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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Norman Lear originally planned for all of the dialogue on the show to be improvised as Martin Mull and Fred Willard are skilled improvisational comedians. But head writer Alan Thicke insisted that the show would be better scripted with Mull and Willard improvising occasionally. Lear threatened to fire Thicke after the first week of shows but because of the audience's positive response, Lear relented. 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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One of the best things to come out of the '70s.
25 April 2001 | by (East Lansing) – See all my reviews

Other than Monty Python, I can't think of too many shows where I would actually hurt from laughing so hard, but this was one of those shows.

I think there were a lot of elements that made this show so great: all the characters were wonderful, and I like how they were so earnest in the way they went about doing their show in the small town of Fernwood Ohio, the guests who happened along and got their 15 minutes of fame momentarily, the non-PC way Barth and Jerry conversed about pretty much any topic or person, and of course, Happy Kyne and the Merthmakers.

I'd like to see the shows again to see if they were all as good as I remember.


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