 2007
Author: shark-43 from L.A. CA

Wow - this DVD set is like going right back to 1976, sitting on your upholstered couch, drinking some Hi-C and eating some Fiddle-Faddle. I have a movie group and we get together to watch strange and off cinema 9you know - that stuff that is soooo bad it is good) and this variety show falls into that category. Now Im not talking about Cap'n/Tenille as a pop group - they obviously had many big hits and when they come on the oldies station, I do find myself tapping my toes - fine. BUT as a TV show - this thing is a nightmare - a fun, enjoyable nightmare but a nightmare nonetheless. First off, the Captain (Daryl dragon) did NOT want to be a TV star, hated being on camera unless he could play his music and yet the network was damned determined that he would do that Vegas banter with his wife just like Sonny and Cher did. But the Captian has NO screen prescence, zero comic timing and no personality. So Toni Tenille tries to make up for that by going completely overboard on her line readings and guest intros - she is giving a THOUSAND percent of energy to make up for the black hole of energy from the Captain. My group and I are now hooked on these 70's variety show collections - we always throw an episode of Sonny & Cher or Tony Orlando & Dawn or Capn & Tenille on in between our feature showings and it is a blast. TV or faded film stars are trotted out to appear in awful sketches - everyone from John Travolta to Don Knotts to Jackie Gleason to Bob Hope to Vincent Price. The jokes they give Tenille to do with her husband make you cringe - so he is reduced to doing "hat jokes". Get it? He wears that captain's hat so.....yikes!!!! Great 70's cheese time capsule stuff (plus check out the disc where Toni Tenille trots out her two sisters to sing with her or appear in sketches - one of them has NO talent whatsoever - no rhythm - she is actually "off" when everyone else is waving their arms to the song. It is amazing.

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