Fernwood Tonight (1977– )
"Fernwood 2 Night" (original title)

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Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard are the host of a talk show produced in the fictitious town of Fernwood, Ohio (also the setting of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"). The show featured parodies ... See full summary »

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 Barth Gimble (37 episodes, 1977)
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 Jerry Hubbard (37 episodes, 1977)
Frank De Vol ...
 Happy Kyne (37 episodes, 1977)
Tommy Tedesco ...
 Tommy Marinucci (26 episodes, 1977)
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Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard are the host of a talk show produced in the fictitious town of Fernwood, Ohio (also the setting of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"). The show featured parodies of guests that might appear on real talk shows, only with the twisted small-town mentality of Fernwood. Music was provide by the sad-faced Happy Kyne and his Mirthmakers; Happy was also the proprietor of a fast-food restaurant called Bun 'n' Run. Written by Mike Konczewski

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The members of the Mirth Makers were usually uncredited. They were Eddie Robertson as Eddie Thomerson, bass; Tommy Tedesco as Tommy Marinucci, guitar; Frank Marocco as Frankie Carbone, accordion; and Colin Bailey as the drummer. Bailey is the only member of the band who was not featured separately in a comedic bit. See more »

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Jerry: [in a Boris Karloff voice] Walk this way.
Barth: Jerry!
Vincent Price: What does he mean "walk this way?"
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Followed by America 2-Night (1978) See more »

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Fernwood 2nite
13 March 2006 | by (silicon valley) – See all my reviews

Definitely a show before it's time. I really wish somehow they would do reruns. Of course, the content may not be 'politically correct' but that is what I have always admired about Norman Lear, and Lorne Michaels too. They run on the edge and beyond and that is what makes their comedy so entertaining.

Sometimes some of the best shows don't remain. I was not a fan of Mary Hartman Mary Hartman but loved Fernwood 2nite. I remember the dead pan-ness of Martin Mull and the always over exuberant Fred Willard. This show is probably what put Martin Mull on the map?

Last poster said Norman Lear is deceased.

Norman Lear is very much alive!


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