A Year at the Top (1977– )

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Greg and Paul are rock musicians who leave their home in Boise, Idaho for Hollywood. They find Frederick J. Hanover, a promoter, who has found a lot of famous rock musicians. However, Greg ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Greg (6 episodes, 1977)
 Paul (6 episodes, 1977)
Gabriel Dell ...
 Frederick J. Hanover (6 episodes, 1977)
 Trish (5 episodes, 1977)
Priscilla Morrill ...
 Miss Worley (5 episodes, 1977)
 Grandma Belle Durbin (5 episodes, 1977)


Greg and Paul are rock musicians who leave their home in Boise, Idaho for Hollywood. They find Frederick J. Hanover, a promoter, who has found a lot of famous rock musicians. However, Greg and Paul learn that Hanover is the devil's son and in return for a year of fame and fortune, they must sign away their souls. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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5 August 1977 (USA)  »

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Paul Shaffer left Saturday Night Live (1975) to do this series. When the show debuted, the SNL writers would joke with him about how bad the show was and always ask when he was coming back. After the show was canceled, he returned to SNL where he stayed until 1980. See more »


Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.37 (2011) See more »

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Awesome show I only dimly remember now
7 May 2015 | by (Madison, WI USA) – See all my reviews

Sometime back in 1977 this show came out as a summer replacement about two guys who get a music contract because the devil needs more souls.

I still remember, vaguely, two of the jokes, one of the Devil's victims try to warn Greg and Paul not to sign a contract with Mr. Hanover but she neglected to read the small print in her contract that stipulated the signee would not be able to warn anyone, so consequently when she tries to warn Paul and Greg not to sign a contract with Mr. Hanover, it comes out, "Don't sign a contract with a squirrel in your shorts."

And then there was the joke where an insecure Paul accuses Greg of stealing all his women because Greg is constant flexing, and Paul counts flexing as Greg moving his hand through his hair.

Over the years I have often thought of this show, but, apparently, I am the only one. I always wonder if Greg and Paul sign the contract and go to Hell or if they get out of it and foil Mr. Hanover. And now that Letterman is going off the air, maybe they can finally do a reunion show! Won't that be fun!

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